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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.

 

 

Open Positions

Development Advisor

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

POSITION OVERVIEW

As Development Advisor, reporting to the Director of Development, you will activate local (CT/NY) community and fundraising goals through the strategic development and management of special events and benefits. This role will amplify the annual communication goals of the foundation through thoughtful and purposeful gatherings. In partnership with the Board of Directors and internal stakeholders, the Advisor will lead and deliver a set of gatherings that range from the annual anniversary benefit, to small curated gatherings that steward relationships, to domestic and international special events for Design for Freedom Pilot Projects, and achieve revenue and partnership goals.

The majority of this role focuses on local stewardship in the Connecticut and New York Region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with CEO, Advancement team, and Communications team on key messaging opportunities that can be communicated through special events to develop a calendar of select gatherings both at Grace Farms and in locations around the world (to support project openings, etc.) The calendar would be created to align with Membership events, and other public and private events by Grace Farms Foundation.
  • Identify and manage the resources needed to carry out the Deliverables Timeline
  • Contribute to the growth of Grace Farms Foundation’s cultural and community impact by identifying, cultivating and soliciting high level prospects (individuals and organizations), and managing relationships in a manner that aligns with Grace Farms’ culture of hospitality and the goals of the event
  • Partner with Development, Marketing, Brand Design, and Communications teams to develop specific collateral, which may include invitations, dedicated emails, content for website, day-of Benefit presentation, programs, etc.
  • Advisor’s presence at select special events.
  • Partner with Director of Development to implement annual fundraising events (which currently includes our annual benefit, and spring dinner).
  • Develop and implement a framework for small gatherings that could be executed at Grace Farms to enhance opportunities to share the work of the Foundation, including Design for Freedom (retreats, guided tours, dinners, etc.) Achieve specified fundraising goals and conduct evaluations post-event.
  • Develop and implement domestic and international special events that align with Advancement objectives (example: Venice Biennale, Design for Freedom Pilot Project openings, Advisory group travel.) Achieve specified fundraising goals and conduct evaluations post-tour.
  • Partner with Director of Development to develop invitation lists, bringing in new Grace Farms Members and diverse community of supporters to the development of invitations.
  • Identify funding partners that will support the cost of special events, stewarding relationships as applicable.
  • Documents donor contacts in Salesforce CRM system
  • Coordinate according to the requested timelines for deliverables set by the CEO and/or Chief Advancement Officer
  • Manage relationships with designated event partners and vendors with communications-based approach
  • Other professional related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Proven experience managing successful galas/benefits and special events for non-profits
  • Exemplary demonstrated strength in project management, skilled at identifying opportunities for synergy, and able to effectively manage multiple workstreams and projects
  • A flexible planner and a problem-solver, and work well with the team to move the Foundation’s fundraising and partnership goals forward.
  • Exemplary communication and project management skills to support the planning and execution of the benefits and special events with internal and external teams
  • Excellent, clear communication; the ability to speak and write persuasively to all
  • Highest level of integrity defined as being incredibly ethical, professional, responsible, truthful, at the same time having a reputation for being authentic, honest, and fair in everything s/he does
  • Positive and encouraging attitude, with great interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of social giving and philanthropy landscape, with experience coming up with creative and organization-specific solutions
  • Positive and encouraging persona, with great “people person” skills
  • Understanding of Salesforce-based platforms and willingness to learn to learn and use Ticketing and Fundraising platforms as needed is required
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

About Grace Farms:

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.

