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  • April 12, 2021 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 80 Acres Farm

    Position: Farm Technician

    Reports to: Farm Manager

    The Future of Fresh is Here!

    Food isn’t what it used to be. We made it better, and we did it by building a different kind of farm. A farm that doesn’t need sun, soil or favorable weather to do its thing. A farm where pesticides have no place—because everything’s indoors, monitored and controlled, 24/7. We built a farm where robots do the heavy lifting, so the humans can focus on growing the freshest, most nutritious food possible. A farm that can produce over 300 times more food than an ordinary farm. With 100% renewable energy. And 97% less water. Pretty unbelievable, right? Well, believe it. This farm is real. We call it 80 Acres Farms. Fresher food awaits you.

    Job Overview

    We are looking for self-motivated and driven individuals who can support and promote a team atmosphere. This individual will do so by providing basic crop handling responsibilities, including pruning, and maintaining vine crops; harvesting leafy greens, tomatoes, and herbs; performing quality inspections; and packing finished product. Farm Technicians will learn good manufacturing practices critical to food safety and to their team. Farm technicians will gain the hands-on experience and the initial skills needed to help promote advancement within the company.

    Responsibilities & Duties

    • Seed & harvest leafy greens, tomatoes, and herbs on commercial scale.

    • Basic crop maintenance, such as pruning.

    • Complete data collection and documentation to ensure traceability and inventory accuracy.

    • Operate machinery including scissor lift, automated seeder, & automated harvester.

    • Sanitation of farm materials.

    • Follow all GMP’s to ensure food safety.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Basic computer proficiency.

    • Ability to operate machinery, use a ladder, & lift 50 lbs.

    • Fast paced worker.

    • Detail and quality oriented.

    • Agriculture, science, and/or production background a plus.

    • Adaptability to fast pace environment and quickly evolving processes.

    • Ability to work weekends, as needed.

    Job Type: Full-Time

    Position Starting Rate: $13.50 Hourly

    Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Company paid life insurance; LTD, short term disability, and voluntary

    life are available. PTO. 401K with pre-tax and Roth options. Paid holidays.

    To Apply: https://www.80acresfarms.com/connect/careers/


  • April 12, 2021 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 80 Acres Farm

    Position: Maintenance Technician (1st Shift)

    Reports to: Maintenance Lead

    The Future of Fresh is Here!

    Food isn’t what it used to be. We made it better, and we did it by building a different kind of farm. A farm that doesn’t need sun, soil or favorable weather to do its thing. A farm where pesticides have no place—because everything’s indoors, monitored and controlled, 24/7. We built a farm where robots do the heavy lifting, so the humans can focus on growing the freshest, most nutritious food possible. A farm that can produce over 300 times more food than an ordinary farm. With 100% renewable energy. And 97% less water. Pretty unbelievable, right? Well, believe it. This farm is real. We call it 80 Acres Farms. Fresher food awaits you.

    Job Overview

    We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated and skilled individual who can support and promote a team atmosphere in our rapidly growing organization. This individual will have a solid understanding of plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. Strong work ethic, time management and organizational skills are a must.

    Responsibilities & Duties

    • Care for machinery and equipment by completing preventative maintenance, including lubricating moving components, adjusting parts.

    • Daily examination of equipment for assigned area to identify signs of excessive wear, defects, and damage. Repair industrial equipment and machinery to ensure they are always in proper working order.

    • Record all maintenance and repair services performed and keep track of all materials and parts used during the repair process.

    • Perform routine building maintenance duties, including painting, minor electrical repairs, plumbing, and heating/ventilation systems.

    • Track work progress in Maintenance System

    • Must follow GMPs and comply with all safety regulations.

    • Determine and troubleshoot issues.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge on electrical/Industrial controls.

    • HVAC (EPA 608 certified, preferred).

    • Understanding of Mechanical systems.

    • Adaptability to fast pace environment and quickly evolving processes.

    • Ability to operate machinery, use a ladder, & lift 50 lbs.

    • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

    • Ability to work in a team environment and follow instructions from Maintenance Lead.

    • May be required to work outside of normal work hours.

    Job Type: Full-Time (Tuesday – Saturday) or (Sunday - Thursday)

    Salary: $21- $28 an Hour

    Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Company paid life insurance; LTD, short term disability, and voluntary life are available. PTO. 401K with pre-tax and Roth options. Paid holidays.

