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  • March 08, 2019 3:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

    Request for Proposal - Small Grocery Store Operator

    1. The Opportunity

    a. Introduction

    The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3). We’re a comprehensive community development corporation focused on creating a vibrant and thriving Walnut Hills Business District. Some of our recent accomplishments include Trevarren Flats, Walnut Hills Neighborhood Reinvestment Plan, and implementation of Form-Based Code.

    The half-mile radius surrounding the Peeble’s Corner Business District is in the midst of a major renaissance. It’s been the site of $60 million of development over the past couple of years. But in the midst of all this positive momentum, there’s something missing – a conveniently- located grocery store.

    Our primary purpose for opening the grocery store is to serve the people in our neighborhood who are the most vulnerable – the elderly, those living in poverty, and residents with disabilities. To be sustainable though, we’ll also need customers from the surrounding, more affluent, neighborhoods to become loyal shoppers. So this is the challenge...to operate a store that accounts for a broad range of price sensitivities and meets the grocery needs of a culturally diverse population.

    The social aspect of the store is also important. It will need to be a friendly place where everyone feels welcome. A successful operator and their staff will be on a first name basis with regular customers and be willing to fulfill their special food requests.

    b. Description

    The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is looking for a grocery store operator to address the food desert situation here in our neighborhood. The ideal candidate has a passion for food justice and experience starting up as well as managing a neighborhood grocery or retail establishment. We’re seeking someone who would embrace opening a friendly grocery in a resurgent and diverse neighborhood that also happens to be a food desert. This person could be an experienced grocery operator or someone who wants to open a deli and could also run the grocery side of it. Or, perhaps, a group of interested individuals that pool their talents and interests to run the day-to-day operation.

    We recognize that the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is not a grocery store operator, and more generally is not a retail operator, and that’s why we’re putting out this Request for Proposals. We’ve outlined our ideal operator responsibilities, goals, and features below but we want to hear from you. Think creatively about how you envision operations running, the relationship between the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation and the Operator, and do not feel entirely confined by our descriptions. At its core, we’re looking to create a small grocery store (between 750 – 4,000sf) which is welcoming to and serves all members of our diverse neighborhood population, while focusing on providing fresh foods.

    The ideal grocery operator would be responsible for:

    • Weighing in on the store location
    • Collaborating on store design and product offering mix
    • Selecting equipment and store fixtures
    • Developing a healthy, food supply chain for a mix of products: shelf stable items, meat, fish, produce, deli, beverage
    • Making all orders to stock grocery and store operation supplies
    • Managing inventory, product storage, and rotation activities to minimize food waste
    • Working with the neighborhood to hire qualified residents
    • Developing and executing a sales and merchandising strategy
    • Offering guidance and training to the grocery staff
    • Incorporating food access volunteers into workforce
    • Maintaining the store in a safe, clean, and appealing way for both customers and employees
    • Providing positive shopping experiences and ensuring customer satisfaction
    • Operating in an environmentally sustainable manner
    • Ensuring that the store’s look and feel is welcoming to all
    • Utilizing technology to accept SNAP cards and Produce Perks incentive program
    • Setting up product displays and other merchandising material
    • Documenting and reporting basket size, customer volume, SNAP usage, and profitability
    • Handling the day-to-day financial duties – payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable
    • Engaging with adjacent store owners to build a safe, walkable retail environment

    2. Purpose of the Grocery

    The primary purpose behind opening this grocery store is to improve access to fresh, affordable, healthy food for our most vulnerable residents.

    a. The Store Offering

    1. More produce-based with healthier, less processed options (i.e. low sugar, salt, and fat).
    2. Local food from orchards, community gardens & livestock farms
    3. Local food products on shelves and in deli from minority-focused entrepreneurial incubators
    4. Value-added meals made from donated food
    5. Fewer brand choices to allow for more items (1,000–2,000 SKUs)
    6. A site for grocery ordering and customer pick-up as well as being the drop-off spot and departure zone for deliveries via bikes and vans
    7. A space to do food demos, smoothie samples, and educational events
    8. Convenient hours to serve everyone – some mornings, some evenings, and weekends.

