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  • December 12, 2018 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Flying Pig Marathon

    The Flying Pig Marathon is seeking college students to be Venue Recycling Program Managers to assist the Flying Pig Sustainability Director 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 2018, with the assistance of Green Teams and Venue Recycling Program Managers, we diverted 58% 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 (April 29 – May 5).

     Available at least one day the week after the event (May 6 – May 10).

    Duties include:

     Bimonthly meetings February and March and weekly meetings in April with Sustainability

    Director 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 2.

    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 DECEMBER 28 to:

    Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

    Denise Hovey: Sustainability Director

    644 Linn Street, Suite 626

    Cincinnati, OH 45203

    Phone 513.721.7447

  • December 04, 2018 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council


    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our climate and clean energy cases have played a major role shaping current climate policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.

    Position Summary:

    NRDC is seeking a Climate Advisor to work with the City of Cincinnati as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The Climate Advisor will work with city officials to assist with the execution of initiatives designed to advance carbon reductions through policies and programs focused primarily on buildings and energy with potential to work on transportation.  The Climate Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these building, energy, and transportation initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the real estate sector, utility companies, industry, and other organizations in the community.

    Location: Cincinnati, OH

    This is a limited term role through 12/31/2020


    • Project Management: Develop and execute a detailed work plan to implement the city’s plans for climate mitigation through buildings and energy policies and programs with expertise in performance management.
    • Stakeholder Outreach and Management: Lead various work streams including but not limited to outreach to stakeholders, both internal to city government and the broader community of private sector, non-profit, philanthropic, and community partners; drafting internal and public-facing documents; navigating internal city processes in coordination with our partners; develop public outreach and engagement strategies for buildings and energy priorities including Renewable energy contracting/procurement, power purchase agreements, virtual power purchase agreements, energy efficiency programs, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure; Oversee implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, including contract management, project implementation, and tracking program metrics.  Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
    • Education and Policy Engagement: Educate city stakeholders and the local community on the importance of addressing climate change through transportation and buildings policies and programs. Successfully support sustainability measures in the face of competing city priorities. Provide legislative review and policy research and analysis, with a focus on buildings and energy policies and programs, building energy benchmarking, low income energy efficiency programs, and renewable energy contracting agreements. Develop an engagement strategy to better represent Cincinnati residents and stakeholders on climate issues, focusing on frontline communities that are often underrepresented in civic forums.  
    • Network Development: Develop and manage strong relationships with the city government, key stakeholders, and partners in the community. Maintain appropriate communication and information flow with community partners.
    • Challenge Participation: Actively participate in the ACCC network of cities. This includes joining regularly scheduled calls, participating in online trainings, and attending in-person convenings.

    NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing1-800-889-4422.

    For further information about NRDC, please visit

  • November 30, 2018 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Description:              Part-time, year-round - This position qualifies for paid holidays, vacation and sick time.  An employee in this position may work an irregular part-time schedule which may include evenings, weekends and holidays on a seasonal basis.  Reports to Park Manager or another assigned staff member.  The Park Maintenance Technician performs a variety of general-purpose duties and manual labor tasks related to the upkeep and improvement of park grounds, buildings, facilities, and equipment. 


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


    Salary:                        $13.50 - $16.13 per hour depending on level of experience.

    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

    Closing Date:  4:00 p.m., December 19, 2018.       

    To be considered for the position, a completed application must be received by this date.

  • November 30, 2018 2:55 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 take part in all training or in-service activities to develop proficiencies required to performj ob 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:

    o Wearing staff uniform when working with a group o Showing interest and understanding for other staff members and park customers; o Being punctual and attentive to assigned schedule o Handling conflict constructively and keeping a positive attitude o Providing a safe experience for all participants and never leave participants unattended. o Recruiting, coordinating and/or functionally supervising volunteers as assigned

    o Cooperates on maintaining the grounds and seeing that facility equipment and

    programming materials are used properly and returned promptly to storage in good condition. o 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. o 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.

  • November 20, 2018 12:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Boone Conservancy

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for The Boone Conservancy’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. ED is also responsible for fundraising, marketing, community outreach, and strategic planning.

    General responsibilities:

    1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission. Responsible for leading TBC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

    2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of TBC, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support TBC’s mission.

    3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. Responsible for implementation of TBC’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission. Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that TBC can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future. Responsible for the enhancement of TBC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations. Acting as TBC’s spokesperson and as a liaison between the organization/board and government entities and leaders, the community, and other organizations.

    4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate. Responsible effective administration of TBC’s operations. Responsible for management and retention of staff as well as working with staff on project development and oversight. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization.

    The Boone Conservancy, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit land trust located in Burlington, Kentucky is seeking a permanent Executive Director. The Boone Conservancy is a private, non-profit conservation organization. The Conservancy facilitates the permanent protection of nature parks and lands with unique or significant recreational, natural, scenic, historical, and/or cultural value in Boone County, Kentucky. The Conservancy works with the business community, landowners, developers, government, and citizens through partnerships and voluntary acquisitions of land and easements.

    The attached description contains the position role and responsibilities. A college degree (BA or BS) in a related field and three years work experience in a non-profit setting with a fund-raising background is required. Experience with state and federal compensatory mitigation programs is strongly recommended. Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques is required. The position is full or part-time negotiable, and salary negotiable. Please submit resume to No phone calls please. The Boone Conservancy website is Deadline December 21, 2018.

  • November 14, 2018 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Montgomery Farmers Market

    The Montgomery Farmers Market seeks an independent and self-motivated individual as a Market Manager for the 2019 Market season. Our thriving market will be entering its 10th season. The vibrant market was established as a project in the City of Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy in 2010 and continues with the leadership of additional volunteers. The market is held in the parking lot of the Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, Ohio. Our market now has approximately 30 vendors and 1,500 shoppers during peak Saturdays in the summer season. Please visit our website at for more information about the market.

    If interested please send an e-mail to MFM Board Hiring Committee ( This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with available Saturdays and an interest in community Farmers’ Markets.

    ● Hours: Saturdays, 8am – 1pm, May through October, and additional hours, as needed and approved by a Board member, for scheduling and preparation. Also attend board meetings 1 week day evening per month from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM

    ● Compensation: $15/hour for an estimated 5-7 hours per week for 28 weeks. (Approximately 175 hours for the season). Workers Compensation coverage will be purchased in case of injury related to job duties.

    ● Requirements: reliable transportation, ability to lift 30 lbs, ability to communicate with vendors and customers effectively, problem solving skills, ability to manage people and conflicts, ability to use social media, word, excel, google drive, and other basic computer skills, active email account and cell phone.

    ● Duties:

    ○ Run day-to-day operations of market on Saturdays, including setting up and tearing down Manager’s Tent, Business Booth, and Musician’s Tent, coordinating vendor set up, setting up water station and trash cans, and stowing all supplies in the storage shed at the end of the market day.

    ○ Operate the credit card machine during the market and perform check out duties each week for the market’s SNAP/Credit Card program, including reimbursing vendors for voucher redeemed by market customers, writing receipts, and sending information to the board.

    ○ Confirm with all vendors which vendors will be at market each Saturday. This may be done at market the previous Saturday, or by phone or email before Wednesday.

    ○ Work with the board to develop a market layout for the season and to modify the layout as needed each week to adjust for vendor absences.

    ○ Assist with recruitment of new vendors, crafters, musicians, and food trucks to fill open spots.

    ○ Supervise vendors for setup/teardown and storage of all market signs, tents, seating and tables, traffic cones, and trash containers.

    ○ During the market, answer questions, assist vendors, manage a cash box and provide change, hand out literature, sign up customers for our newsletter, sell market items, and be helpful.

    ○ Help Montgomery Farmers’ Market continue its growth as a successful, thriving market with an outstanding reputation among current and potential vendors, shoppers, and area businesses.

    ○ Work with the board to recruit volunteers to assist the Market Manager to accomplish the above tasks.

    ○ May choose to assist the board with updating social media accounts, updating the website and newsletter, and communicating necessary information to vendors.

    ○ Other assistance to board members as needed/requested. As additional duties arise, Market Manager may be asked to participate, and will be compensated at the same rate.

