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  • Hannah Ridge

We are seeking new leadership!

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

The Ethical Farming Fund, a volunteer-led organization, is seeking a volunteer Executive Director (ED) to succeed our founding President/CEO. The ED will oversee all facets of the EFF (including operations, development, outreach and finances) and will report to the organization’s board of directors. The ED will receive mentorship or guidance from the co-founder.

This position is currently unpaid and thus flexible in time commitment. We expect that regular duties will comprise 3-6 hours per week on a flexible schedule. With grant-writing support from the board, this role has the potential to grow to a paid position. The role is remote within Western Pennsylvania, but when it becomes safe to do so, occasional travel throughout Western PA (to farms and events) may be necessary.

When working on a volunteer basis, the most important regular duties include:

  • Managing online communication (website, blog, newsletter) and social media to promote local farms and sustainable agriculture

  • Growing our catalog of virtual farm tours through documented farm visits

  • Overseeing operating budget

  • Soliciting individual donations via online communications

  • Maintaining our database of local farms that meet our animal welfare standards

Estimated weekly time commitment: 3-6 hours

Big picture duties (with support from the board) include:

  • Overseeing and developing programs that align with our mission and core values

  • Building and maintaining relationships with organizational partners and food businesses

  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state laws for 501(c)(3) organizations

  • Seeking and developing new funding sources (e.g., grant writing) and revenue streams

  • Planning annual online fundraising campaigns (e.g., Giving Tuesday)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in the nonprofit sector, food systems, or related field

  • Basic understanding of marketing and organizational finances

  • Passion for food, animals, and sustainability

  • Resident of Western Pennsylvania

If interested, please send a resume to A cover letter or letter of interest is optional.

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