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Land Policy Associate Director (Full Time)

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Resumo dos Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego
Tempo Integral
Data de Início
15 de julho de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições
8 de julho de 2024
Salário
Até USD $80.340 / ano

Descrição

 Land Policy Associate Director

 

The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown our grassroots network to over 200,000 individuals and partner organizations. We give young farmers tools to become leaders in their communities, building an effective political voice at the local, state, and national level. Together, we tackle the most critical structural and economic barriers that prevent motivated young people from starting and growing successful farm businesses—including access to affordable farmland, student debt, climate change, healthcare, racial inequities, and more. We have won historic investments in beginning farmer training, outreach to farmers of color, and farmland conservation. Our advocacy for a USDA Farm Service Agency microloan resulted in a loan program in every county that has served more than 30,000 farmers. 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE JOB: 

Young Farmers seeks a Land Policy Associate Director to lead our federal land access policy work and serve as an integral member of the policy team. You will support implementation of our government relations strategies — stewarding our land government relations work, through the One Million Acres Campaign, coordinating regularly with Members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, and other policy makers. Additionally, you’ll manage our land partnerships and land policy development work by stewarding and coordinating our involvement with coalitions and trusted partners. Finally, you will be responsible for conducting land policy research and analysis, and developing land policy campaign strategies to advance policy change rooted in racial equity and the challenges and needs of the farmers and ranchers across our network. 


In alignment with our commitment to racial equity and our Guiding Principles, Values, and Policy Pillars, the right candidate for this role will be excited at the challenge of collaboratively creating and advancing land policy change designed to secure racial equity outcomes, near-term material benefits, and that bring us closer to our vision for a just agricultural future. You will also demonstrate enthusiasm and care as you engage with policy advocacy efforts led by other actors in our ecosystem — moving at the speed of trust.  


The Land Policy Associate Director position is a full-time, remote position. 


Title: Land Policy Associate Director

Reports to: Policy Campaigns Director

Status: Full Time; Exempt

Location: Remote, U.S. Based Home Office – Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Start date: September 2024



Responsibilities

 

Policy Advocacy - Government Relations, Partnerships, and Communications (50%)

  • Steward government relations in coordination with the Government Relations Director on Capitol Hill and with executive branch agencies (USDA, EPA, White House, etc.) on policy related to land access, and continue building trust for our organization as a voice for the young farmer perspective on land and agriculture.
  • Collaborate with organizational leadership, coalitions, partners, and farmers in our network to advocate for Young Farmers’ land access priorities related to strategic opportunities for administrative, regulatory, and legislative policy change.
  • Assemble and support the drafting of policy materials, including policy papers, testimony, legislation, rulemaking comment letters, and program analysis reports.
  • Represent Young Farmers at relevant agency meetings, as well as congressional hearings and briefings focused on land access policy.
  • Represent Young Farmers to the press on inquiries related to farmland
  • Track, analyze, and provide reports on federal legislation related to land access
  • Write land-related policy blog posts and network communications to keep internal and external stakeholders — e.g. staff, Policy Committee, farmers, partners — up to date on our land work.
  • Attend and present at farmer conferences, webinars, and roundtables as needed and as capacity allows.
  • Actively coordinate with Government Relations Director and Government Relations Manager to inform organizational government relations strategy


Policy Analysis, Development, and Campaign Strategy (40%)

  • Steward implementation of the One Million Acres land campaign strategy through the enactment of the next Farm Bill.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on land policy and provides recommendations and thought partnership to Policy Development Director.
  • Build and manage partnerships for land policy development work by attending partner and coalition meetings, identifying and developing new partnerships and informal coalitions, maintaining current relationships, consulting trusted partners on key issues, and remaining aware of partner and coalition priorities.
  • Coordinate weaving land policy principles into other areas of Young Farmers policy development, advocacy, farmer leadership development, and network education. 
  • Advance racial equity in land access campaigns and policy goals 
  • Support grassroots actions, including fellowships, by informing planning and design, participating in meetings or events

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General Staff Responsibilities (10%)

  • Serve as a contributing team member who willingly supports organizational efforts in alignment with the strategic plan and models the organizational values.
  • All staff admin: individually complete time cards and expense reports on time, attend weekly staff calls, supervisory meetings, team meetings, staff retreats, and other staff social spaces, and participate in providing feedback and implementation of annual processes. 


*The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing every activity, duty or responsibility that is required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change slightly or be added depending on the needs of the organization.



 

Qualifications


This could be the right position for you, if you:

 

  • Have expertise related to land and agricultural policy, including but not limited: to improving access and secure land tenure for young and BIPOC farmers, farmland protection, and/or local and state land use.
  • Bring experience engaging with legislative processes on the federal, state, and/or local level. Our advocacy efforts are focused on opportunities for federal policy change.
  • Are committed to social and economic justice and are eager to apply your racial equity analysis and intersectional approach to leveraging the power of farmer storytelling and stewarding the creation, implementation, and evaluation of impactful policy change. 
  • Are comfortable stewarding and coordinating coalitions and partnerships, as well as working with partners from diverse backgrounds and BIPOC communities. 
  • Have expertise related to farm loan programs and farmland conservation programs that support land access and tenure.
  • Have experience analyzing U.S. Code, legislative and regulatory language, and general public policy information. 
  • Have strong written and verbal communications, are comfortable facilitating virtual and in-person spaces, and are comfortable speaking to a room of farmers or a US Senator. 

 

The ideal candidate may also have:

 

  • Comfortable working in a fully remote environment.
  • Experience with qualitative or quantitative data analysis. 
  • Experience engaging with the press
  • Experience with fundraising or grant writing. 
  • Experience with budget management.  
  • Experience working at nonprofit organizations.
  • Experience working on a farm or ranch and/or rooted in the agricultural community.


 

Schedule and Compensation


FULL-TIME EXEMPT SALARIED EMPLOYEE:

  • Regular full-time exempt employees work 40 hours per week including a one (1) hour paid lunch break each day. 
  • The current salary for this role is $80,340, in accordance with our 2024 Salary Guidelines. 
  • Young Farmers offers a competitive benefits package, health, vision and dental insurance, generous paid time off, paid sick days, personal days, paid family leave, and retirement matching.   



 

How to Apply


Apply by July 8 using the form at www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/ to be considered for an interview. Applications without both a cover letter and resume will be considered incomplete.


*The job post is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing every activity, duty or responsibility that is required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change slightly or be added depending on the needs of the organization.



 Land Policy Associate Director

 

The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown our grassroots network to over 200,000…

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Apply by July 8 using the form at www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/ to be considered for an interview. Applications without both a cover letter and resume will be considered incomplete.

Apply by July 8 using the form at www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/ to be considered for an interview. Applications without both a cover letter and resume will be considered…

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