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  • April 21, 2021 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Job Title: Front Desk First Impression Maker

    Category: Part Time, Temporary

    Classification: Non-exempt. $10-12/hour, depending on experience

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Purpose: The Front Desk First Impression Maker will manage the daily operations of the Front Desk area and other day-to-day administrative duties on Saturdays. This position requires a thorough understanding of GHF’s mission and the day-to-day operations of the Farm.

    Essential Job Responsibilities: Answer the telephone, check and route to voicemails, greet and check in Guests in a friendly and welcoming manner, collect money, answer questions, sell memberships, and keep order in the Farm Shop.

    Other duties include but are not limited to: sanitizing the workspace before and after shift, opening and closing the building, and working GHF events as needed. Saturdays 9-5 are required.

    To apply, send your resume to tricia@gormanfarm.org. No cover letter is required if your resume clearly explains your skills and experience relevant to the position requirements. Must pass a background check prior to offer of employment.


  • April 12, 2021 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: SWACO (Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio)

    Program Administrator - Food Waste

    SWACO is seeking a food waste programs administrator to facilitate project work of the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative to implement their Action Plan in the Columbus region. Project areas led by the food administrator include: convening partners and facilitating work of the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative, managing the Save More Than Food awareness campaign, recruiting food waste innovations to the region in partnership with Rev1 Ventures, engaging food businesses, schools, and workplace in food waste reduction work, and more! The administrator should be proficient in: project management, written and oral communication, and has prior experience and/or education in food systems, policy, environmental sustainability, or other related fields.

    Food Waste Administrator Position Posting: https://www.indeed.com/job/programs-administrator-food-waste-dd4dfa5b33092582

    Reach out To Lucy to Learn More About the Position:

    Interested candidates are welcome to reach out to the current Food Waste Administrator to learn more about what to expect in the position, working at SWACO, and more.

    Lucy.Schroder@swaco.org


  • April 12, 2021 4:31 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Greenacres Foundation

    EDUCATION:

    GAF is a highly motivated service organization focused on using the assets of Greenacres to provide custom-designed hands-on active learning opportunities for children of all ages. All opportunities are customized to the needs of the visiting group which primarily consist of local school groups from K to 8. All school based programs are tied to the national and/or state standards so that they contribute to the success of the classroom teacher.

    In 1988 we focused on Environment Education, had one employee and provided hands-on programs about riparian zones for 60 children. Each year we provide programs based on the environment, generative agriculture, equine, and classical arts to over 32,000 visitors. Our programs are of the highest quality. They should be. Quality Quality Quality (QQQ) is a core value.

    Our dedication to our values: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, and Green cannot be overstated. Our employees strive to be the best of the best and flourish in a team environment where outcomes are the result of teamwork. Greenacres is not just a place to work – it is a career, a lifestyle, and a place to exude passion for the Mission and Vision of our Founders – Louis and Louise Nippert. We are here to serve the community and change the lives of children.

    AGRICULTURE PRACTICES:

    Agriculture practices are on a continuum. Conventional agriculture, which makes up most of the production in the US, is driven by yields leading to an input-intensive, specialized approach focusing on soil chemistry rather than soil biology (i.e. soil as a living, biological ecosystem). Organic agriculture, currently less than 2% of American farmland, varies in scale and practice – ranging from soil health-centric to degenerative in nature. Organic agriculture, at scale, is likewise dependent on external inputs, albeit in natural forms such as manure, compost, and approved pesticides and herbicides. Heavy tillage – which leads to the loss of top soil, interrupts the water cycle, and negatively impacts soil biology – is often a requirement for organic crop production. The goal of regenerative agriculture is to replenish the health of degraded soils by following a set of soil health principles including minimal tillage, increased biodiversity and year-round plant cover. A key aspect of regenerative practices is integrating livestock into cropping systems – a reversal of the segregation and specialization brought forth by conventional agriculture. A key difference between regenerative and organic/sustainable practices is the ability to minimize the requirement for external inputs. A Generative approach to farming focuses on biological cycles, not chemical inputs, to increase the productivity of our soils. Through this approach we continuously build health and resiliency into our land and production system. Greenacres chooses this path because we do not inherit the land from our grandparents, we borrow it from our children…and we must repay that debt with interest.

    Objective:

    Greenacres is a working farm located on 400+ acres in Brown County, Ohio. We are looking for a hardworking and quality minded Farm Manager who will continue to add value to our mission. Our Farm Manager will complete required tasks including: management of staff, animal care and treatment, animal housing cleaning and maintenance, rotational grazing, cover cropping and pasture management. The Farm Manager is a key position and must have a strong belief and commitment to generative agriculture, grass based husbandry, holistic management, and humane management of livestock, improving soil health, and the time proven power of grass fed and finished Black Angus Genetics. Education is our primary mission so the Farm Manager will also contribute to creating exceptional experiences for visitors to the farm.

    Responsibilities:

     Work collaboratively with the Director of Agriculture to ensure Greenacres mission, 4G’s, and 3Q’s are met.

     Implementation of best livestock practices and building functional teams that employ consistent practices in managing the livestock assets on our farms.

     Collaborate with each department within Greenacres to support the advancement of the mission.

     Work collaboratively with the education departments to help support educational programming when needed.

     Work collaboratively with the research department to manage livestock impact and pasture development for research projects as required.

     Complete daily farm tasks ensuring efficiencies and opportunities for improvement.

     Responsible for the budget of livestock enterprises including grass-fed cattle, sheep, pasture-raised broiler chickens, and turkeys; layer chickens; woodland/pasture-raised hogs and other animals as required.

     Responsible for training and managing farm staff in the completion of daily chores.

     Accurate recording of all livestock events using software-based programs and Excel spreadsheets and ensuring all animal registrations are up to date and complete.

     Oversee design and safety of all livestock enclosures, fencing, and facility.

     Coordinate purchases and delivery of hay, animal feeds, supplements, seed, lime, and fertilizer.

     Primary operator of required equipment and machinery including; tractors, bush hog, no-till seeder, skid steer loader, XUV, and other necessary implements.

     Manages pastures to optimize quantity and quality of forage by rotating stock creating a positive environmental impact and utilizing cover crop programs to continually improve soil health.

     This position is responsible for ensuring the security of the property, equipment, and livestock.

     Arranging for regular maintenance of field equipment, machinery, and farm buildings.

     Write and manage work order requests and Idea Submissions for operational improvements.

     Other duties as assigned.

    Do you have what it takes?

     Bachelor of Science degree or minimum of 4 years farming experience.

     Experience with calving, cattle handling, and administration of medications, sheep management, poultry management, and forage/crop management preferred.

     Able to troubleshoot issues as they arise during the completion of duties.

     Highly motivated and self-driven individual with attention to detail.

     Ability to prioritize task and multitask independently.

     Managing accurate and up to date livestock and production records.

     Ability to work with both internal and external partners with the same or very different backgrounds to ensure that all who visit Greenacres get the highest quality experience that addresses their needs.

     Ability to work in all agricultural buildings (including poultry barns, cattle handling facility, pastures) under all weather conditions with no limitations.

     Ability to regularly work 45 hours per week (may fluctuate based on season and project requirements).

     Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. and move equipment and materials commensurate with the position.

     Commitment to working within a functional team and collaborative culture.

     Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record required.

     Travel may be required to any Greenacres property.

     Ability to successfully pass a post-offer pre-employment drug test and fingerprint FBI background screen.

     Ability to internalize and reflect our values: QQQ, Grace, Green, Generative and Good Neighbor Policy.

    Why Choose Us?

    As a company, we invest in our employees in all aspects of their life. We understand that the health of yourself and families are very important; along with your time here at GAF.  All TEAM Members of GAF are a part of Greenacres and live the values that we promote for our visitors: Grace, Good Neighbor Policy, Green, and Quality Quality Quality.  Listed below you will find some of the benefits and perks if you choose to be a part of our team at Greenacres.

     Market Competitive Salary

     Generous PTO Package   

     Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Plans

     Simplified Employee Pension Plan

     Short and Long Term Disability Insurance 

     Fun & Engaging Culture

     Ongoing training, education, and industry partnerships that allow you to be up to speed on the latest innovations, technologies and processes

     On-site housing is available for this position

    Greenacres Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

    APPLY HERE


  • April 12, 2021 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella is seeking a policy intern to work approximately 15-20 hours per week on its Policy Impact Area starting June through August 2021. The Policy Intern will work closely with the Climate Policy Lead to assist with research, program development, and communications. This is a paid internship.

    About Green Umbrella:

    Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all. We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. To that end, we collaborate with businesses, institutions, non-profits, local governments and concerned citizens to bring our vision to life throughout our region’s 10-county tri-state area.

    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 local government and policy. The compensation for this internship is $12/hour. We are open to partnering with your university cost-sharing program if applicable. Interns will work on average of 15-20 hours per week. The intern will work with our team virtually.

    Qualifications:

    Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate with a passion for sustainability, equity, and resilience. The position requires basic knowledge of climate issues; familiarity with local government; a strong work ethic; excel data management skills; perseverance to solve problems; and diligent attention to detail. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a supervisor.

    Responsibilities:

    Research relevant local, state, and federal climate policy news and program opportunities

    Support strategy, development, and review of policy communications such as newsletters, webpages, and social media

    Work with local and regional partners to develop local government case studies

    Support strategy, communications, and implementation of policy events done in partnership with local to national organizations

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume (with applicable experience) to savannah@greenumbrella.org, with “Policy Intern” in the email subject line.

    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.

    Deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021. Please refer to http://greenumbrella.org/Green-Jobs to stay updated. No phone calls please.

  • April 12, 2021 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 80 Acres Farm

    Position: Farm Technician

    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.

    • 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.

    Qualifications

    • 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.

    Job Type: Full-Time

    Position Starting Rate: $13.50 Hourly

    Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Company paid life insurance; LTD, short term disability, and voluntary

    life are available. PTO. 401K with pre-tax and Roth options. Paid holidays.

    To Apply: https://www.80acresfarms.com/connect/careers/


  • April 12, 2021 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 80 Acres Farm

    Position: Maintenance Technician (1st Shift)

    Reports to: Maintenance Lead

    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 have an excellent opportunity for a motivated and skilled individual who can support and promote a team atmosphere in our rapidly growing organization. This individual will have a solid understanding of plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. Strong work ethic, time management and organizational skills are a must.

    Responsibilities & Duties

    • Care for machinery and equipment by completing preventative maintenance, including lubricating moving components, adjusting parts.

    • Daily examination of equipment for assigned area to identify signs of excessive wear, defects, and damage. Repair industrial equipment and machinery to ensure they are always in proper working order.

    • Record all maintenance and repair services performed and keep track of all materials and parts used during the repair process.

    • Perform routine building maintenance duties, including painting, minor electrical repairs, plumbing, and heating/ventilation systems.

    • Track work progress in Maintenance System

    • Must follow GMPs and comply with all safety regulations.

    • Determine and troubleshoot issues.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge on electrical/Industrial controls.

    • HVAC (EPA 608 certified, preferred).

    • Understanding of Mechanical systems.

    • Adaptability to fast pace environment and quickly evolving processes.

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

    • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.

    • Ability to work in a team environment and follow instructions from Maintenance Lead.

    • May be required to work outside of normal work hours.

    Job Type: Full-Time (Tuesday – Saturday) or (Sunday - Thursday)

    Salary: $21- $28 an Hour

    Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance; Company paid life insurance; LTD, short term disability, and voluntary life are available. PTO. 401K with pre-tax and Roth options. Paid holidays.

    To Apply: https://www.80acresfarms.com/connect/

  • March 31, 2021 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is looking to hire people who are passionate about wildlife, sustainability and customer service.

    “We had to close our gates one year ago today, so we are thrilled to have people at the Zoo this spring and to be in a position to hire people,” Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo director, says in a press release.

    The zoo is looking to add team members in multiple areas, including horticulture, adventure guides, train and carousel operators, animal keepers and event coordinators.

    Guides also are needed for the Kanga’ Klimb, a new attraction that opens this season. The Kanga’ Klimb is an aerial adventure course, and the zoo is looking to hire adventure guides who can keep visitors safe while leading adventures for all skill levels.

    Applicants must demonstrate positivity and energy, progressive thinking, accountability, respect, and be able to work within collaborative relationships.

    Learn about the available opportunities on the zoo's website:

    http://cincinnatizoo.org/about-us/job-opportunities/

    AmeriCorps

    • COMMUNITY IMPACT MEMBER (FULL-TIME)
    • LIVING CLASSROOM EDUCATION ACCESS FUND (LCEAF) SCHOOL & PUBLIC PROGRAMS MEMBER (FULL-TIME)
    • LIVING CLASSROOM EDUCATION ACCESS FUND (LCEAF) SCHOOL PROGRAMS MEMBER (FULL-TIME)
    • Zoo Teen Engagement AmeriCorps Member

    Animal

    • Animal Keeper – Interpretive Collection
    • Continuous Improvement Manager
    • Seasonal Sound Technician - Cat Ambassador Program & Wings of Wonder Bird Encounter
    • Zoological Manager of African Animals
    • CREW (Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife)
    • Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholar at CREW- Plant Research Division

    Education

    • Part-time Zoo Troop Instructor
    • Group Sales and Events
    • Event Coordinator - Part Time

