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

The CCOF Office and Marketing Assistant is a support person for the CCOF marketing team and the Office Administrator. The Office and Marketing Assistant primarily assists the marketing sales team with marketing scheduling and support, and provides reception and administrative support to the Office Administrator. This is a full-time position that reports to the Marketing Director with a dotted-line to the Operations Manager. Time will be split between the Marketing and Office Administration departments. View the full job description.

Posted: November 16, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, CA (or remote),

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) seeks two Certification Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic processor/handler certification. These positions will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program.   Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This position requires knowledge of organic production and food processing practices, and the ability to work both independently and as a team with other professionals. This position also requires superior customer service skills, the ability to manage data accurately, and work within a regulatory environment. View the full job description.

Posted: November 16, 2016 | Location: St. Helena, California

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Long Meadow Ranch (LMR) has a unique opportunity for a Culinary Farm Manager to manage the extensive organic and sustainable farming operations of Long Meadow Ranch, including fruits, vegetables, herbs and eggs. Reporting to the Director of Ag Operations, The Culinary Farm Manager will handle all purchasing of seeds and supplies and handle routine farm maintenance. This position is responsible for supply to wholesale, retail, farmer’s markets and the award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch. Responsibilities include (but not limited to): • Develop strong relationships and communications with the restaurant management. • Coordinate annual fruit & vegetable supply plan with the restaurant farm-to-table manager to meet the highest possible percentage of restaurant needs. • Create an annual budget and production plan that is consistent with the supply plan and will ensure they are properly implemented. • Supervise and organize an efficient and productive greenhouse program. • Oversee the monitoring of crops from planting till harvest, ensuring all cultural practices are carried out on time. • Supervise the management of farm production labor. • Provide a constant supply of seasonal farm products to our restaurant. • Harvest and stage product to farmer’s markets. • Execute basic maintenance of farm equipment, irrigation, greenhouse, landscape and property. • Oversee the pest management program; obtain and renew Private Applicator License. • Maintain compliance with the Long Meadow Ranch Good Agricultural Practices Manual; and renew self certification annually. • Oversee recordkeeping of planting and production, including meeting all organic and other certification requirements. • Maintain a clean and effective farming environment that is visited by the public. • Participate in occasional company consumer/trade events. Qualifications and Requirements • 5 years of organic farming experience. • Proven experience in crop management, budgeting and forecasting. • Ability to operate tractors and other farm equipment. • Ability to perform a wide array of farming operations.. • Proven ability to manage and lead a team of workers. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills highly preferred. • Proven experience in budget management. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Strong computer skills. • Strong work ethic, organizational skills and integrity. • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record. • Ability to work in various settings including outside and in inclement weather when needed. • Ability to lift 75+ pounds. The passage of a pre-employment physical is required. • A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required. Compensation and Benefits • This is a full-time, salaried position. • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k). Interested in joining a world-class farming operation? Email your resume to amy@winetalent.net. WineTalent is a recruitment company that works closely with Long Meadow Ranch on all management job recruitment. For more information about WineTalent, please visit www.winetalent.net

Posted: November 14, 2016 | Location: Salinas, California

Overview The Agriculture and Land Based Training Association (ALBA) is searching for a visionary leader and chief executive officer to manage its educational, farming, and produce distribution operations. Located in the bountiful Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California, ALBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help aspiring individuals improve their skills and livelihoods through the agricultural industry. It fulfills this mission through the provision of training and technical assistance. ALBA provides bi-lingual courses (English and Spanish) in agronomy; and offers hands-on farming experience at its farm incubator located near Salinas, California. ALBA’s programs and facilities are supported with grants from both the public and private sectors. ALBA Organics, a $3 million produce distribution business, is designed to help ALBA farmers access a variety of markets for the sale of their produce. The Position The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, and demonstrate effective management capacities to ensure proper oversight of farming, education, and product distribution activities. In addition to fiscal and personnel management skills, he or she will demonstrate a track record of success in fundraising and a commitment to disadvantaged and marginalized populations. The Executive Director with visionary ideas will also possess a participative management style that advocates positive team values, well-developed interpersonal skills, the ability to get along with diverse populations, and strong conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills. Desired Skills & Experience • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in finance, business, public administration, or related fields. • Demonstrated experience as an administrator. • Experience with the non-profit sector • Fiscal management experience. • An affinity for working with a culturally and politically diverse community. • Knowledge of commercial agriculture, organic farming, and fresh produce is helpful. • Proficiency in English and Spanish is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates can submit a cover letter and résumé to juana@albafarmers.org. More information about ALBA and its programs may be obtained at www.albafarmers.org/index.html. ALBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

The CCOF Policy Assistant is a member of the CCOF policy department whose primary duties are to provide administrative support to the Policy Director and to coordinate CCOF participation in the biannual National Organic Standards Board meetings. The Policy Assistant will manage a variety of projects as well as contribute to CCOF's policy communications and grassroots advocacy. View the full job description.

Posted: November 4, 2016 | Location: Sacramento County, California

The office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) is recruiting to fill a Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory) position. Under the general direction of the Environmental Program manager I, the incumbent is responsible for supervising and leading a team of highly technical scientific experts on establishing these incentive programs, and ensure they are effectively and efficiently implemented and effectively quantify greenhouse has reductions. The incumbent must demonstrate initiative, effective communication skills, independence in leading highly effective scientific and incentive-based programs, ability to think critically, show innovation and practice inter and intra-agency diplomacy in order to provide highly professional activities and services to other state and federal officials and external stakeholders including the general public. Duties include but are not limited to: • Lead a highly effective scientific team to identify new greenhouse gas reduction strategies including establishing new incentive-based programs. • Plan, organize, and direct the work of scientific staff in the execution of agronomic and environmental research to support three incentive programs and climate change activities. • Oversee assigned program's personnel, budgetary, contractual, and reimbursement agreements. • Maintain a high-quality scientific work environment which contributes to the development of employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at the highest level of professional expertise; review all correspondence and action item responses prepared by staff on matters such as water quality and climate change to ensure consistency with program policies and procedures. • Provide briefings to the highest levels of the Department and Administration on the programs. Provide input to the Legislative Analyst's Office, the Legislature, and the federal counterparts in regulatory and policy agencies. • Develop scientific research protocols, techniques for handling and analyzing data, including making program recommendations, assist the Environmental program manager I in drafting regulations and policy evaluation. • Provide professional liaison services with agricultural industry, other state agencies, the CDFA Legislative unit, the Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst office as required. • Maintain knowledge of all inventive-based and environmental programs and policies of the State relating to greenhouse gas reductions and climate change adaptation in regards to the State's agricultural industry and natural resources by attending conferences, meetings, seminars, and professional training. For more information about this job opportunity, please view the following link: https://jobs.ca.gov/Public/JobPosting.aspx?q=g59oJfM3De%2f9feyHe8eJ%2fU9G2s89ZoWaBv4gDXjvnLZKAisyCVunRKoAD9xVl01OyLUGkF%2fnhN0glfeomeG4sCrArzTFChcN05V86b5RX4PBSNJv6jtf2HAkp63YcUJa%2bLiAt2fs4ZVBsajlH2Evu6924WNWFx0%2bQldB7vIfKEI%3d

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

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resource Manager, the Human Resource Assistant is responsible for general human resource, recruiting, and other employee related tasks in support of CCOF. Typical duties will include recruitment and interview support, onboarding administration and scheduling, providing customer service to CCOF employees regarding human resource and employment questions. Data entry and reporting through HRIS system. Creation of new employee files, support benefits administration, employee file maintenance and other duties as assigned. View the full job description.

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

The Foundation Program Specialist (Program Specialist) coordinates program activities for the CCOF Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Program Specialist is responsible for planning and executing all of the Foundation's grantmaking and consumer education work.  View the full job desription.

Posted: October 17, 2016 | Location: Fallbrook, California

We are looking for a budding farmer who would like to help us with tree fruits (avocado, pomegranates, blood oranges, etc). and would like to live on our farm and work biodynamically with a local, pioneering CSA. Long-term appreciated as friendships develop!

Posted: October 7, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Development Director is an experienced fundraising professional who will lead a full range of fundraising and development activities for the CCOF Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Annual CCOF Foundation revenue is growing and expected to reach $650,000 in 2017 and $1.5 million by 2019. The Development Director is responsible for implementation of development strategies outlined in the foundation business plan (2017‐2019.) The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director/CEO and supervises a Development Manager. Resources are budgeted for contracted grant writing. Some shared administrative and marketing support (sponsorship sales, data entry, editing, material production) is available to support development activities. The ideal candidate for this position is a strong team leader who is passionate about organic agriculture. Excellent communication and project management skills are required. View the full job description.

Posted: October 7, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Sales & Marketing Supervisor is a key position within the CCOF marketing and sales team. The primary duties include coordinating and implementing marketing and sales campaigns for each department and branch of the organization. This position is responsible for creating sales plans to meeting strategic organization goals, building membership, and providing strategic solutions for sales efforts including campaigns, tradeshows, and client acquisition. View the full job description.

Posted: September 28, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking three (3) Certification Specialists to work in the Santa Cruz, California office performing tasks related to organic farm (crop/livestock) certification. These positions will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. View the full job description.

Posted: September 26, 2016 | Location: Fresno, California

NEED experienced tractor driver/irrigator to work for family-owned Organic vineyards near Fresno. Inexpensive housing may be available. Please call.

Posted: August 22, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Member and Public Outreach Specialist (Outreach Specialist) coordinates public and member engagement in  organizational  events,  advocacy  initiatives,  and  promotional  activities  including  the  CCOF  Annual  Membership  meeting  and  Educational  Conference  and  organic  farm  tours.  The  Outreach  Specialist  also  ensures  that  CCOF  member‐based chapter activity is aligned with the requirements of the CCOF bylaws and with the organization’s  mission and strategic priorities.   CCOF seeks an enthusiastic and experienced organizer to drive high levels of public and member engagement in our  work to advance organic agriculture for a healthy world.  View the full job description.