Agriculture Resource Specialist/Program Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Addison County
  • $ 24.00/hour USD / Year

Website Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

 Join the effort to help Addison County’s land stewards improve soil health, protect water quality, increase climate resilience, and strengthen farm viability!

The Vermont Association of Conservation Districts is hiring an Agriculture Resource Specialist/Projects Coordinator to be based in Middlebury, VT.  The successful candidate will become knowledgeable about financial assistance programs provided by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other funders, and will provide, outreach, education, technical assistance, program navigation, and coordination services, as well as help farmers and forest land managers in Addison County access financial support for conservation best management practice implementation.  In addition, they will assist the Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District with needs assessments, community engagement initiatives, and project coordination.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment and connection to conservation of natural resources and supporting the agricultural community, have 2-3 years of relevant on-the-job experience, be able to self-direct and work independently within a complex programmatic context, and have a valid driver’s license and insured motor vehicle to use for work.  In addition, we seek strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of farmers, peers and partner organizations, strong computer literacy in a range of software, comfort in both office and field environments, and familiarity with the natural resource concerns affecting Vermont and Addison County.

Starting wage is $24.00 per hour, with a 40-hour work week.  Benefits include paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and HSA options; dependent care reimbursement; a 401(k)-retirement plan; and extensive training.

Visit for a detailed job description. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected] by 5 pm, Monday July 8th.

VACD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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