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Job Description

Responsibilities: The Executive Director leads the organization and, under general direction of the Board of Directors, has overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, finance and budget management, fundraising, programs, and execution of IATP’s mission and strategic goals. The Executive Director is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Qualities: IATP is looking for a collaborative, values-driven leader who possesses an internationalist perspective, is passionate about agriculture and food systems and can skillfully manage a complex, dynamic organization. Successful candidates will have:

  • Stature in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in advocacy work
  • Experience and success in fundraising
  • Passion and ability for managing a dedicated staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to engage with many different cultures, constituencies and audiences
  • Integrity, humor and intelligence
  • Experience working with a board

Benefits and Compensation: Compensation for this position is based upon qualifications and experience. IATP offers excellent health insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, 403B retirement plan with employer match, employer paid life, AD&D and LTD insurance.

To Apply or Inquire for Further Information: If you would like to have a preliminary, confidential discussion about the position, or have ideas of potential candidates to share, send an email to and one of the search committee members will respond. To apply, please send the following materials to the ED Search Team at

  • One-page cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Salary requirements
  • References

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received by Sunday, March 1. 

IATP is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at IATP.

IATP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status or any other characteristic as established by law.


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