Saturday, November 21, 2015

College of the Atlantic: Faculty Position in Food & Sustainable Agriculture Systems

College of the Atlantic
Faculty Position Available in Food & Sustainable Agriculture Systems
Published November 14, 2015
Apply by December 15, 2015

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year that prepare students to explore social, cultural, political, ecological, and economic implications of food systems within the broad-based transdisciplinary curriculum of the College.

These courses should utilize a range of methodological approaches in the subject areas of sustainable agriculture, food systems, farm and food policy, and the political ecology of local and global food systems. Other topical areas of interest are: food justice, agrarian studies, rural-urban food security, and the emerging field of aquaculture.

Candidates must have a terminal degree and/or significant equivalent professional experience. The field of academic specialization is open. We encourage applicants from across the sciences, social sciences and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions and on farms, with farmers. Our two organic farms ( provide both formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities for our students. The successful candidate must have a track record of excellent teaching, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels, the ability to teach across disciplines, and the capacity to engage students in projects both on and off campus. Advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance and service are part of the responsibilities of faculty membership.

COA is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty – where theory is tied to practice. Faculty are not organized via departments and all students design their own major in Human Ecology (BA, MPhil).  The average class size is 13. Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three relevant course descriptions in a single PDF file to by December 15, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full-time faculty appointments are unranked and salaries are calculated according to earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

This is an endowed faculty chair.  College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer.  Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance COA’s ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Agricultural Mediation Program Coordinator, State of Maryland

Maryland Department of Agriculture Marketing Services is currently recruiting for a permanent position:

Agricultural Mediation Program Coordinator (Administrator II) Job # 15-002587-0039, Closing date 12/2/15.

Interested candidates can view the job announcement and apply via this link Agricultural Mediation Program Coordinator . Information on state jobs and benefits can be found on the Department of Budget & Management website at

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Legal Aid - Nebraska Farm & Ranch Project

Legal Aid of Nebraska is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Farm & Ranch Project.  Must have law degree and eligible to practice law in Nebraska, have familiarity with issues facing underserved rural residents, agricultural communities, and/or food production more generally and have a demonstrated interest or experience in advancing goal of equal justice for all.  See the full announcement and contact information at :  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston is hiring at the associate professor and full professor level in (1) food industry marketing and management and (2) food policy implementation and evaluation, among others. Applicants may include researchers in business, economics, psychology, and law, as well as public health and nutrition. The Friedman School brings together biomedical, social, behavioral, public health, economics, and food systems scientists to conduct work that improves the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world.

Food Industry Marketing and Management


Food Policy Implementation and Evaluation


Other open searches at the Friedman School

Friday, November 6, 2015

Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Progressive Maine Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree seeks an experienced and proactive legislative assistant to handle her sustainable agriculture legislative portfolio and other legislative issues in her Washington D.C. office. Congresswoman Pingree is a national leader on local food and sustainable agriculture issues and the ideal candidate should have strong connections in these issue areas. Excellent writing and analytical skills, a proven record of generating and advancing legislative ideas, and a demonstrated ability to work with other offices and committees to advance the member’s agenda are important. Experience on Capitol Hill either in a Member office/committee or as an outside advocate is desired. The legislative assistant will be responsible for developing initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor statements, and representing the Member in meetings and working closely with the district staff on outreach opportunities.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Position will begin January 2016.

Government Affairs Associate, The Organic Trade Association

The Organic Trade Association is proud to be the voice of the $39B U.S. organic industry on Capitol Hill, and we’re looking for a Government Affairs Associate to join our high-functioning policy team. Are you motivated by legislative analysis, coalition building, Congressional outreach, and advocacy work? Are you excited about working in the fastest growing sector of food and agriculture? The Government Affairs Associate will assist in development of policy strategy through legislative engagement. If you have experience in grassroots or legislative advocacy and are a strong analyst, writer and communicator, we would like to learn more about your experience and interests.

To learn more, see the full job description.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

Friday, October 30, 2015

Counsel, CropLife America, Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Junior to mid-level legal position. Counsel is responsible for providing a variety of complex legal services to the organization. Duties include legal research, analysis, drafting, and presentation (oral and written).

Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure:
Juris Doctorate required.
Admitted to practice before the bar of any State or the District of Columbia required.
2-5 years of previous legal experience preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Perform complex legal research and analysis in the areas of environmental, administrative, corporate and nonprofit law.
  • Draft, with limited assistance, legal memoranda, presentations, committee minutes, white papers, media releases and comments to proposed regulatory actions.
  • Assist General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel with corporate governance.
  • Monitor and analyze administrative, corporate and environmental regulatory requirements and assist General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel in planning and implementing strategies to ensure continued legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Plan for and participate in meetings and assist in providing legal counsel and committee support to the Board of Directors, Strategic Oversight Council and various issue management teams.
  • Support CLA staff in the development of research and public policy presentations.
View the full posting and apply here

Monday, October 19, 2015

Legislative Analyst: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Job Title:Legislative Analyst
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:150224


$76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year


Monday, October 19, 2015 to Monday, November 9, 2015




Open - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC


U.S. citizens






The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Analyst to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). The Office of Congressional Information and Publishing is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

Drawing on his/her knowledge of the Federal legislative process as well as knowledge of specific subject fields (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.), the Legislative Analyst will: analyze newly-introduced and amended Federal legislation to determine the legislation's meaning, intent, and impact on existing law; prepare official digests and other summaries and abstracts of Federal legislation; communicate and collaborate with the CRS research community to ensure integration of legislative analysis and research products; and consult with congressional staff and committees to resolve questions regarding legislative intent and/or errors or omissions in legislative drafting; combine expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of new methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information to create and maintain innovative products and services; and analyze gaps in the congressional information services, evaluate new options, and make recommendations. The Legislative Analyst performs this work in an online environment.
For more information, go to USAJOBS or follow this link -

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Nat'L Sustainable Ag Coalition - Paid Internships in DC

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Policy Intern and a Grassroots Intern for Winter/Spring 2016, beginning in early January 2016 and ending in mid May 2016.  These positions are paid, full time, and located in NSAC's DC office on Capitol Hill.

NSAC is the leading advocacy organization for federal policy that supports sustainable agriculture and food systems.  We work towards the vision of creating a safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply produced by a legion of diverse family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while sustaining the environment and contributing to the strength of their communities.  NSAC's collaborative work environment offers a unique career opportunity to advance federal sustainable agriculture policy as a part of a dedicated and effective team.

Full descriptions and application instructions for both internships are available here

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Blue Apron Attorney Position in New York, NY

at Blue Apron
New York, NY Headquarters
Blue Apron is seeking a bright, energetic, business-minded and self-motivated attorney with 5-7 years of proven experience in food regulatory and compliance matters, product claim substantiation analysis for labels, advertising and other promotional materials, and drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, gained at a leading law firm and in-house (ideally at a food manufacturer or similar CPG company with an ecommerce presence) to join its growing Legal team; IP experience a plus. In this position, the successful candidate will interface with members of the company’s executive and business teams to manage the company’s regulatory affairs and assist in the execution of a broad range of compliance, marketing and commercial initiatives.

This position reports directly to the General Counsel and Secretary and is based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Soho.

For more information, visit the Blue Apron website.

Monday, September 28, 2015

NSAC Policy Specialist Position in Washington, D.C.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC is currently seeking a Policy Specialist for our Marketing, Food Systems, and Rural Development portfolio. This position is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. The Policy Specialist, one of six Policy Specialists at NSAC, reports to NSAC’s Policy Director.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Urban Agriculture Specialist, Baltimore, MD


Title: Agent

Functional Title: Agent (Urban Agriculture Specialist)

Position Number: 103415

Category Status: Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track, Full-Time

Unit:  AGNR-UME-Baltimore City (Statewide responsibilities, to specifically include: Baltimore City, Annapolis and the urban counties of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s)

 Location: 6615 Reisterstown Road • Suite 201 • Baltimore, MD 21215 (Home Office)


The Urban Agriculture Educator is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension educational programs for Maryland urban and suburban communities and residents. Specifically, this position will provide leadership and delivery of educational programming related to urban agriculture and food systems including production, harvesting, packaging, marketing, food safety, and other sustainability issues. The Educator will facilitate partnerships with local and state agencies, elected officials, communities, landowners, residents, industry and environmental groups in developing economic urban farming opportunities while protecting, as well as advocating for a science-based and responsible approach to handling the state’s natural resources.


•          Identify urban agriculture and food system needs, issues, and opportunities of communities in Maryland, specifically Baltimore City, Annapolis and the urban counties of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s.

