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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 28, 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Our Harvest Cooperative

    Position Title: Weekly Harvest Box Coordinator

    Closes: April 3

    Our Harvest Co-op is a union, worker-owned cooperative that farms using organic practices and operates a food hub that provides aggregation, distribution, and technical assistance for local growers while serving as a centralized source of local produce for institutions, individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail and wholesale buyers. Our Harvest Cooperative (OHC) seeks a passionate individual to grow and lead its Weekly Harvest Box program.

    Responsibilities include: oversee all aspects of program; grow program participation significantly; forge and maintain relationships with pick-up locations; track weekly membership levels; write weekly e-newsletter; organize member events throughout the season; assist in daily packing of Weekly Harvest boxes; work with farm team to establish weekly WHB contents. 

    Applicants must apply by Monday, April 3. To learn more and to apply, click here.

  • March 28, 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Greenacres

    Position Title: Building and Grounds Seasonal Staff: Garden Maintenance

    This is a seasonal hourly position working in the Buildings and Grounds department of Greenacres. Primary responsibilities will be completing tasks associated with maintaining the landscaped beds throughout the Greenacres properties totaling 600 acres, focusing on the formal gardens around the Arts Center. This is an opportunity to get to work at a beautiful 1920s estate. Specific responsibilities include: plant maintenance,weeding, watering, transplanting of formal gardens and various Greenacres properties; planting annual and perennial flowers and shrubs; spreading mulch in beds; landscape installation.

    For more information and to apply, click here.


  • March 23, 2017 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: OKI Regional Council of Governments

    Job Summary:

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

    Examples of Duties:

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

    Job Qualifications:

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

    Start Date: April 2017

    Hours: 28 Hours/Week (Flexible)

    Pay: $10.10 Hour

    Parking: Free parking or free bus pass provided

    To Apply: Open until filled.

    E-mail resume and cover letter: 
    Nicole Hartman, HR Manager
    E-mail: nhartman@oki.org

    To learn more and to apply, click here.


  • March 21, 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Great Park of Hamilton County

    Position Title: Adventure Recreation Programmer

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting resumes for an Adventure Outpost Instructor based out of Winton Woods. This is a seasonal position that requires a flexible schedule and includes nights and weekends.

    Job Skills / Requirements

    Responsibilities include: planning, preparing and leading youth and adult groups through various types of challenging recreational activities; preparing and presenting programs on various outdoor skills; maintaining recreational and program equipment; assisting with programs and special events. 
    Qualifications include: any combination of education, training, course work and experience that may qualify the applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities. Completion of secondary education with post-secondary course work in parks and recreation and at least one year of training or experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of recreational activities, practices and procedures is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively; teach and interpret; demonstrate leadership; present a good public image and implement a new program is required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a motor vehicle record that complies with Great Parks of Hamilton carrier guidelines.

    Starting Pay rate is $10.33 per hour. Benefits include membership in Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Great Parks of Hamilton County recreational activities. Applications will be accepted throughout the season. EOE

    To learn more and to apply, click here


  • March 21, 2017 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Miami University

    Position Title: Director of Sustainability

    Position is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of sustainability initiatives and for the promotion of environmentally and economically sustainable practices related to the services provided by the Physical Facilities Department (PFD).  This will include collaboration between PFD staff and the wider university community including students, faculty and administrative staff.  Takes lead role for project teams assigned sustainability projects or tasks.  Works closely with the campus’ Sustainability Committee, academic department initiatives, and other University departments. Coordinates efforts to achieve the University’s Sustainability Commitments and Goals. This position will seek to broaden the PFD staff’s understanding of and sustainability related issues, practices and opportunities within our daily operations and their impact on longer term issues. The sustainability programs are expected to decrease energy consumption, measurably decrease Miami University’s impact on the environment, and integrate sustainability values and practices into Physical Facilities’ strategic planning, management of resources and operations, and facility planning and design. Position will primarily support the Oxford campus, but may be involved in sustainability and conservation efforts at other University facilities.  Perform other duties as assigned.

    Duties

    • Sustainability Component – develops and recommends standards, policies, and ideas to promote sustainability efforts in coordination with superiors; identifies desirable sustainability initiatives and assesses their cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and acceptance within the University community; analyzes and reports the effectiveness and results of sustainability projects. Identifies and pursues grant funding, rebate programs, or other savings programs
    • Planning – collaborates with decision-makers in various levels of facilities planning (e.g., master planning and individual project planning) ensuring sustainability standards are met; integrates future initiatives with planning process.
    • Design and Construction – works closely with the division of Planning Architecture & Engineering and collaborates with project managers in the development and review of project designs and specifications related to energy conservation and sustainability practices.  Assists with the LEED certification process.
    • Communication/Marketing Component – Markets and promotes sustainability efforts through website maintenance, newsletters, promotional materials and/or publications, designing ads and flyers, and responding to inquiries. Serves on campus-wide committees representing Physical Facilities in a professional manner; develops educational programs and conducts training/workshops to promote environmental and financial stewardship. Seeks avenues to promote the University’s efforts within the higher education industry
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience – bachelor’s degree in a related field plus a minimum of 3 years full-time experience managing sustainability initiatives; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Skills & Knowledge – thorough knowledge of sustainability issues and best practices; strong interpersonal, communication, and political skills required
    • Attention to Detail - ability to accurately report on savings and successes; requires strong analytical skills
    • Communication Skills - ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons; ability to build effective partnerships and market ideas
    • Managerial Complexity – must be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at once, and be able to determine appropriate priorities; must be able to make independent interpretations and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the organization and that are consistent with the objectives of upper-management
    • Computer Skills – must be proficient in the use of business application software, to include word processor, spreadsheet, and database programs
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Skills and knowledge - knowledge of higher education preferred
    Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    To learn more and to apply, click here.

  • March 21, 2017 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Greenacres Foundation

    Environmental Educator

    Job Description: The Environmental Educator is responsible for developing and conducting education programs, camps and workshops that reflect the mission of Greenacres Foundation for PreK-3rd grade students. 

    Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Science or Education. 
    • State of Ohio teaching certification preferred. 
    • 1-3 years teaching experience with a passion for working with students using hands-on activities in small group settings. 
    • Demonstrated skills in developing lessons, activities and courses of study that align with academic content standards. 
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite Job 

    Responsibilities: Education Programs 

    • Develop and teach programs for school groups and community groups in conjunction with other Greenacres educators. 
    • Assist with coordinating, developing, and teaching summer camps in conjunction with other Greenacres educators. 
    • Assist peers with developing new education lessons and programs that reflect the mission of Greenacres. 
    • Generate ideas for education materials to enhance programming. 
    • Maintain Education facility. Miscellaneous Duties 
    • Contribute to program updates for reporting purposes. 
    • Perform outreach programs for schools and community organizations/fund-raisers. Participate in conferences/workshops to enhance knowledge, improve programming, and provide networks with other professionals. 
    • Help maintain education equipment. 
    • Serve on a Greenacres Education Department Committee.
    • Perform additional duties as necessary.

    To learn more and to apply, click here.

  • March 01, 2017 2:42 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 

    513.221.0981 / www.civicgardencenter.org

    Position Description: The Civic Garden Center Internship program is a thirteen week paid position ($8.15/hour). Interns will work in a variety of locations around the Greater Cincinnati area and will engage in a range of activities as they relate to the mission and programs of the Civic Garden Center. Working alongside Civic Garden Center staff, interns will maintain the ornamental and edible landscaping on the grounds of the Civic Garden Center, labor in various community and Children’s gardens and work directly with young people to engage them in activities focused on growing their own food and experiencing the natural world. Interns will have the opportunity to attend community garden and horticultural classes and receive on-the job training from horticulture and education professionals. The program culminates with the presentation of a capstone project based on the intern’s own interests (artistic, research, construction, etc.) as they align with the Civic Garden Center’s goals.

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist community garden and horticulture staff with ornamental and vegetable garden maintenance (plant seeds and starts, weed, water, prune, harvest, mulch, mow lawns, set up rain barrels, minor construction, manage compost, etc.)
    • Research, plan and implement garden lessons for children
    • Assist community garden staff in building new and rejuvenating existing community-based garden projects
    • Attend horticulture classes
    • Participate in workdays with volunteer groups
    • Keep attendance and lessons records
    • Assist with Civic Garden Center events and education programs as needed
    • Research, design and complete a capstone project that includes a presentation to Civic Garden Center staff and other interested organizations

    Qualifications: Interns must have an interest in community engagement and gardening, a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, excellent communication and inter-personal skills, be self-motivated and self-aware, and able to work with a team and independently. Prior gardening experience is preferred. Interns are expected to arrange transportation to and from the Civic Garden Center each day they are scheduled. Interns must have a valid checking account for direct deposit payments.

    Physical Requirements: Interns must be heat tolerant and able to work outside for extended periods of time. Interns must be able to able to lift and move at least thirty pounds; must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, etc.

