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Location: Prefer Davis, possibly Watsonville or Oakland Hours: 1.0 FTE Exempt Position Start Date: May 1, 2014 To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to . The Manager of the Food Safety Program will continue to develop a food safety program at CAFF that is focused on advising California specialty crop farmers on developing farm-level food safety plans, particularly small- and medium-scale family farmers engaged in direct marketing. Many such farmers have no experience with food safety issues. The position is not simply a food safety auditor but is instead an advocate and advisor for California family farmers. The Manager will become familiar with all relevant food safety GAPs and outreach programs, including USDA and state programs, specialty crop-specific programs, private auditing firms' programs, UC recommendations, as well as programs developed by the Produce Safety Alliance at Cornell. In collaboration with project partners from the University of California and other organizations, the Manager will conduct workshops for farmers throughout the state, conduct personal one-on-one consultations and farm visits with the target specialty crop farmers, and assist them with developing their own farm food safety plans. This position reports to the Policy Director. Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Program Management (75%): Coordinate workshops on food safety for growers Collaborate with partners to deliver workshops on food safety Coordinate with regional staff statewide to provide food safety support in their regions Help growers develop on-farm food safety plans around the state Work closely with the Policy Director to stay informed of and provide input into food safety policy advocacy efforts Collaborate with the Policy Director on delivering workshops on food safety policy Maintain meticulous records and manage program tracking; collect & document data for program and funder reports. Manage relationships with partners Build and maintain relationships with farmers and buyers to keep up to date with their needs Program Development (10%): Build CAFF's grower membership; input contacts in Salesforce. Conduct outreach to potential partners/customers Participate in local collaborative efforts and develop relationships with potential partners and funders Coordinate with management to strategize and promote CAFF fee-for-service offerings as they are developed Organizational and Administrative Responsibilities (15%): Monitor program budget Write reports for funders as needed Coordinate invoices with vendors as necessary Participate in program and strategic planning as needed Conduct bi-weekly check in calls with Director Participate in quarterly managers' and monthly RFS meetings Submit administrative and financial paperwork on time Handle administrative duties in the regional office with regional team as needed

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