Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Executive Director, CropCircle Kitchen

CropCircle Kitchen seeks an Executive Director to lead our organization, Boston’s only non-profit food business incubator, through a period of dynamic growth and change.


The Organization and its History

Since 2009, CropCircle Kitchen (CCK) has operated greater Boston’s only non-profit shared-use
commercial kitchen and food business incubator. Our mission is to: promote entrepreneurship and small business development; create jobs with few barriers to entry; improve access to fresh, healthy food for low income families; and build infrastructure to strengthen the regional food economy. We operate two fully-equipped, shared-use commercial kitchen facilities, and provide licensed production space to startup and emerging wholesale and retail food businesses. We offer business technical assistance services, and operate a small-batch value-added food manufacturing and catering business. 

CropCircle Kitchen began in Jamaica Plain, taking over operations of the former Nuestra Culinary
Ventures, a shared kitchen and culinary business located at the Brewery Complex. The CCK team
substantially increased kitchen usage and doubled earned revenue, but also recognized the limitations
 of the JP space. In 2012, CCK entered into a partnership with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation to redevelop the former Pearl meat factory into a multi-tenant food production center. The facility opened in June 2014. CropCircle Kitchen is a part-owner, an anchor tenant, and a provider of a range of services at the property. 

CropCircle Kitchen is in a period of major growth. Staff has increased from 3 in 2013 to 7.5 today. We have launched new lines of business as well as educational and training programs. We have begun important partnerships with Jewish Vocational Services, Interise, Boston Public Market Association and others.

CCK aims to build a self-sustaining social enterprise that relies on multiple streams of earned revenue. We earn income from entrepreneur memberships and kitchen rental fees, and through our new smallbatch contract manufacturing, catering, and warehousing services. Staff culinary capabilities and experience allow CropCircle to move in these directions. 

Jen Faigel, a co-founder of CropCircle Kitchen and original Board Chair, has served as Interim Executive Director since April of 2014. She, together with the active Board of Directors, has raised significant capital for the organization. Jen will transition from the Executive Director role in 2015, and will provide support to the new Executive Director and CCK as requested. 

The Leadership Opportunity

The Executive Director will lead the effort to grow our dynamic organization, strengthen its financial
base, and diversify its business. Reporting to the Board of Directors, s/he will oversee all of CropCircle’s staff and programs. The Executive Director will supervise approximately 10 people, including 2-3 senior managers. S/he will manage a 2015 operating budget of around $1.1 million, ½ of which is expected to come from earned revenue, with the balance from fundraising.

The Executive Director will be expected to:

• Work with the Board to affirm and maintain a strategic direction for CCK’s growth and development that is consistent with the organizational mission

• Develop a business plan designed to reach the goal of being fully supported by earned revenue
within 24 months

• Oversee business growth efforts, with particular attention to new lines of value-added business

• Set strategic priorities and collaborate with senior staff to implement work plans that are consistent
with the strategic direction and business plan 

• Identify and pursue public and private funding sources for organizational operations

• Continue to recruit local users and collaborate with job training organizations to maximize employment opportunities for local residents

• Develop and maintain an operating budget and effective financial reporting systems 

• Build and sustain strong relationships with funders as well as political and community leaders who
support our mission

• Strengthen and oversee all aspects of our marketing, communications and branding, and 

• Design and oversee policies and procedures to implement and evaluate all programs, including
measuring and reporting on success to board, funders, and other constituents. 

Our Ideal Candidate

We seek a passionate and experienced leader to guide CropCircle Kitchen, and ensure our ongoing
growth and success as Boston’s leading nonprofit food business incubator and local food hub. 

Our ideal candidate will have: 

• An entrepreneurial, action-oriented, adaptable and innovative approach to business and social
enterprise 

• A passion for creating a local food hub that supports entrepreneurs, creates jobs, and builds
community access to healthy foods

• Experience leading a complex organization through growth and change

• Demonstrated marketing and fundraising skills, preferably in local food, small business development and/or employment 

• Success in organizational management, including developing and managing high performing,
collaborative staffing teams 

• Comfort and experience developing budgets, as well as overseeing financial management and
operations 

• Persuasive verbal and written communication skills, including use of social media

• Strong negotiation skills 

• Excellence in interpersonal relations and collaboration, with demonstrated success engaging a wide
range of stakeholders 

• Connections to Greater Boston networks in local food, economic development, and philanthropy
preferred 

• Knowledge of local food distribution systems, food permitting and food processing regulations a
plus

• At least seven years of leadership experience in a nonprofit or for profit setting, and

• An advanced degree in a related field or the equivalent in work experience.


CropCircle Kitchen offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 


Please submit a cover letter, detailing your salary requirements, and a resume to:

CCKExecutiveDirector@gmail.com. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. We aim to fill this position by spring of 2015. No phone calls or letters please. 

CCK is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and nationalities to submit their qualifications.

 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Summer Internship, Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking summer interns for its 2015 summer clinic semester in its Health Law and Policy Clinic and its Food Law and Policy Clinic.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will review applications starting in January 2015.

For questions about the summer internship program, please contact chlpi@law.harvard.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

The 2015 program will run from Tuesday, May 26th through Friday, July 31st for a minimum of 40 hours per week. We have some flexibility with regard to start and end dates as long as summer interns make at least an eight-week commitment.

This internship program is primarily for law students. However, in previous summers we have taken other graduate and undergraduate students who show a keen interest and relevant experience in the field.

Summer interns are unpaid. They are eligible for all public interest fellowships including law school summer public interest funding programs that may be available through their schools (these vary by school) and EJA. CHLPI program staff will support accepted candidates with whatever paperwork is needed from the sponsoring organization for these applications.

The CHLPI summer internship program takes place in the CHLPI office located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

Information about the Food Law and Policy Clinic:

The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) aims to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small and sustainable farmers and producers in breaking into new commercial food markets.

Summer interns in the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) have the unique opportunity to engage in action-based learning to gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing our current food system. Interns get hands-on experience conducting legal and policy research for individuals, community groups, and government agencies on a wide range of food law and policy issues, and are challenged to develop creative legal and policy solutions to pressing food issues, applying their knowledge from the law school classroom to real-world situations. Examples of project areas include providing policy guidance and advocacy trainings to state and local food policy councils, assessing how food safety regulations could be amended to increase economic opportunities for small local producers, recommending policies to increase access to healthy food for low-income communities, and identifying and breaking down legal barriers inhibiting small-scale and sustainable food production.

FLPC interns have the opportunity to practice a number of valuable skills, including legal research and writing, drafting legislation and regulations, commenting on agency actions, public speaking and trainings, and community organizing, among others. Interns also have the opportunity to travel to meet with clients; for example, FLPC travels to work in places like Mississippi, Tennessee, Navajo Nation, and La Paz, Bolivia.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants interested in either the Health Law or Food Law and Policy Clinic should submit the following materials to chlpi@law.harvard.edu. Please indicate in your email to which clinic you are applying. If you are interested in both clinics, please rank them in order of preference.

§ Resume
§ Cover Letter
§ Writing Sample
§ Name of Reference

Executive Director, FRESHFARM Markets

FRESHFARM Markets
Executive Director
Location: Washington DC

FRESHFARM Markets
The mission of FRESHFARM Markets is to provide vital economic opportunities
for local farmers and to educate the public about healthy, local food and
sustainable food systems. We accomplish this through our farmers markets and
related programs.

OUR FARMERS MARKETS

FRESHFARM Markets is the leading voice for farmers markets in the Washington,
DC, metropolitan region, and a national leader in the local-food movement. We
strive to build and strengthen the local-food movement in the Chesapeake Bay
region, using our farmers markets to create vibrant urban and community
places, providing economic opportunities for farmers and artisanal food
producers and showcasing our region's agricultural bounty. We aim to create a
sustainable urban-rural partnership that brings the blessings of healthy local
food to our communities and sustains the working landscapes that feed us.
FRESHFARM Markets, founded in 1997, operates 13 producer-only farmers markets
with more than 150 farmers and producers from five states. Our markets attract
more than 450,000 shoppers annually in DC, MD and VA.

