Monday, July 30, 2018

Edible City Orchardist at Soil Born Farms in Racho Cordova


Job Description: 
As part of the South Sacramento Neighborwoods Initiative, the Edible City Orchardist will
develop a productive orchard at Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch, and will support the
development of an educational fruit tree care class series for community members interested in diving
deeper into fruit production. Along with these projects, the community orchardist will support volunteer activities at the farm and in the community, and will provide fruit tree expertise in an accessible, down to earth way through hands on workshops, videos, written documents, and other materials. This position has a strong focus on community education, fruit production, and volunteer engagement.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
● Co-creating and managing the American River Ranch Teaching Orchard
● Supporting the development of a fruit tree care educational pathway for community members
● Developing educational materials, videos, and similar products regarding fruit tree care and best
practices for maintenance and planting fruit trees
● Developing and managing a fruit tree nursery
● Utilizing community volunteers to advance projects in the orchard space
● Maintaining accurate records for activities in the orchard and planting projects in the community
● Assisting in development of programs that lead to financial sustainability with minimal or no grant
funds
● Supporting special volunteer activities, community events, and fundraisers
● Act as liaison between the orchard, the farm team, and the edible city initiative
Education & Experience: 
● 3+ years experience in fruit tree orchards
● Experience working with volunteers and leading educational activities
● Demonstrated problem solving ability and willingness to make improvements and try new things
Application Instructions: 
Submit an application and brief cover letter to Nick Anicich, Edible City Manager at nanicich@soilborn.org

Friday, July 13, 2018

Come Join the Team at California FarmLink!

FULL-TIME LOAN OFFICER
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Reports To: Director of Lending
Primary Office: Aptos, CA
Salary: $45-60K commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support California farmers and vibrant local food systems. The individual in this position will play a key role in the expansion of FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), nationally unique in its focus on supporting the land and capital needs of next generation farmers. The Loan Officer is responsible for originating, qualifying, underwriting, structuring, closing, monitoring and servicing loans for farmers in California. A key success factor in this position will be the effective delivery of technical assistance and business coaching, as well as referrals to professionals and service providers that can support business success.

How To Apply:
Please email a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and organization with resume to: info@cafarmlink.org. No phone calls please.

FULL-TIME LOAN OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Loan Operations Manager
Primary Office: Aptos, CA
Salary: $35-50K commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
Join California FarmLink’s lending team to support California farmers and vibrant local food systems. This new position will play a key role in the expansion of FarmLink’s agricultural lending as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), nationally unique in its focus on supporting the land and capital needs of next generation farmers. The Loan Operations Associate will support the loan documentation and servicing function within FarmLink’s lending department, and is supervised by the Loan Operations Manager.

How To Apply:
Please email a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in the position and organization with resume to: info@cafarmlink.org. No phone calls please.