Organization: Agraia Center for Regenerative Practice
About this position:
Suggested range based on experience $18.00-$22.00
Start on or before January 16; 20-25 hours / week
Flexible work schedule with an expectation for evening and weekend availability
This position will coordinate the second phase of the Yellow Springs Climate Action and Sustainability Plan for a six-month period with the possibility of a further six-month extension contingent upon available funding. The Coordinator will provide administrative support to implement CASP initiatives in partnership with CASP Committee organizations, establish and maintain shared measurement goals, identify funding opportunities and communicate CASP work to the Village Council, the Village Environmental Commission and through various media outlets. The CASP initiatives and focus areas will fall into one or more of the following six domains: Energy & Building, Food, Native Habitat, Transportation, Waste and Water.
The CASP Coordinator should be a meticulous recordkeeper, skilled verbal and written communicator, have a passion for climate action and sustainability initiatives and a familiarity with the Village of Yellow Springs and surrounding communities.
The CASP Coordinator collaborates regularly with members of the CASP Committee, which develops priorities for the Coordinator. The Coordinator will work out of Agraria’s Kettering Building offices and will be expected to participate in community events and meetings within Yellow Springs and relevant surrounding communities.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with Agraria’s Outreach Director to create agendas and distribute minutes for all monthly CASP Meetings.
- Attend monthly community meetings as needed including, but not limited to, Environmental Commission, Miami Township Trustee and Village of Yellow Springs Council meetings and provide written reports to the CASP Committee.
- Identify and apply for at least two potential funding opportunities to further the CASP initiative.
- Establish and implement at least one data collection opportunity and shared measurement goal for each domain.
- With the CASP Committee, conduct three organizational and ten residential voluntary waste audits.
- Support the planning of the 2023 Village of Yellow Spring’s NWF Habitat Earth Day event.
- Research incentives and design an educational campaign around stormwater management and bioswale development.
- Organize workdays and community campaigns to remove invasive species and plant native species on private and public properties.
- Create a 2023 budget and projected funding sources.
- Work with the YS National Wildlife Federation Community Habitat initiative to integrate their goals with President Biden’s 30 by 30 initiative, including through the creation of a local native habitat map.
- Organize educational opportunities targeting Village Staff, Village Council and business owners on climate-smart strategies for local government and business.
- Developing actionable goals for continuation of Phase II 2023.
- Communicate activities in person or through media and engage with the public.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Familiarity with the CASP Domains and experience working within at least one of these domains is preferred.
- Familiarity with information storage systems, calendar applications, and other relevant software.
- Familiarity with concepts central to Climate Action and Sustainability Planning.
- Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
- Valid Ohio driver’s license.
- Candidate must be comfortable working outdoors and in inclement weather.
- Candidate must be able to work independently.
- Candidate must be network with a diverse constituency.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates excellent project management skills.
To apply for this position please email a copy of your resume, a letter of interest, and two professional references to David Diamond at Ddiamond@agrariacenter.org. Resumes will be accepted until Friday December 2, 2022.
More information can be found here.