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Posted: February 13, 2018 | Location: Berkeley or Sacramento, California

Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America seeks two farmer justice fellows – one based in Berkeley and one based in Sacramento – to advance the power of farmers of color in California policy spaces and reclaim the future of food and farming. In particular, we seek strategic and collaborative fellows grounded in farming communities to document farmer stories, support policy trainings and connect farmers of color with the California Farmer Justice Collaborative.   PAN fellowships are crucial to our goal of building a pipeline of leaders for our movement(s) that is rooted in communities of color and communities most affected by the injustices promulgated by the dominant model of industrial agriculture. We therefore support the program with substantial investment of time, energy and resources. We expect fellows to invest similarly: to commit to challenging themselves; to do their utmost to leverage this opportunity to develop their own leadership skills; and, most importantly, to bring all of themselves to the fellowship.   PAN was founded in 1982 as part of a global movement to advance a socially just and environmentally sound food and farming system. PAN is also a founding member of the California Farmer Justice Collaborative (CFJC) whose mission is to ensure that farmers of color are empowered to directly participate and effectively lead in building a fair food and farming system in California. We unite farmers, advocates, and other allies to challenge historic and ongoing racism and other forms of structural oppression, in order to create the comprehensive change needed to build such a system.

Posted: February 12, 2018 | Location: Half Moon Bay, California

Full or part time positions on a beautiful, coast side organic farm in Half Moon Bay. Transportation provided to qualified candidates. Must be hardworking, have a valid, clean driver's license, and live within 1 hour of Half Moon Bay. San Francisco residents encouraged to apply.    Greenhearts Family Farm has great opportunities for beginning or experienced farmers and fieldworkers. We encourage couples and members of both sexes to apply.   Our 25-acre farm and 400-member CSA is one of the Bay Area's best. Just check out our Yelp page. We need dynamic, flexible folks who can get the job done. Apprentice farmers and inexperienced fieldworkers will learn all about local agriculture and help grow and distribute our produce to families throughout the Bay Area. Farm Manager will oversee existing and expand future field operations with guaranteed sales, experienced staff, and lots of support.   We have ZERO tolerance for non-work related texting or phone use during work. You will be fired on the spot, no exceptions. It's Farmer Paul's golden rule. Wait till breaktime. Aside from that, we are all about hiring great communicators. Applicants interested in providing administrative support as well as part time field labor are especially valuable. You'll spend a few days on the farm and a few days helping coordinate our expanding CSA, either from our office or your home. We can design a custom schedule that fits our mutual needs!   Salary: $13/hr to start, raise after 1 month. CLEAN DMV MANDATORY! Please include a phone number and where you live in your response.    Good luck in your job search, Farmer Paul  www.greenheartsfamilyfarm.com

Posted: February 12, 2018 | Location: Davis, California

The position will support projects that involve starting agricultural co-ops (including developing farmer-worker cooperatives and food cooperatives) and focuses on providing farm production and marketing related education, business planning, organizing agricultural cooperatives, including for groups who speak English as a second language. The agriculture projects include fruit, vegetables, grain, and processed food producers in separate projects and includes working with local technical assistance provider partners for each project. Organic specialty crops and natural foods markets are predominant among the constituents we serve.

Posted: January 25, 2018 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 24, 2018 | Location: Hurley, New York

The ProFarmer In-field Education Manager will execute practical, hands-on farmer training grounded in the seasonal work of organic vegetable production and aligned with the ecological and social justice goals of the Hudson Valley Farm Hub (HVFH). S/he will be responsible for in-field instruction, mentoring, and the daily supervision of ProFarmer trainees, who are full-time, year-round Farm Hub employees. The ProFarmer curriculum employs both classroom and hands-on teaching methods in organic farming at a mechanized scale of production. The In-field Education Manager will participate in the full implementation of the training program including trainee recruitment, developing our approach to learning, and fostering a culture of inclusiveness on the farm, as well as participate in program design, evaluation and reporting.