OUR PROGRAMS

To ensure the future of farmland in our region and promote the growth of a
local, sustainable food system, it is essential to spread the word about
sustainable agriculture. With this in mind, FRESHFARM Markets runs five
outreach and educational programs: Chef at Market, FoodPrints, SNAP/Matching
Dollars, Gleaning and the Jean Wallace Douglas Farmer Fund. These programs
inform residents of the Chesapeake Bay region about the true cost of
conventionally produced food versus local, sustainable and organically grown
food. The programs make fresh, healthy food available to people of all income
levels, provide nutrition education to elementary school students, and engage
chefs and restaurateurs as partners and teachers.
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a current staff of 12 full and
12 part-time employees and an operating budget of over $1 million. More
information at www.freshfarmmarkets.org

THE OPPORTUNITY
FRESHFARM Markets is seeking an experienced, passionate, visionary,
articulate, strong, collaborative, strategic and organized leader to advance
our mission to strengthen the economic viability of our farmers and producers,
raise awareness and build partnerships in support of local, sustainable food
systems, and direct the organization in market and program development.
The Director is responsible for articulating the mission of FRESHFARM Markets,
formulating and implementing policies, managing staff and volunteers in the
development and operation of our markets and programs–shaping communications,
outreach and education activities, modeling desired organizational behavior
and driving financial, administrative and fundraising efforts.
The Executive Director will be joining a successful organization with
excellent prospects for growth in scope and influence, world-class markets, a
positive inclusive culture, and a committed and active Board of Directors.
The Executive Director position provides a platform for high visibility in the
local food movement and the opportunity to make a substantive impact on the
viability of farmers and producers who practice regional sustainable farming.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Promotes and advances FRESHFARM Markets’ mission and vision, and assures the
organization keeps pace with marketplace and regulatory developments

Keeps the Board abreast of material external factors that have the potential
to impact the organization, and works collaboratively with the Board in
development of strategic plans, policies, programs, and fundraising
initiatives

Ensures the organization is organized and staffed, workload and
responsibilities are appropriately delegated and effective systems,
technologies and controls are employed to achieve approved strategic
objectives

Directs the hiring, training, retention, performance appraisals, and
professional development of staff

Conducts regular staff meetings and fosters a positive, collaborative, team
ethic encouraging transparency, communication, personal development and
professional growth

Develops and manages the budget and allocates resources for maximum
effectiveness

Develops new revenue sources and drives all aspects of fundraising and
philanthropic development activities

Stewards development of a FRESHFARM Markets’ brand and communications strategy
to increase the organization’s brand awareness and equity and increase
engagement in, and support for, our mission and programs by our targeted
audiences

Acts as principal spokesperson, negotiator, liaison, and advocate with the
media, farmers/producers, other organizations, outside vendors, partners, and
government agencies.

Performs other responsibilities and tasks as necessary to achieve the
organization’s objectives

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE

Strong passion for the mission and vision of FRESHFARM Markets

Demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and effectively lead and manage staff
and volunteers, fostering a positive culture of collaboration, team building
and professional development

Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with all
constituencies including staff, Board, farmers/producers, government and the
public

Strong verbal and written communication skills including public speaking and
media outreach

Successful track record growing an organization and programs, building
coalitions and developing new partnerships

Entrepreneurial approach to program and revenue development

Proven experience with grant writing, stewarding individual donors, driving
fundraising activities, and engaging a Board of Directors in fundraising and
development efforts

Successful track record of financial management

Unquestioned professional and personal ethical standards and integrity

Strong technical and software proficiency, and use of social media

Minimum of five years executive experience, preferably in a nonprofit
organization

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, exempt position which involves work on weekends and
occasional evenings as well as occasional out-of-town travel for farm visits,
conferences and other events. The compensation package includes a competitive
salary, workers compensation coverage, earned sick leave, and paid vacation
and holidays. Healthcare benefits are provided after a three month
probationary period.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to FRESHFARM Markets ED Search Committee
at careers@freshfarmmarket.org and include “FFM ED Position” in the subject
line.

