Sustainable Agriculture Project Coordinator: National Center for Appropriate Technology

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The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is seeking an experienced manager to develop and coordinate sustainable agriculture projects. NCAT is a private non-profit organization whose work includes nationally recognized projects in food, agriculture, and energy such as ATTRA, the national sustainable agriculture information service, and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Clearinghouse (LIHEAP). The position will be located in NCAT’s Headquarters Office in Butte, Montana.

This is an exciting new position for an experienced project manager to help NCAT’s Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager develop and direct projects nationwide. The position is located in NCAT’s Butte, MT, office. Telecommuting is not an option.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities: The position requires the equivalent of a MA/MS degree plus a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience including personnel and project management. Experience in the practice and transfer of information on sustainable agriculture is required. Experience collaborating with other non-profits and demonstrated experience in developing project proposals in the nonprofit, government and private sectors would be useful. Demonstrated experience in developing science based-educational workshops materials and studies is also advantageous. The successful candidate will need to be well-organized and able to work independently as well as with others. You should be an excellent communicator with experience in writing and public speaking. You should enjoy supervision and collaboration with a highly skilled professional staff. You must be willing to travel.


  • Supervise and evaluate Sustainable Agriculture staff in the Northwest
  • Manage ongoing projects, including staff, budgets and project deliverables
  • Encourage and assist Sustainable Agriculture Specialists to develop projects and write grants
  • Provide day-to-day management direction and support for assigned projects and staff
  • Prepare, edit and present project reports as needed
  • Assist with the development of sustainable agriculture policy work.
  • Recruit collaborators and partners for NCAT mission-related work
  • Contribute to NCAT publications through writing, editing or reviewing
  • Conduct workshops and other training
  • Advise the Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager on appropriate events for NCAT participation and presentations

Applications will be accepted through May 22, 2016 or until a suitable candidate can be identified. Early applications are encouraged and applications will be considered as they are received. All persons interested in being considered for the position must submit a cover letter highlighting their experience and skills relevant to the listed qualifications, a current resume and a completed NCAT application. Requests for an NCAT application and inquiries about the application process should be directed to Marcia Brown. Incomplete applications or reference on the application to “see resume” will not be considered. Applicants interested in learning more about NCAT can visit our website at www.ncat.org for a gateway to websites and projects developed by NCAT staff. You may find an employment application under the Jobs tab. Send completed application materials to:

NCAT Human Resource Office
P.O. Box 3838
Butte, MT 59702
E-mail: marciab@ncat.org

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