    To Apply: https://www.80acresfarms.com/connect/

  • March 31, 2021 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    The Mill Creek Alliance (Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek Watershed as a natural and community asset. We envision the watershed as a healthy ecosystem where people and communities can thrive. Our work focuses on RESTORATION, EDUCATION, and RECREATION.

    SUMMARY:

    The Community and Social Engagement Coordinator, in collaboration with the Alliance Executive Director and staff, supports the Alliance’s mission by engaging communities and communicating with the public about MCA’s mission and activities as well as organizing/managing volunteers for all programs in the organization.

    I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION

    ● Collaborate and coordinate with MCA program coordinators/directors

    ● Establish effective working partnerships with a wide range of watershed stakeholders

    ● Balance multiple priorities

    ● Communicate in a positive and respectful manner

    ● Demonstrate flexibility and cooperative attitude when faced with change

    ● Demonstrate strong multi-tasking abilities

    ● Work independently with minimal supervision

    ● Motivate and manage project teams to meet milestone schedules

    II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Outreach

    ● Support the mission of the Alliance by working closely with local communities, residents, businesses, agencies, and governmental organizations in the Mill Creek Watershed to foster partnerships.

    ● Organize and attend meetings that build relationships and support our efforts to champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek in all watershed communities.

    ● Work with staff and Board committee members to plan and organize outreach events.

    Communication

    ● Manage MCA external communication, including email campaigns (MailChimp), social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), marketing campaigns, web content and blogging (Squarespace), newsletters and annual appeals, etc.

    ● Assure consistent and coordinated messaging across all MCA communications platforms.

    ● Support development activities including donor management and acknowledgement (DonorPerfect).

    Volunteers

    ● Recruit volunteers, manage the volunteer in-take process, orient volunteers to work assigned, evaluate volunteer experience, and find creative ways to express gratitude and maintain commitment.

    ● Work closely with program coordinators/directors to schedule and track volunteer participation/experiences.

    Other

    ● Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Computer hardware and software, printer, copier, scanner, and mobile telephone

    IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    V. WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The duties of this job are performed both inside a climate-controlled office setting and outside, and at times in inclement weather. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    VI. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education / Work Experience:

    ● Education and/or relevant experience working with communities and non-profit organizations

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    ● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with watershed stakeholders, colleagues, supervisors, elected officials, and the public

    ● Proficient in Social Media

    ● Knowledgeable in web design, email marketing, and donor management software

    ● Experienced in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    ● Ability to work independently on several on-going projects setting incremental milestones while keeping sight of long-term objectives

    ● Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

    ● Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences

    ● Ability to maintain organized records

    ● Ability to articulate and present a positive professional image in person, on the telephone, and in electronic communications

    ● Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle

    VIII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS

    This is a part-time (20 hours per week) grant-funded position. Office hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend hours are required and may be imperative for success in this position. Salary, wages, and benefits offered are based on a detailed rubric in order to assure equitable pay based on responsibility, education, experience, and history with the organization. Employees are paid twice a month.

    VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at dschmitt@themillcreekalliance.org. Several candidates will be selected for interviews based on the written materials submitted. Final selection is based on the most qualified applicant as determined by one or more in-person interviews. The position is available immediately. Mill Creek Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, genetic information, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, or disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. If an applicant meets all requirements and characteristics as indicated in the job description, hiring may be contingent upon successful completion of drug and alcohol test, background check, and physical.


  • March 29, 2021 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    The Mill Creek Alliance (Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek Watershed as a natural and community asset. We envision the watershed as a healthy ecosystem where people and communities can thrive. Our work focuses on RESTORATION, EDUCATION, and RECREATION.

    SUMMARY:

    The Education Program Coordinator supports the Alliance’s mission by coordinating the 4 elements of the MCA Environmental Education programs for youth and adults.

    I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION

    ● Work collaboratively with Alliance program coordinators/directors

    ● Establish effective working partnerships with a wide range of watershed stakeholders

    ● Effectively balance multiple priorities

    ● Communicate in a positive and respectful manner

    ● Demonstrate flexibility and cooperative attitude when faced with change

    ● Demonstrate strong multi-tasking abilities

    ● Work independently with minimal supervision

    ● Actively manage and motivate project teams to meet milestone schedules

    II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    A. Coordinate 4 elements of the MCA Environmental Education program (Youth and Adults).

