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Director of Finance and Administration

Director of Development

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Title: Director of Finance and Administration

Primary Responsibilities: To direct MOFGA’s financial activities to ensure operational funding, maintenance and expansion of assets, growth of investments, and administrative efficiency. To provide oversight and supervision of department of finance and administration. To provide strategic financial advice to senior staff, program directors, MOFGA’s Board of Directors and its Finance Committee. To oversee insurance operations.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Work Week: 40 hours – Monday through Friday.

Additional Work Hours: Evening and weekend meetings and work as needed. Extended hours of operation during the Common Ground Country Fair weekend.

Position: Salaried. Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt. The employee is not eligible for overtime payment. This position is based in Unity, Maine.

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

  • Degree in accounting, business, finance, or a related field (MBA preferred)
  • Professional accounting designation (CMA or CPA)
  • Demonstrated understanding of business principles and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in finance management including management of complex budget (non profit preferred)
  • Documented experience in strategic planning, problem-solving, research, analytics, and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated understanding of data privacy standards
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated success as a staff supervisor
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with financial software tools – Excel and QuickBooks essential
  • Working resourcefully, independently, and as a team member
  • Appreciation of socially responsible and innovative investment strategies
  • Managing many concurrent projects
  • Experience working enthusiastically with volunteers

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and regularly reporting on all financial aspects of administrative and programmatic activity
  • Providing direct supervision of finance administrator, administrative assistant (including oversight of Country Store), database manager, and other necessary administrative support personnel
  • Monitoring and advising on investments and health of endowment
  • Developing, overseeing, reviewing, and ensuring adherence to organizational budget
  • Ensuring that financial practices are compliant with statutory law and regulation
  • Ensuring tracking and timely reporting of grant income and expenditures
  • Interpreting complex financial information and providing updates and information as needed by the board and staff
  • Providing MOFGA staff with guidance on earned income potential through business planning
  • Preparing monthly finance reports for program directors and periodic reports and trainings for finance committee and board
  • Coordinating annual financial audits and ensuring implementation of recommended management practices
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with service providers including banking institutions and accountants
  • Conducting and evaluating periodic requests for proposals for banking, insurance, human resource and other financial services
  • Developing and maintaining an organizational finance policy manual including board directed investment policy
  • Monitoring and advising on organizational risk management including insurance, investment policy, and other potential vulnerabilities
  • Coordinating fiscal agent relationships with various organizations
  • Overseeing Common Ground Country Fair treasury
  • Handling other duties as needed
  • Carrying out all of the responsibilities listed above in accordance with the mission statement, philosophy and current Strategic Plan of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

MOFGA’s success is dependent upon the collaborative spirit among its staff members and volunteers. Employees are expected to be ready and willing to assist colleagues in all program areas when directed to do so by their supervisors.

Compensation: Salary for this position will be negotiated based on educational background, work experience and demonstrated areas of expertise. MOFGA offers a full range of benefits (details available upon request) including paid vacation, a substantial wellness stipend in lieu of medical insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave, paid holidays and continuing education.

To apply: Review of candidates will begin on July 1, 2017. The hiring process will remain open until MOFGA finds the appropriate candidate. Candidates should submit electronic applications, including a cover letter, resume and three professional references, to finance@mofga.org.


Title: Director of Development

Primary Responsibilities: This position will oversee all aspects of membership and development department including implementation of fundraising activity, supervision of a development staff and coordination of efforts with other key MOFGA departments and the Fundraising Committee.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Work Week: Full time, 40-hour per week position

Position: Salaried. Federal Fair Labor Standards Act Exempt. The employee is not eligible for overtime payment.

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

  • Proven experience in all aspects of fundraising: grant writing, donor relations and solicitation, general funding appeals, membership recruitment, and donor events
  • Five or more years experience in fundraising for nonprofit organizations
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience organizing complex, fast moving projects and events, and proven ability to manage concurrent projects
  • Proven experience in conducting on-line research, tracking data and writing fundraising reports
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and communications skills
  • Understanding computer systems including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of fundraising database systems
  • Working knowledge of web-based communications in a development context to include website, social media, email and other electronic outreach vehicles

Responsibilities:

Fundraising, Strategic Vision/Communications

  • Developing and implementing annual fundraising plan and overseeing all activities of development staff to meet fundraising goals
  • Working with development team in envisioning and mapping strategic direction for organizational fundraising
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with key donors
  • Developing annual fund program and coordinating giving opportunities for members and others

Capital Campaign

  • Coordinating and serving on Fundraising Activity Team to help in establishing direction and action plan for long-term fundraising effort
  • Supporting efforts of Associate Director, Executive Director and Fundraising Committee members in major gifts outreach

Other

  • Coordinating and supporting activities of Board-appointed Fundraising Committee
  • Communicating with senior staff members, Board and others on fundraising activities and progress
  • Overseeing planning and implementation of fundraising events
  • Directing production of annual report
  • Participating in activities associated with MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair
  • Carrying out all of the responsibilities listed above in accordance with the mission statement, goals, and philosophy of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

MOFGA’s success is dependent upon the collaborative spirit among its staff members and volunteers. Employees are expected to be ready and willing to assist colleagues in all program areas when directed to do so by their supervisors.

