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Farm Business Advisor — Yolo | Solano | Sacramento at Kitchen Table Advisors - 17325

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Farm Business Advisor — Yolo | Solano | Sacramento
Kitchen Table Advisors
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Job Description: 

The position will actively participate in building Kitchen Table Advisors delivery of program services and organizational
presence in the Yolo | Solano | Sacramento region, as well as support the organization’s resilience. Core to the regional
work is in-depth 1:1 business advising to fuel the economic viability of a multi-racial next generation of sustainable small
farms and ranches in Northern California. Share leadership in shaping a just and sustainable future and deliver
meaningful, measurable impact. Preference for entrepreneurial and lived experience and language skills to draw on in
service to farmers.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

● (Primary Role) Cultivate trust and add value to the lives and livelihoods of our clients by:
○ Being a trusted business coach to your clients, including:
■ Develop a Crop Plan
■ Enterprise Planning
■ Markets & Marketing
■ Financial Management & Recordkeeping Systems (help setup financial tracking systems like
■ Cash Flow Projections and Budgeting
○ Serve as a sounding board and provide support to other Business Advisors regarding their Clients or
● Support our Regional and Program Teams by:
○ Participating in, cultivating, and proactively demonstrating shared leadership amongst the team
○ Supporting ecosystem building projects that reduce barriers to farmers to access land, capital, and
○ Helping team members network with key influencers in your arena where applicable
○ Leading or participating in projects within the Program, including: Client Gatherings, Team Meetings,
Client Communications, Client Recruitment, etc.
○ Actively listening and participating in regular check-ins
● Build and deepen relationships with key partners and stakeholders by:
○ Generating and stewarding meaningful relationships for the organization and for clients and, as
appropriate, taking extra time to find culturally resonant individuals who reflect the faces and cultures of
our clients. For example: organizations who specialize in complementary programs, from Farmers Market
Associations to Food Hubs, to Financial Institutions, to other Non-profit organizations who focus on social
equity or environmental stewardship, etc.
● Strengthen our program to increase efficacy + lay the foundation for future growth + replicability by:
○ Using existing (and new) systems and data management tools to share the progress of your clients and
make managing relationships accessible to the team
○ Strategizing on, lead, and weigh in on SOPs, metrics, and processes for the program
○ Participating in seeking out talent for the organization
Organizational Resilience Responsibilities:
● Collaborate with and support staff and volunteer teams to evaluate program efficacy, tell the story of our clients
and our impact, and generate the resources for our work through communications, farm tours, events and 1:1
relationship building.
● Perform regular and recurring administrative tasks that support funding source reporting, photo/story sharing, and
schedule availability with team members.
● Participate in at least one area of functional work (Finance, HR, Program, Operations, Fundraising,
Communication, Governance) to support the sustainability of the organization.

Education & Experience: 

You will have superb interpersonal and communication skills, and lived experience to meet our farm and ranch clients
where they are at and help fuel their economic viability. You are an inspiring leader and ambassador, while also
possessing the ability to coach and help lead the organization in a way that fosters creativity, teamwork, a commitment to
excellence, and mutual respect. You have a reputation for honesty, fairness, and high ethical standards in all aspects of
professional work.
You are a skilled and trusted colleague, coach, mentor, and advisor who understands the big picture and enjoys
supporting and building strong relationships with farmers and ranchers. You thrive when working in collaboration and
partnership across departments, and are also content working independently to drive projects forward. You excel at
advising clients with diverse backgrounds on how to define and achieve their goals, drawing on your skills as an excellent
listener and advisor. You bring experience working in, or closely with, business and financial management. You work well
in an environment in which new processes are an opportunity that excites you, and you are comfortable with learning and
You have high integrity and ethics, EQ, and organizational drive, and thrive when collaborating with a team of like-minded,
dedicated professionals who come to work every day ready to deepen our impact in the world. You bring to the
organization an awesome attitude, positive vibe, good cheer, and a great sense of humor. You care about equity, our
planet and our future and you want to work in an environment that inspires you and others to action every day.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit the following to subject line “Farm Business Advisor YSS
Application”. All qualified candidates will be contacted via email. This position is open until filled. Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis, with a first review date of 11/16/22:
● A cover letter describing your interest in this position and our work
● Resumé

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