Program Manager

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission is looking to hire a program manger for projects related to water quality, transportation, renewable energy and community engagement. This is a part-time position, about 24 hours a week, with potential for eventual increased or full-time employment.

Qualifications: 3-5 years relevant experience; proficient in social media and digital communications; ability to work occasional nights and weekends; experience with nonprofits and/or government preferred.

To apply: Send cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position, resume, three references, and writing sample, link to portfolio or examples of work to aquidneckplanning@gmail.com. Write “AIPC Job App (last name)” in the subject line of the e-mail, and assemble all required documents into a single PDF.

Park Program Assistant

The Aquidneck Land Trust is looking to hire a part-time employee in the position of  Miantonomi Park program assistant. The position will start by June 5. The end date is Sept. 4. Miantonomi Park is on Newport’s north side and is the largest city-owned park, with 30 acres. Candidate will work 6-12 hours a week, depending on event schedule and need for planning/promoting in any individual week. Position may not exceed 170 total hours.

Responsibilities: Open Miantonomi Tower every Sunday from June 11-Sept. 1, tower is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and park assistant will need to arrive by 10:30 a.m. to set up signs and an information table, and should plan on leaving between 2 and 2:30 p.m., after cleaning the area and locking up the tower; speak about the history of the park and provide information about the Memorial Tower, the mission and events of the Aquidneck Land Trust; plan and coordinate 5-6 small 10-30 person public events (1-2 hours) as part of a Miantonomi Park Exploration Day Series.

Compensation: $15 an hour.

To apply: Click here.

Real Estate and Engineer Assistant

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire a Real Estate and Engineer Assistant who works at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in the office of Planning and Development and provides administrative, research, land acquisition, project management and other general assistance to program staff working toward the achievement of protection, conservation or restoration goals.

Responsibilities: May oversee and direct work of volunteers or interns; coordinate multiple tasks or projects in a timely manner and with attention to detail; may assist with program budget preparation and monitoring.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience with Microsoft Office suite.

To apply: Click here. Deadline is June 6.

Position Openings with TerraCorps

TerraCorps, formerly MassLIFT-AmeriCorps, is a national service program helping Massachusetts communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. The organization is looking for 36 members to serve in full-time, 11-month positions. The 2017-18 program will run from Aug. 28, 2017 to July 27, 2018.

Responsibilities: Carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities. Members typically serve as land stewardship coordinators, regional conservation coordinators, youth education coordinators or community engagement coordinators.

Compensation: Living allowance, education award and additional AmeriCorps benefits.

To apply: Click here.

Assistant Director Environmental Programs

Brown University is looking to hire an assistant director for pre-college and environmental programs.

Responsibilities: Identify educational themes and learning outcomes for each new offering; recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate seasonal and program-specific staff and instructors; evaluate programs, establishing short- and long-term goals for sustainability and continuous improvement.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience; master’s degree in environmental studies, environmental science or related field preferred.

To apply: Click here.

Environmental Field Technician

The Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District is looking to hire an environmental field technician to provide assistance to agricultural producers and forestland owners in the form of conservation planning.

Responsibilities: Work in cooperation with landowners to develop plans that promote the adoption of best management practices that are both financially feasible, reasonably scheduled and environmentally sustainable; develop contact and communications with agricultural and forestland owners who are looking for conservation planning assistance; evaluate environmental resource concerns through field visits; create conservation plans that include recommended implementation plans of best management practices and various maps (created in GIS) to identify locations of practices; facilitate workshops.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred; strong background in environmental sciences, including agriculture, plant and soil science, natural resources, conservation and field biology; proficient in ArcGIS 10; computer literacy is a requirement.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Sara Churgin, district manager, visa e-mail at  schurgin.ericd@gmail.com.

Seasonal Farmers Market Sales Associate

Narragansett Creamery is looking for sales help at Rhode Island and Massachusetts farmers markets from May through November. 

Responsibilities: Farmers market table setup, sales and breakdown.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is organized, dependable, self-motivated and friendly, with an interest and passion for cheese and local food. Must be able to engage customers and make sales by telling the story of Narragansett Creamery. Sales experience is a plus. Dependable transportation required.

To apply: Send inquiries and resume to info@richeeses.com.