5.16.24 Newsletter

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Pennsylvania Resources Council is hiring an Environmental Education Coordinator

Position description: Develop, coordinate, implement and facilitate PRC’s education programs for a range of ages in the public, business, and municipal government sectors. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to resource conservation. The position requires the candidate to work independently and creatively to execute assigned projects and programs. Role is a balance of project coordination, on the ground program delivery, educational program design, and public facing outreach and inquiry management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with director and other PRC staff to develop and implement new and existing education programs and projects

  • Schedule and conduct existing in-school and adult education workshops and webinars on backyard composting, watershed awareness and rain barrels, recycling and waste reduction awareness, and other mission focused topics

  • Research and develop new adult education programs, curriculums, and lesson plans and update/adapt current ones

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with regional teachers, school administrators and other environmental education professionals.

  • Manage inventory of educational program supplies including backyard composting bins, rain barrels, and more

  • Assist with researching and writing grant proposals

  • Supervise assigned volunteers and interns

  • Manage assigned program budgets

  • Other duties as assigned

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $42,000-45,000/year

USDA is hiring a Research Soil Scientist

Position description: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Lead data mining and assessment research activities to quantify the water quality impacts of conservation and crop production practices.

  • Contribute to and lead aspects of field investigations and data analysis involving the exchange of water, carbon dioxide, and/or greenhouse gases at the soil, vegetation, and atmospheric interface.

  • Organize and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Collaborate and provide support to other Unit research activities.

  • Participate in working groups, conference calls, and annual meetings.

Location: Columbus, OH

Experience: Ph.D in Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering or a related field of study

Salary/Pay: $75,646 - $98,338/year

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is hiring a Communications and Development Coordinator

Position description: The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council is seeking a full-time Communications and Development Coordinator to join our team and help us create and implement a robust communications plan and support our development efforts. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and executing both internal and external communications strategies, with an emphasis on building deeper connections to Black-, Brown-, Indigenous-, Immigrant-, POC-led businesses, organizations, and individuals.

They are primarily seeking a communications professional who can also assist with fundraising/development. This person will work alongside our Executive Director, receiving training and support, to implement development activities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan that covers both internal and external practices and protocols, with a focus on engaging and uplifting communities of color

  • Increase social media presence and posts that highlight the successes and progress being made with our JEDI plan

  • Highlight member/follower news, events, and successes, with a focus on amplifying the voices and work of POC-led organizations and communities

  • Build up and diversify social media presence from year to year

  • Emphasize accomplishments related to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan, JEDI plan, and other areas in the annual or bi-annual Impact Report

  • Develop elevator pitch, talking points, and provide ongoing training opportunities for stakeholders to ensure clarity in communications about PFPC

  • Write and send e-newsletter, action alerts, and other email communications

  • Update and Maintain Blog and Website - ultimately help facilitate website revamp

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Bachelors Degree or 5 years of Recruitment/HR experience

Salary/Pay: $58,000/year

Hamilton County Conservation District is hiring an Agriculture Specialist

Position description: The primary objective of this position is to bring the Hamilton County Conservation District to the forefront of agriculture in Hamilton County. The Agriculture Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing the District’s agriculture program. The primary responsibilities include assisting landowners with conservation and natural resource technical assistance, assisting with the educational/outreach aspects of agriculture and natural resource conservation management and promoting the Hamilton County Conservation District programs by maintaining and improving partnerships and working relationships within the agricultural community.

The employee occupying this position is responsible to the Board of Supervisors and shall be subject to the direction of the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include: Develop and implement the District’s agriculture program to serve the conservation needs of Hamilton County’s traditional/non-traditional producers and landowners. Compile an inventory of traditional and non-traditional agricultural practices in Hamilton County. Administer the technical assistance programs for the District.Respond to technical assistance requests for drainage, erosion, ponds, and natural resources conservation management as it relates to agricultural practices. Coordinate and assist USDA-NRCS with conservation related federal Farm Bill programs. Implement the Ohio Department of Agriculture H2Ohio program.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Experience: Entry-level

Salary/Pay: $28.56-$37.13/hour

City of Bridges Community Land Trust is hiring an Executive Director

Position description: City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CBCLT) was founded in 2019 as the first community land trust in Western Pennsylvania. The organization has created 36 units of permanently affordable housing to date, and has more than 38 additional units in various stages of development The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation, administration, culture, and collective vision of the City of Bridges Community Land Trust (CBCLT). They will continuously develop and steward a base of community, financial, and public support for the organization. This role supports a staff of five who develop and implement innovative programming, homeowner stewardship, and services to low- and moderate-income households. The Executive Director officially reports to the City of Bridges Community Land Trust Board of Directors. The organization has a culture of mutual support and collaboration across the staff, board, and membership.