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Visitor Experience Associate - Part Time

Part Time

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

Responsibilities

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 Visitor Experience Associate (VEA) will serve as an integral part of setting the tone for exceptional visitor and member experiences for all who visit Grace Farms Foundation (GFF). This position will be pivotal to ensuring that visitors and event guests are warmly welcomed, processed and pro-actively assisted with their on-site visit. The Visitor Experience Associate will be part of a team that makes the “visitor-centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges. Team members will work in various locations on the property, including, but not limited to the Welcome Kiosk, Welcome Center, Sanctuary, Pavilion and Court, as well as provide visitor experience related support for public and private events on site.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Warmly greets all visitors wherever they are assigned that day by creating a welcoming and friendly environment where visitors receive prompt, efficient and pleasant attention whether it be in person, on the phone or via e-mail.
  • Efficiently and effectively processes all visitors and members using the appropriate technology at the particular station or event they are assigned which may involve credit card and member card processing. Requests appropriate ID as necessary to ensure the integrity, safety and security of the visitor’s credit card and membership. Follows all established GFF financial/credit card policies and protocols with accuracy, integrity and honesty.
  • Anticipates and responds to visitor needs by providing accurate and helpful information about Grace Farms and all its offerings. Provides suggestions for personalized visit itineraries based on the visitors’ needs, interests, time, and other visitors attending with them (family, children, adults).
  • Promotes and educates visitors to the benefits of membership and processes membership applications including upgrades and renewals.
  • Solicits and records visitor feedback, suggestions, complaints and compliments about their experiences at GFF and make the supervisory team aware of such feedback for use in continuous improvement and quality control initiatives and efforts. Alerts supervisory staff to potential issues, problems and possibilities in a timely manner.
  • Continuously expands personal knowledge about GFF, its grounds, offerings, exhibitions, events and initiatives by active participation in training, staying abreast of news, events, and programs through team meetings, verbal, written and electronic communications, asking questions of staff and supervisors, and observing on-site activities.
  • Follows all safety protocols when greeting and processing visitors, guests, staff and members at the Welcome Kiosk upon arrival. Provides helpful and friendly guidance and direction to each arriving guest and member to start their visit to GFF in an exceptional manner.
  • Using best judgement, respond to visitor situations, calling upon supervisory and safety staff as needed in a timely, calm and clear manner.
  • Serves 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.
  • Always maintains a positive and professional image, reflecting pride in the position and enthusiasm for the Foundation.
  • Constantly contributes positively and enthusiastically as part of a team-oriented department with a “can-do” and joyful attitude.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s, or course work related to obtaining a degree preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Previous experience in customer-service related positions required.
  • Proven ability to work comfortably and effectively with computers and other visitor facing technology. Experience with Point of Sale systems greatly preferred.
  • High energy, enthusiastic, customer centered intelligence and acumen is essential.
  • Must possess superior interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to extend kindness, grace and joy with every interaction.
  • 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.
  • Must have transportation, valid background check, and ability to work weekends and evenings.
  • This position must work on site at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT.
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

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.

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

 

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Design For Freedom (DFF) Project Manager

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Overview

Design for Freedom by Grace Farms is a new 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.  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.

The Role

To further this work, we are looking for a Project Manager to support and accelerate this progressive Movement envisioned by our CEO and Founder. The successful candidate will work closely with the Design for Freedom team on new Design for Freedom pilot projects, as well as further raise awareness of forced labor in the building material supply chain.  This work requires exceptional organizational, communication, writing, and research skills, as well as experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The person who fulfills this newly established position 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 work on pilot projects and advocacy are key facets 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:

Pilot Projects

  • In collaboration with the Ethical Materials Director and other Design for Freedom team members, assist in the management of both local and international pilot projects. These projects have committed to Design for Freedom principles and require support and assistance in order to research building materials and trace supply chains as far upstream as possible.
  • Advise diverse project partners on how to optimize material choices while reducing negative impacts and creating long-term outcomes and scalable solutions
  • Track and compile material documentation and measure quantifiable results that can be shared with the public through project briefs, case studies, and additional research

Strategic Partnerships & Working Group

  • Collaborate with external stakeholders to cultivate partnerships with mission-aligned organizations
  • Prepare required presentations and materials for Design for Freedom Working Group convenings
  • Serve as the manager for the Working Group online collaborative action platform

