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  • November 29, 2022 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Green Umbrella is seeking a full-time Membership and Administrative 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 Membership and Administrative 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 Membership and Administrative 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 Friday, January 6, 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. 


  • November 29, 2022 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Green Umbrella is seeking an Event Production Intern to work approximately 20-25 hours per week from mid-January through mid-October. The Event Production Intern will work closely with the Events Manager to provide support for key organizational events, including our annual conference - the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit.

    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.

    Qualifications: 

    Green Umbrella is seeking a college or graduate student, or new professional with an interest in event planning and production as well as a passion for environmental sustainability. The position requires excellent organizational, written and verbal communications skills, a strong work ethic, attention to detail and proven record of meeting deadlines. Previous conference or event planning experience and communications / graphic design skills are a plus. Candidates should be comfortable working independently with a supervisor. 

    About the Position:

    Interns work alongside staff to support the many projects and initiatives that help our region become more sustainable through collaborative efforts. This is a paid internship with an hourly rate of $15/hour for an average of 20-25 hours per week from mid-January through mid-October (hours are flexible but will mostly take place during workdays: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am–5:00 pm). If a candidate is available for a shorter period of time (through mid-June is essential) they should still apply but state their availability clearly. There will be some evening and weekend hours.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Assist in planning and management of details for the following Green Umbrella events:

    • Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit (May or June 2023)

    • Great Outdoor Weekend (September 23-24, 2023)

    • Green Drinks (monthly)

    • Program-specific event support (Green Umbrella’s programs include Cincinnati 2030 District, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, Regional Climate Collaborative, Common Orchard Project, and CPS Outside).

    • Other events throughout the year

    • Update event websites (Wix experience preferred).

    • Assist with graphic design of event marketing materials and advertising assets (in Canva).

    • Assist with promotion of events and coordinate with GU Communications staff on elements like mass email, social media, traditional media, etc.

    • Help coordinate registration before and during events.

    • Support coordination of speakers, exhibitors and artists.

    • Support sponsor management and benefit fulfillment.

    • Develop and implement evaluation methods for events.

    • Follow-up with event attendees as necessary (add to database, solicit feedback, etc.).

    • Data entry for email database as needed.

    • Other support activities as assigned.

    To apply: 

    Submit (as one PDF attachment) a cover letter and resume and work sample or portfolio by December 20, 2022, to jobs@greenumbrella.org. Address cover letter to Operations Director. No phone calls please. Applications will not be reviewed until December 20, 2022.

    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.

  • November 28, 2022 3:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

    About this position:

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has an immediate opening for a capable and motivated individual to join our team, providing outreach, technical assistance, and educational programming to historically under-represented (HU) producers. The Equitable Access Program Coordinator is responsible for a portfolio of initiatives that aim to provide outreach and assistance to historically underserved farmers (including BIPOC, beginning, and limited resource farmers) in owning and operating successful farms, encourage awareness and participation in USDA services and programs, connect them with OEFFA programming of benefit, and assess and address barriers to their fuller participation in USDA programs. The successful candidate will join a team of bright and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering sustainable agriculture, family-scale farming, and the local food economy.

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision of OEFFA’s Program Director and in collaboration with other staff, the Equitable Access Program Coordinator will work to develop trainings and provide direct technical assistance to help HU producers increase knowledge, skills, and awareness of sustainable and climate smart production practices, land access opportunities and strategies, and utilization of supportive USDA programs. The Program Coordinator will oversee outreach and relationship building with Black and other historically underserved farmers, provide technical assistance, engage with USDA agency staff, and coordinate with other staff in various aspects of this work. This is a full-time position based in OEFFA’s Columbus office but telework arrangements (hybrid or fully) will be considered for exceptional candidates. The starting salary is $47,500 per year. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off.

