JOBS AT CAFF

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ECOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM SPECIALIST:

The Ecological Pest Management (EPM) program is CAFF’s newest on-the-ground program. CAFF seeks an Ecological Pest Management Program Specialist to launch and implement this new program, starting with the recently awarded project: Promoting Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems in Walnuts in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.

The EPM Program Specialist will work with farmers and key partners to advance biologically integrated pest management solutions in California agriculture. While this position is intended to expand to multiple cropping systems, the primary initial project of the EPM program will be in Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems (BIOS) for Walnuts. The EPM Program Specialist will be responsible for implementing the BIOS for Walnuts project which will demonstrate, investigate and promote key integrated pest management practices including mating disruption technique for key pests such as codling moth, navel orangeworm, and biological control of spider mites. The EPM Program Specialist will be in a unique position to work with growers, field technicians and partners in extension to conduct on-farm research and demonstration projects, facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning opportunities through extension events and the development of extension resources, and contribute to the scientific body of knowledge around IPM.  FULL JOB LISTING HERE.

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FARM TO MARKET TECH HUB SPECIALIST
The Farm to Market Tech Hub is a new project at CAFF, providing free resources and consulting for California family farms–as well as related local food businesses like farmers markets and food hubs–to help them pivot to tech-based sales and marketing tools and strategies better suited to the current COVID-19 crisis and to longer-term consumer purchasing trends. 

The Tech Hub Specialist will develop and launch this valuable new program, while becoming an expert in small farm e-commerce and online marketing, while promoting more accessible and scale-appropriate technology within the agricultural industry. The Tech Hub Coordinator will also explore and promote cooperative solutions to make purchasing local food more convenient, accessible and competitive.  Resources developed as part of this program will be shared on CAFF’s website, social media, by webinar and through our many statewide partners, assuring that these tools are accessible to and designed for farmers of all types and from all backgrounds. The Tech Hub Coordinator, in addition to at least two contractors hired by the Coordinator, will also provide direct one-on-one consulting to farmers and local food business owners. FULL JOB LISTING HERE.


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MEMBERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Help build out CAFF’s membership and chapter structure, ensuring regular communication and contact with our farmer members throughout the state. Assist with the production of membership materials, updating the database, and helping to maintain a web-based directory of California family farms. In addition, this position will also support the coordination of CAFF-wide events, such as conferences and fundraising events. A person who will excel in the position is someone who can help out where needed, be flexible and adaptable to situations, and is invested in CAFF’s mission and core values. Attention to detail is essential. FULL JOB LISTING HERE.

Founded in 1978, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is a California-based nonprofit that builds sustainable food and farming systems through local and statewide policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs in an effort to initiate institutionalized change. Our programs address current problems and challenges in food and farming systems, creating more resilient family farms, communities and ecosystems. We work to support family farmers and serve community members throughout the state, including consumers, food service directors, schoolchildren and low-income populations with the aim of growing a more resilient, just and abundant food system for all Californians.