Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CRS Natural Resources Policy: Application Period Extended

Analyst in Natural Resources Policy

CRS has extended the application deadline for the Analyst in Natural Resources Policy, GS-11 until June 4, 2018.

Clinical Instructor: Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic

Clinical Instructor - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (relocates to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in late 2018)
(open until filled)
The Clinical Instructor will report to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Instructor will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local policy projects addressing the health, environmental, and economic impacts of our food system.
The Instructor’s work will entail, but is not limited to: Developing and leading the work on one or several FLPC projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work, managing relationships with clients and partners, and developing and implementing long-term strategic goals for the project; Supervising clinical students on projects and training these students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership; Assisting with development and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic; Delivering talks and trainings to food policy groups and government officials, and presenting on FLPC’s work at national conferences and events; Leading and supporting the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise; and, Helping to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the innovative food law and policy work conducted by FLPC. Performing other duties as assigned.
JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience. This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 5 years from the date of hire, subject to funding and departmental need.
For additional information and to apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/
Requisition # 45665BR : Clinical Instructor

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Auburn: Director of Strategy - Hunger Solutions Institute

Auburn University is seeking the next Director of Strategy and Policy for the Hunger Solutions Institute. Applications will close June 1.

For more information, please go to Director of Strategy / Policy on the Auburn Human Resources webpage.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Campaign Manager, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Campaign Manager

Food & Environment Program
Washington, DC Office

The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.
Within that mission, the Food and Environment (F&E) program is working towards our vision of a just, equitable, & sustainable food system, from farm to fork. The F&E Campaign Manager uses their knowledge of food and agriculture policy and coordinates the team’s outreach activities to successfully advocate for policy changes at the local to national levels. Responsible for contributing to the overall campaign strategy and setting priorities to generate a successful, high visibility, and high impact campaign for the F&E team. Works collaboratively to ensure good integration between advocacy, outreach, analytic, and media activities. Monitors and assesses changing conditions and adjusts tactics and priorities accordingly.

  • Lead strategic outreach to advance the F&E program’s goals
    • Develop overall campaign strategy, set priorities, establish metrics, and implement systems to generate a successful, high visibility, and high impact campaign.
    • Analyze opportunities, develop measurable goals and strategies, build target lists, and develop and execute tactics for advocating with the public and decision-makers.
    • Lead efforts to organize, mobilize, and energize our members and experts. Ensure our engagement strategy prioritizes outreach to experts from diverse backgrounds.
  • Manage internal coordination and staff activities
    • Ensure all campaign elements are coordinated to ensure successful outcomes.
    • Track metrics regarding success of outreach efforts to demonstrate the campaign’s impact.
  • Coordinate outreach activities with other UCS programs and departments
    • Plan and lead outreach to, relationship building with, and organization of stakeholders including farmers, scientists, and grassroots/community groups.
    • Manage relationships with allies and represent F&E with allies and coalitions and at public events and conferences.
  • Maintain knowledge of science and policy issues and of outreach methods.
    • Maintain and update working knowledge of food and agriculture science and policy and the associated racial equity and social justice issues and implications.
    • Stay informed about national policy developments and implementation of federal rules as well as new organizing tools and methods to influence national policy.
More information at: USC Jobs webpage

Saturday, May 5, 2018

IDFA Counsel - Washington, DC

International Dairy Foods Association

Director, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel

Position responsibilities are split between regulatory and legal activities.  Position advocates for the dairy industry on a variety of regulatory and legal issues including environmental, worker safety, sustainability, organic, food defense, food safety, and GE labeling issues. Position requires understanding, explaining and resolving complex issues involving diverse state/federal regulations and policies that directly impact the food and dairy industries. The most critical aspect of the position is to help members understand what is required of them so that they can be in compliance with the numerous rules and regulations that impact their businesses on a daily basis. Position reports to the Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.

