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This job expired on March 31, 2023

Farm Associate Urban Adamah

  • Date Posted January 30, 2023
  • Location Berkeley, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, California that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, and social justice to build loving, just, and sustainable communities. We provide training programs, educational workshops, and community celebrations for more than 8,000 visitors annually. Job description
The Farm Associate is responsible for helping to maintain the annual, perennial, and animal production on the Urban Adamah farm. The Farm Associate is also responsible for helping to facilitate volunteers’ work and assist in produce distribution.  In addition to working with the Farm Director and the current Farm Associate, the Farm Associate will work closely with the Facilities Director, helping to maintain the growing spaces across the site. The Farm Associate’s responsibilities are specifically as follows:

The Farm Associate completes farm tasks as assigned by the Farm Director. This includes tasks associated with crops, livestock, and general farm maintenance. Areas of concentration include greenhouse management, perennial care and food distribution of our produce, plants and resources to partner organizations. Additional focus is on record keeping and online organization of farm documents.

The Farm Associate will help facilitate field trips and summer camp activities in the field. This position acts as a liaison between the education team and farm team, helping to ensure a successful experience for all young learners on the farm.

The Farm Associate is responsible for helping with Urban Adamah’s farm volunteer programs which take place on Tuesday afternoons and once a month on Sundays. The Farm Associate's tasks include, welcoming, training, and supervising volunteers on site.

The Farm Associate completes administrative tasks as determined by farm needs, Fellowship needs, and general administrative needs. This may include scheduling, purchasing, record keeping and data entry.


At Urban Adamah all roads lead to the farm. The Farm Associate role interacts with all departments as well as the larger community. This role seeks a unique individual who is able to take direction from our experienced Farm Director, manage tasks independently once assigned, and interface well with young adults in our fellowship, campers during youth programming, and adults during public programs and volunteer days.

Specifically, this position requires someone who has a significant amount of experience doing perennial care and interfacing with groups of youth, young adults, and community members. We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you possess/demonstrate the following:


  • Farming
    You enjoy working with your hands, outside, in the soil, in all seasons
  • Administrative & Organizational Excellence
    You are comfortable maintaining multiple channels of communication (text, email, phone, Slack) and independently managing your workflow to keep projects on track
  • Self-Awareness & Partnership
    You communicate clearly and honestly and are comfortable giving and receiving feedback
  • Openness
    You regularly seek, incorporate, and share new information and feedback
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    You value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. You are committed to reflecting on and addressing inequities stemming from privilege and oppression in your community
  • Communication, Collaboration & Customer Service
    You work well on a team and independently
    You enjoy working with others and collaborating with colleagues across different departments in an organization
    You can demonstrate how to successfully train, direct, and motivate others
  • Possess Strong Interpersonal Skills
    You communicate and collaborate well with a range of colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Collaborative
    You enjoy learning from and with talented colleagues, and are excited to be part of the success of the whole organization
  • Strategy & Problem Solving
    You are good at managing complex projects, competing priorities, and can successfully adapt and pivot when urgent issues arise

  • You have experience in farming or food justice work
  • You have experience doing perennial care

The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Some accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to succeed in the role:

  • Typing, writing, reading, hearing, and speaking 
  • Use of hands, fingers, and feet to operate equipment
  • Standing and walking for several hours, as well as sitting, squatting, crawling,  climbing, and lifting up to 50 lbs. 

This is a full-time, benefited, and non-exempt position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off. The salary range for this position is $53,000 to $59,000 per year. Comprehensive benefits are listed here.

General hours of employment are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. The Farm Associate will at times need to work evenings and weekends and, on occasion, more than 40 hours per week to fulfill the duties of the position, in which case they earn overtime pay.

This position is supervised by the Farm Director.
Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $53,000.00 - $59,000.00 Application instructions
This job expired on March 31, 2023
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