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  • August 22, 2018 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is seeking an individual to coordinate administrative efforts across program areas, enabling program staff to focus on mission and business objectives. This individual will report directly to, and work closely with the Executive Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Monitor and track employee information in compliance with funding contracts to include sick and vacation and employee benefits. Compile requested information from health insurance provider and related entities.

    • Maintain all employee and agency-related tax form information.

    • Compile all office supply orders and purchasing across program areas.

    • Serve as agency administrator for website, e-mail hosting, and info for visitors.

    • Assist in completion of administrative forms and performance documentation for Keep America Beautiful and other funding sources.

    • Responsibility for main telephone line and administrative interface with City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services.

    • Mail sorting and financial support to maintain appropriate internal controls.

    • Assistance with program activities and events as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • One or more years of experience fast-paced, multi-program office environments.

    • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with internal and external audiences.

    • Experience being the Manager of First Impressions

    • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through.

    • Microsoft Office proficiency.

    • Perform with the highest professional demeanor and integrity.

    • Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines.

    • Appreciation and respect for the confidentiality of highly personal information.

    • Driven, outgoing self-starter who can work with minimal oversight and achieve team goals on a consistent basis.

    Characteristics of a Strong Candidate:

    • Proven record of internal customer service

    • Passionate about Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s mission.

    • Team-oriented

    Education and Experience

    • Associate’s Degree in a related field

    • One or more years of experience in office management

    Send resume and salary requirements to jonathan@keepcincinnatibeautiful.org

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is a not for profit corporation whose mission is to educate and encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for their community environments. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


  • August 22, 2018 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Habitat Restoration Internship

    Status: Accepting Applications for Fall Internship

    General Description: The Habitat Restoration Internship helps to plan and carry out Imago’s restoration efforts on our 37 acres of urban greenspace. Interns work closely with staff to plan work, manage workdays, monitor progress and adapt plans accordingly.

    Dates: Mid/end September – end of November/early December

    Hours: 3 – 6 hours/week

    To Apply: Email interest and resume to office@imagoearth.org. Contact us at the same email if you have questions.

  • August 22, 2018 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Communications Internship

    Status: Accepting Applications for Fall Internship

    General Description: The Communications Intern will work closely with staff to plan and post Imago’s communications. The intern will help develop editorial calendars, create and publish social media posts, create content for Imago’s website and blog and other communications projects. This is a great opportunity to learn about and make a meaningful contribution to the inner workings of a nonprofit organization.

    Dates: Mid/end September – end of November/early December

    Hours: 3 – 6 hours/week

    To Apply: Email interest and resume to office@imagoearth.org. Contact us at the same email if you have questions.

  • August 22, 2018 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Outdoor Education Internship

    Status: Accepting Applications for Fall Internship

    General Description: The Outdoor Education Intern is an integral part of the education team, and works with education staff to organize and develop curriculum and to design and present education programs. Depending on time of year, and intern’s availability the curriculum and programs can be for summer camps, our Branching Out Programs for Urban Youth, or for specific education opportunities.

    Dates: Mid September – end of November

    Hours: 10 – 15 hours/week

    Compensation: $100/week

    To Apply: Email interest and resume to office@imagoearth.org. Contact us at the same email if you have questions.

    For a full job description click here. 
  • August 13, 2018 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Reports to: Senior Environmental Projects Manager

    Location: Forest Run Operations Center New London Road Hamilton, OH 45013

    Summary: Under the direction and general supervision of the Senior Environmental Projects Manager, the Natural Resource Crew Leader will supervise the natural resource crew and coordinate Land Stewardship activities including but not limited to the maintenance and improvement of natural areas. This is a working supervisory position and as such the Natural Resource Crew Leader performs a variety of conservation, wildlife management, invasive plant control, and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of MetroParks natural areas.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Land Stewardship duties include supervising staff, scheduling staff, purchasing supplies for, and performing or coordinating staff to perform: conservation, wildlife management, invasive plant control, and other natural resource management projects.

    • Assists with prescribed fires and nuisance wildlife as directed.

    • Use, maintain, and instruct assigned workers on equipment including: chain saws, pole saws, blowers, brush cutters, trimmers, back pack sprayers, skid sprayers, tractors, four-wheel drive utility vehicles, licensed motor vehicles as assigned, skid steers, track loaders, and attachments in a safe and professional manner.

