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Program and Administrative Coordinator

Land For Good

Land For Good is an innovative New England-wide nonprofit that works on critical issues facing our farmers, rural communities, and regional food system: accessing and passing on farms and farmland. Our mission is to keep New England's agricultural lands working by transforming how farmers access, hold and transfer farms and farmland. Our programs and services target farm seekers, farm families, non-farming landowners, and communities. Based in Keene, NH, we provide consultation, education and training, advocacy and research across the six-state region. We envision vibrant landscapes of working farms and thriving farmers! Learn more at landforgood.org. Also visit our farm property posting website at www.NewEnglandFarmlandFinder.org. 


Land For Good (LFG) is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to serve as our Program and Administrative Coordinator.

The Program and Administrative Coordinator plays a central role in the organization, coordinating key aspects of our program activities, and managing the systems that support them. This position reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Program Director and Communications and Field teams.

We need a technology-forward team member to provide critical program and administrative support to a high functioning team of agricultural service providers and our (largely) “virtual” office. This customer service-oriented position requires communicating with farmers, landowners and agricultural professionals throughout New England. This is a unique opportunity to be an integral and indispensable part of a team that is working on an urgent and critical issue facing farmers, rural communities and our food system: accessing and passing on farms and farmland.

The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational skills, administrative and program support experience, and skills in using technology to support remote work, collaboration and service delivery.  The ideal candidate will take pride finding new ways to help our team work more effectively and efficiently. Experience in managing databases, familiarity with the Google suite of applications, and superb organizational skills are required. A combination of professional experience and education in agriculture, community organizing, farming and food systems, or related field(s) is desired.

Requirements:

The Program and Administrative Coordinator must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work closely with target audiences, the public and our team across the region. We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below. 

  1. Experience and skills in providing program and administrative support, including aspects of a physical office and cloud-based systems.
  2. Experience in database management.
  3. Solid understanding and experience with Google suite of applications and Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  4. Up-to-date and comfortable with the latest trends and technology in online collaboration.
  5. Strong interpersonal and writing skills .
  6. High attention to detail, and good email etiquette.
  7. Motivated and energized to find new, creative and effective ways for internal and external collaboration and program support.
  8. Self-directed; capable of developing and implementing a work plan.
  9. A related Associates or Bachelors degree and/or work experience is highly desired.
  10. Experience and passion for farming, food systems, environmental issues highly desired.
  11. Experience with mission-driven service, public education and advocacy work preferred
Responsibilities:

Major Areas of Responsibility

  1. Manage, maintain, support physical office and ‘virtual’ office systems and vendors
  2. Receive, respond and track inquiries from farmers, landowners and allied professionals
  3. Coordinate monitoring and evaluation systems for internal tracking, client satisfaction, and program outcomes and impacts

Administrative Coordination

  1. Manage, monitor and coordinate all aspects of maintaining physical office space, equipment and supplies, including related vendors and technical support.
  2. Ensure effective and timely technical support services to staff, including desktops, laptops, cloud-based solutions, Wi-Fi, broadband, etc..
  3. Research, advise and plan/support implementation of new cloud-based applications and upgrades.
  4. Assist staff with technical/operational needs. Ensure that support staff has adequate computer training/knowledge.
  5. Organize and maintain hard copy and virtual file system.
  6. Provide administrative support as needed to the Executive Director (Board, fund development) and Program Director. 

Program Coordination

  1. Receive, respond to and/or route inquiries from farmers, landowners and professionals seeking assistance.
  2. Coordinate client intake process.
  3. Maintain, update and utilize online CRM database to consolidate constituent information tracking, mailing list generation,and relationship management.
  4. Support event and other program activity coordination and preparation as needed.
  5. Coordinate activities within an evaluation plan, with support from an evaluation consultant and under the direction of the Executive Director.
  6. Develop and maintain a program tracking “dashboard” of key program metrics.
  7. Create charts and tables to display evaluation data for reports and marketing.
  8. Follow-up with clients to determine satisfaction, progress and outcomes, with the opportunity to develop additional qualitative primary research (i.e. discussion groups, in-depth interviews).
  9. Expand programmatic duties as time, skills and interest allows.

Location and schedule: This position is based out of our Keene NH headquarters with the opportunity to work remotely 2-3 days/week. Occasional regional travel, and evening and weekend work may be required.

Learn more: www.landforgood.org/about/employment/job-opening-program-administrative-...

How to Apply:

TO APPLY please email a resume and detailed cover letter that speaks directly to your qualifications for the position, to jim@landforgood.org with (IMPORTANT!) the email subject: “P/A Coordinator”

Salary Range:

Annual salary range is between $39,000 to $43,000, with final salary dependent on qualifications.

Job Location:

Keene

Date Added: May 29, 2019

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