Job Board – August 3, 2018

Stay up to date on who is hiring in food systems work!

In Case You Missed these Job Postings from Aug 3, 2018

Job Postings

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1. United Way Fox Cities

2. Biodynamic Association (BDA)

Also view past job postings on our website: WiLocalFood.com   


Weight of the Fox Valley AmeriCorps Program is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps members!!

Good afternoon,

I am reaching out as a partner in our work to support healthy communities. As you may have heard throughout the last year, Weight of the Fox Valley (WOTFV) has been planning to implement its own AmeriCorps Program to support and create a culture and environment that supports Fox Valley residents to achieve and maintain a healthy weight at every age.

The time has officially come and WOTFV AmeriCorps Program is now seeking AmeriCorps members to serve for a full calendar year (9/1/2018-8/15/2019) at either full time (average 34.5 hours/week) or half time (average 18.5 hours/week) capacity. Members will educate, create, implement, and promote activities and programs regarding physical activity and healthy eating to Fox Valley youth and adults.

WOTFV is recruiting for 12 members (7 full-time and 5 half-time) to serve with 1 of the 10 WOTFV partner organizations. We are hoping that you will help us spread the word about this WOTFV AmeriCorps program and help us find great members to serve a year! Attached is an informational flyer regarding the WOTFV AmeriCorps Program. Feel free to share this with whomever may be interested and post the flyer at your location!

Members will receive a living allowance during their year of service and upon successful completion, an education award to use towards future tuition costs or student loans. Members are also eligible to put their student loans into forbearance. Full-time members are eligible for basic health insurance and childcare subsidizes (if eligible).

Each of the 10 host sites has different member position descriptions and duties to meet their organizations’ specific needs. The list below provides a general overview of each host site’s member opportunities:

  • Calumet County Health Department/Ascension Calumet County Hospital: Seeking a full-time member to lead and implement local Farm to School and Farm to Early Care programming and develop and implement Safe Routes to School Programming throughout Calumet County.
  • City of Appleton Health Department: Seeking a half-time member who will be creating and delivering health education and community awareness campaigns promoting physical activity and healthy eating to Appleton youth and adults.
  • Mosaic Family Health/Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program: Seeking a half-time member who will enhance prevention efforts by incorporating lifestyle medicine education with treatment and care.
  • Riverview Gardens: Seeking a full-time member who will assist Riverview Gardens in supporting their ServiceWorks program and food sustainability through the Urban Farm.
  • SOAR Fox Cities: Seeking two half-time members who will expand services within their Adult and Special Olympics Program to expand services provided related to healthy lifestyles (physical activity and healthy eating).
  • ThedaCare: Seeking a full-time member who will enhance prevention efforts by incorporating lifestyle medicine education with treatment and care.
  • United Way Fox Cities:Seeking a full-time member to expand education and reach in the Fox Valley related to healthy lifestyles, primarily in the early care, worksite, and community settings.
  • UW-Oshkosh Head Start:Seeking a half-time member to develop and implement Farm to Early Care activities throughout the Head Start programs in the Fox Valley.
  • Winnebago County Health Department: Seeking a full-time member to support Winnebago County’s youngest residents through encouraging and improving access to physical activity, health eating, and breastfeeding.
  • YMCA of the Fox Cities: Seeking two full-time members: One will focus on Workplace and School Wellness, which includes developing and implementing wellness offerings and nutrition education to Fox Valley elementary students; the other will focus on Healthy Lifestyle Programs, which includes coordinating a Diabetes Prevention Program and assisting with the Live Strong and Stay Strong programs.

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 80,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, and health. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations.

For more information, please visit our website www.weightofthefoxvalley.org/americorps or call (920)735-5479 to learn more today!

Thank you for your time!

Best wishes,

Amanda Ross

AmeriCorps Planning Grant Project Manager
United Way Fox Cities; Weight of the Fox Valley
1455 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
920-735-5479 (Direct Line)
608-387-6533 (Cell Phone)
www.unitedwayfoxcities.org
http://www.weightofthefoxvalley.org/americorps/

 



BDA Employment Opportunity: Member Services, Grants Fairy, Conference Registration Assistant, and Inquiry Connector

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food system, and build bridges and partnerships to deepen and evolve the movement toward regenerative agriculture and social justice.

The BDA strives to embody biodynamic principles in how we operate as an organization, and we have an agile, living approach to organizing our work. Drawing inspiration from Reinventing Organizations and Holacracy, our organization is structured into self-managing circles made up of a number of roles focused on different needs of the organization. Most people on BDA staff fill multiple roles, and the structure of circles and roles evolves to meet the changing needs and opportunities that the BDA encounters and the developing interests and capacities of staff.

In our current phase of growth, we are seeking a full-time person with strong customer service and organizational skills to join our geographically-distributed staff team in filling several open roles. Please see the full position announcement for a description of these roles, qualifications, how to apply, and other information.

For questions, please email resumes@biodynamics.com


Thea Maria Carlson

Executive Director

262.649.9212 x5 | thea@biodynamics.com | Join | Donate

      

2018 Biodynamic Conference
November 14-18, Portland, Oregon

The Biodynamic Association awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth, transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities.

Job Board – August 12, 2018

Stay up to date on who is hiring in food systems work!

NEW Job Postings

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1. Fizzeology, Viroqua, WI

2. Outpost Natural Foods, Milwaukee, WI

Also view past job postings on our website: WiLocalFood.com   


Fizzeology
Viroqua, WI
Fermentation Associate
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Outpost Natural Foods
Milwaukee, WI
Produce Department Manager 

Produce Department Manager

Milwaukee, WI

Outpost Natural Foods is seeking a produce department manager with strong leadership, customer service, and organizational skills for our Capitol Drive location.  The produce manager is responsible for ensuring a safe and profitable department.

As the leader of the produce department, top priorities include making exceptional customer service the department’s prime directive, motivating staff to work confidently as a team and individuals, maintaining margins, labor & stock levels, and creating a clean and well-merchandised department.

This is a full-time, At-Will, position that offers a generous benefits package including; paid vacation days, paid personal days, paid holidays, health, dental, life insurance packages, 401k, profit-sharing opportunities, and many other perquisites.

Open availability, management/supervisory experience, and knowledge of the produce market desired.  Detailed Job Description can be viewed at-

www.outpost.coop/careers

If interested in being considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Randy in human relations, (r.mccarthy@outpost.coop), or apply at www.outpost.coop/careers no later than:

August 14, 2018

Outpost Natural Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer

WLFN Job Board

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Community Groundworks

Community GroundWorks is seeking an Office Coordinator. The Office Coordinator provides general office support and coordination for the organization.

See position description here. See more details about the position and application instructions on our website.

Please send an electronic version of your resume and a cover letter by August 3rd to admin@communitygroundworks.org.

Please pass this on to your networks.

Thanks!

Nicole Niebler
Office Coordinator
Community GroundWorks
communitygroundworks.org

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Farm Table Foundation

Farm Table Foundation in Amery, Wisconsin is hiring for: line cooks, servers, and a baker/preservationist.
Inquire with Toni: accountinghr@farmtablefoundation.org

Laura Phoenix
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Do you have an open position? Share it with the entire network by sending it to our listserv. Simply email it to wilocalfoodnetwork@lists.uwex.edu, and we will add it to our weekly JOB BOARD posting!


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Contact WLFN Coordinator, Jessica Jane Spayde

Early Bird Registration for WLFN Convening ends 3/09/18

The Early Registration deadline for this year’s Wisconsin Local Food Network convening is March 9th! Please take a moment to register today!

The conference on April 9 and 10 at the Chula Vista Resort will be held in conjunction with Feeding Wisconsin’s Hunger and Heath Summit. We are excited to be partnering with Feeding Wisconsin to bring WLFN attendees two-full days of educational content and networking opportunities on expanding access to healthy food and local food infrastructure.

As an attendee, in addition the WLFN-specific sessions and tracks, you can also attend other hunger and health focused sessions at the conference and connect with hundreds of service providers, healthcare organizations, advocates, and policymakers from across the state to break out of the traditional silos we work in.

The WLFN content starts with the Food Systems Convergence Pre-Conference session on April 9 at 9:00 am. We hope that you will be able to attend this important session to celebrate our work together over the last 12 years and plan for our work together into the future.

The tentative agenda for the conference has been posted. Even in its draft form, the conference looks to be very exciting and an extremely enriching two days of networking and best practice sharing. The final agenda, with final titles, descriptions, and speakers should be posted by the last week of February.

Check out the draft agenda and Register for Conference today!

WLFN Seeks Coordinator!

Wisconsin Local Food Network Coordinator

The Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) is seeking a Coordinator to move forward the joint efforts of a united Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN)/Wisconsin Healthy Food System Alliance (WHFSA).

The WLFN engages, connects, and empowers local, regional, and state organizations and individuals to build sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems. The WLFN is committed to creating a vibrant local and regional food systems in Wisconsin that nourishes the health and well-being of Wisconsin communities, conserves and enhances the natural resource base, and provides economic livelihood for a wide diversity of sustainable Wisconsin farmers and food businesses.

A main activity of WLFN is to convene an annual Food Summit gathering of people and organizations working in local food systems to promote networking, learning, and action planning. Additionally, WLFN acts as an information clearinghouse for state-wide news and events through its email listserv, social media properties, and website.

The Coordinator will facilitate united Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN)/Wisconsin Healthy Food System Alliance (WHFSA) action in collaboration with supportive and allignednetworks, organizations and institutions, to strategically build a vibrant, resilient, healthy and accessible food system in Wisconsin.

Principles Duties and Responsibilities of the Coordinator

Facilitate a collaborative process to finalize unification of WLFN and WHFSA – working with WLFN Board and leaders and key people in WHFSA

Coordinate and facilitate the process of rebranding the new united work, including possible new name and logo.

Manage Communication Properties – Maintain and improve Listserve, website, Facebook, etc. This includes planning and managing website and communication properties to launch new brand in Spring 2018. The Coordinator will work with in-kind or contracted assistance to do actual graphic design and work.

