Executive Director | Do More Agriculture Foundation
Website Do More Agriculture Foundation
Do More Agriculture Foundation
Founded in 2018, The Do More Agriculture Foundation (DMAF) is the voice and champion for the mental wellbeing of Canadian producers. DMAF is changing the culture of Agriculture to one where all producers are encouraged, supported, and empowered to take care of their mental wellbeing.
DMAF began its work in the industry with a simple call, that we must do more to support our farmers. Producers are among the most vulnerable people when it comes to mental health issues. By collaborating with the entire industry and those working to address the state of mental health in Agriculture, we continue to make a substantial and long-lasting impact.
Since bringing the conversation of mental health out of the shadows and to the forefront, DMAF has helped educate over 1000 producers in 60 communities and certifying almost 500 individuals in Mental Health First Aid. Other programs developed and offered by DMAF include:
- Talk Ask Listen workshop: A 4 hour in-person or online agriculture-specific mental health workshop.
- Talk It Out: A weekly peer to peer support session
- AgCulture: An agriculture mental health literacy program
DMAF is continuing to increase mental health awareness, expand our reach and develop and offer programs and resources so that all producers in Canada know and can rely on mental health services to help them in times of need and crisis. By collaborating with other mental health organizations, government, and the agriculture industry, DMAF will continue to focus on producers and their mental health needs.
Do More Agriculture Foundation: Executive Director
Position type: Full Time
Location: Remote within Canada
Reports to: Board of Directors
The Executive Director (ED) will ensure DMAF continues to be the leader in mental health in Canadian agriculture. The ED will execute on the vision and goals set forth by the Board of Directors and help continue to grow and expand the organization by working collaboratively within the agriculture and mental health industries. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will have day to day operational and strategic responsibilities for DMAF staff, programs, and the expansion and execution of its mission, which includes:
- Leading, mentoring, hiring and evaluating a passionate and high-performance team, contractors and volunteers.
- In conjunction with the Board, developing long and short-term strategic and business plans.
- Manage day to day operations and overseeing the development and execution of projects and initiatives as part of the strategic plan.
- Engages, develops and strengthens relationships with partners, agriculture organizations, private and not for profit organizations, federal and provincial governments, and mental health providers and organizations.
- Identifying the mental health needs of the agriculture industry by working collaboratively with partners to create, build and execute local, regional and national programs and resources.
- Acts as the spokesperson and represents the organization in industry and government discussions, events, committees, joint projects, and media requests and public facing opportunities. Manages finances and secures financial resources to ensure the availability, ongoing viability and delivery of tangible mental health programs and services for farmers across Canada.
- Advocates for farmer mental health with government departments and officials
Qualifications and Skills
- Post secondary education (certificate, degree, etc) and 5+ years experience in a leadership role.
- Intimate understanding of Canadian agriculture, with the ability to relate with farmers and the farming community
- Authentic passion for DMAF mission and to further the cause of mental health in Canadian agriculture
- Proven track record in building and maintaining relationships with industry and government stakeholders
- Demonstrated aptitude as a strategic thinker with the ability to lead and execute
- Action oriented, with strong organizational and change management skills
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in building and managing a team with demonstrated success as an empathetic, inclusive, thoughtful and caring leader
- Professional, humble and compassionate approach
- Experience in the mental health field is desired
- Ability to travel throughout the year and across Canada
- Bilingualism is an asset
Competitive compensation package available.
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