Thursday, December 8, 2016

CAFF is hiring for their Farm to Cafeteria team! Information below. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3rd, 2017. Please send resume and cover letter to
Job Description
Farm to Cafeteria Assistant
Based in Sacramento Valley (Davis)
Part Time – 12 hours a week
Hourly Pay: $14-16/hour (DOE) Non-Exempt
Farm to Cafeteria Senior Program Manager
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is a non-profit organization whose mission to build sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities, and ecosystems. CAFF is a membership organization guided by a board of directors that includes family farmers and others who are passionate about food, farming and the environment. CAFF runs Regional Food Systems projects such as Farm to School projects, Climate Smart Farming campaigns, and providing technical assistance in accessing new markets to farmers around the state. Our main goals are to increase the economic viability of California family farmers and to connect communities with their local producers. See for more information.
The Farm to Market Assistant supports CAFF’s Farm to Cafeteria program by creating marketing materials for cafeterias, researching farms eligible to participate in CAFF’s programs, providing follow- up of school product feedback, and assisting in tracking sales and impacts of the program.
% Time
Farm to Cafeteria Project Support:
  • Conduct outreach calls to farms participating in program
  • Create marketing and educational materials for the cafeteria as needed
  • Collect pictures and bios of farmers for files
  • Assist planning and leading of farm tours and other special events related to program
  • Facilitate communications and marketing of local products to institutions
  • Assist with conference calls and facilitating meetings
  • Assist with data collection and tracking
  • Create local purchasing reports for school and hospital Food Service Directors
Other Duties:
  • Support regional farm to market activities and actively promote CAFF membership with farms & businesses
  • Represent CAFF by participating in community activities and events as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Participate in staff meetings and collaborate with regional staff statewide
Handle some administrative duties in the regional office
QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Resourceful and able to perform a variety of administrative and organizational tasks with a
    creative approach to problem solving
  • Flexibility to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as collaborate with others in a
    team setting
  • Flexibility to work on a variety of projects
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Familiarity with collaborative working platforms such as Salesforce, DropBox, and Google Drive is
  • Experience with Creative Adobe Suite preferred or other graphics software preferred
    Physical Abilities
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time working at a computer.
  • Requires a full range of physical mobility, such as bending, stooping, lifting, turning, carrying
    objects, and grasping.
    Please send resume and cover letter to Applications will be reviewed beginning January 3rd