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.
Since opening its first office in California in 1983, American Farmland Trust (AFT) has published groundbreaking research, led smart growth and farming coalitions, and worked with farmers on sustainable agricultural practices and protection of their farms for future generations. AFT is expanding significantly its reach and has recently launched new programs to best serve California farmers and the land they steward. Some of these innovative programs include Women for the Land, the Underserved Farmer Outreach Program, the Soil Health Bottom Line, and the San Joaquin Land and Water Strategy. In addition to on-the-ground programs, AFT is a strong voice in the state capitol, advocating for programs and policies that support our mission.
In the upcoming years, AFT is looking to expand its programs across California and increase the diversity of our partnerships to scale up our impact. For more information on AFT’s programs in California, visit: www.farmland.com/California
The California State Deputy Director position presents an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the growth of AFT’s programs in California. Reporting to the State Director, the Deputy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from partner relations, program management, and administration. The Deputy Director will work closely with the State Director to chart AFT California’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services.
The Deputy Director will be based in AFT’s office in Sacramento.
Duties & Responsibilities
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. AFT provides a full and generous benefits package.
Application Deadline: November 26, 2019
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.