Position Announcement – Program Coordinator
The Minor Use Foundation, Inc. (MUF) is a non-profit private foundation founded in 2018 to promote minor uses and specialty crop pest management solutions for growers globally. We work to break down agricultural trade barriers resulting from misaligned residue tolerances.
The Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator to effectively manage our series of three programs in residue work, training and education.
The Foundation’s Work
The quality and quantity of crop yields have the ability to significantly impact a nation’s health, economy, and environment. While there are many factors that contribute to an effective and responsible agricultural industry, an important one is pest management. MUF provides funding to organizations that conduct scientific research on agriculture and pest control. MUF strengthens capacity of global partners and facilitates priority setting and conducts research to develop pest management tools for their specific needs.
MUF distributes funds to nonprofit and exempt qualifying organizations as needs are identified and assessed, and as funding allows. The recipient organizations contribute to establishing the standards for allowable pesticide residues for the research conducted. By providing financial support and capacity training, MUF ensures that qualifying organizations have the knowledge necessary to conduct agricultural and pesticide studies for the benefit of society.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator
- Provides support to MUF in developing, organizing, planning and carrying out programmatic components of capacity building efforts in cooperation with MUF-funded consultants, foreign governments, qualifying individuals and organizations, and other key partners.
- Leads programming teams in planning, developing, establishing, implementing, and managing projects.
- Manages and adjusts program budgets as required to accomplish overall goals of the assigned projects within the established timeframe.
- Provides timely and complete reports and updates to the MUF Chair of the Board and Board of Directors, donor organizations, partners, and collaborators.
- Provides leadership and guidance to consulting experts, donors, and other partners.
Qualifications, Desired Skills, Characteristics, and Competencies
- An earned bachelor’s degree or other degrees (business, communications, agriculture, or related field).
- Professional experience in international development programming related to agriculture, agribusiness, agricultural sciences, and/or food security. Non-profit experience a plus.
- Ability to conceptualize, plan, and carry out the wide range of development activities for which the MUF is responsible.
- Experience with and understanding of non-government organizations, foundations, international organizations, and government regulatory agencies as well as relevant technical disciplines.
- Strong organizational/project management skills, data analysis skills as well as writing, social media, and presentation skills in English.
- Proficiency with office productivity software, WordPress, and facilitating virtual meetings are a plus.
- A keen interest in and ability to communicate scientific information.
- Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with a wide range of people and organizations.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. This will be a contracted position with the Foundation, initially at a 50% full-time equivalent, but subject to change based on growth of programming needs.
This position is fully remote.
The search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
For full consideration, email a letter of application addressing pertinent qualifications and detailed work experiences; résumé; and names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by November 8, 2021.
Please send applications to Dirk Drost at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
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