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Grace Farms is temporarily closed, but we look forward to welcoming the public back in late summer, 2021. x

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

FOH (Front of House) Supervisor

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Role

The FOH Supervisor will be responsible for contributing to the Commons’ success by assisting the manager in executing the FOH operations during scheduled shifts.

The FOH Supervisor will effectively delegate team members to ensure they offer a welcoming visitor experience for all of our guests. The supervisor is responsible for modeling and acting in accordance with the Commons guiding principles.

Supervisory tasks include

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Recruiting/Training

  • Assist in interviewing, hiring and training of new staff members
  • Educate team on performance targets and goals
  • Keep employees updated on GF current events through team meetings and communication memos

Customer Service

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations
  • Resolve customer complaints, directing any escalations to your manager
  • Keep manager informed of all customer complaints

Hospitality

  • Attend hospitality training and participate in a Grace Farms tour

Sanitation

  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Ensure Commons dining areas are tidy, clean and correctly set

Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Schedule alternating stations for baristas
  • Keep up to date on all daily GF events
  • Check inventory for any FOH items needed, including menus, cards, etc.
  • Review checklist procedures
  • Check work orders and lead in setting up events with manager
  • Ensure all equipment is in safe, working order
  • Identify and maximize selling opportunities for profitable sales growth
  • Make proposals for improvements to the dining experience for our guests
  • Communicate with kitchen staff to review and understand daily menu
  • Reduce waste and compost when needed

 

Qualifications

The FOH Supervisor will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management skills, ideally with non-profit experience.

  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • 2 -3 years FOH supervisory experience
  • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest and fair.
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Must be able to work overtime, as needed.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and multitask

 

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FOH (Front of House) Lead

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Role

The FOH Lead will be responsible for contributing to the Commons’ success by assisting the FOH Supervisor in executing the FOH operations during scheduled shifts.

The FOH Lead will help support the FOH team members to ensure that service runs smoothly and offer a welcoming visitor experience for all of our guests.

FOH Lead tasks include

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Customer Service

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Responds proactively to prevent customer service situations
  • Resolve customer complaints, directing any escalations to your manager
  • Keep supervisor informed of all customer complaints

Hospitality

  • Attend hospitality training and participate in a Grace Farms tour

Sanitation

  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Ensure Commons dining areas are tidy, clean and correctly set

Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Cover different stations for baristas
  • Keep up to date on all daily GF events
  • Check inventory for any FOH items needed, including menus, cards, etc.
  • Review checklist procedures
  • Check work orders and lead in setting up events with supervisor/manager
  • Ensure all equipment is in safe, working order
  • Work with supervisor improvements to the dining experience for our guests
  • Communicate with kitchen staff to review and understand daily menu
  • Reduce waste and compost when needed

 

 

 

Qualifications

The FOH Supervisor will be thoroughly committed to the Grace Farms Foundation’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management skills, ideally with non-profit experience.

  • Minimum High School Degree
  • 1-2 years Barista / Food service experience
  • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, authentic, honest and fair.
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Must be able to work overtime, as needed.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and multitask.

 Compensation: This is an hourly, non-exempt, full-time position, starting at $17/hour.

 

 

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Design for Freedom Communications Manager

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Position Overview:

Design for Freedom by Grace Farms is a newly launched Movement to eradicate modern slavery from the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced labor in the building materials supply chain. Grace Farms Foundation, through its Design for Freedom Movement, is bringing together experts and industry leaders across the ecosystem of the built environment to illuminate modern slavery in the architecture and global construction industry, one of the largest industrial sectors in the world. The Foundation takes a distinct interdisciplinary approach to disrupt and combat all forms of contemporary slavery and gender-based violence through effective policy, capacity building, and advocacy.

To further this work, we are looking for a Communications Manager to support and accelerate the progressive Movement envisioned by our CEO and Founder. The successful candidate will balance content curation and informed writing that will be expressed through the launch of programs including: a national multi-channel social media strategy for the first-ever Design for Freedom campaign; new published works; visiting lecture series; newsletters; website content; and more. This requires exceptional communications, writing, and research skills, and an understanding of relevancy in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The person who fulfills this newly established role will play an integral role in achieving the primary goals at this stage of Design for Freedom: creating awareness and inspiring institutional action. We are seeking a paradigm shift in the industry, and our communications is one key facet of galvanizing people across sectors, including the public at Grace Farms, to design a more humane future.

 

Key Responsibilities:

In this role, you will serve the mission of the Foundation by supporting work in the following distinct areas:

Owned Media

  • Define structured strategy and create content to launch and sustain regular @dffmovement social media posts, partnering with the Marketing team to deliver content that meets audience goals. Partner with Brand Design team for complementary visual assets.
  • Liaise with Marketing team to define audience engagement goals.
  • Liaise with Marketing team to keep designforfreedom.org website content current and aligned with overall strategy. In addition to writing, project manage to identify and gather assets from internal or external stakeholders.
  • Curate content for regular Design for Freedom Digest, which includes partnering with internal Justice team for material news, an understanding of newly launched reports or essential readings, gathering of information about Design for Freedom events and other highlights. Findings and recommendations are geared toward audience engagement and growth.

Earned Media

  • Serve as the media expert for Design for Freedom and support Director of Communications with annual earned media plan, including media partnerships for milestone outcomes and events.
  • Act as a public spokesperson communicating the mission, vision, and impact of the Design for Freedom Movement and overall Mission of Grace Farms Foundation.

Presentations and Lectures

  • Support our CEO, other Foundation leadership, and Working Group members on talking points and preparation for external presentations, including visiting lecture series at colleges and universities.
  • Surface relevant research that may pertain to a specific presentation or audience.
  • Understand and refine presentation styles, and ensure that presentations are in keeping with brand standards, partnering with Brand Design team for periodic refinements.
  • Prepare required presentations and materials for Working Group convenings and presentations in collaboration CEO and other colleagues.

Research and Published Works

  • Conduct research on ethical building materials and supply chains, including the 12 materials acknowledged in our Design for Freedom report, and support the creation of an Ethical Materials Library.
  • Liaise and partner with our CEO and Initiative teams (nature, arts, justice, community, and faith) to gather, organize, and present documentation/research relevant to Design for Freedom goals.
  • Write original copy for published Grace Farms Foundation reports, particularly for Design for Freedom.
  • Set editorial standards and guidelines for published reports and other Design for Freedom editorial work.
  • Manage copyediting process for all published works, including reports.
  • Attend onsite and offsite meetings, discussions, and lectures in order to ensure continued momentum and immersion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a socially conscious mindset that understands the vision of eradicating some of our most pressing humanitarian issues through architecture and the built environment coupled with the desire and ability to take action to help eradicate injustice through a Movement such as this.
  • Strong written, organizational, and communication skill set, with the ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize content and data and a proven track record of outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit and vision to successfully navigate uncharted waters in the pursuit of achieving Mission based goals
  • AP Style preferred, with ability to adhere to brand-specific editorial guidelines
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Communications field
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Additional Industry Certifications highly desirable.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and persuasive communications skills coupled with the ability to create and sustain strong relationships and partnerships to achieve goals in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong track record of delivering projects on deadline while coordinating multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and attention to detail
  • Thrives in highly collaborative, fast-paced and flexible environments
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

About Grace Farms Foundation

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.

