New York Regional Program Coordinator
Fully Remote Saratoga Springs, NY

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities. 

We believe diversity drives innovation. We are inclusive. We embrace differences. We recognize and respect the fundamental value and dignity of all our employees. We celebrate the unique traditions, heritages, and experiences our employees bring to the workplace. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, expression or identity, 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 we have 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.


As an integral part of the New York team, the Program Coordinator helps to coordinate and support communications and outreach materials (website and email content, social media, storytelling, press outreach, newsletters) and organize events and outreach activities (trainings, meetings, and roundtable listening sessions) for FINYS and FNG-NY. The position also fulfills operations and administration capacities in support of these programs.

FNG-NY helps farmers seeking land and landowners wanting to keep their land in farming, and supports a network of Regional Navigators, or partner organizations with dedicated staff, that provide training and on-the-ground customized support for farmers and landowners in regions across New York. 

FINYS is a collaborative initiative to dramatically expand the volume of food grown on local farms that is served in institutions across New York. FINYS has a mission of strengthening the economic security of farmers and the health of New Yorkers by empowering institutions to spend at least 25 percent of their food budgets on foods grown in New York. 

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Helping coordinate programs for a diversity of stakeholders across multiple formats, such as webinars, networking events, and educational workshops
  • Assisting with coordinating internal meetings and communications to ensure timely completion of program activities
  • Managing event logistics, registration, and other aspects of event planning
  • Updating and supporting the FINYS and Farmland for a New Generation New York website, as needed
  • Assisting with and potentially writing social media campaigns, regular email updates, newsletters, and other digital communications
  • Designing promotional materials for New York programs and coordinating design projects conducted by consultant
  • Supporting the development of stories from farmers, institutions, and others that are engaged in AFT’s programs
  • Processing invoices, supporting contracting processes, and supporting other administrative duties
  • Translation of documents and interpretation at meetings and events in a language other than English may be needed if applicant has the skillset

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be a reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. 


The New York Regional Program Coordinator will be working with two programs and managing expectations with two program managers around deliverables and deadlines. The successful candidate must be able to build and maintain relationships, stay organized, have excellent communication skills and be capable of working well independently and as part of a team. 

Other qualifications include: 

  • Experience both creating and managing content.  
  • The ability to communicate effectively with racially and ethnically diverse communities in an inclusive manner and ability to apply an equity lens to the work.    
  • Proficiency with computers and software such as Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Publisher, Teams and Forms as well as Adobe Creative Suite; Zoom, GoToWebinar, Concur and Salsa, or similar platforms.
  • Experience with online new media and social media platforms.  
  • Ability to speak, translate, and interpret in a language other than English is highly desired, especially Spanish or Mandarin 
  • Ability and willingness to undertake occasional work travel by car or public transportation. Occasional overnight travel may be required, depending on distance from the Saratoga Springs office or other travel destinations within New York. 
  • Understanding and/or passion for farm to institution work and New York agriculture issues.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's or Associate’s degree in related field or 2-3 years of related experience, with preference in agricultural, environmental conservation, food systems, communications, or other related fields.

Why you should apply

  • Be a part of a purpose-driven, committed, knowledgeable, high-performing, experienced and fun team
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment
  • A cause and mission you can be proud of
  • Competitive compensation & benefits
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling

Ready to apply? If this job sounds like a fit for you, then click on the ‘apply’ button below.  Please answer the screener questions and be sure to include a cover letter and resume to be considered.

Salary Description
$46,000 - $49,000