The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is a grassroots, non-profit
organization committed to forward-thinking solutions to today's
agricultural problems. CAFF's success lies in our ability to cut across
political, social and economic lines and to find common ground among
traditional adversaries. We have forged new partnerships between farmers
and environmentalists, policy makers and community members, industry
leaders and consumers.
CAFF is searching for a new Executive Director. The position will be
based in Davis, California and will be full-time.
Overall, the Executive Director will provide the vision and leadership to
ensure that the mission and values of CAFF are carried forward and will
guarantee soundness and smooth functioning in all of the major management
areas of the organization. The Executive Director will foster teamwork,
open communication and collaboration among staff and the Board of
Directors, providing the necessary clarification for decision making and
identification of potential problem areas.
Areas of Responsibility:
-Serve as chair of the CAFF management team.
-Monitor program development, authorize program budgets and ensure that
programs work to further the mission of CAFF.
-Exercise final authority in decisions of hiring, firing and setting of
staff salaries. Guide the staff evaluation process. Approve staff job
-Oversee financial management and provide for the fiscal soundness of
CAFF. Report to the Board on financial issues and guide financial
reporting and analysis.
-Act as staff liaison to the Board of Directors.
-Represent CAFF to the public, in policy and funding settings.
The ideal candidate will have strong experience in 501C(3) and 501C(4)
non-profit administration in addition to a strong working knowledge of
sustainable agriculture. Demonstrated skills and experience in the
following areas are important:
-Written and verbal communication
-Grassroots advocacy and constituency development
-Fundraising from diverse sources
-Development and management of complex budgets
-Media, public relations and communications
-Leadership development and team building
-Human resource management
-Sense of humor and creativity
Application deadline: June 19
Salary Range: $41,635 - $58,289. CAFF provides a benefits package that
includes one month of paid vacation per year. CAFF is committed to
recruiting, training, developing and promoting employees on the basis of
individual qualifications, competence and merit. CAFF's policy is that
all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity regardless of
race, color, religion, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.
To apply, please send a letter of introduction and a resume before June
19 to: CAFF Foundation, P.O. Box 363, Davis, CA 95617, attn: Laura
Ridenour. For a packet of additional information about CAFF, call Laura
at: 916-756-8518, extension 21.
Mark Cady, BIOS Almond Project Coordinator
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
P.O. Box 363
Davis, CA 95617