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Communications Professional at University of Vermont - 13876

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Communications Professional
University of Vermont
05405 Burlington , VT ,
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Job Description: 

The University of Vermont (UVM) hosts the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a $9.4 million sustainable agriculture competitive grants and education program, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, that serves farmers, researchers, educators, nonprofit staff, graduate students and others throughout the 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states (Maine to West Virginia and D.C.). Learn more about Northeast SARE at

Northeast SARE is committed to engaging agricultural communities of color and others that have been historically underrepresented in our regional farm and food systems. Each of our team members are essential in the implementation of our strategic plan to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization. Northeast SARE’s host institution since 1988, the University of Vermont, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Northeast SARE is especially interested in candidates of color and candidates with experience working in agricultural communities of color and other historically underrepresented communities.

Communications Professional

The Communications Professional at Northeast SARE is responsible for the development, design, and content of publications, news releases, and social media to assure the program message is consistent, clear, and targeted.

As Northeast SARE's host institution, the University of Vermont Extension will house this full-time, salaried position (with a full benefits package) in the South Burlington, Vermont office but may be open to any field UVM Extension field office where space is available. Remote work is possible, though this position must be willing to travel to the office periodically.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

This position serves as Northeast SARE’s public information officer. They will provide clear and consistent information to program audiences about SARE’s grants-making and educational opportunities and manage all program communication channels including print, digital (website, blog, and other electronic communications channels) and social media.

Education & Experience: 

Bachelors degree in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, understand sustainable agriculture and grant making, and be eager to work with diverse people.

Application Instructions: 

Read the full position description, including how to apply, at: Contact Vern Grubinger at with questions. Review of applications will begin December 6 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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