In your cover letter, please include a statement about how your experience is
relevant to the organization and how you might envision furthering our
mission.

All applications must be received by March 15, 2015. All correspondence and
submissions are to be sent via Email. Please be prepared to have references
submitted upon request.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Grant Management Specialist, USDA AMS Transportation & Marketing Local Food Promotion Program

 We are hiring a Grants Management Specialist to join the USDA AMS Transportation and Marketing Program’s Local Food Promotion Program team. As summarized in the job announcement, ideal candidates will be detail and results oriented with outstanding customer service skills. Grants management experience and/or training is a plus.

The position announcements are posted at the following links, and the position is only open through January 16, 2015:

· https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390779400 (Open to all candidates nationwide, no Federal experience required.)

· https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/390780500 (Open to current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities.)

Vice President of External Affairs, FoodCorps

Position: Vice President of External Affairs
Organization: FoodCorps
Location: New York, NY

Who We Are:
FoodCorps is a fast-scaling organization powered by a nationwide team of
leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy. Through
our partnership with AmeriCorps, we recruit, train and place emerging leaders
in limited-resource schools for a year of service delivering our three-
ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Serving under the direction of a community
partner, our corps members work to put three drivers of health in place across
the physical, cultural and educational environments of the schools we serve:

1. Knowledge: food and nutrition education that gives kids the
information they need to make smart choices
2. Engagement: hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster
skills and pride around healthy food
3. Access: nutritious meals that farmers and school food service teams
work together to prepare and celebrate

Our Mission: Together with communities, FoodCorps serves to connect kids to
healthy food in school.

Our Vision: We are creating a future in which all our nation’s children––
regardless of class, race, or geography––know what healthy food is, care where
it comes from, and eat it every day. Through our work, future generations will
grow up to lead healthier and more productive lives.

What We're Looking For:
FoodCorps seeks a highly skilled, dynamic, and mission-driven Vice President
of External Affairs to help lead the organization through a period of
ambitious growth by overseeing fundraising, communications, marketing, and
government relations efforts. Reporting to and partnering with the Chief
Executive Officer, the VP of External Affairs will work closely with
colleagues on the Executive Team on the full range of organization-wide
strategic issues, with particular focus on scaling revenue streams and turning
FoodCorps into a national brand.

This full-time role is based in New York City, and requires frequent travel to
our other national office in Portland, Oregon and to key fundraising markets
for the organization, including San Francisco and Boston. Exceptional
candidates based in these locations may be considered at lower priority.

Responsibilities:
The VP of External Affairs will lead FoodCorps’ fundraising activities,
serving as chief out-the-door fundraiser, while working internally to ensure
that a strong team and robust systems are in place to meet revenue targets and
support ambitious growth, in a manner consistent with FoodCorps’ values. She
or he will play a key role in growing the organization’s budget from $9M to a
projected $20M+ over the next five years, likely with the deployment of a
growth capital campaign. In addition to the core responsibility of revenue
generation, the VP will also oversee communications and marketing functions,
stewarding the development of a brand that is gaining rapidly in influence,
and will oversee the government relations efforts that lay the groundwork for
a policy initiative central to our strategy for school food change.

The VP will oversee an External Affairs team of seven (four as direct
reports), all based in or near New York: the Communications Director
(supported by a Communications Coordinator), the National Director of
Corporate and Foundation Giving (supported by a Corporate and Public Affairs
Coordinator), the Foundation and Government Relations Manager, and the
Development Coordinator. An External Affairs Coordinator who reports to the
CEO and supports his fundraising work is also housed within the department.
Significant growth is expected, so the VP will have an opportunity to build
the team with hires at every level.

Strategy and Leadership
In partnership with the CEO, VP of Programs and VP of Finance & Operations,
the VP of External Affairs will:

Serve on the Executive Team, participating in all top-level management
conversations at the organization
Collaborate on strategic planning, playing a lead role in an anticipated 2016-
17 growth capital campaign
Improve the scalability and sustainability of the organization’s revenue
model, especially through expansion of its high-net-worth donor program and
the development and growth of earned income streams
Attend Board meetings and partnering with the Board to significantly increase
their giving and fundraising
Foster productive interface across department lines
Lead the External Affairs department with a focus on recruiting and mentoring
a high-performance team; set objectives, priorities and fundraising and
marketing targets; monitor results and evaluate performance

Financial Leadership and Management:
In partnership with 5 fundraising staff, the CEO and Board, the VP of External
Affairs will:
Set and deliver on ambitious fundraising targets ($10.5M for FY15, with rapid
growth anticipated)
Serve as chief out-the-door fundraiser for a portfolio of top-priority high-
net-worth individual donors, and directly expand the organization’s high-net-
worth donor pipeline significantly
Ensure robust identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
practices are in place to enable the continued growth of funding from
individual, corporate, foundation and government donor partners
Deploy the CEO, founders, Board, alumni and other assets for donor cultivation
and solicitation
Play a leading role in a growth capital campaign anticipated for 2016-17, with
the goal of raising $10-15M in philanthropic equity above and beyond the
operating budget. This capital raise will enable several years of rapid
expansion, fund one-time investments in organizational capacity, and increase
operating reserves
Guide the continued development of our Salesforce database and suite of
prospect research tools
Develop and lead trainings for service members and partners on fundraising
techniques and protocols
Liaise with programs staff to ensure appropriate pursuit of and follow-through
on restricted funding
Liaise with finance staff to ensure accurate translation between fundraising
and financial functions
Liaise with partner organizations to ensure thoughtful and mutually beneficial
fundraising at our field sites
Engage with and leverage benefit from the Board Finance and Development
Committee
Protect the integrity of the FoodCorps brand and program by overseeing the
funder selection process and declining funding from sources that would
compromise the organization’s values or strategic priorities

Communications and Marketing (Pending Candidate Review):
In close collaboration with co-founder and Communications Director Jerusha
Klemperer, the Communications Coordinator, the CEO, our corporate, celebrity
and media partners, and others in External Affairs, the VP will:
Seek out and forge brand-building relationships with high-profile celebrity,
media and marketing partners
Oversee communications, ensuring clear, compelling and consistent internal and
external messaging
Oversee marketing, enabling dramatic growth of the organization’s brand
through corporate and celebrity campaigns, a brand refresh and website
redesign, and a metrics-driven approach to optimization
Oversee media relations, earning coverage for FoodCorps in national and local
press and new media
Oversee online fundraising, growing the pipeline of small and mid-level donors
who support FoodCorps
Engage across the organization to ensure the development of top-quality
collateral

Government Relations:
In partnership with the Government and Foundation Relations Manager, the CEO,
and key members of the Programs team and Board, the VP of External Affairs
will:
Work with the VP of Programs and their AmeriCorps Partnerships Manager to
ensure that FoodCorps maintains strong relationships in national service
community and grows its AmeriCorps funding stream
Work across the organization to ensure that FoodCorps maintains strong
relationships and cultivates diverse and influential champions in the White
House and on Capitol Hill
Oversee continued relationship-building with the USDA, ensuring continued
growth of funding through direct agreements and the pursuit of appropriations
for Farm Bill provisions relevant to FoodCorps
Oversee efforts to protect the nonpartisan, big-tent identity FoodCorps has
been careful to cultivate
Support efforts to train and engage alumni and partners as effective advocates
for policy change
Lay groundwork for the organization to launch a larger policy initiative that
will leverage FoodCorps’ direct program impact for systemic change in the
future

Qualifications:
Strong candidates will bring exceptional out-the-door fundraising skills with
high-net-worth donors, a proven record of teambuilding, leadership, and data-
driven decision-making as a manager, experience in an entrepreneurial, high-
growth environment, a desire to work in a collaborative and inclusive culture,
strong analytical and strategic skills, and a personal connection to the
FoodCorps mission. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute meaningfully
to all areas of External Affairs, not just to the core responsibility of
fundraising.

