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Program Coordinator I, Band E (part-time, 20 hours/week)
Department of Global Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
The position is in the Department of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. The department draws from faculty across CALS to create a unified development studies program focused on engagement with the world's grand challenges at home and abroad. The broad interdisciplinary outlook of the department emphasizes real-world engagement to improve lives, reduce inequality and protect the environment. The new unit provides a learning environment and academic culture that is interconnected, collaborative and inclusive. With a focus on rigorous scholarly work and a boots-on-the-ground approach to agriculture and development, the unit provides an unmatched atmosphere for innovation.
The Lund Fellows Program Coordinator reports directly to and supports the Lund Faculty Advisory Team in efforts related to the Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture, an innovative internship program, launched in spring 2021. The Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture supports Cornell undergraduate students from any major to gain applied experience working on an agroecological farm and contributing to the farm in meaningful and helpful ways, while learning about the process and considerations involved in managing such an enterprise. The Lund internship will give students the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and understanding of natural ecosystems and to learn about ecological and social approaches to agricultural systems. In addition, the program will spread awareness about the value and mission of agroecological biodynamic, organic, regenerative, and sustainable approaches to farming; strengthen relationships between the university and local farms; and provide assistance to small farms that could not otherwise fund summer internships.
The program provides students with professional development and training, logistical and financial support, and also provides financial and logistical support to host farms.
This is a part-time 50% FTE position. Term - 1 year.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Coordinate marketing, recruitment, appointment, and assessment of Lund Fellows.
Help administer pre-internship workshop and post-internship seminar course.
Prepare students for internship experience and support them throughout the internship experience.
Address concerns related to student progress, behavior, or work in a timely manner.
Be available by email and phone to address questions and/or concerns.
Check-in with farm or organization host at least three times during internship experience to ensure the internship is going smoothly from the host's perspective and address suggestions, questions, and/or concerns.
Bachelor's degree and 2 to 4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination
Knowledge and experience with agroecological/organic/biodynamic diversified farms
Knowledge of food systems, social aspects of food production
Experience with teaching or supervising undergraduate students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Skills to respond with diplomacy in all situations
Experience in working with small-scale diversified farms in the region
Masters degree or equivalent
Applications will begin to be reviewed on May 15, until the position is filled.
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