Agriculture Program Manager - US and Canada

Earthworm Foundation

About the organization

Earthworm Foundation (EF) works with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

Duties

• Collaborate with companies, farmers, NGOs, government agencies, the EF Living Soils team, and the EF US and Canada team to shape our approach to US and Canada Agriculture
• Create compelling solutions that drive sustainability impacts, have clear value-add, and that industry and farmers can adopt
• Identify companies and commodities that present opportunities to grow our impact on responsible US and Canada Agriculture
• Develop relationships with prospective member companies and donors
• Develop new partnerships with organizations and experts working on sustainable agriculture
• Create proposals, negotiate contracts and grow our Membership base in North America
• Support Members and partners in supply chain analysis, mapping, and reporting
• Manage at least one current Member company relationship with international supply chains to build a strong understanding of our work globally
• Develop high quality communication tools and informative materials for Members and agriculture-related donors
• Serve as a subject matter expert on US and Canada agricultural commodities, on-farm practices and approaches to improving the sustainability of US and Canada agriculture supply chains
• Effectively represent EF at industry events and conferences

Qualifications

• Demonstrated expertise related to agriculture, soil science, business management, environmental sustainability, and/or social sciences
• Significant experience working in or with businesses on sustainability initiatives, ideally in the agriculture, food processing or consumer goods sectors
• Strong problem-solving skill set and a willingness to take risks and adaptively learn
• Comfort and agility as a network-builder who can engage with a variety of actors and quickly identify opportunities for partnership
• Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively, to develop and successfully pitch work plans as part of a team, and to deliver on-time, high quality results
• Proven ability to self-manage time, budgets and reporting
• Proven success in fundraising, sales, marketing, and/or relationship management
• Good understanding and high interest in environmental resilience, soil health, and farm-level economics
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
• Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze systems and identify key risks and opportunities
• Commitment and sensitivity to client confidentiality
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected] by Friday, October 29, 2021. Please put your last name and AgPM2021 in the subject line of the email, and let us know how you first learned of this vacancy. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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