    b. Our Partnership

    1. The WHRF will amplify store’s Marketing & Promotion efforts via our website and social media and those of our partners.
    2. The WHRF will act as the neighborhood liaison in getting the physical space ready for occupancy.
    3. The WHRF will promote and manage media relations with TV, radio, print, and web outlets.
    4. The WHRF will visually document the process.
    5. The WHRF will provide counsel as needed.

    c. Business Structure

    The WHRF has limited grant funding for the project which could be contributed towards tenant improvement build-out, providing a move in ready space, rent offset, or other startup/operational needs.

    We’re open to exploring different models of how the business will be structured, profit and loss allocation, and division of responsibilities for buildout of the space and operations.

    d. Your Proposal Please answer the following questions:

    1. Why do you want to operate a small grocery in Walnut Hills?
    2. Small Grocery Concept (Please clearly explain which elements of our operating responsibilities and store offerings you plan to include, and differences from our proposal)
    3. Operator experience and credentials
    4. Business Structure Concept and expected WHRF responsibilities
    5. Projected operating numbers
    6. Projected Sources and Uses

    In summary, we’re looking to open a grocery in late summer of 2019 to bring affordable groceries back to Walnut Hills. And we’re seeking the best possible person or group to operate it.

    If you’re a passionate food person who’s interested in making a positive impact in a rapidly-growing business district, this could be a great opportunity for you. Please send your proposal to Gary Dangel at the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation gary@walnuthillsrf.org

    Deadline for applications is 11:59p on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

  • March 05, 2019 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

    Member Duties :

    The VISTA will take action steps to: support sustainability for WIN's existing fresh food projects, including the South Cumminsville Community Garden and WIN's weekly “Harvest Day” produce stand project; identify partnerships, funding, and in-kind resources, and training to encourage and support for additional urban gardening efforts; inventory vacant residential lots in the community that can be brought into productive use and work with neighbors and partners to develop strategies and resources to create additional sites for community orchards, garden space, demonstration projects, green-space, or side yards. The VISTA will also collaborate with WIN's community development team on broader efforts of South Cumminsville "Local Foods Local Places" Action Plan and the "Out of Poverty" Initiative.

    Program Benefits :

    Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training

    Terms : 

    Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours. 

    Service Areas : 

    Community and Economic Development, Entrepreneur/Business, Technology, Education, Health, Community Outreach, Hunger, Neighborhood Revitalization

    Skills : 

    Business/Entrepreneur, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Computers/Technology, Recruitment, Communications, Public Speaking, Leadership, Public Health, Community Organization, General Skills, Writing/Editing

    Apply here!

  • March 04, 2019 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    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 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020. The ZooTeen Engagement AmeriCorps Member will coordinate, and coach teenage-volunteers accepted into our ZooTeen Volunteer program to become effective communicators, educators and leaders. The term “ZooTeens” refers to the group of teenage volunteers at the Cincinnati Zoo who volunteer with our Education, Visitor Experience and Horticulture Departments to communicate environmental and conservation messages to Zoo guests. The AmeriCorps Member will facilitate these experiences and opportunities for the ZooTeens. The AmeriCorps Member will report directly to and be supervised by the Volunteer Department Staff. The member will have a flexible schedule based on service responsibilities, serving 5-days a week for 8-hour days including evenings and weekends when necessary.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities

    • Coach ZooTeens to increase their communication, confidence, and leadership skills

    • Work with various Zoo staff to review, revise, and update ZooTeen volunteer activities

    • Develop novel approaches, strategies and outlets for ZooTeens to communicate environmental messages to Zoo visitors

    • Administer a performance evaluation to identify coachable behaviors and skills

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

    • Schedule, supervise and lead activities

    • Assist with recruitment and training of 200-250 ZooTeens

    • Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    • Measure impact of and goals for the program year (ZooTeens will communicate Zoo-modeled messages to approximately 15,000 Zoo visitors per year)

    • Work with the animal collection in order to maintain the high level of proficiency

