CCOF seeks an experienced individual to provide oversight and lead day-to-day operations of fund development programs. View the full job description.
CCOF seeks an experienced individual to provide oversight and lead day-to-day operations of fund development programs. View the full job description.
CCOF is seeking an Office and Sales Assistant to assist the sales team with fulfilling sales activities, and to provide receptionist and administrative support to the Office Manager. This full time position reports 50%/50% to Marketing and Office Management. View the full job description.
Experienced individuals or couple wanted for our farm team in 2015. Diversified organic nursery and farm business with established wholesale accounts and farmers' markets in its 25th year in western Oregon. Must have at least 3 years of on farm experience. Ideal candidates will be looking to stay for more than one year with increasing responsibility for farm planning and management. Salary plus on farm housing in a scenic quiet rural area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmscape is seeking a full-time sales rep to offer its installation and weekly maintenance services to residential clients, schools, restaurants and other organizations in the Los Angeles area. About Farmscape: Farmscape is the largest urban farming venture in California. Our mission is to connect city dwellers with fresh, organic produce through a network of urban farms, while creating living wage jobs for the new generation of farmers. To date, we have installed over 400 urban farms and currently maintain more than 150 of those plots. More information: http://farmscapegardens.com/#about Job Responsibilities: • Receive calls and emails from potential leads, prequalify and schedule site surveys • Conduct site surveys and provide potential clients with bids • Schedule installations with client and landscape contractor • Oversee installations to ensure that they meet Farmscape’s standards • Introduce clients to the farmer who will be maintaining their garden on a weekly basis • Network with local developers, landscape architects and green organizations • Track leads and clients within company database • Manage inventory of installation supplies to ensure quick fulfillment of sales • Collaborate with farm service department to improve quality of projects • Attend seasonal staff meetings • An element of self-sufficiency is necessary in this position. Qualifications: • Previous sales experience is strongly recommended • Highly motivated and can effectively execute responsibilities autonomously • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing • Experience with organic vegetable cultivation and/or landscaping is strongly recommended • Able to do strenuous manual labor as projects require • Experience working in a fast-paced environment • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Google programs, and CRM software Compensation: Base salary commensurate with experience plus commission. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “LA Sales.” NO CALLS, PLEASE.
The Program Assistant (PA) supports the CCOF Policy Department and the CCOF Foundation. For the Policy Director, the PA provides administrative support and coordinates communications and grassroots advocacy support. For the CCOF Foundation Program Coordinator, the PA also provides administrative support and assistance with implementation of Foundation programs. Reports to: Policy Director (20 hours per week) Works under the direction of: Foundation Development Manager (20 hours per week) View the full job description.
Riverhill Farm is now accepting applications for three farm employee positions for the 2015 season. Riverhill Farm is a thriving, successful twenty-acre farm three miles from Nevada City, California near the canyon of the Yuba River. We cultivate ten acres of mixed vegetables and perennial berries, and we’re certified organic. Our markets include two farmers’ markets, our farm stand at the farm, our local natural foods co-op and local restaurants. We sell our produce direct to customers through our innovative Friend of the Farm program. More information about the farm can be found on our website at www.riverhillfarm.com, and you can find photos of the farm via the Riverhill Farm Facebook page. We pride ourselves on the quality of our produce, the beauty of the farm, and our relationship with our community. The term of employment is March 2, 2015 through the end of November. Employees are paid hourly for a forty-hour work week and, in rotation with the rest of the crew, one farmers’ market per month on a Saturday. Together with the farm owners, farm employees at Riverhill Farm are responsible for: • Greenhouse production of transplants; • Care of transplants, including thinning, irrigation and fertilization; • Field planting; • Field cultivation and weeding; • Drip installation and irrigation management; • Pruning, trellising and other crop maintenance activities; • Harvesting and packaging; • Record keeping; • Farm stand and farmers’ market sales; • End of season preparations for winter, including cover cropping. The preferred applicant will have at least 2 years of experience in agricultural production and be able to demonstrate increasing responsibility over time. An applicant should be internally motivated to help operate a diversified organic production system, and be able to work independently with close attention to quality and detail. Applicants should be energetic, physically fit and without significant physical limitation. In order to be successful, applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in one or more of these areas: organic seedling production, vegetable crop production and management, cane berry production and management, knowledge of general organic production practices, and experience in direct sales of farm products. Familiarity with farm machinery and equipment operations is desired but not required. The preferred applicant must make a commitment for the full term of one season, and will be given preference if he or she is competent to take on increased responsibility for farm operations and management over time, including staying on for multiple years. Areas of increased responsibility include production planning and management, irrigation management, tractor work, and yearly planning. Housing is available, and pay is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest and a complete resume, including at least three professional references, preferably farm related, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All qualified applicants will receive a reply. A farm visit is a condition of an offer of employment.
