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  • September 28, 2021 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: MetroParks of Butler County

    Visitor Services AttendantPart-time, year-round

    Facility Attendant: Intermittent, 0-28 Hours per week

    Park Maintenance Technician: Full-time, year-round

    Park Maintenance Technician: Part-time, year-round

    Closing Date: October 6th, 2021 and 4:00 PM

  • September 22, 2021 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: OEFFA

    The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has an immediate opening for a highly capable and motivated individual to serve as Program Coordinator for a new initiative focused on Fair Farms, understood as including fair prices to farmers, fairness in trade with farmers, as well as fair working conditions for everyone who works producing the food. The successful candidate will join a team of bright and passionate individuals who are committed to furthering sustainable agriculture, family-scale farming, and the local food economy. Please consider applying if you have relevant experience in farmer education, sustainable agriculture, and/or fair trade.

    Position Summary

    The Fair Farms Program Coordinator takes primary responsibility for managing all aspects of OEFFA’s new program to assist farmers in implementing fair pricing and fair labor practices, guided by the standards established by the Agriculture Justice Project’s Food Justice Certification. OEFFA has received funding for three years to launch this program, which will address the interrelated issues of fair pricing and just working conditions for farmworkers, through education and technical assistance for farmers.

    This full time position has an annual compensation range of $42,000-45,000 per year, commensurate with experience. The position is based in OEFFA’s Columbus office. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. Employer contribution to a retirement savings account is offered after two years of employment.

    Essential Functions

    • Coordinate with OEFFA staff and project partners such as the Agricultural Justice Project to deliver high quality education and technical assistance to farmers that advances social justice in agriculture

    • Develop and execute educational programming for farmers that spotlight farmers as educators to deliver concrete solutions to real-world problems. Topics include farm safety plans, calculating costs of production, negotiating contracts, conflict resolution, intern training programs, etc.

    • Facilitate creation of a network of relevant stakeholders interested in advancing fair labor practices on farms and help build their capacity to provide technical assistance to farmers

    • Conduct evaluation of program components and technical assistance provided • Take responsibility for reporting requirements and dissemination of project results • Provide direct technical assistance to farmers seeking to improve fair labor and fair pricing practices

    • Collaborate with Communications Director to update print and web-based promotional and educational materials

    • Serve as spokesperson on farm fairness and justice issues with press and media; collaborate with other staff to identify staff or OEFFA members to speak with press and media, as appropriate

    • Represent OEFFA at events and meetings

    • Provide excellent customer service and assistance to our members and constituents by ensuring information and assistance needs are met, and all communications are handled in a professional manner.

    Non-Essential Functions

    • Assist with delivery of educational program work not related to core job duties as needed

    • Help grow OEFFA’s membership

    • Contribute to general fundraising event work

    • Answer general phone lines and provide other general office support

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge of and experience in applying fair trade concepts and practices

    • Experience in organic or sustainable farming production and/or farm labor or labor management

    • Experience in developing and implementing educational events and materials for farmers

    • Ability to plan, manage, and execute work including using spreadsheets and databases for tracking and analyzing information

    • Ability to be flexible in scheduling work

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time

    • Passion about sustainable agriculture and organic agriculture, social justice, family farms, and rural places

    • Sincere willingness to work to advance OEFFA’s commitments to diversity and racial justice commitments

    • Commitment to performing work with a high degree of accountability and consistent excellence with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

    • Ability to work independently

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred

    Application Process

    The position is opened until filled. Review of applications begins on October 10, 2021. Interested candidates are advised to apply by this date to receive full consideration, although the position will stay open until filled. (If this posting is removed from the OEFFA website, we are no longer accepting applications.)

    Your application should be addressed to Renee Hunt, Program Director, and consists of three items: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (indicate relationship to you). In your cover letter please address how your experience and background meet the requirements of the position. Please combine these as a single PDF file and submit via email to jobs@oeffa.org and for the subject line use “Fair Farms Program Coordinator.”

    We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need. In the same way that biological diversity is foundational to the healthy agricultural systems we support, we recognize that diversity of people makes OEFFA healthier and more sustainable, and thus is a core value of our organization. As part of the application, we invite candidates to describe how their life experiences enrich the diversity of our organization.

    About OEFFA

    OEFFA was formed in 1979 and is a tight-knit, membership-based grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems. Our members include farmers, gardeners, and conscientious eaters who committed to work together to create and promote a sustainable and healthful food and farming system.

    We are attentive to the ways in which our organizational culture advances our progress towards fulfilling our mission. The nature of our work necessitates that each staff member collaborates with others and generously supports the work of colleagues and those we serve. We value individual and collective creative problem-solving, commitment to shared responsibilities, integrity, initiative, and effective communication. In the same way that biological diversity is foundational to the healthy agricultural systems we support, we recognize that diversity of people makes OEFFA healthier and more sustainable, and thus is a core value of our organization.

    For more information, go to www.oeffa.org.

    Fair Farms Program Coordinator position announcement 9.21.2021.pdf

  • September 07, 2021 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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  • September 03, 2021 2:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio Environmental Council

    General Description

    The Ohio Environmental Council and its family of organizations seek to hire a full-time Communications Coordinator to support the growth of its communications program.

    The Coordinator is responsible for the development of print and digital content for the OEC and its family of organizations. The Coordinator additionally manages all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube/Vimeo), including paid tactics. The Coordinator supports the organization in editing content, updating the website, and analyzing the performance of communications tactics to build an efficient and impactful program. This position reports to the Communications Director and is based in OEC’s Columbus or Cleveland office. 

    Job Responsibilities & Performance Expectations

    Reporting to the Communications Director, the Coordinator’s primary roles will be content creation and management of digital platforms for the OEC family of organizations. Responsibilities include:

    • Create written and visual content for print and digital platforms (website, action alerts, email marketing, newsletters)
    • Manage social media accounts for the OEC family of organizations
    • Manage paid digital ads
    • Manage content creation and updates for the website
    • Manage content creation for Annual Report, newsletters, and other printed publications as needed
    • Work with Communications Team to analyze key performance indicators of digital tactics and regularly report results to relevant staff; 
    • Research and test best digital platforms to maximize membership engagement;
    • Conduct work through the lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to ensuring all Ohioans have equal access to the environmental movement

    Qualifications

    Required Skills:

    • Past experience with and/or a desire to learn digital communication design and basic website updates
    • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills 
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while meeting deadlines and juggling multiple priorities in a results-oriented environment

    Desired Skills:

    • Past experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Canva

    Cultural Competence: 

    Shares our commitment and actively contributes to integrating racial justice and equity into our work and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.

    Compensation 

    This position is full-time, exempt, pays between $38,293-$46,801, and is within the bargaining unit represented by the OEC Workers United. Excellent benefits include employer-paid health, vision, dental, and life insurance; flexible and dependent care spending account; generous paid time off; paid parental leave; and employer-matched retirement fund.

    About the OEC

    The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. The OEC works for pragmatic solutions to keep Ohio clean and beautiful, and our communities safe. We fight for clean air and water, clean energy, and protected public lands. We hold polluters accountable in court while working with communities and companies that want to invest in a clean, more sustainable direction. For over 50 years, we have led many of the major environmental policy wins in Ohio. Visit the OEC’s website to learn more about our vision, values, and work.

    The Ohio Environmental Council is committed to working toward a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environmental movement, and seeks to hire staff and contractors that reflect the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. The OEC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply 

    Send a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position, your resume, and references to OEC@theoec.org with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


  • August 31, 2021 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is looking for a dynamic, creative professional to join our team full-time as a Development and Communications Manager (DCM).

     

    Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is a regional conservation non-profit located in Cincinnati, OH. Since 2000, ORF has worked to protect and improve the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River watershed through environmental education, conservation and advocacy activities.

    Position Summary:  This position will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and managing fundraising and external communications activities for ORF. The DCM must be comfortable setting up systems and juggling multiple projects, while creatively connecting the dots between fundraising, communications, and programming. This is a key moment of growth for ORF. We plan to expand our base of individual giving, major gifts, and corporate and foundation partners. The DCM leads the fundraising with support from the Executive Director, Board, and the small but mighty programs team. We are looking for someone ready for the exciting challenge of contributing their energy to ORF and helping grow revenue to amplify our mission impact.

    Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

           Identify, prepare, solicit, and submit inquiries, applications, proposals, and reports for corporate and foundation funding in partnership with ORF staff, and develop and monitor the grants calendar.

           Work in partnership with ORF staff to engage, cultivate, and steward existing, new, and prospective donors.

           Organize and oversee all fundraising and cultivation events and campaigns for donors.

           Lead event sponsor solicitations and acquisition efforts.

           Create prospect research reports on funders and project updates for key donors of specific programs.

           Manage ORF’s Adopt-a-Mussel program and its donors, including follow up in a timely manner with a goal to streamline and automate the program.

           Help with managing special events.

           Develop and maintain a bank of ‘one-pagers’ for fundable programs that the team can use to share with prospects.

           Develop and implement marketing, outreach and communication plans and strategies for public relations, media relations, social media presence, online giving, digital communications, messaging, storytelling and branding. 

           Develop compelling content for all communications, including but not limited to emails, social media, letter templates, appeals, surveys, newsletters, invitations, etc. (working with appropriate program team members for editing and approval).

           Create, maintain, and edit webpages that live on ORF websites and platforms and recommend upgrades and improvements.

           Produce and send all e-communications for ORF and oversee monthly renewal emails to donors, and newsletters, and event emails.

           Keep track of communication metrics and other relevant statistics, and make recommendations for future improved communication to relevant staff.

           Manage the process of creating and finalizing mailings by working with program staff to oversee the timeline, criteria and final product.

           Maintain the ORF Communications Calendar, consistently coordinating with ORF staff regarding communication scheduling.

           Manage the creation of ORF’s Annual Report.

           Produce and issue press releases and news articles with staff input and assistance.

    Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

           Bachelor’s degree in non-profit category, marketing or communications with a minimum of three (3) years non-profit experience, including demonstrated success fundraising, leading campaigns, donor relations, fundraising, and event planning experience.

           Must possess excellent communication skills, and precise and compelling writing skills.

           Proficiency in Microsoft Windows software and applications is required, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

           Proficiency in all G-suite products, Wordpress, and bulk email services (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.).

           Experience with Canva preferred.

           Experience working with fundraising software is a plus.

           HTML coding skills helpful but not necessary.

           Grant writing success is a plus.

           Possess an interest and passion for ORF’s mission.

           Experience with crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platforms is a plus.

           Candidate should be deadline-oriented, able to prioritize multiple complex responsibilities while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and performance.

           Strong interpersonal skills are required, as well as experience with multi-stakeholder communications and working within a team.

           Demonstrate good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and ability to guard confidentiality.

           Skilled in the use of: Adobe software including InDesign and Photoshop.

           Ability to work independently and unsupervised.

    Working Conditions:

           This job is primarily remote. Occasional site meetings require access to transportation.

           Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

           The applicant may be exposed to outside weather conditions for events and ORF activities which may require their assistance. Applicant must be able to lift/move/carry up to 25 pounds without assistance.

    Compensation package: Salary range $40,000 - $50,000. Benefits: affordable medical, dental & vision coverage; 4 weeks paid time off.  
     
    To apply for this position: Send a cover letter and resume to 
    rcogen@ohioriverfdn.org.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with the intent of filling the position as soon as possible with the best candidate.

    Ohio River Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, and/or any other characteristic or protected status.


  • August 30, 2021 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella

    Job Opening: Green Schoolyards Coordinator

    Released August 4, 2021

    Green Umbrella seeks a Green Schoolyards Coordinator to coordinate a multi-partner effort to develop public access outdoor learning environments at Cincinnati Public Schools campuses. 

    Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas, and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all. We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. CPS Outside is one Impact Team of Green Umbrella, working towards the vision that all Cincinnati Public Schools’ students have equitable access to outdoor experiences and environmental education (both regular and routine and special activities), regardless of demographics, economic status or family support for such activities. Making sure kids can interact with nature at school is one key strategy of the team’s shared work. We see a need to move quickly in order to maximize use of federal funding for campus improvements, which is why we are investing in a position to take this work forward quickly. 


    Job Logistics

    This full-time position will start in September 2021 and will work out of Green Umbrella’s office in Madisonville, with the option of some remote work. There will be travel throughout the Cincinnati Public Schools district to visit schools and conduct meetings. 


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Coordinate partners conducting site assessments and planning of school campus outdoor improvements.

    • Recruit and manage all the inputs (volunteer groups, donated material, funding, contractors) and needs of schools/coordinating agencies. 

    • Work with GU and CPS staff to develop and adapt community engagement process for soliciting school and community feedback. 

    • Host design charettes and community engagement sessions (with support) to solicit feedback from school and neighborhood communities. 

    • Coordinate local team participating in the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Green Schoolyards Technical Assistance cohort.

    • Research and advise on maintenance and financing strategies for ongoing site improvements.

    • Collect and analyze data to monitor the impact of the approach.

    • Share resources with CPS administration developed by working groups

    • Support CPS Outside Impact Team as needed.

    • Coordinate with chairs of Impact Team working groups.

    • Conduct short- and long-term planning to achieve the goals of the team.


    Qualifications

    The Green Schoolyards Coordinator must be a skilled project manager committed to the importance of time outside for all students. Additionally, highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate:

    • A minimum of 3 years related work experience, preferably in non-profit, education or government

    • Meeting and project coordination skills (requires attention to detail)

    • Success in building and maintaining professional relationships and working with diverse communities

    • Understanding of the unique challenges of school-based outdoor learning and play environments

    • Ability to work autonomously within a collaborative environment (sometimes remote)

    • Prior experience leading or working in collaborative cross-sector groups

    • Effective communicator in written and spoken English

    • Ability to plan and complete projects efficiently and meet deadlines

    • Proficiency in cloud-based platforms (GSuite, video meetings, project management)

    • Ability to manage data from a variety of sources


    Salary & Benefits

    • Annual salary of $38,000 to $45,000, commensurate with experience

    • Thirteen paid holidays annually

    • Accrual of twelve vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization)

    • Accrual of ten sick days annually

    • Flex-time policy for overtime hours, flexible work schedule

    • Health Insurance: 100% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered (no wait period), 25% of spouse/family health insurance is covered

    • Parental Bonding Leave (after 1 year of employment) of up to 4 weeks PTO


    To Apply

    Submit (as one PDF attachment) a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references by 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to jobs@greenumbrella.org. Address cover letter to Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director. No phone calls please.

    This position requires a criminal background investigation.


    GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.


  • August 30, 2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: La Soupe

    La Soupe is a 501 (c)(3) food rescue organization that bridges the gap between food waste and hunger. Our chef based model utilizes a large volunteer network to rescue perishables from farms, grocers and wholesalers. Our highly talented Transform Team of chefs and volunteers transform this food into healthy soupes and meals. These items are distributed to roughly 100 share partners across the Tri-State area that feed the food insecure.

    We have a well established program of rescuing prepared overages from restaurants and catering and deliver directly to agencies that feed the hungry. Since inception in 2014, La Soupe has rescued over two million pounds of food and has shared over one million servings to the community.

     Responsibilities

    The successful candidate for this position must have a passion for addressing food waste and food insecurity in our community through a dedicated team (of employees and volunteers) which is financially supported by grants, generous donors, and retail sales.

    Guided by La Soupe’s mission and core values, the COO will provide leadership and strategic vision to the organization.  They will bring operational, managerial, and administrative procedures, reporting structures, and operation controls to the company.  The COO will effectively communicate and foster growth of the La Soupe team.  This is a vital leadership role that will drive results, spur growth, and increase the overall efficiency of La Soupe. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors.  This position is responsible and accountable for the following:

    • Manage and implement La Soupe’s strategic initiatives

    • Set challenging and realistic goals for growth, performance and productivity and leading our current group of 28 employees to success, in a culture of collaboration and accountability

    • Create effective measurement tools to gauge the efficiency and effectiveness of internal and external processes

    • Provide accurate and timely reports outlining the operational condition of La Soupe

    • Partner with the CFO to achieve favorable financial results with respect to development, cash flow, program expansion or capacity increases  

