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  • April 10, 2020 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Our Land Organics

    Landscape Crew Leader - Foreman

    ● $39,000 starting salary w/benefits including:

    ○ Professional Development, Paid Holidays, Paid days off and 2 weeks paid vacation during winter season, Health Care Stipend, Profit Sharing

    Our Land Organics is a small family-based, landscape design build and maintenance company. We are seeking the right person to fill the Crew Lead position beginning in 2020. We are looking for someone that wants to help bring regenerative landscapes to life and has a desire to learn and lead. We are plant lovers, soil geeks, and hard working individuals. We encourage growth, education and innovation in this burgeoning field of ecological landscaping and are seeking someone that is interested in growing with the company. This is a full-time year-round salaried position.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: All aspects of landscape/garden maintenance and installation including physical tasks such as weeding, pruning, raking, planting, mulching and composting plant beds, supervising on-site layout and installation of gardens; supervising and instructing crew members, communicating with clients, job site and quality control, supply pickup and delivery.

    The Crew Lead- Organic Gardener is responsible for the leadership of a landscape maintenance/installation team of 1-2 members in the tasks relating to landscape maintenance and installation projects. They are responsible for safety, tool use and care, and communication with the customer and supervisor regarding issues on each site.

    ● Take a leadership role in guiding, instructing and directing other crew members throughout the work day.

    ● Ensuring that all the tasks on the schedule are completed in a timely manner

    ● Provide feedback to Supervisor on job status, material needs, on-site issues, and other relevant details to each project.

    ● Ensuring that all safety requirements are being followed by crew members

    ● Gardening skills: Pruning small trees and shrubs; weeding, deadheading, cutting back seasonal foliage, transplanting, divisions, planting

    ● General landscape cleanup: plant removal, mulch installation, soil enhancements and planting

    ● Care for and operate chainsaws and other landscape equipment

    ● Work full time plus additional hrs. as needed to complete jobs in peak season

    ● Work outside in all weather, performing activities including but not limited to: bending, kneeling, lifting, stooping, squatting, reaching and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time.

    ● Other duties as needed


    ● Hard working in a fast paced, physically demanding environment

    ● Ability to creatively and practically solve problems in the field

    ● Ability to provide feedback and solutions on issues in the field

    ● Excellent plant identification skills for typical Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky gardens

    ● Ability to complete jobs with a high level of quality in the time allotted

    ● Ability to use mobile apps for accurate timekeeping and property notes

    ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ● Consistent ability to interact with co-workers, customers, and community in a respectful and professional manner.

    ● Dependable and able to work both independently and in a diverse team environment

    ● Ability to lift fifty pounds on a regular basis

    ● Ability to arrive to work on time each day ready to be part of a team and energized to lead.

    ● Experience with dump trailers/truck

    Earnings and advancement potential commensurate with overall experience and longevity.


    ● Past professional landscaping experience highly desired, knowledge of organic gardening preferred License:

    ● Drivers (Required) - Clean drivers record Work Location:

    ● Multiple locations Benefits:

    ● Professional Development, Paid Holidays, Paid days off and 2 weeks paid vacation during the month of January, Health Care Stipend, Profit Sharing Schedule:

    ● Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, Year round position

    HOW TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter and three references to

  • March 30, 2020 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    This dual internship will provide the unique opportunity to work both withing an urban ecovillage and a leading environmental education organization. The intern will live in the ecovillage, learning the ins and outs of life on an urban homestead. You will have the opportunity to assist with the maintenance of a homestead, work on various ecovillage projects, and work at Imago with the planning and implementation of land improvement and preservation. The intern will also have the optional opportunity to participate as an educator with Imago’s summer camps.

    This is a great opportunity if you are interested in making our cities ecological places to live. For more information about the ecovillage, visit

    Hours: 40 hours/week.

    Compensation: Housing and $100/week

    Schedule and Location: Depending on availability, the internship would begin in either April or May and run until the end of September. 40 hours a week. The intern will contribute 20 hours/week to the ecovillage and 20 hours/week to Imago.



    Gardening and food preservation

    Clearing fence rows and controlling weeds

    Straightening, painting, cleaning

    Assisting with the Ecovillage podcast

    Publishing and marketing book on the Ecovillage

    Assisting Community Earth Alliance with its projects

    Intern will contribute 20 hours/week as an Ecovillage intern. It will be an opportunity to experience life in the Ecovillage and to learn from seasoned ecovillagers.


