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Posted: June 11, 2021 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:CCOF Certification Services LLC Executive CoordinatorPosition will remain open until filledOrganizational Overview: CCOF advances organic agriculture for a healthy world. We advocate on behalf of our members for organic policies, support the growth of organic through education and grants, and provide organic certification that is personal and accessible.CCOF is a nonprofit organization governed by the people who grow and make our food. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today our roots span the breadth of North America and our presence is internationally recognized. We are supported by an organic family of farmers, ranchers, processors, retailers, consumers, and policymakers. Together, we work to realize a future where organic is the norm.Position Summary:The Executive Coordinator is a vital member of the CCOF Certification Services (CS) LLC team. The Executive Coordinator reports to CCOF CS Chief Certification Officer (CCO) and is responsible for a wide variety of day‐to‐day operations in support of the CCO and the certification leadership team. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities. This is a full-time, salary non-exempt position based in our Santa Cruz, CA office.Position Responsibilities:Manage CCO’s calendar and schedule including internal coordination of meetingsManage CCO’s correspondence—sort, draft, edit, proof memos, letters and emailAnswer and appropriately respond to or re‐direct incoming calls and messagesWork with internal databases and systems related to the office of the CCOProof, edit and format reports and other materials presented by the CCOSupport CCO with LLC Management Committee meetings, which includes securing venues, taking minutes, and maintaining committee forms such as decision summaries, and policies binder(s), and providing support to committee membersMake travel arrangements for the CCO and for cert staff travel to trade showsMeeting and event preparation – prepare packets of information (agendas, presentations) to ensure CCO is prepared for all engagementsSchedules and attends Cert Director meetings, Management Team meetings, CCO Office hours and Certification Staff meetings – set up meetings, take notes, follow up on action itemsProcess promotions and change of statuses for certification staff - employee status change forms, IT forms, HR formsMakes purchases and pick-ups on behalf of team, such as appreciation items, food for meetingsCoordinates hospitality for meetings with guests; provides support during meetingsAssist with monitoring deadlines of various certification projects with outside parties, and between CCOF LLC and CCOF Inc.Leading and managing special certification projectsProject lead for certification staff events such as our biennial Cert SummitWork collaboratively with support staff of other internal offices to ensure coordination of messaging, projects, and policies across LLC, Inc., and the FoundationEnsures checks are signedCollect and code receipts and complete expense reportsMaintain and develop work-instructions for Executive Coordinator duties as related to the position Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:Excellent communication skills in person and on the phoneExcellent writing and editing skillsExcellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat programsAbility to anticipate needs and to logically solve problems with little supervisionDiscretion in handling and communicating sensitive informationProject management skills: ability to organize, monitor, and track numerous ongoing and one‐time activities, events and projectsInitiativeStrong attention to detailComfortable with frequent change and working in unknown situationsAbility to multi‐task in a fast‐paced environmentA positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job doneFamiliarity with organic agriculture and food production a plus Qualifications:Applicants must be able to document work experience and/or training to demonstrate the skills needed for the job. The following qualifications are desired:Associate degree: Bachelor’s degree preferred2 or more years of experience as an administrative or Executive Coordinator preferredMust have own reliable vehicle available for errandsWill require occasional overtime, working weekends, and travel Compensation:CCOF takes pride in offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Competitive benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and 401k retirement plan with company match. The Executive Coordinator’s compensation package will be based on qualifications and experience.Hiring Process: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants, please submit the following documents to employment@ccof.org, with “Executive Coordinator” in the subject line:Cover letter summarizing your interest in CCOF and the position, and qualificationsCurrent resumeList of three professional references Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. You will be contacted only if an interview is requested. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.CCOF is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

Posted: June 9, 2021 | Location: Newcastle, California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate people to help with field, greenhouse, and packing shed work. Additional duties may include farmers’ markets and produce deliveries. We are looking for candidates who are efficient, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented with the physical stamina needed to work long days outside in the summer heat.Applicants preferably have experience with agriculture or other outdoors work, can work long and early days in all weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. Interest in organic food, farming, or cooking is a big plus.Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Natural Trading Co is a 40-acre organic mixed-crop farm, orchard, and greenhouse. 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 looking for 1-2 people who are interested in seasonal full-time or part-time employment. These are paid hourly positions with farm food available in abundance. We are in Newcastle, so please consider your commute distance. Interested applicants, please submit a resume and letter of interest to ntc@naturaltradingco.com. For more information about the farm, visit http://naturaltradingco.com/ or follow us on instagram @NTCfarm. 

