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Please see the list below for current job opportunities with our member organizations. If you are a Green Umbrella member and would like to submit a job posting, please send it to greennews@greenumbrella.org.

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  • March 23, 2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Greenacres Foundation

    Job Description:

    Greenacres  Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation established in 1988 by Louis and Louise Nippert with the intent to provide natural areas and sustainable farmlands for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
    The Greenacres’ Greenhouse Department is looking for a sustainable horticulture intern for the 2018 season. The Greenhouse team is committed to collaboration with our garden production and education teams. The 2018 intern willbe working alongside the Greenacres’ Greenhouse manager to provide assistance with cucumber and tomato maintenance and harvest, whole farm compost planning, and greenhouse expansion, and other projects. This is a paid internship and is available from May 1st until September 1st , or as available. A minimum of 20 hours per week is required, 40 hours preferred.


    Qualifications:

    • A background or interest in any of the following: Botany, Horticulture, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences or any relevant biological science is preferred
    • Driver’s license with a clean driving record
    • Ability to work collaboratively within and with other departments
    • Ability to pass a drug screen, BCI/FBI background check and physical as required
    • Ability to lift and move equipment and materials commensurate with the position

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Maintenance and care of greenhouse plantings (watering, transplanting)
    • Assistance with garden production harvest
    • Assistance with horticulture/landscape projects
    • Working alongside garden production teams
    • Research project completion and presentation
    • Other duties as assigned

    Miscellaneous Duties:

    • Provide support services to other departments for the advancement of the mission.
    • In addition to job duties, interns will be required to complete an independent project during their internship at Greenacres. Projects ideas will be developed with guidance from their supervisor(s).

    Employment is dependent on the applicant being able to pass a physical and drug screening. Greenacres is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business
    need.

    To Apply:
    If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to 
    CMccollum@green-acres.org

  • March 21, 2018 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizaton: The Mill Creek Alliance

    The Mill Creek Alliance (the Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in March 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 wide-ranging skill sets allow it to provide 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 work 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 underserved neighborhoods need to be healthy and resilient while building community capacity.  

    The Project Director supports the Alliance’s mission by successfully managing Watershed improvement projects; building relationships among Watershed communities, businesses, residents, and regulatory agencies; and furthering public awareness and stewardship in the Mill Creek Watershed.

    SUMMARY:

    The Project Director, in collaboration with the Alliance Executive Director and staff, identifies and evaluates opportunities for watershed improvement projects; builds relationships and partnerships with communities and funders to enable projects; develops project concepts (alone or with a consultant, as appropriate); conducts site assessments; applies for grant funding; provides technical assistance and construction oversight to communities considering or engaged in improvement projects; advises on long-term project maintenance and monitoring; performs post-construction project inspections; and develops content for project-specific fact sheets, websites and outreach materials.

     

    I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION

    ·      Establish effective working partnerships with a wide range of watershed stakeholders

    ·      Effectively balance multiple priorities

    ·      Communicate in a positive and respectful manner

    ·      Demonstrate flexibility and cooperative attitude when faced with change

    ·      Demonstrate strong multi-tasking abilities

    ·      Work independently with minimal supervision

    ·      Actively manage and motivate project teams to meet milestone schedules

     

    II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    ·      Identify, develop, and seek funding for projects and activities that improve the Mill Creek and its tributaries

    o   Identify, evaluate and recommend project proposals in partnership with Watershed communities, business owners, local regulatory agency staff, and other project partners as applicable

    o   Research grant and funding opportunities and make appropriate application including project concepts, and design and construction budgets

    o   Oversee project implementation including design, construction, and establishment

    o   Develop project schedules and actively manage the project team to meet project milestones.

