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  • June 25, 2019 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Manages, plans, coordinates and implements MetroParks of Butler County special programs and special events throughout the park system under the direction of Supervisor of Community and Park Connections. Seeks donations, sponsorships and funding sources for events and projects.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Organizes, develops budgets for, and implements educational, recreational programs and special events throughout MetroParks including, but not limited to concerts, festivals, living history events and art shows.
    • Creates new programs and events themed within the mission of MetroParks.
    • Maintains responsibility for quality, coordination and organization of event programming.
    • Manages costs and pursues financially viable, revenue producing performance by seeking and securing additional funding sources for events, projects, and programming outside of the general fund. This would include donations, sponsorships and gifts.
    • Collaborates and works cooperatively with other department staff and volunteers to plan and implement events. Maintains and promotes good working relationships with staff and volunteers.
    • Schedules and mediates planning meetings for programs and events.
    • Responsible for obtaining permits, licensing, contract with providers, payments, purchase orders and other paperwork related to special events. Books and evaluates outside entertainment, contractual personnel and vendors.
    • Creates promotional materials and develops a marketing strategy for events, such as press releases, flyers, posters, program guides and social media.
    • Creates status reports for supervisor advising of any significant issues or problems.
    • Proposes annual budgets covering special events, projects and programming.
    • Operates motor vehicles on behalf of the employer and common office, electronic, and other equipment.
    • Follows applicable MetroParks policies in Employee Handbook and other policies adopted by the Board of Park Commissioners.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize, coordinate, prioritize and self-initiate. Ability to manage multiple administrative details and physical logistics of events.
    • Knowledge of event planning, park programs and activities, public relations, the entertainment industry, as well as community and guest demographics.
    • Ability to use computer and other common office equipment to efficiently and accurately perform or facilitate the performance of assigned tasks.
    • The physical ability to perform labor and the tasks noted above is required of this position as well as possession of the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public.
    • Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records.
    • Ability to maintain a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members, volunteers and the staff of other agencies.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D. is required. An associate degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Leisure Studies or closely related field and 1-3 years progressively responsible experience in special event planning, organizing and implementation is preferred.
    • An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
    • Above average skill in written and oral communications.
    • Skilled in the use of common office software (word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, PowerPoint, etc.), general office equipment and event technological needs.
    • Skilled in speaking effectively before groups.
    • Demonstrates success in negotiating contracts and coordinating and/or collaborating with performers, vendors and others.
    • Current basic first aid and CPR certifications or the ability to obtain these certifications within 4 months of assumption of position.
    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record allowing insurability by the MetroParks’ current vehicle insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter. A candidate for employment may not have more than 4 total points (or equivalent penalty) issued by a recognized governmental licensing authority as a result of driving-related violations on his/her driving record at the time of employment.
    • Good character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).
    • The position requires a high-level of dependability and a commitment to quality to ensure a positive park visitor/customer experience.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This is a part-time position in which the employee must remain available to work a flexible schedule that will include evenings, weekends and holidays. Ability to work effectively outdoors in all regular weather and climatic conditions is also required.

    Physical Demands:

    • Good physical condition and general good health allowing performance of light to moderate physical labor.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position such as carrying items, standing, crouching, climbing, lifting, etc.
    • The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.
    • Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Learn more here!

  • June 25, 2019 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Duration: Seasonal. March – May & September – November. Additional hours possible on at-will basis.

    Hours: Up to 20 hours per week; between the hours of 8am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday.

    Compensation: $12/hour

    Responsible to: Education Coordinator & Director of Education

    Contact: Krystal Gallagher, Education Coordinator, education@gormanfarm.org

    Purpose: To support the Gorman Heritage Farm mission by implementing high-quality educational programs about farms, food, and history, and working in collaboration with other staff and volunteers. Promotes membership and acts as an advocate for Gorman Heritage Farm.


    Essential Functions:

    • Safely escort groups of 8-12 children on school field trips through farmyard and gardens, and lead children in farm animal interactions.
    • Teach interactive educational programs about food, farming, gardening, local history.
    • Prepare, create, and organize education materials before each school field trip season.
    • Set-up and break-down education materials before and after field trip program days.
    • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with Education Volunteers by offering teaching tips, support and setting an example.
    • Support Education Coordinator in volunteer recruitment and training.
    • Support Education Coordinator in program evaluation.
    Additional Functions:
    • Assist in compost, garden prep, maintenance, harvesting, farmyard work as needed.
    • Lead weekend and summer tours and Scout programs as schedule allows.
    • Set-up, break-down, and staff GHF fundraising events (including but not limited to Sunflower Festival, the first full weekend in October).
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Physical Requirements:
    • This position requires the following physical activities: walking uphill, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors.
    • Ability to learn to operate a motorized vehicle (such as gator or tractor).
    Qualifications:
    • Baccalaureate degree in education, natural science, agriculture, environmental interpretation, related field or equivalent experience. Three to five years in related position, such as interpretation or education.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills: proficient in public speaking and the ability to teach, motivate and work with children. Able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Collaborative leadership style: positive attitude, team player, flexible, willingness to work in non-profit setting with a small staff. Enthusiasm is strongly encouraged.

    To apply, complete the application and upload a resume here!


  • June 13, 2019 1:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    Ohio River Foundation, a regional conservation non-profit organization seeks part-time seasonal Field Educators for its fall/spring River Explorer Education Programs in Greater Cincinnati.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Work with education team to conduct ½ day hands-on education field trips for 4th – 12th grade students and special groups. Activities and topics include: wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality testing, ecosystem and watershed concepts, and safety review
    • Manage and maintain educational and scientific equipment
    • Assist staff with program development
    • This position requires the ability to lift and carry equipment (up to 30lbs.) and safely exit and enter streams, creeks, and rivers.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • College coursework in biology, ecology, or related field
    • Education coursework or experience with children in an education setting preferred
    • Strong communication skills desired; ability to work self-directed and team member
    • General knowledge of conservation issues and environmental laws
    • Ability to make decisions quickly and independently
    • Ability to communicate in a professional, accurate and enthusiastic manner.

    SALARY: Competitive hourly wage

    Position is part-time seasonal (Fall/Spring), 2 to 3 trips/week (weekdays), typically 8:45 am – 2 pm.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply email or fax your resume to:

    Ohio River Foundation
    513-469-6755 (fax)

    orf@ohioriverfdn.org

    Ohio River Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    June 11, 2019 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati

    Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is a partnership of 30 local nonprofit organizations building social and economic equity and a healthy environment in Greater Cincinnati. Community Shares raises awareness and support for its member organizations through workplace giving campaigns, professional enrichment, community education, and a variety of innovative initiatives.

    Our charitable member organizations identify and address the root causes of issues affecting our community. They empower those in need through programs that enhance self-reliance, develop affordable housing, protect the environment, build inclusive communities and promote civic involvement and reform.

    Community Shares seeks an experienced nonprofit leader as its Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer oversees the operations, programs and overall activities of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati. The CEO reports to the board of directors of the organization. This is a full-time position with the following areas of responsibility:

    • Serves as a community advocate for the mission of Community Shares and its member groups in the advancement of social justice, economic justice and a healthy environment.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Community Shares. Manages all legal, financial and reporting obligations required for non-profit corporations.
    • Oversees the processes for board member recruitment and development, while working in a team setting with board and related committees to accomplish the goals of the agency's strategic initiatives.
    • Manages member organization relationship, recruits new organizations, researches and develops value-added program and services in support of member organizations, and creates educational opportunities. Ensures all member organizations are achieving mission impact and are financially sound.
    • Manages, in collaboration with the board of directors, fundraising efforts and strategies to advance donor prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and retention. Oversees special events planning.
    • Manages workplace campaigns; builds and maintains relationships with worksites. Develops initiatives to increase participation to benefit our member organizations.
    • Develops and implements effective public relations activities and targeted marketing research and strategies. Oversees Communications Director who manages the social media calendar, networking sites and e-newsletter.
    • Provides oversight, leadership and supervision of all staff, volunteers, contractors and vendors.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

    • Master's degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of three – five years’ experience in a professional leadership role, preferably in a nonprofit organization, managing professionals and volunteers within a successful organization.
    • Proven abilities to solicit major gifts from varied groups of prospects.
    • Proven experience with strategic and operational planning.
    • Proven experience with reputation management, public, constituent and donor relations.
    • Proven experience with developing and implementing a marketing and/or branding awareness campaign.
    • Proven experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups.
    • Ability to build new programs and meet goals.