Posted: June 7, 2021 | Location: Esparto, California

Capay Valley Farm Shop seeks a passionate, positive, and engaged individual to manage our sales. The Sales Manager is responsible for achieving the sales goals established by the management team while ensuring the highest level of customer service. The Sales Manager will work closely with our General Manager, our Purchasing Manager, and a dynamic team of employees to improve core services and drive the organization's next phase of growth. The position is full-time and non-exempt with the option to work remotely.Capay Valley Farm Shop is a business-to-business food hub located in Esparto, California. We are an alliance of beginning, experienced, and multi-generational land stewards who practice regenerative farming and ranching that builds soil and protects water and air quality. We deliver high-quality food grown by 40 farms and ranches in our agriculturally rich valley—source-identified and harvested-to-order vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers, pastured meats and eggs, dried fruits and nuts, olive oil, grains, and honey—throughout northern California. Established in 2007, we are a for-profit, community-based social enterprise that is committed to serving our producers, customers, and providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.Compensation and BenefitsCompensation is hourly ($18-20/hour) based on qualifications, experience, and fitPaid time off, health insuranceWeekly produce box, staff discountTravel and technology reimbursementProfessional development opportunitiesMore information and application instructions: http://www.capayvalleyfarmshop.com/join-our-teamListing open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications in June for an August start date. 

Posted: June 4, 2021 | Location: Carmel Valley, California

We are a small farm in a warm, beautiful part of the Carmel Valley looking for a hardworking, self-motivated, experienced, long term farm labor employee to join our team. We work all year round, offer competitive pay and benefits. This position is Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 3:00pm (approximately). The Farm Worker will report to and work closely with the Assistant Farm Manager for the collaborative success of the farm to achieve its goals. The farm’s goals are primarily two fold:To produce a large diversity of high-quality, organically grown, clean, nutrient-dense foods and other farm products to meet the ongoing demands of the property owners.To create and maintain a beautiful ranch and farm property.Our farm cultivates a diverse variety of crops including vegetables, flowers, fruits, olives, and value-added products and also has a diversity of livestock. The Farm Worker will be relied upon to physically execute a variety of labor-intensive tasks that ensure the achievement of the farm’s goals mentioned above.The Farm Worker must exercise good judgement and discretion in handling confidential matters. The position requires high-energy, excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with a busy and diverse schedule. He/she will honor and uphold the privacy of the property owners and property residences, and must be honest and act with integrity. This role requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a tight-knit team and will be compensated on an hourly basis commensurate with experience.Responsibilities & Duties:seed starting, planting, fertilizing, pruning, training, hoeing, weeding, and transplanting of cropsharvesting and inspecting of crops by handprocessing, washing, packing, and delivering of produce and farm products in a manner to ensure it meets farm’s standardsirrigation repairsmoving of plants, soil, compost and other materials with wheelbarrows, etc.running errands as necessary to support the teamhelping out with the overall upkeep and presentation of the ranchperforming basic ranch maintenance tasks and simple repairsparticipate in all required meetings in order to create a safe and coordinated work environmentRequirements:minimum 3 years experience in professional farming or professional gardeningfamiliar with organic production methods and a basic knowledge of plantscapable of working in a fast-paced outdoor environmenthave a valid driver’s licensecapable of physical labor in all weatherable to comfortably lift 40 lbsbilingual (Spanish and English) preferredLOCAL RESIDENT (within 45 minute drive preferred)Farming tasks are strenuous and repetitive, yet also can provide great opportunity for exercise in a beautiful, natural environment. The position will require the ability to work with constant deadlines and changing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanor and holding the ability to gracefully accept direct feedback. We provide work clothes and daily lunches. If you are excited about the prospect of this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to ryan@immobiliare.org or text me with questions at 650-722-7946 

Posted: June 1, 2021 | Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time permanent staff member to manage Peggy Rockefeller Farms (PRF), one of the College’s two farms. PRF, located in the Town of Bar Harbor, Maine, is a 125 acre educational farm with 45 acres in organic production, including eggs, broilers, turkeys, pasture and hay, pasture-raised beef and lamb, fruit trees, and limited crop production.Our ideal candidate has management experience on a diversified livestock farm, is committed to organic and regenerative agricultural practices, and has a passion for education-based diversified farming. The farm manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of managing PRF including but not limited to livestock and pasture management, watershed management, sales and marketing, budgeting, oversight of work study students and seasonal staff, and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment. In collaboration with faculty and staff, the farm manager supports farm-based interdisciplinary educational opportunities for students such as classes and independent projects. The farm manager will work with a diverse student body and must be attentive to students’ cultural backgrounds and center social justice in their educational activities.Our ideal farm manager will be able to, on occasion, co-teach courses with COA faculty members, and will enthusiastically support project-based learning opportunities at PRF. The manager will also offer PRF as a space for activities that support student wellbeing, such as community dinners and film nights. In collaboration with COA’s dining hall and the Food Systems Working Group, the farm manager will help implement systems to achieve COA’s goals around expanding on-farm education and increasing the supply of farm products to our dining hall.Required: bachelor’s degree or higher in agroecology, agronomy, animal and veterinary science, horticulture, sustainable agriculture and food systems, or an equivalent degree and/or at least five years of experience raising livestock.Compensation will depend on education and experience. COA offers competitive benefits. Housing on the property in an historic 1930s farmhouse is a condition of employment.For a complete job description, go to https://www.coa.edu/human-resources/job-openings/ 

Posted: May 17, 2021 | Location: Moorpark, California

Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre Organic and Biodynamic farm located 40 miles north of Los Angeles and 20 miles east of Ventura in Moorpark, CA. We are seeking a talented and experienced Market Garden Manager to oversee, manage and execute all needs of our farm’s 2.1-acre Market Garden while striving to maintain the principles of Biodynamic and Organic Farming. The ideal candidate has extensive market gardening experience, can effectively lead a team, and is highly organized and wildly passionate about growing produce with a focus on nutrient density and regenerative farming practices.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES● Manage the day-to-day operations of the Apricot Lane Farms’ 2.1-acre market garden including greenhouse management, weed management, soil preparation, integrated pest management and disease monitoring, compost application and irrigation.● Establish a yearly rotation schedule.● Coordinate with other Team Leads for garden planning and ensure goals of the farm are met.● Maintain detailed record-keeping of garden processes, for both internal data and for the Demeter and CCOF Certification Process. Record keeping will include, but is not limited to, fertilizer application, crop rotation, seed and supply purchases, seed saving / daily log and more.● Coordinate and execute all aspects of garden harvesting and preparation for produce sale.● Order all garden-related materials according to farm protocol (acquiring approvals as needed).● Supervise Garden Team, maintaining sensitive employee information, and providing feedback and evaluations as needed.● Lead by example – maintaining a clean, safe, and positive work environment for the team.● Actively participate in Team Lead meetings and initiatives.● Work with Apprentices and coordinate weekend watering responsibilities with them.● Help collaborate and support the farm’s needs outside of core responsibilities (e.g.,organization of equipment tools, lending a hand to other departments, etc.)JOB REQUIREMENTS● Passion for Regenerative, Organic, and/or Biodynamic farming practices and philosophies● Ability to be self-motivated and work independently in a fast-paced outdoor work environment● Ability to effectively lead a team through coaching, mentoring and motivation● Ability to effectively interact with all levels of guests, volunteers, management, and staff● Able/willing and able to walk up hilly and steep terrain daily● Able/willing to work outside in a variety of extreme weather conditions – rain, cold, heat and wind.● Be able to perform physical work required for garden maintenance● Be prepared to work a flexible schedule to meet the changing needs of the business● Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel (or Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Slides)QUALIFICATIONS● 3-5 years of hands-on farm and/or market garden experience in a leadership role ● High School Diploma or equivalent, bachelor’s degree or higher preferred● Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and one-on-one interactions● Excellent time management, organizational and administration skills● Excellent problem-solving skills ● Strong leadership skills● Attention to detailSCHEDULE● Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 3:00pmBENEFITS● Excellent Health Benefits Package, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Vacation Leave, Flexible Spending Account, 401K, 401K Matching, Employee Discount and Paid HolidaysCOMPENSATION● Compensation based on qualifications.APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS• Please send Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@apricotlanefarms.com. Any applications sent via DM or that do not follow the specified instructions will not be considered. 

