Executive Director Search

Grow Dat Youth Farm seeks an Executive Director with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience growing nonprofit organizations. Our next Executive Director will have experience building relationships across difference, and they will align closely with Grow Dat’s organizational values of youth leadership, sustainability, inclusion and multiculturalism, food justice, love of land, and solidarity.

Additional information regarding the position, including qualifications, can be found in the Candidate Profile

The Search Committee is now accepting nominations, inquiries, and applications for the Executive Director position. Interested applicants should submit their letter of interest and resume via email at

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct any questions, nominations, or applications to or call (225) 769-2676 to speak with a search consultant directly. 


Effective July 17, 2017, Johanna Gilligan is stepping down as Grow Dat's Executive Director. We are proud to announce that Johanna has accepted the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University. Read her goodbye letter here.

Grow Dat's Assistant Director Mike Kantor has stepped into the role of Interim Director until a new director is hired.