Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ALDF Animal Law Litigation Fellowship

ALDF Animal Law Institute Litigation Fellowship


Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is extremely pleased to announce a new Litigation Fellowship with the ALDF Animal Law Institute, a first-of-its-kind program that, by training classes of promising litigators in strategic impact litigation, will further ALDF’s mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of all animals.
About ALDF:
For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life. Today, ALDF’s groundbreaking efforts to push the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals are supported by hundreds of dedicated attorneys and well over one-hundred thousand members. Every day, ALDF works to protect animals by:
  • Filing groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse and expand the boundaries of animal law;
  • Providing free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases;
  • Working to strengthen state anti-cruelty statutes;
  • Encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws;
  • Nurturing the future of animal law through Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters and our Animal Law Program;
  • Providing public education through seminars, workshops, and other outreach efforts.
In addition to our national headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Animal Legal Defense Fund maintains an office in Portland, Oregon.
About the Animal Law Institute Litigation Fellowship:
The Fellow will learn to develop state and federal strategic impact litigation that betters the lives and legal status of animals. The Fellow will operate as part of a team, but will ultimately be responsible for the innovation and success of his or her projects while developing litigation skills. The model applicants must have earned a J.D. within the past three years, excelled in school, earned strong work references, and have a sincere and proven interest in animal protection. The primary focus of the fellowships is on civil animal law issues, but all Fellows will be exposed to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well.
The Fellowship begins in the Fall of 2017, lasts roughly two years and is based at ALDF’s headquarters in Cotati, California. The position offers a salary of $55,000 annually, full medical and dental benefits, and a casual office environment, including companion animals.
The application deadline for this position is January 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Recent graduates interested in applying should email a cover letter, résumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) to wcromwell@aldf.org. Please include all materials into a single PDF file, Only complete applications will be considered. In the alternative, materials can be sent to:
Animal Legal Defense Fund
National Headquarters
525 East Cotati Avenue
Cotati, CA 94931
Attention – Wendy Cromwell

Location: Cotati, California
Wendy Cromwell

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Assistant Professor Childhood Foods & Nutrition - University of Illinois


College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor of School/Childhood Foods and Nutrition - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (F1600143)
Open Date:
11/17/2016
Close Date:
01/15/2017



ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SCHOOL / CHILDHOOD FOODS AND NUTRITION

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) at the University of Illinois seeks an expert in school/childhood foods and nutrition to fill a full-time 9-month (academic year) tenure track-faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will contribute to the FSHN Department’s core areas of integrated food, nutrition and health; food safety and security; and food materials science and engineering by pursuing discoveries in the psychosocial, environmental, educational, and technical aspects of school/childhood foods and nutrition programs, policies and practices, including food production, service, and management. The individual will develop an integrated program that evaluates a safe, nutritious, accessible, and affordable food supply in the school environment, setting the stage in childhood for life-long eating patterns and health outcomes. Disparities in school food systems as related to vulnerable children may be explored.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally funded and independent research program focused on school/childhood foods and nutrition. Focus will be on applied sciences and extension of research findings. The successful candidate will teach in related areas, such as undergraduate-level community nutrition or a new course in foods systems, food service leadership, or food/nutrition policy and regulation and graduate-level food systems management or food policy development and implementation, as examples. Service-learning courses are likely, along with partnerships with school food service organizations and school systems. This position will involve research, teaching and service obligations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in the food and nutrition sciences or related discipline. Evidence of professional promise and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Cross-training and postdoctoral training in nutritional sciences, food science and/or technology, hospitality management, and/or childhood development; ability to secure extramural funding; a strong publication record; ability to mentor students; experience in college-level teaching; and engagement in professional associations are desired.

PROPOSED START DATE AND LOCATION: August 16, 2017; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. To apply, please create your candidate profile and upload all required materials at http://go.aces.illinois.edu/FSHNChildHFoodsandNutr.



Friday, December 2, 2016

Ohio Food Policy Council Coordinator

Job Description

Ohio Food Policy Council Coordinator


Food policy councils across the state of Ohio promote the provision of healthy, local food, support farmers and local food and agriculture economies and are intentional about the planning for food and agricultural systems. These councils are often volunteer or part-time staff working with little outside support and limited opportunities to network and build collective capacity.

Objective – To build the capacity and network of Ohio’s food policy councils.

Position Summary

The Coordinator is a part-time position of 30-35 hours per week that will support the more than two dozen local and regional food policy councils/coalitions by centralizing resources, providing support for council policy work and by increasing opportunities for peer to peer learning and engagement in larger food system initiatives. The Coordinator will foster an environment of trust and collaboration among councils by supporting them individually, regionally and collectively and by enabling them to connect with and support broader food system initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

1. Research, analyze and summarize best practices and resources to be shared with local councils.

2. Engage council staff and volunteers to assess strengths, needs, goals, initiatives and opportunities, share resources.

3. Inventory existing policies as well as policy or program resource needs.

4. Seek ways to leverage additional support for local food systems

5. Review feedback from the InFACT dialogues and participate in ongoing listening sessions

6. Build peer to peer networks.

7. Lead fund raising activities to secure ongoing support for food policy coordination at the state level.

8. Manage expenses and provide regular budget and program updates to inform the Ohio Food Policy Network steering committee.

9. Build positive relationships with policy makers, food system stakeholders and organizations to advance the work of food policy.

10. Perform other duties, as required.

Required Qualifications


Experience with food and agricultural policy, health policy practice, and/or local and regional planning or related disciplines.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively, to quickly synthesize information and identify needs and resources and the build effective coalitions

Strong skills in facilitation, verbal and written communications, research and grant writing

Excellent project management and organizational abilities

How to apply

Review of applications begins on January 3,2017. Interested candidates are advised to apply by this date to receive full consideration, although the position will stay open until filled.

Your application should be addressed to Ohio Food Policy Network Steering Committee, and consists of three items: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (indicate relationship to you). In your cover letter please address how your experience and background meet the requirements of the position and include salary history and expectations. Please combine these as a single PDF file and submit via email to OFPN@oeffa.org with subject line “OFPN Coordinator". Electronic submissions only; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Senior Sustainability Analyst - General Mills

Sr. Sustainability Analyst
Job Number: 5434
Location(s): Berkeley, CA


We serve the world by making food people love. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$16.6 billion during fiscal 2016.

We seek out the best talent, provide them with rich development resources, support, and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who are leaders, innovators, and want to be part of a company that serves the world by making food people love.

Located in Berkeley, CA, Annie’s Inc. (a Division of General Mills) is a rapidly growing natural and organic food company with a widely recognized brand, offering consumers great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. We sell premium products made from high-quality ingredients at affordable prices. Our products appeal to health-conscious consumers who seek to avoid artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives that are used in many conventional packaged foods. Our loyal and growing consumer following has enabled us to migrate from our natural and organic roots to a brand sold across the mainstream grocery, mass merchandiser and natural retailer channels. Today, we offer over 145 products and are present in over 35,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada.

Position Summary:

Annie’s is seeking a Sustainability Senior Analyst who will play a key role in supporting and expanding our supply chain sustainability programs and reporting activities, and supporting the team with internal and external engagement. At Annie’s, the sustainability team plays a critical role by guiding and collaborating with cross-functional teams to provide substantiated and meaningful data about the brand’s sustainability efforts and then collaborates with the marketing team to communicate these details in a credible and approachable manner. The Sustainability Senior Analyst reports to Annie’s head of Sustainability and will collaborate internally across Annie’s and General Mills, as well as with external stakeholders such as suppliers, consultants, and vendors.

Key Responsibilities:

Refresh and lead sustainable packaging strategy by collaborating with Packaging Engineer, Operations and Brand teams to identify opportunities for more sustainable materials, better recoverability and optimized design. Identify opportunities within General Mills and through external engagement to improve sustainable packaging position.
Support manufacturing programs focused on environmental and social impacts.
Support research and initiatives captured through our ingredient action plans, including refining and improving our programs to have a more positive impact on the agricultural origins of our products.
Collect and analyze data to identify opportunities for environmental and social impact improvements in ingredients, packaging and manufacturing, leveraging existing systems and also creating new processes to manually track data.
Lead reporting and benchmarking of sustainability metrics and data collection, as currently defined and aligned with best practices (e.g. Sustainable Food Trade Association), involving cross-functional departments as necessary. Work with sustainability team to maintain baseline measurements and key sustainability metrics to monitor progress.
Support development of public facing report, continually reviewing the reporting process to ensure it’s aligned with industry best practices and reflective of Annie’s brand mission and values.
Contribute evidence-based research and analysis and convert to consumer-friendly sustainability messaging; engage with internal teams to share messages through appropriate channels.
Provide content expertise and thought leadership to internal community on sustainability issues. Support sustainability team to consult to General Mills’ family of organic/natural brands and the Organic Center of Excellence on sustainability issues and strategies.
Develop presentations and speak at conferences and seminars on sustainability topics.

Requirements:

Master’s Degree in a related field required.
5+ years of experience in working on corporate responsibility/sustainability issues within a consumer products company or as an advisor/consultant.
Demonstrated industry experience, ideally within the organic/natural industry for consumer goods and/or manufacturing. Familiarity with industry research and trends, and ability to distill substantial and complex data into key insights and relevant takeaways.
Ability to work cross-functionally and effectively to create awareness on sustainability issues.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and outstanding relationship building skills at all levels inside and outside the organization, including senior executives, vendors, and suppliers.
Strong quantitative analytical skills, problem-solving, and ability to assess the quality of others’ work, particularly quantitative work.
Results oriented with an ability to operate multiple projects. A self-starter with superior organizational skills.
Demonstrated business and financial analysis skills, and proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and effectively manage and meet multiple, simultaneous deadlines with minimum assistance while maintaining a sense of humor.
Ability to travel up to 20%

Apply at: www.careers.generalmills.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service

USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service - Various Positions

This job will be posted beginning tomorrow (11/23) through 11/30.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457203900

Summary

You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!

Transportation and Marketing (TM) consists of three business lines - transportation research and analysis, local food marketing research and technical assistance, and competitive grants administration that support the orderly marketing of agricultural products and promote wholesale and direct marketing opportunities.

The Marketing Services Division is responsible for conducting and supporting market research and analysis of agricultural marketing channels, processes and methods, and providing planning and design recommendations for agricultural marketing facilities, in order to facilitate the efficient and economical distribution of U.S. food and fiber products, primarily locally produced and distributed agricultural products.

Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range.

Salary Range

$53,435.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Duties

The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Provides consultations, designs, drawings incorporating applicable design standards, codes, techniques, and practices which have potential impact on buildings, facilities and functional operations.
Keeps abreast of the latest developments in architecture, engineering and related disciplines.
Collaborates with architectural and engineering firms and in-house design staff to assure that site-specific architectural requirements are satisfied and all technical requirements are coordinated.
Recommends changes to plans or specifications developed by contract architects, engineers and others, and prepares comments.
Writes design articles in lay-person language for agricultural and community planning/development press.
Periodically develops blogs to market services to more general audiences.
Writes or participates in writing journal articles in architectural review publications.
Makes clear written and oral presentations and communications to governmental conferences, tribal groups, and other organizations, as required.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Senior Manager Social Responsibility, Springdale AR


Title Sr Manager Social Responsibility
Job Function Corporate & External Affairs
City Springdale, AR

Position Number 10757335 Sr Mgr Social Responsibility

Job Description SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position is responsible for the planning, design, daily management and evaluation of community investment programs in Tyson Foods' headquarters communities (Northwest Arkansas; Chicago, Illinois;Siouxland/Dakota Dunes, South Dakota).

This position works with key business and functional leaders, advisory committees, executive leadership and related non-profits and communities to advance the company's business and CSR goals. Other responsibilities include: Assists in the creation and implementation of a five-year community investment plan in alignment with corporate social responsibility strategy; Implements and monitors a comprehensive community grants portfolio specific to geographic regions, funding priorities and other needs as identified, to ensure the successful start-up and establishment of the community investment program; Supports refinement of grant program portfolio in alignment with community investment program focus areas; identifies other opportunities to streamline grant-making process for maximum efficiency; Oversees all stages of grant-making in the community portfolio including solicitation, due diligence and evaluationof funding proposals. Develops collaborative relationships with grant applicants to help build capacity of organization and ensure achievement of grant objectives; Manages the community portfolio of grants in accordance with the work plan and budget; ensures proper and timely disbursement of grant funds and tracks grant expenditures; makes funding recommendations to the Sr. Director and Advisory Committee in accordance with corporate priorities; Works with grantees to monitorand evaluate the performance and progress of grants to ensure consistency with the conditions of the award. Assists in the creation of a comprehensive system to measure return on social investments; Creates and facilitates regional community giving councils utilizing employee volunteers; Produces summary and analysis on progress of grants and targeted initiatives for submission to the Sr. Director, functional and executive management, and advisory committees; Supervises program associate and provides day-to-day guidance on assignments and tasks.

REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION: BA/BS minimum; Master's preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 5+ years of experience in community-based issues and/or program development within a corporatephilanthropy/giving department. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Personal computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint; proficient in social media.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Exceptional communication skills, including public speaking and relationship-building with senior executives, community leaders and organizations. Must be able to translate plans/policies into specific goals, tactics, action plans and deliverables.

SPECIAL SKILLS (if applicable): Excellent project management skills including planning, project implementation, analysis and evaluation; experience with social investment ROI highly desired. Experience working, and relationships with, senior management, governmental agencies, community-based organizations and/or philanthropic organizations. Curiosity, passion and commitment to excellence in addressing issues facing communities. Excellent problem-solving, conceptual thinking, quantitative and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and/or be a team player working collaboratively across functions and business lines. Ability to anticipate, analyze and develop recommendations and/or solution.

To apply please go to:  https://www.tysonfoodscareers.com/Professional/Search-for-Careers.aspx

Friday, November 11, 2016

Head of Governmental Relations and Regulatory Affairs




Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
Location: Cincinnati, OH, US, 45201

Company: Kroger

Position Summary:

Responsible for leading and implementing the company’s federal government relations strategy and tactics including working closely with division leadership to counsel and guide state and local advocacy activities. Collaborate with the company’s executive team to help the company realize an ambitious public affairs strategy to expand its license to operate and be recognized among the most reputable and influential companies in America. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Functions:
Lead, develop and implement plans to achieve company’s key legislative and regulatory priorities
Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO, EVPs and other senior leaders on issues, policies and industry matters
Provide foresight and insight; continuously scanning the horizon for trends and themes prior to and as they emerge concerning legislative and regulatory issues
Provide leadership and counsel to division public affairs leaders as they work to achieve state and local legislative and regulatory priorities
Manage external contractor and lobbyist relationships while keeping work on schedule and within budget
Manage relationships with federal trade associations to ensure company’s perspective and interests are represented
Lead annual division solicitation for company’s Political Action Committee (PAC) and lead contribution strategy
Serve as a lead team member on all topics that impact the company’s license to operate, including managing the internal policy-making process to ensure company is apprised of and responding to emerging issues
Provide advice and strategies to senior leadership regarding government, regulatory and policy issues that may affect the company’s business and reputation
Serve as a core member of the External Affairs team to align and execute on corporate priorities and initiatives, including managing potential crisis and reputational issues
Travel independently to participate in government, industry and trade association meetings while representing the organization
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications:
8+ years of experience in public affairs or government relations
Previous experience in Washington, D.C. is critical, serving as a primary point of contact to legislative offices for a company, organization or issue
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Political Science
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Strong planning and organizational skills
Desired Previous Job Experience:
Previous work as a public affairs leader in retail or corporate environment, within/managing public relations agencies
Previous work with elected officials or political campaigns
Experience in the food and agriculture value chain

Required Travel: Up to 50%

Apply at https://jobs.kroger.com/

University of Arkansas - Associate General Counsel




Assoc. General Counsel
Posting Number NC589P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/17247
Working Title Assoc. General Counsel
Position Number 2576
Department Legal Services
About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
Department Home Page
Job Type Administrator
Summary of Job Duties

The Associate General Counsel will advise the University, its Board, officers, administrators, campuses, units, faculty and staff on legal issues affecting the campuses and units of the University, including employment matters, litigation representation, policy and contract drafting and review. The duties of the Associate General Counsel contribute in the effort to further the mission of the UA System.

Minimum Qualifications
Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited American Bar Association law school
License to practice law in the State of Arkansas
Three years experience in the practice of law, with a governmental or nonprofit entity, in private practice, with a corporation, or clerkship
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in litigation, employment law, higher education legal issues, and governmental compliance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of employment law, contract law and legal issues in higher education
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work professionally under pressure
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to have a strong commitment to teamwork, customer service and collaboration
Maturity, sound judgment, good work ethic and ability to work closely with the other members of the General Counsel’s office
Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date 11/05/2016
Close Date 11/19/2016
Open Until Filled

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Capture Consultant - Winrock International

Capture Consultant, USDA Food For Education - Mauritania

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: 
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
Winrock International Welcomes Applicants from all geographic regions of the world. If you do not have a five digit zip code in your region, please populate the zip code prompt with 11111 to proceed.

CONSULTANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for Capture Consultant for its Civil Society and Education team. The responsibilities, duties and qualifications are described in the position description.

GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that brings more than 30 years of experience empowering the disadvantaged, increasing economic opportunity, and sustaining natural resources. Around the world, Winrock works collaboratively with government officials and staff to address educational constraints in curriculum and teacher training, works with communities to increase agricultural production, provides training on water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and improves energy and water use efficiencies. Our work is designed to ensure sustainability, local ownership, and increased resilience to climactic and economic shocks.

Winrock has been working in West Africa since the 1990s to develop sustainable energy solutions for agricultural development, open new markets for smallholder farmers, increase educational opportunities for girls and boys through scholarships and mentoring, and address root causes of hunger and poverty through building the capacity of African leaders, communities, and institutions.

SALARY: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATIONS:
Applicants may go to Winrock’s job page at www.winrock.org to complete an online application, submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Capture Consultant, Food For Education by November 15, 2016. EEO/AA.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Title: Capture Consultant

Location: Nouakchott, Mauritania (Primary) and Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol, and/or Guidimaka (Secondary)

Department: Civil Society and Education

Reports to: Proposal Lead

Position Summary:
Winrock is seeking a capture consultant to help with proposal preparation for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Education project. The primary role of the consultant is to assist the capture team in setting up and facilitating meetings with stakeholders in Nouakchott as well as the Southern regions of Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka. The total level of effort will not exceed 25 days.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organize meetings with national level government ministries (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Ministry of Rural and Economic Development, etc.), service providers, international and Mauritanian NGOs, and other stakeholders working to support primary school education, health and nutrition, and food distribution in Southern Mauritania, within Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka.
Organize meetings with district and commune level government ministries (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Ministry of Rural and Economic Development, etc.), service providers, local NGOs, community leaders, school authorities, and other stakeholders working to support primary school education, health and nutrition, and food distribution in Southern Mauritania, within Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka.
Organize a meeting with local school officials, teachers and potential beneficiaries in one or two target districts to ensure the needs of communities with schools will be met by the project.
Accompany Winrock staff in meetings and where appropriate, serve as translator with local stakeholders.
Assist in leading a stakeholder workshop among project beneficiaries in either Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol and/or Guidimaka.
Prepare follow up emails or letters of thanks to those who met with Winrock.
Assist in the collection of relevant follow-up documents (project reports, research, policy, tools, etc.) from stakeholder groups and other sources.
Assist in collection of “Letters of Support” from potential partners identified with Winrock
Help develop and continuously add to the list of potential stakeholders relevant to proposed programming.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
The consultant will be expected to produce the following during his/her consultancy:

A complete itinerary of confirmed meetings with key stakeholders and a final version with all names, titles, and contact information of individuals met

Copies of all thank you emails or letters sent

Draft agenda and confirmed participants for a stakeholder workshop in one of the target districts.