    Horticulture

    • Horticulturist - CZBG/Rockdale Academy Urban Learning Garden
    • Seasonal Horticulture Positions

    Housekeeping

    • Seasonal Janitorial Park Services Member

    Visitor Experience & Park Operations

    • Behind-the-Scenes Experiences Lead Tour Guide (Part-time)
    • Department of Fun - Adventure Guide (Visitor Experience & Operations)
    • Department of FUN- Seasonal Visitor Experience Ambassador
    • Interpreter of Wild Encounters
    • Kanga Klimb Aerial Guide- Department of Visitor Experience & FUN
    • Security Guard - Part Time
    • Wild Encounters Supervisor



  • March 31, 2021 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    The Mill Creek Alliance (Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek Watershed as a natural and community asset. We envision the watershed as a healthy ecosystem where people and communities can thrive. Our work focuses on RESTORATION, EDUCATION, and RECREATION.

    SUMMARY:

    The Community and Social Engagement Coordinator, in collaboration with the Alliance Executive Director and staff, supports the Alliance’s mission by engaging communities and communicating with the public about MCA’s mission and activities as well as organizing/managing volunteers for all programs in the organization.

    I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION

    ● Collaborate and coordinate with MCA program coordinators/directors

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

    ● 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

    ● Motivate and manage project teams to meet milestone schedules

    II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Outreach

    ● Support the mission of the Alliance by working closely with local communities, residents, businesses, agencies, and governmental organizations in the Mill Creek Watershed to foster partnerships.

    ● Organize and attend meetings that build relationships and support our efforts to champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek in all watershed communities.

    ● Work with staff and Board committee members to plan and organize outreach events.

    Communication

    ● Manage MCA external communication, including email campaigns (MailChimp), social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), marketing campaigns, web content and blogging (Squarespace), newsletters and annual appeals, etc.

    ● Assure consistent and coordinated messaging across all MCA communications platforms.

    ● Support development activities including donor management and acknowledgement (DonorPerfect).

    Volunteers

    ● Recruit volunteers, manage the volunteer in-take process, orient volunteers to work assigned, evaluate volunteer experience, and find creative ways to express gratitude and maintain commitment.

    ● Work closely with program coordinators/directors to schedule and track volunteer participation/experiences.

    Other

    ● Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Computer hardware and software, printer, copier, scanner, and mobile telephone

    IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

    ● Education and/or relevant experience working with communities and non-profit organizations

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    ● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with watershed stakeholders, colleagues, supervisors, elected officials, and the public

    ● Proficient in Social Media

    ● Knowledgeable in web design, email marketing, and donor management software

    ● Experienced in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    ● 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 records

    ● Ability to articulate and present a positive professional image in person, on the telephone, and in electronic communications

    ● Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle

    VIII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS

    This is a part-time (20 hours per week) grant-funded position. Office hours are flexible between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend hours are required and may be imperative for success in this position. Salary, wages, and benefits offered are based on a detailed rubric in order to assure equitable pay based on responsibility, education, experience, and history with the organization. Employees are paid twice a month.

    VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at dschmitt@themillcreekalliance.org. 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. Mill Creek Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 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 an 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.


  • March 29, 2021 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    The Mill Creek Alliance (Alliance) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We champion the resurgence of the Mill Creek Watershed as a natural and community asset. We envision the watershed as a healthy ecosystem where people and communities can thrive. Our work focuses on RESTORATION, EDUCATION, and RECREATION.

    SUMMARY:

    The Education Program Coordinator supports the Alliance’s mission by coordinating the 4 elements of the MCA Environmental Education programs for youth and adults.

    I. TEAMWORK AND PARTICIPATION

    ● Work collaboratively with Alliance program coordinators/directors

    ● 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

    A. Coordinate 4 elements of the MCA Environmental Education program (Youth and Adults).

    ● School Programs/Teacher support-Middle- & High School (i.e cQHEI stream survey & water chemistry)

    ○ Connect with schools/teachers to coordinate Spring and Fall school programs

    ○ Develop curricula that includes the use of our restoration sites. Engage subject area experts to support the program as needed.

    ○ Coordinate transportation, permission forms, school schedules, water quality monitoring equipment and supplies, site preparation, environmental professional volunteers, etc.

    ● Service Learning Activities

    ○ Organize groups of \students or adults to engage in Service Learning activities

    ○ Mesh Service Learning with Restoration Site maintenance (working closely with Project Dir).