Posted: January 16, 2018 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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Posted: January 16, 2018 | Location: Sebastopol, California

This position is responsible for the planning, establishing, implementing, and maintenance of a variety of health, safety, environmental and training programs to ensure the highest possible degree of safety for employees. The successful candidate will be a self-starting leader who enjoys the challenges of daily involvement with an operation and maintenance team.

Posted: December 8, 2017 | Location: Groveland, California

Camp Tawonga is hiring a Garden Coordinator!  Camp Tawonga is a children's summer camp located in the Sierra Mountains on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park. Tawonga’s mission is to build positive self-esteem, create a cooperative community, build appreciation for nature, and foster positive Jewish identity and spirituality. Our outstanding staff includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds.   We are hiring a Garden Coordinator for a three-month, paid position from May to August. Responsibilities include assisting the Farm and Garden Supervisor in managing all garden and farm operations, supporting camp’s sustainability efforts as related to food, farming and animal welfare, developing and leading excellent camp programming with a focus on the farm and garden, and collaborating with other staff on all-camp programming,   Applicants must be 21+ years of age and must be flexible and able to work collaboratively. Experience working in gardening, farming or animal husbandry is a plus but not required.   Salary is $2990 plus room and board. To apply, go to https://tawonga.org/work-here/apply-now/, then call us to schedule an interview. For more information, contact Danya Axelrad-Hausman at danya@tawonga.org or 415-543-2267.

Posted: December 8, 2017 | Location: Sebastopol, California

Traditional Medicinals is seeking a Quality Assurance Supplier Supervisor with a strong technical understanding of the Product Development Process and GMP Regulations. The role is a key member of the Quality Assurance team and will participate in the evaluation, qualification and oversight of TM suppliers ensuring the quality and regulatory compliance of marketed products. They are to work in conjunction with the R&D, Supply Chain and the Quality Teams to evaluate and monitor suppliers' quality systems to meet TM stringent quality requirements. This function supports the growth and goal of TM to become the leading herbal wellness company in the US. The Quality Assurance Supplier Supervisor will provide quality assurance-related solutions, including building and maintaining effective working relationships between TM and the Supplier. The position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and is based in Sonoma County.

Posted: December 8, 2017 | Location: Sebastopol, California

Responsibilities: Manage daily operations of the Quality Assurance department. Set and communicate priorities to staff. Support daily operations of Quality Control department.  Ensure continuous improvement and effectiveness of the quality management system work within the quality organization to create strategies improving cycle release times and overall department performance  Assist in the development and implementation of standards, methods and procedures for testing and inspection of ingredients, components and finished products.  Manage final review and approval of Master Batch Records, Manufacturing Batch Records, SOPs, Change Control Documentation, Label Change Control, Audit Reports, Product Specifications, R&D Testing Protocols, and Supplier   Qualifications: Maintain improve the Company’s quality management system by providing oversight and input into the relevant quality systems and standards including: change control, documentation systems, Quality procedures, standards, and policies, product complaint management, internal and external audit programs and, Material Review Boards, and Vendor Risk Management  Review and/or approve, non-conformance reports, deviations, OOSs, CAPAs, change control in an efficient manner for adequate and timely closeout of these events  Manage internal audits with all other departments including but not limited to Operations, Quality, and Engineering  Support new product testing programs including stability and supplement facts testing and record keeping. Member of the New Product Commercialization team.  Support and participate in the Company’s project teams and assist with project scheduling to assure that timelines and deadlines are met efficiently and economically.  Provide regular updates and recommendations to senior management team regarding the status of quality objectives, projects, and goals.  Hire, manage, and develop Quality Assurance staff and to support the company’s goals and objectives  Develop and conduct appropriate cGMP 21 CFR part 111 training and compliance for all levels of personnel involved in the manufacturing and release of raw materials and final product.  Optimize current processes or systems resulting in improved efficiencies and compliance.  Provide Quality leadership in investigations into non-conforming materials, process deviations, batch failures and other excursions. Facilitate cross departmental Material Review Board Meetings  Ensure accurate response and documentation of non-conformances and the implementation of appropriate corrective action plans.  Ensure compliance to Food Safety Modernization Act throughout manufacturing and laboratory procedures and processes.  Provide leadership on Food Defense and HACCP teams  Lead the identification and development of quality systems metrics based on quality, manufacturing and other relevant data and input.  Work across functions such as quality control, manufacturing, R&D, product development, purchasing and engineering to develop holistic understanding of these internal customers’ needs for use in efficient quality department support planning. Provide planning and management support across the Quality Department.  Participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of Quality performance strategy.  Provide assistance to project management to quality department staff as they liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis to ensure successful results.  Identify potential operational improvement and opportunities, and support ongoing operational excellence, by:  Developing benchmarks through Quality and Operation department trends and metrics.  Manage the reporting of strategic weekly and monthly Quality metrics.  Develop, review, revise, and approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required. Train and ensure that staff adheres to those procedures accordingly.  Perform other related duties as assigned by Manager.    Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or related field  Minimum of 5 years of experience in a Quality Assurance position  In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical and/or dietary supplement cGMPs  Knowledge of statistical analysis is a must  Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills  Strong organizational and time management skills  Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) Ability to work independently and collaboratively, while maintaining a sense of timeliness and urgency  Excellent attention to detail a must  Understanding of LIMS and quality control analysis is preferred.

