Job openings 

Director of Development

This position will lead the Savanna Institute’s fundraising efforts to help scale up agroforestry in the Midwest. This position will work closely with the Co-Executive Directors, the Associate Director, and the Communications Team. Enhancing our development is integral to building the organization and realizing our vision for a multifunctional agriculture based on agroforestry systems of integrated trees, crops, and livestock and fostering ecological resilience, water quality, soil health, and vibrant rural communities.

To apply, submit resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Communications Manager

This position will manage use of Savanna Institute’s digital platforms, including the website, social media accounts, email and other dissemination tools. This person will publish and promote marketing, educational, editorial, and fundraising content/campaigns on the SI website and across social media. The ideal candidate will have strong aesthetic instincts for digital layouts and publishing and an exceptional eye for detail; a keen understanding of major social media platforms’ tools and distinct uses; and a passion for digital strategy, results, and analytics. By managing SI’s communication plans, this position will be integral to realizing our vision: a multifunctional agriculture based on agroforestry systems of integrated trees, crops, and livestock and fostering ecological resilience, water quality, soil health, and vibrant rural communities.

To apply, submit resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Director of Research

This position will lead the Savanna Institute’s research efforts to help scale up agroforestry in the Midwest, and will work closely with the Institute’s Co-Executive Directors, Research Fellows, and Commercialization Team. Applied research on tree breeding, agroforestry systems optimization, crop commercialization, and supply chain development is integral to realizing our vision: a multifunctional agriculture based on agroforestry systems of integrated trees, crops, and livestock and fostering ecological resilience, water quality, soil health, and vibrant rural communities.

To apply, submit resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected].