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  • July 08, 2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Researcher. This post-doctoral fellowship is funded by private donors and is renewable on a yearly basis for up to two years.

    Position Summary: The successful candidate will conduct basic and applied research in support of CREW’s Rhino Signature Conservation Project. CREW’s research emphasis has historically been on reproductive physiology, genome resource banking and assisted reproduction (ART), but CREW’s scientific work often expands into other disciplines such as genetics, immunology, behavior, disease, nutrition, etc., depending on the greatest challenges facing the species. In recent years substantial research has been conducted on iron storage disorder, a health concern in black rhinos, Sumatran rhinos and many other wildlife species maintained in zoos. This position would be based at CREW, a state-of-the-art research facility located on the grounds of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, but candidates must be willing and able to travel and conduct some of their work at other Zoos across the globe and/or at international field sites if necessary. The chosen applicant will work closely with the CREW Director in developing research projects and conducting studies that address the conservation, health and welfare challenges facing rhinos.

    Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in animal sciences or related major with graduate studies conducted on one or more of the following subject areas: reproduction, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, nutrition, health, epidemiology or related areas. Applicants should have expertise in several of the following areas: gamete biology, endocrinology, EIA development, histopathology, proteomics, metabolomics, protein isolation/characterization, electrophoresis, HPLC, mass spec, gamete/embryo cryopreservation, IVF, AI, and general animal husbandry. Applicants should have experience writing and publishing scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Prior experience with wildlife and/or working in a zoo setting is desirable but not mandatory. Candidates with experience working with and around large animals may be preferred, especially those candidates with large animal ART expertise. Candidates with a track record of working well as part of team, demonstrating leadership while also supporting others, and outstanding communication skills up, down and laterally will be sought for this position. Command of Windows-based software and applications is required; Ability to work well with CREW scientists, Zoo staff, volunteers, and Zoo donors, as well as the general public is essential; Requires the proficient, effective, and accurate management of information and data; Requires a flexible schedule to attend special events, fundraising initiatives, and meetings that sometimes occur outside of business hours or on weekends; Must be self motivated with an outstanding work ethic; Must be results/product oriented and must represent CREW in a professional manner; Must be able to create, maintain and generate timely reports as requested; Must be prompt and reliable in the areas of attendance and performance.

    Successful candidates will embrace and continuously demonstrate the Core Values of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden which include, but are not limited to: Building Collaborative Relationships through open communication and active listening; having Positivity and Energy through positive attitudes and making time to celebrate successes; having Accountability, Mutual Trust and Respect through taking ownership of issues, learning from mistakes, treating others with respect, holding self and others accountable and doing what you say you’re going to do; possessing Progressive Thinking through being a self-directed learner, and learning from others, thinking creatively, challenging the status quo respectively, and demonstrating relentless pursuit for improvement; and having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership through respect and care for the living collection, going the extra mile, always being an advocate for the Zoo and demonstrating a strong personal ownership.

    Working Conditions: Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer, pre-employment drug and nicotine screen and background check. While performing the duties of the job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, and utilize manual dexterity to use computer mouse and keyboard. The incumbent may be exposed to outside weather conditions and must be able to lift/move/carry up to 50 pounds without assistance. Must have and maintain a U.S. driver’s license.

    Compensation & Benefits: This position is overtime-exempt. Annualized pay range is $35,000-$42,000 depending on experience and post-graduate degrees/training. We provide a comprehensive benefits package including affordable medical, dental & vision coverage; 401(k) plan with company match; flexible spending accounts; generous paid time off (vacation, holiday and sick leave); company-paid disability & life insurance; park discounts and free passes.

    To apply for this position: Qualified applicants must apply via our online application. Cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references should be included in your online application.

    Learn more here!

  • July 08, 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is seeking to hire a conscientious individual with good organizational and communication skills to serve as the Cat Colony Research Associate for its Animal Research Division.