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

    • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

    • Coordinate Administrative tasks with ZooTeen supervisors

    • Assist Volunteer Department Staff as needed

    ZooTeen Management: Recruitment

    • Assist with program promotion and recruitment efforts

    • Assist with applicant tracking, management, review and selection

    • Use online tool(s) to manage ZooTeen schedules and events; utilize tools for tracking and reporting data

    ZooTeen Management: Orientation and Training

    • Review, revise and create orientation materials

    • Develop training materials to explain ZooTeen responsibilities, goals and short- term/long-term results

    ZooTeen Management: Planning and Coordination

    • Partner with Zoo staff and collaborators to plan and manage all ZooTeen activities

    • Maintain an inventory of materials as needed

    • Maintain ZooTeen schedule

    • Administer pre- and post-experience surveys and evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

    Support and Troubleshooting

    • Serve as primary contact for ZooTeens, answering questions regarding ZooTeen activities, and managing conflict or challenges 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 ZooTeen Program and Visitor Experience 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:

    • ZooTeen management activities (detailed above), ongoing and daily basis

    • Bi-weekly supervisory meetings [1-2 hours per week]

    • Planning meetings and check-ins with Zoo staff [1-2 hours per week]

    • Administrative tasks, coaching, coordinating, developing and supervising daily/weekly activities [30-35 hours per week]

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      Team-Building Experience

      • Ability to lead a diverse group of teenagers

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

      • Experience in a leadership role, preferably with youth

      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

      • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

      • 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

      • Management experience a plus

      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

      • Desire and interest in working with youth; demonstrated rapport with, and understanding of teenagers and their parents

      • Ability to use basic and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher), G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Drive, Gmail), 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 $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

      • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

      • Health care and child care benefit eligible

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

      TO APPLY

      Application deadline is June 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


    • March 04, 2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

      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 (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). The Member will coordinate a program that provides regional environmental service opportunities for volunteers. The Member will work closely with Zoo staff and groups of volunteers, such as Zoo visitors, community members and corporate groups. 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 Office Manager and the Manager of Interpretive Exhibits, Visitor Research, Conservation Communications & Fun.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities

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

      • Communicate and collaborate with other organizations to create dynamic partnerships and volunteer opportunities

      • Oversee service projects that educate and engage participants in conversations about environmental and conservation goals

      • Measure impact of and goals for the program year (a minimum of 300 volunteers over the course of the service year through 1-2 projects/events per month)

      • Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

      • Serve as a Zoo leader and representative at all volunteer 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

      Volunteer Management: Recruitment

      • Recruit volunteers for all projects/events

      • Explain, collect, and input all required volunteer paperwork

      • Use online tool(s) to manage volunteer events and opportunities, capture volunteer contact information and service hours, and record volunteer interest and signups; utilize tool for tracking and reporting data

      Volunteer Management: Orientation and Training

      • Create and provide written orientation documents for service project/event volunteers

      • Develop training materials to explain volunteer responsibilities, goals and short- term/long-term results of each service project

      Volunteer Management: 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

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

      Support and Troubleshooting

      • Serve as primary contact for project/event volunteers, answering questions regarding volunteer opportunities, 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 Volunteer and Community Engagement 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:

      • Volunteer 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 volunteer service projects/events [10-20 hours per week]

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

      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      • Team-Building Experience

      • Ability to lead a team of diverse volunteers to accomplish service projects

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

      • Experience in a leadership role, preferably with volunteers

      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 $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

      • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

      • Health care and child care benefit eligible

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

      TO APPLY

      Application deadline is June 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


    • March 04, 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

      The PLANT RESEARCH DIVISION of the CBZG’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) is currently accepting applications for a 12-week summer internship, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and LibraryServices (IMLS) for the project: Establishing the Exceptional Plant Cryo Bank:  Collaborative Research for Ex Situ Conservation of Endangered Exceptional Plants.  This intern will assist a graduate student researcher in genetic analyses of endangered plants from Hawaii.

      Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or degree in progress in biology with a focus on plants, including courses with laboratory experience.  Some experience with genetic techniques is a plus. The successful applicant will also have good observational skills, a strong work ethic, familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), proficiency in English with good writing skills.

      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 for 40 hours per week with a pay rate of $10.00 per hour.

      To apply for this position: Qualified applicants must provide a cover letter and resume, and contact information for three references in your online application. Applications are due by April 23, 2019.


    • March 04, 2019 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

      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 (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). Incumbent will work closely with schools and teachers that utilize the Zoo’s school grant, the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) which provides funding to undeserved students to access the Zoo. This work includes all aspects of the LCEAF grant management, post retrospective surveys for students, and guiding teachers through the entire process from signing up for field trips to teacher professional development. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Education School Programs Senior Manager. Member will serve Monday-Friday, for 40-hrs/wk, during the school year with some nights and weekends as needed.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Coordinate and oversee the LCEAF grant application process including managing the application format, guiding teachers through the application process, approving applications, and administering post retrospective surveys to all LCEAF students.

      • Track LCEAF program targets, including application approvals to allow 11,700 underserved students to visit the Zoo for free annually.

      • Provide high quality customer service to teachers and schools visiting the Zoo through LCEAF

      • Coordinate all LCEAF programming including scheduling, training/mentoring volunteer instructors, as well as assist in delivery of programming as needed with the Close Encounters School Animal Program.

      • Facilitate measurement, tracking, and assessment of LCEAF program including focus groups at the Zoo

      • Coordinate teacher professional development and inquiry training programming along with other AmeriCorps Members

      • Assist in creating long-term relationships with LCEAF teachers to provide Zoo support and resources

      • Train on and handle live animals for the education interpretive collection, employing the highest care and presentation standards as defined in the CZBG animal handling guidelines.

      • Evaluate, assess and report program goals and outcomes

      • Measure impact of and goals for the program year

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

      • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served

      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      Skills

      • Strong writing skills

      • Strong communication and public speaking skills

      • 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

      • Attention to detail

      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

      • Contribute to the overall success of the Zoo’s LCEAF program, but also seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

      Professionalism

      • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

      • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

      • 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

      • Experience handling birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates or a strong desire and willingness to learn.

      • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

      • 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 internship

      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

      • Total living allowance of up to $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.
      • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.
      • Health care and child care benefit eligible
      • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

      TO APPLY

      Application deadline is June 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


    • March 04, 2019 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 

      ABOUT THE POSITION

      The incumbent is a full-time AmeriCorps position serving 1700 hours (40 hours per week) over a 11-month term of service (August 26, 2019 through July 31, 2020). Incumbent will work with and serve school recipients of the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF) through the preparation, instruction, and evaluation of In-School Outreach programming. Individual classrooms experience fun, enriching, and interactive learning experiences with live animal encounters and pre and post activities. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Zoo On the Move Team. Schedules will vary depending on a changeable outreach schedule, but scheduled hours will be 5 days a week and 8 hours a day, typically falling between Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Recruit LCEAF qualifying schools (students attending schools with 70% or more free and reduced lunch and/or students with disabilities) to apply for Zoo on the Move programs.

      • Drive to schools with program animals for presentations.

      • Teach and facilitate standards-based animal programs to LCEAF qualifying classes from preschool through high school.

      • Train on and handle live animals for the education interpretive collection, employing the highest care and presentation standards as defined in the CZBG animal handling guidelines.

      • Facilitate surveys, collect and analyze data for outreach groups.

      • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes.

      • Measure impact of and goals for the program year.

      • Provide high quality customer service to teachers and schools attending outreach programs.

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

      • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.

      • Assist with professional development classes for teachers.

      • Provide operational support, including school registrations and teacher communications

      • Work with classroom teachers to maintain a safe learning environment for students and animals

      • Adjust to individual classroom and animal needs.

      • Seek out new challenges and learn and grow while in this position over the course of the service year.

