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Type: Full time, Exempt, Salaried
Report: Director of Operations
Location: Denver, Colorado
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 mitigate climate change and create 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 problems. 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.
Who We Are:
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.
About our Urban Landscape Work:
We are witnessing a major shift in human settlement patterns: 82% of our national population lives in cities, with an estimated additional 3 million people globally moving to urban areas each week. While urban living can lead to more efficient use of resources and smaller carbon footprints, it also disconnects people from wild spaces and the landscapes where we grow our food.
In efforts to maintain and restore this connection, we design and build wild and agriculturally productive spaces in urban communities that work better for people and for the environment. We also know that green spaces – regardless of size – help to create healthy communities, can produce an abundance of food, and provide ecosystem services, such as habitat for pollinators and cleaner air.
Three years ago, we designed, built, and operated Denver’s first open-air soil-based rooftop farm, and launched a native and perennial-based landscaping design and operating business that is growing quickly. Alongside operating these projects, we are collecting data on their ecological and economic impacts, as we build a case and portfolio for how we can scale this work in Colorado, and, eventually, to other urban areas around the country. We are now ready and excited to expand this segment of our work through this new position, the Urban Landscapes and Manager!
Who We Are Looking For:
We are seeking an Urban Landscapes Manager to join our Denver-based team. In this role, you will collaborate with and lead our team as we further define, build and grow our urban work. We seek a colleague who brings passion, drive and lived experience that can shape and deepen how we engage with urban landscapes and diverse communities, further solidifying the ecological and social impact outcomes of this work. In this position you will frequently collaborate with other members of our team, and specifically work closely alongside our Ecological Design team. You will report directly to the Director of Operations.
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 –
You will be expected to:
Strategic Planning, Partnerships & Business Development:
Compliance, Permitting, Public Policy
Project & Operations Management
Salary & Benefits
$65,000 - $75,000 Salary
Generous benefit package that includes: healthcare, SIMPLE IRA match, summer Fridays, family leave policies, and paid time off.
Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Urban Landscapes Manager”. Applications and interviews will be held on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Your application should include:
For more information on our company, please visit www.biologicalcapital.com.
*Women, BIPOC, and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds as well as from the communities that we work with, are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace in which everyone is welcomed, valued, and supported. Bio-Logical Capital recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic or family medical history, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.