Friday, January 15, 2016

Farmers Legal Action Group, Executive Director

Date Announced: January 13, 2016
Deadline: Until Filled
Salary: DOE
Location:  St. Paul, Minnesota

Organization: Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG) is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization and ensure continued excellence in fulfilling its mission.

FLAG is a national nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing legal services and support to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land. Founded in 1986 in response to the farm credit crisis, FLAG has a well­ developed expertise in topics essential for the survival of small family farms, and plays a vital role in the many conversations about building a more equitable and sustainable food system for our community. In recent years, FLAG has worked extensively with Minnesota’s growing immigrant farming communities, and serves as an educational resource for other farm advocacy and direct service organizations.

Job Duties:
1) Strategic development to achieve mission;
2) Provide leadership to all fundraising efforts and initiatives;
3) Maintain visibility of the organization;
4) Advocate on behalf of family farmers, as time permits;
5) Manage internal operations; and
6) Work with Board of Directors regarding organization governance.

Qualifications: Applicants should have (1) law degree or substantive knowledge of agriculture issues, (2) demonstrated fund raising ability, (3) demonstrated commitment to public interest/social justice work, (4) experience running a non-profit organization, and (5) excellent oral and written communications skills.

Compensation: Depends on experience.

Benefits: FLAG offers excellent benefits, including health and dental coverage.

EOE: FLAG is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people of color.

Applications: E-mail (1) a cover letter explaining qualifications for and interest in position, (2) résumé, and (3) list of three references to:

For more information, visit FLAG's website and read the press release which includes a direct link to a longer description of the position.