Jobs and Internships

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In six years, NYFC has become a leading voice in the sustainable agriculture movement.  With 34 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.

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. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

Current Openings:


Land Affordability Calculator Project Manager 

NYFC seeks a project manager to oversee and complete, in collaboration with the land access program director, all aspects of a project focused on providing farmers with the tools and information they need to make informed financial decisions during the process of accessing land. The project is funded by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and involves coordinating with existing partners to oversee the completion and release of an online land access calculator tool; design the curriculum and coordinate eight in-person workshops of financial decision making for land access; host ten webinars or podcasts with experts on the topic; and write grant reports as needed. This position will be based in our Hudson, NY office and will involve travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex government grant reporting and budgeting requirements;
  • Oversee design and release of online calculator tool – including working with NYFC staff to release the tool to our network, analyzing feedback from users of Version 1.0, working closely with Boston-based design firm on the final design stage, and gathering input from project partners;
  • Compile and publish a print version of the online calculator, including education materials related to land access finance;
  • Design curriculum and coordinate with partners to host eight workshops on the theme of understanding finances for land access;
  • Coordinate ten online webinars or podcasts with accompanying blog posts for farmers on land access finance featuring project partners who are experts on the topic; and,
  • Conduct outreach for regional workshops and online webinars or podcasts, with the help of NYFC communications coordinator.

Qualifications:

The candidate must:

  • Strongly identify with NYFC’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles;
  • Be highly organized and detail-oriented;
  • Be knowledgeable about the complex financial considerations and options that farmers are faced with when accessing land;
  • Be able to simultaneously manage all aspects of a multifaceted government grant, including numerous partnerships and federal reporting requirements;
  • Be interested in designing tools and outreach materials to help farmers understand and evaluate their land access finance options;
  • Be comfortable with public speaking.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience accessing land through purchase or lease;
  • Be well-connected to farming support organizations in their home region; and,
  • Have experience in event planning.

Hours and Compensation:

Full-time, $38-45k, commensurate with experience; excellent health care coverage and leave policy.

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@youngfarmers.org with “LAND AFFORDABILITY CALCULATOR PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line. No calls, please.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 28, 2017

 


Campaigns and Organizing Summer Internship

NYFC seeks a summer intern to perform critical grassroots outreach for our federal policy campaigns including Farming is Public Service, our campaign to add farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and our campaign to win a better farm bill for young farmers. NYFC mobilizes its national network of farmers to engage with elected officials and to win federal and state policy change. The Campaigns and Organizing Intern will work directly with the National Field Director to conduct critical outreach to our members.

The intern will work up to 40 hours per week in our Hudson, NY office.

What skills will you develop from the internship?

  • Grassroots organizing: relationship building with members and supporters; setting national campaign strategy; base-building and mobilization; coalition-building; event planning
  • Advocacy: knowledge of the federal political process; communicating with different audiences such as farmers, politicians, activists, community leaders and other key NYFC stakeholders
  • Non-profit operations: working in a fast-paced office; collaborating with different organizational departments;
  • Communications: Social media and traditional media skills; blog writing; membership outreach

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in food and farming issues and commitment to social change
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest or experience in campaign organizing or community engagement
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High attention to detail and organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proactive
  • Flexible and able to adapt with changing priorities

The ideal candidate may also:

  • Have experience working on farms
  • Be bilingual English/Spanish
  • Have prior experience organizing in POC communities

How to apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to sophie@youngfarmers.org.

Compensation:
This internship is a paid, hourly position. We can also help students ensure the internship meets credit requirements.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 15, 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.

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