The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley

The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley

Grace Grzanek

1911 W Wilson

Batavia, IL 60510

(331) 302-8498

Positions Available:

  • Assistant Executive Director

Skills or Experience Necessary:

Candidate must

  • be willing and capable of implementing the specific mission of The Just Food Initiative of the Fox Valley
  • be able to work amiably with the Fox Valley community’s diversities and challenges
  • have successful experience in executive functioning
  • understand the role of a Board of Trustees, implement accordingly
  • show success in motivating, organizing, supervising Leaders and Volunteers — by consensus, not hierarchy
  • understand legal and financial responsibilities of a not-for-profit organization
  • demonstrate ability in management of all JFI’s programs and projects and their marketing
  • have successful experience in not-for-profit fundraising
  • be willing to be trained in organizing and maintaining a farmers’ market, supervising other personnel in this
  • be able to design and implement JFI internal policies and procedures
  • demonstrate outstanding skill in speaking and writing the English language
  • own reliable computer, maintain dedicated at-home work space, be highly organized and self-motivated
  • be interested in expanding up-to-date knowledge of nutrition, agribusiness, environmental justice issues
  • be creative, resilient, persevering, committed
  • be capable of working as part of a TEAM, with STRONG INTER-TEAM COMMUNICATION
  • be reliably available 6 times / year for Saturday Team meetings and weekly executive meetings
  • be willing to travel locally

Broad acquaintance with social justice, knowledge of and dedication to food injustice issues an enormous plus.  Bi-lingual ability a plus.  Background in biology / organic chemistry helpful.  Work is at home, in Batavia office, in the community.

Minimum Age Requirement:


Minimum Hours per Week:


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