Los Angeles Community Garden Council Executive Director Job Description
The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) is seeking competitive and qualified candidates with a desire for growth to apply for the position of Executive Director. LACGC is a growing non-profit organization that facilitates the creation and sustainability of community gardens in underserved neighborhoods and throughout Los Angeles county.
Executive Director Responsibilities:
- Support the LACGC mission and work with the Board and staff to develop programs that advance it.
- Report regularly to, and work with, the Board to implement, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of the LACGC organizing model in a network of existing and new community gardens throughout LA County.
- Manage the design and building of a new garden and training center in East Hollywood.
- Provide direction and oversight to program contractors of current LACGC projects, including the Pitchess Detention Center garden and the Los Angeles Council District 13 water conservation workshops.
- Manage relationships with community partners.
- Communicate with supporters, community partners, media, policy makers and the public about our community gardens and programs.
- Develop and implement annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
- Research, cultivate, solicit donors and grant opportunities.
- Write grants and reports.
- Oversee all general administrative matters including, but not limited to, the budget and financial operations, contracts, audits, insurance, tax requirements, website management and grant compliance.
- Develop and maintain an employee handbook and payroll system.
- Partner with other nonprofits and governmental agencies on joint projects.
- Hire and manage staff and outside contractors.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Passion and energy for implementing community gardens, parks and open space in Los Angeles.
- Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships.
- Experience in community organizing, urban planning, development, policy and/or related disciplines.
- Strong leadership ability and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Experience in the non-profit sector, including: leadership, project management, community organizing, fundraising, budgeting and accounting.
- Cultural competency preferred, including fluency in Spanish and/or other languages spoken in greater Los Angeles.
- Willingness to travel throughout Los Angeles County, access to a car needed.
Salary and benefits consistent with similar position in the community and commensurate with experience.
Application Submission Deadline – April 30, 2013.
Please email your cover letter and résumé to r...@ronmilam.com.