Friday, September 19, 2014

Director of Expansion; Food Recovery Network

Director of Expansion Job Description

Founded in September 2011, Food Recovery Network (FRN) unites students to fight food waste and hunger by recovering the unsold surplus food from their colleges and donating it to hungry Americans. Featured on MSNBC, VH1, The New York Times, Upworthy and other publications, FRN is taking the nation by storm and has become America’s largest student movement against hunger. Made up of nearly 100 colleges and universities, FRN has already recovered over 435,000 pounds of food and is rapidly expanding. By May 2015, FRN aims to grow to 150 campuses nationwide and increase the amount it has recovered to 610,000 pounds of food.

FRN’s Expansion Department works one-on-one with students to start strong, effective Food Recovery Network chapters. It works closely with the Member Support Department, which is responsible for maintaining and building the capacity of our chapters over time. FRN is looking for a highly capable and motivated Director of Expansion to lead the growth of our national movement.

Commitment and Benefits: The position will require approximately 40 hours of work per week at the FRN National Office in College Park, MD near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Our preferred start date is October 27, 2014. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include five full weeks (25 days) of paid time off, approximately 13 days paid holidays, and a stipend of $150 per month to help cover transportation costs. Additionally, this experience heavily emphasizes professional development opportunities, including frequent workshops, public speaking, media and networking opportunities and access to an esteemed network of advisors.

  • Lead and manage the three Expansion Fellows that make up the Expansion Team 

    •     Hire and train Expansion fellows 

    •     Ensure these fellows are properly coaching students through starting FRN chapters

    •    Supervise the fellows in their additional projects such as researching and reaching out to form    partnerships with national student organizations

    •    Encourage and implement suggestions for continually improving the expansion process

    •    Establish a strong working relationship with the fellows, leading in a communicative and humble manner

    •    Provide support to the fellows in their planning of fun and community service activities

  • Personally coach 10-20 students at any given time through the process of starting FRN chapters

  • Create and update resources and databases for the National Team and FRN chapters

  • Represent FRN in meetings with key national partners such as food service providers, the EPA, and local partners

  • Present at special events, and represent FRN in media opportunities

  • Collaborate with the Director of Member Support to ensure continuity and collaboration across departments

  •  Provide general programmatic and research help to Executive Director

  • Assist Executive Director and Director of Member Support in hiring decisions of non-expansion employees

At least one year post college work experience
Strong experience with Google Docs, Gmail and MS Office Suite
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience with service projects and demonstrated on campus leadership
Organized and able to deliver in a dynamic, fun, and results-oriented environment

Experience working with food justice issues
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat and Illustrator Software
Demonstrated ability to rally and support others to join a cause or organization
Previous experience with a national student-focused non-profit or start-up
Experience managing others in a nonprofit setting

If interested, please send a brief cover letter, resume and two professional references to Executive Director Ben Simon at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The very latest applications will be accepted is Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Agricultural Loan Officer - (AVP / VP Level) Farm Credit West - Visalia, California Area

Job description

  • Evaluate and analyze commercial and real estate loan applications and recommend loan approvals and denials. 
  • Responsible for exercising credit risk assessment and management on loans within area of responsibility.
  • Conduct/complete complex credit analyses.
  • Establish loan structure and terms, conditions and covenants, and collateral requirements consistent with the credit request and associated risks.  Sets clear expectations with the customer. 
  • Mentor and assist lower-level credit officers with complex loan applications as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain a significant professional presence throughout the assigned territory.
  • Material participation in business development activities, originate new loans, pursue new credit relationships, and maintain/expand existing customer relations. 

Desired Skills and Experience

Position requires bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness, business administration, or equivalent, plus at least five years related agricultural lending experience.  Possess a broad knowledge of credit and financing alternatives and the ability to analyze all components on standard and complex credits.  General to intermediate knowledge of the Farm Credit System. Advanced customer service skills. Proven track record of successful delivery within a team environment under demanding time lines. Advanced organizational, interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.

