Organic Farming Research Foundation is Hiring!

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been sponsoring organic farming research, education, outreach, and competitive grant making programs for over 20 years!

They are currently hiring for three positions in Santa Cruz, California. If you want to join this fantastic organization, email your résumé to The positions are detailed below:

Research Program Director
This new, senior level position provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to build on OFRF’s body of work, to develop programs that encourage more farmers to adopt organic practices and grow the sector, and strategically help guide the organization through its next phase of growth. More information on this position here.

Development Officer
The position offers great potential for the right candidate to support the organization through the next phase of growth. The Development Officer reports to the Executive Director (ED) and is responsible for overseeing foundation relationships and proposals, individual donor relationships and solicitations, corporate sponsorships, special events, direct mail, and online giving.

The Development Officer works closely with the ED and staff to design and implement an effective fundraising plan to meet and grow the annual operating budget. This position oversees the master development calendar and the development database. The Development Officer plays a key role in supporting the ED’s cultivation of high donors. More information on this position here.

Communications Coordinator
This is a non-exempt, part-time, 20 hours per week position reporting to the Executive Director. The Communications Coordinator will provide the organizational and technical support needed for OFRF to meet its strategic communications objectives.

The Communications Coordinator will bring excellent writing and editing skills to OFRF. The desired employee will be well versed in social media. The Communications Coordinator must be able to perform widespread searches of news articles that pertain to current trends in organic farming and be able to disseminate the results using several communication outlets such as email, newsletters, and printed publications. The ideal candidate will have experience using databases and be familiar with data entry. More information on this position here.

To submit a résumé or to inquire about these positions, email