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  • July 28, 2021 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: REI Cincinnati

  • July 28, 2021 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Archaeological Research Institute

    The team at the Archaeological Research Institute is in search of a Public Education and Outreach Coordinator. We are in search of a team member that is passionate about our organization’s mission and vision of getting the public informed and involved in archaeology, and specifically local archaeology. We are looking for someone that is a self-starter, creative, self-motivated, flexible, empathetic, energized, enjoys teamwork, adaptable, has great communication skills, collaborative, organized, can problem-solve, and is excited to learn more.

    We are willing to train or find opportunities for continued education for the right person. We would like this position to start off as a part-time position with potential for full-time employment in the future.

    Pay range: $15-$20/hour depending upon experience & background

    Hours: 16-30hrs/week (8-5 on Tuesdays and 8:45 – 5pm on Wednesdays & Saturdays)

    Days: Tuesdays (8am-9am Staff Meeting), Wednesdays and Saturdays Required, other days as needed

    Main Responsibilities

    1. Develop ARI archaeological/historic/natural sciences educational programs for a variety of audiences: Student Interns, Volunteers of all ages, Students k-12, and Visitors

    2. Develop archaeology-based educational materials (e.g., learning exercises and lesson plans for students; training workshops and support materials for teachers) for use in K-12 classes;

    3. Develop written educational materials for print and internet dissemination to share research findings with general audiences (such as programs, guides, hand-outs, workbooks and brochures)

    4. Lead tours, experiences and speak at public events

    5. Work with partners in the community and tri-state area to create educational programming that meets educational state and institution goals

    6. Attend and coordinate ARI outreach opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally

    We are willing to help you develop/find training for these skills:

    • Coordinate and manage educational outreach programs
    • Develop evaluation criteria to establish baselines in knowledge and determine if educational programming is having an impact
    • Write grants to secure project funding
    • Create program budgets and track program expenses (specifically outlining and tracking costs for educational programs that may be grant-funded programs)
    • Certification in scout badge programs
    • Instruct ARI staff on how to operate educational programs and speak to the public that you have developed - Create step-by-step how to guides/workshops for staff on how to properly educate the public in various arenas
    • Instruct ARI staff on how to write for the public & to create programs, educational outcomes
    • Interpret historical & archaeological materials to vast and different audiences

    Education and Training Requirements

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, education, or a related field (e.g., English, history, humanities)
    • Experience developing teaching and educational outreach materials
    • Experience working with the public

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in anthropology, archaeology, education, history, public history, museum studies, public relations, communications, or the advantageous combination of two or more of these disciplines.
    • Experience with archaeological field work, lab work, and research methodologies are extremely desirable
    • Have very strong verbal and written communication skills, and must demonstrate experience and aptitude in dealing with various public audiences.

    Other valuable skills:

    • Experience in curriculum development & learning design
    • Training in educational development
    • Knowledge of core educational components
    • Experience in STEAM or STEM education programs

    We are willing to train the right applicant. A passion for educating the public about local history, archaeological sites and descendant communities is a requirement for the position.

    Questions? Please feel free to contact us: or call us at 812.290.2966.

    Please ask for Liz, Marcus, or Nichelle.

    Qualified applicants should send their application, cover letter, resume/CV, and three references to Attn: Public Education & Outreach Coordinator Position.

  • July 27, 2021 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MORPC

    MORPC seeks an Energy & Sustainability Program Coordinator

    Energy and Sustainability Program Coordinator

    111 Liberty St Suite 100 Columbus, OH

    Full-Time - $24.04 - $26.92 Hourly

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is seeking an Energy & Sustainability Program Coordinator for the Department of Planning & Sustainability. The Energy & Sustainability Program Coordinator will serve as the project manager for regional energy initiatives, assist local governments and regional partners in advancing clean energy goals, and support broader sustainability programs addressing air quality, sustainable transportation, and climate change. The Program Coordinator will be a regional resource on best practices, policies, and programs that advance clean energy, reduce emissions, and promote a more equitable and resilient region.

    Examples of Duties

    The Energy & Sustainability Program Coordinator works under direct supervision of the Sustainability Officer and responsibilities include: 

    • Act as project manager on energy projects and programs, such as technical studies and analyses of how energy is produced and consumed, how energy currently impacts our communities, and how to implement clean energy development to maximize economic and environmental benefits for central Ohio communities;
    • Support and assist MORPC members participating in the Sustainable2050 program to help advance regional sustainability goals that are aligned with MORPC’s Regional Sustainability Agenda, Public Policy Agenda, and Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
    • Support and assist local governments and regional stakeholders in meeting their clean energy goals by providing tools and resources, conducting technical research, and organizing educational presentations and webinars. 
    • Provide guidance and collaborate with members and partners to promote community-wide sustainability strategies, such as energy aggregation or SolSmart designation.
    • Give presentations and represent MORPC in the community.
    • Create project proposals, work plans, and identify funding opportunities.  
    • Assist team members with organizing and planning working group meetings and lead sub-committees as needed.
    • Work with team members outside the department on sustainability-related projects, including electric vehicle infrastructure or economic development strategies. 
    • Collaborate with public and private partners at the local, state, and national levels to stay apprised of energy trends and innovations and leverage existing resources.

    Typical Qualifications

    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or sustainability, planning, energy, engineering or related field PLUS a minimum of five years of professional experience working with energy and environmental sustainability issues in a public or private setting; OR a Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of two years of experience working directly with energy and environmental sustainability issues; OR a combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Must have strong project management skills and ability to conduct research and prepare reports and presentations. Organizational skills are essential and the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite Programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams.  Must possess strong oral and written communication skills and strong ability to work independently and on a team. Ability to conduct virtual meetings and webinars, and the ability to establish good working relationships with peers and partners.

    Strong project management experience preferred, along with technical skills and data analysis. Broad understanding and knowledge of the energy landscape in Ohio, including state and national policy, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio processes, clean energy industry, and the key stakeholder groups is also preferred. Familiarity with the impacts of climate change and key mitigation strategies for decarbonization is important for this position. Experience supervising interns or other staff is a plus.

    Supplemental Information

    Estimated start date is August 2021. This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week and ability to telework is required at this time.   

    Excellent benefit package. MORPC is an EOE/AAP employer. Please apply online at or you may mail a resume to or complete an application at MORPC, 111 Liberty St., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43215 ATTN:  PS-4-21

    Due to the high number of expected applicants we cannot accept phone call inquiries.

  • July 27, 2021 3:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizations: Tri-State Trails & Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic Communications & Events Manager to work with its Tri-State Trails initiative starting in September 2021. This position is full time.  The Communications & Events Manager will work out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville and will report to the Tri-State Trails Director.

    About Green Umbrella & Tri-State Trails:

    Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.  We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. Our systems-level work has the goal of improving the health of our region's people, climate and landscape. 

    Tri-State Trails is an alliance of community advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail and bikeway network.  An initiative of Green Umbrella, Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Communications

      • Craft compelling original content for Tri-State Trails communications channels such as social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), blog, e-newsletter, and others as needed

      • Develop and maintain relationships with the media

      • Track effectiveness of communications strategy through metrics such as open/click rates, Google analytics, and social media impressions

      • Ensure consistent branding for Tri-State Trails through implementation of brand/logo guidelines.

      • Maintain Tri-State Trails’ contact database and website

    • Event Management

      • Manage logistics, promotion, and sponsorship benefit fulfillment for Tri-State Trails’ signature events including Breakfast on the Bridge, Ales for Trails, Annual Meeting/Summit

      • Curate engaging speakers and content for quarterly meetings of the Tri-State Trails’ stakeholder network

      • Organize, support, and lead group hikes and bike rides (including some evenings and weekends)

      • Promote Tri-State Trails by participating in community events (including some evenings and weekends)

    Required of Applicants

    • Undergraduate degree in communications or related field

    • Minimum three years of nonprofit, government, or private sector experience

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking

    • Passionate commitment to the missions of Tri-State Trails

    • Demonstrated selfdirection and ability to work independently in a fast-paced work environment

    • Proficient at Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite 

    • Event planning experience

    Preferred of Applicants:

    • Basic experience using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop

    • Ability to navigate the region by bike and public transit

    • Grant writing experience

    • Photography or videography experience

    • Experience using contact management database

    Description of Salary & Benefits

    • Annual salary of $38,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience

    • Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually

    • Accrual of twelve (12) vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization)

    • Accrual of ten (10) sick days annually

    • Flex-time policy for overtime or weekend hours

    • Health Insurance: 100% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered by GU (no wait period), 25% of spouse/family health insurance is covered by GU

    • Other worksite wellness initiatives as announced

    To Apply

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment by 5:00 PM on August 23, 2021 to Address cover letter to Wade Johnston, Director, Tri-State Trails. No phone calls please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so if you are interested in the position, please submit your information as soon as possible.

    GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.

  • July 27, 2021 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Solar United Neighbors

    "We are looking for an energy equity and inclusion fellow that can help us expand our energy equity work across the country. The energy equity and inclusion department works on addressing barriers to solar adoption. These pilots help us identify barriers, increase awareness and build support for more low-income solar programs. We assist SUN state directors in the design and implementation of low to moderate-income pilots. We also provide technical assistance to jurisdictions and organizations interested in deploying low-income solar. 

    This is a one-year full-time position.

    Specific tasks will include:

    • Build and maintain a relationship with current and past participants from SUN’s solar equity pilot programs, update demographics, track their experiences and record their stories.
    • Assist with the developing, testing, and scaling of new programs and lines of work focused on energy equity programs and policy, including job training programs, community education and outreach programs, community solar LMI efforts, and others.
    • Work with our director of energy equity and inclusion and the communications team to support the development and creation of materials, messaging, and outreach strategies that educate our network about energy democracy and equity, and how our members can help build a more inclusive movement.
    • Develop relationships with community stakeholders, attend meetings and write up reports.
    • Develop relationships with partner organizations, coalitions and allies with a focus on energy equity.
    • Assist the Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion and state directors with research and presentations on energy equity and energy democracy topics.
    • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

    Strong candidates will:

    • Have experience with community organizing.
    • Be comfortable engaging diverse stakeholders and pilot participants in a culturally sensitive manner.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong research and data analysis skills.
    • Be comfortable working with a distributed team.

    About the Organization

    Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit that organizes local communities across the United States to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. We’re growing fast — expanding into new states, building new partnerships, and offering new services. We have 30+ staff members working across the country (and growing each year).  

    We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    About the Position

    You will report to the Director of Energy Equity and Inclusion and assist with our energy democracy and equity work by attending stakeholder meetings, reporting back as well conducting research.  

    This position can be located anywhere in the United States. If you’re in the D.C. area, our office is in a bright, sunlit building directly above the Dupont Circle metro station. If you live somewhere else, we have Slack and video conferencing to keep us connected.

    The salary range is $30,000-$40,000, with benefits, including health insurance, 403(b) retirement account, professional development, flexible work hours, and remote work options.

    This is a one-year full-time position.

    How To Apply

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to Yesenia Rivera at:

    Please include the title “Energy Equity and Inclusion Fellow” in the subject line.


    Anywhere in the U.S. or in our office located at 1350 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Suite 412, Washington, DC 20036"

  • July 27, 2021 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Solar United Neighbors

    The Communications Fellow will assist with all aspects of the organization’s communications activities and report to the Communications Director. You will have a diverse set of responsibilities as part of a growing team. Your primary focus will be developing and promoting content for the organization’s solar advocacy and educational programs.

    Specific tasks will include:

    • Assisting in the development and implementation of external communications to recruit new participants into solar co-ops, including email blasts, social media posts, and press releases.
    • Supporting the Advocacy team in developing and deploying communications materials for fast-paced solar advocacy campaigns
    • Utilizing our digital asset management tool and helping the entire organization take advantage of our great digital resources.
    • Writing and editing website content, including blog posts.
    • Issuing press releases, pitching stories, and following up with journalists about our work.
    • Working with contractors for design work and other projects as needed.
    • Participating in the development of marketing materials for new solar campaigns as opportunities arise.

    Strong candidates will:

    • Have excellent writing and editing skills.
    • Have experience implementing communications or marketing campaigns.
    • Have proficiency with WordPress or similar content management systems.
    • Be comfortable juggling multiple initiatives and working on tight deadlines.
    • Be a strong storyteller.
    • Have at least two years of relevant professional experience.
    • Be comfortable working in a dynamic, growing environment.

    About the Organization

    Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit that organizes local communities across the United States to go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. We’re growing fast — expanding into new states, building new partnerships, and offering new services. We have 30+ staff members working across the country (and growing each year).

    We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    About the Position

    You’ll report to the Director of Communications, and work with a committed and creative team of renewable energy leaders, policy wonks, digital marketers, and community organizers on projects with ambitious goals and national impact.

    This is a one-year position, with the option to extend as funding allows.

    Salary & Benefits

    The salary range is $40,000 to $50,000, with a bunch of benefits, including health insurance, 403(b) retirement account, professional development, flexible work hours, and remote work options.


    This position can be located anywhere in the United States. If you’re in the D.C. area, our office is in a bright, sunlit building directly above the Dupont Circle metro station. If you live somewhere else, we have Slack and video conferencing to keep us connected.

    How to Apply

    SUN is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Solar United Neighbors welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQi, people with disabilities, and those with a non-traditional education.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to Ben Delman at:

    Please include the title “Communications Fellow” in the subject line.

  • July 26, 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: ToolBank

    Program and Operations Manager

    Date: July 9, 2021

    Purpose of Position

    The Cincinnati ToolBank is looking for a highly enthusiastic and organized Program & Operations Manager to oversee our tool lending program. The ToolBank tool lending program supports local nonprofits and community groups by providing tools, equipment, and expertise to tackle their most ambitious goals. This position includes supervision of tool lending activities, tool inventory, and warehouse operations. The Project & Operations Manager will work closely with our Executive Director to identify and manage volunteer activities and provide support to ToolBank special events and fundraisers.

    This Position Reports to the Executive Director Program Management –

    • Actively preserve and maintain the inventory of the ToolBank.
    • Provide assistance for member agency tool orders by pulling tool orders; helping to load and unload vehicles; and completing tool order fulfillment using an online tool tracking system.
    • Process tool returns; put returned tools back in inventory and ensure tools are clean and stored neatly.
    • Maintain tool inventory through accuracy of tool transactions, tool storage, minor tool repairs and tool branding.
    • Provide courteous, prompt service to all customers, volunteers, community partners, donors, and visitors.
    • Maintain accurate records of agency transactions and evaluative data.(invoices/payments/monthly reporting)
    • Participate as needed with light construction projects.
    • Process tool and materials donations, determine appropriate program distribution.
    • Manages/ co-manages group volunteer projects that meet the needs of both the ToolBank and volunteer groups.
    • Assist in cultivating increasingly engaging relationships between the ToolBank and the volunteers.
    • Maintains prompt follow-up and accurate records of volunteer activity as required.

    Warehouse Operations –

    • Maintain cleanliness, safety and overall professional appearance of entire warehouse area, including the ToolBank grounds.
    • Work collaboratively with other ToolBank staff for effective service delivery and building maintenance.
    • Complete weekly warehouse tasks as directed by ED
    • Maintain effective warehousing logistics for tools and materials, donated items, and any other items going in and out of the warehouse.
    • Security of Warehouse-includes being first point of contact for all security issues and protocol, including Security Company.
    • Supervise facility usage, operations, equipment maintenance, etc.

    Special Projects –

    • Provide leadership and project planning for events relating to the ToolBank warehouse.
    • Additional tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications –

    • High School Diploma; Knowledge of tools is desired.
    • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
    • Sales Force program experience preferred.
    • Should be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 40 pounds and stand or walk for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to communicate clearly to clients and volunteers both in person and by phone.
    • Attention to details and accuracy.
    • Ability to interact with volunteers, clients, staff, donors, and board members in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
    • Supply Chain experience a plus.
    • Inventory management and warehouse experience a plus.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple duties and priorities.
    • The ability to handle conflict and uncomfortable situations head-on and with grace.
    • Ability to operate a pallet jack (we will train you)
    • Able to flourish in a team environment as well as operate independently.
    • A strategic thinker who is open to different perspectives and new ways of doing things.

    Compensation & Benefits – This position is an opportunity to join a quickly-growing nonprofit in Cincinnati’s community. Our board of directors and volunteers are very hands-on and energized around the success of the ToolBank. We offer:

    • Salary commensurate with experience and designed to grow with organization capacity.
    • Health Reimbursement stipend
    • 6 company holidays
    • 2 floating holidays
    • Paid holiday break between Dec. 25th-Dec. 31st
    • Two weeks paid vacation
    Email Resume to

  • July 22, 2021 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Flywheel

    Are you looking to get involved in the Cincinnati entrepreneurial ecosystem through a fulfilling impact-focused job? Flywheel is hiring a full-time Marketing Communications and Development Manager! As a member of the Flywheel team, you will have the opportunity to build your career by working in the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive social impact and make connections. 

    If you are a creative thinker who has solid experience in project management having designed, coordinated and executed marketing or fund development projects apply here:

  • July 20, 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

    Position:  Food Waste Diversion Coordinator (2619-56)
    Location:  Cincinnati, OH
    Job Id:  2619-56

    Food Waste Diversion Coordinator (2619-56)


    Deadline to Apply: 

    Open Until Filled


    Work Location:

    Environmental Services

    250 William Howard Taft

    Cincinnati, OH 45219


    Work Hours:

    Full-time 80 Hours/Bi-weekly


    Starting Salary:

    $47,986  Annually


    • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental related field 
    • Experience with food systems or solid waste program management

    • Or equivalent combinations of education and experience

    • Valid driver’s license issued by state of residency


    • Experience with food systems or solid waste program management

    Job Duties (Summary):

    • Establishes, maintains, and builds effective working relationships between the District and various partners and stakeholders. Plans and facilitates collaborative efforts with stakeholders to reduce wasted food. Stakeholders include institutional kitchens (universities, school systems, hospitals, etc.), small- and large-scale composting operators, partner organizations, food rescue organizations, communities, and businesses.

    • Oversees the bar and restaurant sector of the Let’s Stop Waste program and Smart Kitchen Initiative. Serves as liaison between the agency and various organizations; represents and/or speaks on behalf of the department at various events and meetings. Acts as a consultant and provides technical assistance to bars, restaurants, and other food service businesses in Hamilton County to reduce wasted food, increase rescue of edible food, increase composting of food scraps, and improve landfill diversion. Investigates and resolves related matters of a particularly complex nature; independently meets with and provides technical assistance to businesses, agencies, educational institutions, and/or community organizations.

    • Provides technical assistance and coordination to small-scale composters. Creates educational and networking opportunities, acts as the primary liaison for the District, assesses needs of the sector, and researches and establishes ways to fill those needs when possible.

    • Develops, plans, and implements programs to reduce wasted food, encourage food donation, and increase composting. Assists in developing the solid waste strategic plan and communication plans, including incorporating social and behavioral change strategies. Provides technical assistance for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of solid waste strategies as well as capacity building with environmental services/solid waste partners and staff.

    • Develops and implements multi-faceted outreach campaigns supporting District mission to reduce residentially wasted food. Coordinates with public relations staff to advertise and expand outreach. Conducts research and documents findings related to food waste reduction and diversion efforts. Regularly evaluates information on food waste microsite and updates content as needed.

    • Plans, organizes, and administers large scale events, event series, seminars, and presentations to increase awareness of reducing wasted food, food rescue, composting, and anaerobic digestion. Develops partnerships and maintains existing partnerships with various non-profit agencies, businesses, and government offices to assist in coordination of events and programs. Coordinates strategies with partners to reduce waste and increase awareness.

    • Oversees various environmental and collection programs and events (i.e., write requests for quotes, evaluate bids, administer contracts, advertise program, track results, analyze program effectiveness, makes appropriate recommendations for improvement, etc.)

    • Acts as a liaison and provides technical assistance to organizations or businesses applying for state and federal grants or other grants to improve waste reduction infrastructure. Prepares project proposals and grant applications; manages and implements various grant programs; serves as liaison between funder, district, and businesses and/or organizations applying for state grants; Maintains relationship with grant funders.

    • Completes special projects as assigned; answers public inquiries and necessary follow up.

    • Oversees work of Solid Waste intern(s).

    • Other duties as assigned

    Apply Here:

  • July 14, 2021 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Miami Conservancy District 

    General Manager

    Miami Conservancy District

    Dayton, Ohio

    The Organization

    The Miami Conservancy District (“MCD”) is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized in 1915 to develop and implement a plan to reduce the effects of flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses. The MCD’s mission statement reads: “Protecting lives, property and economic vitality within the Great Miami River Watershed through an integrated and balanced system that provides unfailing flood protection, preserves water resources, and promotes enjoyment of our waterways.” The MCD is a respected and valued leader, employer, provider and partner in flood reduction, water stewardship and recreation. The MCD is organized pursuant to Chapter 6101 of the Ohio Revised Code.

    The MCD is one of the largest and among the oldest conservancy districts in the State of Ohio and covers all or portions of 9 counties in the southwest portion of Ohio. MCD is divided into a Main District (flood protection) and two subdistricts – the Aquifer Preservation Subdistrict (groundwater) and the River Corridor Improvement

    Subdistrict (river fun).

    • Main District is responsible for an integrated flood protection system that significantly reduces flood risk from the Great Miami River in cities from Piqua to Hamilton. MCD developed and built the system of five dry dams, along with 55 miles of levee; and preserved thousands of acres of floodplain.

    • Aquifer Preservation Subdistrict supports stewardship of the region’s water resources, protecting and improving the quantity and quality of water for people living and working within the Great Miami River Watershed. MCD’s non-regulatory role focuses on technical data, analysis, and expertise. MCD collaborates with elected officials and community leaders, providing them with valued insight to support the region’s overall health, vitality, and growth.

    • River Corridor Improvement Subdistrict was created to enhance public use and enjoyment of river corridors utilizing improvements, amenities, and activities within and along the river corridors. More than 40 years ago, MCD built the first 8-mile bike trail loop in downtown Dayton – a trail segment that has become the backbone of the largest paved trail network in the country, with 340 miles. And the region boasts more than 290 miles of rivers and streams to fish and paddle.

    For 2020, MCD anticipates operating revenues of $10.6MM generated primarily from assessments of property owners and jurisdictions that benefit from MCD’s services. The organization receives additional funding from grants, intergovernmental agreements, fees, and other sources.

    The organization is administered by a three-member Board of Directors, which meets quarterly, and the General Manager reports directly to the Board. All meetings of the Board of Directors must be conducted in full compliance with the Ohio Sunshine Law. In addition, the organization has a three-member Board of Appraisers which meets as needed. The powers of the Board of Directors and Board of Appraisers are set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.

    The MCD’s political jurisdiction includes all or portions of the following 9 counties in southwestern Ohio: Butler, Clark, Greene, Hamilton, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren. The Ohio Revised Code provides that the Conservancy Court, comprised of 9 Common Pleas Court judges from counties in the Conservancy District, shall exercise the jurisdiction conferred by the Conservancy Act.

    Members of the MCD Board of Directors and Board of Appraisers are appointed by the judges of the Conservancy Court to oversee the operations of the District. The current GM, Janet Bly, joined MCD in 1994 and has served as General Manager since 2002. She has announced her plan to retire once a new GM is appointed. As a result, the Board of Directors has launched a national executive search to identify her successor.

    More information can be found on MCD’s website:

    The Position


    The General Manager’s office is based in the organization’s administrative offices at 38 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402; telephone 937.223.1271.

    Reporting Relationships:

    Reporting to the 3-member appointed MCD Board of Directors, the General Manager directly supervises: Chief Engineer, Chief of Technical & Engineering Services, Great Miami Riverway Director, Manager-Administration, Manager-Watershed Partnership, Office Manager, Public Relations Manager, Treasurer and Water Monitoring & Analysis Manager. The MCD total staff includes approximately 50 full-time employees and 10 to 15 seasonal employees.

    Other important relationships include local, regional, and state government officials including the Conservancy Court, staff of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and other state agencies; professional associations; vendors and suppliers; civic leaders; the education and business community; and the public at large.

    Position Charter:

    Directly responsible to the Board of Directors in accordance with MCD bylaws, the General Manager serves as the chief executive officer of the Miami Conservancy District. This executive has oversight responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the organization and providing inspirational staff leadership and professional development. The GM also has fiscal management responsibility in accordance with MCD’s mission and vision.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Board of Directors and staff to establish and implement long-range strategic planning initiatives.

    • Recruit, manage, motivate, and develop staff to achieve success in accordance with the organization's mission, vision, guiding principles, and goals.

    • Carry out strategies, objectives, plans, and policies as guided by the strategic plan.

    • Present new and visionary opportunities to sustain and grow revenues.

    • Work with the leadership team to establish and maintain budgets.

    • Serve as the ambassador and spokesperson of MCD in the community and with the media.

    • Plan and oversee capital projects in collaboration with engineering team.

    • Oversee the effective and efficient day to day operations of the organization.

    • Oversee the preparation and execution of Board of Directors’ meetings and Conservancy Court meetings. Develop clear and concise reports and recommendations for Board and Court consideration.

    • Approve and implement policies, agreements, grant applications, etc.

    • Address regulatory and legal matters in consultation with legal counsel.

    • Lead legislative advocacy efforts.

    • Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal government officials, and community leaders.

    • Represent MCD by serving in leadership roles with local, regional, state-wide, and national agencies and professional associations.

    • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


    This position requires regular but planned travel throughout the Conservancy District to connect with MCD staff and other constituents. The General Manager will also make periodic trips to Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, and on occasion to Washington DC, to meet with public officials.


    The General Manager is expected to earn an attractive compensation package; appropriate benefits and some relocation assistance will be provided.

    The Candidate


    A Bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is strongly preferred. Academic preparation in business, the natural sciences, environmental studies, and related fields is preferred.

    Professional Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of success and at least 10 years of related management experience. Specific management experience within the public sector, water quality, and/or flood control is preferred or a complex park and recreation agency or a conservation-focused organization. Preference is given to a person serving as the top executive of a comparably sized organization or equally complex smaller one.

    Alternatively, this individual may have experience as a “number 2” or other senior-level executive at a larger like enterprise as noted above. Additionally, senior level executives from complex for-profit, education, nonprofit, public sector, or municipal organizations are encouraged to consider this role. The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to manage financial affairs of an organization, i.e., develop or enhance revenue sources; experience managing budgets of at least $5MM and controlling expenditures to preserve financial stability and growth.

    Desired Skills, Experiences and Personal Traits:

    • Leadership (a take charge individual; can manage, motivate, challenge and delegate to others).

    • Executive presence (polished; self-confident; sets limits and boundaries).

    • Strategic thinker/visionary (can see beyond daily operations toward broader strategic goals).

    • Ethical (honest with good character and integrity; adheres to the highest ethical and moral standards).

    • Board relationships (significant involvement with governance and Board of Director interactions).

    • Human relations skills (relates well to people; builds constructive and effective relationships).

    • Collaborative (demonstrates a willingness and ability to work with and through other individuals and organizations; diplomatic).

    • Communication skills (excellent listener; outstanding written and oral communication abilities; strong presentation skills).

    • Meets deadlines (pro-active; a self-starter; strong personal work ethic that provides timely results).

