Thursday, September 25, 2014

Positions at Food Tank

Food Tank is expanding and currently hiring for several positions, including:

Food Tank Membership Director
Food Tank Organizing Director
Research and Communications Internship (Paid)
(Details and how to apply below)

Food Tank Membership Director
Duration: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Preference for being based (or willing to relocate) to our offices in Chicago or New Orleans.
Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com) is the fastest growing nonprofit organization around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•       Designing strategies to create incredible value to our existing members and campaigns to recruit new folks into Food Tank’s growing global family.
•       Helping us constantly seek new partnerships, opportunities, etc. to create the greatest possible value to Food Tank members.
•       Helping us design ways to further integrate members into the organization – from events, to webinars, to guest authorships, and much more.
•       Help us create more opportunities for members to directly engage them with Food Tank and connect personally with Danielle and other staff.
•       Be the main point of liaison between members and the organization.
•       Personal calls to all new donors to thank them and better understand the issues, campaigns, and organizations they work on or are passionate about.
•       Personal calls to all existing Food Tank members once a year.
To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to Bernard Pollack at Bernard@FoodTank.com with “Food Tank Membership Director” in the subject line.
The recruitment process is open until position is filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This is a paid position. Food Tank is an equal opportunity employer.

Food Tank Organizing Director
Duration: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Preference for being based (or willing to relocate) to our offices in Chicago or New Orleans.
Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com) is the fastest growing nonprofit organization around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•       Oversee and implement grassroots petition and organizing activities over the internet by using new technologies.
•       Develop a plan and tactics for consistent and concerted online mobilization, outreach, fundraising, and membership development.
•       Develop an email strategy and lead implementation of email campaigns.
•       Oversee creative production and distribution of regular outbound emails and newsletter programs.
•       Create and manage online initiatives including viral campaigns, online advertising, and online/offline strategies.
•       Implement and monitor test plans, metrics, and analysis of online fundraising.
•       Develop plan to expand and grow our online audience.
•       Write and edit emails and web content, including calls to action and fundraising appeals.
•       Moderate blog posts and comments.
•       Develop and analyze email and web metrics.
•       Work with organizational partners.
•       Oversee Food Tank member management.
•       Oversee ongoing Food Tank webinars and online events with experts.
To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to Bernard Pollack at Bernard@FoodTank.com with “Food Tank Online Organizer” in the subject line.
The recruitment process is open until position is filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This is a paid position. Food Tank is an equal opportunity employer.

Food Tank Research and Communications Paid Internships
Duration: 3-6 months, part-time or full-time (minimum 15 hours per week), paid per published research article.
Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Preference for being based (or willing to relocate) to our offices in Chicago or New Orleans.
Position Summary: Research and Communications Paid Fellowships
with Food Tank are a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The fellow will work closely with Food Tank staff on the following: writing articles for major blogs, newspapers, websites, and magazines; researching and developing content for a new project and website; research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help promote the ongoing project. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent food, nutrition, policy, and environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.
The ideal candidate will have:
•       Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
•       Experience with web and blog design and management, as well as professional video editing software and Photoshop.
•       Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.
•       Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
•       Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications fields is a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
•       Skills in event management are a major plus.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Sarah Small at Sarah@FoodTank.com with “Food Tank Research and Communications Paid Internship” in the subject line.
The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This is a paid internship position.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Gov't Affairs and Legal Counsel, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System

Government Affairs and Legal Counsel
Little Rock, Arkansas

Job description excerpted as follows:
This position will report directly to the Vice President of Agriculture, but will be coordinated with the Office of General Counsel and will fulfill an active role as a member of the Division’s Executive Team. This position will work closely with the Associate Vice Presidents for Agriculture – Research and Extension as well as with the System General Counsel and Vice President for University Relations to provide: advocacy assistance to the Division and to provide timely, accessible, sound, and ethical legal advice to the Division of Agriculture administrators, faculty, and staff on all higher education and agricultural legal issues relevant to the Division programs.
Job Duties
Comprehensive engagement with the Arkansas General Assembly in tracking, monitoring and analyzing proposed legislation; advocacy on issues pertinent to the future of the Division of Agriculture; interaction with state agencies and the Governor’s office on implementation of programs and initiatives relevant to Arkansas agriculture; engagement with the Arkansas Congressional delegation and other federal government entities as part of a coordinated team approach; and other tasks as determined by the Vice President. 
State and federal legislation and regulations, employment law, immigration, tax, agriculture, land use/real estate, freedom of information/open records, intellectual property and technology (in cooperation with the Vice President for Technology Commercialization), contract review and negotiations, drafting and negotiating memoranda of agreement/understanding, and advice essential to preventing or minimizing the Division’s legal exposure in all matters. It is expected that successful candidate will be well versed in the laws and regulations that are unique and pertinent to agricultural research and Extension programming. These duties will be thoroughly coordinated with the Office of the System General Counsel. 
The Government Affairs/Legal Counsel shall also be active in policy development, compliance, and review; and in assisting in internal/external conflict resolution activities.

For a full description and information on applying, go to https://jobs.uaex.edu/postings/4762.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Director of Expansion; Food Recovery Network

Director of Expansion Job Description

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

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

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

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

    •     Hire and train Expansion fellows 

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

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

    •    Encourage and implement suggestions for continually improving the expansion process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  •  Provide general programmatic and research help to Executive Director

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

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

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/19886261?trk=biz-overview-job-post

Job description

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

Desired Skills and Experience

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


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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

US AID Attorney Advisor - Washington, D.C.

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




SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

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

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Two-year term-limited appointment

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC 

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from United States Citizens.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:


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

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

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

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

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

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

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

-- agricultural research, agricultural development, agribusiness, nutrition and the biosciences in general.
Consult the USAJOBS posting for additional information: 
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380344700

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Contract Attorney, FDA Research

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

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

Details:

* Starting: Week of September 8th, 2014

* Hours: 40 hours per week

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

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

* Expected duration: Approximately 1 Month

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

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in being considered for this project, please send a copy of your resume in PDF format to JLEE@3ecompany.com and place "FDA Consultant" in the subject line.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Experienced Environmental Lawyer - Wisconsin

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

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

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

Friday, August 8, 2014

USDA Office of the Inspector General - Attorney Advisor

Direct link to the job announcement at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375597500
Job Title:Attorney - Advisor
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:MP-14-1156476-ALR

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

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

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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