Soil Health Partnership Operations Manager
Position: Soil Health Operations Manager PositionPOSITION PURPOSEThe Soil Health Operations Manager will provide internal support to the Soil Health Partnership Director and leadership to the Soil Health Partnership Team (SHP Field Managers, SHP Communications Manager and SHP Program Coordinator). This position will partner with the Soil Health Partnership team to manage and maintain knowledge to connect and improve internal SHP operational efficiency, research and communications strategies, and information to increase the effectiveness of the program across relevant agricultural and non-agricultural networks in the program. Specific Role ResponsibilitiesProvides leadership to the SHP Field Team to implement the logistical strategy involved with Soil Health Partnership field-based applied research programCoordinates with SHP Field Team in the collection and management of all SHP data collection efforts (including georeferenced soil sampling, georeferenced harvest yield, economic data information, and Field to Market data input) from the Soil Health Partnership Farm Network farmersCoordinates with SHP Field Team and SHP Science Advisory Committee to manage program data collection, analytics, and publications strategies.Organizes and delivers of training materials and coaching for Soil Health Partnership Field Managers and SHP Network farmersNetworks and coordinates with regionally relevant agricultural and non-agricultural groups to enhance collective efforts and project synergies to improve soil health Required Skills/Experience:Education and/or experience equivalent to a Ph.D. Degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, Horticulture or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in an agronomic related field OR a Master of Science Degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, Horticulture or related discipline with 10 years of experience may be substituted for Ph.D. Degree.Experience in leading regional teams across diverse geographiesStrong knowledge base in soil physical, chemical and biological interactions.Experience in precision agricultural data management, statistical analytic methods and precision agricultural data management software programs (Ag Leader SMS)Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, analyze and publish results from on-farm research trialsStrong written and verbal communication skills.Willingness to travel extensively within the regional territory, with occasional national travel. PROGRAM CORE COMPETENCIES:SHP Customer support – Responsive to needs of members and prospects. Takes personal responsibility for service delivered. Is courteous and responsive to members. Sets realistic expectations with members regarding requests for additional services.Team support – Is seen as a leader, collaborator, and one who can contribute in a team setting. Encourages all members to participate, and keeps team focused on goals and objectives. Demonstrates a willingness to work with all those involved in the task at hand.Initiative – Acts independently while working to achieve performance objectives. Takes action to improve or remedy situations that may be problematic by offering solutions, insights, and suggestions to those involved.Adaptability – Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.Results Focus – Can be counted on to meet or exceed goals; pushes self and others for results; is a conscientious worker who can be relied upon to handle unforeseen obstacles.Customer Focus – Meets internal and external customer expectations; delivers upon commitments; build customer confidence; follows through on requests gaining trust and respect.Judgment – Uses good problem solving and analytical skills in making decisions. Thinks through the impact of decisions and actions on other people and programs.Apply for this job.