Compensation: Salary for this position will be negotiated based on educational background, work experience and demonstrated areas of expertise. MOFGA offers a full range of benefits (details available upon request) including paid vacation, a substantial wellness stipend in lieu of medical insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave, paid holidays and continuing education.

To apply: Review of candidates will begin on September 6, 2017. The hiring process will remain open until MOFGA finds the appropriate candidate. Candidates should submit a single PDF, including a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a list of fundraising accomplishments, to DevelopmentDirectorHiring@mofga.org.


Community Engagement Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: To cultivate MOFGA community engagement, with special emphasis on supporting the organization’s membership and volunteer base. To help curate the data systems and logistics needed to facilitate community participation in MOFGA's operations, programs and events, including the Common Ground Country Fair.

Supervisors: Common Ground Country Fair Director with additional guidance from senior staff.

Work Week: Full-time, generally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional nights, early morning, and weekend hours required.

Additional Work Hours: Additional hours in the weeks leading up to, during, and after the Common Ground Country Fair and other MOFGA events.

Position: Hourly. This position is non-exempt under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The employee is eligible for overtime payment.

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

  • Support for the mission and work of MOFGA and first hand familiarity with the Common Ground Country Fair
  • Experience organizing and inspiring volunteers, members, advocates or other supporters
  • Demonstrated proficiency with community data curating
  • Thinking creatively and generating new ideas about community engagement
  • A clear writing style, composed phone manners, good sense of proper email etiquette, and congenial interpersonal skills
  • Comfort and proficiency with databases, the Microsoft Office suite of programs, online organizing resources including Google Drive
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously while prioritizing workload

Responsibilities

Community Engagement and Volunteerism

  • Working with program directors to develop year-round communications and dialog with MOFGA's community, with an emphasis on the broad volunteer base of the Common Ground Country Fair.
  • Working with program directors to develop and implement a recruitment and promotion strategy that increases the number of individuals and groups volunteering for and engaging in MOFGA programs
  • Providing pathways for individuals with advanced skills (e.g. landscaping, graphic design, electrical systems installation, plumbing, sewing) to volunteer for MOFGA

Communications

  • Working with communications staff to create regular content for MOFGA publications, highlighting contributions, roles and opportunities for volunteers and other community members.
  • Maintaining and expanding online marketing lists to promote community engagement opportunities (currently through Constant Contact).
  • Working with MOFGA’s webmaster to develop online promotion of MOFGA’s volunteer programs, MOFGA business member listing, and community engagement opportunities.

Community Coordination and Tracking

  • Curating data related to members, volunteers and other MOFGA supporters.
  • Generating and mailing appropriate correspondence acknowledging contributions of members, volunteers and other supporters.
  • Working with Database Manager to develop reports on historical contributions of community members
  • Working with Database Manager to develop systems for scheduling community engagement opportunities, including the volunteer registration and check-in systems for the Common Ground Country Fair and other events and programs as needed
  • Working closely with Fair staff, Fair Steering Committee, Fair area coordinators, and the Fair volunteer check-in staff to implement and improve volunteer procedures, policies and experience at the Fair
  • Providing a framework for MOFGA staff members to request, schedule and work with volunteers and members when needed or available
  • Ensuring that members and other supporters receive appropriate written acknowledgement for their contributions
  • Ensuring that volunteers receive appropriate benefits, such as meals and t-shirts, for their efforts
  • Documenting and logging community engagement (e.g. volunteer shifts, event participation, public policy advocacy) hours and impact to inform community recognition initiatives

Planning

  • Working closely with MOFGA staff, committees and event coordinators to identify additional engagement roles and opportunities for community members
  • Working with Fair staff to address critical volunteer personnel needs and to expand year-round volunteer participation
  • Maintaining a master list of projects and tasks available for community engagement
  • Assisting MOFGA staff in creating job descriptions, policies, and procedures for community engagement
  • Working with MOFGA staff to develop, schedule, promote and manage community engagement work days
  • Carrying out all of the responsibilities listed above in accordance with the mission statement, goals, and philosophy of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

MOFGA’s success is dependent upon the collaborative spirit among its staff members and volunteers. Employees are expected to be ready and willing to assist colleagues in all program areas when directed to do so by their supervisors.

Compensation: Salary for this position will be negotiated based on educational background, work experience and demonstrated areas of expertise. MOFGA offers a full range of benefits (details available upon request) including paid vacation, a substantial wellness stipend in lieu of medical insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave, paid holidays and continuing education.

To apply: Review of candidates will begin on August 14, 2017. The hiring process will remain open until MOFGA finds the appropriate candidate. Candidates should submit a single PDF, including a cover letter, resume and three professional references to heathers@mofga.org.


    

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