Posted: December 8, 2017 | Location: Sebastopol, California

Responsibilities: Manages daily operations of the Quality Assurance department. Set and communicate priorities to staff. Support daily operations of Quality Control and Production departments.  Ensures continuous improvement and effectiveness of the quality management system. Provide oversight and input into the relevant quality systems and standards including: change control, documentation systems, Quality procedures, standards, and policies, product complaint management, internal and external audit programs, CAPAs Corrective Action and Preventative Action, Material Review Boards, and Vendor Risk Management  Develops quality assurance plans by conducting GMP internal audits. Routinely review the GAP analysis resulted from internal audit and address compliances with appropriate team members.  Validates quality processes by establishing product specifications and quality attributes; measuring production; documenting evidence; determining operational and performance qualification; writing and updating quality assurance procedures.  Manage final review and approval of Master Batch Records, Manufacturing Batch Records, Product Release, SOPs, Change Control Documentation, Audit Reports, Validation Documentation, Product Specifications, R&D Testing Protocols, and Supplier Qualifications.  Maintains and improves product quality by completing product, company, system, compliance, and surveillance audits; investigating customer complaints; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product and engineering designs, and manufacturing and training methods.  Prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions, and re-validations. Ensure accurate response and documentation of non-conformances and the implementation of appropriate corrective action plans.  Manage third party inspections and audits, including regulatory inspections, findings and follow-up.  Member of site development group with primary responsibility for quality recommendations regarding laboratory and factory design.  Support and participate in the Company’s project teams and assist with project scheduling to assure that timelines and deadlines are met efficiently and economically.  Provide regular updates and recommendations to VP of Technical Services regarding the status of quality objectives, projects, and goals.  Hire, manage, and develop Quality Assurance staff and to support the company’s goals and objectives. Conduct employee performance evaluations; assist in setting goals and objectives in alignment with the overall company goals and objectives.  Develop and conduct appropriate cGMP 21 CFR part 111 training and compliance for all levels of personnel involved in the manufacturing and release of raw materials and final product.   Qualifications: BS in scientific discipline, graduate degree preferred  Minimum 7 years progressive responsibility in pharmaceutical or dietary supplement industry in a QA leadership role  Strong knowledge of CFR 111 is required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  Demonstrated ability to manage and develop quality staff  Knowledge of statistical analysis is required  Proficient in MS Office application  Knowledge of Quality Management System is desirable