Farmscape, installers and managers of raised bed vegetable gardens throughout California, is seeking a full time urban farmer for San Francisco and San Mateo! Primary Job Responsibilities: - Make weekly visits to yards of Farmscape members at regularly scheduled times - Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots, fertilization and pest control, to leaving a harvest on each member’s doorstep - Keep detailed records during weekly visits - Maintain good relationships with members, both in-person and via phone/email - Adhere to Farmscape best practices in managing farms - Communicate promptly with supervisor regarding supply needs and unexpected garden issues - Communicate with sales staff regarding newly installed farms and add them to the weekly route in a timely manner - Assist with covering routes when other farmers are on vacation - Assist with office and garden projects as required - Offer garden consultation hours as scheduled - Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required - Represent Farmscape in a friendly and professional manner Qualifications: - Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required - Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus - Experience working with classrooms, youth groups, children is a plus - Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices - Friendly and clear communicator - Organizational skills and attention to detail a must - Ability to work independently - Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package available to full-time farmers. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Urban Farmer (October 2014).” Application deadline is Friday, October 24. NO CALLS PLEASE.
Warehouser workers receive, warehouse and ship fresh organic produce in a safe, accurate and timely manner while maintaining high quality standards with minimal product loss. Responsibilities: Pull customer orders in an accurate, timely and safe manner Complete pick slips accurately and neatly Build safe and sturdy pallets and load product to meet truck completion deadlines Participate in the safe and efficient flow of incoming product to ensure timely availability of product for order pulling Provide accurate accounting of received product Be familiar with storage requirements, product sensitivity and handling needs Stock incoming product, rotating new stock into old, and dating lots Understand and comply with VV’s safety policies, procedures and best practices and encourage co-workers to do the same Maintain warehouse in a green, clean and orderly condition Report equipment and facilities issues to Warehouse Supervisor and Facilities Manager Successfully complete training on the safe use of material handling equipment and consistently operate equipment in a safe manner Report product quality issues to Team Lead and Inventory Control Attend and participate in Warehouse crew meetings Participate as required in other tasks to ensure achievement of warehouse department goals Qualifications: At least 2 years of full time work experience High school diploma or GED Physical Requirements: Must be able to consistently lift up to 55 lbs. without assistance Must be able to lift more than 55 – 70 lbs. with assistance Must be able to stand, walk, bend, twist and perform a variety of other physical functions on a consistent basis Must be able to walk and stand on concrete floors for prolonged periods of time Must be able to follow safety procedures (i.e., proper lifting techniques) Must be able to work in varying environments including the ability to withstand cold temperatures with proper protective clothing for long periods of time
Apricot Lane Farms is hiring a full-time 5½ day/week position M-F (7AM – 5PM) and Saturday (7AM – 12PM). This person is responsible for the care of 100+ acres of Biodynamic and Organic fruit orchards, including lemons, avocados, nectarines, cherries, peaches, plums, apples, apricots, mandarins, grapefruit, oranges and more. This person will farm using the principles of Biodynamics and would preferably come with a thorough understanding of those principles. However, we will consider folks with a thorough understanding of sustainability and organic management, allowing us to train only the Biodynamic principles. This person will also coordinate the planting and harvest of the Apricot Lane Farms hay fields. This person sets the irrigation schedules and Compost Tea application schedules, referring to the PureSense irrigation monitors to do so. This person heads up frost control in the winter months, using the weather station on our PureSense Monitoring System. Working alongside our Pest Control Advisor, this person monitors and performs pest control applications on all trees. This person facilitates bi-annual soil and tissue samples and determines the orchard fertility needs and executes those needs. Must have proficient leadership, organizational and tractor operating skills. Must be able to drive a forklift. Must be able to train and motivate a team. This person will directly oversee the Compost Coordinator, Fruit Orchard Coordinator and several Field Workers. On-property single-family housing may be available. Competitive rate, medical benefits, paid vacation and 6 paid farm holidays a year. Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in Orchard Agriculture.
Farmscape, installers and managers of raised bed vegetable gardens throughout Los Angeles, is seeking a full time urban farmer! Primary Job Responsibilities: - Make weekly visits to yards of Farmscape members at regularly scheduled times - Manage all aspects of annual vegetable cultivation from planning and planting plots, fertilization and pest control, to leaving a harvest on each member’s doorstep - Keep detailed records during weekly visits - Maintain good relationships with members, both in-person and via phone/email - Adhere to Farmscape best practices in managing farms - Communicate promptly with supervisor regarding supply needs and unexpected garden issues - Communicate with sales staff regarding newly installed farms and add them to the weekly route in a timely manner - Assist with covering routes when other farmers are on vacation - Assist with office and garden projects as required - Offer garden consultation hours as scheduled - Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required - Represent Farmscape in a friendly and professional manner Qualifications: - Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required - Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus - Experience working with classrooms, youth groups, children is a plus - Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices - Friendly and clear communicator - Organizational skills and attention to detail a must - Ability to work independently - Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Benefits package available to full-time farmers. To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Urban Farmer (September 2014).” Application deadline is Friday, September 26. NO CALLS PLEASE.
Looking for part or full-time farm manager for 11 acre farm growing avocados for sale, satsumas, apples and stone fruit for private use. All organic operation.
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. Veritable Vegetable provides full service distribution of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a woman owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices. Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. We are the oldest organic produce distributor in the nation. 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 Compensation: $52,500 - $70,000/yr including full benefits -- medical PPO, dental, vision, 401(k) w/4% match and more... Email your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to email@example.com or fax to (415) 920-0448. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage applicants from all diverse backgrounds.