    CREW is a state-of-the-art research facility located on zoo grounds and dedicated to science that helps save endangered plants and animals from extinction. Domestic cat studies at CREW are currently focused on the development of assisted reproductive technologies for the management and conservation of wild felids, evaluation of nonsurgical sterilants for humane control of free-roaming cat populations, and reduction of stress and disease transmission within animal shelters.

    Position summary: The successful candidate will oversee, monitor, and support all activities of the domestic cat research colony housed at CREW, ensuring the animals receive proper husbandry and care and that the facility is in compliance with regulations and guidelines set forth by CREW, IACUC, IRB, USDA, and PHS.

    The chosen applicant will serve as manager over the colony animal keeper staff and volunteers, but approximately 30% of time and effort will be devoted to performing the daily duties of the colony. Key responsibilities include the following:

    • Facilitate husbandry, training, and enrichment programs for the ~80 cats housed in the research facility
    • Supervise, train, and develop the animal care team (including keepers, volunteers, interns, and students)
    • Develop SOPs for research studies; collect data/samples as outlined in SOPs
    • Assist the veterinary staff with restraint and treatment of animals
    • Administer medications and special diets; observe, record, and report on health status of animals
    • Keep detailed records of all activities in colony; maintain animal inventory database
    • Implement sanitation and biosecurity protocols
    • Develop and oversee adoption program for cats
    • Participate in the general care and maintenance of the colony; and maintain and service facility equipment.

    The chosen applicant will report directly to CREW’s Theriogenologist, Dr. Lindsey Vansandt, but is expected to communicate effectively with all levels of staff. The successful candidate will be considered an important part of the CREW team and, as such, will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings, participate in CREW fund-raising events, perform scientific demonstrations for the public at special events, speak with visitors/students about their work, and give tours of the CREW facility.

    Desired Qualifications

    Education & Experience:

    • Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree (preferably in animal science, biology, or related field)
    • At least three years of experience working in a laboratory animal facility
    • Prior experience working with cats in a laboratory facility, free-roaming cat population, or in a shelter setting is desirable but not mandatory.
    • Applicants possessing a master’s degree in a life science and/or previous animal facility management experience are highly desired
    • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
    • The chosen candidate will have experience in several of the following areas: animal behavior, operant conditioning, environmental enrichment, nutrition, animal breeding, neonatal care, personnel management, veterinary medicine, and reproductive physiology

    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Possess a strong understanding of basic study design principles
    • Have experience developing and executing SOPs
    • Be organized with strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Have solid skills in leadership, motivation of staff, and team-building
    • Be able to work autonomously, with independent judgment, as well as in a collaborative team environment
    • Have the capacity to expand areas of expertise and learn new skills to meet the changing needs of the colony
    • Be open to change and considerable variety in work activities and be able alter approach to tasks and projects with minimal loss of efficiency
    • Demonstrate computer competency, including the management of computerized databases and a working knowledge of MS Office Suite
    • Possess the soft skills required to work and communicate effectively with a variety of people, including CREW scientists, staff, volunteers, interns, students, donors, and the general public
    • Be able to represent CREW in a professional manner
    • Be willing to travel for conferences and should have a flexible schedule to attend special events/perform duties listed above outside of normal business hours

    Working conditions: While performing the duties of the job, the incumbent is regularly required to stand, walk, and utilize manual dexterity to use laboratory equipment, computer mouse, and keyboard. The incumbent will be exposed to animal urine, feces, blood, and dander, as well as chemicals and cleaning agents. There is a risk of animal scratches and/or bites. Must be able to lift/move/carry up to 50 pounds without assistance. Must have and maintain a US driver’s license. Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer, pre-employment drug and nicotine screen and background check.

    Compensation & Benefits: This position is full-time, overtime-exempt, and subject to the successful completion of a 180-day probationary period. Annual starting salary for this position is $32,000 - $35,000 depending on experience and qualifications. We provide a comprehensive benefits package including affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage; 401(k) plan with company match; flexible spending accounts; generous paid time off (vacation, holiday, and sick leave); company-paid disability and life insurance; park discounts and free passes.

    Learn more here!

  • July 08, 2019 1:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Churches Active in Northside

    OVERVIEW

    The board of directors of Churches Active in Northside (CAIN), a faith-based nonprofit, is seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to grow the mission through community-driven partnerships. The executive director will report directly to the board of directors and has the responsibility to establish and implement agency strategy to ensure that CAIN remains operationally sound, stays on course with the mission, and sets the tone and culture for the staff, volunteers, funders, affiliated churches, as well as our external partners. He/she will grow the organization strategically – take it to the next level - and engage key stakeholders to achieve greater results. In addition, the executive director will provide agency oversight, lead six part-time employees, develop/engage a corps of 118 volunteers and subcontractors (as needed), take charge of operations, and manage a ~$400,000 budget.

    ABOUT CAIN

    CAIN, a 501[c][3], faith-based nonprofit established in 1993, is a neighborhood-based ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community. Our programs and services are designed to improve the lives of our guests -- the many men, women, children, and families we serve through our food pantry, shelter for families, weekly dinners and the myriad ways we support our guests.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Community Engagement

    1. Serve as the “face” for CAIN with funders, affiliated churches, stakeholders, and with community leaders. Ensure that CAIN is involved and aware of local and national initiatives regarding poverty, food pantries, shelter best practices, and social services.

    2. Enhance CAIN’s image by being active and visible in the community; create and cultivate connections with other nonprofit leaders, current affiliated churches, and others who have an interest in CAIN’s mission.

    Financial Management & Operations

    1. Oversee and implement actions to ensure that the actions of CAIN are consistent with best practices, including, but not limited to: balanced budget, proper operational and human resource policies/procedures and compliance to said policies, oversee the audit process, operate within the confines of each fiscal year budget, and other activities that ensure the fiscal integrity of CAIN.

    2. Evaluate budgetary needs of CAIN and connect these needs to the various programs/services so each has the proper resources to succeed.

    3. Responsible for the effective and efficient administration of CAIN’s operations including staffing requirements, performance management system, coach staff to performance, facilities, safety/security of staff, volunteers and guests.

    Governance

    1. Collaborate and serve as the executive liaison to the board of directors in fulfilling CAIN’s direction as established by the board. This will be accomplished through communication, reporting, attending relevant meetings of the board and/or board committees, and the administrative function for the board (agendas, etc.).

    2. Provide reports to the board at regular meetings that illustrate progress to strategic plan goals and objectives.

    3. Maintain official board records and documents; ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations (501[c][3]).

    4. Identify, assess and inform the board of internal and external issues that may affect CAIN’s funding, mission fulfillment, image, and reputation.

    Mission & Strategy

    1. Collaborate with board, volunteers, affiliate churches and staff to ensure mission-fulfillment through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.

    2. Implement a robust outcome management system to track data and evaluate program effectiveness/impact (financial and otherwise). Incorporate best practices into the process and system.

    3. Provide oversight to all programs and services to ensure relevancy, effectiveness, and efficiency. Monitor day-today delivery of all services and ensure they continue to be reflective of the guests’ needs and board priorities.

    Philanthropy, Volunteerism, & Development

    1. Nurture a culture of philanthropy where board, staff, and volunteers understand the importance of connecting people with charitable resources to CAIN’s mission.

    2. Increase annual revenue consistent with strategic goals through fundraising.

    3. Research grant funding sources, oversee the annual development plan, write grants and proposals, cultivate donors, and participate in fundraising events.

    4. Identify, cultivate, steward, track, and request funds from donors and prospective donors.

    5. Ensure that there is a solid corps of volunteers to assist with mission-fulfillment.

    6. Learn and utilize nonprofit fundraising best practices to ensure donor intent, ethical fundraising, and raise needed funds for new programs and services.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE

    1. Embodies the values of CAIN.

    2. Demonstrated success in nonprofit fundraising.

    3. Bachelor degree preferred with five years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. If candidate does not have a bachelor’s degree, consideration will be given to applicants with ten years’ nonprofit experience. All candidates must have demonstrated senior leadership experience and people management skills.

