Now hiring: Climate Smart Seedling Production Network Project Lead

Fast Facts:
This position is a part-time, remote consulting contract that will sunset in October of 2027.
Time commitment: 30-40 hours/month
Hourly rate: $40-$55, depending on experience
Travel within Minnesota and occasional overnight lodging required. Mileage and travel expenses are reimbursed.

The Climate Smart Seedling Production Network (CSSPN) Project Lead is responsible for managing the scope of work detailed in SFA’s CSSPN agreement with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The overall objective of SFA’s work is to lead recruitment and training of Minnesota tree seedling producers to help them become successful tree growers.

More specifically, the goal is to support the recruitment and training of 25 to 30 new or emerging farmers, organized into two networks/cohorts based on geographic area. The Project Lead also supervises any contractors hired to perform outreach, recruitment and training grant duties.

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To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Lucinda Winter at

SFA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons. SFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment.

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