New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s (New Entry) mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. In doing this work, New Entry provides critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers. New Entry is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks and is a program of Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
The Beginning Farmer Educator develops new farmer education strategies and builds curriculum to provide high-quality training and technical assistance to small-scale, direct market beginning farmers, both on and off the field, on multiple aspects of farm enterprise development. The Educator oversees educational programs, courses, and practical skills workshops for diverse adult learners and develops strategies to educate and support new producers to achieve economically viable farm businesses through group learning, individual farm coaching, and financial technical assistance. The Educator will support case management/technical assistance for participants in New Entry programs and services. The Educator will also coordinate a statewide beginning farmer farm service provider network and collaborate to share and incorporate best practices among new farmer educational strategies and learnings with local and national networks.
Key Job Responsibilities Include:
Farmer Education and Training
Management of the Massachusetts Beginning Farmer Network
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE MissionWorks/New Entry Sustainable Farming Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/New Entry Sustainable Farming Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.