Hiring: Massachusetts Field Agent – Land for Good
Land For Good (LFG) is accepting applications to fill its Massachusetts Field Agent position. LFG works throughout New England helping farmers access and transfer farms and farmland, and is one of the few U.S. groups focused on farmland access and transfer issues. LFG provides education, resources and direct services to farm seekers, established farmers, landowners, and community stakeholders in all six New England states. Learn more at www.landforgood.org.
LFG Field Agents educate and consult with farm seekers, established farmers, and landowners. Field agents cooperate with other groups on education, community outreach, advocacy and special projects toward improving farmland access and transfer in each New England state and across the region.
The Massachusetts Field Agent is a part-time, hourly position starting at 8-16 hours per week with the possibility for more expansion. Major responsibilities include consultation with individuals, families, organizations and agencies; delivering workshops and other educational programming; and networking with organizations and agencies to develop, improve and maintain land access and transfer services.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and networking skills, plus a working knowledge and/or strong interest in farmland access, tenure and transfer issues. Education and/or experience in agriculture, land use planning, and/or community development is preferred, as is familiarity with Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Field Agent will work closely with other LFG field agents and staff (half are actively farming), but will work from a home office, or from a space provided by a Massachusetts organization or agency. Work schedule is flexible, travel time is paid, and related expenses are reimbursed.
Before applying, please download and review the detailed job description that can be found here.
Applications should be submitted by email and should include a cover letter and resume with relevant experience. LFG will accept applications until April 25 (or until the position is filled). The anticipated start date is in late May or early June.
This announcement is also available online at landforgood.org/job.