Farmshare Austin is seeking
new board members!
We are looking to create a diverse Board of Directors representative of folks who are committed to advancing the mission of Farmshare Austin, who bring a strong equity lens to our organization, and who reflect the diversity of Central Texas.
This is a great opportunity to serve on the board of a growing local organization that is committed to building a healthier local food system in Central Texas.
About Farmshare Austin
At Farmshare Austin, our mission is to grow a healthy, just and equitable local food system by increasing community food access and cultivating new farmers.
We envision a future of resilient local food economies that ensures equitable access to food and to the resources needed to farm. Farmshare has two main program areas: Food Access and Beginning Farmer Education.
You can learn more about Farmshare Austin by exploring our website.
The ideal candidates will have some of the following qualifications:
Professional expertise in areas such as law, fundraising, finance, land access (purchasing/financing), community health, farming, and/or food value-chain.
Previous experience with non-profit financial systems.
Previous Board Experience or non-profit fundraising.
Experience working with economically diverse populations and multilingual communities.
Don’t have these experiences just yet? We still encourage you to reach out.
Board Responsibilities and Duties
As a board member, you will advise the ED on the organization's efforts towards our mission and lend your expertise to help us support Farmshare programs.
The Board of Directors meets every other month, and each board member participates in a committee which meets in the interim months.
Members are expected to attend Farmshare fundraising events which happen 2-3 times a year.
Board members are responsible for helping the organization meet its financial goals. Each board member will be asked to contribute $2,000 a year to Farmshare’s fundraising efforts, either through a gift of personal significance or a meaningful personal effort. This personal effort could include donating professional expertise, fundraising from donors, recruiting event sponsors or soliciting matching gifts and in-kind donations.