The University of Vermont, Northeast SARE Seeking Grant Program Assistant

Posted on December 7, 2021
The University of Vermont, Northeast SARE Seeking Grant Program Assistant

Position Title 506017_1638811148702_UVMlogoweb

Grant Program Assistant  


Position Summary  

Join Our Team: Northeast SARE Seeking Applications for Open Positions
Northeast SARE has extended our search for a Grant Program Assistant because we did not meet our goals regarding number of candidates that have experience working in agricultural communities of color and other socially disadvantaged agricultural communities. Northeast SARE is committed to growing our ability to develop meaningful, respectful relationships with these communities and we seek candidates that are excited to join our team and contribute to those efforts.
Northeast SARE is in the middle of a strategic planning process to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism work in our organization. We are working with an outside consultant, a DEI Steering Committee led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color stakeholders, and our Administrative Council to map out a multi-year implementation plan to address inequities in our processes, grantmaking, and culture. All staff members have been and will continue to be actively engaged in this process.
Please see more information about the Grant Program Assistant position below.
The University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking applications for the Grant Program Assistant position at the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. UVM currently hosts Northeast SARE, a $9.4 million sustainable agriculture competitive grants and education program, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, that serves farmers, researchers, educators, nonprofit staff, graduate students and others throughout the 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states (Maine to West Virginia and D.C.). Learn more about Northeast SARE at
The Grant Program Assistant will support the operations of our six competitive grant programs. Review of applications will begin at noon on December 17. This position will assist individual grant program coordinators, each with unique annual cycles of activities, to coordinate the application process
manage review of applications and support the setup and management of awarded projects. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, understand sustainable agriculture and grant making, and be eager to work with a diversity of people.
As Northeast SARE's host institution, the University of Vermont Extension will house this full-time, salaried position (salary range listed at $30,400 to $51,680), with a full benefits package, in the South Burlington, Vermont office but may be open to any field UVM Extension field office where space is available. Remote work is possible, though this position must be willing to travel to the office periodically.
Contact Heather Omand at with questions.
We also have two other staff positions and one leadership committee position currently accepting applications at Northeast SARE:
• Communications Professional
• Administrative Assistant
• Leadership Committee Open Farmer Seat

Northeast SARE’s host institution, the University of Vermont, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.