Jobs

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.

Winter Farmers’ Market Coordinator

Posted April 14, 2014

Churches’ Center for Land and People is seeking Winter Farmers’ Market Coordinators in both the Madison and Milwaukee areas.  The part-time contractual positions commence June 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).

We are looking for candidates with knowledge of and passion for local, sustainable farming; strong organizational skills; and event planning experience. Being a person of faith is a plus.  For a detailed job description, please contact Trudi Jenny at 608-233-1898 or trudijenny@yahoo.com.  Deadline for applications:  April 28, 2014

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.

FairShare CSA Coalition Seeks Spring 2014 Interns
Posted December 19, 2013
FairShare CSA Coalition has up to three volunteer internship positions available for the Spring 2014 semester. As a FairShare intern you will become immersed in the local food movement in one of the most cutting edge communities in the country.  FairShare’s Community & Grower Programs focus on consumer and farmer outreach and education, building awareness of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), ensuring that CSA is accessible to all households and strengthening the community of family farmers in Southern Wisconsin.

You will assist in outreach campaigns, administrative tasks, workshop coordination, resource development and research, and fundraising events. Through this internship program you are encouraged to attend relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings for increased awareness and networking opportunities. You will gain valuable community organizing experience and contribute to critical programs that work to build the strength and vitality of our local farms and to increase access to good, healthy food.

FairShare’s Internship positions are 5-10 hours/week (a detailed schedule will be determined at the time of hire) 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.

Internship Description

Spring Application Deadline:  Friday, January 31, 2014 or until the positions are filled.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to info@csacoalition.org to apply for a FairShare CSA Coalition Internship or with any questions.

Farm Maintenance Assistant

Posted December 19, 2013

At Genesee Lake School (GLS) we provide a year round comprehensive residential, vocational and educational programming for children, adolescents and young adults with dually diagnosed developmental disabilities & emotional disturbances.

Homegrown Farms, which is located on the grounds GLS has integrated with the school and its activities.  The farm is now helping to produce fresh vegetables for the school kitchen and supply a CSA program for the staff. The farm raises chickens and goats for an overall farm and educational environment for the students.

The farm is looking to hire a general handy man to help with basic upkeep, along with general duties surrounding the greenhouse and during the growing season.

Position Overview: General maintenance of the farm, minor repairs; Assist with new construction projects; Animal chores; goats, chickens, aquaponics; Annual general clean-up; Assist with greenhouse basic duties; early planting, flower deliveries; Assist with setting up and taking down retail kiosk-located in town of Oconomowoc.

Interested candidates may apply using our company website at www.geneseelakeschool.com.  Submit resume to cathy.magill@geneseelakeschool.com

Store Manager

Posted December 19, 2013

Three Lakes, Wisconsin is a small community nestled on the boundary of the 650,000-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and is home to many more than three lakes.  The tourist oriented community offers an abundance of opportunity for outdoor pursuits and a picturesque downtown reminiscence of childhood summer vacations and is located, ironically, in a county classified as a USDA Food Dessert due to limited of access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

TreeHuggers Organics – Natural Foods (TreeHuggers) will work to solve this problem.  Residents of and visitors to Three Lakes and the surrounding communities will now have the opportunity to enjoy their grocery shopping experience within a cooperative-type grocery atmosphere that offers organic foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural personal care and other natural products, and a connection with local farmers and producers as well as the numerous artists in the area.

TreeHuggers will be the first of its kind in Three Lakes and is expected to open April 1, 2014.  TreeHuggers will be located in an attractive, small building at a busy intersection and will consist of the manager, part-time staff, and volunteers.  Once the business is established and is operating sustainably, it will be converted to a cooperative.  The target date for the conversion is the winter of 2015-2016 at which time it will move into a larger facility.

The Store Manager will work with the owner and other team members to assess, develop and execute strategic plans to realize the long term vision of converting the operation to a cooperative and all that that represents.

Please send your inquiry to:  workin3lakes@gmail.com.  Please include a cover letter and resume with all inquiries.

Crop Specialist / Farm Manager

Posted December 17, 2013

At Genesee Lake School (GLS) we provide a year round comprehensive residential, vocational and educational programming for children, adolescents and young adults with dually diagnosed developmental disabilities & emotional disturbances.

Homegrown Farms, located at Genesee Lake School in Oconomowoc, WI, contains 52 acres of rich organic farmland planted with a large variety of crops. The farm production is used both within the school meal program and for the staff CSA. Students are involved in all aspects of the field growing process, from planning and planting through the harvest and distribution. We are currently hiring for a Crop Specialist – In House Community Supported Agriculture.

Position Overview: •Develop field layout; •Create and implement schedule for planting, harvesting, etc.; •Place orders for materials as necessary •Manage vegetable production •Assist with greenhouse flower production •Upkeep pond

Interested candidates may apply using our company website at www.geneseelakeschool.com .

Sustainable Garden Coordinator

Posted December 10, 2013

Northeast WI Technical College. This individual is responsible co-planning, implementing, and managing the activities of the NWTC Teaching and Demonstration Market Garden and Nursery in cooperation with faculty and administration. The Garden consists of about 3 acres of tillable land, a 30x 72’ high tunnel hoop house on campus land within the deer-fenced grounds of our partner, the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. The garden has an irrigation system installed and a BCS walk-behind tractor with many implements available for use. We also have a vegetable cleaning area, a packing shed, and a gator for transportation. http://www.nwtc.edu/aboutus/human-resources/employment/Documents/Job%20Postings/601096%20Part-Time,%20Sustainable%20Garden%20Coordinator.pdf

RIVERVIEW GARDENS FIELD MANAGER

Posted December 10, 2013

Riverview Gardens, Appleton WI, is an urban farm, park space, and community center providing jobs training and transitional employment for people in need.  We are seeking applicants with experience in diversified organic vegetable and fruit production.  Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with many people with varying backgrounds to grow an innovative social enterprise and farm.  Our organization is entering its third year.  This position will join our core leadership team in continuing the development of our social mission and farm business. Applicants must be extremely flexible and willing to do things in an entirely new way.

We will be accepting applications for this position until December 15, 2013. Email a resume and cover letter to ojakobson@riverviewgardens.org to apply. Full job description available at http://riverviewgardens.org/fieldmanager

ORGANIC CSA FARM MANAGER

Posted December 2, 2013

Wellspring, a non-profit farm, education and retreat center in Newburg, WI (only 25 miles from Milwaukee/5 miles from West Bend) seeks a Farm Manager for the 2014 season and beyond. This 36-acre, certified organic farm, started in 1988, is located in a beautiful rural setting, including gardens (about 1 acre), woods, ponds, river and more! Serving 130 equivalent CSA shares, Wellspring grows organic vegetables and fruits on approximately five cultivated acres.

Request more information and send resume and letter of interest (include 3 work references) to Executive Director at wellspringed@aol.com. Applications received through December 3, 2013.

Part-time Director, Hillview Urban Agriculture Center (La Crosse, WI)

Posted November 25, 2013

Hillview Urban Agriculture Center’s mission is to “create a healthy community through a local, sustainable and accessible food system”. We do this by providing education and programming on growing, preparing and preserving nutritious food.

We are hiring for a part-time director position at 15 hours per week. The position will be combined with our Market Baskets Coordinator position which is 10 hours per week for a total of 25 hours per week at $15/hr. The combined position is funded for one year with hope for continuation based on additional grant funding and revenue growth.

Cut and paste this link to view both job descriptions: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/esxyqioph84xrgq/a6VpEoruxg

Local Food Hub Intern or Assistant

Posted November 25, 2013

The Iowa Food Hub is looking for a Local Food Hub Intern or Assistant for the winter.  Application deadline is November 25.

