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Botanical Garden Director, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, whose mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Todd Boyette, Chair, Botanical Garden Director Search Committee, at tboy@email.unc.edu or 919-843-2085.  Nominations may be addressed to Dr. Boyette, c/o Debbie Stevenson, 104 South Building, CB# 3000, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3000 or debbie_stevenson@unc.edu.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is January 1, 2015, but is negotiable.  

To apply, go to the job posting.

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.  All inquiries will be kept confidential in the early stages of the search process.  Applicants will be directly solicited for permission before references are contacted.

Director of Environmental Services (custodial services), Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

Swarthmore College is hiring a Director of Environmental Services (custodial services), ideally one with a strong interest in sustainability. Please pass the advertisement below on to interested colleagues/friends. 

Director, Environmental Services 
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College offers more than 600 courses a year and more than 50 areas of study. Swarthmore’s 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods adjacent to the campus. 

The Department of Environmental Services is currently accepting applications for the position of Director. The Director will provide management in the supervision of Environmental Services Supervisors, crew leaders, and Environmental Technicians to ensure the timely and proper custodial care of all College buildings. Tasks include: developing and maintaining departmental policies and procedures, coordinating activities with other College departments, and managing all personnel issues; developing and maintaining schedules for cleaning and maintenance of equipment; recommending and requisitioning equipment, materials, and supplies. 

Qualified candidates must possess high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of ten years progressive supervisory and management experience, preferably in building maintenance or housekeeping services. Candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work well with people and diverse teams; familiarity with computer software including word processing, spread sheets, data management and electronic timecard systems; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the physical ability to perform housekeeping work, including operating power equipment, hand equipment, and move material. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates with a college level degree and/or higher education experience. 

To view the full position description and apply for this position, please visit our employment website at www.swarthmore.edu, under Human Resources and Employment Opportunities. All applicant packets must include an updated resume and cover letter. 

Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Director of Sustainability at Earlham College (Richmond, IN)

The Assistant Director of Sustainability works collaboratively with the Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability to enact the College’s Comprehensive Sustainability Plan. The Assistant Director will also help develop programming related to sustainable agriculture, coordinate the Student Sustainability Corps internship program, and manage all sustainability tracking and data systems for the College. This position is supervised directly by the Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability and is housed within the Center for Integrated Learning.

Learn more about the position here.

Director, Environmental Research Institute, University of Buffalo (NY)

On February 6, 2014, Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced the search for the Director of UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water).

Learn more.

Coordinator for Sustainability, UColorado (Boulder)

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month live-out professional exempt position that has guaranteed funding for one year, with the hope that it can be made a permanent position before the start of AY 14-15. This position provides leadership, planning, management and administrative oversight to the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) Housing & Dining Services (HDS) sustainability education and programmatic efforts for an undergraduate community of over 6,400 students in the residence halls. The coordinator will work closely to coordinate with dining services, housing facilities, residence life, and the CU environmental center to help create opportunities for increased student awareness of and behavior change around sustainability in a holistic approach of people, planet, and profit (the triple bottom line) practices with emphasis on reducing waste and resource/energy consumption. This position also works closely with resident advisors, the residence hall association, and the national residence hall honorary to further support sustainability change efforts in the residence halls and the broader campus.

Apply/learn more.

Open until filled.

Sustainability Director, Willamette University (Salem, OR)

Willamette University is pleased to announce an open position for a Sustainability Institute Director. Under the supervision of the Sustainability Executive Committee (SEC), chaired by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Sustainability Institute Director will have primary responsibility for coordinating administrative, academic and communications efforts related to Zena Forest and Farm and the university’s other ongoing programmatic commitments to sustainability.

Learn more/apply.

Fundraising Director: Bikes Not Bombs (Jamaica Plain)

Overview: Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation. Each year we collect roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England. We ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don’t get shipped often land in our Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Our retail Bike Shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that we receive, employing many graduates of our programs. The Shop’s profit from the bicycle sales, parts sales, and repairs goes towards funding our youth and international work. BNB is 28 years-old and has an annual budget of $1.4 million.

Position: Bikes Not Bombs seeks to hire a dynamic, creative, and highly organized professional to manage the organization’s fundraising efforts, major donor strategies, oversee events, and serve as an enthusiastic ambassador of BNB’s mission. Strong relationship cultivation and management of donors and volunteers is key to success in this role. The position requires both an ability to think strategically about the “big picture” and execute plans with strong attention to detail. The Director of Fundraising & Events will work on a team including the Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate and will report to the Executive Director.


