Farm Program Coordinator

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Title:

Farm Program Coordinator

Employment Type:

Contractor

Location:

SEATTLE, WA

Salary:

20/hr

Application Contact:

hr@tilthalliance.org

Job Description:

Job Title:              Farm Program Coordinator
Status:                  Full time (40 hours per week) Non-Exempt / Contract
Duration:             September 2019 to March 2021
Reports to:          Farm Program Manager
Location:              Good Shepherd Center
 
Tilth Alliance believes everyone deserves to eat well, every day. For 40 years we’ve created a better food culture in Washington by teaching people to grow, prepare, and eat food with a clear understanding of the interconnectedness of food, health, community, and the earth’s sustainability. Using fields, farms and kitchens as classrooms to teach much more than agriculture, we transform lives and the communities we serve.
 
Our Farm Program provides services and education across the state in support of sustainable and organic farming practices. The Coordinator will support that work by managing user posts on wafarmlink.org, contacting landowners and land seekers to assist with land matching, and facilitating a new business training program for beginning farmers. The Coordinator will also attend regional working groups of agricultural professionals to report on program activities and explore partnerships with other organizations. Other job duties include collecting and analyzing survey responses from event participants, conducting research on key issues related to Washington agriculture, and entering data into Salesforce. Approximately 80% of this position will take place in an office setting, and 20% will require travel to various locations around Washington.
 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all aspects of the Washington FarmLink website, from user posts to site maintenance
  • Connect with other land matching organizations around the state
  • Facilitate a year-long business training program for beginning farmers
  • Represent Tilth Alliance at regional working groups of other agricultural professionals
  • Assist with coordination and site setup for educational events
  • Survey collection and analysis
  • Conduct research on Washington agriculture
  • Data entry into Salesforce
 
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Desire to work in the local food system and tackle issues facing Washington farmers
  • Self-directed and able to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability and success working with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to problem solve and work in dynamic settings
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
 
 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Experience leading or teaching adults
  • Experience with WordPress and Salesforce
  • Experience working in agriculture
 
 
This is a 40 hour per week, full-time, non-exempt temporary position. It is eligible for benefits. This position will be based at the Good Shepherd Center, with occasional work at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Compensation is $20 per hour.
 
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@tilthalliance.org. Priority will be given to applications received before August 30.
 
 
Tilth Alliance is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is essential to achieving our mission. Tilth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Women, people of color, and individuals from under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Tilth Alliance
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N,, Suite 100
SEATTLE, WA, United States
Phone: 2066330451
Web: tilthalliance.org

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