[cg] ADMINISTRATIVE AND FUND DEVELOPMENT POSITION OPEN
MAGIC Community Gardens, a non-profit organization located in the beautiful
mountains of Western North Carolina in Asheville NC (that new age, cutting
edge, small town atmosphere in a good way, kinda place), dedicated to
cultivating individual, community and environmental health and well-being,
is looking to hire a full time Associate Director to handle fund
development and adminstration. We are looking for someone sooner than we
had hoped. Please read the job description attached in text (so everyone
should be able to read it). Note that we are looking for someone with
proven fund raising track record. This position requires someone creative,
quick thinking, detail oriented, and who likes to try new ideas!!!. THis
is a full time position, but someone from out of town could start on a part
time basis if necessary. For more information and to talk to Roberta
Greenspan about an interview, call MAGIC at 828 299-8466. Please fax your
resume at 828-299-9707 before you call so i have some idea of your
background and abilities. THANKS and be talking with you soon.
MAGIC Community Gardens
Reports to: the Executive Director (E.D.) of MAGIC Community Garden Program
Summary Job Description: The Associate Director (A.D.) serves as the
Director of Development
and Administration, working closely as a team player with the E.D. and
staff in all aspects of the
organization. The A.D. collaborates with the E.D. and Board of Directors
in planning and implementing
a comprehensive fund raising campaign, directs fund raising and its related
administrative activities; helps
develop ambitious, logical and fundable programs; oversees administrative
functions including budget,
payroll, taxes, insurance and other office workings. The A.D. serves as a
key player in addressing long
term planning for sustainability of the organization
1. Address long term planning for sustainability: With the staff, board and
other key players, address the potential to bring MAGIC to the next level
of community involvement through long term planning, long range funding
development, program expansion possibilities and result-oriented projects.
2. New donor identification/cultivation and donor management:
Identify/maintain relationships with individuals with giving potential
($500- $5000) to MAGIC. Conduct research about individuals' interests,
potential contacts, giving history and potential; write proposals to
individuals for funding or asking directly. Send annual renewal letters and
correspondence to gain support for specific projects; identify donor
benefits and provide timely acknowledgment of gift; engage in a periodic,
personal dialogue with select major donors
3. Foundation support: Identify potential foundation support by researching
foundation interests; work with E.D. on grant proposals; and setting total
foundation support goals.
4. Corporate support: Identify potential corporate sponsors by gathering
information on company interests; targeting appropriate corporations.
Includes making connections with key contact people within companies;
writing proposals to companies for support as appropriate; and setting
total corporate sponsorship goals.
5. Special Events: Conduct high-profile, high return events (garden tours,
other events). Make greatest use of Board members/other volunteers,
identifying kindred volunteer groups(garden clubs); designing special
events for special dollars. 6. Public Relations: Work closely with
Director and Youth Education Coordinator to present well-designed programs
convincingly to funders; design public relations and marketing materials;
Responsible for overseeing production/timeline/quality/content of
newsletter. Improve/build a mailing database of individuals, foundations,
corporations, volunteers, other supporters and related businesses.
7. Board Involvement: Support, assist, motivate and direct the Board of
Directors, committees and other volunteers in all fund raising activities.
Attend monthly Board meetings to provide report and work with the Board.
8. Documentation: Document incoming funds to leverage donations among
individuals, corporations and foundations.
9. Administrative: With E.D. and Board committee, oversee financial
management systems: oversee bookkeeper responsibilities including tax
filings, maintain and understand comprehensive insurance policies, develop
annual operating budget and monitor budget to actuals monthly. Make sure
board approved budget is correlated to grant proposal budgets.
10. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Organizational leadership skills, three to five years of
resource development and administrative experience with non-profits
required; proven fund raising track record from various sources. Excellent
written and oral communication skills. Computer experience essential;
microsoft word, excel, internet usage and web site maintenance proficiency
a plus. Confidence and ability to work with a diverse staff.
Experience in project administration and management, financial and
personnel management. Knowledge of community gardening programs and
gardening are a plus.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter, including three current references
Roberta Greenspan, MAGIC Community Gardens
PO Box 168, Asheville, NC 28802
Salary: This is a full time position. Salary and benefits dependent on
qualifications and experience
MAGIC Community Gardens
Reports to and is supervised by: a selected personnel committee of the
Board of Directors
Summary Job Description: The Executive Director oversees the many programs
of MAGIC Community Gardens, working closely as a team player collaborating
with and supporting staff, participating in the development and
implementation of these programs. The director serves as spokesperson for
MAGIC, is the primary liaison with collaborative organizations and the
public, In oversees personnel matters and provides employee skills
awareness assessments. The E.D. works with the Board of Directors and
specific committees in developing long term plans, setting priorities and
1. Project Development - Meet regularly with staff as a group and
individually (weekly during busy season) to provide guidance and assistance
in developing annual work plans and programs consistent with goals and
funding agreements. Encourage a work environment of program implementation
that is highly motivating, supports creativity and personal strengths and
achieves desired results. Oversee organizational calendar for programming,
staff responsibilities, vehicle and tool use, volunteer assignments, and
garden supply needs. Oversee record keeping, conduct regular site visits
and participate when appropriate. The E.D. will assess new program
opportunities and assign responsibilities as appropriate.
