Monday, December 15, 2014

Central Coast Regional Program Coordinator

FarmLink is looking for a Central Coast Regional Program Coordinator to coordinate FarmLink programmatic activities along the Central Coast of California. This position is based in Santa Cruz.  Responsibilities include:

Provide farmers, ranchers, and landowners with the following Technical Assistance: 

o   Information on land leasing,  purchasing, and alternative land tenure options
o   Facilitating communication and negotiation of strong agricultural leases and purchases
o   Information on farm financing options and credit education
o   Communication/translation support and resources for Spanish-speaking clients

Relationship Development/ Outreach: 

o   Outreach to farmers, landowners, and regional service providers to increase awareness and resources of FarmLink programs
o   Organize and present Lease Clinics, Farm Finance Expos, workshops, and seminars

Data  (Salesforce)

o   Track Technical Assistance activity in Salesforce, to assist in grant reporting 
o   Assist in maintaining Land Listing database (an online hub of agland for lease or sale)

  Communications (Website)

o   Maintain familiarity with online registration process to provide customer support 
o   Update website with small changes on an as-needed basis
o   Stay up to date on resources and contribute to Communications Committee


  -Spanish fluency 
  -Experience in Central Coast agricultural, emphasis on small and mid scale farms
  -Familiarity with California agricultural organizations
  -Experience working with farmland leasing, real estate transactions, and conservation easements 
  -Experience in and understanding of farm financing and farm business management
  -Oral communication skills, including ability to present complex information to groups
  -Writing skills, including the ability to prepare professional letters, newsletter articles, and reports
  -Computer skills including basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, email and calendar management, Google apps, Salesforce or similar database, Soapbox or similar website platform
  -Valid California driver’s license, ability to travel locally and regionally on a regular basis and spend overnights out of the area on occasion
  -Ability to work in a team atmosphere 
  -Ability to complete self-directed projects with minimal day-to-day supervision
  -Experience in nonprofit project management

Compensation and Terms:

Salary range $37,000-$50,000 depending on experience.  California FarmLink offers a generous benefit plan, including health insurance after 60 days, retirement, and vacation. California FarmLink maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.  

Position open until filled.  Please send resume, letter of interest, and three references to Eric Winders:  No phone calls please.