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, an onsite café, exercise facility and covered parking garage.


Controller

SUMMARY:

Assists the Treasurer in managing and monitoring the following programs and processes for California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and its affiliate companies: annual audited financial statements, annual insurance policy renewals, investment portfolios, 401k and 457b retirement plans, nonprofit and for-profit state and federal tax returns, annual budgets, financial and cash-flow projections, board and committee financial presentations, fleet vehicle program. Oversees the organization’s accounting functions and the production of periodic financial reports. Ensures coverage for critical accounting processes and services. Maintains a system of accounting records and internal controls that adequately mitigates the risk of fraud and financial statement errors. Ensures reported financial results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Assist the Treasurer in the following processes:

  • Reviewing, finalizing, and distributing the annual audited financial statements for CFBF, California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, and the CFBF 401k Retirement Plan. Includes review of all backup documentation, sub-ledgers, and schedules that support the amounts and narratives in the footnotes.
  • Renewing and administering the D&O, auto, commercial property & liability, cyber, AD&D, and errors & omissions insurance policies for CFBF and its affiliates, including the D&O and employment practices policies for county Farm Bureaus.
  • Working with the Accounting Manager and CFBF’s outside professional tax preparers in planning the preparation, review, and filing of CFBF and its affiliates’ nonprofit, for-profit, political action committee (PAC) and partnership state and federal tax returns.
  • Oversight, strategy, and monitoring of CFBF’s and its affiliates’ investment portfolios and the 401k plan investment portfolio. Includes working with outside investment advisors to assess organizational risk, create investment policies, determine asset allocation, select funds and managers, and evaluate performance.
  • Assembling, reviewing and ongoing monitoring of the annual budget for CFBF and its affiliates, including expense and revenue projections and detailed variance analyses.
  • Creating, maintaining, and recalibrating the two-year monthly and five-year proforma financial statement and cash-flow projections to meet the cash needs of ongoing operations and to provide to the investment advisors with information to optimize the structure of the investment portfolios.
  • Preparation of financial presentations and materials for CFBF and affiliate Board meetings, Executive and Finance Committee meetings, and for the annual convention of the House of Delegates.
  • Administration of the company’s 401k and 457b retirement plans, including the preparation of plan documents such as volume submitters, adoption agreements, plan amendments, Safe Harbor, and QDIA notices, summary annual reports, annual Form 5500 and all other compliance reports and forms.
  • Administration of the company’s fleet vehicle program, including purchasing or leasing new vehicles, disposition of retired vehicles, approval of fleet drivers’ expense reports, and fleet repairs.

Oversee the operations of the Financial Services Department and work with the Accounting Director to maintain an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives.

Obtain a working knowledge of all accounting functions and procedures in the Financial Services Department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, membership billing and collection, investment accounting, fixed assets, financial reporting, and tax reporting (income, property, and sales) for CFBF and its affiliated companies.

Become proficient with the company’s accounting, financial reporting, and membership management systems.

Work with the Accounting Director to cross-train accounting staff to ensure adequate coverage for all critical processes relating to accounting, reporting, and compliance functions. Serve as a backup to the Accounting Director for essential financial reporting functions such as generating financial statements and reviewing and approving journal entries during month-end close.

Work with the Accounting Director to develop and maintain an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of internal controls to enhance the accuracy of the company’s financial reporting and to mitigate against fraud and financial reporting misstatement.

Stay abreast of current accounting standards and pronouncements that apply to CFBF and its affiliate companies to ensure that the financial statements comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Experience in managing an accounting department and the general accounting functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, fixed assets, and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and experience preparing and reviewing audited financial statements and related footnotes and disclosures for corporations and nonprofit companies.
  • Knowledge of and ability to prepare or review state and federal income tax, sales tax, and property tax returns.
  • Experience preparing financial presentations, pro forma financial statements, and cash flow projections.
  • Hands-on experience creating multi-divisional budgets, monitoring results, and preparing detailed variance analyses.
  • General knowledge of the investment process, asset allocation, diversification, and nonprofit investment accounting.
  • Experience administering deferred compensation plans and related ERISA regulations and corporate insurance programs and requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in written and verbal forms, and in large group formats.
  • Effective at working cooperatively with people at all levels of the organization, Farm Bureau members, and persons outside the organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related degree with an emphasis in Accounting
  • Current CPA certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible management experience in the accounting field

Communication Coordinator

SUMMARY:

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) is dedicated to helping students and teachers across our great state gain an understanding of how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to make our society and our world function. With more than 7 million students in California, it is important that these children – the next generation of consumers, parents and decision-makers – grow up with an understanding of agriculture’s critical contributions to our society. Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California’s educators and students. Our vision is an appreciation of agriculture by all.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Generate written content for annual publications, grant writing and fundraising efforts.
  • Serve as lead coordinator for promotion of CFAITC activities via print, website and on social media platforms
  • Provide graphic design assistance throughout CFAITC programs
  • Collaborate with fellow staff members to maintain current information and design on CFAITC website including management of graphics
  • Develop and send e-newsletter to constituency and CFBF Action Reports each month
  • Compose press releases and develop relationships with various news outlets
  • Coordinate Imagine this… Story Writing Contest from promotion, implementation, budget, selection, evaluation, and plan and execute the Imagine this… ceremony annually
SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, communication or education-related field required
  • Proven ability to convey information in an engaging and effective manner to an audience in the form of public speaking and in written communications, using appropriate grammar, punctuation and terminology
  • Experience in event coordination and promotion of projects including managing project timelines and budgets.
  • Represent CFAITC at workshops and conferences in both the education and agriculture events
  • Creative and strategic thinker to assist with the expansion of CFAITC reach
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects as assigned, managing communication, timeline, budgets, promotion and evaluation
  • Contribute to the success of grants and other funding sources by providing narratives, budgets, timelines and reporting/evaluation for a variety of projects
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and In Design preferred
  • General knowledge of the agriculture industry and education process in California
  • Ability to travel within California (some overnight) up to 3-5 days per month
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, lift 30lbs and set up and tear down exhibits

Field Representative

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Acts as a liaison for the organization by facilitating communication between California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and the local county Farm Bureaus (CFB) within the designated region.
  • Provides CFB leadership with membership marketing resources and support.
  • Organizes regional CFB conferences, events, training and other activities, as appropriate.
  • Assists with implementation of CFB office procedures and provides guidance on coordinating other functions, as requested.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with CFBF district directors and assists them, as needed.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of CFBF divisional and affiliate programs and services to act as a resource for CFB leaders and staff.
  • Guides CFB staff in the implementation of their membership marketing plan, including recruitment, retention, outreach, and education to reach their membership goal and promote member service programs.
  • Coordinates orientation and training for CFB officers, staff, and other volunteer leaders.
  • Assists in developing and promoting CFB committees; i.e. membership, YF&R, Rural Health, Safety, FARM PAC®, public affairs, etc.
  • Attends and participates in CFB board meetings to monitor local issues and share feedback, concerns, and recommendations with appropriate CFBF staff.
  • Develops a working relationship with CFBF benefit partners and promotes the value of member benefits.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a volunteer organization, preferably in a membership/leadership capacity; organizing membership recruitment and retention activities; presenting information to audiences at various levels and effectively training and motivating volunteer workers.
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, written and verbal communication, organization and prioritization, and resourcefulness. A foundation of business practices, marketing, and sales techniques, is preferred.
  • Representative’s office will be in their home. Extensive travel, including some overnight, to CFB offices within the designated region, as well as frequent travel to CFBF headquarters office in Sacramento. The Southern California region includes the following counties: Santa Barbara Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono.