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. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. 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 supported thousands of farm families. Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities.
OUR MISSION: To save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.
We do this work in service to our nation’s farmers and ranchers, often partnering with other farm groups, conservation groups, or academic institutions. We understand the land, the science, and most importantly, the people. We are trusted by both farmers and environmentalists. We have traditionally served as a convener and go-between because we know both agriculture and the environment. We bring solid research and objective information to policy discussions. In so doing, we have earned the respect of policymakers of all political stripes. As the national initiative project manager, you will be supporting the critical work of our national initiatives and helping us scale our impact through effective project management.
The role of the National Initiative Project Manager twofold: support VPP by working with National Initiative Directors to ensure their project requirements are met, projects are completed on time and within budget and to support project scoping for new/future projects; and to provide administration and general project support to VPP. This position includes the benefit of working from home with a preferred location within the NYC metro and surrounding area, but will also consider housing the position at our Pacific Northwest Regional Office in Seattle, WA; the New England Regional Office in Northampton, MA; or at our National Office in Washington, DC.
Duties & Responsibilities
Delivery of national initiative programmatic commitments by means of effective planning, management, coordination, budget tracking, and administrative support.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. AFT provides a full and generous benefits package.
Application deadline: ASAP
Please submit a cover letter with a resume for consideration.
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.