Employment Opportunities

Employment verification inquires may be faxed to (916) 561-4501.

Resumes are regularly reviewed when submitted in response to posted job vacancies. For consideration, please submit resume to jobs@cfbf.com with the job title you are applying for noted in the subject header. Applicants who most closely meet the skills required of an open position will be contacted directly by someone from our staff.

Phone calls, in-person visits or resume status inquiries are not available due to high applicant volume.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision benefits, and employer-paid life/accidental death/long-term disability insurance, 401(k) match, 9 paid holidays, paid vacation and an exercise facility.


TITLE:                    Membership Support Representative

SUMMARY: 

The Member Support Representative serves as the initial point of contact to represent CFBF’s values, programs and mission to prospective and existing members.  Responsible for driving recruitment and retention of members and enhancing the member experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Assist prospective and existing CFBF members via member help-line in the following areas:

  • Enroll, cancel, or renew members and process payments, as necessary.
  • Refer unresolved member issues to designated departments for further investigation and follow-up for complete cycle of member service.
  • Keep records of member interactions and transactions, recording details of inquiries, complaints, and comments, as well as actions taken in membership database.
  • Coordinate, monitor and ensure resolution of member benefit issues with Benefit Partner representatives
  • Coordinate shipment of benefit materials and other related products to members and counties.
  • Return member inquiries via phone or email within 24-hours of receipt.
  • Update member database information including contacting members with outdated addresses and email addresses to ensure data integrity of member records.
  • Create, source and manage content for the weekly membership e-newsletter via Constant Contact.
  • Conduct outbound phone calls to expired members and provide reports to counties.
  • Maintain records for county Farm Bureau membership goal program and push out reports of monthly and annual goal results.
  • Manage content for county Farm Bureau staff use on CFBF.com and FBconnect website including monitoring of inventory, maintenance and notification of directory changes.
  • Assist counties in pulling member reports and other information.
  • Provide month-end report of membership reports to division director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma and minimum of 2+ years of experience working in a customer service environment; BA preferred.
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required; working proficiency in Access and PowerPoint. General knowledge of California agriculture.
  • Proficiency in maintaining customer or membership records within a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database preferred.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Detail oriented and ability to work on multiple tasks at a time.
  • Mission-driven with a passion for helping people and creating positive customer service experiences.
  • Proactive and resourceful problem-solver taking into consideration the impact to processes, other stakeholders and the organization’s mission.

 


TITLE:            Videographer/Editor

SUMMARY:

Serves as lead videographer and editor for California Bountiful television program and for other CFBF video projects. Helps to collaborate and create concept videos for CFBF meetings, social media and websites. Shoots still photographs for CFBF publications and projects. Participates in administration of video/television unit.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as technical lead for the weekly California Bountiful television program, acting as lead videographer; shooting and editing each week’s thirty-minute program.
  • Works with Host/Executive Producer (EP) to assemble stories/elements to create each week’s program lineup and to coordinate future on-location shoots. Ability to visually story tell is a must.
  • Uploads program to digital distribution services and to social-media sites and websites. Working knowledge of VIMEO, Youtube, social platforms as well as some light code and CMS experience preferred.
  • Works under the supervision of the EP, to collaborate with Executive Office, Division Manager and others within organization to create concepts and produce special-project videos for use at CFBF Annual Meeting and on CFBF and California Bountiful social media sites and websites.
  • Produces promotional messages promoting CFBF, California Bountiful and other approved clients, to air during California Bountiful TV commercial breaks and on social media and websites as appropriate.
  • Provides Director of Marketing & Communications with draft version of weekly program and other video projects for review and revision prior to final production.
  • Shoots and edits online videos for CFBF publications, websites and other brand related projects.
  • Under the supervision of the EP, coordinates with meeting planners on production needs for Annual Meeting and other events.
  • Research operating systems for the CFBF video unit; keep hardware/software up to date. Conduct inventory of existing video equipment and on additional equipment that may be needed.
  • Organize and maintain video library now stored on hard drives, DVDs and videotape and upload to shared server.
  • Participates in media training sessions for county Farm Bureaus and other clients.
  • Works with Host/EP to prepare annual budget for television/video unit.
  • Coordinates with broadcast engineer on maintenance and repair of video equipment as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in videography, video editing and production.
  • Strong knowledge and facility with [relevant video graphics programs].
  • Demonstrated ability to perform on-location and studio videography.
  • Ability to perform on-location and studio photography, light setups, positioning of subjects.
  • Demonstrated ability to tell stories creatively through video.
  • Knowledge of broadcast standards (audio, coloring, etc.)
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms.
  • Ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and to communicate effectively with individuals within and outside of CFBF, to coordinate projects.
  • Experience with Final Cut 10 preferred/Adobe Premiere/After Effects
  • Experience working with CMS for online multimedia content
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Basic Photo editing experience with Photoshop

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Superior organizational skills, especially with large volumes of digital visual content such as video, photographs and graphic and music assets.
  • Ability to travel 20-40%, as well as work flexible hours when needed.
  • Self-starter, especially in times of ambiguity.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to exercise creative judgement with minimal instruction according to broadcast production standards.

