Assistant Director

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Posted On: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Category: Administrative
Location: Carlisle, Washington
64 East North St, Carlisle, Washington 98550
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About LEAF:

The LEAF Project is an exciting, young, nonprofit organization at the forefront of youth development and food system work in South Central PA. Partnering with regional leaders in farming and public health, LEAF creates a rare and powerful space for youth leaders to experience their capacity and engage in building a resilient food system. On our 4 acre home farm, LEAF runs a youth-powered sustainable vegetable farm that distributes produce through produce shares, restaurants, public health partnerships, and markets. Through seasonal internships, LEAF youth also engage in their own leadership development, workforce readiness skills, and move on to positions of increased responsibility running LEAF ventures in our community. LEAF’s mission is to cultivate youth leaders from diverse backgrounds through meaningful work in our local food system.

LEAF seeks to employ an engaged, innovative, and committed staff who have an investment in LEAF’s mission. All staff carry unique responsibility and leadership within their job description as well as responsibility in sustaining and building LEAF as a whole and making LEAF a rewarding place to work. All staff will participate in periodic feedback and have some direct interaction with youth interns.


Position Summary:

We are seeking a collaborative and effective leader to join our team and push LEAF’s vision and strategy as LEAF moves into its next stage of growth. The Assistant Director will work alongside the Executive Director to envision and implement thoughtful organizational growth and serve as a lead project manager in the areas of grants, fundraising, public outreach, and organizational administration.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Engage as a thought partner in the organization’s strategic growth by collaborating with and providing support to the Executive Director and staff team
  • Supervise and manage administrative projects by establishing timelines, big picture objectives, and working efficiently and effectively
  • Develop the organization’s marketing and communications to the LEAF community, donors and funders, and the general public
  • Lead development campaigns and initiatives, establishing, improving, and implementing proven strategies to increase revenue yearly
  • Develop LEAF’s place in the community through building/maintaining effective collaborations with partners and seeking additional strategic relationships
  • Support LEAF’s mission and vision by radically seeing and honoring youth, their unique talents, and their capacity to affect change in the community


Position Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in organizational management
  • Relevant background in nonprofit management, development/fundraising, and/or community development
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with local philanthropic and nonprofit community preferred
  • Familiarity with the local food system preferred



This is a full-time position beginning at $35,000 (commensurate with experience). This position has the benefit of some flexibility and discretion to adjust your work hours and location after the training period and as our seasonal schedule allows. Benefits include paid time off (80 hours accrued in the first year in addition to a winter break), healthcare reimbursement benefit, and discounted access to LEAF produce and products.

To Apply: 
Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working with LEAF to info@leafprojectpa.org.
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