The University of Vermont (UVM) hosts Northeast SARE, 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 www.northeastsare.org.
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.
Grant Program Assistant
The Grant Program Assistant will support the operations of our six competitive grant programs.
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.
This position will assist individual grant program coordinators, each with unique annual cycles of activities, to coordinate the application process; manage review of applications; and support the setup and management of awarded projects.
Associates degree or equivalent. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, understand sustainable agriculture and grant making, and be eager to work with diverse people.