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Sending on behalf of Edible Flint
Job Posting – Edible Flint Program Director
Organizational description
Edible Flint formed in 2009 following a number of community conversations around healthy food access and community vitality after years of economic decline. Edible Flint is now a non-profit organization working together with individuals and institutional partners to support Flint residents in growing and accessing healthy food. Edible Flint’s mission is to support residents in growing and accessing healthy food in order to reconnect with the land and each other. Edible Flint
has community work groups and a Leadership Board who are responsible for carrying out the work of the organization by addressing specific issues and opportunities in our local food system.
Job Summary
The Edible Flint Program  Director is a full-time, salaried position. The Program Director will manage and support both the internal and external programming and communications of Edible Flint. This individual will also be responsible for grant writing and fundraising to ensure Edible Flint programming is sustained. This position will manage AmeriCorps service member(s), community volunteers, and future Edible Flint staff and will work collaboratively with work groups to promote and support programming and events. The Program Director will be located in Flint, MI and will report to the Leadership Board of Edible Flint.
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Manage all Edible Flint programs collaboratively with work group leaders and participants, including the Educational Farm, Garden Starters Kits and Trainings, Access and Education, and the Food Garden Tour
  • Supervise AmeriCorps member(s), community volunteers, other Edible Flint staff
  • Participate in the development of vision with the Leadership Board
  • Lead organizational fund development efforts, grant writing, and planning for organizational growth and sustainability
  • Manage existing and emerging community partnerships
  • Maintain organizational records, forms, and policies including financial record keeping
  • Guide  public relations and communication, including social media
  • Participate in and model Strategic Leadership and implementation of board directed initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Knowledge of Food Systems and Flint community and have a commitment to urban gardening
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including media training and public speaking
  • Demonstrated experience and success with grant and proposal writing
  • Strong project management skills and experience in managing grant-funded programs and budgets
  • Self-motivated, able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Proficiency with computer programs and software systems, specifically word processing and illustration/design 
  • Have a flexible schedule for seasonal deadlines
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in public health, food science, agriculture, non-profit management public administration, or related field with significant coursework/experience in communications, public relations, or journalism. Will consider upper-level students and/or professional experience in lieu of degree.
Compensation: Starting at $44,000
To apply: Applicant must submit cover letter and résumé indicating relevant experience to [log in to unmask] or mail to: Edible Flint, P. O. Box 45, Flint, Michigan 48501 prior to January 15, 2021
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021  Position start date: Immediate
For information about Edible Flint, visit our website:
Julia Darnton (Julie)
(pronouns: she/her/hers)
Interim District Director
Michigan State University Extension
District 4 – Serving the Counties of Alcona, Arenac, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon