Job Opening: Executive Director


National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) seeks a dynamic, passionate leader with demonstrated commitment to social justice for the position of Executive Director.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: NFWM is a faith-based organization committed to justice for and empowerment of farm workers. Since its organization in 1971, the ministry has worked with farm workers in their struggle for justice and equality and supported farm-worker-led efforts to improve wages and working and living conditions. The organization has partnered and engaged with farm workers in their communities and campaigns with a focus on educating, equipping, and mobilizing member organizations, other faith communities and justice seekers for effective support of those efforts both regionally and nationally.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Executive Director is both the public face of NFWM and the senior manager of this geographically dispersed, small nonprofit organization. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice through work with immigrant communities or other minority or marginalized groups. Strong written and oral communication skills which include the ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse cultures, faiths, and advocacy perspectives are essential. The successful candidate will have experience with faith communities, proven ability to expand constituencies and relationships, and a record of effective fundraising (especially from foundations and organizations). The successful candidate should have a proven engaging, collaborative leadership style and be able to foster a positive and productive organizational culture and build community with both the staff and Board. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. Prior experience with farm worker unions or farm-worker -led advocacy organizations is highly desirable, as is fluency in Spanish.

LOCATION: NFWM recently has completed a thorough review of its strategy and structure. We are at the beginning of the process of relocating national headquarters to Eastern or Central North Carolina and restructuring staff responsibilities and assignments. The new Executive Director will play a central role in those transitions.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications should include a letter of interest and a current resumé which includes educational history, a record of employment with summary of duties and roles (indicate reasons for any gaps in employment), and at least three references with contact information. Interested candidates should submit their resumés to Susan Alan,, as a Microsoft Word or pdf formatted document. The Search Committee hopes to have a candidate to propose for Board approval by mid- August 2013.

National Farm Worker Ministry
438 N. Skinker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone number: 314-726-6470

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