AR Agriculture Program Manager

The Nature Conservancy
Little Rock, AR
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Full time Positions
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The AR Agriculture Program Manager, manages and advances a conservation program focused on improving water quality, reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and conserving groundwater in cropland-dominated areas of Arkansas using partnerships, science-based conservation planning, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Agriculture Program Manager (APM) works with landowners, farmers, local to global businesses, and conservation programs to implement on-the-ground projects that improve irrigation efficiency, reduce sediment and nutrient erosion, and reduce GHG emissions. The APM will represent TNC with inclusive messaging and outreach, partnerships with underserved communities and landowners, agribusinesses, and other members of the agriculture sector to provide equitable access to scalable conservation practices and programs. The Agriculture Program Manager provides technical leadership in the field of row crop agriculture and support to the Arkansas Business Unit in achieving the Conservancy’s 2030 Goals where both people and nature thrive.
The Agriculture Program Manager (APM) enjoys working with landowners, farmers, local and global businesses, and conservation partners in agriculture. The APM will appreciate the importance of commercial land stewardship and has experience working with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), commodity trade groups, agribusinesses, cooperative extensions and/or county conservation districts. Leaders in row crop management systems, agricultural conservation, and commodity advisors interested to implement programs and projects that produce commodities and ecosystem services with improved water quality, soil health, efficient irrigation and economic sustainability. Cooperate with state and federal agency staff, elected officials, and philanthropists to acquire funds and administer projects with equitable access participation and achieve high impact conservation outcomes in an agricultural landscape. Represent TNC and our projects on local work groups and at conferences and field days to convey the importance of water quality, greenhouse gas mitigation, and agricultural productivity. Systems Leadership, creativity, and the ability to influence without authority are key in this role. If you’re looking for a career where you can find meaning and purpose, come join our team. Not only will you achieve conservation objectives in the beautiful state of Arkansas, but you’ll contribute to conservation goals through many networks! This position will require up to 25% travel, a valid driver’s license, and compliance with The Nature Conservancy’s auto safety program. Come join TNC and apply today! What You’ll Bring: • BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in conservation practice, agronomy, agriculture or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including staffing, workloads and finances under deadlines. • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance. • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies • Experience negotiating. • Familiarity with Arkansas crop production systems and agronomic practices • Understanding of regenerative agriculture practices appreciated
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