Practical Farmers of Iowa
Habitat and Farm Transfer Coordinator
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|Posted On:||Monday, 1st October 2018|
1615 Golden Aspen Dr., Ames, Iowa 50010
About Practical Farmers of Iowa:
Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) is seeking an outgoing and driven professional to join our staff as habitat and farm transfer coordinator. For over 30 years, PFI has equipped farmers to build resilient farms and communities through farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing, on-farm research and strategic partnerships.
This new, full-time position will work with PFI staff, farmers, landowner, and external partners to coordinate and execute farmer-led events and research related to on-farm prairie, edge-of-field conservation practices and habitat management. This person will create a network of farmer- and landowner leaders in on-farm prairie and habitat, including a conservation and habitat committee. This person will also build networks with farmland owners, and organize regional events to strengthen PFI’s farm transfer program.
The habitat and farm transfer coordinator will join a dynamic, hard-working and enthusiastic team, and will help amplify Practical Farmers’ impact as our organization and the demand for resilient farming systems grows.
This is a full-time position based in our Ames office. Salary is competitive, based on experience and qualifications. Practical Farmers offers a flexible, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for independent initiative and professional development.
This position requires travel (mostly in Iowa), a valid driver’s license, the ability to lift 50 pounds and the ability to walk long distances. The position reports to Liz Kolbe, horticulture and habitat programs manager. Practical Farmers is a family-friendly employer. The position includes full health care benefits, a flex plan, short- and long- term disability, life insurance and generous paid time off. Employer contribution to a 401k retirement plan is offered after one year of employment.
Habitat work (approximately 75% of focus):
Applicable to both focus areas:
Please apply by sending a cover letter, resume and professional references to Liz Kolbe at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 21, 2018.