Grow It Green Morristown has been growing like… like… a garden. Two gardens, in fact.
What began five years ago as a labor of love by three local ladies has grown so popular that it has outgrown their ability to manage it.
And so the nonprofit is ready to hire its first full-time executive director.
This person will “manage day-to-day functions of the organization and plan and implement strategic initiatives,” according to Grow It Green’s website.
The Executive Director is accountable for all aspects of the organization’s day-to-day operations including staff coordination, planning & programming, marketing & public relations, and community outreach. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will coordinate fundraising activities and is responsible for maintaining budgets and the creation of long-range strategic plans. The position requires strong team management skills, leadership and the ability to communicate the Board’s vision for the organization.
Grow It Green opened the Early Street Community Garden in 2009. The Urban Farm at Lafayette, described as New Jersey’s largest school garden, came the next year.
The executive director will report to the board of directors. Full details are on the site; suffice it to say, candidates should have a passion for food-related issues, work well with the community, and possess good management and administrative skills.
A bachelor’s degree is a must and an advanced degree is a plus.
Grow It Green is asking applicants to send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org