Friday, January 31, 2014

Regulatory and Technical Affairs Director - North American Millers' Association

North American Millers’ Association

Position Title: Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs

Supervisor: Jim McCarthy, President & CEO

Employees Supervised: None

FLSA Status: Exempt

Major Responsibilities: 

• Monitor regulatory, scientific and technical activities related to the grain

milling and processing industries.

• Develop comments to regulatory agencies on agriculture and

environmental matters related to the industry.

• Staff various association committees and orchestrate technical/scientific

research projects among the corn, wheat, oats and rye divisions.

• Participate in various coalitions of related industry associations on

technical, scientific and regulatory matters affecting the milling industry.

• Prepare briefing summaries on technical and regulatory matters for the

association President and Board of Directors.

• Represent NAMA at professional conferences on regulatory and technical

matters when appropriate.

• Coordinate with NAMA’s Director of Government Affairs on regulatory

and technical matters that impact legislation at the federal and state

• Other responsibilities commensurate with the position as directed by the

NAMA President


• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in health, nutrition, food science or related

• Minimum five years of experience in food science and/or environmental

• Experience with regulatory or government relations focused associations is

• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and the

ability to develop excellent written regulatory comments.

• Demonstrated ability to successfully staff various association committees.

• Ability to coordinate many different research objectives and work with

association members to develop and monitor research projects.

• Ability to work well with association members, Directors and staff as a

Compensation: $65,000 - $70,000

NAMA offers an exceptional benefits package including a pension plan, paid

vacation, paid personal days, paid holidays and sick days, life, health, dental,

prescription, and disability insurance, and an on-site, complimentary gym.

How to apply: Please send your résumé to No

NAMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis

of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, genetic information, sexual

orientation, age, and physical or mental disability.

For more information about NAMA issues, meetings, membership and staff, go to

Local Food Project Coordinator - Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (Gainesville, FL)

See the original job posting here.

Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG), a Gainesville-based non-profit organization is currently hiring a Local Food Project Coordinator to manage and promote the Alachua County Farmers Market EBT Project and other local projects.

FOG supports and promotes organic and sustainable agriculture, wherein; we educate consumers, farmers, future farmers (children & youth), businesses, policy makers and the general public. FOG’s Education & Outreach projects generate knowledge, share resources, and apply the expertise of FOG that advance organic agriculture and healthy and just food systems. FOG offers SNAP recipients (formerly food stamps) the opportunity to use their benefits to purchase food at two farmers markets in Alachua County; the Saturday Alachua County Farmers Market, and the Wednesday Union Street Farmers Market. The Alachua County Farmers Market EBT Project aims to increase access and affordability of local, fresh food, while also supporting the local economy and small scale farmers.

The Local Food Project Coordinator is a full time position with a semi-flexible schedule. This position is responsible for managing and promoting the Alachua County Farmers Market EBT Project and assisting with other local projects.

The Local Food Project Coordinator is responsible for operating the Alachua County Farmers Market EBT Project at the Saturday Alachua County Farmers Market, SWAG Produce Market, and the Wednesday Union Street Farmers Market and completing all necessary paperwork and support the program requires. The Coordinator is also responsible for promoting the project and farmers markets in general. The Coordinator will plan, develop, and evaluate outreach and education activities. The Coordinator will also be asked to be FOG’s representative and advocate in local meetings and discussions concerning organic and sustainable agriculture.

o Knowledge of passion for the organic, sustainable and local food movements
o Experience with outreach and event planning
o Experience coordinating and working with volunteers
o Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
o Valid FL driver's license with good driving record
o Good organizational skills
o Self motivated
o Ability to work nights/weekends

COMPENSATION: Excellent benefit package and expected salary of $24,960 depending on experience
DEADLINE: Open until filled
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Education and Outreach Program Director
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: (please no calls)

E-mail: (preferred; include Local Food Project Coordinator the subject line)

Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc.
ATTENTION "Local Food Project Coordinator "
P.O. Box 12311
Gainesville, FL 32604
Fax: (352) 377-8363 (include subject line: "Local Food Project Coordinator ")

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SFUSD Expansion Coordinator - Revolution Foods (San Francisco, CA)

TitleSFUSD Expansion Coordinator - Contract/Temp
CitySan Francisco
DescriptionA nutritious breakfast has a tremendous positive impact on student health and learning. Still, many students do not currently eat breakfast and schools nationwide are looking for ways to increase breakfast participation. San Francisco Unified School District, which partners with Revolution Foods to serve more than 30,000 fresh, healthy lunch and breakfast meals at more than 300 schools daily, is looking for ways to help more students start their days with nutritious meals.

The Expansion Coordinator will have the exciting opportunity to work together with Revolution Foods and SFUSD schools to reach more students with healthy breakfasts. The Expansion Coordinator will work with SFUSD school staff and teachers to galvanize interest in programs – such as breakfast in the classroom – that increase access to breakfast, then support schools through the first 2-4 weeks of service. He or she will have the chance to work closely with a fun, committed team spanning both SFUSD and Revolution Foods. The scale of Revolution Foods partnerships nationwide creates an exciting opportunity for great work to be scaled up quickly.

This is a contract/temporary position.
RequirementsDuties and Responsibilities
This position is charged with expanding breakfast meal service by implementing universal breakfast in schools across San Francisco Unified. The position will work autonomously and in partnership with SFUSD Student Nutrition Services, individual school sites and Revolution Foods to:
  • Manage district-wide outreach and run meetings with principals, teachers, and other school staff to generate a firm commitment to start universal breakfast programming.
  • Develop materials and coordinate tastings as necessary to support presentations/meeting about breakfast, and execution of breakfast expansion.
  • Serve as an advisor for school staff and teachers to help shape effective plans for breakfast expansion at their school.
  • Coordinate detailed plans and logistics across all stakeholders to ensure successful launch of universal breakfast.
  • Support school site breakfast launches with detailed plans and logistic project planning, management and execution as appropriate.
  • Flexible schedule with availability during school hours (between 6:30am-3:30pm as well as occasional evenings and/or weekends.
  • Position will report directly to the Northern California Regional Partnerships Manager.
  • Position will continue through September of 2014; while successful candidate is expected to be available 40 hours/week, the number of hours will vary.
  • Highly organized/methodical in approaching projects with a commitment to details and follow through.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Familiarity and experience in both small group meetings and large presentations (up to 50 people), working with a wide range of constituents including principals, teachers, servers and students.
  • Classroom experience. The candidate will bring credibility to talk about how/why programs such as Breakfast in the Classroom work. The ideal candidate will have had a positive experience serving breakfast in their classroom and/or experience in SFUSD.
  • Must be able to work autonomously and be a fantastic representative for both Revolution Foods and SFUSD.
  • Must be conversational in Spanish with the ability to lead trainings in both English and Spanish.
  • Solid computer skills, especially in using Microsoft Office, as well as comfort in quickly learning new programs.
  • Independent travel is expected throughout San Francisco Unified and to Revolution Foods’ home office as required.
Please see the original job posting at:*F45EF177C0A2AC36

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sustainability Program Coordinator - Homegrown Minneapolis Food Policy Initiative

