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

    Organization: Sustainable Sights Landscaping LLC

    Overview: Subcontracting position for Sustainable Sights Landscaping LLC

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

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

    Working in part with Sustainable Sights Landscaping:

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

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

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

    As a subcontractor:

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

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

    Compensation:

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

    General Requirements:

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

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

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

    Organization: Imago

    Designing, planning, presenting and evaluating educational experiences 

    General Description The Outdoor Education Intern is an integral part of the education team, and works with education staff to organize and develop curriculum and to design and present education programs. Depending on time of year, and intern’s availability the curriculum and programs can be for summer camps, our Branching Out Programs for Urban Youth, or for specific education opportunities. Schedule and Location Available Year Round. Time of year determines what opportunities are available. Time Commitment is about 3-5 hours per week. The only opportunity to work remotely is doing curriculum development. All other work happens at Imago or one of our partner sites. 

    Responsibilities 

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

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

    Requirements 

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

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

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

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

    Contact Information 

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

    About Imago Internships 

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

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

    Organization: Churches Active in Northside (CAIN)

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

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

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

    The three main areas of responsibility are: 

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

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

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

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

    Service year is June 2018 to June 2019. 

    Learn more about CAIN at www.cainministry.org/

  • March 13, 2018 2:59 PM | Anonymous member

    Organization: Working in Neighborhoods

    Are you (or someone you know) passionate about food justice and want to make healthy, affordable, fresh food and produce accessible to all?

    WIN is seeking a ‘Community Development – Food Access VISTA’ that will work with residents to increase access to affordable, fresh food through community gardening, expansion of our weekly farm stand, fun family-centered nutrition and cooking workshops, and more.

    This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position that will work together with an AmeriCorps VISTA member from CAIN to help close the gap of food insecurity in Cincinnati.

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

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

    Service year is June 2018 to June 2019. 

    Learn more about WIN at www.wincincy.org

  • March 01, 2018 2:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County 

    Summary: Under the supervision of the Environmental Projects Manager performs a variety of Land Stewardship duties and manual labor tasks related to the maintenance and improvement of various natural resources including land, water, and recreational areas. 

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

    • Assists with conservation, wildlife management, and land stewardship activities in assigned areas. 
    • Assist with prescribed fires, invasive plant control, and nuisance wildlife as directed. 
    • Use and maintain equipment including chain saws, pole saws, blowers, brush cutters, back pack sprayers, skid sprayers, tractors, four-wheel drive utility vehicles, skid steers, track loaders, and attachments in a safe and professional manner. 
    • Use and maintain hand tools including but not limited to pruners, trimmers, shovels, rakes, hammers, paint brushes, rollers and cleaning equipment including brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners. 
    • Aids in general public programming and special events as assigned. 
    • Aids in maintenance duties including, but are not limited to: litter pick up, landscape development and upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of park facilities and public areas, mowing and trimming around park grounds as needed, applying pesticides and fertilizers, shoveling and plowing snow, and assisting with parking and crowd control for special events and programs. 
    • Prepares and maintains facilities and equipment for use by performing duties such as cleaning, painting, tightening, etc. or assigned reservable areas, recreational equipment, shelters, and park grounds adjacent to reservable spaces, common areas, storage rooms, kitchen areas and restrooms. 
    • Operates licensed and non-licensed motor vehicles including watercraft, snow plows, mowers, and other equipment to accomplish assigned tasks. 
    • Maintains accurate records of tasks performed: including but not limited to: time sheets, vehicle mileage, equipment usage, etc. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 
    Required Education and Experience: 
    • High school diploma or GED; minimum of 18 years of age at the time of employment. At least 2 years of natural resource or grounds maintenance experience with a park agency, landscape or grounds maintenance company, or similar organization is preferred for this position. 
    • Knowledge of and ability to operate common maintenance equipment, hand tools, recreational equipment. 
    • Basic computer and software competency, which includes use of email, spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint required. 
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions) is required of all persons who are candidates for employment or employees currently working under the provisions of this position description. 
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the park district’s current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. Candidates for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized licensing authority for driving-related violations on their driving record at the time of employment. 

    Work Environment & Schedule: This part-time position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work. Ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees). Ability to work around various outdoor contaminants, such as pesticides, herbicides, and airborne and plant allergens. Some work assignments and tasks will require exposure to and work in inclement weather conditions.
    Salary: $13.50 - $16.13 per hour, depending on level of experience
    To apply: Deliver in person or mail completed application to: 
    MetroParks of Butler County 
    2051 Timberman Road Hamilton, OH 45013 
    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough OR 
    email ALL documents to employment@yourmetroparks.net 

    Closing Date: 4:00 p.m., March 5, 2018 

    For more information: Please visit our website at www.YourMetroParks.net or contact the Administrative Office at 513-867-5835.
  • February 27, 2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Environmental Services

    Job Duties (Summary):

    • Develop and deliver student and adult education programs, including creating new curriculum and presentations; plan and/or conduct workshops, presentations and field trips; produce and/or update classroom resources; promote understanding of programs; develop new activities to meet the District’s mission; participate in the development of interactive displays.
    • Administer field trip and bus reimbursement program; coordinate field trips; submit paperwork for bus cost reimbursement.
    • Perform various administrative or support duties such as data compilation, records updating, citizen inquiries, hotline call response; provide information to general public and organizations; assist with the Let’s Stop Waste program outreach and other program outreach as needed.
    • Travel to and from different locations for events; assist in or create displays for booths; interact with public at special events working some evenings and weekends.
    • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in education or related environmental education field
    • experience teaching and/or program development
    • or equivalent combinations of education and experience

    Deadline to Apply: March 12, 2018

    Work Location:

    Hamilton County Environmental Services
    250 William Howard Taft
    Cincinnati, OH 45219

    Work Hours: Full-time/ 80 hours bi-weekly

    Starting Salary: $15.22 per hour

    Apply online.



  • February 14, 2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous member

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Green Umbrella is seeking a GIS intern to work approximately 20 hours per week on its Tri-State Trails initiative starting in March. The GIS Intern will work closely with the Tri-State Trails Director to assist with our Trail Measurement Program and manage data for our 10-county Regional Trails Plan. This is a paid internship.

    About Tri-State Trails and Green Umbrella:

    Tri-State Trails is an alliance of trail advocates advancing a vision to connect and expand our region's trail network. Tri-State Trails activates cross-sector collaboration to expand access to walkable and bikeable communities to all people. We believe that trails enhance our region's communities, resulting in healthier people and stronger economies. Our mission is to connect people and places with a regional trails network that enhances vibrancy and equity in our community. Green Umbrella is a nonprofit alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati Region by driving collaborative efforts through member organizations and individuals. Green Umbrella facilitates collaboration among over 200 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities focused on the environmental aspects of sustainability. Our vision is to have our region recognized as one of the top 10 most sustainable metro areas in the U.S. by 2020.

    Qualifications:

    Green Umbrella is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and enthusiastic college or graduate student with a passion for the outdoors as well as an interest in environmental sustainability. The position requires basic understanding of ArcGIS, a strong work ethic, and attention to detail. Candidates should be comfortable working independently as well as with a supervisor. 

    About the Position:

    This internship with Green Umbrella provides a chance to learn more about both the nonprofit sector and environmental sustainability efforts within the Greater Cincinnati region, with a specific focus on transportation, outdoor recreation, and trails. This is a paid internship with a stipend of $750 per month. Interns will work on average 20 hours per week. Hours can generally be flexible. The intern will work out of the Green Umbrella office in Madisonville and frequently visit trails around our 10-county service area. There will likely be some evening and weekend hours required, dependent upon Green Umbrella’s event calendar.

    Responsibilities:

    • Deploy automated trail counters on trails around Greater Cincinnati
    • Collect and manage data from automated trail counters
    • Manage Regional Trails Plan data to ensure data integrity
    • Research community plans and historical data to incorporate in Regional Trails Plan
    • Collect and assemble data for trail access points, amenities, and other relevant data layers
    • Assist in publishing and maintaining Regional Trails Plan data in ArcGIS online
    • Prepare Regional Trails Plan data for network analyses
    General Responsibilities:
    • Data entry for contact databases and online calendar as needed
    • Represent Green Umbrella and Tri-State Trails at community events (e.g. staffing table or booth) as needed
    • Answer Green Umbrella office phones

    To apply:

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

    Deadline to apply is Monday, February 26, 2018. Please refer to http://greenumbrella.org/Green-Jobs to stay updated. No phone calls please.

  • February 13, 2018 3:13 PM | Anonymous member

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    Position: Executive Director

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on decreasing litter and blight, improving neighborhoods, educating children and adults about the environment, and cultivating community pride. The KCB mission is to educate and encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for their community environments. KCB’s education, revitalization and environmental initiatives build community and foster pride in the places where we live, work and play. Our grassroots network of neighbors, sponsors and volunteers put passion to work across all 52 neighborhoods, creating safer, cleaner spaces and a higher quality of life for all Cincinnatians.

    The Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Executive Director is not a City of Cincinnati Employee.

    KCB is currently seeking an executive director--a dynamic individual with strong strategic, leadership and fundraising skills. This person must be able to cultivate immediate and long term relationships and partnerships that sustain the viability of the organization and its ability to meet its mission. Internal responsibilities for this position are: fundraising, marketing, asset management, financial oversight and human resources. The executive director reports to and is accountable to the Board of Trustees.
    The executive director is charged with hiring, evaluating, administering employee benefits and handling other personnel matters. He/She provides oversight for financial affairs of the organization, including budget approval, preparation of financial position statements, and ensures financial policies and procedures are followed. The executive director oversees the development and implementation of fundraising plans, including preparing and/or supervising foundation grants and corporate proposals.

    Duties, Functions and Chief Responsibilities:

    Human Resources: The executive director is the chief executive officer/managing director of the organization. All staff report directly or indirectly through the Director of Programming to the executive director.

    Strategy: The executive director steers the organization’s strategic development including leading strategic planning, framework and methodology, and its engagement and buy-in from the KCB staff, community and the KCB Board. The executive director also has primary responsibility to ensure the organization is following its charted course, through regular check-ins with staff (goal setting/performance management) and board (reports).

    Fundraising: The executive director manages a portfolio of relationships and partnerships with significant impact upon the short and long-term budgets of KCB including the Mayor, City Council, City Department Directors (primarily the Director of the Department of Public Services), and key influencers within city government as the majority of the KCB budget comes from the City of Cincinnati. The executive director also maintains relations with leaders of key public and private philanthropic investors and grantors.

    Business Developer & Promoter: The executive director works with the director of programming to explore strategic partnerships, grant opportunities and new ventures for the organization, in order to fulfill and sustain its mission. He or she is also responsible to create, maintain and foster strategic (or partnering) relationships with key customers of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful namely the City of Cincinnati. He/She is strategically deployed to speak to key audiences and individuals to promote Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

    Visionary: The executive director is the chief visionary for the organization, for fulfillment of its mission, organization development and initiative creation especially with regard to litter abatement and elimination in the City of Cincinnati.

    Board Liaison: The executive director serves as the primary relationship manager between KCB’s Board of Trustees and its staff. The responsibilities of the executive director are carried out within established guidelines so the organizational, fundraising, budgetary, community relations and volunteer objectives are achieved. The executive director helps structure and populate board committees to the full advancement of these organizational goals. The executive director works closely with the board’s executive committee to develop agendas for full board meetings. The executive director also assists the board in its board recruitment processes to ensure the long-term development of board members. Further, the executive director creates a culture of partnership between the board and staff based on genuine trust and respect.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A demonstrated interest in and commitment to the revitalization and livability of urban neighborhoods and the preservation of the environment
    • A deep understanding and respect for the sources that provide KCB its funding and a willingness to adhere to the accounting standards and documentation required by these sources
    • Visionary with goals and actionable plans for the growth and development of the organization and its initiatives
    • Demonstrated ability to raise funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and government
    • Demonstrated ability to build a team through inclusive and open hiring practices
    • Demonstrated ability to build a professional culture in which people want to engage, commit, and grow
    • Demonstrated ability to manage positive financial outcomes from a variety of changing sources
    • Knowledge of financial statements, budgeting process and accounting procedures
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from a variety of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious and political backgrounds, beliefs and practices
    • Comfortable with group processes; a good sense of humor and patience
    • Willingness to get “hands dirty” and actively participate in KCB events
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    • Ability and comfort in the delegation of tasks and knowledge
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
    • Ability to lift 30 lbs. and participate in outdoor/physical activities
    • Ability to vet grants and other opportunities based on the staff workload, available unrestricted funding, grant expectations and synchronicity with KCB’s mission
    • Proficient at commonly used office software programs such as Word, Excel, QuickBooks, etc.