For Job Responsibilities and Job Requirements see IDFA job posting.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Animals & the Law: Student Writing Competition

Not an employment opportunity, but may be of interest: 

The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Student Writing Competition.  The deadline for submission is July 12, 2018. 
The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association’s members and the public about non-human, animal‑related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system.  This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law.  This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law. 
Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law.  All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law.  The winners will be chosen in accordance with the competition rules.  The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement.  The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement.  The third place winner will receive a certificate of achievement. 

Topic:             Any topic on Animal Law.
Eligibility:     To be eligible for consideration, the submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full time or part time) in an ABA-accredited law school.  Students expecting to receive their degree in 2018 are eligible for consideration.  The submission must be written by one and only one student, i.e., papers jointly written by more than one student or that have been subjected to line editing by professors or advisors shall not be considered.  No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered.  We will only accept one submission per entrant.
Deadline:       Papers must be emailed no later than July 12, 2018.
Criteria:        Written submissions will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization.  All essays must also meet the following criteria:
Length:         Type written, double spaced, no less than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes.  Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font.
Format:        Email to Kimberly Francis, NYSBA Staff Liaison no later than July 12, 2018, at kfrancis@nysba.org

Cover Page:   Entrants must submit a cover page indicating the entrant’s name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.  All other references to identifying information, such as name, law school, and contact information should be deleted or redacted from the body of the submission.
Prizes Awarded:        1st place:         $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
2nd place:        $500 and a certificate of achievement
3rd place:         Certificate of recognition
The Committee also reserves the right to offer the winners (and other entrants), in the Committee’s discretion, the opportunity to publish his/her paper in the Committee’s Laws & Paws publication.  Offers to publish are purely within the discretion of the Committee and the Committee in no way guarantees entrant’s the opportunity for publication.  By participating in the Student Writing Competition, entrants agree to permit publication by the Committee. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Corporate Counsel, New Orleans

Corporate Counsel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Newly created opportunity with agricultural-related company based in south Louisiana.   Ideal candidate will have experience in handling contracts for the purchase and sale of grain commodities; work with Divisional General Managers to address all legal issues that may arise in the ordinary course of business; oversee any arbitrations and litigation that may arise; assist in due diligence relative to acquisitions.  This is a wonderful opportunity for attorney with some related agriculture/farm law experience who would like to work with a reputable, growing company.   Please forward a resume to Darnell Shuart, Shuart & Associates Legal Search along with a salary history and availability to talk by telephone.  Darnell@shuart.com  www.shuart.com

Food Tank: Part time, Remote Fellowship

Food Tank Research & Writing Fellowship
Application Deadline: Position Open Until Filled
Start Date: May 21- May 28, 2018
Duration: 4 months with possible extension
Location: Remote
Position: Part-Time, Stipend

Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com) is one of the fastest growing nonprofit
organizations around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global
community for safe, healthy, and nourished eaters. We spotlight
socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity,
and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push
for food system change.

Research and Writing Fellowships with Food Tank present a unique and exciting
opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health,
nutrition, and environmental policy. We are looking for applicants with
experience in and a commitment to food justice, food
policy, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture.

Position Description:

With the mentorship and support of Food Tank staff, Research and Writing
Fellows will hone their skills assisting in a wide variety of projects

-Writing content for FoodTank.com
-Interviewing food system leaders and experts
-Research and content development to meet deliverables for grants/projects
with partner organizations
-Collecting, organizing, and managing web content
-Data entry and management
-Assisting with partner and member outreach
-Event management and coordination
-Building social media and web presence
-Developing articles for major blogs, newspapers, websites, and magazines
-Research and fact-checking various nonprofit materials

The ideal candidate will have:

-Master's Degree reflecting interest and knowledge of food and agricultural
issues and/or sustainable development or equivalent experience
-Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social
media, and website design. Work in media and communication fields is a plus
-Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting
on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications
-Experience writing policy briefs, op-eds, and press releases a plus
-Experience working in a remote position
-Ability to self-manage
-Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and deadlines in a fast-paced work
-Attention to detail and creativity
-Event management, marketing, and customer service skills
-Experience with WordPress, Active Campaign, and Asana
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive programs

To apply, please send the following documents in one PDF attachment to McKenna
Hayes (mckenna@foodtank.com) with “Food Tank Research & Writing Fellow” in the
subject line.
1.Resume and cover letter. We are looking for a thoughtful cover letter that
displays your writing style
2.Two writing samples
3.Two references

Due to the volume of applicants we receive, we will contact only those persons
selected for an interview. A stipend is available for this position. Please
note, all applicants much be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law still has openings for Fall 2018 enrollment, for on-campus and for distance participation. 

