Sr. Agriculture Development Coordinator - Job Opening

Below is a job posting for a Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator to serve as a Working Lands and Business Development Specialist with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. Please share this with your networks and any individuals you believe may be interested and qualified for this position.

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  • Job Opening #622659
  • Posting closes on 1/29/18.
  • If you would like more information about this position, please contact [email protected]

Position Description

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets seeks a dynamic individual to join the Agricultural Development Division as a Working Lands and Business Development Specialist. This position will collaborate with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation on supporting successful working lands enterprises and the evolving supply chain network critical to growing sustainable communities and economies of agriculture, food, forestry, and wood manufacturing. The scope of work will include managing the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative grant program and Working Lands Enterprise Board, guiding policy priorities and committee activities, as well as grantee outreach and management.

The mission of the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative is to strengthen and grow the economies, cultures, and communities of Vermont's working landscape. The Working Lands Enterprise Board achieves this by making essential catalytic investments in critical leverage points of the Vermont farm and forest economy, and facilitating policy development to optimize the agricultural and forest use of Vermont lands.

This position will also coordinate business development activities to access financial assistance and appropriate technical assistance essential for increasing production, profit margins, and job creation. The position will have ongoing engagement with agriculture and food based businesses as well as forestry and the wood manufacturing supply chain, industry stakeholders, and nonprofit and public-sector partners. This Working Lands and Business Development Specialist should expect to be part of a dynamic team committed to building partnerships, engaging one-on-one with Vermont businesses and support organizations, and managing an evolving financial assistance and stewardship program.

Please note: This Senior Agriculture Development Coordinator’s official duty station will be located at the Agency’s Chittenden County office, in Williston, but their first 6 months of training will occur primarily at the Washington County office, in Montpelier. This position will be expected to accommodate both this short term arrangement and long term permanent location.