Jobs

Local Food Hub is a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food. We provide the support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities that connect people with food grown close to home.

Local Food Hub is seeking candidates for two positions to join our small by dynamic team: a Bookkeeper (part-time), and an Associate Director of Philanthropy (full-time). Both positions are based near the Local Food Hub warehouse in Ivy, Virginia. Qualified candidates should review the application instructions below. Please, no phone calls.

Bookkeeper

Local Food Hub seeks a Bookkeeper to manage all transaction processing and to assist with the smooth operation of Local Food Hub’s financial systems.

This is a part-time (24-32 hours), non-management position that reports to the Finance Manager. The Bookkeeper works closely with our food distribution and other staff, and maintains positive external relationships with outside vendors, partner producers, customers, and service providers. The position is based near the Local Food Hub warehouse in Ivy, Virginia. There is some flexibility in scheduling work days and core office hours.

Responsibilities

– Process bi-weekly Payroll
– Manage/process Accounts Payable, including auditing all incoming bills, vendor payments, matching purchase orders to partner producer bills, partner producer payments, auditing all bills for correct and appropriate charges, and obtaining approvals on all bills
– Manage/process Accounts Receivable, including monthly customer statements, weekly review of all past due accounts, matching all customer payments to appropriate invoices, maintaining customer correspondence regarding any payment issues, and working with other staff to maintain good customer relations
– Process all incoming checks, credit cards, and electronic payments and credits. Deposit receipts daily using online deposit.
– Assist with inventory tracking and adjustments
– Assist with employee benefits administration
– Enter data into donor database and reconcile to accounting system 

Skills

– Experience processing Payroll, A/R, and A/P
– Proficiency using Excel and Word
– Solid knowledge of information technology and a willingness to learn or try new systems
– Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Experience with QuickBooks a plus
– Experience with nonprofit organizations a plus
– Experience with agriculture and/or local food systems work a plus

Flexible working environment and competitive salary. Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to jobs@localfoodhub.org.

Associate Director of Philanthropy

Local Food Hub depends on outside support for approximately two-thirds of its budget, and seeks an Associate Director of Philanthropy to join its small but dynamic team.

The Associate Director of Philanthropy works with the Executive Director on all aspects of fundraising, including strategic planning, grant submissions, special events, donor cultivation, and annual gift appeals. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communications skills and a proven track record in fundraising.

Responsibilities

– Understand and articulate organization’s mission, strategy, and program
– Maintain and maximize databases and donor list
– Participate in budget development, help set fundraising goals, and track progress towards those goals
– Conduct donor research and ensure timely cultivation, follow-up, and tracking of new and current prospects; coordinate donor relationship management with board, ED, and key staff
– Develop and steward corporate relationships and manage corporate sponsorships
– Coordinate with communications team on all outgoing communications, and prepare and manage fundraising appeals
– Lead planning and execution of special events
– Oversee grant submissions, including tracking, reporting, and reimbursement requests
– Update Board of Directors on fundraising initiatives and progress

Skills

– Bachelors degree or higher
– Experience or training in fundraising principles and practices, including budgeting and grants management
– Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage complex processes
– Well developed written and oral communication
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Solid knowledge of information technology, including database and spreadsheet software. Experience with Bloomerang a plus.
– Flexibility, self-motivation, and ability to exercise independent judgment
– Experience with agriculture and/or local food systems work a plus

Flexible working environment, competitive salary and benefits. Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to jobs@localfoodhub.org.

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