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:
oInformation on land leasing, purchasing, and alternative land tenure options oFacilitating communication and negotiation of strong agricultural leases and purchases oInformation on farm financing options and credit education oCommunication/translation support and resources for Spanish-speaking clients
Relationship Development/ Outreach:
oOutreach to farmers, landowners, and regional service providers to increase awareness and resources of FarmLink programs oOrganize and present Lease Clinics, Farm Finance Expos, workshops, and seminars
oTrack Technical Assistance activity in Salesforce, to assist in grant reporting oAssist in maintaining Land Listing database (an online hub of agland for lease or sale)
oMaintain familiarity with online registration process to provide customer support oUpdate website with small changes on an as-needed basis oStay 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.