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Project Manager, Sustainable Agriculture Data & Technology

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Environmental Defense Fund
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Telephone 1-800-684-3322
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problem...a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned nationwide. Today, we’re one of the world's leading environmental organizations. In the U.S., Fortune magazine called our board one of the country's most influential nonprofit boards. You can see the jobs of the EDF on their website.
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EDF’s Sustainable Agriculture program, one of four main initiatives within the Ecosystems program, is designed to harness the increasing concern of agriculture and food production as a major driver of environmental degradation. We work with major retailers, like Walmart, to increase the sustainability of their supply chains that depend on agriculture.  Ensuring reliable, accurate, and transparent collection, communication and interpretation of information to agricultural supply chain actors to achieve sustainability outcomes and participate in carbon markets is crucial to our success.



Under the direction of the Director, Agriculture GHG Markets, the Project Manager, Sustainable Agriculture Data & Technology will play a lead rolein EDF’s efforts to support the development and implementationof an independent, third-party agriculture environmental data management strategyfor the agricultural supply chain that can track progress and assess environmental outcomes.  This position will work with a group of experts from government, industry and NGOs who are developing norms for environmental data in agriculture. Examples include: Field-To-Market, The Sustainability Consortium, and USDA. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in data collection and information technology systems for agricultural producers, project management, and at least a working knowledge of agronomy and agricultural sustainability. In addition, the individual must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills; an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and a desire and enthusiasm for continuous learning and professional development.




Strategy and Leadership

  • In collaboration with the Director, play a lead role in the development and implementation of a strategy to catalyze and foster an agricultural data system that enables tracking and quantification of progress and outcomes towards sustainability goals;
  • Advise and assist the Sustainable Agriculture team (https://www.edf.org/ecosystems/using-supply-chain-slash-fertilizer-pollution) on data collection, analysis and visualization to meet EDF’s sustainable agriculture goals;
  • Work with consultants and IT specialists to implement strategic components;
  • Partner with EDF’s Office of the Chief Scientist and EDF’s Corporate Partnership Program to conduct relevant research and analyst needed to support strategy:
  • Help develop materials in support of fundraising activities;
  • Potential supervision of research analysts, fellows, or interns.




  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s in information science, information management, data science, geostatistics, GIS, environmental science or similar field;
  • 2 -5 years of relevant experience designing data management structures and /or collecting and organizing large, location-based data sets;
  • Experience with data analysis and experiencewith statistics programs;
  • Basic knowledge of agronomy, plant or soil science, or agricultural sustainability;
  • Knowledge of key agricultural data platforms and/or environmental tools, such as Field-to-Market, COMET-Farm, The Sustainability Consortium, Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender, etc.
  • General knowledge of API protocols and security protocols;
  • Proven strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to lead innovative projects;
  • Strong process and systematic thinking skills and the ability to consistently deliver targeted business outcomes;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking ability;
  • Proven ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups of experts and stakeholders;
  • Intellectual agility and comfort with working across disciplines;
  • Highly engaged in the work and the project
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