POSITION: Director of Finance & Administration

TERMS: Full-time, Regular (year-round), Exempt

COMPENSATION: Annual salary of $65,000-70,000 (based on education and experience), group health insurance, IRA match, and generous PTO

HOURS: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, occasional evenings and weekends required

SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director

ENVIRONMENT: Hybrid; Primarily work-from-home, with in-office option. On-boarding and ongoing work will contain in-person elements.

The Food Literacy Project’s mission is about youth transforming their communities through food, farming, and the land. Dedicated to a vision for a healthy and equitable community where people and places thrive since 2006, the Food Literacy Project engages youth, their families, schools and neighbors in hands-on learning and leadership development experiences with farming and fresh foods at outdoor classrooms our urban farm, in school gardens, and in classrooms and kitchens. The organization advances a more just and sustainable food system and strengthens communities, positioning youth as drivers of personal and social change.

The Food Literacy Project is in an exciting phase of growth toward our Forever Home, with plans to purchase 10 acres of land in southwest Louisville this year to establish a youth-driven farm and plant our roots long-term. Our Forever Home will serve as a vibrant hub for urban agriculture, youth development and employment, fresh food education and access, community engagement, and cultural exchange. Future phases of this plan will include infrastructure to support program growth and expansion, an outdoor classroom, and community gathering space.

The Food Literacy Project’s values include:

ENERGY: We are bold and inspired by our community.

ROOTS: We are grounded and purposeful, connected with people and dedicated to sustainably

addressing community needs.

DISCOVERY: We embrace the joy of learning by doing.

CULTIVATION: We bring great care to our work and relationships; we nourish growth in our community, and in turn are nourished ourselves.

ABUNDANCE: We leverage our community’s diverse assets to achieve personal and social change.

JUSTICE: We pursue fairness and equity.


The Food Literacy Project is seeking an engaged, self-directed leader to offer strategic financial oversight and participate in shaping broad organizational strategy alongside our collaborative leadership team during a season of growth and transformation for our organization. Through ensuring proper accounting of our $1.8 million budget and supporting our skilled staff team of 18 (including 8 youth employees), the Director of Finance and Administration will help the Food Literacy Project deepen our community impact as we anchor our work on land of our own.

The Director of Finance and Administration will join an inclusive and collaborative work culture, built on mutual respect. 100% of our staff have completed the Social Justice Youth Development certificate program through the University of Louisville – an opportunity that will be offered and encouraged for new team members. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to the organization’s values: energy, roots, discovery, cultivation, abundance, and justice. The Food Literacy Project offers a flexible, hybrid work environment with opportunities to gather in-person with youth, neighbors, and each other.


With support and oversight from the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration will manage the organization’s financial and administrative functions, including accounting and bookkeeping, human resources, insurance, and maintenance of assets.

Accounting & Finance:

  • Bookkeeping – maintain timely and accurate entry of all financial transactions
  • Internal and external reporting – create and share financial reports and analysis
  • Annual Budget – facilitate budget development process
  • Grant expense management and reporting
  • Payroll processing – oversee and manage all aspects, including timesheet management system and accurate data entry
  • Bill payment
  • Accounting of organizational assets
  • Financial analysis, including forecasts for projects and ongoing operations
  • Financial policy oversight

Human Resources

  • Policy – ensure HR policies are up to date and compliant with federal, state, and local laws
  • Hiring and retention – assists in developing hiring and onboarding processes
  • Compensation analysis – work with Executive Director to ensure competitive and appropriate compensation structure
  • Completes background checks for staff and volunteers
  • Supports team in staff development issues as they arise
  • Benefits programs – explain and enroll staff


  • Provides oversight of policies – commercial liability, vehicle, group health care, workers compensation
  • Ensures proper procedures are followed in workers compensation incidents


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 3 – 5 years of professional accounting and finance experience, with demonstrated increasing responsibility and leadership skills
  • Nonprofit experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Shares a commitment to the Food Literacy Project’s mission and vision
  • Experience using a computer and applicable software (i.e. Microsoft Teams, Office, Excel, Outlook, QuickBooks, etc.)
  • Self-directed and organized, with excellent communication (verbal and written) and active listening skills
  • Flexible and adaptable; possesses a solution-oriented approach.
  • Experience working in and with south and west Louisville communities strongly preferred
  • Excellent strategic thinking, leadership, and relationship-building skills
  • Able to physically participate in and lead farm and garden work projects (walking, lifting, kneeling, etc.), and to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to vehicle


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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Food Literacy Project emphasizes diversity in both our programs and our staff, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws.