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CFSA currently has two positions open. Jump to Local Produce Safety Coordinator job description. 

 

 

Development Coordinator Job Description 

The Development Coordinator is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA). The Development Coordinator works in concert with CFSA staff to implement Development and Communication strategies to increase our visibility, advance our mission, and grow our membership base and support. The Development Coordinator will work out of the Pittsboro, NC office, and will be required to travel throughout the Carolinas.

 

About CFSA

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems that organic family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic farming. We support sustainable farming that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farm workers, and good for the land.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Development Coordinator works in concert with other CFSA staff in engaging farmers, individuals, and allied organizations in CFSA’s programs; broadening and deepening CFSA’s membership and fundraising support; and implementing CFSA’s Fundraising and Communications Plans.  Responsibilities include travel to events to promote the work of CFSA, cultivating donors and members, and engaging activists in policy efforts. Communications work will include identifying and creating success stories and content for our publications. Development work will include donor and sponsor solicitation and stewardship, and supporting the production of our end-of-year campaign and annual impact report.

 

The Development Coordinator reports to the Communications and Development Director and supervises no staff members.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Communications (20%)

  • Work with other CFSA staff to conduct annual end-of-year campaign and produce annual impact report
  • Assist other CFSA staff with promotion of CFSA events and programs, public relations and other communication activities, including social media

 

Development (80%)

Membership & Fundraising Development

  • Work with CFSA staff to plan, coordinate and implement stakeholder campaigns to grow CFSA membership, increase visibility, and engage members, allied organizations, friends and volunteers
  • Attend, table and present at select events to communicate CFSA goals and programs, and encourage and promote CFSA membership and support
  • Manage donor stewardship
  • Work with Communications and Development Director to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from donors
  • Work with Communications and Development Director to identify and cultivate relationships with potential foundation funders
  • Collaborate with Membership Coordinator in recruiting, retaining and engaging CFSA individual, farmer, and business members
  • Work with CFSA program staff to connect with funders interested in specific programs
  • Coordinate conference sponsorships, including cultivation of current and new sponsors
  • Support Perennial Givers Guild and Dow scholarship campaign, including solicitation requests and cultivation of donors

 

Salary range is $36,000-$43,000, commensurate with experience, with generous vacation, retirement benefits, as well as a monthly fringe benefit of $360. CFSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people of color.

 

To apply, email a resume, list of professional references and a cover letter explaining why you want to work with CFSA to with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line by June 16, 2017.  You will receive an electronic confirmation of your email submission.  Please, no phone calls. 

 

 

 

 Local Produce Safety Coordinator 

The Local Produce Safety Coordinator is a full time position (40 hours/week) with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and is responsible for offering training and technical assistance to operators of diversified farms seeking USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)/ Good Handling Practices (GHP) and Harmonized GAP Certification.

 

About CFSA

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people grow and eat local, organic food by advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems that organic family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic farming. CFSA has worked to enhance the competitiveness of North Carolina fruit and vegetable producers for more than thirty years. Over the last several years, the implementation of on-farm food safety practices has become a critical marketing tool for growers, especially those selling into wholesale markets. CFSA has made food safety one of its top priorities by developing cost-effective, practical food safety strategies for small farms that will protect farms and public health.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Local Produce Safety Coordinator is a full-time, salaried position. The Local Produce Safety Coordinator is responsible for delivering an innovative training program, in collaboration with external partners, to operators of diversified farms seeking food safety certification, specifically the USDA GAPs, GroupGAP, and Harmonized GAP Audits.  S/he will be responsible for providing direct consultation to growers assisting with the process of coordinating, implementing, and self-auditing on-farm food safety programs, and making recommendations for further improvements to mitigate hazards in growing, harvesting and handling of products.  The training and consultation activities will utilize the CFSA guidance manual, Good Agricultural Practices for Small Diversified Farms, and will enable diversified farms to enter new and competitive wholesale and institutional markets and maintain existing markets that may impose more stringent food safety certification requirements in the future. The ideal candidate will have the ability to provide adult education on GAPs and food safety, to conduct on-farm risk assessments and internal and third-party mock food safety audits utilizing various food safety standards, and will have a high degree of familiarity with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls Rule. The candidate may be required to attend auditor training, Produce Safety Alliance training, and/or other trainings depending on previous experience.  S/he will also need to maintain knowledge of wholesale buyers’ food safety requirements in order to provide member/growers with appropriate guidance when entering new markets.

 

The Local Produce Safety Coordinator reports to the Local Produce Safety Manager and will assist in the preparation of internal reports, compliance reports, grant billings, training material development and other tasks necessary to meet program goals.  This position will require extensive travel throughout the Carolinas. Candidates working remotely from the Carolinas will be considered.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (10%)

  • Assist financial and programmatic monitoring to ensure compliance, progress towards objectives and expected results, and work plan and budget adherence.
  • Assist in programmatic planning and grant writing and reporting to support the Local Produce Safety Initiative.

 

TRAININGS & DIRECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (90%)

  • Consult with producers in order to identify potential food safety risks and provide an assessment of their practices in relation to GAPs certification compliance.
  • Provide one-on-one consulting services with producers in developing and implementing on-farm food safety programs.
  • Collaboratively plan and deliver quality educational food safety programs with external partners based on Good Agricultural Practices that are accurate, up to date, research-based, and meet participant needs.
  • Participate in produce safety advisory committees, including the NCGT Fresh Produce Safety Team.
  • Evaluate and document program impacts such as participant certification, knowledge gain, intent to change or adopt practices, and/or practice or behavior change.

 

Position Requirements

  • BS degree in Food Safety, Food Science, Food Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Agricultural Production, Horticulture, or a related field is required.
  • At least three years on-farm production experience.
  • At least two years’ experience with the fresh produce safety and/or food processing practices of diversified farms or entrepreneurial value-added food processors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of on-farm food safety, Good Agricultural Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, SOP development, FSMA, HACCP/HARPC and other key food safety concepts.
  • Ability to concisely and simply communicate food safety issues with farmers and individuals at all levels of knowledge regarding food safety requirements.
  • Experience working in team environments with multiple partners in order to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience, education, and/or a passion for Sustainable agriculture.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Carolinas.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Pro applications.
  • Proven ability to multitask, consistently meet or exceed deadlines and goals, and work independently and effectively with diverse groups and individuals.

 

Salary range is $36,000-$43,000, commensurate with experience, with generous vacation, retirement benefits, as well as a monthly fringe benefit of $360. CFSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people of color.

 

To apply, email a resume, list of professional references and a cover letter explaining why you want to work with small, diversified farms needing to implement an on-farm food safety program and/or seeking Good Agricultural Practices certification to with “Local Produce Safety Coordinator” in the subject line.  You will receive an electronic confirmation of your email submission.  Please, no phone calls. 

Position open until filled.