    4. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; effective listener. Ability to tell the CAIN story to diverse audiences.

    5. Keen understanding of the important relationship between the executive director and the governing board.

    6. Proven experience with initiating, growing and cultivating strategic partnerships and collaborations.

    7. Operations experience (budget, staff management, facilities, policies/procedures, outreach, etc.).

    Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to: Anne M. Maxfield at ammaxfield1@gmail.com, who is managing the search. ALL candidate cover letters and resumes will be carefully reviewed and each will receive confirmation of receipt from Anne. Only those candidates who will be invited to Phase I interviews will receive a second communication.

    Learn more here
  • July 08, 2019 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: RAPTOR Inc. 

    RAPTOR Inc. has a unique opportunity available for an environmentally conscious individual! We are looking for a tenant for the Raptor Center’s small 1-bedroom cabin. The cabin is located on RAPTOR Inc.’s beautiful wooded property at 961 Barg Salt Run Rd., in Milford, OH, adjacent to the Cincinnati Nature Center and conveniently close to the Eastgate and Milford business districts.

    We are looking for 1 or 2 adult non-smokers without children or pets who are willing to work approximately 6 hours per week (~1 hour per day) in exchange for discounted rent. The limited work responsibilities include feeding the raptors.  The monthly rent is $575 and includes utilities, but cable TV is not available and internet connectivity is limited. The garage below the cabin is not included.

    If you are interested, contact Cindy Alverson at 513-825-3325 or raptor@raptorinc.org.


  • July 08, 2019 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Produce Perks

    Looking to thrive in a small business environment and make an impact on the local community? Join our dynamic team working to help families buy fresh, healthy food from local farmers.

    We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Project Coordinator to join our nationally recognized non-profit organization focused on pioneering solutions to address inequities within our food system. This position will assist the Statewide Program Manager in the management and expansion of our Nutrition Incentives program by coordinating ongoing program operations at direct-to-consumer markets and grocery stores throughout the state of Ohio.

    Specifically, the Project Coordinator will:

    • Serve as a point of contact for program operators to connect with resources and troubleshoot challenges.
    • Assist in development and implementation of annual training.
    • Provide technical assistance related to program operation.
    • Ensure compliance and completeness of all program data compiled throughout the state. Analyze data and produce reports as necessary.
    • Manage the Produce Perks market application process and identify potential expansion sites. - Support coordination of statewide promotion efforts.
    • Coordinate regular communication with program partners. Produce monthly e-newsletters and other communication initiatives.
    • Regularly update the company website/social media to ensure it is effectively serving consumers, program operators, and partners.
    • Conduct focus groups of program users.

    To be considered, you will need:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
    • Working knowledge of farmers markets, local food, and healthy lifestyle practice.
    • Passion and vision for healthy, equitable food system development.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to speak in front of small groups and public settings.
    • Ability to effectively coordinate remote resources across the state.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel), Google Docs, Dropbox, and social media.
    • Flexible schedule.
    • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
    • Willingness to travel throughout the state of Ohio

    As the Program Coordinator, you will need to be a highly motivated, creative person with strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work productively with diverse populations are also required.

    To Apply:

    • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references as one PDF attachment to info@produceperks.org.
    • Please title email subject line: StatewideProgramCoordinator_[first name][last name].
    • Applications will be accepted until July 18th.
  • June 25, 2019 1:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: This working supervisor will supervise, coordinate and/or perform daily processing of accounts payable, and general financial record keeping and accounting duties including, but not limited to: procurement facilitation, tracking of gifts, grants and donations, grant cost accounting and reimbursements, preparation of monthly reports, and maintenance of accurate accounts payable and receivables records in a manner consistent with State regulation, internal policies and fiscal officer’s policies. 

