For the summer of 2013, the WV Food & Farm Coalition is seeking a full-time Summer Policy Research Fellow to spend 3 months coordinating and advancing the emerging work of the Coalition's internal working groups relating to policy development and advocacy.
Overview of Position
Working in coordination with the Program Coordinator and the Director of Policy, the Summer Policy Research Fellow will conduct detailed research on a number of policy issues affecting the local food economy and will produce a multi-state comparison guide of agricultural policies issues. The Summer Policy Research Fellow will also develop materials, participate in meetings with policymakers, review state and federal regulations and laws, and assist in the continued development of a robust and supportive policy system for the local food economy.
The Summer Policy Research Fellow is a short-term, full-time position that will run for 3 months. The period of the position is flexible but ideally would be June-August 2013. The Fellow will preferably be based out of the WV Food & Farm Coalition's office in Oak Hill. However we may be willing to discuss remote working options with exceptional candidates. This is a paid stipend position of $4000 for 3 months.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by May 30th. Position will remain open until filled.
The WV Food & Farm Coalition supports a network of West Virginians working to grow food and farm businesses and to improve access to healthy local food.
The Coalition helps build linkages among farmers, processors, distributors, educators, agencies, nonprofits, farmers markets, restaurants, youth groups, institutional food service, and anyone else interested in making our local food economy stronger. The Coalition also works to create venues where West Virginians can discuss big-picture issues related to West Virginia food and agriculture, and talk collaboratively about how to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities. Many agencies and organizations exist in West Virginia to support food eaters, food producers and everyone in between. We seek to tie the threads together and to help continue a statewide conversation among multiple sectors about how to help West Virginia's local food economy grow.
In 2013, after spending over two years hosting public forums and listening to the challenges and opportunities faced by local food advocates, the Coalition launched its Policy Initiative. The Coalition pursues policies that align with the Road Map for the Food Economy, an action plan created with input from over 400 West Virginians at regional roundtables and other events. The Coalition's policy work is steered by four issue-area working groups. For example, the Meat Processing Working Group, comprised mostly of farmers, surveyed over 50 meat processors last year and has pushed for a policy agenda that supports the needs of meat processing in the state.
Visit www.wvhub.org/wvffc for more information.
Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) is currently seeking applicants for the position of Stream Restoration Specialist to plan, design, and implement grant-funded and fee-based restoration projects.
We are looking for an ecologically-minded professional with experience in natural stream and wetland design to lead and support projects as part of a small, fast-paced, and dynamic team.
Project goals may include mitigation, habitat enhancement, stream bank stabilization, sediment load reduction, and water quality improvement. This work often involves close cooperation with project partners, agencies, and landowners; field work in remote locations; and budget constraints and deadlines. The position may be based in Davis, WV or another suitable location with regular travel to Davis, and will require significant travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic Highlands region.
Building relationships with and advising landowners and project partners
Conducting physical, chemical, and biological stream and wetland assessments
Assessing and evaluating restoration sites
Generating stream and wetland mitigation site proposals and mitigation plans
Developing conceptual and final designs and budgets, GIS maps, construction drawings and specifications, and permit applications for stream and wetland restoration projects
Managing construction of restoration projects
Monitoring and reporting on completed restoration projects
Background and Experience
Experience implementing natural stream design and wetland restoration projects is required and references and project examples will be requested. Experience with ArcGIS and CAD are also requirements. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university and three to five years professional experience are highly desired. P.E., P.W.S., and other relevant certifications are also desired. Applicants will need to demonstrate organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple projects, and a talent for working with landowners and partners to solve problems and develop site-specific solutions. Travel throughout CVI’s service area will be required; therefore candidates should possess or be eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and ability. This position includes full benefits.
For consideration, send cover letter, resume, and 5 referencesemailed by April 30, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canaan Valley Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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We are currently seeking a dynamic Military OneSource (MOS) Joint Family Support Assistant Program (JFSAP) Consultant to join our team in West Virginia. The MOS JFSAP Consultant serves as the state’s subject matter expert with regard to MOS, Federal, State, and community resources available to support military members and their families. In addition to providing direct support to command, veterans, service and family members; they provide outreach through JFSAP/MOS briefings to their state’s military and civilian sectors.
Collaborate with military and community support services to understand the military populations within the state and their needs.
Encourage community capacity building to benefit the military population.
Provide information and referral services and promote a sense of military community among the geographically dispersed service and family members in the state.
Develop partnerships within their state to bridge the gap between needed and available services and integrate military and civilian resources.
Educate service and family members of all branches and components of the support services available through MOS via briefings and information tables at military sponsored events, conferences, trainings and other appropriate venues.
Seek out opportunities to provide information regarding MOS services to military leadership, military support professionals, and community support professional in positions to assist service members and their families, in order to facilitate secondary outreach and subsequent referrals.
Develop and execute marketing strategy to ensure awareness of available resources throughout the state.
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Education: Four-year college degree
Relevant Work Experience:
• Five years of prior military experience as an active duty, National Guard or Reserve member (or as a spouse of a member) or relevant civilian experience.
• Knowledge of Military Support Services programs (military department and family service type programs)
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• Proficient in the use of Windows based software applications, including Microsoft Office Professional Suite, familiarity with SharePoint preferred
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