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FarmLink Coordinator at Liberty Prairie Foundation - 9285

Job Title: 
FarmLink Coordinator
Liberty Prairie Foundation
32400 North Harris Road
60030 Grayslake , IL
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

The Liberty Prairie Foundation is looking for a part-time coordinator to advance farmland access in Northeast Illinois as part of the Foundation’s Northeast Illinois FarmLink program. The FarmLink coordinator’s primary goal will be to connect farmers and farmland owners in the region and improve their ability to create mutually beneficial land tenure arrangements. This will be done through administering and marketing the Northeast Illinois FarmLink website (www.illinoisfarmlink.org) as well as organizing events. We also intend, over time, to offer increased levels of direct advice and to develop a network of skilled service providers. Position offers some flexibility in work hours and remote working will also be possible much of the time.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Market and manage Northeast Illinois FarmLink website. This will involve developing marketing strategies and carrying them out in the 10-county service area. It will also involve updating resources, tracking usage data, and interacting with site users. Goal is help as many farmers (primarily sustainable farmers) and farmland owners to connect as possible for mutually beneficial land tenure arrangements.
• Market and organize workshops, programs, and gatherings for farmers & farmland owners.
• Provide advice to farmers and farmland owners related to land tenure arrangements
• Assist in development of program strategies
• Partner with other organizations in work already mentioned and in new initiatives
• Represent the Liberty Prairie Foundation at conferences, workshops, and events
• Contribute articles and other writing as needed

Education & Experience: 

• Required: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work experience)
• Required: Knowledge and/or experience with farming, especially sustainable farming
• Familiarity and comfort with websites, social media, and other digital communication tools
• Excellent communicator in words and in person
• Friendly and relationship-oriented
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Enjoy presenting, teaching, and explaining in ways appropriate for different audiences
• Self-directed and autonomous while also being good team player
• Passionate about moving our food system towards sustainable/regenerative agriculture
that is good for farmers, communities, the land, and food consumers
• Knowledge of ecology and natural area management a plus
• Experience in organizing successful workshops and programs
• Aptitude for marketing and building interest in topics and events
• Strong learning orientation

Application Instructions: 

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to nathan@libertyprairie.org by February 10. To find job description, go to www.libertyprairie.org then to About Us drop-down menu and click on Careers. Look for tab with "FarmLink Coordinator."

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture