Jobs

Posted March 27, 2015
Community GroundWorks is seeking to hire a part-time facilitator for our supported gardening program, Gardening For Good! Starting wage is $11/hour. Must be available Thursdays from May-October. Experience working with people who have disabilities and their Dane County support networks is strongly encouraged.
For a detailed job description and application instructions, please visit our website:
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

 

Posted March 25, 2015

Northeast WI Food Hub Is Hiring a Coordinator!

Are you someone who is interested in working with farmers and local food producers to bring high quality, local products to institutions such as schools, hospitals and restaurants?  We need a charismatic, innovative, and energetic part-time/temporary Food Hub Coordinator to help support the Goodwill Grows Program.

The Food Hub Coordinator will be responsible for activities to coordinate the first season of the Northeast WI Food Hub which includes producer and buyer communication, software troubleshooting and logistics coordination.  The person in this roll will need to have an ability to work with a diverse group of people and volunteers that make the Food Hub program a success.

The Position : 20-25 hours per week, 6 month temporary position which can be extended based on performance and funding.  Starting salary is $12.00 / hr. This position offers our Great Rewards benefit package for part-time team members. Bachelor’s Degree is required with 2-5 years professional experience. For more information, contact Alex Tyink at : atyink@goodwillncw.org . Interested in applying? Click here.

Winter Farmers’ Market Coordinator

Posted March 25, 2015

Churches’ Center for Land and People is seeking a Winter Farmers’ Market Coordinator in the Madison area.  The part-time contractual position commences May 1, 2015 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 2015 through March 2016).

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.  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 13, 2015

Communications and Project Support Intern

Posted March 18, 2015

Project:  The Community & Regional Food System Project is a 5-year, USDA-funded research, education and outreach project that is evaluating innovation and promoting success within community and regional food systems as a means of alleviating food insecurity and related goals in American cities. The project has entered its final year, and staff assistance is needed to help compile and disseminate project findings and products to a national audience of food system practitioners, academics and the general public.  Key partners include the UW-Madison, Growing Power, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and UW-Extension.

Position:  Part-time internship, 15-20 hours per week – Intern can work with staff to craft flexible schedule, $12/ hour, Duration: April 13, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Send email introduction, ONE writing sample and resume to:   George Reistad, Communications Coordinator, greistad@michaelfields.org.  APPLY BY WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2015 FOR FULL CONSIDERATION

http://www.community-food.org/2015/03/communications-and-project-support-intern-apply-now/

Summer Garden Caretaker

Posted March 18, 2015

Washburn School District in Bayfield County is hiring a full time Summer Garden Caretaker!

Position Overview: Help install and maintain new and existing school gardens including a vegetable garden, an orchard, a rain garden, a butterfly garden, high tunnel, school forest, and aquaponics lab. Work with other caretakers and the Green and Healthy School Instructor.  More information.

Application Deadline: April 30th or until filled.  To Apply, return a letter of interest, completed employment application and any references to: Greta Kochevar, Green & Healthy Instructor, C/O Therene Gazdik, P O Box 730, Washburn WI 54891 or electronically to tgazdik@washburn.k12.wi.us

St Croix County UWEX Internship

Posted March 13, 2015

St Croix County Extension (Baldwin, WI) is looking for a student or recent graduate passionate about local food systems and food production looking for an engaging summer internship experience. This intern will be helping us in Extension at the St Croix County office in Baldwin to build awareness of local food and food producers, food preservation and safe food handling and help us build connections between our producers and consumers. This intern will also help us find create ways to draw more local people to farmers markets in the county as well and also find ways to draw more urban people out to western WI to experience horticulture and agriculture while contributing to the economic vitality of St Croix County. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and possess good communication skills, some web-savvy and a passion for local foods! Deadline for application is March 27, 2015.  http://stcroix.uwex.edu/2015/03/11/st-croix-county-internship-available/

Field Crew Member

Posted March 6, 2015

Job Description: As a crew member of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research Lab at UW Madison, you’ll be engaged in research projects that seek to advance agroecological management of production systems. Our projects are diverse and involve vegetable production, corn, soy and small grain growing, and pasture-based research. In this position, you’ll get hands-on field experience, meet and work with UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty, staff, and students, and learn about organic food production and research through daily interactions and occasional educational field trips. Successful applicants can look forward to long days of outdoor work: planting, weeding, irrigating, collecting data, harvesting etc. The work will be physically demanding and often repetitive, but satisfying, and with your help: Fun. Work will occur at research stations and farms throughout Dane as well as neighboring counties and beyond, with transportation to sites provided from campus.
Location: UW-Madison, with travel to research stations and farms throughout WI; Full/Part-time: both part- and full-time available;
Hourly Rate: $10.00-11.00/hr.; Season: May through September, with flexible hours during the semester; Qualifications: An interest in sustainable agriculture, a strong work ethic, punctuality, and dependability are all requirements.
 
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Anders Gurda AND Anne Pfeiffer at agurda@wisc.eduand acpfeiff@wisc.edu. Email or Call 608-262-6291 or 608-890-2996 with questions.

TWO PART-TIME AMERICORPS FARM TO SCHOOL MEMBERS

NUTRITION EDUCATOR & COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEMBER

Posted March 5, 2015

Positions will include a paid stipend based on hours of service. Service hours for each position, the term range from 450 to 900 hrs. Applicants should be passionate, self-motivated individuals who have an interest and experience in supporting local agriculture and increasing access to local foods in area schools.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Marilyn Volden, Food Service Director, Viroqua Area Schools, 100 Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua, WI 54665 or email application materials to mlvolden@viroqua.k12.wi.us Contact Marilyn, 608-637-1645, for more information.

Positions will begin upon enrollment. Term ends August 14, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately. EOE.

FARM INTERN

Posted March 5, 2015

Background: Hunger Task Force operates a 208-acre Farm and Fish Hatchery in Franklin, Wisconsin. The Farm is the only urban farm in the state that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for the express purpose of feeding the hungry, and hosts a variety of one-of-a-kind programs that benefit our community in many ways. The Farm is home to 173 acres of tillable land, an on-site fish hatchery, a 43-acre Oak Savanna, and a unique child nutrition education program which includes a quarter-acre school garden.

The Intern Position: The Farm and Fish Hatchery seeks Farm Interns to assists the Farm and Fish Hatchery Manager with the planting, maintenance and harvesting of vegetable and fruit crops at the Hunger Task Force farm in Franklin, Wisconsin. This full time intern position works in the greenhouse, fields and orchards and operates trucks, tractors, other equipment needed to cultivate and plant fields and orchards; irrigate crops, control weeds and harvest produce. The goal is to provide the Farm Interns with a dynamic, hands-on experience in the trades of agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, and hunger prevention.

On Saturday, March 7 we will have a Farm Open House event where we will be conducting farm intern interviews and providing a farm tour for potential candidates. If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to Gary Zajc, Associate Director, via email (gary@hungertaskforce.org) as soon as possible! The interviews will begin at 9:00 AM and will be conducted at our farm at 9000 S. 68th St, Franklin, WI.

If you have questions regarding this event please contact Gary at your earliest convenience. If you cannot make the open house, let us know and we can make alternative arrangements.

Food Justice Coordinator

Posted February 26, 2015

Milwaukee area social service organization Tikkun Ha-Ir seeks a part-time coordinator for its fresh produce distribution program for people in need.  The position works with providers and recipient agencies to get fresh produce to people who need it.  Hours are variable especially depending on the season.  Salary is $15-$20 per hour depending on experience.

Deadline for application is March 25, 2015.  Cover letter and resume should be sent to Judy Baruch, Executive Director, at:  jbaruch@thi-milwaukee.org

Farmers Market Coordinators

Posted February 25, 2015

Farmers Markets in Ferryville, Gays Mills and Prairie du Chien seek qualified and motivated individuals to manage operations in the upcoming 2015 season.  Salary is $14.11/hr, for approximately 180 hours per season, typically May through October. Each market’s part-time temporary coordinator position will be up to 8-10 hours per week.   Some evening and weekend hours may be included.  The application deadline is 5:00 P.M. Friday, February 27, 2015.
A full job description for each coordinator position with duties and qualifications is available upon request.  Please reference the contact information provided below.  To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter to same.
Contact: Ferryville Farmers Market:  Sherry Quamme at squamme43@gmail.com or 920-210-4560; Gays Mills Farmers Market:  Sharon Murphy at smm@fsmail.bradley.edu or 608-624-3409; Prairie Street Farmers Market:  Michael Douglass at michael.douglass@centurylink.net or 608-326-4964

Customer Service Manager: Seasonal Part Time Work

Posted February 25, 2015

Fair Field Flowers, a cut flower marketing group located in Madison, WI, is looking to hire a Customer Service Manager for the 2015 season. Applicant must have working knowledge of local cut flower industry; excellent communication skills including email, website, and telephone.  Season runs May through October, 10-20 hours per week, hourly wage $11-15 per hour depending on knowledge and skill level. Applicants send resume and inquiries to info@fairfieldflowers.biz enter “FFF CSM” in subject line.   http://brightflowerfarm.com/

Sales/Driver: Seasonal Part Time Work

Posted February 25, 2015

Fair Field Flowers, a cut flower marketing group located in Madison, WI, is looking to hire someone to drive the company’s vehicle during the 2015 season.  Applicant must have excellent customer service skills, valid driver’s license, working sales knowledge of local cut flowers, computer ease, and ability to lift 40 lbs.  Season runs May through October; 3-4 days per week, 150-200 round trip miles per run; hourly wage $11-15 per hour depending on knowledge and skill level. Applicants send resume and inquiries to info@fairfieldflowers.biz enter  “FFF Sales/Driver” in subject line.   http://brightflowerfarm.com/

NuGenesis Garden Interns

Posted February 24, 2015

NuGenesis is hiring two part time Garden Interns for the 2015 season.  This is a part time seasonal position with flexible start dates that can run from April through October. Hours can range from 10-20 per week depending on your interests and availability.  This position is designed to offer someone interested in community and educational gardens, experience in the following:  Organic growing techniques; Garden education; Garden design; Hoop house production; Volunteer management; Non-profit event/fundraising planning and organization

A full description and application information can be found here:  http://www.nugenesisfarm.org/Garden%20Internship%20Final.pdf

More information about NuGenesis can be found here:  http://nugenesisfarm.org

Farmers’ Market Manager

Posted February 20, 2015

The Garden District Farmers’ Market, Milwaukee is seeking a Market Manager. The Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the summer farm market in addition to marketing and other administravia (approx. 10 hours per week). You will work with vendors, customers and the GDNA Board to help promote and enhance the Market. Skills needed: Experience with farm markets a plus. Literacy in social media outlets, MailChimp & other Web-based communication Word, Excel and spreadsheet programs for reporting and record-keeping Some heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) This is a contractual work relationship and the manager will report to the GDNA Board of Directors. Compensation will be $10-$14 per hour based on experience. Confident, energetic, diplomatic and organized candidates should submit their resume to market@milwaukeegdna.com

DeForest Farmer’s Market Manager

Posted February 20, 2015

This is a part-time seasonal position that will oversee the DeForest Area Farmers Market. This position is expected to work 230 hours for the market season. The position averages 8 hours/week for the 24 week market season plus limited additional hours during the off-season. Pay rate is $13.00/hour.

The Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from May 12 – October 20, 2015 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Veterans Memorial Park. An additional market will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for Garage Sale Day. The Market Manager is expected to attend every market.  The coordination hours may be performed at home.  Prompt responses to phone calls and emails are required; a Village issued cell phone and email address will be provided.   Essential job duties and responsibilities include: Market logistics and vendor coordination; Publicity including written press release, social media; Building and maintain musical calendar; Working with steering committee on policy development and special events

A full job description and application instruction can be found on the village website under Farmers’ Market Manager:

http://www.vi.deforest.wi.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={0FA38872-3893-4B51-9C87-51410F30725C}

Goodman Youth Farm Crew Leader

Posted February 17,2015

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, iterns, and volunteers, developing educational programming, preparing program supplies, maintaining farm records, and facilitating large group activities. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2015.

For a detailed job description click here.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to jennica@communitygroundworks.org

Land Steward LTE

February 17, 2015

Community GroundWorks seeks a hardworking and flexible assistant to care for the land at Troy Gardens. The Land Steward will help oversee our food forest and edible landscape, woodlands, open spaces, and natural areas (prairie, old field, wildlife corridor).The deadline to apply is March 5, 2015.

For a detailed job description and application instructions click here.

Artist Residencies

Posted February 12, 2015

The Wormfarm Institute is looking for artists with an interest in sustainability and connection to the land.  Applications are accepted year-round, however our primary review period is December 15th through February 15th.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Digitally, using the form found at: http://wormfarminstitute.org/artist-residencies/artist-residency-application/. Please note that if you apply digitally, you must also email us with samples of your work and a resume.
  2. Via US Post. Click here to download a pdf application and send it to us using the instructions on the pdf form.

Questions? Contact Jay Salinas at jay@wormfarminstitute.org

Development Director

Posted February 12, 2015

The Wormfarm Institute is enjoying an exciting period of rapid growth and national attention. We are seeking a multitalented, super-organized and creative thinker to help us further develop and manage systems and strategies for effective revenue development.  The Development Director, a new leadership position, will plan and implement Wormfarm’s fundraising efforts, including donor appeals, grant writing, sponsorships and plans for increasing earned income. S/he will coordinate all related communications strategies including media, public and donor relations.  The Development Director will report directly to Wormfarm’s Executive Director.

http://wormfarminstitute.org/wormfarm-is-hiring/

Academic Specialist

Posted February 11, 2015

The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is accepting applications for an Academic Specialist to support outreach and research efforts promoting good food access and awareness in childhood development and education environments. The position will support existing CRFS initiatives and help to develop additional programming capacity in this arena.For the full position description and to learn more about CRFS, visit foodsystems.msu.edu.This is a full-time, annual year position. Applications will be accepted until February 20, 2015 or until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, visit jobs.msu.edu and search for faculty/academic staff posting #0656.Questions about the position or search process should be directed to Karen Sturdivant, CRFS Managing Director and search committee chair, at sturdi10@msu.edu or 517-432-0049. Please do not send application materials to the search committee chair.

Gardener-in-Residence Job Opening

Posted February 11, 2015

Community GroundWorks is seeking an experienced educator and grower to serve as Gardener-In-Residence at Lapham Elementary school. Candidate must have at least two years experience facilitating outdoor youth programs and gardening or farming using sustainable and/or organic practices. Starting wage is $12/hr. For a detailed job description and application instructions click here.  Learn more about Lapham Elementary School’s innovative Gardener-in-Residence program that facilitates garden-based learning in Lapham’s recently expanded Outdoor Classroom and Community Garden by visiting lapham-marquette-ptg.org or finding Lapham Garden & Green Team on Facebook.Deadline to apply is February 15, 2015.

Organic Specialist

Posted February 10, 2015

ABOUT MOSES The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a nonprofit that provides education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow using sustainable, organic practices. Our office is located in Spring Valley, Wis., one hour east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Visit our website to learn more: mosesorganic.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION The Organic Specialist serves as an expert for MOSES by providing education and resources about organic and sustainable farming practices to farmers and other stakeholders. This position manages the Research Forum at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference and the workshop presenters. The ideal candidate is outgoing and enjoys interacting with people.

http://mosesorganic.org/wp-content/uploads//Farming/Job%20Postings/MOSES-Organic-Specialist.pdf

Co-op Manager

Posted January 26, 2015

The SLO Farmers Co-op is hiring a manager! We are looking for an outgoing individual who is passionate about increasing access to locally produced food throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
The SLO Farmers Co-op is in a phase of rapid growth and is seeking a co-op manager to help drive this growth and be a part of our success!  To review the complete job description, please visit: 
http://www.live54218.org/Job-Posting/
Interested in applying?  Send your resume and cover letter to Ashley@Live54218.org
Interviews will occur on a rolling basis with the intent to fill this position ASAP. Applications received prior to February 6, 2015 will receive preferred review. Preferred start date is February 23, 2015.

Value-Added Associate

Posted January 16, 2015

The Wisconsin Food Cooperative (WFHC) is committed to building a socially and economically vibrant local food system with respect for the land and our communities. The cooperative is a group of farmers and value-added producers working together towards this goal. The Cooperative distributes the products of the members to major wholesale buyers.
The Value-Added Associate will be responsible for maintaining relations with buyers and producers for the value added program, developing new relationships with buyers, working with producers to understand requirements for sales, and coordinating paperwork required for value added sales with the business manager.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Tara Turner at warehouse@wifoodhub.coop.  If you have questions about the position, you can ask Tara or myself.  I can be reached at kmaynard@wifoodhub.coop

Executive Director

Posted January 13, 2015

Churches’ Center for Land and People is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Board of Directors in long-range planning and to assure that the day-to-day operations are consistent with the mission and goals which have been established by the board.  The part-time contractual position commences April 1, 2015.

Churches’ Center for Land and People is a faith-based organization that connects with people of faith to promote earth stewardship, economic justice, sustainable local food production, community-building, spirituality and rural-urban connections.

The Executive Director’s key responsibilities include establishing long-range as well as annual goals and budgets, developing strategies for funding the work of the organization, serving as a spokesperson at events and with the media, and initiating and nurturing relationships with potential sponsors and partners.

We are looking for candidates with a knowledge of and passion for agriculture, food and sustainable farming practices and an understanding of rural communities and rural development issues.  Candidates must be able to work in collaboration with a volunteer board of directors and with faith-based organizations.  Experience in grant-writing, fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning is key.  An ability to draw the connections between food and faith is a plus.

For a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply, please see http://cclpmidwest.org/ExDirPositionDescription809.pdf    Questions? After January 21, contact Trudi Jenny at 608-233-1898 or trudijenny@yahoo.com.

Deadline for applications:  February 16, 2015

Community GroundWorks 2015 Internships

Posted December 30, 2014

Community GroundWorks has internships available in organic agriculture, environmental education, natural areas, and non-profit administration. We offer both paid and unpaid internships at Troy Gardens and at our other sites in Madison, WI. Learn about our organic vegetable farm, natural areas, kids’ garden, and youth farm positions and find application instructions on our website:

http://communitygroundworks.org/get-involved/internship_opportunities

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2015

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