Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CRS: Research Manager, Natural Resources / Washington, D.C.

Research Manager, Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section

CRS has extended the application deadline for the Research Manager, Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section, GS-15 until August 28, 2017.

Food Hub Director: Hmong American Farmers Assoc. / St. Paul, MN

TITLE:                                Food Hub Director

LOCATION:                        Saint Paul, MN & Vermillion Township, MN

COMPENSATION:             $40,000-$58,000 Plus Very Generous Benefits Package

SUPERVISOR:                   Executive Director

The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) is a membership based, social
justice minded nonprofit organization that works with Hmong American farmers
in the Twin Cities and the surrounding metropolitan area. The mission of the
organization is to advance the economic, social and cultural prosperity of
these farmers and their families. Many Hmong farmers face numerous obstacles
to farming, including lack of access to land, capital, training and
alternative markets besides the farmers’ markets. Through cooperative farming,
education and advocacy, HAFA works with Hmong farmers to create a path to
wealth creation, not just income generation. HAFA was started by and is led by
Hmong American farmers and uses an organizing approach to do its work.

HAFA is hiring a Food Hub Director to lead HAFA’s Alternative Markets Program.
The Food Hub Director will report to the Executive Director and supervise
junior staff in the Alternative Markets Program. The position will also draft,
develop and manage an enterprise budget; develop and manage relationships with
institutional partners and launch and grow the volunteer program. The position
will be stationed half of the year at the Lafond office in Saint Paul and the
other half at the HAFA Farm, a 155 acre incubator and research vegetable farm
located in Vermillion Township, Minnesota just 20 minutes outside of Saint
Paul.

The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, organized, and outgoing with
excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. The candidate
must also be willing to perform physical labor and work outside or in the
fields. He or she must be detail oriented, mature, possess good judgment and
be willing to work hard and long hours. HAFA operates in a fast paced manner
and the ideal candidate must be able to solve problems quickly, work alongside
other senior and junior staff members, while working independently and under
tight deadlines. Because the Alternative Markets Program is critical for
farmers’ annual earnings, the ideal candidate must also possess good
interpersonal cultural skills and be committed to excellent, high quality
work. He or she must have experience with farming, food or community
development work and be knowledgeable of Microsoft and other office farm
related software programs such as Farmigo, Veggie Compass, Local Harvest,
Delivery Biz Pro etc.. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Ability
to fluently speak Hmong and familiarity with Hmong culture and customs is
critical. HAFA is especially interested in candidates who have worked on farms
or in farmers markets and with diverse communities.

Responsibilities
•       Develop, sustain and grow HAFA’s Alternative Markets Program and
specifically the Food Hub operation;
•       Hire, terminate and supervise staff and seasonal workers associated
with the program;
•       Develop and monitor the budget of the AMP program and the food hub and
monitor all the financing associated with the Food Hub;
•       Manage and lead annual audits and mock recalls related to the program;
•       Support HAFA’s development staff and executive team in the raising of
funds to support the program and Food Hub;
•       Monitor and collect relevant data for reporting and evaluation
purposes;
•       Develop, secure and maintain relationships with all the AMP
stakeholders including buyers, farmers, customers and organizational allies;
•       Work in the packing shed and provide aggregation and distribution
services on behalf of Hmong farmers to consumer through the HAFA CSA, as well
as to retail, commercial and institutional buyers, e.g., hospitals, schools,
grocery stores, buying clubs, etc.;
•       Manage HAFA online purchasing portal;
•       Supervise the operations, logistics and quality assurance sides of the
Food Hub;
•       Supervise dry & cold food storage operations and food safety
procedures;
•       Develop and supervise newsletters & other marketing materials for
buyers and producers;
•       Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns;
•       Support and monitor farmers’ learnings  on food safety trainings and
all proper licenses and food safety procedures;
•       Evaluate and write reports showcasing program effectiveness.

Requirements
•       A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work
independently and as a team player;
•       Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail as
they manage multiple tasks/projects;
•       Experience in managing and creating relationships with multiple
partners, patrons, and members;
•       Entrepreneurial energy, high level of initiative, positive, “can-do”
attitude, flexibility, and teamwork;
•       Excellent verbal, written, communication and customer service skills;
•       Ability to develop, implement, nurture and evaluate projects;
•       Skills in web management and other computer & online programs;
•       Passion for building the capacity and wealth of Hmong farmers and
their family members;
•       A Food Hub Management Certification is highly recommended.


If interested, please send your resume, a writing sample and a cover letter
to: Mat Krisetya at info@hmongfarmers.com. Please put “Food Hub Director” in
the Subject Line.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Opportunities Involving Animal Welfare Law

Dear Law Professionals,

Register for the Animal Law Conference


From the Animal Legal Defense Fund: 

Join ALDF at the Animal Law Conference in Portland, Oregon on October 13-15, 2017! The Animal Law Conference gives attorneys, law students, professors, and activists from around the world a place to share ideas, knowledge, and practical skills about advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The Conference is co-presented by ALDF, the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, and the Lewis & Clark SALDF.
Webinar Event

Join the Pennsylvania Bar Association Animal Law Committee for its Animal Law Conference on August 17, 2017. Attend in-person in Philadelphia or online. Topics include wildlife, lobbying, criminal anti-cruelty laws, and ethics. For questions, please contact the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at info@pbi.org.

We’re Hiring! 

ALDF Litigation Program Administrator


ALDF Graphic Designer

ALDF Communications Associate

ALDF Development Officer – Major Gifts – Eastern Region


ALDF Development Administrative Assistant

ALDF Director of Finance

Employment Opportunities

There are several other great job opportunities posted on our website including:

Animal Equality General Counsel

Change.org Animal Campaigns and Membership Specialist

Best,

Tom Linney, J.D.
Pro Bono Program Director
Animal Law Program
Animal Legal Defense Fund
aldf.org

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Analyst in Agricultural Policy, Library of Congress

Overview

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Agriculture and Food Supply Section in the Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking an Analyst in Agricultural Policy. The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on agricultural trade policy. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the economics, history, trends, and current status of agricultural policy with an emphasis on agricultural trade, trade agreements, and export promotion and credit programs, as well as international frameworks governing agricultural trade and associated legislative, economic, and regulatory issues and interrelationships with other key agricultural policy areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with agricultural policy issues with an emphasis on agricultural trade, trade agreements, and export promotion and credit programs. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Duties

Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge to support congressional decision making.

Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.

Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.

Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

To view the full posting and to apply, visit the USAJOBS site.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NEW YORK STATE DEPUTY DIRECTOR, American Farmland Trust

NEW YORK STATE DEPUTY DIRECTOR
American Farmland Trust
Saratoga Springs, NY

American Farmland Trust is the largest national organization dedicated to saving the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.  AFT works from 'kitchen tables to Congress' - tailoring solutions that are effective for farmers and communities and can be magnified for greater impact.  Since our founding, AFT has helped protect more than 5 million acres of farmland and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.

The position of New York State Deputy Director offers an exciting opportunity to help shape and carry out the strategic agenda of a growing, forward-looking conservation organization. The Deputy Director will work with AFT staff, consultants and external partners to provide strategic leadership and management for American Farmland Trust's programs in New York.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Deputy Director will be based in the organization's New York State Office in Saratoga Springs and expected to travel throughout the state.  Primary responsibilities will include:

Programs:
*Works with the State Director and other AFT staff to develop and lead programs to advance AFT's mission - including Protecting Farmland, Promoting Sound Farming Practices and Keeping Farmers on the Land.
*Provides primary leadership for AFT's programs to aid beginning farmers in securing access to land, and transferring farms to the next generation in the Hudson Valley and other regions of New York.
*Builds and manages relationships with external stakeholders including agriculture, food and public health, environment, economic development and other constituencies.
*Promotes AFT and the organization's work through diverse communication's strategies; in coordination with Regional and National Staff.

Fundraising:
*Plays a leadership role in fundraising for AFT in New York including coordination with National Staff regarding individual and institutional fundraising strategy, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
*Fosters an impactful role and meaningful relationship with AFT's New York Council in advancing the organization's mission;

Management and Administration:
*Works with National Staff to coordinate the achievement of stated outcomes in alignment with national strategic goals and outcomes.
*Supervises and supports a diverse team of AFT staff and consultants;
*Manages project budgets, financial statements and reports;
*Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
The New York State Deputy Director must be outgoing and energetic and have direct professional experience working with diverse constituencies, such as farmers, landowners, public officials, agricultural, public health, economic development and conservation organizations, academic institutions and land trusts.  The individual must have knowledge of farmland conservation, access and transfer methods, local food economy development, and/or natural resources conservation techniques, preferably as applied within New York.  In particular, skills and experience in programs aimed at bringing a new generation of farmers on to the land will be highly important.

The Deputy Director must be entrepreneurial, self-motivated, a good people manager and appropriately out-going.  The successful candidate will have work experience in developing program concepts as well as creating and executing effective fundraising strategies.  Excellent communication skills (public presentation, phone, writing, partner relations) and creativity are essential.  Facility with the Microsoft Office is required - additional computer skills preferred.

*A BA or BS degree and a minimum of 7 years of related work experience in public policy, planning, agriculture, land conservation or natural resource planning.  Or, 5 years of related work experience with an advanced degree in one or more of the disciplines noted.
*Understanding of effective fundraising with individual and institutional funding partners.
*Previous experience with supervising staff and consultants, including from remote locations, is beneficial.
*Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating projects and budgets.
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
*Demonstrated experience with public policy initiatives is preferred.

Compensation:
American Farmland Trust pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size, and offers meaningful vacation, medical, retirement and other benefits.

To apply, send letter, salary requirements, and resume to Tammey Holtby at tholtby@farmland.org  No phone calls please.

American Farmland Trust is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.

https://www.farmland.org/careers/new-york-state-deputy-director


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Associate Director, Programs; The Food Group / Minnesota Food Association

The Food Group / Minnesota Food Association is now hiring!

The Food Group (TFG) is a local nonprofit focused on advancing healthy food
access. Established in 1976, they provide nutritious food and support services
to over 240 hunger relief partners and food distribution locations.

In April 2017, Minnesota Food Association/Big River Farms (MFA) became a
program of TFG. By combining two important components of the food system that
have mostly been separate, this partnership is on the cutting edge of
community work. Our newly joined efforts will focus on breaking down the
barriers that exist for sustainable farmers to grow good food locally while
also fighting the barriers that exist to getting good food to those who need
it most.

The Associate Director, Programs is a full time, salaried position. This
position is responsible for ensuring Minnesota Food Association’s (MFA)
programs have the ability to create a sustainable food system, develop
commercially viable farmers, and leading The Food Group’s Micro Farm in New
Hope, gleaning and all other produce programming.  Read the full description,
and how to apply, here.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=FoodGroup&jobId=55587&lang=en_US&source=CC3

People of Color and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Food
Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted until July 17th, 2017.

Questions, contact Anita Berg at aberg@thefoodgroupmn.org

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Opportunity for the Recognition of Outstanding Student Research

Opportunity for the Recognition of Outstanding Student Research by applying for the Thomas Marchione Award


Honoring the seminal academic and humanitarian work of Thomas J. Marchione, this award is given to an MA, MS or Ph.D. student whose active engagement in food security and food sovereignty issues continues and expands Dr. Marchione’s efforts toward food justice, food access, and food as a human right. The award can be in recognition of exemplary work completed or in progress, or for proposed work in the field of food as a human right and the social justice aspects of food systems.
Ideally, the recipient will be working towards, in Dr. Marchione’s words, “the best and more sustainable approaches to fulfill the right to food.” There will be one annual award of $750 (this will include a 1 year student membership to the American Anthropological Association and the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition). The award may be for proposed or in-process research or a research prize for completed work.

Eligibility: Open to Masters and Doctoral level students who will have completed their coursework and research proposal by the time of the annual American Anthropological Association meeting in the discipline of anthropology or allied fields (e.g. sociology, food studies, nutrition, etc.). Students already engaged in relevant research, action or advocacy may apply in acknowledgement of their accomplishments. Proposals must be focused on migrant and/or refugee communities in the United States or on developing world countries.

For more details on the award requirements, please go to the website of the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition: https://foodanthro.com/thomas-marchione-award/

DEADLINE: JULY 14, 2017

Submit your application to Amy Trubek via email at atrubek@uvm.edu.






 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Senior Associate in Policy for the Safe Food Project, Pew Charitable Trusts



Project Overview Pew's Safe Food Project seeks to modernize and strengthen federal government oversight of meat and poultry safety in order to better protect public health and undertake additional initiatives to reduce foodborne illness. Position Overview The Senior Associate, based in Pew's Washington, D.C., office, will inform and influence public policy by providing research and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This will include expanding subject matter expertise in food safety law and policy, in particular oversight of meat and poultry as well as law and policy related to public health; participating in the execution of the project's research and outreach goals; drafting legislative language and supporting materials concerning safety oversight of meat and poultry production and assisting with convening meetings and stakeholder communications.

Reporting to the Project Director, the Senior Associate will also work with Pew colleagues in communications, research, government relations, human resources, and other areas. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
Under the direction of the Project Director and guidance of other staff, contribute to policy advocacy and outreach efforts:

- Play a major role in developing strategies to modernize safety oversight of meat and poultry and in participating in the project's activities related to the coalition advocating for meat and poultry modernization legislation.
- Assist in planning, organizing, and coordinating in-person and online convenings of advocacy groups, policy makers and other key audiences, including meetings hosted or sponsored by Pew and briefings on Capitol Hill.
- Collaborate with the communications and government relations teams to generate materials and presentations for outreach to the media, policymakers, and key stakeholders related to food safety and ensure that materials are timely, accurate, and relevant.
- Communicate with and cultivate relationships between Pew and key stakeholders, including scientific and medical professional societies; state and federal legislative, regulatory, and public health officials and policy makers; agricultural producers; food retailers; advocacy groups; members of the public; and other domestic and international stakeholders. Under the direction of the Project Director and guidance of others:
- Expand on an already-existing knowledge of issues related to food safety law and policy, particularly as it relates to meat and poultry.
- Proactively identify, monitor and influence the positions of key stakeholders and thought leaders on meat and poultry safety issues. Under the direction of the Project Director and guidance of other staff, contribute to research and publication efforts:
- Define and research key policy issues related to oversight of meat and poultry production and to public health that will support the project's legislative and/or policy goals.
- Draft documents related to project and, review and edit reports and other documents from staff, consultants and/or stakeholders.
- Contribute to and participate in broader Trusts-related projects and activities as requested.
- A bachelor's degree in a research or policy-related discipline required. Professional or advanced degree in law, public policy, or research-related field preferred.
- Minimum of four years directly related professional experience in public policy or research.
- Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
- Knowledge of animal agriculture and food safety laws and policies.
- Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including a proven ability to comprehend scientific research, synthesize large amounts of scientific information, identify themes, and present the information to an informed general audience.
- Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue, as well as to identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives.
- Excellent oral and written skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts and issues in a clear, effective manner for policy and general audiences.
- Demonstrated project- and time-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.
- Ability to work professionally and collegiality within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.

Compensation and Benefits As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and complete benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.
Travel This position is expected to include occasional overnight travel for meetings and conferences. The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

For more information and to apply, visit the Pew Charitable Trust website

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Extension Assistant Professor, NC State University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences



The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track Extension Assistant Professor position in the area of Agricultural Law. The effort split for the position will be 70% Extension and 30% Academic.

The position will develop an extension program that will include publishing through a wide variety of media including peer reviewed publications, factsheets, and web-based materials in the area of Agricultural Law. Presentations to a wide variety of audiences on a broad range of timely agricultural law topics will be a vital component of the extension program. It will also include providing training for professionals including county extension faculty, attorneys, appraisers, and certified foresters. It will also include, but not limited to, county and other programs on topics that include agritourism, voluntary agricultural district programs, conservation, estate planning, transition of farm businesses, energy Issues, business organizational structures, food safety, farm land preservation, liability management, farm labor, and environmental compliance. It is expected that the program will include working with the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina State government agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to become a state, national, and internationally recognized expert and leader in the Agricultural Law.

The teaching component of the position includes instructing two undergraduate courses per year. The classes could include agricultural law, environmental law, or other courses on an as needed basis. There is also opportunity to teach distance education overload. Performance will be assessed along several dimensions: the success of the extension program; effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and service to the department, college, university and scholarly organizations. Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across academic units is a plus.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups. The department will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To view the full posting and to apply, visit the NC State University Human Resources Website

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Analyst in Environmental Policy, Library of Congress

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy with a focus on environmental policy and science related to air quality and emissions control. Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of that grade.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 4748.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE PERSON(S) SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.




View the full posting and apply via the USA Jobs website.