Summary report of main information conveyed at meetings attended.

2-page consultancy report detailing work completed corresponding to the tasks assigned

Letters of support collected from partners as instructed by Winrock staff

Qualifications and Background:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience: 10+ years of experience interfacing with government ministries, local Mauritanian NGOs, local government, and community groups.

Skills & Knowledge:
Knowledge of Southern Mauritania (Assaba, Brakna, Gorgol, Guidimaka) required.
Fluency in Arabic, English and French required.
Local Language knowledge a plus.





Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture - Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University Location: Frankfort, KY 40601

Document ID: AA324-091N

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF URBAN AGRICULTURE (TENURE TRACK)

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture is a tenure track position at Kentucky State University in the College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS). This Ph.D. level position will lead cooperative research and extension projects to assist in the development of urban agricultural systems. This position will support the horticultural production and associated economic issues with urban agriculture, as well as work with other programs to support the development of community gardens and aquaponics ventures. Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners. The successful candidate will assist in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses including urban agricultural systems and related areas.

Develop an integrated research program in support of the development of community gardens and aquaponics ventures. Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners.

Develop research and extension proposals, conduct research, analyze research results, and publish results in area of urban agricultural systems.

Share research-based results with stakeholders through extension programs.

Mentor graduate and undergraduate students engaged in applied research projects.

Serve on committees for university, stakeholder groups, and professional associations.

Work with small and limited resource farmers and underserved communities.

Other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Ph.D. degree required in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, or related areas. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Candidates should have knowledge in the areas of urban agricultural systems.

Candidates must demonstrate the potential for collaborative, integrated, multi-disciplinary research, granting, publishing, and stakeholder involvement.

Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in research and teaching and the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in the university setting.

Ability to monitor or supervise laboratory research.

Ability to work under deadlines.

Will need a valid Kentucky Driver's License.

Please fill out the application located in the employment section on www.kysu.edu and submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: jobs@kysu.edu .

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Director - Heritage and Agritourism Program, Colorado

Director, Heritage and Agritourism Program
Denver Metro, CO
Office of Economic Development and International Trade


Job Number: EDA-0038-10/16 Closing
Closing Date: 11/3/2016 11:59 PM Mountain




The purpose of the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is to encourage economic growth throughout Colorado with the promotion of tourism. The CTO promotes Colorado to travelers through international and domestic advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns, the Official State Vacation Guide (OSVG), Official State Map, and www.COLORADO.com; provides traveler services at State Welcome Centers; and works with partners statewide to enhance and develop tourism offerings. The CTO collaborates with destination marketing organizations, local communities, industry associations, government agencies and private businesses to implement its programs. The FY17 budget is $19.8 million.

POSITION:

Director, Heritage and Agritourism Program

The Colorado Heritage and Agritourism Program celebrates unique travel experiences stemming from Colorado's rich culture, heritage and roots in agriculture and ranching. This innovative program collaborates with partners throughout the state to develop and promote new tourism offerings aimed at enticing visitors to step off the beaten path, discover hidden gems and engage in a myriad of authentic culinary, heritage, creative arts, small town and agricultural experiences.

The Director works collaboratively with the CTO team, Colorado Department of Agriculture, State Historical Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, Heritage and Agritourism Committee (Committee), destination marketing organizations, Colorado Agritourism Association and private businesses and attractions to develop and promote high-quality visitor experiences in early-stage destinations and attractions to drive travel spending statewide.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management
In concert with key stakeholders, provides leadership for development and promotion of Colorado's heritage, cultural and agritourism market segments through initiatives to create and brand high quality visitor experiences in early-stage Colorado destinations.

Working with the CTO team, Committee and other partners, provides strategic direction for the program through development of a strategic plan and annual action plans for the heritage, cultural and agritourism market segments.

Establishes and reports against metrics to measure outcomes from these segments.

Develops and manages an annual budget to support program initiatives, providing regular reporting of outcomes to the CTO Director, Colorado Tourism Board and other tourism stakeholders.

Provides direction for the Manager of the Heritage and Agritourism Program and Marketing Matching Grants Program.

In collaboration with CTO Director, recruits membership of Heritage and Agritourism Committee to represent and generate advocacy for all segments of the program in all parts of the state.

Manages effective communication with Committee, Colorado Tourism Board and other industry partners/associations engaged in heritage and agritourism development and promotion, including the reporting of initiatives, results, reports and opportunities.

Represents the CTO in initiatives and events aimed at strengthening the Colorado tourism brand and driving increased travel within the heritage, cultural and agritourism market segments.

Manages outreach across Colorado to expand knowledge of heritage, cultural and agritourism market and offerings.

Builds knowledge of responsibilities through attendance at trainings and conferences.

Other duties as requested by CTO Director.

Development
Directs development and growth of Colorado tourism product inventory specific to heritage, cultural and agritourism market segments to showcase Colorado as a premier destination for these experiences.

Working with CTO team and industry partners, develops initiatives to create branding of Colorado cultural, heritage, cultural and agritourism offerings to increase traveler awareness and drive travel.

Develops and manages initiatives to promote hospitality training and visitor readiness, with a focus on early-stage destinations.

Develops and manages initiatives to assist early-stage cultural, heritage or agritourism businesses or non-profits in achieving success and stability, including the Culture, Heritage, Agritourism Mentor Program (CHAMP).

Develops and manages other educational offerings for early-stage tourism destinations and attractions, including educational experiences for the annual Governor's Tourism Conference and regional tourism conferences, as requested.

Under direction of the CTO Director, establishes public and public-private partnerships to enhance program funding.

Maximizes opportunities to secure and leverage funding support for program from local, state and federal sources.

Collaborates with other entities in the Office of Economic Development on initiatives that support development of early-stage destinations.

Marketing & Promotion
In collaboration with CTO team and in keeping with CTO brand:

Provides direction for vendors to promote heritage, cultural and agritourism offerings through marketing, public relations, promotional and social media campaigns.

Provides oversight of Heritage and Agritourism Public Relations Strategist to develop annual PR plan, manage editorial calendar and create content aimed at driving travel and supporting growth of program.

