Jobs

AmeriCorps VISTA – Community Food Systems

Posted December 9, 2014

Dane County UW Extension is seeking candidates for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position to work within our community food system to assist with community gardens throughout Dane County and to increase access to healthy foods for people living in poverty. This is a one year appointment beginning in April 2015. In return for their service, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service.

AmeriCorps VISTA’s mission is to create and expand programs that ultimately help bring low-income people and communities out of poverty. The Dane County Community Food Systems AmeriCorps VISTA will serve as a member of the Dane County UW-Extension educator team. The VISTA will work closely with UW-Extension staff as well as the Dane County Food Coalition to build partnerships and strengthen our community food system to increase access to healthy foods for Dane County residents living in poverty.

Apply by February 1, 2015. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to edgar@countyofdane.com or via surface mail to: Carrie Edgar, Dane County UW-Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr. Madison, WI 53718.

More information: http://dane.uwex.edu/employment-opportunities/

4-H Youth Development Program Assistant

Posted December 9, 2014

This is a part time (50%) limited term employment position in the Dane County University of Wisconsin Extension department.  The position will work closely with the Dane County UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator and Program Advisor.

4-H is the youth development component of University of Wisconsin-Extension. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Dane County youth and adults learn together to think clearly and make decisions, to care about others, to develop skills for living, and to practice healthy lifestyles. Education happens in both rural and urban settings through 4-H projects, group programs, fun activities, and in-depth learning experiences. 4-H youth and adult volunteers work to improve their individual lives and communities in which they live.

To apply visit: http://jobs.countyofdane.com/Opportunity/77

More information: http://dane.uwex.edu/employment-opportunities/

Sustainable Agriculture/Outreach Specialist

Posted December 9, 2014

If you have education and experience in agriculture, communications, marketing, and food policy, then NCAT is interested in you! We are seeking a sustainable agriculture/outreach specialist for our Jackson, Mississippi, office.

You will create and distribute outreach communications to communities in the Gulf States region to assist them to be healthier and more profitable by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, while helping to improve environmental conditions for all. You will also serve as a knowledgeable technical resource for farmers, ranchers and other producers.

The position requires the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, agriculture, environmental studies plus a minimum of four years of experience.

Visit our website for the full job description and application information. You can also contact our Human Resources Specialist Jerrid Burk at 406-494-4572 or jerridb@ncat.org.

The deadline for applications is December 14th, so apply today!

Global Food Systems and Nutrition Assistant Professor at Kansas State University

Posted November 24, 2014

A new position has been announced for an Assistant Professor, Global Food Systems and Nutrition, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

The successful candidate for this tenure-track, 100%-research position will conduct, collect, analyze and synthesize research relating to global food systems, nutrition, and health. The position is housed in the USAID Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) hosted at K-State. The main responsibilities will be to conduct research and other work relating to global agriculture and food systems for improved food handling, processing, quality and safety; improved human nutrition and health; and to develop summaries, critical analyses, reports, position papers and journal articles that will help promote evidence-based agricultural practice and policy that supports the adoption of high impact sustainable intensification practices in developing countries.
The ideal candidate will have a record of original research on linking agriculture, food processing, nutrition and/or health in an international development context, and will have or be capable of producing high quality scientific publications, reports, policy briefs and popular materials in this field. The position will have a home in either the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry or the Department of Human Nutrition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. You may download the full job description at http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/doc17820.ashx

Review of applications will begin January 7, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, contact Gary Pierzynski at 785-532-6101.

Assistant Professor in Food Safety and Consumer Food Production

Posted November 20, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) has launched the Presidential High Impact Hires Initiative to support targeted faculty hiring in areas of strategic importance. The University provides an intellectual environment committed to academic excellence and diversity, and offers mentoring programs for new Faculty. The Departments of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management (AESHM) and Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) in collaboration with Extension and Outreach seek applicants for a 12-month tenure-track faculty with expertise in food safety and consumer food production. The position appointment is 50% Extension and Outreach, 25% teaching, and 25% research.

More information:  https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/8672

FairShare CSA Coalition is now hiring up to 3 Spring 2015 Interns

Posted November 18, 2014

FairShare interns contribute to our work and help to grow the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement.  Internships are a great way to gain experience in nonprofit administration, event support and planning, food security support, farmer program support, and more.

Internship positions are 10-15 hours/week and open to students and community members able to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of 4 months. FairShare Internships are volunteer positions, though course credit may be available to qualified students.

Visit our website to view available position descriptions and find out more about FairShare. http://www.csacoalition.org/get-involved/intern/

Application deadline is Friday, December 19th.

Victory Garden Initiative Urban Farmer and Educator

Posted November 11, 2014

Victory Garden Initiative is a non-profit organization that builds communities who grow their own food, reintegrating human and food ecology.

We are a small, and growing organization seeking the right set of people to take the organization to greater level of success. This is an exciting time to get involved in the creation a local, sustainable, nutritious, socially just food system for all, buy working for one of the leading Milwaukee food organizations.
Job Posting: Urban Farmer and Educator
Reports to: Executive Director
Description: Full-time position beginning January 2015, with benefits package. 
To Apply
1) Send cover letter describing your interest in this work and your specific experiences related to the position.
2) A complete resume

3) Three references
Applications can be sent to Gretchen Mead atgretchen.mead@victorygardeninitiative.org with Job Application in Subject Line. 

REAP Food Group is looking for two interns for Spring of 2015!

