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.
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The National Agricultural Land Network is an AFT initiative intended to grow the collective capacity of those who work to save farm and ranch land to do more—more permanent protection, more innovative protection that incorporates multiple objectives, and more planning to reduce agricultural land conversion. It is part of AFT’s commitment toward the goal of doubling the acres of permanently protected agricultural land and reducing the agricultural land converted from 2000 acres/day to 75 acres/day by 2040.
A membership network, the National Agricultural Land Network (NALN) provides peer networking and information sharing, basic and advanced training on agricultural land retention and protection tools and techniques, state and federal policy updates, and opportunities for shared research, communications initiatives, and other collaborations.
The NALN Coordinator will help to grow and sustain a robust 50-state network of state and local agencies, land trusts, farm and conservation organizations engaged in agricultural land retention and protection, equipping their staff with the tools and knowledge to transform the agricultural land protection movement. The ideal candidate will be someone with the organizational and communication skills to assist the NALN Team with developing and delivering innovative programming and services and foster robust networking and communications between and among NALN members.
The NALN Coordinator will report to the Manager of the National Agricultural Land Network (NALN). The position is a two-year, full-time position, with the potential for an extension beyond the two-year term. The position will be located remotely, with a preference for candidates located in the Eastern time zone. Post-pandemic, some travel to events across the country will be required.
What You’ll Be Working On
The NALN Coordinator must be outgoing and energetic, organized, and capable of working well independently as well as part of a team, and possess:
Education & Experience
$40,000 - $50,000
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