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  • July 26, 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: ToolBank

    Program and Operations Manager

    Date: July 9, 2021

    Purpose of Position

    The Cincinnati ToolBank is looking for a highly enthusiastic and organized Program & Operations Manager to oversee our tool lending program. The ToolBank tool lending program supports local nonprofits and community groups by providing tools, equipment, and expertise to tackle their most ambitious goals. This position includes supervision of tool lending activities, tool inventory, and warehouse operations. The Project & Operations Manager will work closely with our Executive Director to identify and manage volunteer activities and provide support to ToolBank special events and fundraisers.

    This Position Reports to the Executive Director Program Management –

    • Actively preserve and maintain the inventory of the ToolBank.
    • Provide assistance for member agency tool orders by pulling tool orders; helping to load and unload vehicles; and completing tool order fulfillment using an online tool tracking system.
    • Process tool returns; put returned tools back in inventory and ensure tools are clean and stored neatly.
    • Maintain tool inventory through accuracy of tool transactions, tool storage, minor tool repairs and tool branding.
    • Provide courteous, prompt service to all customers, volunteers, community partners, donors, and visitors.
    • Maintain accurate records of agency transactions and evaluative data.(invoices/payments/monthly reporting)
    • Participate as needed with light construction projects.
    • Process tool and materials donations, determine appropriate program distribution.
    • Manages/ co-manages group volunteer projects that meet the needs of both the ToolBank and volunteer groups.
    • Assist in cultivating increasingly engaging relationships between the ToolBank and the volunteers.
    • Maintains prompt follow-up and accurate records of volunteer activity as required.

    Warehouse Operations –

    • Maintain cleanliness, safety and overall professional appearance of entire warehouse area, including the ToolBank grounds.
    • Work collaboratively with other ToolBank staff for effective service delivery and building maintenance.
    • Complete weekly warehouse tasks as directed by ED
    • Maintain effective warehousing logistics for tools and materials, donated items, and any other items going in and out of the warehouse.
    • Security of Warehouse-includes being first point of contact for all security issues and protocol, including Security Company.
    • Supervise facility usage, operations, equipment maintenance, etc.

    Special Projects –

    • Provide leadership and project planning for events relating to the ToolBank warehouse.
    • Additional tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications –

    • High School Diploma; Knowledge of tools is desired.
    • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
    • Sales Force program experience preferred.
    • Should be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 40 pounds and stand or walk for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to communicate clearly to clients and volunteers both in person and by phone.
    • Attention to details and accuracy.
    • Ability to interact with volunteers, clients, staff, donors, and board members in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
    • Supply Chain experience a plus.
    • Inventory management and warehouse experience a plus.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple duties and priorities.
    • The ability to handle conflict and uncomfortable situations head-on and with grace.
    • Ability to operate a pallet jack (we will train you)
    • Able to flourish in a team environment as well as operate independently.
    • A strategic thinker who is open to different perspectives and new ways of doing things.

    Compensation & Benefits – This position is an opportunity to join a quickly-growing nonprofit in Cincinnati’s community. Our board of directors and volunteers are very hands-on and energized around the success of the ToolBank. We offer:

    • Salary commensurate with experience and designed to grow with organization capacity.
    • Health Reimbursement stipend
    • 6 company holidays
    • 2 floating holidays
    • Paid holiday break between Dec. 25th-Dec. 31st
    • Two weeks paid vacation
    Email Resume to Cincinnati@toolbank.org


  • July 22, 2021 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Flywheel

    Are you looking to get involved in the Cincinnati entrepreneurial ecosystem through a fulfilling impact-focused job? Flywheel is hiring a full-time Marketing Communications and Development Manager! As a member of the Flywheel team, you will have the opportunity to build your career by working in the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive social impact and make connections. 

    If you are a creative thinker who has solid experience in project management having designed, coordinated and executed marketing or fund development projects apply here:  https://www.flywheelcincinnati.org/join-the-team


  • July 20, 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

    Position:  Food Waste Diversion Coordinator (2619-56)
    Location:  Cincinnati, OH
    Job Id:  2619-56

    Food Waste Diversion Coordinator (2619-56)

     

    Deadline to Apply: 

    Open Until Filled

     

    Work Location:

    Environmental Services

    250 William Howard Taft

    Cincinnati, OH 45219

     

    Work Hours:

    Full-time 80 Hours/Bi-weekly

     

    Starting Salary:

    $47,986  Annually



    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental related field 
    • Experience with food systems or solid waste program management

    • Or equivalent combinations of education and experience

    • Valid driver’s license issued by state of residency


    Preferred:

    • Experience with food systems or solid waste program management


    Job Duties (Summary):

    • Establishes, maintains, and builds effective working relationships between the District and various partners and stakeholders. Plans and facilitates collaborative efforts with stakeholders to reduce wasted food. Stakeholders include institutional kitchens (universities, school systems, hospitals, etc.), small- and large-scale composting operators, partner organizations, food rescue organizations, communities, and businesses.

