Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program offers 8-month immersive apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture in partnership with mentor ranchers and farmers throughout the West. The program seeks to provide the next generation of producers with hands-on mentoring from dedicated land stewards who practice regenerative methods of food production, provide excellent animal care, and are skilled and dedicated teachers.
Working closely with the NAP Team, NAP Alumni & Outreach Manager is responsible for ensuring that the program is effectively communicating and sharing resources with alumni, beginning ranchers and farmers, agrarian mentors, other apprenticeship programs, and the broader community.
40 hours a week, salaried.
Salary range for manager level positions: $44,554 - 60,278 depending on experience. Quivira Coalition uses a Wage Scale to determine hourly wage and salary ranges for all positions within the organization.
This position can be based anywhere within NAP’s service region (currently New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana). Exceptional candidates outside of this range may be considered.
After 3 months, benefits include health care, dental, vision, simple IRA, paid-time-off, short and long term life insurance and disability policy.
-Design and conduct evaluation efforts with alumni to identify needs and opportunities related to alumni support
-Based on information gathered through evaluation process, identify opportunities for alumni program development
-Maintain a database of alumni contacts, updating the database annually
-Identify opportunities to engage and connect alumni with the current season of NAP apprentices
-Coordinate a series of webinars designed to provide technical support to alumni and other beginning ranchers and farmers
-Support regional program coordinators in fostering professional development opportunities for current season apprentices and alumni
-Oversee the launch of the the NAP job and community board on the Quivira website, and maintain job board listings
Outreach and Communications
-In collaboration with the NAP director and team, identify outreach goals and coordinate NAP outreach efforts across the program
-Oversee outreach related to NAP program applications and apprentice recruitment, NAP events, and resources
-Support the Quivira communications team in their efforts to ensure use of consistent style and branding across NAP outreach materials
-Coordinate the NAP team to provide relevant content for program communications, including the NAP monthly newsletter, Regeneration Rising podcast, NAP social media, press opportunities, and documentation
-Develop materials to be used for program promotion, fundraising, and education
-In partnership with the Quivira communications team, maintain and update content on the NAP section of Quivira’s website
-Represent Quivira and the New Agrarian Program at relevant events in the community
-Enthusiasm to connect with and support beginning agrarians and land stewards as they pursue careers post-apprenticeship
-Proficiency with, and enthusiasm for, outreach and communications technology (WordPress or other web design platforms, MailChimp or other newsletter platforms, social media, and Zoom or other video conferencing platforms)
-Experience incorporating stakeholder feedback to inform design of new program offerings
-Experience working collaboratively to contribute to nonprofit communications
-A passion for telling the stories of beginning agrarians and land stewards (with a focus on regenerative livestock/ranching operations) in the dryland West
-Ability to build strong professional relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, through phone, email, virtual meetings, and in-person meetings.
-Capacity to work in a team environment with minimal supervision, and with a primarily remote staff
-Access to reliable internet
-Valid driver's license
-Personal experience with agricultural apprenticeship
-Experience developing tools for stakeholder feedback and analysing data to inform program direction
-Photography, design, or creative writing skills
-Experience with podcast or video production
-An understanding of how conservation and agriculture have historically and currently impacted Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.
-Multi-lingual in Spanish or Native languages.
Please apply online at quiviracoalition.org/work-with-us. Please include a current resume (no more than two pages) with the application. The application will be in place of a cover letter; no cover letter is needed. Please have available the name, phone number, and email of three professional references. References will be checked as a part of the hiring process.
Please send questions to Leah Ricci, leah@quiviracoalition with the subject line “NAP Alumni & Outreach Manager Application.”
Deadline for applications is December 31, 2021 or until filled with the intention of a start date in early February 2022.