Growing High Point works to transform disadvantaged neighborhoods by converting vacant lots to urban agriculture, increasing economic mobility by fostering small business development, increasing fresh food availability in neighborhoods, and engaging residents in building a shared sense of purpose and possibility in their neighborhoods. Growing High Point works to expand and improve our local food system to increase access to, and availability of, locally produced agricultural products, develop strategies for value-added agricultural production, and deepen collaboration throughout our local food system in an effort to improve resiliency and create community green spaces that improve overall mental and physical health. Our current local system includes urban farm production, an Apiary, a Food Hub for light processing, an online market, a mobile grocery store, and mentoring for aspiring agricultural and food entrepreneurs. GrowingHighPoint.org
A highly motivated, skilled, and energetic person who can provide innovative leadership for an exceptional team, is needed to lead this fast-growing organization. The ideal candidate will have proven leadership skills in strategic planning, fund development, organizational management, human resources, financial oversight, community organizing, plus a deep interest in community improvement. A creative spirit, the ability to learn quickly, and a deep commitment to social justice are desired.
Reports to the Board of Directors and with the Board sets the strategic direction of the organization
Chief Executive Officer of the organization responsible for all operations, programs, fund development, finance, HR, and marketing activities
Leads fund development activities and ensures sufficient capital for operations
Serves as the primary leader, community builder, spokesperson, and administrator.
Builds relationships that help further the mission and support the work of Growing High Point
Manages the strategic direction of the organization ensuring the organization is mission-focused and relevant to the community
Maintains a positive and effective workplace for staff and volunteers
Leads marketing efforts
A college degree is required and a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or social work is preferred. The salary range is from $65,000 to $77,000 with benefits, commensurate with experience.
To apply, submit cover letter, résumé, and professional references to Dr. Patrick Harman, Board Chair, at email@example.com. Review of candidates will begin immediately.