Farm Manager needed in Naperville

The Conservation Foundation, headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, has an opening for a full-time Farm Manager to handle day-to-day agricultural activities and lead and supervise the farm crew and volunteers.

This position is at the 60-acre McDonald Farm, a certified organic farm with a growing CSA program feeding more than 650 families with vegetable crops of more than 40 varieties. The Farm Manager will interact with the Green Earth Harvest program customers and support emerging community partnerships related to local food issues.

A minimum of 10 years of agriculture experience is desired, with at least five years in a managerial role and a demonstrated knowledge of organic practices and leadership of farm crews.

For details on benefits, salary, and other requirements, CLICK HERE. The application deadline is Tuesday, September 20, with an estimated start date of November 1, 2022. 


Farmland Access Program Manager position in Champaign


The Land Connection, a nonprofit established in 2001 in Champaign to grow our local food economy, is looking for a Farmland Access Program Manager to develop and coordinate growth and expansion to instill equity and collaboration in every element. The successful candidate will shape the evolution of the Illinois Farmland Access Initiative.

This is a full-time position with full benefits. If you’re interested, you’ll find a complete job description and information on how to apply on their website HERE.



Educator and Programs Coordinator opening at Lake Forest Open Lands


Lake Forest Open Lands Association has an opening for a full-time Environmental Educator and Programs Coordinator.

The position requires a multi-dimensional educator with natural science content knowledge and a passion for the outdoors and teaching. It involves development and implementation of onsite and offsite science and environmental education programming for a wide variety of audiences varying in ages from pre-K through adults. Program development responsibilities, especially curriculum writing and revision, are also essential.

You can find a complete job description and how to apply on LinkedIn here.