Organization: Mill Creek Alliance
The Mill Creek Alliance (MCA) is a community-based, boots-on-the-ground nonprofit with a successful track record. It focuses on youth, environmental education, restoration of the river and its natural resources, transformation of derelict properties, planting trees and edible gardens, building trails, revitalizing Mill Creek neighborhoods, providing a Green Jobs site, and engaging the public in all of its work. MCA is part of the Groundwork USA network which operates in 20 cities across the country.
MCA’s Green Corps (GC) is a young-adult workforce program that focuses on “green” jobs in the urban core. The GC is equally committed to employee development as it is with meeting work objectives. Currently, the GC crew operates projects with the following themes: composting, energy efficiency, stream restoration, invasive species removal, reforestation, and professional development opportunities for young-adult employees.
This position requires the management of GC young-adult employees and projects. The GC Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations, project development (mapping, scheduling, administration), and project/employee outcomes. They will also be responsible for working as part of a team to ensure project goals are met.
● Manage GC employees and projects by creating schedules, work objectives, and facilitating employee development
● Lead and train GC employees while on the job
● Project development and design with the Deputy Director, including community engagement to support community-led projects
● Create or facilitate trainings/professional development for GC employees
● Build a culture of teamwork, support, and accountability for GC employees
● Support the Deputy Director with other tasks including but not limited to:
○ Grant writing
○ Partnership building
○ Program reporting and measuring outcomes
● Ability to work outside, in the elements, on labor-intensive work projects
● Ability to manage and work on a team with diverse perspectives, values, and identities
● Management experience working with young-adults
● Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in the fields of applied ecology and restoration: ○ Large machine operation (desired) ○ Ability to read and execute engineering drawings (desired) ○ Invasive species control, green infrastructure, and forestry experience (desired)
● Ability to travel regionally and nationally for work and professional development ○ Valid driver’s license or willingness to obtain
● Demonstrated commitment to Environmental Justice
● Strong organizational, communication, and software skills ○ ArcGIS mapping (desired) Salary/Benefits/Schedule
● Salaried, Full-time position (40hrs/week) with occasional weekend or after work events
● Salary: $35,000 - 40,000 based on skills and experience
● Eligible for MCA benefits package including IRA retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account, and Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)--MCA pays 85% of premium for individual employee.
Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and 2 references to MCA’s Deputy Director, Tanner Yess, via email (below), and/or direct any questions to him. Applications will be accepted until midnight November 25. Interviews will be scheduled that week, with a final decision by December 7. (513) 731 - 8400 firstname.lastname@example.org