Job Postings & Leadership Opportunities

AgForestry is the premier private, non-profit leadership development program for adult professionals in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and natural resources in Washington State. AgForestry exists to cultivate leaders who communicate, collaborate, inspire and serve.

The Program Director leads the charge in increasing the leadership capacity of adult professionals who desire to make a greater impact in their organizations and communities, and assuring the ongoing success of the leadership program.

As Program Director you will:

  • Develop, deliver, attend and evaluate all seminars for an assigned leadership class (13 seminars over 18 months), including 11 in-state, one in Washington, D.C., and one in a foreign country.
  • Leverage learning experiences and subject matter experts that enhance participants’ leadership ability, increase their grasp of “big picture” natural resource issues, and equip them for effective advocacy.
  • Set a positive environment for adult learning, and serve as a facilitator and coach for class members.
  • Provide leadership and oversight in AgForestry’s program evaluation and enhancement efforts, assuring we are meeting the needs of our participants, supporters and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with AgForestry staff, board members, volunteers and others to assure the vitality of the program, and alignment with the strategic direction and priorities of the organization.
  • Provide excellent stewardship of program resources and manage the overall program budget.
  • Participate in fundraising and recruiting activities, and complete other duties as assigned.
  • Be a part of a celebrated leadership program that encompasses a diverse network of graduates and supporters who are committed to a vibrant future for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and natural resource management.

You’ll know you’re qualified for this job when you are:

  • A professional with at least ten years relevant work and/or education experience in areas related to natural resources, public policy/service, adult learning/education/training, or leadership development.
  • Knowledgeable of, and committed to, AgForestry’s mission and vision.
  • A big picture thinker who understands issues and policies impacting Washington’s natural resource industries.
  • Familiar with how public policy is created/changed, and understand how people effectively advocate for their organizations, industries, and communities both inside and outside the public policy process.
  • Actively involved in leadership activities at work and in your community.
  • A proven project and program manager, who demonstrates a high level of organizational and budget management skills.
  • Experienced in business administration, curriculum development, and event planning.
  • Cool under pressure, and project a dynamic personality and positive image.
  • Committed to continuous improvement, innovation, and life-long learning.
  • Dedicated to the personal growth of others, and capable of drawing out the best in people.
  • Open to different ideas and opinions, embrace new people and experiences, and help people reflect on values and beliefs in a respectful and appropriate manner.
  • Self-motivated, work with minimal supervision, and thrive a highly collaborative environment.
  • Skilled in interpersonal and professional communication, and are a capable writer and public speaker.
  • Someone who enjoys travel – primarily statewide, also nationally and internationally – and available to work outside normal business hours including occasional evenings and weekends.

Additional information and qualifications:

  • Salaried position, full-time exempt. (Pay commensurate with experience.)
  • Benefits include employer contribution to Simple IRA; employer paid short-term disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; taxable monthly benefit payment.
  • Expenses – including but not limited to travel, meals and lodging – are company paid.
  • Physical requirements include visual, verbal and audio acuity; the ability to lift 50 pounds (occasionally); sit, stand and walk for extended periods; and work both indoors (office/classroom environment) and outdoors (field conditions).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Must have earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • AgForestry program graduates preferred.
  • Spokane-based employment preferred.
  • Reports to the Executive Director; works closely with the Program Manager and other AgForestry staff.
  • AgForestry is an equal opportunity employer.

Timeline:

  • Submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications to leaders@agforestry.org by November 12, 2019.
  • Phone interviews with select candidates on November 18 or 19.
  • In-person interviews with final candidates conducted November 25.
    • Interviews held at the AgForestry office, 2702 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. B, Spokane, WA 99224
    • Candidates are responsible for their own travel to and from the in-person interviews
    • Three references will be requested from final candidates.
  • Anticipated start date: December 10.

American Farmland Trust’s Pacific Northwest Regional Director position offers an exciting opportunity to help shape and carry out the strategic agenda of a growing, forward-looking conservation organization. The Director will provide strategic leadership for American Farmland Trust’s programs in the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on Washington, Oregon and Idaho. For more information, go to Pacific Northwest Regional Director.

Posted 11/7/19

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing a solicitation for 20-30 nominees to serve on the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to EPA’s Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities.

To build a broad and balanced representation of perspectives for the FRRCC, members will be selected from a variety of relevant sectors. Members may represent allied industries and stakeholders including farm groups, rural suppliers, marketers, processors, academia/researchers; state, local, and tribal government; and nongovernmental organizations. In selecting committee members, EPA will consider qualifications such as: whether candidates are actively engaged in farming, hold leadership positions in ag-related organizations, possess a demonstrated ability to examine and analyze complicated environmental issues with objectivity and integrity, have experience working on issues where building consensus is necessary, and are able to volunteer several hours per month to the committee’s activities.

Applications must include a résumé or curriculum vitae and a statement of interest, and must be received by EPA by December 31, 2019. Letters of support and recommendation will be accepted but are not mandatory. 

Full details about qualifications and how to apply will be published in the Federal Register Notice, which will be posted once available on the committee’s website at: www.epa.gov/faca/frrcc.

Posted 11/12/19

Network Benefits

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER?

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP?

Depending upon the distance, air medical transport and patient care charges can quickly exceed $15,000. If you or a covered family member are flown by Life Flight Network or one of its reciprocal partners under a medically necessary emergency air transport, Life Flight Network will accept an insurance settlement (if any) as payment in full, and you will have no out-of-pocket expenses. We bill your insurance company directly for the medical transport, so you will not pay any deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses beyond your membership fee.

AM I COVERED OUTSIDE THE LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK SERVICE AREA?

Whether in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, or Northern California, you may be covered if transported by a reciprocal provider, subject to the reciprocating program’s membership rules. Please refer to our website for the most up-to-date list of reciprocal partners.

For more information and a current application (don’t forget to mention AgForestry), please contact Mary Gilmore, AgForestry Class 9 at mgilmore@lifeflight.org or 509-960-0041.

Posted 4/8/2019

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Date Posted 4/5/2019

If you have a job posting or educational/networking event, that relates the fields of agriculture, natural resources or forestry, that you would like us to post, please use the Network Job Opportunities Form or Network Events Form to submit information.

Job Posting Guidelines

Jobs will be posted once a week and will remain on the website for 30 days, or until the job closing date. A company name must be included in the job posting. If possible, include a direct link to the job posting on your own website or job board. All jobs must comply with the AgForestry Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Statement. We reserve the right to refuse a listing at any time.

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