Jobs and Internships

staffretreat2016

In seven years, NYFC has become a leading voice in the sustainable agriculture movement. With 39 chapters and thousands of farmers and consumers as members, we enter our next phase of growth with excitement and confidence. But the challenge before us is great: we must expand rapidly and achieve much more if we are to have the level of impact necessary to halt and then reverse the decline of family farming in the United States. We are actively expanding our capacity and growing our team.

 


Deputy Director

As a member of the leadership team, the Deputy Director will play an essential role in NYFC’s trajectory with core management, financial, and programming oversight. This position is full-time and based in our Hudson, New York, headquarters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the “second-in-command,” reporting directly to the Executive Director, overseeing all program work on a day-to-day basis;

  • Work with NYFC’s program staff to meet deliverables, stay on budget, complete required financial reporting in a timely manner, and seek new future revenue;

  • Support the Executive Director and financial team in the annual budgeting process;

  • Grow the potential of staff through positive mentorship and professional development opportunities;

  • Build systems for tracking the activities and growth of the organization’s programs, and assist with drafting reports to funders and members;

  • Liaison with the board of directors, to build connection with NYFC’s programs and update our strategy and business plan;

  • Cover the responsibilities of the Executive Director, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Strongly identify with NYFC’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles, ideally with experience in food and agriculture;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and diverse communities;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing a team with multiple projects and programmatic areas;
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with organizational budgeting or development, with a preference for individuals with experience with government grants and contracts;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team-building skills;
  • Willingness to travel to NYFC events, conferences, and remote offices, as necessary.


Compensation:

  • $65-$80k, requisite with experience.
  • NYFC offers a generous benefits package, including health and dental insurance.


How to apply: 

Send cover letter and résumé to jobs@youngfarmers.org with “Deputy Director” in the subject line. No calls, please.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
December 4th, 2017

 


 

California Organizer

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) seeks a California Organizer to mobilize young farmers and ranchers across California to advocate for critical policy reform. The California Organizer will report to NYFC’s Western Program Director but will also work directly with NYFC’s national leadership. This is a full-time, temporary position currently funded through June 2018.

NYFC represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. We envision a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming. In order to achieve this vision, we are building a coalition of farmers, ranchers, and supportive consumers of all racial, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. NYFC strongly encourages women, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people of color to apply.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Co-lead the development of a California Young Farmer Platform that is inclusive of farmers of color, Native American farmers, and other underrepresented communities. 
  • Organize three farmer listening sessions across the state, engaging a diverse range of stakeholders and partner organizations. 
  • Facilitate one NYFC Water Bootcamp that convenes local water professionals to train young and beginning farmers on California water law and policy. 
  • Offer direct support to NYFC’s San Diego chapter and prospective chapters across the state by serving as a general resource, facilitating leadership development, and increasing membership. 
  • Represent NYFC at conferences and events and cultivate relationships with funding partners. 
  • Assist with national organizing and federal policy priorities as necessary.


Requirements:

  • Strong familiarity with California’s agricultural communities and organizations.
  • At least two years of experience in policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and/or a related field.
  • Outgoing and sociable; a strong listener who approaches new communities with humility and curiosity and is able to build trust over time with diverse stakeholders.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Takes initiative to identify and carry out the work that needs to be done to a high standard of excellence.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication.
  • Excited to travel frequently and work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Native Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Advanced degree is desired but not necessary.


Hours & travel

This is a full-time, temporary position for January 2018 – June 2018. There is a high probability of extending the position beyond that timeframe, and applicants who are excited to support fundraising efforts for the position are strongly encouraged to apply. Organizer should be based in an agricultural community. NYFC supports a flexible work schedule to accommodate long hours while traveling and work on evenings/weekends when necessary. All travel expenses will be covered by NYFC.


Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience. NYFC offers a competitive benefits package, including health and dental insurance.


How to apply:

Send a one-page cover letter (including salary requirements), résumé, and contact information for three references to jobs@youngfarmers.org. Place “California Organizer” in the subject line. No calls, please.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
December 1, 2017

 


 

The National Young Farmers Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. NYFC encourages women, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people of color to apply.