The Iowa Food Hub is a local food aggregation and distribution project in Decorah sponsored by Allamakee New Beginnings.   Allamakee New Beginnings is a 501c3 dedicated to reducing the effects of poverty in NE Iowa.  We aggregate products from NE Iowa farms to market them to institutions, restaurants, grocers and schools. Our goal is to increase access of local, healthy food across the region.

We are currently looking for a motivated and detail oriented person to help us grow our local food programs.

Download complete job description and application information. http://www.iowafreshfood.com/site/news/284.html

Community Garden Coordinator Internship

Posted November 25, 2013

More information available at:  http://www.makingservicepersonal.org/internship
Housing may also be available through the organization.  For questions, contact:
Sarah Ramthun
Executive Director of 6:8
485 Prairie St.
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
COMMUNITY GARDEN INTERN
 Paid Position
 Support Raising Required
 Employment Dates: January 1 – December 31
As the Community Garden Intern you will have the opportunity to work closely with the 6:8 Executive Directors to coordinate a Community Garden in Sauk Prairie. You are responsible for leading in such a way that transforms communities with and for Jesus Christ by making service personal and helping individuals discover and share their gifts. In addition to the on-site leadership of the Garden, you will be responsible for planning, creating classes, promoting, and distributing the harvest. You will have the opportunity to build and develop relationships with community members in Sauk Prairie and beyond. The Community Garden Intern’s ultimate responsibility is to ensure the Garden runs smoothly and that the volunteers and participants have the best experience possible. The Community Garden Intern should live in a simple manner, by their works and words that exemplify 6:8’s four pillars of service: experience, education, exhortation, and embodiment.
Virginia Tech Assistant Professor – Food Policy

Posted November 12, 2013

The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise (HNFE) (http://hnfe.vt.edu) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment in food policy with research and teaching responsibilities at the level of Assistant Professor.  We are seeking an outstanding individual, who specializes in applied policy related to alternative/sustainable agriculture, food systems, and/or obesity. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct strategic research to inform the formulation, implementation, and/or evaluation of public policies to promote healthy eating and/or food security. The candidate will also be expected to teach, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in service and outreach activities. Multi-disciplinary collaborations exist within HNFE, across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)(www.cals.vt.edu), and the university (www.vt.edu).  More info: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/44258

Virginia Tech Graduate Research Assistantship

Posted November 5, 2013

We are seeking a high quality applicant beginning in January 2014 for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) on a community-based research project on community food security in Appalachia Virginia.  Awards are available beginning in January 2014 spring semester.  Funding is available for 4 semesters; it includes a stipend and tuition remission.

Please see our AFP website (http://www.appalachianfoodshedproject.org/for more information about the project.

To be considered for the GRA students need to be accepted into the Graduate School; graduate school applications are due by January 1st.  For more information about applying to graduate school visit http://graduateschool.vt.edu/admissions/applying/index.html.

Garden Educator and Lead Farmer

Posted October 31, 2013

Victory Garden Initiative is a non-profit organization that builds communities who grow their own food, reintegrating human and food ecology. We advance a resilient food culture: from soil, to seed, to plate, to soil. Operating on the premise that our food system does not feed everyone equally, we strive to increase access to healthy, sustainably grown food by empowering people to grow their own.

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 of a local, sustainable, nutritious, socially just food system for all by working for one of Milwaukee’s leading food organizations.

http://victorygardeninitiative.org/employment

General Manager – Whole Earth Grocery

Posted October 31, 2013

http://wholeearthgrocery.coop/job_gm.htm

For questions please call Maureen Ash, President, Whole Earth Grocery Board of Directors, 715 425-0400 or Lyndsay VanBeek, current manager, at 715 425-7971.

AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialist 

Posted October 24, 2013

Live54218 is seeking candidates to fill a fulltime AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialist position. The AmeriCorps member will work with school districts in the Greater Green Bay Area to expand the purchase of local seasonal foods in school meal programs and provide Farm to School-based nutrition education to students.

The AmeriCorps member will work with elementary and middle school students, teachers, farmers, food service personnel, parents, and a wide range of community partners. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and enjoy working both in a team and in an independent, flexible work setting. Live54218 offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment with excellent opportunity to build relationships and positively impact the health of not only youth but the entire community. For more information please visit: http://www.live54218.org/Live54218-Job-Posting/

Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) Intern

Posted October 22, 2013

REAP Food Group seeks a part-time BFBL Intern to assist with project coordination, outreach, light graphic design, and administration. This internship requires 8-10 hours per week at the REAP Office in Madison, Wisconsin during regular business hours. Occasional weekends may be required. The internship will go from January 1st, 2014 through June 1st, 2014.

Click here for a  full position description, required qualifications, and application instructions.

Deadline: November 15th, 2013

ISU Extension Regional Extension Educatio n Director – NE Iowa

Posted October 8, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking applicants for a Regional Extension Education Director to serve Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek counties. The Regional Director provides leadership to county Extension councils within the region to meet their legal obligations as an elected body and to carry out the roles and responsibilities of an Extension District. The posi­tion oversees program delivery that meets the programmatic needs of the region.

Program priorities of the region include regional and local food systems, healthy lifestyles, and youth development.  ISUEO in this region is a core partner of the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative.  www.iowafoodandfitness.org.

Master’s degree plus 5 years relevant professional
experience is required. For job description application procedure visit the Extension web site at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/jobs/or
call Kaela Black, 515/294-3283.  Application deadline October 20.
ISU is an EEO/AA employer.

Community Outreach Member

Posted October 1, 2013

The AmeriCorps Farm to School Program is currently recruiting for two open Community Outreach Member positions!

  1. Crawford County – Home Base: UW Extension/ Prairie Du Chien, WI
  2. Jefferson County-  Home Base: CESA 2/Whitewater, WI

For more information contact Sarah Larson, AmeriCorps Farm to School Program Manager at 608-224-5017 or sarahm.larson@wisconsin.gov.

ORGANIC CSA FARM MANAGER

Posted October 1, 2013

Wellspring, a non-profit farm, education and retreat center in Newburg, WI (only 25 miles from Milwaukee/5 miles from West Bend) seeks a Farm Manager for the 2014 season and beyond. This 36-acre, certified organic farm, started in 1988, is located in a beautiful rural setting, including gardens (about 1 acre), woods, ponds, river and more! Serving 130 equivalent CSA shares, Wellspring grows organic vegetables and fruits on approximately five cultivated acres.

Request more information and send resume and letter of interest (include 3 work references) to Executive Director at wellspringed@aol.com. Applications received through October 17, 2013.

Bi-lingual Nutrition & Financial Educator position open in Dane County

Posted August 27, 2013

Dane County UW-Extension currently has a limited term employment position available for a Bi-lingual (English & Spanish) Nutrition and Financial Educator (80% FTE).

The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the delivery of basic nutrition education and financial planning to heads of households and families with limited economic resources throughout Dane County. The educator will teach cooking classes and provide demonstrations to inform families about good nutrition. They will also teach culturally relevant educational programs for heads of households and families through workshops, small group, and home visits focusing on the topics of budgeting, credit, and family financial management.

For more information on the position and how to apply visit: http://dane.uwex.edu/

Office Manager and Membership Secretary

Posted August 27, 2013

The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association is seeking an experienced professional to take on the new position of Office Manager and Membership Secretary. This full-time position in our Milwaukee office will provide administrative support to the BDA Management Team, implement our membership program, support our fundraising efforts, and serve as the day to day bookkeeper for the Association. For a full position announcement and job description, please visit our website: https://www.biodynamics.com/files/BDA_OfficeManagerMembershipSecretary.pdf. The application deadline is September 8.

Program Assistant, Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Milwaukee, WI

Posted August 13, 2013

The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (BDA) is seeking a bright, motivated individual interested in pursuing a career in food and farming systems to join our staff as Program Assistant. This is a new part-time position in our Milwaukee office which will provide administrative support for the Biodynamic Association’s growing slate of programs, conferences and events, as well as fundraising. The position is open until filled. Please see our website for the full position announcement and job description: https://www.biodynamics.com/files/BDA_ProgramAssistant.pdf

Northland Pines School District Farm to School AmeriCorps Positions Available

Posted August 5th, 2013

Northland Pines School District, Eagle River, Wisconsin, is seeking candidates for two AmeriCorps Farm to School team members, a nutrition educator and a community outreach specialist, for the 2013/2014 school year.
Application Procedure and Deadline: The DATCP AmeriCorps Farm to School position descriptions are available on the Northland Pines School District Employment web page: http://www.npsd.k12.wi.us/employment.cfm. If interested in either of the positions, please submit a resume, contact information for two professional references, and a short cover letter including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by August 15, 2013 to Robin Indermuehle (rindermuehle@npsd.k12.wi.us). or by post address: Robin Indermuehle, Northland Pines School District, 1800 Pleasure Island Road, Eagle River, WI, 54521. Emailed applications are preferred. For more information call Robin at 715-891-5435.

Director of Operations and Enterprise

Posted August 5th, 2013

The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (BDA) is seeking an enthusiastic social entrepreneur with a love for the food movement and a background in successful business and/or non-profit management to become part of our core management team. This person will provide leadership in enhancing the long-term financial sustainability of the BDA, design and implement new earned income strategies for the Association, run our membership program, and provide overall financial and administrative oversight for day to day operations. The position will be based at our new main office in Milwaukee, WI. Click here for the full position announcement and job description: https://www.biodynamics.com/files/BDA_Director-of-Operations-and-Enterprise.pdf. The priority deadline for applications is August 15.

Communications Director, REAP Food Group

Posted August 1st, 2013

REAP Food Group is accepting applications for a full-time Communications Director. The Communications Director will develop and implement the overall communications strategy for the organization, including promotion of REAP’s mission and events, public relations, member and donor communications, website management, design of printed materials, and social media outreach. The Communications Director will be involved in event planning and represent REAP at media events and before audiences at other outreach events.

This is a full time position. The position includes health insurance benefits, as well as paid holidays, sick time, and vacation time.

Annual salary: $32,000

Application Deadline: August 16, 2013

Click here to learn more.

Executive Director of FairShare CSA Coalition, Madison WI

Posted August 1st, 2013

FairShare is looking for an inspiring and visionary Executive Director to expand and strengthen FairShare’s position as a leader of the CSA movement.  FairShare is a nationally recognized non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin, that seeks to build connections between growers and eaters through education, outreach, community building, and resource sharing.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Essential job duties and responsibilities include organizational leadership, fundraising, financial/office administration, and marketing/communications to encourage and serve the rapidly expanding network of CSA farmers and to help consumers gain access to CSA.

Here is a link to the full Job Description and application instructions.

Organizer sought to help save Lake Waubesa

Posted July 30, 2013

Experienced community organizer sought: The West Waubesa Preservation Coalition seeks an organizer for a three-month period, starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of extended employment.
Duties: assist the board chair and volunteer committees in creating and coordinating a media campaign, social media campaign, and grassroots advocacy campaign to keep Fitchburg’s Northeast corner rural. Please send resume with relevant experience to the WWPC at westwaubesa@gmail.com.

Farmshed Farm to School AmeriCorps Member Positions Available!

Posted July 23, 2013

Farmshed is pleased to announce we are recruiting two AmeriCorps Farm to School team members, a nutrition educator and a community outreach specialist for the 2013/2014 school year.  Applications are now being accepted and the position is set to begin August 15th, 2013.  The AmeriCorps members will work together with our schools on three main areas of focus which address the following goals of the program:

1.) Aiding school staff in the promotion, procurement, and      education of healthy local foods, including creating and maintaining school gardens, to help change the school food environment. 2.) Serving in a direct capacity teaching nutrition education to students K-12 in the classroom. 3.) Recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to participate in Farm to School committees and activities.

Application Procedure and Deadline: The DATCP AmeriCorps position descriptions are attached. If interested in either of the positions, please submit a resume, contact information for two professional references, and a short cover letter including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by August 2nd, 2013 to Layne Cozzolino, layne@farmshed.org or 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Emailed applications are preferred.  For more information please call 715.544.6154.

re:TH!NK Winnebago County Farm to School AmeriCorps Member Position Available!

Posted July 23, 2013

re:TH!NK, Winnebago’s Healthy Living Partnership and a project of the Winnebago County Health Department, is seeking candidates to fill a full-time AmeriCorps position. The AmeriCorps member will work with school districts in Winnebago County, WI to expand the purchase of local seasonal foods in school meal programs and provide student education about fresh seasonal foods.

Please submit a resume, contact information for two professional references, and a short cover letter including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 31, 2013 to Sarah Wright, swright@co.winnebago.wi.us.   For more information please call (920) 232-3025.

Live54218 Farm to School AmeriCorps Member Position Available!

Posted July 17, 2013

Live54218, Brown County’s healthy eating, active living movement, is seeking candidates to fill a full-time AmeriCorps position. The AmeriCorps member will work with school districts in Brown County, WI to expand the purchase of local seasonal foods in school meal programs and provide student education about fresh seasonal foods.

Please visit http://www.live54218.org/Live54218-Job-Posting/ for additional information regarding job description, duties and qualifications.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

Please submit a resume, contact information for two professional references, and a short cover letter including a statement explaining why you think farm-to-school is important for Wisconsin schools by July 28, 2013 to Jennifer Van Den Elzen, Jennifer.VanDenElzen@Live54218.org or PO Box 1660, Green Bay WI 54305-1660. Emailed applications are preferred. For more information please call (920) 593-3407.

Seeking AmeriCorps Members to Promote Healthy Schools in Northeast Iowa

Posted July 16, 2013

The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) in partnership with Luther College is currently excepting applications for 2013-2014 AmeriCorps positions.

The AmeriCorps service members will join a team of enthusiastic people working in over 18 schools throughout Northeast Iowa to promote farm to school, active kids and school wellness.

Luther College is currently accepting applications until July 19.  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.

Farm to School AmeriCorps Specialists for REAP Food Group (Madison, WI)

Posted July 9, 2013

We have extended the deadline until July 22!
REAP is hiring 4 half-time AmeriCorps members for Farm to School positions for the 2013-2014 school year.
Please go to our website for a full job description and instructions on how to apply.
http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/about-reap/job-opportunities

Food Systems Director and Agriculture Policy Senior Program Associate

Posted June 4, 2013

IATP seeks a full-time Director to lead the Institute’s work to support a healthy, just, food system. The Director will work with colleagues and partners to design and implement a multi-year plan to identify and advocate for policies that support a more decentralized and democratized food system, and dismantle political and economic obstacles to these systems. This work will include regional, national and international strategies. The position will require visionary thinking, a background in food policy, strong analytical, writing and communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse set of communities.

http://www.iatp.org/about/jobs-and-internships/director-food-systems

Special Projects Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Network

Posted May 28, 2013

The Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for the program development, management and oversight of two SAFSF projects: Creating Common Ground and Annual Policy Briefings. This full-time position will be based ideally in a home office preferably on the East Coast or in the Mid-West. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience with content-based program development; 3-5 years experience in a nonprofit setting working directly with senior leadership/boards; and demonstrated experience as a facilitator/event planner. A Masters in Public Health or Public Policy is strongly desired.
Full job description: http://www.safsf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAFSF-Special-Projects-Coordinator-Job-Description-FINAL.pdf

Event Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Intern

Posted May 21, 2013

The Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SWWRPC) seeks an Event Coordinator, Marketing, and Communications Intern for the summer to work on two projects:

  • Southwestern Wisconsin Local Sustainable Foods Festival
  • Southwest Transportation Collaborative

This position will last from June 3rd through August 30th and is based in Platteville.  Preference will be given to applicants that are available full-time (40 hours per week), however part-time applicants may be considered.  A $5,000 ($10/hour) stipend is available.  Benefits are not included. 

For the full position description and how to apply: http://swwrpc.org/wordpress/about/employment-opportunities/. To apply, submit your resume, relevant course information, and a short (1-2 page) writing sample, and contact information to k.rogulja@swwrpc.org.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 22nd. Please include “SWWRPC Summer Internship” in the subject line of your email.

AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Specialist Positions Available beginning August 15th, 2013

Posted May 21, 2013

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). The position will begin August 15, 2013 and end August 14, 2014. Final hiring decisions will not be made until grant funding has been secured (estimated by July 25). Members will be under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s AmeriCorps program and will be under the supervision of REAP staff to continue and expand upon existing farm-to-school programming in Madison public schools.

Application Deadline: 5pm July 10, 2013.  http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/about-reap/job-opportunities

Food for Thought Festival Intern

Posted May 15, 2013

REAP Food Group seeks a part-time Food for Thought Festival intern to assist in the planning and implementation of the 2013 Food For Thought Festival on Sept. 21st. Preferred candidate is professional, a strong communicator, a creative event planner, and detail-oriented.

This internship requires an average of 15-20 hours a week from June 1st through September 30th.

You may download the position description at: http://www.reapfoodgroup.org/about-reap/job-opportunities

Operations Director Position open at MOSES

Posted May 11, 2013

www.mosesorganic.org

We’re looking for an experienced, energetci person to manage MOSES’ daily operations and develop systems to enhance organizational effectiveness.  This is a new, full-time staff position at our office in Spring Valley, WI for someone who is familiar with the organic industry, has a passion for sustainability, and has experience managing a non-profit.

Application deadline is June 3, 2013

INTERNSHIP POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted May 10, 2013

Farm Commons, a Madison-based nonprofit legal services organization, is seeking two interns for the Summer of 2013. Interns will have the exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of a nonprofit that provides the proactive legal services that sustainable farmers need to become the stable resilient foundation of a community-based food system. We accomplish our mission by delivering high-quality legal education and transactional legal assistance to sustainable farmers. Farm Commons is preparing for a full launch of the organization over the summer and is looking for two interns to work closely with the Executive Director. One candidate may apply for both positions, if desired. Position details and submission procedures are below.
Community Outreach Intern:
This individual will have the opportunity to explore the breadth of organizations working on local food system development in Wisconsin and around the country. In addition, this intern will help develop and implement a social media strategy for Farm Commons including facebook, twitter, and blogs. As a legal services organization, this intern will assist with outreach to the legal community, including outreach to attorneys addressing sustainable agriculture issues.
Evaluation and Monitoring Intern:
This individual will conduct analysis on Farm Commons’ existing data regarding program evaluation to assess our performance. He or she will research complimentary data to demonstrate whether we are achieving mission-related goals. In addition, this individual will research strategies, draft surveys, and implement evaluation on upcoming programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position and their personal goals in working with Farm Commons. Please send application materials to Rachel@farmcommons.org. Call 608 616 5319 with questions.

Local Food Marketplace – Part time marketing & communications internship opportunity (Eugene, OR)

Posted May 10, 2013

Local Food Marketplace is a dynamic, growing technology company serving food hubs, co-ops, buying clubs, and online farmers markets. We have a passion for local food and help grow local food sales through integrated e-commerce, distribution, and content management technology.  Our small team is highly collaborative and thrives on diverse, fresh ideas. The ideal candidate has experience with CRM systems, developing marketing campaigns, social media, and market research.

If you are passionate about growing the local food movement, have marketing experience, like working in teams, and want to join us for an amazing Northwest summer in Eugene, OR, we’d love to hear from you.  This position is a part time, paid 3-month internship with the potential for transition into a full time position.

Please send a resume and cover letter to info@localfoodmarketplace.com.  The position is open until filled.

Managing Director

Posted May 10, 2013

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is looking to fill a new Managing Director position. Please see the job announcement: http://sustainableagriculture.net/about-us/jobs/