American Farmland Trust is seeking a full-time New York Agricultural Stewardship Coordinator to support and grow programs in New York state that assist farmers transitioning to or increasing adoption of regenerative farming practices. The Coordinator will join a team of dynamic staff and be responsible for promoting and implementing strategies that engage farmers and landowners in adopting sound farming practices to protect water quality and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Specific activities will include developing engaging educational programs for landowners and farmers, fostering partnerships, developing public education materials, supporting and promoting on-farm demonstration projects, and supporting communications objectives to highlight key activities and stories of impact. This role will also help to lead the expansion of AFT’s Women for the Land initiative in New York, a program designed for women farmers and landowners who want to protect and/or promote good stewardship of their land. The focus will primarily be in Western and Central New York, though the opportunity may exist for work in other parts of New York as well as in collaboration with AFT’s National Initiatives.
American Farmland Trust pays salaries that are competitive to similar nonprofit and agency positions and offers meaningful vacation, medical, retirement and other benefits. Preference will be given to candidates based in Western or Central New York, and applicants should be comfortable working remotely out of a home office.