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Current Opportunities at The Environmental Center

There are no open positions with The Environmental Center at this time.

Local Environmental Jobs

Worthy Environmental – Organic Farm Manager

The organic farm manager takes the lead on all operations at the Worthy Organic Farm, a 3,000 square foot regenerative growing space at Worthy Brewing’s east-side pub. They are responsible for growing high-quality produce for the pub, as well as developing and executing Worthy Environmental’s community programming centered around organic growing and regenerative agriculture. They will also share some groundskeeping duties in the landscape, such as weeding, watering, pruning, planting, garbage pickup and seasonal clean-ups. There are many opportunities to become involved with other WE programs and initiatives if so qualified and desired. There is also an opportunity to be trained and mentored by our current farm manager if the applicant so wishes.

Work Location: Worthy Environmental/Worthy Brewing – 495 NE Bellevue Drive, Bend, OR 97701
Schedule: Full time seasonal, 36-40 hours/week with flexible work days from February through October
Compensation: $22-25/hour DOE
Estimated start date: ASAP

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Central Oregon LandWatch – Cities & Towns Associate Program Manager

The Cities and Towns (C&T) Associate Program Manager will be responsible for assisting and supporting the planning, coordination, and implementation of C&T program efforts to ensure Central Oregon’s cities and towns have Complete Communities: compact, vibrant neighborhoods accessible to all, that are incredible places to live, work and play at all stages of life. With support and supervision from the Program Director, and in partnership with the other members of the LandWatch team, the associate program manager will develop and implement strategic projects and campaigns, ensure compliance with local and state land use laws and comprehensive plans, and organize community voices to influence local and state land use planning decisions. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about Oregon’s land use planning system and has strong policy, research, and technical writing skills, community organizing experience, the ability to coordinate and manage complex, public-facing projects, and an inclusive, team-oriented spirit.

Submission application deadline: March 8, 2024
Desired start date: Mid-April 2024
Status: full-time, 40hr/week, FLSA exempt, salaried
Compensation: Negotiable, depending on experience. $50,000-$60,000/year

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Bend Urban Gardens – Garden Build Lead

Bend Urban Gardens (BUG) is a woman-owned edible landscaping business focused on empowering aspiring gardeners to grow food in their yards. BUG is seeking an experienced woodworker with leadership skills to help grow our capacity to build more local gardens in 2024 and beyond. This position is currently seasonal, from mid-March through October, with a commitment of at least three dedicated weekdays per week (24 hours) with the likely opportunity for more hours as desired and available, especially April – June. Daily hours can be flexible based on inclement weather and personal obligations. We are open to personalized scheduling possibilities and can discuss more. Our goal is to create a work environment where every team member can thrive personally and professionally, while also honoring timely follow through on our commitments to clients.

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High Desert Food & Farm Alliance – Program Director

HDFFA is seeking a passionate and extremely organized full-time Program Director to oversee and manage funding for our programs: Food Access; Agricultural Support, and educational outreach opportunities.  The Director oversees a dynamic team of staff members who work in collaboration with many stakeholders.

Location: based in Bend, Oregon – work throughout Central Oregon

Compensation: $60,000-$70,000
Start Date: ASAP

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Deschutes River Conservancy – Finance & Operations Director

Title: Finance & Operations Director
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience; starting at $90,000
Location: Bend, OR
Target Start Date: March 4th, 2024

The Deschutes River Conservancy seeks a Full-Time Finance & Operations Director to join our dynamic team in restoring streamflow and improving water quality in the Deschutes Basin.

Please send a resume and cover letter to search@deschutesriver.org Preference will be given to applications received by January 19th; the position is open until filled.

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Upper Deschutes Watershed Council – Spring & Summer Interns

Spring Internship Program – April 1st to June 7th, 2024

The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council’s Education Department is seeking an environmental education intern to support our upcoming spring season. For more information on this internship experience and to learn how to apply, please review our application form here.

Summer Internship Program – June 10th to August 30th, 2024

The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council’s Education Department is seeking a watershed education program intern to support our upcoming summer camp programming and other educational and outreach events. For more information on this internship experience and to learn how to apply, please review our application form here.

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Bicycle Rides Northwest – Sustainability Crew

Bicycle Rides Northwest is a Bend-based nonprofit that has been taking people on road-bike adventures throughout the West for 35 years. We’re working hard to minimize our events’ environmental footprint, and we’re looking for crew members for our Sustainability team. These are paid positions. We need a Sustainability Director and two crew members under that person (or the Director position can be shared by two people with one other team member, as well).

The work would take place on our 2024 tours (June 22-29 in northern CA; July 13-20 in northeast WA), with the Director involved in some pre-event planning. Besides a salary, tips and potential bonus, all crew expenses are paid during the tours, and team members have some time every day to relax/ride/recreate in beautiful places. Job descriptions for the Director and team members are attached. Please contact info@brnw.org if you’re interested in one of these positions.

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350 Deschutes – Director of Development

350 Deschutes seeks a person to grow the organizations development capacity in individual giving and grants. Managing an intern or additional staff may be necessary for parts of this work. Be a part of a supportive team working on one of the world’s most important missions: 350Deschutes works on climate policy, actions, and education while working to protect vulnerable communities.  He/she/they will be actively supported by the executive director and board of directors.

The Director of Development will set own flexible work schedule, primarily working from home, with some time in the field when needed to meet with stakeholders.. It is expected that most hours will be during 8 to 5. We prefer an individual that lives in Central Oregon.

30 hours weekly, as a contractor, or employee, with benefits.

Pay: $30-$35 hourly DOE. Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

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Camp Fire Central Oregon – Americorps Youth Leader

Primarily, the Americorps will run Teen Programs. Our teen service and leadership programs challenge 6th-12th graders to learn what it means to be a leader and to serve their community.  These programs run as after school or weekend clubs and opportunities during the year and as stand alone week long experiences in the summer, including service challenge weeks and counselor in training style programs.  Teen programs could require evening and weekend hours and possible travel to neighboring communities.  Additionally, the Americorps should be familiar with our other programs as they will have regular shifts at these programs as well.

Compensation:  Living allowance of $17,600 for the year, which is distributed bi-weekly in the gross (before taxes) amount of approximately $730. Americorps members also receive an education award of $6,195 (before taxes) after completing their year of service, which may be applied to qualified loans or future education.

Benefits: Health insurance, childcare assistance, paid professional development opportunities including travel to and from annual Americorps conference and workshops, free Camp Fire programs for dependents, student loan forbearance.

Camp Fire will begin reviewing applications immediately.

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