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  • December 18, 2020 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Donovan Energy

    Learn more here.


    The Senior Strategist understands the forces – political, financial, regulatory and more – that can be harnessed to drive positive social change, eliminate economic and racial injustice, and confront the threat of climate disruption. The Senior Strategist is an experienced campaigner and is comfortable in diverse settings, from working in coalition with grassroots organizations to meeting with business leaders and government officials. The Senior Strategist is fluent in the issues surrounding the decarbonization of the power sector, transportation, and buildings. The Senior Strategist advises Donovan Energy’s consulting clients, with a focus on the non-profit sector, and informs Donovan Energy’s long-term strategic planning.

    REPORTS TO:  Chief Strategy Officer


    • Conducts original research, analyzes proposed and current policies, and evaluates their effects on Donovan Energy clients;

    • Advises Donovan Energy clients on strategic campaign needs;

    • Evaluates feasibility of renewable energy and energy efficiency project development;

    • Navigates subscription news and information services such as S&P Global Market Intelligence;

    • Generates attractive, informative data visualizations for internal and external use;

    • Represents Donovan Energy in strategic coalition settings and at key conferences;

    • Collaborates with like-minded businesses and organizations on mutual goals;

    • Contributes to Donovan Energy’s long-term strategic planning;

    • Contributes and advises on strong internal corporate and social responsibility goals and practices, including diversity, equity and inclusion measures;

    • Prepares interim and final client reports in narrative form and produces well-designed, visually appealing slide decks;

    • Contributes to and supports the overall team effort; and

    • Provides general support for Chief Strategy Officer and other staff.


    • Education: Advanced degree preferred. College degree in energy, environmental sciences, finance, or related field required.

    • Experience: 5+ years of strategic campaign experience required, ideally including strategy development, implementation, project management, organizing, lobbying, policy drafting or review, media relations, and working to establish trusting relationships and community, political and business leaders.


    • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills;

    • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to drive resolution;

    • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;

    • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills;

    • Proven ability to work with and deepen relationships with clients, partners and/or coalitions;

    • Knowledge of cloud collaboration tools (i.e. Gmail, Google Drive, etc.) and the Microsoft Office suite;

    • Understanding of energy markets, environmental laws, and public utility regulation;

    • Understanding of climate/energy philanthropic and advocacy landscape;

    • Understanding of how social justice goals intersect with climate and clean energy; and

    • Comfort working as an individual contributor and as a member of a team.


    • High level of self-confidence, motivation, maturity and integrity;

    • Capable of finding answers to questions;

    • Driven to support clients, vendors and partners;

    • Sense of humor;

    • Committed to Donovan Energy’s purpose, mission and values; and

    • Excited about transforming our economy to run on clean, efficient energy.


  • December 08, 2020 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Our Land Organics

    Landscape Crew Member - $15 an hour

    Our Land Organics is a small family-based, landscape design build and maintenance company. We are seeking the right person to fill the Crew Member position starting this January 2021. We are looking for someone that wants to help bring regenerative landscapes to life and has a desire to learn and be a part of a growing team. We are plant lovers, soil geeks, and hard working individuals. We encourage growth, education and innovation in this burgeoning field of ecological landscaping and are seeking someone that is interested in growing with the company.


    All aspects of landscape/garden maintenance and installation including physical tasks such as weeding, pruning, raking, planting, mulching and composting plant beds.

    ● Work with the crew leader and other crew members to install new plant material, assist in hardscape construction, and perform maintenance tasks such as mulching, weeding, spring and fall clean-ups of residential and small commercial properties.

    ● Help ensure that tasks on the schedule are completed in a timely manner

    ● Provide feedback to crew leader on job status, material needs, on-site issues, and other relevant details to each project.

    ● Gardening skills: Pruning small trees and shrubs; weeding, deadheading, cutting back seasonal foliage, transplanting, divisions, planting

    ● General landscape cleanup: plant removal, mulch installation, soil enhancements and planting

    ● Care for and operate chainsaws and other landscape equipment

    ● Work outside in all weather, performing activities including but not limited to: bending, kneeling, lifting, stooping, squatting, reaching and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time.

