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Administrative Manager

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

This position will work to advance agroforestry by leading the Institute’s internal operations and providing administrative support to the Institute’s leadership. This position will work closely with the Associate Director and the Co-Executive Directors. This is a high-intensity position with lots of potential for growth. Key activities include: human resources, bookkeeping, grant management, purchasing & office management.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Human resources
  • Bookkeeping
  • Grant management
  • Purchasing & office management
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Fund accounting & accrual accounting methods
    • Budget development & monitoring
    • Grant management, reporting & invoicing, including for large government grants
    • Core human resources activities, including payroll, hiring, insurance & contractor management
  • Commitment to participating in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong ability to adapt and improve processes for evolving needs and increased efficiency
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Google Apps & task management software


Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience in a non-profit environment
  • Experience working closely with academic, non-profit, business, and/or farmer stakeholders
  • Experience with non-profit fundraising
  • Willingness to learn or experience with:
    • Donation tracking, donor relations & and contact management
    • Purchasing & office management
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field

Commensurate with experience

How to Apply: 

Organization Info

The Savanna Institute

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

The Savanna Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with farmers and scientists to lay the groundwork for widespread agroforestry adoption in the Midwest. Inspired by the native savanna ecosystems that once covered much of this region, the Savanna Institute conducts research, education, and outreach to support the growth of diverse, perennial agroecosystems.


Our major program areas include: 

Education and outreach - we work directly with farmers and beginning farmers through on-farm events, apprenticeships, webinars, publications, and an online course.

Tree crop commercialization - this program focuses on the development of specific tree crops and the value chains and markets associated with them. Depending on the crop, program activities may include everything from plant breeding to market assessments to helping to form producer pools for aggregation and processing.

Direct farmer support - expert agroforesters work one-on-one with farmers to help develop individualized plans for agroforestry adoption and help farmers navigate federal cost-share programs and access other forms of financing.

Research - Staff scientists work to understand the major questions involved with agroforestry adoption and to make cutting-edge research available to farmers.

Why Work For Us?: 

We are a young, high-energy, rapidly-growing organization. We're eager to expand the team!

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 16 2020
Active Until: 
Jan 16 2021
Hiring Organization: 
The Savanna Institute