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Conservation Technical Assistant

The Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District is looking to hire a conservation technical assistant.

Responsibilities: Collect data through site inventory and analysis and assist agency engineers with survey work; prepare and review quantity computations, engineering calculations, cost estimates, and
prepare construction/material specifications for agency engineers; draft engineering plans using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 under the supervision of agency engineers; inspect the construction of engineering practices and prepare as-built drawings under the supervision of agency engineers.

Qualifications: Four-year course of study above high school, leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction, engineering technology, or a related field; bachelor’s degree must include at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics; at least six of the 24 semester hours must have been in drafting; knowledge of and/or training in cartography and geospatial analysis, including proficiency with ArcGIS is beneficial.

Compensation: $22-$24 an hour, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time permanent position with grant funding secured for four years.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Sara Churgin at [email protected] by Nov. 30.


Grants and Communications Manager

Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT), a Providence-based nonprofit working to build a fair and accessible local food system in Rhode Island, is looking to hire a grants and communications manager.

Responsibilities: Raise a portion of the organization’s annual budget by securing grants through local, state, and federal sources; develop successful appeals for new and existing funders; manage annual grants calendar; oversee about 35 grant proposals each year; supervises the grants and communications coordinator and grants management coordinator; work on website content and media communications to support development strategies, objectives, annual appeal, membership drive, and events; develop an overall communications strategy; deliver information to media outlets and community partners about programs and events; cultivate relationships with media professionals to generate media attention; provide support and content for the annual report, membership and annual appeal communications; maintain SCLT’s grant contracts; support SCLT’s fund drive and membership campaigns; performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Experience, knowledge, and interest in nonprofit work, local food systems, federal grant applications and reporting, and fundraising and communications; exceptional writing, organizational, and communication skills; ability to write for a diverse audience while being mindful of elements of cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity; demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, work that advances race equity and social justice; proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Gmail, WordPress, email marketing, grants management software, and donor-based software desired; three to six years of grant writing experience required; one year of managerial experience required; Providence, Pawtucket, or Central Falls area resident; valid driver’s license and clean driving record; skills in any of the following languages Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Hmong, French, Kunama, Burmese Haitian Creole, Khmer, and Lao; SCLT welcomes your application even if you do not possess all of the attributes listed above. The organization values both life and on-the-job experience in all hiring decisions.

Compensation: $55,000 to $70,000 annually based on prior experience. Benefits include paid holidays, 22 paid days off per year, and health and dental insurance.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Marley Bessette at [email protected]. Include “Grants and Communications Manager” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Projected start date is Dec. 4.

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