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The Green Urban Lunch Box is seeking an Associate Director. This is a brand new leadership role at our organization, and we are very excited to offer this opportunity. 

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community in local food production to make fresh food accessible and affordable. Our mission is to empower people to engage in local food production by using the resources available in their community in new and creative ways. Our programs include the FruitShare community harvest program, the Back-Farms program for low-income seniors, the Small Farms Initiative, and other programs that support our core mission. 

A decade ago, the organization was founded as a mobile greenhouse with the idea that food can be grown in creative spaces in urban environments. As we still have the bus, our programming has evolved and continues to support community engagement in food production and the ever-present issues of healthy food and nutrition access.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to become an active participant in the local food movement in SLC. We are seeking the right candidate who is ready to take on this leadership role and work with our team to develop our organization to the next stage in our growth. This person must be highly organized, have great time management skills, demonstrate flexibility in a small non-profit work setting, has a strong work ethic and is passionate about food. 

The job description that follows is our best understanding of this role, but of course, responsibilities may change over time depending on the growth of the organization and the strengths of the selected candidate.

Position: PTE 75% of full time salaried – 30hrs/week with the potential to become a full time position in 2022

Reports directly to Executive Director

Diversity Statement

The Green Urban Lunch Box is an inclusive organization and values candidates with diverse backgrounds and life experiences and does not discriminate based on sex, color, disability, age, military status, gender identity, pregnancy, or national identity. We welcome applicants from the LGBTQ+ community, POC, those with a lived experience of food insecurity, have physical limitations, and/or bring unique perspectives to our staff team. 


  • Development (20%)
    • Oversee and direct all fundraising efforts
    • Maintain and grow a ~$300,000 budget
    • Work with the Executive Director to create and implement a budget and development plan each year
    • Discover, diversify, and grow revenue streams (earned income, individuals, foundations, corporations, CRA, etc.)
    • Oversee, recruit for, and inspire the Development Committee
  • Individual Giving and Membership (20%)
    • Maintain and grow our membership program
    • Continually engage members
    • Ensure benefits are distributed 
    • Recruit new members
  • Donor Engagement (25%)
    • Connect with and maintain relationships with our donors
    • Schedule, prepare for and attend meetings, outings, farm or garden tours, coffee dates, lunches, and other events
    • Comfortably ask donors for contributions
    • Lead the board development committee, board, and staff, through the process of engaging and interacting with donors
    • Write thank-you notes, call, email, and prepare documents for a wide range of stakeholders
    • Track all interactions and engagement activities in our CRM (salesforce)
    • Supervise the CRM data entry of others 
  • Grant Writing and Reporting (30%)
    • Seek out, prepare, and submit grant proposals
    • Coordinate the gathering and tracking of information and goals
    • Track, prepare, and submit all grant-related reporting
  • General Tasks (5%)
    • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • Attend community events organized by our organization

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Proven experience in planning, managing, budgeting, and fundraising
  • Extremely personable, professional, and excited about getting to know our donors (looks forward to calling people, meeting, and keeping in touch with a diverse makeup of stakeholders)
  • Familiarity with digital media and technology for operations, collaborating, and fundraising
  • Strong writing skills with experience writing for grants

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Two years + of fundraising experience
  • One year of experience working with and creating budgets
  • Passion for farming/growing, tree management, horticulture, urban farming, food justice, or food production
  • Experience working collaboratively and connecting with diverse individuals

A successful candidate will be:

  • A confident professional who will successfully interact with a variety of constituents through a wide array of mediums
  • An energetic relationship builder who is comfortable asking people for money
  • An advocate for food justice, urban farming, health equity, environmental sustainability, and/or other socially conscious pursuits
  • An individual who thrives in independent work environments and is highly motivated
  • Someone who is excited to bring their individual strengths and skills to the team

Salary and Benefits

Benefits include a flexible paid time off schedule, the ability to work remotely for the majority of the workweek, and flexible working hours. Salary will range from $35,000 – $40,000 depending on experience, skills, and time commitment.  

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Katie Nelson at and include “Associate Director position” in the subject line. The Executive Director, current Development Director, and Board Chair will review applications on a rolling basis and plan to begin interviewing candidates as they come in. The deadline for applications is 10/1/21.

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