Friday, January 30, 2015

Office of General Counsel - USDA, Patent Attorney

Job Title:Patent Attorney
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Office of the General Counsel
Job Announcement Number:AG-OGC-2015-0056-JH


$90,823.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 9, 2015 to Monday, February 9, 2015




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Washington DC


US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.






USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

The incumbent serves as a Patent Attorney in the Division and as such provides a wide range of intellectual property legal services in connection with Department research activities and other operations, including representing the Department before the Patent and Trademark Office, and carries out such other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant General Counsel.


Applicants are required to be a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Bar. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in patent prosecution, excellent writing skills, and an exceptional academic record. Demonstrated experience in the related areas of intellectual property law of copyright, trademark, and data rights is highly desirable.

Education: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).

Bar Membership: Applicants are required to be a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Bar. Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 



University of Maryland: Lecturer


Title:  Lecturer
Position Number:  01271044
Category Status:  Faculty Professional Track, Term Contract  
Unit:  AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites applications for a 9-month Lecturer to teach and develop agricultural entrepreneurship, leadership, and business management courses. The IAA is a 60-credit academic certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park. The IAA provides students with the entrepreneurial, management, and technical skills needed to successfully operate sustainable domestic agricultural enterprises including golf courses, sports fields, landscape companies, and farming operations. This is a renewable, professional track, 9-month appointment.  Continuing appointment will be based on performance and student enrollment.  The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, is a Land Grant institution located in suburban Washington, DC.

·         Teach 3-4 undergraduate courses per semester during the academic year.  Primary teaching responsibilities in the area of agricultural business, entrepreneurship and leadership may include such courses as  Business Operations, Business Management, Agricultural Math, Introduction to Finance, Agricultural Marketing, Computer Applications and new courses developed
·         Develop leadership and entrepreneurship courses and hybrid delivery methods
·         Coordinate with IAA Advisors and Director to advance and promote the program
·         Advise and mentor IAA students and develop industry connections
·         Participate in department decision-making, strategic planning, and recruitment
·         Continuously develop and update curriculum and instructional materials, and integrate assessment activities and best teaching practices into classes
·         MBA or Master's degree in agricultural business management, entrepreneurial studies, agricultural education, leadership, or related discipline.
·         Teaching experience, preferably at the post-secondary level.
·         The key person will demonstrate excellence in teaching.
·         Experience in agricultural production or operation of agricultural enterprise.

Salary& Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

A complete application packet includes a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Transcripts (copy acceptable for application process); Contact information of three (3) professional references.  All candidates must apply online at for position 01271044. The effective start date is August 17, 2015.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin March 9, 2015.  However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Walmart: Manager Labor & Employment Agriculture Responsible Sourcing

Position open at Walmart, located in Bentonville, Arkansas

While this is not an attorney position, one of our LL.M. graduates would be excellent in working with their global agricultural supply chain and the Responsible Sourcing strategy.

Position Description
• Develop and implement Responsible Sourcing strategy and partnerships to improve working conditions in Walmart’s global agriculture supply chain.
• Focus on labor and employment challenges in supply chains including wages and anti-trafficking.
• Assists in the development, standardization, and implementation of Responsible Sourcing (RS) programs and their procedures
• Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Responsible Sourcing and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
• Develops plans for audit resources
• Executes Wal-Mart Responsible Sourcing programs in regions
• Manages risk
• Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
• Partners with sourcing to execute capacity building initiatives
• Promotes compliance awareness and understanding
• Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions
• Reviews and processes potential high-risk compliance issues
• Reviews, evaluates, and approves compliance programs and practices
• Supports global initiatives (for example convergence & collaboration)

For more information:,-compliance-and-ethics/manager-labor-%EF%B9%A0-employment-agriculture-responsible-sourcing-jobs

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Executive Director, CropCircle Kitchen

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

The Organization and its History

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

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

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

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

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

The Leadership Opportunity

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

The Executive Director will be expected to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Ideal Candidate

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

Our ideal candidate will have: 

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

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

• Experience leading a complex organization through growth and change

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

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

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

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

• Strong negotiation skills 

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

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

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

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

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

CropCircle Kitchen offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Please submit a cover letter, detailing your salary requirements, and a resume to: Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. We aim to fill this position by spring of 2015. No phone calls or letters please. 

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


Friday, January 9, 2015

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

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

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

For questions about the summer internship program, please contact


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

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

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

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

Information about the Food Law and Policy Clinic:

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

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

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


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

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

Executive Director, FRESHFARM Markets

Executive Director
Location: Washington DC

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Develops and manages the budget and allocates resources for maximum

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

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

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

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


Strong passion for the mission and vision of FRESHFARM Markets

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneurial approach to program and revenue development

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

Successful track record of financial management

Unquestioned professional and personal ethical standards and integrity

Strong technical and software proficiency, and use of social media

Minimum of five years executive experience, preferably in a nonprofit


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


Please send a cover letter and resume to FRESHFARM Markets ED Search Committee
at and include “FFM ED Position” in the subject

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

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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

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

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

· (Open to all candidates nationwide, no Federal experience required.)

· (Open to current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities.)

Vice President of External Affairs, FoodCorps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Apply:
FoodCorps has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please
submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan at

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

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

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