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Director of Agriculture (Location Flexible - Lexington, KY or Nashville, TN)

Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Lexington
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATIONLexington, Kentucky, USA. Location is also being considered for Nashville, Tennessee.KY201NC042YOUR POSITION WITH TNCThe Director of Agriculture will lead the Conservancy's agricultural conservation efforts in Kentucky and Tennessee primarily by initiating and strengthening partnerships with producers, corporations, agencies and other partners. Along with our partners, this position will facilitate adoption of practices that improve environmental outcomes, with an emphasis on soil health and water quality, while maintaining or enhancing the financial position of producers. This role functions as vision and strategy lead for Tennessee and Kentucky's agricultural program.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSDirect the sustainable agriculture program of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Tennessee and Kentucky by building the strategic vision, strategies and collaborative partnerships that will increase farm productivity and improve soil health and water quality. Foster and strengthen partnerships with state and federal agencies, agribusinesses, private consultants, commodity groups, key producers, and others in the agriculture sector. Assist with launch of the Soil Health Partnership in both states and identify and build alliances with the agricultural sector to improve sustainability of agricultural supply chains.RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPEServe as lead on development and implementation of a 2-state Agricultural Strategy for Kentucky and Tennessee.Manage awards and secure funding to support Soil Health Partnership (SHP) research site expansion and farmer engagement efforts.Work with producers, corporations and TNC North America agricultural staff to improve sustainability of agricultural supply chains within Kentucky and Tennessee.Serve as an active team member on TNC's Mississippi River Basin Whole System project focused on reducing the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.Coordinate TNC-Tennessee and Kentucky's team engagement with our government and academic partners to advance conservation strategies in agricultural landscapes statewide.Represent TNC on the NRCS state technical committees and appropriate working groups. Participate in and lead conferences and field days to that support agricultural and floodplain-related agricultural conservation strategies.Work with the Tennessee and Kentucky Departments of Agriculture and Environment and Conservation to facilitate effective implementation of the state's nutrient reduction strategy.Engage with producers in Kentucky and Tennessee to understand "state of the state" of local agricultural perspectives, needs and interest in new/ongoing initiativesProvide expertise and technical input to TNC Government Relations staff for US and State legislative initiatives (e.g. federal Farm Bill platforms, state nutrient management plan implementation)MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBA/BS degree and 5 years of experience in conservation or agricultural practice, or equivalent combination.Experience writing grant proposals.Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including managing finances, with diverse partners, both internal and external.Experience working with the agricultural community.Experience developing partnerships and leading collaborations within the private and public sectors.Effective negotiation, communication skills, and convening skills.Valid driver's license.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSGraduate degree and 5-7 years' experience in conservation or agricultural practice, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific information.Ability to engage in a wide range of conservation issues, analyze complex problems, rapidly build expertise on new issues, and develop strategic responses or solutions.Experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans with the public and private entities.Demonstrated experience establishing relationships with members of the agricultural community.Knowledge of current trends and practices in agriculture.Outstanding track record as a skilled communicator leading to fundraising success with major prospects or equivalent success in sales.Politically savvy and experience in presenting to and communicating with business, governmental, and community leaders.Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.AUTO SAFETY POLICYThis position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.HOW TO APPLYTo apply to position number 48219, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 3, 2020.Click "submit" to apply for the position or "save for later" to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity EmployerOur commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

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