Team Member, Specialty Crops IPM Program

IPM Institute of North America, Inc.

Summer-seasonal team member position available with a growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  Responsibilities include developing articles, publications, blog posts, marketing materials, audit and administrative support to the specialty crops IPM program.

The individual in this position will work with project teams, project partners and clients to develop articles on a diverse range of IPM topics for a nationally published magazine, weekly articles for clients participating in the specialty crops IPM program, development and layout of a publication for a tribal sustainable agriculture project, and support for a sustainable agriculture verification program.  This is an excellent opportunity to interact on a regular basis with farmers, researchers and IPM specialists working to promote sustainable agriculture across a range of crops.

The ideal candidate will have background in communications, science writing, sustainable agriculture or the biological sciences.  Excellent writing and organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and proficiency with Microsoft Office are essential.  References are required.

Flexible schedule, 30 – 35 hours per week, hourly compensation commensurate with skills and experience ($13 – $14 per hour).  This is a seasonal position available from April or May through September, with the ability to continue pending funding and performance.  Our rapid growth provides for excellent opportunities for advancement.  Benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation and holidays.  Located on the near east side of Madison.

The IPM Institute of North America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1998.  Our mission is to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities by using the power of the marketplace.  Our team currently works on more than a dozen projects to increase adoption of IPM and other best practices that reduce risks to health and the environment from pesticide and nutrient use in agriculture and communities, improve soil health, water quality and air quality and improve working conditions.

Send resume and cover letter to Peter Werts at 211 S. Paterson Street Suite 380, Madison, WI 53703, or email


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