Per Diem Program Leader

The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association (WPWA) is looking to hire a per diem program leader. The person will be paid to showcase his/her recreational passion, such as birding, hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, fishing. WPWA will advertise and register participants and cover you under its worker’s compensation insurance and the participants under its general commercial liability insurance.

WPWA charges a standard participant fee of $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The per diem leader will be mailed a paycheck within two weeks after the event. The check will equal 50 percent of the program revenue, minus applicable taxes. As an example, an evening paddle brings in $275 from 10 nonmembers and five members. The leader would receive $137.50, less applicable taxes.

Per diem leader must commit to host and lead at least three events per year.  There is no maximum limit. Must be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in the activity you choose to lead and be willing to promote the event via personal networks.  All program activities, dates, rates and maximum number of participants must be approved by WPWA prior to advertising and soliciting participants. Must be 18 or older and posses a valid driver’s license.

For more information, contact Chris Fox via e-mail at chris@wpwa.org or by calling 401-539-9017.

R.I. Farm Bureau Executive Director

The Rhode Island Farm Bureau is looking to hire an executive director.

Responsibilities: Manage and train bureau personnel; implement bureau policy; conduct public-relations activities; establish an Agriculture in the Classroom program that emphasizes the influence of production agriculture in the United States.

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing; associate’s degree or greater; background in farming or agricultural organizations is preferred.

Compensation: Salary is in the $60,000 range, with a traditional benefit package that includes medical, retirement and paid vacation. Salary and benefits are negotiable.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to rifarm@rifb.org or to Rhode Island Farm Bureau, 16 B Nooseneck Hill Road West Greenwich, RI 02817, Attention: Search Committee.

Bike Newport Summer Internship

Bike Newport is looking for a summer intern. This internship requires 250 hours and can run between May 16 and Sept. 6. Intern is expected to work 20-25 hours a week. Hours are flexible, mostly afternoons, evenings and weekends, and must be available on following dates: May 19 (Bike to Work Day); June 3 (BikeFestRI); June 8-11 (Elliot’s Ride); July 4; July 28-30 (Folk Festival); Aug. 4-6 (Jazz Festival).

Responsibilities: Manage community bike parking program, reaching out to partners and arranging rental and use; work with local youth and adults to repair bicycles at Bike Library and Open Garage; assist staff with event planning and day-of logistics for Bike Month and summer events, including Bike to Work Day, 4th of July Bike Parade, the Elliot’s Ride, the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals and Bike to the Beach; assist with group rides and likely two off-island rides on Cape Cod and Block Island; help with on-road research of cyclist and motorist behaviors.

Qualifications: Positive, outgoing, prompt and dependable; passion for issues related to active transportation, urban planning, environmental and social justice, nonprofit management and community development; Spanish language proficiency; experience working with children; knowledge of basic bicycle mechanics.

Compensation: $2,500 stipend.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to brian@bikenewportri.org.

Conservation Law Foundation Office Manager

The Conservation Law Foundation is looking to hire a full-time office manager.

Responsibilities: Manage all front desk operations, including reception; manage and address building maintenance issues; manage incoming and outgoing mail; assist with the preparation, filing and maintenance of legal and administrative hearing documents.

Qualifications: Minimum 3-5 years of professional work experience or equivalent; excellent knowledge of and demonstrated experience with general office procedures; excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; paralegal experience is a plus.

To apply: Click here.

Seasonal Jobs at R.I. Beaches & Parks

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is looking fill a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state.

Full-time lifeguard positions are available at all state swimming areas, including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams and Goddard Memorial State parks and at Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck state beaches. Hourly rates range from $10.50 to $12.50, based on location and position level.

Other seasonal positions available include park rangers, beach managers, laborers, recreational area assistants and clerical support. Most positions are full time and include weekend and holiday hours. Hourly rates range from $9.60 to $14.50.

To apply: Click here.