UFI is looking for an Executive Director to spearhead their fund development and take on managerial responsibilities. The Urban Farming Institute (UFI) is a two-year old nonprofit operating under the fiscal sponsorship of New Ecology Inc. It was created to respond to challenges faced by individuals and groups who would like to create an urban farming business. UFI offers education on the economic, social and health benefits of urban farms and trains individuals to become farmers. It is UFI’s mission to create the best partnerships between long term land owners, neighborhood residents and individual farmers. UFI has: 1) organized its first Urban Farming Conference in the spring 0f 2013 with over 300 attendees and is currently planning the 2nd; 2) advised the City (on Article 89) and the State on policy and legislation supporting urban farming; and 3) has developed a classroom farming curriculum and partnered with other collaborators to graduating 7 from this Urban Farming Training Program. Check us out online.
Sustainability Wiki & Media Manager
New Ecology is seeking an innovative manager with experience in web applications and sustainable development to help bring a newly launched green building wiki to scale.
Buildingwell is a wiki-style website that allows users to share knowledge about greening existing multi-family affordable housing. It is an innovative tool that aims to bring together a national network of users to share and vet information on technology, systems, products and approaches. The scope and reach of the website are rapidly expanding and this is an exciting position with great opportunities for growth. See: www.buildingwell.org.
New Ecology, Inc. (NEI) developed and manages the Buildingwell site. NEI is a cutting edge non-profit organization-one that provides value-added services to other non-profit and private clients and that works to use market mechanisms to promote green building and sustainable development. See: www.newecology.org.
Description of Position:
The candidate will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of the site, expanding its audience and impact, and attracting users and experts in an ongoing conversation about best and emerging green practices.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to:
Alison Corwin, Senior Associate
For more information, see New Ecology’s website.