    • Oversees the bar and restaurant sector of the Let’s Stop Waste program and Smart Kitchen Initiative. Serves as liaison between the agency and various organizations; represents and/or speaks on behalf of the department at various events and meetings. Acts as a consultant and provides technical assistance to bars, restaurants, and other food service businesses in Hamilton County to reduce wasted food, increase rescue of edible food, increase composting of food scraps, and improve landfill diversion. Investigates and resolves related matters of a particularly complex nature; independently meets with and provides technical assistance to businesses, agencies, educational institutions, and/or community organizations.

    • Provides technical assistance and coordination to small-scale composters. Creates educational and networking opportunities, acts as the primary liaison for the District, assesses needs of the sector, and researches and establishes ways to fill those needs when possible.

    • Develops, plans, and implements programs to reduce wasted food, encourage food donation, and increase composting. Assists in developing the solid waste strategic plan and communication plans, including incorporating social and behavioral change strategies. Provides technical assistance for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of solid waste strategies as well as capacity building with environmental services/solid waste partners and staff.

    • Develops and implements multi-faceted outreach campaigns supporting District mission to reduce residentially wasted food. Coordinates with public relations staff to advertise and expand outreach. Conducts research and documents findings related to food waste reduction and diversion efforts. Regularly evaluates information on food waste microsite and updates content as needed.

    • Plans, organizes, and administers large scale events, event series, seminars, and presentations to increase awareness of reducing wasted food, food rescue, composting, and anaerobic digestion. Develops partnerships and maintains existing partnerships with various non-profit agencies, businesses, and government offices to assist in coordination of events and programs. Coordinates strategies with partners to reduce waste and increase awareness.

    • Oversees various environmental and collection programs and events (i.e., write requests for quotes, evaluate bids, administer contracts, advertise program, track results, analyze program effectiveness, makes appropriate recommendations for improvement, etc.)

    • Acts as a liaison and provides technical assistance to organizations or businesses applying for state and federal grants or other grants to improve waste reduction infrastructure. Prepares project proposals and grant applications; manages and implements various grant programs; serves as liaison between funder, district, and businesses and/or organizations applying for state grants; Maintains relationship with grant funders.

    • Completes special projects as assigned; answers public inquiries and necessary follow up.

    • Oversees work of Solid Waste intern(s).

    • Other duties as assigned

    Apply Here:


  • July 14, 2021 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Miami Conservancy District 

    General Manager

    Miami Conservancy District

    Dayton, Ohio

    The Organization

    The Miami Conservancy District (“MCD”) is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized in 1915 to develop and implement a plan to reduce the effects of flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses. The MCD’s mission statement reads: “Protecting lives, property and economic vitality within the Great Miami River Watershed through an integrated and balanced system that provides unfailing flood protection, preserves water resources, and promotes enjoyment of our waterways.” The MCD is a respected and valued leader, employer, provider and partner in flood reduction, water stewardship and recreation. The MCD is organized pursuant to Chapter 6101 of the Ohio Revised Code.

    The MCD is one of the largest and among the oldest conservancy districts in the State of Ohio and covers all or portions of 9 counties in the southwest portion of Ohio. MCD is divided into a Main District (flood protection) and two subdistricts – the Aquifer Preservation Subdistrict (groundwater) and the River Corridor Improvement

    Subdistrict (river fun).

    • Main District is responsible for an integrated flood protection system that significantly reduces flood risk from the Great Miami River in cities from Piqua to Hamilton. MCD developed and built the system of five dry dams, along with 55 miles of levee; and preserved thousands of acres of floodplain.

    • Aquifer Preservation Subdistrict supports stewardship of the region’s water resources, protecting and improving the quantity and quality of water for people living and working within the Great Miami River Watershed. MCD’s non-regulatory role focuses on technical data, analysis, and expertise. MCD collaborates with elected officials and community leaders, providing them with valued insight to support the region’s overall health, vitality, and growth.

    • River Corridor Improvement Subdistrict was created to enhance public use and enjoyment of river corridors utilizing improvements, amenities, and activities within and along the river corridors. More than 40 years ago, MCD built the first 8-mile bike trail loop in downtown Dayton – a trail segment that has become the backbone of the largest paved trail network in the country, with 340 miles. And the region boasts more than 290 miles of rivers and streams to fish and paddle.

    For 2020, MCD anticipates operating revenues of $10.6MM generated primarily from assessments of property owners and jurisdictions that benefit from MCD’s services. The organization receives additional funding from grants, intergovernmental agreements, fees, and other sources.

    The organization is administered by a three-member Board of Directors, which meets quarterly, and the General Manager reports directly to the Board. All meetings of the Board of Directors must be conducted in full compliance with the Ohio Sunshine Law. In addition, the organization has a three-member Board of Appraisers which meets as needed. The powers of the Board of Directors and Board of Appraisers are set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.

    The MCD’s political jurisdiction includes all or portions of the following 9 counties in southwestern Ohio: Butler, Clark, Greene, Hamilton, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren. The Ohio Revised Code provides that the Conservancy Court, comprised of 9 Common Pleas Court judges from counties in the Conservancy District, shall exercise the jurisdiction conferred by the Conservancy Act.

