Two Positions American Farmland Trust: National Women for the Land and Illinois

AFT is seeking a strong and collaborative leader to lead and expand its Women for the Land Initiative throughout the country.  They launched this national initiative in early 201 with a strategy  to: (1) conduct research to help us understand this audience and identify the barriers they face, (2) engage women landowners to learn more, test outreach/education innovations and gather input, and (3) develop innovations based on research and engagement to help us test and refine new ideas that can have a scalable impact.  Based on all of this, we will develop and promote policies that better serve women landowners.   Simply put, we are intentionally engaging women who own and manage farmland and ranchland in our mission to protect farmland, promote sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land. The ideal work location is in close proximity to one of AFT’s six offices (Seattle, WA; Sacramento, CA; Saratoga Springs, NY; Sycamore, IL; Northampton, MA or Washington, DC). However, this can be a remote position.

A very detailed job description including information about the national initiative is here:

Women for the Land Director

AFT is also recruiting for an entry level Conservation Technician Position in Illinois.  If you know of any recent graduates, or early career individuals looking to get on-the-ground experience with farmers and conservation, please refer them!

Midwest Conservation Technician