Research and Content Creation

  • Conduct research on ethical building materials and supply chains, including the 12 materials acknowledged in our Design for Freedom Report and Toolkit
  • 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
  • Work with our Marketing team to keep designforfreedom.org website content current and aligned with overall strategy.
  • Curate content for our monthly newsletter, Design for Freedom Digest
  • Write original copy for published Grace Farms Foundation reports, as they relate to Design for Freedom

Presentations and Lectures

  • Support our CEO, Ethical Materials Director, and other Foundation leadership on preparation for external presentations, including visiting lecture series at colleges and universities, conferences, and both public and private events
  • Surface relevant research that may pertain to a specific project, presentation or audience
  • Attend onsite and offsite meetings, discussions, and lectures in order to ensure continued momentum and immersion

Programming

  • Assist in planning the annual Design for Freedom Summit held at Grace Farms
  • Conduct periodic on-site tours for both public and private groups
  • Collaborate with internal colleagues and other Grace Farms’ Initiatives to integrate Design for Freedom principles into their programming and work

 

 

 

Qualifications

Your Skills & 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
  • Have a working knowledge of the AEC industry and an intellectual curiosity about building materials and supply chains
  • Willing to be a thought partner and collaborator with colleagues from across diverse sectors
  • 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 with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, attention to detail, and quality of work
  • Thrives in highly collaborative, fast-paced and flexible environments
  • 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
  • Possess an entrepreneurial and creative spirit and vision to successfully navigate uncharted waters in the pursuit of achieving mission-based goals
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in architecture, construction, or sustainability
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following industry certifications (or equivalent) is preferred: LEED, WELL, LFA, PHIUS, AIA
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

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.

 Benefits

Grace Farms offers a competitive benefit package that includes a choice of medical plans, a dental and vision plan, 100% employer-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability.  We encourage our staff to take time-off to rest and recharge and provide PTO, sick, and personal days as well as 10 paid holidays.  All staff are welcome to explore the beautiful 80-acres of our preserved land and may take part in any of the numerous public events on-site.

Compensation Range: $70,000-$90,000/year based on experience

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

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Development Director

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

The Role

Grace Farms Foundation is looking for a team player and leader that can elevate the Foundation’s unique mode of contributing to the world and garner sustainable support through multiple channels of giving programs and partnerships. We are looking for someone who can incubate and accelerate the Foundation’s established fund-raising channels and create profound new fundraising paths drawing from their reservoir of professional development experiences and networks. This is an exciting opportunity to grow a department and to be at the forefront of philanthropic innovation.

The ideal candidate will have experience with non-profits and foundations particularly in the cultural institution or conservancy fields, understand the evolving world of philanthropy, and is eager to tell compelling stories of how Grace Farms Foundation is a unique model for accelerating good. They will know how to reach new audiences for purposes of development, while continuing to cultivate existing partners and supporters with care and excellence.

The Development Director will thrive in entrepreneurial environments that pursue more than funding targets- they will have a passion for capacity building and creating relationships, across sectors and among individuals. Grace Farms Foundation values creating new outcomes, and the Development Director will be a key partner in ensuring fiscal longevity, so the Foundation can continue this work for decades to come.

Location & Travel

While there is flexibility to accommodate some work from home, this position will be primarily located at 365 Lukes Wood Road in New Canaan, CT. The position includes travel in Connecticut and New York, for the purposes of relationship development. Some flexibility to work from home can be accommodated.