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

    • Supervises, coordinates, and/or implements purchasing record retention, revenue tracking, and cash receipt deposits. Makes/requests encumbrances and Fiscal officer’s certificates. Processes transfers to ledger accounts and monitors the organizational purchasing process; Coordinates and facilitates purchasing by other staff with regard to State regulations and MetroParks’ policy as assigned. 
    • Supervises and/or performs accounts payable and receivables functions including: checking invoices for accuracy; preparing invoices for vouchering; verifying statements and invoices; maintaining voucher files as assigned. 
    • Supervises and/or performs audits of all MetroParks revenue producing operations (enterprise activities), including receipts for, but not limited to: Motor Vehicle Permits, beverage, banquet, concession and misc. sales, facility rentals, etc. and daily deposits made at various MetroParks locations, coordinates deposits and prepares and maintains deposit paperwork and/or forms as required by MetroParks policy, fiscal officer/treasurer and state regulation and/or supervises subordinate staff who perform such tasks. 
    • Prepares timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial reports including Schedules of Payables and other Board resolutions relative to resolution approval or ratification and/or supervises subordinate staff who perform such tasks. 
    • Suggests account transfers (budget modifications) to supervisor and composes transfer correspondence as instructed. 
    • Keeps records of all gifts, donations and grants. Reports same to supervisor on a monthly and basis and annually as required by MetroParks policy and state regulation.
    • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and periodic state audit as assigned. 
    • Performs/assists with month end closing activities of financial records. 
    • Prepares, processes, tracks costs, submits, creates and files reimbursement requests for grant projects. Manages and tracks income and/or expenses for special projects as assigned. 
    • Keeps records and files regarding insurance, internal inventory, and property tax exemptions and payments. 
    • Manages vendor credit accounts and processes new credit account requests. Monitors MetroParks credit card usage and alerts supervisor of possible fraudulent credit account/card usage or use which is not in compliance with MetroParks policy or current administrative directives. 
    • Compiles and keeps track of (maintains files of) organizational contracts. 
    • Performs technical accounts maintenance. 
    • Reconciles and/or monitors specific accounting and fiscal functions. 
    • Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the organization, as a team leader/contributor. Communicates and explains purpose and rationale for policies, schedules, changes in procedures etc. with all managerial staff members in a timely and helpful manner. 
    • Provides training on financial related policies and procedures to other employees as scheduled. Arranges and conducts cross training among subordinate staff so as to provide maximum flexibility and continuous service to the staff or other departments. 
    • Operates MetroParks licensed vehicles assigned for use by supervisor and/or operates other vehicles on behalf of employer. 
    • Serves as backup to Manager of Financial Services on duties such as, but not limited to, Board Report Financials, budget transfers, etc. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned. 

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

    • Ability to meet and deal with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Serves as a goodwill ambassador for MetroParks of Butler County at all times. 
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues, privileged information and nonpublic records. 

    • Proficiency in filing; knowledge of proper telephone etiquette; good diction; knowledge of proper word usage, punctuation and letter-writing skills; and competency in the correct operation of standard office equipment, including the ability to operate common computer systems and software. 
    • Keyboarding ability of a minimum of 30 words per minute. 
    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate, and to manage administrative tasks. 
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public in-person or via email, phone, or written document. 

    Required Education and Experience: 

    • A high school diploma or equivalent and a two (2) year accounting or business degree from an accredited business school or college; or a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of five (5) years bookkeeping or accounting experience. 
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required. Ability to be bonded against dishonesty and theft by MetroParks of Butler County’s current liability insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. 
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) on his/her driving record at the time of employment issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations. 

    Work Environment & Schedule: This position is a full-time, non-exempt position that is generally in an office environment. Works as scheduled by supervisor or as delegated, establishes personal schedule and the schedules of subordinate staff as to provide maximum department coverage within current budgetary constraints. Position may require weekend or holiday duty as arranged. 

    Physical Demands: 

    While performing the duties of this job, the Financial Services Team Leader is regularly required to stay in a stationary position, to traverse, and to converse effectively. This employee may occasionally move up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodation will be made for known physical limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. 