    ○ Research and develop appropriates sites and activities

    ○ Monitor and establish safety guidelines

    ● Internships (including Blue Team)

    ○ Maintain and develop connections with local higher education programs. Write job descriptions, advertise and review applicants for open positions on a regular basis.

    ○ Administer Internship program including Learning Agreements and documentation in coordination with MCA Program Directors.

    ○ Develop meaningful experiences for college students with environmental interests.

    ● Informal and Other Education

    ○ Teacher Training

    ○ Youth Stream Camp or other new summer youth program

    ○ Develop community and adult education opportunities.

    B. ADDITIONAL Organizational Responsibilities

    ● 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

    ● Assist with drafting relevant sections of grant applications.

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

    ● Perform other related duties assigned by the Executive Director, Alliance Chair & Board of Trustees

    III. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

    Laptop/Desktop computer; tablets, Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and Adobe software; printers; copier and scanner; mobile telephone; personal office. Access to water testing laboratory facility.

    IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific abilities required by this job include working with children in outdoor/stream bank environments. 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:

    ● Relevant education and experience working with High- and Middle-School youth, college students, adult continuing education, and teacher training.

    ● Ohio Teacher certification preferred

    ● Create curriculum, align with Ohio State standards, develop lesson plans, and measure outcomes.

    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

    ● Excellent written, verbal, and computer-based communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences

    ● Ability to maintain organized records including

    ● Ability to track project finances for grant reporting and Alliance budgeting purposes

    ● Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    ● Valid Ohio Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle

    VIII.COMPENSATION AND HOURS

    This is a part-time (20 hours per week) grant-funded 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. Salary, wages, and benefits offered are based on a detailed rubric in order to assure equitable pay based on responsibility, education, experience, and history with the organization. Employees are paid twice a month.

    VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESSES

    Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David J. Schmitt at dschmitt@themillcreekalliance.org. 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.


  • March 22, 2021 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Community Earth Alliance

    CINCINNATI, OHIO

    April or May to September 30, 2021

    You will have the unique opportunity to live and work in an urban ecovillage homestead, learn gardening, work with other ecovillage residents and with a permaculture project as well as spend time in nature.

    This urban ecovillage is located just seven minutes from downtown Cincinnati. The ecovillage is in an existing 100 year old neighborhood. It is an experiment in making our cities ecological places to live.

    YOU WILL WORK 24 HOURS PER WEEK AS AN ECOVILLAGE INTERN:

    Responsibilities:

    To do whatever tasks are required to maintain the homestead. Such as:

    Helping keep up their gardens

    Food preservation

    Do trail work, clearing fence rows and controlling weeds

    Work on the forest garden

    Straightening, painting, cleaning

    Also:

    Help with educating people about urban ecovillages. Help with:

    Ecovillage podcast

    Publishing and marketing book on ecovillage

    Assist others in the ecovillage when needed.

    Work on a Permaculture project

    Assist Community Earth Alliance with its projects.

    Work with the Rights of Nature movement

    Opportunity to: spend time in nature, with other ecovillagers and for personal growth.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Comfortable working outdoors in hot, buggy, muggy, rainy or muddy situations, and in beautiful weather.

    Are responsible, self-driven and open to working with a team but also on your own.

    An interest in learning about alternative lifestyles based on a love for Earth.

    Interested in learning about the ecovillage

    Computer skills. Ability to work on websites would be helpful

    COMPENSATION

    Intern will be offered housing, plus a $60 per week stipend and an opportunity to learn.

    If you are a college student and are interested in gaining credit for this experience we would be willing to work with your college or university to make this happen.

    Contact:

    Jim Schenk

    553 Enright Ave.

    Cincinnati, OH 45205

    513-921-1932

    jschenk@imagoearth.org

    Comments from interns from previous year:

    This position is perfect for any individual interested in living a sustainable lifestyle, and learning how to better do so. It is a nourishing environment to learn, as with it comes access to many individuals with a broad range of knowledge and talents that are eager to talk about and teach them. Being an intern means that you are available to help with odd jobs that may arise, so flexibility and an open mind to learning new skills is helpful. I would highly recommend this position for individuals who are eager to learn and willing to work. You will acquire new skills and a unique and priceless experience in return.

    And:

    It is an amazing experience. It is real immersion so need to be willing to work after hours. The work itself isn’t difficult but it takes time and dedication.

    You’ll meet a lot of incredible people and become part of the community.

    You can get out of it what you want, as long as you know what you want out of it.

    It’s nothing like working in an office. You have to enjoy getting dirty.

    It is definitely worth it.


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