NOFA Vermont
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Climate Resilience Specialist position is an opportunity to help farmers implement climate-smart practices to increase climate resilience and food sovereignty while supporting the expansion of the local market value of crops grown using climate-smart practices.  In this role, you will work with farmers from initial project stages through to practice implementation and verification, along with conducting soil health benchmarking over time. The technical assistance and support needed will vary by farm and by practice.  The Climate Resilience Specialist is also responsible for the annual administration of the NOFA-VT Resilience Grants.

This is a full-time position (35-40 hours, depending on employee interest and needs). The Climate Resilience Specialist will work collaboratively as part of the NOFA-VT Farmer Services team to support the development of farmers at all stages of business on their paths to developing economically viable businesses that are environmentally and socially resilient.  Time will be spent remotely, in the Richmond office, and on farms throughout the state. 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

NOFA-VT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Applicants for this and all positions at NOFA-VT are encouraged to review our Statement of Intention on Social Justice prior to applying in order to understand how we view social and racial justice as central to a healed and thriving food and agricultural system.

Wage or Salary
$23.60-$30.50 an hour based on experience