    ● School Programs/Teacher support-Middle- & High School (i.e cQHEI stream survey & water chemistry)

    ○ Connect with schools/teachers to coordinate Spring and Fall school programs

    ○ Develop curricula that includes the use of our restoration sites. Engage subject area experts to support the program as needed.

    ○ Coordinate transportation, permission forms, school schedules, water quality monitoring equipment and supplies, site preparation, environmental professional volunteers, etc.

    ● Service Learning Activities

    ○ Organize groups of \students or adults to engage in Service Learning activities

    ○ Mesh Service Learning with Restoration Site maintenance (working closely with Project Dir).

    ○ Research and develop appropriates sites and activities

    ○ Monitor and establish safety guidelines

    ● Internships (including Blue Team)

    ○ Maintain and develop connections with local higher education programs. Write job descriptions, advertise and review applicants for open positions on a regular basis.

    ○ Administer Internship program including Learning Agreements and documentation in coordination with MCA Program Directors.

    ○ Develop meaningful experiences for college students with environmental interests.

    ● Informal and Other Education

    ○ Teacher Training

    ○ Youth Stream Camp or other new summer youth program

    ○ Develop community and adult education opportunities.

    B. ADDITIONAL Organizational Responsibilities

    ● Support the mission of the Alliance in the course of interacting with businesses, residents, and local, regional, and national governmental organizations and agencies in the Mill Creek Watershed

    ● Assist with drafting relevant sections of grant applications.

    ● Work closely with local communities and local, state, and Federal stakeholders to foster partnerships and to help attain Alliance goals

    ● Perform other related duties assigned by the Executive Director, Alliance Chair & Board of Trustees

    III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Laptop/Desktop computer; tablets, Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and Adobe software; printers; copier and scanner; mobile telephone; personal office. Access to water testing laboratory facility.

    IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific abilities required by this job include working with children in outdoor/stream bank environments. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    V. WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The duties of this job are performed both inside a climate-controlled office setting and outside, and at times in inclement weather. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    VI. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education / Work Experience:

    ● Relevant education and experience working with High- and Middle-School youth, college students, adult continuing education, and teacher training.

    ● Ohio Teacher certification preferred

    ● Create curriculum, align with Ohio State standards, develop lesson plans, and measure outcomes.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    ● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with watershed stakeholders, colleagues, supervisors, elected officials and the public

    ● Ability to work independently on several on-going projects setting incremental milestones while keeping sight of long-term objectives

    ● Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences

    ● Ability to maintain organized records including

    ● Ability to track project finances for grant reporting and Alliance budgeting purposes

    ● Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    ● Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle

    VIII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS

    This is a part-time (20 hours per week) grant-funded position. Office hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Salary, wages, and benefits offered are based on a detailed rubric in order to assure equitable pay based on responsibility, education, experience, and history with the organization. Employees are paid twice a month.

    VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at dschmitt@themillcreekalliance.org. Several candidates will be selected for interviews based on the written materials submitted. Final selection is based on the most qualified applicant as determined by one or more in-person interviews. The position is available immediately.


  • March 22, 2021 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Community Earth Alliance

    CINCINNATI, OHIO

    April or May to September 30, 2021

    You will have the unique opportunity to live and work in an urban ecovillage homestead, learn gardening, work with other ecovillage residents and with a permaculture project as well as spend time in nature.

    This urban ecovillage is located just seven minutes from downtown Cincinnati. The ecovillage is in an existing 100 year old neighborhood. It is an experiment in making our cities ecological places to live.

    YOU WILL WORK 24 HOURS PER WEEK AS AN ECOVILLAGE INTERN:

    Responsibilities:

    To do whatever tasks are required to maintain the homestead. Such as:

    Helping keep up their gardens

    Food preservation

    Do trail work, clearing fence rows and controlling weeds

    Work on the forest garden

    Straightening, painting, cleaning

    Also:

    Help with educating people about urban ecovillages. Help with:

    Ecovillage podcast

    Publishing and marketing book on ecovillage

    Assist others in the ecovillage when needed.

    Work on a Permaculture project

    Assist Community Earth Alliance with its projects.

    Work with the Rights of Nature movement

    Opportunity to: spend time in nature, with other ecovillagers and for personal growth.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Comfortable working outdoors in hot, buggy, muggy, rainy or muddy situations, and in beautiful weather.

    Are responsible, self-driven and open to working with a team but also on your own.

    An interest in learning about alternative lifestyles based on a love for Earth.

    Interested in learning about the ecovillage

    Computer skills. Ability to work on websites would be helpful

    COMPENSATION

    Intern will be offered housing, plus a $60 per week stipend and an opportunity to learn.

    If you are a college student and are interested in gaining credit for this experience we would be willing to work with your college or university to make this happen.

    Contact:

    Jim Schenk

    553 Enright Ave.

    Cincinnati, OH 45205

    513-921-1932

    jschenk@imagoearth.org

    Comments from interns from previous year:

    This position is perfect for any individual interested in living a sustainable lifestyle, and learning how to better do so. It is a nourishing environment to learn, as with it comes access to many individuals with a broad range of knowledge and talents that are eager to talk about and teach them. Being an intern means that you are available to help with odd jobs that may arise, so flexibility and an open mind to learning new skills is helpful. I would highly recommend this position for individuals who are eager to learn and willing to work. You will acquire new skills and a unique and priceless experience in return.

    And:

    It is an amazing experience. It is real immersion so need to be willing to work after hours. The work itself isn’t difficult but it takes time and dedication.

    You’ll meet a lot of incredible people and become part of the community.

    You can get out of it what you want, as long as you know what you want out of it.

    It’s nothing like working in an office. You have to enjoy getting dirty.

    It is definitely worth it.


  • March 16, 2021 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Northern Kentucky University

    Department Power Plant

    Compensation Title EMS/HVAC Systems Specialist

    Position Status Regular

    Work Schedule

    80 hours Bi-weekly, shifts to include working every other weekend, shifts also include 1st and 3rd shift hours. 12 hours a day

    Hours per Week 40

    Months per Year 12

    Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

    Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

    Purpose of Position

    This 80 hour/bi-weekly ESSENTIAL position is responsible for monitoring, operating and maintaining chilled water and steam equipment and systems in a newly constructed power plant. Also responsible for energy management measures associated with heating/cooling operations. This position is required to work when the University is closed due to adverse weather conditions or other emergencies that may require closing of the University for the safety of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Power Plant operations, which include maintaining proper temperatures in campus facilities through efficient operation of boilers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, etc. Monitor the energy management system for alarms related to building trouble and fires, freeze-stats, boilers, air handlers, HVAC equipment, pumps, etc. Dispatch general maintenance mechanics for after-hour problems involving plumbing, electric, elevators, locks, fire and other emergencies. The Power Plant is a 24/7/365 operation.

    Qualifications

    Graduation from high school or GED and two years of experience in Power Plant maintenance/energy management operations and HVAC systems. Acceptable minimum equivalent is two years experience in Power Plant operations and maintenance. Technical/Vocational school certifications in HVAC or boiler operator’s license/stationary engineer’s license preferred. Apprenticeship program in a related field is preferred. Requires mechanical aptitude, skills and knowledge to operate campus boilers, chillers and HVAC systems. Basic computer skills are required; knowledge of computerized energy management systems is preferred. Ability to safely operate hand and power tools, testing equipment, machinery and vehicles is required. Ability to work overhead, on ladders, on catwalks and other elevations, and in confined spaces is required. Ability to perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion is required. Maturity, integrity, detail-orientation, self-motivation, good judgment and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision is required. A valid driver’s license is required as is dependable transportation. Requires the ability to report to work in severe weather, natural disasters, and other emergencies. The ability to work any hours as needed to provide 24/7/365 coverage is required. All applicants must fill-out an online staff application.

    Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

    Minimum Education High School Diploma

    Preferred Education High School Diploma

    Minimum Experience 3 years

    Salary $16.55/hr + NSD

    Pay Grade S68

    Job Open Date 03/10/2021

    Open Until Filled Yes

    APPLY HERE


  • March 15, 2021 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Summer (May-August) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, and Advancement Departments. Please read each department description for information. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

    INTERN REQUIREMENTS

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Advancement Summer Intern – Design & Copyediting.

    This individual will be working alongside the entire department to generate Advancement related design materials, both print and digital, such as digital brochures, cards, and CAC promotional materials. This individual will also assist in editing written materials designed to reach and promote museum engagement and fundraising. Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign, or other equivalent design programs, as well as an enthusiasm for writing and editing of written materials pertaining to museum membership and donor engagement.

    Advancement Summer Intern – 2021 Gala.

    This individual will report directly to the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and will assist with preparations for the 2021 CAC Gala/ art auction. Must demonstrate a hard-working and enthusiastic character, with an interest in special event planning and community engagement. This individual will be charged with promoting the event in a variety of ways, including outreach to past gala supporters and local business to solicit in-kind product donations and potential sponsorships.