Posted: May 17, 2021 | Location: HOPLAND or BROWNS VALLEY, California

Takes leadership role in independently managing and developing a large, complex academic or research program of high visibility. Develops vision and establishes agenda to achieve position objectives. Oversees all elements of program administration. Collaborates across multiple research groups. Provides leadership in identifying outreach services. Formulates program strategies and goals, directs long-term planning, and develops practices and methods. Defines and implements communications effort in support of the overall program.This career (renewable term), position’s focus is on recruitment of new research to the Sierra Foothill and Hopland Research and Extension Centers (REC) by increasing awareness of the RECs, assisting existing researchers in award success, and potentially conducting their own research as part of a larger team of researchers at SFREC and HREC.Time commitment will be split equally between both locations. Physical location is flexible with the expectation that the successful applicant will spend time at both centers. Up to 60% travel may be required.This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.Salary - Min $79,200/year to Mid $116,800/yearJob Posting Close Date - This job posting will close on 05/27/2021.How to ApplyEmployment applications must be submitted online through our careers site. Please note, we do not accept resumes or applications by email or on paper. To apply, please go here: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucanr/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=17&JobOpeningId=17295&PostingSeq=1 

Posted: May 17, 2021 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) is a research, education, and public service organization dedicated to advancing an ecologically sustainable and socially just food system. Our status as a Center within the Division of Social Sciences at UC Santa Cruz enables us to undertake projects in many disciplines in the pursuit of these goals, and to work with faculty, staff, and students from throughout the university. Beyond the campus we collaborate with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), growers, community members, visiting students and researchers, and state and federal agencies, including UC Cooperative Extension and the US Department of Agriculture. The Center's work includes both theoretical and applied research; academic education and practical training; and community outreach and public service for audiences ranging from local school children to international agencies.The Basic Needs Coordinator position works under general supervision of the Food Systems Education & Research Program Specialist and the Field Manager, coordinating CASFS site production for the Basic Needs campus outlets, assists in campus-level Basic Needs services coordination, and advises Food System Working Group (FSWG) student staff and program activities. To apply to this job create a profile as an external or internal applicant. The position Job ID is 18224.https://jobs.ucsc.edu/https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucsc/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=11&JobOpeningId=18224&PostingSeq=1 

Posted: May 12, 2021 | Location: Mt. Hamilton (San Jose), California

Our farm is a highly diversified, organically grown (non certified) operation dedicated to supplying restaurants in the San Jose area. The farm specializes in approximately 1 acre of diversified vegetables, ½ acre of orchard, and raising laying hens. It also doubles as an outdoor event venue and features a rustic banquet hall.We are looking for an experienced Farm Manager to be responsible for keeping the grounds running at full production, 12 months out of the year, and managing close relationships with each chef at all restaurant locations. Produce must be of high quality and delivered on-time.The Farm Manager must be creative and efficient, self-motivated, and highly organized. A successful candidate will have experience with small to medium-scale production and have a passion for growing produce. There is potential for expansion in regard to the area cultivated, the amount of chickens raised, and other side projects such as beekeeping, viticulture, etc…Responsibilities:Candidate will manage and operate approximately 1 acre of vegetables both in-ground and raised beds and a young, ½ acre orchard containing various stone fruit, olive trees, table grapes and citrus. Must be capable of and experienced in crop planning, greenhouse management, seeding, raising transplants, planting, cultivation, fertilizing, weeding, irrigation, harvesting and post-harvest processing. Keeping the farm looking tidy, attractive and inviting for farm venue events and tours is of high importance. Living on site (3 bed 2 bath home) is required.Duties:• Meet with chefs and/or owners to determine desired, seasonal crops, communicating clearly and regularly• Create an annual crop plan with regular updates for the chefs and restaurants about what is coming down the pipelineEnsure produce is grown, harvested, and stored for excellent taste and high-quality productUnderstand and follow naturally grown or organic production guidelines• Estimate yield of crops ready for harvest and send a bi-weekly fresh-listMaintain planting, production & harvest records• Keep beds fully planted at all times.• Manage soil fertility (organic fertilizer, crop rotation, and compost program)• Monitor and control pests• Keep the grounds as weed-free as possible using hand cultivation methodsOperate, implement and repair irrigation systemsManage and oversee wellness of a small flock (50) of laying hensSafely operate a compact tractor, BCS, utility vehicle, and riding mower• Order seed, feed, and farm supplies in a timely manner• Manage 1 regular crew member and additional crew members should they be necessary• Ensure food safety standards• Must be physically capable of working long days and lifting 50+ lbs• Maintain a safe, clean, and organized environment for staff and visitors• Maintain all landscape on and around designated farm areas and farm venue, promoting biodiversity by selecting pollinator and edible plants whenever possibleCompensation:Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and or living accommodations.Education, Experience & Qualifications:• Bachelor’s or Associate degree in horticulture or related field preferredExperience working on a diversified vegetable farm required• Minimum of one year of farm management experience requiredPrevious work in greenhouse and raising seedlings required• Experience in irrigation, and landscape maintenance• Previous work experience with fruit orchard pruning and maintenance, including dormant spraying, fruit thinning, irrigation, pest and weed management• Previous experience with tractor and small engine equipment operation desirable.• Previous experience managing chickens is desirable.• Valid California Driver’s License and a clean driving record.Application Instructions:Email a resume and cover letter and two farming referencesJob Type: Full-time 

