President / CEO

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Job Description: 

The mission of AgSafe is to provide practical health and safety education to the agricultural community.

Since 1991 we have trained nearly 85,000 employers, supervisors and farm workers in the most critical issues impacting worker safety, human resources, pesticide safety and food safety.

We have a “boots on the ground” approach to these topics, teaching both the “why” and “how” to protect workers in the field, as well as packing, processing and food manufacturing facilities.

Our success stems from this practical philosophy ensuring safe, compliant practices become an integral component of a company’s culture and day-to-day operations. It is also due to our recognition and understanding that changing culture and operations means changing behavior for owners, supervisors and workers alike.
We are now seeking a President/CEO to lead our team in Modesto, CA. 

The President and CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors and is supported by a staff of four members of the Leadership Team (Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Director of Education, Director of Finance, and Director of Business Services and Industry Relations), providing direction and mentorship to ensure the successful execution of their roles in support of the overall organizational goals. The President and CEO must remain neutral on political issues being raised or discussed and have a deep understanding of the issues and challenges directly impacting agricultural workers—e.g. health, safety, wages, etc.—that the agriculture industry faces today.

  • Medical (PPO/HMO/EPO options available), dental and vision benefits (90% premium paid by AgSafe)
  • $50,000 term life insurance (100% premium paid by AgSafe)
  • Supplemental short-term disability insurance (100% premium paid by AgSafe)
  • Paid vacation (3 weeks) and sick leave (1 week)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 401K-retirement program with company match (after 1-year anniversary)
  • 529 college savings plan program available
  • Company vehicle – Ford Edge or comparable Ford model
  • Company smartphone, laptop, printer and mobile office
  • Company credit card
  • Professional development stipend
  • Professional association membership stipend
  • AgSafe is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to all state
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Leading AgSafe Strategies - Provide strategic direction to ensure the successful day-to-day management, growth and sustainability of AgSafe. 
  • Leading AgSafe Team – Develop AgSafe’s Leadership Team to ensure business strategies, programs, policies, resources, and overall direction for the organization are being developed in tune with AgSafe’s mission, utilizing every available resource. 
  • Protecting AgSafe Assets – Maintain oversight of AgSafe risk management and compliance with all statutory, regulatory and ethical requirements regarding bylaws, policies, finance, employee health, safety, and employment.
  • Representing AgSafe - Serve as the lead public spokesperson for the organization, developing strategic relationships across all relevant public and private sectors, and exercise all responsibilities in a professional manner.
  • AgSafe Board Representative - Serve as ex-officio, non-voting member of the AgSafe Board of Directors.
  • Maintain an inclusive working relationship with the Board of Directors, staff, partners, members, and donors that emphasizes open dialogue, complete transparency, professional rapport, and a unified approach. 
  • Oversee the stewardship and management of AgSafe finances, including ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of donor, partner, member, trade organization, academic institutional, service provider, and outside pubic and government agency relationships that support the initiatives, operational excellence, and fiscal health of AgSafe.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of an effective human resources program, including compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, as well as fostering a positive, productive and proactive work environment.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of all AgSafe products and services, special events and communication tools to include establishing and monitoring key performance indicators, metrics and measurement tools to monitor progress. 
  • Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation and management of the AgSafe Fund Development Program.
  • Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation and management of the AgSafe Policies and Procedures, in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations applicable to a 501c3 nonprofit organization and consistent with best management practices.
  • Assume special activities and responsibilities as directed by the Board of Directors.

  • Frequent (45%+) travel for AgSafe member site visits, donor cultivation and stewardship, new business development, training and conference events, and AgSafe representation in external meetings and events.
  • Minimum six to eight years of non-profit management and fund development experience, preferably within a comparable business environment. 
  • Expertise in occupational safety and health, human resources, agricultural business management and/or workforce development.
  • Expertise in cultivating and stewarding partnerships and other collaborative business agreements.
  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal and listening.
  • Proven track record in fund and resource development, including traditional and emerging strategies.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with major course work in business administration/management, public policy and/or a related field. 
  • Professional certifications, licenses and/or accreditations specific to fund development, agriculture, human resources, and/or occupational safety and health desirable.
  • Demonstrates self confidence in ability to achieve tasks at hand and select an effective approach.
  • Recognizes strengths and shortcomings. Open to feedback and is self-motivated in continuous improvement.
  • Openly admits to faults and mistakes and confronts unethical behavior.
  • Adaptable to seize or create opportunities for the future.
  • Self-motivated to work through obstacles and take risks to meet continuously challenging goals.
  • Is resilient and sees opportunities in setbacks; maintains a positive attitude and influences others to do the same.
  • Understands others’ perspectives and can clearly re-state them.
  • Understands and appropriately influences through the political forces and unspoken rules at work.
  • Effectively defines the need for change then acts to support and champion it.
  • Solicits input from others and then drives a collaborative team environment.  No ego, driven to serve the best interests of both employees and the business of AgSafe.
  • Shapes perception, policy and behavior for good. Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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