Cincy Save the Food Fellows (up to 3)

March 13, 2018 5:13 PM | Anonymous member

Organization: Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella, a sustainability alliance located in the Greater Cincinnati region, is seeking up to three college or graduate students at Universities in the Green Umbrella geographic service area to serve as Cincy Save the Food Fellows. Fellows will be expected to serve an average of 8 hours per week from August 2018 through May 2019. Fellows will be expected to provide support to institutional kitchen managers and staff, a technical assistance consultant, and an evaluator in implementing and evaluating practices to reduce food waste in institutional kitchens.

The fellowship includes a stipend that will be paid in installments upon successful completion of assigned responsibilities.

These fellowships are part of a larger project at Green Umbrella to reduce food waste in our region. Green Umbrella is working with members and funders to leverage strategic partnerships with high-volume institutional kitchens at public facilities such as universities, hospitals and entertainment facilities. The goal is to develop, pilot and evaluate practices and policies for preventing, recovering and recycling food waste in the food service system.

About Green Umbrella:

Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in eight key areas of sustainability. Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.


Green Umbrella is seeking a motivated and responsible college or graduate student (or recent graduate) with an interest in food waste reduction. The position requires excellent written and verbal communications skills, a strong work ethic, a flexible attitude, attention to detail and proven record of meeting deadlines. Research experience and previous institutional or professional kitchen experience is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a team of supervisors and be able to travel to meetings or worksites across the 10 county region.

About the Position:

This fellowship is an opportunity to learn about effective food waste prevention practices and community engaged research on sustainability issues. The fellow will work alongside GU staff and food waste reduction partners to help institutional kitchens measure and reduce wasted food in our region. This is a paid fellowship with a stipend of $300/month for an average of 8 hours per week from August 2018 through May 2019. Hours are flexible, but will need to be arranged in partnership with the kitchen manager the fellow is assigned to work with. The fellow will be assigned to work with one institutional kitchen regularly, but will be expected to attend periodic meetings at the Green Umbrella office in the Madisonville neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio and other partner sites.

Responsibilities include:

Students will be expected to:

  • Participate in team meetings up to once a month.
  • Provide assistance in kitchens as identified by the kitchen manager.
  • Participate in food waste reduction trainings with kitchen managers and staff.
  • Assist in conducting audits of food waste before and after implementing food waste reduction practices.
  • Provide assistance in data collection on social and behavioral factors affecting change in kitchens.
  • Perform other tasks identified by Food Waste Reduction team leaders.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) as one PDF document to , with “Save the Food Fellows” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2018. No phone calls please.

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