Job Opportunities

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Job Opportunities at Land-Based Learning

  • FARMS Leadership Program Director
    Winters, CA

    The FARMS Leadership Program is a multi-year program that provides high school students with a continuum of hands-on experiences in agriculture to learn about the agriculture industry and careers in agriculture and environmental sciences by working alongside industry mentors. FARMS Leadership, year one, focuses on career awareness and exploration of a variety sectors of the industry, FARMS Advanced is the year two program that takes a deeper dive into agriculture by studying an agriculture issue and continues career exploration and readiness. FARMS Advanced also includes placing students into job shadows and paid internships with industry partners.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Guide each FARMS Region with regards to curriculum and program activities; identify and catalogue best practices, needs and resources; and help implement consistency across program regions, all while bringing in fresh and current issues in agriculture, conservation, and food systems.
    • Advise and support regional Program Coordinators on program logistics, such as field day activities, evaluation, program expenses, forms, etc.
    • Foster relationships with current regional and statewide partners; create new partnerships and collaborations.
    • Assist coordinators with new program recruitment tools; marketing brochures, website information, etc.
    • Develop and track annual statewide program budget.
    • Work collaboratively with CLBL Director of Development & Communications to create and implement regional and statewide fundraising plans for program.
    • Write grant proposals and reports.
    • Travel extensively throughout California for FARMS Leadership field days, one-on-one coordinator visits, partner meetings, fundraising visits, and other networking as necessary.
    • Maintain knowledge about current research and trends in youth leadership, youth development, and experiential education, and share with all FARMS Leadership and CLBL staff on a regular basis.

    This is an exempt, full time position with medical and dental benefits; vacation, sick and holidays. Salary range commensurate with experience.

    How to Apply
    Send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (at least one must be from a grant proposal; e.g. Executive Summary) to:

    Mary Kimball
    Executive Director
    5265 Putah Creek Road, Winters CA 95694
    Resume review will begin on May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

    More information about SLEWS and all Center for Land-Based Learning programs can be found on our website:

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  • SLEWS Program Coordinator
    Winters, CA

    The SLEWS (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) Program engages California high school students and teachers in meaningful environmental stewardship that allows students to practice scientific skills, learn from natural resource professionals, and expand on classroom concepts, while accomplishing real habitat restoration projects on farms, ranches and open spaces. We strive to provide meaningful educational experiences while achieving the most effective ecological impact on the land. The coordinator must therefore have a strong background in, and passion for, experiential education, habitat restoration and program coordination.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Working with partners to select, develop and plan restoration projects for SLEWS Program field days.
    • Recruiting student participants through school presentations, and coordinating student selection with teachers.
    • Ensuring that School Agreements and student participant paperwork are completed and on file with the Program Director.
    • Coordinating and leading approximately 27 student field days per year.
    • Recruiting and training up to 60 partners and volunteers to serve as mentors for student field days.
    • Handling all logistics for student field days including ordering food, bringing tools, providing educational materials as well as coordinating with partners, teachers and mentors.
    • Communicating regularly with participating students, teachers, partners and mentors about ongoing program activities.
    • Developing and maintaining effective organizational systems for SLEWS Program supplies, equipment and paperwork.
    • Uploading and organizing SLEWS online field day reports, photos, and video.
    • Creating outreach materials such as PowerPoint presentations, posters, slideshows and the SLEWS video.
    • Working with local media to publicize SLEWS program activities.
    • Helping to raise funds and secure donations for SLEWS Program activities.
    • Supporting teachers in developing and implementing classroom curricula to complement field day activities.
    • Speaking on behalf of the SLEWS Program and CLBL at conferences and workshops.
    • Helping to plan and implement CLBL events.

    This is a 40 hour/week non-exempt position. Occasional evenings and weekends will be necessary.

    How to Apply
    Direct inquiries, cover letter and resume to:
    Matt Lechmaier, SLEWS Program Director,
    Resume review will begin on May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

    More information about SLEWS and all Center for Land-Based Learning programs can be found on our website:

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