Other desired qualifications include:
A minimum of six years of fundraising experience preferred, ideally in a high-
growth nonprofit, with a measurable track record of identifying, cultivating
and soliciting 6-, preferably 7-figure gifts from individuals
Deep knowledge of fundraising best practices, including compliance and
reporting, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship cycles,
and systems for information and performance tracking
The skills to craft and present a compelling business case for FoodCorps and
its return on investment
Proven ability to strengthen FoodCorps’ brand and broaden its audience through
the development and implementation of effective marketing strategies,
particularly with celebrity and corporate partners
Exceptional relationship-building skills, with a focus on cultivating
partnerships, not just transactions
Strong people and team management skills, with a proven record of hiring,
training and growing staff. Ability to mentor team members in general and to
coach fundraisers and grant-writers in particular.
Standout abilities as a written and verbal communicator, with an approach
tailored to diverse audiences and experience creating top-quality development
collateral
A data- and accountability-focused mindset, with the ability to take a
numerical and statistical lens to the web of human relationships that make up
a donor pipeline; a hunger for setting and meeting targets
Attributes:
In addition to the skills above, ideal candidates will also offer the
following personal characteristics:
Mature and proactive attitude, with excellent judgment and creative problem-
solving skills, and experience serving as a business partner to the CEO, Board
and leadership of a complex, multi-stakeholder entity
A collaborative and flexible style, with a learning orientation and team
approach
A high degree of intercultural competence, and a commitment to building a team
that is racially and socioeconomically diverse, inclusive and welcoming to
members of all backgrounds and identities
A compelling personal connection to the FoodCorps mission and demonstrated
interest in and familiarity with issues of education, food, equity, child
welfare or health
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
FoodCorps has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please
submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan at
https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/846

FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages
applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT
applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained search and consulting firm
that works exclusively with non-profits and social enterprises. We deliver
measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the
unique culture of our client organizations. For more information about Koya
Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.


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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Summer Fellowship at UCLA

Job Announcement: Summer Fellowship

The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy is dedicated to studying and advancing solutions for
improving the modern food system. Covering a wide range of local, national, and global law and food
policy topics and issues, the program seeks solutions in support of a food system that embodies the
values of transparency, accountability, and equity that yields improved health and sustainability
outcomes for all.

Leveraging our location in Los Angeles — an unrivaled global capital of diverse food cultures and
consumers, in a state that grows more food than anywhere else in the world — the Program examines
the ways in which the modern food system shapes consumers’ physical, economic, social and
environmental health. More information about the program is available at our website:
www.law.ucla.edu/Resnick.

Position: Summer Fellow
The summer fellow will conduct legal and policy research in support the program’s ongoing projects.
Work may include academic research, conference planning, and collaborations with program partners.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has strong academic credentials and writing skills. A strong interest in food law
and policy is mandatory; a background in the area is preferred but not required.

Details:
The position runs from June –August 2015. Specific dates are flexible, however the student must be
available to work for at least 10 weeks minimum. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, unofficial
transcript, list of two references, and a writing sample to Kusumi@law.ucla.edu. The position will
remain open until filled.

Students can email Randi Kusumi at Kusumi@law.ucla.edu for any questions or to apply for the position.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Congressional Budget Office: Legal Intern

Job Title:Legal Intern
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Congressional Budget Office
Job Announcement Number:15-10

SALARY RANGE:

$16.00 to $27.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to Monday, November 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0999-05/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internship

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

0

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of General Counsel seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist in a variety of legal support services during the summer of 2015. The successful candidate will report to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Duties include conducting legislative research, drafting contracts, counseling clients on issues involving government ethics, learning to review government contracts, and conducting other legal research to support CBO's analytic activities. Additional responsibilities include drafting legal memorandums and briefs about the significance to CBO of various court decisions, assisting with statutory interpretation, and verifying legal citations in CBO draft reports.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Academic transcripts are required.