  • November 13, 2018 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Kroger

    Position Summary:

    Support the execution of Kroger’s sustainability strategy to improve the company’s performance as a responsible and sustainable business and meet our long-term commitments. Play a key role in achieving, measuring and reporting progress against established company-wide sustainability goals. Lead projects to advance sustainability initiatives and improvements. Interact with associates, customers and other key stakeholders as needed. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

    Essential Functions:

    • Support the implementation of a comprehensive sustainability strategy to improve business results and performance on key environmental issues and commitments
    • Help advance progress on Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan
    • Contribute to the company’s reporting efforts related to corporate social responsibility, including the annual sustainability report and investor questionnaires and assessments
    • Work with internal subject matter experts to synthesize and assess data and trends, and track the company’s progress toward sustainability goals for 2020 and beyond
    • Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of corporate sustainability strategies, programs and tactics
    • Lead projects in collaboration with internal and external business partners to advance sustainability at Kroger
    • Support engagement with key stakeholders to advance conversation on company sustainability, including participating on relevant multi-stakeholder groups and taskforces
    • Partner with Corporate Affairs and Marketing teams to create/implement communication plans that improve associate engagement on sustainability initiatives and enhance the company’s reputation
    • Work with external national/local partners and community organizations to increase our understanding of sustainability issues/opportunities
    • Manage vendor and third-party relationships
    • Travel to divisions and conferences, and conduct business trips to support sustainability efforts
    • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

    Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

    • 5+ years of experience in sustainability, corporate social responsibility AND/OR other relevant corporate roles
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
    • Knowledge of relevant sustainability performance metrics (e.g., energy and carbon accounting, waste and recycling diversion)
    • Exposure to sustainability measurement and reporting frameworks (e.g., CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, GRI, EPA WasteWise) 
    • Demonstrated technical and quantitative skills including experience with Microsoft Excel
    • Proven project management and problem-solving skills
    • Experience working across different company departments, with people with different skill sets, and with individuals at all levels of an organization
    • Ability to handle sensitive information while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality

    Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

    • 7+ years of experience in sustainability role and/or relevant corporate roles
    • Master’s degree in relevant field


    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Mountain; South; West

    Apply online here. 

    Contact Lisa Zwack for questions. 

  • November 09, 2018 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Summary: Performs routine office operations and facility, program and field reservations. Provides park facility and program information to the public.

    Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

    • Performs reception duties, answers telephones and directs/routes inquiries and in-coming communications to the appropriate persons, departments or agencies in a timely manner. Disseminates MetroParks information and otherwise answers routine questions regarding park system facilities and programs.

    • Facilitates all facility, camping and program reservations. Creates and distributes permits/leases and all appropriate paperwork to users and MetroParks personnel. Manages online reservations and registrations. Ensures total monies are paid for these reservations pursuant to policy.

    • Assists the Manager of Visitor Services with Special Event, Athletic Complex and Practice Field procedures including inputting reservations, drafting contracts, collecting payment or other tasks as assigned.

    • Assists the Facility & Event Manager with the scheduling of planning meetings and tours of the Ronald Reagan Lodge (Lodge, or other facility as assigned); retrieving the Lodge schedule or schedule from other facilities from the online reservation system on a daily basis and reports any changes to the schedule; helps managing the volunteers at the Welcome Center or other facility which may including interviewing and training of those individuals; responsible for updating the staff operations handbook for the VOA Welcome Center or other facility; selling and distributing fishing permits to customers of the VOA lake.

    • Handles and distributes US mail and deliveries to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

    • Coordinates, completes, reconciles, and files all MetroParks deposits for the Front Desk, Wheelhouse and/or Lodge. Deposits are to be made with MetroParks’ depository institution in a timely manner to ensure compliance with State regulations. Works closely with Financial Services to ensure correct use of account codes, verification of cash funds, and periodic compliance with audits of cash funds.

    • Issues and/or sells Motor Vehicle Permits to customers at the Administration Building and/or the Voice of America Welcome Center and/or other facility and submits paperwork, as required. Assists in managing the Motor Vehicle Permit database, as directed.

    • Distributes weekly park activity reports to appropriate personnel.

    • Operates personal computers, scanner and common office equipment. Utilizes various software, as required. May drive licensed motor vehicles on behalf of Employer.

    • 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 or clerical 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.

    • 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.

    • Knowledge and skills to operate personal computers, scanners and common office equipment.

    • Serves as a goodwill ambassador for MetroParks of Butler County at all times.

    • Follows Board policies in MetroParks Personnel Policy Manual and in all other matters.

