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  • January 18, 2017 5:22 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Freestore Foodbank

    Freestore Foodbank is hiring! We have an immediate opening for Giving Fields Farm Manager. This is a full-time position with a robust benefits plan and will be located at our community farm in Melbourne, KY.

    The Giving Fields is a collaborative effort between the Freestore Foodbank, Doug and Sheila Bray, Northern Kentucky community partner agencies, and the UK Cooperative Extension office that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to our neighbors who need our help. The 10-acre community farm is located at 101 Anderson Avenue in Melbourne, Kentucky. Some of the produce grown at the Giving Fields includes: blueberries, apples, strawberries, lettuce, kale, onions, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, green beans and so much more!

    Duties to include but not limited to: Under the supervision of the Director of Community Partnerships and Programs, manage the daily on-site farm operation in cooperation with the Manager of Community Partnerships – KY. Responsible for developing and implementing an annual farm plan. Support the implementation of Lean Management principles and philosophies that support the goal of hunger relief.

    Responsibilities:

    • Within budgetary constraints, responsible for the implementation, planning and coordination of the farm plan.
    • Manage the planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting and recordkeeping for the farm
    • Responsible for the procurement of seeds, plants, fertilizers, pesticides, equipment, parts and supplies necessary for the farm operation
    • Maintains farm infrastructure, soil enhancement, irrigation, fencing, drainage, farm equipment and tools
    • Communicates with the Manager of Community Partnerships, Northern Kentucky on matters related to the Freestore Foodbank
    • Serve as the Freestore Foodbank liaison to the community, meeting and greeting volunteers as well as providing education sessions to school groups
    • In conjunction with Volunteer Manager responsible for the recruiting, directing and training of seasonal labor, interns, VISTAs, contractors, and volunteers.
    • During the off-season work at the Freestore Foodbank in various positions as needed

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and/or three years relevant experience in a small farming operation preferably in vegetable and orchard production. Knowledge of warehouse operations a plus
    • Able to operate and maintain farm tractor, farm implements, sprayers, trailers, mowers, weed eaters and various hand tools
    • Knowledge with types, uses and applications of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides
    • Must obtain and maintain required chemical use certifications
    • Strong leadership skills and proven success in leading and supervising team members
    • Ability to work independently
    • Able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Working experience in the use of Internet technology applications and MS Office Suite
    Physical requirements:
    • Walking, driving, typing, talking, sitting, analyzing, remembering, problem solving, balancing, stooping, kneeling, smelling and tasting . Regularly lift and move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 100 lbs.

    Company Information

    Freestore Foodbank is one of Ohio’s largest food banks. We distribute 23 million meals annually through a network of about 350 community partner agencies serving 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Our mission is to provide food and services, create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis.

    To apply, e-mail your information and salary requirement to apply@freestorefoodbank.org or go to http://freestorefoodbank.org/about/bios/careers/ and fill out an application online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

  • January 17, 2017 5:26 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: City of Fairfield

    The City of Fairfield is currently accepting applications for the following part-time positions:

    • Part-Time Cashier - Golf Pro Shop (Cart Attendant)
    • Part-Time Cashier - Concessions (Fairfield Greens)
    • Part-Time Lifeguard
    • Part-Time Recreation Leader (Summer Camp Leader)
    • Part-Time Laborer - Parks Maintenance
    • Part-Time Laborer - Golf Maintenance
    • Part-Time Recreation Programmer - Naturalist
    • Part-Time Recreation Leader - Kidz Klub Instructor (2016 - 2017 School Year)
    • Part-Time Facility Attendant
    • Fitness Instructors & Spinning Instructors  

    Please note that some of these positions are only seasonal.

    How to apply: The City of Fairfield only takes online applications. Please visit our website at www.fairfield-city.org to apply.

