New York University
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Food Systems Visiting Professor
One year appointment, with a possible renewal
NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health seeks a one-year visiting professor in food systems. The NYU Food Studies program takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying food production and consumption, particularly in urban settings. The program examines the complexities of supplying the city, including food distribution and transportation, water and waste management, and the rural/urban interface. Policy and health issues are also germane to issues surrounding food systems. Continue reading
TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Position: Campus Kitchens Community Coordinator
Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL)
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
Full-time, 11 months (Start date: September 1, 2011)
Gonzaga University’s Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL) is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to coordinate the Campus Kitchens many community-minded endeavors. One of these is the Campus Kitchens Community Dinner, which provides a Thursday evening meal to homeless and low-income individuals in downtown Spokane. The Dinner not only provides a weekly meal service to low-income individuals and families but is also a nexus of support for those in the community suffering from hunger, homelessness, and the impact of the recent economic downturn. Continue reading
Job open until position is filled.
Burlington School Food Project (BSFP) is looking for Cooks with a passion for wholesome, local food and an interest on spreading the word to our students.
With one of the top Farm 2 School programs in the nation, BSFP’s mission is to connect students and their families with whole, fresh and local foods to improve their health and the health of our community. Continue reading
Postdoctoral Position: Socioecological Linkages between Food Security, Rural Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in Greater Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Urban Ecosystems and Agroecology Lab at Washington State University Vancouver invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to take a leading role in an interdisciplinary project examining food security, rural livelihoods, and conservation ecology in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Belo Horizonte has been widely recognized for the success of its “right to food” programs over the past 18 years. Under the leadership of a municipal Secretariat of Food Security, Belo Horizonte has seen 50%+ decreases in infant malnutrition and mortality, and directly serves 100s of thousands of residents in this city of 2.5 million every year. This program also works with local, small farmers (generally 5-20 ha) who live in the surrounding Atlantic Rainforest/Cerrado Savannah transition region, a recognized “biodiversity hotspot.” Continue reading
This position is located in Blue Springs, Missouri
MU Extension is an academic division consisting of approximately 1500+ faculty and staff throughout the state within 22+ departments including Cooperative Extension and Continuing Education. For more information about Extension, visit http://extension.missouri.edu/.
This position works within the Kansas City area in the MU Extension Nutrition Program, implementing activities associated with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Food from the Farm and Early Sprouts grant-funded programs. This is a 1-year grant-funded position. Continue reading
About the Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition
The Urban Gardening Coalition (UGC) partners with numerous community organizations in and around Waco, TX – planting gardens and building relationships – at the grassroots level. UGC connects young people to the land while teaching them about agriculture, healthy eating, and sustainability. The youth learn about food access, hunger in Texas, and how they can be part of the solution. The skills and life lessons they gain from working with UGC empowers them to be lifelong advocates of community service. UGC is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the School Garden Coordinator. Continue reading
The Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Horticulture is hiring a Hoophouse Outreach Assistant. The position will report directly to the MSU Student Organic Farm (MSU-SOF) Outreach Coordinator. This is a 9-month, temporary employment position with no benefits offered. Continuing employment in a temporary capacity is dependent upon performance and funding following MSU policies and procedures. All applicants will be required to pass a background check and a physical agility exam. Projected start date is July 18, 2011. Continue reading
El Colegio, a bilingual (English/Spanish) public charter school in Minneapolis is in the running to host a 1-year AmeriCorps position through the MN GreenCorps program.
We hope to hire someone for the 2011-12 School year to work with teachers to develop learning projects related to sustainability and help create sustainable projects
Local Food: Developing a Farm to School program to get more local, healthy food into our school nutrition program, and creating curriculum to go with it, using our kitchen and new community garden space.
Waste Reduction: Creating campaigns and curriculum to improve our recycling and composting projects at school.
Biking and pollution reduction: serving as an resource to student groups, including one that is developing a bike sharing project. Continue reading
Title: Extension Horticulture Specialist
Dept: The Cooperative Extension Program
Position Number: 8074
Department/Program Overview: North Carolina A&T State University is an 1890 land-grant university located in Greensboro. – N.C The Cooperative Extension Program is a campus-based department in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension is responsible for providing educational information, programming and technical assistance to limited-resource audiences in four program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community and Economic Development, and 4-H and Youth Development. Cooperative Extension staff is dedicated to the development of programs that impact the lives of North Carolina citizens. Programs provided by Cooperative Extension are offered in partnership with North Carolina State University and the state’s 101 Cooperative Extension Centers. Continue reading
The Putney School, a coed, secondary, boarding and day school, is seeking a full-time gardener/farm assistant beginning July 1. Successful candidates should have experience engaging high school students in community agriculture.
Responsibilities include full charge of the school’s greenhouses and vegetable gardens—from seed to harvest—coordinating with our kitchen manger to provide produce to the school dining hall, and assisting the farm manager with the operation of a diversified dairy farm.
Housing provided. This is a one-year position with a possibility of continued employment.
Send resume and letter of interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us this summer for an exploration of California food systems. Expand your knowledge of sustainability and get your hands dirty on working farms and ranches. June 22-July 15, 2011
Join our summer field course! The Social and Ecological Dimensions of California Agrifood Systems will be taught this summer at the coastal Swanton Pacific Ranch just north of Santa Cruz, CA. An interdisciplinary, hands-on field experience, this course will be team taught and is for students who want to deepen their understanding of agriculture and food systems. Continue reading
I. About the School of Earth Sciences and the Stanford Educational Farm (SEF)
Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences (SES) is a world leader in Earth and environmental sciences and engineering, dedicated to the creation, integration, and transformation of fundamental understanding of Earth processes, and the application of that knowledge to help provide energy, water, and other resources, for a safe and sustainable planet. As one of Stanford’s seven schools, SES provides both undergraduate and graduate education and training to future leaders in a range of Earth sciences and engineering disciplines.
The Stanford Educational Farm (SEF) is a venue for research, teaching and the promotion of sustainable agriculture and systems of localized food distribution. By integrating academic curriculum with Stanford’s land resources and the local food economy, the SEF is a unique laboratory-classroom for understanding and developing local-scale solutions to global food challenges. The SEF brings together a wide range of students, staff, faculty and community members, facilitating collaboration and cross pollination among researchers, educators and learners. Continue reading
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.
Interested in working with kids and community partners to strengthen farm and food education? Vermont 4-H’s Youth Agriculture Project is hiring!
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 3 AmeriCorps positions:
* Summer Food and Farms Youth Liaison: June 24–August 19, 2011. Application deadline 5/23/11.
* Pizza Garden Program Specialist: June 10–Sept 30, 2011. Application deadline 5/23/11.
* Program Development Specialist: August 2011–August 2012. Application deadline 6/20/11.
Based in southern Vermont and serving the state, Youth Ag seeks self-starters with skills and experience working with youth, particularly those with diverse abilities and life situations; interest or hands-on experience in nutrition education, sustainable food systems or organic agriculture; and excellent individual organization and team communication skills. Continue reading
The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, California is searching for four individuals to join our team this year. Please click on the links below to find out more about the position and how to apply.
Assistant Garden Manager and Teacher
Garden Americorps Member
Kitchen Americorps Member
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard (ESY) is to create and sustain an organic garden and landscape that is wholly integrated into the school’s curriculum, culture, and food program.
ESY involves students in all aspects of farming the garden and preparing, serving, and eating food as a means of awakening their senses and encouraging awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community, and stewardship of the land.
Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Site Coordinator
Help Small-Scale Beginning Farmers Establish Successful Businesses! We are seeking a creative, self-starter to provide technical assistance (TA) to beginning farmers on multiple aspects of crop production and farm enterprise development. Responsibilities include conducting farm business planning courses and other skills workshops in sustainable agriculture, providing technical assistance and managing progress towards farmer goals, and managing our incubator farms. A Bachelor’s degree and agricultural training and experience in multiple aspects of farm management is essential. The position is full-time, year- round and is based in Lowell, MA.
Produce Operations and Quality Coordinator
Help local farmers connect directly to customers by supervising our CSA operations! We are seeking a detail-oriented, organized, high-energy candidate to supervise quality control and produce packing operations for our 400-member CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Responsibilities include supervising a team to pack CSA shares, working with farmers to assure quality control of produce delivered, picking up produce from nearby farms, and assisting in coordinating production schedules and processing farmer payments. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in produce handling and quality assessment is preferred. This is a seasonal, part-time position (12 – 19 hours/week) from June through November based at our farms in Dracut, MA (4 miles from downtown Lowell).
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