    ● Other duties as needed


    ● Hard working in a fast paced, physically demanding environment

    ● Ability to creatively and practically solve problems in the field

    ● Ability to provide feedback and solutions on issues in the field

    ● Ability to complete jobs with a high level of quality in the time allotted

    ● Consistent ability to interact with co-workers, customers, and community in a respectful and professional manner.

    ● Dependable and able to work both independently and in a diverse team environment

    ● Ability to lift fifty pounds on a regular basis

    ● Ability to arrive to work on time each day ready to be part of a team

    Earnings and advancement potential commensurate with overall experience and longevity.


    ● Past professional landscaping experience highly desired, knowledge of organic gardening preferred

    ● Plant identification skills for typical Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky gardens a plus


    ● Drivers (Required) - Clean drivers record

    Work Location:

    ● Multiple locations


    ● Paid Professional Development

    ● Paid holidays

    ● After one successful season, candidate is eligible for paid time off


    ● Monday-Friday, This is a full-time, hourly, seasonal position with anticipated start date in early January 2021


    Email resume, cover letter and three references to

  • December 02, 2020 6:34 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Environmental Protection Agency

    Apply Here.

    This position is in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER).  

    If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  About the Office of Research and Development.

    At the entry level of this position, you will:
    - Design, develop, and implement an outreach strategy to engage and grow relationships with local K-12 and university Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) leaders that includes but is not limited to facility tours, internship/mentorship programs, and science related events/celebrations at EPA Cincinnati and community wide;

    - Coordinate, facilitate, and prepare EPA scientists and engineers to work and engage with students in the local K-12 community and participate in internal and external internship/mentorship programs;

    - Serve on Agency and ORD committees and panels regarding STEM functions and issues while professionally representing CESER and EPA in Cincinnati;

    - Develop and create STEM program briefing materials, reports, and performance metrics for CESER senior management;

    - Serve as a contracting officer representative to develop and administer grants or contracts to support the program.

    When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

    You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

  • November 24, 2020 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Food Systems Analyst 

    Green Umbrella seeks a mixed-methods research analyst to support the metrics tracking and reporting of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council, an initiative of Green Umbrella. The Food Systems Analyst will help organizational partners develop, track and report shared metrics on the health, equity and sustainability of the regional food system. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to perform responsibilities using an equity lens - understanding and working with diverse partners and stakeholders and working to advance equitable outcomes.

    The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (GCRFPC) is a cross sector collaboration of organizations and individuals, community influencers and decision makers, collaborating to drive impact in creating healthy, equitable, sustainable food systems for all in our region. The GCRFPC is an initiative of Green Umbrella. Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all. Our systems-level work has the goal of improving the health of our region's people, climate and landscape.

    This full-time position reports to the Director of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council. The position will be remote until in-office work is considered safe; at which point the Analyst will work out of the Madisonville offices of Green Umbrella.


    • ·       Research and create a database of food systems metrics, integrating an equity lens into the data and metrics.
    • ·       Plan for how to continue and expand on existing food systems reports already produced by the GCRFPC and partners.
    • ·       Develop instruments and shared databases for partner organizations to use when collecting and reporting common measures of the health, equity and sustainability of the regional food system.
    • ·       Provide technical assistance to partner organizations that are collecting and reporting data on shared measures.
    • ·       Collect and analyze relevant primary and secondary data, disaggregating data by race, gender, income, zip code, etc. when possible.
    • ·       Share findings with partner organizations and the public through reports and the development of a food systems metrics dashboard.
    • ·       Collaborate with, and encourage alignment among, other organizations collecting food system adjacent metrics in the region, including community input from those most impacted by inequities in the food system.
    • ·       Participate in Impact Team meetings and provide support for ongoing activities.
    • ·       Assist with other needs of the Food Policy Council and Green Umbrella as needed.