 


TITLE:              Attorney

SUMMARY:

The Legal Services Division at the California Farm Bureau Federation has an immediate opening for an attorney to focus on energy and water quality legal issues. Approximately eighty percent of the position is expected to be focused on energy issues and will report to the Director of Legal Services.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

The California Farm Bureau Federation is California’s largest farm organization, working to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of its nearly 34,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 5.5 million members. Organized 100 years ago as a voluntary, nongovernmental and nonpartisan organization, it advances its mission throughout the state together with its 53 county Farm Bureaus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Attorney’s duties will include representing and advising the organization and members on a wide range of transactional and litigation work, including the following:

  • Represent and advise at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels on local, state and federal regulatory issues and requirements affecting a wide range of energy related matters, including appearances before state and federal regulatory agencies;
  • Review proposed and existing legislation and regulations on renewables, greenhouse gas, electricity rates, demand response, energy efficiency and other energy matters for potential impact to Farm Bureau members;
  • Provide legal assistance through knowledge of local, state and federal laws;
  • Familiarity with legal litigation documents, court procedures, and legal terminology is required in performing the varied assigned projects within established time constraints;
  • File necessary legal briefs and other legal documents with the various federal and state courts;
  • Interpret rulings, ordinances, resolutions and contracts to establish basis for legal proceedings and identify current and emerging trends in interpretation;
  • Represent and advise at the administrative, trial court and appellate levels on water quality issues and requirements affecting agriculture, including appearances before state and federal regulatory agencies;
  • Provides legal assistance by knowledge of local, state and federal laws; understanding legal issues; presenting legal options and opinions; conducting legal research; reviewing, negotiating, and writing public comments;
  • Ability to deal effectively with public officials, departmental personnel, members of the public, and to work as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with the Public Utilities Code and related statutes and regulations;
  • Familiarity with energy, telecommunications, water, environmental law;
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing and drafting proposed legislation;
  • Litigate and advise on just and reasonable utility rates;
  • Ability to effectively advocate orally and in writing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A member of the California State Bar in good standing;
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree;
  • Experience in regulatory law and litigation is required;
  • Travel to San Francisco, Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and other locations to attend meetings, court proceedings or regulatory hearings will be required.

GENERAL SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills; be able to produce legal documents of a highly professional caliber; and be able to analyze situations correctly and recommend and execute an effective course of action;
  • Plan and organize workload to comply with established time constraints;
  • Work cooperatively with other attorneys, clients and support staff. Must be able to effectively advocate orally and in writing.

WRITING SAMPLE:

Candidates are required to submit a writing sample which may be a recent brief, research memorandum or legal memorandum.

 


TITLE:              Digital Marketing Specialist II

SUMMARY:

The Digital Marketing Specialist promotes California Farm Bureau initiatives through developing integrated marketing campaigns, including web, email, social, search and advertising channels. The Marketing Specialist will also collaborate with interdepartmental staff and key partners to coordinate efforts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create marketing assets for membership advocacy department including membership acquisition and retention campaigns through email, web, banners, social, etc.

Compose copy and create visuals for the CFB website and campaign-specific landing pages, Propose new website features. Optimize for search engine marketing results. Analyze traffic and report on key performance indicators, including visits, content consumption, time on site, etc.

Execute emails for AgAlert, CA Bountiful TV and Magazine including writing, design, editing, coding, and list and message testing. Report on metrics, including open rates, click-through rates and unsubscribes.

Manage social media channel strategy to create engagement with member and consumer audiences utilizing graphics and original content; monitor metrics and report results.

Implement key partner marketing campaigns, including email, social, etc.

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • BS/BA in Marketing, Journalism or related field
  • 5+ years in implementing marketing plans across websites, email, social media and search channels.
  • Excellent written, design and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically – must be able to anticipate issues and work proactively to address.
  • Experience with digital platforms, e.g. web content management systems, social, email, marketing automation and web analytics.
  • Database marketing experience, including variable list pulls and audience segmentation.
  • Strong working knowledge of, HTML and CSS, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines and budget.

 

TITLE:                        Federal Policy Department Director

SUMMARY: 

Responsible for coordination, strategy and logistics for political activity, policy and regulations at the federal level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Federal Policy Lead

  • Works with the President and Administrator to develop and implement legislative strategy on relevant issues.
  • Analyze legislation and regulatory proposals within Manager’s portfolio and manage the delegation of analysis to other staff.
  • Advise the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on bills and regulations that impact farming and ranching.
  • Testify before relevant committees, meet with agency officials and elected officials and advocate for Farm Bureau policies.
  • Coordinate with Legal Division on litigation and regulatory matters that are national in scope.
  • Advise Executive and Political Affairs on federal political spending priorities.
  • Analyze, modify or create farm bureau policies to be discussed by members at the house of delegates.
  • Develop county and board communications highlighting activities of Farm Bureau

 

Policy Division Group Trips (Leadership and Issue Related Trips)

  • Work with Federal Policy Division to coordinate scheduling of trip dates and subsequently with Leadership Meeting Planner to secure travel arrangements and accommodations
  • Work with Political Affairs and Member Advocacy Division to schedule appointments with congressional and agency offices and coordinating other logistics such as travel arrangements, accommodations, restaurant reservations and tour activities
  • Prepare informational packets on trip itineraries and logistics for attendees
  • Ensure that related follow-up activities, including processing expense vouchers, sending thank-you letters and submitting invoices to counties are conducted

Other Responsibilities

  • Prepare and manage Department Budget
  • Supervise Federal Policy staff.
  • Facilitate requests from county farm Bureaus, congressional offices, CFBF members and CFBF staff.
  • Maintain congressional database information, merges, list servers, etc.
  • Coordinate logistics for other meetings as requested
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specifications

  • Bachelor Degree in or related field.
  • Five years experience in the federal policy area.
  • Five years experience in more than one type of agricultural endeavor.
  • Two years supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Knowledge of political, economic, and international agricultural affairs.
  • Knowledge of sate and federal legislative processes and the leaders involved.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteer organizations and ensure satisfaction of members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.