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  Agri-Food Careers Coordinator Job Vacancy  
  Dean Dittmar  10/19/2022 7:30:00 AM  

The Illinois Agri-Food Alliance in partnership with
Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) seeks an Agri-Food Careers Coordinator

Anticipated position to start December 2022
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled
Prompt application is encouraged.

DETAILS: full-time, salaried; part-time or contract position negotiable
LOCATION: Illinois; remote-position; statewide travel required, predominantly in Northeast Illinois

The Illinois Agri-Food Alliance and Facilitation Coordination in Agricultural Education are looking for a talented and self-motivated individual to lead an entrepreneurial initiative working with Illinois middle and high schools and agri-food professionals to bridge the gap between education and Illinois’ agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) industry.

This successful candidate will play an important role increasing student awareness of AFNR careers via Pathful, a virtual career awareness and readiness platform, while supporting the expansion of AFNR-focused education programs and career-related resources at schools, primarily in urban and suburban communities. Northeastern Illinois is a target region. The principal goal of the position is to increase the pipeline of talented and diverse individuals interested in employment in Illinois-based AFNR companies, agencies, organizations, and school districts.

A job description and application process can be downloaded here.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to cover letter should demonstrate your understanding of the position and how your skills and experience will enable you to thrive and deliver in this role. The position will remain open until filled.  Prompt application is encouraged.

For more information, contact:  
Dean Dittmar, Coordinator, FCAE,   618.604.1622
Tyler Strom, Managing Director, Illinois Agri-Food Alliance,, 847.254.2886

The Illinois Agri-Food Alliance (ILAFA)is dedicated to building an integrated, innovative, and transformative agri-food system. As a neutral, third-party catalyst, the Alliance convenes cross-sector partners to connect talent, share insight, align strategic priorities, spark innovation, improve inter-organizational coordination, accelerate growth, increase visibility, and build trust. It views these ingredients as essential to driving forward-thinking solutions to meet the most pressing economic, environmental, and societal challenges of today and tomorrow. ILAFA is a project of Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP), a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.

Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE)is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with and advised by the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE). FCAE addresses the aims of Public Act 84-1452 involving the implementation of identified goals for improving education in and about Agriculture in Illinois.

ILAFA and FCAE are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.

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Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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