Agronomy Program Manager - Ag Education

Indigo Ag

About the organization

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, grow healthy food for all, and conserve resources for future generations. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, rice, corn, and soybeans. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with commercial and customer service based in Memphis, TN. www.indigoag.com

Duties

The role of the Agronomy Program Manager will support the Digital Agronomy Degree project and ensure its success through project management, communication, and executing internal operations. In particular, you will manage the various workflows required to launch a one-year technical degree and a two-year associate’s degree and serve as the point of contact on behalf of Indigo between internal and external stakeholders. This role will be the hub around which subject matter experts, learning and development professionals, education administrators, faculty instructors, and external resources will operate.

Responsibilities:

Work with Digital Agronomy Squad to develop a cutting edge, high quality digital agronomy curriculum for both the TCAT and community college systems in a format suitable for institutional approval.
Within 30 days, manage and report on weekly KPIs for program evaluation purposes
Within 60 days, identify and develop relationships with additional TCATs and community colleges interested in launching digital agronomy programs.
Within 30 days, ensure all tasks/activities/milestones are completed and documented according to timelines established by the Digital Agronomy Squad.
Supervise purchase of identified supplies and equipment to prepare classroom for program launch, as well as manage contracting and payment process for all corporate contractors, as needed.
Ensure ongoing support and create a process/system for expanding the Digital Agronomy Degree

Qualifications

Competencies:

Collaborate across teams, functions, and outside stakeholders including government partners, growers, and community partners.
Ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences, including growers, students, and contractors
Willingness to be agile, flexible, and comfortable with ambiguity
Detail oriented, especially around timelines and communication
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Skilled at working in a cross-functional team environment
Proven ability to own a project and influence leadership
Thrives in a learning environment
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and fields
Analytical and fluent in communicating analyses to stakeholders
Understands and embodies our purpose & core values
Understands our purpose and core values and what makes Indigo different from other companies
Demonstrates personal and/or professional passion for our core values
Widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making difficult decisions

Qualifications:

Strong project management skills, especially in highly complex and long-term projects
Previous experience with project management tools, project management, or program management
Budget oversight a plus
Experience working with vocational schools or community colleges a plus, especially around the Tennessee Board of Regents accreditation process
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree
Located in Memphis, TN

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

CV/resume and cover letter

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