Sustainability Program Coordinator 
Minneapolis, MN

Application Dates

Open Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Salary Range
$60,189 up to $82,586
Application Process
ALL applicants MUST submit a completed:
* City of Minneapolis online application
* Cover letter and resume
Resumes are NOT being accepted in place of an official City of Minneapolis application.  Applicants failing to follow the application process will not be considered.   Please email your cover letter and resume to
Position Information
Work closely with City Staff, Elected Officials, and the Community in developing, informing, implementing, and monitoring the Citys Homegrown Minneapolis efforts and other sustainability programs as assigned. Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding Minneapolis¿ ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods and strengthen the local economy.
Job Duties
* Manage and implement Homegrown Minneapolis initiative by working with a variety of organizational partners including city departments and elected officials, community organizations, technical assistance providers, local lending institutions, educational institutions, restaurants, coops, stores and local food producers.
* Lead the staffing efforts for the Minneapolis Food Council including agenda setting and minutes drafting; provide information and analysis in planning, developing and facilitating the work of work groups/task forces as needed.
* Coordinate the Minneapolis City Trees program whereby city property owners can order trees at a discounted price via Tree Trust, a local non-profit organization.
* Identify and advocate for policies, systems, ordinances and/or changes to official City documents. Appropriately engage city residents in identifying and advocating for such changes. Draft these and provide staffing assistance to assure passage and implementation by appropriate decision-makers.
* Provide leadership in development and delivery of outreach, community events, educational programs and materials. Build and coalesce a diverse constituency committed to improving an urban food system.
* Manage and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary project work teams including drafting the project scope, scheduling meetings, completing tasks, facilitating meetings, garnering consensus on recommendations, and preparing reports/presentations.
* Prepare and make presentations to groups, residents, and elected officials.
* Act as a liaison to create policies, promote sustainability and participate in community-wide projects.
* Provide training and support for City staff and elected officials on sustainability/ food related issues.
* Manage operational activities of the program or project, including record keeping, computer applications, etc.
* Identify potential funding sources and financial incentives for implementing projects, prepare grant applications and partnership proposals, seek sponsorships and manage grant compliance.
* Develop and administer budgets and contracts.
* Develop, monitor and measure related performance measures including benchmarking and best practice studies.
* Coordinate and maintain formal monitoring systems to ensure compliance with standards.
* Oversee the collection and organization of information for reports, case studies, and other documentation related to the project or program assigned.
Required Education
Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, Physical Science, Community Health, Natural Science, or Biological Science; Urban Planning or other related field.
Required Experience
Five years of professional experience, working on sustainability principals and/or public health, with at least two years experience analyzing, developing and implementing policies relevant to large urban community food systems at local or state level.
An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.
Background Check
The City has determined that a thorough Police Department background check / investigation, criminal background check, and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title.  Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought.  Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.  After a conditional job offer, candidates will be required to pass a medical examination, which includes drug and alcohol screening and a job-related personnel assessment with a licensed psychologist.
Drug & Alcohol Testing
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.
Other Qualifications
* Demonstrated knowledge and experience in addressing the resolution of complex environmental, public health and administrative issues.
* Demonstrated knowledge of urban food policy program and economic development issues, including current trends best practices and technical expertise to address such issues.
* Past experience providing staffing, leadership and coordination for a community coalition or council.
* Past experience working closely with community members and other stakeholders on food systems issues.  Ability to work effectively in both a local governmental setting and community settings.
* Demonstrated knowledge and experience with public engagement techniques and practices, including experience building engagement among diverse racial and ethnic communities and using engagement tools to build consensus. Ability to coordinate multiple projects at the same time and organize work to meet deadlines and conflicting priorities.
* Ability to plan and manage projects with multiple players and diverse issues.
* Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, representatives of government/private sector, and general public.
* Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Strong presentation skills to a wide variety of audiences on urban food policy and related issues.
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
* Ability to understand policy implications of issues and make appropriate recommendations.
* Creatively solve problems involving sensitive situations and issues.
* Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
* Preferred knowledge of contract and grant proposal preparation and management.
* Preferred knowledge of budget development and management.
Selection Process
Eligibility to be considered for the position will be determined by a rating of training and experience or oral examination (100%). It is very important to fully describe your education and work experience as it relates to this opening on your application form.  The City of Minneapolis Human Resource office reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.
Applications Accepted
Dates: January 22, 2014 to February 12, 2014
Contact:  City of Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-2282
Email Address:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Junior Position Food Law (Legal) - Red Bull (Austria)

Go to this website for the job posting:

Spanish-Speaking Staff Attorney - Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (Chicago, IL)


Chicago, IL 

Date Posted: 01/09/2014
Schedule Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Employment/Labor, Farm Worker/Migrant Worker, Immigration, Litigation

Job Description

The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) is a small progressive plaintiff-side only, public interest law firm, -501(c)(3) non-profit organization-, committed to providing employment-related legal assistance to workers in agriculture, food production, nursery work, and landscaping in Illinois.
FLAP carries out this mission through outreach, litigation, community legal education, counsel and advice. FLAP together with experienced co-counsel have an active federal and state litigation docket involving a variety of employment issues (wage and hour). FLAP does not receive funding from the Federal Legal Services Corporation. For more information please check and

Position: FLAP is seeking to hire a Spanish-speaking staff attorney to assist with firm’s employment litigation docket working from its office in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

  • 1) Maintain a caseload, 
  • 2) Litigate and advocate in federal and state courts and agencies, 
  • 3) Maintain regular contact with Spanish-speaking clients, 
  • 4) Maintain relationships and coordinate effectively with co-counsel and other organizations, 
  • 5) Supervise law student’s interns and externs and legal volunteers, 
  • 6) Provide oral and written Spanish/English translation as needed, 
  • 7) Assist with whatever additional tasks as directed by the Executive Director.


  • 1) Juris Doctor is required; 
  • 2) Fluency in both written and spoken English and Spanish is a must, 
  • 3) Strong writing and oral communication and research skills are required, 
  • 4) Demonstrated commitment to public interest law, social justice and immigrants’ rights, 
  • 5) Litigation experience in the area of labor and employment is preferred, but not required, 
  • 6) Ability to work with diverse audiences, including community advocates is required, 
  • 7) previous experience working with farmworkers and/or landscapers beneficial for this position, along with other prior work that requires cultural sensitivity, 
  • 8) Licensed to practice in Illinois, 
  • 9) Admission or eligibility for admission to the Northern District Court of Illinois and willingness to complete the process as quickly as possible, 
  • 10) Strong organizational skills, 
  • 11) Ability to work independently, 
  • 12) Outstanding communication skills, 
  • 13) Individually motivated and able to keep momentum, 
  • 14) Ability to multitask, 
  • 15) Efficiency and prompt turn-around mandatory.


Pay and Benefits depend of experience and skills. FLAP offers health insurance and school loan reimbursement. Necessary equipment to perform job responsibilities will be provided.

Application Instructions:

Send your: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter indicating your salary expectations and date when you could start working, 3) Writing samples (one in Spanish, one in English) and 4) Two references, via e-mail, to: Alexandra Sossa, Executive Director, 33 N. LaSalle, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602.

Write: ‘Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the e-mail. The FLAP will not accept incomplete applications. No Phone calls please.
FAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information:

Alexandra Sossa, Executive Director
33 N. LaSalle, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

This job posting was originally posted on

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Open Space Fellow - Univ. of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality

Law Grads Eligible for Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Denver

Students who earned or will earn a JD between December 2011 and May 2014 are eligible to apply.

The post-doc will explore the history of open space protection, examining racial, ethnic, and socio-economic factors that may have influenced decisions about location, funding, and protection of public open space.

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality or IRISE is seeking a two-year postdoctoral research fellow beginning September 1, 2014. We are seeking a candidate who is capable of bringing together insights from the disciplines of geography, environmental science, history, anthropology, law or a related field to the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between racial, ethnic, and socio-economic inequality and decisions about location, funding, and protection of public open space in the metropolitan United States. The fellow will be housed in the Department Geography and the Environment, with co-supervision and mentorship by faculty in the History and Anthropology departments, as well as the Sturm College of Law's Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their JD or PhD by June 30, 2014. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2011).

Fellows are sought for their expertise within their field of study; engagement in research, scholarship, and creative work grounded in understandings of (in)equality; and/or a consideration for the many ways in which the academy or particular fields promote or hinder the advancement of historically underrepresented communities. In addition, because of the value of lived experiences in the investigation and understanding of inequality, we especially encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Salary is competitive and includes comprehensive benefits. In addition to the salary and research space, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to DU research facilities.

To apply, please complete the on-line application. In addition, if you have any questions, please email IRISEApplication deadline is February 28, 2014.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Staff Attorney - Center for Science in the Public Interest

