Farm Certification Specialist

Salmon-Safe Published: July 23, 2021
Location
Remote, Pacific Northwest
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Farm / Organics /
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Description

SALMON-SAFE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE NATION’S LEADING ECOLABELS WITH MORE THAN 95,000 ACRES OF FARM AND URBAN LANDS CERTIFIED IN OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Through our peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, we are leading the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat.

Position Overview

Salmon-Safe, a leading regional environmental certification nonprofit, seeks a full-time Farm Certification Specialist for ongoing management of Salmon-Safe certification program delivery across the West Coast. Skills relating to ecologically sustainable agricultural, environmental science, and/or market-based conservation are required in this position. This position requires regional travel and can be based in Seattle, Portland or remotely in the interior Columbia Basin.

Duties & Responsibilities

Farm Certification Program Management (30%)

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for Salmon-Safe farm assessors in coordinating program delivery.
  • Coordinate delivery of Salmon-Safe specific technical training to Salmon-Safe inspectors.
  • Manage individual farm verification of conditions and ensure project performance throughout certification cycle.
  • Administer Salmon-Safe’s web-based certification management system, including database updates, report generation, quantification of results, and workflow tracking.
  • Manage application of Salmon-Safe “High Hazard” pesticide list including expert review and application of related quantitative pesticide risk evaluation tools.
  • Serve as resource for partner organization staff and contractors regarding farm program-related standards questions/issues.

Market Connection (30%)

  • Conduct direct outreach to the craft brewing industry to build market for certified hops/malts.
  • Conduct market connection outreach to other agricultural sectors to build value of certification for landowners.
  • Coordinate with regional place-based partners to create marketing opportunities for certified growers (such as retail promotion) and coordinate with urban certification program to build relationships between growers and certified urban institutions.
  • Co-manage development of farm program outreach tools and develop web-based mapping and related content to connect buyers to certified suppliers and communicate market presence.

Grower Outreach & Recruitment (20%)

  • Conduct targeted direct grower outreach & recruitment across the Pacific Northwest based on sector-based and grant priorities.

Fundraising & grant management (20%)

  • Conduct targeted research and fundraising for agricultural program expansion including cultivation of foundation and/or individual donors.
  • Provide grant management support including reporting and development of performance metrics and quantification of outcomes.

Education, Training Requirements & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to one or more of the following specialties:

  • Agriculture (ecological focus)
  • Environmental Science (ecology, biology, environmental management)
  • Business (sustainability focus)
  • Minimum 2 years progressively successful business development or program delivery experience
  • Proficiency in web-based project management tools
  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed, entrepreneurial environment
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Salmon-Safe mission

Compensation

  • $46,000-$60,000 based on qualifications and experience.
  • Benefits include generous paid  time off, healthcare and dental, and retirement contribution.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter with resume as a single PDF (maximum three pages), with “Farm Certification Specialist” in the subject line.
  • Please, email inquiries only about this position.
  • Application due: August 6, 2021.

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