    Qualifications sought

    • ·       Master’s degree in food systems related field OR demonstrated experience conducting program evaluation and handling mixed methods research.
    • ·       Ability to plan and conduct collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
    • ·       Experience being self-directed and working independently in a dynamic work environment while consistently reporting up and out to relevant team members.
    • ·       Ability to translate a complex, systems-thinking approach into relevant information for the target audience.
    • ·       Experience collaborating with diverse partners, including community, non-profit, government and business stakeholders.
    • ·       Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, including experience interacting and working with diverse communities, neighborhoods, and populations, and experience working directly with and/or for communities or organizations working to address and overcome systemic inequities and the multitude of adverse outcomes that result.

    Salary & Benefits

    ·       Annual salary of $35,000 to $49,000, commensurate with experience

    ·       Twelve paid holidays annually

    ·       Accrual of twelve vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization)

    ·       Accrual of ten sick days annually

    ·       Flex-time policy for overtime hours, flexible work schedule

    ·       Health Insurance: 100% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered by GU (no wait period), 25% of spouse/family health insurance is covered by GU

    ·       Parental Bonding Leave (after 1 year of employment) of up to 4 weeks PTO

    To Apply

    Submit (as one PDF attachment) a cover letter and resume by noon on Friday, January 1, 2021 to Address cover letter to Michaela Oldfield, Director GCRFPC. No phone calls please.

    GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.

  • November 24, 2020 8:38 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Produce Perks Midwest

    Title: Program Coordinator

    Reports to: Director of Programs

    Grade: Full Time (40 hours/week), Exempt

    Location: Produce Perks Midwest Office (Sharonville, OH)


    Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) seeks a Program Coordinator to support its Produce Perks (PP) and

    Produce Prescription (PRx) programs:

    ● Produce Perks is Ohio’s nutrition incentive program, providing a $1-for-$1 match for SNAP/EBT

    customers shopping at participating locations.

    ● PRx connects patients with diet-related diseases (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, etc.) to

    providers that write prescriptions for free fruits and vegetables.

    This position will coordinate on-going program operations and also support the development and

    growth of programming throughout Ohio. This position will require some travel within Ohio, as well as

    occasional evening and weekend work.


    ● Program Operations, Expansion & Implementation

    ○ Recruit new sites and track program participation of new sites

    ○ Manage program data submitted by participating sites, tracking and cleaning data to

    ensure compliance and accuracy of reporting

    ○ Provide ongoing technical assistance and troubleshooting to program sites

    ○ Develop/test methods for data submission, tracking, and reporting

    ○ Assist in the development and implementation of trainings

    ○ Prepare and manage program materials

    ○ Conduct site visits

    ○ Support program development and statewide expansion

    ● Communications, Outreach & Program Promotion

    ○ Support promotion efforts

    ○ Regularly update website with relevant program updates and information

    ○ Contribute to monthly e-newsletters and other communication initiatives

    ○ Coordinate regular communications with program partners

    ● Program Evaluation

    ○ Assist in monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports

    ○ Extract data from submission systems as requested

    ○ Conduct focus groups of program users

    ○ Track key program outcomes and success metrics

    ● General Program Support & Sustainability

    ○ Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly network calls

    Required Skills and Experiences:

    ● Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

    ● 3-5 years work experience in a relevant field (public health, food systems, nutrition, healthcare,


    ● Working knowledge of farmers’ markets, local food systems, and healthy lifestyle practice

    ● Passion and vision for healthy, equitable food-system development

    ● An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills

    ● Strong attention to detail

    ● Ability to self-direct and prioritize projects

    ● Ability to effectively coordinate with remote partners

    ● Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work independently and with diverse


    ● Experience managing, analyzing, and presenting data

    ● Strong Microsoft Excel skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs,

    Dropbox, and Salesforce

    Basic Working Requirements:

    ● 18 years of age or older

    ● Willing/able to travel within the state of Ohio several times per year

    ● Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

    This is a full-time position based in our Sharonville, OH office. Produce Perks Midwest offers a lively

    office culture and a supportive work environment. Starting salary for this position is $41,600.

    To Apply:

    ● Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional

    references as one PDF attachment to

    ● Please title email subject line: Program Coordinator_[first name][last name].

    Applications due by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.



