Duxbury Beach Reservation Manager

Duxbury Beach Reservation Inc. is looking to hire a manager for the 5-mile-long barrier beach property in Duxbury, Mass. This newly established, full-time, salaried position will report to the president and the board of directors.

Responsibilities: Coordinate and support all aspects of the organization, including resource and species conservation, regulatory compliance, regulatory interactions, progressive fundraising development, grant writing, and community relations, programs and activities; setting up the initial office of the manager.

Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership skills; strong oral and written communications skills; strong computer competence; substantial management experience in the nonprofit sector; natural coastal resource conservation and environmental issues is required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education, and includes benefits.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Careers@DuxburyBeach.com.

Wild & Scenic Rivers Study Committee Volunteers

The Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Rivers Study Committee is looking for local residents with a keen interest in working toward the protection of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, Pawcatuck, Green Falls and Shunock rivers in the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed.

The Wood-Pawcatuck Wild and Scenic Study Committee is entering a critical phase of the three-year study: identifying the “outstandingly remarkable values” of the rivers’ understudy. Representatives from all the watershed towns, appointed by their local government, are needed to help with this important work.  Each town may appoint up to two residents. Currently, there are openings in the towns of Exeter, West Greenwich, Westerly, Richmond, Voluntown, Sterling and Charlestown.

Responsibilities: Participate in committee and subcommittee meetings, about once or twice a month; review and comment on documents and reports.

Interested: Contact Denise Poyer at denisep@wpwa.org or 401-539-9017.

Rare Species Clerk

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) is looking to hire a part-time, temporary rare species clerk. This grant-funded position is for 5 hours a week, commencing ASAP and terminating Nov. 30. The hours are flexible, but the ideal candidate will be able to work the same day/hours every week most of the time. The position is located at the RINHS offices at East Farm, off Route 108 in Kingston. This is a clerical, not a field position.

Responsibilities: Work closely with existing staff, contractors, partner organizations and volunteers; organize, maintain and update paper and electronic records of Rhode Island rare species, primarily vascular plants; carry out other biodiversity data management tasks including organizing dossiers on newly declared rare plants, reviewing literature and other records, organizing archives, conducting quality control on rare species data tables, entering newly submitted data, responding to inquiries and preparing reports.

Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, reliability, consistency, discretion and attention to detail are highly required; substantial experience and skills with Microsoft Excel is highly required; demonstrated knowledge of flora of eastern North America, including botanical taxonomy/nomenclature, is required.

Compensation: Pay is $15 an hour.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information, including e-mail and phone number, of three persons whom RINHS may contact regarding your experience and qualifications to "Rare Species Clerk" care of kstillwell@rinhs.org.

Director of Development

Bike Newport is looking to hire a director of development to help grow the nonprofit’s budget from $335,000 currently to $500,000 within the next three years.

Responsibilities: Develop and execute organization’s annual fundraising plan; secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations and the government; research available grants and write grant proposals.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 5-plus years of development experience; demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication skills.

To apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Bike Newport executive director, Bari Freeman at bari@bikenewportri.org with “Development Director Position” in the subject line. The deadline is Jan. 31.

Sankofa Community Greenhouse/Farm Manager

The West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is looking to hire a manger a with a strong understanding of greenhouse operations to manage the first season of a 1,000-square-foot community greenhouse on urban land in the West End of Providence. The manager can expect an average of 20-25 hours a week from February 2017 through September 2017. Hours for the position will be highest in the spring and will gradually decrease as the greenhouse season phases out.

Responsibilities: Oversee construction of greenhouse to be built and installed by Adam’s Greenhouse Construction LLC; work with community partners, specifically Southside Community Land Trust, to identify interested market growers and their space needs; oversee purchasing of additional greenhouse equipment including potting soil, seeding trays, benches and tools; create a greenhouse/grower contract that details growers’ responsibilities, payment plans, greenhouse standards, and outlines other relevant policies and procedures of the greenhouse; oversee management of growers, ensuring payments are made on time and growers are adhering to greenhouse guidelines; organize, train and supervise farm and greenhouse growers and any interns or volunteers to ensure that each farm area is effectively utilized and maintained.

Qualifications: At least two seasons experience working in a greenhouse environment; experience working on community-grow land; knowledge of greenhouse maintenance and operations; supervisory experience; experience working in diverse communities; bilingual a plus; teaching experience a plus; construction skills a plus.

To apply: Send letter of interest and resume to ekoo@westelmwood.org with Manager of Sankofa Community Greenhouse/Farm in the subject line, or mail or drop off application to West Elmwood Housing, 224 Dexter St., Providence, RI 02907. The deadline for applications is Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.