    Members of the MCD Board of Directors and Board of Appraisers are appointed by the judges of the Conservancy Court to oversee the operations of the District. The current GM, Janet Bly, joined MCD in 1994 and has served as General Manager since 2002. She has announced her plan to retire once a new GM is appointed. As a result, the Board of Directors has launched a national executive search to identify her successor.

    More information can be found on MCD’s website: www.mcdwater.org


    The Position

    Location:

    The General Manager’s office is based in the organization’s administrative offices at 38 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402; telephone 937.223.1271.


    Reporting Relationships:

    Reporting to the 3-member appointed MCD Board of Directors, the General Manager directly supervises: Chief Engineer, Chief of Technical & Engineering Services, Great Miami Riverway Director, Manager-Administration, Manager-Watershed Partnership, Office Manager, Public Relations Manager, Treasurer and Water Monitoring & Analysis Manager. The MCD total staff includes approximately 50 full-time employees and 10 to 15 seasonal employees.

    Other important relationships include local, regional, and state government officials including the Conservancy Court, staff of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and other state agencies; professional associations; vendors and suppliers; civic leaders; the education and business community; and the public at large.


    Position Charter:

    Directly responsible to the Board of Directors in accordance with MCD bylaws, the General Manager serves as the chief executive officer of the Miami Conservancy District. This executive has oversight responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the organization and providing inspirational staff leadership and professional development. The GM also has fiscal management responsibility in accordance with MCD’s mission and vision.


    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Board of Directors and staff to establish and implement long-range strategic planning initiatives.

    • Recruit, manage, motivate, and develop staff to achieve success in accordance with the organization's mission, vision, guiding principles, and goals.

    • Carry out strategies, objectives, plans, and policies as guided by the strategic plan.

    • Present new and visionary opportunities to sustain and grow revenues.

    • Work with the leadership team to establish and maintain budgets.

    • Serve as the ambassador and spokesperson of MCD in the community and with the media.

    • Plan and oversee capital projects in collaboration with engineering team.

    • Oversee the effective and efficient day to day operations of the organization.

    • Oversee the preparation and execution of Board of Directors’ meetings and Conservancy Court meetings. Develop clear and concise reports and recommendations for Board and Court consideration.

    • Approve and implement policies, agreements, grant applications, etc.

    • Address regulatory and legal matters in consultation with legal counsel.

    • Lead legislative advocacy efforts.

    • Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal government officials, and community leaders.

    • Represent MCD by serving in leadership roles with local, regional, state-wide, and national agencies and professional associations.

    • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


    Travel

    This position requires regular but planned travel throughout the Conservancy District to connect with MCD staff and other constituents. The General Manager will also make periodic trips to Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, and on occasion to Washington DC, to meet with public officials.


    Compensation

    The General Manager is expected to earn an attractive compensation package; appropriate benefits and some relocation assistance will be provided.


    The Candidate

    Education:

    A Bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is strongly preferred. Academic preparation in business, the natural sciences, environmental studies, and related fields is preferred.


    Professional Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of success and at least 10 years of related management experience. Specific management experience within the public sector, water quality, and/or flood control is preferred or a complex park and recreation agency or a conservation-focused organization. Preference is given to a person serving as the top executive of a comparably sized organization or equally complex smaller one.

    Alternatively, this individual may have experience as a “number 2” or other senior-level executive at a larger like enterprise as noted above. Additionally, senior level executives from complex for-profit, education, nonprofit, public sector, or municipal organizations are encouraged to consider this role. The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to manage financial affairs of an organization, i.e., develop or enhance revenue sources; experience managing budgets of at least $5MM and controlling expenditures to preserve financial stability and growth.


    Desired Skills, Experiences and Personal Traits:

    • Leadership (a take charge individual; can manage, motivate, challenge and delegate to others).

    • Executive presence (polished; self-confident; sets limits and boundaries).

    • Strategic thinker/visionary (can see beyond daily operations toward broader strategic goals).

    • Ethical (honest with good character and integrity; adheres to the highest ethical and moral standards).

    • Board relationships (significant involvement with governance and Board of Director interactions).

    • Human relations skills (relates well to people; builds constructive and effective relationships).

    • Collaborative (demonstrates a willingness and ability to work with and through other individuals and organizations; diplomatic).

    • Communication skills (excellent listener; outstanding written and oral communication abilities; strong presentation skills).

    • Meets deadlines (pro-active; a self-starter; strong personal work ethic that provides timely results).

    • Fiscal management (demonstrated ability to manage financial affairs of an organization, i.e., develop revenue sources and control expenditures to preserve financial stability).

    • Problem solver (creative; effectively and efficiently synthesizes information and knowledge to identify a solution.)

    • Decision making process (demonstrates good judgment and firmness in decision-making; carefully assesses facts of a situation and weighs alternatives but is decisive).

    • Teamwork (recognizes that many parties are necessary to accomplish big things; speaks of “we” first, not “I”; relishes in sharing credit with others).

    • Project management (effectively manages multiple tasks, projects, and priorities; good with details).

    • Community/public relations (effectively interacts with the public, partner organizations, community groups, business leaders, elected officials and the media and can articulate MCD’s mission, goals, objectives, and policy positions).

    • Organized (results oriented; sets clear priorities and meets established goals and objectives).

    • Calm under pressure (adaptable, flexible, and able to adjust quickly to fluid and complex situations).

    • Confidence/credibility (can earn and command the respect of Board, staff, government, and other regional leaders).

    • Regional sensibility (has or is able to develop an appreciation for Southwestern Ohio regional culture).


    Challenges and Opportunity

    The projected first year accomplishments and projects for the new General Manager of the Miami Conservancy

    District include:

    • Establish presence as MCD’s General Manager and become completely familiar with all operating aspects of the organization including staff, flood mitigation efforts, water quality, recreation areas, finances, programs, Board members and committed volunteers.

    • Form effective working relationships with key municipal, county, state and national government leaders, business owners and corporate executives, economic, community and tourism partner organizations, and other entities/individuals in the assessment district through varied communications and in-person gatherings and meetings, thereby developing strong and trusting relationships with key constituencies.

    • Work with Board, staff and others on activities and strategic communication necessary to evaluate and then adjust the assessments levied on property owners and jurisdictions.

    • Based on expected retirements of key organization leaders, work with them and other staff members to prepare for a smooth succession and transition process.

    • Evaluate all aspects of the MCD internal operations to include finances and budgets, programs, events, written materials and publications, website, and forms of communication to the community.


    The General Manager position of the Miami Conservancy District is an outstanding opportunity to lead a successful conservancy district in a changing regional community. The new General Manager will inherit an experienced and motivated staff who bring experience and enthusiasm to their roles. The MCD is on solid financial ground, based on maintenance assessments on property owners and political jurisdictions, but the identification of alternative revenue sources will continue to be important.


    Dayton and Southwestern Ohio

    The Dayton MSA has over 850,000 people and the City of Dayton is the 6th largest city in the State of Ohio. The 9 counties in Southwestern Ohio that make up MDC’s political jurisdiction have over 2.3MM people. The Dayton area has a history of innovation and invention and today the community continues to house significant industrial, aerospace, and technological/engineering research activity. Much of this innovation is due in part to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its place within the community.

    With the decline of heavy manufacturing over the years, the regional economy has focused on services including financial services, legal, healthcare and government. Home to the University of Dayton as well as 13 other public and private colleges and universities, the region has over 45,000 college students. The region benefits from an outstanding quality of life with a variety of housing options, strong public and independent K-12 school choices, orchestra, ballet, opera, theatre, art museum and recreational and college and professional sports teams.


    More information can be found on the following websites:

    • Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.daytoncvb.com)

    • Dayton Development Coalition (www.daytonregion.com)

    • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce (www.daytonchamber.org)

    • Warren County, Ohio’s Largest Playground (www.ohioslargestplayground.com/)


    Contact

    We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties; however, prospective candidates should be aware that any applications or resumes submitted for this opportunity are subject to the Ohio Public Records Act and may be disclosed. Reference contacts will not be made until mutual interest has been established. The client organization we represent, and WAVERLY PARTNERS firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

    Interested candidates should contact either consultant at WAVERLY PARTNERS, the executive search firm retained by the Miami Conservancy District on this search, or email:

    MCD@Waverly-Partners.com

    Heidi G. Milosovic Eric N. Peterson

    Managing Director & Principal Managing Director & Principal

    WAVERLY PARTNERS WAVERLY PARTNERS

    O: 440-355-6629; C: 216.387.0832 O: 440.892.5961; C: 440.463.0988

    HMilosovic@Waverly-Partners.com EPeterson@Waverly-Partners.com

  • July 14, 2021 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Metro Parks

    Job Title: Manager of Volunteer Resources

    Posted: Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Closing Date: Jul 28, 2021, 04:00 PM

    Fulltime, year-round - This position qualifies for paid holidays, vacation and sick time.  Employee recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to leverage and coordinates available human volunteer resources.   Identifies and matches the appropriate quantity and quality of volunteers to necessary tasks and/or projects.  Assists in offsetting operational costs by providing volunteer resources.  Conceptualizes, develops, and coordinates MetroParks Volunteer Program. Utilizes strong computer, social media, interpersonal and collaborative skills on behalf of the employer.

    For a complete job description and application, please or contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

    Salary: $20.05 - $24.55 per hour


    Job TitleMaintenance Crew Leader II

    Posted: Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Closing Date: Jul 28, 2021, 04:00 PM

    Full-time, year-round.  This position qualifies for paid holidays, vacation and sick leave and health insurance. This position works under the direction and general supervision of the Senior Park Manager coordinates the daily maintenance and improvement of the grounds, playing fields, trails, pathways, lakes, ponds and buildings at various park locations as well as assisting with the preparations for special events utilizing such facilities as assigned. This is a working supervisory position and as such the Maintenance Crew Leader performs a variety of general-purpose duties and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of park grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment on a daily basis.  

    For a complete job description and application please contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

    Salary: $17.10 - $20.50 per hour depending on level of experience.