Policy Director (interim, potential to become permanent), National Family Farm Coalition



Policy Director (interim, potential to become permanent); National Family Farm Coalition

Location: Washington, D.C.

Organizational Description
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) unites and strengthens the work of its diverse grassroots member organizations to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, fishermen and workers; safe and healthy food for all; and economically and environmentally sound rural communities. Founded in 1987, NFFC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed to fair prices and equitable access to credit, USDA programs and other essential resources for all, including minority, producers.

Job Description

NFFC seeks a determined, committed and creative individual as Interim Policy Director to bring the concerns of NFFC member organizations to Capitol Hill and the Administration and to track family farm-related legislation, including the next Farm Bill. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of farm policy (or closely related issue) and Capitol Hill advocacy, as well as enthusiasm for and expertise in building membership capacity and alliances working for fair federal policies.

Position will be based at the NFFC office in Washington, DC; periodic travel is required.
                                                                                      
Primary Job Functions

Advocate for a strong family farm and rural agenda in Washington, DC:

Support member organizations’ priorities on federal farm and fishery policy through direct and grassroots advocacy to Congress and federal agencies;

Facilitate training and travel for Coalition members making lobby visits to DC;

Coordinate and/or conduct research and analysis on the implications of federal legislation and budget appropriations on family farmers and fishermen;

Maintain regular communications with Coalition staff, membership and key allies, including actions and responses around policy advocacy;

Develop and maintain relationships with key allies and public officials.

Experience and Knowledge

3-5 years of public policy, legislative, communications, and/or grassroots organizing, including work with rural communities and in Washington, DC;

Existing relationships with key players at the federal level in family farm/fisheries, food and trade policies;

Demonstrated commitment to racial, social and economic justice with significant experience working with persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and personalities;

Coordinating and nurturing geographically dispersed and culturally diverse coalitions, including leadership development;

Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

Professional attitude, strong ethics and willingness to learn and grow;

Social media platforms and MS Office (or similar) software.                             

Salary and Benefits

This is a nine-month interim position with the potential to become permanent. Compensation is commensurate with experience; please submit salary requirements. A competitive benefits package is included.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, class, national origin, family status, age, disability, marital status, ancestry, veteran status, or sexual orientation. 

Contact Information

Interested parties should send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references to familyfarmcoalition@gmail.com  at their earliest convenience.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Senior Manager II, Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Corporate

This is a Senior Manager II role in Corporate Affairs. The role involves being a subject matter expert in sustainability, requiring an ability to understand complex sustainability science and emerging issues and make thoughtful judgments for the company. This role involves managing external relationships with suppliers and NGOs, being an consultant for the business teams on more sustainable products and supply chains and being a strong corporate affairs athlete in supporting communications and stakeholder relationships on behalf of the company. The portfolio of work with focus on leading our company strategy to more sustainably source key commodities. It will also support the sustainability program in our global produce business, including produce specs, local sourcing, small holder sourcing, pesticides, etc.


To view the full posting and to apply, visit the Walmart careers website.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Program Officer, Wallace Center, Winrock International



POSITION TITLE: Program Officer, Wallace Center

LOCATION: Arlington, VA

GROUP: Agriculture & Enterprise

UNIT: Wallace Center

REPORTS TO: Programs Director, Wallace Center

DESIRED START DATE: April 2017 (exact dates flexible)

 BACKGROUND:

The Wallace Center at Winrock International is a national leader in sustainable and equitable food systems development that supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment, and the economy. To achieve this vision, the Center builds and strengthens linkages in the emerging chain of businesses and civic efforts focused on making good food—healthy, green, fair, and affordable food—an everyday reality in every community. The Wallace Center is a unit within the Enterprise and Agriculture Group of Winrock International and works across the United States on national level initiatives as well as regionally in partnership with other organizations.

Through the Pasture Project, the Wallace Center at Winrock International is addressing barriers to and developing solutions for water and soil quality issues in the upper Mississippi River Watershed with particular emphasis on adaptive rotational grazing and multi-species cover cropping. Grass-based production strategies can offer farmer’s economic benefits while simultaneously reducing the impact of agriculture on water and soil quality.