  • November 23, 2020 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 80 Acres Farms

    80 Acres Farms Brand Ambassador

    Position: Brand Ambassador 

    Reports to: Brand Ambassador Lead 

    Job Overview 

    The 80 Acres “Fresh Team” is a dynamic team of active, outgoing, and knowledgeable individuals, who  are passionate about the 80 Acres brand and healthy lifestyle. We are looking to drive brand awareness  and trial, one tomato at a time, through strategic in-store retail demos and events. Our goal is to create a  memorable connection with the consumer that will drive loyalty. We entrust our employees to become  world-class experts at what they do and are committed to cultivating the leader in each person that joins  us. 

    Responsibilities & Duties 

    Become a credible product and brand expert; understand what we do, how we grow, and be able  to answer questions 

    Be the face of the brand at events, retail, and sampling opportunities at multiple locations Be a social chameleon: approach a variety of strangers and interact in a natural conversation with  the goal of developing brand loyalty with the consumer and store staff 

    Interface with store management and operators during demos and events 

    Be the team player that works well with other team members to deliver sampling goals Identify future sampling and/or event opportunities to convey to the marketing manager Willing to take ownership of sampling activations and work with marketing manager to ensure  successful execution 

    Provide detailed post-event report of consumer interactions and feedback, sales performance and  status of 80 Acres Farms presence in stores (stock on shelves, display locations, etc.) 

    Ensure 80 Acres products are represented on-shelf as just-picked fresh with the highest quality  standards 

    A Great Fit 

    Charismatic and outgoing personality 

    Strong passion for health and wellness 

    Dependable & Ambitious 

    Well Groomed & Punctual 

    Excellent written and verbal presentation skills 

    Must use good judgment 

    Must be able to work exceptionally well with others in a team environment 


    Must have access to internet/smartphone 

    Safe and reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license 

    Flexible schedule – must be able to work nights, weekends and some Holidays 

    Must be available to attend and actively participate in 1-2 team meetings per month 

    Must be able to stand and remain mobile for extended periods of time 

    Must be able to lift/carry a minimum of 30 lbs of product 

    Job Type: Part-time 

    Contact: or apply on our website!

  • November 23, 2020 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 80 Acres Farms

    80 Acres Farms Modern Farmer

    Position: Modern Farmer 

    Reports to: Farm Manager  

    The Future of Fresh is Here! 

    Food isn’t what it used to be. We made it better, and we did it by building a different kind of farm. A  farm that doesn’t need sun, soil or favorable weather to do its thing. A farm where pesticides have  no place—because everything’s indoors, monitored and controlled, 24/7. We built a farm where  robots do the heavy lifting, so the humans can focus on growing the freshest, most nutritious food  possible. A farm that can produce over 300 times more food than an ordinary farm. With 100%  renewable energy. And 97% less water. Pretty unbelievable, right? 

    Well, believe it. This farm is real. We call it 80 Acres Farms. 

    Fresher food awaits you. 

    Job Overview  

    We are looking for self-motivated and driven individuals who can support and promote a team  atmosphere. This individual will do so by providing basic crop handling responsibilities, including  pruning, and maintaining vine crops; harvesting leafy greens, tomatoes, and herbs; performing  quality inspections; and packing finished product. Farm Technicians will learn good manufacturing  practices critical to food safety and to their team. Farm technicians will gain the hands-on experience  and the initial skills needed to help promote advancement within the company.  

    Responsibilities & Duties  

    • Seed & harvest leafy greens, tomatoes, and herbs on commercial scale.  • Basic crop maintenance, such as pruning vine crops.  

    • Complete data collection and documentation to ensure traceability and inventory accuracy.  • Operate machinery including scissor lift, automated seeder, & automated harvester.  • Sanitation of farm materials.  

    • Follow all GMP’s to ensure food safety.  

    • Other duties as assigned.  


    • Basic computer proficiency.  

    • Ability to operate machinery, use a ladder, & lift 50 lbs.  

    • Fast paced worker.  

    • Detail and quality oriented.  

    • Agriculture, science, and/or production background a plus.  

    • Adaptability to fast pace environment and quickly evolving processes.  

    • Ability to work weekends, as needed.  

    Contact: or apply on our website!