 

 

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Education and Engagement Specialist

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

*We are hiring 2FT and 2PT positions for this role*

Position Overview:

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:

The Education & Engagement Specialists are the team of educators on site who interact daily with the visitors to Grace Farms Foundation (GFF), facilitating brief but meaningful and engaging educational and inspirational experiences that help visitors understand the fulsomeness of the work that is Grace Farms Foundation. In doing so, the Education & Engagement Specialists inspire the visitors about, and invite them into, the Work of Grace Farms so that casual visitors can become allies, advocates, partners and supporters of GFF and the Work that it does advancing good in the world. Voracious readers and life-long learners themselves, members of the team should be creative thinkers and exceptional storytellers. Someonewho has the ability to absorb vast amounts of information, summarize and synthesize it into compelling bite-size chunks while utilizing traditional and emerging interpretive modalities that can then be scaled to share with visitors of all ages, and from all backgrounds. Such teachings should be done in memorable, fun and inspiring ways with enthusiasm, hospitality, energy and joy in order to create an exceptional experience for all those who visit Grace Farms.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Present and facilitate engaging, live demonstrations and experiences such as pop-up talks, hands-on activities, and brief mini-programs pertaining to the Work and ethos of Grace Farms Foundation on a daily basis to the general public which includes adults, children, intergenerational families, individuals and groups.
  • Constantly learn and seek new knowledge about Grace Farms, its Five Initiatives: Nature, Faith, Community, Justice and the Arts, the Design for Freedom Movement, and Grace Farms Foods. Stays up-to-date on all new and upcoming events, exhibitions and programming available to the public, the benefits of Membership and all other aspects about the Foundation, in order to effectively and efficiently communicate it to the visiting public on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of new daily engagement programs and experiences themed to support the dissemination of information about new and existing work of GFF. Constantly offer insight and suggestions to improve existing programming based on audience response and feedback.
  • Creatively and graciously invite visitor participation and interaction with questions, prompts, physical props and activities that make the programming accessible and inviting for all. Use appropriate positive reinforcement, humor and kindness to encourage visitor participation and build relationships.
  • Observe visitors’ ability to follow along and their reactions to content and then adjust properly when needed to ensure the most effective delivery of content tailored to each audience of varying age, background and familiarity levels with each topic.
  • Responsible for the set up and clean-up of the live daily programming each day, starting and ending each program on time in the proper location, and communicating any necessary changes in schedule to the supervisor on duty in a timely manner. Organize and maintain the live demonstration materials. Manage and communicate the need for inventory to the Manager.
  • Serve as part of the larger Events & Visitor Experience Team in various visitor experience capacities to extend hospitality to guests at public and private events at Grace Farms including, but not limited to: greeting, registration check-in, wayfinding, and providing necessary information to guests to ensure a welcoming and meaningful event and experience for all.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • BA or BS required preferably in Education, English/Communication, Performing Arts, Nature, Science, History, or related field.
  • Has knowledge of, and can apply best practices used in teaching and learning.
  • Prior experience teaching students of all ages in a formal or informal setting, serving as tour guide, docent, museum guide, interpreter, visitor experience professional highly desired.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills as well as the ability to work comfortably and effectively with diverse audiences including both children and adults. An enthusiastic and performance-minded individual with the ability to maintain high energy throughout each day that can create a warm, welcoming and joyful environment where visitors can learn and become inspired.
  • Must love continuous learning and have the ability to pro-actively seek out additional information about a wide variety of topics and disciplines. Must be able to absorb, summarize, synthesize and communicate information to a wide variety of audiences in an engaging and compelling way in a brief amount of time.
  • Proven experience as a team player with a “can-do” attitude, highly organized, adaptable and flexible to meet time, priority and workload demands as well as shifting schedules and unexpected circumstances that come with working with the general public. Must be able to maintain a calm exterior presence during periods of high volume, high stress or unusual events.
  • Proven ability to work comfortably and efficiently with computers, electronic communications, and other technology.
  • Punctuality is key, as well as the ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and some holidays. This position will work both indoors and outside depending on season and weather. Hours are subject to change on a weekly basis due to events and circumstances.
  • This position must work on site at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk or stand, sit, see, read and speak English clearly, hear and use hands to reach, handle or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • The employee must occasionally lift, push and/ or move up to 25 pounds.

 

 

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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.

 

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