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Posted: August 31, 2015 | Location: Olympia, Washington

The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu. There are two overtime-eligible positions available at the Organic Farm on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College. This is a combined recruitment for: • One Farmer 3 that is part-time and works 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) year-round. • One Farmer 5 that is cyclic and works full-time April through December and part-time, 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week) January through March each year. The candidate pool established from this announcement may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time, and temporary vacancies in the future. FARMER 3 This position reports to and receives day-to-day direction from the Farmer 5 to implement and maintain daily, year-round operations of the organic Farm and to provide direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming). This position leads the work of student and/or temporary employees. Salary: $1,586.40 - $2,107.80 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package. FARMER 5 This position is responsible for managing a working organic farm including coordinating and overseeing all daily operations of the Farm and providing direct instructional support to the farm-based agriculture curriculum (Practice of Organic Farming). This position consults with the faculty to develop and implement the curriculum; supervises the work of the Farm staff (classified, caretaker, student, and/or temporary); is responsible for crop and livestock production and direct marketing including Farm Stand operations; and oversees and performs maintenance of the farm infrastructure (materials and supplies, greenhouses, equipment, irrigation, etc.) and the farm grounds. Salary: $3,187 - $4,280 per month of full time work and $1,912.20 - $2,568 per month of 0.6 FTE work, plus a full state benefits package. Closes: September 14, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PST Note: The College will be closed on September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day All requested application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered. For details on the application requirements and process visit: http://www.evergreen.edu/employment/staffjobs.htm All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Posted: August 20, 2015 | Location: Kilauea, Hawaii

Employment opportunity on the North shore of Kauai to establish and maintain 12 acre diversified organic tropical fruit orchard. Orchard to be integrated with grazing animals including chickens, sheep and goats. Also one acre of mixed vegetables. Farm has much infrastructure and equipment including tractors, mowers, seeder, sprayer, greenhouse, ag kitchen for value added products, walk in cooler, more. Small diversified orchard now producing. Owner ability to invest in additional equipment and infrastructure as needed. Farm will be open to the public, providing education and farm dinners. Farmer will be responsible for crop planning and implementation, farmers markets, employee management, basic tractor and equipment maintenance. Minimum five years organic tropical fruit and animal production experience required, preferably more. Permaculture experience also highly desirable. Salary, on site housing (for single person or family) and profit sharing. Position to begin immediately.

Posted: July 2, 2015 | Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is looking for a Farm Coordinator who knows the day-to-day challenge of vegetable production. But just as crucial, we’re looking for an enthusiastic somebody who could see themselves as a mentor, teacher and guide for the 20+ refugee farmers who work the urban incubator farm we manage. In this full-time year round position you’d be working for our New Roots farming program and managing vegetable production from the early spring through the fall. Then, after mid-October, you’d help craft and teach classroom workshops on production, marketing, record-keeping and all the other nuts and bolts that make farm businesses successful. You’d also be critical to expanding New Roots onto additional sites and into the lives of new participants. Follow this link for additional information http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=12388. To apply please submit your resume and a brief cover letter that includes why you are interested in working with a training program for refugee and immigrant farmers, a summary of your agriculture experience, and your salary requirements and timeline for starting a new position.

Posted: June 2, 2015 | Location: Aromas, California

About the Role With guidance from the Applied Research Manager, the Research Organic Agronomist III will develop a research and extension program to assist organic berry growers (blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) improve their fruit quality and production efficiency while minimizing their environmental impacts. Duties will include the design and implementation of research trials, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of results in both written and oral formats. Collaboration with other Driscoll’s departments (Production, Global Agronomy, and Breeding) and other Driscoll’s Production regions within North America (the Pacific Northwest, Santa Maria, Oxnard, and Baja California) as well as professionals from academia and private industry is expected. About the Company Driscoll's is the leading supplier and marketer of organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in the world. A fourth-generation, familyowned and operated company, Driscoll’s has built upon the genetic work and innovation of our founders to fulfill our mission to ‘Continually Delight Berry Consumers.’ We utilize traditional plant breeding methods to create plant varieties (genetic breeds) that produce ONLY THE FINEST BERRIES™. This plant material is then patented, cultivated in Driscoll’s nurseries and supplied to our independent farmer partners around the world to grow Driscoll’s brand berries. Driscoll’s company culture is rooted in our mission, values, and commitment to creating a supportive work environment that fosters open and friendly communication, encourages collaboration and team interaction, and provides clear focus and direction. 
 
 At Driscoll’s, we’re committed to Growing Great People. This means that we help our employees learn about and support our overall business strategies. We also provide opportunities for individuals to grow along with the company. Most importantly, Driscoll’s encourages our employees to achieve their career growth and cultivate their personal well-being. For more information about our company, including our Mission and Values, please go to www.driscolls.com. Responsibilities Implementation of organic research and demonstration plots in collaboration with Driscoll’s growers. Collection of data including pest control, soil and water quality, yield and fruit quality and labor impacts from field and greenhouse research trials. Analysis and summarization of data. Presentation of results to growers, production staff, and the Driscoll’s management team. Work both internally and externally with employees and growers to support and promote the Company Mission and Values. Follow Company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner. Others duties as assigned by management. Requirements A Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in Biology or discipline related to the agricultural sciences. A minimum of two years’ experience designing and implement breeding and research test plots. Spanish speaking/reading/writing skills are required for this role. Comfortable assimilating data from various sources to provide comprehensive, multiperspective analytical approach to the business needs and meaningful insight. Ability to manage ongoing projects simultaneously. Background knowledge of production agriculture is required. Valid CA driver’s license, clean driving record including insurance eligibility is required. Ability to safely operate a vehicle on farm roads and ranches. Must be able to work an extended schedule to accommodate business objectives. To Apply, please answer the questions below and follow application instructions as noted: If selected, what date are you available to start work? Please list all classes you have completed in plant or soil science, entomology or other agricultural sciences? Also, please provide a brief description of how your education will assist you to perform the duties of this position. Please write a paragraph or two in Spanish describing your values, capabilities and career goals and more specifically, why you would be the best candidate for this position. Please answer the questions above and submit them to Cassandra Carvajal (cassandra.carvajal@driscolls.com) along with a copy of your resume as soon as possible. Please also apply online via our career page at www.driscolls.com to Job #741138. Thank you.