  • November 23, 2020 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Ohio Environmental Council

    The Ohio Environmental Council (“OEC”) is accepting applications for its Manager of Human Resources opening. We are searching for a Human Resources professional with experience in key HR functions, a background in working with a workforce represented by a labor union, as well as experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

    About the OEC:

    The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. We work for pragmatic solutions to keep Ohio clean and beautiful, and our communities safe. Included in our values is a belief in bringing diverse people together for a shared purpose, forging strategic partnerships to strengthen Ohio’s environmental movement, and honoring community leadership. And we work to understand and remedy both current and historical environmental injustice caused by oppressive practices harming Ohioans and meaningfully supports our partners and the communities they represent.

    Job Responsibilities & Performance Expectations

    As the Human Resources Manager, you will manage the implementation of our recently signed collective bargaining agreement, and provide the necessary support to OEC staff pertaining to employee benefits, employee training, and employee evaluations. Additionally, you will work closely with OEC Leadership, OEC staff committees, and our Board of Directors around our racial justice and equity goals, organizational culture, and professional development, and to ultimately achieve the organization’s strategic plan goals.

    The Manager’s daily responsibilities will also include:

    • Overseeing the staffing programs and processes: including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and offboarding;
    • Designing and managing staff structure systems to assist with personnel allocation and prioritization within the organization;
    • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, regulations, and recommended best practices;
    • Managing professional development and organizational training opportunities;
    • Managing the organization’s performance evaluation program.
    • Updating and maintaining personnel and organizational policies;
    • Managing employee compensation and benefits;
    • Identifying employee issues and conflicts and bringing them to resolution; and
    • Performing other related duties as required and assigned.


    • Required Work Experience: At least 4 years of experience in Human Resources, including experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs. General knowledge of various employment laws and practices. Prior experience working with labor unions and experience in collective bargaining.
    • Additional Skills: Well-organized; hard-working; thorough & detail-oriented; able to manage multiple tasks at once, and work across departments to achieve shared goals; has a professional demeanor. Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality and trust building. General knowledge of employment law, compensation practices, employee relations, safety, training, and labor relations.
    • Required Cultural Competence: Experience with and an understanding of the importance of recruiting a rich mix of candidates from varying backgrounds and experiences. Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Furthermore, we’re looking for candidates with strong listening skills and an ability to handle interpersonal relationships with grace and empathy.
    • Preferred qualifications: You have an interest in environmental issues and social justice. Nonprofit advocacy experience is a plus. Experience in a fast-paced campaign environment is a plus.

    Compensation and benefits:

    The salary range for the position is $53,460 – $70,963, depending on experience. We have an excellent benefits package which include employer-paid health, vision, dental, and life insurance; flexible and dependent care spending account; generous paid time off; paid parental leave; and employer-matched retirement fund.

    Additional details:

    This is a Columbus-based position working in our Columbus office. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff are working remotely and will be expected to work from the office and resume in-person meetings and travel when it is safe to do so. You will report to our General Counsel and work closely with our Executive Director, Finance Manager, Operations Manager, and Administrative Assistant as well as our DEI committee.

    The Manager must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel throughout Ohio and occasionally out of state when travel resumes.

    The HR Manager will not directly manage staff currently, but will work with a benefits broker and outside consultants as needed.

    More about the OEC and our team:

    At the Ohio Environmental Council, we work for clean air and water, clean energy, and protected public lands. We hold polluters accountable in court while working with communities and companies that want to invest in a clean, more sustainable direction. For over 50 years, we have led many of the major environmental policy wins in Ohio. Please visit the OEC’s website to learn more about our vision, values, and work.

    Our team is made up of 27 staff, 20 board members, and a number of interns and volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds, including state government, social justice and environmental organizations, law firms, and from all corners of the state. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people from all backgrounds, including women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and all religious backgrounds. 

    The Ohio Environmental Council is committed to working toward a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environmental movement, and seeks to hire staff and contractors that reflect the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. The OEC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply 

    Send a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position, your resume, and references to with “Human Resources Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled. The OEC is working with Sarah Bennett Consulting to coordinate this search. Please feel free to reach out to Sarah and her team at the email above or at

  • November 23, 2020 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Boone County Solid Waste

    Boone County Fiscal Court is now hiring for a part time Solid Waste Services Recycling Technician in our Public Works Department.