    Work closely with Imago’s executive director to plan, prepare and carry out care of Imago’s gardens and natural areas

    Design and implement improvements in our nature preserve

    Work with other Imago staff to care for gardens and nature spaces at Imago’s partner schools

    The intern could also have the opportunity to participate as an educator in our summer camps (optional)

    Intern will contribute 20 hours/week to the program.


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

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

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

    Interested in learning about the Ecovillage.

    Computer Skills

    Be willing to undergo a Criminal Background Check

    To Apply:

    Send resumes to Jim Schenk,

  • March 25, 2020 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

    Explore each opportunity and get more information here. Applications will remain open until June 1.

  • March 23, 2020 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Bulls Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum

    Naturalist Job Description: Flexible, part-time position

    Responsibilities: Build relationships with volunteers and community to implement environmental education programming and manage Bull’s Run woodland and prairie habitat.

    Environmental Education:

    • Prepare and present environmental education programs to children and adults
    • Develop and implement seasonal Nature Tots Program (ages 6 months – 6 years)
    • Present public tours of the spring wildflowers, summer prairie and occasional bird hikes
    • Build outreach program to develop new programming with community and school partners
    • Take lead on monthly special events and projects

    Land Stewardship & Habitat Management:

    • Recruit and maintain relationships with volunteers
    • Lead removal of invasive species and transplanting native species to improve wildlife habitat
    • General park maintenance and management tasks, including weeding, mulching, tree trimming, native landscaping projects and trail maintenance

    o Including recruitment and oversight of volunteers to accomplish these tasks o Coordinate with outside parties, such as the city or contractors, on projects as needed

    • Maintain records of tasks completed and volunteer hours for grants
    • Perform other related tasks as needed and assigned


    • Manage social media to share upcoming events and programs (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Submit articles for quarterly newsletter
    • Assist with grant-writing for programs and projects, as opportunities and needs arise
    • Attend monthly Board meetings, submit reports on work and programs

    Schedule: The Naturalist will work no more than 80 hours per month, which will fluctuate seasonally, includes some weekends, evenings and holidays. Scheduling is flexible around other jobs and responsibilities. Hours may change over time due to program needs and available funding.

    Required Skills: Ability to take initiative to work independently and in coordination with the board; possess a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in preserving SW Ohio ecosystems; general knowledge and interest in outdoors and natural resources.

    Salary: Beginning at $13.00 per hour. Probationary performance evaluation after 6 months and annual evaluations thereafter, in which compensation will be discussed.


    • Ability to pass a criminal background check
    • B.A or B.S. degree, preferably in a related field, or equivalent experience
    • Experience teaching or working with children
    • Volunteer management
    • High level of self-motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, willingness to learn and perform a variety of duties
    • Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
    • Work in an office and use a computer, phone, and other office equipment. Lift and carry displays or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • Possess a current, valid driver’s license and own insurance
    • Physically able to work in extreme, environmentally varied situations (cold, heat, humidity, hilly terrain)

    Preferred, but not required:

    • First Aid and CPR Certification

    To Apply Submit a cover letter, resume & 3 current references with phone numbers via e-mail to Applications will be considered until position is filled.

  • March 18, 2020 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    General Description:

    The Summer Nature Camp Intern is an integral part of Imago’s education team who assists in designing and running our summer camp programming. Imago’s nature camps are designed to be hands-on, exploration filled days at Imago’s urban nature preserve. Each camp is a week-long day camp with no overnights*.

    *With the exception of Adventure Camp weeks

    This is a great opportunity if you are passionate about creating and implementing meaningful outdoor experiences for youth. For more information about Imago’s Summer Camps, visit

    Hours: 30-35 hours/week; primarily Monday-Friday, 8:30-3:30


    1. No previous experience is necessary, but the intern should be self-motivated with an interest in learning about natural history as well as environmental education.
    2. Be comfortable teaching and leading children
    3. Be comfortable working outdoors in hot, buggy, cold, muddy, and rainy conditions
    4. Be willing to undergo a Criminal Background Check.

    Schedule and Location: The internship is approximately 9 weeks- starting in the last week of May, primarily running in June and July, with the potential for a few additional days at the beginning of August. 30-35 hours a week, from 8:30-3:30, with some limited flexibility. 

