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  • 10/21 Thursday
    Exploring Nature Series
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    10/22 Friday
    October4Design
    11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Fall Forest Walk
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    10/23 Saturday
    Design for Freedom & Sustainable Materials Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Family Discovery Guide from the Arts Initiative
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Wildlife Encounters
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Fall Forest Walk
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Fieldnotes on Time
    Featuring Distinguished
    Poet Tracy K. Smith
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Exploring Nature Series

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Work With Us

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Our Values, Our Culture

As we aim to advance good in the world, we  believe that our culture and the manner in which we work carries the same significance as the outcomes we are trying to achieve.

 

Grace
We seek to understand and engage with one another with humility, forgiveness, and respect.
Peace
We pursue a just, diverse society through our initiatives and place, starting with ourselves.
Excellence
We continually aspire to elevate our collective work through an inner drive to go beyond what has been done before.

Openness
We communicate often and honestly, championing the resolution of issues promptly and directly.

Meaning
We cultivate meaningful community rooted in joy, integrity, and our common sense of purpose.

New Outcomes
We learn and collaborate broadly, generating new perspectives and outcomes to advance human flourishing.

 

Grace Farms is dedicated to providing access and opportunities for diverse communities to collaborate for good. Our Foundation’s commitment to diversity begins with our staff and extends to all aspects of our programs, work, and on-site experience.

Learn more about our Vision, Mission, and Team.

 

 

A Week at Grace Farms

Open Positions

Senior Content Manager

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Position Overview:

The Senior Content Manager will be responsible for assisting to develop and execute content plans and updates that reflect the thought leadership and programmatic goals of the Foundation’s President & Founder, Marketing Director, and other internal stakeholders. In collaboration with members of the Marketing team, s/he will serve as principal copywriter for a wide variety of content designed to engage targeted audiences. The Senior Content Manager will write and create content for multi-touch marketing collateral that leads to successful public and private programs, greater public understanding of the Foundation’s vision and mission, increased public engagement, and new outcomes.

The Senior Content Manager will work with the wider Communications & Marketing team. S/he will support the Foundation’s marketing cycle, working collaboratively with Foundation team members to create content collateral that aligns with department and program goals.

To achieve these goals, the Senior Content Manager will be responsible for consistently increasing understanding of Grace Farms, the Foundation’s initiatives, and the Foundation’s audiences. She/he will propose and manage content plans to support Marketing Campaigns, and advance public engagement with the Foundation and its programs, create targeted marketing communication/campaigns, develop key marketing partnerships, and provide requested metrics to the Director of Marketing.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Primarily responsible for managing content creation and distribution across digital channels with targeted copywriting to particular audiences through newsletters, website updates, and other marketing vehicles.
  • Utilize content marketing experience to increase awareness and visitation to Grace Farms, as well as the engagement in it’s programs, while meeting set performance metrics.
  • Gather and analyze data from Pardot and Salesforce, as well as Grace Farms other marketing automation processes, to determine effectiveness of content marketing approach.
  • Collaborate with larger marketing team and foundation leadership to create content for the website and targeted newsletters.
  • Work closely with internal and external teams to ensure content deadlines are met.
  • Support public relations outreach and content creation as it pertains to related marketing tasks.
  • Communicate regular updates to Communications & Marketing team about marketing objectives, progress, and programs.
  • Develop and nurture marketing partnerships, with particular attention to program- related partners.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of relevant technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of related marketing experience required
  • Excellent storytelling and writing skills
  • Comfort with automated, metric-based marketing
  • Demonstrated strength in project management, ability to handle multiple projects with multiple internal teams simultaneously
  • Ability to synthesize content, information, and stakeholder ideas and to distill to a consistent, strategic brand message
  • Strong experience establishing marketing objectives and creating compelling marketing content with measurable results
  • Ability to create and establish task-oriented project plans and templates, while balancing those objectives with changing priorities
  • Self-starter who excels with deadline-oriented milestones
  • Success at establishing credibility with a high-performance leadership team
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign appreciated.
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs, bend, climb stairs, and stand for an extended period of time

Grace Farms Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Housekeeper Full Time

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Candidate Profile:

Will report to the Housekeeping Supervisor; all housekeepers are responsible for maintaining Grace Farms’ immaculate cleanliness standards. Housekeepers will execute the daily tasks required for all indoor facilities at Grace Farms.