The Wallace Center helps farmers use effective and profitable approaches to improve conservation on working lands by integrating pasture and intensive rotational grazing into farm operations. Engaged throughout the Upper Mississippi River Basin, we focus direct technical assistance in watersheds that are conservation priorities. Geographically our activity is focused in WI, MN, IA, IL and IN working with regional organizations and farmers developing a comprehensive path to conservation-minded farming. Our path to change integrates tried and true approaches to technical assistance with designed to address pressing needs.

Together, these approaches form a comprehensive client-centered approach that starts by building awareness of the combined economic and environmental impact of integrating livestock and follows through with peer to peer support and direct technical assistance. While we build a path for farmers, we also build the capacity of supporters at each step, helping ensure sustainability and scalability of these efforts. Wallace Center works regionally and nationally to reduce the barriers to raising grass-fed beef and increase the number of stakeholders supporting sustainable farm management.


To view the full posting and to apply, visit the Wallace Center website.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Clinical Director, Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center; Univ of Arizona

Clinical Director, Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center


Title:               Clinical Director, Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center
Department: Law Instruction (3603)
Location:  Main Campus


The University of Arizona College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) and the James E. Rogers College of Law have partnered to create the University of Arizona Natural Resource Users Law & Policy Center (NRULPC). The Center’s mandate is to support research, education, and outreach to the resource users community, and to establish a law clinic at the College of Law that will help to address the currently unmet legal needs of ranchers, farmers, the timber industry, miners, groups with common issues, and others whose business involves the use of natural resources and whose business often takes place on “working landscapes.”

With an Executive Director in place, the University now seeks applicants for a Clinical Director who will establish and manage a public interest law clinic for resource users at the College of Law. The clinic will offer College of Law and CALS students experiential learning opportunities by providing legal services and policy advice to resource users. The Clinical Director will work closely with the Executive Director in establishing and directing the clinic, with a “dotted-line” report to the Executive Director and the College of Law’s Director of Clinics, and a direct report to the College of Law’s Dean. This is a full-time fiscal year-to-year appointment, renewable up to two-years.

For more information, see the complete job posting and application information at https://uacareers.com/postings/17530

Contact information:  Cindy DeLancey
Executive Director, Natural Resource Users Law & Policy Center
cdelancey@email.arizona.edu


Monday, April 10, 2017

Intern, Community-Based Food Systems, Wallace Center at Winrock International

POSITION TITLE: Intern, Community-Based Food Systems

LOCATION: Little Rock, AR

UNIT: Wallace Center

GROUP: Enterprise & Agriculture Group

REPORTS TO: Program Officer, Community-Based Food Systems, Wallace Center

BACKGROUND:

The Wallace Center at Winrock International is a national leader in sustainable and equitable food systems development that supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment, and the economy. To achieve this vision, the Center builds and strengthens linkages in the emerging chain of organizations, businesses and civic efforts focused on making good food—healthy, green, fair, and affordable food—an everyday reality in every community. The Wallace Center is a unit within the Enterprise and Agriculture Group of Winrock

International and works across the United States on national level initiatives as well as regionally in partnership with other organizations. www.wallacecenter.org
Through its Community-Based Food Systems initiative area, the Wallace Center supports and builds the capacity of community-based organizations who are working to increase access to healthy, fresh, affordable, and fair food in vulnerable communities. To achieve this, the team designs targeted training and technical assistance to partner organizations delivered through a number of modalities, including webinars, conference calls, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, peer and expert site visits, group trainings, web resources, workshops, and one-on-one support. In 2017, the team will launch a new national Community of Practice (CoP) for food systems organizations to build capacity, foster linkages and relationships, share best practices and lessons learned, and solve challenges resulting in more viable local food systems and healthier communities. The Community-Based Food Systems team is also developing new projects in Arkansas, an area of work that is expected to grow in the coming years.
POSITION SUMMARY:
As part of the Community-Based Food Systems team, the Intern will play a key role in planning for and launching the new national Community of Practice (CoP) while providing day-to-day administrative support for existing programs. She/he will help design and implement an outreach and marketing campaign to recruit CoP participants, support the development of an interactive online learning platform and resource portal, and research and generate content for the Center’s trainings and technical assistance programs. The Intern will work with other members of the Wallace Center team in support of these projects as well as independently to achieve project and initiative goals.
This position offers the successful candidate a diverse and meaningful experience with a dynamic and leading organization in the field. While primarily office based, this position will offer the successful candidate a high level of engagement with critical issues and strategies in the expansion of sustainable and equitable food systems and with those leading this work across the US.
This full-time, paid, 6-month internship opportunity will begin Monday June 5, 2017.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with the design and implementation of a targeted marketing and outreach campaign to recruit and engage community-based organizations in the new CoP
  • Support the development of an interactive online learning platform and resource library
  • Research and collect relevant materials, resources, publications and tools/toolkits
  • Draft content for press releases, social media posts, blogs, and websites
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for technical assistance and training provision
  • Provide support at meetings, including coordinating schedules and taking notes
  • Other duties as assigned 
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Professor of Practice, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Tufts University's Friedman School is looking for a Professor of Practice (no PhD necessary) in Food Policy and Policy Implementation: 

