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  • May 07, 2018 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Plans and implements or supervises implementation as a working supervisor of maintenance of athletic fields, turf and natural grass, conservation and land stewardship practices at assigned park locations.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Responsible for all sports turf maintenance practices and assigned parks and athletic fields. Manages and instructs staff on all turf maintenance practices. Responsible for scheduling maintenance, coordination of facility schedule and set up of assigned athletic fields for all events, leagues and trainings that are scheduled at the assigned facilities.

    • Responsible for supervision, coordination and/or implementation of regular maintenance, repairs and miscellaneous care of assigned park buildings, athletic playing fields (natural and synthetic), trails, assigned special purpose park areas, restrooms, roads, walks, pathways, play structures, and equipment to ensure efficient and safe park operations.

    • Oversee and perform quality checks on all contract work performed in park.

    • Researches potential costs and revenues, prepared budgets and monitors same for specific project, activities, or for general operations of assigned properties.

    • Recommends policies, long-range objectives and capital improvements for assigned properties and/or park locations.

    • Attends meetings as a representative of MetroParks as assigned, conducts meetings, and makes presentations as assigned.

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

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

    • Maintains decorative plant beds and other highly landscaped areas as assigned.

    • Manages, coordinates and/or applies fertilizer, herbicides, or other chemicals according to manufacturer’s recommendations and MetroParks policy as assigned.

    • Schedules and generally supervises other employees and/or volunteers assigned to stewardship or maintenance activities.

    • Assists with and performs duties to implement capital improvement projects as assigned.

    • Operates tractors, mowers, motor vehicles, hand and power tools commonly in use for general building and grounds maintenance.

    • Periodically required to open and/or close park areas and to maintain, check, or supervise special use recreation areas or facilities such as those designed for ice skating, sledding, swimming, etc.

    • Plans, supervises, coordinates and/or performs conservation, wildlife management, and land stewardship activities in assigned areas.

    • Collects payments, fees, oversees and/or performs sales and other revenue functions as assigned.

    • Performs 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. Requires subordinates to do the same.

    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public in-person or via email, phone, or written document.

    • 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. Requires subordinates to do the same.

    • 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:

    • A minimum of a two (2) year degree from an accredited college or technical school in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Agronomy, Conservation, or a related field; and at least two (2) years related maintenance and/or land stewardship experience with a park, natural resource or conservation agency or closely related private sector employer.

    • At least three (3) years prior experience as a proven effective supervisor, and must have the ability to effectively motivate assigned subordinates.

    • Experience in and working knowledge of common practices of general park maintenance, minor building and equipment repair, grounds keeping, landscaping, conservation land management and stewardship activities and equipment.

    • Ability to efficiently operate and teach others to safely and properly operate various types of grounds maintenance and/or construction equipment including, but not limited to: chainsaws, hedge trimmers, weed whips, tractors and brush hogs, lawnmowers, snow plows, blowers, skid loaders, water transfer pumps, chippers, graders, etc.

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

    • 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 is required. 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 under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment.

    • Possession of a valid Ohio Department of Agriculture Public Operator License as a Certified Pesticide Applicator allowing utilization of restricted-use pesticides/herbicides for ornamental plant and shade tree pest control and/or turf pest control required at the time of employment, or before completion of the initial probationary period and thereafter is required.

    • A candidate for the position and any employee holding the position shall be a person of good character and integrity with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This full-time, exempt position requires availability for a flexible work schedule which shall include work on evenings, holidays and weekends and is prepared for on-call maintenance or other assistance as assigned during emergencies. The Park Manager/Turfgrass Manager shall carry a smart phone and respond to priority calls and emails 24 hours a day. 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.

    Description: (Full Time, Exempt) Responsible for all sports turf maintenance practices and assigned parks and athletic fields. Responsible for supervision, coordination and/or implementation of regular maintenance, repairs and miscellaneous care of assigned park buildings, athletic playing fields (natural and synthetic), trails, assigned special purpose park areas, restrooms, roads, walks, pathways, play structures, and equipment to ensure efficient and safe park operations. The Park Manager has the authority to recommend the following: hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, discharge, reward and/or the discipline of other employees. Such authority requires the use of independent judgment.

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

    Expected Starting Salary Range: $41,700 – 51,100 depending on qualifications.

    Deliver in person or mail application AND resume 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. on May 23, 2017.

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

    MetroParks of Butler County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • May 07, 2018 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: To assist in all facets of programming for MetroParks of Butler County delivery, program development/planning, conference coordination/liaison, and assisting in the general administration of Programs and Special Events. The position includes work as an instructor, being a public relations ambassador with guests and groups, and assisting in maintenance of the instructional areas and equipment. Must be competent in use of computer software, information technology and social media to promote and track participation at programs and events.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • To take part in all training or in-service activities to develop proficiencies required to perform job responsibilities.

    • Assists with MetroParks Park Connections programs, special events and volunteers as assigned. Spends approximately 90% of time delivering programs or assisting with events, and 10% preparing for programming and events.

    • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching the program curriculum and concepts, sharing park information and interfacing with volunteers and the public.

    • Provide quality education programs, recreational or conservation experiences for park customers and/or volunteers.

    • Provides accurate park facility and organizational information to park visitors/customers upon request.

    • Operates MetroParks licensed motor vehicles as assigned or personal vehicle as necessary to meet assigned responsibilities.

    • Accurately collects and deposits MetroParks program or other fees as assigned and keeps accurate financial, program, time and work records. Composes and files written reports as assigned.

    • Demonstrate professional competencies in interactions with public, staff and volunteers, included but not limited to:

    o Wearing staff uniform when working with a group

    o Showing interest and understanding for other staff members and park customers;

    o Being punctual and attentive to assigned schedule

    o Handlingconflictconstructively and keeping a positive attitude

    o Providinga safe experiencefor allparticipants and never leave participants unattended.

    o Recruiting, coordinating and/or functionally supervising volunteers as assigned

    o Cooperates on maintaining the grounds and seeing that facility equipment and

    programming materials are used properly and returned promptly to storage in good

    condition.

    o Providing support for existing program and assisting in the development of new

    programs as assigned. May wear historic period costume, works with approved

    program animals for demonstration purposes, and/or uses educational, audio/visual

    equipment and/or other tools specific and appropriate to the delivery of programs

    and events as assigned.

    o Follows Board policies in MetroParks Employee Guide and Personnel Manual.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

    • Working knowledge of or experience with personal computer hardware and software

    including but not limited to email, word processing, data management and spreadsheets, and graphic design software operations and other common office equipment.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including competent knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.

    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public in-person or via email, phone, or written document.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent training supplemented with two (2) years college level courses in education, science or environmental studies, cultural history. Alternatively, a high school diploma or equivalent training supplemented with at least four (4) years of work experience working with youth or families program delivery.

    • 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 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.

    • General good health and ability to perform physical labor and having the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

    • A candidate for the position and any employee holding the position shall be a person of good character and integrity with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions). Ability to be bonded against dishonesty and theft by MetroParks current liability insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter is also required.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    The schedule for this position is part-time, and as needed. Employee may occasionally supervise other assigned personnel, such as seasonal and/or intermittent workers, volunteers, employment program participants. Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as scheduled in advance.

    Physical Demands:

    This Position requires that a program leader have the ability to walk, stand, bend, twist, push & pull, with some lifting of materials up to 50 lbs. Leaders conduct outdoor programs and events that are held year-round and must be comfortable with exposure to a wide range of temperatures. General good health and the ability to perform physical labor and having the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is required for this position.

    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.

    Description: Intermittent, part-time - Requires a flexible work schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays. Duties include assisting in delivering and supporting programs to day camps, community organizations, school groups, and the

    general public. Programs may include natural history and history interpretation, recreation, and special events support. Must be competent in use of computer software, Information technology and social media to promote and track participation at programs and events.

    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: $13.50 - $16.13 per hour depending on level of experience.

    Deliver in person or mail 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., May 23, 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.



  • May 07, 2018 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Under supervision of the Park Manager 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, applying pesticides and fertilizers, shoveling and plowing snow, and 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.
    • Meets and deals 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.
    • Aids in general public programming and special events as assigned.
    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed: including but not limited to: time sheets, vehicle mileage, equipment usage, etc.
    • Follows Board policies in Personnel Policy Manual.
    • Maintains confidentiality on sensitive issues and nonpublic records.
    • Assists with conservation, wildlife management, and land stewardship activities in assigned areas.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate, and to manage tasks.
    • The physical ability to perform labor and the tasks noted above is required of this position as well as possession of the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public.
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members, volunteers and the staff of other agencies.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED; and a minimum of 18 years of age is required at the time of employment.
    • Previous grounds and building maintenance experience or experience in a related field 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:

    Employment in this 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 beassigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

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


    Description: Part-time, year-round - This position qualifies for paid holidays, vacation and sick time. An employee in this position may work an irregular part-time schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays on a seasonal basis. Reports to Park Manager or another assigned staff member. The Park Maintenance Technician performs a variety of general-purpose duties and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of park grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment.

    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: $13.50 - $16.13 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., May 23, 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.


  • May 07, 2018 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation

    Description

    The WHRF is a non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC) focused on enhancing the quality of life in the Walnut Hills neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our vision is a Walnut Hills that is vibrant, safe, healthy, and inclusive for all, and we believe a quality place should be accessible to everyone. The WHRF is committed to dialogue and collaborative work with our community development partners, organizations, stakeholders, and residents to create powerful change. We are seeking an Executive Director who will be part of this team and be able to align themselves with our organization’s six areas of focus: civic dialogue, cultural programming, enhanced social services, enhanced public spaces, protection of historic assets, and public/private development partnerships.

    Executive Director Position, Duties & Responsibilities:

    The Executive Director of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation serves as CEO and is responsible for the consistent achievement of its vision, mission, and action plans under the supervision and direction of the Board of Directors, comprised of diverse stakeholders, business owners, and residents.

    • Leadership and management of the WHRF day-to-day operations, long-term projects, and organizational logistics and growth;
    • Cultivate, maintain and support a strong board of directors;
    • Act as ex-officio on all board committees;
    • Provide leadership and idea-generation in developing policy, programs, and organizational & financial plans that will aid our projects, team, Board of Directors, and partners;
    • Keep track of new developments and trends in the CDC professional field;
    • Develop relationships with established and new funders to create new opportunities for organizational fundraising;
    • Expand revenue and fundraising to support existing programs and fund new, creative and innovate solutions to complex issues in Walnut Hills;
    • Foster sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with funders, organizations, neighborhood groups, businesses and institutions;
    • Be responsible for the recruitment, supervision and release of all paid staff, interns and operational volunteers;
    • Encourage a climate that will attract, keep and motivate a diverse staff of top quality people;
    • Track and report all significant information on the implementation of long- and short-term goals to the Board of Directors;
    • Strengthen the WHRF brand by representing the organization’s mission, programs, and goals to government agencies, organizations, and the public;
    • Develop and drive strategies for the WHRF Equitable Development Scorecard;
    • Serve as ombudsman to the community, businesses and neighborhood groups;
    • Provide leadership and represent WHRF in planning and development issues that affect the community, including but not limited to the Walnut Hills Reinvestment Plan.

    Candidate Criteria:

