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  • 12/09 Friday
    Bunny Book Group
    11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    December Community Dinner
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Gifting For Good
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    12/10 Saturday
    Grace Farms Tour
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Songs of the Season
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    12/13 Tuesday
    Astronomy with the Connecticut Science Center | Geminids Meteor Shower
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    12/15 Thursday
    Tea For a Better Tomorrow
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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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

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Grace Farms Foundation has experienced extraordinary success and growth since its founding. Programming, events, staff, and infrastructure have all evolved and expanded dramatically in recent years. Looking ahead, the organization expects that growth will continue through both planned and unexpected opportunities at local, national, and international levels.

As a result, the organization seeks a creative, strategic, forward-thinking, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. This person will be a key partner to the CEO with the ability to tell the story of the Foundation’s current and future work through a multi-faceted financial lens.

The ideal candidate will articulate the financial opportunities in new initiatives and mitigate risks through proactive strategic financial planning, tracking, and projections; provide deep financial analysis and financial impact measurement; and clearly communicate the current and future financial picture depending on a range of hypotheses and scenarios. The ideal candidate will assess and analyze existing revenue sources design new financial models as needed, and evaluate the organization’s finances through a social impact and sustainability lens. The CFO will be a proactive, strategic thinker able to provide the financial lens for organizational and programmatic decisions.

To see the job description and apply, please visit the PBR Executive Search Firm website:  https://www.pbrsearch.com/wps/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/GF-CFO.pdf

Qualifications

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Café Associate/Barista - Part Time

Part 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/Barista is an integral part of the Grace Farms team and helps create a positive experience for all our visitors. The Café Associate/Barista 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.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from Grace Farms
  • Requires long periods of standing and some lifting
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19.

Hourly pay rate: $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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Café Associate/Barista - Full Time

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/Barista is an integral part of the Grace Farms team and helps create a positive experience for all our visitors. The Café Associate/Barista 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

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.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from Grace Farms
  • Requires long periods of standing and some lifting
  • Grace Farms Foundation has a mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19.

Hourly pay rate: $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.

 

Apply

HR & Operations Administrator

Full Time

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

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the institution’s lead and point of contact for the administration of the entire HR lifecycle of every employee from on-boarding through annual review/performance management cycles, ongoing training and professional development, to exit procedures and off-boarding. Maintains all employment files and documentation (paper and electronic) in accordance with all legal requirements and organizational priorities. Communicates regularly with managers on related timelines, processes and deadlines.
  • Manages and executes all HR functions associated with payroll/timecard processing and benefits administration – including management and oversight of 3rd party partners and vendors associated with those services. Coordinates and communicates Open Enrollment and carrier-sponsored wellness initiatives to staff. Assists managers and employees navigate their way through all time clock/timecard issues, application of PTO, leaves of absence, scheduling, and all benefit related activities including open enrollment and life status changes. Serves as a resource for employees by handling their questions related to benefits, payroll, and other general HR inquiries.
  • Administers retirement savings plan in coordination with the HR Director and Accounting Team.
  • Working in collaboration with the Director of HR and hiring managers, takes the lead on all administrative functions associated with organizational recruitment efforts from job posting, candidate screening, interviewing and selection, through offers and onboarding of new hires, paying particular attention to details and efforts that will support the organization’s commitment to being a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive workplace.
  • Provides administrative support and general assistance to the COO and other Operations Team leadership in preparing for presentations, spreadsheets, forms, trainings, meetings, and other Operations-based logistics and administrative coordination as needed.
  • Assists in Place-Based programmatic research, inquiries, and contract shepherding. Serves as Point of Contact for visiting talent/programmers/consultants and advisors for on-site events as needed. Actively participates in wayfinding, hospitality, site preparation and program execution during “All Hands on Deck” programming.
  • Working in collaboration with the Employee Engagement team, manages all employee relations and team building initiatives to cultivate and foster a culture of interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation which reflects and expresses the Vision, Values and Mission of the Foundation. May take the lead or provide oversight of appointed leads for various employee based events and service projects.
  • Works in collaboration with the Special Project Liaison related to HR activities such as the birthday/anniversary recognition programs as well as general Reward and Recognition initiatives and celebrations.
  • Serves on the Health & Safety Committee and maintains all Worker’s Comp and OSHA reporting and administrative requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring the organization is compliant with all mandated training, record keeping and reporting in regards to workforce activities such as FMLA, ACA, COBRA, FLSA, Unemployment, COBRA, etc.
  • Prepares and provides HR and Operations analytics, organizational charts, data and metrics to senior management
  • Other professionally related duties as required

 

Qualifications

Qualifications/Skills/Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Human Resources related field. Not-for-profit experience a plus.
  • Technical competency and demonstrated proficiency in Power Point, Excel, Word, payroll/HRIS systems and other useful business software tools.
  • Previous experience administering robust benefit plan, including retirement savings plans (401k/403b).
  • Must possess exemplary verbal and written communication skills as well as a high EQ.
  • Demonstrates proven competency in active listening, critical thinking, judgement and decision making and time management
  • Proven ability to multi-task priorities while remaining nimble to pivot at a moment’s notice in order to leverage new opportunities to provide positive outcomes for the Foundation and its teams.
  • Must be highly organized with acute attention to detail
  • Must possess a great sense of humor, patience, empathy, a positive outlook, and can-do acumen
  • 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

Compensation $30-32/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.

 

Apply

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