Job and Volunteer Opportunities

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Production Chef, Food Shift

Position: Production Chef
Reports to: Chef Suzy
Pay Rate: $20/hr
Status: Part-time,
Hours: 24 hrs /week
Location: 677 W Ranger Ave Alameda, CA

About Food Shift:

Food Shift, a project of Earth Island Institute, is developing collaborative models to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and provide jobs. Food Shift’s primary project is The Food Shift Kitchen, a unique social enterprise that recovers produce that would have otherwise been wasted due to cosmetic imperfections and transforms it into nutritious food products that are donated to food insecure communities or sold to local businesses to generate revenue for the program.

The Food Shift Kitchen is located at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), a housing cooperative that provides housing assistance for low income and formerly homeless families. Ninety-nine percent are APC residents are living below the poverty line and struggling with disabilities. Food Shift partners with APC’s on the job training (OJT) program to provide a six-month culinary apprenticeship and certification program. Apprentices (OTJs) learn valuable work-ready skills that will support them in acquiring future employment—strengthening their economic security and personal empowerment.

Food Shift is committed to building a financially sustainable social enterprise. This means that while we deliver on our mission to reduce waste and feed people, we are committed to providing jobs for people who need them the most and are actively developing opportunities for revenue generation. We are inspired and influenced by the success of DC Central Kitchen and we aim to grow our impact throughout the Bay Area and demonstrate a positive model for the rest of the nation to follow.

About the role:

The Production Chef is responsible for the orchestration of Food Shifts social enterprise ventures; catering, value-added production, and shelter meals as well as providing support to our OJTs as their skills are refined on the job. This position will often direct OJTs, volunteers and requires excellent leadership skills.

Visit us at www.foodshift.net

Responsibilities:

Production Duties:
  • Creation of menus & recipes for catering clients, shelter meals & value-added products.
  • Lead OJTs & volunteers in executing food production for Food Shift clients.
  • Providing necessary training for OJTs to accomplish tasks and develop culinary skills.
  • Ensure that all food is prepared and ready to be delivered in a timely manner according to the required delivery schedule.
  • Place food and supply orders with Culinary Educator & Driver.
  • Manage food and dry good inventory with Culinary Educator.
  • Maintain ServSafe Manager certification and implement policies and procedures to ensure food sanitation and workplace safety standards are maintained at all times.
  • Working knowledge of HACCP Plan and is able to comply with all federal and state regulations pertaining to food handling/production.
  • Track all inbound and outbound food and supplies by labeling, monitoring, and tracking them with the proper forms and procedures ensuring as little food as possible is wasted in The Food Shift Kitchen.
  • Execute cleaning schedules and procedures to ensure a clean and organized kitchen.
  • Execute catering from the front of house and back of house, including possibly driving and working on site.
  • Drive the Food Shift van or personal vehicle as needed for pick-ups and/or drop-offs.
  • Identify necessary purchases of ingredients and/or supplies, and tell Program Manager.
  • Help with sourcing supplies purchased or donated when needed.
  • Check equipment functionality and report any issues with Culinary Educator.
Other Duties:
  • Communicate clearly and frequently with Food Shift staff, apprentices, and volunteers about program needs, successes, challenges, and recommendations for the program to Program Manager.
  • Support with improving program systems and processes.
  • Track all hours worked and submit timesheet to supervisor.

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion and drive to contribute to Food Shift’s mission.
  • Must have valid CA Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
  • Must hold current ServSafe manager certificate.
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience, working in high volume restaurants or production kitchen.
  • Organized and efficient in executing administration and logistics. High level of attention to detail.
  • Experience mentoring and teaching others.
  • Understanding of culinary terms, knowledge, and skills; able to uphold the highest food quality standards.
  • Patience, compassion, and clear communication.
  • Dedicated to recycling, composting, and keeping food out of the waste stream.
  • Strong written and computer skills communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, walk, twist and turn.
  • Ability to use a computer, keyboard, and calculator.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

To Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to careers@foodshift.net with the email subject line “Production Chef Application [Your name]”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Administrative and Operations Assistant, Food Shift

Position: Administrative and Operations Assistant
Status: Part-time, temporary, non-exempt
Hours: 12 - 18 hours per week
Salary: $16 hourly wage and lunch served 4 days per week
Location: 677 W. Ranger Ave. Alameda, CA, 94501

Job Description: The Administrative and Operations Assistant is responsible for supporting the internal operations and administrative functioning of the organization. They will report to the Director and will be trained and supported by the current Development and Operations Associate. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience with a growing non-profit organization and be an instrumental part of a dynamic team building a movement to reduce wasted food, nourish communities, and provide jobs.

About Food Shift: Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses, and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities. One of our most exciting programs is The Food Shift Kitchen where we recover surplus food, provide job training to individuals with barriers to employment, and create nourishing meals that we distribute or sell throughout the community. Visit us at www.foodshift.net to learn more.
Food Shift is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute and the individual in this position would be an employee of Earth Island.

Job Duties:

  • Manage telephone, email and written inquiries to Food Shift.
  • Frequently check and manage general organization email accounts such as the general info inbox and volunteer inbox.
  • Manage and streamline organization’s and staff’s internal schedule, documents, and records in Google Drive & Google Calendar.
  • Put together monthly newsletter and assist with other communications or promotion outreach.
  • Assist with social media content creation, posting, and management as needed.
  • Data entry and management in Salesforce and Google Suite.
  • Ensure all donations and pledges are accurately recorded and tracked, and thank you letters sent in a timely manner.
  • Draft and submit invoices, monthly reimbursements, check requests, and deposit forms.
  • Clean and organize the office and assist with filing, printing, scanning, and organizing online files.
  • Help with day-of catering execution for the kitchen such as printing menus and supporting the Program Manager and Culinary Director as needed.
  • Support with staff and volunteer recruitment, onboarding, paperwork, coordination, and hours tracking.
  • Work closely with Earth Island to ensure all administrative and legal processes are correct and all paperwork deadlines are met.
  • Take initiative to suggest improvements to systems and processes wherever possible.
  • Provide back-up and support to Director and staff, as needed; enthusiastically take on other duties as assigned.
  • With potential for expanding hours and responsibilities based on performance.

Qualifications:

The incoming Administrative and Operations Assistant will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to Food Shift’s mission and vision.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite (email, documents, spreadsheets, calendar, etc.).
  • Proactive work ethic; ability to anticipate needs, take appropriate actions, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain focused in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Demonstrated mathematical proficiency and comfort working with numbers.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce, Wordpress, and social media management is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, walk, twist and turn.
  • Ability to use a computer, keyboard, calculator, and phone.

To Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to careers@foodshift.net. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Social Media Coordinator, International Marine Mammal Project

The International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) of Earth Island Institute is seeking a part-time Social Media Coordinator to work with our team for the global protection of whales and dolphins and their ocean habitats. Candidates should be creative, highly organized, and committed to our mission. www.savedolphins.eii.org.

You will interact with targeted virtual communities and network users to promote our campaigns, increase web traffic, and fundraise. You must be able to create consistent, meaningful content on all social media platforms, as well as act quickly and gracefully to resolve any complaints or criticisms posted on social media.

  • Build and execute social media strategy through research, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification
  • Write, develop, and strategize online content production and scheduling
  • Create and maintain company social media pages and profiles
  • Develop and measure social media key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Assist with crisis management, bad reviews, and negative news communications
  • Generate, edit, publish, and share content daily (original text, images, video, and HTML)
  • Build meaningful connections and encourage community members through dialog and messaging
  • Create and maintain IMMP’s social media pages and profiles
  • Identify and execute online fundraising opportunities
  • Moderate user-generated content and messages appropriately
  • Create and implement social media marketing plan and editorial calendar
  • Track and analyze analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics, and effectiveness; utilize this information to positively affect future outcomes
  • Work with other team members on blog content, as needed
  • Monitor Google Adwords account
  • Circulate press releases generated by IMMP staff members
  • Other miscellaneous tasks, as needed
Social Media Coordinator Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (marketing, communications, media studies or related field OR marine science, zoology, or ecology degree with strong social media skills)
  • 2+ years’ experience in digital marketing and social media preferred
  • Strong familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of SEO, keyword research, Google Analytics and GoogleAds
  • Knowledge of project management and web design best practices
  • Understanding of social media metrics; able to interpret the results and take action to increase effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to grasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively

Application Process: Please submit cover letter, résume, and two references (provide name, title, place of work, relationship to you, and contact info) to mjrice@earthisland.org. Interviews for selected candidates will be conducted at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. This is a part-time position. Hours and compensation TBD.

Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

International Marine Mammal Project
Earth Island Institute
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

Program Advisor with Earth Island Network Services

Terms: Full-time, Temporary Position located in Berkeley, CA

Earth Island Institute’s Project Support Program provides fiscal sponsorship, resources, training, technical assistance, and peer relationships to more than 75 environmental projects. Our goals are to strengthen the capacity of each project to effectively address environmental issues, create synergy between activists working on similar topics, and allow project directors to focus their energy on their campaigns and programs.

This position is part of the Earth Island team serving as liaison, administrative coordinator, and coach to Earth Island Institute sponsored projects under the supervision of the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Project Liaison - This position will be the primary point of contact for a caseload of projects and will work in conjunction with
administration, finance, and human resources staff to coordinate services and training of project directors and staff.

· Administrative Coordinator - This position will coordinate processing, tracking, and reporting for a wide variety of administrative tasks including private foundation and government grants and contracts.

· Coaching & Training - This position will be part of a team of experts providing coaching, training, and technical assistance to project leadership in the areas of organizational management, supervision, fundraising and scale-up of infrastructure.

· Communication & Outreach - This position will help to manage communication & outreach to projects.

· New Project Selection & Orientation- This position will provide input into new project applications and selection.

· Special projects and other administrative duties as assigned – depending on the candidate and their background, several special projects are possible including assisting projects with grant proposals, financial literacy and budget projections, or human resource support, staff on-boarding and supervision.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate, through training and experience, strong customer service, communication and administrative skills, and a willingness to accept and take on new challenges. Familiarity with nonprofit regulations and grant management is required. Qualified applicants must be self-directed, well organized, and focused yet flexible when faced with constantly changing priorities. This position requires four or more years of nonprofit experience, and a basic knowledge of accounting
principles. Candidates must be computer literate and have comprehensive working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Gmail, and Google Docs. Database or web experience is a plus.

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $55,000-$60,000, depending on experience. The position is being offered as temporary with the aspiration that a regular
position will be available in the new fiscal year. Position is Monday-Friday during regular business hours located in the David Brower Center, 1 block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

This position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2019 or until the position is filled.

To apply

Please send your resume along with a cover letter expressing your interest in Earth Island and how your qualifications align with the responsibilities of this position to jobs@earthisland.org with Program Advisor in the subject line.

Earth Island Institute is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Earth Island does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, or related medical
conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws, local law, or ordinance.

KIDS for the BAY is looking for an Environmental Educator/Assistant Camp Leader!

Dates of Position: June 13 –

August 9, 2019 (Monday-Friday plus two training days, no camp July 4 & 5)

Position Hours: Approximately
40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 4 pm or 9 am and 5:30 pm as scheduled

Compensation: $15/hour

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp

KIDS for the BAY is an environmental education organization
now in our 27th year of operation. To learn more about our mission, our impact
and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.

KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is in our nineteenth year of
delivering a fun-filled
summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the unique environment
of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature
games, art activities, hiking, kayaking, swimming and many more adventures.
Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental
stewards. Team building activities help to develop a fun loving, connected and
caring Summer Camp community of friends, scientists and environmentalists.

Camp sessions are one week long
(Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4 pm and take place at various
natural habitats around the Berkeley area, including Tilden Park, Strawberry
Creek, and Berkeley Marina. All sessions of camp include special field trips to
ocean beaches, islands in the bay, the Exploratorium, China Camp State Park,
the Aquarium of the Bay and many more exciting destinations.

Camp sessions are for campers ages
5-7 and 8-10. Campers ages 11-13 are Leaders in Training. Each week of camp is
led and managed by Environmental Educators including KftB Program Staff, Camp
Leaders, Camp Assistant Leaders, and Camp Interns. Our camper-to-staff ratio is
low, ensuring an enriching, safe, and positive camp experience. KftB also
runs an after-care camp Nature Club
from 4-5:30 pm.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://kidsforthebay.org/summer-camp/summer-camp-job-opportunities/camp-leader-position/

KIDS for the BAY is looking for an Environmental Educator/Summer Camp Leader!

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR / CAMP LEADER


Summer Camp 2019

  • Position Title: Environmental Educator / Camp Leader
  • Dates of Position: June 13 – August 9, 2019 (Monday-Friday plus two training days, no camp July 4 & 5)
  • Position Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 4 pm or 9 am and 5:30 pm as scheduled
  • Compensation: $18/hour

For more information about this position and how to apply, visit: http://kidsforthebay.org/summer-camp/summer-camp-job-opportunities/camp-leader-position/

Manager, Donor Relations & Marketing with John Muir Trail Foundation

John Muir Trail Foundation is looking for a Manager of Donor Relations & Marketing to join our team. This position will support the JMTF Project Director and the JMTF Director of Development in building and executing a national fundraising plan directed at corporations in the recreational space, high-net worth individuals and retail social-media website-driven donations. The JMTF is dedicated to the conservation of the John Muir Trail (est. 1915) for people to enjoy in the centuries to come. Our mission is to conserve the long history and natural environment of the JMT corridor, including its main access trails and resupply sites, over 390 miles of trails and surrounding wilderness areas. We work with and support the National Park Service (NPS) and United States Forest Service (USFS) in managing the wilderness, wildlife, rivers and lakes along the full length of the JMT corridor in the high Sierra Nevada of California. This wilderness corridor extends from the floor of Yosemite National Park to Horseshoe Meadows south of Mt. Whitney. We bring together the various stakeholders and resource managers along the JMT in an effort to strategically fund and implement on-the-ground projects to conserve and protect the historic trail and its sensitive wilderness for future generations. In particular, we work with the four principle federal agency teams: the NPS in both Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, and the USFS in both the Inyo and Sierra National Forests. We also coordinate and work with
Yosemite Conservancy and Sequoia Parks Conservancy, the on-the-ground nonprofits responsible for the two nationals parks whose remote high-elevation lands are traversed
by parts of the JMT.

