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Posted: June 14, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF is seeking a full-time Office Administrator for a wide array of responsibilities including reception, Front Desk staff coordination, facilities support, and numerous forms of administrative assistance. View the full job description.

Posted: June 10, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF human resources manager is directly responsible for the administration, coordination, and management of human resources functions for a dynamic nonprofit organic certifier, trade association, and charitable foundation. The HR manager coordinates hiring, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations. View the full job description.

Posted: June 9, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW The Organic Farming Research Foundation is offering an opportunity for a Research Program Intern to assist in research and outreach activities at OFRF. This is a 10-20 hour per week internship that reports to the Research Associate and is based in our Santa Cruz, CA home office. The ideal candidate will be able to work on a variety of projects and gain a valuable understanding of organic agriculture research and policy. OFRF is dedicated to providing the support and oversight necessary to make the internship a valuable opportunity to acquire experience and training. This is not a paid position, yet credit hours and a small stipend are available. Hours are flexible. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Work with OFRF staff to develop educational and policy materials (such as policy briefs, blogs, and farmer guides) about the research needs of organic farmers. Assist in the coordination of the OFRF grantmaking program. Work with Communications team in editing documents for online and print media. Administrative tasks such as assembling addresses to send educational materials, coordinating the mailings, scheduling meetings, and supporting a webinar. Conduct interview reviews with previous awardees to do post award follow up. SKILLS AND QUALITIES Excellent communication skills. Produce high quality work in a deadline-driven environment. Experience with Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Drive and other applications. Mac computer experience. Experience with Microsoft Office. Interest in organic agriculture research and policy. To apply for this position please send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Joanna@ofrf.org.

Posted: June 9, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

POSITION OVERVIEW The Organic Farming Research Foundation is seeking a Policy Associate to coordinate legislative and regulatory campaigns that support the needs of organic farmers. This is a full-time, exempt position, eligible for benefits and based in Washington, DC. Candidates in California may be considered to work from our Santa Cruz, CA home office on a case-by-case basis. This high-profile position offers great opportunity for the right candidate to interact with federal agencies’ staff and political officials, and to help shape the future of food and agriculture throughout the U.S. The Policy Associate reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for monitoring federal policy, advocating for the needs of organic growers, and engaging farmers in the policy making process. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Monitor federal policy (legislative and regulatory) as it pertains to organic farming. Champion federal support to meet the research, education, and technical needs of organic farmers. Represent OFRF at meetings with policy makers, partners, and grower groups. Develop written positions/recommendations on key policy issues. Cultivate political support for organic. Write blogs or articles about policy issues. Manage grassroots organizing efforts such as action alerts. Coordinate organic farmer engagement on policy issues. Keep Executive Director and staff apprised of current issues. Monitor and report on progress towards goals. Manage policy-related contacts in OFRF database. Work with the Policy Committee of the OFRF Board of Directors. QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be a versatile professional possessing a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in federal food or agriculture policy. SKILLS AND QUALITIES Knowledge about organic agriculture. Deep understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes. Strong organizational skills. Great communication skills (listening, oral, and written). Proficiency with Macs and PCs, and common software applications, such as Office Suite. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, show initiative, achieve goals, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently as well as within a team. Ability to travel to meetings and events. Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND The mission of the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is to foster the widespread adoption and improvement of organic farming systems. Since our founding in 1990, OFRF has sponsored organic farming research, education, outreach, and competitive grant-making programs, and has invested $3M in 332 research grants to growers and scientists throughout the United States. This work is complemented by efforts to share our findings with policy makers, agricultural institutions, and federal agencies that can use the results to implement broader change and help to advance the sector. OFRF has played a key role in shaping the U.S. Farm Bill and other public policies supporting the success of organic growers. OFRF envisions a future where organic farming is the leading form of agriculture. TO APPLY Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@ofrf.org. Position is open until filled.

Posted: May 25, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF Database Specialist position will provide daily administration and support of CCOF’s CRM database. This position is expected to become the key contact and subject matter expert for projects and the day to day use of the CCOF donor and public outreach management systems. View the full job description.

Posted: May 23, 2016 | Location: Amargosa, Nevada

Applicant must enjoy rural desert life, because the nearest grocery store is 90 minutes South of Amargosa in Las Vegas. We just received our organic certification on 160 acres. We have enclosed 3 acres to hold 1,200 pastured heritage hens. We are also growing all of the feed for the chickens. We need a farm manager with experience on an egg farm. We can pay $14/hour and there is a small house will all utilities included with Internet for $600/month.

