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Agricultural Resource Navigator II Agency of Agriculture +1 more

  • Date Posted February 27, 2024
  • Location Montpelier, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.
Job description

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is looking for a skilled navigator to help farmers and food producers find and leverage financial and technical assistance resources. This position will work directly with businesses and organizations in Vermont's food system, helping them assess needs and connecting them with appropriate resources to help advance their organizational goals. This position will develop and maintain a comprehensive directory of financial and technical assistance resources and will use a variety of communication strategies to promote these resources - from website development and social media, to one-on-one meetings and large group presentations. Special attention will be paid to engaging with marginalized and under-served communities. This position will work closely with food and agriculture support organizations across the region, helping strengthen connections between these organizations through enhanced collaboration and information sharing. 

 Experience or familiarity with one or more of the following areas will be helpful in this role:    

  • Communications and outreach, especially to diverse stakeholders 
  • Resource mapping and visualization 
  • Cross-organizational collaboration 
  • Program evaluation and reporting  
  • Farming and/or food production       

We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who bring enthusiasm and excellence to their work. Curiosity and a willingness to learn are key to success on our team. This intermediate-level role is ideal for an individual who can work with a high level of autonomy within a collaborative team.

 This position is based in Montpelier, VT. Telework options are available to employees in the Agricultural Development Division.    

This classified limited service position is funded by a USDA grant for two years and may be extended.

  Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
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DeadlineMarch 11, 2024

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