Monday, May 30, 2016

Food Safety Specialist: Whole Foods, SE Region

Food Safety Specialist - Whole Foods Market
Birmingham, Alabama Area

Job description:

Regional Food Safety Specialist will support and sustain store, regional, national and global programs and specifications in Food Safety, Good Organics principles, and Occupational Safety. They will partner with store leadership, regional support and Global Food Safety in providing support to store teams to maintain and improve compliance and excellence in all facets of the above. The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting stores and facilities in the South region. This position is based out of Atlanta, Ga. Chapel Hill, NC and Birmingham, AL. Position reports to Associate Coordinator of Risk Management.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Commodity Futures: Internship and Part Time Law Clerk Positions

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of the Inspector General (CFTC OIG) is seeking a law student to fill an unpaid summer internship position. The internship is a great opportunity to learn about the IG community (which combats fraud, waste, and abuse in government) and about the CFTC and the regulation of commodity markets in the United States. Duration of internship and work hours are negotiable. If interested, please send an email to describing your interest, and please attach a resume or CV. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

CFTC OIG is also accepting applications for a part-time law clerk position HERE. This position is aimed at recent law school graduates who have taken, or will be taking, the bar exam. Applications for the law clerk position will not be considered unless submitted through the USAJOBS website. The listing closesMay 31, 2016.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Director of Child Nutrition Policy & Programs: Hunger Free New York City

Hunger Free New York City (HFNYC) is seeking a full-time Director of Child Nutrition Policy and Programs to support its work to ensure that every child in New York City and America has access to sufficient, nutritious food. By increasing participation in federal child nutrition assistance programs, including school meals, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program, we connect kids with the food they need to grow and thrive. The Director of Child Nutrition Policy and Programs will work with Hunger Free America (HFA) and Hunger Free NYC staff and community partners - utilizing advocacy, outreach, communications, and volunteerism - to promote child nutrition programs and services locally and nationally. This position is based in New York City and reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Child Nutrition Policy and Programs will:
  • Direct the organization’s policy, outreach, technical assistance, volunteerism, and research work on child nutrition programs, with a particular focus on the National School Breakfast Program (NSBP), SFSP, and WIC.
  • Direct HFNYC’s Summer Meals Outreach Program, including managing a team of AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates and interns in community outreach, to increase participation in SFSP in NYC.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with local, state, and federal child nutrition program administrators and keep abreast of program rules and regulations, policy guidance, and other issues regarding child nutrition programs.
  • Monitor major child nutrition policy developments; collaborate with the Policy and Communications Departments to respond, when appropriate.
  • Serve as NYCCAH’s main liaison with local, state, and federal officials, as well as local, state, and national nonprofit organizations and stakeholders, regarding child nutrition programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to NSBP, SFSP, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and WIC sites to advance best practices that increase access and utilization of these programs; develop reports on best practices and challenges in those programs.
  • Collaborate with HFA’s Strategic Volunteerism Department to recruit and manage volunteers for outreach and other service opportunities with SFSP, WIC, and other child nutrition programs.
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally to provide education, training, and technical assistance to national service participants and other partner organizations to increase their ability to conduct and coordinate child nutrition program outreach and volunteerism.
  • Collaborate with the Development Department to prepare proposals, progress reports, and other materials for funders.
  • Prepare draft materials – e.g. public testimony, grant proposals, fact sheets, press releases, outreach materials – for the media, funders, elected officials, partner organizations, and the public.
  • Create and update sections on the Hunger Free America website regarding child nutrition programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with at least 4-5 years of related experience. A Master’s Degree in social work, public health, nutrition, public administration, public policy, non-profit management, or a related field is a plus.
  • Experience working at either a nonprofit organization or a government agency on outreach and/or policy work relating to child nutrition and/or federal safety net programs.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing child nutrition and/or related programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff, national service members, interns, and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of federal child nutrition programs and the NYC school system, including SchoolFood.
  • Experience providing training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent writing, communication, research, and analysis skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills, with proven ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Positive, self-starter attitude; ability to take initiative, think creatively, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, including working in diverse neighborhoods and with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to Hunger Free America’s mission to end hunger in the United States.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive with other similar positions in nonprofit organizations. Hunger Free NYC offers benefits to all full-time employees, including a health insurance plan. Employees also receive paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a resume, a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position, and a brief writing sample, to:


Please use e-mail subject line, “Director of Child Nutrition.”

Hunger Free NYC is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is open until filled.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Farm and Food Legal Fellow, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a legal fellow to work in its Rhode Island Advocacy Center. Working with the director of the Rhode Island Advocacy Center, as well as program staff, the Rhode Island Farm and Food Legal Fellow will be responsible for a suite of work related to CLF’s Farm and Food Initiative. Responsibilities will include identifying and advocating for policy changes, building coalitions, developing and overseeing a direct legal assistance pro bono network, conducting outreach and trainings, and communicating with the press and the public.

This position is based in CLF’s Providence office. The position will be full-time for two years, with the possibility of extension contingent on fundraising.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a J.D. and be a member of a state bar (Rhode Island Bar membership strongly preferred);
  • Have experience working with issues relating to agriculture, aquaculture, or other elements of the food system;
  • Have experience working with private law firms;
  • Have demonstrated experience with policy advocacy;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, including the proven ability to work with people from different backgrounds and communities;
  • Have the ability to understand and explain scientific issues related to CLF’s environmental advocacy;
  • Have excellent organizational skills;
  • Have exemplary oral and written communication skills;
  • Be able to manage multiple advocacy projects;
  • Be a mature self-starter, able to work both independently and as a productive team member;
  • Be a persuasive, credible, well-prepared advocate;
  • Have the capacity to develop expertise in relevant non-legal technical or policy areas.

To view the full posting and to apply, visit the CLF website.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Advisor, USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs

This position is located in the Office of the Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). AMS facilitates the strategic marketing of agricultural products in domestic and international markets while assuring fair trading practices and promoting a competitive and efficient marketplace to the benefit of consumers of U.S. food and fiber products. The Office of the Administrator is responsible for the overall planning and administration of the broad marketing, regulatory, and related Departmental programs and activities assigned to AMS.

The incumbent serves as a Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Advisor and, as such, plays a critical role in advising Agency, Mission Area, and Departmental officials on key issues and decision-making processes on a variety of complex, important, and sometimes controversial activities concerning Departmental and interagency local and regional food systems policies and relevant programs. Primary responsibility includes coordination and leadership of the USDA Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Initiative.

To view the full posting and to apply, visit the USAJobs portal.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Attorney Advisor, USDA Office of the General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

There are two USDA OGC Attorney Advisor positions announced on USA Jobs.

From the announcement:

These positions are located in the Food Assistance International and Rural Division (FAIR) at the headquarters of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in Washington D.C., which is an independent legal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides legal advice and services on a centralized basis to the Secretary of Agriculture and all other officials and agencies of the Department with respect to all USDA programs and activities.

There are two positions associated with this vacancy.

  • The primary purpose of one position is to provide legal services to the Rural Development Mission Area, which provides financial and technical assistance to enhance economic development and improve the quality of life for rural America. The emphasis of this position will be advising on the single family and multi-family programs of the Rural Housing Service. 
  • The primary purpose of the other position is to provide legal services to the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Mission Area, which administers programs that provide food assistance to vulnerable populations across the country including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the School Meals programs.
For more information, visit USAJobs.  Applications for these positions will only be open until Monday, May 16, 2016.