AR Agriculture Program Manager
Job Posting 53112
AR Agriculture Program Manager
Who We Are:
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube or on Glassdoor.
Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”
What We Can Achieve Together:
The AR Agriculture Program Manager, manages and advances a conservation program focused on improving water quality, reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and conserving groundwater in cropland-dominated areas of Arkansas using partnerships, science-based conservation planning, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Agriculture Program Manager (APM) works with landowners, farmers, local to global businesses, and conservation programs to implement on-the-ground projects that improve irrigation efficiency, reduce sediment and nutrient erosion, and reduce GHG emissions. The APM will represent TNC with inclusive messaging and outreach, partnerships with underserved communities and landowners, agribusinesses, and other members of the agriculture sector to provide equitable access to scalable conservation practices and programs. The Agriculture Program Manager provides technical leadership in the field of row crop agriculture and support to the Arkansas Business Unit in achieving the Conservancy’s 2030 Goals where both people and nature thrive.
We’re Looking for You:
The Agriculture Program Manager (APM) enjoys working with landowners, farmers, local and global businesses, and conservation partners in agriculture. The APM will appreciate the importance of commercial land stewardship and has experience working with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), commodity trade groups, agribusinesses, cooperative extensions and/or county conservation districts. Leaders in row crop management systems, agricultural conservation, and commodity advisors interested to implement programs and projects that produce commodities and ecosystem services with improved water quality, soil health, efficient irrigation and economic sustainability.
Cooperate with state and federal agency staff, elected officials, and philanthropists to acquire funds and administer projects with equitable access participation and achieve high impact conservation outcomes in an agricultural landscape. Represent TNC and our projects on local work groups and at conferences and field days to convey the importance of water quality, greenhouse gas mitigation, and agricultural productivity.
Systems Leadership, creativity, and the ability to influence without authority are key in this role. If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our team. Not only will you achieve conservation objectives in the beautiful state of Arkansas, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks!
This position will require up to 25% travel, a valid driver’s license, and compliance with The Nature Conservancy’s auto safety program. Come join TNC and apply today!
What You’ll Bring:
- BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice, agronomy, agriculture orequivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and financesunder deadlines.
- Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managingperformance.
- Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/orgovernment agencies
- Experience negotiating.
- Familiarity with Arkansas crop production systems and agronomic practices
- Understanding of regenerative agriculture practices appreciated
What We Bring:
Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!
The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.
We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!
This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
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