Posted: December 7, 2017 | Location: Rancho Cordova, California

Job Summary Position requires a farmer who possesses a passion for educating young farmers and growing high-quality organic fruit and vegetables in an evolving regenerative production system. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly exhibit a growth mindset, a willingness for self-reflection, and an understanding of the pace and work ethic required for successful production farming. In addition, they must manage their time well, individually execute and/or provide assistance on all aspects of farm duties.   Key Responsibilities: Vegetable Production: Individual execution and/or lead a crew to complete daily task list as determined by Farm Manager. Tasks include greenhouse seeding and watering, planting, irrigation, tractor work, pest and weed management, harvest, post-harvest handling, sales, and apprentice/volunteer education.  Orchard Care: Support and contribute to the farm team’s execution of specific tasks in the orchard. Tasks include pruning, harvesting, irrigation, new orchard planting, and pest and disease management.  Supporting farm staff on a regular basis with duties specific to Soil Born Farms. Duties include interacting and leading teams of volunteers, public engagement, setting up and working a weekly farm stand, farm tours, event support, providing hands-on lessons in the field and teaching basic classes for our urban farmers and gardeners.   Required Qualifications: 3 to 5 years of experience in sustainable agricultural systems  Ability to work quickly, multi-task, self-motivate, collaborate, and be flexible on a daily basis  Ability to relate, interact with, and empower people of all ages from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds  Interest in learning and growing as a leader, both in farming and in life   Preferred Qualifications: Tractor and small engine equipment operation  Experience managing interns, apprentices or staff  An inclination to mechanical knowledge and skill  Interest in long-term employment at Soil Born Farms  Experience working with farm animals   Hours and Compensation: Wages commensurate with experience  90% medical, dental and vision after 90 days  5 PTO (paid time off) accrual after 90 days  Opportunities for advancement   Organizational Background: Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project is a non-profit educational farm in Sacramento, California. Our programs focus on promoting health and providing experiential learning opportunities for youth and adults, producing healthy food, improving access to healthy food for all and modeling land and environmental stewardship.    Site Background: The American River Ranch, a 55-acre historic ranch located within the American River Parkway, is the permanent home of Soil Born Farms. It provides a wonderfully diverse landscape to engage both youth and adults in hands-on activities educating and connecting them with the natural world, healthy food, healthy eating, job and life skills, hard work, and service opportunities.   Please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Shawn Harrison, Co-Director, at sharrison@soilborn.org. Position open until filled.  

Posted: December 6, 2017 | Location: Soquel, California

We are a greenhouse business located in Soquel, California that has been selling organic vegetable, herb and flower seedlings to retail nurseries and farmers markets for over 15 years. The manager will coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagation, cultivation and sales. Farmers market work/sales included. Applicant should be able to lift 25 lbs., be punctual, honest and have a clean driving record. www.gporganics.com

Posted: December 5, 2017 | Location: Deep Springs, California

Deep Springs College seeks a farm manager to operate a 150-acre hay operation (scheduled for USDA Organic certification in 2018). Candidates should have necessary farm and mechanical skills to operate and maintain basic systems including irrigation pumps and plumbing, tractors, and implements. Experience with hay is preferred but not necessary. The farm manager is also a supervisor and role model for up to five student workers throughout the year and will live on-site and participate in the broader life of the college community. Competitive pay and benefits. Applications accepted through January 15, expected start date on or before April 15, 2018. Contact Director of Operations Padraic MacLeish at staffsearch@deepsprings.edu with questions or to apply by submitting a resume with cover letter. For more information about Deep Springs College, please visit www.deepsprings.edu.

