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  • February 01, 2023 4:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Green Umbrella is seeking a full-time Operations and CRM Associate to provide CRM (customer relationship management) records management, accounting clerk, and administrative support to assist in completing tasks that allow the organization to function seamlessly. This new role will enable the organization to more efficiently operate programs that improve sustainability and climate resilience in the Greater Cincinnati region.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is Greater Cincinnati’s green alliance, uniting people and organizations passionate about improving the region’s environmental health. We connect and collaborate with partners to jump-start solutions that create a strong, sustainable region for all. Green Umbrella brings together businesses, governments, and organizations to help make our region a green, healthy, and beautiful place for people who live here now and for generations to come.

    About the role: In order to be successful in this role, we believe a strong candidate will have the following characteristics and experience.

    • One to two years’ experience in CRM (customer relationship management) software 

    • Two to three years’ experience in administrative support

    • Computer skills including proficiency in CRM platforms, Google Suite and the ability/desire to learn project management and accounting software

    • Detail-oriented and thorough

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality

    • Commitment to the mission and values of Green Umbrella

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    • Ability to multi-task and balance priorities

    • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills

    The Operations and CRM Associate will help coordinate office support tasks to ensure that the team and organization functions efficiently. Predominantly, this role will help assist with the development, membership, and financial tasks at Green Umbrella. This role will report to Green Umbrella’s Operations Director and be a part of the “Core team” for the organization, which supports all our programs. The Operations and CRM Associate will work in-person at our office in the Digital Futures Building at 3080 Exploration Ave.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • CRM records management and data entry

    • Collect, evaluate, and post events, jobs, and volunteer opportunities from our members and compile them into a bi-weekly newsletter

    • Donation acknowledgements

    • Collect financial transaction data from staff to ensure accurate reporting in accounting system

    • Respond to member and donor inquiries

    • Run donor reports as needed

    • Coordinate services with vendors

    • Post job opportunities on a variety of platforms

    • Event production support

    • In-person and hybrid meeting logistics coordination 

    • Order office supplies, computer equipment

    • Provides assistance and support to organization personnel as needed

    Salary & Benefits:

    • Annual income of $37,500 to $43,500, commensurate with experience and negotiated number of hours worked

    • Thirteen paid holidays annually

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

    • Accrual of 10 sick days annually 

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

    • Flex-time policy for overtime hours, flexible work schedule

    • Parental Bonding Leave (after 1 year of employment) of up to 4 weeks PTO 

    If you think you would be a great fit for this job but need a reduced work schedule (30+ hours/ week) please apply anyway and let us know.

    To Apply:

    Submit (as one PDF attachment) a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references by 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 to jobs@greenumbrella.org. Address cover letter to Erin Rothfuss, Operations Director. Portfolios, links to or samples of previous work and/or projects are accepted and encouraged. No phone calls please. 

    At Green Umbrella, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. Lived experience is equally important as educational experience. For those whose lived experience aligns with Green Umbrella’s work, please apply. 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.

    Please note that because this position is in contact with financial and donor management systems, we will complete a background check.

    GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. 


  • February 01, 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Green Umbrella is seeking a full-time Visual Communications Associate to provide graphic design, videography, and video editing talent to the organization. This new role will enable the organization to more effectively market our programmatic work and areas of impact in order to improve sustainability and climate resilience in the Greater Cincinnati region.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is Greater Cincinnati’s green alliance, uniting people and organizations passionate about improving the region’s environmental health. We connect and collaborate with partners to jump-start solutions that create a strong, sustainable region for all. Green Umbrella brings together businesses, governments, and organizations to help make our region a green, healthy, and beautiful place for people who live here now and for generations to come.

    About the role:

    In order to be successful in this role, we believe a strong candidate will have the following characteristics and experience.

    • One to two years’ experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (Lightroom and Bridge a plus!)
    • Experience in creating both print and digital content for a variety of platforms and collateral, such as brochures, flyers, banners, social media, e-newsletters, and website content
    • Experience creating content for social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Ability to adopt and create content based on specific brand and/or program voice and technical platform requirements.
    • Understanding of branding and visual identity guidelines
    • Experience with video editing software such as Premiere or iMovie
    • Ability and/or desire to learn video content production skills, such as basic cinematography/videography
    • Computer skills, including proficiency in Google Suite
    • Ability and/or desire to learn project management systems and software such as Asana
    • Detail-oriented and thorough, ability to distill complex ideas into accessible visual graphics
    • Commitment to the mission and values of Green Umbrella, and/or lived experience related to environmental justice
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to balance priorities
    • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills

    The Visual Communications Associate will join our growing communications team to help visually communicate the story of Green Umbrella and its 5 in-house programs. This early-career position is both technical and creative, and requires extreme attention to detail and the ability to manage many moving parts across numerous platforms. The ideal applicant for this role will be excited to update and maintain graphic and visual consistency across our organization’s platforms, and lead video content creation on behalf of the organization. This role is heavily geared toward digital marketing and content production and prioritizes graphic design and video editing.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Graphic design of reports and e-newsletters (for each program)
    • Attendance at events and meetings to take photographs and/or videos for social media, marketing, and other promotional materials
    • Videography and video editing
    • Social Media content creation
    • Oversight of file & image metadata, licensing, and drive organization related to content

    Salary & Benefits:

    • Annual income of $39,500 to $46,000, commensurate with experience and hours worked
    • Thirteen paid holidays annually
    • 12 vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization) 
    • Accrual of 10 sick days annually
    • Health Insurance: 100% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered (no waiting period), 25% of spouse/family health insurance is covered
    • Flex-time policy for overtime hours, flexible work schedule
    • Parental Bonding Leave (after 1 year of employment) of up to 4 weeks PTO

    If you think you would be a great fit for this job but need a reduced work schedule (30+ hours/ week) please apply anyway and let us know.

    To Apply:

    Submit a cover letter, portfolio, or samples of previous work, and resume by 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 to jobs@greenumbrella.org. No phone calls please. A portfolio or samples of previous work and/or projects are required as a part of this application. These can be professional, academic, or other work samples. Please submit as a separate PDF or include links to past work clearly in your resume.

    At Green Umbrella, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. Lived experience is equally important as educational experience. 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.

    GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE.

  • February 01, 2023 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO)

    About this position:

    The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is seeking candidates to fill full-time, Seasonal Biologist positions for the 2023 field season. ORSANCO is an interstate water pollution control agency based in Cincinnati, Ohio that monitors the water quality of the Ohio River. The primary focus of the position will be to assist in data collection following ORSANCO standard operating procedures, field reconnaissance, data handling and QAQC, logistics, equipment maintenance, and Agency representation. Seasonal Biologists will operate as part of a team collecting fish, macroinvertebrate, abiotic habitat, and water quality data along the Ohio River and its major tributaries from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL. Additionally, Seasonal Biologists will operate throughout the Ohio River Basin as part of larger Federal and State initiatives. Seasonal Biologists work in direct partnership with and under supervision of ORSANCO Aquatic Biologists and Environmental Scientists to carry out ORSANCO Biological Program objectives.

    Requirements:

    • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or a related field.
    • General knowledge of aquatic systems, ecology and water quality preferred.
    • Applicants must possess and maintain a clean driving record. Trailer towing experience preferred.
    • Familiarity and proficiency with watercraft preferred.
    • Ability to work within a team during long hours in inclement conditions.
    • Ability to travel Monday-Friday from May 15 – October 31, 2023 (team members will not travel all weeks within the employment timeframe, but must be available to do so). All travel expenses paid by ORSANCO.
    • Applicants must possess strong written and oral communications skills and computer proficiency - Microsoft Office suite.
    • Applicants must possess physical capability / fitness commensurate with duties.
    • Ability to swim required.
    • All candidates must agree to adhere to ORSANCO safety guidelines and policies. Contractual staff are expected to perform all work as directed by ORSANCO staff and must comply with all ORSANCO protocols relating to safety and wellness. First aid, CPR, and AED training will be provided.

    How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume / CV with references by March 15th, 2023 to Rob Tewes, Senior Aquatic Biologist, detailing experience relevant to position requirements listed above.

    Employment Period:

    May 15 – October 31, 2023

    Location:

    Ohio River Basin (entire)

    Salary:

    $16.00 / hour, $24.00 / hour overtime based on a 40 hour workweek. Seasonal Biologists are covered under Ohio Workers Compensation. No healthcare or retirement benefits are included due to the temporary nature of this position.

    Deadline:

    Apply by March 15, 2023

    More information can be found here.

  • February 01, 2023 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: City of Fairfield

    About this opportunity:

    PROPOSAL DEADLINE DATE:  February 17, 2023

    Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2023.  Late proposals will not be accepted

    Proposals are to be submitted to:

    Development Services Department
    Attention:  Erin Lynn
    City of Fairfield
    5350 Pleasant Avenue
    Fairfield, OH  45014

    Contact Information:

    Erin Lynn, Planning Manager
    (513) 867-5345
    elynn@fairfieldoh.gov
    www.fairfield-city.org

    The City of Fairfield, Ohio is seeking qualified services to develop a sustainability plan that addresses both municipal operations and community-wide initiative and trends that align with national interests/policies.  The sustainability plan will serve as a comprehensive strategy for addressing environmental, economic and social equity considerations in the city.  It will identify targeted policies, programs and projects that address both current and future sustainability concerns and will incorporate current City of Fairfield strategic plans.

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to provide guidelines for the submission of proposals.  Proposals must reflect the ability to provide a full range of expertise in all areas required to develop a sustainability plan.  Proposals must identify both technical subject matter expertise and experience with public outreach.

    Background:

    • Sustainability Plan Mission Statement
      • Implement a sustainable strategy into the founding tenants of quality of life within the City of Fairfield.  The strategy will support and promote infrastructure innovation and programming while improving livability within the city by reducing the impact of city operations on natural resources and the environment.
    • Fairfield Forward Comprehensive Plan
      • The City completed a major update to its comprehensive plan in 2019.  A copy of Fairfield Forward can be found on the Development Services Department web page.  The plan dedicates an entire chapter to sustainability and one of the implementation strategies from the plan states, “Develop a green initiative and sustainability plan to reduce the impact of the built environment.”
    • Community Profile

      • Located in southwestern Ohio, about 20 miles north of Cincinnati, the City of Fairfield is home to almost 45,000 residents and 1,600 businesses that include corporate headquarters, regional companies and local attractions.  Incorporated in 1955, Fairfield is a suburban city with a healthy mix of land uses and a strong tax base.  The city is a maturing community that is largely built out with about 90 percent of the land developed.  The city provides many services such as water and sewer.  One of the prime focuses for the city is providing a superior quality of life for all of its residents and this includes being a responsible steward of the environment as well as supporting strategies to maintain a long-term fiscally healthy city.

    Current Sustainable Initiatives:

    The city has engaged in numerous past and ongoing sustainable initiatives and projects, but has not developed initiatives in a comprehensive or measurable manner.  The following is a sample list of those initiatives.

    • Environmental Commission – citizen led volunteer committee

    • 100% Renewable Energy  Usage – ongoing at all city facilities

    • Street Light Replacement Program – ongoing project to yearly replace street lights with LED lights

    • EV Charging Station – installed in 2022 at a city facility for the public to use free of charge

    • Tree City USA – ongoing member

    • Curbside Residential Recycling program – ongoing for over 25 years

    • Lime Recycling Program – new endeavor with the City of Dayton to use recycled lime to treat city water

    • Huffman Park Community Gardens - 16 raised garden plots maintained by residents on an annual basis

    • Hamilton to New Baltimore Ground Water Consortium - member

    Scope of Work:

    The following section describes the minimum components which should be included in the scope of work.  City staff will finalize the scope of work with the selected consultant prior to contract authorization.  The city is open to suggestions other than those items listed which the consultant believes will be of value in producing a viable plan that will have practical applications for day to day and long-term operations.

    The City is seeking a comprehensive approach to develop the plan that includes, at a minimum, technical support and public engagement for the development of a sustainability plan for city operations with a focus on ‘quality of life’ enhancements for residents and business owners.

    This project will be two-fold, in sequential order:

    • Data collection and analysis on sustainability metrics; and

    • Sustainability planning, execution and tracking

    1. Data Collection and Analysis

    1.  The primary focus on this task will be calculation of the current carbon inventory (scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions) of all city operations, including but not limited to, facilities, fleet, street lighting, etc.

    1. Consultant will use ICLEI Clearpath platform or similar industry-approved software for these calculations to ensure data uniformity.

    2. Carbon inventory will be broken down by broad city operational functions.

    1.  A higher-level carbon inventory evaluation will be performed for the entire city, to capture residential and commercial sectors.

    1.  A higher-level carbon inventory evaluation will be performed for the entire city, to capture residential and commercial sectors.

    1.  Consultant will assess baseline metrics for other relevant community areas, including but not limited to:

    1. Natural Environment:  open spaces, environmentally sensitive lands, parks

    2. Transportation infrastructure / connectivity

    3. Waste generation / recycling

    4. Built environment: building and zoning

    5. Economic resiliency

    6. Community health and social equity factors

    1. Sustainability Planning, Execution and Tracking

    With support from the city’s sustainability steering committee and in conjunction with existing city comprehensive plan initiatives & strategies, the consultant will develop a sustainability plan for city operations and for city-wide activities.  The plan will focus on ‘quality of life’ enhancements, with consideration to environmental, economic and social equity components.  The plan should include:

    1. Goals

    2.  Execution strategies and “roadmaps”

    3.  Tracking methodologies 

    4.  Communication strategies and community engagement initiatives  

    The plan will benchmark the City of Fairfield’s operations against like communities ‘best  practices’ in the areas of: natural environment, transportation infrastructure, waste generation and recycling, built environment, economic resiliency, and social equity.

    The plan will provide recommendations and best practices for city-wide activities such as green infrastructure, community health, green building and design, tree preservation and education.

    Specific deliverables of this project will include but not be limited to:

    1. Decarbonization goals and framework(s) for execution, including identification and ranking of carbon reduction projects and opportunities, as well as related costs, risks, and ROI metrics.

    2. Building and zoning code updates to incorporate and promote sustainability 

    3. Green infrastructure recommendations.

    4. Financial operating structure updates to rank, prioritize, and support sustainable projects, and to consider sustainability in procurement of goods and services.

    5. Efficiency goals and framework(s) for execution, specified to departmental level.

    6. Business sustainability goals and framework(s) for execution, in support of sustainable business practices

    7. Residential sustainability goals and framework(s) for execution

    8. Social equity goals and framework(s) for execution

    9. Macro level review of how recommended sustainability plan equates to city wide operational efficiencies, return on investment and quality of life improvements

    Public Process Strategy and Public Outreach:

    It is the city’s desire that there be meaningful community participation in the preparation of the plan.  The city is seeking a consultant that will engage the public, stakeholders and elected/appointed officials through various methods including presentations, workshops, and social media.  The consultant shall develop a public involvement/engagement and public relations campaign with suggestions for outreach opportunities, meeting concepts and information gathering techniques.  Strong communication (oral and written) and presentation skills are required.

    Qualifications:

    All statements of qualifications should include, at a minimum, the following information:

    1. Project Team Composition.  

    Provide a description of the team that will be assigned to the project including related work experience for all team members.  Identify the capacity in which team members will be used and identify the Project Manager, who will be the point of contact during the process.  Any work intending to be subcontracted must be disclosed, including the name of the subcontractor(s) and specific tasks that will be subcontracted.  The city expects that the principal staff person(s) listed will not change and will follow through the entirety of the project.

    1. Firm Background.  

    Provide a brief description of the firm including the range of professional services, office locations and staff size.  This shall apply to all sub-consultants.  

    1. Firm Experience.  

    Outline the experience of the firm and other credentials that illustrate qualifications to undertake this project.  Provide at least three examples of sustainability plans completed for municipalities that your firm has completed within the last five years.  This can be provided by a link to a specific webpage, electronically on a flash drive, or other method determined by the consultant.  Plans should be based on similar sized communities.

    1. References.  

    Provide a minimum of three references for services comparable to this project.  Include a contact person, title, address, telephone number and email address.  In addition, provide the time period when the services were rendered and a description of services rendered.

    Submission Criteria:

    For evaluation purposes, each proposal submission shall include, at a minimum, the following items listed below.

