The Farmland Coordinator plays a critical role in administrative responsibilities. As an integral part of the Midwest team, the Farmland Coordinator will support the Midwest Farmland Protection Manager with the Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership and growing Wisconsin programming by coordinating diverse groups of partners and programs, focusing on farmland protection, land access, and land transfer.
What You’ll Be Working On
- Support the development of programs for a diversity of stakeholders across multiple formats, such as webinars, networking events, educational workshops and field days;
- Coordinate event logistics for program and outreach events, including registrations, meals, meeting room rentals, webinar logistics and support, meeting materials, catering, A/V and other support as needed.
- Organize internal meetings and communications to ensure timely completion of program activities;
- Provide communications staff with content for social media campaigns, regular email updates, and other digital communications;
- Support engaging local land trust and municipal staff to help them act on a wide range of farm-related topics, including regenerative practices, land access, and succession planning;
- Coordinate quarterly Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership meetings;
- Support the development of educational and outreach materials to support AFT’s land protection, access, and transfer efforts;
- Work with Wisconsin Farmland Protection Partnership partners to track progress toward mutual goals and ensure consistent messaging;
- Track contracts and memorandums of understanding between partner organizations;
- Respond to email and phone inquiries from farmers, landowners and the public;
- Represent AFT at public meetings, field days, educational events and in the community at large.
This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to reflect the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
- Familiarity with the Midwest region's farmland protection, access, transfer, and succession issues.
- Experience working with land protection entities in the Midwest, specifically Wisconsin, preferred.
- Experience working with farmers and farmland owners, either professionally or personally, is a plus.
- Must be entrepreneurial, a capable problem solver and highly motivated with strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent administrative skills and experience working in diverse teams of colleagues, peers, and external partners.
- Excellent communication skills (phone, public presentation, writing, partner relations) and creativity are essential.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks, stay organized and follow through with limited supervision.
- Ability to manage expectations across diverse groups and take instruction from multiple perspectives and sources.
- Experience with public outreach and community engagement.
- Familiarity with managing data and information in Microsoft Excel and other aspects of the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Lived experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.
Education & Experience
BA or BS degree and at least 2 years of related work experience in farmland protection, farmer support services, natural resource planning, and/or program coordination.
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