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Farmer Training Program Manager

Company: The Land Connection
Location: Champaign
Posted on: July 6, 2019

Job Description:

Position: Farmer Training Program ManagerOrganization: The Land Connection - Champaign, Illinois Reports To: Executive DirectorEmployment Status: Full Time, Exempt----Salary: Starting at $35,000 and based upon experience and qualificationsBenefits: Full time employees of The Land Connection receive health insurance, vision insurance, dental care reimbursements, and vacation, sick, and holiday time. Summary Job Description The Farmer Training Program Manager is responsible for developing and managing the Farmer Training program at The Land Connection. This includes program development, securing funding in the form of sponsorships and grants, and executing programs throughout the year. The manager will actively recruit participants for programs and work with other staff on outreach. This position requires travel and weekend/evening work. This position also requires a valid driver's license and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Primary Job ResponsibilitiesManage the overall development of the farmer training program, including planning, execution, and budgets of all farmer training elements such as large courses, workshops, webinars, field days, conferences, online resources, and resource development.Manage components of grant funded farmer training projects including: writing and submitting grant reports, grant budgets, program financial activity, progress toward grant goals, relationships with project partners, and evaluation of projects. In addition to grant management responsibilities, identify and review grant opportunities for TLC, as well as contribute to grant narrative and budget development.Network extensively with farmers and other stakeholders in central Illinois and the greater Midwest, in order to recruit participants for future programs, to seek out partnerships and sponsorships for TLC's programs, and to identify subject matter, speakers, and workshop leaders for future programs.Collaborate with the Marketing and Outreach Manager on outreach strategy for farmer training programs and provide programmatic content for use in outreach materials such as regular blog posts, web and social media content, registration pages, flyers, etc.In collaboration with the Executive Director and staff, work to expand farmer training programs.Supervise independent contractors and volunteers.Attend weekly staff meetings, check-ins, project meetings, etc.Other duties as assigned. QualificationsBachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related fieldExperience with regenerative agriculture and farmer trainingHave a deep understanding of local food systems and the need for small farmsStrong communication skills and an ability to develop good relationships with a variety of stakeholdersHighly motivatedGreat organizational skillsA positive attitude, outgoing personality, and strong work ethicPunctualProven leadership and problem solving skillsAvailable to work in Champaign, IllinoisAbility to lift weights up to 50 lbs ---To ApplySend a cover letter and resume to .

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