Farmer Services Coordinator

Website CAFF: Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Resilient family farms, communities and ecosystems.

Location: Location flexible, ideally based in Sacramento, Davis, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Merced, or somewhere near those locations

FTE: Part Time – .8 FTE with the likelihood to move to 1 FTE

Rate: $21.63-22.60/hour ($45,000-47,000 annually)

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Farmer Services Director

Application due: Applications received prior to December 21st, 2020 will be prioritized although applications will be accepted until 12/31/20.

The Farmer Services Coordinator supports CAFF’s Farmer Services program, and specifically the Food Safety program by providing farmer trainings and leading our Partner Farm Program. CAFF offers a wide variety of food safety trainings to meet farmers where they are at and help guide them in improving their farm’s food safety practices. This position will help co-teach the Produce Safety Alliance Grower training with guidance from the Farmer Services Director. This position will provide FSMA 101 and basic GAPs trainings throughout the state with our local partners (Center for Land Based Learning, First Generation Farmers, and others); provide small group farmer trainings throughout the state; and manage the Food Safety Partner Farm Program. The Farmer Services Coordinator will meet with farmers, help them develop food safety action plans, guide them through completing them step by step, and organize farm field days. The vast majority of the time for this position will be spent “in-the-field” providing trainings to farmers and talking with them 1-on-1 and in small groups. This position will include a fair amount of travel especially during January-March. Additionally, this position will spend a small amount of their time on supporting our new food safety e-course and in other areas of the program. This position will also work with 15 farmers to record audio for 15 different podcast episodes. We work a Podcast Producer to turn the draft audio into a polished podcast episode for CAFF’s Podcast, The Farmers Beet. This position will start focused entirely on food safety technical assistance work to small farmers. It is likely that in the future the position would branch out into providing other farmer services such as support around fire resiliency, farm-tech solutions, and more.

SEE LINK FOR FULL JOB POSTING HERE: https://www.caff.org/farmerservicescoordinator2020/

To apply for this job please visit www.caff.org.