Land For Good is seeking a dynamic, supremely organized and experienced professional to serve as its Program Director. This is a unique opportunity to work on critical issues facing our farmers, rural communities, and food system: accessing and passing on farms and farmland.
Land For Good is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to put more farmers, more securely on more land in New England—and beyond. LFG works on the ground throughout New England to help farmers access and transfer farms and farmland. State-based LFG Field Agents undertake educational, consulting and networking activities on the ground with and for diverse audiences in their state. Land For Good’s three programs—Farm Seekers, Farm Legacy and Working Lands—include education, consulting, investigation and advocacy activities. All programs involve collaboration with other educators and advisors, farmers and landowners, policy makers, organizations, agencies and community stakeholders in six New England states and nationally. Land For Good is a national leader on issues of farmland access, tenure and transfer—and one of the few organized specialized solely on them.
The Program Director (1.0 FTE) will lead and manage all education, consulting and investigation activities. Primary responsibilities include:
Planning, coordinating, supervising, implementing and evaluating activities in order to advance state-specific and organization-wide strategies.
Training and supervising LFG Field Agents in developing and implementing activities in their state respective states.
Developing and managing projects, as well as service contracts.
Oversee and coordinate LFG’s regional and overall program strategy, working closely with the Executive Director and Policy Director.
The ideal candidate will have experience and proven skills in program development and project management, and excellent interpersonal and networking skills. A working knowledge and/or strong interest in farming, farmland, land access and farm succession issues is required. Education and/or professional experience in agriculture, resource management, non-formal education, planning, community organizing or related fields is highly desired. Familiarity with rural economic development and New England is a plus. The Project Director must be a well-organized, team player and work closely with our entire 11-person team located throughout New England.
This is a full-time, salaried position. The successful candidate can be based out of a home office, but will need to work two days per week in our Keene NH headquarters. Regional travel and some evening and weekend work required. Occasional national travel.
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