Posts Tagged ‘community’

Earth Matter NY is seeking a full time staff person to help grow their Community Compost Hub program in the Lower East Side. The ideal person is both an educator and administrator who will work closely with Earth Matter to implement a pilot food scrap recovery program in partnership with two NYC schools (in the same building). The educator will be responsible for on-site coordination of this program at the schools, staffing open hours at the compost site, and maintaining the compost system with Earth Matter staff, students, and Earth Matter volunteers. The Educator will assist with Earth Matter NY work with events on Governor’s Island from April-October.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Co-develop and manage cafeteria food scrap recovery and on site composting training program for the Schools.
  • Co-develop and manage afterschool internship program focused on processing food scraps.
  • Manage Compost Hub: Open and close, staff open hours for neighbor drop off on Tuesdays and Saturdays, restock literature, organize workdays, coordinate volunteers working at Hub and managing chicken flock care shifts.
  • Co-lead trainings and classes.
  • Assist in all administrative aspects of Earth Matter NY work as part of BWPRR’s Local Organics Recovery Program.
  • Prepare quarterly OTPS (expense) financial reports, quarterly projections, and Equipment Tracking Documents
  • Track program growth and key data, including amount of material accepted, processed, and distributed.
  • Governors Island (GI): April – October. Co-coordinates event agreements with event producers and manages event volunteers. Coordinate ten weekend day events on GI during the “season”.
  • Represent Earth Matter in DSNY social media group committee and manage Earth Matter’s social media presence.
  • Closely communicate and coordinate with BWPRR as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience in environmental education for all ages.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of NYC government and DSNY’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling (BWPRR)
  • Extensive experience with Excel and data processing. Proficiency in Word and general office administrative skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize; results-oriented, reliable, ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, detail-oriented.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate with team members and to work independently and self-start projects.
  • Physically strong and able to lift 50 lbs.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Adobe illustrator/Photoshop.
  • Technical skills in carpentry and gardening.
  • Driver’s license, bike riding, and experience in equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of compost production and resource recovery in NYC.


  • Minimum 4 years related work experience in public education, or Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience with wide range of software applications (Excel, MS Word, Power Point, Outlook.)
  • Seasoned public speaker, ease in leading workshops and trainings.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to earthmatterjobs@gmail.com


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Central Park Conservancy Community Programs Manager
Reports to: Director of Public Programs & Visitor Services
Department: Visitor Services
Status: Exempt
Schedule: Regular weekend and evening work required as per program schedules. Schedule varies seasonally based on specific program needs.
Location: 1 East 104th Street between 5th and Madison Avenue

The Community Programs Manager, in collaboration with colleagues throughout the organization, leads the outreach, facilitation and evaluation of family and community programs in venues throughout the Park. Acting as a representative of the Conservancy to program facilitators, program partners, and the public audience, the Community Programs Manager is responsible for presenting relevant content to a variety of external audiences, cultivating relationships that support our mission and programmatic goals, and helping to build our membership base. 

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and coordinate program content, curricula, and material resources
  • Coordinate scheduling/booking of workshop leaders/artists, including managing contracts and payments
  • Coordinate the development and distribution of outreach/marketing materials, including seasonal program brochures, flyers and online promotion / listings
  • Introduction of workshop leaders / artists to program participants and ongoing assistance to facilitators throughout each program as needed, including hands-on facilitation of programs as needed
  • Evaluation of program effectiveness, tracking of participant information and program statistics, and long-term planning of public offerings that help the Conservancy reach our goals
  • Administrative tasks related to the programs, including the preparation of written material for reports and proposals to funders

Minimum Requirements

  • Understanding of Central Park’s cultural + historical significance, and a strong interest in promoting the role of the Central Park Conservancy as its caretakers
  • Is organized, motivated, a team player, and has the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • 3-5 years experience working with the public and/or in program development, facilitation and evaluation, including staff/volunteer supervision;
  • Strong desire to work with public audiences and very comfortable with public speaking;
  • Strong skills with Microsoft applications, database use, and website CMS
  • Ability to transport, set-up and break-down program materials/resources as needed (some lifting of moderately-heavy materials at times);
  • Ability to work and lead outdoor programs in variable weather conditions;
  • Ability to flex a work schedule around programs and events as needed; and
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to safely navigate busy Park paths.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts in a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to transport, set-up and break-down program materials/resources as needed (some lifting of moderately-heavy materials at times)
  • Ability to work and lead outdoor programs in variable weather conditions
  • Ability to flex a work schedule around programs and events as needed

Apply on our websitehttp://www.centralparknyc.org/about/job-opportunities/

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Urban Greens is seeking a motivated self-starter to assume the new role of Project Manager for the grocery food cooperative (co-op) start-up on the West Side of Providence. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the growing cooperative, including: community outreach, membership building, development and member loan programs,  budgeting and financial accounting, infrastructure building, and facilitating partnerships with community and municipal organizations.

Candidates for this position should be familiar with and enthusiastic about food justice issues and cooperative ownership structures, have the exceptional ability to coordinate and organize multiple, detailed project streams, and be able to meet deadlines on such projects. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to communicate with individuals and organizations from different backgrounds, be able to work independently and coordinate with the Urban Greens CooperativeCouncil, demonstrate abilities to lead others and build relationships, and be able to both focus on details and the larger mission of the cooperative.

Primary Responsibilities:

Infrastructure Building and Coordinating Progress

  • Develop/maintain relationships and communication with Cooperative Development specialists, Council members, working group members, co-op member-owners, and the community of potential stakeholders and partners, acting as a link between all parties.
  • Create infrastructure and procedures to ensure the smooth working of the organization.
  • Prepare the co-op for the transition to a permanent General Manager.


  • Build relationships with community partners, businesses, farmers, and individuals to educate about the co-op and its mission.
  • Act as liaison between the Council and member-owners/community.
  • Build up the membership-base of the organization.
  • Prepare and present project reports on a regular basis to the Council.
  • Evaluate and modify existing processes to ensure volunteer and working groups are functioning efficiently.


  • Work with the Treasurer and finance working group to plan out the resources needed for the co-op development project.
  • Maintain the organizational budget and review the pro-forma until the General Manager takes over this duty.
  • Be responsible for being aware of every component of the co-op development project–including financial development, internal expansion of the Council, membership and member loan campaigns, marketing and communications, finance and facilities development, community and farmer outreach, and oversee press communications.


  • Passion for food justice, advocacy, community-mobilization, and cooperative structures.
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills.
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage different types of people.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Spanish-language competency preferred.
  • At least one year working experience, preferably working with community organizations or advocacy groups.
  • Computer and technical knowledge, including in social media and digital strategies
  • Experience with budgeting, fundraising, and development.
  • Exposure to non-profit organizations, farms or food-related groups, and advocacy organizations and solid knowledge of the Rhode Island non-profit and organizational landscape.


The Project Manager will report to the Urban Greens Cooperative Council, and will be responsible for planning the co-op development process and seeing that it is completed successfully within the given deadline. Candidates for this position must have excellent management skills to coordinate with the Council, future General Manager, working committees and also with the co-op members, stakeholders, and community. The Project Manager will be a full time position for one year with the possibility of extension. Salary for this position is competitive.

If you are interested in being a candidate for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@urbangreens.com.

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