  • January 03, 2017 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Greenacres Foundation

    Job Description:

    The Water Quality Educator (WQE) is responsible for developing and conducting education programs, camps and workshops for school age students and adults. In addition, the WQE will develop and utilize volunteers, maintain the River Education Center facilities and stay current in the water quality field. The WQE will assist the Director in the development and scheduling of education programs that reflect the mission of Greenacres.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Science with 5 years’ experience educating youth.
    • Upper Elementary/Junior High and High School teaching certificate preferred.
    • Teaching experience with a passion for working with students using hands-on activities in small group settings.
    • Demonstrated skills in developing water-related educational activities and courses of study that align with academic content standards and other youth/outreach programs.
    • Ability to operate and calibrate lab equipment and perform other chemistry tests.
    • Background in aquatic ecology and environmental studies preferred.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Education Programs

    • Assist with scheduling, coordinating, developing, and teaching programs for school groups (4-12) and other community groups.
    • Assist with scheduling, coordinating, developing, and teaching summer camps in conjunction with other Greenacres educators.
    • Assist the Water Quality Director with developing new education programs that reflect the mission of Greenacres.
    • Maintain the River Education Center facility.
    • Create education materials to enhance the water quality program

    Miscellaneous Duties

    • Establish/maintain education spaces on the River Center Education property in order to conduct educational opportunities for students and community members.
    • Assist with Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Program and other Citizen Science Initiatives.
    • Schedule and oversee scout programs and community service days.
    • Help recruit and train volunteers.
    • 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 equipment and lab inventory.
    • Serve on a Greenacres Education Department Committee.
    • Occasional weekend and evening programs.
    • Perform additional duties as necessary.

    Employment dependent on the ability to pass a physical, drug screen and Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation fingerprinted background check.

    Send resume and cover letter to: Greenacres Foundation - Attn: HR, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 or by email to HR@Green-acres.org.

  • January 03, 2017 3:19 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: U.S. Green Building Council 

    JOB TITLE: Project Manager, Southwest Ohio

    DEPARTMENT: Community

    REPORTS TO: Director, Ohio

    DATE: December 28, 2016

    PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO:

    President, USGBC Ohio Southwest Region

    Eric Anderson, AICP, LEED AP ND | KZF Design eric.anderson@kzf.com

    General Description

    The Project Manager position is the first line of engagement for those interested in getting involved with USGBC locally and supports programmatic and administrative functions. The Project Manager is a skilled professional with a wide range of administrative, event management and technical skills to assist, oversee, and implement educational programs, events, and communications. The project manager manages online set up and administration of events, electronic communications, social media, and web updates for USGBC locally.

    The Project Manager also manages processes and systems related to back-office functions for USGBC including customer service, accounts payable/receivable, and database administration. The Project Manager assists with, oversees, and implements educational events and programs with volunteer leaders. He/she recruits and manages the volunteer leadership that plans and executes local programming and events. This position is also responsible for ensuring relevant, mission-based, and high-caliber programming; strong attendance at local events; and corporate and community partnerships that enhance educational content.

    The Project Manager position is based in Southwest Ohio and supports USGBC Ohio’s Southwest Region. A portion of this position may support other regions of Ohio, remotely. Routine travel around Southwest Ohio is expected with minimal travel to other parts of Ohio. Regular evening work and occasional weekends are required for this position.

    Specific Responsibilities Include

     Support local initiatives and events administration, including logistics, budget tracking, and evaluation for individual programs and events to support overall program evaluation.

     Assist with generation of content for the website, newsletter and social media tools related to individual community engagement activities.

     Manage online event registration, social media, and e-communications related to local activities, events, and initiatives.

     Identify and submit local stories of interest for USGBC’s national website blog, specifically focusing on community engagement (i.e. ADVANCE, GADOS)

     Track and manage member information.

     Provide support to members via telephone and email.

     Develop and high-caliber educational program content with volunteer leaders/content experts

     Recruit and manage volunteers assigned to committees and at events.