    Job Title: Administrative Assistant

    Posted: Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Closing Date: Jul 28, 2021, 04:00 PM

    Part-time, year-round - This position qualifies for paid holidays, vacation and sick time.  This position provides general secretarial and administrative support services to the Supervisor as assigned. Employment in this position is part time and may require an irregular work schedule, including weekends. For a complete job description and application, please contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

    Salary: $17.10 -20.50 per hour


    Job Title: Public Safety Assistant II

    Posted: Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 AM
    Closing Date: Jul 28, 2021, 04:00 PM

    Part-time, year-round - This position qualifies for paid holidays, vacation and sick time.  This position attends entrance of assigned parks under supervision of the Ranger Lieutenant. Employment in this position is part time and may require an irregular work schedule, including weekends and holidays, depending on the season of the year or as conditions warrant. For a complete job description and application, please contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

    Salary: $10.25 -12.93 per hour

  • July 13, 2021 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University

    The mission of the Environmental Resilience Institute is to increase resilience to environmental change in Indiana and the Midwest by accurately predicting impacts and effectively partnering with communities to implement feasible, equitable, and research-informed solutions. While the threat of environmental change is one which has concerning implications for all forms of life on this planet, we recognize that environmental justice is especially linked to systemic racism. Therefore, we are committed to fighting for environmental justice and against systemic racism in all our work. ERI is deliberately cultivating staff and culture rich in diversity of thought, background, race, gender, ability, and lived experiences. We encourage all interested parties to apply.

    Job Summary

    • Serves as liaison to key stakeholders in public and private sectors on partnership opportunities advancing institutional initiatives.
    • Initiates and maintains frequent interactions with relevant partners ensuring strong collaborative relationships and focus.
    • Develops knowledge of issues and needs of initiatives, programs, and partners to make appropriate connections with university and external resources.
    • Serves as a community resource facilitating programs, providing technical assistance, and ensuring communication to optimize project outcomes.
    • Collaborates with university and external partners to identify funding needs and potential sources; participates in developing external funding proposals with education and outreach component.
    • Communicates partner expectations with unit leadership to assist in operationalizing project outcomes; collaborates in the timely delivery of logistical, budgetary, and support functions.
    • Determines and tracks key project metrics and assists in analysis and report development.
    • May provide guidance to lower-level Institutional Advancement Consultants.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

    Required

    • Bachelor's degree in a related field.

    Preferred

    • Degree in public administration, political science and/or in a subject related to environmental change.
    • Master's Degree in a related field.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Required

    • 2 years of experience in outreach, engagement, public relations, or a related field.

    Preferred

    • 1 year of experience working in the state or local government sectors, and/or working in the areas of climate adaptation, resilience, and/or greenhouse gas measurement and mitigation.
    • Experience addressing environmental injustices.
    • Experience with program and services marketing.
    • Data management experience.
    • Experience with public speaking.
    • Experience with GIS.

    Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

    SKILLS

    Required

    • Proficient communication skills.
    • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
    • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
    • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
    • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
    • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
    • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
    • Highly thorough and dependable.

    Preferred

    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for ERI.
    • Ability to speak about a variety of topics related to environmental change in front of a variety of audiences.

    Working Conditions / Demands

    This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

    Work Location

    Bloomington, Indiana

    May be required to temporarily work from home in accordance with IU's policy on responding to COVID-19.

    Job Classification

    Career Level: Career

    FLSA: Exempt

    Job Function: Development & Advancement

    Job Family: Institutional Advancement

    Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

    Posting Disclaimer

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).  If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. 

    This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

    If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

    Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, all Indiana University students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of enrollment / employment. To learn more about this requirement, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

    Campus Safety and Security

    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.

    Contact Us

    Request Support
    Telephone: 812-856-1234


  • July 13, 2021 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has an immediate opening for an experienced organizer to build power by expanding our base of supporters and members and grow member leadership and engagement in our policy work. OEFFA is engaged in state and federal policy change toward our mission of a future where sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices, protect and enhance our environment. This includes building the resilience of agriculture as a solution to climate change.

    The successful candidate will work on a team with OEFFA’s Policy Director and in partnership with other bright and passionate members of the staff committed to furthering sustainable agriculture, family-scale farming, and the local food economy.


    Position Summary

    The Policy Program Organizer will help develop and implement campaigns to advance our policy goals. This work will expand the base and leadership of OEFFA farmers and non-farm members willing to engage and lead on these issues. They will conduct one-on-one and small group meetings with producers and other members to develop relationships, build understanding and opportunities for change, while including more diverse member voices and leadership. The position will include strategic communications work for OEFFA’s Policy Program including publications, educational materials, press releases, emails, website content and action forms, and social media content.

    This is a full-time, salaried, position with the option to work remotely, preferably in the Central Ohio region.


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Effectively communicate and advance OEFFA’s mission

    • Conduct one-on-one visits with farmers as well as other current and potential members and allies to build relationships

    • Recruit new members, provide member training, support, foster and develop spokespeople

    • Organize events, including listening sessions, farm tours, and legislative meetings, recruit, promote, and turn out members and potential leaders to meetings, events, and trainings

    • Work proactively with staff and members to develop and implement campaign strategies to win on our policy issues

    • Participate in coalitions, work groups, and networks

    • Manage and create policy communications content for OEFFA’s website, email, action alerts, social media, newsletter, policy bulletin, and publications.

