Real Food Real Stories (RFRS) is looking for a collaborative superstar who is passionate about igniting cultural change in the food system and helping lead the organization to a new phase of growth and service. The Deputy Director will oversee management and operation of the organization, strategy, organizational direction, managing execution, and at times rolling up their sleeves to get the work done. The Deputy Director will work closely with the founder & Project Director, who will focus on creative direction, partnership and fundraising, leveraging her strengths and relationships that gave birth to the organization, and synthesizing proposals collaboratively to support overall organizational development.
The ideal candidate is deeply aligned with RFRS mission, steadfast, energetic, and can turn vague concepts into reality in a fast changing environment. They enjoy juggling very different projects: financial and program development, fundraising, marketing & PR oversight, and many other areas needed by a growing new organization. This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial professional looking to apply skills in a highly collaborative, mission-driven environment to create meaningful culture shift for the food system and organizational legacy.
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
Strategy: Help determine and build opportunities for organizational growth, financial development, content distribution, & thought leadership in partnership with founder.
Management: Oversee RFRS team by amplifying their strengths and supporting their growth: Storytelling Program Manager (who handles programming and gatherings logistics), volunteer & intern program, and working closely with the founder.
Operations: Direct, implement, review and evaluate operations for a young, growing organization for maximum effectiveness.
Areas of Oversight:
30% Private RFRS programs: fee-for-service offerings (storytelling coaching, workshops, private RFRS experiences and more)
20% Public RFRS programs: expansion through satellite sites, public storytelling gatherings
20% Fundraising: strategy, donor relations, grantwriting, corporate sponsorships, etc.
10% Brand & communications: website, newsletters, social media presence, etc.
10% Administration: annual budget, accounting, reimbursements, reporting etc., often in partnership with Earth Island Institute.
10% HR: hiring, training, workflow, retention, performance and professional development of staff and volunteers.
Attend all RFRS storytelling gatherings.
Experience in a relevant field and committed to a regenerative, relationship-based and just food system
Strong writing & communications skills
Effective at leading collaborative decision making processes
Experience in development and implementation of a strategic plan
Ability to steward individual donors, engage community, and drive fundraising activities
Experience in financial planning, reporting and budget oversight
Ability to lead mission-aligned business development and secure corporate or private sponsorship
Empowering leadership to keep staff and volunteers on track
Ability to be vulnerable & build authentic relationships, core values to RFRS
Familiarity with Squarespace, MailChimp, and CRMs a plus
This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with excellent benefits. Pay is $50,000-60,000, depending on experience. The preferred candidate is based in the Bay Area, but we are open to remote candidates who are willing and able to grow the organization outside the Bay Area. It is really important for us to find someone who can really own the role and nurture the organization’s growth; thus if you have less than full-time to offer but think you can still be a great candidate, please apply as we are open to finding a way that works for the candidate. RFRS does not have an office. All team members work remotely and must be able to attend evening and weekend events throughout the Bay Area on a regular basis.
Desired start date is January 2017. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
RFRS is a project of Earth Island Institute (EII) and this position will be recognized as deputy project director, an employee of EII.
Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.