Curriculum Coordinator
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

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

  • Facilitate writing meetings in an effort to analyze, organize and transform ag concepts into professionally designed, engaging, and effective instructional activities
  • Design and deliver ag related educational workshops to teachers and students in a variety of settings including ag and education events and conferences
  • Formulate lesson plans, comprehensive units, and supplements and then oversee the pilot testing in classrooms to ensure materials are accurate, consistent and effective
  • Write content for a variety of communications and serve as proof editor on others' work
  • Serve as curriculum advisor and expert to AITC Staff members and board
  • Facilitate the Agriculture Literacy Coalition Northern and Southern California meetings including event logistics, materials, attendance, and follow up

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
  • Valid California Teaching Credential and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience beyond student teaching
  • Extensive knowledge of the K-12 California Education Standards including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and Content Standards
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Acrobat and In Design preferred
  • Ability to travel within California (some overnight) 1 to 3 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 multiple concurrent projects as assigned, managing communication, timeline, budgets, promotion and evaluation
  • Represent CFAITC at workshops and conferences in both the education and agriculture events at local, state and national events
  • Ability to occasionally transport lesson plan boxes weighing up to 45 lbs and set up and tear down educational exhibits at conferences and workshops
  • Creative and strategic thinker to assist with the expansion of CFAITC reach

Application Deadline

09-30-2017

Address

2300 River Plaza Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833

Organization

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Contact

Marjorie Burghgraef
Phone: (916) 561-5506
Email: MBurghgraef@cfbf.com
Website: http://cfbf.com/employment