•          Teach targeted audiences new urban farming practices, procedures, techniques and skills that will ultimately result in positive behavioral and/or practice change over time.

•          Provide expertise and support for sustainable urban agricultural practices in field and greenhouse operations throughout Maryland.

•          Serve as a Core Member on the Agriculture and Food Systems Focus Team, working collaboratively with UME Action Teams to identify and develop statewide priorities and signature programs, as well as how and where they need to be implemented across the state

•          Establish a subject matter expertise in urban agriculture and lead appropriate applied and problem-solving research in that area.

•          Interpret and disseminate the latest research findings in the fields relevant to the position utilizing publications and state of the art education and communication techniques.


•          Ph.D. in agricultural or horticultural sciences or related field of studies.

•          Background in area of agriculture and natural resource economics, agriculture production and technologies, and basic business and marketing.

•          Possess knowledge of sustainable farming practices that includes: integrated pest management (IPM), high tunnel and greenhouse production, plasticulture systems, soil fertility, irrigation, and the harvesting and handling of safe produce under GAP protocol.

•          Demonstrated leadership and management abilities with evidence of being able to work well with volunteers and diverse clientele.

•          Personal transportation and valid driver’s license. Must be willing to travel throughout the state of Maryland as needed.
•          Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming and management.

•          Flexible work schedule required for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities as determined by clientele availability and needs.

•          Evidence of excellent teaching & communication skills.

•          The successful candidate is required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and the FBI.


•          Extension or similar work experience.

•          Experience working with volunteers and diverse audiences in all socioeconomic levels.

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Base $58,450 The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.


All candidates must apply online at A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current (signed) resume or Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.

Closing Date:  September 30, 2015 or until an acceptable candidate is identified.

Agricultural Law Attorney Position, Bismarck, ND

Baumstark Braaten Law Partners, an established agricultural law firm in Bismarck, North Dakota is seeking to hire a new agricultural law attorney.  Contact the firm directly for more information.

In addition, members of the firm will be at the American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference, October 22-23 in Charleston, South Carolina and would be available for interviews during the conference.

Derrick Braaten
Baumstark Braaten Law Partners
109 North 4th Street, Suite 100
Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-221-2911
Fax:  701-221-5842

Friday, September 11, 2015

Food Systems Professor, The Evergreen State College

Faculty Position in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Justice

This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2016/17 academic year.

The Evergreen State College seeks a broadly trained social scientist or historian with expertise in sustainable food systems and food justice. Applicants must be able to teach topics related to food sovereignty and food security through the lens of food/agricultural policy, economics and history. In addition, the successful candidate must have experience in community food advocacy.

Faculty at Evergreen are expected to teach undergraduates at all levels. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to developing interdisciplinary curricula with faculty colleagues and in helping undergraduates develop the capacity to link theory to practice. The preferred candidate would have experience in pursuing innovative teaching practices, as well as teaching diverse and under-represented populations. Evergreen's curricular structure facilitates project-based undergraduate research, as well as internships with public and private organizations, including local and state agencies and tribes. Candidates who will support and develop these opportunities in collaboration with the Center for Community Based Learning and Action are highly desirable.

For more information and to apply, visit the Evergreen State College website

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Assistant Attorney General: Missouri Ag & Environment Division

#01-150903-03: Assistant Attorney General
Company:  Office of the Attorney General
Posted Date: September 3, 2015

Job Description:

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking an attorney to serve in its Agriculture and Environment Division in Jefferson City.

The division enforces the state’s environmental laws, assuring that Missouri’s citizens are free from the impact of dangerous water pollution and air pollution and illegal hazardous waste.

Attorneys also work to protect and enhance agriculture and protect our food supply.

Attorneys appear in court and administrative proceedings.

This position presents excellent opportunities for significant courtroom experience, including trials and contempt proceedings.

Candidates should have excellent writing skills and a strong commitment to public service, and be licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Contact Information: Apply online or send resume to:

Missouri Attorney General's Office
 P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Expiration Date: November 3, 2015
- See more at:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Corporate Associate - Mid-Level (Restaurant, Food & Beverage); Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking an associate to join its Business & Tax group, with a focus on the firm’s nationally-recognized restaurant and food & beverage industry practices. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and other business transactions, commercial contracts and general corporate law. Finance experience, including private securities offerings, or franchise experience is desirable. Candidates should have strong substantive skills, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others, and an interest in working with exceptional restaurant and food & beverage clients. Practical work experience in the industry a plus.

