Senior Facilitator
Ag Innovations

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Post Date: Aug 14, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: September 15
Salary: 70,000 - 85,000
Location: US - California - Sebastopol
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Description
We are growing and looking for a new Senior Facilitator to join our talented team. We thought your students, alumni, and network might be interested in these opportunities.

Ag Innovations is a nonprofit based in Sebastopol, CA with a 20-year history of unlocking the challenging issues at the intersection of agricultural and natural resources in California through dynamic collaborative action and community engagement.

Our new Senior Facilitator will serve as a process designer and lead facilitator for our change collaboration, public engagement, and general facilitation projects, and as a senior member of our team. We are looking for someone who has a strong interest in engaging the community.

TYPE OF WORK THIS PERSON WILL DO

> Facilitate collaboratives, roundtables, and working groups focused on key issues such as ag viability, fire resilience, food systems, integrated pesticide management, and water stewardship. These groups may be at the state, regional, or local level.

> Develop creative process arcs that lead groups through a clear and consistent process over time to achieve a better understanding of themselves and each other within the system they are seeking to work on.

> Lead creative public engagement efforts including outreach, surveys, workshops, and planning around water and fire planning and infrastructure for stakeholders. Stakeholders include agriculture, public agencies, land managers and landowners, residents of rural communities, businesses, environmental organizations, and disadvantaged and environmental justice organizations

> Collaborate with team members to produce written products that synthesize group work, and Supervise and support the assigned AI staff in fulfilling their role on your projects.

> Support program and partnership development, and occasionally lead relevant fund development efforts

> Manage a team and budget to achieve program and contract goals

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PERCENTAGE OF TIME

> Serve as Project Lead and Senior Facilitator, with duties including design, facilitation (virtual, in groups, with the public, and spanning from one day to multiple years), client, contract, and team management; and development of written products that reflect group agreements, research, and actions. (75% of work)

> Participate in learning organization goals, including strategic advising, offering, and training on models of engagement, methodology, and content, and seeking to develop your own skills and your teamwork with other team members. (15% of work)

> Support fund development, including writing about AI process approach and results achieved; Cultivating opportunities for grants, contracts, or other funding for the realization of the organization’s mission and writing contracts and MOUs for new projects. (10% of work)

Skills
REQUIREMENTS
> At least 5 years of professional experience as the lead facilitator for complex groups, projects, or initiatives. Significant experience or knowledge of facilitation, multi-stakeholder collaboration, public engagement.

> Experience may include work in not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, or the private sector.

Notes
DESIRED
> Bilingual Spanish-English with the ability to facilitate in both languages is very helpful.
> Experience working with under-represented communities



Contact Details
Name: Morgan Blake
Address: 101 Morris St. Ste 212
City: Sebastopol
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 95472
Country: United States
Ph: 7078236111
Email: hr@aginnovations.org