Foster Town Planner

The town of Foster, R.I., is looking to hire a part-time town planner.

Responsibilities: Act as administrative officer and staff to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Review; responsible for coordinating the subdivision and commercial development applications and review process; responsible for the maintenance of zoning ordinances and the land development and subdivision regulations in conformance with the comprehensive community plan; assist with and/or coordinate long-range and short-range planning projects implemented by the Planning Board and/or the Town Council; prepare and present council-approved grant applications to state and federal agencies and manage awarded grants; attendance at night meetings is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, urban studies or related field; four years of experience in municipal planning or a related field; master’s degree in planning and A.I.C.P. certification desirable, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; GIS skills are a plus.

Compensation: $36,955 to $44,609 annually (24-29 hours a week).

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Foster Town Council, Foster Town Hall, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825, or e-mail to town clerk at Applications must be received by April 10 at 4 p.m.

E-Waste Handlers

Indie Cycle LLC is looking for help at electronic recycling events on Saturday mornings. Paid position for 3-5 hours in different Rhode Island communities. Must be able to lift larger electronic items such as TVs and air conditioners.  Transportation provided if needed. If interested, send an e-mail to

Youth, Farm & Garden Associate

Providence-based Southside Community Land Trust is looking to hire a youth, farm and garden associate, a yearlong AmeriCorps VISTA position that begins June 19. This 40-hour-a-week position requires weekend and evening availability.

Responsibilities: Work closely with education team to plan and deliver youth garden and nutrition programming in Pawtucket and Providence; help deliver farmers market training to beginning farmers; help recruit and track Rhode Island beginning farmers to participate in production and business training workshops; develop, recruit participants and staff volunteer work days at community gardens, production farms and community events.

Qualifications: College degree; excellent verbal and written communication; ability to multi-task, and function independently or as part of a team; valid driver’s license; Spanish proficiency preferred.

Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA positions are compensated at $983 a month and with a choice of $5,815 Educational Award that can be used to pursue further education or a $1,500 end-of-service cash stipend.

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Margaret DeVos, SCLT executive director, at At least 3 references will be required of all finalist candidates. Application deadline is April 2.

Blackstone River Water Monitors

The Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone needs volunteer water-quality monitors to collect data at three sites in the watershed. These sites are Woonsocket, Mill River on Privilege Street, and in Lincoln, below Albion Dam on the west bank, and in Bellingham, Mass., Peters River on Paine Street.

The goal of this long-running program is to gather information about the current status of, and long-term changes in, the health of the Blackstone River watershed. This information helps policymakers, state officials and concerned residents make the Blackstone River cleaner.

About 80 volunteers work with the nonprofit to sample 75 sites throughout the watershed, from Worcester, Mass., to Pawtucket, R.I. Sites are sampled on the second Saturday of each month from April through November. Field monitors are trained to test for dissolved oxygen at the site, record physical and aesthetic parameters, and collect a water sample.
To volunteer, contact RJ Turcotte, the Rhode Island field coordinator, at 508-981-7908 or

Clean Ocean Access Interns

Middletown, R.I.-based Clean Ocean Access is looking to hire three summer interns.

The environmental science intern will work 15 hours a week for 16 weeks, from May through August, Mondays through Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Thursdays from 6 a.m.-noon. The compensation is $12 an hour. To apply, click here.

The marketing and communications intern will work 10 hours a week for 10 weeks from June through August. It’s a variable schedule. The compensation os $12 an hour. To apply, click here.

The environmental educator intern will work 10 hours a week for 10 weeks, from June through August, two days a week — Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays — from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To apply, click here.