Job

Technical Program Manager
The Vineyard Team
Atascadero, CA

Closing Date:

August 01, 2019

Job Address:

5915 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Job Description:

We are a dynamic non-profit organization serving the winegrape community through education, demonstration and outreach. This is a great opportunity for someone who cares about helping farmers, sustainability, developing and disseminating timely and progressive content, overseeing projects in the field, and working in a dynamic, enjoyable, team based environment.

The Vineyard Team (VT) is a non-profit group dedicated to sustainable farming practices through demonstration, education, outreach, and certification. The group has a 25 year track record of effectively working with growers on a variety of projects. www.vineyardteam.org

We offer a competitive salary plus benefits (medical, vacation, retirement) and an enjoyable work environment with a small team of dedicated and hard working professionals.

Immediate Supervisor:

Reports to Executive Director

Function:

Develops and Implements Technical & Educational Programs

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements research/demonstration projects based on needs assessment of organization’s grower and winery stakeholders 
  • Plans, organizes, and facilitates VT educational activities, tailgates, and workshops under the direction of the Executive Director and in coordination with committee(s)
  • Provides technical input and support for the SIP Certification program
  • Develops and coordinates topics and speakers for the Sustainable Ag Expo under the direction of the Executive Director and appropriate committee
  • Creates and coordinates print and digital educational content for VT publications
  • Develops and submits technical articles to external trade and agricultural publications
  • Leads and facilitates various VT committees
  • Represents organization through attendance and/or presentations at agricultural, regulatory, and community meetings
  • Identify and solicits outside funding to support technical and educational programs
  • Tracks participation and other appropriate metrics for educational meetings, workshops, and VT programs
  • Supports other VT programs, as necessary

Requirements:

  • Professional and/or academic experience implementing and outreaching grower research, demonstration, and educational programs
  • Solid understanding of agriculture and related environmental issues, in addition to knowledge of the winegrape industry
  • Able to perform position responsibilities independently without significant direct supervision
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to work concurrently on multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to reframe communications based on audience
  • Computer proficient in MS Office programs, in addition to experience/aptitude with websites, audio editing, video editing, webinar software
  • Ability to deal effectively with a variety of personality types and audiences
  • Professional, mature, responsible, and enthusiastic attitude 
  • Strong personal commitment to the mission of the Central Coast Vineyard Team

Additional Qualifications:

Degree in related field; 5 years experience related to viticulture, agricultural education/communications, research/demonstration project implementation

Schedule:

Full time, exempt

Compensation:

Salary plus benefits

To Apply:

Candidate should submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to kris@vineyardteam.org

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