Posted November 11, 2014

REAP Food Group is a nonprofit organization in Madison, Wisconsin, that connects producers, consumers, businesses, and organizations to grow a healthful, just, and sustainable local food system in Southern Wisconsin. For more than 15 years, REAP Food Group has been working throughout Southern Wisconsin to build and sustain a local food system that supports small family farms and locally owned businesses, promotes sustainable agriculture practices, and provides access to fresh, healthy food for the entire community.
1) Farm Fresh Atlas Intern
Contact:   Miriam Grunes, REAP Food Group Executive Director/  miriamg@reapfoodgroup.org
2) Buy Fresh, Buy Local Intern
Contact: Sarah Larson, Farm to Business Program Director/
Interns would work for 8-10 hours/week to help support REAPs mission and programming and receive a $400 stipend upon completion of the internship.
Application Procedure and Deadline:
Please submit the following by November 15, 2014:
1.  A cover letter stating your interest in sustainable food system work, and how your qualifications align with this position.
2. Your resume
3. Two references

Details on these two opportunities are attached and can be found on the REAP website here: http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/about/job-opportunities

Policy and Grassroots Interns

Posted October 28, 2014

NSAC is hiring for spring policy and grassroots interns to start in mid-January. Both internships are full-time, paid positions in NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. Full job descriptions are available on the NSAC website. Applications are due November 3, 2014.

Caretaker for Camps and Events Facility

Posted October 28, 2014

Wisconsin Farmers Union is seeking a full-time caretaker and site manager for its Kamp Kenwood facility on Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The position is year round and includes both salary and housing on the grounds. The full facility is open from mid-April to mid-October. A limited, partial rental is available in the off season.  http://www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/webfiles/fnitools/documents/kamp_kenwood_caretaker_facility_manager.pdf

Application Deadline: November 5

Farm Commons is hiring a full-time Communications Associate

Posted September 30, 2014

This position offers tremendous opportunity to the right individual. We are a mission-driven organization and the new team member will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of sustainable farmers. Farm Commons has a strong track record as a young nonprofit and is posed to make a significant impact in the sustainable food and farming community. The selected candidate will work in the middle of the emerging world of sustainable agriculture law.

More info: http://farmcommons.org/blog/were-hiring

Executive Director

Posted September 23, 2014

Nourish is a non-profit organization located in Sheboygan, WI.  (www.nourishfarms.org ) Nourish collaborates with local farmers, organizations and volunteers to create and share fresh, local food with struggling families in our community.  We provide both food and education through our programs:  Farm to Table Tours, Farm to School, Farm to Market food demonstrations and Corporate Tours. With new initiatives in development, we have an exciting new opportunity for a proven leader.

The Nourish Executive Director will be a dynamic and innovative leader who will drive fundraising, signature programs, relationship building, and an overall community presence individually and through inspiration of a diverse staff and volunteers.

More information: http://www.nourishfarms.org/2014/09/nourish-is-looking-for-an-executive-director/

FARM TO BUSINESS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Posted August 26, 2014

REAP Food Group, based in Madison, Wisconsin, is seeking candidates for a full-time Farm to Business Program Director. This position is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating REAP’s work to connect local farms with restaurants, institutional food buyers, and local food businesses. This position directs the Buy Fresh Buy Local program, among other efforts.

A full position description, required qualifications, and application instructions are available here.  Application Deadline: September 5, 2014

Farm2School Internship Position Open – Fall 2014

Posted August 26, 2014

As Wellspring’s Farm2School program expands to additional classrooms and schools, there is an opportunity to provide educational training for those interested in learning about and leading Farm2School programs through an internship program. Interns will support the Wellspring Education Director and other staff in providing our established Farm2School programs.

Please see attached for the complete description. 2014 Fall F2S Intern Position
Interested candidates should email a resume, list of three references and their contact information, and a cover letter to Francie Szostak at wellspringeducation@gmail.com

Information Technology Support – Community and Regional Food Systems Project

Posted August 26, 2014 

.5 to .75 FTE position is available with the Community and Regional Food System project (University of Wisconsin-Madison). The position supports the information technology needs of faculty and staff, maintains and enhances a project website, and develops new web-based outreach materials.  For details and application procedure, see http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=80550

 Questions about the position can be directed to Steve Ventura (sventura@wisc.edu 608-262-6416) or Greg Lawless (greg.lawless@ces.uwex.edu 608-575-6798).

The Gardens at Michael Fields – Garden Intern – PAID POSITION

Posted August 26, 2014

For the remainder of the 2014 Season we are looking for 2 full-time volunteer interns to finish out the season and help with harvesting while learning correct Post-Harvest Handling skills and the importance of the correct cover crops.

Where:  Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, Wisconsin

When: Mid -August through Mid-October, 2014

Hours:  Monday through Thursday, 7am to 4pm, Fridays until 7:30pm with a break in the day, some occasional Saturdays are possible.

More info: http://michaelfields.org/garden-intern-position-open-apply-now/

Intern at Wellspring

Posted August 12, 2014

Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm is seeking a motivated, hard-working intern/farm worker to help wrap up the 2014 growing season.

Interns participate in planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing a wide variety of vegetables and small fruit. Workers may also be involved in greenhouse work, grounds maintenance, sales at Farmers’ Markets, or other aspects of the operation based on the farm’s needs and the worker’s inclination. Workers will be expected to work from the beginning of September until the end of October working 5 or 5 ½ days per week, 8-9 hours per day. Interns will be given a personal room in a larger communal living situation. In addition, Wellspring provides food staples and produce from the farm for interns. There is a $500/ month stipend for this position.

If you are interested please contact our Farm Manager Evan at farmwellspring@gmail.com (preferred) or at 231-675-1383

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Posted August 12, 2014

NCAT has another opening for a sustainable agriculture specialist, this one in our Davis, California, office.  If you are interested in promoting sustainable agriculture practices and working with family farmers, small producers and limited-resource farmers, this is a wonderful opportunity.  You will work directly with farmers and ranchers on crop and livestock production, soil health, water quality, organic certification, and other issues.

Here’s your chance to join our team and promote sustainable farming and ranching and strengthen local and regional food systems in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

A minimum of a bachelors degree is required, along with hands-on farm-based experience. You also must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

For a complete list of qualifications needed and job responsibilities, and to start your application: https://www.ncat.org/sustainable-agriculture-specialist-California/

Don’t delay! Applications only accepted until September 7th

General Manager

Posted July 22, 2014

The North America Aronia Cooperative is looking for a general manager with experience in operating a food/fruit cooperative.  This individual will be charged with the day-to-day operations of the co-op and will oversee all aspects of aggregation and distribution of our Aronia berries.

Send cover letter and resume to: Colleen Nipp, 3234 N. 161st Street Omaha, NE 68116, cmnipp@calowberryfarms.com, 402-955-9905.

Resumes accepted from June 1, 2014 through August 29, 2014.  Employment will begin as soon as applicant is chosen/available.

Grain Marketer

Posted July 22, 2014

Kansas Organic Producers (KOP) is an organic marketing and bargaining cooperative, producing and selling organic wheat, soybeans, corn and other grains. KOP staff work to serve the interests of the co-op’s members. The primary responsibility of marketing staff is to represent the membership in marketing and sales and maintain active communication with members and other staff. Grain marketers also strive to develop new markets and improve KOP’s marketing program.

Contact Harry E. Bennett at kopamarketing.hb@gmail.com for more info.

Rock County AmeriCorps Farm to School Members

Posted July 8, 2014 (deadline extended)

UW-Extension and the Rock County Farm to School Coalition is looking for two part-time AmeriCorps Farm to School members for the 2014-2015 school year to help increase food security and create a happier, healthier community in Rock County. The Community Outreach Member will start school gardens throughout Rock County, help school nutrition directors procure food from local farmers, bring local farmers into the schools, and begin a ‘Harvest of the Month’ Farm to School community effort. The Nutrition Education member will work within school classrooms to teach kids about local food and healthy eating, help teachers and schools implement health and wellness programs, and begin a ‘Harvest of the Month’ Farm to School community effort. Both AmeriCorps Members will work from the UW-Extension Rock County office in Janesville, Wisconsin.

For more information, see the full position descriptions at http://rock.uwex.edu/farm-to-school/

Community Outreach Coordinator

Posted July 8, 2014

Town and Country RC&D is announcing a part-time, seasonal position with their Eat Here, Eat Well program in Jefferson County.

The community outreach member will coordinate activities of the Farm to School task force Eat Here, Eat Well to help share resources and ideas for promoting farm to institution practices among participating school districts.

Applications are due: Monday, July 28; Estimated Hire date: Friday, August 1; Date of Work start: Friday, August 15.

For more information call 920-541-3208.

 

Ag Marketing Consultant Advanced

Posted July 1, 2014

Ag Marketing Consultant Advanced position in the Division of Agricultural Development.   Please see link for Job Announcement Code: 1402800 for further information: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=76011&jobid=75526&org=115&class=71263&index=true

Application deadline is Monday, July 7, 2014.

If you have difficulty with the link above, please go to the state job website www.wisc.jobs and search by our agency (DATCP) to view our active recruitments and to preview the applicable exam.  For questions please contact me.

Communications Director

Posted July 1, 2014

Wisconsin Farmers Union is seeking a new Communications Director!  Further info – please share widely.  Our current Communications Director is moving and taking a new position, so we’re looking for a great addition to our team.

AmeriCorps members

Posted July 1, 2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Barron County, Rice Lake, Wisconsin is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps members to serve from August 15, 2014 – August 14, 2015.  AmeriCorps members will directly support the implementation of the afterschool and summer programs by developing curriculum and facilitating enrichment programs that promote positive personal development, academic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement for youth between the ages of 5-18 years old.

Positions available in:  Barron, Cumberland, and Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Members will serve in areas including:  Health, Nutrition Physical Fitness & Wellness; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); and Literacy.

More information on requirements and benefits at: http://www.bgcbarroncounty.org/page11452340.aspx

Part-time Nutrition Educator for the Farm to School Program

Posted July 1, 2014

Goodwill Grows is one of 24 Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin, Inc. programs. The mission of Goodwill NCW is Elevating People, Transforming Communities and our program supports this mission by helping all people have access to affordable, fresh food, while creating opportunities for growth and learning. Our goal is to increase food security for both individuals and the communities we serve. Fresh, local food is a powerful vehicle for positive social change and by growing together we will create a happier, healthier community.

AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance, student loan deferment, and an education award at the end of service. Limited reimbursement will be provided for travel to participating communities and training.