    Work Hours:
    Begin Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
    End Date: Determined by available hours

    Interns will work up to 30 hours per week. Weekend events and evening hours will be required.

    All applications must be submitted before 5:00 pm on March 29, 2017.

    Please send a cover letter and resume by mail or email to:

    Civic Garden Center
    Attn: Mary Dudley, Youth Education Coordinator
    2715 Reading Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
    513.221.0981 / mdudley@civicgardencenter.org


  • February 28, 2017 12:35 PM | Anonymous
    Organization: Produce Perks


    Produce Perks is a regional nonprofit that pioneers solutions to address inequities within our food system.  Our work increases access and affordability of healthy foods, supports farmers and strengthens local economies - in our most underserved communities.

    Community Champion Coordinator                                                                         

    Position description:

    This position will provide coordination of the Community Champion Program. The goal of the position is to increase the # of SNAP recipients shopping at farmers’ markets and retail locations, participating in the Produce Perks program, through strategic outreach, engagement, and education. The Community Champion Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director.

    **Community Champions are community members who receive SNAP benefits and are frequent farmers’ market shoppers.  Community Champions will promote the Produce Perks program amongst their neighbors; encourage and educate their neighbors on shopping at farmers’ markets; and provide guidance on how to utilize Produce Perks incentives.  Community Champions will receive a monthly stipend redeemable for produce at any food access point participating in Produce Perks.

    Primary Responsibilities:

            Work with partner organizations (including farmers’ markets) to recruit and identify Community Champions (volunteers)

            Organize and train Community Champions within designated neighborhoods

            Provide on-going technical assistance and support for Community Champions

            Conduct outreach activities to promote the Produce Perks Program

            Coordinate volunteer activities (peer-to-peer/door-to-door promotion, etc…)

            Develop evaluation measures and submit monthly reports

            Develop promotional materials (as needed and in conjunction with Community Champions)

            Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings

    Minimum Qualifications:

            Passion for farmers’ markets, healthy food, and healthy living

            Passion for addressing issues of equity, hunger, and social capital

            Familiarity with Greater Cincinnati communities; particular emphasis on neighborhoods of farmers’ markets and retail sites

            Experience with community and grassroots organizing

            Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to speak in front of small groups and public settings

            Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;  ability to work with diverse populations

            Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and social media

            Highly motivated, creative person with strong attention to detail and ability to work independently

            Flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

            Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

            Must be 18 years of age or older

    **Strong candidates will have experience shopping at farmers’ markets, have a history of participation with federal food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC, and are longtime residents of Cincinnati.

    Additional information:

    The Coordinator will work with the Community Champions (CCs) to organize and track neighborhood engagement and individual participation in the Produce Perks program (zip codes, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) sites, Community Council meetings, etc).  The Coordinator will serve as the point of contact for the designated CCs, distribute promotional materials, and provide training and on-going techincal assistance.  The Coordinator will also work in collaboration with our Market Manager Coordinator and participating farmers’ market managers. 

            The Coordinator needs to have the skills to coordinate and train approximately 10-20 volunteers (CCs). 

            The Coordinator needs to have a flexible schedule based on outreach needs and farmers’ market hours, including evenings (and weekends).

            Ability to work collaboratively in a small team setting

    Identifying Community Champions:

            Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) will work directly with OH Jobs & Family Services to create volunteer opportunities for individuals receiving SNAP.  Primary volunteer opportunities will be to serve as CCs within their designated communities. Volunteers will report to the CC Coordinator.

            Additionally, we will work with our participating farmers’ markets and community partners to identify additional CCs within their specific neighborhoods who are frequent customers of both the market and the PP program.  The CC will promote the PP program throughout the Market neighborhood(s) and enlist new customers to the market.  Produce Perks will provide stipends that can be redeemed for produce at any participating food access point within the PP program (no match required).  Promotional materials and technical assistance will be provided for the CC.

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references as one PDF attachment by March 27, 2017 to info@produceperks.org

    Please title email subject line: CommunityChampion_[first name][last name]

    No phone calls please.

  • February 28, 2017 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Three Valley Conservation Trust

    About TVCT: Three Valley Conservation Trust (TVCT) is a non-profit, member-funded, accredited land trust that monitors and protects natural habitats, waterways and agricultural lands in Southwestern Ohio, for the benefit of present and future generations, through partnerships with people and communities. Currently, we protect 184 properties, conserving over 20,000 acres which are under permanent conservation easements in six Southwest Ohio counties, and we actively engage the community in all aspects of our mission.