Directs development of collateral specific to heritage and agritourism segments.

Directs development of content for heritage and agritourism promotion on www.colorado.com and in the Official State Vacation Guide.

Participates in CTO's targeted trade expos and sales trips/missions, as appropriate to promote heritage and agritourism offerings.

Develops events to promote heritage, cultural and agritourism offerings at CTO media, trade and consumer events, as appropriate.

Manages creation and execution of FAM tours related to heritage, cultural and agritourism offerings.

COMPETENCIES:
Leadership: Creates and communicates a compelling vision; engages others to implement vision; builds enthusiasm, participation and positive morale and loyalty; takes charge of groups and situations; sets a strong leadership role by walking the talk; promotes a safe, challenging work environment.

Strategic Planning: Identifies and analyzes organizational opportunities; accurately forecasts trends and emerging needs; frames strategic questions; makes decisions and deploys resources in alignment with strategic priorities; plans for future problems and opportunities by forecasting business trends and outside forces.

Negotiation & Issue Resolution: Openly manages conflict and disagreement through collaborative discussion to reach positive conclusions; arrives at constructive solutions whiles maintaining positive working relationships; seeks win-win situations; diplomatically explores common and opposing options to reach mutually acceptable positive solutions.

Communication: Is understood by and understands others; clearly articulates key points when writing and speaking; actively listens; effectively interprets non-verbal communication and truly hears what a wide variety of people are trying to say; accurately assesses personal styles and adjusts own style of communication to optimize personal effectiveness.

Results Driven: Drives for successful results; makes things happen and conveys sense of urgency; sets aggressive goals and works hard to achieve these goals; move tasks and assignments toward closure; invests considerable effort to assure goals are met in a high-quality manner.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Extensive knowledge and demonstrated skill in management, program planning, and coordination of multiple projects and assignments. Ability to work with a wide variety of people at all levels in stressful situations and exercise confidentiality and discretion as appropriate. Skill in relationship building and networking with a diverse population of organizations, associations and interest groups.

Highly developed oral and written communication skills that include the demonstrated ability to edit and write. Excellent time management skills, including the demonstrated ability to meet timelines and prioritize multiple projects.

Team orientation and the demonstrated ability to work effectively with peers, subordinates, and supervisors. Ability and willingness to work hours beyond the standard daily or weekly schedule when necessary.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE:
A four-year college degree in business, marketing, communications, or related subjects, or an equivalent 6 years experience in marketing, and/or related subjects.

Experience with heritage or cultural tourism, history, historic preservation, agritourism, arts and culture, marketing, rural economic development and community relations is strongly preferred. Supplemental Information

JOB APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references in one document to The Office of Economic Development and International Trade by e-mail at oedit.info@gmail.com with the subject line "Director of Heritage and Agritourism Program" by November 3, 2016. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive, we do not acknowledge receipt of each resume and are unable to give status updates. If a strong match is found between your qualifications and the requirements of the position, a member of the recruiting staff will contact you to further discuss the career opportunity.

Public Affairs Specialist - USDA, Washington DC

Public Affairs Specialist
Department Of Agriculture - Washington, DC 
Job Number 20319

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) serves America's agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools and solutions to strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities by providing World Class agricultural risk management products, tools, education and outreach. RMA strives to be a high-performance and inclusive workplace by promoting an environment of diversity, inclusion and respect. You will receive on-the-job training intended to further develop your talent, skills, and abilities in Federal service.

This position is assigned to Public Affairs Branch, External Affairs Division, Office of the Administrator, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Washington, DC.

* Develops and writes basic outreach materials including news releases, feature articles for magazines and trade papers, radio and television scripts, and other materials suitable for distribution to the media.

* Develops and clears press releases, speeches, Congressional testimony, and a variety of informational materials including background material and supporting data for the Office of the Administrator.

* Writes and critiques speeches, talking points, and other materials for Agency officials on a wide range of topics.

* Provides advice and consultation to Agency officials in planning public information activities, including recommending specific approaches to meet individual needs.

* Analyzes information program materials and provides assistance to regional office personnel relative to procedures and techniques involved in preparing material for presentation to a variety of audiences to include PowerPoint presentations, instructions, and suggestions on poster papers for conferences and exhibits, etc.

* Participates in the development of online (digital) campaigns.

* Schedules interviews and other avenues for the dissemination of appropriate information to RMA's customer base and the general public.

* Develops and edits stories about the Agency and its programs for the RMA employee newsletter and the internet.

* If skilled, many provide translation of English documents into a secondary language and be called on for interpreter assistance with farmers and ranchers who speak with limited English proficiency.

Apply at: usajobs.gov.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Food Safety Regulatory Labeling Manager - Amazon.com

Food Safety - Regulatory Labeling Manager
Job ID 450436
Location US-WA-Seattle


Company Amazon Corporate LLC

Job Description
At Amazon.com, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a Food Safety- Regulatory Labeling Manager to join our team.

Our vision for Food Safety is to support Amazon’s mission of offering the widest selection of products available, while protecting customers from potentially hazardous products. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Worldwide Food Safety and Compliance department as a Regulatory Labeling Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a highly visible space and be part of a vibrant and fast-growing company!

High Level Summary of Deliverables:

Lead the process to obtain label approvals in a timely fashion.
Communicate up-to-date knowledge of current US and relevant international labeling and food product regulations to internal partners.
Review, interpret and evaluate food products and labels to ensure compliance with relevant food regulations, as defined.
Responsible for the review and/or development of ingredient statements, allergen statements and nutrition facts panels.
Review package graphics for compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, domestic and international, (including product claims).
Provide regulatory guidance and answer compliance-related questions regarding food products, in accordance with emerging/new regulations.
Provide compliance recommendations by conducting research, advising of upcoming regulations, and evaluating the overall impact on the business.
Work alongside business teams to identify regulatory requirements for products and labels, per the defined business requirements, to meet food safety and compliance standards and to ensure product safety.
Lead communications surrounding label content and data for the food safety team to relevant business teams, stakeholders, and partner compliance teams.
Develop, maintain, and manage a system/database to retain documents, ingredients, products, and labeling requirements for packaged foods.
Create and define workflows for label reviews, product reviews, and sign-off processes needed by required business teams.
Design and create metrics and reporting criteria to deliver to the business teams for processes owned.

Basic Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in food science, nutrition, food law, or related field
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in food labeling, regulatory, food manufacturing, food retail, and/or similar experience
Exceptional organizational skills
Ability to work independently and autonomously
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in food science, nutrition, food law, or related field
Experience reviewing food product labels for compliance with USDA, FDA, and international regulations.
Experience in product development in food manufacturing, quality assurance for food manufacturing or retail food companies.

