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: Member Advocacy Specialist

SUMMARY:
The Member Advocacy Specialist serves as the initial point of contact to represent CAFB’s values, programs and mission to prospective and existing members, the media the public at large. Responsible for driving recruitment and retention of members and enhancing the member experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Assist prospective and existing CAFB members via member helpline 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Update member database information including contacting members with outdated addresses and email addresses to ensure data integrity of member records.

Participate in meetings including Nimble training, Member Benefit meetings and County Manger meetings.

Input outbound call service member call contact into Nimble and push out communication to corresponding county managers.

Process county Farm Bureau membership goal program payments for approval and push out reports of monthly and annual goal results to county managers and key stakeholders.

Manage content for county Farm Bureau staff use on CFBF.com and Sharepoint, including keeping communication pieces current, maintenance and notification of directory changes.

Assist counties in pulling member reports and other information upon request.

Monitors and updates member lead lists.

Office supply inventory management for division and general administrative assistance.

Provide month-end report of membership reports to division director.

Assist with Annual Meeting and other CAFB events.

Create various templates for the use of Member Advocacy Department and County Farm Bureaus.

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 and PowerPoint is required
  • 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.

 

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

TITLE: Outreach 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.

Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, communication or education-related field required.
  • General knowledge of the agriculture industry and education process in California.
  • 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 proper grammar and terminology.
  • Experience in event coordination and promotion of projects including managing project timelines and budgets.
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Suite required. Basic proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and InDesign preferred.
  • Ability to travel within California (some overnight) up to 3-5 days per month.
  • Contribute to the success of grants and other funding sources by providing narratives, budgets, timelines and reporting/evaluation for a variety of projects.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Represent CFAITC at workshops and conferences in both the education and agriculture events.
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, lift 30 lbs., and set up and tear down exhibits.
  • Creative and strategic thinker to assist with the expansion of CFAITC reach.
  • Manage program budgets.

Outreach Coordinator Essential Duties:

  • Serve as representative on education and agricultural committees and task forces.
  • Manage CFAITC participation at major education conferences, regional forums and agricultural events with registration, organizing materials to be shipped or taken and staffing.
  • Maintain strong relationship with county Farm Bureaus and local Ag in the Classroom committees with special efforts to help counties maintain and develop new programs.
  • Manage AITC Assistance program and staff participation in local events.
  • Manage teacher grants programs.
  • Design and deliver ag-related educational workshops to teachers and students in a variety of settings including ag and education events and conferences.
  • Facilitate curriculum writing meetings and other educator workshops.
  • Facilitate partner meetings including event logistics, materials, attendance, and follow up (includes Ag Days, Fairs, Local Events, etc.).
  • Serve as budget and booth participation coordinator for CA Ag Day on behalf of CFAITC in partnership with CDFA and CWA.
  • Provide basic graphic design assistance throughout CFAITC programs.

 

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is an Equal Opportunity Employer


TITLE: Political Coordinator

SUMMARY
Provide support to the Department of Political Affairs by assisting with campaign reporting, fundraising, grassroots activities, political donations, and coordinating special events to further the California Farm Bureau’s political objectives and grow its political presence at the state and federal level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Facilitate fundraising projects such as direct mail campaigns, digital fundraising, and FarmPAC events, including data entry of contributions received and disbursed.

Coordinate accurate political campaign reports for state and federal PACs in a timely manner with outside compliance firm and in accordance with appropriate deadlines.

Write summary briefs on legislative matters and competitive political races throughout California and the U.S.

Manage and regularly update the membership database to ensure current records.

Utilize the membership database to generate reports to evaluate fundraising programs and progress.

Assist in executing grassroots activities for the general membership, including coordinating with policy staff to draft action alerts and planning special events to increase the organization’s exposure to elected officials and candidates for office.

Assist in developing presentations, handouts, and materials to further the political affairs division’s agenda.

Other related office duties, as needed.

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing accuracy and quality of work while able to meet different deadlines.
  • Proactive with the ability to exercise sound judgment in areas of responsibility.
  • Effective and clear written and verbal communicator.
  • Responsive and able to work well with other departments.

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Interest in agriculture, agribusiness, political science, communications, or related field preferred.
  • Familiarity with PAC contribution tracking and report preparation preferred.
  • Involvement in the Federal or State legislative process or governmental relations preferred.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn and work regularly within a cloud based membership database program.