Posted: May 4, 2021 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Marroquin Organic International supplies Organic specialty, technical ingredients for food, beverage, nutraceutical, pet food and cosmetic manufacturers.  We have been at the forefront of the dynamic growth of the organic industry for over 30 years. Marroquin distributes ingredients primarily from international suppliers to the North American market.   We have a well-established reputation as a trusted, reliable partner, and pride ourselves in exemplary customer service. In 2020, Marroquin Organics was acquired by AGRANA, a €2.3B publicly traded world leader in agricultural products, headquartered in Vienna, Austria.Marroquin continues to operate as an independent business unit within the AGRANA Starch group. Sales RepMarroquin is seeking a high-energy professional who can build relationships with existing and new customers, while capitalizing on the history and reputation of Marroquin, combined with the production and quality of AGRANA.The successful candidate will have a proven background in B2B food and/or ingredient sales, experience in the organic and non-GMO food industry and will be passionate about organic. The ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, self-motivated, trustworthy, authentic, and comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment.For more detailed information, please see attached job listing.

Posted: April 22, 2021 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a nonprofit corporation that provides job training and transitional employment to people experiencing homelessness. In addition, HGP operates a vibrant community volunteer and education program, serving about 2500 people each year. The training, employment, education and volunteer programs take place on an organic farm and in associated enterprises.Trainees experience the value of therapeutic horticulture, are provided supportive services, and develop positive relationships and job skills. Products produced in the training program are sold through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our year-round retail store, through our online store, and wholesale to other retailers. Production provides for a real work environment and is also a meaningful source of revenue for the Project.HGP seeks a dedicated individual, experienced in adult education, training and supervision, to lead farm-based training and education activities and provide supportive supervision to people experiencing homelessness who wish to find a stable productive place in society.The ideal candidate will also have experience working in counseling or mentoring roles and/or with individuals facing homelessness, and an agricultural or entrepreneurial background. The Training and Education Supervisor will create and maintain a productive workplace conducive to the development and practice of job skills, responsibility, and self-confidence.The unique goals of our job training and transitional employment program require regular and consistent feedback on work performance and behaviors to trainees. The Training and Education Supervisor will play an important role in modeling, practicing and reinforcing work-readiness lessons to trainees. The Training and Education Supervisor will supervise trainees in executing the weekly and daily work priorities while ensuring the learning environment necessary for trainees to develop workplace behaviors, skills and knowledge; and provides trainees with increasing levels of responsibility.See the complete job posting here: https://homelessgardenproject.org/careers-internships/ 

Posted: April 20, 2021 | Location: ,

Hanzell Farm & Vineyards, a holistically managed regenerative farm is looking for a farm/winery intern for the 2021 season. In this role you will gain experience in all aspects of farming and have an opportunity to work in winemaking after the grape harvest. Primary responsibilities will be working with our grazing animals, Maremma LGD’s, and helping to plant/maintain/harvest 2+/- acres of seasonal vegetables. May be an opportunity to launch a farmer’s market program for the right person. We are looking for someone to stay on from May-October. Unfortunately, we do not have housing available so local to Sonoma County is best. This position will be paid at $18/hr. Some experience in Organic farming is a plus! Please send resume and letter of interest to Jason@hanzell.com

Posted: April 16, 2021 | Location: Healdsburg, California

Position as Farm and Landscape Manager for 15 acre certified organic vineyard. Vineyard is set within 25 acre estate property with owner residence, formal and informal landscaping throughout. Five years experience in production vineyard or similar required. Advanced landscaping maintenance skills. Irrigation experience from installation to troubleshooting essential. Animal care skills. Familiarity with organic production and record-keeping desired. Hands-on labor duties and contractor oversight. Bilingual in English/Spanish desired. No housing provided. Salary DOE. Benefits provided. Send Cover letter and Resume.

Posted: April 8, 2021 | Location: Moorpark, California

Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre Organic, Biodynamic, Regenerative Organic and Humane Certified farm. We are looking for an experienced and professional Office Coordinator. The Office Coordinator will be responsible for the farm’s administrative needs described below. The Office Coordinator will be an integral part in ensuring that our office operations run smoothly and are successful in supporting other business activities.Job Responsibilities• Administrative Tasks• Data entry• Purchasing of office and farm supplies• Support yearly agriculture report filings• Responsible for yearly Ag certifications including but not limited to:ROC, CCOF, Demeter, QCS, Certified Humane, Ventura County Ag, Commission and CalAg permits.• IT Support for other employees – must be able to set up equipment and subscription-based software• Other tasks as requestedRequirements & Qualifications• Excellent organizational and communication skills - both written and verbal• Ability to carry out administrative duties with accuracy and speed• Ability to work well independently, as well as part of a team• Service-minded, can-do attitude, is a must• Ability to think creatively and independently solve problems• Strong data entry skills• Confident using Apple and PC products• Tech savvy• Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Adobe Premier Pro and Slack• Ability to lift at least 35 lbs.• Must be able to occasionally work evenings or weekends should the need arise• Must have a valid CA driver’s license with clean driving record• Must be able to pass a background check• Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required• Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred but not required• An interest in nature, the environment or regenerative farming is a plus.Compensation & BenefitsExcellent Health Benefits (Medical, Vision, Dental), 401K, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation and Employee Discounts 

Posted: April 7, 2021 | Location: Aptos, California

Status: Full Time, ExemptReports To: Director of LendingSupervisory: No direct reportsPrimary Office: Aptos or RemoteSalary: $60,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experienceJOB SUMMARY:Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support the prosperity of California farmers and ranchers, ensure equitable access to economic opportunity, and support environmental stewardship and vibrant local food systems. This position plays a key role in supporting FarmLink’s agricultural lending and development services as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), providing underserved farmers and ranchers with access to capital and technical assistance. The Senior Associate position is housed in lending, but will require extensive cross-department collaboration to be successful in these key areas: develop new loan products, conduct research and analysis in areas of potential growth, lead special projects, conduct loan underwriting, review loan files for compliance with covenants and ensure collateral perfection, develop and manage investor relationships, assess impact of programs and products, and prepare portfolio and program reports for diverse stakeholders.Please see attached for full description. 

Posted: April 6, 2021 | Location: San Luis Obispo, California

The Center for Organic Production and Research represents a unique partnership between Cal Poly and private industry designed to expand Cal Poly’s emphasis on applied research in organic production and soil health by providing a unique, collaborative platform for academia, industry and government from across California and beyond to join forces in advancing the organic agriculture industry.The Director of the Center for Organic Production and Research is critical to the development and leadership of this new interdisciplinary, public-private partnership established between Cal Poly and Grimmway Farms. The new Center for Organic Production and Research will serve as a hub for students to work with experts from across the industry to develop solutions to the most pressing issues related to organic agriculture. The Director and Center will focus on (1) applied research to solve major issues in organic agricultural production, particularly regarding soil health and plant nutrition, weed management and pest management; (2) collaborative and transdisciplinary research to enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of organic agriculture in California; and (3) enriching the talent pipeline for experiential, applied internships between Cal Poly students and Grimmway Farms.More information and posting:https://www.calpolycorporationjobs.org/postings/1560 

