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Land For Good seeks Program Coordinator

Land For Good (LFG), a regional leader and innovator on issues of farmland access, land tenure and farm transfer, seeks someone passionate about farming, food systems and collaborative team work to join our high functioning and passionate 10-person team across New England. For 15 years, LFG has been working to put more farmers more securely on land in New England, to support farm viability, increase farming opportunity, and keep land in farming. We are a recognized national leader in our field.

The Program Coordinator will fill a key role in the organization, both assisting farmers and landowners directly in northern New England and supporting region wide program development and delivery. This position reports to the Program Director, and will work closely with the Executive Director and communications and field teams. 

Land For Good strives for a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. We seek to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, Land For Good actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to join us in our work.

This is a unique position with room for growth and adaptation over time. We will work with the right candidate who is energized about our work. Joining our team includes training, mentoring and support. 

Areas of Responsibility
Preferred Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Compensation
Location & Schedule
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Amid COVID

Areas of Responsibility (approximate time allocation)

  1. Respond to and coordinate support for farmers, landowners and others who seek assistance from LFG. This includes answering questions, making referrals to other resources/persons, short-term advising, and database entry and management  (30%).
  2. Conduct outreach, including networking, meeting participation and short presentations to represent LFG across New England, and particularly in NH (15%).
  3. Coordinate the New England Farmlink Collaborative and a revamp of the New England Farmland Finder website (20%);
  4. Manage the delivery of a new online course, Acquiring Your Farm, and support other event planning (15%);
  5. Provide program and administrative support as needed to the Executive Director, Program Director and field team (20%).

Required Qualifications 

  • Experience and skills in providing program and administrative support, including database management. 
  • Familiarity with Google suite of applications and/or Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). 
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills – an ability to engage with people. 
  • Effective communication, writing and public speaking skills. 
  • Motivated and energized to find new, creative and effective ways for internal and external collaboration and program support.
  • Self-directed; high attention to detail; capable of developing and implementing a work plan.
  • Commitment to social justice, diversity and equity; willingness to participate actively with LFG, partners and communities to create and implement an action plan…. minimize and undo past harms. (internal and external)
  • Passion for farming, food systems, environmental issues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comfortable with the latest trends and technology in online collaboration, zoom, and leading virtual meetings/events.
  • Experience in convening, facilitating, and managing groups.
  • A related Associates, Bachelor’s degree and/or work/community experience.
  • Experience with mission-driven service, public education and advocacy work.
  • Familiarity with the agricultural community in New Hampshire and/or New England.

Compensation

This is a full-time, 40 hr/week position. Annual salary range is between $39,000 to $43,000, with final salary dependent on qualifications. Compensation includes paid time off and employer contributions to a SIMPLE IRA. We actively support professional development.

Location and schedule

This position is remote and requires a home office. Candidates must be located in New England with a preference for this position to be based in New Hampshire or eastern Massachusetts. Hours are primarily Monday to Friday, 9-5 with flexibility. Occasional regional travel, and evening and weekend work will be required. 

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Please use our online Application Form to submit your resume. 

If you are having challenges with this form, please reach out to shemariah@landforgood.org with the email subject: “Program Coordinator application”.

Review of applications will begin November 1. The position will remain open until filled.

The Program Coordinator will fill a key role in the organization, both assisting farmers and landowners directly in northern New England and supporting region wide program development and delivery. This position reports to the Program Director, and will work closely with the Executive Director and communications and field teams. 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

We have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work to ensure the future of farming and food systems. Our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative team – staff, board, consultants and partners. Our vision and values are reflected in our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. LFG actively encourages people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Amid COVID

At this moment, our team is working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff are available by phone, email, and video conferencing with a limited number of in-person, individual meetings. We do require adequate physical distancing, the use of masks, and adhering to all applicable state guidelines. We remain committed to carrying our mission forward while taking necessary health and safety precautions to protect our team and the communities in which we live.