    Learn more and apply here!

  • June 25, 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Under supervision of the Park Manager performs a variety of general-purpose duties and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of park grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Maintenance duties may include, but are not limited to: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, applying pesticides and fertilizers, shoveling and plowing snow, and assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs.
    • Prepares and maintains park exterior and interior facilities for use by performing duties such as cleaning, painting and routine maintenance of reservable areas, recreational equipment, shelters, and park grounds adjacent to reservable spaces, common areas, storage rooms, kitchen areas and restrooms.
    • Uses and maintains wrenches, pruners, trimmers, brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, blowers, brushes, rollers, shovels, rakes, hammers and other common hand tools.
    • Operates licensed and non-licensed motor vehicles, APVs, snow plows, tractors, mowers, brush hogs, loaders and other equipment.
    • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times. Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
    • Aids in general public programming and special events as assigned.
    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed: including but not limited to: time sheets, vehicle mileage, equipment usage, etc.
    • Follows Board policies in Personnel Policy Manual.
    • Maintains confidentiality on sensitive issues and nonpublic records.
    • Assists with conservation, wildlife management, and land stewardship activities in assigned areas.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate, and to manage tasks.
    • The physical ability to perform labor and the tasks noted above is required of this position as well as possession of the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public.
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members, volunteers and the staff of other agencies.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; and a minimum of 18 years of age is required at the time of employment.
    • Previous grounds and building maintenance experience or experience in a related field is preferred for this position.
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment or employees currently working under the provisions of this position description.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on their driving record at the time of employment.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    Employment in this position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule. Ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Ability to work around various outdoor contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and airborne and plant allergens. Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Learn more here!

  • June 25, 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Manages, plans, coordinates and implements MetroParks of Butler County special programs and special events throughout the park system under the direction of Supervisor of Community and Park Connections. Seeks donations, sponsorships and funding sources for events and projects.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Organizes, develops budgets for, and implements educational, recreational programs and special events throughout MetroParks including, but not limited to concerts, festivals, living history events and art shows.
    • Creates new programs and events themed within the mission of MetroParks.
    • Maintains responsibility for quality, coordination and organization of event programming.
    • Manages costs and pursues financially viable, revenue producing performance by seeking and securing additional funding sources for events, projects, and programming outside of the general fund. This would include donations, sponsorships and gifts.
    • Collaborates and works cooperatively with other department staff and volunteers to plan and implement events. Maintains and promotes good working relationships with staff and volunteers.
    • Schedules and mediates planning meetings for programs and events.
    • Responsible for obtaining permits, licensing, contract with providers, payments, purchase orders and other paperwork related to special events. Books and evaluates outside entertainment, contractual personnel and vendors.
    • Creates promotional materials and develops a marketing strategy for events, such as press releases, flyers, posters, program guides and social media.
    • Creates status reports for supervisor advising of any significant issues or problems.
    • Proposes annual budgets covering special events, projects and programming.
    • Operates motor vehicles on behalf of the employer and common office, electronic, and other equipment.
    • Follows applicable MetroParks policies in Employee Handbook and other policies adopted by the Board of Park Commissioners.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize, coordinate, prioritize and self-initiate. Ability to manage multiple administrative details and physical logistics of events.
    • Knowledge of event planning, park programs and activities, public relations, the entertainment industry, as well as community and guest demographics.
    • Ability to use computer and other common office equipment to efficiently and accurately perform or facilitate the performance of assigned tasks.
    • The physical ability to perform labor and the tasks noted above is required of this position as well as possession of the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public.
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members, volunteers and the staff of other agencies.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. is required. An associate degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Leisure Studies or closely related field and 1-3 years progressively responsible experience in special event planning, organizing and implementation is preferred.
    • An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
    • Above average skill in written and oral communications.
    • Skilled in the use of common office software (word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, PowerPoint, etc.), general office equipment and event technological needs.
    • Skilled in speaking effectively before groups.
    • Demonstrates success in negotiating contracts and coordinating and/or collaborating with performers, vendors and others.
    • Current basic first aid and CPR certifications or the ability to obtain these certifications within 4 months of assumption of position.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the MetroParks’ current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. A candidate for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized governmental licensing authority as a result of driving-related violations on his/her driving record at the time of employment.
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).
    • The position requires a high-level of dependability and a commitment to quality to ensure a positive park visitor/customer experience.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This is a part-time position in which the employee must remain available to work a flexible schedule that will include evenings, weekends and holidays. Ability to work effectively outdoors in all regular weather and climatic conditions is also required.