    • Insuring La Soupes programs and operations are run effectively and within budget

    • Recruiting, supervising and motivating staff

    • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes

    • Foster a growth oriented, positive and encouraging environment 

    • Advocates for La Soupe’s mission with the organization’s partners and community at large

    • Overseeing the recruitment process, planning and implementing training programs for staff and ensuring that employees follow best practices and La Soupe’s policies

    • Is fully accountable for the workplace safety at La Soupe

    • Acts as the official representative of La Soupe to volunteers, those visiting the facility, vendors and suppliers, and accrediting bodies

    Qualifications and Experience Needed 

    • A proven track record of managing a two to three tier organization  

    • Five or more years in a food service organization or like experience, such as, manufacturing or distribution

    • Strong Leadership, Communication and Operational skills

    • Non profit experience is a plus, but not required  

    • Experience building a high performance team

    • Sound judgment and self-confidence to enable others to excel in their individual programs

    La Soupe, Inc. values a diverse and inclusive work environment where every team member matters. All qualified applicants for this position will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    Please send your resume, bio, any other helpful documents, or questions to: employment@lasoupe.org


  • August 30, 2021 12:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (Green Umbrella)

    Job Opening: Neighborhood Connector
    Released 08/25/2021  

    Green Umbrella seeks neighborhood representative to coordinate the Greater Cincinnati  Regional Food Policy Council’s partnerships with residents and organizations in the  neighborhoods. One person will be hired from Lower or East Price Hill and one person will  be hired from Avondale or Walnut Hills. The connector will attend neighborhood meetings  on behalf of the organization, attend organizational meetings to provide info and feedback  from the neighborhood to the GCRFPC, and assist in organizing connections and meetings  between residents and the Council as needed.  

    This part-time position is expected to take 10-12 hours per week and reports to the Director  of the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (FPC). The position will mostly  require meetings in the neighborhood, with some on-line meetings and in-person meetings  in other neighborhoods. Meetings will be day-time and evening. Cost of travel to meetings  will be covered by Green Umbrella.  

    Responsibilities 

    Attend community council meetings and 1-2 other community events per month to  talk with neighbors about issues of food access and quality, gathering feedback on  strategy of FPC’s work 

    Provide notes to FPC on meetings attended, info learned 

    Attend FPC leadership team meetings, one-on-one strategy sessions with Lauren and  Michaela (bi-weekly), coaching calls (monthly), and help set agendas for community  members to meet with organizational partners 

    Arrange meetings and invite neighbors and organizations for FPC to connect directly  with residents as needed 

    Assist in collecting and reporting stories for FPC Food Systems Stories page Advocate on behalf of neighbors to organizational partners on their equity and  inclusion processes 

    Qualifications sought 

    Current or past residence in Lower or East Price Hill or other demonstrated  connection to the neighborhood such as school, employment, family connections or  faith community. For instance, you regularly live, work, pray or play in the  neighborhood.  

    Demonstrated passion for community-driven improvement  

    Enthusiasm for health and wellbeing of self and neighbors 

    Flexible schedule 

    Compensation 

    $25/hour, including travel time to meetings outside of neighborhood

    Travel costs to meetings outside of neighborhoods 

    Providing equipment necessary to be able to perform duties can be negotiated 

    To Apply: 

    Submit answers to the following questions via this google form no later than 09/21/2021 

    - Name, address 

    - Why do you want to do this job? 

    - What experience do you have that makes you qualified for this job?  - How are you connected to the neighborhood you would work with? - Availability – times available 

    - Share other information you would like us to know about you.  

    About Green Umbrella & the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council:

    The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council (GCRFPC) is a cross sector  collaboration of organizations and individuals, community influencers and decision makers,  collaborating to drive impact in creating healthy, equitable, sustainable food systems for all  in our region. Our mission is to promote a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati’s ten county region.

    The GCRFPC is an initiative of Green Umbrella. Green Umbrella leads  collaboration, incubates ideas and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable  region for all. Our systems-level work has the goal of improving the health of our region's  people, climate and landscape.  

    Contact foodpolicy@greenumbrella.org with questions.


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