We   are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive   consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,   national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other   characteristic protected by law.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

US AID Attorney Advisor - Washington, D.C.

Job Title:Attorney Advisor
Agency:U.S. Agency for International Development
Job Announcement Number:2014-GC-05-BAT


$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year


Friday, September 5, 2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014




Full-time - Two-year term-limited appointment




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC 


Applications will be accepted from United States Citizens.






The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) implements the U.S. Government's economic and humanitarian foreign assistance programs.

This is a USAID Office of the General Counsel (GC) position for a dynamic and versatile attorney to provide legal support to the USAID Bureau for Food Security (BFS), which leads the U.S. Feed the Future initiative (FTF), the U.S. Government's Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. The attorney will work under the supervision of the lead attorney for the Bureau for Food Security, within a division of GC staff attorneys.


  • Occasional Travel
  • USAID is an international organization and some travel may be required in the United States and abroad.


  • No


  • Background Security Investigation
  • Random Drug Test for illegal drug use
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Specialized Experience and Education
  • Local and/or International Travel may be required


The attorney will provide legal advice and guidance to BFS and to other USAID attorneys in Washington, D.C. and abroad relating to the functions and work of BFS and FTF, including but not limited to U.S. foreign assistance law, regulations and policy and international law matters including: complex U.S. interagency relationships and legal restrictions relating to agricultural development and procurement, grants and cooperative agreements, contracts, public-private partnerships, and interagency agreements; fiscal and budgetary matters; legislation and legislative strategy; environmental law; and other federal and international law matters. The attorney will also be expected to develop further practice in specialized legal areas of concern to BFS and FTF, including intellectual property. (See “Qualifications” below)


You must have excellent writing and speaking skills.
Graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or foreign equivalent) and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.Applicants must have four years of legal experience, of which at least two years should be specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has provided the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully. Experience with Federal contracts, grants and cooperative agreements, foreign assistance legislation, and doing business in developing countries would be valuable. Experience is often gained by working within the field of this job or a field that is closely related. 
Of particular further value would be legal experience or related expertise in one or more of the following areas:

-- U.S. and international intellectual property development, licensing, access, management and operations, particularly in the fields of agricultural research, agricultural development, agribusiness and the biosciences;

-- genetic engineering and biosafety, particularly in agricultural contexts;

-- international treaties and conventions relating to plant genetic resources and biodiversity; and

-- agricultural research, agricultural development, agribusiness, nutrition and the biosciences in general.
Consult the USAJOBS posting for additional information:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Contract Attorney, FDA Research

3E Company in Bethesda, MD is currently seeking a contract attorney for a month-long project on FDA regulation research. This is a direct hire, and the interviews will be conducted starting Sep. 2, 2014.

The work involves analysis of 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 131 to 169 relating to food ingredient requirements and assisting database entry of legal requirements.


* Starting: Week of September 8th, 2014

* Hours: 40 hours per week

* Pay rate: $35/hour (No OT)

* Location: Bethesda, MD (Bethesda metro - red line)

* Expected duration: Approximately 1 Month

* Requirements: Candidate must be available to work for one month with no significant scheduling conflicts; Must be a licensed attorney with active/good standing status in at least one state. Knowledge of FDA food regulation is a plus.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in being considered for this project, please send a copy of your resume in PDF format to and place "FDA Consultant" in the subject line.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Experienced Environmental Lawyer - Wisconsin

The Forest County Potawatomi Community’s Attorney General Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is seeking an experienced environmental attorney with eight or more years of relevant experience. Candidates should possess a broad range of experience in tribal, federal and state environmental laws, as well as experience in energy-related projects.