    The WHRF is seeking an individual with the qualifications listed below. As the Executive Director must be able to work on a variety of projects and with a diverse range of people, a candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications to be considered:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (i.e. Urban Planning, Communications, Business, Social Services, Real-estate, Marketing, etc.);
    • 5 to 7 years of work experience in non-profit management including planning, budgeting, and evaluation;
    • Success in developing and implementing strategies that resulted in organizational growth;
    • Experience in staff supervision and the development of high performance teams;
    • Experience in volunteer management;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Commitment to the WHRF mission as spelled out in the Reinvestment Plan (please read https://walnuthillsrf.org/walnut-hills-reinvestment-plan before applying);
    • Understanding of Ohio Housing Policy and Cincinnati neighborhood policy;
    • Willingness to work outside the “9-5” expectation, such as weeknight and weekend morning/afternoon meetings, events, or fundraisers;
    • Personal Characteristics including:
      •      Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission driven and self-directed drive;
      •      Action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adaptable.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • ·         Experience as Executive Director of a non-profit organization;
    • ·         Experience working in diverse, urban communities;
    • ·         Three to five years of experience in neighborhood development or community outreach;
    • ·         Marketing, public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders;
    • ·         Fundraising, financial management, staff management, public speaking and real estate development experience;
    • ·         Understanding of race, class, and gender dynamics, and a willingness to work through complex social issues;
    • ·         Commitment to preserving and creating healthy affordable/workforce housing;
    • ·         Passion for expanding new development opportunities for people of color and women;
    • ·         Desire to connect long term residents to workforce opportunities created by neighborhood development.

    Personal Characteristics:

    Being part of a team comes with responsibilities of its own. The attitude and character of a new Executive Director is crucial to the success of the WHRF, its projects, and morale. From accountable, collaborative, thorough and effective, to equitable, just, passionate and unifying, an Executive Director is a leader whom staff, the board, and the public can trust.

    Compensation:

    Dependent on the applicant’s qualifications, our compensation package is commensurate with the applicant’s level of education and experience.

    Application Process:

    To apply for the position of Executive Director at the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, please submit a cover letter describing your unique background, experience, and/or skill set that qualify you for this position. Please email your application and a resume with at least three references to info@walnuthillsrf.org with “Search Committee” in the Subject line. Visit their website, www.walnuthillsrf.org to read pertinent information about our organization and the Walnut Hills Neighborhood.

    Application Deadline: May 15st, 2018

    Anticipated Hiring Date: mid-July, 2018

    The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • May 04, 2018 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments

    Job Title: Water Quality Internship / Assistant / Co-op

    Department: Regional Planning Division

    Reports to: Regional Planning Manager

    Classification: Temporary / Co-op / Internship

    Part-time and Flexible Hours (average of 27 hours/week) $10.10/hour

    Available June, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (can be extended)

    Date: May 1, 2018

    Job Summary:

    Position requires a significant background in environmental science, and a background and/or interest in planning and GIS. Individual will work on regional planning for water quality issues under the guidance of an OKI Senior Planner.

    Examples of Duties:

    Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts

    Assist with field work

    Assist in writing reports

    Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI committees

    Create and update databases and GIS products for water quality

    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:

    Student in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program

    Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials

    Experience with ESRI GIS

    Strong interpersonal skills

    Effective oral and written communication skills

    License, certification or registration:

    Valid drivers license, or ability to obtain one within one month of start of internship. Good driving record.

    To Apply:

    If you are interested in this internship, please e-mail your resume to

    Nicole Hartman: nhartman@oki.org by May 23, 2018


  • May 04, 2018 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments


    Department: Regional Planning Division

    Reports to: Regional Planning Manager

    Classification: Temporary / Co-op / Internship

    Part-time and Flexible Hours (approximately 27 hours/week) $10.10/hour

    Available June, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (can be extended)

    Date: May 1, 2018

    Job Summary:

    Position requires a significant background in environmental science, and a background and/or interest in planning and GIS. Individual will work on regional planning for environmental issues under the guidance of an OKI Senior Planner.

    Examples of Duties:

    Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts

    Assist in writing reports

    Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI committees

    Create and update databases and GIS products for environmental viewer

    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

    Assist with field work

    Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Job Qualifications:

    Student in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program

    Experience with ESRI GIS

    Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials

    Strong interpersonal skills

    Effective oral and written communication skills

    License, certification or registration:

    Valid drivers license, or ability to obtain one within one month of start of internship. Good driving record.

    If you are interested in this internship, please e-mail your resume to

    Nicole Hartman: nhartman@oki.org by May 23, 2018


  • April 25, 2018 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Office Manager

    The Mill Creek Alliance (Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 2018 through the merger of two successful conservation organizations; The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities and Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek. The mission of the Alliance is to empower Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek, its tributaries, and watershed. Through inclusive, meaningful community engagement and collaborative action, the Alliance strives to create a Mill Creek watershed that is a healthy ecosystem where thriving people and communities live, work, and play.

