Nature Conservancy Executive Assistant

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire an executive assistant.

Responsibilities: Help director of philanthropy manage and coordinate donor strategies, tasks, activities and logistics; support the philanthropy team in donor meetings and events; manage planning and logistics for core team’s management meetings and full staff meetings and retreat.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a year experience, associate degree and three years experience, or equivalent combination; experience in business writing, editing and proofreading; experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; multi-lingual skills appreciated.

To apply: Click here.

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Internships

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program has two internships available, GIS and environmental analyst intern and a scientific projects intern.

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program seek a GIS and environmental analyst intern to assist with issues involving Narragansett Bay and its watershed by analyzing and mapping geographic information system (GIS) data, writing reports and organizing digital materials.

This is a paid position that is funded for up to 275 hours. Hours are flexible but assistance is needed between October and June. The successful candidate will have a minimum three years of satisfactory progress toward a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, biology, or closely related field, and proficiency with the ArcGIS desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox) and the preparation of metadata.

Send cover letter, resume, GIS map sample and writing sample by Oct. 1 to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Reference position number 17-NBEP-002 in the e-mail subject line.

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program also seek a scientific projects intern to assist with issues involving Narragansett Bay and its watershed by analyzing data, conducting literature reviews, writing summaries and creating figures.

This is a paid position that is funded for up to 275 hours. Hours are flexible but assistance is needed between October and June. The successful candidate will have a minimum three years of satisfactory progress toward a bachelor’s degree in in environmental science, biology, or closely related field. Desired experience in Access, Sigma Plot and GIS.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample by Oct. 1 to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Reference position number 17-NBEP-001 in the e-mail subject line.

R.I. Watershed Field Coordinator

The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) is looking to hire a field coordinator for the Rhode Island portion of its watershed-wide volunteer water-quality monitoring program. This is a part-time position for about 15 hours a month that includes both technical and outreach work.

Responsibilities: Oversee 15 volunteers who monitor 17 stream sites from Burrillville to Pawtucket; recruit and train field and lab volunteers; assemble and distribute field kits; run lab on testing days.

Qualifications: Laboratory experience; data management skills; transportation; familiarity with the Blackstone River watershed preferred.

To apply: Contact Susan Thomas, BRC coordinator, at 508-471-0988 or via e-mail at acadia94@verizon.net.

Urban Farm and Green Design Lab Director

RiverzEdge Arts seeks a part-time urban farm and green design lab director.

Responsibilities: Oversee of a team of teens engaged in: running a small urban farm, executing
green infrastructure projects, hands on environmental learning, development and marketing of
green products, remediation and advocacy initiatives.

This position starts at 20 hours per week, with opportunities for expansion. Required hours of
work include afternoons Monday through Thursday, with occasional field trips and special events.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a positive, creative, entrepreneurial problem solver, who
likes working with teens and making big things happen in small communities; background in farming, industrial design, environment, or landscape architecture; working knowledge of computers, design and craft; excellent written and oral communication skills.

Candidates should posses one of the following: B.F.A. in Landscape or Industrial Design, B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Studies, or B.S. in Agriculture, and also have gained significant knowledge and expertise in at least one of the other two fields of study/practice. Candidates must also have a valid drivers license.

To apply: e-mail cover letter, resume and 10 work samples to bekah@riverzedgearts.org.

Community Project Coordinator

The Rhode Island Tree Council is looking to hire a community project coordinator. Position is expected to be filled by the end of October.

Responsibilities: Develop and implement community service component of the organization’s public outreach mission; expand opportunities for public engagement; increase volunteer participation.

Qualifications: Excellent communication skills; ability to engage the public, businesses and nonprofits in community service projects; knowledge and training in proper tree planting and stewardship practices.

To apply: Send resume to Rhode Island Tree Council, PO box 6144, Providence, RI 02940 or send an e-mail to ritree@ritree.org.