    Physical Demands:

    • Good physical condition and general good health allowing performance of light to moderate physical labor.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position such as carrying items, standing, crouching, climbing, lifting, etc.
    • The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.
    • Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Learn more here!

  • June 25, 2019 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Duration: Seasonal. March – May & September – November. Additional hours possible on at-will basis.

    Hours: Up to 20 hours per week; between the hours of 8am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.

    Compensation: $12/hour

    Responsible to: Education Coordinator & Director of Education

    Contact: Krystal Gallagher, Education Coordinator, education@gormanfarm.org

    Purpose: To support the Gorman Heritage Farm mission by implementing high-quality educational programs about farms, food, and history, and working in collaboration with other staff and volunteers. Promotes membership and acts as an advocate for Gorman Heritage Farm.


    Essential Functions:

    • Safely escort groups of 8-12 children on school field trips through farmyard and gardens, and lead children in farm animal interactions.
    • Teach interactive educational programs about food, farming, gardening, local history.
    • Prepare, create, and organize education materials before each school field trip season.
    • Set-up and break-down education materials before and after field trip program days.
    • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with Education Volunteers by offering teaching tips, support and setting an example.
    • Support Education Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training.
    • Support Education Coordinator in program evaluation.
    Additional Functions:
    • Assist in compost, garden prep, maintenance, harvesting, farmyard work as needed.
    • Lead weekend and summer tours and Scout programs as schedule allows.
    • Set-up, break-down, and staff GHF fundraising events (including but not limited to Sunflower Festival, the first full weekend in October).
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Physical Requirements:
    • This position requires the following physical activities: walking uphill, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors.
    • Ability to learn to operate a motorized vehicle (such as gator or tractor).
    Qualifications:
    • Baccalaureate degree in education, natural science, agriculture, environmental interpretation, related field or equivalent experience. Three to five years in related position, such as interpretation or education.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills: proficient in public speaking and the ability to teach, motivate and work with children. Able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Collaborative leadership style: positive attitude, team player, flexible, willingness to work in non-profit setting with a small staff. Enthusiasm is strongly encouraged.

    To apply, complete the application and upload a resume here!


  • June 13, 2019 1:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    Ohio River Foundation, a regional conservation non-profit organization seeks part-time seasonal Field Educators for its fall/spring River Explorer Education Programs in Greater Cincinnati.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work with education team to conduct ½ day hands-on education field trips for 4th – 12th grade students and special groups. Activities and topics include: wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality testing, ecosystem and watershed concepts, and safety review
    • Manage and maintain educational and scientific equipment
    • Assist staff with program development
    • This position requires the ability to lift and carry equipment (up to 30lbs.) and safely exit and enter streams, creeks, and rivers.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • College coursework in biology, ecology, or related field
    • Education coursework or experience with children in an education setting preferred
    • Strong communication skills desired; ability to work self-directed and team member
    • General knowledge of conservation issues and environmental laws
    • Ability to make decisions quickly and independently
    • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and enthusiastic manner.

    SALARY: Competitive hourly wage

    Position is part-time seasonal (Fall/Spring), 2 to 3 trips/week (weekdays), typically 8:45 am – 2 pm.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply email or fax your resume to:

    Ohio River Foundation
    513-469-6755 (fax)

    orf@ohioriverfdn.org

    Ohio River Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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