    Advancement Summer Intern – Affinity Groups.

    This individual will report directly to the Corporate and Advanced Giving Director and will assist with written materials, data and donor info tracking, and promotional outreach regarding CAC Affinity Groups, such as The 50, The WOMXN, Corporate Circle and Director’s Circle.

    Requirements:

    Coursework in Arts Administration, Fine Art, Business, or Development

    Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills

    Strong research skills

    Strong organization skills

    Interest in Contemporary Art

    BS, BA, or BFA in process or completed; MA, MFA in process preferred

    Submit resume and statement of interest before April 2nd to alaughlin@cincycac.org.


  • March 15, 2021 1:16 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Summer (May-August) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, and Advancement Departments. Please read each department description for information. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

    INTERN REQUIREMENTS

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Education Summer Intern – Interpretation.

    This internship will be responsible for assisting the Interpretive Learning Director with interpretation. The best fit would be an art history or history major with an interest in learning styles, and strong research, writing, and organization skills.

    Education Summer Intern – Creative Learning.

    This internship will be responsible for assisting the Creative Learning Director with planning, facilitation, and development of creative programming (both for in-person and virtual content). Brainstorm and develop programming ideas that relate to CAC exhibitions and/or community engagement. Explore new ways to connect with visitors/viewers via social media and virtual learning. Explore the pedagogy of creative learning across multiple age groups.

    Requirements:

    Coursework in Art Education, Art History, or Fine Art

    Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills

    Strong research skills

    Strong organization skills

    Interest in Contemporary Art

    BS, BA, or BFA in process or completed

    Submit resume and statement of interest before April 2nd to alaughlin@cincycac.org.
  • March 15, 2021 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Contemporary Arts Center

    The Contemporary Arts Center is currently accepting applications for Summer (May-August) 2021 Internships in the Curatorial, Education, and Advancement Departments. Please read each department description for information. The time commitment for most internships averages 10-15 hours per week.

    2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    Curatorial Summer Intern – Research.

    The Curatorial Research intern will be responsible for assisting the Senior Curator, and Exhibition Manager with research, administration and planning for upcoming exhibitions. Work would be conducted primarily from off-site, with weekly virtual check in meetings with supervisors. Time requirement would be the equivalent of 2-3 days a week.

    Curatorial Summer Intern – Writing.

    The Curatorial Writing intern will be responsible for assisting the Exhibition Manager with research and writing for a variety of curatorial didactics, with a focus on archival material. These include artwork labels, exhibition history research and abstracts, artist biographies, and social media posts. The tasks are primarily research and writing based but may also include general or administrative projects. Work will be conducted primarily from off-site, although on-site check-in meetings with supervisors are optional. Time requirement would be the equivalent of 2-3 days a week.

    Requirements:

    Coursework in Art History, History or Fine Art

    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

    Strong research skills

    Strong organization skills

    Interest in Contemporary Art

    Familiarity with library and archive research

    MA or MFA in process (preferred, but not required)

    Proficiency in more than one language (preferred, but not required)

    Social media and video editing skills are a plus

    Proficiency in more than one language (preferred, but not required)

    Social media and video editing skills are a plus

    Submit resume and statement of interest before April 2nd to alaughlin@cincycac.org. For Curatorial Internships, please also submit a writing sample.


  • March 12, 2021 6:03 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) and AmeriCorps have partnered to bring fun, science based educational opportunities to students in Cincinnati who need it the most and to challenge our community to step up and do more to conserve resources and wildlife. Together, CZBG and AmeriCorps will provide quality STEM education to economically disadvantaged Prek-12 students and to engage Zoo visitors and community members in environmentally conscious practices and behaviors. Zoo AmeriCorps members will work directly with teachers and students to improve science literacy and academic engagement and with Zoo visitors and the community outside the Zoo to share sustainable practices and encourage behavior change.

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is known for many things- our conservation efforts, our green initiatives, our friendly staff… but did you know that we have a strong set of core values that make us the best team around, and a Top Workplace in Cincinnati? We’re more than coworkers… we’re family. By building Collaborative Relationships, displaying Positivity & Energy, having Pride, Passion & a Sense of Ownership, supporting Accountability, Mutual Trust & Respect, and embracing Progressive Thinking, we have built a team of dedicated staff that focuses on our visitors, our community & our future.