    Essential Functions:

    • Facilitate the development of trainings and workshops for farmers that spotlight Black and other historically underrepresented farmers as educators on topics such as business planning; climate smart and sustainable agriculture practices; land access; and USDA programs
    • Help identify and cultivate farmer leaders among historically underserved producers who utilize climate smart, soil health, and other sustainable agriculture practices
    • Provide technical assistance to producers on accessing and applying for USDA resources and programs
    • Build relationships with USDA agents and managers in Ohio, including those at Farm Services Agency (FSA), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Office of Programs and Public Engagement (OPPE)
    • Identify barriers faced by historically underserved farmers in accessing USDA support. Share this information with USDA and help identify strategies to overcome these challenges
    • Oversee outreach and relationship building with Black and other historically underserved producers and BIPOC-led organizations
    • Develop, execute, and monitor a workplan to ensure that grant commitments are met
    • Conduct evaluation of program components and technical assistance provided
    • Take responsibility for reporting requirements and dissemination of project results
    • Represent OEFFA at meetings and events, and serve as a liaison with key stakeholder organizations
    • Assist with special events, tasks, and projects as needed
    • Provide excellent customer service and assistance to our members and constituents by ensuring information and assistance needs are met, and all communications work is handled in a professional manner

    Non-Essential Functions:

    • Answer general phone lines and provide other general office support
    • Assist with delivery of educational program work not related to core job duties as needed
    • Help grow OEFFA’s membership
    • Contribute to general fundraising event work

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to providing equitable and inclusive outreach, technical assistance, and/or educational programming
    • Hands-on experience with organic and sustainable farming practices and knowledge of USDA programs
    • Experience in developing and implementing educational events and materials for farmers
    • Strong organizational, analytic, and project management skills
    • Ability to plan, manage, and execute work including using spreadsheets and databases for tracking and analyzing information
    • Ability to be flexible in scheduling work
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
    • Passion for sustainable and organic agriculture
    • Commitment to performing work with a high degree of accountability and consistent excellence with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to work independently

    Application process:

    The position is opened until filled. Interested candidates are advised to apply by December 5 to receive full consideration, although the position will stay open until filled. (If this posting is removed from the OEFFA website, we are no longer accepting applications.)

    Your application should be addressed to Sasha Sigetic, Program Director, and consists of these items: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (indicate relationship to you). In your cover letter please address how your experience and background meet the requirements of the position. Please combine these as a single PDF file and submit via email to Jobs@oeffa.org and for the subject line use “Equitable Access Program Coordinator.”

    We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need. In the same way that biological diversity is foundational to the healthy agricultural systems we support, we recognize that diversity of people makes OEFFA healthier and more sustainable. As part of the application, we invite candidates to describe how their life experiences enrich the diversity of our organization.

    More information can be found here.

  • November 28, 2022 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission

    About this position:

    Reports To: Communications & Environmental Education Manager
    Date Revised: November 2022

    Job Summary:

    Under the direct supervision of the Communications & Environmental Education Manager, the incumbent leads projects associated with educating and informing the public on Commission activities and Ohio River water quality related information. Assisting the Communications & Environmental Education manager with planning, developing, maintaining, evaluating, implementing, and coordinating agency-wide public information, education, outreach, services, and activities, as well as, compiling complex water quality information and customizing for public dissemination through various media channels.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Provides recommendations and assistance to management regarding public information matters, including researching, strategic planning, process improvements, collaborations, content creation, and disseminating public information.
    • Develops and schedules monthly content for a variety of social media platforms.
    • Prepares print and digital outreach materials for distribution, such as; annual reports, e-newsletters, brochures, articles, advertisements, etc.; oversees the layout, design, and printing processes.
    • Provides independent project management on all levels of the Ohio River Sweep program, including but not limited to fundraising, logistics, site coordinator and sponsor communications, event planning, program implementation, and grant writing and reporting activities.
    • Researches and presents funding opportunities for the ORSANCO Foundation for Ohio River Education (FORE).
    • Handles ORSANCO and FORE website content management and media archive.
    • Engages with technical program staff to upload and maintain data for public use on the ORSANCO and FORE websites.
    • Assists Environmental Education Coordinator with environmental education events and outreach activities as well as curriculum development and lesson planning.
    • Assists communication manager with editing communication materials such as press releases, media advisories, proposals, memos, speeches, etc.
    • Handles general public information requests.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree with a major in communications, environmental science or related field, plus one-three years related experience. Experience with project management and strong communication skills are required for this position.
    • Environmental education, event planning, and grant writing experience is a plus. Ability to work independently and assume increasing responsibility. Shall have or be able to acquire a valid driver's license and be capable of being insured or furnishing automotive insurance.

