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.
We believe diversity drives innovation. We are inclusive. We embrace differences. We recognize and respect the fundamental value and dignity of all our employees. We celebrate the unique traditions, heritages, and experiences our employees bring to the workplace. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
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As an integral part of the AFT National Initiative Team, the Social Science Analyst (the Senior Technical Specialist) will help support social science research led by the Women for the Land Director. This position will support the Director in building a social science body of work that is strategic, coordinated, practical, applied, efficiently delivered, well-received, academically defensible, and impactful. Specifically, the Senior Technical Specialist will support in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting on specific projects undertaken by the Women for the Land Director.
Duties and responsibilities include
This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to reflect the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
Education & Experience
A M.S. in sociology, anthropology, human geography or related fields and at least two years of interdisciplinary research experience in agriculture- related fields.