DUTIES:

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. The Office of General Counsel seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist in a variety of legal support services during the summer of 2015. The successful candidate will report to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Duties include conducting legislative research, drafting contracts, counseling clients on issues involving government ethics, learning to review government contracts, and conducting other legal research to support CBO's analytic activities. Additional responsibilities include drafting legal memorandums and briefs about the significance to CBO of various court decisions, assisting with statutory interpretation, and verifying legal citations in CBO draft reports. An intern may also have the opportunity to support ongoing litigation with legal research, brief writing and editing, and witness preparation.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must have recently completed or be working toward a juris doctorate degree. The ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines is required. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and be able to perform requested legal and factual research using both electronic and manual library searches. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. The position also requires a person who can work independently and as a part of a team. Training or experience in legislative affairs and prior paralegal or legal office experience is desired but not required. 

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have recently completed or be working toward a juris doctorate degree. The ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines is required. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and be able to perform requested legal and factual research using both electronic and manual library searches. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. The position also requires a person who can work independently and as a part of a team. Training or experience in legislative affairs and prior paralegal or legal office experience is desired but not required. 

EDUCATION:

Candidates must have recently completed or be working toward a juris doctorate degree. Academic transcripts are required. First-year students must also submit unofficial undergraduate transcriptse degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Academic transcripts are required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Documents submitted and responses to questions will be reviewed for stated qualifications. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.
YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION THROUGH CBO'S ONLINE APPLICATION AT www.cbo.gov/careers. CBO DOES NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THROUGH USAJOBS OR EMAIL.

BENEFITS:

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The selected candidate would be expected to work a 40-hour week, but an alternate schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but the candidate will be eligible for a local transportation subsidy.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

HOW TO APPLY:

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YOU MUST SUBMIT THROUGH CBO'S ONLINE APPLICATION AT www.cbo.gov/careers. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 24 to ensure consideration. First-year students must also submit unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Only complete applications will be considered. This position is governed by the VEOA.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 24 to ensure consideration. First-year students must also submit unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Only complete applications will be considered. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nancy Fahey/Holly Boras
Phone: 2022262628
Email: careers@cbo.gov
Agency Information:
Congressional Budget Office
2nd and D St., SW
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20515
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive an email confirming that you have applied to the position. Once your position is reviewed, it will be forwarded to the hiring division if you are qualified. If you don't meet qualifications, you will be informed by email and your application will not be considered further. All qualified candidates will be informed by email when the position has been filled.

FDA (HHS): Student Legal Trainee Internship

Job Title:Student Trainee (Legal)
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Job Announcement Number:HHS-OGC-PATH-15-1250878

SALARY RANGE:

$42,631.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 14, 2014 to Friday, December 12, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0999-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

9

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Law Student/Internship Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the legal team for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), providing quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible national issues. OGC supports the development and implementation of the Department's programs by providing the highest quality legal services to the Secretary of HHS and the organization's various agencies and divisions.
Opportunities are available in the following OGC offices and practice areas:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division: Provides comprehensive legal services to the agency and is responsible for administering Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Programs.

Children, Families, and Aging Division: Provides legal support in such areas as Head Start, child support enforcement, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption assistance, temporary assistance to needy families, and matters pertaining to senior citizens.

Civil Rights Division: Advises the HHS Office for Civil Rights staff on policy development, for example, medical records and privacy issues, as well as the conduct of civil rights investigations, enforcement proceedings and civil rights litigation.

Ethics Division: Provides advice and training to all HHS employees on Government ethics statutes and regulations, working closely with the White House Counsel and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

General Law Division: Provides legal advice and litigation support for matters such as appropriations, copyright law, Federal Tort Claims Act (including medical malpractice), the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, Federal contract law, personnel law, equal employment opportunity, and labor relations.

Legislation Division: 
Drafts and analyzes bills affecting HHS programs while collaborating with other Federal organizations on Department-relevant bills introduced in Congress.

Public Health Division: Advises the Public Health Service, which includes the National Institutes of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on a myriad of issues including medical and biological research, women's health, and Native American health.

This Legal Internship Program is designed to attract students currently in law school. The work assignments are intended to complement your legal studies and provide an opportunity to expose you to the types of legal work done by attorneys who work for the Federal Government.