    Required Education and Experience:

    • At least a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Non-profit, governmental, park or similar agency experience preferred.

    • Working knowledge of and experience with personal computer software operations including, but not limited to e-mail, word processing, and use of common office equipment. Requires keyboarding skills of at least 30 wpm.

    • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record, allowing insurability by MetroParks current vehicle insurance carrier, under existing coverage provisions, at the time of employment and thereafter are also 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 his/her driving record at the time of employment.

    • Excellent writing, basic mathematical competency and good communication skills with strong knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling are required.

    • Good moral character with no history of serious criminal activity (felony convictions).

    Work Environment & Schedule: Employment in this position is intermittent (0-28 hours/week). It could include extended hours at various times, including evenings, weekends and holidays. This position is generally performed in an office environment.

    Physical Demands: General good health and ability to perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear. The employee will regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    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.

  • November 09, 2018 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    The Mill Creek Alliance (MCA) is a community-based, boots-on-the-ground nonprofit with a successful track record. It focuses on youth, environmental education, restoration of the river and its natural resources, transformation of derelict properties, planting trees and edible gardens, building trails, revitalizing Mill Creek neighborhoods, providing a Green Jobs site, and engaging the public in all of its work. MCA is part of the Groundwork USA network which operates in 20 cities across the country.

    MCA’s Green Corps (GC) is a young-adult workforce program that focuses on “green” jobs in the urban core. The GC is equally committed to employee development as it is with meeting work objectives. Currently, the GC crew operates projects with the following themes: composting, energy efficiency, stream restoration, invasive species removal, reforestation, and professional development opportunities for young-adult employees.

    This position requires the management of GC young-adult employees and projects. The GC Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations, project development (mapping, scheduling, administration), and project/employee outcomes. They will also be responsible for working as part of a team to ensure project goals are met.

    General Responsibilities:

    ● Manage GC employees and projects by creating schedules, work objectives, and facilitating employee development

    ● Lead and train GC employees while on the job

    ● Project development and design with the Deputy Director, including community engagement to support community-led projects

    ● Create or facilitate trainings/professional development for GC employees

    ● Build a culture of teamwork, support, and accountability for GC employees

    ● Support the Deputy Director with other tasks including but not limited to:

    ○ Grant writing

    ○ Partnership building

    ○ Program reporting and measuring outcomes

    Required Qualifications

    ● Ability to work outside, in the elements, on labor-intensive work projects

    ● Ability to manage and work on a team with diverse perspectives, values, and identities

    ● Management experience working with young-adults

    ● Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in the fields of applied ecology and restoration: ○ Large machine operation (desired) ○ Ability to read and execute engineering drawings (desired) ○ Invasive species control, green infrastructure, and forestry experience (desired)

    ● Ability to travel regionally and nationally for work and professional development ○ Valid driver’s license or willingness to obtain

    ● Demonstrated commitment to Environmental Justice

    ● Strong organizational, communication, and software skills ○ ArcGIS mapping (desired) Salary/Benefits/Schedule

    ● Salaried, Full-time position (40hrs/week) with occasional weekend or after work events

    ● Salary: $35,000 - 40,000 based on skills and experience

    ● Eligible for MCA benefits package including IRA retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account, and Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)--MCA pays 85% of premium for individual employee.

    Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and 2 references to MCA’s Deputy Director, Tanner Yess, via email (below), and/or direct any questions to him. Applications will be accepted until midnight November 25. Interviews will be scheduled that week, with a final decision by December 7. (513) 731 - 8400

  • November 09, 2018 4:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Kenton County Conservation District

    District Manager – The Kenton County Conservation District, located in Independence, KY, is seeking a permanent full-time District Manager.  The District Manager will oversee the District’s daily operations and Administrative Secretary.  Duties also include management of a large nature preserve owned by the District.  A college degree (BA or BS) with degree in agriculture, science, environmental education, or other related technical area with two years related work experience required. Salary negotiable. Benefits available.  Please submit resume to  No phone calls please.


    Position:                                     District Manager


    Job Classification:                  Permanent Full-Time, Non-Exempt


    Location:                                    Kenton County Independence Courthouse

    5272 Madison Pike, 2nd floor

    Independence, KY  41051


    Description                             The District Manager will oversee the District’s daily operations and Administrative Secretary.  Duties also include management of a large nature preserve owned by the District.

