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OrganizationCultivate Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 29, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeThe Co-Executive Directors compensation range is $65,500 - $94,248—depending on experience—with a generous leave policy and robust benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, and an IRA savings match program.


Launched in 2010, Cultivate Charlottesville aims to create a healthy and equitable future – personally, in community, and across systems and structures. We do this through nine City Schoolyard Gardens and garden programming at Charlottesville City Schools and neighborhoods; the Urban Agriculture Collective farming and community markets; and the Food Justice Network advocacy and collaboration. We believe that working together to grow gardens, share food and power, and advocate for just systems – cultivates a healthy community for all. Core Values: Self-Determination, Partnership, Environmental Justice, Community, Respect, Discovery, Equity – Racial, Social & Economic, Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Humility, Compassion, Health, and Wellness.

The Co-Executive Director position is a truly collaborative role at the center of our Transformational Leadership Model. This position partners to center racial equity at all levels of the organization and set strategy in alignment with our mission. The Co-Executive Director will embody Cultivate values and working guidelines in furtherance of food justice in the City of Charlottesville.

Core functions include:

-Maintain solidarity, creativity, openness, and progress in partnership with the other Co-Executive Directo Build a inclusive and skilled Board and staff that represent our community, include people with experience of food justice issues, and celebrate diverse cultures
-Meet regularly with staff in a way that maintains open communication, builds capacity, and supports team members in their work
-Develop and manage annual budgets that align with strategic and program plans
-Ensure rigorous evaluation of the organization through quantitative and qualitative data
-Cultivate strong relationships with those who support the mission, from volunteers and community partners to funders and local anchor institutions
-Maintain robust fiscal resources and financial protocols with integrity

Job Duties

The Co-Executive Directors will work together to delineate which of the following core functions they each hold. Please see our full job description at for the full description of duties.

Skills Required

The Co-Executive Director requires multiple skill sets including a high level of organization and communication, the ability to design effective systems and structures, flexibility, a highly autonomous and innovative way of approaching work, and a commitment to the Cultivate vision and values.

The preferred candidate will have:
● 7-10 years’ relevant experience and/or combined university degree (grants management, organizational development, food justice). It is helpful to have experience with nonprofit organizations.
● Excellent communication and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with flexibility and alignment to our mission.
● Supervisory and management experience that aligns with our organizational values.
● Experience with transformational leadership models focused on building equity.
● Experience working in diverse communities; clear understanding of multi-cultural contexts and racial equity practices.
● Computer competence including MS Office Software. Advanced experience with other online tools such as Google Suite, Canva, and Bloomerang are helpful.

Candidates that have racial equity analysis skills, anti-racism backgrounds, or are members of Black, Indigenous, LatinX, LGBTQIA, and other historically marginalized communities, as well as long-time Charlottesville residents, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule

This a Charlottesville-based position with some in office and on-site time required, and some work-from-home available. The Co-Executive Directors are exempt salaried positions at 100% FTE (40 hours/ week).

Hours are typically during the school/workday with regular meetings on evenings or weekends.

Additional Info

To apply, please first visit to view the full resume. Then submit a résumé, cover letter, and contacts for two references to the Hiring Coordinator at Include Co-Executive Director in the subject line.

In the cover letter, please address: How your experience is relevant to the Co-Executive Director role; what interests you about this position with Cultivate Charlottesville, and your familiarity with Charlottesville in the context of racial equity. If you have the software, please bundle your cover letter, résumé, and references into one PDF.