The Soil Health Institute (SHI), a non-profit organization created to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil, is seeking an experienced Project Manager. The individual selected will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will work closely with the CEO, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), and Sustainability Specialist to transform ideas, needs, and opportunities into funded projects for advancing soil health. Once those projects are staffed, they may be managed by the incumbent or by other SHI staff, as appropriate. The individual selected may be housed at SHI headquarters adjacent to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, or at a remote location, as mutually agreed upon. Salary is projected to range from $100,000-$150,000/year + benefits, depending on qualifications.
Coordinate with the CEO, CSO, and Sustainability Specialist to develop and manage projects that advance SHI’s strategic areas addressing climate change, regenerative agriculture, water resources, farmer empowerment, and consumer education + policy.
Develop and manage partner and stakeholder relationships.
Contribute Agronomic/Soil Science expertise in designing and implementing research and farmer adoption projects.
Develop and write grant applications to address high priority needs and opportunities for advancing soil health.
Bridge the research and adoption projects of SHI with knowledge of applicable programs and policies conducted by agricultural industry, government, and other sources.
Contribute to the SHI team as a disciplinary lead for a specific area of expertise.
Communicate findings to both scientific and applied audiences.
Travel as needed for Soil Health Institute representation with partners and stakeholders.
Email a letter of application addressing the duties and qualifications, along with a resume/C.V., college transcripts (unofficial copy is okay), and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “Project Manager Application” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, but the first review of applications will begin by January 24, 2022, so all interested individuals are encouraged to apply by that time.
A Ph.D. degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Agroecology, or closely related field is preferred.
A Master’s degree in one of the above or related fields is required.
Demonstrated experience in transforming research ideas into funded projects is preferred.
Demonstrated experience in concurrently managing multiple, large scale projects is preferred.
Demonstrated experience in writing for technical and popular journals is preferred.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
About the Soil Health Institute
The Soil Health Institute's (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. The Institute works with its many stakeholders to identify gaps in research and adoption; develop strategies, networks and funding to address those gaps; and ensure beneficial impact of those investments to agriculture, the environment and society.