Contract Position: King County Working Farmland Partnership Coordinator
Commitment: 15 hours/week; 8-month contract position; April 30, 2018-December 31, 2018
Ideal Start Date: April 30, 2018
About PCC Farmland Trust:
PCC Farmland Trust secures, preserves, and stewards threatened farmland in Washington, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable growing methods. We take our mission one step further by innovating on traditional conservation tools to provide access to affordable farmland. Learn more.
About the Position:
PCC Farmland Trust is a leader of the Working Farmland Partnership (WFP), a new collaboration with King County, Sno-Valley Tilth, and Tilth Alliance to connect more farmers to land opportunities in King County. Working closely with our Associate Director and Community Engagement Manager, the chosen candidate will lead the coordination of and administration for the WFP.
The WFP will leverage Farm to Farmer, an online tool and project of PCC Farmland Trust, to connect landowners and farmland seekers. This position will include conducting the intake for King County-based users of Farm to Farmer, facilitating land matches, and working with our partners to provide technical assistance on a variety of topics, including land acquisition, due diligence, agricultural leases, innovative farm transfer techniques, conservation easements, and more.
Please note: This is a part-time, 8-month contract with the possibility to extend pending funding availability.
We are seeking someone who is equally comfortable and enthusiastic about walking properties with producers as they are doing data entry at a desk. The right person for the job has experience with farming, a strong connection to the agricultural community in King County, and experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders.
Coordination of the Working Farmland Partnership (60%)
- Lead the development of the WFP charter and shared work plan
- Assist with the creation and facilitation of project groups, made up of WFP members to ensure land transfer
- Help build the organizational membership of the WFP
- Work closely with WFP members and other farmer-focused organizations to organize workshops, clinics, and other events on land access and matching
- Update and maintain Salesforce database with WFP-generated data
- Lead the drafting of a white paper summary of year one of the Working Farmland Partnership
King County Land Matching (40%)
- Complete user intake for landowners and farmland seekers through the Farm to Farmer website
- Working with WFP members, facilitate matches between landowners and farmland seekers, provide guidance, and direct users to key service providers
- 3+ years of experience in outreach, engagement, or organizing within the farming community and/or with private landowners
- Strong connection to the farming community in King County
- Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse set of stakeholders
- Experience with public speaking
- Experience maintaining a database
- Farming experience
- Knowledge of farmland conservation
- Experience working for a nonprofit
- Familiarity with customer relations management databases, such as Salesforce
Email a cover letter and resume to Megan Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
PCC Farmland Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all ages, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.