Position: Manager of Donor Relations & Marketing

Commitment: Regular employee, 30-40 hours/week; can work in part remotely; Bay Area resident; position is budgeted for a minimum of four
years

Compensation: $70,000-$90,000; commensurate with experience and time commitment. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation and sick leave; salary is noted as a range and will be determined on a pro-rated basis;

Reporting: Direct report to the JMTF Project Director; works closely with JMTF Director of Development;

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Donor Relations and Database Management Responsibilities:

  • Manages input to the database working with the Development Director to choose the best strategies for coding, tracking and reporting, including solutions for database clean-up and standardization for accuracy;
  • Monitors the gifs processing system, ensuring that gifs are sent promptly to the fiscal sponsor’s business office, are entered accurately into a JMTF database, and that acknowledgement letters and receipts are sent promptly to donors;
  • Creates and maintains basic mailing lists, group lists, and invitation lists as requested;
  • Creates segmented donor and mailing lists for multiple direct mail and email fundraising appeals;
  • Produces internal monthly financial reports, supplemental to the fiscal sponsor’s reports;
  • Creates the annual development and giving reports;;
  • Keeps pace with technological and sofware advances in CRM to integrate into the development office.
  • Marketing Responsibilities:
  • Supports Development Team in creation and implementation of development campaigns and events, including social media, email, print and the web.
  • Updates print and digital marketing collateral, including flyers, brochures, social media images, and advertising.
  • Assists with the creative and marketing aspects of updating the JMTF website.
  • Supports advertising campaigns, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google AdWords.
  • Updates monthly analytics for website, blog, and social media.
  • Builds, tracks performance, and updates reports for advertisements.

Qualifications:

  • We seek a proven team-player who is flexible and able to work in a small development operation where each member must, at times, pitch in to advance
  • the common purpose. A commitment to continuing professional development is highly valued.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Blackbaud or similar database.
  • Proficiency in Excel;
  • Familiarity with WordPress for editing and updating the JMTF website;
  • Attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, and an ability to manage a variety of projects simultaneously with short deadlines;
  • Strong social and interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Experience with HTML, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Spark);
  • Experience with Google Analytics and other reporting tools;
  • Experience with online advertising and email marketing tools is helpful, but not required.

Other desired characteristics:

  • Experience with environmental, outdoor, or wilderness conservation and recreation;
  • Demonstrated commitment to, or passion for, environmental, wilderness and/or educational causes;
  • Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community.

John Muir Trail Foundation is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(3)c charitable nonprofit located in Berkeley, CA. This
position would be an employee of Earth Island, although working directly with JMTF.
Earth Island does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, breasmeeding,
childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws, local law, or ordinance.

To apply, please send a cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the role and what makes you excited about the position, along with a resume
to info@johnmuirtrailfoundation.org

Social Media Management Volunteer, Food Shift

This volunteer position will support, help develop, and implement a social media strategy for Food Shift. The role will involve creating content, building community through our online presence, developing brand awareness, and generating inbound traffic. This volunteer will create engaging content and build community support and engagement through our social media platforms, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and community boards.

View the full description at this link.

Become Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant in GESG

Are you passionate about conservation? Is your dream to work for a dynamic NGO whose mission is to conserve the Mexico’s natural-wealth by generating sustainable development opportunities and replicating their actions in other states of the country? Now is your chance. Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda is looking for a Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant. You would work closely with the General Director and Public Relations and Fundraising Coordinator, assisting with organization of workshops and other events. Furthermore, you would be responsible for translating grant proposals, reports, promotional material and other documents from English to Spanish and vice versa. You would also work closely with Graphic Designer and Communications Officer, contributing to the development of web and social media content. You would have an opportunity to visit some of the ecotourism projects across the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve – a 383,567-hectare ecological wonder. Full schedule work week. Requires excellent written and spoken communication skills in Spanish and English, disposition to work under pressure and the flexibility to work with multidisciplinary staff and local partners, and the skills to meet deadlines. This is an excellent opportunity to learn to promote a wide variety of conservation projects, all the while living in the most eco-diverse protected area in Mexico.

Internships with All One Ocean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life. For information about the internships, follow this link.