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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 three candidates to join its small but dynamic team: an Associate Director of Philanthropy (full-time), a Financial Manager (three-quarters to full-time), and a Bookkeeper (part-time). All positions are based near the Local Food Hub warehouse in Ivy, Virginia. Qualified candidates should review the application instructions below. Please, no phone calls.

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.

Financial Manager

Local Food Hub seeks a Financial Manager to support all aspects of the organization’s accounting, financial management, and benefits systems.

This is a management position that reports to the Executive Director and oversees the bookkeeper. The Financial Manager works closely with other senior managers on forecasts, analysis, and systems development, and maintains positive external relationships with outside vendors, partner producers, customers, and service providers. This position requires experience in nonprofit environments and excellent organizational, accounting, and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities

– Work with senior staff on financial planning, analysis, and structuring of new business opportunities
– Oversee accounting procedures and internal controls, work with senior staff on new or improved systems
– Audit and adjust as necessary general ledger accounts, including but not limited to expense allocations, bank reconciliation, A/R, A/P, prepaid expense, loan accounts, etc.
– Monitor weekly cash flow and report status to Executive Director
– Prepare all financial reports and budgets as needed, including but not limited to grants, organizational, and programmatic needs
– Prepare for and oversee annual audit with external auditor, including 990 tax form preparation and expense allocations across programs
– Together with Development Staff, ensure all state and federal grant requirements are met and proper forms are submitted
– Monitor and track restricted grant funds and expenditures, and develop systems for efficient tracking
– Oversee bookkeeper, ensure smooth A/R and A/P processes
– Process bi-weekly payroll, including tax payments and reporting
– Coordinate employee benefits and ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations, including compliance with financial audit standards
– Conduct biannual review of insurance policies
– Prepare and submit all other state and federal tax payments and reports

Skills

– Experience with nonprofit and business accounting, and knowledge of GAAP principles
– Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
– Comfortable with varied IT platforms and web-based programs
– Advanced experience with QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel; experience with integrated systems a plus
– Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage complex processes
– Familiarity with federal grant funding processes and requirements
– 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.

Bookkeeper

Local Food Hub seeks a Bookkeeper to ensure the smooth operation of Local Food Hub’s financial systems.

This is a part-time, non-management position that reports to the Financial Manager. The Bookkeeper works closely with distribution and other staff, and maintains positive external relationships with outside vendors, partner producers, customers, and service providers.

Responsibilities

– Manage 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 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 in bank at least twice per week
– Assist with inventory tracking and adjustments
– Support Financial Manager and assist with organizational requests, as needed, such as developing new systems for program monitoring and management

Skills

– Experience managing A/R and A/P with businesses and/or nonprofit organizations
– Strong interpersonal skills
– Solid knowledge of information technology and a willingness to learn or try new systems. Experience with QuickBooks a plus.
– Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage complex processes
– 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.

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