     Generate job descriptions for, recruit, and manage the volunteer leadership assigned to local market committees.

     Develop and execute outreach strategies to promote local initiatives and events.

     Provide on-site support of regional events and programs

     Cultivate and maintain relationships with corporate and community organizations for the purpose of enhancing local offerings.

     Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends to ensure that the programming reflects these trends and initiatives.

     Cultivate funding sources for local programing, including grants, sponsorships, and ticket sales.

     Manage and generate website, newsletter and social media content related to local membership, programming and events.

     Engage in local, regional, and state advocacy initiatives

     Document program and event results for the purpose of assessing success and future planning, and informing annual reporting.

     Respond to inquiries related to local market activities.

    Employee Supervision

    This role does not supervise other employees, however manages volunteers.

    Travel Requirements

    Regular travel in Southwest Ohio. Periodic travel to other parts of Ohio/region.

    Metrics for Success

     Number of educational training programs

     Number of and visibility for local educational events and initiatives.

     Attendance at local USGBC sponsored events and participation in USGBC initiatives.

     Number of partnerships and amount of financial support secured in support of programming.

     Number of online articles, social media posts, e-blasts related to local programs/initiatives.

    Education & Training Requirements/Preferences

     Bachelor’s degree required

     LEED Green Associate or AP preferred Experience Requirements

     3 years’ experience developing educational programing or curriculum.

     3 years’ experience in community outreach or public relations.

     Preferred familiarity with the LEED system.

     Preferred experience with development and/or grant writing. Other Required Skills and Qualifications

     Ability to assist members and partners through strong customer service skills

     Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse interests across all levels of the organization

     Strong project management skills

     Flexibility and ability to learn and adapt quickly

     Ability to take on responsibilities with minimal supervision

     Attention to detail and ability to multitask

     Creative problem solving and go-getter attitude, seeks process improvement

     Experience with membership tracking software, online program registration systems, social media platforms, customer service software, and database management systems

     Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekends

     Commitment to USGBC mission

     Knowledge of green building and ability to keep abreast of new standards and initiatives


  • January 03, 2017 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: The Flying Pig 

    Venue Recycling Program Manager

    The Flying Pig Marathon is seeking college students to be Venue Recycling Program Managers to assist the Flying Pig Sustainability Coordinator in the management of The Flying Pig Marathon event recycling.The Flying Pig Marathon strives to be a good steward of our environment and in 2016, with the assistance of Green Teams and Venue Recycling Program Managers, we diverted 75.7% of our event waste from the landfill.

    Candidates need to meet the following criteria:

    •  Have an interest in sustainability.
    •  Able to direct a group of volunteers on sustainable procedures.
    •  Available for planning meetings from February to April.
    •  Available to work a minimum of 40 hours race week (May 1 – May 7).
    •  Available at least one day the week after the event (May 8 – May 12).

    Duties include:

    • Bimonthly meetings February and March and weekly meetings in April with Sustainability
    • Coordinator on the Flying Pig sustainability procedures.
    • Meeting with contact person of volunteer groups to explain recycling/composting procedures.
    • Assist in design and set up of Green Zone at the P&G Health and Fitness Expo May 4.
    • Work at the Flying Pig booth in Green Zone at Expo May 5 and May 6.
    • Work finish line and post-race party Saturday, May 6.
    • Work finish line and post-race party Sunday, May 7.
    • Help with wrap-up of event week of May 8.

    Experience/Skills Needed:

    • Flexible working hours
    • Problem solving
    • Accept change and last minute needs or decisions.
    • Understanding that all duties are important.
    • Team oriented work force

    Compensation: All positions will receive a monthly stipend, amount to be determined.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume by JANUARY 20, 2017 to:

    Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

    Denise Hovey: Sustainability Coordinator

    644 Linn Street, Suite 626

    Cincinnati, OH 45203

    Phone 513.721.7447

    denise@flyingpigmarathon.com


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