    ORSANCO is a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, requirements, or responsibilities.

    More information can be found here.


  • November 25, 2022 8:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County R3source

    About this position:

    The Hamilton County Solid Waste Policy Committee is seeking a Public Member Representative. This volunteer position represents the interests of the public on the committee.

    The Hamilton County Solid Waste Policy Committee determines solid waste policies for Hamilton County to reduce how much waste goes to the landfill and ensure Hamilton County meets state-mandated waste diversion goals.

    This is a two-year appointment with six meetings per year. Policy Committee members must be Hamilton County residents. Applications accepted until December 20 2022. Questions may be directed to Solid Waste Manager Michelle Balz at 513-946-7789.

    More information can be found here.

  • November 18, 2022 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks

    About this position:

    Full - Time

    Winton Centre, Cincinnati, OH, US

    Be part of a team working to conserve natural resources for future generations! We protect and preserve over 17,000 acres of land in Hamilton County, Ohio. This position works collaboratively with our employees, volunteers, government agencies, and community partners to advance conservation and plan for the future. As a Conservation Biologist at Great Parks, you will assess habitat, prioritize management areas, advise park staff in land management actions, and lead restoration projects.

    • BA/BS degree in biological sciences, natural resource management, or similar field.
    • Strong collaboration skills & adaptability.
    • Experienced field biologist.
    • Broad knowledge of conservation and ecosystems in Hamilton County, OH.
    • Experience developing, directing, and managing multiple projects and timelines.
    • Knowledge of current trends and strategies in conservation, environmental planning, and monitoring.
    • Assesses habitat quality and populations to identify issues and prioritize areas for management.
    • Monitors and manages plant and wildlife populations in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
    • Designs studies, implements surveys, and manages habitats to support diverse communities of plants and animals.
    • Collates and analyzes data using statistics, prepares reports and presentations, and writes reports and summaries.
    • Serves as lead in planning wildlife management and habitat management projects.
    • Maintains database records and spatial data on plant cover and plant and animal diversity.
    • Processes and interprets data using GIS software.

    Great Parks Core Values: Integrity by operating with transparency and accountability; Sustainability by adapting to current challenges while being mindful of future needs; lnclusivity by seeking to understand, honor, recognize, and engage diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences; Fun by inspiring others in the environment to build camaraderie through shared passions.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, botany, or other natural resources-related field with 3-5 years’ experience that includes working knowledge of GIS, databases, and wildlife and natural resource monitoring, restoration, and management.
    • Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

    License and Certification Requirements:

    State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines. Possess or have the ability to obtain State Pesticide Applicator’s License within one year of employment, Ohio Prescribed Fire Manager certification within first eligible training cycle, and CPR within one month of employment.

    Typical starting pay for this position:

    $24.61 - $30.76 depending on experience.

    Benefits include:

    medical, dental, vision, paid life, Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, paid holidays, paid sick, vacation

    This position is posted until filled.

    Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law

    More information can be found here.

  • November 18, 2022 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    About this position:

    The Principal Investigator Physical Scientist/Chemist position will be in the EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response which provides research-based solutions and technical support to assist customers with regulatory, policy and guidance decisions and to help customers solve environmental problems in the built environment. Research and support include safeguarding public water systems; remediating contaminated soil, sediments, urban areas, and groundwater; providing emergency responders with tools to decontaminate built infrastructure and the natural environment; and advancing approaches and guidance for sustainable materials management.

