Multiple Locations – TerraCorps hiring Multiple Positions

Multiple Locations

2017-18 Position Openings with TerraCorps 

TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year we are looking for 36 members to serve in full-time, 11 month positions. Members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.

Members serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinators, Regional Conservation Coordinators, Youth Education Coordinators, or Community Engagement Coordinators.

These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance, education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2017-2018 program will run from 8/28/17 – 7/27/18.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-April, and we aim to fill all positions by the end of June.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Advertisements

Remote – The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Independent Contractor Arborist

Remote Opportunity

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

FTPF is looking for an independent contractor arborist for an exciting, unique opportunity to travel to interesting locations, interact with highly motivated volunteers, and manage the planting of fruit trees to benefit communities as part of our programs. Some of our supporters have called this a dream job for the right person. This position is remote (although the post says Pittsburgh, you can be located anywhere in the world!)

Position Objectives: 
• To provide onsite arboricultural expertise and management for FTPF projects, including all aspects of project planning, coordination, and implementation (requires excellent arboricultural knowledge)
 
• To work with volunteers and students, providing on-site instruction on proper planting techniques, aftercare workshops, and environmental education (requires excellent presentation and teaching skills).
 
• Serve as an official spokesperson in the media, and at various planting events and public speaking opportunities (requires excellent public speaking skills)
 
• To complete all associated program record keeping, paperwork, and reports (requires excellent writing skills and attention to detail)
 
 
Terms
• Work flexible hours from your home office and travel to project sites for plantings
• Hourly wage range between $15.87 – $18.27, depending on qualifications and experience
• Part-time to start, with potential for growth and increased hours 
• Reports to Executive Director & Chief Staff Arborist
 
 
Primary Responsibilities and Duties: 
• Project planning and implementation including, but not limited to, site evaluation, orchard design, mobilizing volunteers, planning logistics, and holding workshops 
• Public speaking and media spokesperson tasks 
• Various tasks, as assigned, including clerical tasks as requested by supervisor
 
 
Qualifications
• ISA arborist certification preferred, advanced horticulture/arboriculture degree, or equivalent, with expertise and practical experience planting and caring for fruit trees organically
• Excellent written, verbal, computer, and organizational skills 
•Ability to manage volunteers and give educational presentations to students and communities
• Ability to learn new duties and responsibilities quickly and handle multiple projects at once 
• Ability to travel frequently, sometimes for lengthy periods, to project locations 
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a professional manner
 
 
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to info@ftpf.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling 
basis until position is filled.

Remote Work Opportunity – MA Food System Collaborative hiring Communication Specialist

MA Food System Collaborative

Position: Communications Specialist
Reports to: Director
Hours: 20 weekly
Wage: $20/hour, (IRS-1099, no benefits)
Term: One year with possibility of extension depending upon grant funding.
Location: Remote
Start date: ASAP
About the MA Food System Collaborative:

The MA Food System Collaborative was established in 2016 to promote, monitor, and facilitate implementation of the MA Local Food Action Plan. The Plan is a comprehensive set of recommendations toward a sustainable, equitable food system for the Commonwealth. The Collaborative works to encourage progress toward the goals of the Plan through education, networking, and advocacy. Learn more about the Collaborative at www.mafoodsystem.org.

Position description:

The Communications Specialist will work with the Director to plan and execute a communications strategy that amplifies the work of the Collaborative and its allies, encourages broad engagement in projects the Collaborative supports, and educates the general public about the value of a sustainable, equitable food system. This is a new position, and is critical to the success of the Collaborative.

Job functions:

  • Help develop and refine organization’s messaging.
  • Develop, manage, and edit e-newsletter.
  • Maintain and promote social media accounts.
  • Maintain website.
  • Support Collaborative’s projects with earned media strategies, where appropriate.
  • Coordinate and support regional and statewide meetings and events.
  • Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
  • Other editorial duties, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years professional public communications work, or substantial experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting with some communications expertise
  • Ability to distill complex issues into accessible language that prompts action.
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
  • Experience working with reporters.
  • Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
  • Ability to travel throughout state, as needed. (Travel costs reimbursed.)
  • Interest in food, agriculture, and systemic change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of MA food system a plus.
  • Experience/comfort with CMS systems a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.

