Tillers International (http://www.tillersinternational.org/index.html) is recruiting for a new Executive Director (please see below). Based in Michigan, this organization has been developing innovative approaches for using draft animals and other appropriate technologies to increase the sustainability and productivity of people in rural communities around the world.
Desired qualifications and application information are included in the announcement. The deadline is November 30, 2015.
Tillers Searches for Next
Tillers International is seeking candidates to serve as Executive Director. We are looking for a person passionately committed to economic development for the world’s rural poor, able to administer a rapidly growing, multi-faceted informal education operation, and willing to build on Tillers’ funding strategies.
We seek talented candidates with the capacity to develop the vision, knowledge, skills, and professional networks needed to lead Tillers’ in its continued growth and into new opportunities. For a transition period, our current Executive Director, Dick Roosenberg, plans to be available as a part-time advisory resource, but is also eager to see a new generation assume strong leadership of the organization. The new Executive Director is expected to quickly attain intimate familiarity with many aspects of Tillers’ mission and global operations.
Tillers International is re-inventing the use of draft animal power for the world’s rural poor. Its Innovation Workshops are integrating new features into ox and horse drawn tools—even designing new implements—all with a view towards being affordable for the millions who cannot afford tractors or tractor-drawn implements. These innovations are anchored in the historical knowledge base of 4,000 artifacts in Tillers’ Museum. Last year our revenues were $1.25 million USD and we provided training to over 3,000 farmers in several countries.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and performance.
Commitment to the mission of Tillers
o Organizational leadership
o Fundraising and grant development
o Non-profit operational management including personnel
o Sustainability education along with agricultural knowledge
o International development
o Communication and outreach
o Accounting and cash flow management
Education (masters preferred)
o Interdisciplinary interests
o Historically informed
o Comfortable with multiple constituencies
o Inclusive and pro-active
Deadline: November 30, 2015 (or later)
Tillers International, 10515 OP Avenue East, Scotts Michigan 49088 USA
For an informational packet beyond the website, please email/call Dick Roosenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jack Gesmundo, Board Chair, email@example.com