    The Principal Investigator Physical Scientist/Chemist will conduct research associated with development and implementation of analytical methodologies for emerging contaminants, including PFAS, in water matrices. The selected candidate will have experience using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry instrumentation for analysis of environmental contaminants in water matrices. The selected candidate will also be familiar with development and implementation of QA/QC protocols associated with analytical methods for measurement of environmental contaminants in water and be capable of independently performing analysis of PFAS in water matrices using a variety of techniques to include total organic fluorine (TOF), total oxidizable precursor (TOP), non-targeted analysis (NTA) and targeted analysis using LC/MS/MS. The selected candidate will also be familiar with laboratory information management systems or other data management systems and capable of managing large amounts of data generated externally from multiple sources/studies. The position requires appropriate technical, oral, and written communication skills to interact effectively with internal partners and external stakeholders.

    The salary range for this position at EPA is between $68,915 - $107,385.

    This position requires US citizenship with limited exceptions.

    For additional information about EPA Careers please visit: https://www.epa.gov/careers.

    If you are interested in receiving updates on this position, please send your contact information to: Jeff Morgan – morgan.jeffrey@epa.gov).

    Application deadline 12/9/2022.

    More information can be found here.

  • November 17, 2022 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

    About this position:

    Introduction:

    The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) and as such shall be in charge of the day-to-day operations and organization, supervision of the office operations and staff of the association. In that capacity, the executive director will develop and maintain a strong working relationship with Indiana’s 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

    Duties:

    The duties outlined below (I – VII) will be carried out under the direction of the IASWCD president and board of directors:

    • Work with the IASWCD president and board:
      • Plan and coordinate board meetings, executive committee meetings, and IASWCD committee meetings as scheduled.
      • Plan training on leadership development, communications and other board development skills for IASWCD officers, board members and staff on an ongoing basis.
      • Coordinate the development, maintenance and implementation of the Association’s annual budget and plan of work, and long range plans in cooperation with the Board.
      • Evaluate and identify issues facing member Districts, the IASWCD Executive Committee and IASWCD Board.
    • Coordinate with the IASWCD’s legislative efforts at the state and federal level:
      • Under the direction of the IASWCD President and Legislative Committee by way of the Board of Directors:
      • Selection of a lobbyist to represent the Association in the Indiana General Assembly.
      • Setting the Association’s legislative goals for the state legislature.
      • Directing the Association’s lobbyist activities during the legislative session and throughout the year.
      • Working with Indiana conservation partners and government agencies to achieve legislative goals.
      • Working with members of the Indiana State Legislature and Congress, and their staffs.
      • Monitor legislative activities of the Indiana General Assembly and the United States Congress with respect to issues of interest to Districts;

    Administer and manage statewide programs and initiatives:

    • Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
      • Serve on Oversight Committee per CCSI by-laws.
      • Supervise CCSI Director, and associated program staff in conjunction with the CCSI Director.
      • Monitor the expenditure of all grant funds to ensure that terms and conditions of each grant are met.
    • Urban Soil Health Program
      • Supervise the Urban Soil Health Director, and associated program staff in conjunction with the Urban Soil Health Director.
      • Monitor the expenditure of all grant funds to ensure that terms and conditions of each grant are met.

    Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with:

    • Indiana Conservation Partners
      • Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) Division of Soil Conservation and the State Soil Conservation Board
      • Current leaders of Indiana state government, specifically the governor and lieutenant governor (as Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development), and the current director of the ISDA.
      • Other members of the Indiana Conservation Partnership: and other conservation partners.

    Agriculture and Conservation groups, etc.

    • Indiana Farm Bureau Inc., Indiana Soybean / Corn Growers, Indiana Beef Cattle & Pork Producers Assns., Indiana Ag Nutrient Alliance, etc.
    • The Nature conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, etc.
    • National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)/NACD North Central Region
      • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with NACD chief executive officer, and the elected leadership of the NACD.
      •  Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the NACD North Central Region officers and staff.
      • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the NACD North Central Region state association executive directors.
      • Attend meetings of state association executive directors on a region and national basis as they are scheduled.

     Assist with planning and coordination of IASWCD events:

    • Annual Conference
      • Supervise the Association’s meeting planning consultants to negotiate the hotel contract, guarantees for sleeping rooms, food and beverage for all events at conference, audio-visual needs, training room requirements, conference budget, conference registrations, and on-site (during) conference arrangements.
      • Coordinate an annual sponsorship program to raise revenue for program and scholarships.
    • Education and Conservation Programs
      • Oversee the implementation of various award programs such as: Conservation Farmer of the Year, Friend of Conservation, River Friendly Farmer, etc.