    SALARY: Negotiable based on experience; $60,000 - $70,000 per year

    BENEFITS: Health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave and family leave.

    HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to President at ceosearch@cintishares.org. No calls, please. Open until filled. To assure consideration, please apply by June 21.

    Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, class, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • June 10, 2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Plans and implements or supervises implementation as a working supervisor of maintenance of athletic fields, turf and natural grass, conservation and land stewardship practices at assigned park locations.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Responsible for all sports turf maintenance practices and assigned parks and athletic fields. Manages and instructs staff on all turf maintenance practices. Responsible for scheduling maintenance, coordination of facility schedule and set up of assigned athletic fields for all events, leagues and trainings that are scheduled at the assigned facilities.
    • Responsible for supervision, coordination and/or implementation of regular maintenance, repairs and miscellaneous care of assigned park buildings, athletic playing fields (natural and synthetic), trails, assigned special purpose park areas, restrooms, roads, walks, pathways, play structures, and equipment to ensure efficient and safe park operations.
    • Oversee and perform quality checks on all contract work performed in park.
    • Researches potential costs and revenues, prepared budgets and monitors same for specific project, activities, or for general operations of assigned properties.
    • Recommends policies, long-range objectives and capital improvements for assigned properties and/or park locations.
    • Attends meetings as a representative of MetroParks as assigned, conducts meetings, and makes presentations as assigned.
    • Keeps written records, inventories, and makes written reports as required and/or assigned.
    • Aids with general public programming and special events as assigned.
    • Maintains decorative plant beds and other highly landscaped areas as assigned.
    • Manages, coordinates and/or applies fertilizer, herbicides, or other chemicals according to manufacturer’s recommendations and MetroParks policy as assigned.
    • Schedules and generally supervises other employees and/or volunteers assigned to stewardship or maintenance activities.
    • Assists with and performs duties to implement capital improvement projects as assigned.
    • Operates tractors, mowers, motor vehicles, hand and power tools commonly in use for general building and grounds maintenance.
    • Periodically required to open and/or close park areas and to maintain, check, or supervise special use recreation areas or facilities such as those designed for ice skating, sledding, swimming, etc.
    • Plans, supervises, coordinates and/or performs conservation, wildlife management, and land stewardship activities in assigned areas.
    • Collects payments, fees, oversees and/or performs sales and other revenue functions as assigned.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate.

    Ability to maintain confidentially on sensitive issues and non-public records. Requires subordinates to do the same.

    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public in-person or via email, phone, or written document.
    • Ability to meet and interact with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good-will ambassador for the MetroParks at all times. Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members. Requires subordinates to do the same.
    • Follows MetroParks policies in Employee Guide and other policies as applicable. Requires subordinates to operate within same guidelines.
    • The ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is all also required for this position.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A minimum of a two (2) year degree from an accredited college or technical school in Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, Agronomy, Conservation, or a related field; and at least two (2) years related maintenance and/or land stewardship experience with a park, natural resource or conservation agency or closely related private sector employer.
    • At least three (3) years prior experience as a proven effective supervisor, and must have the ability to effectively motivate assigned subordinates.
    • Experience in and working knowledge of common practices of general park maintenance, minor building and equipment repair, grounds keeping, landscaping, conservation land management and stewardship activities and equipment.
    • Ability to efficiently operate and teach others to safely and properly operate various types of grounds maintenance and/or construction equipment including, but not limited to: chainsaws, hedge trimmers, weed whips, tractors and brush hogs, lawnmowers, snow plows, blowers, skid loaders, water transfer pumps, chippers, graders, etc.
    • Basic computer and software competency, which includes use of email, spreadsheets, and word processing, is required.
    • 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 is required. 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 under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment.
    • Possession of a valid Ohio Department of Agriculture Public Operator License as a Certified Pesticide Applicator allowing utilization of restricted-use pesticides/herbicides for ornamental plant and shade tree pest control and/or turf pest control required at the time of employment, or before completion of the initial probationary period and thereafter is required.
    • A candidate for the position and any employee holding the position shall be a person of good character and integrity with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    This full-time, exempt position requires availability for a flexible work schedule which shall include work on evenings, holidays and weekends and is prepared for on-call maintenance or other assistance as assigned during emergencies. The Park Manager/Turfgrass Manager shall carry a smart phone and respond to priority calls and emails 24 hours a day. 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.

