Farm Coordinator

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Farm Coordinator

Job Number: 72223

The O Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm (SEF)

We are seeking candidates for the Program Coordinator position for the O Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about sustainable agriculture and interested in continuing program development at our growing facility. The Program Coordinator will play an important role in developing farm programs including outreach to the campus and Bay Area communities, coordination of volunteer programs and special events, farm program communications, and assistance with farm marketing.

Individuals with experience in and a passion for program coordination, communications, sustainable agriculture, and an interest in working in a cooperative learning environment are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, salaried position with excellent benefits.


Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program. Act as key contact.
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.
Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.
Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. May also represent the program or function to external constituencies.
Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include communications, events, training, and/or conferences. May participate in development of budgets or oversee budgets and monitor and approve expenditures.
May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.

* - Other duties may also be assigned
Outreach and Volunteer Programs Coordination

Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university relationships, and with other organizations and institutions involved in the program.
Develop and manage volunteer programs for the educational farm including a farm docent program; supervise farm program volunteers when appropriate
Develop and manage farm tour and field trip program and lead farm tours as needed


Coordinate program communications including press releases and social media
Work with webmaster(s) to maintain current and informative web presence
Represent the Educational Farm program at campus-wide events and projects
Answer and respond knowledgeably to general emails, phone calls, and incoming mail


Organize and manage special events, workshops, and classes
Create publicity for events and coordinate event volunteers
Develop and implement reliable and efficient system to respond to and prioritize requests for use of space and facilities at the farm
Program Organization, Record Keeping, and Data Entry
Manage marketing of farm products with assistance of Facility and Production Mangers
Coordinate collection, compilation, and evaluation of program information, data and photographic archives
Enter data into farm information system repository and create responsive reporting capability
Order supplies as needed and manage purchase records

Other Responsibilities

Assist with farm operations and facility management as needed
Manage work spaces to keep them clean and well organized
Serve as liaison with relevant University offices (e.g., BLM, LBRE, H&S, Purchasing, other) to maintain safe facility


Bachelor's or Master's degree in Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Studies or Sciences, or a relevant field
Demonstrated experience in project, program and/or organizational management
Supervisory experience with volunteers
Internet literacy, and proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and web software
Experience in and comfort with working in multicultural environments
Experience working in sustainable agriculture a plus


Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Relevant subject matter knowledge.


Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pound maximum
Position requires some weekend and holiday work to support farm operations and programs

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences

Stanford's School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences is a world leader in Earth and environmental sciences and engineering, dedicated to the creation, integration, and transformation of fundamental understanding of Earth processes, and the application of that knowledge to help provide energy, water, and a safe and sustainable planet. As one of Stanford's seven schools, SE3 provides both undergraduate and graduate education and training to future leaders in a range of geosciences and engineering disciplines.

The O' Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm (SEF) is an expanding program of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. The SEF is a 5-acre, ecologically managed, diversified organic farm that serves the campus and community as a multifaceted learning environment and living laboratory. The farm will provide Stanford students with multiple course-based, project, research, and extended learning opportunities while also serving the campus and the community as a beautiful and productive place to learn about sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Administration

Location: School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.