Facilitate Food Summit Planning with key partners. Organize and put on regular  Food Summit according to plan. Develop long-range plan (format and timing) for future Summits. Note – the 2018 gathering will be in connection with the Health & Hunger Summit, April 9-10 in the Wisconsin Dells. The new Coordinator will help with the WLFN involvement in the Summit.

Convene Board of united organization in regular meetings and help them with continued board development.

Connect to and work collaboratively with UW-Extension, healthTIDE, DATCP, and other partners to support planned Regional Activities

Leverage existing networks (e.g., healthTIDE) to disseminate the work of this position and information regarding the Food Summit, utilizing network partners in planning and coordinating input on the collaborative work of WLFN and WHFSA to build local and healthy food system.

Identify and seek Grants and Fundraising opportunities.

Structure of the Position

The Coordinator is overseen by the WLFN board. The position is structurally situated with the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU), which acts as the fiscal agent for WLFN. The successful applicant may work out of the WFU Chippewa Falls or Madison offices, but may also work remotely, or some combination of locations. Administrative support for the position will come from the Chippewa Falls WFU office. The position will start out as a contracted position at up to $2400/month (120 hours/month) for the first 3-4 months with the possibility to transition to a 75% salaried position based on $40,000/year starting salary with health benefits through the Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including names and contact information for two references, by 11:59pm February 26, 2018 to wilocalfoodnet@gmail.com. Questions about the position can also be directed to this email address.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Important Update on WLFN!

Hello!

We hope that the arrival of winter finds you well and not too cold.  Brr!

We wanted to take this opportunity to give you some updates on what is going on with the Wisconsin Local Food Network.  We’ve got some big news!

A group of stakeholders came together back in August to chart a path forward. There was agreement that the Wisconsin Local Food Network and the Wisconsin Healthy Food System Alliance should merge and work together formally as one entity. You can expect to hear more details about this over the coming months.

Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) is in the process of transitioning from being housed at REAP Food Group to the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU), after moving from Wellspring last year.  A big thanks to all of these organizations for helping to keep the work of coordinating the network going.

Wisconsin Farmers Union is currently coordinating the listserve with UW Extension. And will start to manage the website. We are also in conversation with UW Extension about what their role can be as they themselves are reorganizing across the state. They are eager to be an active part in the important work of building the healthy and fair local food system.

The big news is that in partnership with HealthTIDE and Wisconsin Farmers Union, and some prospective partners, we are putting things in place to mutually invest in a “more than half-time, hopefully full-time” Coordinator! We are developing the scope of work for this position and will be announcing the job opening shortly. We hope to have someone hired by late February/early March. This permanent position will assist WLFN in longer term planning and improved follow through. When you see the announcement please help us spread the word.

We are also excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Feeding Wisconsin to have our annual Summit programming at their annual Hunger & Health Summit on April 9 & 10, 2018 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. We will have the opportunity to continue the WLFN Food System Convergence meeting in the form of a pre-conference from 9 – 11:30am on April 9th. During the Hunger and Health Summit, we will be able to offer attendees a full track of WLFN Food System Sessions as a complement to the concurrent sessions that focus on hunger, health, healthcare, advocacy, and federal programs.

We are extremely excited to offer WLFN supporters the opportunity to continue along the conversations that have started and progressed over the last 11 Annual Summits with an opportunity to have a deep dive on issues of food access and health, issues that WLFN supporters have expressed ongoing interest in.  Additionally, the conference tracks this year will align with the Wisconsin Blueprint to Ending Hunger Plan. This is an exciting development because we can help give voice to the entire local food system, starting with the farmers to help impact the Ending Hunger Plan.

 

We value your support and input. Please consider how you might engage and participate in the new WLFN. Participating in the April Health and Hunger Summit will be a great way to start.

If you are interested in helping to plan the Pre-Conference Convergence or any of the WLFN tracks, please contact Greg Zahn at greg@circleunionfarm.com. Small planning committees have begun to form and we would love to have your continued engagement. Please let Greg know what you might be up for.

Feeding Wisconsin is accepting session proposals for the conference. The RFP and the submission form is on their Conference page: http://www.feedingwi.org/programs/conferences/2018_summit.php Please help us spread the word among your networks!

Again, thank you so much for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Sincerely,

The WLFN Board,

WI Healthy Food System Alliance

and our Partners.

Healthy Food Systems Convergence: A Community Conversation on Healthy Food Access – May 9 – Wisconsin Rapids

Convergence graphicThe Wisconsin Food System Convergence session at the 2017 Hunger & Health Summit, May 9  will give attendees an opportunity to share their voice on how to create a sustainable, good food movement that makes healthy food accessible for all. This convergence will build on all the great work that has been done in the past, and through a modified process of Appreciative Inquiry, will seek to chart a coordinated path forward. https://hungerandhealth2017.eventnut.com/

 This session will provide a space for continued conversations from those that participated in the convergence at the January WLFN summit, and an opportunity for new voices to come to the table.

Join us to share your input on how to more effectively work together to build a food system that makes it easy to grow, sell, access, and eat healthy food for all people in Wisconsin.