Send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples (links OK) to Winton Pitcoff, Director: winton@mafoodsystem.org.
Applications accepted until April 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Remote Opportunity – Barnraiser hiring Temporary Content Writer

Remote Work Opportunity

Looking for an excellent writer ASAP to create unique content for our growing website (www.barnraiser.us) for the next 30 days. Applicants must be fluent in English and understand basic sentence structure.

OVERVIEW: Barnraiser is looking for a few GREAT content writers to help us create the largest directory of good food and healthy living companies.

TO DOs: Create business Q/A content for business profiles on our platform. You’ll be given a list of companies to research and write Q&A content for business profiles. Transfer data into our Barnraiser admin portal. There is a short training involved.

SKILLS: Efficient and good time management, creative writing, strong evaluation skills, detail oriented, fluent in English and has an excellent understanding of grammar, reliable, strong communication skills, ability to meet & exceed goals.

SUCCESSFUL ENGAGEMENT: Meet & exceed weekly entry goals, bi-weekly check-ins to go over process and resolve issues, direct & prompt communication if issues occur.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED: Long term project potential, fun & interesting work for those that love food, work for a mission driven company.

Serious applicants only – If interested: please send resume and cover letter WITH a writing sample to madeline@barnraiser.us – will contact ASAP if interested in hiring to set up a quick interview and detailed walk through of requirements.

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship seeks Applicants

Various locations

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Seeking Applicants

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) is the first accredited Apprenticeship program for farming in the United States. Apprentices are paid, full-time employees of the farm, and participate in a 2-year program that consists of over 3700 hours of employment and mentoring under a Master Grazier, and 288 hours of related courses, including courses in Pasture Management, Milk Quality, Herd Health, Dairy Nutrition, Soils, Nutrients, and Composting. Apprentices develop skills that prepare them for positions in management, partnership, and farm ownership, and also have access to professional financial analysis and business planning support.  In addition to the Master Grazier mentor, Apprentices are supported by the DGA program, itself, in the form of an Education Coordinator who facilitates discussion groups with other Apprentices, pasture walks on other farms, and monitors curriculum work between the Master and the Apprentice. This program was started in Wisconsin, and is now being administered in Pennsylvania and some neighboring states by PASA, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.

DGA and PASA are currently looking for applicants to build an Apprentice pool for the region. We are in the process of enrolling Master Graziers, as well. To learn more about DGA, and to apply, use this link: https://www.dga-national.org/

Pasture-based, grazing dairies are economically viable, environmentally sustainable farms that can provide meaningful livelihood for motivated individuals.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Middlebury FoodWorks hiring Coordinator & Teaching Assistants

Various Locations

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/12454

A FoodWorks Coordinator & Teaching Assistant will be hired to work in each of the three locations:
Louisville, KY, Washington DC, Middlebury, Vermont

Time commitment: April 1 – August 6, varying hours week

Approximate time requirements:
April – 20 hours total plus orientation trip to Middlebury; May – 40 hours total, June/July – 25 hours of work per week plus living with students

Travel costs are covered as well as room and board from June 5 to August 5.

Ability to drive and current driver’s license without violations in the last 3 years. Must have use of a car during the 9-week session.

Position Summary:
Middlebury FoodWorks (http://www.middlebury.edu/foodworks) is a nine-week cohort fellowship program for students interested in local food and sustainable development, currently operating in Louisville, Kentucky, Middlebury, Vermont and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to provide summer experiential opportunities that enhance student learning and engagement in food studies. Each student works four days a week in a paid internship focused on a different aspect of the food system. On the fifth day, students participate together in a curriculum designed to meet targeted learning objectives on sustainable agriculture and ecology; food systems; community and economic development; nutrition and health; and other topics such as food security and justice, policy, culture and traditions.

The FoodWorks Coordinator/T.A. will oversee day to day operations of the program. The coordinator will organize and manage locations and activities for each 5th Day, live with students in student housing the entire 9 weeks, encourage weekly dinners with fellows, and participate in organized social and civic events and activities. The coordinator is the daily contact person for the students at each site. They assist the FoodWorks Site Director with student life and all program elements to ensure the fellows experience a meaningful summer. They are in contact with the lead Faculty, FoodWorks Director, and Site Director and facilitate key discussion topics for 5th Days. The FoodWorks Coordinator/T.A. will be supervised by the Site Director and FoodWorks Director.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend two day training and student orientation in April in Middlebury, VT.
  • Coordinate and manage site specific orientation upon arrival in June.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the program. Prepare for arrival of interns , maintain regular communication with interns, have emergency forms and other documentation signed, conduct employer meetings, coordinate interns’ arrivals and meet them at the airport as needed, help them acclimate and form a community
  • Oversee residential arrangements for summer interns.
  • Collaborate with FoodWorks Faculty to plan course components.
  • Organize 5th Day activities in collaboration with FoodWorks Director, Site Director and Faculty.
  • Fifth Days: Contact key local food stakeholders to gather ideas and feedback as well as insert them into the program as appropriate; conduct appropriate groundwork and investigation through site visits, presenter preparation, etc. to ensure quality programming.
  • Coordinate logistics, materials, transportation, meal and agenda for each session within the budget provided;
    Provide adequate communications to interns to participate fully in 5th Days;
  • Serve as the 5th Day discussion and reflection leader. Connect 5th Day themes to what is happening locally, nationally, globally and to internships and coursework.
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as appropriate.
    Provide regular updates and check-ins with FoodWorks Director, Faculty, Site Director to ensure smooth implementation and coordination;
  • Facilitate informal weekly dinner and discussion with interns to expand upon internship, 5th Day, and community experiences.
  • Help students network and connect with leaders in the local food movement. Serve as a resource to interns.
  • Help Site Director with any housing pre-summer work.
    Troubleshoot employer and intern issues with FW Site Director.
  • Create weekly newsletter with employers, interns, mentors and Middlebury alumni.
  • Coordinate closing event and intern departures.
  • Conduct evaluation in coordination with other FoodWorks staff and faculty.

Qualifications
Education: Current graduate student or recent graduate of Food Systems master’s program preferred. Will consider undergraduate with food-related degree and at least 2 years of food systems work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate expertise and familiarity with food leaders and businesses in city where candidate is applying.
  • Knowledge about food system issues, organizations and approaches to solving problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including strong oral and written communication abilities.
    Passion for educating others about food systems.
  • Patience, flexibility, tact, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Compassionate and eager to work with college students.
    Able to work well with administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to drive and current driver’s license without violations in the last 3 years. Must have use of a car during the 9-week session.
  • Ability to manage and defuse conflicts.
  • Simple computer skills (e-mail, word-processing, blogging, spreadsheet manipulation).

Supplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate which location you would prefer to work.
  • Middlebury, Vermont
  • Washington, DC
  • Louisville, KY

Applicant Document

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V

Note: Application Deadline is January 31, 2016. Apply on the Middlebury College website: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/12454

 

Tetra Tech hiring Food Experts

Location Flexible

Tetra Tech, a leading multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm consistently ranked number 1 in Water Services and Environmental Management by Engineering News Record (ENR), is actively pursuing local food experts to support community technical assistance projects throughout the U.S. The successful candidate(s) will work as a team member to support outreach, planning and facilitation assignments related to community local foods assistance projects, under the direct supervision of a Project Manager. Typical responsibilities include: communicating with local communities and federal partner agencies to clarify community project goals, workshop planning, onsite outreach and facilitation, and preparation of a next steps strategy memo summarizing community workshop outcomes. Example community assistance projects include:

  • Creating year-round, downtown markets featuring foods from local farmers.
  • Planning cooperative grocery stores to help revitalize small-town main streets and existing neighborhoods.
  • Creating centrally located community kitchens or food hubs to aggregate and market local foods.
  • Incorporating downtown/neighborhood revitalization strategies such as business incubators to help entrepreneurs start food-related businesses on existing main streets.
  • Making it easier and safer for people to walk or bicycle to farmers markets and local restaurants.
  • Helping schoolchildren to grow their own food, and making healthy local food accessible to families, including via SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) benefits.
  • Developing community gardens in walkable, transit-accessible places.

Experience Requirements:
At a minimum, the successful candidate will have a background and bachelors degree in agricultural/local food related field and 5 or more years of related experience. Education and demonstrated work experience related to strong communication and public speaking skills are required, along with background or training in local food systems, innovative marketing, and/or urban agriculture and local food business entrepreneurship. Must be computer literate and have knowledge of MS Word.

Relocation Assistance: None

Tetra Tech is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in this exciting role, please send your resume and salary requirements by email to RTP-water@tetratech.com. No phone calls please.