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Mobile Markets Coordinator

Job Summary: The Mobile Markets Coordinator is responsible for daily operations of a year round mobile fresh foods market serving low income food desert communities, and will function as the point of contact for vendors, clients, and community partners. Position Responsibilities: Responsible for daily operations of a year-round mobile fresh foods market serving low-income food desert communities-operations include sourcing and distribution Functions as the point of contact for vendors, clients, and community partners Responsible for education and outreach within the local communities to raise awareness of the market and developing and maintaining strong working relationships with consumers and external stakeholders. Must be competent in social media. Must be available for up to 8 hours on market days and an additional 4-6 hours per week on non-market days. Includes some weekends.

Position Qualifications Required: Required Experience: Demonstrated interest in local agriculture, food, community, social justice, public health and/or local economies and be motivated by the mission of eliminating hunger and creating sustainable programs and policies to address the root causes of food insecurities.

Able to work independently and interdependently with other staff and volunteers. Must display ease and comfort with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions and demonstrate the ability to treat all people with equity and respect. Some ability to communicate in Spanish as well as English a plus. Required Education: High School Training / Certification / Licensure: Valid NJ license with a clean driving record Must obtain/maintain current First Aid certification. ServSafe Certified

To apply visit https://www.virtuacareers.com/job/marlton/driver-mobile-farmers-market-program-part-time/1234/4115273


PowerCorps Camden Cohort 4 Recruitment

Position Summary:

PowerCorps Camden members assigned to crews directed by Center For Family Services are responsible for the implementation of environmental projects that build, maintain, or restore Camden’s green infrastructure. PowerCorps Camden members provide direct service to tackle pressing environmental challenges, including but not limited to the need for improved storm water management, revitalized public lands, and the preservation of watersheds. PowerCorps Camden members serve alongside PowerCorps Camden program staff as well as the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority staff to ensure projects are completed safely and successfully. Additionally, members serve to strengthen their job readiness skills and enhance their relationship with communities more broadly.

Essential Functions:

Support the CCMUA projects and initiatives to create cleaner, healthier, and safer public spaces. Tasks include:

  • Removing weeds and invasive plants
  • Planting native plants
  • Repairing and stabilizing creek beds, trails, rain gardens, and sloped terrain to mitigate erosion
  • Pruning, mulching and caring for trees and other plants
  • Removing dead and damaged trees, tree stumps, and other organic debris
  • Removing litter and separating recyclable materials
  • Cleaning, painting, and providing basic maintenance to recreation centers, play equipment, and fencing
  • Serving as environmental ambassadors to park users and local residents by communicating service project goals and objectives
  • Conducting preventive maintenance on tools and equipment
  • Clearing blocked storm drains and catch basins

Additionally, members serve as community leaders and expand and hone job-readiness skills by occasionally serving with community-based organizations that aim to strengthen and stabilize low-income communities.

Finally, members are expected to attend Pre-Service Orientation, all training sessions and all program meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Ability and aptitude for learning hands-on skills, specifically related to land care and facilities management
  • Ability and willingness to carry equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability and willingness to take direction
  • Ability and willingness to work with a team

For information on how to apply click HERE


Urban Promise RiverGuide Program Supervisor

Position Summary:

The mission of UrbanPromise is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and leadership. The Office of Experiential Learning and the RiverGuides Summer Employment Program seeks to provide youth with on-the- job training and leadership skills development through experiences leading guided ecology history paddle tours. Through this program, youth promote recreation and stewardship of the city’s waterways while experiencing meaningful employment and education opportunities.

The RiverGuides Program Supervisor is expected to work as a part of the Office of Experiential Learning team of staff and volunteers. The program supervisor will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the RiverGuides while working closely with the Environmental Education Program Director. The Program Supervisor oversees the RiverGuides on a daily basis and will be responsible for driving youth to and from work sites, ensuring good conduct, and will serve as an intermediary between the RiverGuides and Office of Experiential Learning at UrbanPromise.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Assist Environmental Education Program Director in leading and promoting all on-the-water activities including summer ecology history paddles.

2. Manage payroll responsibilities and conduct two job performance evaluations with RiverGuides youth.

3. Supervise on-going training of RiverGuides in safety protocols and Cooper River history with Environmental Education Program Director.

4. Lead youth in the planning and implementation of speaking presentations.

5. Lead weekly life skills sessions focused on public speaking, team building, and positive youth development.

6. Assist Environmental Education Program Director in planning and implementation of service learning projects and weekly water quality monitoring.

7. Collaborate with Urban BoatWorks Program Director to lead youth in boat repair and maintenance.

8. Assist in UrbanPromise development activities including the Boat Launch and Paddle for Promise, and other on-the-water initiatives.
Essential Job Requirements:

EDUCATION
Associate’s Degree or higher, preferably in a behavioral/environmental science related field.
EXPERIENCE
Preferred experience in youth development, and/or outdoor education and adventure experience both on land and water.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Public speaking, office technology, strong interpersonal communication, time management, teamwork/collaboration, hand tool safety, boating, experienced swimmer. Driver’s license in good standing and comfort driving a large vehicle with a trailer.
PREFERRED SKILLS
CPR and First Aid Certification; Certifications in on-the-water activities, lifeguard certification.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The RiverGuides Program Supervisor is expected to perform duties and responsibilities of a physical nature. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. She or he must have an ability and comfort with on-the-water activity. A physical examination by a medical doctor that includes proof of TB and Hepatitis test must be presented if hired.

For more information and to apply click the following link: RiverGuides Program Supervisor


Educ & technical opportunity for green team members

The Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program is a great way for green team members to gain 60+ hours of technical skills and in-depth education on issues related to sustainability at a cost of $200. At the end, participants choose a field project which is a perfect way to align achieving one or more of your green team’s goals.

Imagine being able to discuss climate change with the State Climatologist or learn about New Jersey’s Geology from the people who map it.  How about learning about habitat restoration in your own community or helping improve water quality of a local river or stream?  These are some of the opportunities available to enrollees in the 2017 Rutgers Environmental Steward Training Program.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension will offer the Environmental Stewards Program at five different locations across the state starting in January and running through June- Passaic, Somerset, Middlesex, Burlington, and Atlantic Counties.

The Rutgers Environmental Stewards (RES) Program educates the public about the science behind pressing environmental issues and helps participants create positive change in their communities. Stewards start out by attending class once a week on topics including climate change, soil health, energy conservation, water resource protection, invasive species management, open space management, habitat conservation, and environmental law and policy. Optional field trips to environmentally significant sites around the state are included as part of the program.

Anyone can become an Environmental Steward. The program introduces non-scientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in the Garden State. Leading authorities from academia are joined by colleagues from government and the non-profit sector to share understanding and insights with the Stewards and help them make a difference in their own communities.“Stewards have used this training as a stepping stone for further involvement in environmental work in their community,” said Pat Rector, State Coordinator for the Environmental Steward Program. “Close to 40% of our alumni serve on a local board or commission and for many, that service is a direct result of having participated in our program”.

“Stewards have used this training as a stepping stone for further involvement in environmental work in their community,” said Pat Rector, State Coordinator for the Environmental Steward Program. “Close to 40% of our alumni serve on a local board or commission and for many, that service is a direct result of having participated in our program”.

In order to become a certified Environmental Steward, graduates of the class portion of the program complete a 60-hour volunteer internship of their choosing. Internships are unique and intended to align with the passion of the individual, the needs of the program, and the community.

Steward internship project have included helping farmers adapt to climate change, composting restaurant food waste, mapping and eradicating invasive species in local parks, restoring native dune vegetation in shore communities, and creating rain gardens, among others.

The classes, field trips, and internship do not replace a science degree, but help citizens educate themselves when presented with a real-world environmental problems. Students are introduced to a network of expert individuals and organizations who can be of service to them in the future as they wrestle with solving local environmental problems.

