Executive Director Opening

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) is seeking a new leader who is passionate about developing an equitable food and agricultural economy, fostering community development, and continuing to grow an innovative and vibrant organization. The Executive Director will lead a small, dedicated staff based in Hardwick, Vermont, and manage a $1.6 million operating budget and a growing number of grants and gifts. Successful candidates will be collegial and accessible leaders with strong management and entrepreneurial skills, and dedication to furthering CAE’s mission, programs, and relationships with program participants, partners and numerous communities.

Primary Responsibilities of the Executive Director 

  • Organization Budget and Financial Responsibility.
  • Donor Development and Foundation Cultivation. 
  • CAE Program Growth and Sustainability.
  • Organizational Culture.
  • Organizational Leadership and Outreach.
  • Mission and Vision.

 Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and are asked to kindly submit a cover letter and resume.  Interviews will begin in February. If you have questions, please contact our external search partner, Beth Gilpin Consulting, at recruitment@hardwickagriculture.org. Ms. Gilpin would be happy to speak with individuals seeking additional insights before applying. 

The Center for an Agricultural Economy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, CAE takes pride in a workplace setting that is open, safe and welcoming, and is committed to cultural competency trainings and ongoing learning for our staff.

For a full job description and for directions on how to apply, please download this description