    1. Letter of Interest.  This brief letter will summarize the consultant’s understanding of the scope of work.  

    2. Qualifications as stated in Section VI.

    3. Approach to the Project.  Provide a description of the consultant’s approach to accomplishing the project.  This includes a proposed scope of work describing the approach to accomplishing the objectives stated in the RFP and identifying the methodology proposed.  The consultant is encouraged to include suggestions or supplemental tasks which may enhance the project or streamline the scope of work and improve cost effectiveness.  Clearly articulate all assumptions regarding data, information and the role that you expect from the city.

    4. Public Outreach and Communication.  Provide a description of the proposed public input process.

    5. Project Schedule.  Provide an outline of an expected timeline and major milestones for the scope of work.  Project initiation is expected in the second quarter of 2023.

    6. Project Budget.  Provide a conceptual outline of cost and hours for completing the scope of work.  This should include material costs and a not to exceed figure as well as all other costs that may be incurred for the delivery of services requested.  

    7. Any other information you would like to submit that you feel will assist us in the evaluation of your qualifications. 

    8. Please submit four (4) hard copies of the proposal and one electronic copy.

    Selection Process:

    Award of this proposal will be to the consultant deemed best qualified to perform the services outlined in this RFP and other services deemed necessary by the city.  

    Proposals received for this RFP will be reviewed by an evaluation committee comprised of city staff and elected/appointed officials.  The City of Fairfield will select a consultant based upon a thorough review of the merits of the proposals received.  Consultant will be chosen on the basis of their ability to best meet the overall expectations of the city.  

    After evaluating the proposals, the city may select the top 2-3 consultants for follow-up interviews.  Only key team members, including sub-consultants, who will be directly responsible for the work should participate.  Based upon results of the interview, the city will select a consultant.

    Upon selection, the consultant will be contacted to finalize a contract, which will include fee structure, project schedule and any additional scope of services that may result from the interview.

    The city reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.  The city reserves the right to waive any requirement or condition of the RFP upon finding that it is in the best interest of the public to do so.

    Miscellaneous:

    Questions and clarifications regarding the proposal must be submitted in writing via email to Erin Lynn, Planning Manager, at elynn@fairfieldoh.gov.  All questions must be submitted no later than February 13, 2023.  All questions and answers will be posted on the city’s website (http://www.fairfield-city.org/162/Development-Services) within two (2) business days after receiving question.   

    Consultants will not be reimbursed for any cost associated with the preparation of the RFP.

    Please Note:  All material submitted is public property and is subject to Ohio Public Record laws.  All Proposals submitted will become the property of the City of Fairfield.

    More information can be found here.

  • January 31, 2023 6:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Agraria Center for Regenerative Practices

    About this position:

    This position manages educational staff, teaches and coordinates public programming at the Land School, a part of Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice. The Land School offers programs for youth, adults, and all-ages each season. The Youth Education Manager manages youth education staff, leads trainings for education staff, teaches as a lead educator for programming and events, helps to create and implement curriculum for the Land School, maintains educational spaces and serves on cross teams at Agraria. This position works closely with the Education Director and helps guide the education team priorities. This position splits time between work in the field/outdoors (approx 50%) and inside in the office (approx 50%), and is in a collaborative work environment on a 128-acre regenerative farm.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Plan and lead educational youth programming such as fall and spring ongoing programs (Homeschool, Ecogrowers, Trekkers), school break camps, as well occasional adult and all-age programs. Troubleshoot on the ground challenges and communicate with parents and participants, as needed.
    • Mentor, train and manage youth education staff, interns & volunteers including facilitating regular check in meetings
    • Write descriptions for upcoming programs and work with the Education Administrator and media team to publicize events and programs, track registration, and reach target audiences and goals
    • Work with media team to document, tell stories, and share information about mission and programming related to education
    • Tend and organize educational spaces and materials
    • Contribute to visioning and planning
    • Participate in cross team working groups
    • Represent programs at events and in media
    • Research and connect with similar and partner organizations

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a professional work environment related to education, environmental education, agriculture, ecology, and/or public programs.
    • Preferred bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education, Education, Ecology, Biology, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Agriculture or related field.
    • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with children, especially in an outdoor setting
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills in a professional work environment.
    • Competency and familiarity with office software, scheduling software, virtual meetings and workshops, information storage systems, calendar applications, and other relevant software.
    • Is passionate about and upholds the Agraria mission and principles.
    • Has a valid Ohio driver’s license.
    • Consents to a background check.

    About Agraria Center for Regenerative Practices:

    Agraria is an educational and research center that explores and demonstrates the benefits of regenerative practices at multiple levels-- environmental, economic, psychological and social, to their impact on human health and well-being. Soil regeneration is the root-bed of this work. It is our mission to, “cultivate community resilience by modeling regenerative practices that restore ecosystem health, heal our relationship with the land, and grow just and equitable food systems.” Agraria is a rapidly growing non-profit leading the bioregional effort to educate and promote regenerative agriculture. Our active campus welcomes students, volunteers, researchers and farmers of all ages and backgrounds.

    About the Land School:

    The Land School at Agraria holds outdoor, land-based educational programming for kids and adults, year- round. Our programs include growing food, agroforestry, foraging, cooking, outdoor exploration, primitive skills, wildcrafting, plant & animal study, storytelling, crafting, native plants & land stewardship, community building, and lots of fun and play. At the Land School, we think of land as sanctuary. We practice and work to build the skills to care for our land and community. The Land School programs Have four focus areas: Ecological Awareness & Deep Observation, Regenerative Skills such as growing food, Historical & Global Context, and Celebration & Immersive Nature Play.

    The Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice (Agraria) is an equal opportunity employer. Agraria does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or retaliation based on prior protected EEO activity. In addition, Agraria will not permit harassment – sexual or nonsexual – of any employee or applicant for employment.

    Salary:

    $20-22/hr, depending on experience

    Applications Due by:

    2/20/23, for first consideration

    More information can be found here.

  • January 31, 2023 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

    About this position:

    The Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub (The Hub) is a growing nonprofit looking to add to our team and expand our organizational capacity. Our mission is to revolutionize how people think about “things” and to provide a place where almost anything can be recycled or reused. We are a dedicated group of staff and volunteers who strive to mitigate the effects of climate change by increasing recycling, reuse and landfill diversion rates in the greater Cincinnati area.

    About this position:

    The Hub is seeking a highly organized individual who is devoted to the sustainability mission of our organization. The ideal candidate embraces recycling and reuse. This position provides financial, administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director and has potential to grow as the Hub continues to expand. A successful candidate is flexible, team oriented, and able to work in a nontraditional office setting, while maintaining confidentiality and a high level of professionalism.

    Description:

    • Work with minimal supervision and proactively prioritizing work while
    • maintaining a full range of administrative duties such as:
    • Scan checks, invoices, contracts, etc. and upload them to the Google shared drive
    • Process donations for deposits
    • Enter and track donations and donor information in our Customer Relations Management software (currently, Network for Good); send out tax acknowledgement letters, thank you notes and other donor correspondence as needed
    • Open all physical mail and forward to appropriate owners.
    • Assist with accounts payable duties
    • Maintain and organize operational data. Prepare related reports needed for board committee meetings, grants, and other report needs. Data includes...
      • Volunteer hours and waiver forms
      • Board hours
      • Weights of items that left the Hub
      • Number of nonprofits we sent items to
      • Number of individual and corporate donors
      • Number of pickups and deliveries; number of miles driven
      • ZIP codes of customers, etc.
    • Assist with projects including creating presentations, obtaining quotes for equipment and services.
    • Other administrative duties as required

    Hours:

    20 hours per week with potential for more hours as the organization grows.

    Initially, all hours will be at the Hub until the employee demonstrates the appropriate level of self-management to have flexibility to work from home but will still need to come in once a week. The Hub is a warehouse space that is kept to 62 degrees in the winter and there is no air conditioning in the summer, just fans.

    Pay Rate:

    $15/hour ($15,000/year) for 50 weeks/year, no holiday pay or PTO

    Reports To:

    • Warehouse Director for timesheets, time off requests, changes to weekly hours and evaluations.
    • Executive Director for most job tasks

    Qualifications:

    • In order to be successful in this role, we believe the ideal candidate will have the following characteristics and experience:
    • Detail oriented
    • Prompt and dependable
    • Previous office experience, including familiarity with:
      • Accounts receivable/accounts payable, experience with Quickbooks or similar bookkeeping software is helpful but not necessary,
      • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) including mail merges,
      • Google workspace, including using Google Drives, Calendar, etc.
      • Customer Relations Management Software
      • Filing systems

    To Apply:

    Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to contact@cintirrh.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until we identify the best candidate for the job.