    Characteristics of a Strong Candidate:

    The executive director will be a person of vision, strength, energy and good humor. The executive director will be highly motivated; ambitious in his/her role to fulfill KCB’s mission. The executive director will be a “dot-connector,” integrating trends and information from external and internal sources for the good of KCB. The executive director will listen to the wisdom of others in making decisions, and regularly seek input from colleagues in matters of import to KCB. The executive director will trust staff, providing them freedom to perform according to their strengths and develop them in their areas of opportunity. The executive director will be diplomatic, recognizing the breadth of relationships under KCB’s care. The executive director will be KCB’s number one cheerleader, and an enthusiastic and effective storyteller. Knowledge and familiarity with Cincinnati neighborhoods is highly desired, but not required.

    Education and/or equivalent experience:

    A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree preferred. 5-10 years of management and major fundraising experience is required. A background in non-profits and passion for the environment and community development preferred. Experience in community affairs, government or other related field is highly desirable. A demonstrable interest in KCB’s mission is essential.

    High Priority Roles and Responsibilities:

     Leadership

    • Thinking and acting strategically - being able to pull a strategic plan together
    • Building alignment among staff, among the board and between the staff and board
    • Defining relationship with primary donor organizations (city and county); being clear about deliverables
    • Being visionary about KCB’s future (goals and programming)
    • Holding staff and board accountable

     Development (fund raising)

    •  Strong development background in annual development planning, events, grants, donor development, corporate development

     Marketing

    •  Extending the brand
    •  Networking
    •  Relationship builder
    •  Increasing community awareness

     Administration

    •  Oversight of all financial areas: budget, management of funds, increasing fiscal responsibility of staff

    High Priority Competencies:

    • Executive presence; to be able to work with the board, corporations and other donors, and the city
    • Ability to keep people aligned to a strategy; staff, board, city
    • Management of performance; defining and making staff, board, and community partners accountable for deliverables
    • Prioritization of work
    • Innovation; enabling the organization to grow beyond its responsibilities to the city
    • Team development; staff and board
    • Negotiation skills; particularly in relation to the city
    • Strong communication skills; written and oral
    • Board development; building a sustainable board with the right focus - based on operational needs

    Apply by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by clicking here.

    Direct any questions to info@keepcincinnatibeautiful.org 
  • February 13, 2018 11:22 AM | Anonymous member
    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Description: Intermittent, Part-time – Employment in this position requires staff to work a varied schedule which may include evenings, weekends and occasional holidays. Reports to Facility & Event Manager or as otherwise assigned. Performs a variety of general-purpose duties as required to facilitate equipment, associated operational requirements and maintenance needs as well as concession sales at assigned locations. 

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

    Salary: $10.25 to $12.93 per hour depending on level of experience

    To Apply: 

    Deliver in person or mail application to: 

    MetroParks of Butler County
    2051 Timberman Road 
    Hamilton, OH 45013 
    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough 

    Or email documents to employment@yourmetroparks.net

    Closing Date: 4:00 p.m. on April 13, 2018 


  • February 13, 2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous member
    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Description: (Intermittent) - This intermittent position could work extended hours and/or a varied event-driven work schedule, including evenings, weekends and occasional holidays. Under supervision of the Facility & Event Manager performs a variety of general-purpose duties as required to facilitate the rental, food service, bar service and associated operational maintenance needs at the Voice of America Park. Minimum of 21 years of age. 

    For a complete job description and application, please visit our website at www.YourMetroParks.net

    Salary: $10.25 to $12.93 per hour depending on level of experience

    To Apply: 

    Deliver in person or mail application to: 

    MetroParks of Butler County
    2051 Timberman Road 
    Hamilton, OH 45013 
    Attn: Jaime Kimbrough 

    Or email documents to employment@yourmetroparks.net

    Closing Date: 4:00 p.m. on April 13, 2018 


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