All interested applicants please submit a resume, two professional references, and a letter of interest including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 18, 2014 to Alex Tyink at atyink_gw@gwicc.org or via post to Goodwill Grows 1800 Appleton Rd. Menasha, WI 54952.  Emailed applications are preferred.  For more information email Alex or call at 920-850-7213.  http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Buy_Local_Buy_Wisconsin/Farm_to_School_Program/index.aspx

Food Security Planner Position with Public Health- Madison/Dane County

Posted July 1, 2014

Current vacancy with Public Health – Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) in Madison, Wisconsin. PHMDC’s division of Policy, Planning and Evaluation (PPE) works to strengthen public policies that improve the health of Dane County residents, particularly the most vulnerable. Broadly these functions are research, public health surveillance, analysis and interpretation of public health data, and program evaluation. This position will play a role in helping shape public health priorities related to nutrition, food access and food security in Madison & Dane County over the next decade.

http://madison.craigslist.org/gov/4534366328.html

AmeriCorps Nutrition Education member

Posted June 19, 2014

Washburn School District Farm to School program is currently recruiting a half time AmeriCorps Nutrition Education member.
To learn more about the Washburn School Farm to School program visit our shared Chequamegon Bay Farm to School site. Washburn School has an established school garden at our Elementary and Middle school, and is in the process of installing a new high tunnel as well as an aquaponics lab at our high school site.  Our 2014-2015 program year will be starting on August 15, 2014.  Please see the attached recruitment poster and position description for details and contact information.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
Application Forms are available online at: http://www.washburn.k12.wi.us. Please submit a letter of interest, including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools, a
resume, two personal references and a completed Washburn Application.
Send Application Materials To: THOMAS WIATR, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR, C/O THERENE GAZDIK SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WASHBURN PO , BOX 730, WASHBURN, WISCONSIN 54891 OR EMAIL TO:TGAZDIK@WASHBURN.K12.WI.US

Rock County AmeriCorps Farm to School Members

Posted June 19, 2014

UW-Extension and the Rock County Farm to School Coalition is looking for two part-time AmeriCorps Farm to School members for the 2014-2015 school year to help increase food security and create a happier, healthier community in Rock County. The Community Outreach Member will start school gardens throughout Rock County, help school nutrition directors procure food from local farmers, bring local farmers into the schools, and begin a ‘Harvest of the Month’ Farm to School community effort. The Nutrition Education member will work within school classrooms to teach kids about local food and healthy eating, help teachers and schools implement health and wellness programs, and begin a ‘Harvest of the Month’ Farm to School community effort. Both AmeriCorps Members will work from the UW-Extension Rock County office in Janesville, Wisconsin.

For more information, see the full position descriptions at http://rock.uwex.edu/farm-to-school/

DATCP AmeriCorps Farm to School Community Outreach Member

Posted June 10, 2014

Northland Pines Farm to School Program, with district offices in Eagle River, is currently recruiting a half time AmeriCorps Community Outreach member.

Compensation: AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance, student loan deferment, and an education award at the end of service. Limited reimbursement will be provided for travel to participating communities and training. Starting Date: August 15, 2014

Please submit a resume, two professional references, and a letter of interest including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 15, 2014 (or until filled) to Debbie Jircik, circleoflifestudio@frontier.com or via post to 3720 Gaffney Drive, Eagle River, WI 54521.  Emailed applications are preferred.  For more information, call 715-479-9737.

Part time Nutrition Educator and Community Outreach Member

Posted June 10, 2014

Central Rivers Farmshed is recruiting for these positions in the Portage area.

Compensation: AmeriCorps members will receive a modest living allowance, student loan deferment, and an education award at the end of service.  Limited reimbursement will be provided for travel to participating communities and training.

Please submit a resume, two professional references, and a letter of interest including a statement explaining why you think farm–‐to–‐school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 4th, 2014 (or until filled) to info@farmshed.org or via post to 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Emailed applications are preferred.

For more information call 715–‐544–‐6154.  http://www.farmshed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-2015_Recruitment_Posting_General.pdf

 

Regional Foods Coordinator – Dubuque County Extension

Posted June 10, 2014

Part-time Regional Foods Coordinator to work out of the Dubuque Extension Office.  Job description: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/news/job-openings-and-internships-isu-extension-dubuque-county 

Urban Agriculture Specialist – Black Hawk County Extension

Posted June 10, 2014

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach seeks full time, salaried Urban Agriculture Specialist.  Proven leadership, experience in educational programming, community outreach and partnership development.  Responsibilities with local food value chain and food advocates, Master Gardeners, community and school gardens, local growers.  Bachelor’s Degree (Masters’ preferred) in horticulture, agriculture education, sustainable agriculture, or related field.  To apply, go to  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/blackhawk/by June 24. 

Agriculture/Animal Science Instructor- NICC Calmar Campus

Posted June 10, 2014

Due to record enrollments, NICC will be adding another Agriculture faculty position.  This position will be teaching animal science courses, agronomy, and general ag.  The courses will depend on the successful candidate’s area of interest and background.  If beef is a special area of interest and expertise, that is also an option.  If you or anyone that you know would be interested in this position, please see the announcement at the address below.  This position will require a master’s degree or significant progress towards it. https://nicc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2107

 

Winter Farmers Market Coordinator

Posted June 4, 2014

Churches’ Center for Land and People is seeking a Winter Farmers’ Market Coordinator in the Milwaukee area.  The part-time contractual position commences July 1, 2014 with greatest efforts being expended during the Winter Farmers’ Market season.

Churches’ Center for Land and People is an ecumenical organization that connects faith communities with local farmers to strengthen rural-urban bonds and provide outlets for farmers’ goods during the winter months.  CCLP sponsors 8-12 Winter Farmers’ Markets & Meals for Hope in both the Madison and Milwaukee areas during the winter months (late November 2014 through March 2015).

