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The Sharing Our Roots team is made up of talented and experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to building a food system that is equitable to all. If you share this passion, we encourage you to apply to our open positions.


We currently have 1 open position

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Job Title: Farm Site Manager 

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Hours: Full-Time, 40hrs/week; Some evenings and weekends 

Location: Northfield, Minn., — must be willing to work at the Sharing Our Roots Farm at least 3/4 of the time based on the seasonal nature of the work.

Reports to: Executive Director 

Summary and Organization Description: The Site Manager is a dynamic management role. You will work to help develop and steer the Site Master Plan for Sharing Our Roots Farm in its 6th season of advancement. Overall site development and natural resource management will be key aspects of the position, while working closely with local government, non-profit partners, educational institutions, planners and contractors.

Sharing Our Roots is an organization grounded in its mission and land based work. Together we envision a world where food and agriculture systems are profitable for farmers, fair to workers, beneficial to consumer health, restorative for rural communities and regenerative for the environment. The mission of Sharing Our Roots is to advance a resilient agriculture system that demonstrates the power to heal our lands, nourish our communities and prepare emerging farmers. 

You will be joining a co-creative people-oriented team. We strive to create a flexible and supportive work environment at our 100 acre commons-based public facing farm, as well as in remote aspects of our work. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 

Master Planning 50%

  • Lead the development and implementation of a Site Master Plan for the Sharing Our Roots’ 100-acre Farm in partnership with Ecological Design and other partners
  • Facilitate regular meetings with the Master Plan team 
  • Work with Facilities and Maintenance Manager to ensure full utilization of site and hire contractors for the farm as needed
  • Develop attainable short and mid range implementation goals related to:
    • Visitor services and public infrastructure 
    • Management planning for landscape and vegetation not included in Dakota County easement Natural Resource Management Plans (NRMP)
    • Integration of NRMP and other easement contracts into total site planning
    • Integration of proposed net-zero office building site design 
    • Localized carbon offset planning and implementation (on-site offsets through agroforestry and/or solar energy generation)
    • Temporary agricultural housing on-site for commons based farmer cohort 

Partnerships & Programming 30%

  • Net Zero Farm Office Building Project 
    • Serve as SOR staff representative with UMN CSBR, RSDP and local architects
    • Direct and manage the building project through completion
    • Work closely with capital campaigners and general contractors
    • Maintain all communications and administrative duties 
    • Work with CSBR staff to determine total embodied carbon of construction and occupancy of new building, and implementation of local on-site carbon offsets
  • Dakota County Partnership 
    • Work in partnership with Dakota County to hire and direct contractors for the completion of NRMP easement contracts
    • Maintain positive relations with Dakota County Land Management office 
    • Develop public awareness of easement programs through communications/events 

Development/Budgeting 15%

  • Serve on the Development Committee as related to Master Plan fundraising, budgeting and implementation 
  • Work with Facilities and Maintenance Manager to create annual budgets related to farm site development in both direct expenses and capital expenditures
  • Practice good communication between the Master Plan team, Development Committee and Board of Directors to ensure Master Plan implementation receives adequate funding. 

Events 5%

  • Occasionally plan and execute public events related to master plan including but not limited to volunteer days, field days, funder tours and partner meetings.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience and/or educational background in agroecology, food systems, farming, restoration ecology and/or natural resource conservation required  
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills that contribute to a collaborative work environment
  • Sensitivity to BIPOC/LGBTQ including lived experiences/historical trauma 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, strong data entry skills  
  • Experience with net zero standards and/or localized carbon offsets a plus
  • Experience with land acquisition or land transition due diligence a plus
  • Prior experience with master planning and/or working with state and local government, public lands, planning professionals and/or architects highly desirable 
  • 4+ years in land based work 
  • High degree of organization and ability to manage time efficiently 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Spanish, Swahili, and/or additional language fluency is helpful but not required
  • Local to Northfield, MN area or willing to relocate 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Some, but not an essential function of the role.

Work Environment: Much of your time will be spent on site, outdoors. This position requires that time is taken to build your relationship with the land, people engaged on site, and active partners. The majority of tasks related to this position will be completed on site, throughout the region with partners, and at home during inclement weather. This is a hybrid remote/in-person work position. Having dedicated workspace and maintaining work hours reflective of office hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) is preferable. We will provide you with or support the technology necessary to complete your job duties both remotely and on-site. 

Physical Demands: Occasional physical demands could include setting up for events, food hauling and preparation, loading and unloading materials and supplies, setting up tables and chairs, long walks, data collection and land surveying. This would require the ability to carry 20-60 pounds, lift files, open filing cabinets, carry field tools, and bend or stand as necessary. 

Compensation: $45-50K (+benefits) per year based on experience. Benefits include: health insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), sick leave, federal holidays, professional development opportunities and retirement benefits. 

To APPLY: In one PDF document, send resume and cover letter to 

rocky@sharing-our-roots.org, with “Site Manager: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. 

Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2022.