*Job* Executive Director at Zenger Farm

Published on March 4, 2015 under Uncategorized

At Zenger Farm, we are guided by a vision of a healthy, resilient community, where the wellbeing and prosperity of children and adults is enhanced through access to affordable, plentiful and nourishing foods. We believe nourishment is a basic human right. We’re a working farm in the heart of the city that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, and community development, so that we may all be well fed. A nationally recognized urban educational farm, we host 9,000 visitors annually who learn the importance of eating fresh food grown close to home. We offer youth field trips, farm camps, healthy eating workshops, community chef and farmer training programs, Portland’s only international focused farmers market, one of Oregon’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs to accept SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), and the country’s first Prescription CSA programs. This spring, after successfully completing a $2.3 million dollar capital campaign, we open the doors to the Urban Grange at Zenger Farm, a classroom, workspace and community kitchen that will serve as Portland’s first community hub for healthy food and farming. We nourish Portlanders, provide families with the tools they need to lead healthy lives, and remove institutionalized barriers to wellness.


Zenger Farm’s Board of Directors is seeking a visionary leader to guide the organization into a new era of growth in programmatic and community development. The position demands high-level development and management skills necessary to lead and direct from Zenger Farm’s mission. Reporting to the 15-person Board of Directors, the Executive Director requires strategic and operational responsibility for Zenger Farm’s staff, programs, and for executing on its mission. As an exceptional fundraiser and fiscal manager, the successful candidate will maintain financial stability and growth, and manage the budget (current annual budget is $800K). The candidate will build and maintain strong relationships with the city, foundations, corporations and community as s/he leads and inspires a staff of 12.

Want to learn more? View the position summary here.

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