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Attn: Human Resources Department
1220 L St. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005
Staff Attorney – Full Time
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation's largest-circulation health newsletter. CSPI’s three main goals are to: provide valuable, objective information to the public and policymakers; represent citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported largely by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter, individual donors, and foundation grants.
The Litigation Project uses state and federal courts, as well as filings before federal agencies, to help correct corporate misbehavior. The project brings its own advocacy lawsuits, working with private lawyers across the country. CSPI’s legal filings have produced binding settlements resulting in more honest labeling of artificial ingredients and halting deceptive marketing. In addition, the Litigation Project files a variety of complaints and rulemaking requests before the FDA and other federal agencies. The Staff Attorney assists the Director in using the legislative and judicial system to further CSPI’s goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Undertake litigation on behalf of CSPI or on behalf of private plaintiffs.
  • Identify and retain appropriate class plaintiffs.
  • Draft complaints and other legal documents such as motions, briefs, and discovery requests and responses; conduct discovery.
  • Meet litigation deadlines.
  • Choose appropriate venues for suit.
  • Research new topics for litigation possibilities.
  • Identify matters suitable for regulatory action.
  • Draft complaints and other documents for filing before federal agencies.
  • Stay up-to-date on trends within the food industry.
  • Read relevant trade journals and news stories, examine advertising and labeling for food products.
  • Stay abreast of changes in relevant statutes and regulations.
  • Attend conferences and earn CLE credits.
  • Maintain law license in at least one state.
  • Help supervise litigation interns.
  • Law degree (J.D.), admitted to at least one state bar, and 1 to 7 years of litigation or regulatory experience.
  • Member of D.C. Bar or ability to apply for admission immediately upon hire.
  • Knowledge of consumer and regulatory law and litigation experience.
  • Strong legal writing, research and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common legal and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Computer proficiency with MSOffice, and experience with Internet-based research tools such as Westlaw.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public-interest advocacy and consumer protections.
Salary is commensurate with experience. CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy working environment. Please send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples to:

Center for Science in the Public Interest

1220 L St. N.W., Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20005

CSPI is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For updated information on this or other openings, visit: Jobs at CSPI

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Corporate Counsel, Regulatory - Monsanto Co. (St. Louis, MO)

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  Monsanto Company has an opening for the position of Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Law.  The Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Law, under general supervision, provides legal advice and policy guidance to the corporation directly and through the use of outside counsel.   

This role requires the successful candidate to diligently keep abreast of the laws and regulations applicable to Monsanto’s products to ensure company compliance and support product approvals. The Corporate Counsel will research and respond actively, both orally and in writing, to a caseload of internal and external regulatory queries. The Corporate Counsel will advocate legal, regulatory, sustainability, and policy initiatives that promote the company's interests and advance innovative and workable solutions to complex agricultural law problems.  Proper performance of this role calls for the utmost integrity and accountability.  Examples of the specific work include:
  • Compliance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and the Plant Protection Act, as they apply to the company’s products, with a focus on conventional pesticides and biopesticides 
  • Legal and policy coherence and compliance with the use of company products (or crops produced from such) in the overall agri-food chain
  • Regulatory law support for contracts and transactions (e.g. licensing and acquisitions)
  • Product stewardship guidance
Work experience in any of the above mentioned areas is highly desired; however, Monsanto will provide training and exposure in those areas, as needed.

As a member of the law department, Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Law, will provide support to a diverse global client group.   Other matters and special projects may be assigned from time to time.

  • Provide supervised support to internal Regulatory Affairs and Government Affairs organizations (federal and state)  
  • Draft, negotiate, and guide compliance with regulatory and stewardship provisions of licenses and other agreements
  • Perform regulatory reviews of communications, labels and advertising for compliance
  • Work effectively with applicable government/regulatory agencies in an expeditious manner
  • Assess and advise on current and emerging legislative/regulatory/policy initiatives in areas of responsibility
  • Participate and represent the company in industry groups
  • Manage outside counsel to ensure high quality, cost-effective legal support and representation
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, accountability, and trustworthiness in all areas. 


  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Minimum of six years legal experience in government, corporate legal department, or law firm environment
  • Demonstrated academic and professional excellence
  • Member of at least one state bar  
Required Competencies:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated good judgment
  • Rapid information assimilation ability
  • Track record of advancing strategies to completion
  • Demonstrable record of innovative and workable solutions to complex legal problems and enablement of commercial objectives
  • Personal and professional growth orientation
  • Agility with change management and prioritization skills
  • Team orientation 
Preferred Background:
  • Regulatory compliance/approval – EPA, USDA, FDA and international counterparts  
  • Experience with  FIFRA, FQPA, FFDCA, and PPA
  • Contract drafting and management
  • Transactions (e.g. licensing and acquisition due diligence)
  • Advertising and communications review
  • Strategy and policy development and implementation
  • Agricultural/environmental education and/or experience



Primary Location

North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis


 US Law Regulatory Law_51154560



Thursday, January 2, 2014

Project Manager - Community Initiatives, Reforming the School Food Experience (San Francisco, CA)