    • Work with the media to promote OEFFA’s work, build media relationships, grow our credibility and build public awareness

    • Develop education and outreach materials for a variety of audiences.

    • Utilize online engagement and email management database for development of member hotlists, match members with engagement opportunities utilizing tools such as petitions and click to call campaigns.


    Other Duties:

    • Assist with grant report and writing for related projects

    • Represent OEFFA in outreach activities as necessary to reach new members


    Qualifications:

    • At least two years’ experience in advocacy on public policy issues and grassroots/field organizing

    • Knowledge of/experience with sustainable agriculture, media work, and environmental issues is strongly preferred

    • Excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills

    • Ability to facilitate group decision-making processes

    • Understanding of the basic concepts of organizing and building power to make real change

    • Commitment to the mission and goals of OEFFA and to organizing for social change

    • Ability to be self-directed, to think creatively and work well with people from diverse backgrounds, to handle multiple tasks at once and adapt to changing conditions

    • Strong computer skills in PC platform, including experience with graphic design applications, WordPress, social media, and database and engagement platforms such as Salsa Engage/CRM

    • Experience writing articles, press releases, brochures, programs, fliers, website content, and for social media platforms and/or developing media relations.

    • Authorized to work in the United States with a valid Ohio driver license, clean driving record and a reliable vehicle.

    • Exhibit strong organizational, analytic, and project management skills

    • College degree or equivalent experience required

    Compensation and Benefits – The salary for this position is in the $40-45,000 range depending on experience and qualifications. OEFFA offers a benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and insurance options and paid time off. A SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with employer match is offered after 2 years of employment.


    Application Process

    Applications consist of a cover letter including and explanation of your interests in sustainable agriculture and grassroots organizing, resume, writing sample and the name and contact information for three references (indicate relationship). Applications should be addressed to Amalie Lipstreu, OEFFA Policy Director, and emailed to policyjob@oeffa.org with “Grassroots Organizer” in the subject line. Please combine all application materials into one PDF. Applications received by August 7thwill receive full consideration and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

    Target start date September 13th

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    About OEFFA

    Founded in 1979, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) cultivates a future in which sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance our environment.

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is an equal opportunity employer. Posted July 9, 2021

  • July 13, 2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Simply Zero

    What You’ll Do

    We are seeking passionate, service-oriented, positive and hard-working individuals with a passion for sustainability and an excitement for our growing brand. We are a start-up company looking for individuals who possess grace under fire, a contagious smile, and the desire to make all their interactions a bright moment in someone's day.

    Who You Are

    • Role Model: embrace sustainable, zero waste living in everyday life and passionately share that information with customers 
    • People Leader: the capacity to lead and influence others to reach common goals
    • Problem Solver: focus on the main objective, identify trends, get to the bottom of problems, and then solve the problem with sustainable solutions
    • Change Maker: constantly looking for ways to improve current way of doing things, never settles
    • High Standards: strong ability to set a high standard and drive ongoing execution on behalf of self and broader team and organization
    • Results Driven: focused on execution and driving outcomes with others; has strong ability to prioritize, project manage and drive organization to specific and measurable results
    • Coachable: actively looks for feedback to grow and improve 
    • Self-starter: takes initiative, thinks of big picture, relays shops needs and communicates with the team
    • Collaborative: actively collaborates to drive your shop’s strategy and achieve results
    • Emotional Intelligence: Ability to recognize, understand, and manage feelings/emotions to effectively engage with the greater team as well as customers
    • Ability to maneuver around shop and office; work around and with chemicals; lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including travel, to meet the needs of the business including nights, weekends, holidays

    How You'll Do It

    • Provide high-level customer service and hospitality to customers: including in-person, over the phone, and online
    • Assist in daily shop tasks and projects, including sanitizing, cleaning, and general maintenance 
    • Demonstrate product knowledge, assist with re-stocking products, and be able to assist customers with product sales and returns 
    • Maintain a positive attitude and take initiative
    • Work as a cohesive team with all Simply Zero staff members to ensure efficiency and camaraderie
    • Maintain and troubleshoot refillery equipment 
    • Assist with the training and coaching of new hires for the shop team
    • Maintain the distinct Simply Zero aesthetic, appearance, atmosphere and culture

    What's Required

    • Must have the ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced, start-up environment
    • Must be willing to initiate tasks and perform duties without direction
    • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with a wide range of personalities
    • Must have outstanding customer service and problem solving skills
    • Must have a positive, can-do attitude
    • Must have a friendly and professional phone and email etiquette
    • Must have superior organizational skills
    • Must be available to work between 10-20 hours per week
    • Must have the flexibility to work a non-traditional schedule - MUST HAVE THURSDAY - SUNDAY AVAILABILITY

    Benefits

    • Mission based company
    • Competitive Hourly Wage 
    • 20% Product Discount
    • Special product and event perks
    • Flexible time-off policy

    Apply Here

    Simply For the Planet

    About Simply Zero: At Simply Zero sharing our passion means everything to us. Our mission is to support and educate others who are consciously considering the impact their lifestyle choices have on the world. Our goal is to impact lives, through the use of everyday products that help us make a difference. We want to help our customers find a more sustainable, fulfilling lifestyle that enables them to give back, connect thoughts, share ideas and stories that uncover a better way to live…simply for the planet.