Full time on-campus students study in Fayetteville for 14 weeks in the Fall (August 15 - November 30) and 14 weeks in the Spring (January 14 - April 26). They are eligible for Graduate Assistantships that provide a full tuition waiver and a small monthly stipend. While most GAs have already been awarded, a few awards may still be available.

Distance students enrolled in the LL.M. Program attend either full or part time, and most are able to earn their degree while working full time.  They can attend some classes virtually from their home or office computers, participating fully and in real-time. Other courses are online only, and they are always welcome to visit Fayetteville for  condensed courses. The fully integrated course of study allows students to move from on-campus to Distance participation seamlessly.  Tuition for distance students is capped at the low Arkansas in-state rate.

The LL.M. Program provides a full curriculum of courses designed specifically for advanced study in food and agriculture. Fall courses will include:

An Introduction to the Law of Food & Agriculture 
Introductory course that provides an overview of the legal and policy issues presented by the production of food and fiber, including a discussion of structural changes in agriculture, sustainability issues, and trends in consumer interest.

Food Law & Policy
An introduction to the network of laws that govern our food system. An overview of regulation by both the Food & Drug Administration and the USDA is provided. Policy considerations are discussed in light of current issues.

Agriculture & the Environment
Agriculture is increasingly criticized for its impact on the environment. This course examines the tensions between the need to produce food and fiber efficiently and concern for sustainability and the protection of natural resources.

Food, Farming & Sustainability (Survey of Agricultural Law)
This course provides a survey of the complex legal topics that make up the body of agricultural and food law focusing on current issues of significance.

Specialized Legal Research and Writing  
Legal writing skill development, including training in plain-English legal writing, electronic research training, and publication strategies. This course will assist students in planning to meet the LL.M. writing requirement.

The Right to Food
This course will provide an overview of the historical development of the right to food; evaluate the rights, obligations and responsibilities of rights-holders and duty-bearers of the right to food; and examine legal and non-legal mechanisms that are increasingly used to adjudicate the right to food.

Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Food/Ag Sector
The course explores the business-human rights nexus with a particular focus on the food and agricultural sector and on case studies from around the world. The course introduces students to the linkages between business and human rights from a variety of (legal, regulatory, and policy) perspectives.

Urban Agriculture Law & Policy
Study of the legal issues raised by the rising interest in urban agricultural activities.  Topics of study include land use and zoning issues, farmers market issues, and legal issues associated with community-sponsored agriculture.

Agricultural Policy & the Federal Budget
Study of the impact of the Office of Management and Budget and the cost scoring system on federal agricultural policy making in Washington, D.C.  Current farm policy issues are discussed within the context of budgetary constraints and pressures.

Introduction to Agricultural Income Taxation                 
This course provides a basic overview of federal income tax law as applied to agricultural operations.

Independent Research in Agricultural & Food Law
Independent research in agricultural and food law conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. 

Advanced Legal Research & Writing
Research in a specialized area of agricultural or food law and development of a paper that demonstrates rigorous legal analysis and quality legal writing. This course is typically taken during a candidate’s final semester.

Practicum in Advocacy
Experiential learning opportunity involving practice, regulatory, or policy work in agricultural or food law under the supervision of an experienced professional and the Director of the LL.M Program.

Corporate Externship in Food Industry
Research in a specialized area of agricultural or food law and development of a paper that demonstrates rigorous legal analysis and quality legal writing. This course is typically taken during a candidate’s final semester.