Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Extension Assistant Professor, NC State University, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University is seeking applications to fill a non-tenure track Extension Assistant Professor position in the area of Agricultural Law. The effort split for the position will be 70% Extension and 30% Academic.

The position will develop an extension program that will include publishing through a wide variety of media including peer reviewed publications, factsheets, and web-based materials in the area of Agricultural Law. Presentations to a wide variety of audiences on a broad range of timely agricultural law topics will be a vital component of the extension program. It will also include providing training for professionals including county extension faculty, attorneys, appraisers, and certified foresters. It will also include, but not limited to, county and other programs on topics that include agritourism, voluntary agricultural district programs, conservation, estate planning, transition of farm businesses, energy Issues, business organizational structures, food safety, farm land preservation, liability management, farm labor, and environmental compliance. It is expected that the program will include working with the North Carolina Bar Association and North Carolina State government agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to become a state, national, and internationally recognized expert and leader in the Agricultural Law.

The teaching component of the position includes instructing two undergraduate courses per year. The classes could include agricultural law, environmental law, or other courses on an as needed basis. There is also opportunity to teach distance education overload. Performance will be assessed along several dimensions: the success of the extension program; effective teaching at the undergraduate level; and service to the department, college, university and scholarly organizations. Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across academic units is a plus.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College and University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups. The department will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To view the full posting and to apply, visit the NC State University Human Resources Website

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Analyst in Environmental Policy, Library of Congress

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy with a focus on environmental policy and science related to air quality and emissions control. Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of that grade.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 4748.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.


View the full posting and apply via the USA Jobs website.

Policy Director (interim, potential to become permanent), National Family Farm Coalition

Policy Director (interim, potential to become permanent); National Family Farm Coalition

Location: Washington, D.C.

Organizational Description
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) unites and strengthens the work of its diverse grassroots member organizations to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, fishermen and workers; safe and healthy food for all; and economically and environmentally sound rural communities. Founded in 1987, NFFC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed to fair prices and equitable access to credit, USDA programs and other essential resources for all, including minority, producers.

Job Description

NFFC seeks a determined, committed and creative individual as Interim Policy Director to bring the concerns of NFFC member organizations to Capitol Hill and the Administration and to track family farm-related legislation, including the next Farm Bill. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of farm policy (or closely related issue) and Capitol Hill advocacy, as well as enthusiasm for and expertise in building membership capacity and alliances working for fair federal policies.

Position will be based at the NFFC office in Washington, DC; periodic travel is required.
Primary Job Functions

Advocate for a strong family farm and rural agenda in Washington, DC:

Support member organizations’ priorities on federal farm and fishery policy through direct and grassroots advocacy to Congress and federal agencies;

Facilitate training and travel for Coalition members making lobby visits to DC;

Coordinate and/or conduct research and analysis on the implications of federal legislation and budget appropriations on family farmers and fishermen;

Maintain regular communications with Coalition staff, membership and key allies, including actions and responses around policy advocacy;

Develop and maintain relationships with key allies and public officials.

Experience and Knowledge

3-5 years of public policy, legislative, communications, and/or grassroots organizing, including work with rural communities and in Washington, DC;

Existing relationships with key players at the federal level in family farm/fisheries, food and trade policies;

Demonstrated commitment to racial, social and economic justice with significant experience working with persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and personalities;

Coordinating and nurturing geographically dispersed and culturally diverse coalitions, including leadership development;

Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

Professional attitude, strong ethics and willingness to learn and grow;

Social media platforms and MS Office (or similar) software.                             

Salary and Benefits

This is a nine-month interim position with the potential to become permanent. Compensation is commensurate with experience; please submit salary requirements. A competitive benefits package is included.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, class, national origin, family status, age, disability, marital status, ancestry, veteran status, or sexual orientation. 

Contact Information

Interested parties should send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references to familyfarmcoalition@gmail.com  at their earliest convenience.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Senior Manager II, Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Corporate

This is a Senior Manager II role in Corporate Affairs. The role involves being a subject matter expert in sustainability, requiring an ability to understand complex sustainability science and emerging issues and make thoughtful judgments for the company. This role involves managing external relationships with suppliers and NGOs, being an consultant for the business teams on more sustainable products and supply chains and being a strong corporate affairs athlete in supporting communications and stakeholder relationships on behalf of the company. The portfolio of work with focus on leading our company strategy to more sustainably source key commodities. It will also support the sustainability program in our global produce business, including produce specs, local sourcing, small holder sourcing, pesticides, etc.

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