In addition to Portland, Oregon, where the leaders of the restaurant and food & beverage teams reside, strong candidates will be considered for other DWT offices as well, including Seattle, San Francisco and New York. 

View the full posting here.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Temporary- Manager, Product Labeling & Regulatory Reporting, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Position Description

Designs, implements, and manages dietary supplement and OTC pharmaceutical drug labeling compliance program for both Sam’s Club and Walmart private by ensuring product labels comply with federal, state, and local laws; and partnering with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance.

Tracks, investigates, and develops plans to address new labeling requirements and other regulatory changes relevant to H&W products by working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to review and determine legal requirements related to product safety & labeling compliance.

Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in dietary supplement product labeling and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.

Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.

This position would also be responsible for managing follow up to complaint investigations, drafting and tracking regulatory responses, as well as drafting business updates informing key stakeholders of emerging issues.

Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate would have training or experience in regulatory research and dietary supplement, OTC pharmaceutical, or food labeling. Experience in a third party consulting firm or regulatory agency is also valid. The candidate must have knowledge of federal and state food or OTC pharmaceutical labeling, research capabilities and be able to provide expert advice and guidance to both internal and external customers. This person must have effective communication and influence skills as well as excellent editing and writing skills. The individual must be highly organized, analytical, and an excellent problem solver. Research, communication, attention to details, and decision making are daily responsibilities. The candidate must be a self-starter, must be able to multi-task managing multiple projects, and have a high sense of urgency and integrity. 

View the full posting here.

Entry-Level Teaching Position: The University of South Dakota School of Law

Entry-Level Teaching Positions

The University of South Dakota School of Law may have one or some combination of tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, or contract lectureship positions.  The positions, if any, will be available the 2016-2017 academic year.  Areas of special interest are insurance, family law, agricultural law, the law of technology, civil procedure and skills courses related to civil procedure.  Other possibilities may perhaps include bar preparation or advanced writing courses. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia) by the time of the appointment.

Appointments for the tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service.  Appointments at the Lecturer (or Senior Lecturer) position are expected to carry at least the same teaching load as tenure-track appointments and engage in service activities that typically emphasize student organizations, co-curricular activities, extracurricular activities, and free-standing law school events.

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota.  Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA.

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.  Inquiries about the use of the website may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; by email at; or by telephone at 605-677-5393.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Agribusiness Counsel in Georgia

A dynamic and growing multi-state agribusiness wishes to hire an experienced Agribusiness Counsel to join its leadership team.  This is a new position.  The agribusiness is an operating subsidiary of a leading private asset manager which manages a multi-billion dollar global portfolio. Primary responsibilities will include providing pro-active counsel on a wide range of agribusiness-related commercial, operations, regulatory, operations and real estate matters. This is a great opportunity for a strategic and hands-on attorney interested in actively supporting a dynamic agribusiness.  This person will be officed near Valdosta, Georgia and will report to the senior manager of the agribusiness and a senior in-house counsel of the parent firm.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

•   Counsel and support agribusiness (land owner, tenant, employer, grower, supplier, processor, packer, importer) across a very broad range of transactions, including real estate / farm leasing, grower, packing and supplier agreements, equipment purchase and leasing agreements, shipping agreements, easements.
•   Provide counsel on natural resources, energy and environmental matters, including water, oil & gas, pesticides, energy.
•   Provide counsel on diverse federal, state and local regulatory matters core to the business and operations, including product labeling, marketing, advertising, packaging, transportation, food safety, and product recall.
•   Manage claims and litigation, including commercial disputes with tenants, customers, neighbors and vendors.
•   Proactively develop and implement legal management and reporting systems, such as contract management and claims management, to support the agribusiness and reduce legal and regulatory risk.
•   Review, draft, and negotiate other commercial agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, transportation contracts, consulting agreements, and engagement letters.
•   Work with outside counsel, asset managers, and members of the leadership team to address other legal, regulatory, and business issues.


