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Farmer Engagement Manager (Remote)

About Carbon A List

Carbon A List is a climate action instigator specialized in navigating the burgeoning opportunities for climate action, especially, but not limited to, the land sector. Our mission is to help clients and partners unlock climate action in a way that creates equity, transparency, and continuous improvement. Carbon A List offers strategic consulting, methodology development and design, and project development services to a wide range of climate-centric organizations.  

About the Grant

We are leveraging our expertise and positioning to deliver on a $70 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities grant (“the Grant”). Serving as a collaboration between industry partners, the Grant is designed to develop end-to-end supply chain partnerships with the goal of both producing climate smart commodities and marketing them via brands and retailers to consumers.  

About the Position

We are in search of a Farmer Engagement Manager to inform and maintain our farmer support ecosystem. This role is designed for an individual deeply committed to advancing sustainable agriculture through the application of climate-smart practices. As our Farmer Manager, you will play a key role in cultivating our farmer network, guiding field managers, and supporting data collection and reporting of on-farm activities. 

This position is dependent upon USDA approval. 

 

Your Daily Focus: 

  • Technical Assistance Oversight: Manage a contract field team that will support farmers across 18 states, ensuring consistency in farmer communications, education and events support. 

  • Strategic Enrollment: Collaborate with Carbon A List team members, Partners, and contractors to devise farmer enrollment strategies that align with the specific needs of each region and commodity and USDA enrollment requirements.  

  • Relationship Management: Build, maintain, and report on relationships with crop growers, dairy producers, and external partners across the project's key regions, emphasizing the production of climate-smart milk, oats, and soy. 

  • Educational Incentives: Lead the organization and delivery of educational workshops and content that connects agricultural experts with landowners and farm operators to encourage the implementation of climate-smart practices. 

  • Farmer Guidance: Work with farmers to support the planning and adoption of climate-smart practices, and to address barriers by developing practical and economically viable solutions. 

  • Data Collection & Reporting: Offer leadership and technical advice on climate-smart practice adoption, including data collection and the management of agricultural information, and lessons learned from project participants. 

 

Requirements and Evaluation Criteria: 

  • Education & Experience: A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Soil or Animal Science, Sustainability, or a related field, coupled with a robust knowledge base in soil science and experience with climate-smart agricultural practices. 

  • Practice Implementation: Proven experience collaborating with and supporting farmers as they implement on-farm practice changes. 

  • Project Management Expertise: Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, with strong analytical skills and the capacity to work under tight deadlines.  

  • Stakeholder Engagement Skills: Strong interpersonal abilities, including the skill to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of farmers, contractors, team members, and Grant Partners to ensure alignment and cohesive project progress.  

  • Travel Readiness: Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time to farms or internal functions, with a valid US Driver's license and access to a vehicle. 

 

Preference for the Following: 

  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) certification

  • NRCS Standards Knowledge

  • Technical Service Provider (TSP) certification

  • Experience with precision agriculture and emerging technologies in dairy and/or row crop systems

Life at Carbon A List: 

  • Competitive Salary: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this role is $80,000-$100,000 per year. 

  • Optimized Work Week: We value productivity and quality, which is why we’ve adopted a 32-hour work week model to guarantee time for personal and professional growth. 

  • Flexible Schedules: We commit to working half of our hours during core hours to keep us connected. The rest of your day is yours to tailor to your unique needs. 

  • Remote Reality: Embrace the flexibility of a fully remote role, providing you the freedom to work from wherever inspires you most. 

  • Generous Time Off: We offer four weeks of vacation, two weeks of sick leave, and an annual shutdown period during the year-end holidays. 

  • Ongoing Benefits: We go beyond the basics with our benefit offerings because your health and happiness matter. Employees enjoy health benefit offerings, a generous onboarding package to aid in remote setup, wellness rewards, and employee appreciation awards.  

 

How to Apply: Ready to make your mark? Complete this form to embark on the first step of your journey with Carbon A List. If your skills and passions align with our mission, we'll reach out to guide you through the next stages of our interview process. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:  

Normal physical requirements associated with working in an office environment such as prolonged sitting and repetitive motion such as typing on a computer keyboard. May also require periodic standing, walking, and/or bending. Visual acuity sufficient to perform frequent work on a computer screen and review printed reports and other materials. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The person in this position has frequent in person and virtual contact with others. Requires the ability to hear and to communicate orally with others. 

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