    o   Assist communities and landowners with project implementation and on-going project maintenance

    o   Maintain project records in an organized fashion including schedules, cost estimates, meeting notes, records of decisions, project photos, design and construction contracts, drawings, specifications, and change orders

    o   Maintain project budgets and provide timely grant reporting in collaboration with the Operations Director

    o   Enable and support pre and post-construction water quality and quantity monitoring in collaboration with the Program and Outreach Director

    o   Support implementation of the Alliance’s Watershed education and outreach programs through development of project-specific technical materials

    o   Support successful execution of outreach activities including but not limited to planting, maintenance weeding, canoe floats, and during and post-construction site tours for elected officials, technical and research professionals, public works personnel, and state and Federal agency staff

    ·      Support the mission of the  Alliance  in the course of interacting with businesses, residents, and local, regional, and national governmental organizations and agencies in the Mill Creek Watershed

    o   Work with state and Federal agencies, local municipalities and business owners to advance the Alliance’s goals and mission

    o   Facilitate cooperation among civic groups, governmental agencies, and environmental organizations interested in watershed issues

    o   Communicate with member communities when issues of concern or opportunity arise, particularly as they relate to project implementation and maintenance

    ·      Work closely with local communities and local, state, and Federal stakeholders to foster partnerships and to help attain Alliance goals

    ·      Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Alliance Chair and Board of Trustees

     

    III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Laptop computer; Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and Adobe software; printers; copier and scanner; mobile telephone; personal office.

    IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 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:

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources or Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Agriculture, Urban or Regional Planning, or related area of study

    ·         2-3 years of experience with project development, project management, and implementation in a related field

    ·         Demonstrated leadership ability and grant writing experience

    ·         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 projects setting incremental milestones while keeping sight of long-term objectives
    • Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
    • Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
    • Ability to maintain organized project records including schedules, cost estimates, meeting notes, records of decisions, project photos, design and construction contracts, drawings, specifications, and change orders
    • Ability to track project finances for grant reporting and Alliance budgeting purposes
    • Ability to articulate and present a positive professional image in person, on the telephone, and in electronic communications
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Proficient in ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle

    VIII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS

    This is a full-time (40 hours per week) grant-funded exempt position. Office hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; tuition reimbursement; health insurance, flexible spending account, and optional SIMPLE IRA retirement program. 

    VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at dschmitt@millcreekwatershed.org by March 31, 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,  and physical.

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

  • March 14, 2018 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by Friday March 30, 2018

    Green Umbrella is seeking a Communication and Events intern to work approximately 20 hours per week on its Tri-State Trails initiative starting in April. The Communication and Events Intern will work closely with the Tri-State Trails Director to assist with our events and online presence.

    About Tri-State Trails and Green Umbrella:

    Tri-State Trails is an alliance of trail advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail network. Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community.

    Green Umbrella is a nonprofit alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati Region by driving collaborative efforts through member organizations and individuals. Green Umbrella facilitates collaboration among over 200 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities focused on the environmental aspects of sustainability. Our vision is to have our region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the U.S. by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    The position requires excellent written and verbal communications skills, a strong work ethic, and attention to detail.  Previous experience in social media management, email marketing, and event planning, strongly preferred.  Experience Adobe Creative Suite is highly desirable.  Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a supervisor.

    About the Position:

    This internship with Green Umbrella provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector and environmental sustainability efforts within the Greater Cincinnati region, with a specific focus on transportation, outdoor recreation, and trails. This is a paid internship with a stipend of $500 per month. Interns will work on average 20 hours per week. Hours can generally be flexible. The intern will work out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville. There will likely be some evening and weekend hours required, dependent upon Green Umbrella’s event calendar.

    Responsibilities:

    ·       Create compelling and original social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote our region’s trails

    ·       Prepare content for monthly Tri-State Trails Tribune e-newsletter

    ·       Assist with planning and execution of Greater Cincinnati Bike Month (May 2018)

    ·       Assist with planning and execution of annual Regional Trails Summit (August 31, 2018)

    ·       Represent Green Umbrella and Tri-State Trails at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) as needed

    •  Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed
    •  Answer Green Umbrella office phones

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) to wade@greenumbrella.org, with “Tri-State Trails Internship” in the email subject line.

