Jobs

WLFN Coordinator
Posted: February 16, 2018
Deadline: 11:59PM, February 26, 2018
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.
Development Director
Posted: December 21st, 2016
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis beginning January 9
Organization: Biodynamic Association
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Description:

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) 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.

The Development Director role is responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing plans, strategies and campaigns to increase and diversify BDA revenue streams in collaboration with other staff and board

  • Growing the number of foundations and major donors supporting the work of the BDA and the overall amount of foundation and major donor funding

  • Co-managing and building the BDA’s membership program, and increasing the number of members

  • Tracking and acknowledging grants, donations and pledges

  • Preparing and following up on asks to major donors, and maintaining major donor notes and data

  • Preparing grant proposals and grant reports, and monitoring deadlines and due dates

  • Convening and taking notes for fundraising committee meetings

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Farmer’s Market Manager
Posted: December 1st, 2016
Deadline: non listed
Organization: DeForest Area Farmer’s Market/Village of DeForest
Location: DeForest, WI

Description:

This is a part-time position that will oversee the DeForest Area Farmers Market. This position is expected to work 300 hours per year. The position averages 10 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 23 – October 24, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. The Market Manager is expected to attend every market. Market 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.

Application

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Sustainability Special Projects Intern
Posted: November 22nd, 2016
Deadline: no deadline
Organization: Organic Valley
Location: La Farge, WI

Description:

The Sustainability Special Projects Intern supports the work of the Sustainability Department. This role is responsible for supporting staff workload relating to projects as outlined in the department’s Strategic Plan. Work will include support of department initiatives relating to sustainability education and awareness, grant and resource development initiatives and reducing our carbon footprint.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate cross-departmentally to support project planning and development through gathering data, assessing concept feasibility and coordinating tasks and meetings. Obtaining and organizing internal and external resources to help support the department’s priority initiatives. This includes: Conducting project, grant and topic-related research; Compiling and delivering research and grant reports; Assist with outreach and farmer communication for grant services. Collaborating cross-departmentally to gather data for annual Sustainability reporting.

Application

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Farm Intern
Posted: November 17th, 2016
Deadline: unlisted
Organization: Wellspring Education Center & Organic Farm
Location: West Bend, WI

Description:

This internship takes place on a certified organic farm that offers 115 shares for the regular 2017 season and 70+ fall/winter shares. Interns will experience and participate in every aspect of managing a diversified vegetable farm, including greenhouse seeding, direct seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating and harvesting. In addition to the CSA, we participate in a weekly Farmers Market and sell to a handful of restaurants. Interns will take part in all aspects of food distribution, as well as, staffing the market booth. After spending time on our farm, interns will learn much of what is necessary to run a small-scale, certified organic veggie farm.

Application

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Market Manager
Posted: October 31st, 2016
Deadline: November 18th, 2016
Organization: Northside Farmer’s Market
Location: Madison, WI

Description:

Do you care deeply about healthy food and community pride? The Northside Farmers’ Market is seeking a new manager. This neighborhood market has evolved over the years into a stable and true community asset to Madison’s culturally-rich north side. With 60+ vendors, the market offers fresh local food every Sunday morning throughout the summer.

Under direction of the Board of Directors, the Market Manager is responsible for operations management, vendor & contractor relations, promotion, financial record-keeping, and working with community partners & volunteers. This is a contract position with year-round responsibilities and flexible hours. The Manager is assisted by members of the Board and a team of volunteers. An Assistant Manager may also share these responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have at least three years of management experience, including personnel management, budget responsibility, operations management and experience working with multiple constituencies and stakeholder groups; experience working with the public; experience in retail and/or other customer service experience preferred. The candidate should have the ability to develop good team relationships with vendors, volunteers and contractors; the ability to interface well with the public; strong customer service orientation and skills; excellent interpersonal and communications skills; good listener; strong organizing and problemsolving skills; good attention to details; basic computer skills; Spanish or Hmong language skills desirable but not required.

For more information or to apply, please contact or send a resume to: board@northsidefarmersmarket.org. Resumes are due by November 18, 2016. Resumes can also be mailed to NFM Board of Directors, 1213 N. Sherman #123, Madison WI 53704 by November 18, 2016. We are unable to respond to requests for more information by mail.

Application

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Executive Director
Posted: October 20th, 2016
Deadline: unlisted, though position isn’t available until January 2017
Organization: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Description:

For over 30 years, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) has been a leading innovator in the movement for profitable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible agriculture. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute carries out its mission to cultivate the ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through research, education, and policy. We believe that responsible food and farming systems can help solve some of the most pressing environmental and societal problems of the 21st century. Headquartered in East Troy, Wisconsin, MFAI is strategically located between Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois.

The Board of Directors of MFAI is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to shepherd this $1.2M nonprofit institute into the future. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent progress in meeting its mission driven goals and fiscal objectives.

Executive Director Profile:
Personality: The right candidate will have an innovative and aggressive approach to organizational and financial growth management with a strong mastery of donor development and fundraising. They will be committed to sustainable and organic agriculture food systems and excellent at articulating and communicating the mission, values and needs of the organization. They will be able to inspire staff and partners and work closely with the board. They will be well respected and well connected regionally and nationally and comfortable with keeping up with best practices in sustainable agriculture and the not for profit world.

Application

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Executive Director
Posted: October 18th, 2016
Deadline: October 21st, 2016 (By Midnight)
Organization: REAP Food Group

Description:The Executive Director, only the second in the history of this highly regarded and financially strong organization, will be tasked with nourishing REAP’s existing and well established programs and sharing their vision for a local, sustainable food system.

The REAP Board of Directors seeks a dynamic leader with a mastery of organizational management and fundraising. The ideal candidate will have the ability to inspire a small dedicated staff, and the willingness to work closely with REAP’s board and staff to create and execute a vision for a local food system that will serve as a model for regions throughout the country.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Fund Development
  • Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Administration and Personnel

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Nutrition Program and Policy Analyst
Posted: September 19th, 2016
Deadline: unlisted
Organization: Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Description: The Nutrition Program and Policy Analyst works directly with the Director of Advocacy and Executive Director to coordinate agency research responsibilities. This position regularly communicates with agency staff, Board, Executive Council and donors, as well as with federal, state and county administrative staff and external interest groups. Identify, conduct, and disseminate research on federal nutrition programs to the Director of Advocacy and advocacy team staff. Assist with internal analysis of agency service data. Disseminate important nutrition program research to other agency staff and external constituents. Research responsibilities include identification and assessment of nutrition program issues, area needs and assessment studies, writing research reports, creating position papers, drafting and evaluating surveys, and collecting, organizing and manipulating research data.
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Farm Director
Posted: September 19th, 2016
Deadline: Position open until filled.
Organization: Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Description: Community Groundworks is looking for a full time, seasoned farm director who can not only direct a high production, hand scale organic CSA farm, but has demonstrated skills in educational curricula development, teaching, budget and business management, and collaboration.
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Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
Posted: September 19th, 2016
Deadline: unlisted
Organization: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Description: To provide program support for the marketing department (average 26 hrs/week) and special events functions (average 14 hrs/week). This includes writing and distributing all news releases, maintaining Olbrich’s website, general promotional activities, media contact, event development and management, graphic design in the development of print support pieces, and raffle coordination. Supporting events and marketing at Olbrich Botanical Gardens requires an employee capable of working a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and the occasional very early morning.
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Program Cook
Posted: September 19th, 2016
Deadline: No deadline
Organization: Goodman Community Center
Description: The Program Cook is responsible for the production of meals for the childcare, youth and senior programs, including assisting in meeting the goals and expectations of the Summer Meal program. This role will also teach, guide and mentor teens from the Seed to Table Education and TEENWorks programs.