      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      Skills

      • Strong writing skills

      • Strong communication and public speaking skills

      • 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

      • Ability to work collaboratively with Zoo On The Move Outreach team members

      • Professionally represent CZBG in a variety of school settings

      • Show maturity and good judgment in relating to CZBG peers, partners, and visitors  

      Project Management

      • Ability to work on projects independently

      • Ability to organize multiple tasks

      • Attention to detail

      • Ability to prioritize time and responsibilities

      • Demonstrate good time management both in the office and during presentations

      Commitment to Service

      • Ability to fulfill AmeriCorps service commitment

      • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

      • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

      Additional Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree required

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

      • Interest in wildlife ecology, environmental science, biology, zoology or a related natural science

      • Interest in formal education, or environmental education, conservation education, or a related non-formal education field

      • Desire and interest in working with youth; demonstrated rapport with, and understanding of youth

      • 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

      • Valid Driver’s License

      • Appointment is conditional upon passing Zoo Driver Eligibility screen

      • 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 $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.

      • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700-hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.

      • Health care and child care benefit eligible

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

      TO APPLY

      Application deadline is June 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


    • March 04, 2019 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

      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 (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). Incumbent will deliver targeted sustainability messages and programs directly to schools through field trips, classroom visits, and after-school opportunities, with a significant focus on economically disadvantaged schools that are 70% or more free and reduced lunch and qualify for the Living Classroom Education Access Fund (LCEAF). Member will also support science programming after school at Rockdale Academy and South Avondale Elementary Schools. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Sustainable Communities Advocate and the Senior Manager of School Programs. Schedule will be Monday through Friday year round, 40hrs/wk with occasional weekend and evening activities.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Teach sustainability programs to schools, with a focus on economically disadvantaged schools qualifying for LCEAF

      • Create and maintain self-guided activities focused on the science of sustainability

      • Teach LCEAF field trip programs including close encounter animal programs

      • Approve schools’ LCEAF applications, schedule programming, communicate with teachers, and assist schools in their arrival to the Zoo to ensure the most impactful experience possible for students and teachers.

      • Co-plan and co-facilitate LCEAF Teacher Professional Development (PD) opportunities: including 1-2 science process (inquiry) PD sessions in the Spring.

      • Lead sustainability tours to school students interested in learning the ins and outs of CZBG’s sustainability efforts

      • Responsible for the sustainability after-school program at Rockdale Academy 3 times a week, every other week

      • Responsible for the sustainability after-school program at South Avondale Elementary 3 times a week, every other week

      • Support, plan, lead other school sustainability partnerships such as America Recycles Day

      • Serve Monday through Friday year round, 9am-5pm with occasional weekend and evening activities

      • Support and engage in Zoo’s Green Team projects

      • Work with Education Staff to update curriculum and weave Sustainability messages into Zoo Education Curriculum (summer camps, winter break camp, spring break camp, Zoo Troop, members’ programs, etc.)

      • Support Community Sustainability Member with tours, programs, events, etc.  

      • Write quality, sustainability focused articles for Zoo’s blog

      • Provide high quality customer service to Zoo visitors.

      • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes.

      • Collect & Analyze data on programming by facilitating post retrospective surveys to evaluate student attitudes toward science and sustainability pledge card data.

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

      • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.


      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      Skills

      • Strong writing skills

      • Strong communication and public speaking skills

      • Strong innovation and creativity skills

      • 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

      • Attention to detail

      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

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

      Professionalism

      • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

      • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

      • 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, passion, and practice of sustainability in daily life

      • 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

      • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

      • 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 positio

      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

      • Total living allowance of up to $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term.
      • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.
      • Health care and child care benefit eligible
      • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences

      TO APPLY

      Application deadline is May 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.


    • March 04, 2019 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

      ABOUT THE CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN AND AMERICORPS

      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, staff, and the community at large 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 (August 26, 2019 to July 31, 2020). Incumbent will deliver targeted sustainability messaging through interactions, tours, and programs on Zoo grounds and throughout the Cincinnati community. They will report directly to and be supervised by the Sustainable Communities Advocate and the Volunteer Educator Program Manager. Schedules will be assigned as needed Monday-Sunday, based on serving 5 days a week for 8-hour days.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Prepare for, instruct, collaborate and evaluate visitor engagement experiences with the Wild Discover Zones (WDZ) team of Volunteer Educators, and with sustainability “conservation stations” throughout the Zoo.