To register or to find out specific information about program locations closest to you, visit http://envirostewards.rutgers.edu, and click on “contacts”.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.


NJ Society for Women Environmental Professionals Scholarship Program

The NJSWEP Scholarship Program is designed to encourage women to pursue careers in an environmental field, to mentor undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in environmental and related subjects, and to provide students with opportunities to connect with NJSWEP members for future internships and careers in the environmental industry.

In 2017, we hope to grant scholarship money to two women, one undergraduate student and one graduate student, who are pursuing studies related to the environment and who demonstrate an intended commitment to pursue a career in an environmental field. NJSWEP will determine the amount of the scholarships based on its fundraising activities; our goal is to award two $2,000.00 scholarships. The scholarships will be given directly to each of the students in one lump sum. Also included with the award is a free one-year membership to NJSWEP.

Both scholarship recipients must be female and a United States citizens or hold permanent resident status. Recipients must be enrolled at an accredited  college or university located in New Jersey, or be a legal resident of New Jersey.  The undergraduate student must have completed 60 credit hours and be matriculated at an accredited college or university as of September 2016. The graduate student must be matriculated at an accredited college or university as a graduate or law student as of September 2016.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale of 4.0) or its equivalent and a declared major in a field related to the environment is also required.

Applications must be received by April 30, 2017.  The NJSWEP Scholarship Committee plans to announce the scholarship awards in May 2017 and present the awards at the June 2017 Gala. Immediate family members of NJSWEP Board of Directors and/or NJSWEP Scholarship Selection Committee are not eligible to apply.

For questions or additional information contact Katherine Suell, Scholarship Chair, at ksuell@bressler.com or send a message to NJSWEP by email at info@njswep.org (please include “NJSWEP Scholarship” in the subject line of email).


Environmental Education Intern

(Newark/Camden area candidates)

EXPECTED DATES: February 20, 2017 to May 14, 2017
SITE: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
POSITION ID: PO-00720058

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Camden Corps Community Center (The Kroc Center) after school program (Kroc Kids) will serve as base program where the Intern will provide lessons that focus on botany, water and wilderness conservation.

The Intern will help build Kroc Center partnerships to facilitate a curriculum design that is supported by science, technology, engineering, arts, and math activities.

The intern will utilize the Kroc Center’s raised bed garden as a service learning location to teach environmental lessons that engage kids and adults through an intergenerational project.

The Intern will work with the Kroc Center’s Food Pantry Coordinator in harvesting produce from the gardens and distribution of produce to clients.

The Intern will assist with one outdoor adventure (wilderness) camping trip for youth.

The Intern will assist with planning and facilitating a teen mission community garden spring planting project.  (May 12-14)

This position is part of the SCA & PSEG NJ Sustainability Intern Program.

For more information and to apply visit http://www.thesca.org/serve/position/environmental-education-intern-newarkcamden-area-candidates/po-00720058


GET HEALTHY PHILLY Research and Evaluation Associate

ORGANIZATIONAL APPOINTMENT: Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, Philadelphia

Department of Public Health

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1 – 2

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a 20 hour per week part-time position to provide support to the Research and Evaluation Team of Get Healthy Philly, an initiative that aims to reduce chronic diseases related to smoking, unhealthy eating, and lack of physical activity. A one-year full time position will be considered. The person in this position will work closely with a research and evaluation associate and geospatial analyst. The position will report to the Director of Research and Evaluation. The employee in this position is responsible for all aspects related to data analysis, research, and evaluation, including: literature research; data collection, preparation, and presentation; statistical analysis, and project management related to evaluation activities.

POSITION CONTENT FOCUS: The employee in this position will work on evaluation activities to support a number of physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco control activities. These include population health approaches to reducing sodium, limiting exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke,

encouraging healthy foods in Philadelphia hospitals, supporting procurement of healthier foods for congregate meals served by city departments, and supporting the development of new low-sodium food products.

For more information regarding the position, click here.