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (http://nutrition.tufts.edu) at Tufts University (http://www.tufts.edu/) seeks candidates for a faculty position in the field of food policy and policy implementation for Professor of the Practice (PoP).  Appointments for Professor of the Practice are reserved for individuals whose outstanding expertise and contributions to the Friedman School are derived from the relevant professional experience, such as in government, non-governmental organizations, or business.  Candidates should ordinarily have a doctorate degree. Significant experience as a practitioner in government, advocacy, law, political science, public policy, business, economics, psychology, health sciences, industry or a closely related field is required.  Candidates for this position should have a strong advocacy, policy change, and public impact record in food and nutrition.

https://apply.interfolio.com/ 41322

The position is designed for a senior experienced high-profile person who does not necessarily have a Ph.D., but who does have useful policy or industry experience to share that would be of interest in research and teaching. The person is slated to be a leader in Friedman School initiatives to have a real-world "public impact."

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Director of Operations, Farm Fresh HQ, Kansas City

Fresh Farm HQ is hiring a Director of Operations!!  Come be part of a very exciting farmer owned business that is truly adding value to Kansas City's food system.  You have the opportunity to help our mission driven food hub thrive and grow. Applications are due April 17th! 

Brief Company Overview:  Fresh Farm HQ is a Cooperative Association owned and operated by farmers, which started operations in early 2016.  FFHQ is a mission driven organization that will strengthen the local food system by expanding opportunities for regional farmers wanting to scale-up and meet the demand for local nutritious food.  We aggregate and distribute locally produced vegetables, fruits, and proteins from producers, with a focus on small to medium size farms that are within a 150 mile radius of Kansas City, MO, and selling to wholesale outlets including corporations, institutions, grocers, and restaurants. (more info at www.freshfarmhq.com

The goals of Fresh Farm HQ are to: 
  • Provide an aggregation point for local producers, spurring increased production of locally-grown products.
  • Provide small to medium sized producers a market through which they can receive competitive prices.
  • Increase viability of local family farms through a cooperatively-managed and producer- owned food hub.
  • Enable corporations, grocery stores, restaurants, and regional institutions to consistently and reliably secure local food.
  • Support increased regional food security and healthy eating.

The Director of Operations will report directly to the Board of Directors President and have the following responsibilities:   
  • Run the Day to Day operation of Fresh Farm HQ
  • Be the main representative of Fresh Farm HQ in the regional buyer’s market
  • Marketing the business to farmer/producers
  • Marketing the business to buyers, (corporations, restaurants, grocery stores, and institutions such as hospitals and schools)
  • Coordinating sales and distribution along the chain from farmer to buyer.
  • Work closely with the board of directors to strategically plan for ongoing sales and operations.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board to allow the Board to make informed and timely decisions. 
  • Maintain a positive and visible presence in the community working closely with other professional, civic and community leaders and organizations.
  • Lead the development of strategic partnerships with community groups like After the Harvest

Position Info: 
  • Job Location:  Kansas City, with some regional travel required
  • Start Date:  End of April         
  • Wage: Negotiable
  • Hours:  Full-time, with a need for flexible scheduling

Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree with a preferred focus in food systems, value chain management, regional planning, or agriculture.  Experience can be substituted for education.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to complete tasks and implement programs Computer competency in the use of standard office software programs, internet programs and social media
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in local food sector
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Communicate the mission and vision of Fresh Farm HQ
  • Other duties as assigned
Apply by April 17th

Submit a cover letter and resume including at least 3 business references to:  info@freshfarmhq.com

Thanks for your interest,

Katie Nixon
FFHQ, Board of Directors Secretary