Company: California Foundation for Agriculture in the Class
Posted on: February 12, 2024
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
(CFAITC) is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to
providing free agricultural literacy materials, including
curriculum and teacher resources for PreK-12 grade(s). 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. SUMMARY:Develops and directs agricultural
education programs for teachers and students in California.
Develops and implements projects and activities of the California
Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Responsible for
program oversight, board relations, fundraising, budget, and
management of staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Administers and directs
activities of the Foundation.
Manages fundraising activities to achieve financial goals of the
Develops and oversees the annual budget of the Foundation.
Oversees development of appropriate materials to be used by
teachers and students.
Creates partnerships and develops relationships within the
agriculture, education, and Farm Bureau communities.
Keeps Board members updated on Foundation activities and projects
and is responsible for managing CFAITC Foundation board and annual
Serves as state contact for National Agriculture in the Classroom
Organization, Participates in national programs and acts as liaison
to other state AITC programs.
Exercises professional leadership by keeping abreast of current
issues, trends, developments, technology and opportunities within
field of responsibility.
Provides professional representation of the Foundation internally
Management and mentorship of staff by communicating job
expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Develops, coordinates, enforces systems, policies, procedures, and
Ability to think strategically and creatively including strong
problem solving and analytical skills.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in agriculture,
business management, education or related field. Prior experience
working with a non-profit organization and board of directors. 5
years of experience in fundraising. Prior experience preparing
annual budgets. Broad knowledge of California agriculture and
California education system. Effective use of promotional and
educational techniques. Minimum of three years of past supervisory
experience required. Strong leadership skills, including the
ability to develop and motivate others, resolve conflict, delegate
effectively and lead change. Ability to travel, some evenings and
overnights required. Excellent written and oral communication
skills. Ability to work with diverse workforce and audience.
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is an Equal
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