Save Family Farming is a dynamic and mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of family farming through advocacy, outreach, and public education. We believe that family farming is a cornerstone of sustainable agriculture, local economies, and food security. Our work focuses on providing resources, advocacy, and support to reach out to the non-farming public to build a better understanding of what family farmers are doing to grow great food in a way that consumers today now expect.

We are seeking a proactive, self-initiator, collaborator, and coalition builder as Executive Director to lead our Family Farming Preservation Initiative. The Executive Director will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing strategies that promote the viability, resilience, and growth of family farming communities. This leadership position offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on rural livelihoods, agricultural diversity, and environmental sustainability.


Leadership, Planning and Management

· Strongly upholds the guiding principles of Save Family Farming.

· Evaluates programs and services in relation to goals and recommends modifications.

· Consistently ensures implementation of plans and policies adopted by the board, including development of an annual work plan.

Financial Planning and Management

· Maintains financial health of the organization based on standards set by board.

· Develops and directs revenue generating plans aimed at increasing earned and contributed income.

· Works with the board to secure adequate funding for operations.

Public Relations, Outreach, Education Planning and Management

· Serves as the face of the organization and point of contact, including representing the organization at various events and meetings.

· Builds and maintain relationships with journalists and media channels

· Oversees development of plans that engage stakeholders and promote the organization, its programs and services, and its messages.

Advocacy Planning and Management

· Develops and implements plans for communicating about issues and addressing them.

· Researches policy issues; develops current, factual background information to support position on issues.

· Regularly summarizes and synthesizes issues, status, and organization’s efforts.

Human Resources Planning and Management

· Determines all staffing requirements within budget, and retains an engaged, qualified staff.

· Supervises, directs, disciplines, and evaluates staff in the performance of their duties.

· Provides coaching, growth, and professional development opportunities.

Note: the duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned from time to time; or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by organizational and business demands.

Required Technical Competencies:

· Bachelor’s degree in communications or similar relevant field; OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience

· Experience writing and developing content for a public audience

· Familiarity with Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office programs

· Experience with agriculture beneficial

Required Knowledge Areas and Skills:

· Exceptional organizational, time management, and prioritization skills

· Excellent, persuasive communications skills

· Keen listening skills

· Exceptional written and verbal communication capacity

Education, Certifications and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

· Experience as a nonprofit executive director preferred, or other relevant organizational leadership roles

· Farm-related background preferred

· Familiarity with government affairs and the Washington legislative process preferred

· English/Spanish bilingualism preferred

Working Conditions:

This is a state-wide position requiring travel, remote work including frequent on-line collaboration and meetings. Washington drivers license and access to their own transportation required. The job will require ability to lift and carry 25 pounds and be able to travel by foot across uneven terrain.

Starting Salary:

· $80,000-$130,000/year DOE


· 401k benefit package with 3% matching funds provided

· Additional benefits negotiated with successful candidate

Larson Gross is recruiting for this position. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

All inquiries should be directed to Larson Gross, who is recruiting for this position.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to, subject line: Executive Director