Virginia: Virginia Tech seeks Foodshed Project Coordinator

27 Apr

Review of applications begins:  4/30/2011

Position Summary:  This position will provide coordination and support for a USDA grant-funded project housed by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. The position will generate positive, substantive impact on the development of sustainable food systems and agricultural economies in the region. Responsibilities include assisting the Program Director in coordinating communication among three (3) universities to execute the planned research and activities for community-based local food efforts; develop a framework for documentation, evaluation and analysis of information generated via meetings and research; write and proofread written correspondence, schedule meetings, make travel arrangements and assist in evaluation efforts of the initiative process overall.  

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Food Systems or Agriculture related field; Experience in concepts related to sustainable food systems; Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; Experience developing online training and tools; Experience working independently as well as in a team of diverse stakeholders, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines; Proficiency with multiple software programs such as Microsoft, Outlook, CMS, Banner; Knowledge of local foods and/or sustainable agriculture concepts and initiatives ; Experience with Project Management   

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree; Previous work experience at a land-grant university; Experience facilitating meetings with members in multiple locations; Experience with interdisciplinary and community engaged scholarship; Experience with web and video development.

How to Apply: Complete the state application online at www.jobs.vt.edu (posting 0110398). Include a resume and cover letter. 

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