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!

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Midwest Communications Coordinator

The Midwest Communications Coordinator supports communications and program outreach to implement the mission and vision of American Farmland Trust. As an integral member of the Midwest region programs team, the Communications Coordinator designs and carries out communications strategies that build AFT’s visibility throughout the Midwest region by engaging diverse audiences including partner organizations, farmers, landowners, legislators, and funders and supports multiple initiatives in the Midwest region and ensures that Midwest communications efforts are consistent and integrated with AFT’s national communications strategies. The Coordinator will report to the Midwest Deputy Director.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled
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Executive Director

The Prairie Rivers Network seeks an Executive Director to lead, mentor, and empower a qualified and committed staff to achieve the transformational goals of the organization; communicate an inspirational vision for the flourishing of the community of life on the Illinois landscape; foster and strengthen partnerships with other change-makers; develop and implement a fundraising plan that cultivates and builds enduring relationships with donors and foundations; and work effectively with and leverage the skills of a dedicated board.

Application Deadline:
June 30, 2022
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Midwest Operations Coordinator

The Midwest Operations Coordinator position offers an exciting opportunity to help carry out the strategic agenda of a growing, forward-looking conservation organization. S/he will have the opportunity to work across teams within AFT’s Midwest Region, as well as with external partners including farmers, landowners, and agricultural professionals. This a permanent position that will work to support and build upon AFT programs in the Midwest, providing additional operations assistance as AFT’s Midwest portfolio evolves.

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Open until filled
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Faculty Assistant/Research Agronomist

The primary purpose of this position is to support the Director of the WIU Organic Research Program. The position will execute research and demonstration projects, as manager of the WIU Organic Research Farm, assist in the maintenance and scheduling of agronomic field equipment, including assisting in purchasing and preparing bid requests, scheduling vehicles for service, and overseeing proper handling of all equipment lent to other programs. For a full list of responsibilities, view the full job description.

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Open until filled
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Milwaukee Project Coordinator

The Milwaukee Project Coordinator is a key part of the team that includes the Milwaukee Program Director and the Milwaukee Program Associate, to implement the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Greenseams® and Working Soils® programs. Greenseams® is a land acquisition program that protects hydric soils and connects publicly owned parcels of land along river corridors in a four-county area. Working Soils®, a complimentary program to Greenseams®, permanently conserves working agricultural lands through acquisition of conservation easements to protect water retention abilities and improve water quality in collaboration with the Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership.

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Open until filled
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Agronomic Program Coordinator

The Agronomic Program Coordinator will work on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers while supporting the Agronomy team by coordinating programs and implementing mission-driven objectives. Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is a statewide organization that strives to enable Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the world.

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Open until filled
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Agriculture Outreach Specialist

The Agriculture Outreach Specialist will assist in several aspects of our agriculture outreach programs as well as providing expertise in row crop systems and agricultural sciences for our broader agriculture team. You will be joining a team of outreach specialists that will provide training for this position in the latest social science training methods.  Once trained in the training approach and curriculum, you will deliver workshops and education to NWF’s Conservation Champions and to conservation outreach professionals who conduct outreach to farmers through our Grow More program. This includes conducting communication and messaging trainings in various regions and agricultural systems, and providing on-going support, education, and group facilitation.

Application Deadline:
June 27, 2022
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Communications and Marketing Manager

The Communications and Marketing Manager will be responsible for all digital communications, event marketing, public relations and overseeing our print and digital communications. We’re looking for someone who is skilled in layout and design and comfortable working with Adobe Creative Suite. The Communications and Marketing Manager will work closely with staff as the communications lead on all projects, events, and strategic initiatives, including MOSES’ annual Organic Farming Conference. We’re looking for someone who is equally capable of working collaboratively as they are working independently and can keep calm and organized in a seasonally fast-paced environment. MOSES is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from those typically underrepresented in farming and agriculture, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA, and women.

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Precision Conservation Specialist

The Precision Conservation Specialist will work with program partners to educate cooperators about conservation practices and the IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. This person will be responsible for helping farmers in the greater Paris, IL area secure financial and technical assistance to adopt conservation practices and/or expand their use of conservation practices. PCM Specialists present participating farmers with customized reports summarizing the sustainability and financial impacts of their current farming operation and generating environmental and financial comparisons with other farming practices.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.