    The Alliance’s provides holistic solutions to many of the problems faced by our constituent communities. Our multi-faceted approach includes watershed action planning, project implementation, watershed-scale research and monitoring, and creating opportunities to explore the watershed through recreation and volunteer events. In addition, the Alliance recognizes that environmental justice requires a special focus on underserved communities. In those communities, the Alliance focuses on uplifting our communities’ youth, environmental education, restoration of the river and its natural resources, planting trees and edible gardens, building trails, and providing a source of Green Jobs. The Alliance seeks to transform neglected land and waterways into assets that our neighborhoods need to be healthy and resilient while building community capacity.

    SUMMARY:

    The Office Manager plays a critically important organizational role in managing internal operations. The Office Manager works closely and cooperatively with the Alliance Executive Director and other staff on maintaining Alliance financial records and overseeing day-to-day bookkeeping; overseeing basic human resources functions; assisting with grant reporting and project-related activities; organizing, planning, and conducting Alliance meetings and outreach events; and acting as the general office manager.

    I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION

    • Establish effective working partnerships with a wide range of watershed stakeholders
    • Communicate in a positive and respectful manner
    • Demonstrate flexibility and cooperative attitude when faced with change
    • Demonstrate strong multi-tasking abilities
    • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

    II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manage the Alliance financials in an organized and precise manner
    • Monthly financial reconciliation.
    • Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable in QuickBooks
    • Cut checks and process invoices and payments
    • Oversee membership drive income and invoices
    • Enter payroll into QuickBooks on a bi-monthly basis
    • Manage the general administrative tasks of the Alliance including but not limited to:
    • Manage basic HR functions including payroll, FSA administration, health benefits, IRA.
    • Donor contact database maintenance
    • Order office supplies, maintain inventory of printed maps and outreach materials
    • Assist with development of outreach publications
    • Troubleshoot computers, software, and printers and maintain relationship with the Alliance’s IT consultant
    • Website management as needed
    • Grant reporting, in close collaboration with other staff.
    • Submit complete and accurate reports to grant funders in a timely fashion
    • Maintain accounting of grant-related expenditures and invoicing
    • Request timely grant reimbursements
    • Support successful execution of outreach activities including but not limited to plantings, maintenance weedings, canoe floats, and project site tours for elected officials, technical and research professionals, public works personnel, and state and Federal agency staff
    • Coordinate the associated meeting/event logistics including taking RSVPs, obtaining event insurance as needed.
    • Organize Board and Committee meetings
    • Schedule meetings and maintain organizational Outlook calendars
    • Prepare and distribute meeting agendas
    • Secure suitable meeting rooms
    • Take meeting notes and distribute meeting minutes
    • Perform all other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Alliance Chair and Board of Trustees

    III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    • Desktop computer; Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Adobe software; printers; copier and scanner; mobile telephone; personal office in a converted house

    IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    V. WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • The duties of this job are performed both inside a climate-controlled office setting and outside and at times in inclement weather. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    VI. QUALIFICATIONS

    Education / Work Experience:

    • Proficiency in day-to-day bookkeeping and competence in processing invoices and overseeing financial records
    • Experience with Human Resources functions.
    • Experience with office administration or management
    • Positive demeanor and excellent communication skills
    • Experience in group organization and facilitation

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with watershed stakeholders, colleagues, supervisors, elected officials and the public
    • Ability to work independently on several on-going initiatives setting incremental milestones while keeping sight of long-term objectives
    • Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills
    • Ability to articulate and present a positive professional image in person and on the telephone
    • Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
    • Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle

    VII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS

    • This is a full-time position. The Alliance offers a competitive salary based on experience. Office hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.
    • The Alliance offers an excellent health benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage. The Alliance pays for 85% of the premium for individual coverage.
    • The Alliance also offers an optional Simple IRA program.