This is an excepted service appointment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required or proof of legal residency.
  • May be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Appointee must sign a Pathways Intern Program Agreement.
  • Must currently be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.
  • Must have completed at least one full year of study by EOD.
  • Transcripts are required.

DUTIES:

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This is a legal intern position in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The position is full-time for part-time depending on the student's schedule during the school year. Incumbents will be responsible for performing work under the guidance of lawyers on a broad range of legal issues. Among other duties, incumbents will perform legal research, assist in the drafting of legal documents, and review and analyze documents.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Pathways Program Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Pathways Internship Program, the individual must be enrolled or formally accepted for enrollment as a full-time or half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution.

Must maintain student eligibility and enrollment for the duration of the Internship, otherwise you are ineligible for this program.

If selected, you must sign a Pathways Participant Program Agreement; furnish course registration information at the start of each school term; and provide  verification of academic status (transcript) at the end of each academic term. 


Qualification Requirements: 


You must have a MINIMUM 2.75 (out of 4.0) cumulative law school grade point average (G.P.A.) or equivalent.
Note: Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example,  2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
At the GS-7 level: Completion of one (1) full year of law school.

At the GS-9 level:  Completion of two (2) full years of law school.
An agency may convert an Intern noncompetitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all the terms of section 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position. However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. U.S. citizenship is required to be eligible for conversion.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You must provide an unofficial copy of your transcript at the time you submit an online application. An official transcript is required if selected.

All requirements must be met by the closing date of this public notice. 

You must provide a letter of academic good standing.

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/
Conditions of Employment:

1.  Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2.  E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3.  Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5.  Financial disclosure statement is not required.

6.  One-year probationary period may be required.

7.  Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

8.  Bargaining Unit Position:  No

9.  Drug Screening Required:  No

10.  Recruitment Bonus may be authorized:  No
11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category (Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified). The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Note that any interview travel expenses will NOT be paid.

For Competitive Applicants/Student Program Eligibles: Eligible candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency.

Application of Veterans' Preference: 
Veterans' preference applies to all selections made under the Pathways authority in accordance with Part 302 of 5 CFR. The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.)

The following competencies are required for this position:  
  
1. Ability to conduct legal research.
2. Ability to draft legal documents.
3. Ability to communicate orally.

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire

BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

Career Transition Program: The provisions of the Reemployment Priority List (RPL), Career Transition Assistance (CTAP) Program and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) do not apply to the initial appointment or conversions of Pathways Programs participants to the competitive service.

Selective Service:
 The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to: http://www.sss.gov/

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application package must be complete by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 12, 2014.  You must apply online or by fax (see below for details).  Applications sent by mail (including e-mail) or hand-delivered will not be accepted.  Certain individualsare entitled to file a late application and must contact the Agency Contact listed below for details and application instructions.
Choose either Option A or Option B to apply for this position:
Option A: Online Application
Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.   Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
If you need technical assistance with the online application process, please send an e-mail to ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.
Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application, use the following link:  https://applicationmanager.gov/ Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager.
To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload:
1. Click here to print a fax cover page 
2. Complete all blocks on the cover page using 1250878.  Documents will not be processed if information is missing.
3. Fax the completed cover page and your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Option B: Fax
If you cannot apply online, follow these steps to fax your complete application package.
1. Click the following link to print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire;
2. Print the 1203FX form, which you will use to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire; and  
3. Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages), your resume, and supporting documents (including those specified in the Required Documents section below) to 1-478-757-3144.  The 1203FX will serve as the cover page for your fax transmission and must be placed on top of all other documents.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
  • Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online résumé builder to ensure that all required information is in your résumé. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  •  Original legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages). Please include the OGC office/division of preference (listed under Job Summary)
  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
  • Law School transcript
Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)
  • Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT (EASTERN TIME) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Laken Perry
Phone: (703)995-9625
Email: LAKEN.PERRY@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Washington HR Srvcs Center
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC
20201

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks) you will receive notice via email or, by mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.