Coordinator, Partnership for Ag Resource Management

IPM Institute of North America

Part-time coordinator position available with a rapidly growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM), nutrient management and other best practices. The Partnership for Ag Resource Management,, a project of the IPM Institute of North America, works to improve water quality and soil health in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins. Responsibilities for this position include coordinating project tasks and deliverables to maintain operational efficiency; identifying grant opportunities and developing proposals that support agricultural retailers as change agents and collaborators in the promotion of nutrient stewardship; and tracking and reporting outcomes to funders and collaborators. The ideal candidate will have a background in agricultural stewardship, grant writing, fundraising, and data analysis.

Primary duties:

  1. Coordinate campaign to reduce sediment, nutrient and pesticide losses from cropland in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins.
  2. Work with project manager to identify grants and develop letters of inquiry and proposals. Coordinate relationship with funders and collaborators.
  3. Coordinate development and implementation of tools, resources, education opportunities and cost-share programs.
  4. Work with project manager to update large-scale agricultural retailer annual survey and recruit participants. Analyze and summarize data from survey and develop aggregate and individual reports and press releases.
  5. Work with project manager to build partnerships, develop engaging content and keep participant profiles up to date. Maintain and update contact databases.
  6. Track project objectives and activities; coordinate timelines, budgets and progress. Work with project manager to complete timely reporting to funders and collaborators.
  7. Assist with securing consistent private funding sources for project, including partner recruitment and investment, coordination of donation campaign, ag retail and organizational membership or sponsorship, and webinar series sponsorship.
  8. Research and provide information on target watersheds, nutrient management practices, and ag retailer and grower barriers to and opportunities for conservation practice adoption as needed. Conduct literature review every three years.
  9. Maintain a working knowledge of challenges, opportunities and trends in agricultural stewardship and the ag retail industry.
  10. Experience and qualifications:
    1. B.S. in agronomy, soil science, environmental sciences, or related field.
    2. Background or experience in the agricultural field.
    3. Advanced writing skills. Scientific or grant writing experience is a plus.
    4. Strong oral communication, interpersonal, networking, outreach and decision-making skills.
    5. Experience in data analysis. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
    6. Fundraising or investment recruitment experience.
    7. Highly motivated and self-directed; ability to work under deadlines.
    8. Demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship and ag resource management.
    9. Ability to work creatively and adaptively to achieve project goals.

    Starting 20 hours per week. Hourly compensation commensurate with skills and experience (starting at $15 per hour). Located in downtown Madison, WI, on bus routes.

    Send a resume, cover letter, salary history and three professional references to Julia Freuck at We will not contact references without prior approval. All applications will be held in confidence. Estimated start date: July 20, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

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