    Learn more and apply here!

  • June 03, 2019 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Our Harvest

    Position Description: Our Harvest Cooperative (OHC) seeks a hard-working individual to support its packing and distribution efforts and be an ambassador for Our Harvest, the face of Our Harvest with our customers.

    About Our Harvest Cooperative: 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 is committed to creating family-sustaining jobs in Greater Cincinnati; producing sustainably-grown, local produce; and building a food hub to strengthen the local food system and increase access to healthy food.

    Responsibilities:

    • Pack Weekly Harvest Box (WHB) shares
    • Pack weekly wholesale orders
    • Ensure quality of produce that goes into shares and orders
    • Pack weekly and monthly add-ons
    • Make WHB and wholesale deliveries
    • Follow daily delivery schedule and ensure on-time deliveries
    • Maintain positive customer relations and communicate customer feedback to appropriate staff
    • Build Our Harvest's partnership with our pickup location partners: answer questions, address their concerns or bring issues back to the cooperative for resolution, etc.
    • Assist with marketing of Weekly Harvest Box at pickup locations: keep stock of signup sheets, signage, etc.
    • Clean packing space and supplies according to weekly schedule
    • Clean truck according to weekly schedule
    • Transport packing supplies to and from OHC farm properties
    • Pick up produce from OHC farms and unload at warehouse facility
    • Assist with cooler organization and inventory management as needed
    • Participate in team meetings and share experience and wisdom

    Duration and Compensation: This is a full-time hourly paid position through December. Hours may be reduced to 30 hours during Jan-April. Our Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. Paid time off accrues every 2 week pay-period, to just over 2 weeks during the first year. A $450 month health stipend begins during the second month of employment (which is approximately $2.60/hour) in addition to the hourly rate that is determined based on experience.

    Supervisor: Food Hub Coordinator

    Qualifications:

    • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability and willingness to drive a refrigerated truck (Sprinter van)
    • Valid driver’s license
    • A positive attitude

    To learn more about Our Harvest Cooperative, please visit our website.

    To apply, please submit a resumé to Kristen Barker, Our Harvest Board President at kristen@cincinnatiunioncoop.org.


  • May 23, 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: To assist in all facets of programming for MetroParks of Butler County delivery, program development/planning, conference coordination/liaison, and assisting in the general administration of Programs and Special Events. The position includes work as an instructor, being a public relations ambassador with guests and groups, and assisting in maintenance of the instructional areas and equipment. Must be competent in use of computer software, information technology and social media to promote and track participation at programs and events.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • To takepartin alltrainingor in-service activities to develop proficiencies required to perform job responsibilities.
    • Assists with MetroParks Park Connections programs, special events and volunteers as assigned. Spends approximately 90% of time delivering programs or assisting with events, and 10% preparing for programming and events.
    • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching the program curriculum and concepts, sharing park information and interfacing with volunteers and the public.
    • Provide quality education programs, recreational or conservation experiences for park customers and/or volunteers.
    • Provides accurate park facility and organizational information to park visitors/customers upon request.
    • Operates MetroParks licensed motor vehicles as assigned or personal vehicle as necessary to meet assigned responsibilities.
    • Accurately collects and deposits MetroParks program or other fees as assigned and keeps accurate financial, program, time and work records. Composes and files written reports as assigned.
    • Demonstrate professional competencies in interactions with public, staff and volunteers, included but not limited to:
      • Wearing staff uniform when working with a group
      • Showing interest and understanding for other staff members and park customers;
      • Being punctual and attentive to assigned schedule
      • Handlingconflictconstructively and keeping a positive attitude
      • Providinga safe experiencefor allparticipants and never leave participants unattended.
      • Recruiting, coordinating and/or functionally supervising volunteers as assigned
      • Cooperates on maintaining the grounds and seeing that facility equipment and programming materials are used properly and returned promptly to storage in good condition.
      • Providing support for existing program and assisting in the development of new programs as assigned. May wear historic period costume, works with approved program animals for demonstration purposes, and/or uses educational, audio/visual equipment and/or other tools specific and appropriate to the delivery of programs and events as assigned.
      • Follows Board policies in MetroParks Employee Guide and Personnel Manual.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work unsupervised, to organize and coordinate, to prioritize and self-initiate, and to manage administrative tasks.
    • Working knowledge of or experience with personal computer hardware and software including but not limited to email, word processing, data management and spreadsheets, and graphic design software operations and other common office equipment.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including competent knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with confidential information.
    • Must be able to communicate and deal tactfully and in a timely and effective manner with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public in-person or via email, phone, or written document.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent training supplemented with two (2) years college level courses in education, science or environmental studies, cultural history. Alternatively, a high school diploma or equivalent training supplemented with at least four (4) years of work experience working with youth or families program delivery.
    • 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 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.
    • General good health and ability to perform physical labor and having the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
    • A candidate for the position and any employee holding the position shall be a person of good character and integrity with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions). Ability to be bonded against dishonesty and theft by MetroParks current liability insurance carrier under existing coverage provisions at the time of employment and thereafter is also required.

