Job Opening: Farm to Farmer Program Coordinator

Position: Farm to Farmer Program Coordinator
Reports To: Community Engagement Manager
Salary Range: $31,200 – $35,880 ($20-$23/hr, 30-hours per week)
Closing Date: August 31, 2017
Ideal Start Date: November 6, 2017

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 launching Farm to Farmer, an online and in-person program that will strategically match food producers with prime farmland. We are seeking a coordinator for the program who will work closely with our Community Engagement Manager and conservation team to connect farmland seekers with landowners. The coordinator will promote the program, facilitate land matches, and work 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.

Note: This is a part-time, two-year position with the possibility to extend. This is a new position for PCC Farmland Trust and will be based in Pierce County.

Responsibilities:

Promotion and Outreach

  • Lead implementation (and assist with planning) of a multi-year engagement plan to promote Farm to Farmer’s services to all farmers and landowners within the Pierce County agricultural community, including those from under-represented populations
  • Conduct outreach to farmers through educational workshops, door-knocking, community event sponsorship, and partnerships with farmer-focused organizations


Program Implementation

  • Conduct intake for Farm to Farmer’s online land matching tool and act as a resource for users
  • Meet with landowners and farmers seeking land to help identify and facilitate matches, including property site visits
  • Work with PCC Farmland Trust’s conservation staff to identify potential farmland conservation projects
  • Work with brokers, lawyers, and other program partners to offer services to landowners and land seekers
  • Work with partner organizations to organize workshops and other events focused on land access resources and skill-building
  • Complete self-generated clerical work, including correspondence and updating databases
  • Assist with grant reporting
Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience in community outreach, engagement, or organizing within the farming community and/or with private landowners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with public speaking
  • Strong connection to the farming community in Pierce County
  • Experience planning events
  • Ability to work well with a diverse set of stakeholders


Preferred:

  • Experience running a farm business
  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Knowledge of farmland conservation and land use policy
  • Experience working remotely
  • Familiarity with customer relations management databases, such as SalesForce

Licenses, Certificates, or Other Requirements:

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is dependent on experience. We have a generous benefits package, including family medical, dental, and vision coverage; 10 paid holidays and paid time off, ORCA transit card, and retirement.

 

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Megan Jenny at farmlandtrust@pccfarmlandtrust.org by August 31, 2017.

 

PCC Farmland Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all ages, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.