Salary: $60000 / per year Location: St. Anne, Illinois
Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living (BOC) is a black-led, non-profit institution dedicated to local food system development in Illinois and the surrounding region. Situated in the historic Black farming community of Pembroke Township, we’ve been actively restoring its legacy of Regenerative Farming since 2011. As of 2024, over 20 parcels, totaling 300+ acres, are earmarked for small farm viability projects, encompassing vegetable and melon production, berry and tree fruit cultivation, livestock management, high tunnel production, hemp, grain, and legume cultivation.
Our 100-year Vision is to restore this once-fruitful farming community to a thriving natural environment and food production hub. We are actively seeking a producer/educator experienced in any of the following to apply: organic, ecological, or regenerative farming. If you are passionate about what is possible in the current global energy transition, and want to be a part of a land-based solution to the climate crisis, join us in this mission. The ideal candidate is ready to lead, teach, and contribute to sustainable and regenerative practices. At BOC, we believe in preserving culture and the planet through our commitment to healthy and regenerative farming, ensuring the highest quality and quantity of nutrient-dense harvests. Each production season, we grow, harvest, process, package, and distribute fresh vegetables and medicinal and culinary herbs to individuals, health collectives, wholesalers, and specialty retail outlets throughout Greater Chicagoland.
As the Farm Education Co-Manager, you’ll play a crucial role in the training of Farmer Educator trainees. Your responsibilities will span from supporting delivery of the curriculum, to overseeing EcoCampus system upgrades (organization, expansion, repair), to coordinating with the Farm Production Co-Manager in planting and harvest operations. You will oversee trainee personnel, coordinate with visiting instructors, ensure proper training in compliance with company and safety standards, support farm equipment and facilities maintenance, and help to meet production demands. You will collaborate with a Farm Production Co-Manager responsible for farm production yields and system maintenance. Farmer-Educator Trainees will support farm operations and upgrades, train in a comprehensive curriculum for regenerative farming, and support our EcoCampus farm production. Please consider joining us as we grow the Black Oaks Center, and bring our 100-Year Vision closer to reality with each passing year.
Ideal Candidates Should Have:
Experience and efficacy in regenerative, sustainable, ecological farming and education.
Black Oaks Center For Sustainable Renewable Living
Pembroke Eco-Campus & E 3000S, St. Anne, IL 60964
(312) 834-3411 firstname.lastname@example.org