 

 

Qualifications

Housekeepers will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven dedication and an eye for cleanliness and details. Experience and other qualifications include:

Job Duties:

  • At least one year experience cleaning and maintaining all office areas, kitchenettes, lounges, restrooms, classrooms.
  • Disinfecting all office spaces using appropriate cleaning supplies.
  • Cleaning of all hallways, stairways, elevators, and several outdoor rooms.
  • Following a task list and verbal directions for daily cleaning is essential.
  • Empty garbage bins/cans throughout the property.
  • Vacuuming
  • Good energy, due to the amount of extensive walking on the property which includes stairs, both indoor and outdoor
  • Looking for a team player who is willing to work effectively & respectfully with other staff members.
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to effectively communicate with peers, management and visitors
  • Positive attitude.
  • Observe and report any damage to the Facilities Assistant or Housekeeping Supervisor.
  • Follow all company safety and security procedures.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs., bend, climb stairs, and stand for an extended period of time.

 

Compensation: The housekeeping position is a full-time, year-round non-exempt position. Compensation is $18/hr.

Schedule:

Monday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday off

Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

The work schedule may include special events on the weekends or in the evenings. See the above schedule, as this will be the primary weekly schedule unless notified of changes in advance.

 

Grace Farms Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Line Cook - Full Time

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Grace Farms utilizes harvested fresh produce from our Community Garden to create healthy, delicious and original dishes.  This position will report to the Director of Culinary Operations and is responsible for preparing all products with friendly, individualized attention towards each customer. He/she is responsible for preparing food items on the main kitchen line including positions at the grill, flat top, oven, and pantry.

Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, our working environment includes a park like setting with glass volumes giving the visitors and employees a 360 degree view of where we inspire people to collaborate for good.. We offer a full range of benefits including medical and dental, employer paid 80%, vision, AD&D, life insurance and short term disability,

MUST have reliable transportation as we are NOT near public transportation.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Verify that prepared food meets requirements for quality and quantity.
  • Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking.
  • Clean, stock, and restock workstations and display cases.
  • Promotes a safe and clean kitchen and service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • May work special catering events on site, as needed.
  • Contribute to a team oriented culture of mutual respect and support for each other.

 

Qualifications

Experience and other qualifications include:

  • Minimum High School Degree or equivalent. Culinary Degree Preferred, but will consider equivalent years of cooking experience.
  • Minimum of 1+ years cooking in a fast paced, efficient kitchen serving the public working off a daily menu
  • The highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest, and fair.
  • Action-oriented, proactive work ethic; a desire and talent to forecast and solve problems
  • Must be able to work overtime, as needed.
  • This position will work on site in New Canaan. Must have flexible schedule, as well as the willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs, bend, climb stairs, and stand for an extended period of time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Grace Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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Membership Coordinator

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives ‘ nature, arts, justice, community, and faith ‘ and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities. As a part of this work, Grace Farms recently launched Design for Freedom, a new movement to eradicate forced labor in the building materials supply chain.

The Foundation carries out its work through the publicly available facilities and integrated programs of Grace Farms, an 80-acre property owned and operated by the Foundation. Grace Farms was established as an essential platform for the Foundation, serving as a welcoming place where individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities come together to collaborate for the common good.

Learn more about our internationally-acclaimed architecture, news about our humanitarian work, and Grace Farms’ leadership.

 

The Role

 

In the newly created role of Membership Coordinator, you have the opportunity to launch our new Grace Farms membership program and develop meaningful community through membership. Through the proactive leadership of the Membership Coordinator, people will connect with Grace Farms Foundation’s humanitarian mission in profound ways.

Reporting to the Strategic Partnerships Director, you will seek to support and grow the membership community of Grace Farms Foundation through an emphasis on relationship-building, facilitate member events and programming, and efficiently and effectively answer membership questions, including membership status, renewal, logistics, payment, and access.

A successful candidate will help implement and activate a vision for this new program with smooth operational coordination among departments, and facilitate a sense of discovery and connection for our membership community. She/he will communicate professionally with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a fluency in conveying our mission.

