Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 Green Lens Environmental and Social Justice Film Series


2018 Green Lens Environmental and Social Justice Film Series
All films at the Egyptian Theater, 7:00 p.m.  Free of charge.  Guest speakers/discussants will be available after showings.
Sept. 13  “A Plastic Ocean”  (2016, dir. Craig Leeson, 102 min.) An international team of adventurers, researchers and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean.
Sept. 20 “From the Ashes” (2017, dir. Michael Bonfiglio, 90 min.) An exploration of the communities on the front line of “the war on coal” from Appalachia to the Powder River Basin.  What is at stake for our economy, health and climate?
Sept. 27 “Company Town” (2017, dir.  Natalie Kottke and Erica Sardaria, 90 min.) One man, David Bouie, heroically attempts to find out what is poisoning his small Arkansas town.  He runs up against Koch industries.
Oct. 4  “Chasing Coral” (2017, dir. Jeff Orlowski, 93 min.)  A team of oceanographers and filmmakers sets out to capture what is happening to the Great Barrier Reef.  The destruction of these formerly pristine coral reefs is devastating.
Oct 11  “RBG” (2018, dir. Julie Cohen, Betsy West, 93 min.) A look at the life and work of the extraordinary 84-year old Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  Her work on the Supreme Court is related by the people who know her best.

Electric Vehicle Display

Celebrate the beginning of the transition to renewable energy with a Display of Electric Vehicles, music by Dave Kolars, and speakers. This free event will be held Monday, June 25 from 4:00 to 6:15 at Hallgren Park in DeKalb. The Display of Electric Vehicles will include Electric Bicycles, a Chevy Bolt, a Nissan Leaf, an Electric Motorcycle, and a lithium battery powered commercial Riding Lawnmower.
This event demonstrates how the combined strength and imagination of local leaders, the success and growth of the market economy, and governmental polices will make the needed transition from fossil fuels to renewable fuels.
Our Speakers will be local leaders in politics, business, and social action. DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith will welcome us at 4:30 with a statement about renewable energy sources. Andre Williams will speak on the transition to renewable energy that is necessitated by climate change. Mike Paul from North Central Cyclery in DeKalb will introduce us to electric bicycles. Nancy Proesel will advocate for keeping social justice front and center reminding us how too often communities least able to adjust lose the most and suffer the most when any change occurs. Sara Dady will discuss what our Federal Legislators should do to further the transition.
Musician Dave Kolars will be performing at the beginning from 4:00 PM to 4:30 and at the end (6:00 to 6:15) of this Celebration. People should feel free to bring a chair or blanket and to contact us if they have questions at 350Kishwaukee@gmail.com
Hallgren Park is located at 701 Franklin Street. This event will be held between the Gazebo and Franklin Street. It is organized by 350Kishwaukee, a group of people residing in the Kishwaukee River Watershed who provide education and advocacy on renewable energy.
In case of rain the event will be cancelled and rescheduled for July 9, 2018 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Submitted by Meryl Greer Domina for more information call 815 758-4827 or email merylkgd@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Job Opening: CSU HDS Sustainability Coordinator

Colorado State University is hiring a Sustainability Coordinator within the Housing & Dining Services department. The position will work with a variety of programs and initiatives including student peer education, composting, waste reduction, sustainable dining and gardening, staff training, sustainable reporting and assessment. We are a fun, creative, and passionate office looking for candidates who share the same qualities. Further position details can be found below.

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Description of Work Unit: Housing & Dining Services (HDS) is a multifaceted auxiliary organization responsible for management of on-campus housing facilities, residential dining, conferences, and the CSU Mountain Campus. Other areas within HDS include the RamCard, communications, sustainability, facilities, human resources, technology services, workplace education, and business services. Approximately 450 full-time staff and 1,700 hourly and student staff serve the nearly 8,000 students who live on campus, in addition to other campus and community guests. Our priority is providing our residents and guests with safe living environments, quality dining, and exceptional out-of-classroom experiences. We accomplish this through sound fiscal and operational management strategies, and an emphasis on the development of programs and services that are designed to enhance personal growth and global engagement. Staff are expected to uphold our values of customer first service, commitment to students and staff, integrity, respect and teamwork, inclusiveness and diversity, innovation, stewardship, and to support the CSU Principles of Community.

The integrated Communications and Sustainability offices within HDS are an award-winning team that works to support the mission of the department. Communications professionals on the team specialize in a wide range of practices from brand strategy, marketing, art design, multimedia, and web development to public relations and crisis management. Sustainability professionals on the team create and implement innovative sustainability programs and campaigns rooted in outreach and education. The team as a whole commits to operating through a socially just, inclusive, and sustainable lens.

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all of the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational and outdoor opportunities.

Position Summary: The Sustainability Coordinator takes the lead on a variety of programs and initiatives for Housing & Dining Services Sustainability. This includes coordination of a student peer education program, composting and waste reduction programs, sustainable dining programs, student sustainability gardens, the on-campus grown greens partnership, staff training, and sustainability reporting and assessment. A key component of this position is project management and engagement. This position will require innovative thinking and the ability to work independently as well as within cross-functional teams. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Sustainability for Housing & Dining Services.

Required Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Science or Studies, Natural Resources OR a closely related field with a minimum of two years of experience in sustainability OR a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with four years of experience in sustainability
• Demonstrated experience working with people from different backgrounds (e.g. race, culture, gender, etc.)

Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Experience with project management software or systems
• Experience in higher education
• Experience managing student staff or interns
• Master’s degree in sustainability-related field
• Experience with content management software
• Experience with public speaking and engagement
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Diversity Statement: Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
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Friday, June 8, 2018

FEMA Jobs


FEMA Jobs

There are a variety of current employment opportunities within FEMA. Please review our work types to understand the plethora of positions and what differentiates them. While we have several jobs listed below, you may also visit the Hurricane Workforce page for the latest available positions related to the response and recovery efforts.

Reservist Positions

FEMA consistently seeks talented and hard-working people who are eager to assist disaster survivors and first responders on an on-call basis as a Reservist employee. Please send a current resume to fema-reservist-hiring-initiative@fema.dhs.gov and include your cadre(s) of interest in the subject line.
While we always accept resumes, we are in immediate need to fill the following positions.(If applicable, click the link or email us to apply)
  • Accountable Property Specialist (Inventory Manager)
  • Congressional Affairs Specialists
  • Digital Communications Specialists
  • Floodplain Specialist
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Specialists
  • Insurance Specialist (Casualty and Flood Insurance)
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Logistics Specialists
  • Media Relations Specialists
  • Mobile Communications Office Vehicle Operator
  • Private Sector Specialists
  • Program Liaison Specialists
  • Public Assistance Site Inspectors
  • Reports Specialists
  • Resource and Writing Specialists
  • Systems Specialist (Database Manager)

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Search through current FEMA positions on USAJobs.gov or view recently posted positions below. (updated daily)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Green Sports Alliance is hiring a Member Services Manager

The Green Sports Alliance is hiring a Member Services Manager.  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@greensportsalliance.org by Friday, June 1, 2018.

Job is also posted on Idealist at: https://bit.ly/2GwOG7M

About the Green Sports Alliance
Founded in 2010, the Green Sports Alliance is a national non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues, and leagues enhance their environmental performance. The Alliance inspires professional sports leagues, college conferences, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members represent nearly 600 sports teams, venues, and fans from 15 different sports leagues in 14 countries. The Green Sports Alliance is based in Portland, OR and is a fast-growing organization that is making a meaningful difference in the sports industry and for the environment.

Job Description
The Member Services Manager is an externally facing position focusing on client services and sustainability support across a diverse network of stakeholders including professional, amateur, and collegiate sports members and mission-aligned corporate partners. The Member Services Manager supports year-round membership programming including webinars, regional workshops, membership updates and communications, and resources. An ideal candidate for the position has experience and technical understanding of the complexities of the sports industry, with experience in sustainability—in and around the built environment. The position is based in Portland, Oregon.

Preferred Experience
Business development, sales, and marketing with marquee brands and clients.
Multifaceted understanding of sustainability as an economic, social, and political consideration.
Practical experience and knowledge pertaining to the Alliance’s seven program areas of energy, food, procurement, transportation, venue, waste, and water; experience in a sports and/or venue context preferred. 
Experience or familiarity with developing compelling value propositions, based on industry trends, innovation and membership feedback.
Interpersonal skills across demographic and regional diversity.
Functional sustainability integration experience for venues, built spaces, and other environmental stewardship considerations across complex projects.
Experience working with or for sports teams, leagues, and/or clubs.
Consulting experience; preferably in environmentally related fields or other non-profit categories.
Research and publication history around sustainability, social, and/or cause marketing or other socially oriented corporate social responsibility capacity.
Functional understanding of international sport and familiarity with international sport governance.

Responsibilities
Manage onboarding for all new members and partners. 
Lead the collection, organization and maintenance of documentation and data on members and partners, e.g., demographic, organizational, sustainability attributes & initiatives, and relationship tracking. Experience with CRM a plus.
Develop and provide members and partners with sustainability resources, network connections, research and recommendations.
  Continuously improve membership/partner materials, benefits, and value proposition. 
Facilitate communication and sharing of better practices and challenges faced among members and partners.
Initiate and maintain positive, professional, and engaged relationships with members and partners on a regular basis.
Manage the Sports and Collegiate Membership Committees (comprised of Board of Directors members, Alliance members, and Alliance leadership). Routine reporting and presentations to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Plan and execute conference calls, presentations and other outreach activities to expand awareness of and interest in the Alliance among potential members and partners.
Outreach and prospecting to all professional, collegiate, minor league teams/venues, events and industry stakeholders.
Outreach and prospecting to international teams, venues, events and leagues to build international membership base and tailored programs.
Manage and support further development of the Corporate Members Network program, working closely with the Director of Partnerships and Executive Director. 
Develop, support, and project manage Alliance sustainability resources including case studies, reports, playbooks, and more.
Support all elements of monthly webinar series including selecting topics, identifying and recruiting speakers, and administrating webinars.
Research, plan, advise, and development of content and topics for membership program development including events, workshops, and resources.
Identify, vet, and recommend potential program elements for the Alliance’s annual Summit.
Create and publish website content, outreach materials, and membership communications.
Represent the Alliance at industry meetings, conferences, sports events, and partner events.

Desired Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree required.
3-5 years or more experience in a management position for a non-profit organization, foundation, government agency, sustainability and/or sports-focused business.
Knowledge of environmental issues and sustainable business practices. Ability to advise on and develop sustainability related content for members.
Considerable knowledge of and ample experience in strategic planning, budgeting, finance, market research, sales, marketing, relationship building and management, people management, and negotiation skills and techniques.
Proven track record of managing membership budget, setting membership and revenue goals, and anticipating growth and development needs.
Experience maintaining accurate membership records and databases.
Strong written and oral communication and excellent presentation skills.
Capacity to think outside of the box, be creative, and easily adjust to shifting expectations and workflows, while demonstrating outstanding organizational skills and setting priorities.
Willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty and work outside standard hours of business.
Demonstrate commitment to and knowledge of the mission and work of the Green Sports Alliance.
Must possess a high degree of proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps. Significant experience with CRM systems and mass email systems preferred. Experience with WordPress a plus.

Compensation
This is a full-time, salaried position based in Portland, Oregon with some travel required. 
Salary range: $50,000 negotiable based on experience + excellent benefits.

Green Sports Alliance is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience as collegiate or professional athletes encouraged to apply.

Please, no phone calls or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting in your submission email.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@greensportsalliance.org by Friday, June 1, 2018.