    Please refer to Green Umbrella's Green Jobs Board to stay updated. No phone calls please.

  • March 13, 2018 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella, the sustainability alliance located in the Greater Cincinnati region, is seeking a consultant to help three institutional kitchens develops plans to reduce their food waste in 2018. The consultant will work closely with institutional kitchen managers, a contracted researcher, and Save the Food Fellows to develop a written plan for each kitchen to implement and evaluate practices to reduce their food waste.

    This is a contract position. If appropriate, this contract may be combined with the Food Waste Reduction Evaluator contract that is concurrently being advertised.

    This position is part of a larger project at Green Umbrella to reduce food waste in our region. Green Umbrella is working with members and funders to leverage strategic partnerships with high-volume institutional kitchens at public facilities such as universities, hospitals and entertainment facilities. The goal is to develop, pilot and evaluate practices and policies for preventing, recovering and recycling food waste in the food service system.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in eight key areas of sustainability. Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    The consultant should have a strong understanding of institutional kitchens, knowledge of common sites of food waste, and be well versed in effective practices for measuring and reducing food waste. The position requires the ability to work with kitchen managers and staff to develop implementable strategies for reducing food waste, strong writing and communication skills, willingness to travel throughout the 10 county region served by GU, and be able to produce results without close supervision.   

    About the Position:

    As a contract position, the times and methods of work will be at the consultant’s discretion. However, which kitchens to work with will be identified in partnership with GU staff, and the consultant will be expected to collaborate with institutional kitchen managers and staff, a researcher, and Save the Food Fellows to develop a mutually agreed on plan for implementing and evaluating practices to reduce food waste in three institutional kitchens.

    An implementable report for each kitchen on how to reduce food waste will be expected by September 2018.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Help GU staff select institutional kitchens that are well suited for implementing strategies for reducing food waste.
    • Assess each kitchen’s current practices and provide a report with actionable steps for reducing and measuring food waste, which is appropriately tailored to each kitchen and includes projected impacts on food waste and operational budget.
    • Advise a contracted researcher on a plan for evaluating the effectiveness of food waste reduction strategies. The evaluation method ideally will be incorporated in the report/recommendations for each kitchen. 
    • Maintain regular communications with dynamic group of collaborators.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter (with proposed contract price and budget breakdown) and resume as one PDF document to michaela@greenumbrella.org, with “Food Waste Consultant” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2018. No phone calls please.

  • March 13, 2018 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella, the sustainability alliance located in the Greater Cincinnati region, is seeking a researcher to evaluate a food waste reduction pilot at three institutional kitchens during 2018-2019. The evaluator will work closely with institutional kitchen managers and staff, a technical assistance consultant, and Save the Food Fellows to develop a plan for implementing and evaluating practices to reduce food waste in three institutional kitchens.

    This is a contract position. If appropriate, this contract may be combined with the Food Waste Consultant contract that is concurrently being advertised.

    This position is part of a larger project at Green Umbrella to reduce food waste in our region. Green Umbrella is working with members and funders to leverage strategic partnerships with high-volume institutional kitchens at public facilities such as universities, hospitals and entertainment facilities. The goal is to develop, pilot and evaluate practices and policies for preventing, recovering and recycling food waste in the food service system.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in eight key areas of sustainability. Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    The evaluator will ideally have experience working with community partners to design and implement qualitative and quantitative research. Reliable communication and the ability to adjust research to community partners’ needs are key skills for this position.  

    About the Position:

    As a contract position, the times and methods of work will largely be at the evaluator’s discretion. Which kitchens to work with will be identified in partnership with GU staff, and the evaluator will be expected to collaborate with institutional kitchen managers and staff, a food waste consultant, and Save the Food Fellows to develop a mutually agreed on plan for implementing and evaluating practices to reduce food waste in three institutional kitchens.

    A final research report is required by May 2019.  

