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STAR Hiring Two Positions


Exciting things are happening with the Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources Initiative – two positions are open for applications!


The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts is hiring an Illinois STAR Coordinator.


The Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring a STAR Operations Manager.


CCSWCD Hiring STAR Operations Manager

To meet state and national agricultural and conservation goals and sustainably feed a growing world population, agricultural conservation practices need to work at the field level. Communicating how conservation solves real issues farmers face, while also providing environmental benefits, will be key to long term adoption. The STAR Operations Manager will work closely with partners to implement and grow STAR. This will be accomplished by leading administrative and operational tasks, successfully seeking funding, and communicating the value of the STAR tool. The successful candidate will work with and provide support to conservation partners administering STAR to enhance initiative effectiveness. The STAR Operations Manager position is funded via a two-year grant, with the possibility for extension. This position is optionally remote, with occasional travel to the CCSWCD office, committee meetings, farmer/Licensee/Affiliate check-ins, etc. The anticipated start date will occur in January 2022. See the position announcement for more information. Please send a cover letter, resume, professional references, and desired salary to Erin Gundy, erin.bush@il.nacdnet.net, with the subject matter “STAR OM Position”. For full consideration, apply by December 14, 2021. Contact Erin for additional questions.