Qualified candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Wisconsin. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to Deputy Attorney General Jo Swamp via U.S. Mail (Forest County Potawatomi Community, 313 North 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233) or E-Mail (

Friday, August 8, 2014

USDA Office of the Inspector General - Attorney Advisor

Direct link to the job announcement at
Job Title:Attorney - Advisor
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:MP-14-1156476-ALR


$75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Top Secret




Our work affects Every American...
OIG exists as a statutorily created independent and objective unit within USDA, the purpose of which is to conduct audits and investigations; provide leadership and coordination to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and prevent fraud in USDA's programs and operations; and keep the Secretary and the Congress informed as to deficiencies in such programs and operations. USDA's mission is to provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. OIG provides oversight of USDA’s programs and operations.
This position is located in the Legal Staff, Immediate Office of Inspector General (OIG), which is responsible for providing OIG management and staff with legal advice, counsel, and representation in order for OIG to to carry out its statutory responsibilities under the Inspector General Act, regarding overseeing USDA’s programs and operations. The position functions as an Attorney, rendering legal opinions and policy advice on broad criminal, civil, and administrative law issues and areas (e.g. the IG Act as amended, criminal procedure and asset forfeiture, appropriations law, federal ethics requirements) as well as assisting in representing OIG in individual cases (e.g. defensive litigation, subpoena enforcement actions, and personnel or employment litigation in various fora). The incumbent participates in developing OIG policy and procedural guidance governing a range of legal issues and practices, incorporating significant developments in law and legislation, including recent court decisions. The incumbent also provides legal analysis, advice, and counsel to OIG officials concerning sometimes complex, controversial, or sensitive problems or matters in connection with OIG operations.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society are pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide.

The area of food law and policy continues to grow rapidly, with more employment opportunities for lawyers being created each year. This third edition of the Food Law and Policy Career Guide includes new information on opportunities at universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, law firms, consulting firms, as well as a list of food listservs that educate, promote discussion, and provide information on job opportunities in the field.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Attorney, Farm Credit Council, Normal, IL Central office

Job Description:

This position reduces legal and compliance risk by providing legal counsel to the Executive Leadership Team and association staff.

Loan Transactions

•Facilitates loan transactions by responding to novel credit concerns, transaction structures, or other circumstances

•Decides, after balancing legal risk, whether or not to close a loan transaction

•Drafts, reviews, and negotiates loan documents and other contracts with the advice of the Compliance Officer

•Determines loan eligibility by deciding whether or not a transaction is within the association’s legal authority

Legal Matters

•Advises the Executive Leadership Team, the Board of Directors, and association staff on legal, compliance, and litigation matters

•Identifies legal changes affecting the association’s business or operations

•Responds to legal changes by drafting new policies and procedures

•Responds to routine litigation matters, subpoena requests, or other legal proceedings

•Interprets association policies and procedures

•Writes legal opinions

Real Estate Assets

•Manages the purchase, sale, and lease of the association’s real estate assets

•Determines the terms of the purchase or sale and title insurance policies

•Negotiates and drafts the necessary closing documents

Job Requirements: 
Minimum Qualifications

•Juris Doctor

•3 years related experience

•Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job 

Required Knowledge and Skills •Skill in using Microsoft technologies including e‐mail, word and spreadsheet processing

•Expertise in the areas of lending law, real estate law, and the Uniform Commercial Code

•Skill in lending market practices

•Skill in litigation response and management and contract drafting

•Oral and written communication skills, sufficient to discuss a variety of job-related topics, and to effectively communicate complex topics to a variety of audiences

View the full job description here.

USDA Office of General Counsel - Attorney Advisor - Little Rock, Arkansas

Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Office of the General Counsel
Job Announcement Number:AG-OGC-2014-0226-DE


$57,982.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to Wednesday, August 6, 2014




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Little Rock, AR View Map


US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. 


Q - Nonsensitive




USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and services to all agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture in administering USDA programs and activities within the defined geographic area.
This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Kansas City, Missouri Central Region, Little Rock, Arkansas Branch Office.
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