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CEFS is currently seeking volunteers to help with hands-on farm work at the Small Farm Unit. Download a volunteer application form here (.doc) or (.pdf).

Employment Opportunities


CEFS Administrative Assistant


Anticipated Hiring Range




Work Schedule


30-40/hrs per week. Nights and weekends required (1-2/month).


Job City & State


Raleigh, NC


Essential Job Duties

This position offers work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). This position will support the general work of CEFS as well as the specific programs North Carolina Growing Together (NCGT), Farm to Fork Initiative, and NC Choices.

Job Responsibilities include management of various projects at once and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and the general public through phone, email and social media. Management of several large listserves will be a daily task. Data entry, administrative duties, and materials management are weekly key tasks. This position is also responsible for CEFS social media updates, listserv updates and generating some in house marketing materials. Event planning assistance and logistics for all the CEFS events will be a large component of this position. 

This position will work under the guidance of the CEFS Business Manager. Assignments will often be delivered remotely from agents in the field via email and candidate will need to prioritize based on upcoming deadlines. Superior organization and time management skills are necessary. Attention to detail, excellent follow-through, ability to think on your feet, and communicate effectively are vital to success in this position. Candidate must be able to hit the ground running, and be ready to jump into a busy team. for more information on CEFS.

Hours will begin around 20/week during training and move towards 40/week as candidate increases responsibilities and summer/fall events begin.


Minimum Experience/Education

BS or courses towards a BS in Communication, Business Administration, Marketing, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Agroecology, Agriculture or related field preferred.


Departmental Required Skills

The position requires excellent communication, follow up skills, time management and computer and database management skills. Candidate must have an interest in sustainable agriculture.

The position requires a valid NC Drivers license. It will require travel to various events throughout NC. Candidate must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand or sit for extended periods of time.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

This position requires a well rounded individual with excellent communication skills. Highly motivated entry level candidates will be considered for this position. Experience in busy office setting is preferred, as well as experience in an agriculture related field. Candidate must be extremely reliable and excellent team player in this fast paces environment. An excellent work ethic and genuine interest in work of CEFS is required.


To Apply

Apply online at You will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and three references.



NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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