Reforming the School Food Experience (a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives)

Reforming the School Food Experience is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, and the
project’s mission is to implement a vision to comprehensively reform the school food experience in San
Francisco’s public schools in a way that is self-sustaining in the long term, reflects and honors existing
SFUSD labor agreements, and meets the needs and desires of today’s students.
The vision and specific recommendations that will be implemented by the project called Reforming the
School Food Experience were developed by SFUSD and the innovation firm IDEO, and they are outlined
in a book called “SFUSD’s Future Dinning Experience.” This book, which is available on the web at captures the vision, recommendations, and an implementation roadmap for
reforming SFUSD’s school food experience.

Position Summary 

We are seeking a Project Manager to be an integral part of the team focused on bringing the vision for
SFUSD’s Future Dining Experience to fruition. The person will have the ability to lead work and achieve
results in a resource constrained environment, and jump from a community engagement conversation
one minute to a detailed operations one the next – juggling multiple, complex projects at once.
The person who fills this role will work with an internal team at SFUSD to lead the day-to-day work
associated with implementing the specific roadmap for SFUSD’s Future Dining Experience.
This person will be an employee of Community Initiatives Reforming the School Food Experience project,
and will report to SFUSD’s Director of Student Nutrition Services. It is a full time position with an annual
salary range of $70,000 to $83,000 plus benefits.

Key Activities 

This person will work directly with SFUSD’s Student Nutrition Services (SNS) team and with the
leadership of SFUSD’s Policy and Operations Division.

• Doing great work. Further developing SNS’s capacity to comprehensively reform the school food
experience in San Francisco’s public schools.
• Taking the lead. Planning and delivering on projects and leading select projects were appropriate.
For example: designing, implementing, and evaluating pilots to determine whether and how specific
ideas might be brought to scale; sourcing mobile carts and vending machines; finding warehouse
space and facilitating any retrofits required to meet SFUSD’s needs; determining how many regional
kitchens we should have and where they should be located.
• Building networks. Creating a robust network inside and outside of SFUSD and initiating and
managing partnerships that will help build and support SFUSD’s Future Dining Experience. For
example, forming partnerships with local food incubator programs and chefs.

Skills Required 

We want someone who is curious, inspired, and inspiring, who will bring energy and enthusiasm to the
process and the team. Our work environment appeals to self-directed, flexible team players that have
great interpersonal skills, learn quickly, and relish the opportunity to translate challenges and questions
into opportunities for positive change.

The ideal candidate has a background managing large scale innovative projects. Knowledge of school
food, or large public food service operations, is preferred.

Other key characteristics should include:
• The ability to quickly get up to speed with the goals and be proactive about meeting those goals
• The ability to plan, act, assess, reflect and adjust as needed to successfully to achieve results
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, along with strong presentation skills
• Experience designing, implementing and evaluating pilots
• Experience gathering input and synthesizing it into meaningful, relevant communications
• The ability to multi-task and work efficiently and effectively in an ambiguous and resource
constrained environment
• An ease and comfort in working in collaborative teams and developing connections with people inside and outside SFUSD
• Strategic and judicious decision-making with diligent, consistent follow-through and attention to detail

Experience and Training 

Minimum Qualifications 

Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in
a subject area closely related to this role.
Three years’ work experience performing professional level project management.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s Degree with major course work in public or business administration, project management,
change management, nutrition, or other subject areas closely related to this role.
Ability to speak Chinese, Spanish, or Tagalog a plus.

To Apply 

If you are interested in applying to this position, we would like to see your response to the following two
questions. Applications that include artifacts showcasing your past work are appreciated.

1. What are the most exciting opportunities you see in this role? Why?
(Please limit your response to 300 words or less).

2. The full plan for SFUSD’s future dining experience, along with an Executive Summary, is available
on the web at During the next year we want to make progress with
Phase 1 of the implementation plan (i.e., building capacity). In particular, we are interested in
designing and evaluating the pilots noted in the Executive Summary. How might you approach
this work? How might you go about your first month?

By January 13, 2014, submit your application (including resume, responses to the questions, and
optional portfolio) to:
Zetta Reicker
Director, Student Nutrition Services
841 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109