Community Food Program Coordinator

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Community Food Program Coordinator

About the Community Food Program

This position is focused on the Community Food Program within the California Farm Academy at the Center for Land-Based Learning. The Community Food Program provides community outreach for the Center for Land Based Learning. Its goal is to inspire and educate the community in their role as land stewards and conscious consumers. The program connects the people growing the food with the people eating the food. By building this bridge, people better understand their local food system and how supporting local growers leads to a healthier society, economy and environment.

The program introduces beginning farmers in our urban farm incubator to the people living right next door. By making this connection, a community can work together to build a more equitable and resilient  food system and increase access to fresh, healthy food. Other program initiatives include: our Mobile Farmers Market which travels to low-income neighborhoods in Yolo and Sacramento Counties; our Community Food Ambassador project creates a network of advocates throughout the region; our Healthy Corner Store program increases access to fresh, local, sustainably-grown produce year-round at neighborhood convenience stores; and Community Connection events and workshops that bring a community together around local food and healthy eating.

Job Summary

The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a full-time Community Food Program Coordinator operating in Yolo, Sacramento, and Solano Counties.

The Community Food Program Coordinator is a full-time position based at Center for Land based Learning’s (CLBL) headquarters in Woodland and reports to the Community Food Program Manager. The primary role is to assist in the planning, coordination, execution, and marketing of the Woodland Mobile Farmers Market. The other duties will include implementing a marketing plan for mobile market; facilitating community partnerships; outreaching to constituents and stakeholders in the community; and assisting the Program Manager in program administration including grant reporting and managing grant deliverables.

The position will be based out of the Center for Land-Based Learning’s office at 40140 Best Ranch Road, Woodland, CA. This position reports to the Community Food Program Manager.

Core Responsibilities: Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Mobile Market Duties (75%)

  • Onboard training for Mobile Farmers Market in West Sacramento with the  Community Food
  • Program Assistant Manager (Summer 2023).
  • Operate mobile farmers market in Woodland, est. 3-4 stops (May-Oct. 2024).
  • Plan and coordinate interns and volunteers for the mobile farmer’s market in Woodland.
  • Assist Program Manager in marketing and outreach strategy for the mobile farmer’s market in the Woodland area.
  • Assist Program Manager in developing relationships with community partners to grow the program and establish new opportunities that address food access and food justice in the Woodland community and surrounding areas (Esparto, Knights Landing, Winters, Madison and Yolo).
  • Plan and coordinate produce orders with CLBL incubator farms, local farms and food hubs.
    Collaborate and coordinate with West Sacramento Community Food Program Assistant Manager on produce orders, access to the West Sac hub and other program details.
  • Strategize with Program Manager and Assistant Manager on goals and objectives for the community food program and its mobile farmer’s market.
  • Establish a Community Food Ambassador program in Woodland targeting the demographic the mobile farmers market aims to serve.
  • During the off-season, Nov-April, work on program development to expand the program and its community impact

Grant and Administrative Duties (25%)

  • Assist Program Manager in grant related activities and administrative work.
  • Assist Program Manager in general program related administrative work.
  • Assist Program Manager in managing and executing grant deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and/or years of experience.
  • Passionate about community food systems and equity.
  • Detail oriented, organized and enjoys problem solving.
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office suite and Google G Suite.
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Proof of good driving record to drive mobile farmers market truck.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work outdoors during the mobile market season (May-Oct).
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, enjoys engaging with the public, and has a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a team or independently as the situation demands.
  • Able to work outside in hot weather and rainy weather.
  • Able to lift 40 lbs plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of or strong interest in local food systems
  • Outreach and marketing skills
  • An ability and willingness to be flexible with tasks assigned.
  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Hours, Benefits, and Compensation

Hours, Benefits, and Compensation

This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position. The wage range is $23 to $26 per hour. This position includes medical, vision, and dental benefits, vacation, sick days and 12 paid holidays. CLBL also provides the opportunity to enroll in Flexible Health Spending Accounts, supplemental insurance through Colonial Insurance, and 401(K)/Roth IRA options. Benefits also include one floating holiday for a total of 13 paid federal holidays in a calendar year. Position comes with cell phone reimbursement and expense/mileage reimbursement plus company credit card for CLBL related expenses.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to:

Susie Sutphin
Center for Land Based Learning
Community Food Program Manager

This position is open until filled. The Center for Land-Based Learning is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Center for Land-Based Learning provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

About the Center for Land-Based Learning

The Mission of the Center for Land-Based Learning is to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards. We achieve this mission by providing experiential education programs for high school students (the SLEWS, Caring for our Watersheds, and FARMS Leadership Programs) and a beginning farmer training and development program for adults (the California Farm Academy). These model programs provide hands-on experiences through which participants develop leadership skills and create connections to environmental, agricultural, and food system careers. Our programs span more than 30 California counties and reach over 2,000 people each year.

Our Values:

CONNECTION- We are connectors and bridge builders. We center community and relationships in all that we do. We find joy, opportunity, and meaning in gathering and offering care, gratitude, and support to one another. We value partnership and collaboration with our teammates, communities, participants, and partners.

 PURPOSE- We are passionate about our work because we are committed to making a positive impact within our interconnected communities, food systems, and environment.

OPPORTUNITY- We are curious learners, proactive innovators, and creative optimists. We seek to gather and understand diverse opinions and perspectives, knowing there’s always room to learn and grow.

BALANCE- We recognize that taking care of ourselves and each other is a key part of maintaining our ability to advance our mission over the long-term. As a team, we nurture a culture of wellbeing, and acknowledge and support each other. We practice openness, respect, and generosity to create space for people to belong and thrive.

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