Program and Development Associate

Program and Development Associate, EcoAgriculture

Type

Employment

Location

Remote (must be available daily to work with the team from 9am to 5pm US eastern time)

Deadline

2021-06-14

Description

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 14, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY: 

EcoAgriculture Partners is hiring a Program and Development Associate to join our committed team as soon as possible. The Associate will conduct activities for both the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) initiative as well as for EcoAgriculture Partners’ other programs. We seek to hire a highly motivated individual who has a balance of development and programmatic experience, has worked in multi-stakeholder environments, is creative, articulate, and has strong attention to detail. Excellent writing skills are essential as well as experience with Excel.

The successful candidate will be an effective team worker while simultaneously being adept at working independently to manage multiple, complex tasks. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

The Program and Development Associate will report to the President and CEO of EcoAgriculture Partners and 1000 Landscapes Coordinator and will work closely with the EcoAg and 1000L teams.

LOCATION:

EcoAgriculture Partners is based in the Washington DC area but is a remote organization with staff based in different locations internationally. This is a remote position that requires availability from 9am to 5pm ET. 

ABOUT ECOAGRICULTURE PARTNERS AND THE 1000 LANDSCAPES FOR 1 BILLION PEOPLE INITIATIVE

EcoAgriculture Partners is an international non-profit organization that strives to bring about a world where rural landscapes are managed to improve rural livelihoods, conserve native ecosystems, and sustainably produce food and fiber. The organization does so by providing training, research, policy solutions, and support to farmers, communities, and organizations at the local, national and international levels. To learn more about EcoAgriculture Partners, please visit our website at www.ecoagriculture.org.

A centerpiece of EcoAg’s work is the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) Initiative– a ‘radical collaboration’ of partner organizations that aim to provide the tools and support Landscape Partnerships need to thrive and scale their efforts through integrated landscape approaches. 

1000L is convened by EcoAgriculture Partners, and co-led with Rainforest Alliance, Commonland, Conservation International, the United Nations Development Programme, Landscape Finance Lab, and information technology leader Tech Matters. More than 20 other partners are sharing technical and financial expertise, and a dozen Landscape Partnerships are co-designing the initiative. Together, these organizations already engage with over 250 other Landscape Partnerships worldwide and are positioned to provide a strategic bridge with international and national programs championing Landscape Partnerships. See the website and flyer for more information. 

Responsibilities

The Associate’s work will be split between development and programmatic tasks. Approximately 50% of the Associate’s time will be spent supporting programmatic work for EcoAgriculture and the 1000L initiative by: 

  • Administrative and coordination support for the 1000L initiative Hub, Design Teams and committees;
  • Research and writing to support the organization and governance of 1000L;
  • Aid with the planning, organization, preparation work and outreach associated with participation at regional and international meetings; 
  • Support the development of high-quality reports, analyses and knowledge products related to EcoAgriculture and 1000L projects;
  • Travel up to 15% time post-pandemic.

50% of the Associate’s time will be spent supporting development and Board support work for EcoAgriculture Partners and the 1000L initiative by:

  • Support preparation of fundraising proposals and donor reports;
  • Undertake fundraising activities;
  • Monitor and update fundraising pipeline and grant/contract database;
  • Support for logistics and the President’s participation in external meetings;
  • Document and help prepare for 1000L Fundraising Committee meetings;
  • Document and help prepare for Board of Directors meetings;
  • Undertake other organizational tasks and provide operational support as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a field of study related to agriculture, food systems, natural resources/environment or sustainable development;
  • Experience working in an international organization;
  • At least two years professional experience;
  • Prior fundraising experience as well as familiarity with budget preparation;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail;
  • Experience and competence working in diverse teams;
  • Proactive, flexible and creative;
  • Excellent communicator;
  • Experienced with computer programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive and others.

Desired

  • Foreign language proficiency, especially in Spanish, Portuguese or French.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of studies such as environmental studies, agricultural  development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration,  sustainable development, regional planning or another related field 
  • Familiarity with major international agricultural, rural development and environmental  institutions and policy processes 
  • 1-2 years of work in an international setting and/or field experience in a developing  country 
  • Experience and competence working in diverse teams 
  • Demonstrated experience or familiarity with development, conservation or agricultural  programs or projects in developing countries 
  • Strong graphic presentation skills in programs such as Powerpoint

Compensation

  • $35,000-40,000, depending upon experience;
  • Health and retirement benefits, insurance, 29 days of holiday and vacation days per year.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States.

How To Apply

Please send your curriculum vitae; a cover letter describing your background, experience, and interest in this position; two writing samples (maximum of five pages each); and names and contact information for three references in an e-mail message with subject line “Program and Development Associate” - [your name]” to Tom Derr, tderr@ecoagriculture.org by June 14th. Applications without all required materials will not be considered.