    The Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our organization

    More information can be found here.
  • January 31, 2023 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Citizens Climate Lobby

    About these positions:

    Fellowships are paid positions and internships are volunteer, with the exception of our legislative program (both internships and fellowships are paid).

    Fellowships and internships with CCL are enriching learning experiences working with our expert staff and volunteer leaders. Our fellows and interns go onto top graduate schools and careers in environmental, political, or nonprofit fields. All work with CCL staff. Fellowships tend to go to students with more experience and education. Internships are usually 8 - 10 hours a week for a semester or 15 weeks.

    Fellowships and internships at CCL are extremely competitive; last year we received over 500 applications for 20 positions. To increase your chances of acceptance and as an alternative, we strongly recommend that you participate in CCL’s Climate Advocacy Certificate Program the semester that you apply and also join CCL.

    Applications for Summer 2023 (May 15 - September 1 [start and end dates flexible]) are now open! All positions are remote unless otherwise stated in the position description. Click on the title to read the full job description and how to apply. More positions may be posted throughout the application period, so check back weekly for updates. Applications for summer internships are due February 15th.

    More information can be found here.

  • January 25, 2023 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Our Land Organics

    About this position:

    Want to see the results of your work take shape into the form of pollinator gardens, rainwater catchment and raised bed gardens? Does seeing first hand what you have accomplished for the day inspire you?

    Our lands Organic is seeking the right person to fill our Earth Steward - Ecological Landscape Crew Member Position starting this September.

    Work with your hands, nature and awesome people directly making a positive change in your community. 

    We are looking for someone that wants to help bring regenerative landscapes to life and has a desire to learn and be a part of a growing team. We are plant lovers, soil geeks, and hard working individuals. We encourage growth, education and innovation in this burgeoning field of ecological landscaping and are seeking someone that is interested in growing with the company.

    To apply for this position:

    Email resume, cover letter and three references to john@ourlandorganics.org

    More information can be found here.



  • January 25, 2023 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Sierra Club

    About this position:

    Job Title: Ohio Inspiring Connections Outdoors Intern

    Department: Ohio Chapter

    Location: Ohio (Cincinnati preferred)

    Reports to: Chapter Director

    Duration: 20 hours per week for 6 months

    Context:

    At the Sierra Club, we believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we remain committed to the fight for a healthy climate built on a foundation of environmental, racial, economic, and gender justice – a future where all people benefit from a healthy, thriving planet and a direct connection to nature. As the climate crisis and deeply entrenched systemic racism all fuel inequity, we will continue to fight for a bold, transformational agenda that recognizes the interconnectedness between our planet, our humanity, and our democracy. By recognizing that our destinies are tied, we continue to name that all things are fundamentally connected, and the overlap between ecology, race, gender, and representative government will move to either advance our collective humanity or to oppress it.

    Sierra Club is comprised of staff across the country and a network of volunteer leaders and local chapters that support our grassroots engagement. We are also proud to be a unionized employer, with two labor unions representing more than half of our employees.

    Scope:

    Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is at the center of the Sierra Club's efforts to expand outdoor access for children, youth, and families through direct, local programming at the grassrootslevel. The goal of Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors is to empower youth from communities with limited access to connect and reconnect to the outdoors, for the benefit of both. ICO is guided by Sierra Club's Outdoors for All Theory of Change: by naming and reducing barriers to entry and ensuring all people have opportunities to explore and enjoy nature, we will improve lives while inspiring and empowering a new generation of leaders to protect the environment.

    The ICO Intern will design and lead a recruitment strategy to build a Chapter-level volunteer leadership team. This team will develop a statewide strategy for the Inspiring Connections Outdoors program to engage youth partners and other community entities that are aligned with our mission to provide increased opportunities for youth, children, and families to develop and enhance personal connections to nature through community-inspired and led programming. The Ohio ICO Intern reports to the Chapter Director, for daily assignments and questions and works closely with chapter staff on assigned tasks. The Ohio ICO Intern will help Ohio Chapter volunteers and staff, in collaboration with our partner organizations, to (re)build a sustainable Inspiring Connections Outdoors program for the Chapter and will gain great skill in grassroots organizing, coalition building, project management and operations skills.

