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Policy & Organizing Manager Community Alliance w/ Family Farmers

  • Date Posted November 27, 2023
  • Location Davis, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Mission: To build sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities, and ecosystems.

Ecological Stewardship: We recognize that all farms and communities benefit from healthier and more resilient agroecosystems, particularly in the face of climate change and loss of biodiversity. We provide information and resources to meet farmers where they are and support them according to their unique circumstances so that they may become better land stewards.
Justice and Equity: We recognize the historic and lasting inequities in the California food and farming system. In order to achieve justice, we believe farmers of color, and other historically oppressed people, including immigrant, indigenous and women farmers, should have the opportunity to create and participate in a food and agriculture system that aligns with their needs, values, identities, knowledge systems, and communities. We commit to advancing racial, gender, and environmental justice in our larger systems, as well as in our own workplace because it is morally right and this diversity yields enhanced creativity, problem-solving as well as system-level resilience and wisdom.
Practical Solutions: We are rooted in the real-world needs of working farmers and see farmers of diverse backgrounds as knowledge holders. We offer opportunities for cross-pollination and provide practical resources that help farmers succeed as small businesses, local food providers and land stewards. We remain a resource hub for tools, events, and tips that they can apply directly in their day-to-day operations to be the best farmers they can be.
Economic Fairness: We promote a fair economic system that uplifts farmers’ dignity and gives them the freedom to make individual choices that meet the needs of their land, farm, families, and communities. We believe excessive corporate power undermines the prosperity of individual farmers, our communities, and the health of our democracy.
Centering Farmers: The future of farming rests on optimizing farms for farmers and recognizing the daily challenges they face in growing food, rather than maximum yields or output, which minimizes farmers and their communities and leads to extraction. Our programs and policies are guided by the expressed concerns, needs, and aspirations of farmers. Listening to and including farmers directly in decision-making is essential to advancing policies and programs that address their needs.
Strong Local Communities: We believe vibrant communities, anchored by strong local food economies, offer an antidote to concentrated corporate power. Our staff, board, and chapters aspire to strengthen relationships in their own backyards as part of the fabric of local communities, and allow the organization to remain connected to, informed and enriched by the diversity of California peoples.
Job description *Full and detailed description available at:

CAFF seeks a Policy & Organizing Manager to work directly with farmers, partner organizations, and governmental representatives, to advance a more equitable future for agriculture in the state.

The Policy & Organizing Manager will be responsible for managing the implementation of several multi-year and multi-million dollar programs intended to support urban agriculture in California, in addition to supporting general CAFF Policy Team advocacy and communication needs. In collaboration with several partners, the Policy and Organizing Manager will work to build stronger regional urban grower networks, create opportunities for meaningful dialogue with governmental representatives, develop an urban grower leadership program as well as implement and distribute a large-scale microgrant program.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong initiative and ability to dive into and navigate complex issues and partnerships. A person who will excel in this position is independently driven with strong multicultural leadership, project management, and facilitation skills with experience and a passion for California agriculture and urban agriculture communities.

This position will also be an important part of the Policy Team and will have a valuable role in organizing and listening to farmers in order to identify opportunities and challenges and articulate policy positions at the state, local, and federal levels, as well as supporting general policy communications work. The Policy & Organizing Manager is expected to have a broad range of expertise and interest in a wide range of issues that affect farmers including access to land, water, capital, infrastructure, marketing, and climate change. Download our 2023 Policy Priorities: Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on January 26, 2024
DeadlineDecember 01, 2023

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