•   Highest levels of professionalism, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
•   J.D. degree, with at least 10 years of diverse agribusiness experience. Admitted to practice law, preferably in Georgia or Florida.
•   Prior work at regionally or nationally recognized law firm; in-house experience with an agribusiness strongly preferred.
•   Broad agribusiness-related experience including several of the following areas: environmental, land use, natural resources, intellectual property, food safety, worker safety.
•   Familiarity with agribusiness regulatory compliance (e.g. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, Food Safety Modernization Act, Sanitary Food Transportation Act, Clean Water Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and state counterparts).
•   Enthusiastic and adaptable with a demonstrated ability to effectively incorporate legal and regulatory compliance into a dynamic operating business.
•   Demonstrated ability to assess and communicate risk and achieve positive client outcomes.
•   Actively participate as legal advisor in fast paced, multi-state business leadership team.
•   Consensus builder among diverse parties, including regulators.
•   “Think like an owner”
•   Interact effectively with internal and external contacts at all levels, including regulatory agency personnel, and customers.

Please direct resumes and/or questions to:
Millie Johnson

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wallace Center International: 6 Month Paid Internship

The Wallace Center is seeking an Intern, Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems in their office in
Arlington, VA.

The Wallace Center has been a key organization in fostering a more sustainable food and agricultural system in the U.S. since 1983. Today, the Wallace Center is focused on expanding and accelerating the expansion of sustainable and regional food systems throughout the U.S., with a vision for a healthy small and mid-size farm sector and regional food system the offers more good food—healthy, green, fair, affordable food—to more people. Wallace Center is achieving this through regional partnerships, developing new knowledge, building capacity and networking in order to “scale up” the good food value chain beyond the direct marketing realm to retail and institutional markets and other wholesale markets. Wallace Center is looking for an intern that will support the following program: The Wallace Center’s Strengthening Sustainable Farming and Food Hub Development project’s purpose is to support more sustainable agriculture and expand opportunities for small farmers by building the capacity of food hubs to be successful. The program’s specific objectives include: building food hubs’ capacity to overcome current challenges and position them for long-term success through technical assistance and a re-granting program; building small farm capacity and that of their food hub partners to increase and diversity production quantity and quality; and expanding the capacity of the National Good Food Network and its Food Hub Collaboration to assist food hubs and small farm and inform stakeholders of their status and impact.


This six month internship is focused on supporting the Strengthening Sustainable Farming and Food Hub Development initiative described above. The Intern will provide support for outreach activities including technical assistance provision, research, conferences, events, meetings, and communications. This position offers the successful candidate a diverse and meaningful experience in the area of food systems with a dynamic and leading organization in the field.

For more information, go to

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Food Safety & Nutrition Advocate; The Consumer Federation of America

The Consumer Federation of America seeks an experienced advocate to lead its work on food safety and nutrition. Responsibilities include organizing a major food policy conference and managing the Safe Food Coalition. Please address inquiries and applications to Rachel Weintraub at View the full posting here.

Food Access Planner, City of Seattle

The City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability & Environment is hiring a Food Access Planner. This position will manage the Fresh  Bucks Farmers Market incentive program and oversee all elements of the federal Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant across King County. This is a fantastic
opportunity for someone with a commitment to improving health, fighting poverty, and strengthening the local food system for everyone in our communities. With that goal in mind, we're looking for skilled, experienced candidates with a passion for this work - please spread the word!

The full job description is available at or (search for jobs posted to Office of Sustainability & Environment).

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Organic Policy Coordinator Position Description - North Carolina

Organic Policy Coordinator Position Description

The Organic Policy Coordinator is a full-time (40 hours/week) position with
the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA), based in CFSA’s Pittsboro,
NC office. The Organic Policy Coordinator works as part of the Policy Team to
advocate for the interests of family-scale organic farmers with national and
state regulators. This is a 15-month, grant funded position.

About CFSA

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a member based 501(c)3 non-
profit organization that helps people grow and eat local, organic food by
advocating for fair farm and food policies, building the systems that organic
family farms need to thrive, and educating communities about local, organic
farming. We support sustainable farming that is good for consumers, good for
farmers and farm workers, and good for the land.

Job Summary

The Organic Policy Coordinator position is a full-time, salaried position. In
collaboration with the Policy Director, the Organic Policy Coordinator will
research and advocate for organic integrity and spearhead efforts to promote
the interests of family-scale organic farmers with national and state
regulators.  The Organic Policy Coordinator will identify and implement
strategies and tactics to prevent dilution of the organic standards and ensure
that consumers’ expectations of the standards—environmental stewardship,
family-scale farming, fair labor practices, high animal welfare standards,
zero tolerance for GMOs, freedom from chemical residues, and wholesomeness—are

Job Responsibilities

1. Research (40%)

•       Conduct research and draft comments on National Organic Standards
Board (NOSB) issues.
•       Research and draft legislative and regulatory proposals to mitigate
negative impact of federal and state law on organic agriculture in the
•       Research and draft state and federal legislative and regulatory
proposals to promote organic agriculture in the Carolinas and family-scale
organic farms and food businesses.
•       Research and draft educational materials to help organic farms and
food businesses understand laws and regulations.
•       Meet with CFSA member organic farmers and food businesses to solicit
their input and understand the impact of agricultural policies on their

2. Advocacy (55%)

•       Attend and represent the interests of CFSA at meetings of the NOSB,
the National Organic Coalition (NOC), and other agencies.
•       Assist the Policy Team to develop and implement state- and federal-
level advocacy campaigns on issues impacting the integrity of the USDA Organic
label, including support for environmental stewardship, family-scale farming,
fair labor practices, high animal welfare standards, zero tolerance for GMOs,
and freedom from chemical residues.
•       Assist the Policy Team to develop and implement state- and federal-
level advocacy campaigns related to the impacts of Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMOs) on the environment, crop seed supplies, farmers, and public
•       Develop relationships with NOSB members, NOP staff, and other USDA
officials responsible for organics.
•       Serve as an ombudsman to organic certification agencies for CFSA
member farms and businesses.
•       Lead organic stakeholder advisory committees to the state departments
of agriculture in NC and SC.
•       Represent the interests of organic agriculture with state regulatory
•       Advocate for research needs of the organic sector with land grant
universities in NC and SC.
•       Undertake other advocacy activities related to organic agriculture, as

3. Communications and Administrative Support (5%)

•       Seek opportunities to raise the visibility of CFSA and organic
agriculture policy efforts (e.g. tabling, speaking engagements, or
collaborative programming with other organizations).

Position Requirements

•       A JD or Master’s Degree in Public Policy or other relevant field of
study, or a BA or BS degree in a relevant field of study and 10 years of
relevant work experience.
•       Strong commitment to the values embodied in CFSA’s mission and
•       Strong analytic skills, including ability to identify systemic
problems and develop innovative solutions.
•       Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•       Exceptional organizational skills and time management ability, with
proven ability to multitask, and consistently meet or exceed deadlines and
•       Proven ability to work well within a team, and with individuals, both
internal and external, from diverse backgrounds.
•       Must be self-directed, attentive to details and enthusiastic.
•       Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with an
ability to prioritize, negotiate with, and work with a variety of internal and
external stakeholders.
•       A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced
environment; ability to concurrently work on strategic issues and operational
Personal qualities of integrity, accountability, credibility, and dedication
to sustainable agriculture and the mission of CFSA

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

•       Familiarity with the National Organic Program and agriculture in
•       Experience with the development of public policy at the state or
federal level.

Salary range is between $36,000-$45,000 DOE for this position, with generous
vacation and retirement benefits, as well as a monthly fringe benefit to
support the purchase of health insurance.

CFSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women
and people of color. To apply, submit a resume, list of professional
references and a cover letter explaining why you want to work to promote
local, organic agriculture to with “Organic
Policy Coordinator” in the subject line.  You will receive electronic
confirmation of your email submission.  No calls, please.

Applications are due by August 24, 2015.  The anticipated start date is
October 5, 2015.

Michigan State University Institute for Food Laws & Regulations: Two positions open

The Michigan State University (MSU) Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) is accepting applications for two new positions:  Food Law Academic Specialist (Teaching) and a Research Fellow in Global Food Law.

The Academic Specialist will teach an undergraduate course in United States food law, assist with online food law courses, and provide support for food science laboratory coursework.

The Research Fellow will organize and implement the Global Food Law Summer Seminar, complete at least one mentored research project, assist in other projects supporting IFLR and the Master Program in Global Food Law. Both positions are full-time, annual year positions.

For the full position descriptions and to apply, visit the MSU Applicant Web page.  For the Research Fellow position, search for job #1077. For the Food Law Academic Specialist (Teaching) position, search for job #1676.