The Coordinator’s responsibilities include promoting markets with new faith communities, developing relationships with potential vendors, sourcing local foods for the meal that accompanies the market, coordinating the details of each market with the faith community and the vendors, and providing reports to the CCLP board.
We are looking for candidates with knowledge of and passion for local, sustainable farming; strong organizational skills; and event planning experience.  For a detailed job description, please contact Trudi Jenny at 608-233-1898 or trudijenny@yahoo.com.
Deadline for applications:  June 16, 2014

NE Iowa Food & Fitness AmeriCorps Members

Posted June 3, 2014

The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) in partnership with Luther College is currently seeking applications for 2014-2015 AmeriCorps positions.  At least four positions will be offered with the final number determined by June 30.

The AmeriCorps service members will join a team of enthusiastic people working in over schools throughout Northeast Iowa to promote farm to school, active kids and school wellness.

Luther College is currently accepting applications until positions are filled.  Please submit an electronic letter of interest and a résumé highlighting experiences and rationale to Emily Neal, Director of School Outreach at Luther College at nealem01@luther.edu or find application info online at www.iowafoodandfitness.org.

AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialists

Posted May 20, 2014

REAP Food Group is seeking candidates to fill four 50% time AmeriCorps positions with the REAP Farm to School program. This is a one-year appointment with a 900 hour commitment (average 20 hours/wk). These positions are a vital part of REAP’s Farm to School efforts – preparing and teaching classroom lessons, coordinating with teachers and other school officials, working directly with students of all ages, and assisting with REAP’s snack distribution, Chef in the Classroom, holiday fundraiser, and other Farm to School programs.

A full position description, required qualifications, and application instructions are available here.

Application Deadline: July 11, 2014

Development Director

Posted May 20, 2014

REAP Food Group, a non-profit organization that connects a diverse network to nourish the links between land and table, is looking for a full-time Development Director. The Development Director will take the lead to develop and implement REAP’s fundraising efforts, including donor development, donor and membership appeals, grant writing, and event sponsorship and ticket sales.

A full position description, required qualifications, and application instructions are available here.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2014

Community Farm Intern

Posted May 20, 2014

We at Dancing Waters Co-op,  a 32 year-old rural living group seek an intern for summer 2014.  Duties include help with  gardens, animals, orchard, projects around the farm and buildings, some childcare and food preservation and meal prep.  We offer a place to stay, food, and a stipend for childcare. Intern will participate in all aspects of community life, including meals, work parties, meetings, and fun!  Car not needed (but OK);  nearly everyday someone goes to town. There may be other paid work available within biking distance.

Contact: Rikardo (608-872-2407rif@countryspeed.com) or Megan (612-708-9904minneapolar@gmail.com) for more info.

AmeriCorps VISTA Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator

Posted May 7, 2014

The VISTA will: implement a hoop house training program for HALO participants; apply for funding from a variety of sources to sustain programming; increase the diversity of RUGN’s low cost educational opportunities and events; work with the RUGN Board of Directors to plan and promote events; strengthen the food hub for Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties; and work with SEED to create a local investment pool that will fund local food projects and businesses.

Accepting applications 4/14/14- 6/22/14

Posted May 6, 2014

The Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative is a farmer-led co-op owned by the farmers and the Wisconsin Farmers Union.  The co-op is dedicated to building a vibrant local and regional food system.  The Bookkeeper is responsible for handling the fundamental aspects the co-op’s financial recordkeeping, including recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable.

Employee may choose to be based at our Waupaca or Madison site.

Please send resumes and two references to Sarah Lloyd, slloyd@wifoodhub.coop, or by mail to:  Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, 16 N. Carroll St., #810, Madison, WI 53703.  Email preferred.  Please submit resumes by May 12, 2014 for consideration by the hiring committee.

DNR FIN’ternships

Posted May 6, 2014

Get paid to take kids fishing! The Department of Natural Resources has FIN’ternships for this summer. We need people to staff our FIN sites in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Ladysmith.

If you are still looking for a paid internship for this summer, send your resume to Theresa.Stabo@wisconsin.gov immediately so we can schedule interviews. Positions begin May 19 and I need to fill them by May 7. Go Fish!

National Nutrition Advisor

Posted May 6, 2014

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.HealthierGeneration.org

The Healthy Schools Program (HSP) is an initiative of the Alliance that supports schools in the development of healthier school environments and recognizes schools that succeed.  The Healthy Schools Program supports more than 22,000 schools in all 50 states.  Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) supports over 6,000 out-of-school time (OST) providers in creating healthier environments by increasing children and staff’s access to healthy foods and physical activity and engaging in positive youth development.

It is the goal of the Alliance to fill employment vacancies with the most qualified applicants, whether recruiting internally or externally. Strong consideration will be given to qualified internal candidates. All internal and external candidates must comply with application requirements.

Position Overview:  The National Nutrition Advisor is responsible for developing, expanding, managing and delivering food and beverage and nutrition education related technical assistance services and resources to our place based interventions.  Responsibilities include supporting sites as they work towards creating healthy environments consistent with our best practices Frameworks via electronic (email, webinar, etc.), telephone and onsite training and technical assistance. The Advisor is also responsible for coordinating the development of new elements of the best practices Frameworks and associated tools and resources while working to enhance those that exist, and will coordinate their roll out, utilization and tracking across the initiative and in collaboration with other Alliance initiatives and departments. 

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HEALTHIERGENERATION&cws=1&rid=109

Education Coordinator

Posted May 6, 2014

The National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) seeks a team-oriented, detail-minded full-time coordinator to support the Foundation’s education and development team in initiating growth through a variety of strategies. As an educational foundation, the coordinator will assist in planning and preparing youth and adult non-institutional education programs and events, plus develop the annual curriculum used by Farmers Union state organizations during summer camps, day classes and adult meetings. You must have an extremely strong eye for detail, be a skilled creative writer and have the ability to manage your time effectively. NFU Foundation offers a friendly, fast-paced environment only steps from Capitol Hill.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and writing sample to nationalfarmersunion@gmail.com by May 16, 2014. Please add “Education Coordinator” in the subject of the email.  http://www.nfu.org/images/NFUF%20Education%20Coordinator%20April%202014.pdf

DATA AND EVALUATION MANAGER

Posted May 6, 2014

FoodCorps is a fast-growing national nonprofit that provides a scalable response to the epidemics of childhood obesity and food insecurity, while training a new generation of leaders in the fields of food, health, education and sustainability. We support motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service transforming school food through a three-pillared approach: 1) Knowledge: teaching kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from; 2) Engagement: building and tending school gardens where children get to grow, cook and taste real food; and 3) Access: sourcing high-quality local food for school lunches. The efforts of FoodCorps’ service members improve the health of school food environments, making durable changes for students that last well beyond their service terms.

FoodCorps seeks a highly skilled and detail-oriented Data and Evaluation Manager to oversee the programmatic data collection, monitoring, and evaluation efforts for this rapidly scaling social enterprise. Your role will ensure that FoodCorps, as a data-driven organization, fully understands our impact in the field, and you will help us leverage that knowledge for maximum programmatic and organizational development. The Data and Evaluation Manager will report to the Director of Sites and Impact and will work closely with the full Programs Team and occasionally with staff from outside the Programs department. The Data and Evaluation Manager will play a critical behind-the-scenes role facilitating FoodCorps service member and site reporting, implementing data quality monitoring systems, coordinating collection of outcome evaluation data, and carrying out the subsequent analysis and reporting of findings to internal and external partners. Thanks to your systems-orientation and organizational skills, our entire team will benefit in its ability to uniformly store, access, use, and communicate data across roles and responsibilities. This position is a full-time manager-level position based in FoodCorps’ Portland, Oregon office.

We are looking to hire quickly. Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 12 or until a suitable candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to FoodCorps via HiringThing.  https://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/job/17349/data-and-evaluation-manager

Americorps VISTA – Volunteers In Service To America part of the Corporation for National Service working with Milwaukee’s Low-income communities for 2014 Summer Program

Posted May 6, 2014

One, full time VISTA summer position is available – working in Milwaukee’s low-income neighborhoods in areas focusing on financial literacy and food security. The VISTA will be working under the direction of Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin–Cooperative Extension Educational Staff. The VISTA will work with youth, families and community groups to help provide skills and programs to a segment of the City of Milwaukee’s limited income communities of youth and families.

This VISTA program is a fulltime paid volunteer experience that runs for 8 weeks in the summer. Service dates are tentatively set to start on June 24th, 2014 to August 18th, 2014. VISTA workers are required to attend a pre-serve orientation on June 24th.

Contact: Please send your resume and a list of 3 references to Cynthia Muhar at cynthia.muhar@ces.uwex.edu by Monday 5/12/14.

Two Summer AmeriCorps VISTA positions

Posted May 1, 2014

Dane County UW-Extension is seeking candidates for two summer AmeriCorps VISTA positions. These are short term appointments for 6/24/2014-8/18/2014.  In return for their service, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will receive a modest living allowance and an option for receiving an education award after completing their service.

AmeriCorps VISTA’s mission is to increase the capacity of low-income people to improve the conditions of their own lives.  The Summer VISTAs will serve as members of the Dane County UW-Extension team.

Position 1 – Gardens for Empowerment  http://dane.uwex.edu/files/2014/04/Summer-VISTA-position-available1.pdf.  Apply by May 8, 2014. Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to hankey.joe@countyofdane.com or via surface mail to: Joe Hankey, Dane County UW-Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr. Madison, WI 53718.

Position 2 – Community Garden Position http://dane.uwex.edu/files/2014/04/Summer-VISTA-position-available-Comm-Gardens.pdf  Apply by May 8, 2014. Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to Sharon Lezberg at  lezberg.sharon@countyofdane.com or via surface mail to: Sharon Lezberg, Dane County UW-Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Dr. Madison, WI 53718.

Government Relations and Policy Communications Associate

Posted May 1, 2014

Wisconsin Farmers Union is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for farmers, rural communities, and all people through education, advocacy, and cooperative business
development endeavors.

WFU is currently seeking a Full-Time Government Relations and Policy Communications Associate.

Position is based in Madison; monthly in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel required. Must have valid driver’s license. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Compensation includes paid vacation, holidays, group health care plan, and retirement fund options.

Application process: Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, 3 references, and a 1-3 page writing sample (an excerpt is fine) to koconnor@wisconsinfarmersunion.com no later than 5 PM central time on May 20, 2014. Please put “Government Relations Associate Application” in the subject line. Questions regarding the position announcement can be directed to Government Affairs Director Kara O’Connor (koconnor@wisconsinfarmersunion.com) after May 12, 2014.

 

Academic Specialist, Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems

Posted April 22, 2014

The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is seeking an Academic Specialist to support outreach and research efforts in building capacity of Michigan–‐ based meat and livestock supply chains and food hubs to further advance goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter. The position will support existing CRFS initiatives and help to develop additional programming capacity in these arenas.

Available: June 1, 2014 or when suitable candidate is identified.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2014 or until suitable candidate is identified.

More info: Go to http://jobs.msu.edu and look for faculty/academic staff job posting # 9233

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY: Garden Program Senior Counselor

Posted April 22, 2014

Lake Valley Camp, a non-profit serving youth ages 7-17 from underserved neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI is seeking a Garden Program Senior Counselor. The Counselor fully assists in the implementation of our Garden and Food Education Program as part of our summer camp activities located in Boscobel, WI. This position provides summer long support and guidance to 17 year-old leadership trainees working in the garden (Garden Assistants) and serves as a co- lead instructor in the garden and cooking classes for youth ages 9 -14.

Apply Now http://www.lakevalleycamp.org/join-our-team  For more information on the application process and a complete position description, please contact Tonieh Welland, Senior Director at 414-431-4508, ext. 108, or email twelland@lakevalleycamp.org

Warehouse Coordinator, Waupaca, WI

Posted April 22, 2014

The Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative is a farmer-led co-op owned by the farmers and the Wisconsin Farmers Union. The co-op is dedicated to building a vibrant local and regional food system. The Waupaca Warehouse Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the incoming and outbound movement of product by the co-op.

Please send resumes and two references to info@wifoodhub.coop, or by mail to: Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, 16 N. Carroll St., #810, Madison, WI 53703. Email preferred.  Please submit resumes by May 2, 2014 for consideration by the hiring committee.

Policy Specialist

Posted April 1, 2014

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is currently seeking a Policy Specialist for family farm and sustainability issues, with specific reference to farm programs, crop insurance, livestock market competition issues, and federal agricultural research and extension policy.  This position is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill. The Policy Specialist, one of five Policy Specialists at NSAC, reports directly to NSAC’s Policy Director.

http://sustainableagriculture.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/NSAC-FOFC-Policy-Specialist-Position-Announcement.pdf

South Madison Market Expansion, Rimrock Road, So. Madison, Seeking a Market Manager

Posted March 27, 2014

Background/Overview:

The South Madison Farmer’s market is expanding indoors! The market will run an approximate 650ft2 grocery market section where patrons will find fresh produce, select staples, grab and go and local/specialty items. The market will also sublease space to two local café vendors for breakfast and lunch service.
 
At its soul, the new market will celebrate local community — its residents, employees, vendors, and the growing corporate campus on which it will sit. It will have the look and feel of a corner grocery or bodega.
 
Position Description
The new market manager position  will be the primary operator of a 3000ft2 indoor market located in South Madison’s Novation Campus, which will open in early 2015. The manager will manage the 3000ft2 market and run daily operations for the approximate 650ft2 grocery section of the market.
 
The indoor market will serve the growing corporate employee population, the residential community, and the greater Madison family.
 
Please send a letter of interest outlining your experience and qualifications for Market Manager/operator to:
Robert Pierce at rep1313@yahoo.com, and Olivia Parry atparry@countyofdane.com.
 
Application Deadline: April 9th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as qualified applications are received.

Recipe/Administrative Assistant

Posted March 18, 2014

Local Thyme is a seasonal menu planning service based in Madison WI that helps customers of CSA farms, farmer’s markets, co-ops and gardeners put their veggies on their plates, not in the compost.

Local Thyme is seeking a detail oriented assistant to help populate the website with recipes and post weekly meal plans to members. Must be a good typist and proofreader, must be a good writer, must be knowledgeable about food and cooking. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Word Press, Mail Chimp, Microsoft Word and Excel. Photography skill would be a bonus.  Must be available to work 3-4 hours Friday mornings and up to 20 hours a week  on your own timeframe from now until mid-May. Starting in mid-May a minimum time commitment of 20 weekday hours a week will be required through the end of October, when the job reverts to more flexible hours. Initial work will be at my home on the Near West side of Madison until you are trained, after that you may work from wherever you please. I seek a person who is prepared to make at least a 2 year commitment to this work. Pay $15 an hour.

To apply, send a cover letter explaining relevant experience and skills with your resume to pat@localthyme.com.

Program and Operations Manager

Posted March 18, 2014

Description: The Program and Operations Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality programming for Victory Garden Initiative, bringing the organization’s mission and vision to fruition. The Program Manager works with other program staff to ensure all programs meet their goals and contribute to Victory Garden Initiative’s excellent reputation in the community.

http://www.victorygardeninitiative.org/employment

To apply, send your cover letter, resume and three references to gretchen.mead@victorygardeninitiative.org by April 15th.

Farm Team Leader

Posted March 11, 2014

Bushel & Peck’s farm (Grass Is Greener Gardens) seeks an experienced Team Leader for our farm. We will also be hiring crew members. We are a certified organic vegetable and meat farm located west of Monroe, WI. Please visit http://grassisgreenergardens.com/blog13/employment/ for a job description and link to apply online.

Bushel & Peck’s is a specialty food market, farm, restaurant, beer & wine shop, food processing kitchen and special gathering place for locals and visitors. We grow, source, preserve, and serve local, organic foods through our CSA, markets, restaurant, kitchen, and store.

Project Specialist

Posted March 11, 2014

Here at the University of Arkansas Department of Food Science we are beginning the process of searching for and hiring a Project Specialist to manage a national food safety project focused on enhancing the safety of fresh produce handling at farmers markets.  This project is for 3 years, and thus this position will be for 3 years as well.

Briefly, the person hired for this position will work with the CLRFS eCoP 50% of the time and the remaining 50% will be managing the other aspects of the grant.  With respect to the eCoP, the person will be required to assist the eCoP leadership with communications, planning, social networking, and logistics support.

Here is the link for detailed information about the Project Specialist position, required qualifications, and how to apply:  jobs.uark.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55371

Internship

Posted March 7, 2014

For Milwaukee:  We are accepting 3-month option applications at this time. 

Growing Power is a non-profit 501(c)3 farm and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.

Internship Description: The Growing Power internship requires a three-month commitment with the expectation that interns work 6 days per week, averaging 60 hours of work in a dynamic work environment. 

More info: http://www.growingpower.org/internships.htm

Marketing Director

Posted March 6, 2014

The Dubuque Food Co-op will be opening in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District in April 2014 on the corner of 9th Street and Washington St.

The Dubuque Food Co-op seeks a Marketing Director.  This individual will oversee the development and implementation of marketing projects and programs; coordinate all essential duties in order to facilitate successful advertising as well as the internal communications; represent the strongest of customer and associate values of the organization.  Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree Marketing, Public Relations or related field; one to two year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; energy and enthusiasm to promote wellness and a great new company!

We offer competitive wages with comprehensive benefit package.

If you are interested, please forward your resume and letter of interest to:

Recruiter – apply@honkamp.com

EOE

General Manager

Posted March 4, 2014

The Spring Rose Growers Cooperative in Madison, WI is seeking a new General Manager to work with them as they grow their business in local sales of fresh vegetables and fruit.

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Kelly Maynard (kelly.springrosegc@gmail.com) by March 21, 2014 at 5pm. If you have questions, you can email or call 608-622-2673.

Ag Marketing Consultant – Local Foods Specialist – LTE

Posted March 4, 2014

Applications due: Monday, March 17, 12:00 PM

Send resume and cover letter to: Paige Rusch, paige.rusch@wi.gov

Any questions about the position duties can be directed to Teresa Engel, teresa.engel@wi.gov, 608-224-5101 or Lois Federman, Lois.federman@wi.gov, 608-224-5124

Community Land and Gardens Director

Posted March 4, 2014

Community GroundWorks, a non-profit organization that connects people to nature and local food, is looking for a full time Community Land and Gardens Director.

The Community Land and Gardens Director is responsible for the oversight and programming for the land and community gardens operated by Community GroundWorks, including land at Troy Gardens, as well as other locations in Madison.

A job description is available for review at: http://www.communitygroundworks.org/

Please send an electronic version of your resume and cover letter by March 7, 2014 to Karen@communitygroundworks.org.

Crew Leader

Posted March 4, 2014

The Goodman Youth Farm is seeking to hire a Crew Leader responsible for assisting the Youth Farm Manager in all aspects of farm and program management, including but not limited to: leading field crews of students, interns, and volunteers, developing educational programming, preparing program supplies, maintaining farm records, and facilitating large group activities.

The Youth Farm, a part of Community GroundWorks, serves students from throughout the Madison area in hands-on sustainable agriculture education at its half-acre growing site on
the far east side. Students age five to eighteen visit the Youth Farm – they grow vegetables, keep bees, and cook in our outdoor classroom. This is a great opportunity for someone looking
for management experience, especially with the goal of building a career in garden and farm-based education. The deadline to apply is March 7th.

A full job description and application details are available at: http://communitygroundworks.org/jobs#Crew_Leader

Food and Agriculture Librarian-22848

Posted February 18, 2014

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and/or interest in food and agriculture in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s food and agricultural sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Food & Agriculture Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Project management experience or experience leading a project team.

Interested candidates should apply online: https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html

Seeking Executive Director

Posted February 14, 2014

Are you passionate about advocating for women engaged in healthy food and farming? Do you have the skills to build capacity of a growing national non-profit organization? Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is seeking a new executive director to take our growing network to the next level and expand this network to engage more women involved in all aspects of healthy food and farming.  http://wfan.org/executive-director-opening/

Sustainability Program Coordinator – (Homegrown Minneapolis Food Policy)

Posted February 12, 2014

Application deadline February 12, 2014

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 e-mail your cover letter and resume to Brianna.berg@minneapolismn.gov

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.

https://hris.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/psp/candidate/CANDIDATE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?LangaugeCd=ENG

Dane County Farmers Market – Market Manager

Posted January 23, 2014

The Dane County Farmers’ Market seeks applicants for the position of Market Manager. The position is available beginning April 1, 2014.  The Manager supervises the daily operation of the Saturday market, the Wednesday market and the indoor Winter Market (approx. 300 vendors).  The Manager also administers a 200K budget and serves as the Market’s principal representative.  The ideal Manager is as comfortable visiting a vendor’s farm as attending a meeting with city officials.  This high-profile position requires an individual with demonstrated administrative and people skills and with the ability to fill a variety of roles – from mediator to enforcer, from leader to follower – competently and gracefully. For more information on the position: http://dcfm.org/manager-job-opening/

This is a full-time, year-round position.

Send cover letter, resume and references by February 10, 2014 to: larryj@dcfm.org

Troy Community Farm Assistant Farm Manager

Posted January 22, 2014

Troy Community Farm is seeking to hire an Assistant Farm Manager responsible for assisting the Farm Director in all aspects of certified organic vegetable, sprout, herb, greenhouse, and flower production; farm marketing; and farm intern, worker share, and volunteer training and education.  This position is located in Madison, WI and is a part of Community GroundWorks. Please see the job description on our website for full details: www.communitygroundworks.org. The deadline to apply is February 7.

Organic Valley Mission & Messaging Assistant

Posted January 22, 2014

The Mission & Messaging Assistant will provide support to the Mission & Messaging department’s team members and activities under the supervision of the Director of Public Affairs. This position will collaborate closely with the Public Affairs team members to accomplish assigned tasks.
For more information: http://www.organicvalley.coop/about-us/careers/

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to hr@organicvalley.coop.