Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

ISAP posts job opportunities from our partnership members and other organizations relevant to our mission. Please click on the job title to view the description of the current job opportunity. If no opportunities are available, please check back later. Thank you for your interest in working to protect the environment and agriculture in Illinois!

If you are an organization with a career opportunity you'd like listed, please send information to ilsustainableag@gmail.com

ORGANIZATION: Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31

The 4 Regional Soil Health Specialist positions (GS 12/13, Rangeland Management Specialist/Soil Conservationist/Soil Scientist/Agronomist series) serve regionally and as POCs to multiple states each and serve on interdisciplinary teams to address soil health related regional and national priorities. We need further expertise in range and pasture soil health systems, and at the climate/carbon sequestration/resilience interface, in addition to expertise in various annual and perennial production systems across the nation, and generally look for good interdisciplinary collaboration. These are open to all, not limited to USDA.
Apply today at: HERE
Date posted: 4/29/2021

ORGANIZATION: Waterbourne Environmental

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 28

Waterborne Environmental has openings for full-time, temporary Interns in our Champaign, IL office. The intern will have responsibilities for project and administrative technical tasks. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to assist with data collection and entry; contributing to design and conductance of soil and water monitoring programs; providing technical administrative support including preparation of data collection, field travel, and in-office data and equipment management activities; composing memos and standard operating procedures; and contributing to research.
Apply today at: HERE
Date posted: 4/27/2021

ORGANIZATION: American Farmland Trust

Climate Initiative Director
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
American Farmland Trust is expanding its national Farmers Combat Climate Change Initiative (Climate Initiative), which aims to catalyze widespread adoption of regenerative farming and ranching practices that rebuild soil health, sequester carbon, minimize GHG emissions, and promote agricultural resiliency to climate change. AFT aims to bring on three team members who will advance AFT’s integrated research, policy advocacy, and outreach efforts.
Apply today at: HERE
Date posted: 4/27/2021

ORGANIZATION: The Conservation Fund

Midwest Program Associate
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
The Conservation Fund is hiring a Midwest Program Associate to support work in Illinois.  This new position will primarily work with our farmland and food system projects focusing on landowner, farmer and partner engagement and support; and project research and management. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate; please help us spread the news by widely sharing with your networks.
Apply today at: HERE
Date posted: 4/21/2021

ORGANIZATION: Purdue University

Extension Organic Ag Specialist
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 17
The primary purpose of this position is to help coordinate Purdue University’s Extension efforts through the diversification of Indiana agriculture. The position will work closely with the Assistant Program Leader for Diversified Farming and Food Systems, Faculty leaders, Extension specialists and educators. They will connect with farmers and governmental and non-governmental organizations across the state to provide support for their operations.
Apply today at: HERE
Date posted: 4/13/2021

ORGANIZATION: Soil Health Institute

Environmental Analyst
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
The Soil Health Institute is a global non-profit with a mission to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. We bring together leaders in soil health science and the industry to help farmers, ranchers and landowners adopt soil health systems and quantify the economic benefits to their bottom line.The Project Scientist will lead the deployment of pilot projects located in multiple states and will be part of a team of scientists at the Soil Health Institute that is geographically dispersed. Successful completion of the project will include field testing of a novel, regional sampling strategy for soil carbon measurement, synthesis of soil laboratory data, delivery of sampling locations and maps using GIS, and technical and non-technical project reporting. Though SHI headquarters is in Morrisville, North Carolina, the successful candidate is not required to relocate for this job.
Apply today at: HERE
Date posted: 4/6/2021