    Starting pay is $13.40 per hour and hours are to be determined by the department.

    This is a technical position within the PW Department with a wide variety for duties pertaining to the recycling program within Boone County.

    The Solid Waste Recycling Technician must obtain the ability to operate power tools, vehicles and equipment, as well as, perform manual tasks as assigned by a Solid Waste Service Inmate Crew Leader/Recycling Manager.

    The application deadline has been extended (disregard that the website says July 21) and the position is open until filled.

    Apply here.

  • November 19, 2020 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: The Ohio Environmental Council

    The Ohio Environmental Council seeks a Political Director to lead the political direction of the OEC family of organizations. This includes directing issue advocacy campaigns and expanding nonpartisan voter participation in the democratic process, and supporting lobbying efforts. This position is a shared position with the OEC’s affiliated 501(C)(4) organization, the OEC Action Fund, where the political director will oversee daily activities, including fundraising, some electoral efforts, and board management.

    The ideal candidate will be both visionary and a strategic tactician who can manage and work with a diverse staff, partners, board of directors, political ideologies and leaders to support and grow the organization and advance the policy agenda. This job can be headquartered in Columbus or Cleveland, and be willing to travel as needed.

    Job Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Political Director is responsible for the following:

    • Political power-building and strategy development, leadership, and coordination of nonpartisan advocacy, communications, and campaigns. Work with policy staff to develop and successfully implement issue-based campaigns.
    • Support Chief of Staff in direct advocacy for legislative priorities; 
    • Manage the OEC Action Fund board and projects. 
    • Fulfill organizational responsibilities including: attending board meetings as requested; participating in the organization’s senior management team; managing budgets; carrying a portfolio of major donors and/or grantors and participating in other fundraising efforts; and managing foundation relationships and ensuring grant deliverables are met.
    • Conduct work through the lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensure all Ohioans have equal access to the environmental movement.

    Performance Expectations

    As a member of the senior management team, this position helps set the direction and ensure the health of our family of organizations. The individual is expected to be a skilled political tactician and play a leadership role in the organizational development and with partner and allied organizations.

    The Political Director must:

    Effectively develop and work towards aggressive goals. Translate broad goals into achievable steps. Help set and manage appropriate expectations. Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and political issues. Plan and implement programs. Establish strong relationships with the staff, board, donors, and other important members of the community. Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all areas of the state.

    Plan and meet deadlines. Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Approach new ideas with a sense of possibility.

    Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development. Convey a professional image and positive attitude regarding the organization and our partners in the advocacy and environmental sector. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development, and adhere to the OEC/ OEC Workers United contract.


    • Experience executing modern campaign practices and working well with diverse coalitions;
    • Demonstrated management experience;
    • Experience developing strong partnerships with boards of directors, grasstops stakeholders, and partners; 
    • Shares our commitment and actively contributes to integrating racial justice and equity into our work and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture; 
    • A belief that our mission matters and that the protection of Ohio’s air, land, and water should be a priority among decision-makers; and
    • Some fundraising experience a plus.


    The salary range for the position is $61,285.50 – $75,905.50 for someone with 7 years of work experience. Salary negotiable based on background and internal band system. Excellent benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance, flexible and dependent care spending account, generous paid time off, and employer-matched retirement fund.

    About the OEC

    The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. The OEC works for pragmatic solutions to keep Ohio clean and beautiful, and our communities safe. We fight for clean air and water, clean energy, and protected public lands. We hold polluters accountable in court while working with communities and companies that want to invest in a clean, more sustainable direction. For over 50 years, we have led many of the major environmental policy wins in Ohio. Visit the OEC’s website to learn more about our vision, values, and work.

    The Ohio Environmental Council is committed to working toward a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environmental movement, and seeks to hire staff and contractors that reflect the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. The OEC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    Send your cover letter, resume, sample campaign plan, and references to with “Political Director” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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