Posted: April 5, 2021 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

Overview of the Homeless Garden ProjectThe Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990 and based in Santa Cruz, California, that provides job training, transitional employment and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness, with the goal of securing stable housing and employment for program participants. In recent years, HGP graduates have demonstrated a 90% success rate on average.HGP is currently going through an exciting period of growth, preparing to move our farm from its temporary 3.5-acre site to a larger permanent site on City of Santa Cruz Pogonip park land. The transition to Pogonip Farm will triple the organization’s capacity to transform lives and build community connections through a public-private partnership.The Value-Added Social Enterprise employs and trains individuals experiencing homelessness to make a variety of products (bath & body, food & beverage, candles, and wreaths) with organic herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits grown on our farm. HGP products are sold through numerous sales channels including two brick-and-mortar stores, an online store (shop.homelessgardenproject.org), and through wholesale partners.PositionWe seek an experienced, passionate, creative, and driven person skilled in retail, production, and business management with a commitment to growing the enterprise, as well as to ending homelessness. Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations, the Value-Added Enterprise Manager oversees all aspects of the business including retail, production, marketing, sales, business planning & analysis, and job training. This position is a key leader in managing HGP’s enterprises and driving the organization’s growth.ResponsibilitiesRetail Management• Manage all aspects of operating brick-and-mortar retail locations, including merchandising (HGP and third party products), store displays, purchasing, seasonal rotation, inventory management, and staffing.• Manage wholesale relationships, ensuring that orders are fulfilled in a timely fashion.• Manage online store, ensuring that orders are fulfilled in a timely fashion and the website remains attractive and up-to-date.• Analyze sales data to develop demand forecasts, conduct labor planning, guide third party merchandising strategy, and set pricing.• Oversee enterprise technology platforms including online store & in-store POS systems.• Manage occasional special events held at HGP stores (post-COVID).Marketing• Develop marketing, promotion, and outreach strategies for brick-and-mortar, online, and wholesale channels including email marketing, social media, and paid ad campaigns.• Evaluate opportunities to bolster HGP’s online presence, expanding its reach beyond the Santa Cruz area.• Evaluate opportunities to expand HGP’s wholesale relationships within and beyond the Santa Cruz area.Production Management● Oversee production of all HGP products, ensuring proper quality control.● Manage a well-organized workshop space for all HGP production activities.● Evaluate historical data to set production targets, and monitor progress towards goals.● Provide job training to program participants in a workshop environment, serving as a support system and positive role model.● Lead the development of new and seasonal products, evaluating opportunities to expand HGP’s product line – including analysis of historical sales data, market trends, sourcing, farm availability, COGS, pricing, packaging, and branding.● Ensure that all raw materials required for production are well-stocked.● Lead all product branding and packaging.Personnel Management• Supervise a team of three part-time staff – 1 Workshop Assistant & 2 Retail Assistants.• In partnership with the Training & Education Supervisor, supervise the program participant crew during workshop production hours.Qualifications, Skills and Experience• At least three years of experience in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, retail management, light manufacturing/production, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-commerce, or business management.• An entrepreneurial changemaker with a commitment to pursuing and executing an ambitious enterprise growth strategy.• A thoughtful, solutions-oriented problem solver.• Proven ability to be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in a fast-paced environment.• Demonstrated success in developing new partnerships and relationships.• Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently & collaboratively with a team.• A proven leader who inspires others to do their best, meets deadlines, and manages complex responsibilities without losing their sense of humor.• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills with diverse audiences through in-person, in writing, by phone, and via social media channels.• Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others.• Strong computing skills in Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and cloud-based applications.• Demonstrated experience in effectively delegating work.• Excellent organization and administration skills.The ideal candidate will also have the following preferred qualifications:• Experience running and growing a small business.• Experience with value-added production, product development, and branding.• Experience managing social media, email marketing, and paid advertising campaigns.• Experience supervising direct reports and managing a team.• Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness or others facing difficult life challenges.• Graphic design experience a plus.• Experience with point of sale and inventory management systems a plus.CompensationSalary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. HGP offers 100% health benefit coverage as well as generous paid time off.ScheduleThis position will be full-time, 40 hours per week, with occasional work required on weekends, holidays, and evenings.To ApplyApplication materials• Cover Letter• ResumeProcessPlease submit all application materials as one single PDF to Claude Rosen, Director of Operations, at clauder@homelessgardenproject.org with the subject line “VALUE-ADDED ENTERPRISE MANAGER APPLICANT – FIRST NAME LAST NAME”.***We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is essential to achieving our mission. HGP does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, or parental status. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, classes, and religious identities to apply. 

Posted: April 1, 2021 | Location: Forest Ranch, California

We are recruiting for Summer Harvest Manager/Internship positions. We are looking for energetic, independent individuals with excellent communication skills to help manage harvest on our certified organic blueberry farm during the 2021 harvest season (May-August).This is a seasonal full time paid position. We are one of the longest-operating certified organic blueberry farms in California and have a well-established customer base and market. Our farm is located in the foothills east of Chico, in Northern California.Email cover letter & resume to nfo@sierracascadeblueberries.com. 

Posted: April 1, 2021 | Location: Aptos, California

Status: Full Time, ExemptReports To: Senior Loan OfficerSupervisory: No direct reportsPrimary Office: AptosSalary: $60,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experienceJOB SUMMARY:Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support the prosperity of California farmers and ranchers, ensure equitable access to economic opportunity, and support environmental stewardship and vibrant local food systems. This position plays a key role in FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), providing underserved farmers and ranchers with access to capital and technical assistance. The Loan Officer will drive growth in FarmLink’s agricultural small business and microlending through strong relationships with farmers and ranchers, lenders, and other referral partners.California FarmLink offers a generous benefits plan, including health insurance after 60 days, employer contribution to 403b retirement plan, paid vacation, and a family-friendly and flexible work environment. California FarmLink maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates that represent the diversity of the communities we serve, and strongly encourage you to apply.Please see attached or our website for full position information: https://www.californiafarmlink.org/about-us/careers/How To ApplyPlease email a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and organization with resume to: info@cafarmlink.org. No phone calls please. Posted April 2021; applications accepted on a rolling basis; open until filled.. 