    Supervise IASWCD staff:

    • Hire staff or contract services as needed
    • Provide performance reviews annually for staff.

    Grant Development and Administration:

    • Pursue funding opportunities including grants from agencies and foundations. Prepare grant applications. Oversee the preparation of all grant applications prepared by staff.
    • Monitor the expenditure of all grant funds to ensure that terms and conditions are met.

    General Public:

    • Represent the Association in public appearances to inform the public of the purpose of the IASWCD, its programs and the programs of its members.
    • Represent the Association at various meetings, hearings, conferences, forums, workshops and conventions which may necessitate travel and/or overnight accommodations.

    Perform other duties as assigned by the President and Board of Directors.

    • Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Experience Required
      • Knowledge of state and national natural resource and conservation programs and issues.
      • Knowledge of and interest in directing the legislative activities for a nonprofit organization at the state and federal levels.
      • Board leadership development training and meeting facilitation skills.
      • Fostering and maintaining cooperative working relationships with traditional and non-traditional conservation partners.
      • Meeting and event planning coordination.
      • Strategic planning to reach organizational goals.
      • Fiscal management.
      • Ability to manage and develop office functions.
      • Flexibility and versatility.
      • Work independently and initiate efforts when needs arise.
      • Grant writing and fund administration.
      • Personnel management.

    Supervision:

    The Executive Director shall be under the supervision of the IASWCD president and board, but shall exercise individual initiative and wide latitude in implementing IASWCD policies and programs. The president and appointed representatives from the board will evaluate the performance of the incumbent on an annual basis.

    Qualifications:

    Minimum education: Bachelor degree preferably in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as agriculture, natural resources, environmental management, or non-profit management with work experience in natural resource related programs.

    Salary & Benefits:

    A benefit package is available and will be negotiated along with salary depending on individual needs.

    To Apply

    Send a cover letter and resume to: ExecutiveDirectorSearch@iaswcd.org

    More information can be found here.
  • November 15, 2022 3:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) 

    About this position:

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has an immediate opening for a capable and motivated individual to join our team, contributing to outreach and promotion efforts to increase the organization’s impact. Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications and Media Specialist will create and distribute publications, educational materials, emails, webpages, and social media. The successful candidate will join a team of bright and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering sustainable agriculture, family-scale farming, and the local food economy.

    Please consider applying if you have significant communications experience and an understanding and passion for sustainable food and farming.

    Position Summary:

    The Communications and Media Specialist will undertake communications and outreach on behalf of OEFFA’s educational and policy initiatives under the direction of the Communications Director, utilizing a diverse set of communications tools and channels. This is a full-time position based in OEFFA’s Columbus office but telework arrangements (hybrid or permanent) will be considered for exceptional candidates. The starting salary is $43,500 per year. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off.

    Essential Functions:

    • In coordination with program staff, develop and distribute content across a variety of platforms including social media, newsletters, email blasts, and press releases
    • Maintain and update a list of media contacts and cultivate relationships with media
    • Develop creative visual content for OEFFA social media channels, print materials, and emails
    • Collaborate with the Communications Director to manage and monitor all OEFFA social media channels and content
    • Incorporate updates and innovative design to assigned OEFFA webpages
    • Collaborate with other staff to develop membership materials and campaigns to retain and expand OEFFA member base
    • Assist with special events, tasks, and projects as needed
    • Utilize strong and project management skills
    • Provide excellent customer service and assistance to our members and constituents by ensuring information and assistance needs are met, and all communications work is handled in a professional manner

    Non-Essential Functions:

    • Answer general phone lines and provide other general office support
    • Help grow OEFFA’s membership
    • Contribute to general fundraising event work

    Qualifications:

    • Experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field
    • Experience in writing and/or the production of several of the following: press releases, fliers, website (content), social media platforms, email listservs
    • Demonstrated experience in electronic communication and familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud (including InDesign and Photoshop) or other design applications, WordPress, and databases and engagement platforms on a Windows-based operated system
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong copy-editing skills
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to providing equitable and inclusive outreach and communication
    • Experience in effectively planning, managing, and carrying out multiple tasks and meeting deadlines
    • Commitment to performing work with a high degree of accountability and consistent excellence with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
    • Passion about sustainable and organic agriculture, family farms, rural places, and equity and diversity in our food system
    • Ability to work independently

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) at a professional level
    • Experience with graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign)
    • Basic understanding of WordPress content management system

    Application process:

    The position is opened until filled. Interested candidates are advised to apply by December 5 to receive full consideration, although the position will stay open until filled. (If this posting is removed from the OEFFA website, we are no longer accepting applications.)

    Your application should be addressed to Reilly Wright, Communications Director, and consists of these items: a cover letter, resume, writing sample (e.g., feature article, profile, or marketing email), example of your social media work, and contact information for three professional references (indicate relationship to you). In your cover letter please address how your experience and background meet the requirements of the position. Please combine these as a single PDF file and submit via email to CommunicationsJobs@oeffa.org and for the subject line use “Communications and Media Specialist.”

    We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need. In the same way that biological diversity is foundational to the healthy agricultural systems we support, we recognize that diversity of people makes OEFFA healthier and more sustainable. As part of the application, we invite candidates to describe how their life experiences enrich the diversity of our organization.

    More information can be found here.



  • November 15, 2022 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Dayton Energy Collaborative

    About this position:

    Organization Background:

    Dayton Energy Collaborative is a non-profit whose mission is to create sustainable energy programming and collaborate with neighborhoods to advance community resiliency and wellbeing.

    Started in 2012 as CleanEnergy4All, the organization has provided energy knowledge and programming to support low-income neighborhoods. Dayton Energy Collaborative is committed to working with partner organizations and community members to meet the needs of the community and build a sustainable future.

    Main Purpose of the Executive Director:

    The Executive Director’s primary responsibility is to provide visionary leadership for Dayton Energy Collaborative and oversee all affairs related to its mission. The Executive Director works with staff to accomplish the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors and outlined in the Strategic Plan. This includes supporting and regularly meeting with staff to plan, direct, and implement Dayton Energy Collaborative's programs and activities. Additionally, they work to ensure that the organization remains financially sustainable. The Executive Director works to build and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations around the community.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals

    • Upholds and promotes the Beliefs, Goals, Values, and Strategies of Dayton Energy Collaborative in all decisions, plans, relationships, and actions
    • Develops long-range strategies, short-term goals, and appropriate timelines for achieving and maintaining Dayton Energy Collaborative’s mission Leadership
    • Creates an organizational environment and structure that fosters personal and professional development and effective communication among all members.
    • Ensures that the operations of Dayton Energy Collaborative are carried out in accordance with the bylaws and policies of Dayton Energy Collaborative as set by the Board of Directors. Ensures that the operations of Dayton Energy Collaborative are in compliance with the organization’s status as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under US federal law.

    Development and Fundraising

    • Responsible for the sound fiscal management of Dayton Energy Collaborative
    • Works to identify sources of funding for Dayton Energy Collaborative’s general operations and specific programs

    External Relationships

    • Serves as primary spokesperson for Dayton Energy Collaborative in marketing, public relations, and outreach activities.
    • Effectively communicates with allied organizations, associated agencies, government bodies, and community in general to promote positive and productive relationships in furtherance of Dayton Energy Collaborative’s mission and vision.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree or relevant education
    • Experience working in a non-profit
    • Experience working on energy projects
    • Experience performing building assessments
    • Demonstrated familiarity with and interest in affordable housing and community development
    • Strong organizational skills, including good attention to detail and follow through necessary
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to establish priorities and manage multi-project workload
    • Understanding of local community and ability to work within diverse communities
    • Bilingual is a plus

    Salary Range:

    The salary range is $60,000 - $70,000.

    To Apply:

    To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to info@daytonenergycollaborative.org

    Interviews will begin on a rolling basis on Nov. 14, 2022.

    More information can be found here.


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