Experienced volunteer(s) sought to manage non-profit green think-tank in Santa Cruz, California

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SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS RESEARCH FOUNDATION

  • 6 people are interested

The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation (SSRF), a non-profit green think-tank in Santa Cruz, is seeking one or more mature volunteers who have experience with, or are interested in, managing operations and projects and can dedicate four or more hours per week to the organization. Current projects include: accessory dwelling units as affordable housing; helping businesses and organizations improve procurement to reduce waste and recycling; fostering the transition to renewable energy; and developing sustainable urban farms and agriculture.

The ideal candidate will have worked in a responsible managerial position in business, academics or non-profits, including budgeting, future planning, outreach and communication, and supervision of staff and team projects. Experience in grant-writing and fundraising is a plus.

SSRF’s goal is taking on wicked problems in the community commons, developing and providing education, research, and advocacy to help sustain our planet for present and future generations. The organization focuses on the development of sustainability-related curricula and their delivery; public policy analysis; hands-on community-based research and green enterprise; and public advocacy and outreach, through collaboration with educational, public, and community partners.

Current SSRF staff includes the two principal founders, a paid office manager and paid intern, and a recruitment and development volunteer. Oversight is provided by a seven member Board. The organization shares an office with Convergence Research, a consulting firm, at the Wrigley Building on the West Side of Santa Cruz. More information about SSRF can be found at the organization’s website at https://sustainablesystemsfoundation.org/, writing to sustainablesystemsresearch@gmail.com or by calling Ronnie D. Lipschutz at one of the following numbers: 831-708-5836 (office); 831-423-1084 (home); 831-588-7625 (cell). If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send an email and attach your CV.

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About SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Location:

2861 MISSION ST, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060, US

Mission Statement

The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Santa Cruz, California, whose ultimate goal is to provide education, research, and advocacy to help sustain our planet for present and future generations. SSRF’s goal is taking on wicked problems in the community commons, developing and providing education, research, and advocacy to help sustain our planet for present and future generations. The organization focuses on the development of sustainability-related curricula and their delivery; public policy analysis; hands-on community-based research and green enterprise; and public advocacy and outreach, through collaboration with educational, public, and community partners.

Description

SSRF was founded in 2015 by Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Kevin W. Bell and Thomas Rettenwender. SSRF’s primary goal is to become the "go-to" place for information about sustainability-related problems and solutions. We seek the enhancement of regional environmental quality and sustainability through collaborative policy research and project development by way of our four programmatic areas: education; research; public policy, and project incubation.

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2861 MISSION STSuite 247SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

(36.95969,-122.05702)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • 4 hours per week and up

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