    Minimum Requirements:    A college degree (BA or BS) with degree in agriculture, science, environmental education, or other related technical area with two years related work experience required.

    Supervision: Perform his/her duties with minimum supervision from the Board of Supervisors. Direction and supervision will be provided through regular and special meetings, conferences, and oral or written instructions. The employee is directly responsible to the Board of Supervisors and shall be subject to the direction of the Board. Direction of the Board shall be through the District Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer who function as the District Executive Committee. The employee will work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff through the District’s Memorandum of Understanding. The employee shall carry out the responsibilities as assigned by the District Board of Supervisors.

    1.       Compile information to facilitate the decision-making and policy-setting function of the District Board.
    a.       In cooperation with various federal, state and local agencies, assess the need for conservation work within the District and recommend actions and programs to meet those needs.
    b.       Keep District Board informed of trends and issues in conservation work that are developing, in which the District may have an interest or wish to become involved.
    c.        Maintain a current inventory of the natural resources and conservation needs of the District.
    d.       Develop and maintain knowledge of legislation governing the District and programs available through the Conservation District, NRCS, and related agencies.
    2.       Implement programs to promote natural resource management as outlined in the District’s annual plan of work and long-range plan, and/or as directed by the Board.
    a.       Prepare a draft annual plan of work and a proposed budget for the District Board.
    b.       Assist District Board with periodic (five year) revision of the District’s long-range plan.
    c.        Review memos of understanding between the District and cooperating agencies periodically.
    d.       Review District operations policies. Prepare new policies as necessary and as directed by the District Board.
    e.       Develop new programs and proposals for consideration by the District Board.
    f.         Support District Board in preparing for and conducting regular and special meetings of the Board, Board committees, and Board advisory committees.
    g.       Seek and apply for expanded funding opportunities, including grants, to meet the goals of the District’s plan.
    3.       Represent the Board of Supervisors, as directed by the Board, at all meetings and in all matters concerning the District Board and their conservation programs.
    4.       Direct a public information and education program through individual contacts, tours, newspaper, radio, television, public appearances at civic groups, public schools, youth groups and other venues.

    a.   Develop relationship with area media and invite representatives to all District functions.

    b.   Actively seek opportunities to present information and conservation programs to public bodies, civic organizations, schools, and clubs.

    c.   Promote conservation education in schools by providing or assisting with workshops to train teachers in conservation education, classes for students, and participating in special events such as career days.

    d.   Provide technical and administrative assistance to organizations such as schools and parks in developing conservation education programs, classes and facilities such as outdoor classrooms.

    f.    Plan, construct, install, operate, and/or secure conservation exhibits.

    g.   Arrange tours, field days, workshops, meetings, and conferences for informing all segments of the populace of the District’s conservation programs and of modern conservation concepts.

    h.   Maintain database of District contacts and cooperators for contact purposes such as field days, workshops and special events. 

    i.    Oversee development and maintenance of District Web sites, Facebook pages, and other outlets.

    j.    Assist NRCS staff with preparation of brochures and other materials as requested and required.

    5.   Coordinate District involvement and assistance in a variety of programs and activities with the NRCS  staff and other agencies such as the Ky. Cabinet for Environmental and Public Protection: Ky. Division of Conservation, Ky. Divisions of Forestry, Water and Air; Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources; local parks departments; State Parks; Farm Services Agency; Cooperative Extension Services; other Conservation Districts; Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Conservation Council, and other agencies and organizations involved in conservation.

    6.   Provide daily supervision and oversee training of District employee(s). Review time sheets, monthly reports, and other documents and provide evaluation for employee(s) to present to District Executive Committee.

    7.   Periodically review and revise Districts’ personnel policy, job descriptions, and employment practices handbooks.

    8.   Develop and maintain knowledge of Federal Farm Bill programs, Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share programs, agriculture, conservation planning, and Best Management Practices.

    9.   Assist landowners with Federal Farm Bill programs; Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share programs, including the Farm Dump Removal program and other Environmental grant programs; and, Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act planning and implementation. Assistance shall include promotion and selection of conservation practices; on-site measurements and practice layout; site visits during practice installation; final inspections and annual status reviews.

    10. Other duties as assigned to include assistance with management of equipment owned and operated by the Conservation District, and management of the properties owned by the Conservation District.

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