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Veteran Coordinator at Center for Land-Based Learning - 13203

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Veteran Coordinator
Center for Land-Based Learning
95776 WOODLAND , CA ,
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Job Description: 

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.

Job Summary:
The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a full-time Veteran Coordinator. This position reports to the Apprenticeship Program Manager and is part of the Apprenticeship team. This person will also work closely with the California Farm Academy Program Director and CFA Program Managers. The Veteran Coordinator will work to recruit, build relationships with, and support veterans as they train in agriculture through our various California Farm Academy programs. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of military culture, experience and understanding of how to help veterans translate their military experience into work skills, and help them achieve their goals in agriculture. Currently, and at times in the future, the Veteran Coordinator will also support outreach for non-veterans. The position will be based out of the Center for Land-Based Learning’s office at 40140 Best Ranch Road, Woodland, CA. This is a hybrid position, and during the Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be able to work remotely some days of the week. Some travel and overnight stays, and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Hours, Benefits, and Compensation:
The Veteran Coordinator is a full-time, hourly position. The hourly wage range is $22-24.50 per hour, and include medical and dental benefits; vacation, sick and holidays.

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.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

● Conduct outreach to recruit veterans (and support with non-veterans) into the California Farm
Academy programs
● Build relationships with veteran-serving organizations in the state
● Review and process veteran applications
● Lead veteran interviews and selection
● Conduct regularly scheduled check-ins and farm visits with veterans
● Coordinate and perform veteran case management, tracking, paperwork, and evaluation activities.
● Collect program feedback from communication with veterans
● Support employers and staff with cultural training relating to veterans
● Connect veterans with community resources and veteran support organizations around the state
● Assist with Land-Based Learning events (fundraisers, donor appreciation events, open houses, etc.)
● Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience: 

Desired Attributes:
● The ability to communicate in Spanish
● Personal or in-depth knowledge of the military service member experience
● A background in either formal or informal educational programs
● A background in sustainable agriculture, or other agricultural related experience
● Experience with building a new project from the ground up, or expanding a program
● Comfort with calling, emailing and speaking to a wide range of partners and people
● An ability and willingness to be flexible with tasks assigned
● Moderate to advanced computer skill, especially with Microsoft Office suite, Google G Suite, web
browsers, social media, and email
● Willingness to work odd hours and weekends as necessary

The Veteran Coordinator should have a strong interest and passion for serving and assisting military veterans. This person will need to have strong people skills, a high emotional intelligence quotient, and an ability to read people. Most importantly, this person will be passionate about helping veterans achieve their goals and get on a career path in agriculture that is right for them. They must also have a strong interest and commitment to education and different types and scales of agriculture. The Vet Coordinator must be self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working effectively both alone and with a larger team.
● Background or formal education in a human-related field (Human Development, Social Work, Human
Behavior, Community Development) or a related field.
● Experience working with military veterans or service members, familiarity with veteran services and
● Experience with administrative work
● Experience or Interest in adult education, particularly involving agricultural or environmental training
● Experience working with a non-profit or a community development program
● Excellent communication, social and writing skills
● Experience and skills to work effectively in a team setting
● Excellent research skills to navigate the Veterans Administration system

Application Instructions: 

To Apply:
Priority review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. Send cover letter and resume in an email with the subject “Veteran Coordinator Position” to:
Marisa Alcorta, Apprenticeship Program Manager: