Agricultural Program Coordinator; full-time; 40 hours per week; FLSA exempt position
To coordinate the robust and growing agricultural department at Grand Traverse Conservation District. This includes supervising staff, volunteers, and participants of the Great Lakes Incubator Farm (GLIF); implementing and executing the business plan of GLIF and building the program into a successful pathway for new and beginning farmers to enter the agricultural space in northwest lower Michigan; leveraging partnerships and collaborating with on-farm technical assistance providers and educators to provide farm-based educational opportunities; and maintaining records and recording grant metrics for reporting.
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: MAEAP, Produce Safety, TOPP technician; GLIF participants
Works with: All Grand Traverse Conservation District staff
External Stakeholders: Agricultural producers, community members, volunteers, County and City government and commissions
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The primary workplace is in a typical office setting at the Grand Traverse Conservation District office in the Boardman River Nature Center, or the Great Lakes Incubator Farm, in Traverse City, MI, with occasional travel to farms, trainings, and conferences throughout Michigan. Field work onsite at GLIF and at satellite farms will also be a major part of the job. Employee must be able to perform all job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
Related Work Experience
Skills & Abilities
The Agricultural Program Coordinator is a full time, 40 hours/week, FLSA exempt position. Salary: $45,000-$58,000/year, based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, 18 paid days off per year, retirement, and the Conservation District’s group health insurance package including dental and vision. This position is grant funded.
Please email completed application, resume, and cover letter stating your suitability for the
position based on required knowledge and skills to the Executive Director, Koffi Kpachavi at
APPLICATIONS DUE BY EOD FRIDAY, March 8, 2024
The Grand Traverse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in employment, promotions, or compensation on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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