Maryland – Campbell Foundation hiring Program Director, Agriculture

 Annpolis, Maryland

Program Director, AGRICULTURE

Now funding in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for 20 years, the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment was established to improve the conditions of America’s largest estuary system: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. The Campbell Foundation seeks to identify, broaden and strengthen leadership and community based organizations to protect living resources in and around the Bay.

Convinced of the lifestyle and economic benefits offered by a thriving Chesapeake Bay system, Keith Campbell as founder and Chairman has focused the Campbell Foundation on engaging others in partnership to build support for a healthy Bay. Partnerships with grantees and key stakeholders continue to be a focal point in delivering on the Campbell Foundation’s mission.

Indeed, all parties must take scientifically-based and strategically focused action to address the most critical problems facing our natural resources. For additional information on the Campbell Foundation, please visit our website.

The Campbell Foundation is seeking a talented and experienced Program Director, Agriculture who will be responsible for managing partnerships with the grantees of our Chesapeake Initiative. This position plays a key role in the implementation of the Agriculture Program in the Bay watershed and in creating common ground between highly diverse stakeholders such as our grantees, business interests, farmers, decision-makers and the community at large.

The Agriculture Program is focused on supporting:

  • The founding and evolution of 360° stakeholder driven, consensus-based, problem-solving groups
  • Projects that leverage emerging consumer preferences and supply chain mechanisms
  • Development of, and trials for promising new technologies and methods that help to support on-farm performance while enabling changes that yield environmental benefits
  • Develop operational specifications for all program initiatives, ensuring alignment across staff, including distinct program officer deliverables with clear delivery dates and explicit accountabilities;
  • Prepare timely, candid, actionable reports to the President;
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking models and program assessments to properly evaluate resource allocation across areas of grant making;
  • Ensure that the Program effectively utilizes the Foundation’s database to support efforts to research and track grants, grantee institutions, and their performance relative to the Program’s strategic plan and its metrics;
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging issues, polices, programs, and organizations that may affect the Foundation’s ability to carry out its mission, and propose potential strategic and tactical adjustments to the President when necessary, and
  • Oversee and ensure effective operations of the office administration and of the Executive Assistant.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing a foundation program or non-profit organization or a significant department with a mission of sustained environmental focus with multiple, diverse stakeholders, with 5+ years in an executive position such as Vice President or Program Director and managing minimally 3-5 direct reports;
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • An engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and participatory influencing skills to interact with staff, President, conservation community and grantees as well other partners with differing perspectives and interest;
  • Deep interest in diverse points of view; meeting new people; exploring new perspectives and challenging current thinking with the ability to create new common ground;

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Maryland – Charles County Government hiring Agriculture Business Development Manager  

La Plata, Maryland

The Charles County Agriculture Business Development Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and administering programs and initiatives to promote, market and enhance the County’s agricultural industries for the Charles County Economic Development Department (CCEDD).

The position serves as a Project Manager for developing, marketing and implementing programs and initiatives for the full range of local agricultural enterprises.  The position will develop and expand partnerships with key agricultural stakeholders to support and expand agricultural activities in Charles County.  The focus of the position will be on servicing the full range of needs of the agriculture industry in Charles County with an emphasis on innovative programming and marketing to expand, diversify and promote the agricultural sector. The position may assist with department general business retention and expansion activities.  He/she must be able to earn the confidence and respect of stakeholders in the agricultural community and collaborative resource partners.

Goals/objectives are set by the Chief of Business Development.  The employee will support Commissioner and CCEDD departmental goals and objectives, including those indicated in the department’s five-year Strategic Plan and the Charles County Comprehensive Plan.

Read the full description and apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/charlescountymd/jobs/1755368/agriculture-business-development-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst hiring Director of Operations

Amherst, Massachusetts

Online Advertisement and Listings:

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst manages four off-campus research/outreach farms (Agronomy and Vegetable Research and Education Center, Joseph Troll Turf Research Center, Cold Spring Orchard Research and Education Center and the Hadley Farm Equine and Livestock Research and Education Center). It also manages off campus office facilities for several Extension outreach programs. This position plans and manages activities pertaining to teaching, research and outreach on the farms and off-campus office facilities, directs and supervises the daily operations of the farms including production activities, maintenance, and fiscal management of these facilities and the hiring, management and supervision of farm employees.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in agricultural, biological, engineering, education or business management or related field.
  2. Three years farm management experience including supervisory methods and practices. (Additional experience preferred.)
  3. Supervisory experience of multiple staff.
  4. Experience planning and implementing budgets.
  5. Knowledge of safe equipment operation procedures.
  6. Computer, interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills.
  7. Ability to work independently.
  8. Required to work some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in land or property management.
  2. Academic experience in agricultural research and Extension.
  3. Experience with farm equipment operation and maintenance.

For more information on the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, please visit www.ag.umass.edu. For more information including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=67041

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

 

 

Crabtree Farms hiring Farm Manager

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Position: Farm Manager

About Crabtree Farms

Crabtree Farms, founded in 1998, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting Chattanoogans to our local foodshed. The Urban Farm is the central program of Crabtree Farms; other programs include educational workshops multiple other educational ventures. Crabtree Farms strives to educate the community through demonstration of small-scale sustainable farming and through providing fresh, nutrient rich locally grown produce to the community. Crabtree is open to the public and is typically bustling with activity.

About the Urban Farm

Crabtree offers a 75 share full season CSA and a 40 share winter CSA. We also sell at markets and to wholesale outlets. We do this with our 12 acre sustainably-managed diversified garden. We grow in 2 high tunnels, 2 greenhouses, and multiple fields. There are three primary farm staff, many workshare participants (for the main season), and multiple volunteers. Continue reading

Mercy Ships hiring Agriculture Operations Manager

Tyler, Texas

IOC Agriculture Operations Manager

Reports To: Facilities Director

Summary Description:

Manages and provides oversight, support and daily implementation for the operations and

activities of the Mercy Ships’ Texas based Farm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

• Supervise, participate and facilitate daily activities of the farm, including livestock management and health, and land use, harvest schedule, plant health, etc.

• Generate sales of Grass-Fed meats and farm fresh eggs. Continue reading

New Lands Farm hiring Urban Farm Coordinator

Worcester, Massachusetts

New Lands Farm, a project of Lutheran Social Services (LSS), seeks an Urban Farm Coordinator to support an exciting new project that engages recently resettled refugees in growing food for their families and the community in Worcester, MA. LSS is a non-profit, refugee resettlement organization that provides refugees with the support and guidance needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, community integration and a better future.

About the position

The Urban Farm Coordinator will help manage our Educational Agriculture Training Center (EAT Center), which is a small urban incubator farm in the Main South area of Worcester, MA. The EAT Center is a partnership between LSS, Worcester Regional Environmental Council, Worcester Common Ground, and the Worcester Mayor’s Office. The project vision is to train urban, new American farmers how to grow and market organic produce cultivated on previously vacant lots throughout the city. We are operating one site so far, and look forward to developing a second soon. The position is 15 hours per week, $12.50 per hour, and runs for 25 weeks beginning in April. Continue reading

DeLano Farms hiring Apprentices

Kalamazoo, Michigan

DeLano Farms is currently looking for apprentices, interns and seasonal workers to fill several summer 2012 positions.  We are a CSA model, educational farm and will be producing food for 200 shareholders this summer.

Title: DeLano Farms Apprentice

Supervisor: DeLano Farms Manager

Prepared By: Scott Fitzstephens

Date Prepared: January 17, 2012

Summary of Position:

The DeLano Farms Apprentices (we are hiring three) will join a small crew (generally 5-6 people) for all farm activities. Responsibilities will include: plant propagation, tractor work, CSA harvest and distribution, farmers markets and completion of special projects as assigned by the DeLano Farm Manager. Each Apprentice will have an area of specialty for the season, such as irrigation, the greenhouse, cultivation, etc. They will be the eyes and ears of that specialty, you will have specific in depth training in that specialty. Apprentices will report to the farm manager the needs and status of their area on a regular basis.

In addition to daily work and interactions with the farm manager, apprenticeships will include an educational training component. This includes specific study on subjects related to organic farming, relevant readings, classroom style sessions, and in the field “teachable moments”. We will attempt to visit other local farms through the season to study the diversity of farm designs and agricultural techniques in the area. Our goal is to provide each apprentice with a solid overall training about our farm systems in addition to more extensive training in their particular area of focus. Continue reading