Posted: December 1, 2017 | Location: Pescadero, California

About the position: Pie Ranch is seeking a full-time, year round Farm Director for 68 acres at the Año Nuevo site (approximately 30 acres row crop production and 30 acres of pasture). Our current integrated crop and livestock production focus is on diverse coastal vegetables, grains and legumes, as well as cattle and poultry with subleases on the pasture land. The Farm Director requires a strong practical knowledge of organic sustainable agriculture and farm management, a broad understanding of community food security and a deep commitment to food justice and social change. The Farm Director holds primary responsibility for the planning, directing, and implementation of all work and farm & production activities at the Pie Ranch at Año Nuevo site. This position directs, and supervises the Harvest Coordinator, farm crew as well as apprentices and interns (when appropriate). We have 11-12 full time crew members on our team, including field and wash station crew, head irrigator, tractor operator, and driver, at the peak of the season. The Farm Director will also work in collaboration with the Sales and Operations Team to further develop, drive and direct all sales efforts and activities of the farm that are in line with the mission of Pie Ranch: to cultivate a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer-training and regional partnerships.   Key Job Responsibilities   Farm, Production and Operations Leadership:  Develop, track, and carry out the crop plan and seed orders. Direct, plan, and manage cultivation activities and related tractor work in fields.  Manage transplant orders with nursery, oversee and manage the planning and implementation of direct seeding and transplanting.  Manage insect and weed control, soil fertility monitoring, and general field observation  Manage and oversee irrigation schedule.  Direct the development, maintenance and improvement of farm infrastructure as needed  Create and implement new systems to improve overall production and operations  Maintain Pie Ranch’s Soil Fertility/Carbon Management Plan  Soils – Take periodic soil samples and plan amendments or other improvements  Work with soil scientist to take follow up deeper profile soil tests to analyze and compare carbon data between the various crops and pasture test plots of the ranch.  CCOF – implement and maintain good record-keeping, participate and manage inspection and certification process  Maintain thorough records of all farm activities, including pesticide application, irrigation, planting, transplant ordering and crop rotations  With support of the Finance Director, track and monitor production and animal expenses, including harvest supplies, fuel, certifications, animal feed, etc.  Adhere to CCOF, AJP/Food Justice Certification, GAP/GHP, Animal Welfare Approved certification standards. Supervision, Management, and Teaching  Establish priorities and work plans for farm crew, apprentice, and interns maintaining daily flow of farm work in the field, while providing any necessary feedback and support.  Mentor Harvest Coordinator and crew in all aspects of growing and harvesting vegetables and herbs organically, including but not limited to: field irrigation, succession planting, pre-irrigation & flaming, bed preparation, planting, fertility, pest and pathogen management, and cultivation techniques.  Formalize and adhere to disciplinary process.  Create and follow incentive process to reward high performing team members.  Identify staffing needs, create new positions, and lead hiring process.   Harvest and Delivery:  Support Harvest & Delivery teams in planning and managing weekly harvest schedule, post-harvest handling, distribution and delivery to customers.   Sales and Marketing Support:  Support the Sales and Operations Manager to further develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders in their food service programs.   Social Justice Support:  Key player on Agricultural Justice Project’s Food Justice Certification.  Be available to discuss employee well-being with the HR Director and Sales and Operations Manager.  Coordinate additional professional development opportunities for employees.  Create and hold respectful, appropriate spaces for employee conflict resolution and team building opportunities.   Qualifications:  A minimum of 10 years of full-season organic agricultural experience  A minimum of 10 years of full-season organic farm management, including year-long farm planning and weekly schedules, mechanical cultivation,  Working knowledge of farm infrastructure  Supervisory experience with farm workers and apprentices.  A minimum of 5+ years experience in wholesale and/or retail produce sales.  Experience managing the distribution and sale of farm products through Community Supported Agriculture, farmers’ markets, wholesales and corporate sales.  Demonstrated supervisory and training skills—able to comfortably provide hands on group and individual instruction to workers and apprentices of diverse ages and background.  Experience and skill in tractor work and implements as well as maintenance.  Irrigation and farm machinery/ small engine maintenance and repair experience  Experience with and interest in livestock management  Basic carpentry and general building maintenance skills  Experience and interest in working with diverse populations - different ages and various economic, social and political backgrounds.  Possess qualities of self-motivation, time management, flexibility and cooperation.  Strong communication skills; ability to work with team and community members respectfully and with patience.  Ability to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly, wake up early, and do physical labor  Weekly commitment: 40-60+ hrs/wk. Saturdays: June - November.  Desire for long-term commitment and growth.  A strong knowledge of sustainable agriculture and food issues.  Understanding of and commitment to food sovereignty and food justice.  Commitment to ending racism, sexism and all other forms of oppression.  Bilingual in Spanish   Additional Expectations:  Work takes place in the field and office settings  Job may require hard and repetitive physical work  Work can take place during weekends and evenings  Possess a current valid driver’s license and clean driving record   Compensation and Hours:  This is a full-time position based in Pescadero, CA. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.   To apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@pieranch.org with the subject line “Farm Director at Año Nuevo”. No deadline for submission — position open until filled. Pie Ranch is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.