Good Food Purchasing Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:

This full-time position is part of Get Healthy Philly, a citywide initiative of the Health Department’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention that aims to reduce chronic diseases related to smoking, unhealthy eating, and lack of physical activity. Since 2010, the City of Philadelphia has been working to make city-funded foodservice healthy, appealing, affordable, and locally grown where possible. In 2014, the City of Philadelphia issued Executive Order 4-14, establishing citywide nutrition standards for foods and beverages purchased, prepared or served by City agencies. As a government, large employer, and service and program provider for vulnerable populations, the City of Philadelphia has a responsibility to serve healthy food that is tasty and appealing. Comprehensive food standards are an evidence-based strategy to align meals and snacks with the latest dietary guidance. They serve as a model for other large institutions and employers, and send a market signal to suppliers to provide and competitively price healthy food options.

The Good Food Purchasing Coordinator will be responsible for working with City departments such as Procurement and Finance to investigate innovative contracting opportunities that will increase the City’s capacity to procure foods that meet the Comprehensive Nutrition Standards with a focus on foods that also meet the definition of “good food” wherever possible. The Good Food Purchasing Coordinator will conduct vendor engagement and outreach to expand the number of vendors who contract with the City as well as assess market availability of good food products that meet the Nutrition Standards. This position will support staff in the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention who are providing technical assistance to City departments to implement the Nutrition Standards.

The Good Food Purchasing Coordinator will report to the Director of Purchasing and Services, Supplies and Equipment in the Procurement Department and will be co-managed by the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention.

For more information regarding the position, click here


Land Steward – Camden

New Jersey Conservation Foundation, one of the state’s largest land conservation non-profits, seeks a Land Steward to assist with the planning, development, and implementation of parks and trails in Camden city as well as activities in other parts of New Jersey to promote visibility in the region and community support for our mission.

Responsibilities include working with our South Jersey Metro Regional Manager to plan and develop recreational facilities and interpretive materials such as trail maps, guides and management plans for Gateway Park, Phoenix Park, Cramer Hill Nature Preserve and related trail networks.  Additional responsibilities also include finding and securing grant funding for recreation, land stewardship and educational related projects and activities for Camden parks and trails.  Candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekend and evening hours and use their personal vehicle for work.  A valid driver’s license is required.

Candidate must possess passion for conservation and commitment to NJ Conservation Foundations mission.  Qualifications to be considered include: knowledge of ecosystems, flora and fauna.  Practical skills include operating heavy machinery and willingness to do strenuous manual labor. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be comfortable working alone with minimal supervision. Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years’ experience in related field required.

Job Description:

The Camden Land Steward will assist with the planning, development, and implementation of parks and trails in Camden City.  In addition, the Land Steward will work to increase the public’s use of parks and trails and to promote New Jersey Conservation’s visibility in the region and community support for our mission.

  • Work with the South Jersey Metro Regional Manager to plan and develop recreational facilities and interpretive materials for Gateway Park, Phoenix Park, Cramer Hill Nature Preserve and related trail networks. This includes helping design trail maps and guides, and other passive recreation related amenities.
  • Work with the Development Director and South Jersey Metro Regional Manager to find and secure grant funding for recreation, land stewardship and education related projects and activities for Camden’s parks and trails.
  • Develop and maintain trails and other recreational facilities.
  • Assist in developing management plans for Camden’s parks and trails.
  • Plan and manage volunteer workdays to implement management plans.
  • Assist in the advertisement and promotion of Camden parks and trails, and activities in all appropriate venues and media.
  • Plan, organize, and implement public walks and other educational or recreational events for the public at Camden parks and trails.
  • Coordinate with Development Director to advertise NJCF events.
  • Serve as a stewardship presence at Camden properties, including monitoring, documenting problems (hazards, encroachment issues, invasive species, etc.), and working with Stewardship Staff to resolve issues.
  • Assist with other Stewardship activities as needed, including activities in other parts of the state. Activities include cleaning up parks and trails, creating trails, staffing events, participating in volunteer workdays, planting trees, removing invasive species, posting signs, and other related activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Please email resume & salary requirements to Maria Hauser, maria@njconservation.org or fax to Maria at 908-234-1189. EOE M/F/V/D