Your Day-to-Day

Membership

  • Be a part of the ongoing development and implementation of our new membership program, ensuring consistent alignment with institutional objectives.
  • Cultivate and deepen relationships with members, with an eye towards diversity, equity and inclusion, by creating authentic personal interactions, expanding member knowledge and interest in the organization, and resolving questions. Focus on interacting at Grace Farms with members, as the key point of welcome and hospitality.
  • Serve as central point of contact for members, orient new members, and coordinate member service programs.
  • Communicate membership value and benefits to current and prospective members and assist them in determining the membership level most appropriate for their interests.
  • Ensure that data about our members is accurate and regularly updated in the central Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database.
  • Process membership applications and enter contact, payment, and other information in Salesforce CRM as needed
  • Key internal staff point-person for all member events, ensuring that all points of coordination are defined in advance and delivered upon among multiple departments
  • Manage new member and renewal appeals and invoicing.
  • Respond to general inquiries.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with sponsors of members programming and events.
  • Actively participate in crafting an ongoing membership development strategy, including networking with peers at other non-profits to identify best practices and engage in program planning with GFF leaders.
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing & Communications team on a daily basis to plan and implement membership promotions and communications strategies to engage current members.
  • Work closely with Visitor Services to ensure proper procedures are in place for on-site sales and front-line staff is aware of member programs and communications.
  • Engage staff in member recruitment and retention.
  • Develop and maintain all office/electronic files and systems associated with membership.
  • Monitor and report on key metrics related to membership and generate reports to inform member engagement strategy.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience in member management, volunteer management, development, fundraising, corporate responsibility, or marketing in the nonprofit, for-profit or social entrepreneurship sectors is preferred.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and excellent project management skills. Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner. Anticipates contingencies and has ability to prioritize key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources.
  • Possesses superior communication and interpersonal skills. Is cool under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during stressful situations; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence during moments of tension, and has a hearty sense of humor. Embodies the values of grace & peace and exhibits kindness in all interactions
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment and to develop the necessary trust and credibility to work with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of outstanding leadership skills.
  • This position will work on site in New Canaan Tuesday-Saturday. Must have flexible schedule, as well as the willingness and ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency in Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power point) and membership/development databases are required. Experience with Salesforce systems preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects and priorities effectively and professionally.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs, bend, climb stairs, and stand for an extended period of time.

Grace Farms Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Marketing Project Manager

Full Time

Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd. New Canaan, CT

Responsibilities

Position Overview:

The Marketing Project Manager will be responsible for assisting to develop and execute marketing project plans that reflect the thought leadership goals of the Foundation’s Founder & CEO, Initiative Directors, and other stakeholders. As project manager, you will be responsible driving project deliverables and milestones for mission critical humanitarian work, often with time-sensitive deadlines. This will lead tosuccessful public and private programs, greater public understanding of the Foundation’s vision and mission, increased public engagement, and new outcomes.

A successful candidate will identify opportunities to streamline optimization and propose innovative solutions. Working in a dynamic entrepreneurial setting with a world-class team, this position will be the backbone of the marketing department, with their project task management directly contributing to creating more grace and peace in the world. Our cross-sector impact includes the disruption of modern-day slavery, domestic violence, environmental crimes, and donation and preparation of more than 250,000 pounds of food to neighbors facing food insecurity in the last year.

This position will work directly with the Director of Marketing to evaluate and create strategies to effectively implement the marketing phase of the program and project cycle, including mapping out the tasks needed to implement that strategy.You will also serve as the internal day-to-day marketing liaison between Foundation teams to ensure the successful scheduling and execution of event and project campaigns.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Creating a Project Brief for each Project or Event that outlines and manages “pre, present, and post” marketing tasks. This would include creating, managing and updating the tasks in project management software, and providing a weekly, monthly, quarterly status report.
  • Extract data for marketing event/project budgets for the year so that expenses can be tracked effectively.
  • Yearly Project and Event Calendar (information to be given by event manager and/or Initiative Manager)identify all the tasks, figure out their duration, and manage the process.
  • Coordinating with Marketing, Communications, Brand Design and Strategic Partnership Directors for their input on each Project Brief to align goals and needed content and collateral.
  • Setting a content, production and editorial schedule for each Project Brief in our project management system and following up with collaborators to keep to the calendar, utilizing our project management system to oversee the step-by-step creation, review and final approval for planning, content and collateral.
  • Responsible for collecting and generating monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on Project/ Events success metrics
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Coordinate approved budgets, and track related invoices as needed.
  • Coordinate advertising/promotion plans, correlate specified budgets and measuring/ reporting outcomes
  • Support public relations outreach and content creation as it pertains to related marketing tasks.
  • Communicate regular updates to Communications & Marketing team about marketing objectives, progress, and programs.
  • Develop and nurture marketing partnerships, with particular attention to program-related partners as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of relevant technologies in relation to marketing and promotion
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of events marketing & project management experience required
  • Demonstrated strength in project management, ability to handle multiple projects with multiple internal teams simultaneously
  • Ability to synthesize content, information, and stakeholder ideas and distill to a consistent, strategic plan
  • Strong experience establishing marketing objectives
  • Ability to create and establish task-oriented project plans and templates, while balancing that objective with changing priorities
  • Self-starter who excels with deadline-oriented milestones
  • Experience with CRM tools (Salesforce and Pardot) preferred
  • Proven ability to set measurable goals, and to be able to provide key insights to the metrics of their fulfillment
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign appreciated.

Grace Farms Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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