Hiring: Program Coordinator – American Farmland Trust
AFT’s New England Regional work has grown significantly over the last two years and has included launching new programs to improve soil health while combatting climate change and protecting clean water, providing direct support to a new generation of farmers, and expanding efforts to support farmers and to protect farmland. This growth is expected to continue through launching new programs, bringing on new staff, and building new relationships with farmers, partner organizations, and funders.
This exciting new growth has brought with it an increased need for implementation and management of soil health action in our climate change and agriculture program. In 2021 and beyond, AFT is prioritizing its work in regenerative agriculture, expanding our need to do more work on the ground with farmers and other landowners, and prioritizing direct assistance to New England farmers through grantmaking to help address some of the barriers farmers face in New England. The New England Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator) will be integral to AFT’s expansion and support of Regenerative Agriculture in New England, by supporting projects including the New England Farmer Microgrants Program and the recently announced Western New England Regenerative Agriculture Project.
The Program Coordinator will be based within commuting distance of the organization’s New England Office located in Northampton, MA. This position entails limited travel within New England.
The Program Coordinator must be outgoing and energetic and have knowledge of, and direct professional experience in project administration and agricultural, soil health, conservation, or climate change issues.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those submitted before Oct. 1st will be given priority consideration.