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Job Description

We are seeking a Project Development Assistant to join our Denver-based team.

In this role you will support development of new projects in farming, food production, conservation, and climate change across our projects. You will frequently collaborate with other members of our team, along with field project team members and partners. You will report directly to the Project Development Lead.

We seek qualified candidates who identify with the descriptions below, with experiences and skills that will nourish our team and culture, and contribute to our growing impact:

  • Inspired – by the current work that we do, while also excited to contribute to our continued growth and evolution.
  • Committed – to making a tangible positive impact in food systems, conservation, equity and climate change.
  • Communicator – who values clear, specific and consistent communication in person, online, and in writing, formatting, editing, and preparing content to share.
  • Organizer – who enjoys building and maintaining organizational systems and project management tools to help organize team members and projects.
  • Flexible – open to working in variety of settings, from our open office to farm tours and field visits in work clothes and boots.
  • Technology skilled – proficient with spreadsheets (Excel), communication tools (Slack), project management (Trello, etc.), and file sharing (Box, Google Drive).
  • Relationship focused – excited to be vulnerable and committed to invest in relationship building with our team and project partners and stakeholders.

In this role, you will be expected to: 

 Contribute to Project Planning:

  • Gather, research and organize data to support planning for farming, ranching and conservation projects
  • Contribute, capture, organize, and summarize ideas and notes shared during project strategic planning sessions
  • Organize and develop materials for project proposals, presentations, and project funding applications
  • Help outline project timelines, deliverables and clear roles and responsibilities for both BLC team members and external project partners

 Support Project Management:

  • Manage schedules and deliverables across large projects using project management tools and software
  • Participate in multi-stakeholder project meetings by preparing presentations, developing meeting agendas, documenting discussion, reporting next steps, and following up on deliverables
  • Support project managers to track budget performance and maintain budget constraints
  • Occasional travel to project sites (15% of time or less)

 Provide Office and General team Support:

  • Sort and process incoming and outgoing BLC mail
  • Primary point of contact for office management vendors (Box, Gmail, Slack, etc.), including managing contract terms, approving invoices, managing organization of each tool, etc.
  • Support project research on food, ecosystems, agriculture, and other related topics
  • Coordinate data management for new and existing projects
  • Edit and participate in the creation of outward-facing material, including blogs, investor communications, project proposals, consulting contracts, etc.
  • Support additional office administration in Denver as needed

 We recognize that excellence and potential are expressed differently for different people. If our team and our work excite you, we hope you will share with us your experiences and skill set that you feel would qualify you to make a contribution as the Project Development Assistant.   

Application Details

Please email your application to jobs@biologicalcapital.com with the subject line “Project Development Assistant”. Applications and interviews will be held on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Your application should include:

  • A resume, link to updated LinkedIn profile (optional), and three professional references
  • A cover letter that includes a short description of why you and Bio-Logical Capital are a cultural knit and how you meet the qualifications for the role

For more information on our company, please visit www.biologicalcapital.com.

Compensation

$45,000 Annual Salary

Generous benefit package that includes: healthcare, SIMPLE IRA match, summer Fridays, family leave policies, and paid time off.

Why You Should Work With Us

We believe that restoring human to land connection is integral to creating a healthy, equitable human society. We value curiosity, empathy, honesty and humility. We are good at difficult conversations, and we frequently debate the tension and balance between profit and impact in our work. We turn down work that we do not believe in. We make mistakes and we believe that these experiences are an essential part of our process, our learning, and our successes.

We love the natural world, as it connects us to the work that we do. Whether we are sitting in a park or working at one of our field projects (helping with weeding, taking soil samples, or participating in animal chores), we are often our best selves are when we are outside.

We come from different areas of working in food supply chains, ecology, business, conservation, agriculture, landscape design, and community development. Currently, although we bring different work experiences to our team, we come from similar backgrounds and race. We are working to create an inclusive workplace to welcome BIPOC colleagues and external stakeholders through team trainings, workshops, company and project commitments and goals, and a weekly team meeting that includes conversation and reflection on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) within our team and our work.

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About Bio-Logical Capital

We believe that healthy soils, sustainable food systems and the people who work within them are the capital of our planet's future. Hence our name. We believe that one of the biggest ways that we can influence climate change and healthy communities is through working in our food systems. Hence our work.

We support, collaborate, and work with stakeholders who share and sometimes challenge these values. We partner with landowners, investors, farmers, conservationists, food professionals and municipalities to develop creative business solutions to complex challenges. We work across many scales and landscapes, from a few city planters to ranches, farms, and conserved areas that span thousands of acres.

Our current long term projects include a 3,600 acre cattle and silvopasture ranch in Hawaii, a 400-acre diversified farm in Vermont, and a growing urban landscaping business in Colorado. In addition, we consult on family land succession plans, analyze and manage food and agricultural investments; conduct large-scale ecological research studies;; and develop and operate food businesses and critical infrastructure along the value chain. Although food and agriculture are often at the forefront of our projects, we also work in water stewardship, healthy human communities, ecological restoration and landscape conservation.

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