    • Fiscal management (demonstrated ability to manage financial affairs of an organization, i.e., develop revenue sources and control expenditures to preserve financial stability).

    • Problem solver (creative; effectively and efficiently synthesizes information and knowledge to identify a solution.)

    • Decision making process (demonstrates good judgment and firmness in decision-making; carefully assesses facts of a situation and weighs alternatives but is decisive).

    • Teamwork (recognizes that many parties are necessary to accomplish big things; speaks of “we” first, not “I”; relishes in sharing credit with others).

    • Project management (effectively manages multiple tasks, projects, and priorities; good with details).

    • Community/public relations (effectively interacts with the public, partner organizations, community groups, business leaders, elected officials and the media and can articulate MCD’s mission, goals, objectives, and policy positions).

    • Organized (results oriented; sets clear priorities and meets established goals and objectives).

    • Calm under pressure (adaptable, flexible, and able to adjust quickly to fluid and complex situations).

    • Confidence/credibility (can earn and command the respect of Board, staff, government, and other regional leaders).

    • Regional sensibility (has or is able to develop an appreciation for Southwestern Ohio regional culture).

    Challenges and Opportunity

    The projected first year accomplishments and projects for the new General Manager of the Miami Conservancy

    District include:

    • Establish presence as MCD’s General Manager and become completely familiar with all operating aspects of the organization including staff, flood mitigation efforts, water quality, recreation areas, finances, programs, Board members and committed volunteers.

    • Form effective working relationships with key municipal, county, state and national government leaders, business owners and corporate executives, economic, community and tourism partner organizations, and other entities/individuals in the assessment district through varied communications and in-person gatherings and meetings, thereby developing strong and trusting relationships with key constituencies.

    • Work with Board, staff and others on activities and strategic communication necessary to evaluate and then adjust the assessments levied on property owners and jurisdictions.

    • Based on expected retirements of key organization leaders, work with them and other staff members to prepare for a smooth succession and transition process.

    • Evaluate all aspects of the MCD internal operations to include finances and budgets, programs, events, written materials and publications, website, and forms of communication to the community.

    The General Manager position of the Miami Conservancy District is an outstanding opportunity to lead a successful conservancy district in a changing regional community. The new General Manager will inherit an experienced and motivated staff who bring experience and enthusiasm to their roles. The MCD is on solid financial ground, based on maintenance assessments on property owners and political jurisdictions, but the identification of alternative revenue sources will continue to be important.

    Dayton and Southwestern Ohio

    The Dayton MSA has over 850,000 people and the City of Dayton is the 6th largest city in the State of Ohio. The 9 counties in Southwestern Ohio that make up MDC’s political jurisdiction have over 2.3MM people. The Dayton area has a history of innovation and invention and today the community continues to house significant industrial, aerospace, and technological/engineering research activity. Much of this innovation is due in part to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its place within the community.

    With the decline of heavy manufacturing over the years, the regional economy has focused on services including financial services, legal, healthcare and government. Home to the University of Dayton as well as 13 other public and private colleges and universities, the region has over 45,000 college students. The region benefits from an outstanding quality of life with a variety of housing options, strong public and independent K-12 school choices, orchestra, ballet, opera, theatre, art museum and recreational and college and professional sports teams.

    More information can be found on the following websites:

    • Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau (

    • Dayton Development Coalition (

    • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce (

    • Warren County, Ohio’s Largest Playground (


    We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties; however, prospective candidates should be aware that any applications or resumes submitted for this opportunity are subject to the Ohio Public Records Act and may be disclosed. Reference contacts will not be made until mutual interest has been established. The client organization we represent, and WAVERLY PARTNERS firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

    Interested candidates should contact either consultant at WAVERLY PARTNERS, the executive search firm retained by the Miami Conservancy District on this search, or email:

    Heidi G. Milosovic Eric N. Peterson

    Managing Director & Principal Managing Director & Principal


    O: 440-355-6629; C: 216.387.0832 O: 440.892.5961; C: 440.463.0988

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