Main responsibilities include: Leads the organization's strategic goal-setting, in collaboration with board, staff, and membership, and ensures those strategic goals are being met. Develops, implements and monitors programs; identifies program priorities and outcomes. Leads on implementation of the Real Estate Development Strategy, ensuring that the Director of Real Estate has necessary resources for development of new construction, acquisition and rehab, affordable rental, and commercial CLT units. Identifies and builds partnerships to secure creative, new, and ongoing funding sources for acquisition, predevelopment, and development subsidy. Supervises program staff on developing and implementing Real Estate programs from concept to execution, such as Buyer Initiated, Homeowner Incubation, etc.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Senior Level

Salary/Pay: $115,000-$120,000/year

Women for a Healthy Environment is hiring an Operations Manager

Position description: Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency dedicated to educating communities about environmental risks to human health, providing action steps to mitigate those risks, and advocating for solutions to better protect the region. WHE serves parents, students, children, school and early learning personnel, as well as health and community-based organizations, with an emphasis on those living in underserved communities. Creating healthy spaces for children to live, learn, and play is at the core of our work. WHE uses a scientific approach to achieve equitable lives free of environmental hazards through advocacy and community-based programs. We envision a world where everyone has access to a healthy environment. WHE is seeking a dynamic and highly organized Operations Manager to provide critical support to the Executive Director (ED) and ensure smooth operations across various functions of the organization. The Operations Manager will oversee administrative tasks, financial management, human resources, IT systems administration, and project management under the guidance of the ED.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Schedule appointments, manage calendars, and compile documents for meetings.

  • Conduct research and prepare background materials for internal and external meetings.

  • Manage task lists and follow-up on requests internally and externally.

  • Screen email messages, respond as needed, and route messages to the appropriate party.

  • Execute administrative duties such as document formatting, filing, typing, and copying.

  • Generate reports, transcribe meeting minutes, and conduct research as required.

  • Complete other duties as assigned by the ED.

  • Liaise with outsourced finance contractor and oversee banking transactions and recordkeeping.

  • Prepare reconciliations of bills, bank statements, corporate credit accounts, and manage petty cash.

  • Support organizational annual audit and ensure accurate processing of gift acknowledgments.

  • Assist in financial reporting and budget management as needed.

Location: Hybrid Remote/Pittsburgh, PA

Experience: Mid-level

Salary/Pay: $65,000-$80,000 /year

Black Girls Advocacy and Leadership Alliance is hiring a 2024 Summer Intern

Position description: The Black Girls Leadership and Advocacy Alliance is a participatory research and advocacy opportunity being organized and led by Gwen’s Girls. The Black Girls Leadership and Advocacy Alliance offers high school girls the opportunity to learn about Black women’s history, community participation, research, and social change leadership. Girls that are selected will participate as experts of their experience of being a Black girl, and the shared experiences will be central to the formation of an advocacy agenda.

Have you ever wanted to speak up about something that was unfair but weren’t sure how? Have you ever tried to speak up and you weren’t listened to or got in trouble? Do you want to be part of a group of girls and young women working together to make things better? Would you like to develop ideas and skills to better understand and challenge injustice? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might want to be part of the Black Girls Leadership and Advocacy Alliance this summer!

Location: Allegheny County

Experience: High school Internship

Salary/Pay: Paid internship - amount not disclosed

Just Solutions is hiring a State Initiatives Manager

Position description: Just Solutions is seeking an experienced and passionate State Initiatives Manager to lead and coordinate Just Solutions’ Emerging States Program. This role involves program strategy and management, and developing, supporting and leveraging collaboration and capacity building with Emerging States EJ-CJ organizations and coalitions, particularly in the Midwest. You will collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including community organizations, government agencies, and non-profit partners, to drive impactful, timely initiatives that promote climate justice and equitable solutions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing, leading, and managing Just Solutions’ Emerging States Program Hub from initiation to completion.

  • Developing and aligning project plans and strategy, including timelines, resource allocation, and risk management strategies, with organization-wide goals and objectives.

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to identify project goals, define project scopes, and establish project deliverables.

  • Supporting the design and implementation of strategies to promote climate justice and equitable solutions, incorporating the principles of inclusivity and representation.

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with community organizations, government agencies, and non-profit partners to foster collaboration and maximize project impact.

  • Coordinating and facilitating meetings, workshops, and community engagement touchpoints to solicit input, build consensus, and ensure diverse perspectives are incorporated into project plans.

Location: Remote/Ohio

Experience: Mid to Senior-level

Salary/Pay: $95,000 – $115,000/year

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