    • Use, maintain, and instruct assigned workers on hand tools including but not limited to pruners, loppers, shovels, rakes, post hole diggers, hammers, paint brushes, rollers and cleaning equipment.

    • Attends meetings and/or makes presentation as a representative of MetroParks as assigned.

    • Keeps written records, inventories, and makes written reports as required and/or assigned.

    • Aids in general public programming and special events as assigned.

    • Aids in maintenance duties including, but not limited to: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, applying pesticides and fertilizers, shoveling and plowing snow, and assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs.

    • Prepares and maintains facilities, equipment and assigned areas for use by performing duties such as cleaning, painting, tightening, etc.

    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed and the cost of supplies and labor associated with those tasks. Purchases supplies and materials as authorized.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate.

    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.

    • Ability to meet and interact with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times. Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.

    • Follows MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable. Requires subordinates to operate within same guidelines.

    • The ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is all also required for this position.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; minimum of 18 years of age at the time of employment. At least 2 years of natural resource or grounds maintenance experience with a park agency, landscape or grounds maintenance company, similar organization is preferred for this position.

    • Knowledge of and ability to operate common maintenance equipment, hand tools, and recreational equipment.

    • Basic computer and software competency, which includes use of email, spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint required.

    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment or employees currently working under the provisions of this position description.

    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on their driving record at the time of employment.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This part-time position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule. Ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Ability to work around various outdoor contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and airborne and plant allergens. Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Demands: General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

  • August 01, 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: UC | Sustainability

    The Office of Sustainability is within the Department of Planning + Design + Construction with links to Facilities Management and Central Utilities. The staff includes one full-time Sustainability Coordinator, a full-time Assistant Sustainability Coordinator and a team of student workers that are known as Sustainability Advocates. The Office of Sustainability facilitates a diversity of programs including the UC Bike Kitchen, Bike Share, UC Garden, Athletics and Special Event Recycling, Re*Use Market, Annual Bike Show, Uptown Waste Diversion, and Operation Move-In Recycle. The Office of Sustainability also hosts and facilitates co-curricular educational opportunities such as the sustainability film, lecture, tour and workshop series, and organizes more proactive events such as city-wide clean ups and community bike rides. Through providing a diversity of programs that seek to educate, engage, and empower, the Office strives to enhance and create a culture of sustainability at the University.

    Sustainability Advocate Responsibilities

    1. Recycling during major UC events (athletic, move-in, etc)

    2. Attendance at weekly Sustainability Advocate meetings

    3. Event staff support (films, lectures, workshops, tours)

    4. Outreach (tabling, event/program promotion, attending community meetings)

    5. Site (Bike Kitchen, Soiled Hands Learning Garden) and equipment (recycling containers, bikes, tools) maintenance

    6. Tasks as assigned by the Office of Sustainability

    Sustainability Advocate Expectations

    1. Maintain regular and consistent communication with Office of Sustainability and other Sustainability Advocates concerning scheduling, tasks, absences, project or site incidents, etc. Email and groupme are the preferred modes of communication for the Office of Sustainability. It is your responsibility to check and, when necessary, reply promptly to any emails or messages on groupme.

    2. Complete tasks as assigned.

    3. Ask for assistance as needed – information, resources, etc.

    4. Familiarity with Office of Sustainability programming (films, workshops, volunteer opportunities, etc) and services (Zipcar, Bearcat Bikeshare, etc).

    5. Maintain professional communication when representing the Office of Sustainability (including internal meetings and communications).

    6. Take initiative to increase the capacity and effectiveness of sustainability at UC by proposing projects, events, and new processes.

    7. Work at least 2 shifts a week. One of these can be the weekly Sustainability Advocate meeting.

    To apply: email green@uc.edu with your resume and cover letter

  • August 01, 2018 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. 

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB) is seeking a qualified person to fulfill a 24 hr/week Environmental Educator position to start September 2018. KCB is a not for profit organization that educates and encourages individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. Our programming is grassroots, results oriented, on-going and based on changing behaviors through community education. Creativity and independence are fostered by KCB and part of the core values. Under the supervision of KCB’s Environmental Education Director, the Environmental Educator will assist in the planning and implementation of programming for schools and community events including:

    Responsibilities:

    • Present education programs to (K-12) to Cincinnati area students.
    • Participate in KCB Education assemblies
    • Serve as an educator and host for field trips offered to 3rd through 12th grade.
    • Assist in the collaboration, coordination and execution of large community recycling events
    • Partner with school staff to enhance sustainability efforts
    • Attend meetings for GCEE (Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators), Green Umbrella Action Team, community councils and select parent teacher organizations
    • Attend outreach events and promote KCB programming
    • Responsible for the writing education content for KCB e-newsletter
    • Support other KCB activities including events, fundraisers, clean-ups and volunteer engagement

