Wolfe's Neck Center Seeks OpenTEAM Technical Support Lead
Posted on February 24, 2022
OpenTEAM Technical Support Lead
As part of OpenTEAM’s ability to act as a community & technical facilitator, OpenTEAM is expanding support on the ground level for testing OpenTEAM’s technology toolkit co-created by the community. This position is responsible for supporting farm network leaders, other technical support providers in the field, and farmers/ranchers in testing and using various aspects of OpenTEAM’s open technology ecosystem for agricultural management and providing necessary feedback to the distributed tech organizations supporting OpenTEAM’s tech ecosystem. This position will serve new and existing Hubs and associated farms and ranches, pilots, and Fellows as they onboard to the tech tools within OpenTEAM. This position will be essential for refining the toolkit and expanding our capacity to serve more farm/ranch/land stewards and the networks that represent them.
Roles will include:
• Technical support leader: be the go-to source or liaison for technical support and onboarding to various tech tools that are a part of the tech ecosystem
support onboarding to tools (COMET Farm, FarmOS, FarmStack, Hylo, Lite Farm, Survey Stack, a digital coffee shop, question set library and others) and to the OpenTEAM community convenings that support learning and community collaboration
support feedback loops that can help the distributed open source tech community within OpenTEAM improve their softwares and hardwares.
• Hub support & coordination: Work closely with Hubs and serve as a Hub community steward and group moderator on Hylo, onboarding existing and new Hub members onto the community platform
organize Hub working group meetings
support historically underserved farmers and ranchers & their communities.
The individual in this role should be a self-starter, adept with technology, service-oriented, proactively communicative, a patient educator, and have an ability to work with diverse communities. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of related experience with adult education, agriculture, farming, technology, and/or community building will be supportive to a successful candidate.
The OpenTEAM Technical Support Lead will be a key team member in a growing organization with global impact and will be trained & knowledgeable on community coordination and open ag technology that supports a localized, global movement toward mitigating climate change through agriculture. This full time, year round position is ideally based out of Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport, Maine (remote options will be considered). As a full-time employee, this position is eligible for benefits offered by Wolfe’s Neck Center, including health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays and our retirement savings plan. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with OpenTEAM Technical Support Lead as the subject line. Application materials received by March 18, 2022 will be given preference. Please, no phone calls.
About Wolfe’s Neck Center
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment (WNC) is equipping the next generation of food system leaders to transform our relationship with food and farming for a healthier planet. Through regenerative farming, innovative soil health research, and visitor interactions, this place-based institution situated on 626 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine is used as an educational resource for the center’s visitors and nearby farmers. WNC draws upon a rich history of innovation and experimentation & expands its legacy today through collaborative research initiatives like OpenTEAM and the Maine Soil Health Network, demonstrating how agriculture and the food system connect to global environmental systems.
Facilitated by WNC, Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management (OpenTEAM) is a dynamic, community-driven, farmer-focused initiative that has co-designed and built a free and open source digital equity toolkit that provides a framework for universal access to agricultural knowledge that is responsive to the needs of producers, purchasers, governments and markets. The initiative is cultivating a community that is creating an interoperable technology system and developing new ways of collaborating to provide food systems leaders with the best possible knowledge to combat climate change and improve soil health. OpenTEAM serves as a technology steward, convener, and technical facilitator that supports a strong community and technology ecosystem for improving soil health.
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates. Applicants are selected based on their ability to perform the essential functions of the job, prior related work experience, and references from previous employers.