    The intern will be based at Imago’s urban nature preserve and education building. We can assist interns to find inexpensive or free housing in Cincinnati to the best of our ability.

    Compensation: $150/week

    To Apply:

    There are two general steps:

    1. Fill out this super simple form – it helps us get to know you a little bit and set us up for a call.
    2. We’ll reach out to you to schedule a call – the call is quick intro to Imago, the position and gives you a chance to ask questions about each. After the call, we can each determine if we should continue with the interview process.

  • March 16, 2020 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Emersion Design

    The Senior Designer serves as a lead designer and sets the design direction for key projects at emersion DESIGN. Sr. Designers will have experience leading Clients and design teams from concept, design, and post occupancy of design solutions, while having the ability to lead, guide and teach other key members of the Team and within the Client groups assigned. Sr. Designers embrace the mission, culture and design philosophy of emersion DESIGN in their approach to the work.

    Registered Architect with a thorough knowledge of architecture practice who develops designs across emersion’s client base, while advancing our clients’ mission and emersion’s design ethos of Life, Simplicity and Truth. Oversees design presentations and monitors project design development through a collaborative, integrative design process. Must possess a thorough knowledge of architecture practice, with emphasis on design, building materials, construction methods, integration of engineering disciplines, and building costs/ codes.

    Works with the Design Director to ensure design quality while assisting, with others, in guiding the firm’s design approach. Offers critique to other design staff and can serve as a mentor to junior staff. Ability to lead design charrettes and facilitate client discussions centered on mission, vision and design. Good client relations with good public speaking skills. Ability to interview well. Participate in marketing activities as required.


     Registered architect with minimum of 10 years of experience.

     Ethic of deeply understanding clients’ core values, strategic needs and aspirations to design facilities that advance these drivers.

     Passion for design as a client service, a cultural endeavor and a responsibility to society.

     Ability to take many data points, some of which may be conflicting, elevate to larger ideas and themes, and distill into a thoughtful and meaningful solution for our clients.

     Expertise, ability and desire to understand trends and lead design projects in a range of client types.

     Ability and experience representing the firm during interviews and presentations

     Expertise facilitating small, medium and large groups.

     Experience with leading teams through the design process, including leading client groups with initial programming with an understanding of larger design implications.

     Interest in incorporating high levels of sustainability and wellness into design considerations.

     Ability to convey design intent through hand sketches, diagrams, narratives and renderings.

     Ability to communicate large amounts of information and complex ideas in a comprehensive, easy to understand way.

     Ability and experience working within project budget and schedule while producing meaningful work.

     Humble, yet able to challenge the typical.

     Ability to lead and follow.

     Self-motivated and ability to lead while making sound judgments to represent the firm and our clients.

     Ability to engage and advance the firm’s existing design ethos.

     Self-motivated leader who values and recognizes the contribution of others.

     Ability to work in integrative team settings with a continuous improvement culture.

     Experience understanding technical and cost implications while developing design concepts.

     Travel is expected.


     Award winning portfolio

     Sustainability Expertise – LEED, WELL, CPHC and/or Living Future

     Expertise in advancing government, learning, and science & technology clients through design and research

     Advanced knowledge in Rhino, Revit, Enscape and Adobe Creative Suites


  • March 10, 2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Centre College

    Centre College seeks a Director of Sustainability to provide strategic direction to achieve targeted sustainability goals.  Although the primary role will be to improve college operations, the director will also contribute to sustainability education through student academic experiences, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, and community outreach. The Director will report to the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Centre College and work collaboratively with constituencies across the college.

    Now entering its third century, Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 students with an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years. An early signatory of the President’s Climate Commitment, Centre seeks a collaborative, energetic, and visionary leader prepared to deepen and enhance the College’s ability to meet aggressive climate-protection goals.  

    Centre is in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at

    Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who further diversify our community and who contribute to building an inclusive campus. 

    To apply, please go to  A completed application will include 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in, and qualifications for, this particular position, 2) your curriculum vitae or resume, 3) a sustainability statement that includes your teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) unofficial transcript, and 5) three letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional experience and expertise. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2020.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Work with multiple campus leaders and stakeholders to create, implement, and explain sustainability measures on campus, including at least the following offices and departments: Finance, Facilities Management, Faculty and Academic Affairs, Admissions, Student groups, Student Life, Development, Communications, Athletics;

    Track and audit the College’s Sustainability measures, including:

    Annually: Complete Centre’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHG Inventory) as part of Centre’s Climate Action Plan in collaboration with student researchers/workers.