    This is what we believe and how we act. If this gets you fired up, we look forward to having you join our team!

    ABOUT THE POSITION

    The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1,700 hours (40 hours per week) over an 11-month term of service from August 30, 2021 to July 31, 2022. The Community Impact Member will connect visitors, community members, partners, Zoo staff and volunteers with opportunities to be involved with Zoo conservation initiatives and advance our mission. Member will create communication and press releases related to these initiatives. Member will seek and maintain collaborative relationships with other like minded organizations. Member will organize community impact opportunities that advance our Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion goals. This position requires frequent travel to and from the Zoo and to the various project sites. The member will report directly to, and be supervised by, the Volunteer and Intern Program Manager. Scheduled will be assigned as needed Monday – Sunday, based on serving 5 days a week for 8-hour days.

    AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities

    Seek out regional service opportunities that encourage community members to work together and have a significant collective impact

    Create and oversee service projects that educate and engage participants in conversations about the Zoo’s conservation goals

    Create inclusive community engagement events with collaborators and partners to support and mobilize diverse audiences to take conservation action

    Assist with the Zoo’s “Green Team” to support Net Zero goals

    Assist with Education Department sustainability events

    Measure impact of projects and events for the program year

    Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Serve as a Zoo leader and representative at all community impact events and external partnership and planning meetings

    Work with various Zoo staff to promote community engagement efforts internally and externally using social media, oral presentation, and other outreach tools

    Participate in a mid-year and end of year performance review process with supervisors

    Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

    Recruitment

    Recruit participants/volunteers for all projects or events

    Explain, collect, and input all required participant paperwork

    Use online tool(s) to manage events and opportunities, capture participant contact information and service hours, utilize tool(s) for tracking and reporting data

    Orientation and Training

    Create and provide written orientation documents for service project/event participants to explain responsibilities, goals and short- term/long-term results of each project/initiative.

    Logistical Planning and Event Coordination

    Partner with Zoo staff and collaborators to plan and manage all service projects/events

    Maintain an inventory of materials as needed

    Maintain an events calendar

    Manage logistics pertaining to each event/opportunity.

    Administer experience surveys and evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Support and Troubleshooting

    Serve as primary contact for project/event participants, answering questions and managing challenges or conflict that may arise

    Identify and share additional resources or innovative ideas

    Collect and input all volunteer feedback

    Other Responsibilities

    Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Zoo team

    Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s Community Impact efforts, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year

    TIME COMMITMENT

    Serve an average of 40 hours per week during the program year (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020) including:

    Community Impact management activities (detailed above), ongoing and daily basis

    Weekly supervisory meetings [1-2 hours per week]

    Planning meetings and check-ins with Zoo staff and community partners [4-10 hours per week]

    Preparing for service projects/events [10-20 hours per week]

    Attending/leading service projects and community events [6-12 hours per month]

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Team-Building Experience

    Ability to lead a team of diverse participants to accomplish service projects

    Strong communication skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings and trainings

    Experience in a leadership role

    Project Management

    Ability to organize multiple tasks

    Attention to detail

    Ability to manage and prioritize time and responsibilities

    Commitment to Service

    Ability to fulfill a yearlong, full-time AmeriCorps service commitment

    Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

    Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

    Professionalism

    Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

    Excellent organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and independently manage multiple tasks and timely follow-through, with flexibility to adapt to changing needs and to work effectively with minimal supervision

    Willingness to seek and use available resources to support problem solving efforts

    Ability to independently problem solve and think strategically

    Ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

    Maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors

    Additional Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree required

    A sincere love of wildlife and nature, and desire to share that interest with others

    Knowledge of/ education in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

    Knowledge of/ education in/ experience in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

    Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher) the internet and web-based forms

    Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

    Valid Driver’s License

    Ability to travel locally when needed

    Ability to stand, walk, climb and grasp objects

    Must be able to lift & move 50 pounds without mechanical assistance

    Appointment is conditional upon passing a pre-start drug & nicotine screen

    Must provide a negative TB test result prior to beginning the position

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Total living allowance of up to $15,100 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

    Eligible to receive an education award of $6,495 upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

    Health care and childcare benefit eligible

    AmeriCorps status could qualify you for forbearance and interest payments on qualified student loans during service. Learn more HERE

    Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

    Making a difference in the community while being part of a dedicated service team.

    TO APPLY

    Apply here with resume and cover letter by June 1,2021.

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