Gift Management/Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Ensure that all gifts and pledges are properly tracked
  • Generate gift acknowledgements, receipts, and reports for donations on a timely basis
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate donor records and files; ensure confidentiality of donor information
  • Maintain and grow portfolio of donors in the $100-$1,000 range, including those who give through multi-year pledges.
  • Develop personal relationships with donors on behalf of BNB through face-to-face meetings, telephone communications, mail correspondences, etc.


Direct Mail Solicitation

  • Generate 2-3 direct mail solicitations per year: work directly with Communications Manager to generate content ideas, write solicitation letter and accompanying newsletter, oversee graphic design, interface with printers, determine database search criteria, oversee distribution
  • Track and analyze results


Annual Phone Solicitation

  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteer callers
  • Identify donors to be called and segment appropriately
  • Organize and oversee all logistics (phone banking locations, accurate tracking, gift acknowledgements, volunteer supervision, etc.)
  • Track and analyze results


Major Donor Strategies

  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director to maintain and grow portfolio of donors who give more than $1,000 annually, including those who give through multi-year pledges.
  • Organize regular events (open houses, tours, house parties) to introduce new donors to BNB
  • Plan event and manage follow-up for BNB’s annual fundraising breakfast.
  • Ensure that all gifts and pledges are tracked properly.



  • Coordinate and oversee all fundraising aspects of the Annual Bike-A-Thon, BNB’s biggest fundraising event of the year
  • Identify opportunities and provide support for additional fundraising events, including house parties, special celebrations, film screenings, and small-scale fundraising campaigns (approximately 10 events/campaigns each year).


Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and design marketing and outreach materials, including thank you cards, signage, banners, business cards, invitations, membership materials, and flyers; interface with printers
  • Manage design, content and production of Annual Report



  • Supervise and provide mentorship to Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate.
  • Develop and monitor annual fundraising budget
  • Work with Executive Director to develop an annual fundraising plan for BNB
  • Work with Information and Technology manager to improve functionality and effectiveness of BNB’s donor database.
  • Delegate and oversee data entry as appropriate
  • Hire and supervise interns and volunteers, especially during particularly busy seasons
  • Coordinate and facilitate Development/Communications team meetings and planning
  • Track and analyze results of individual fundraising efforts


New Initiatives and Supporting Activities

  • Manage BNB’s Wheels in Motion team (major donors) and track and analyze multi-year pledges.
  • Partner with staff, Board of Directors, consultants, and volunteers to advance the mission and fiscal stability of Bikes Not Bombs
  • Other duties as needed



  • Commitment to all aspects of BNB mission
  • Experience managing fundraising programs at non-profit organizations of similar size and budget.
  • Experience developing and nurturing positive relationships with donors and supporters (both individuals and organizations)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise staff and volunteers
  • Experience organizing successful events that involve multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills
  • Ability to work with staff, board, and volunteers with sense of humor and flexibility
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal, and a high comfort level meeting/speaking with individuals face-to-face or at social functions and events
  • Demonstrated experience in effective project management
  • Ability to write compelling materials that effectively communicated BNB’s mission, programs, and activities
  • Ability to set priorities, manage schedules, meet deadlines, and track the progress of multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high-quality of work and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, organizational and presentation skills required
  • Commitment to excellence a must


Bikes Not Bombs is a social justice organization that is committed to diversity in both its programmatic work and staffing with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, age, physical ability, religion, and sexual orientation.

See this job listing on our website at https://bikesnotbombs.org/hiring-new-fundraising-director


Please send cover letter and resumetohiring@bikesnotbombs.org

Director of Policy – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (New York, NY)

The New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a senior-level professional to fill the position of Director of Policy. LISC is a national nonprofit organization which provides financial and technical assistance to neighborhood-based nonprofit community development corporations (CDCs) working to improve housing and economic conditions in distressed neighborhoods. Candidates must have experience managing and/or creating projects to strengthen policy activities. The candidate must also have experience in the community development industry. A Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of related experience are required; graduate level education is a plus. Competitive salary, excellent benefits. For a full job description and application information visit: http://www.lisc.org/docs/jobs/2012_nyc_policy.pdf