CAFF is committed to recruiting, training, developing and promoting employees on the basis of individual qualifications, competence and merit.
Climate Smart Farming Program Assistant: The program assistant will work with the Climate Smart Farming (CSF) program specialist to implement the CSF program. Through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs, CAFF’s CSF program works to promote farming practices and systems that mitigate and adapt to climate change through 1) reducing GHG emissions through more efficient fertilizer and water use, 2) building soil health and carbon sequestration, and 3) conserving natural resources such as water and topsoil. The CSF program works with farmers in central and northern California to carry out pilot projects including: Intensive no-till organic vegetable production; Integrated Crop Livestock Systems; and Cover Cropping in Orchard Systems. We are also working to build regional farmer-to-farmer networks in California to provide farmers and ranchers with the resources necessary to successfully implement climate smart farming.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references with the subject line “Climate Smart Farming Program Assistant” to sara[at]caff.org no later than Feb 20, 2018.
Interns and volunteers are often needed to work in our various offices. Opportunities are flexible in terms of work content, structure, and scheduling. Please see below for contact information.
Formal internship arrangements range from 4-10 hours per week and span the full range of program activities. Examples of tasks that interns have helped with in the past: researching and compiling listings for Local Food Guides, assisting the membership office, researching and writing profiles about CAFF grower members, doing public outreach, coordinating other volunteers at events, optimizing online communications, and creating marketing materials. Please note that all of CAFF’s internship opportunities are unpaid at this time, but students may receive credit or transcript notation.
Contact info[at]caff.org for more information about volunteering or interning.
Job Openings at Partner Organizations
June 2017 | Long Meadow Ranch
Long Meadow Ranch–seeking a Garden Worker– is a family-owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. They produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. For more information, refer to the job announcement.
June 2017 | Farm Aid
Farm Aid is looking for a full-time Farm Advocate to join their staff in Cambridge, MA. Farm Aid is a national nonprofit organization working to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms. For more information, refer to the job announcement.
May 2017 | Daylight Foods
Daylight Foods is seeking an Account Executive to be primarily responsible for growing their customer base. This position requires a deep knowledge of produce seasonality and varieties as well as the ability to communicate well with chefs. As they grow their team, they are looking to focus more heavily on local food procurement. This position with work with their Sustainability and Local Farms Program Manager to identify potential new customers within the local food movement.
May 2017 | Sosu Sauces
Sosu Sauces, LLC, a small-batch, whisky barrel-aged and fermented hot sauce company, seeks a San Francisco/Bay Area-based sales person. Sosu Sauces is a small, growth-oriented company looking for a fun, friendly and motivated sales person to expand their distribution and place them into new markets in the Bay Area and beyond. For more information, refer to the job announcement.
General Postings in Sustainable Agriculture
Farmers Guild/CAFF’s Listing of Jobs, Internships, and Land
Good Food Jobs
SANET (by SARE Outreach for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)
Sustainable Food Jobs