Your Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • This working manager will collaborate regularly with Foundation Leadership, Initiative & Departmental Directors, Leadership Advisory Committee members, and other key Foundation colleagues and volunteers to understand, strategize, support, and execute overall Foundation goals for fundraising.
  • Provides day-to-day and strategic management, coaching and mentorship of the modestly sized Advancement and Strategic Partnership team, stepping in as necessary to assist in the execution of their tasks to bring goals and strategies to completion, assuring the timely flow of pertinent and relevant information internally and externally, when appropriate.
  • Lead the Planning, project management and implementation of special donor cultivation events, including annual benefit, signature development events, meetings, tours, and other special gatherings.
  • Facilitate, oversee, track and report on donor relationship and solicitation programs and approaches from all sources of giving including the Foundation’s membership program, individuals, foundations, corporations, and other strategic partners.
  • Design and implement new channels of giving for the Foundation that is in keeping with its objectives and values.
  • Represent the Foundation in various front-facing capacities, including public presentations, with a focus on authentic engagement, connecting the Foundation’s leadership to new networks, and stewardship. Identify, research, and develop corporate, community, and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities.
  • Oversee development operations and fundraising reporting, which include our constituent database, compliance, reporting regulations, auditing, updated legal policies, and other standards and requirements for gifts solicited by and received by the Foundation.
  • Provide research as necessary on trends to position Grace Farms Foundation’s work in a relevant context.
  • Liaise with Board members and Leadership
  • Explore and oversee strategic grant opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Ideally 10+ years of development and philanthropy experience, with 5 years in a leadership position
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree. Higher level degrees preferred.
  • Strategic problem solver who relishes opportunities to bring people together to advance the mission of an organization.
  • Proven ability to craft and articulate a case for support for Foundation programs, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experienced manager who can lead and maximize team members towards common goals.
  • Interest in innovating within the department but also creating lasting and effective new structures and channels for giving.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing successful comprehensive development plans.
  • The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record in all aspects of fundraising, including membership programs, major gifts, online giving, foundation support, planned giving, special events, and development operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to sustain relationships and compel donors at various levels.
  • Works thoroughly and timely with excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of donors and Foundation leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organization and to enthusiastically and successfully engage in one-on-one solicitation and ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Track record of, and an interest in, learning and developing as a professional, staying on top of best practices and aligning donor stewardship strategies to those practices.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the Foundation’s mission.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, CRM software/donor databases, web-based applications and use of the internet for research required.
  • We are a highly collaborative space so candidates must be flexible, and enjoy working with colleagues from diverse industry backgrounds.

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.

Benefits

Grace Farms offers a competitive benefit package that includes a choice of medical plans, a dental and vision plan, 100% employer-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability. We encourage our staff to take time-off to rest and recharge and provide PTO including vacation, sick, and personal days as well as 10 paid holidays. All staff are welcome to explore the beautiful 80-acres of our preserved land and may take part in any of the numerous public events on-site.

Pay: $100,000 – $115,000 per year

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

 

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Facilities and Landscaping Team Member - Full Time

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

The Facilities and Landscaping Team Member is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks and grounds keeping. This is an ideal role for those that like a variety of challenging tasks both indoors and out. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be able to exercise considerable independent judgment while performing duties.

All candidates must have reliable transportation as Grace Farms is not located near public transportation options.

Responsibilities

  • Performs typical building and grounds maintenance tasks to support the entire facility
  • Maintains the facility and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations
  • Conduct general landscaping upkeep, like mowing weeding, pruning, etc.
  • Maintain and secure work tools, equipment, and shed storage organization
  • Conduct daily facilities inspections
  • Performs snow removal duties when required or any other facilities services during an emergency due to severe weather or utility system failure
  • The use and repair of common tools and equipment used in general maintenance and landscaping methods, and materials used in general building maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, building, and HVAC
  • Maintaining facility structures, walkways, and roadways
  • Moving furniture for room and event setup
  • Help with loading and unloading materials onto and off of trucks, golf carts, etc.
  • Support team members to get complicated tasks completed
  • Complete other special projects periodically
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School degree required; college degree or trade certification preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in maintenance, facilities, ground care, or field with related skills
  • Trade skills like plumbing, electrical experience, etc. a plus
  • Must be capable of working in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of tools, common appliances and devices
  • Basic knowledge of general repairs and maintenance work
  • Action-oriented, proactive work ethic; a desire and talent to forecast and solve problems
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs, bend, stand for an extended period of time and work in all weather-related conditions, e.g. heat, rain, wind, snow
  • Ability to speak and understand English fluently
  • Comfortable using a computer and learning new programs
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees

Compensation range $20-$22 per hour based on experienceWe offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, PTO days, AD&D, life insurance and short-term disability.