CAMDEN COUNTY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Title: Outreach and Website Intern

Type:
Part-time, temporary
2-3 days per week
College credit may be available

Contact: sustainable@camdencounty.com

To advance the goals of Sustainable Camden County (SCC), the County’s comprehensive sustainability plan (Plan 2018) and raise the profile of our initiatives through our newly-developed website and other social media outlets, Camden County’s Office of Sustainability seeks an outreach and website intern.   The intern will report to the Director of Sustainability for Camden County and support several program areas within SCC.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Add content to website and develop other social media programs to highlight SCC initiatives
  • Help produce and write articles for SCC quarterly e-newsletter and maintain database of those that will receive it
  • Conduct outreach at County and municipal events to support and highlight SCC programs
  • Assist with producing content for Plan 2018 Annual Progress Report
  • Additional research and outreach support as needed

Training and Experience:

  • Undergraduate studies or degree in relevant field
  • Prior communications experience
  • Strong computer proficiency with solid knowledge of current social media outlets

To apply, please submit application to sustainable@camdencounty.com.  Applicants should include the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (two-page minimum)
  • Three examples of relevant website/social media work

NOTE:   Applicants for this position may need to use their own computer equipment occasionally


CAMDEN COUNTY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Title: Greenhouse Intern

Type:
Part-time, temporary
2-3 days per week
College credit may be available

Contact: sustainable@camdencounty.com

Sustainable Camden County is partnering with green teams and environmental commissions across the County, as well as the Rutgers Master Gardener Program, to develop a 10-acre site in Blackwood, Gloucester Township to serve as the hub for community gardening, environmental education and programs that will benefit adults and children with disabilities.

We’ll focus on initiatives such as composting, organic growing techniques, native plants, rain and vegetable gardens (including a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program), rain water harvesting and renewable energy.  In addition, we are developing a certified outdoor classroom and sensory garden which will be accessible for those with disabilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with upkeep and maintenance of 10-acre site in Gloucester Township, which includes a greenhouse, hoop house, orchard, sensory garden, outdoor classroom, etc.
  • Conduct outreach at County and municipal events to support and highlight SCC programs
  • Additional research and outreach support as needed

Training and Experience:

  • Undergraduate studies or degree in relevant field
  • Prior greenhouse or environmental education experience a plus but not required
  • Biology background a plus, including natural history and plant biology

To apply, please submit application to sustainable@camdencounty.com.  Applicants should include the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (two-page minimum)
  • Three examples of relevant work/volunteer experience

NOTE:  Applicants for this position may need to use their own computer equipment occasionally


CAMDEN COUNTY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Title:  Sustainability Metrics and Tracking Intern

Type:
Part-time, temporary
2-3 days per week
College credit may be available

Contact: sustainable@camdencounty.com

To advance the goals of Sustainable Camden County (SCC), the County’s comprehensive sustainability plan (Plan 2018) and support our new sustainability dashboard software tool, Camden County’s Office of Sustainability seeks a Sustainability Metrics and Tracking Intern.   The intern will report to the Director of Sustainability for Camden County and support several program areas within SCC.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with County departments and agencies to collect relevant data on utilities, vehicle fleet information, recycling and waste, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Maintain and upload information into sustainability dashboard software tool
  • Help produce and write reports and articles related to the metrics gathered from the sustainability dashboard for dissemination to County staff and general public
  • Conduct outreach at County and municipal events to support and highlight SCC programs
  • Assist with producing content for Plan 2018 Annual Progress Report
  • Additional research and outreach support as needed

Training and Experience:

  • Undergraduate studies or degree in relevant field
  • Prior data entry and analysis experience
  • Strong computer proficiency with solid knowledge of Word and Excel

To apply, please submit application to sustainable@camdencounty.com.  Applicants should include the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (two-page minimum)
  • Three examples of relevant data entry/use of similar software programs

NOTE:  Applicants for this position may need to use their own computer equipment occasionally