    Every 3 years: Complete the AASHE STARS assessment (or equivalent) in collaboration with a student team of student researchers/workers.

    Develop and support Centre’s on-going sustainability initiatives, including such things as:

    Support Centre’s new plans for a campus farm

    Promote and Implement more sustainable energy use on campus (Solar installations, energy reduction policies, behavior changes, efficiency improvements)

    Support best practices for grounds maintenance, including landscaping, plantings, mowing, and other activities

    Support Centre’s farm-to-table operations, working with Food Service Provider

    Support and collaborate on Centre’s food waste reduction strategies (Dehydrator, Composting) and other waste reduction strategies (recycling, reuse)

    Promotion of sustainability activities (work with student groups including the Centre Environmental Association, Centre Garden Club, etc.) and develop and promote stories of sustainability on campus (work with Communications on the website and web stories, social media)

    Develop and write grant proposals and reports related to campus and community sustainability

    Perform quantitative assessments and analyses for reports on energy and efficiency (electricity and natural gas usage, RECs, etc.), water (single-use plastic reduction, water use efficiencies), food (farm-to-table, food waste), buildings (design, commissioning, utilization), waste streams (including recycling)

    Develop proposals for Green Revolving Fund projects

    Administration of the newly formed Office of Sustainability

    Develop and manage sustainability project budgets, including projects done in collaboration with students

    Oversee Student Workers, Leaders, and Interns working on sustainability advancement (2-5 during any given semester).

    Engaging the Community

    Co-chair the Sustainability Committee (currently called the Presidential Climate Commitment Advisory Committee).

    Develop shared goals with connections to other campus priorities and initiatives being developed in Centre’s Third Century Conversations

    Support and foster student leadership and engagement.

    Represent the college at local, regional and national sustainability organizations.

    Network with peer institutions in order to understand the evolving best practices and look for opportunities for collaboration to forward common goals.

    Develop and promote programming that makes the connection between sustainability and inclusion and that engages students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

    Marginal Job Functions:

    Potentially teach 1-2 courses/year related to sustainability; making use of the campus and surrounding region as a learning landscape.

    Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Entry Requirements:

    Education and Experience

    Master’s degree or higher with 3-5 years of experience is required (or similar combination of degrees and experience), including developing and coordinating broadly defined sustainability initiatives in collaboration with colleagues across the college. Additional certifications and credentials are desirable, with particular interest in LEED (Green Associate or similar) and CEM (Certified Energy Manager or the Energy Manager in Training program).

    To apply, please go to  A completed application will include 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in, and qualifications for, this particular position, 2) your curriculum vitae or resume, 3) a sustainability statement that includes your teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) unofficial transcript, and 5) three letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional experience and expertise. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2020.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

    Strong ability to work as part of a team as well as to work independently on a wide variety of projects.

    Demonstrated ability to develop positive collaborative relationships and experience in facilitation of collaborative processes to achieve consensus outcomes.

    Experience developing long-term strategic initiatives and in implementing, assessing and engaging communities in them.

    Ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects, and demonstrate effective time management skills.

    Demonstrated adaptability and initiative, including a willingness to seek and integrate information from multiple sources, to respect differing positions, to adapt to change, and to take initiative to anticipate programmatic needs.

    Sound and mature judgment in decision-making and ability to think strategically, listen carefully, and to advise senior leadership effectively.

    Demonstrated ability to develop and promote inclusive programs that engage all members of the community.

    Exceptional oral and written communication capacities with experience communicating with multiple diverse audiences.

    Strong human relations and interpersonal skills including an ability to interact professionally and communicate in a clear and courteous manner with a diverse community in order to maintain effective, professional, and cooperative working relationships across all levels on campus and with external audiences.

    Proficiency in database and web site development, and the Microsoft Office and Google suites.

    An awareness of and commitment to liberal arts education and leadership and fostering of just, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable communities.

    Physical Requirements:

    Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.

    Mobility on campus necessary.