Posted: March 22, 2021 | Location: Aptos, California

Please see attached for an opportunity to work with California FarmLink as a Senior Loan Officer. You may also visit our website to view the position:https://www.californiafarmlink.org/about-us/careers/Thank you! 

Posted: March 22, 2021 | Location: Aptos, California

Please see attached for an opportunity to work with California FarmLink as an Executive Assistant. You may also visit our website to view the position:https://www.californiafarmlink.org/about-us/careers/Thank you! 

Posted: March 17, 2021 | Location: Oakland, California

HODO's hiring!We're looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Account Manager to oversee sales and account management efforts in key regions and accounts around the country, as we increase our national brand presence. The Account Manager will drive sales by managing brokers, distributors, and customer relationships while working in conjunction with the Marketing team to increase product velocity.New Account Sales Oversight● Construct and give sales presentations, nurture close customer relationships, and meet with sales and key account partners and decision makers● Manage brokers to secure new accounts and stabilize and grow sales in existing accounts, regions, and distributor warehouses● Establish, monitor, and pursue accounts in accordance with 1-3 year pipeline● Create and execute Go to market strategies and new account launch plans with Marketing team● Prepare item assortment recommendations and promo strategies to suit customer in accordance with Hodo margin strategiesExisting Key Account Oversight● Create, monitor, and update annual, quarterly, and weekly account and regional sales forecasts● Review regular weekly/monthly sales data to monitor performance, establish priorities and action items for sales partners, brokers, and self● Track sales velocity and lift to gauge effectiveness of sales, digital, demo, promotional, and in-store merchandising programs● Monitor account margins and trade spend and execute cost-saving initiatives● Work with customer and Hodo Logistics/Operations to determine most effective mode of service/delivery● Monitor and process orders in internal Hodo and external customer order portalsAdditional organizational support● Partner with the marketing team to strategize and develop promotional and merchandising programs and evaluate sales and account impacts on sales velocity● Setup, prepare paperwork and documentation, execute, implement, and monitor/oversee retail support and merchandising programs● Represent Hodo at national/regional trade shows and events (post-COVID) 

Posted: March 16, 2021 | Location: Newcastle, California

We are looking for a delivery driver for Tuesday and Friday early morning to afternoon deliveries. Approximately 4-8 hours per shift starting at 6:00 A.M. You must be able to drive a 16-foot box truck, be able to lift 50 lb, and have attention for details. We are looking for someone to represent our farm well – good customer service, efficient, responsible, and reliable. Interest in organic food or farming is a plus. Position may also be combined with work at our greenhouse and farm beyond Tuesday and Friday morning deliveries for additional hours up to a full-time position.You must have a valid drivers’ license (no special license necessary) and clean DMV record. Pay dependent on experience. We are in Newcastle, so please consider your commute distance. We are the Natural Trading Co, a 40-acre organic vegetable and fruit farm and greenhouse. You can learn more about us at www.naturaltradingco.comPlease email your resume and contact information. 

Posted: March 16, 2021 | Location: Soquel, California

Looking for people to work primarily in the greenhouse. That consists of production work like seeding and transplanting as well as helping to get plants ready for deliveries. There is a chance that driving a delivery truck or working a farmer’s market would be part of the job as well. 30-35 hours a week. The season starts in February and goes at least to July with some people staying on until November depending on the amount of work at that time of year. Pay is $16/hr and a .50 cent bonus for every hour worked at the end of the season if you stay till the end.

Posted: December 2, 2020 | Location: ,

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Posted: October 7, 2020 | Location: ,

CCOF is currently seeking multi-scope organic inspectors who live near the following areas:Salt Lake City, UtahAustin, TexasSouthern San Joaquin Valley, CaliforniaNorthern Sacramento Valley, CaliforniaSanta Cruz, CaliforniaInquiries from all regions are always welcome The basic qualifications for an organic inspector are: At least two years of farming or livestock work experience or food processing work experience. Passing the related IOIA Basic Crop, Livestock, or Processing Inspector course(s) (see https://www.ioia.net/schedule_LOL.html).A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field (e.g. agriculture, plant science, or food science). This third item is sometimes negotiable, depending on your work experience related to farming or processing. Applicants who are qualified for organic farm and processor/handler inspections will be given preference, but we will consider applicants who are qualified for either organic farm or organic processor/handler inspections. Please email resume and cover letter to inspectionoperations@ccof.org.