The Iowa Ag Literacy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate Iowans with a focus on youth regarding the breadth and global significance of agriculture.
We are seeking an Executive Director who will manage the overall operations of the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF). In this role, you will oversee the day-to-day activities and manage all educational, marketing and outreach initiatives. You will be responsible for the financial stability of the organization, lead, and direct the development of organizational culture and strategy and build relationships with farm and commodity organizations, ag industry and education leaders to increase knowledge and awareness of the importance of Iowa's agriculture industry. Reporting to the IALF Board of Directors, you will provide support for the board to function ethically and assure a strong presence at the local, state and national level, including National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) program. This role requires some state and regional travel, potentially involving some weekends.
Master's degree preferred with an emphasis in teaching, business, management, agriculture, fundraising or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of professional management experience
Demonstrated ability to lead a team to achieve clearly defined objectives. Solid management skills and organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task/project facilitation.
Ability to effectively communicate the organization's mission to donors, volunteers and the community, and proven success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community, including a history of successfully generating new revenue streams with conclusive financial results.
Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills and ability to express ideas verbally and in writing, and proven experience in networking with community leaders, government officials, and other liaisons that propel the mission of IALF.
The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate Iowans with a focus on youth regarding the breadth and global significance of agriculture. IALF serves as a central resource for educators and volunteers who want to teach Iowa’s students about agriculture. Learn more about us at: https://www.iowaagliteracy.org/
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