2. Staffing and Evaluation - Coordinate search for new staff. Interview and
assess candidates and train with appropriate staff help. Inform staff
members of all MAGIC policies and procedures. Monitor employees' work
throughout the year via honest communication, opportunity for self
evaluation, and assessment with each employee about their program
effectiveness. ED will ensure there is one written review completed each
calendar year for each employee, based on joint assessment of employee
strengths and areas of potential growth
3. Public Relations - Act as spokesperson for MAGIC to the general public,
media, participants, collaborating organizations and other groups,
delegating to staff as appropriate. Oversee continued documentation by
organizing quality photos, scrapbooks and exhibits. Solicit staff in
working with AD to produce 3 quality newsletters per year. Work with staff
to maintain quality and consistent media coverage.
4. Board Relations - Provide advice, recommendations and expertise to Board
of Directors and other leaders in setting organizational goals, updating
strategic vision and action plan and carrying out monthly board and
committee work. Consistently provide needed information and support.
Maintain open communication. Cultivate greatest use of Board members'
talents. With Board and staff, recruit new board members.
5. Financial Management - Assist the AD and Board to oversee financial
management of the organization.
6. Volunteer Coordination - Further develop volunteer and internship
programs, coordinate volunteer activities/calendar at various sites with
staff and oversee volunteer records and contact. Thank and recognize
volunteers for their efforts.
Qualifications: Organizational leadership skills, 3-5 years non-profit
management, including administration, program development, personnel
management, excellent written and oral communication skills; basic computer
experiences, Confidence and ability to work with a diverse staff and
populations, BS in plant science or social services field, knowledge and
experience in urban/community gardening,
MAGIC mission Statement:
Mountain Area Gardeners in Communities, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt
organization dedicated to increasing food availability, nurturing
environmental stewardship and personal growth and building community.
MAGIC achieves these goals through cooperative gardening efforts and
related educational programs with populations in need and the general
MAGIC helps people help themselves by:
* growing nutritious food
* reducing family food costs
* learning a life-time skill
* beautifying their neighborhood
MAGIC plants the seeds of pride in each individual by:
* empowering through accomplishment
* providing a personal connection with the earth
* nurturing the cooperation and sharing of resources, friendships, and
* teaching an educational, recreational and therapeutic avocation
** School Garden Programs teach inquiry-based, hands-on school science,
offer teacher workshops, classroom instruction, special projects, school
garden design and construction as related to NC Science curriculum; teach
science, environmental awareness and basic garden skills.
** Special Populations Programs provide garden opportunities for senior
citizens, the physically and mentally challenged, homeless families and
community members which provide lifetime opportunities for friendships,
pride and new skills.
** Grow-Yourself-A-Garden Program has built over 100 gardens for Asheville
and Hendersonville Public Housing and Section-8 residents, resulting in
over $15,000 worth of food being harvested, each year, by those in need.
** Youth Market Garden Program grows organic food and flowers on 5000
square feet with "at-risk" youths, sharing and selling the produce to those
in need. The youths learn cooperation, pride, marketing and leadership
skills, and create community by taking an active part in solving problems
August 21, 1996
To: WILSON SIMS
Re: JOB OPPORTUNITY
Director of Development (part-time), MAGIC Community Gardens
Job Description: Develop and implement an annual fund raising program for
MAGIC, directing all activities pertaining to fund raising: new and
current donors, corporations, foundations, special events, and related
public relations. Qualifications include development experience and proven
Salary based on qualifications and experience.
Send SASE for complete job description to: Roberta Greenspan, MAGIC
Community Gardens, PO Box 168, Asheville, NC 28802. Applications must be
received by September 18.
Wilson, thanks for announcing this at the meeting today. I assume you can
shorten this to fit your paper; please send a bill for the $10 fee and a
copy of the paper when it comes out. Thanks also for your help in
preparing the Job description. Our board will be making final approval on
the full job description at which time I will send you some copies.
Roberta Greenspan, Executive Director
To Asheville Citizen Times: Job Advertisement
Please run this ad on Friday, Sat, Sunday August 23, 24, 25
This is a charity organization ($1.90/line/day)
raising plan - proven
record/exp. SASE for
info: MAGIC Gardens,
Box 168 Avl, NC 28802