The Stewardship Coordinator’s primary responsibility is managing the Trust’s Smart Farms program. This position reports to the Deputy Director.
The Stewardship Coordinator must be philosophically committed to the mission and vision of Lancaster Farmland Trust; possess a comprehensive knowledge of agriculture and best management practices (BMPs) in Lancaster County; directly work with farm owners to improve their soil and water conservation practices and overall environmental stewardship; develop and write agricultural erosion/sedimentation, conservation and manure/nutrient management plans; be a liaison between farmers and public and private organizations for technical service and funding for BMPs; manage and execute grant objections related to Smart Farms; develop a general understanding of conservation easements and the legal, tax and estate planning issues of the farmland preservation options; be efficient and capable of managing a large workload with numerous tasks and be extremely attentive to detail and accuracy; be proficient in Microsoft Office, RUSLE and possess knowledge of ArcGIS; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; has a valid driver’s license; capable of working independently and as a member of a team; and bring significant energy and enthusiasm to the position.
Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director and/or Executive Director.
For additional information, please contact Jeffery Swinehart, Deputy Director, at email@example.com.