The Program Director for the Agriculture unit is responsible for leading Winrock’s development and implementation of its strategic vision for the agriculture and food security sector; including development in the fields of sustainable production, marketing, and agriculture technology in Winrock’s global programs. The position is also responsible for developing and meeting new program funding targets as well as leading the design and submission of project/program proposals to potential donors, in both government and private sectors. This position requires strong management skills in order to effectively supervise all unit staff, oversee technical and research activities, and implement global projects/programs. The position also requires a demonstrated management skills are essential. The Program Director, Agriculture should be well versed in development issues and be committed to sustainable agriculture with its requirements for stability, resilience, close interaction with community and environmental health. He/she should have a wide network of professional contacts within the U.S. and the international sustainable development community, have considerable overseas experience, and command respect and professional stature among his/her peers.
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The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Winrock provides excellent benefits including: life, disability, and health (medical and dental) insurance; retirement contribution and accrued paid sick and vacation leave. The position will be located in either Arlington, VA or Little Rock, AR.