Over the past decade, the National Young Farmers Coalition has become a leading voice for change in U.S. agriculture.
The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) shifts power and changes policy to equitably resource a new generation of working farmers. We envision a just future where farming is free of racial violence, accessible to communities, oriented towards environmental well-being, and concerned with health over profit. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown our grassroots network to over 200,000 farmers and supporters and have won historic investments in beginning farmer training, outreach to farmers of color, farmland conservation, and accessible COVID relief.
We are actively expanding our team to help us achieve our bold vision for transformation in our agricultural system.
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 applications from people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, or those who are members of other marginalized communities. Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to contribute to the growth of our organization, we want to hear from you!
All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. At this time, U.S.-based candidates are preferred for employment at Young Farmers to accommodate our core working hours.
The National Young Farmers Coalition seeks a/an (Co-)Executive Director to uphold and amplify the mission and vision of Young Farmers, apply the guiding principles and organizational values in all decisions, and administer accountability for implementation of the Strategic Plan. The primary functions of the role include being the main spokesperson/people for the organization and representative to our network, media, and funders; centering the unique needs and experiences of farmers; guiding and working through the Leadership Team of Directors, leaning into their expertise; and upholding an intentional and flexible culture that sustains the capacity needed to serve our members and community. The (Co-)Executive Director position is a full-time, remote position. This role may be structured as a single executive director or co-executive directorship, based on the experience and vision of the final candidate(s).