Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of WFAN Annual Conference 2021
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Farmer Assistance Program Manager
GoFarm GoFarm is hiring a Farmer Assistance Program Manager to manage all projects under our Farmer Assistance (FA) program. The program seeks to support local and beginning farmers in building farming careers and businesses by providing training and education, peer mentorship, access to land and other resources, community building and networking opportunities, and by supporting local farming-focused policy efforts. This program aims to reduce barriers to entry for aspiring farmers, especially for farmers identifying as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or veterans.
The Farmer Assistance Program Manager will be responsible for managing and evaluating existing projects, planning and implementing new projects, and developing and maintaining partnerships that support GoFarm’s mission and the goals of the Farmer Assistance program. This position will work with the Executive Director as the lead on program-related grant applications and reports, and will be responsible for program-related budgeting and financial management.
This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Executive Director. (Deadline to apply: November 12, 2021)
For more info on job responsibilities, skills and qualifications of ideal candidates, work environment, and how to apply, go to www.gofarm.org/careers.
Agroforestry Outreach & Communications Staff
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) is hiring an Outreach & Communications staff position, with support from the USDA National Agroforestry Center, to facilitate our respective and collective efforts to advance perennial tree crops for proven environmental, economic, and social benefits by expanding regional and national communications and training programs. Applicants should have experience in science communications, a bachelors degree in natural resources/ agriculture or a related field, and an openness to continuing their education in agroforestry. Outreach and organizing experience, particularly with underrepresented producers, and an ethic for equity and accessibility are also valued for this role. The full-time benefit-eligible position will be based in Mid-Missouri, with remote national collaborations. Deadline for applications is November 30th. To learn more and apply, see link and directions below: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=6&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=6&JobOpeningId=38964&PostingSeq=1
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Farmers Market & Basic Needs Manager
African Community Housing & Development Full time Compensation $55,000-60,000 + full benefits
Program Information: ACHD opened the Delridge Farmers Market in June 2021 as a community-conceived solution to historic food access issues in the Delridge/White Center neighborhood of Seattle (a USDA-designated “food desert”/food apartheid zone). The market seeks to provide affordable, healthy, culturally-relevant food to the African Diaspora immigrant and refugee community of Delridge, and in the process support the growth of food-based small businesses owned by immigrants, refugees, and people of color.
The Farmers Market & Basic Needs Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Delridge Farmers Market, from vendor recruitment to volunteer management to market administration. In addition, they will build and maintain a Community Resource Library at ACHD's SeaTac office. Multilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing events or markets Customer service experience Experience with the African Diaspora immigrant and refugee community Experience or education in food systems, agriculture, and/or event planning Experience managing programs and budgets Fluency in English required; additional fluency in a language other than English preferred Background check will be required
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Women for the Land Southeast Outreach Coordinator
American Farmland Trust American Farmland Trust is seeking a Southeast Outreach Coordinator who can support the Women for the Land Initiative as we expand our work in the American Southeast, starting in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and growing from there. This position reports to Women for the Land Initiative Director who oversees the national initiative and will also work closely with our Women for the Land Program and Policy Manager and other regional program staff who are implementing programming across the country.
This position can be a remote position; however, in-person work in the region is expected. Therefore, the individual must be based in either North Carolina, Virginia, or Kentucky to support our programming in the region. If the Coordinator wants to work from an office, there is room in AFT’s Louisville, KY office.
The Women for the Land Southeast Outreach Coordinator will help advance AFT’s programs across the country, with an emphasis on supporting extension and outreach, including planning, evaluation, and tracking of regional learning circles and their outcomes. Responsibilities will primarily focus on supporting our work with historically underserved women producers in the Southeast, where our activities are currently in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia, and expand into other parts of the region.
Humble Hands Harvest The first step on your way to worker-ownership of our farm! humblehandsharvest.com/work-with-us
The East place I manage our family’s 117-acre farm in south Central Iowa from afar. I go there about three times a year to do maintenance, mostly weeding at this point, since most of the land is in conservation, forest reserve and wildlife habitat. I would like to have someone help me. In the future, I would like to build a dwelling on the site and have a person live there and possibly grow mushrooms in the forest and plant other produce.