    Responsibilities include:

    The evaluator will be expected to design and oversee a one-year project to answer the following two questions at three high-volume institutional kitchens.

    1. How much has food waste been reduced as a result of recommendations from the food waste consultant?
    2. What factors affected each kitchen’s ability to reduce wasted food?

    It is envisioned that the evaluator will, at minimum, conduct pre- and post-plan implementation audits of the kitchens’ food waste and incorporate qualitative research analyzing the social and behavioral factors that affect each kitchens’ successes.

    The evaluator will be able to rely on the Save the Food Fellows to assist with data collection.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter (including 250-500 word research proposal and contract price and budget breakdown) and resume as one PDF document to michaela@greenumbrella.org, with “Food Waste Reduction Evaluator” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2018. No phone calls please.

  • March 13, 2018 5:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella, a sustainability alliance located in the Greater Cincinnati region, is seeking a contractor to help school food service programs establish Share Tables across the region. The Share Table Ambassador will work alongside Green Umbrella staff and members to engage key stakeholders in implementing share tables, measuring their impacts, and establishing resources to sustain share tables in the region.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in eight key areas of sustainability. Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    This is a position that requires strong people skills and creative, flexible thinking for problem solving. Specific preferred skills and experience include:

    ·         Ability to engage diverse partners, including school officials, kitchen staff, students, teachers, parents, public health officials, and pantries

    ·         Knowledge and/or experience in food safety & public health, school food service, perishable food recovery and distribution, and emergency food provisioning

    ·         Demonstrated ability convening and facilitating meetings

    ·         Experience organizing a self-sustaining network

    ·         Ability to understand diverse concerns and find mutually satisfactory solutions

    ·         Ability to organize and manage data collection and analysis

    ·         Effective communication, including:

    o    Explaining what share tables are (outreach, engagement)

    o    Maintaining regular communications among peer-to-peer network

    o    Writing reports

    o    Developing short facts sheets and tool kits

    o    Providing public presentations to students, administrators, and parents

    About the Position:

    As a contract position, the times and methods of work will be at the consultant’s discretion. The Share Table Ambassador will work with the Director of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council and Green Umbrella Action Team members to produce the following deliverables:

    ·         Mapping of at least 12 existing share table schools in the Greater Cincinnati region on http://www.foodrescue.net/.

    ·         Establishment of share tables at 12 additional schools, also documented on http://www.foodrescue.net/.

    ·         Documenting percentage reduction of food wasted, number of students receiving additional food, pounds of food donated to food recovery partners, and C02e saved using EPA audit and Food Rescue Tracker.

    ·         Final report on effective practices for share tables in the Green Umbrella region, lessons learned from initiatives in the region (including food waste impacts and reasons for success/failures), and a toolkit for maintaining the established network and on-boarding new schools.

    ·         Produce reports and messaging for schools to communicate their share table accomplishments.

    Significant regional travel may be required.

    The contractor is expected to commit to completing all deliverables within 16 months of hiring.

    Responsibilities include:

    ·         In collaboration with area partners, reach out to school official and kitchen managers to educate them on share tables and to identify schools interested in formalizing a share table policy in their cafeteria.

    ·         Coordinate with appropriate public health officials, parents, and pantries to establish mutually agreeable, sustainable share table policies.

    ·         Document effective, food-safe practices for collecting and redistributing food in K-12 schools.

    ·         Conduct pre- and post-program implementation audits to estimate the impact of the share table programs on food waste prevention and recovery.

    ·         Identify and highlight schools that are already doing share tables.

    ·         Build regional knowledge of effective practices for establishing and maintaining share tables at K-12 schools.

    ·         Build a peer-to-peer network that can develop materials and strategies for continuing expansion and improvement of share tables once the STA’s contract ends.

    ·         Understand barriers to establishing share tables and finding solutions, which may include issues such as food safety concerns, refrigeration infrastructure, transportation, and establishing relationships with a pantry.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter (with proposed contract price and budget breakdown) and resume as one PDF document to michaela@greenumbrella.org, with “Share Table Ambassador” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2018. No phone calls please.