    Work Environment & Schedule:

    The schedule for this position is part-time, and as needed. Employee may occasionally supervise other assigned personnel, such as seasonal and/or intermittent workers, volunteers, employment program participants. Availability for occasional evening and weekend work as scheduled in advance.

    Physical Demands:

    This Position requires that a program leader have the ability to walk, stand, bend, twist, push & pull, with some lifting of materials up to 50 lbs. Leaders conduct outdoor programs and events that are held year-round and must be comfortable with exposure to a wide range of temperatures. General good health and the ability to perform physical labor and having the ability to effectively, efficiently, and safely complete assigned tasks in a timely manner is required for this position.

    The position functions and responsibilities are illustrative only and do not represent all the duties or tasks to be assigned or performed by an employee with this position title.

    Alternates to the above qualifications may be acceptable as approved by the Executive Director.

    Learn more here!

  • May 22, 2019 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farms

    Duration: May 27—August 9, 2019, All staff OFF the week of July 1-5.
    Hours:  40 hours per week; 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F.
    Compensation:  $2,000 stipend
    Responsible to: Camp Coordinator, Education Coordinator & Director of Education

    Purpose: Serves as lead counselor for groups of campers age 3-13 during farm-based summer day camp, facilitating camp activities, safely managing groups of children in a farm setting, and demonstrating leadership to Junior Counselors and Counselors-in-Training.  Provides staff support for interactive Summer Farm Tours. Supports the GHF mission, promotes membership and acts as an advocate for GHF.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Guide a group of 6—11 campers safely around the farm, knowing the location of all of your campers during camp hours
    • Lead small and large group activities, supervising campers’ participation in activities, and being an active part of all activities (i.e. animal interactions, lunchtime games, egg collecting, produce harvesting)
    • Interact appropriately with and model professional behavior for campers and staff in a variety of situations using positive behavior-management techniques, including: enthusiasm, a positive attitude, patience, sensitivity, a sense of humor, and self-control
    • Supervise, guide and mentor Junior Counselors (16-18 years old) and Counselors-in-Training (13-15 years old) within your camp group
    • Work with other camp staff to complete morning set-up and afternoon clean-up of camp areas
    • Attend all required, scheduled training and workshop sessions and camp staff meetings
    • Plan and execute at least one themed camp, in collaboration with camp staff

    Environmental Education Experience:

    • Counselors will gain valuable experience in farm-based environmental education as a leader and planner of summer camps for children from a variety of backgrounds and ages (3—13 years).  Counselors will gain new skills while working in our gardens and with animals in our farmyard.
    • Counselors will receive training and then guide campers through activities focused on daily farm and garden chores, farm animal care, hands-on nature exploration, cooking and food preparation, and camp favorites like songs, games, and crafts.
    • Counselors will participate in workshops and projects with other counselors to gain a better understanding of life on a working farm, environmental education, and nature interpretation skills.
    • Counselors will gain experience working in a cooperative, supportive, and educational working environment.  They will also practice mentorship, leadership and management skills working with Junior Counselors (ages 16—18) and Counselors-in-Training (ages 13—15).  
    • Counselors will have the opportunity to work with our gardeners, farmers and volunteers to grow, harvest, and market produce using organic methods, as well as produce eggs and meat using family-scale methods.
    • Counselors receive one full week of paid training. Camp Training Week is May 27th through May 31st, 2019. This includes the Memorial Day holiday.

