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We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision benefits, and employer-paid life/accidental death/long-term disability insurance, 401(k) match, 9 paid holidays, paid vacation, an onsite café, exercise facility and covered parking garage.
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) is dedicated to helping students and teachers across our great state gain an understanding of how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to make our society and our world function. With more than 7 million students in California, it is important that these children – the next generation of consumers, parents and decision-makers – grow up with an understanding of agriculture’s critical contributions to our society. Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s educators and students. Our vision is an appreciation of agriculture by all.
- Facilitate writing meetings in an effort to analyze, organize and transform ag concepts into professionally designed, engaging, and effective instructional activities
- Design and deliver ag related educational workshops to teachers and students in a variety of settings including ag and education events and conferences
- Formulate lesson plans, comprehensive units, and supplements and then oversee the pilot testing in classrooms to ensure materials are accurate, consistent and effective
- Write content for a variety of communications and serve as proof editor on others’ work
- Serve as curriculum advisor and expert to AITC Staff members and board
- Facilitate the Agriculture Literacy Coalition Northern and Southern California meetings including event logistics, materials, attendance, and follow up
- Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, communication or education-related field required
- General knowledge of the agriculture industry and education process in California
- Proven ability to convey information in an engaging and effective manner to an audience in the form of public speaking and in written communications using proper grammar and terminology
- Experience in event coordination and promotion of projects including managing project timelines and budgets
- Valid California Teaching Credential and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience beyond student teaching
- Extensive knowledge of the K-12 California Education Standards including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and Content Standards
- Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
- Basic proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and In Design preferred
- Ability to travel within California (some overnight) 1 to 3 days per month
- Contribute to the success of grants and other funding sources by providing narratives, budgets, timelines and reporting/evaluation for a variety of projects
- Manage multiple concurrent projects as assigned, managing communication, timeline, budgets, promotion and evaluation
- Represent CFAITC at workshops and conferences in both the education and agriculture events at local, state and national events
- Ability to occasionally transport lesson plan boxes weighing up to 45 lbs and set up and tear down educational exhibits at conferences and workshops
- Creative and strategic thinker to assist with the expansion of CFAITC reach
Field Representative, Southern California Region
- The Field Representative facilitates the flow of information between California Farm Bureau Federation and the county Farm Bureaus within a designated region
with an emphasis on providing support to county Farm Bureau membership recruitment and retention programs.
- Acts as a liaison for the organization by facilitating communication between California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and the local county Farm Bureaus (CFB) within the designated region including the following counties, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Kern, Mono, Inyo, San Bernardino, Ventura, Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial.
- Provides CFB leadership with membership marketing resources and support.
- Organizes regional CFB conferences, events, training and other activities, as appropriate.
- Assists with implementation of CFB office procedures and provides guidance on coordinating other functions, as requested.
- Develops and maintains relationships with CFBF district directors and assists them, as needed.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of CFBF divisional and affiliate programs and services to act as a resource for CFB leaders and staff.
- Guides CFB staff in the implementation of their membership marketing plan, including recruitment, retention, outreach, and education to reach their membership goal and promote member service programs.
- Coordinates orientation and training for CFB officers, staff, and other volunteer leaders.
- Assists in developing and promoting CFB committees; i.e., membership, YF&R, Rural Health, Safety, FARM PAC®, public affairs, etc.
- Attends and participates in CFB board meetings to monitor local issues and share feedback, concerns, and recommendations with appropriate CFBF staff.
- Develops a working relationship with CFBF benefit partners and promotes the value of member benefits.
- Bachelors Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years experience working in a volunteer organization, preferably in a membership/leadership capacity; organizing membership recruitment and retention activities; presenting information to audiences at various levels and effectively training and motivating volunteer workers.
- Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, written and verbal communication, organization and prioritization, and resourcefulness. A foundation of business practices, marketing, and sales techniques, is preferred.
- Representative's office will be in their home. Extensive travel, including some overnight, to CFB offices within the designated region, as well as frequent travel to CFBF headquarters office in Sacramento.
- Only candidates who live within the designated region will be considered for this position.