Hiring: Technical Program Manager

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.

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


·       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


·       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 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

Interested Candidates should submit letter of interest, salary requirements, and resume to 


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