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Environmental Field Technician

The Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District is looking to hire an environmental field technician.

Responsibilities: Observe and assess natural resource concerns in forests and on agricultural properties; work to understand landowner goals for land use and plan appropriate conservation activities; use GPS in the field and produce maps using ArcGIS systems; learn new software programs specific to assigned projects; enter sensitive data into a federal database; work in cooperation with the district manager, other technicians, and the board of directors; attend bimonthly meetings; obtain a background check and Level 2 Federal Clearance; willingness to assist with other duties necessary.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred; associate’s degree combined with equivalent experience acceptable; background in environmental sciences (agriculture, plant and soil science, natural resources, conservation, or field biology); experience in field settings preferred; proficiency in ArcGIS 10; computer literate with knowledge of database management and word processing; exceptional communication skills; ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions; open to learning new skills, receiving specific direction and willingness to work independently and as part of a team; available to work weekdays, with some weekend availability.

Compensation: Hourly rate starting at $21 per hour, commensurate with experience; full-time temporary position, grant funded for one year with potential for additional grant funding; benefits include funding towards health insurance and contribution to Fidelity Simple IRA, and mileage reimbursement.

To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to info@easternriconservation.org by Feb. 20.


Gardening Crew Leader

Native Edible Designs is looking to hire a gardening crew leader.

Responsibilities: Show up on time, prepared to work outdoors; assess tasks on assigned properties and lead crew; assist in training crew members to perform tasks such as weeding, planting, pruning, and plant care; manage crew members; attend weekly crew leader meetings; keep truck and tools clean and organized; notify the manager of equipment and tools in need of repairs; maintain a thorough work log; perform maintenance of client gardens, including but not limited to perennial, annual, and vegetable gardens; install and maintain spring and summer container gardens and fall plantings; have a sense of ownership in your custom garden assignments.

Qualifications: Three or more years of professional gardening or related field experience; love of the outdoors, trees, plants, and garden spaces; desire to learn and share knowledge; professionalism, effective communication, attention to detail, and a passion for learning; strong work ethic; willingness to work in all weather conditions; ability to work a full day with physical demands; ability to lift and carry loads up to 40 pounds; valid driver’s license; use of own reliable transportation required; ability to lead other gardeners to nurture and care for gardens; strong interest in building connections with coworkers and clients; an interest in the environment, ecosystems, and sustainable practices.

Compensation: $22 to $25 an hour based on experience; training and growth opportunities; five paid holidays per year; uniform and tool stipend.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Cassidy at nativeedibledesigns@gmail.com.


Part-Time Gardening Crew Member

Native Edible Designs is looking to hire a part-time gardening crew member.

Responsibilities: Show up on time, prepared to work outdoors; install and maintain gardens on residential properties in southern Rhode Island; communicate and coordinate with fellow crew members and crew leader; attend weekly crew meetings; keep truck and tools clean and organized; notify crew leader of equipment and tools in need of repairs; keep a thorough work log; maintain clients’ perennial, annual, and vegetable gardens; install and maintain spring and summer container gardens and fall plantings; perform light pruning of ornamental shrubs and small trees; have a sense of ownership in your custom garden assignments.

Qualifications: Willingness to learn and grow; love of the outdoors, trees, plants, and garden spaces; desire to learn and share knowledge; professionalism, effective communication, attention to detail, and a passion for learning; strong work ethic; willingness to work in all weather conditions; ability to work a full day with physical demands; ability to lift and carry loads up to 40 pounds; valid Rhode Island driver’s license; use of own reliable transportation; interest in working with clients in all aspects of gardening and landscape care; interest in the environment, ecosystems, and sustainable practices.

Compensation: $17 to $20 an hour based on experience; training and growth opportunities; five paid holidays per year; uniform and tool stipend; flexible schedule.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Cassidy at nativeedibledesigns@gmail.com.


Part-Time Root Riders Team Leader

Aquidneck Community Table (ACT) is looking to hire a team leader for ACT’s Root Riders program.

Responsibilities: Coordinate Root Riders program; bike from garden to garden, and teach youth how to grow, harvest, and sell fresh produce; motivate and mentor a group of 12 high school students during a six-week summer program; build a strong team environment; guide students to perform gardening and harvesting tasks at ACT’s five community and school garden sites in the North End of Newport.

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and lead activities for high school students; motivational and enthusiastic leader; strong biking skills; experience working on a team; first-aid skills and training (certification in CPR and AED); ability to pass a background check; bilingual in English and Spanish preferred; farm or garden-based education experience preferred.

Compensation: $25 to $28 an hour based on experience. This position is about 25 hours a week in July and August, with the possibility of part-time hours starting in February for program planning and garden preparation.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter, and availability to info@aquidneckcommunitytable.org.


Marketing and Communications Professional

Bike Newport is looking to hire a marketing and communications professional.

Responsibilities: Create, schedule, place, and track program information and promotion on Bike Newport’s website, social media, newsletter, signage, press releases, and community and partner platforms; establish communications strategy across all media to optimize messages, appeals, and website traffic; publish content that provides a rich experience; ensure all communications are culturally sensitive and available in English and Spanish; ensure engagement of all socioeconomic and cultural sectors in greater Newport; create and update marketing materials to support fundraising and donor stewardship; create event communications tools as needed; write press releases, bi-weekly newsletter, website blog, essays, and other partner/member alerts as needed; evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns; maintain a current press list; stay apprised of bicycle advocacy at the local, state, and national levels; manage community surveys as needed; represent Bike Newport at monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting and Discover Newport Marketing meeting.

Qualifications: Advanced work experience in marketing and communications; creativity and strategic thinking; ability to work collaboratively as a positive and proactive team member; ability to adjust decisions in varied or changing environments; excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills; graphic design, photography, video, and photo/video editing skills (basic at minimum); knowledge of social media and internet trends; media relations outreach and management; highly organized; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; proficiency in WordPress; MailChimp or similar email service provider, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Canva, or other graphic design software for social media; key competencies include strategic agility, positive attitude, collaborative spirit, and prioritization of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Compensation: $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Allyson McCalla, director of operations, at allyson@bikenewportri.org.


Part-Time Sustainable Events Specialist

Clean Ocean Access is looking to hire a part-time sustainable events specialist to assist its director of sustainability in growing the organization’s event sustainability consulting services.

Responsibilities: Field inquiries from potential clients about facilitating event sustainability services; coordinate, build, and execute sustainability goals and protocols for events with community partners
and/or private events; develop budgets, scope of work, and invoices for each event consultation service; perform waste audits and emissions evaluations for events; conduct outreach to organizations to create new partnerships and expand services; collect and analyze metrics from events for final reporting; work with the marketing and communications team to capture event sustainability efforts for social media, website, and press releases; function as an ambassador in the community by attending events and building connections with individuals and groups.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service skills; ability to use data-driven metrics to achieve goals and impact the community; superior organizational skills and a knack for logistics; effective time management; ability to take initiative; passion for protecting our ocean and the planet; proven track record for communicating effectively, building relationships, and working as part of a team to achieve
impact; bachelor’s degree and a minimum three years experience working in sustainability, waste management, environmental science and/or customer service.

Compensation: Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience. Flexible work hours, monthly staff lunches and outings, fun team environment, and mileage reimbursement.

To apply: Email resume and a cover letter explaining why this opportunity excites you to
info@cleanoceanaccess.org. Please reference “Sustainable Events Specialist” in the subject line. Applicants will be considered until the job is filled.

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