    Simply Zero provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

  • July 13, 2021 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Greenacres Foundation

    EDUCATION:

    GAF is a highly motivated service organization focused on using the assets of Greenacres to provide custom-designed hands-on active learning opportunities for children of all ages. All opportunities are customized to the needs of the visiting group which primarily consist of local school groups from K to 8. All school based programs are tied to the national and/or state standards so that they contribute to the success of the classroom teacher.  

    In 1988 we focused on Environment Education, had one employee and provided hands-on programs about riparian zones for 60 children.  Each year we provide programs based on the environment, generative agriculture, equine, and classical arts to over 32,000 visitors.  Our programs are of the highest quality. They should be. Quality Quality Quality (QQQ) is a core value.  

    Our dedication to our values: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, and Green cannot be overstated. Our employees strive to be the best of the best and flourish in a team environment where outcomes are the result of teamwork. Greenacres is not just a place to work – it is a career, a lifestyle, and a place to exude passion for the Mission and Vision of our Founders – Louis and Louise Nippert.  We are here to serve the community and change the lives of children.  


    AGRICULTURE PRACTICES:

    Agriculture practices are on a continuum.  Conventional agriculture, which makes up most of the production in the US, is driven by yields leading to an input-intensive, specialized approach focusing on soil chemistry rather than soil biology (i.e. soil as a living, biological ecosystem). Organic agriculture, currently less than 2% of American farmland, varies in scale and practice - ranging from soil health-centric to degenerative in nature.

    Organic agriculture, at scale, is likewise dependent on external inputs, albeit in natural forms such as manure, compost, and approved pesticides and herbicides. Heavy tillage - which leads to the loss of top soil, interrupts the water cycle, and negatively impacts soil biology - is often a requirement for organic crop production. The goal of regenerative agriculture is to replenish the health of degraded soils by following a set of soil health principles including minimal tillage, increased biodiversity and year-round plant cover. A key aspect of regenerative practices is integrating livestock into cropping systems - a reversal of the segregation and specialization brought forth by conventional agriculture. A key difference between regenerative and organic/sustainable practices is the ability to minimize the requirement for external inputs.

    A Generative approach to farming focuses on biological cycles, not chemical inputs, to increase the productivity of our soils. Through this approach we continuously build health and resiliency into our land and production system. Greenacres chooses this path because we do not inherit the land from our grandparents, we borrow it from our children…and we must repay that debt with interest.


    Objective:

    Greenacres Foundation is looking for a dedicated, innovative farmer who has a can-do attitude and the ability to lead our sustainable farming operations. Someone instead of saying “no”, finds creative alternatives to situations. A qualified candidate for this role should have the passion and skillset to build teams who employ consistent practices in regenerative and sustainable Agriculture. The Agriculture Director will be responsible for the quality and profitability of Greenacres Agriculture efforts across all locations. Greenacres animal husbandry consists of a grass-based production model utilizing registered Black Angus Cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry. Greenacres gardens and greenhouse follow practices that would be considered “organic.” 


    Responsibilities: 

    Responsibilities of the Agriculture Director will include:

    Education

    A commitment to keeping the educational value of our farms in the forefront of mind when making decisions regarding the management and modifications to all assets involving livestock, garden, and the greenhouse.

    This position must work collaboratively with all education departments (Agriculture, Environment, Arts, and Equine) to provide visitors to the farm with the highest quality experience. 


    Research

    • A commitment to collaboration in supporting and expanding the opportunities of the research department at Greenacres.
    • We have numerous research collaborative partners, including but not limited to Yale University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, and University of Tennessee.


    Holistic Management Practices

    • A commitment to supporting and driving the integration of holistic and generative practices in every aspect of livestock and pasture management. Becoming an educational resource and expert for the community in these areas is an expectation of this position. 


    Genetics Program Development

    • A commitment to developing the best grass based Angus herd in the region. This will be achieved through the implementation of state of the art reproductive practices including, but not limited to, embryo transfer and genomic data research. 
    • Generative Management Practices


    Garden Production

    • A commitment to supporting and driving the integration of generative practices in every aspect of garden and crop production and soil management. 


    Team Development

    • This position is expected to develop future leaders by providing opportunities for training and mentorship within the livestock and garden production teams. This position will directly supervise Livestock and Garden Manager(s), but will assume responsibility for all practices, continuous improvement processes, and budgets for these enterprises, land assets, and facilities.