 

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

TITLE: Billing/Receivables Specialist         

SUMMARY:
Responsible for billing and receivables functions for California Farm Bureau Federation and affiliated company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Weekly full-cycle process to bill for advertisements run in Farm Bureau’s publications and on its TV program and website:
    • Review and reconcile weekly Open Order report
    • Generate and print invoices
    • Send/mail invoices with tear sheets (for print ads) to advertisers
  • Follow-up on unpaid invoices (email and phone calls)
  • Reconcile outside sales agency monthly sales report to internal sales report
  • Calculate monthly sales commission for outside sales agency
  • Serve as back-up for cash receipts application in software system
  • Accounts Receivable for Farm Employers Labor Service (FELS) affiliate:
    • Maintain FELS customer records
    • Process invoices and payments
    • Prepare cash receipt deposits and maintain all accounting records relating to accounts receivable
    • Track bonus activity for FELS Labor Management Consultants according to service contracts and established bonus plans
    • Maintain records of FELS inventory items within accounting system
  • Process purchases of California Bountiful Magazine subscriptions:
    • Set up new accounts, as needed, in software system – Nimble
    • Enter orders and payments
  • Daily check deposits via remote scanner
  • Prepare assigned journal entries and prepare/maintain assigned schedules
  • Serve as back-up for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Specialists, as needed
  • Assist with Farm Bureau membership dues receipts, as needed
  • Other tasks as necessary

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Minimum 2-3 years accounting work experience, focus on invoicing and data entry
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Sound judgement and clear oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to provide positive customer-service experiences

 

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


TITLE:  Associate Counsel

SUMMARY:
The Legal Services Division at the California Farm Bureau has an immediate opening for an Associate Counsel

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:
The Legal Services Division provides support to the California Farm Bureau (CAFB) on a broad range of issues. CAFB is California’s largest farm organization, working to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of its nearly 32,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 5.5 million members. Organized over 100 years ago as a non-profit, voluntary, non-governmental and nonpartisan organization, it advances its mission throughout the state together with its 53 county Farm Bureaus. Throughout its history, CAFB has maintained a reputation for innovative programs aimed at one goal: providing the best possible services available to farmers and rural residents.

The Legal Services Division fosters a friendly and healthy work environment among its seven team members.  The Division members work effectively as a team, emphasizing openness, inclusion, trust, and respect within the division and the organization as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Attorney will be expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Possess fundamental knowledge of state statutes and laws relating to water rights, including water quality.
  • Represent and advise CAFB at the administrative, trial and appellate court levels on local, state, and federal issues.
  • Prepare and review letters, briefs, memoranda, opinions, and pleadings as necessary to advance advocacy within the appropriate state courts, federal courts, and regulatory agencies.
  • Research, analyze, and interpret proposed and existing laws, court decisions, legislation, and other legal authorities.
  • Be familiar with legal litigation documents, court procedures, and legal terminology as required in performing the varied assigned projects within established time constraints.
  • Travel to San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and other locations to attend meetings or regulatory hearings should be expected.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree.
  • A member of the California State Bar in good standing.
  • Three (3) years of litigation experience is preferred; however, less experience will be considered for the right candidate.
  • Possess fundamental knowledge of state statutes and laws relating to water rights, including water quality.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about state and federal laws relating to land use, endangered species, environmental, cannabis, and hemp matters.
  • Ability to successfully handle and prioritize a variety of legal projects in civil and administrative litigation; demonstrate an ability to work well with others of diverse professional and personal backgrounds; and work well under pressure

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of agriculture and CAFB members.
  • Plan and organize workload to comply with established time constraints.
  • Work cooperatively with other attorneys, clients, and support staff.
  • Ability to work independently and go the extra mile on behalf of CAFB and its members.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Produce legal documents of a high professional caliber.
  • Ability to assess fact patterns and recommend and execute an effective course of action.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and legal research skills and methods.
  • Familiarity with and ability to effectively use office equipment, including personal computer and related software applications, phone, and copiers.

 

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

Attorneys interested in applying should submit their resume, cover letter, and writing sample, indicating in the subject line, “Associate Counsel” to Jobs@cfbf.com

 

 

California Farm Bureau Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer