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We are seeding a vision for the future of agricultural and ecological stewardship in the Golden State and, with the right team members, we can bring that vision to fruition.

Our organization values diversity, equity, and belonging and strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community.

Bilingual Education Coordinator – Apprenticeship Program


The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a dynamic and culturally adept individual to fill the role of Bilingual Education Coordinator. This new position is pivotal in bridging partnerships and educational gaps within our program, particularly focusing on the development of a new leadership training program tailored for Spanish-speaking agricultural employees. This position will also provide administrative support in
educational initiatives for our Registered Apprenticeship Program, including serving as a Teaching Assistant for in person and online courses. If you are passionate about education, skilled in program development, and fluent in both English and Spanish, we encourage you to apply.

The California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program
The CFA Apprenticeship Program is a credentialed 2-year program that combines on-the-job training with core curriculum to develop new farm managers by upskilling current employees or connecting candidates with established farmers. Registered with the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards in 2018, this program was one of the first approved agricultural apprenticeships in the state and continues to lead as the largest. Since 2020 the CFA Apprenticeship Program has graduated 16 beginning farm managers who continue to grow their careers as leaders in the industry with job titles such as Farm Director, Head Grower, and Foreman.

In 2023, the CFA Apprenticeship Program received funding from the California Workforce Development Board to develop a similar upskilling training program for the Spanish-speaking farm workforce. Our goal is to provide training in basic skills (such as English, math, and digital literacy), communication and leadership skills (such as relationship management and conflict resolution), as well as regulatory topics that will build on the years of experience and talent Spanish-speaking farm employees already have. In collaboration with agricultural employers, adult education providers, and workforce development boards – we hope to build a program that promotes farm employees into positions with greater responsibility and pay, helps employers by supporting farm operations’ bottom line, and works towards building a more equitable and empowered agricultural workforce.

Job Details

  • Reports to: Apprenticeship Program Director
  • Location: Woodland, CA – Hybrid
  • Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt
  • Pay: $26-$30 / hour
  • Benefits: Medical, vision, and dental benefits & access to Flexible Spending Accounts, supplemental
  • insurance, and 401(K)/Roth IRA options.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and engaging individuals and communities across cultural and racial boundaries. particularly within the Spanish-speaking agricultural community.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, or 5 years of work experience in Adult Education, Career Technical Education, or Workforce Development.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish, with strong written and verbal communication skills in both languages.
  • Experience in program development, curriculum design, and instructional delivery, particularly in a bilingual or multicultural context.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.
  • Core Responsibilities
  • Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders to develop pilot program and curriculum design.
  • Coordinate logistics for trainings, including scheduling, venue, and participant communication.
  • Serve as a Teaching Assistant for CFA Apprenticeship classes, providing support to apprentices and instructors as needed.

To Apply
Please submit a resume with references and thoughtful cover letter outlining the unique value you will
bring to our organization to Marisa Alcorta at jobs@landbasedlearning.org with subject: Bilingual Education
Coordinator – Last Name. Application review will begin May 3rd, 2024 and this position will remain open
until filled.

FARMS Program Coordinator – Kern


Position Overview
The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a FARMS (Farming, Agriculture, Resource Management for Sustainability) Program Coordinator to operate programming in Kern County. This position is part-time (average 20 hours/week) and works from home with travel within Kern County and occasionally beyond. The FARMS Program Coordinator position is essential in helping teach high school students leadership and workforce skills while becoming the next generation of agriculture leaders and natural resource stewards.

Job Details

  • Reports to: FARMS Program Senior Manager
  • Location: Kern County | Remote
  • Classification: Part Time | Non-exempt
  • Pay: $27 – $30/hour


Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment through community and relationship building.
  • Experience successfully engaging individuals across cultural and racial boundaries and learning styles.
  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience in agriculture, education, environmental science or
  • related fields.
  • Confidence in teaching and managing groups of students, especially high school, in various settings.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to communicate effectively with partners, teachers, and students.
  • Established connections with Kern County agriculture, education, and community networks.


Core Responsibilities
Job duties include, but are not limited to planning, coordinating, and facilitating the Kern FARMS Program
Kern County region:

  • Recruit and train industry partners, teachers, and students to participate in the FARMS Program.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate 12 FARMS field days throughout a school year.
  • Develop, foster and maintain good relationships with longstanding supporters and program alumni.
  • Collect and organize program paperwork, participant surveys and teacher feedback.
  • Serve as a team member to the statewide FARMS Program and Youth Programs Teams.


To Apply
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining the unique value you will bring to our
organization to mindy@landbasedlearning.org subject: FARMS Program Coordinator – Last Name.
Application review will begin May 3rd and this position will remain open until filled.

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.