Hiring: Farmland Action Plan Coordinator – MDAR
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is seeking a dedicated and self-motivated individual to join our team as the Farmland Action Plan Coordinator.
The Massachusetts Farmland Action Plan is the result of the collaborative work of over 600 agricultural stakeholders and provides a roadmap to accelerate the pace of farmland protection, address issues of inequity when it comes to farmland access, and help farms with the support they need from funding, technical assistance and business planning to enhance their viability. In this role, the Coordinator will play a pivotal role in supporting the execution of the Plan by helping to facilitate collaboration among a wide variety of agricultural and land use stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of key initiatives aimed at preserving farmland across the state, ensuring access, and enhancing viability. The Coordinator will organize meetings and working groups, create memos and reports, and develop materials and other educational materials to help ensure a collective understanding of the importance of the Plan, its goals and initiatives, and its importance for today’s and future generations. The Coordinator will also ensure the plan is addressing needs, new and evolving issues and challenges that may emerge in the agricultural sector.
The ideal candidate for this position will have planning and policy experience, be a strong communicator with excellent project management skills, a high degree of comfort with public engagement and outreach among diverse stakeholders, knowledge of the Massachusetts food system, and be motivated to take an active role in sustaining the agricultural production system in Massachusetts.
If you have 5 or more years of professional experience in the agricultural industry or a related field and are passionate about agriculture, farmland conservation, and making a meaningful impact on the Massachusetts agricultural community, we encourage you to apply for this position. Your expertise and dedication will contribute to the successful implementation of the Farmland Action Plan.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is the state agency responsible for supporting, regulating and enhancing the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures, and fulfill agriculture’s role in energy conservation and production.
This is a 37.5 hour/week contract position based in the Boston, Southborough, West Springfield or Lakeville office. MDAR currently operates on a hybrid work schedule that includes work at home, in the field, and in office as needed. The Department of Agriculture is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
You can apply for positions by logging into MassCareers or through the following portal through www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/masscareers/masscareers.html
|Farmland Action Plan Coordinator
|Regional Planner III
|225 Turnpike Road, Southborough, 01772, MA
Please note that requisitions (former Posting IDs) will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting.
The MassCareers job posting is available by clicking on the Requisition Link.