Exchange and Outreach Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Decorah

Website Seed Savers Exchange

Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit, nationally-focused organization has focused on conserving and promoting America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. Seed Savers Exchange was a pioneer in the advocacy for preserving these heirloom varieties for generations to come, and is committed to keeping these varieties where they belong—in our gardens and on our tables.

The Exchange and Outreach Coordinator will facilitate the Exchange, a seed swap program that shares varieties from the Seed Savers Exchange collection, and allows individuals to share home-grown seeds gardener-to-gardener, through an online community and print publication. They will organize and promote the program to grow and connect a community of individuals that garden for seed saving or are seeking to grow heirloom or heritage varieties. They are also responsible for planning and facilitating the annual Virtual Seed School, and supporting the Community Seed Network, the annual SSE Conference & Campout, and other events and projects within the Education and Engagement Department that engage passionate gardeners on seed saving practices and education. Additionally, they lead and coordinate the seed and nursery trade censuses, which are publications compiling the commercial availability of open-pollinated seeds and fruits, berries, and nuts. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position working 40 hours per week year-round. A complete position description can be found at

Starting wage range: $15.00- $17.00/hr.

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resumĂ©, and the contact information for three references to [email protected] – include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications may also be mailed to: Seed Savers Exchange | Attn: Lynne Rilling | 3094 North Winn Rd. | Decorah, IA 52101.

Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Seed Savers Exchange does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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