Terraton Field Team Coordinator

ND Bartle Farms

About the organization

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

Duties

The Terraton Experiment will be conducted across tens of thousands of farms for over a decade. The goal: to quantify farming practices that maximize the amount of soil carbon and the rate that it accumulates, and to tailor them by region, crop, and soil type.

Responsibilities

Become a Terraton Experiment expert, understand the Terraton Experiment protocols inside and out
Drive the process and implement best practices for collaboration with our field teams
Own the coordination of in-field testing for Terraton Experiment scale-up
Own the plan to sustain sampling for a larger study in 2020 by expanding the team
Have the Terraton Experiment sampling process operating like a well-oiled machine

Qualifications

Competencies

Ability to coordinate complex and shifting projects with agility and flexibility
Familiar with field sampling logistics, able to anticipate and react to logistical needs
Familiar with experimental design processes
Able to adjust rapidly to conditions on the ground
Able to find solutions to and foresee challenges in the field (crop growth stage, soil considerations, weather)
Logistics ninja - can get things from place to place efficiently
Able to make quick critical decisions and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Able to train new field specialists on soil sampling
Able to manage cyclical periods of intensity and high volume
Able to handle and remediate mechanical malfunctions
Ability to deliver on deadlines, sometimes challenging ones
Strong people manager – able to coordinate large field teams
People-oriented with strong grower empathy

Qualifications

BSc or Masters in soil science, environmental science, or a related field required
Experience designing and administering field trials, and understanding the logistics underpinning such trials, is strongly preferred
Agriculture background and soil sampling experience required
At least 3 seasons of field sampling experience required
Demonstrated experience coordinating multiple field teams on a larger project
Able to be based in Memphis, TN or remotely with frequent travel
Willing and able to travel (40-50%)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Cover letter and CV/resume

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