Job Position: President (chief executive) of Glynwood Center, Inc.
Submission Deadline: February 10, 2012
Glynwood Center, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier nonprofit organizations in the field of sustainable agriculture and rural community development. We are now seeking a new President (chief executive) to take us into our next era of growth and expansion, building on a remarkable 17-year history of creative successes.
Glynwood’s mission is to enhance and strengthen the regional food system in the greater Hudson River Valley. Our home-base is a 225 acre farm and homestead in Cold Spring NY (approximately 90 minutes north of New York City in Putnam County), which encompasses a fully working demonstration farm with livestock, crops, an apprentice program and CSA; offices and meeting rooms (in former stables); and several homes and houses (staff housing and conference facility).
In addition to farming, educational and public activities at our facilities in Cold Spring, Glynwood also conducts a number of outreach programs, and develops model pilot projects. All our efforts are designed to improve the quality and expand the capacity of the regional food system, and to engender a rural community context in which local agriculture and its culture can flourish. Over the years, we have built a large and loyal network of people, organizations and communities -- local, regional, national, and international -- that turns to Glynwood for leadership, guidance and information about the growth and development of regional food systems and rural community development.
Glynwood’s immediate service region, the Greater Hudson River Valley, extends from the tri-state metro area of New York City, north to the state’s capital region in Albany and beyond; and from the Catskill Mountains to Western Massachusetts. Currently, we maintain a staff of 13 full-time and 3 part-time employees, and have an annual budget of approximately $2.9 million. Our endowment draw is applied toward our site operations, and we maintain an active ongoing resource and fund development program.