SRAP Executive Director Search—Accepting Applications Until January 13

Position Announcement: Executive Director
The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) seeks an Executive Director, as it enters a new phase of development and strategic planning. The current Executive Director, Terry Spence, is retiring after successfully leading SRAP through a period of transition and restructuring. Candidates qualified to fulfill the duties of Executive Director for a mid-sized, multistate, nonprofit organization and to design and implement a strategic vision and associated programs are encouraged to apply.

Job responsibilities: The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the organization, ensuring that it meets best management practices for 501(c)(3) organizations. S/he is primarily responsible for internal operations of the organization, including managing and tracking the budget. Working with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for developing relationships with major donors, fundraising, and maintaining fiscal responsibility and stability for the organization. The Executive Director is expected to manage SRAP’s public image and is responsible for developing and implementing an organizational communications plan. In consultation with the Board and in collaboration with the Director of Field Operations, the Executive Director has overall responsibility for developing and implementing SRAP’s strategic plan and for regularly tracking and monitoring its proper implementation. The Executive Director is expected to continue a culture of transparency and open communication throughout the organization. S/he works closely with the Director of Field Operations to maintain a cohesive team to ensure that SRAP achieves its strategic objectives. The Executive Director oversees human resource management and, in consultation with the Director of Field Operations, is responsible for recommending personnel decisions, including conditions and terms of hiring, termination, and separation, to the Board of Directors for approval.

Desired skills, professional qualifications, and background experience:
• Bachelor’s degree, master’s or higher preferred
• Minimum two years previous experience and proven success in a leadership role or management position
• Familiarity with and prior experience working on factory farm issues
• Familiarity with sustainable, socially responsible alternatives to factory farms
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans
• In-depth knowledge of best management practices for nonprofit governance
• Understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Effective relationship-building skills and a proven record in creating partnerships
• Fundraising experience and donor-relation expertise
• A strong work ethic and a high degree of energy, creativity, and moral standards

About SRAP: SRAP educates the public about the negative impacts of factory farms, while working directly with those communities most affected by them. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, SRAP works alongside citizens to protect their public health, environmental quality, natural resources, and local economies from the damaging impacts of factory farms. It is a one-of-a-kind organization, consisting of a team of leading experts located across the country who focus on this issue. While the organization works nationally, it does so primarily at the local level. A majority of its staff work remotely, yet the organization has a close-knit culture, as most of the senior staff have worked together for decades. SRAP’s field representatives are largely farmers and ranchers who have first-hand experience facing factory farms in their communities or who have successfully transitioned out of the factory-farm model.

Applying: Resumes with cover letters should be sent to SRAP Board President, Nancy Utesch, at Reviews of applications will begin January 6, 2020, and the application period will close on January 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. Eastern time. All communications will be treated confidentially.

SRAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically underrepresented, including but not limited to women and people of color. SRAP makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.