American Farmland Trust
Coordinator of Institutional Partnerships
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|Posted On:||Sunday, 28th January 2018|
Saratoga Springs, NY
112 Spring Street Suite 207 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
American Farmland Trust (AFT) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound conservation practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since our founding in 1980, the organization has helped protect more than 5 million acres of our country’s working lands.
About the Position
American Farmland Trust seeks a Coordinator of Institutional Partnerships. The Coordinator reports to the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships and works with program colleagues and the Institutional Partnership team to raise financial support from Foundation, Corporate, Government and other organization sources for AFT’s national and regional/field programs.
Working with program staff and under the direction of the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships, the Coordinator will identify relevant funding opportunities across a spectrum of appropriate Institutional prospects; quickly apprise appropriate colleagues of these opportunities, their deadlines, and salient factors needing to be considered; provide strategic recommendations to colleagues desiring to submit applications; assist in writing and editing proposals, and provide technical support with all aspects of the application process and submission, as well as tracking report deadlines and assisting program staff with writing and submitting reports in a timely manner. These duties may include managing a defined regional portfolio of prospects, writing proposals, strategizing with program and development staff on how to raise funds for the organization’s top priorities, and supporting the President and other senior leadership to maximize support from Institutional sources.
The position requires a skillful, enthusiastic writer with strong analytical abilities, strategic thinking, and impeccable organization and attention to detail. The Coordinator must be a strong communicator and have the ability to coordinate a team to successfully develop winning proposals. Demonstrated commitment to conservation and knowledge of farmland conservation issues is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in securing grants/contracts from Foundations, Corporations, and State and/or Federal Government sources.
American Farmland Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Farmland Trust complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.