  • March 13, 2018 5:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella, a sustainability alliance located in the Greater Cincinnati region, is seeking up to three college or graduate students at Universities in the Green Umbrella geographic service area to serve as Cincy Save the Food Fellows. Fellows will be expected to serve an average of 8 hours per week from August 2018 through May 2019. Fellows will be expected to provide support to institutional kitchen managers and staff, a technical assistance consultant, and an evaluator in implementing and evaluating practices to reduce food waste in institutional kitchens.

    The fellowship includes a stipend that will be paid in installments upon successful completion of assigned responsibilities.

    These fellowships are part of a larger project at Green Umbrella to reduce food waste in our region. Green Umbrella is working with members and funders to leverage strategic partnerships with high-volume institutional kitchens at public facilities such as universities, hospitals and entertainment facilities. The goal is to develop, pilot and evaluate practices and policies for preventing, recovering and recycling food waste in the food service system.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati. We’re driving collaboration to fuel measurable improvements in eight key areas of sustainability. Our vision is to have the region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the nation by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    Green Umbrella is seeking a motivated and responsible college or graduate student (or recent graduate) with an interest in food waste reduction. The position requires excellent written and verbal communications skills, a strong work ethic, a flexible attitude, attention to detail and proven record of meeting deadlines. Research experience and previous institutional or professional kitchen experience is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a team of supervisors and be able to travel to meetings or worksites across the 10 county region.

    About the Position:

    This fellowship is an opportunity to learn about effective food waste prevention practices and community engaged research on sustainability issues. The fellow will work alongside GU staff and food waste reduction partners to help institutional kitchens measure and reduce wasted food in our region. This is a paid fellowship with a stipend of $300/month for an average of 8 hours per week from August 2018 through May 2019. Hours are flexible, but will need to be arranged in partnership with the kitchen manager the fellow is assigned to work with. The fellow will be assigned to work with one institutional kitchen regularly, but will be expected to attend periodic meetings at the Green Umbrella office in the Madisonville neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio and other partner sites.

    Responsibilities include:

    Students will be expected to:

    • Participate in team meetings up to once a month.
    • Provide assistance in kitchens as identified by the kitchen manager.
    • Participate in food waste reduction trainings with kitchen managers and staff.
    • Assist in conducting audits of food waste before and after implementing food waste reduction practices.
    • Provide assistance in data collection on social and behavioral factors affecting change in kitchens.
    • Perform other tasks identified by Food Waste Reduction team leaders.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) as one PDF document to michaela@greenumbrella.org , with “Save the Food Fellows” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2018. No phone calls please.

  • March 13, 2018 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Sustainable Sights Landscaping LLC

    Overview: Subcontracting position for Sustainable Sights Landscaping LLC

    Location: CINCINNATI, OHIO
                     FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY
                    *These are the two primary locations where work will be performed.

    When: The end of March or early April to December, 2018  *With the potential for future seasons

    Working in part with Sustainable Sights Landscaping:

    Sustainable Sights landscaping is an ecological landscape company based in Cincinnati, Ohio that has partnered with Our Land Organics, an accredited organic landscape company. Together we are paving the way for suburban change with practices influenced by permaculture and other sustainability based landscape philosophies. As an additional work partner, you will join this effort to bridge modern landscaping with practices that are non-toxic, long-lasting, and sometimes edible! While our communities are being confronted with a conventional and sometimes harmful landscape approach, we aim to bring awareness to the value of one’s landscape by offering educational and friendly services that will improve the health of the land we touch for generations to come.

    The work being performed will be diverse: general landscape maintenance, full landscape demolition and reinstallation, edible plantings, hardscape installation, and carpentry.

    To get a better understanding of our work, visit ourlandorganics.org and view the portfolio assembled by John Hemmerle, owner of Our Land Organics. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook, again orchestrated by John Hemmerle, under ‘Our Land Organics.’