    Job activities include but are not limited to:

    • Uses mapping and other tools to identify what potential partners and participants would like to achieve
    • Synthesize and communicate communities' needs and interests with regard to connecting to the outdoors and eliminating the nature equity gap
    • Identifies and recruits a broader base of volunteers and leaders grounded in equity and justice practices that includes people from and representative of the demographics of communities where ICO operates.
    • Trains and supports volunteers to meet agreed upon goals to best support transformational partnerships.
    • Facilitates volunteer and community meetings and online events as needed to engage supporters
    • Assists with promoting ICO events and opportunities through posting updates and highlights on social media and other promotional platforms
    • Logistics: Meetings will sometimes take place at partner organization meeting sites, and the Intern must be willing to travel within Ohio to assist with programming and to support partner programming as needed. Work hours include evenings and weekends.

    The successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:

    • Equity Analysis and Practice. Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, justice and anti-oppression values. You are aware of your group identities and how they have shaped your life and experiences at work. You have an analysis of how racism and other forms of oppression in society impact relationships, systems and culture. You bring experience and skills for working effectively with colleagues across group identities and position/role.
    • Interpersonal skills. Exhibits emotional intelligence, ability to engage in courageous conversations, especially around equity and inclusion, ability to build and maintain transformational relationships.
    • Communication skills. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Experience developing PowerPoint presentations, one-pagers, fact-sheets, etc. Comfort with (or ability to quickly learn) using software and online tools, such as the Google Suite, Facebook and Twitter. Enthusiasm to learn new digital tools related to program tracking and planning - SmartVan, Salesforce, etc.
    • Work Ethics and Dependability. Ability to set and honor deadlines, follow through on commitments, and be responsive to a variety of communications styles. Flexibility to meet the needs of an ever-changing landscape.

    The strongest candidates will also demonstrate the following experience, skills and competencies:

    • A visionary with an appreciation of the Outdoors and experience in helping others connect to the Outdoors.
    • The ability to work cooperatively with people of different backgrounds. An understanding of community engagement and/or experience in this.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and manage group activities
    • Computer literate and knowledge/understanding of Microsoft Office and Google Suite software
    • Have experiences and ideas in creating spaces with others for achieving goals. The ability to form team structures with an emphasis on establishing balance and a welcoming community for all participants.
    • Self-starter: willing to do the work under their own initiative with support

    Compensation:

    The hourly rate for this position is $15 per hour.

    This is a category 99, non-exempt, non-represented, temporary position.

    Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

    Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee's manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition. The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

    To Apply:

    This position does not have an undergraduate education requirement. If you choose to include your education history, please remove your schools from your resume. You may leave your degree (e.g., “B.A. Philosophy”), but please remove any undergraduate and graduate school names.

    This anonymous process is aimed at opening this opportunity to more candidates, reviewing applicants on performance assessments and mitigating bias in the decision-making process.

    Lastly, we are intentionally not asking for a cover letter, so please do not send one in with your application.

    More information can be found here.

  • January 24, 2023 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Boone County Arboretum

    About this position:

    This internship program offers currently-enrolled students in horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, or related fields an opportunity to experience various job responsibilities in a professional environment. On-the-job instruction, educational sessions and field trips to other horticultural institutions offer a perfect complement to academic study. College credit is encouraged but must be arranged by the student. Positions can be 40 hours per week, 16 hours per week, or anything between, to allow a student to gain experience with us while maintaining their existing school schedules or other employment commitments.

    These positions will entail outdoor landscape maintenance work within a 121 acre Arboretum featuring computerized irrigation and GPS located plant material. Boone County Arboretum is the Greater Cincinnati area's only ArbNet Level IV Accredited Arboretum (the highest attainable), and is located just 25 minutes southwest of downtown Cincinnati on the outskirts of Florence and Union, KY. Interns will gain experience in all facets of Arboretum operation but some existing experience with plant care, plant materials, landscape maintenance, basic knowledge of irrigation systems, and pesticide application is desirable. Rate of pay is $15/hr.

    For More Information:

    Interested applicants with questions should contact Arboretum Director Kristopher Stone by email or call (859) 384-4999, Monday–Friday until 3:30 p.m.

    More information can be found here.

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