    VIII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at dschmitt@millcreekwatershed.org by May 8, 2018. Several candidates will be selected for interviews based on the written materials submitted. Final selection is based on the most qualified applicant as determined by one or more in-person interviews. The position is available immediately.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. If applicant meets all requirements and characteristics as indicated in the job description, hiring may be contingent upon successful completion of drug and alcohol test, background check, credit report, and physical.

    All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • April 25, 2018 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    The Ohio River Foundation is a regional conservation non-profit organization seeks a communications intern for the August to December college semester in Cincinnati. 

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Research, identify and draft appropriate content for monthly e-newsletter and social media
    • Develop and promote timely content on ORF’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter)
    • Draft articles and press releases to support ORF programs and initiatives
    • Draft literature and collateral in support of ORF fundraising projects

    ·         Collect and analyze data on the effectiveness of ORF’s external communications

    • Provide media outreach and publicity assistance for ORF-sponsored events such as Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Cincinnati Coffee Festival

    ·         Represent ORF at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) as needed

    ·         Other communications projects as assigned

     

     PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • For fall 2018, undergrad applicant must be at the junior or senior level at UC, XU, or NKU
    • Major in communications, marketing and/or public relations
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
    • Ability to work self-directed and team member
    • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and enthusiastic manner.

    SALARY: $10/hour

    Position is part-time 10-15 hours/week, August to December ---fall semester 

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  To apply email or fax your resume to: 

    Ohio River Foundation

    513-469-6755 (fax)

     orf@ohioriverfdn.org (email)

    Ohio River Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    www.ohioriverfdn.org


  • April 16, 2018 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Freestore Foodbank

    Description: Reporting to the Director of Community Partnerships and Programs, manages the daily on-site farm operation.  The farm manager is responsible for the planning, organization, supervision, oversight and administration of all activities at the Giving Fields.  Meets budgetary and production goals.  Supports the implementation of Lean Management principles and philosophies that support the goal of hunger relief.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    Farm Management:

    • Responsible for the safe, productive performance of the farm.
    • Responsible for the creation, implementation, recording and evaluation of the plans, policies and procedures of the farm.
    • Manages the planting, irrigation, cultivation, chemical application, harvesting, and recordkeeping for the farm.
    • Responsible for the procurement of seeds, plants, fertilizers, pesticides, equipment, parts and supplies necessary for the farm operation.
    • Maintains farm infrastructure, soil enhancement, irrigation, fencing, drainage, farm equipment and implements, by direct or contractual labor.
    • Communicates with the Director of Community Partnerships and Programs, providing farm status updates and budgetary needs.
    • Responsible for the recruiting, supervision and training of contractors.

    Volunteer Programming

    • Communicates and collaborates with Volunteer Engagement Specialist (VES) in planning tasks and training volunteers. 
    • Provide annual task map, timeline & weekly prioritized task list to VES for scheduling purposes and educational instruction.
    • Serves as a Freestore Foodbank liaison to the community. In partnership with VES, meets and greets volunteers and works to expand the knowledge of agriculture and farming practices.
    • Leads, when necessary, volunteer groups (i.e.: when large groups/multiple tasks require supervision in addition to VES supervision).
    • In conjunction with VES, uses gardening & agricultural knowledge, skills and abilities to plan and execute educational opportunities and works to expand the knowledge of visitors and volunteers about farming and access to healthy foods.
    • Ensures that the VES & volunteers are proficient in performing farming task.  
    • Support the Director of Volunteer Engagement and the Development Team who interact directly with corporations to maximize the impact and value of corporate relationships while striving to enhance the value of individual volunteer participation, donations and advocacy opportunities.

    Agency Partnerships

    • Develop and maintain relationships with FSFB partner agencies and the general community in order to establish and/or maintain positive long term relationships with FSFB.
    • Oversees distribution of produce to partner agencies.

    Operational Excellence

    • Serves on FSFB Safety Committee and ensures safe practices are implemented at the Giving Fields
    • Plans & Coordinates special projects
    • Community outreach, making FSFB Giving Fields a place of choice for volunteers, staff and community
    • Understand food security and have a passion for sharing how to increase food security for all.
    • Communicates with other FSFB departments as needed.
    • Works on other projects/tasks as needed.

