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RMW and ARERC are hiring one person for part-time work for its Robert Wood Johnson project, studying regenerative and conventional agriculture's impact on climate mitigation and population health. We are looking for a state coordinator for Illinois. The hiring committee is to convene next week.

If you are interested, please apply by the end of the day September 9, 2020. If you know someone who might be interested to represent Illinois, please pass on the email.

Project title: Regeneration Midwest: Scaling up climate change and health solutions in agricultural communities across six U.S. states

Project grant support: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Contact: Ann Wolf, Program Director, 515-321-9070, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Dr. Rob Wallace, Program Co-Director, [log in to unmask]

Job Description

The Agroecology and Rural Economic Research Corps (ARERC or ‘RRC’) seeks to hire one state coordinator for Illinois for a major community-led study of Midwest food systems. The position will start immediately.

The project is being co-conducted with Regeneration Midwest (RMW) and is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health and Climate Change Solutions program. The study entails a regional comparison of the effects of regenerative and conventional agricultural systems on climate change mitigation and population health. The project will include site visits to two counties per study state, one largely conventional in its prevalent agricultural practices and the other with a significant representation of operations conducting regenerative agriculture.

The six state coordinators, one per state, will be tasked to help our two lead researchers select and recruit the study counties for the site visits. The representatives will also be responsible for managing the logistics of the site visits. Two counties per state will be selected based in part on the state coordinator’s experience and understanding of their home state.

Candidates are expected to have had field-based experience in studying or advocating for agricultural, climate mitigation, and/or population health in a rural context in Illinois. The selected coordinator must be fluent in the distribution and practices of agriculture in Illinois. They must be team-oriented. They must also currently reside in Illinois.

The position is considered part-time and compensation tied to a .25 full-time equivalent schedule. That is, the hired coordinator will be paid for three months’ work to be tailored to the coordinator’s schedule and in concert with the needs of the project.

More information about the project can be found and

Application Instructions
Applicants should email PDFs of a one-page cover letter and a curriculum vitae to Rob Wallace, Program Co-Director at [log in to unmask]

Applicant screening will commence promptly on September 10, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.

ARERC is committed to a policy of equal employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information.

Robert G. Wallace, Ph.D.
Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps
St Paul, MN
email: [log in to unmask]