Collaborative Farmers Wanted
Sinsinawa Dominican, Inc. How does a collaborative farm work? Participants manage their own plots or pastures and have access to shared equipment, infrastructure, and education. The Sinsinawa mound collaborative farm is accepting applications for the 2022 growing season! If you would like to learn more contact, Laurana Snyder (Farm Coordinator, via email or phone with any questions about the program and how to apply or to schedule a visit to the collaborative farm. I would love to chat with you about this amazing opportunity to support local growers who do not have dependable access to land.
WFAN Mentorship applications now open!
Women, Food & Agriculture Network WFAN's Harvesting Our Potential program pairs women and non-binary folks who want to farm or have just started their farm business with women who are already successful farmers for seasonal mentorships. Participants are matched with mentors who are involved in the type of farming that they are interested in embarking upon and get hands-on experience.
See our website for more information and applications to be a mentee or a mentor! Opportunities currently include mentorships in Iowa and Ohio. If you're in a state outside of these and interested in the program, please contact us.
Seeking Farm Co-managers, apprentices, and community members
Mustard Seed Community Farm Mustard Seed Community Farm is looking for collaborative farmers to co-lead our farm next year, or to manage some portion of our operation. After 14 years of community farming, we are hoping to re-invigorate our farm with some new ideas and energy with some new partners.
This is not an official job posting because we don’t have an official plan for next year yet. This is an opportunity to participate in the process of designing or imagining what next year will look like. It's an opportunity to practice leadership and partnership while also enjoying mentorship.
We can provide room and board for anyone living and working 30hrs a week. Other pay or stipend possible.
To learn more about Mustard Seed Community Farm, check out our website https://www.mustardseedfarm.org/ or reach out to Alice via phone, text 978-471-8414 or email email@example.com.
Director of development
Savanna Institute The Director of Development will lead the Savanna Institute’s fundraising efforts to help scale up agroforestry in the Midwest. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and the Communications Team. Enhancing our development is integral to building the organization and realizing our vision for a multifunctional agriculture based on agroforestry systems of integrated trees, crops, and livestock and fostering ecological resilience, water quality, soil health, and vibrant rural communities. This is an opportunity to join an organization with substantial fundraising momentum and a growing public profile and build the solid, best-practices based development program that will carry it to its next stages of growth and mission accomplishment.
Ecosystem Service Scientist
Savanna Institute Widespread use of agroforestry systems has transformational potential as a means for agriculture to transition to being a source of conservation solutions with respect to net greenhouse gas balance, water quality, and other ecosystem services. The Ecosystem Services Scientist will lead efforts at Savanna Institute (SI) to quantify ecosystem services (ES) impacts in order to validate and improve the performance of specific agroforestry practices, to support the development of verification procedures and standards, and to amplify the case for expanded use of agroforestry. Initial duties include planning and implementing all aspects of two new experiments: one on carbon sequestration in a long-term pilot-scale hazelnut production planting and another on water quality impacts agroforestry implementation in various production-scale systems. The ES Scientist may design these studies based on their own skills and interests, as long as they are aligned with the basic goals SI has for the work, and will have immediate influence on planning future ES research directions at SI, as well as on refining and delivering the organization’s message on agroforestry as a nature-based climate solution. The ES Scientist will work in collaboration with a team of four PhD- and three MS-level researchers, and will have access to SI’s new demonstration & research farm near Spring Green, WI.
Savanna Institute This position will assist in the planning and implementation of farm operations within the Savanna Institute’s Spring Green Farm Campus in Spring Green, WI. This position will work closely with the Farm Director, Director of Agroforestry Adoption, and other Institute staff.
Savanna Institute Savanna Institute is seeking to assemble large seedling populations at SI-managed research stations for several key agroforestry crops that currently lack phenotypically and genotypically diverse germplasm repositories in the Upper Midwest. Establishing and evaluating these repositories will be integral to building our capacity to develop improved tree crop varieties, to realize our vision for multifunctional agriculture based on agroforestry systems of integrated trees, crops, and livestock. This position will work closely with the other members of the Tree Crop Improvement team at SI, as well as public and private collaborators across the US.
Water Quality Program Manager
Savanna Institute Savanna Institute is seeking a Water Quality Program Manager to coordinate the planning and implementation of programs and projects relating to agroforestry for improving water quality. This position will coordinate the implementation of a large grant-funded project focused on scaling up agroforestry for water quality in the Great Lakes region. It will steward the development of educational tools to further the connections between agroforestry, perennial cropping, and water quality and implementation on the ground.