Posted: May 18, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking a Director of Farm Certification to work in the Santa Cruz, California office. The Director will oversee CCOF’s farm-level certification programs within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program, internationally accredited organic certification programs in the US, Canada and Mexico and CCOF’s Food Safety Services. This position may also implement new add on programs. This is a senior management level position for a self-directed career minded individual with good judgement. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of organic certification, standards, personnel management, program oversight and the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment with demanding job responsibilities. View the full job description.

Posted: May 4, 2016 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

We are a small but very unique Nursery and Organic Farm on Nantucket and currently looking for a Sales Associate who can assist with daily sales of our produce and nursery items. We're looking for hardworking individuals with experience in customer service and/or sales. Prior knowledge of QuickBooks POS is a plus, but if you aren't familiar with that program, we'll train you! Responsibilities: Daily sales to restaurants, landscapers, and walk-in customers. Must have polite phone manners and willingness to help out other employees when needed. Tracking and counting inventory will also be involved with the position. We offer competitive pay and a friendly work environment! To apply: send resume and a let us know why you'd be a good fit to thefarm@pumpkinpondfarm.com

Posted: April 25, 2016 | Location: CONCORD, California

Contra Costa Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) seeks highly motivated candidates with excellent qualifications to manage conservation projects, conduct community outreach, and provide technical assistance for rangeland, farmland, and watershed stewardship programs. Please see PDF posting below.

Posted: April 25, 2016 | Location: Newcastle , California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate, and experienced to join our field crew and drive our delivery route for the 2016 summer season. Applicants should have experience farming for one or more seasons, know how to put a long day in, starting early, working in hot weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds. You should be comfortable driving a small box truck (no special license needed, just a clean driving record). There’s lots going on here at NTC and you’ll experience a little bit of everything, pitching in where needed – primarily field work (harvesting, planting, weeding), greenhouse work, and making deliveries; in addition to farmers’ markets, CSA, and animal care. We work hard because we love our work. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Natural Trading Co is a 40-acre organic, mixed-crop, orchard, greenhouse, and poultry farm. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re seeking candidates who are committed to staying the entire season (May to October), with potential for long-term employment. This is a paid hourly position with farm food available in abundance. Interested applicants, please submit a resume and letter of interest to ntc@naturaltradingco.com. For more information about the farm, visit http://naturaltradingco.com/.

Posted: April 21, 2016 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

Like getting your hands dirty while using responsible, organic practices to grow produce? Nantucket’s only Organic Farm is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated, organized farmer. The position is open for full-time and part-time candidates. Experience in organic farming is a plus, as well as skills in operating farm machinery, irrigation systems, knowledge in planting, seeding, harvesting and excellent customer service. We offer competitive pay and a friendly work environment!

Posted: April 21, 2016 | Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts

A very unique Nursery and Organic Farm on Nantucket is looking for a Farm Production Manager to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction, grow and deliver quality crops, manage organic greenhouse and the field, coordinate organic record keeping, inventory and marketing activities, and efficiently direct and manage farmers. Candidate will have working knowledge of farm equipment and irrigation system. Must be able to inspect crops and prepare reports and pre-harvest estimates for all crops. Candidate must be self-motivated and well-organized with high ethical standards. Organic experience and knowledge is a plus. We offer competitive income, full-time + throughout the season, work as needed in a shoulder seasons.

Posted: April 7, 2016 | Location: Watsonville, California

Fruitilicious Farm is looking for someone to focus on one of our two parcels that consists of young trees that are starting to come into production (apple, quince, figs, lemons, tangerines, pears, peaches), blueberries, and a small amount of vegetable crops for seed production. This is a chance to work with and learn the finer points of organic agriculture from very experienced organic producers. We are planning to train the right employee in all phases of the farm operation and are not requiring specific background as much as willingness to learn and work hard. However good organizaton and attention to detail, a valid drivers license and healthy physical condition are required. Some farm experience is preferred.

Posted: April 1, 2016 | Location: Tomales, California

Wild Blue Farm in Tomales, Ca is looking for seasonal farm help starting in April. Will be involved in all aspects of the farm including seed starting, planting, harvesting, irrigation, weeding and selling at the local farmers market.