Position has been filled.
Wallace Center is a unit of Winrock International. Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
The Wallace Center at Winrock International is a national leader in sustainable regional farming and food system development. Our mission is to bring together diverse people and ideas to co-create solutions that build healthy farms, equitable economies, and resilient food systems. We envision a future where all communities have the power to nourish themselves and regenerate ecosystems through just food and agricultural systems.
Since 1983, the Wallace Center has been working to affect systems change that brings benefits to the environment, to communities, and to the farmers and food businesses that are the building blocks of a just and equitable food system. Through the support of our partners and funders, we engage with organizations and individuals working on local and regional food systems development across the country. We are committed to centering anti-racism, racial equity, and inclusion in our programs, operations, and culture.
Our work is guided by the following organizational values:
The Wallace Center’s Resilient Agriculture and Ecosystems team (RAE) works to advance and integrate regenerative agriculture and livestock grazing practices as scalable, market-driven solutions for building healthy soil, viable farms, and resilient communities. The RAE team works with farmers, land managers, public agencies, and farm organizations to build resources, provide technical assistance, and remove barriers for expanding the use of regenerative practices. This includes the Pasture Project, a multi-pronged effort to support regenerative grazing, and the Regenerative Ag Idea Network, an online peer learning network.
January 15, 2023
Remote, anywhere in continental US. Winrock International has physical offices in Crystal City, Virginia and North Little Rock, Arkansas, but the entire Wallace Center team works remotely.
Project Manager, Resilient Agriculture & Ecosystems
Salary range is $52,000 – $58,000 and will be commensurate with experience and/or level of education. Excellent benefits offered. The Wallace Center also supports team members through professional development, coaching, mentorship, cross-team collaborations, etc.
We are no longer accepting applications for this role.
As part of the RAE team, the Program Associate will support the implementation and administration of the Wallace Center’s multiple regenerative agriculture activities in the United States. This position will provide backend support (e.g. project management requirements, scheduling, subcontract administration, meeting notes, etc.) for all programmatic activities, as well as support for communications. (e.g. website updates, social media and blog content development, online community of practice administration, etc.)
This position offers the opportunity to positively impact agriculture in the country’s largest conventional agriculture regions, thus impacting broader environmental and economic outcomes. The Center is actively building strategies for centering racial and economic equity in our work and seeking candidates eager to forward that mission. The Center is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color.
Essential responsibilities will include:
The Program Associate is a motivated candidate who is exceptionally talented at multi-tasking on programmatic and administrative tasks. This individual has the focus to handle complex, evolving responsibilities with a high degree of accountability and attention to detail. This includes engaging and managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, partners and funders in the agriculture sector. Strong interpersonal skills are needed for this position, as well as the ability to work independently as part of mixed telecommuting and office-based team. The ability to work well in teams on multiple organizational levels is required. An interest in U.S. agriculture and livestock systems is essential for success and familiarity with RAE’s target geographic area is desired.
This is an entry-level position with room for on-job training and professional development. Candidates who meet most qualifications and experience but not all are still invited and encouraged to apply.
BS/BA in agriculture, soil science, animal science, communications, economics, environmental science/policy, rural development, or related field OR at least four years of professional or work experience.
At least one year of professional, work, or lived experience should be directly in one or more of the following areas:
A willingness to learn and grow in all these areas is encouraged, with the Wallace Center providing opportunities for professional development and coaching.