  • March 09, 2020 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks 

  • March 09, 2020 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Aramark

    Sustainability Manager

    In alignment with the University’s sustainability platform and campus sustainability initiatives, the Sustainability Manager will work with field operations teams to implement standard operating sustainability procedures and practices in the areas of responsible sourcing, local and Kentucky Proud purchasing, efficient operations, and waste minimization. They will manage the overall sustainability program for dining operations, and work with the onsite marketing team on the communication of results which directly affects our shared environment, sales growth, market penetration, and customer satisfaction. Finally, they will act as an agent for change management by creating awareness of the program's key objectives and establishing training while implementing programs that achieve key objectives. This person will educate both the Dining team and the campus community on sustainability concepts, frameworks and programs and how these programs impact the community and our environment.

    Core Job Duties/Responsibilities:

    Expand pre and post-consumer food waste reduction program. Implement a comprehensive waste minimization strategy and program for campus dining.

    Maintain purchasing strategy and ensure monthly procurement targets are met. Liaison with Aramark Supply Chain and Headquarters on UK programs.

    Maintain and expand partnerships with local and KY Proud farmers and suppliers through approved supply chain management processes.

    Work with the operations team on sustainable initiatives in all dining facilities. Acquire Green Restaurant Certification for dining locations.

    Work with the culinary team to develop seasonal and local catering menus for campus events. Meet with catering customers when appropriate.

    Create sustainability marketing and education awareness campaigns and events.

    Participate in regular meetings with campus sustainability departments, student groups and organizations to collaborate on sustainability initiatives and ensure that our environmental goals and projects align.

    Coordinate sustainability training for the management team and hourly employees.

    Create and execute food system sustainability educational plans. Plan educational field trips for students to local farms and suppliers.

    Report and meet monthly with the client on UK Dining’s local purchasing sustainability initiatives.

    Collaborate with various colleges and departments to grow participation in the sustainability initiatives supported by Dining Services. Guest lecture in UK courses where appropriate.

    Supervise, lead, train and monitor the activities of Dining Services staff and student workers to accomplish the above.

    Serve as department liaison to the UK campus community for sustainability-related programs, projects, policies, challenges, ideas and issues. Engage managers to develop, implement and manage campus sustainability solutions.

    Work with management team to evaluate effectiveness and potential of unique project/programs/functions.

    Oversee the development and facilitation of online content, workshops, meetings or conferences with high impact on program and/or participation; monitor logistics, scheduling and participant communications.

    Represent university and dining program, when appropriate, in public relations/liaison capacity on matters relating to function, project, program, and/or production, including external conferences and seminars.

    Maintain effective client and customer rapport for mutually beneficial business relationships. Identify client needs and communicate operational progress. Demonstrate excellent customer service using Aramark's standard service model.

    Represent the department and serve on various department and university committees

    Performs other duties as assigned or requested

    Desired Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Must possess the ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and be able to build strong relationships with clients and customers as well as Aramark teams to accomplish goals and objectives.

    Possessing the ability to influence complex decision-making processes is fundamental.

    Superior written and verbal communication skills.

    Demonstrated experience organizing and coordinating projects.

    Sustainability experience in higher education preferred.

    Evident experience using MS Office applications.

    Demonstrated experience with operations budgets and expenses.

    Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that may include some evenings and weekends


    Requires at least 5 years of experience in agriculture, local food systems, or sustainability and prior experience in a management role.

    Bachelor's degree required.

  • March 05, 2020 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    t Parks of Hamilton Count

    Licensed Land Surveyor (Planning)ply Now


    Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting resumes for a Full Time Licensed Land Surveyor. This person in this position performs field and office work necessary to document land survey data, GPS data, and location of utility infrastructure; Researches land deed records to assist in land acquisition process

    The position is based in Winton Woods Park. 

    A current surveyor license in the state of Ohio is required.

    Job Skills / Requirements

    Performs survey work as requested for topographic mapping, real property boundary surveys and maps, preparation of legal descriptions, construction staking, encroachment issues, and miscellaneous survey requests.

    Performs data collection, analysis, compilation, dissemination, and preparation of records and reports pertaining to survey and GPS data.

    Maintains records pertaining to boundary encroachments.

    Coordinates and reviews services performed by professional surveying and other related consulting firms.

    Coordinates and manages volunteers working on boundary monitoring.

    Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.

    Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.

    Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.

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