Questions about the application process should be directed to Mary Anne Verleger at (517) 355-8295 or

For questions about the positions, please contact Neal Fortin, IFLR Director, E-mail:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Feeding America San Diego: Chief Executive Officer

"Feeding America San Diego is seeking an experienced and inspirational Chief Executive Officer to lead this impactful and growing nonprofit that feeds 59,000 hungry children, seniors and families each week."

For more information, consult the Job Announcement posted on the Feed America San Diego website.

Texas A&M Faculty: Agricultural and Food Law Opportunity

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to expand its academic program and its strong commitment to scholarship by hiring multiple exceptional faculty candidates for tenure-track or tenured positions, with rank dependent on qualifications and experience.  Candidates must have a J.D. degree or its equivalent.  Preference will be given to those with demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and strong classroom teaching skills.  Successful candidates will be expected to teach and engage in research and service.  While the law school welcomes applications in all subject areas, it particularly invites applications from:

1)      Candidates who are interested in building synergies with Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, with an emphasis on scholars engaged in international business law who focus on cross-border transactions, trade, and economic law (finance, investments, dispute resolution, etc.);

2)      Candidates who are interested in building synergies with the broad mission of Texas A&M University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, which include but are not limited to scholars engaged in agricultural law (including regulatory issues surrounding agriculture), rural law, community development law, food law, ecosystem sciences, and forensic evidence; and

3)      Visionary leaders in experiential education interested in guiding our existing Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic (with concentrations in both trademarks and patents), Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Family Law and Benefits Clinic, Employment Mediation Clinic, Wills & Estates Clinic, Innocence Clinic, Externship Program, Equal Justice/Pro Bono Program, and Advocacy Program, with a particular emphasis on candidates who may have an interest in participating in our Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic or developing an Immigration Law Clinic.

Texas A&M University is a tier one research institution and American Association of Universities member.  The university consists of 16 colleges and schools that collectively rank among the top 20 higher education institutions nationwide in terms of research and development expenditures.  As part of its commitment to continue building on its tradition of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service, Texas A&M acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August of 2013.  Since that time, the law school has embarked on a program of investment that increased its entering class credentials and financial aid budgets, while shrinking the class size; hired eleven new faculty members, including nine prominent lateral hires; improved its physical facility; and substantially increased its career services, admissions, and student services staff.

Texas A&M School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the country.  The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living, a strong economy, and access to world-class museums, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the university’s academic community. Applicants should email a résumé and cover letter indicating research and teaching interests to Professor Timothy Mulvaney, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at  Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor Mulvaney at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fulbright Grant Opportunities for Legal Studies Abroad

Fulbright Grant Opportunities for Legal Studies Abroad

With over 80 Fulbright Scholar awards available in countries around the globe for U.S. law professors, researchers and professionals, now is the time to refresh your thinking and learn about law in a context other than that of the U.S.

The Fulbright Scholar Program now offers more short-term options to teach and/or research than ever before, including Fulbright Flex, an award feature that provides grants for multiple, short-term segments over the course of one to three years.

Watch our informational webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in Law Around the World to learn more about the program from the perspective of a Fulbright legal scholar alumnus. Receive virtual guidance and application support from one of our experienced grant officers by registering for a Virtual Advising session this Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:00am – 12:00pm EST.

Open to both academics and professionals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Click here to read the full eligibility guidelines.

How to Apply
Check out our website to learn more about some of Fulbright’s highlighted law awards and to read samples of successfully funded projects. Application Guidelines and Review Criteria are also available.

Click here to start your application today! The deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year is August 3, 2015.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit

Monday, June 22, 2015

Food Safety & Nutrition Advocate, Consumer Federation of America


Food Safety and Nutrition

The Consumer Federation of America seeks an experienced advocate to lead its work on food safety and nutrition. Responsibilities include organizing a major food policy conference and managing the Safe Food Coalition. Please address inquiries and applications to Chris Waldrop at

Monday, May 11, 2015

Associate Director of Distance Education Programs, Texas A&M University

The Associate Director of Distance Education Programs is responsible for administering the day to day operations of the online graduate programs. The Associate Director will be involved in close interaction with students and adjuncts from around the world on a daily basis, and will assist the Director with developing strategy sessions, timely implementation of ideas, constant improvement and assessment of the program, communication with students about curricular needs, career objectives, as well as addressing administrative needs, such as registration for and enrollment in courses.

For more information and to apply, visit the Texas A&M Job Path site.