    Financial Oversight

    • A commitment to sound financial planning for all Greenacres Farms. This will include developing and implementing an innovative profit strategy that’s measured by our total production. Budgets and income statements for each individual farm as well as a comprehensive farm finance planning. 
    • Review actual vs. budget on a monthly basis with Managers


    Additional Professional Activities

    • Collaborate and coordinate with appropriate regional and national organizations to provide volunteer and staff development opportunities
    • Attend and present at appropriate local, regional and national association meetings
    • Publish in the appropriate journals as the opportunity arises
    • Expand, train and mentor staff to handle all of the above
    • Make presentations about Greenacres as appropriate to public groups


    Requirements

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Science or Agriculture Education or comparable academic discipline or equivalent experientially gained knowledge
    • Minimum of 5 years supervision and management experience 
    • Management/supervisor skills to guide the team to meet individual, group, department and organizational goals
    • 2 – 5 years of Sustainable Agriculture or Organic farming experience
    • HMI, Savory, Salatin certification or equivalent years of regenerative agriculture background on a broad-based farm is required 
    • Thorough knowledge of and implementation of low stress and humane livestock management, generative farming, crop production and land/soil management
    • Experience with artificial insemination, embryo transfer, calving, cattle handling, administration of medications, sheep management, poultry management, and forage management is a plus
    • Ability to lift and move equipment and materials commensurate with the position
    • Familiarity with computer-based agriculture management systems
    • Driver’s license with a clean driving record and ability to obtain a CDL
    • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments
    • Ability to pass a drug screen, BCI/FBI background check and physical as required


    Why Choose Us?

    As a company, we invest in our employees in all aspects of their life. We understand that the health of yourself and families are very important; along with your time here at GAF.  All TEAM Members of GAF are a part of Greenacres and live the values that we promote for our visitors: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, Green, and Quality Quality Quality.  Listed below you will find some of the benefits and perks if you choose to be a part of our team at Greenacres.

    • Market Competitive Salary
    • Generous PTO Package   
    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans
    • Simplified Employee Pension Plan
    • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance 
    • Fun & Engaging Culture
    • Ongoing training, education, and industry partnerships that allow you to be up to speed on the latest innovations, technologies and processes
    • Relocation assistance is available for this position
    • On-site housing is available for this position

    Greenacres Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

  • July 12, 2021 2:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cardinal Land Conservancy Inc.

    Cardinal Land Conservancy Inc. ("CLC") is an Ohio non-profit corporation whose mission is: “To preserve natural habitats, waterways and productive lands we love in southwest Ohio by working with individuals, families and communities.”  Cardinal works in seven counties in southwest Ohio to preserve agricultural lands through conservation easements as well as purchasing lands important for conservation to own and manage for the public benefit. We continuously seek to attract new members and donors through communications and event throughout the region to help us achieve tangible, lasting results at scale. 

    Development Manager Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    •  Membership Support- Organize, grow and maintain membership by doing outreach in all forms--verbal, written, electronic. Electronic communication includes engagement on social media as well as website creative input and updating. Manager is responsible for organizing and running membership events, in cooperation with the Executive Director.  
    • Fundraising/Development Support- Assist and guide Development Committee with enhancing and implementing the fundraising plan in line with CLC’s strategic plan. This includes organizing and executing member and fundraising events and new donor outreach. Create and strengthen personal relationships with donors.
    • Financial Support – Ensure that member records are correct and up-to-date. Manager oversees member communications and renewals. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns.
    • Community Outreach – Build strong and successful relationships with individuals and groups in the Cardinal’s service area. Partnerships in event planning is strongly encouraged.
    • Administrative Support – Assist with minor administrative duties to support the work of CLC including filing, record-keeping etc…


    Work Hours and Benefits 

    This position is considered full-time with salary range of $35,000 - $40,000 per year. Hours worked should be 40 hours per week with paid federal holidays. Professional development opportunities are encouraged and supported by Cardinal and hours are flexible including working from home when necessary. Cardinal offers a payment in lieu of benefits. Approved travel expenses will be reimbursed by submitting an expense report to the Finance Committee. This employee is classified as an At Will employee. 


    Minimum Qualifications/Skills 

    • Experience with fundraising and building long-term relationships to financial supporters
    • Experience asking for gifts from individuals
    • Experience managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors
    • Strong interpersonal skills. Should be comfortable engaging a variety of
    • personality types
    • Exceptional ethics and integrity
    • Strong organization and communication skills with attention to detail. Should be able to produce written materials for a variety of audiences and occasions. Must communicate in a professional manner with landowners and members on phone, and facilitate small groups in person.


    Desired Qualifications/Skills 

    • Three to Five years of experience with written and verbal communication.  
    • Facilitation Skills. Employee will be expected to delegate tasks to board, staff, and volunteers.  
    • Attention to detail. Employee should have to skills to implement existing and create new SOP. 
    • Experience supervising small groups in the workplace 


    Education & Experience 

    • Bachelor’s degre
    • Fundraising experience
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
    • Experience with fundraising software – DonorPerfect preferred 
    • Grant writing experience
    • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Familiarity with WordPress and various social media platforms


    How To Apply

    Position open immediately. Please submit a cover letter and resume and sample of writing to andy@cardinallandconservancy.org. The Development Manager will be based out of our Milford, Ohio office. Position open until filled.


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