Thursday, July 25, 2013

Announcement: Food Law & Policy Career Guide

From LL.M. Alumna, Alli Condra and Emily Broad Lieb:

The Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Food Law and Policy Career Guide.

The area of food law is growing rapidly, with more employment opportunities for lawyers being created each year. The second edition of the Food Law and Policy Career Guide includes new information on opportunities at universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and law firms, as well as a list of food listservs that educate, promote discussion, and provide information on job opportunities. The 2013 edition also includes a new section about consulting firms.

Thanks, Emily, Alli, and all those at Harvard that made this Guide possible. It's a great resource -

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mobile Marketing Associate, Farmers Feeding the World and the HungerU Tour

Farmers Feeding the World and the HungerU tour are on the lookout for dynamic, passionate and energetic people to work hard and have fun traveling the US as they engage and educate college students and consumers on how modern agriculture plays a vital role in providing food security to people here in the US and around the world. If you love people, agriculture and being in the're in the right place. You will be a part of a national promotional campaign that will be featured on RFDTV, Farm Journal, Top Producer,, US Farm Report, AgDay and more. Join the HungerU team!

Hotels, food and flights will be paid for during the duration of the tour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These duties include, but are not limited to, the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)
Travel with HungarU mobile exhibit for 80 days straight, 6 days on, 1 day off.
Communicate with exhibit visitors the challenges of a growing population and how modern Ag plays a part
Assist with the setup and take down of mobile exhibit
On-site event activation – inviting visitors to visit the exhibit, handing out flyers, engaging with students
Field finance management – timely and accurate reporting of personal and tour expenses
Media relations – reaching out to local media in advance to inform them of the tour’s stop in their market
Activation and engagement reporting – accurately compiling reports of number of visitors, Facebook likes, premium handouts and reactions by visitors
Vehicle maintenance – ensuring the tow vehicle and trailer are in good working condition and informing supervisor if not.
Driving custom promotional vehicles 

Education/Skills/Professional Experience

Ability to interact and engage with college students
Must have a very outgoing, friendly and fun personality
Ability to be on the road without daily supervision
Strong verbal communication skills
Social media savy
Physically be able to assist in the construction of the exhibit at each college
Must present a clean and professional appearance
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Start date of September 1, concluding by November 22
Current driver’s license and clean driving record required

View the full posting here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Associate Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; Department of Agriculture


The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.

This position is in the SES, Career Reserved. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES employees are also eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to the SES. Selectee is subject to a one-year probationary period, unless currently serving under an SES appointment. Visit for additional information and benefits for SES employees.

If you would like to work for a premier agency that is focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture: ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, USDA is the place for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision, and guiding principles, please visit

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) provides leadership and direction for the fair and equitable treatment of all USDA customers and employees while ensuring the delivery of quality programs and enforcement of civil rights. OASCR ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies for USDA customers and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, sex ( including gender identity and expression), religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all bases apply to all programs.) For more information, visit

View the full job posting here.

Organizer; Food & Water Watch

Organizer based in New Brunswick, NJ

Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting-edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets.

Since opening our NJ office 2009, we have grown our staff to four regional organizers, six regional organizing teams, 6 campus campaigns, and a field canvass who all work together with our allies to ban fracking and fracking waste dumping, label genetically engineered foods, increase investment in public drinking waster, stop water privatization, and other efforts that will protect our food and water resources from those who exploit it for personal profit and gain. We have successfully stopped water privatization efforts in a number of municipalities, passed legislation to ban fracking and fracking waste dumping through the NJ Legislature, built diverse state-wide coalitions who work to address concerns with privatization, fracking and genetically engineered foods.

While the New Brunswick based organizer will be expected to work on all of Food & Water Watch’s issue campaigns; the primary focus of this position will be working with volunteers and allies to promote a ban on fracking and fracking waste dumping as well as support the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Working under the direction of our Mid-Atlantic Director, the Organizer works to develop and implement legislative, field organizing, and media strategies and campaigns in support of Food & Water Watch policy goals.
Please view the full job posting here.