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8 Mar 2018

Environment Sustainable Agriculture Director

Kalu Yala – Posted by Kaluyala Panamá, Panamá, Panama

Job Description

You love to get your hands dirty and plant tropical crops. You have the desire to feed people and find the best ways to do so in collaboration with the environment. You see how to create a farm that closes the resource loop. You have worked with both plant and animal systems. You understand the basics of organic agriculture, permaculture, agroforestry, pest management, systematics, irrigation and soil science. You know how to translate technical information to farming novices. You are comfortable leading a group of 10 undergraduate students in a 10-week semester, working to teaching them about sustainable agriculture systems, from building soil to taking produce to market.

Each week, there will be 5 hours of traditional education in the form of lecture or seminar based learning. For 15 hours each week, you will facilitate your students in your own Kalu Yala based sustainable agriculture projects 10 hours are reserved for you to support your students pursuing their own food systems-focused, independent projects and 10 hours are reserved for administration and planning of lessons. You are also responsible for administration and planning of lessons as well as accessing communications and documenting progress.

3+ years working in sustainable agriculture beyond your undergraduate degree.
Agriculture, horticulture, agroforestry, soil science, or related degree. Master’s degree or PhD not required, but strongly preferred.
Experience in both technical and applied project management
Have experience publishing academic papers and conducting research
Strong planner who enjoys organization
Group leadership skills and high social/emotional intelligence
Comfortable and familiar with team communication and project management tools including Google Docs, Slack, and Asana.
Desire to help fulfill the vision of Kalu Yala, expressed here:
Looking forward to living in a comfortable rural camp in Panama

Preferred skills:
Spanish speaker
Wilderness First Responder or other medical training
CPR certified
Manual vehicle/4×4 experience
Flexible and resilient
Experience living in community

$1,200 per month
Room + Board valued at $550 a month in our tropical wilderness camp
6 weeks paid vacation yearly, 2 weeks accrued semesterly after 3 month probationary period

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