Conservation Social Science Technician will offer their expertise in social science research, agricultural systems and conservation practices, stakeholder engagement, and cross-functional team coordination and communication to engage farmers and stakeholders to advance farmer-focused initiatives. Key responsibilities include:

  • Social Science Support: Conducts on-the-ground social science research with farmers and other agricultural stakeholders, including leading one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and potentially supporting future survey efforts. They leverage knowledge of agricultural systems, rural stakeholders, conservation practices, and social science methods to support the effective design of research materials and research products. They offer support in the management and analysis of qualitative social data and bring effective oral and written communication skills to facilitate the distribution of research results to key partners and audiences in the form of presentations, reports, and potentially peer reviewed publications.
  • Project Management: Support project progress and meeting deliverable deadlines through leveraging their time management and task prioritization skills. They draw on their experience working in cross-functional teams to foster continued communication and collaborative progress among sets of geographically distributed, and interdisciplinary project team members.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Uses communication skills and knowledge of the agricultural community to effectively connect with new project participants and build trusting relationships with farmers, agricultural commodity groups, and agribusinesses.

Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 53104 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time April 2nd, 2023.  Please see the full position description and apply at