Schedule

8am-4:30pm with alternating weekends, 2 weekends per monthSchedule may include special events in the evenings.

Grace Farms Overview:

Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through nature, arts, justice, community, faith, and Design for Freedom, a new movement to remove forced labor from the built environment. The Foundation carries out its work through 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.

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

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

 

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Café Associate Team Member - FT and PT

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Position

Grace Farms, located in New Canaan, CT, provides a meaningful space for people of all ages, experiences, and interests to gather, collaborate for good, and pursue a more peaceful world. The role of a Grace Farms Café Associate is an integral part of the Grace Farms team and helps create a positive experience for all our visitors. The Café Associate is part of providing visitors an expectational and memorable experience.

Responsibilities

  • Stays informed about all events and offerings of Grace Farms Foundation and shares this information in an accurate and enthusiastic manner with visitors to the Commons.
  • Greets all customers with consistently warm, friendly, personalized greeting and service to every guest and customer. Moves quickly, but efficiently, accurately and safely through each transaction to minimize wait time for each guest. Thanks each customer for their order.
  • Processes each customer order through the Grace Farms Point of Sales and credit card transaction system.
  • Follows all Grace Farms beverage recipes and procedures to make requested drink orders for customers.
  • Follows all health & safety procedures when fulfilling guest pastry and food orders.
  • Communicates and educates customers about menu items, retail items and specials – including ingredient lists.
  • Works to maintain a good customer experience and reports any customer complaints to their supervisor.
  • Assists the culinary team with getting food orders out to the customers.
  • Promotes a safe and clean service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards.
  • Communicates on a high level with the kitchen team to expedite customer orders.
  • Helps clear and wash dishes.
  • Practices proper food organization, labeling, and storage.
  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Exceptionally friendly people-skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communications skills with external guests, and internal colleagues.
  • Ability to maintain high-energy throughout the day, and ability to remain calm, friendly and unflustered during high volume periods of operations.
  • Customer service experience required and food/beverage service preferred
  • Working knowledge of a Point of Sale (POS) system
  • Able to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Flexible schedule that will include weekends and some evenings.
  • Requires long periods of standing and some lifting
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19.

Compensation: $18/hour

Grace Farms Overview:

Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through nature, arts, justice, community, faith, and Design for Freedom, a new movement to remove forced labor from the built environment. The Foundation carries out its work through 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.

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

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Line Cook - Full Time

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Grace Farms, located in New Canaan, CT, provides a meaningful space for people of all ages, experiences, and interests to gather, collaborate for good, and pursue a more peaceful world.

Our Line Cook is an important part of our Commons team, contributing to a great culinary experience for Grace Farms’ guests. The Commons is our community gathering place with communal tables from which visitors take in the expansive views of our 80 acres of landscapes, while enjoying food and beverages from our Commons menu.

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

*We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, PTO days, AD&D, life insurance, and short term disability.

All candidates must have reliable transportation as Grace Farms is not located near public transportation.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in the Commons’ 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.
  • Promote a safe and clean kitchen and service environment by supporting Grace Farms sanitation and cleanliness standards.
  • Maintain 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.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Degree or equivalent. Culinary Degree preferred but will consider equivalent years of cooking experience.
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • 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.
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

Compensation: The line cook position is a full-time, year-round, non-exempt position. Compensation is $21/hr.

Grace Farms Overview:

Grace Farms Foundation’s interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through nature, arts, justice, community, faith, and Design for Freedom, a new movement to remove forced labor from the built environment. The Foundation carries out its work through 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.

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

Grace Farms is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

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