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Education Program Manager

ABOUT US

Oregon Tilth is a leader in organic certification working to make our food and agriculture biologically sound and socially equitable.  We are a fully remote company and welcome applicants from anywhere in the US to apply.  Don’t feel like you meet every requirement?  Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every single qualification.  At Oregon Tilth, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.  If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may just be the right candidate for this position or other roles.

SUMMARY

The Education Program Manager is responsible for the implementation, execution and oversight of education projects associated with multiple grants and cooperative agreements that Oregon Tilth is part of to enhance the transition to organic, support certified organic producers and other activities.  The Education Program Manager will develop internal and external relationships through partnership and outreach coordination that aligns with the overall goal of a food system and agriculture that is biologically sound and socially equitable.  The Education Program Manager will collaborate with the Communications and Marketing, Finance, and Certification departments in the implementation of educational projects to ensure a high level of quality and integrity in the program.  The Education Program Manager will work closely with the Grants Management Specialist.
 
This is an exempt level position with a salary range of $60,649.11 to $70,598.70.  Oregon Tilth offers a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance; generous paid time off including paid volunteer time; employer matching contribution to retirement plan; and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team devoted to building a brighter food future for people and planet.
 
Please submit your resume and letter of interest by 5:00 pm PT Friday December 2, 2022.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Education Program Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Engaged Teams – Implementation, execution and oversight of multiple education projects that are awarded via grants and/or cooperative agreements; monitoring progress of all projects using various databases and/or project management programs; evaluating the effectiveness of all projects using objective measures to inform continuous improvement practices; aggregating information and writing reports noting progress associated with, and impacts of, all projects and aligned grants and/or cooperative agreements; supporting development of grant proposals for various government agencies; and collaborating with Communications and Marketing, Finance, and Certification staff to achieve the goals of each project.
  • Empowered Clients – Engaging with stakeholders to enhance program knowledge and setting clear expectations; identifying strategies and opportunities to partner and raise awareness among the organic community; and working with multiple partners to achieve the goals of multiple programs.
  • Exemplary Leadership – Developing internal and external relationships and partner coordination (outreach) that ensures the success of each educational project; working independently to identify gaps and opportunities related to education programs and associated funding and developing proposals for development of new projects management; relationship management; and role modeling diversity, equity and inclusion.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Sustainability or related field
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in managing programs or projects of significance
• Experience with government agencies
• Program management and critical thinking stills that align to higher level decision making
• Excellent attention to detail and communication skills
• Excellent public speaking skills

PREFERRED SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

• Masters’ degree in related field
• Nonprofit experience
• Salesforce
• Spanish language proficiency

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position works primarily indoors. This is a fully remote work position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
N/A

TRAVEL
This position may require limited travel.

AAP/EEO STATEMENT
Oregon Tilth provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, genetics or genetic information, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, political belief, expunged juvenile record, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

TO APPLY
Please send your resume and letter of interest by 5:00 PT Friday December 2, 2022, to jobs@tilth.org