    Position: The Executive Director (ED) is a full-time position responsible for the overall planning, direction and implementation of TVCT’s programs and operations. The position responsibilities specifically focus on fundraising, including major and planned giving, capital campaigns, marketing and outreach. The ED is the front-line fundraiser and primary representative of the organization to the community, donor base, and partner agencies.

    Primary Responsibilities and Scope

    • Strategy and Management
    • Protect the 501 (c) (3) status of TVCT
    • Ensure adherence to the TVCT policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of TVCT in accordance with LTA accreditation standards and practices
    • Prepare and manage the annual budget and oversee financial programs and systems in concert with the Board of Trustees
    • Supervise a professional staff, including setting objectives, managing performance, and development
    • Maintain effective communication with TVCT’s Board, membership, the public, and the media
    • Fundraising
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals per the Board-approved budget
    • Make public appearances, accept speaking engagements and meet prospective donors to increase TVCT’s recognition and outreach in the communities we serve
    • Identify, cultivate and engage individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations to secure major gifts.
    • Collaborate with the trust’s Outreach/Membership committee and Board members to significantly increase the organization’s membership base
    • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher
    • Passion for conservation; experience with and interest in land conservation preferred
    • Outgoing and energetic; strong interpersonal and communication skills to build and foster relationships; demonstrated experience in fundraising preferred
    • Strong speaking skills to accurately communicate TVCT’s mission and programs
    • Ability and willingness to travel locally and attend evening meetings and weekend events
    • Personnel management skills; delegate and prioritize tasks of members, volunteers, and the professional staff
    • Digital management skills; proficiency with social media and programs pertinent to office management

    Compensation: $45,000/year (negotiable) and benefits

    Start Date: We will review applications as they are submitted and continue until the position is filled.

    Applications: Resumes will be evaluated as they are received.

    Send a resume to:

    Mark Boardman,
    Chair, Board of Trustees
    Three Valley Conservation Trust
    P.O. Box 234
    Oxford, OH 45056

  • February 27, 2017 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Museum Center

    Department:
    Collections & Research

    Job Title: Sustainability Intern

    Purpose: Assist Sustainability Officer with surveying behaviors of visitors and staff while learning about major sustainability issues.

    Location: Geier Collections & Research Center, 760 West Fifth St, Cincinnati, OH

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Complete surveys of visitor and staff behavior, consumables usage, etc.
    • Compile data from surveys into spreadsheets for statistical analysis
    • Assist with waste survey
    • Assist with research into alternative products and practices
    • Other work to be assigned in assistance of Sustainability Officer
    • Work 10-15 hours/week for 10 weeks over the summer

    Advantages:

    • Learn about current sustainability issues
    • Learn how organizations address such issues in ways relevant to them
    • Learn to create and administer surveys
    • Network with others in the field of environmental science and sustainability
    • Some degree of control over topics you engage with
    • May be used for course or research credit – check with your school

    Requirements:

    • Student enrolled in higher education
    • Occasional weekend work will be required
    • Passion for sustainability issues
    • Integrity and ability to work independently
    • Good attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Familiar with spreadsheet databases (Excel)
    • Provide two references who can comment on your ability to collect data accurately

    Reports To: Emily Imhoff, Sustainability Officer

    Benefits:

    • Free admission to museums
    • Free admission to OMNIMAX films for up to 5 family members
    • Free admission to special exhibitions
    • Free parking at the Cincinnati Museum Center
    • Discounts at food and beverage locations
    • Discounts in gift shops
    • Discounts on tours, programs and events

    Dress Code: Attire should be neat and professional.  A CMC shirt may be provided for certain tasks.

    Age Requirement: Student should be a currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate student.

    Thank you for your interest in a Summer 2017 Internship with Cincinnati Museum Center! 

    Our volunteers and interns are an integral part of our innovative and dynamic team and we appreciate you considering our organization as a place to share your time and talents while benefiting from a hands-on experience in a one-of-kind cultural institution. 

    For information about the additional materials needed to complete the application packet, follow this link: 
    http://www.cincymuseum.org/volunteer/internships 

    Our summer application deadline is March 17, so you have plenty of time to submit your materials. 

    If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to email or call Angie Smorey. (Note: Our internships are unpaid opportunities but may be used for course credit) 

    Angie Smorey 
    Director, Volunteer & Intern Services 
    Cincinnati Museum Center 
    513-287-7025 
    asmorey@cincymuseum.org

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