      • Assist in updating Volunteer Educator’s WDZ curriculum and trainings to include sustainability messaging and provide the tools and coaching to educators on how to effectively deliver those messages to Zoo guests.

      • Offer impromptu green tours on high visitor days

      • Prepare for, implement, and evaluate Sustainability Tours & Talks on Zoo grounds.

      • Provide high quality customer service to Zoo visitors and tour participants.

      • Edit and maintain Sustainability Tour content.

      • Recruit schools, businesses, organizations, churches, Zoo members to sign up and participate in Sustainability Tours, Talks, or Programs.

      • Track all requests and completed tours.

      • Recruit and train volunteers and other staff to help lead Sustainability Tours when needed.

      • Work closely with our Membership and PR Departments to promote Sustainability Activities/Programs specific to our Zoo members.

      • Coordinate sustainability events on grounds such as America Recycles Day and Party for the Planet

      • Support sustainability projects that will enhance Sustainability Tour content and credibility, including but not limited to Rockdale Academy programs, off grounds special events (i.e. Cincinnati Earth Day, Kids Expo), Green Umbrella Action Team meetings and events, and community engagement programs.

      • Provide sustainability outreach programs and support to homeowners, residents, businesses, and organizations in Avondale including but not limited to, Gabriel’s Place Family Nights and Market Days, Community Gardens, and the Light Up Avondale Project

      • Support and engage in Zoo’s Green Team projects

      • Support School Sustainability Member with tours, programs, events, etc.  

      • Write quality, sustainability focused articles for Zoo’s blog

      • Evaluate, assess, and report program goals and outcomes

      • Collect & Analyze data on programming by facilitating sustainability pledge cards for monitoring behavior change data.

      • Measure impact of and goals for the program year.

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

      • Complete weekly timesheets to accurately report hours served.

      QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

      Skills

      • Strong writing skills

      • Strong communication and public speaking skills

      • 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

      • Ability to learn quickly

      • Ability to effectively lead training

      • Attention to detail

      Commitment to Service

      • Ability to fulfill a yearlong AmeriCorps service commitment

      • Dedication to CZBG and AmeriCorps’ missions

      • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others

      Professionalism

      • Dedication to CZBG mission, Core Values, and program areas

      • Willingness to represent the CZBG to outside groups

      • 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, passion, and practice of sustainability in daily life

      • 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

      • Desire and interest in working with people of all ages and backgrounds; demonstrated patience, rapport with, and understanding of underserved audiences.

      • 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 $13,992 to be paid on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the service term. 
      • Eligible to receive an education award of $5,920* upon successful completion of 1,700 hour service term. *Value dependent on Pell Grant each year.
      • Health care and child care benefit eligible.
      • Extensive training, practice, and skill building in the fields of environmental and informal education for all audiences.

      TO APPLY

      Application deadline is May 1, 2019. Apply with resume and cover letter.
    • March 01, 2019 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Organization: Cincinnati Parks

      Work responsibilities may include:

      •  Grounds maintenance tasks including trimming bushes, clearing weeds
      • Litter pick-up and trash collection.
      • Manual landscaping tasks, such as installing trail ties, loading/unloading fertilizer and mulch.
      • Park building maintenance and cleaning; sweeping, mopping floors.
      • Special event tasks: loading/unloading and setting up/taking down tables and chairs.
      • Other Park maintenance tasks as assigned.
      • Butterfly Show door guards and attendants
      • Office helpers
      • Attend Life Skills training (Mandatory)
      Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

      Applicants should be 16 or 17 years of age. Returning applicants up to 18 year of age. Must reside within the City of Cincinnati and meet the federal income guidelines.

      Working and Physical Conditions

      Much of the work takes place in an outdoor environment during summer months. Candidates should be prepared to work outdoors in extreme heat or rain. Sturdy work boots and long pants are required.

      Pay: $10.44 hourly

      Learn more and apply here!

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