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Forest Farming Project Coordinator (Remote)

Employer
Lincoln University
Location
Cedar, Missouri, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 23, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
Purpose:

This position requires a highly motivated and creative individual capable of working in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary natural resources research lab. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the PI (Principal Investigator) in creating a sustainable network of farmers, landowners, researchers, and professionals to support the growth of forest farming practices in Missouri and the greater Midwest.

Essential Job Functions:

This is a remote position with occasional visits to the LU campus for project meetings/discussions of other related business. Duties include project planning, training, and creating educational and outreach materials to support farmer learning, market development, and greater forest farming adoption.

Duties include, but not limited to:

* Plan, manage and help conduct project activities for the Forestry and Natural Resources Management Laboratory, including USDA and NRCS-funded proposals.
* Keep detailed and orderly notes on all project work.
* Help prepare and publish peer-reviewed research articles.
* Engage with community members, students, farmers, and fellow researchers to build new working relationships.
* Collaborate with fellow LU employees, outside researchers, and community stakeholders to achieve research objectives.
* Communicate research findings at prominent conferences throughout the United States.

Qualifications:

* Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
* Good computer skills, including solid competency with Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, word processing, etc.
* Basic knowledge of agriculture and the ability and desire to enhance knowledge in the discipline.
* Assistance with outreach efforts such as field days and workshops are expected.
* In-state travel for research and outreach programs may be required.
* Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:

* Bachelor's degree or higher in agriculture, natural science, or closely related field. Master's degree preferred.
* Experience in reporting, writing, and office management is highly desired.
* Candidates with experience in natural science research will be preferred.

Physical Demands:

* Prolonged periods of working remotely in an office environment.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Lincoln University. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.

All grant-funded positions are contingent upon receipt of funding specifically for that purpose. Note that grant funding positions terminate upon:

* completion of the term of the grant
* early termination of the grant by Lincoln University or the funding agency
* exhaustion of the available funding for the position provided for under that grant, whichever occurs first.

This is a 12-month fixed term position, effective from the date of employment. Renewal on an annual basis is contingent upon job performance and funding availability.

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