New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is hiring for a National Farmer Training
Networks Manager. Please see full description and application instructions
Position Status: Full-Time salaried, commensurate with experience
Reports To: National Technical Assistance Manager
Posting Date: 3/22/18. Position open until filled.
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our
local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to
produce food that is sustainable, nutritious and culturally appropriate and
making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility,
ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides
critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new
farmers. The National Farmer Training Networks Manager will work as part of
New Entry’s National Programs Team to oversee the administration of New
Entry’s National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI), Ag Apprenticeship
Learning Network (ALN) and other nationally-focused projects. This involves
managing partner networks; scheduling, planning and hosting professional
development events and conferences; developing educational resources, toolkits
and guidebooks; and supporting beginning farmer training programs with ongoing
project planning, development, advocacy, and evaluation.
New Entry operates under two fiscal sponsors – Tufts University and TSNE
MissionWorks. While this is one unified full-time position, half of the
responsibilities fall under projects/funding via Tufts and half under TSNE.
The position is therefore technically employed by Tufts 50% and TSNE 50%, and
will require your job application be submitted to both entities.
Key Job Elements:
• Conduct national planning, outreach, and technical assistance (TA) to
emerging or developing beginning farmer training and incubator farm programs
through recruiting clients and engaging partners in TA and community of
practice (CoP) efforts.
• Help develop TA protocols in areas of financial literacy, land and credit
access, and metrics and evaluation for farm incubator projects.
• Maintain national NIFTI TA request and referral system.
• Develop national webinars on beginning farmer training program topics.
• Refine and expand upon web-based national clearinghouse for farm incubator
• Develop case studies, success stories, and best practices.
• Organize multi-day NIFTI Field Schools and CoP national meetings/
• Facilitate ongoing CoP strategies for beginning farmer program staff.
• Document and evaluate program outputs and outcomes.
• Collaborate on development of national metrics and evaluation of beginning
farmer training projects.
• Collaborate on national-level research on beginning farmer training
• Promote and distribute existing toolkits, fact sheets, and other materials.
• Collaborate with national partners on local and regional-level projects to
encourage and strengthen farm beginning farmer training programs by partnering
and serving in an advisory capacity as requested.
• Work with New Entry’s National Programs Team on other national projects as
• Promote New Entry’s work on a national scale by attending and presenting at
relevant conferences and events.
• Participate as part of a team to support the mission of New Entry by working
with staff to develop robust program metrics and evaluation tools to share
nationally and to educate New Entry staff members about best practices gleaned
from national organizations.
• Create and manage consulting agreements and contracts with program partners.
• Develop and maintain operations manuals for all aspects of National TA
This position provides supervision to graduate student interns and work-study
students and manages technical assistance partner contracts with collaborating
• Access to reliable private transportation necessary and ability to travel
• Flexible schedule needed, including evenings and weekends.
• Prior experience in national outreach, adult education theory, beginning
farmer and rancher training strategies, local and regional food systems,
educational resource development, and organizational development preferred.
• Cross-cultural experience helpful.
• Experience with programmatic evaluation and assessment desired.
• Experience with event planning desired.
• Demonstrated leadership skills, strong project management experience, and
attention to detail required.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse ethnic and economic groups.
• Self-directed and able to work well in a rapidly changing, high-performance
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Proficiency with standard computer software (MS Office, Social Media,
Salesforce CRM, website content development, graphic design, Excel database)
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, with a comprehensive
New Entry encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and experience. As
mentioned above, New Entry operates under two fiscal sponsors – Tufts
University and TSNE MissionWorks. While this is one unified full-time
position, half of the responsibilities fall under projects/funding via Tufts
and half under TSNE. The position is therefore technically employed by Tufts
50% and TSNE 50%, and will require your job application be submitted to both
entities. You must submit your cover letter and resume through both
application systems to be considered for the full-time role.
Instructions: Visit the Tufts Careers website
jobs.hr.tufts.edu. Click External Candidate, or Internal Candidate if within
Tufts University. Navigate to the job opening:
Title: Apprenticeship Program Coordinator - New Entry Sustainable Farming
Project, Friedman School of Nutrition
Requisition ID: 18001150
Job Posting: Mar 21, 2018
Click Apply and create a New User in the application system (or click Login if
you have an existing account). Submit your application.
TSNE Application Instructions: Visit the TSNE employment website www.tsne.org/
nonprofit-jobs. Navigate to the job opening:
Title: National Incubator Farm Training Initiative Coordinator, New Entry
Sustainable Farming Project (part-time)
Click Apply online to submit application. As mentioned above, submit your
cover letter and resume through both application systems to be considered for
the full-time role.
Please contact Kristen Aldrich (email@example.com; 978-654-6745 xt.
105) with any questions!