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Program Manager, Science and Regenerative Agriculture

Employer
MARIN AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST
Location
Point Reyes Station, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 30, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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Who We Are

Marin Agricultural Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust created in 1980 by a coalition of ranchers and environmentalists with a mission to permanently protect Marin County agricultural land for agricultural use. Some of the Bay Area's most highly acclaimed dairy and cheese products, grass-fed meats, and organic crops are produced on farmland protected by MALT's 91 agricultural conservation easements. MALT has permanently protected over 54,000 acres of West Marin's diverse mosaic of coastal grasslands, oak woodlands, rangelands and pastoral open space. MALT is committed to supporting sustainable management, climate-beneficial, and regenerative, inclusive agriculture in Marin County, including farming and grazing practices that rebuild soil organic matter and improve soil biodiversity to draw down carbon and improve the water cycle.

We Are Looking For

A Sustainable Management Program Manager to support innovative research and scaling of climate-smart practices on agricultural easements in West Marin. The Sustainable Management Program manager is a 12-month fixed-term exempt position responsible for coordinating and reporting on projects for MALT's science, and regenerative agriculture program. The position will provide the metrics and coordination needed to support a thriving and sustainable agricultural economy on MALT protected farming and ranching operations. The position will work under the direction of the Director of Science and Regenerative Agriculture.

You Will Also
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting of research projects conducted by MALT Labs and associated Research and Fellowship program.
  • Provide data analysis and reporting to support decision-making and outreach for the Science Advisory Board, Marketing and Communications, and Donor Development programs.
  • Conduct field data collection, analysis, and reporting of farming and ranching activities including tracking of carbon farm planning and implementation.
  • Maintain and report key performance indicators of the science and regenerative agriculture program.
  • Meet with stakeholders to monitor program status and goals
  • Partner with the Stewardship and Conservation teams to document and report farming and ranching activities on easements
  • Analyze the impact of practices funded under the Stewardship Assistance and Drought Resilience and Water Security Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
You Have
  • Strong analytical and data management skills with experience using spreadsheets, relational database, presentation, GIS, and related software applications
  • Deep science-based appreciation of the relationships between climate change, agriculture, and economically viable farming systems.
  • Interest in developing and testing innovative technologies and practices that foster climate-smart agriculture
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • You have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in agroecology, rangeland management, environmental science, agricultural science, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience implementing agricultural conservation projects, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Terms

This is a temporary, exempt position and the expected date is 12 months from hire, which requires some presence in MALT's office in Point Reyes Station and in the West Marin community. Competitive salary in the $70K range and excellent benefits.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

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