Employment Opportunities

Position: Executive Director

Start Date: January 2019

Looking for a dynamic addition to our ‘ohana!  Grow Some Good is an innovative organization entering our 10th year of service to local schools, keiki (children), families and the larger community on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii!  We are at another tremendous new chapter of growth and need the assistance of someone to help lead us into the future.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Grow Some Goodʻs staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.  S/he will bring a passion for education, agriculture, community service, and sustainability and will develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.  This position will start out as a contract employee (i.e. part-time) with an opportunity to grow their job to full-time status.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, and funding.


Leadership & Management: 

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, strong program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; on-time delivery of key objectives, with recommended timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize GSG volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support the Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio on committees, work closely with board on strategic direction, fundraising, and activities.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain GSG’s existing staff and expand as necessary to meet organizational goals. Inspire staff and optimize their skills and experiences.
  • Ensure effective systems to track finances, human resources, grant administration, and evaluation of programs, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
  • Work effectively with the Board Treasurer and Finance Staff (or consultants) to monitor the ongoing finances of the organization.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Working with the Development Director, expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to exceptional relations with volunteers and funders.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new growth and partnership opportunities.

Planning & New Business:

  • Implement the board-approved strategic plan for organizational development, program support and expansion.
  • Build new partnerships, establishing relationships with funders, and educational, political, and community leaders.
  • Publish and communicate program results with an emphasis on success.
  • Support the state-run Farm To School Hui to share Grow Some Goodʻs activities and leverage Hawaii connections.


The ED must be thoroughly committed to Grow Some Good’s mission– to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening local agriculture and improving access to nutritious, affordable food All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience, as well as experience in non-profit management.  Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree (B.A. minimally) with at least 5 years of non-profit management experience; track record of effectively leading a non-profit organization or unit, preferably with an emphasis on education, social, or environmental outcomes; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and led strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Desirable: advanced degree in education, agriculture, nutrition, or sustainability
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, manage, develop and inspire teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; an inspiring communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to business planning; ability to deliver projects on time
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse groups of people and personalities
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, and commitment to the mission of Grow Some Good
  • Computer proficiency and confidence with Google, Microsoft Office, including spreadsheets, web tools, and other standard office suite and basic social media tools.

To apply, please send a cover letter along with your resume to: apply@GrowSomeGood.org

**Grow Some Good is unable to pay any relocation expenses.