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (but flexible on the focus area)
    • Experience working with children
    • Must have reliable transportation
    • Outgoing • Motivated • Computer savvy • Comfortable with Excel, Word • Good writing skills •
    • Willingness to engage with students from diverse backgrounds of all ages (K-12) • Artistic skills a plus •
    • Knowledge of the Cincinnati area and comfort in urban settings • Adaptability • Patience 
    • Ability to drive conversations •

    Please submit Resume and Cover Letter, including a 2-3 sentence explanation about one of the aforementioned qualities that best describes you, to Kara@KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org.

  • August 01, 2018 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Organization: OKI (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana) Regional Council of Governments


     Job Summary:

    Position requires a significant background and understanding of community planning principles and self-motivation. Experience in statistical analysis and using GIS is preferred. Individual will work on regional planning and land use issues. Specifically, the individual will assist OKI staff with activities related to the implementation of the OKI How Do We Grow from Here, Strategic Regional Policy Plan (SRPP) www.howdowegrow.org. The Land Use Planning Intern will be involved in assisting with many aspects of plan implementation. The Intern will also provide assistance in activities related to the maintenance, improvement and operation of the OKI Fiscal Impact Analysis Model.

    Examples of Duties:

    • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts, for example, topics related to comprehensive planning, land use planning, sustainability principles, green infrastructure, fiscal impacts.
    • Assist with field work
    • Assist in writing reports and grants
    • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI meetings
    • Create and update EXCEL and/or GIS databases
    • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations
    • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Job Qualifications:

    • Graduate or Undergraduate Student or recent graduate of Community Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program
    • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • GIS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    Start Date:           ASAP

    Hours:                  28 Hours/Week (Hours an vary to accommodate co-op schedule)

    Pay:                       $10.10 Hour

    Parking:               Free parking or free bus pass provided

    To Apply:
    Open until filled. E-mail resume and cover letter:
    Nicole Hartman, HR Manager
    E-mail: nhartman@oki.org 

  • July 03, 2018 4:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Job Title: Rental Associate

    Description: Intermittent, 0 – 28 hours per week – Employment in this position requires staff to work a varied schedule which may include evenings, weekends and occasional holidays. Reports to Facility & Event Manager or as otherwise assigned. Performs a variety of general-purpose duties as required to facilitate equipment, associated operational requirements and maintenance needs as well as concession sales at assigned locations.

    For a complete job description and application please visit our website at www.YourMetroParks.net or contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.

    Salary: $10.25 to $12.93 per hour depending on level of experience.

    Deliver in person or mail completed application to:

    MetroParks of Butler County 2051 
    Timberman Road Hamilton, OH 45013 
    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough

    Or email ALL documents to employment@yourmetroparks.net

    Closing Date: 4:00 p.m., August 13, 2018

    To be considered for the position, a completed application must be received by this date.

    MetroParks of Butler County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • June 19, 2018 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Title: Park Caretaker

    Reports to: As assigned Location: As assigned Pay Grade: 9

    Summary: Under supervision, performs a variety of general-purpose duties and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of park grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Maintenance duties may include, but are not limited to: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs.

    • Prepares and maintains park exterior and interior facilities for use by performing duties such as cleaning, painting and routine maintenance of reservable areas, recreational equipment, shelters, and park grounds adjacent to reservable spaces, common areas, storage rooms, kitchen areas and restrooms.

    • Uses and maintains wrenches, pruners, trimmers, brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, blowers, brushes, rollers, shovels, rakes, hammers and other common hand tools.

    • Operates licensed and non-licensed motor vehicles, APVs, snow plows, tractors, mowers, brush hogs, loaders and other equipment.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate.

    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.

    • Ability to meet and interact with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times. Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.

    • Follows MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable.

    • The ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is all also required for this position.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; minimum of 18 years of age at the time of employment. Previous grounds and building maintenance experience is preferred for this position.

    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment or employees currently working under the provisions of this position description.

    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving- related violations on their driving record at the time of employment.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This intermittent position requires availability for a flexible schedule, working 0-28 hours per week. Ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.

    Physical Demands:

    General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodation will be made for known physical limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.



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