Work with Northeast SARE

January 3, 2023

Northeast SARE is seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant.

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an Administrative Assistant for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. With funding from the USDA, Northeast SARE administers 6 competitive grant programs for farmers, researchers, educators, graduate students, and others in the 12 Northeast states (Maine to West Virginia) and D.C., with a current annual budget of $10 million. The program has been hosted by UVM since 1988. See:  

The person in this position will support Northeast SARE staff with a variety of tasks. They will review and process invoices and service agreements, enter financial data, update and maintain spreadsheets, collect, prepare, format, and distribute documents, schedule meetings, assist with meeting logistics, take minutes at meetings, and perform other clerical tasks. Northeast SARE is especially interested in candidates of color and candidates with experience working in communities of color and other socially disadvantaged communities. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. 

This is a year-round, full-time position with full benefits package provided by UVM, housed in the South Burlington office of University of Vermont Extension, or possibly another UVM Extension office. Some remote work may be possible. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet all qualifications described in the job description. We understand that the best candidate for the job may have a non-traditional educational background. We encourage applications from all individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive in this position.     

For a full job description and to complete an application go to, posting Application review will begin on January 24, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The ideal start date is in late February or early March 2023. 

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