Apply at www.amazon.jobs 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Regulatory Policy Advisor - Roche Diagnostics

Regulatory Policy Advisor
United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
District of Columbia

The Regulatory Policy Advisor is responsible for facilitating and defining strategic direction, leading Roche’s initiatives and activities, and favorably influencing the regulatory environment impacting the availability, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Roche Diagnostics products in the US and/or external forums within the diagnostic community to improve Roche’s position resulting in significant impact internally within the business area. This leadership role represents Roche on all types of policy and standards setting forums to ensure Roche’s interests are considered; is a key subject matter expert and technical liaison externally to industry organizations or customers and opinion leaders and/or advocacy and patient interest groups, and internally to various departments and cooperating functional areas to create additional value based on strategic regulatory policy.

Responsibilities include:

• Provides leadership and consultancy to the Diagnostics Division on regulatory policy and strategy related topics. Works with the BAs/BUs/Global Functions/Affiliates to facilitate appropriately tailored changes mandated by a constantly changing regulatory environment.

• Identifies and leads regulatory policy and strategy initiatives that will lead to a more favorable regulatory environment in which to operate.

• Develops and implements regulatory strategies and tactics to enhance Roche’s ability to be nimble in a changing regulatory environment.

• Supports BAs/BUs to maintain an appropriate level of regulatory environment awareness throughout the organization.

• Supports regulatory intelligence efforts and communications

• Subject matter expert for key regulatory policy and strategy areas.

• Supports team efforts related to people development and engagement.

• May establish and manage program’s budget and resources.Read more

Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Qualifications include:

• B.S. in scientific field with 10+ years of diagnostics or related experience or M.S. with 7+ years of diagnostics or related experience or Ph.D. or JD with 5+ years of diagnostic or related experience

• Subject matter expert in regulatory processes, laws and regulations, with a strong understanding of both the informal and formal aspects of how regulatory policy is shaped and developed

• Thorough knowledge of US regulatory including FDA, FDA staff and FDA policies. Must have complete understanding of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and associated regulations and guidances

• Demonstrated ability to execute innovative approaches to complex projects.

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and influence diagnostic, device or drug community both internally and externally

• Strategic Planning / Technical Leadership / Project Leadership skills

• Exceptional writing skills, including ability to write evidence-based advocacy documents

• Experience working with and negotiating successful outcomes with external agencies including CLSI, AACC, IFCC, FDA, RiliBAK, SAMHSA, etc.

• Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills

• Position may require significant travel if candidate does not reside in Washington, D.C.

At Roche, 91,700 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Location United States, Indiana, Indianapolis | District of Columbia
Function Regulatory Affairs
Subfunction
Schedule Full-time
Job level Executive (Director/VP/SVP)
Job type Regular Employee
Division Diagnostics
Date 2016/10/03
Job-ID 3243658026

Apply at www.roche.com/careers  

Monday, October 24, 2016

AgriCorps

We are excited to announce that AgriCorps will be hosting a FREE LIVE WEBINAR next Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00pm Central Time.

This webinar will be presented by AgriCorps Recruiter Kelsey Knight and is open to anyone interested in international agriculture development.

If you have ever considered working abroad in a developing country, we highly recommend you attend this webinar. Kelsey will be sharing experiences from her year as an AgriCorps Fellow in Ghana, what it takes to be successful in this role, and why you might want to consider this an option for your future. She will also open the floor for questions about AgriCorps. More information on AgriCorps can be found at www.agricorps.org


Husch Blackwell - Corporate Associate, Denver

Corporate Associate - Denver, CO

Husch Blackwell, a full service law firm, has an immediate opening in its Denver office for a Corporate Associate with one to three years of experience. The ideal candidate will have a general corporate background, with experience in M&A and securities transactions and/or commercial contracting. This position will work with attorneys in our Food & Agribusiness business unit, with an emphasis on the cannabis industry.

The candidate must have a strong academic record, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a team, superior judgment, the ability to effectively handle multiple projects, and the ability to articulate legal strategies and courses of action. Candidates must have a Colorado bar license or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K and much more.

Apply at http://www.huschblackwell.com

Quality Compliance & Regulatory Manager - Chicago

Quality Compliance and Regulatory Manager
Job Number: 1612091


Description Mondelēz International is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc.

While Mondelēz International is new, our brands are as diverse and rich with heritage as the 170 countries in which our products are marketed. As the world’s pre-eminent maker of snacks, Mondelēz International has leading shares in every category and every region of the world in which it competes. The company holds the No. 1 position globally in Biscuits, Chocolate, Candy and Powdered Beverages as well as the No. 2 position in Gum.

Mondelēz International portfolio includes several billion-dollar brands such as Nabisco, Oreo and LU biscuits, Cadbury and Milka chocolate, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gums. Mondelēz International has annual revenue of approximately $35 billion and operations in more than 80 countries.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mondelezinternational.com/ and www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational

Broad Function and Scope of the Position

The Compliance and Regulatory Manager has the responsibility of planning, implementing and maintaining: Mondelēz Quality Management Systems, Food safety program (HACCP), Food Safety Management System (FSSC22000), Pre-requisites Programs, assure compliance with the FDA Food Law, bear to the areas of production, planning and logistics, procurement and R&D to strengthen the requirements of the plant.

The role of the Compliance & Regulatory Manager is to undertake the following overall responsibilities

•Lead the implementation of the Food Safety Management system (FSSC 22000)
•Maintain FSCC 22000 Food Safety Management system
•Assure compliance with HACCP requirements
•Assure compliance with Pre-requisites program
•Ensure training and education for the food security team, as well as for the operators to monitor critical points
•Ensure compliance to local and federal food safety standards
•Develop employees through training, annual review, monitoring, and mentoring
•Maintain a team environment among department and supervisory staff
•Promote and maintain a safe work environment
•Work closely with plant operations teams in the areas of quality program management, inspection coordination and testing requirements
•Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes affecting food safety and develop and recommend appropriate program changes to ensure governmental compliance
•Advising Management staff of any quality control and food safety issues in addition to presenting plausible solutions

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance, Food Science, Biology, Microbiology, Engineering, Operations Management or a related field.

