American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities.
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California’s San Joaquin Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, but it’s facing numerous challenges. Diminishing water availability, climate change, new regulations, and a growing population threaten the future of agriculture in the region. American Farmland Trust’s San Joaquin Valley Land and Water Strategy is accelerating the conservation of the valley’s precious land and water resources. It is protecting the most valuable farmland and ranchland, scaling up regenerative agricultural practices, protecting surface and groundwater supplies, providing technical training to a diverse group of farmers and ranchers, supporting habitats for fish and wildlife, and advocating for effective local and state policies.
AFT’s California Climate and Agricultural Program Manager (ASPM) plays an integral role in program development and delivery. The ASPM is responsible for the management of existing complex multi-benefit projects throughout California with a primary focus on agricultural stewardship programming components of AFT’s San Joaquin Land and Water Strategy.
As an integral part of the California program strategy team, the CAPM, interacts directly with partners and stakeholders and works closely with California and national AFT staff members to help increase the pace and scale of program development and implementation, and oversee the completion of a suite of high-impact land protection and regenerative agriculture programs.
What You’ll Be Working On
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, creative, excels in building trust and finding common understanding between diverse stakeholders, working with others to achieve multiple benefits, and is:
Education & Experience
It is highly preferred that the position be telework and based in the San Joaquin Valley where a significant portion of program work will take place. The secondary location of preference is AFT’s California office in Sacramento. Travel required for this position is approximately 20%; primarily local depending on residence.
Why you should apply
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Sacramento, California, United States