Fair Food Network is seeking its next Senior Director, Impact Investing to lead its Fair Food Fund and impact investing programming. This work is reimagining how capital in all forms – financial, social, intellectual – moves in communities so that food entrepreneurs can be leaders of a more equitable future. Fair Food Network deploys multiple tools — from financial investments to capacity building to policy advocacy — in pursuit of its mission to grow community health and wealth through food. Fair Food Network focuses on creating immediate impact alongside systemic change in ways that harness the power of the food economy to address root causes of racial, social, and environmental inequities. Together with a national network of partners, the Fair Food Network is generating improved health, economic well-being, and environmental regeneration. The successful candidate will blend impact investing skills and knowledge of effective entrepreneurial support strategies with strategic thinking, superb communications skills, and an entrepreneurial approach to advance Fair Food Network’s impact in this rapidly evolving space.
Over the last 8 years, Fair Food Network has supported hundreds of entrepreneurs with technical assistance and invested $4 million in businesses across nine states. Its work enables deals that otherwise might not be possible, developing leaders and fostering new funding collaboratives. In Michigan, Fair Food Network is the administrator of the Michigan Good Food Fund, a statewide collaboration that supports good food entrepreneurs working to increase access to healthy food and spark economic opportunity in places that need it most.
As Fair Food Network looks to the future, it is expanding its vision and seeking to grow its impact. This includes bringing in new and diverse resources and continuing to innovate, expand its offerings, and deepen the community integration of place-based collaborations like the Michigan Good Food Fund.
This full-time position will be at the forefront of this critical work, in collaboration with a dedicated team of four (4) direct staff reports and several consultants.
Reporting to Kate Krauss, Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Fair Food Network, the Senior Director, Impact Investing will engage in the following challenges and opportunities:
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE NEW SENIOR DIRECTOR
Craft and implement a strategic vision for the Fair Food Fund.
Demonstrate sector leadership and fundraising acumen.
Manage a cohesive and collaborative team.
While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate for the Senior Director position will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The starting salary for this position is $140,000. Comprehensive benefits include: flexible Paid Time Off (PTO); available comprehensive health insurance (medical + dental + vision) for employees and dependents with a low employee contribution; available 5% employer match on a 401k; up to 12 weeks of Family/Parental leave; and opportunities for professional development.
Fair Food Network is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan and prefers this Senior Director position to be co-located within commuting distance. A relocation package is available. Remote employment will be considered for exceptional candidates anywhere in the United States, provided that s/he/they are able to attend meetings virtually, make regular trips to Fair Food Network headquarters and work during regular Eastern Time Zone office hours. Travel to client sites and stakeholder offices around the US will be required.
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