WANTED: Executive Director for non-profit focused on food-based community revitalization and regenerative agriculture

The Allegheny Mountain Institute is seeking an Executive Director for its headquarters office in beautiful Staunton, Virginia.

Allegheny Mountain Institute is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. Their vision is to create a thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities, who value the connection between food and health.

AMI’s flagship program is a fully sponsored Farm and Food Education Fellowship. After successfully incubating a Farm to School Program at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, AMI launched and currently manages a Farm to Hospital program with Augusta Health.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall management responsibility for Allegheny Mountain Institute’s staff, programs, finances, fundraising, execution of its mission and strategic planning. The AMI Executive Director must hold the organization’s vision of a thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities who value the connection between food and health.

The AMI Executive Director position is a senior leadership and management position for a complex non-profit organization with multiple programs operating from multiple work sites. The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in non-profit management, finance, personnel management, and fundraising. Applicants’ resumes should display clear evidence of being a capable leader, organizer and motivator of groups of people.

A strong commitment to regenerative agriculture, healthy food systems, and conservation is expected. The preferred candidate will have a passion for farming, gardening, and / or healthy food preparation. Since education of the broader community is a key component of the AMI programs, a competitive applicant should also have an interest and capabilities in community development, networking, and communications. The AMI Executive Director must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends and should be willing to travel to rural work sites as needed to provide leadership and supervision for Farm Managers and other employees at those sites.

Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000 depending on qualifications, plus basic benefits.

Photo of downtown Staunton by Storm Cunningham.

See Allegheny Mountain Institute website.

See full job description and application instructions (PDF).

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