• Technical knowledge of quality and food safety
• Experience dealing with regulatory agencies (i.e. FDA)
• 3-5 years’ experience in Quality Assurance or Food Safety Leadership
• Experience in developing, maintaining and enforcing:
• Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
• HACCP certification program design and implementation
• Food Safety documentation and reporting
• Submitting and implementing corrective/preventive action plans
• FSSC 22000 requirements
• Technical knowledge of Food Manufacturing Processes.
• Technical knowledge of Sanitation and microbiology
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Meridian, SAP, RedPRerei, KPOG, eQCMS
• Strong leadership skills
• Strong verbal and written English communication skills
• Strong implementation and execution skills
• Analysis and interpretation of results
• Good organizational and planning skills
• Ability to be relatable, personable, and productive within a team environment

Primary Location: NA-US-IL-Chicago

Friday, October 21, 2016

Cornucopia Institute - Researcher/Investigator






Are You An Organic Farming Champion?

Position Open: Researcher/Investigator


The Cornucopia Institute is seeking a full-time employee to join our team. If you have demonstrated investigative and research skills and are able to identify and follow leads while ferreting out the truth from conflicting narratives in the organic food and farming sector, then we want to hear from you!

We are seeking a new policy team member who possesses superior communication and writing skills. A degree and background in the social sciences or journalism is preferred, along with a history of investigative/research activities for media, academia or civil society organizations. Professional experience in farming, agribusiness or the food industry would be an asset.

A heartfelt passion for protecting the environment, the good food movement, human health, humane livestock husbandry, and social/economic justice for family farmers is essential.

The Cornucopia Institute has become one of the most preeminent and effective public interest groups, focusing on regulatory and market-based implications of agroecology in the United States. We are an organic industry watchdog protecting organics and alternative marketing mechanisms for farmers and consumers. We seek to defend the integrity of the organic food label from governmental regulatory indifference as well as from agribusinesses profiteering from unethical and questionable food and agricultural practices.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

Conduct investigations into the organic food supply chain, both foreign and domestic;
Interview key actors in organic commerce, with protecting confidentiality being essential;
Prepare reports and/or white papers detailing investigative findings along with web-based tools and materials assisting both consumers and wholesale buyers;
Write content as necessary for newsletter, website, video and social media and other communications vehicles; and
Other related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications and skills:


Commitment to the mission of The Cornucopia Institute
Demonstrated investigative ability
Understanding of (and preferably involvement with) organic food and farming issues
Self-starter and ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to interact effectively with co-workers, members, and the general public
Superior work ethic and careful attention to detail
Ability to work in stressful and reactive environment
Highest degree of personal and professional ethics
Competency with the Microsoft Office suite
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, or a directly applicable professional resume

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience.

Worksite:


The Cornucopia Institute is formally based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin but is "virtually officed," and thus has no central location. Staff members telecommute from home offices around the country. Because of this, applicants must be highly motivated and able to work independently. We have nine staff members and additional support from a number of dedicated contractors.

This individual is expected to provide his or her own dedicated worksite. Because of this, work with Cornucopia is possible anywhere in the U.S. Candidates residing in, or relocating to, the Upper Midwest are encouraged to apply — facilitating periodic face-to-face meetings. But ultimate hiring decisions will be made based on the credentials of the candidates and their ability to be successfully self-directed.

Several core-staff and contractors are located in or near Vernon County, Wisconsin (thought to have more organic farmers than any other County in the nation). Candidates open to relocation might find this gorgeous and rugged environment, and its unique agrarian/arts community, with its modest cost of living, a wonderful option.

The Cornucopia Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

How to contact The Cornucopia Institute:
If you have an interest in exploring the opportunity to merge your background and skills with the chance to fight for something you believe in, please forward a letter of inquiry, including salary history/expectations, and resume to jobs@cornucopia.org.

The Cornucopia Institute is engaged in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural and food issues, The Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to family farmers, consumers, stakeholders involved in the good food movement, and the media.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Director Policy & Advocacy - Scientific Communications; Reynolds American Incorporated


Career Opportunities: Director Policy & Advocacy - Scientific Communications (2401)

Req ID 2401 - Posted 10/05/2016 - RAI Services Company - Communications - Winston-Salem_ NC

Reynolds American Incorporated (NYSE: RAI) is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is within Reynolds American Services Company—a subsidiary that provides support services, including compliance, HR, law, finance, information management, and more to all of the subsidiaries of RAI.

The Director of Scientific Communications is a creative, energetic, and engaged communications and public affairs director familiar with public policy advocacy and experience dealing with scientific studies and publications. This Director will spearhead the use of scientific studies and publications in advocating in the space of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) in a multi-billion dollar industry and for the Company, which is serving as the catalyst of transforming tobacco.

This role will report to the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR), and collaborate closely with the Company’s Communications Department. The role will be responsible for:
Creating dynamic communications and publicizing them across traditional and non-traditional channels that increase awareness of scientific and product development work underway at RAI’s Operating Companies that has the potential to contribute to the reduction in the public health harm caused by smoking cigarettes;
Assessing scientific information released by other organizations and how that information adds to the body of scientific data being collected on tobacco harm reduction;
Developing communications materials in laymen’s terms that summarize scientific studies or trends
Advocating for the Company's THR policies in an external environment, including legislative and policy development settings.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Author communications about scientific subjects that non-scientists can understand and use.
Collaborate with members of RAI’s Public Affairs, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, and Law Departments to strategize, create, and implement communications approaches to broaden and accelerate awareness of tobacco harm reduction among key audiences.
Develop a range of communication products across a variety of channels, including print, video, digital, web, and advocacy.
Deliver in-depth analysis and persuasive materials quickly to enable the RAI companies to respond to newly released information.
Contribute to reputation management initiatives by highlighting the top-quality science and record of innovative product development being done by the RAI operating companies.
Advance the Company's THR agenda with relevant stakeholders

Bachelor’s Degree Required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Concentrations in Scientific Communications, Journalism related to scientific issues or other related fields.
A minimum of three years of experience in a senior communications position within an organization that produces or assesses scientific studies on a timely basis.
A minimum of two years working with strategic program development and communications.
A minimum of two years of previously managing and developing direct reports and/or peers/team members.
Strong demonstration of leadership and creativity in effectively using science, traditional, and digital media in advocating through the use of scientific communications.
Experience working with scientific publications, organizations, academics, and/or public health.
Knowledge of governmental affairs and/or pharmaceutical, medical devices, medical service providers or related fields preferred.
Commitment and passion to contribute to transforming the tobacco industry and improving public health.
Commitment and passion to contribute to transforming the tobacco industry and improving public health.
Strong desire to be challenged and utilize critical thinking skills
Outstanding communication and writing skills.
Excellent organizational skills.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus
Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
Confidential personal financial counseling service
On-site health clinics and fitness centers
A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
Health-care advocacy service
Volunteer service opportunities
Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Extensive training opportunities

Telephone: 262-439-1893

Email: TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

Center for Science in the Public Interest - Food Law Attornery

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to advance nutrition and public health in the United States. Among its myriad accomplishments, CSPI led the effort to: ban trans fat in processed foods; include an “added sugars” line for Nutrition Facts labels; include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in public school meals; and halt advertising by several food industry leaders of junk food to children. CSPI also publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, a leading nutrition newsletter. In recognition of its contributions to public health, CSPI and its leadership have received numerous awards, including the FDA Commissioner’s Citation and the CDC Hero Award.

