Job Opening: Grant Facilitator

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development is hiring an individual to work with agricultural and rural-based businesses seeking KCARD assistance in conjunction with KCARD’s Agribusiness Grant Facilitation Program.  This is a full-time position.

KCARD is an independent, non-profit organization that works with agricultural producers, farmers’ markets, agritourism operations, value-added operations, cooperatives, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSAs) operations, meat processing facilities, grain handling operations, horticultural businesses, and many other agricultural-related businesses operating in Kentucky. 

KCARD employees have flexible scheduling options available.


  • Meet with producers, business owners, and organizations interested in KCARD services to gather information on their status and needs and to help them determine eligibility for funding;

  • Research and identify available resources for grants and loans;

  • Provide training on how to apply for grants and on how to keep records;

  • Assist entities with record-keeping;

  • Work with other organizations to identify potential applicants;

  • Work with granting agencies, KCARD staff, and contacts to share information on funding programs;

  • Update databases with information on grant and loan programs, grant writers, and applicant information;

  • Review grant applications and provide feedback to applicants;

  • Work collaboratively with KCARD team to deliver assistance; and

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal);

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Strong work ethic with a self-motivated nature;

  • Knowledge of Kentucky agriculture and the agricultural and food sectors;

  • Ability to review complicated materials and distill the information;

  • Experience working with grant programs and/or the agricultural sector; and

  • Valid driver’s license and access to private vehicle.

Location: Flexible within state of Kentucky, with significant in-state travel expected. 

To be considered, please send a resume and cover letter to Aleta Botts via email at no later than August 16, 2019, with subject line of “Grant Facilitator Position”.    Questions regarding the position can be submitted to this email address as well.

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.