    As a subcontractor:

    • Weekly contracts available on Monday-Thursday, with occasional Fridays.
    • Hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm

    *As a subcontractor you will maintain your individual business status from Sustainable Sights and Our Land Organics. However, all of your work will be performed accompanied and supervised by either Casey or John. 

    Compensation:

    • Hourly rate determined upon interview.
    • Weekly pay starting at no less than $15.00/hr.

    General Requirements:

    • Several years of landscape or farming experience
    • Truck or capable SUV and trailer
    • Mechanical knowledge and competence to use any tool safely
    • Good physical health: able to lift heavy objects and perform strenuous labor
    • Basic landscape, hardscape, and carpentry tools

    To apply: Contact Casey Sumner- Owner, at 513-535-2609 or caseypaulsumner@gmail.com

  • March 13, 2018 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Designing, planning, presenting and evaluating educational experiences 

    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. Schedule and Location Available Year Round. Time of year determines what opportunities are available. Time Commitment is about 3-5 hours per week. The only opportunity to work remotely is doing curriculum development. All other work happens at Imago or one of our partner sites. 

    Responsibilities 

    Intern duties and responsibilities can be tailored somewhat to meet the intern’s interest. Responsibilities MAY include: 

    1. Education: Co-present education programs in partnership with other education team members. Depending on the program that you are involved with this can include presenting or supporting summer camps, or presenting or supporting other programs. 
    2. Curriculum Development: Work closely with education team to organize existing curriculum and research and develop new curriculum for summer camps or our other programs. 

    Requirements 

    1. Must be an excellent communicator and have great written and oral communications skills 

    2. If developing curriculum, must be comfortable following directions and guidance, be self-motivated and be open to feedback. 

    3. If teaching or co-teaching programs must be comfortable working directly with children, and be comfortable working in the outdoors (cold, rainy, muggy, buggy, etc). 

    4. If working with children, must pass a criminal background check. 

    Contact Information 

    If interested, contact Chris Clements, Executive Director at cclements@imagoearth.org or (513) 921-5124. 

    About Imago Internships 

    Imago is a long-standing environmental education organization with an ambitious vision and an exciting mission. Because of our small staff, interns have a real opportunity to have a direct and lasting impact not only on our organization but on the communities that we serve. Not only will your work support Imago, it will provide you with useful skills, contacts and experiences that will serve you in future careers and endeavors. As compensation for your internship, Imago can work with you to help provide a variety of options. Compensation can include class credit, a stipend, service project credit, and even less traditional options such as a Community Supported Agriculture share, and the ability to work in a “office” surrounded by a committed community and with a 16 acre nature preserve right outside the door. 

  • March 13, 2018 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Churches Active in Northside (CAIN)

    Are you passionate about food justice and want to make healthy, affordable, fresh food and produce accessible to all?

    CAIN – Churches Active In Northside and is seeking a ShareCorps associate through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

    CAIN is seeking a 'Healthy Food for All' Associate.  This year-round AmeriCorps VISTA position provides sustainable hunger solutions through increased access to nutrient-dense food and nutrition education in the Northside neighborhood in the City of Cincinnati. 

    The three main areas of responsibility are: 

    • Strengthening CAIN's Rainbow Choice Food Pantry nutrition education
    • Supporting neighborhood initiatives improving food access (Apple Street Market Cooperative Grocery Store and Northside Farmers Market)
    • Coordinating CAIN's biggest annual fundraiser, the Freestore Foodbank Memorial Day Hunger Walk

    This AmeriCorps VISTA position will work with WIN's AmeriCorps member to help close the gap of food insecurity in Cincinnati.

    VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment and in return receive a modest living allowance, limited health benefit options, and choose a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service. 

    Apply now at my.americorps.gov by April 13, 2018

    Service year is June 2018 to June 2019. 

    Learn more about CAIN at www.cainministry.org/

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