    Desired Qualifications and Experience:

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (required)
    • Previous experience working with children or education, preferably in a day camp setting
    • Preferred applicants will have completed at least one year of college
    • An ability to plan programs, conduct activities, and accept feedback
    • An ability to work as a member of a team and also work independently, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, creativity, open-mindedness, and flexibility
    • Demonstrated interest or special skills in environmental education, agriculture, sustainability, gardening, animal care, cooking, arts and crafts.
    • Current certifications in standard first aid and community CPR are preferred

    Learn more and apply here!

  • May 22, 2019 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farms

    Reports to: Director of Education
    Category: Fulltime: 40 hours/week 
    Classification: Non-Exempt  $12-14/hour, depending on experience
     
    Purpose: Develop and implement the Adult and Family Education programs of Gorman Heritage Farm, working in collaboration with other GHFF staff and Community Volunteers/Educators. Keep the community informed about the Farm’s programs and events, and to educate about our mission. Provide staff support as needed. Support the GHFF mission, promote membership, and act as an advocate for GHFF.

    • Mission-related Classes/Workshops: Develop program schedule, teach classes, recruit volunteers/chefs/instructors/authors/educators as instructors. Process payments, track registrations and attendance. Create evaluations and adapt programming based on results. Meet targeted program numbers and budgeted annual income goals. Survey participants to track satisfaction and future class interests.
    • Private Group Cooking Classes: Work with groups to create curriculum, teach classes or recruit volunteers/chefs/staff as instructors. Process payments and track registrations and attendance. Survey participants to track satisfaction and future class interests.
    • Lead Educational Farm Tours, Field Trips, and Farm to Classroom as needed.
    • Engagement: Create daily relevant social media posts that engage and educate our audience as well as increase shop sales, memberships, donations, participation in classes and events, visits, and volunteerism. Create monthly newsletter with the same goals.
    • Staff and Event Support: Serve on Event Planning Committees, work all annual events, fill in on front desk as needed, database entry/cleanup, Outreach Events, rentals staffing as needed, change outdoor signage in a timely manner, assist with Thursday Volunteer Potluck, and assist in other areas as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education/Skills:

    • Baccalaureate degree in culinary arts, science, environmental studies, related field or equivalent experience work required.
    • Proficient in conducting culinary and/or environmentally related education programs. Comfortable public speaker. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to teach, motivate and work with all ages and backgrounds.
    • Collaborative leadership style, positive attitude, team player, flexibility, willingness to work in small staff setting, organized and detail-oriented, enthusiasm for learning.

    Physical demands: This position requires physical activities: climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors.

    Equipment operated: PC, Google Suite, various software, copier, projector, camera/phone and other office equipment found in the teaching environment.

    Learn more and apply here!

  • May 21, 2019 3:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Donovan Energy

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    This role is the heart of Donovan Energy’s consulting business. The Policy and Data Analyst (“Analyst”) has a strong understanding of the economic, social and political forces that shape wholesale and retail energy markets in the U.S. The Analyst is comfortable meeting with business representatives, utilities, government officials, non-profit organizations, and other energy industry stakeholders. Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills are a must. The Analyst supports Donovan Energy’s consulting clients and engages with lighting, electric vehicle charging, PACE financing, and other lines of business as needed.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Conduct research, analyze proposed and current policies, and evaluate their effects on Donovan Energy clients;

    • Collect and organize client data to provide strategic insights on energy use and spend;

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

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

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

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

    • Provide general support for Partner – Consulting and other staff.


    KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

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

    • Experience: No work experience strictly necessary, but 2-3 years of experience in the energy field is a plus.


    COMPETENCE & SKILL SET

    • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills;

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

    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;

    • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;

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

    • Comfort with financial analysis and reporting;

    • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software; and

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


    PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

    • Capable of finding answers to questions

    • Driven to support customers, vendors, and partners

    • Sense of humor

    • Excited about Donovan Energy and the potential to transform our economy to run on clean, efficient energy

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