Executive Director (CEO)

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Trustees and ExeCom.

1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

Actual Job Responsibilities:

  1.  Planning and operation of annual budget.
  2.  Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
  3.  Serving as GAITF’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
  4.  Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance GAITF’s Mission.
  5.  Report to and work closely with the Board of Trustees to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State.
  6.  Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
  7.  Strategic planning and implementation.
  8.  Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
  9.  Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  10.  Review and approve contracts for services.
  11.  Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.



Internal Control and Compliance Director (COO)

The role involves providing financial and administrative support to colleagues, clients and stakeholders of the business.  Help maintain an organization's ethics code. An ICCD is responsible for conducting evaluations of their organization to assess risk and compliance with regulations.

ICCD is a function that provides a way for monitoring and measuring an organization's resources, policies, procedures and responsible for increasing the operational efficiency of organizations, detecting and eliminating fraud and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations. ICCD also includes the following:



School Director (COO)

School Director, direct and shape the curricula and teaching processes in a school.  School Director run the educational programs at non-school settings, such as museums, businesses and non-profit organizations. They work with educational committees and advisory groups within the community to come up with the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of their students.

School Director, providing advice to teachers, school administrators and support staff. They provide training in the use of educational materials and techniques. School Director advise educators on how to comply with local, state and national standards, as well as work closely with school boards to apply the board's rules and regulations.

School Director research and select textbooks, as well as other educational materials and order or authorize the purchase of supplies. They may also be involved with the research and design of educational materials and instructional methods. Other job duties of School Director include mentoring new teachers, teaching workshops or seminars and observing teachers in the classroom. Additionally, School Director may provide constructive feedback based on teacher evaluations.


Mission and Vision

Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher and Staff Development

Family Engagement

School Culture and Climate

Community Relationships and Outreach

Human Resources




Board Relations



CDAC Director (COO)

Community Development Assistance Director is responsible for planning and organizing the implementation of projects, administering community development activities, and coordinating the implementation of public facility improvements, public services and other related programs.

Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of the Planning and Community Development Department; with the Principal Planner and staff, develops, implements and monitors long-term plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the GAITF’s mission and Council priorities; directs the development of and monitors performance against the annual department budget and the GAITF’s Capital Improvement Plan budget; manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, policies, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards. Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of the Principal Planner, Senior Planner, and their assigned staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; makes decisions on compensation and other rewards to recognize performance; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with the GAITF’s personnel rules and policies. Provides leadership to develop and retain highly competent, public service-oriented staff through selection, compensation, training and day-to-day management practices that support the GAITF’s mission and values. Represents the GAITF and the department in Special Bodies, ExeCom and GAITF meetings; informs and advises these groups, as well as the GAITF Manager, on local and regional community development, environmental and infrastructure planning issues. Ensures the timely preparation of complete and accurate staff work for presentation to citizen committees, commissions and the GAITF; performs research and analysis for presentations on special projects and community/planning issues.

Interprets the department’s codes, regulations, plans, policies and functions for elected and appointed boards, citizens, the business community and the public. Coordinates and manages the GAITF’s contract with the Department. Assembles the necessary GAITF and external consulting and volunteer resources to resolve a broad range of issues in current planning, advance planning, special local/regional planning projects, capital improvement projects and code enforcement programs. Oversees the preparation of new GAITF ordinances and the amendment of existing ordinances, the municipal code and the Community Plan; ensures conformance to GAITF plans and regulations through code enforcement strategies; provides for appropriate protection of the GAITF’s natural resources and the preservation of the community’s unique character. Manages multiple capital improvement projects; coordinates Community Improvement Plan (CIP) project activities with other GAITF departments, retained engineers, and outside agencies and utilities. Monitors national and state-wide developments in planning, economic and community development matters; evaluates their impact on GAITF programs and operations; implements departmental process improvement where warranted; represents the GAITF in regional conferences and other forums.




Organic Farm & Eco Park Director (COO)

The Farm Manager will develop and manage all aspects of the GAITF Organic Farm and Eco Park production fields including growing organic vegetables, fruits and herbs; identifying and selling in local markets and on-site; managing farm interns and working with volunteers; and speaking to public groups that frequent the farm .

Education Responsibilities

  1. Assists in developing a schedule of workshops / enrichment sessions for the farm apprentices (in collaboration with Farm & Community Education Coordinator).
  2. Assists in leading the workshops / enrichment sessions, which may include demonstrations on the farm, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and extension staff.
  3. Conducts daily field walks with apprentices to teach seasonal concepts, identify pests and diseases, and answer questions.
  4. Writes and sends out a weekly email field report to farm apprentices, Board, and ExeCom.
  5. Supervises group work days on the farm with the help of the Assistant Farm Manager and/or Volunteer Coordinator.
  6. Communicates with Assistant Farm Manager what needs to be accomplished during work shifts.
  7. Supervises group work days in the GAITF Tech greenhouse with the help of the Assistant Manager and third-year apprentice who serves as greenhouse manager.
  8. Create curriculum materials (e.g. Powerpoint slide shows and handouts) as needed for enrichment sessions.
  9. Leads Organic Pest & Disease Management Field Day and assist with Food Safety Workshop
  10. Act as a resource for program information for project partners, grant proposals, community members, Organic Farm & Eco Park staff, and the media as required.

Production Responsibilities

  1. Develops and implements a production management plan consistent with organic standards to achieve harvest goals for vegetables, flowers and herbs to serve GAITF members and two markets/ week. Includes a propagation schedule, harvest goals, crop selections, plans for rotations & sequencing of plantings, cultivation, pest and disease management, harvesting, and soil fertility. The former Farm Manager has completed a planting and greenhouse propagation schedule for the season and the spring/summer seed order to give a head start on the season. This is of course subject to change per the incoming farm manager’s input.
  2. Implements the above schedules.
  3. Assists in outlining and designing GAITF program.
  4. Records, itemizes, and submits receipts for operational expenses.
  5. Places orders for seed and farm supplies. Researches and orders tools and farm equipment in accordance with budget. Helps procure donations of farm tools, services, and supplies.
  6. Works with irrigation specialist to plan, modify and/or expand irrigation system for production on farm.
  7. Oversees harvest and post-harvest handling.
  8. Creates weekly To-Do list for the soil’s and the crops’ needs as part of the field update email.
  9. Identifies outside personnel to perform tractor maintenance as needed.
  10. Performs or ensures entry of data pertaining to harvest, GAITF distribution, wholesale sales, planting, greenhouse seeding, seed source, farmers’ market sales, pest and disease management, fertility input application and other information as needed in compliance with organic record keeping standards and per needs.
  11. Complete wholesale sales using existing chef email database to advertise available produce to local buyers (e.g. restaurants and grocers) and coordinate delivery and payment for produce.
  12. Creates Farm and Apprenticeship update for bi-monthly Board Meetings/ExeCom Meeting.
  13. Attend Farm Operations or Site Plan meetings as needed.
  14. Property maintenance as needed (mowing).



HRC Director (COO)

Human Resources Center Director is responsible for the smooth and profitable operation of a company's human resources department. Typically, they supervise and provide consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations.


The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company. The major areas directed are:

The Human Resources Director originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the Executive Director and serves on the executive management team; and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues.

Development of the Human Resources Department

Human Resources Information Systems HRIS

Training and Development


Employee Relations

Human Resources Director Job Description Components




Organization Development

The Human Resources Director assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.

Human Resources Director Job Description Components

To perform the Human Resources Director job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to lead as the company Human Resources Director.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.