About the Center for Land-Based Learning:
The mission of the Center for Land-Based Learning is to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards. We achieve this mission by providing experiential education programs for high school students (the SLEWS, Caring for our Watersheds, and FARMS Leadership Programs) and a beginning farmer training and development program (the California Farm Academy). These model programs provide hands-on experiences through which participants develop leadership skills and create connections to environmental, agricultural, and food system careers. Our programs span 27 California counties and reach over 2,000 people each year.
The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a full-time Apprenticeship Program Coordinator under the California Farm Academy. This position reports to the Apprenticeship Program Manager and is part of the Apprenticeship team. The Program Coordinator handles intake of applicants, interviews, ranking and selection, and case management of apprentices. They also support the team with administrative tasks such as tracking program requirements, curriculum support, reimbursements, and most importantly, are the main communication line to apprentices. This position involves some travel across the state (30%) and occasionally requires overnight stays away from home, and/or occasional work on weekends. This is a hybrid position, based out of the Center for Land-Based Learning’s office at 40140 Best Ranch Road, Woodland, CA, with the ability to work from home a few days a week.
Hours, Benefits, and Compensation:
The Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. The salary range is $52,000 - $62,000 depending on experience. This position includes medical, vision, and dental benefits, vacation, sick days and 12 paid holidays. CLBL also provides the opportunity to enroll in Flexible Health Spending Accounts, supplemental insurance through Colonial Insurance, and 401(K)/Roth IRA options.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Center for Land-Based Learning provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
● Handle all pre-application and inquiries for the program. Review, score and rank apprenticeship applications, and handle all communications for acceptances or declines.
● Lead apprentice interviews and selection.
● Coordinate and perform apprentice case management, tracking, paperwork, and evaluation activities.
● Schedule monthly check-ins with apprentices, and regular communication with applicants in the pool.
● Schedule apprentice evaluations (both in person to farm sites across the state and online) and organize accompanying documents, notes and feedback.
● Maintain and organize tracking data in Google Sheets and Bloomerang.
● Assist in updating policies, rules and regulations of the program.
● Assist with Apprenticeship Program Committee coordination, communication, and administrative activities.
● Assist with developing curriculum and expansion of the program.
● Assist with apprenticeship recruitment and outreach efforts, as needed.
● Assist with CLBL events (fundraisers, donor appreciation events, open houses, etc.)
The Program Coordinator should have an interest and passion in supporting the next generation of farmers and agricultural stewards. This person will need to have excellent people skills, demonstrate a growth mindset, show creativity, and have the capacity to work on multiple projects at a time. They should also have an interest in education and different types and scales of agriculture. The Program Coordinator should be organized, self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working effectively both alone and with a larger team. Because our business is located in an area without access to reliable public transportation, and because this position requires travel to and from events, we only recommend that applicants with access to a vehicle apply.
● BS or equivalent education in Agricultural Business, Community Development, Social Work, Science or Social Science or some related field; or the equivalent combination of education and/or years of experience.
● Minimum 2 years of experience working in case management, customer service, communications, or human resources, preferably with non-profit organizations
● Minimum 1 year of agricultural experience, either working directly on a farm or in an agricultural operation, from a farming family, or other experience with agricultural businesses.
● Moderate to advanced computer skill, especially with Microsoft Office suite, Google G Suite, web browsers, social media, and email
● Outstanding written and oral communication skills
● Outstanding people skills
● Demonstrated experience calling, emailing and speaking to a wide range of partners and people
● Demonstrated organizational skills; detail oriented with high accuracy, and the ability to work on multiple projects
● Experience working with a non-profit or a community development program
● Experience and skills to work independently or within a team setting as situation requires
● Valid driver's license required to fulfill job duties
● The ability to communicate in Spanish; written and verbal communication
Priority review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for applications is September 23, or until the position is filled. Send a cover letter and resume in an email with the subject “Apprenticeship Program Coordinator Position” to:
Marisa Alcorta, Apprenticeship Program Manager