Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Member and Strategic Partnerships Manager
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|Posted On:||Tuesday, 9th October 2018|
Santa Barbara, California
601 E. Arrellaga St., Suite 101 Santa Barbara, California 93103
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) amplifies the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems. SAFSF is a vibrant and growing network of more than 100 organizational members from the philanthropic and investment sectors whose work spans a broad range of issues and strategies as well as a wide geographic range—domestic and international.
Our vision is that all resources invested in food and agriculture systems enhance our collective wellbeing. Our core values of collaboration, equity, respect, stewardship, and integrity drive our organization on a daily basis. We use these values to guide our decision-making process in all our work, from developing programs and hiring new staff to choosing caterers, vendors, and venues.
SAFSF recognizes that a diversity of perspectives, lived experiences, and professional and personal skills among our staff, leadership, and membership is critical to our success as an organization. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork based on mutual respect.
Our strategy is to harness the power of our membership and community through the use of three strategic levers to fulfill our mission based on our values of collaboration, equity, respect, stewardship, and integrity:
SAFSF seeks a full-time Member and Strategic Partnerships Manager to support, mobilize, and expand SAFSF’s membership and secure new revenue in support of our strategic direction. The Manager will work alongside other staff to foster relationships with current SAFSF members; increase awareness and usage of SAFSF’s services, benefits, resources, and programs; and ensure that a culture of service to members is preserved and promoted throughout SAFSF. Working to expand and increase SAFSF’s already diverse revenue stream (which includes membership dues, project support and general operating grants, event sponsorships, and event registration fees), the Member and Strategic Partnerships Manager will work closely with SAFSF’s broad and diverse membership, as well as its leadership committees, and report to the Executive Director. Location for this position is flexible.
The salary range for this position is $60-70,000. We offer an excellent benefits package which currently includes automatic and matching retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance (paid for by SAFSF), as well as health and fitness and cell phone benefits. Paid time off includes federal holidays, vacation, personal, and volunteer hours.
We are committed to transparency and aim to minimize the stress and uncertainty of our application and hiring process.
Step 1: All interested applicants must apply online at formstack.io/222E6. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled.
Please submit a single PDF file (with the naming protocol Lastname_Firstname_SAFSF_MSPM) containing the following:
1. Cover letter of no more than 2 pages. Your letter should respond to the following:
2. Resume or CV
Step 2: Short phone interview with selected candidates to assess fit. (Anticipated timing: ongoing as applications are received.)
Step 3: Following an initial phone interview, selected candidates will be asked to submit responses to two of three short writing prompts.
Step 4: Selected candidates will be invited to a 50-minute video interview with the Interview Committee.
Step 5: Final candidates will be invited to a three-hour, in-person interview with the Interview Committee.
Reference checks on top candidates.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to getting to know you!
SAFSF is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.