CSPI’s Litigation Project pioneered the field of food law in 2004 and ever since has been using litigation to tackle some of the toughest issues in food and nutrition, including, most actively, false and misleading advertising. Some of CSPI’s recent high-profile litigations are its consumer class actions against Coca-Cola for its advertising of vitaminwater (which has roughly as much sugar as a can of Coke) and against PepsiCo for its marketing of Naked Juices (as much sugar as a Pepsi and predominately apple juice). Other pioneering matters are underway, and in development. To learn more about CSPI’s litigation work, visit http://cspinet.org/protecting-our-health/courts.

Position & Responsibilities

CPSI seeks a highly qualified and motivated attorney with a minimum of two years of experience and/or an exceptional record, to join the litigation project in Washington, D.C.

The attorney will work with CSPI’s Litigation Director, and often outside co-counsel, to litigate complex civil cases in federal and state courts around the Country. The attorney will assist the Litigation Director with most litigation activities, including case development and discovery, and assume enhanced responsibilities in specific cases as warranted.

Qualifications

Applicants should have excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills. As well, the attorney should be highly innovative (able when appropriate to think outside the box) and have a strong interest in and commitment to CSPI’s work. CSPI is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply. Prior class action experience is desirable but not required.

Applications

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three or more references to hr@cspinet.org. Please include ARK-Law in the email subject line. Law school transcripts may also be supplied.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

General Counsel - Premier Nutrition Corp


Job ID16-0547



COMPANY PROFILE:
Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC), a subsidiary of Post Holdings, Inc., manufactures and distributes nutritional food products to a health conscious consumer base under the brand names of PowerBar, Premier Protein, Supreme and Joint Juice. Shattering typical industry organic growth rates, PNC is recognized as a leader in providing innovative products which support healthy, active lifestyles. PNC is profitable with a dynamic and integrated work environment. PNC is seeking an individual who will enjoy this team-oriented business environment and will be a leader in this high-growth company on the way to being a world-class market leader.

THE ROLE:

This professional will serve as the lead counsel for the Company’s Active Nutrition segment, providing legal advice and representation in a variety of areas, including commercial contracts drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance (e.g., advertising and food labeling), risk management, and other areas of the law relevant to the Active Nutrition businesses (Premier Nutrition, Powerbar, and Dymatize). This new position will work closely not only with the business segment management team, but also with sales, finance, procurement, regulatory, quality and operations functions. This position will be solutions-oriented, pragmatic and proactive in his/her approach to legal advice and able to work both collaboratively and autonomously. This professional will interface with executives directly in all Post Active Nutrition locations (Emeryville, CA, Dallas, TX and Europe), St. Louis and the PHI legal team. Position reports to the General Manager of Premier Nutrition, with a dotted line to the PHI General Counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serves as lead attorney for the Company’s Active Nutrition business, including ongoing legal advice and counseling with travel as needed.
• Provide high caliber, proactive legal and risk management advice to executives with respect to a range of legal issues affecting the business.
• Devise practical, business-oriented solutions and alternatives designed to mitigate risk and maximize business opportunities.
• Review, draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including marketing and sales, distribution, procurement, services, licensing, engineering, co-packing, private label manufacturing, and confidentiality agreements, along with ancillary legal documents.
• Develop standardized contract templates and policies designed to efficiently support the Active Nutrition business.
• Support litigated matters, including product liability and class action claims, in collaboration with Post Holdings, Inc. litigation counsel.
• Advise on regulatory requirements pertinent to food manufacturing and sales, including labeling, packaging and claims, antitrust / trade compliance, privacy, environmental, and other regulatory issues.
• Advise and strategize on intellectual property matters.
• Liaise with other Post Holdings attorneys and/or outside counsel to provide or obtain specialized advice.
• Advise on legal issues relevant to Active Nutrition international business, including commercial, regulatory and food law (supervising appropriate outside counsel), as well as interfacing on import/export requirements.
• Liaise with other Post Holdings and subsidiary legal counsel on a variety of issues.
Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

• At least five (5) to seven (7) years of legal experience required, with prior in house experience
• Knowledge of consumer industry or manufacturing issues preferred
• Knowledge of international law from an issue-spotting perspective and experience in maximizing efficiency of outside counsel
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
• Strong negotiation skills, complemented with excellent business judgment
• Strong writing, interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to collaborate and function well in a team environment
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Up to 25% travel required to offices in Dallas, TX and abroad as needed.
• Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school and California State Bar Certification

Apply at:
https://rn21.ultipro.com/POS1003/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx?Page=Browse


Monday, October 10, 2016

Senior Corporate Counsel for Advertising - Smucker, Orrville, OH

Senior Corporate Counsel, Advertising (52046)

Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk- Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. 

LOCATION:

Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)

SUMMARY:

The Corporate Attorney – Advertising will provide legal services in all areas of advertising law; will work closely with all levels of Marketing, Creative Services, Innovation and Digital; and will have strong business acumen. This position will be responsible for legal review of advertising, labeling and promotion/contest activities and will provide legal support in all areas of advertising and marketing communications.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review and revise advertising materials, labeling and other external marketing and advertising communications to ensure legal and regulatory compliance;
Evaluate claims for products and advise and assist in substantiating for legal compliance;
Review and revise promotion and contest materials, including official rules, terms, affidavits, consumer communications, press releases, and related communications;
Advise on consumer privacy issues in connection with various advertising platforms to ensure compliance;
Prepare and negotiate marketing-related agreements, including agency, talent, spokesperson, sponsorship, and promotion agreements; and
Serve as key advisor to applicable business teams.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Juris Doctor from a nationally accredited law school and licensed to practice law;
5+ years relevant legal experience required;
Experience in the CPG industry is preferred;
Knowledge of food labeling law preferred;
Knowledge of consumer privacy law preferred;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure in a fast moving environment;
Must have high degree of organization and attention to detail; and
Good business acumen.

To apply see:  jmsmucker.com.  Job number is 52046.