2.29.24 Newsletter

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Break Free From Plastic is hiring a Project Coordinator

Position description: The Project Coordinator with Break Free From Plastic will coordinate, track and manage a 30+ member collective’s strategic plan to influence the U.S. government’s deliberations, position and diplomacy efforts around the Global Plastics Treaty (GPT), which is currently being negotiated under the auspices of the UN Environment Program. Because this project rests on the many years of work by grassroots, tribal, and frontline leaders in this work, the collective remains dedicated to centering and prioritizing their needs in fulfilling our objectives.

Key responsibilities of the position include: Coordinate the successful execution of planned deliverables, activities, projects, communications and events; Build and maintain relationships with coalition members; Track coalition progress toward completing project plans, timelines, and budgets for campaign initiatives; and Work with coalition members and the fiscal sponsor organization(s) to ensure that grant contract milestones and reporting deadlines are met.

The Project Coordinator will be a fully remote position housed within the Center for Coalfield Justice on behalf of the coalition. Willingness to travel and the ability to navigate cities, rural communities, and/or foreign countries is required. A current US Passport is encouraged, but not required.

Location: Remote

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $70,000/year

University of Pittsburgh is hiring a DEI Coordinator

Position description: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator will support school-wide efforts to create a more inclusive and equitable community for all who work and learn within the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). Reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator will help develop and implement initiatives promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in GSPIA, considering topics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and political ideologies.

Responsibilities include: Organize University programs and initiatives that educate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); Serve as an advocate, mentor, and resource for students; and Monitor DEI dashboards to analyze programs; assists in social media management.

Position may require applicant to move objects up to 25 pounds occasionally. May also be required to travel around campus for meetings or events; opportunities for domestic travel for professional development likely. This position is in-person on the University of Pittsburgh's campus.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $40,000 - $50,000/year

Work On Climate is hiring a Founder Program Manager

Position description: Work On Climate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on building the workforce to solve climate change equitably and justly. A necessary step on that journey is supporting a robust ecosystem of founders starting organizations that make a meaningful contribution to solving climate change while creating jobs. The Founder Program Manager will be responsible for helping thousands of talented and passionate founders in our community acquire the skills and build the connections necessary for success.

Responsibilities include: Design and run founder-related events and programs (including sourcing speakers or experts, coordinating with stakeholders, facilitating group activities, etc.); Run regular welcome calls for community members who are or want to be founders; and Contribute content to the community newsletter and social media highlighting important founder related programs, events, and resources.

This role is remote and open to all US-based candidates. This role may require some minimal travel (up to a week per quarter).

Location: Remote

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $70,000 - $90,000/year

The WV Community Development Hub is hiring a Community Coaching Associate

Position description: The West Virginia Community Development Hub (The Hub) is seeking a Community Coaching Associate to advance our work to create transformation in local communities from the ground up. The Hub is a nonprofit organization that works directly with dozens of community-based teams located across West Virginia. Our community coaches walk alongside residents as they create and carry out a shared vision for positive changes in their area.

Main responsibilities of the Community Coaching Associate include: Coach teams of local residents – “community teams” – including, at minimum, communicating weekly with community-based leaders, hosting virtual community coaching sessions/trainings and traveling monthly to meet in person; Lead public meetings and keep community teams accountable to their goals and program expectations; and Manage current and build new relationships with partners who offer services to support community teams.

This position is full-time. The location for this position is flexible, but applicants must reside in West Virginia. The Hub has offices in Charleston, WV and Buckhannon, WV, and the person in this role may be based out of either of these locations, work on a remote basis, or a combination of in-person and remote. Willingness to travel and work flexible hours is required for this position.

Location: Charleston, WV or Buckhannon, WV or Remote

Experience: Entry-level

Salary/Pay: $40,000 - $52,000/year

The Ohio Environmental Council is hiring a Director of Grants Management

Position description: At the Ohio Environmental Council, we work 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. We are seeking a full­-time Director of Grants Management to maximize the organization’s grants revenue and ensure funding sustainability for the future.

Key responsibilities of the position include: Leading the writing and editing process for all grant proposals and reporting materials; Charting a course to set, meet, and evaluate the OEC’s grant seeking goals with the support and leadership of staff; and Providing administration for the grants process throughout all stages including proposal narrative and budget development, receipt of grants, assessment, tracking, and documenting.

Candidates based out of Columbus are preferred, but all Ohio-based applicants will be considered. Candidates must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends, and be willing to occasionally travel throughout Ohio.

Location: Columbus, OH

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $60,000 - $63,000/year

Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator

Position description: The Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub is a growing nonprofit looking to add to our team and expand our organizational capacity. The Volunteer Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for all volunteer services and resources. Including but not limited to managing recruitment, and retention of volunteers, as well as the Neighborhood Ambassador program.

Main responsibilities of the position include: Recruit and retain volunteers by developing best practices in coordination with staff and board, including recruitment and placement of large volunteer groups, specially designed tasks for volunteers with disabilities; Manage external communication with volunteers and potential volunteers, including newsletter content; and Track volunteer records and manage the volunteer scheduling database, ensuring all paperwork and trainings are completed by new volunteers.

Physical requirements include frequently walking with some standing at times, possibly extended distances, and occasionally life/carry up to 40 pounds for events. Reliable transportation is required. This position requires access to community outreach sites all over the region.

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Experience: Entry-level

Salary/Pay: $19/hour

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is hiring a Coordinator - Information & Research Services

Position description: The Coordinator of Information & Research Services (CIRS) works to connect our neighbors to information and research, programs, and collections through active, personalized engagement, ensuring that in-person and virtual information and research services realize their full potential as a system of high-performing resources for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) system, Allegheny County libraries, and as a statewide resource for the people of Pennsylvania. The CIRS provides strategic vision in identifying and implementing ways library information and research services, including programs, can positively impact the social, emotional, and intellectual lives of library users.

Responsibilities of this position include: Coordinate the development and management of information and research services to actively engage the community in the joy of exploration; Connect with partners, community organizations, businesses, and peer institutions that promote information and research services; and Lead CLP’s participation in events that cultivate information access, exploration, and learning.

This position is in-person in Pittsburgh, PA. Reliable transportation to events is required. Applications close on March 3rd, 2024, so submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible!

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $60,000 - $65,000/year

The Ohio Environmental Council is hiring a Legal Intern

Position description: The Ohio Environmental Council wants to support the next generation of environmental legal champions. They are seeking legal interns for seasonal summer employment with a passion for environmental justice and the writing/research skills necessary to join the OEC’s Law Center.

Responsibilities of the internship include: Research legal questions that support the OEC’s cases in various venues, particularly the Ohio Power Siting Board and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; Assist in drafting comments regarding proposed administrative rule-makings at the Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and other agencies; and Write memos analyzing important issues in 501(c)(3) nonprofit law, elections law, and voter protection.

Applicants must be enrolled at an ABA accredited law school. The internship is located in Columbus, Ohio, but remote work is also possible.

Location: Columbus, OH or Remote

Experience: Entry-level

Salary/Pay: $15/hour

Check out this great event Green Drinks is hosting!

Once a month, local people interested in sustainability and green initiatives meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. On February 29th at 6:00 PM EST, they will be at Grist House for lots of food, drinks, and conversation with people passionate about the Sustainability Potential of Appalachia!

Check out their Facebook here!