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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: October 6, 2016 | Location: ,

The CCOF Board of Directors is seeking applications from individuals for appointment to the CCOF Certification Services, LLC Management Committee. The LLC Management Committee is appointed by the board and has the responsibility to control and manage the business and affairs of CCOF Certification Services, LLC. The board looks for applicants who have a background in the organic industry (preferably with an understanding of organic certification) and who have experience in business management, including human resource, financial, and program management. It is important to note that CCOF-certified members are not eligible for appointment to the LLC Management Committee. Committee members are appointed for three-year terms. While committee members are not compensated for their participation, they are reimbursed for their CCOF-related expenses. The LLC Management Committee meets once quarterly throughout the year, with other meetings and events occasionally scheduled as needed. If you would like to learn more about participation on the LLC Management Committee, or if you are interested in completing an application for appointment, contact Cathy Calfo at In order to be considered by the Board of Directors at their November meeting, applications will be due October 31, 2016. Applications will also be accepted for appointment to the committee after the deadline to be considered on an ongoing basis. Read more about our structure on our website.

Posted: October 3, 2016 | Location: Santa Rosa, California

Please see attached position description for more details on the position and instructions on how to apply. Filing Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016 SALARY: $4,590.00 - $5,582.00 Monthly The Shone Farm and Agriculture and Natural Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated agricultural skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This position will be located at the Shone Farm which is located approximately 10 miles from the main campus in Santa Rosa; occasional work at the Santa Rosa Campus may also be required as needed. Under general direction, assists in performing the day-to-day operations of the Shone Farm. Participates in production of farm products; stewardship of the overall farm site; maintaining and creating a safe and orderly public farm; coordination of the field production, management and maintenance of the horticulture field, pasture, forest and landscape; design and implement planting schedules; and serves as lead worker to other classified staff. Generally, the work schedule will be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval. SCOPE: The Coordinator, Farm Operations is responsible for the oversight and care of landscaping, crop production and pasture management; maintains, operates and repairs irrigation systems and agricultural equipment; and provides technical assistance to faculty, staff and students. FARM DESCRIPTION: Shone Farm, 365 acres of farmlands, pasture, vineyards, and riparian forest in the Russian River Valley, serves the department as an outdoor learning lab and includes a winery and equine facility. In addition to full-time instructors in each discipline, the department has a large pool of adjunct faculty who are experts in their respective fields. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below. 1. Coordinates the work of others in the maintenance of the farm, including vegetable, horticulture, pasture and landscape plants, irrigation systems, nutrient management and propagation methods. 2. Coordinate orchard management, including pruning, thinning, harvesting, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) monitoring and application of approved materials. 3. Oversees the landscape maintenance program; makes decisions regarding the care of the fields, forest, pasture and grounds; purchases tools, materials and plants. 4. Operates and maintains farm equipment such as tractors, loaders, rototiller, weed-eater, power tools and mowers, hand tools and other farm implements; installs and maintains irrigation and water monitoring systems. 5. Processes field records, employee timesheets, and safety training records. 6. Works with faculty and staff to support class projects, laboratory exercises, and student enterprises. 7. Serves as a lead worker to other classified staff. 8. Coordinates daily MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ABILITY TO: Operate, maintain, and repair equipment used in horticulture, farming and agriculture safely; issue proper tools, materials, and equipment for use by students and instructors; train others in the use of equipment and procedures; follow and understand oral and written instructions; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate verbally, and in writing, in a professional manner to diverse populations, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, farmers and vendors; balance the dual responsibilities of training others and production on a working demonstration and education farm; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population. Preferred: Bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities. KNOWLEDGE OF: Sustainable farming systems, techniques and practices; chemical control of weeds, plant and crop diseases, and insect pests; standard office productivity software; mid-sized farm tractors and the range of implements suited to row crop production; use and maintenance of small engine equipment such as chainsaws, mowers and weed whackers.

Posted: September 29, 2016 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

The CCOF Certification Operations Assistant completes a wide range of daily tasks associated with customer service and the certification of organic food. This position will work with various software programs including an online and in-house database. Tasks performed by the Assistant are essential to the certification process including, direct communication with members, data entry, copying, mailing, and writing letters. 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: September 1, 2016 | Location: San Francisco, California

Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Account Manager to develop and maintain strong relationships with existing customers and to contribute to Sales Department goals. Primary Job Responsibilities: • Meet goals established for assigned customer accounts: volume, margin, credits, etc. • Interact with customers to demonstrate products, explain product features, handle all transactions including sales orders, invoices, credits, etc. • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses • Quote standard prices; identify and get approval from Sales Manager for pricing strategies for individual accounts • Provide ongoing account support: understand customer needs, direct resources as needed, resolve account problems • Provide customers with product samples • Monitor sales activity (sales goal, volume, trends, history for each account), analyze activity and prepare reports for Sales Manager • Conduct in-store visits to provide face-to-face time and visual assessment of store • Monitor market conditions, and competitors' products, prices, and sales Requirements: • 2 years of experience in sales or customer service • Produce industry experience required; retail produce experience a plus • Knowledge of produce varieties and seasonality • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook • Must have a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume to

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.

Posted: August 10, 2016 | Location: Concord, California

Work with the Executive Director and agency partners to: • Survey local agricultural producers to assess demographics, resource concerns, and adoption of conservation practices. • Recruit local farmers to implement demonstration projects that improve soil health, irrigation efficiency, water quality, water retention, and yield other natural resource benefits. Establish CCRCD as an active hub of the CA Soil Health Network. • Research and develop tools to support carbon beneficial practices on Contra Costa farms, ranches, and other working lands. • Research and develop policies to help County departments and local municipalities incorporate working lands (e.g. farms, ranches, urban ag.) into green infrastructure plans, climate action plans, and watershed plans. • Organize technical workshops for farmers, ranchers, private landowners, public agencies, and homeowners to increase awareness of stewardship practices that protect soil, water, and habitat, and improve watershed health. • Serve as CCRCD liaison and staff support to the San Joaquin Delta Water Quality Coalition, Contra Costa Farm Bureau, reclamation districts, irrigation districts, local fire-safe councils, weed management areas, and other community groups. • Raise awareness of Contra Costa agriculture and improve urban - rural connections, by developing initiatives such as re-engaging the Contra Costa Food Systems Alliance, supporting County development of an agricultural ombudsman program, and/or working with partners to expand local, urban agriculture programs. • Assist other staff with CCRCD’s Watershed Program and the Alameda - Contra Costa Livestock Pond Initiative. UProject ManagementU. Work with CCRCD staff, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and local partners to: • Identify fundraising opportunities, prepare grant proposals, and manage grant agreements for projects and programs. • Hire and manage consultants and contractors, including RFPs, contracting, and enforcement of scope, budget, and timeline. • Obtain and manage regulatory permits, CEQA compliance, water rights, and landowner agreements for projects. • Conduct field work to assess site conditions, plan project and permit compliance and monitor resources.

Posted: August 8, 2016 | Location: Greensboro, Alabama

Gardener/Horticulturist position for large certified organic farm (5,300+ acres), located near Greensboro about an hour south of Tuscaloosa, in a beautiful area of Alabama long famous for its soils. We are expanding the farm’s horticultural and gardening activities to experiment with potential new crops, expand seed supply of potential rare heritage crops, and demonstrate production protocols. Requirements/responsibilities include: • A good field/greenhouse technician responsible for all day-to-day operations • Interested in specialty and heritage crop management • Work in the field, use equipment of various kinds, interact with farm staff • Keep important records including maintenance of organic requirements • Work directly with Scott Peacock, one of the most famous Southern chefs Salary based on experience. We will consider both those beginning with little work experience or those with a lot of experience. Housing included.