    Off Season

    • Analyze historical data from current and past seasons for next year’s and long term planning.
    • Creates cropplan, plotplan, orders seeds and supplies
    • Maintains farm infrastructure.
    • Works at FSFB distribution center in various positions as needed.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Minimum Associates degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Agriculture and/or three years relevant experience in a small farming operation preferably in vegetable and orchard production.  Knowledge of warehouse operations a plus.
    • Able to operate and maintain farm tractor, farm implements, sprayers, trailers, mowers, weed eaters and various hand tools.
    • Knowledge with types, uses, and applications of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
    • Must obtain and maintain required chemical-use certifications.
    • Strong leadership skills, including delegation, strategic management, conflict management, coaching/counseling, evaluations, attendance and timekeeping.
    • Demonstrates proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making; adaptable to various competing demands and demonstrates the highest level of customer/client service and response
    • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
    • Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. 
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Good customer service skills.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks in consideration of possible contingency plans.
    • Working experience in the use of internet technology applications and Microsoft Office Suite.

    To apply: Apply online.

  • April 10, 2018 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Interact For Health

    Interact for Health is seeking a seasoned leader to be the Senior Program Officer for Interact's Regional Opioid Response Team. The Senior Program Officer works in collaboration with the opioid team to develop and implement strategies that align with Interact's Strategic Plan. This work will include building a regional network to develop a shared agenda, policy priorities and common messaging to address the opioid epidemic, as well as implementing other strategies, such as harm reduction, to meet the needs of the community. The Senior Program Officer is an integral part of Interact for Health's staff and assists in achieving Interact for Health's strategic goals.

    Responsibilities:

    Grantmaking and Program Management

    • Manage a portfolio of grants, operating programs and other activities that contribute to organization's strategic objectives
    • Work collaboratively with organizations in shaping grant proposals to maximize community health and organizational stability
    • Critically evaluate proposals, following established processes for proposal review
    • Supervise operating programs at Interact for Health and the Funders Response to the Heroin Epidemic at InterAct for Change, including related contractors and staff
    • Collaborate with other staff members to complete grantmaking, monitoring and evaluation processes

    Thought Leadership

    • Provide leadership in the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder work of Interact for Health, identifying key emerging trends and advancing knowledge in the field
    • Proactively identify opportunities and potential partnerships
    • Collaborate with other staff members to prepare and coordinate materials that support the organization's policy and strategic agendas
    • Contribute to Interact for Health's health policy efforts
    • Advance health equity within portfolio and throughout the organization

    Community Relations

    • Represent Interact for Health to the public and professional groups
    • Communicate both informally and formally about Interact for Health's activities
    • Manage external relationships with key partners (nonprofit, governmental, philanthropic, professional, advocacy, etc.)
    • Convene partners and cultivate relationships to maximize Interact for Health's investments in the community
    • As a catalyst, provide resources (time, leadership and technical assistance) to selected community efforts or programs

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Commitment to Interact's mission, vision and values
    • Substantial field-related or foundation experience (10-15 years min.)
    • Managerial experience (5-10 years) with business planning ability
    • A master's degree in a related discipline, preferred
    • Knowledge of behavioral health issues and systems within Interact for Health's region
    • Current working knowledge of the region's opioid crisis
    • Experience providing value-added consultation to grantseekers and community partners
    • Experience using data in decision-making
    • Experience with health policy
    • Excellent leadership and communications skills
    • Excellent customer-service skills
    • Ability to work well as part of a team
    • Experience managing complex relationships, coalitions and multi-stakeholder projects

    Applicants should demonstrate intelligence, integrity and a commitment to improving the health of people in the Greater Cincinnati region. Interact for Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To Apply:

    Applicants should submit the following to Christine Bennett, Senior Director of Payroll, Benefits and Human Resources, (cbennett@interactforhealth.org). The application period closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    • Cover letter
    • Detailed resume/CV
    • Salary Requirements
    • Contact information for three references.
    For questions, contact Kate Keller, Vice President, Community & System Strategies atkkeller@interactforhealth.org.

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