Friday, December 4, 2015

December Meeting Agenda



AGENDA

District Supervisors’ Meeting
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 4:30pm
78 Center St., Pittsfield, Suite 206 Conference Room

1.    Call to Order
2.    Secretary’s Report - Report of Actions from Previous Meeting
3.    Treasurer’s Report
4.    Bills to Pay
5.    NRCS Report
6.    New Business
a)    Officer Elections
b)    Mid-Year Budget Review – FY2016
c)    Adrian “Beau” Meyer Scholarship Endowment Campaign
d)    2016 Tree Sale
7.    Old Business
a)    2015 Bulb Sale Closing Report
b)    Available District Positions
c)     “Bridge Assistance” and Funding Eligibility
                                          i.        Supervisor Training
                                        ii.        Supervisor Election Certificates
d)    Viridian RFP
e)    Partner Reports
8.    Announcements
9.    Adjournment

Next Meeting:       
Tuesday, January 12th at 4:30pm

Friday, November 27, 2015

District Seeks Spring Plant Sale Coordinator



Spring Plant Sale Coordinator
Seasonal/Part-Time: January - May 2016 (with potential to renew for the fall sale)


Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

 

The Plant Sale Coordinator is responsible for developing the spring tree and shrub sale brochure, ordering nursery stock, processing customer orders, confirming orders and shipments with suppliers, media outreach and publicity, updating the customer database, coordinating volunteers, overseeing and coordinating sale work week and pickup day, and handling overstock sales and donations. Experience with managing volunteers is preferred. 

 

The incumbent must be highly organized and able to work independently with very little oversight. Prior experience with event coordination or fundraising required. The position involves a flexible schedule and is part-time (avg. 15 hours/wk with a 30 hour week leading up to sale day in May) at a rate of $12-$15/hr. Must be available to start immediately. Must be able to pass a background check to obtain access to the USDA Secure Computer Network.

 

Required Skills: 

  • Event planning, fundraising, and/or wholesale ordering experience 
  • Computer proficiency: Familiarity with MS Office Programs, spreadsheets and word processing, data entry, generating sale invoices and reports
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Graphic design
  • Experience with volunteers or work in the nonprofit sector
  • Social media, marketing and publicity
  • Database management using Microsoft Access
  • Customer Service experience

 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references by December 15, 2015 to BerkshireConservationDistrict@gmail.com. To learn more about the conservation district, visit www.berkshireconservation.org.

Employer:      Berkshire Conservation District

78 Center Street, Suite 206

Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 443-1776 x 102


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October Meeting Agenda



AGENDA

District Supervisors’ Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:30pm
78 Center St., Pittsfield, Suite 206 Conference Room

1.    Call to Order
2.    Secretary’s Report
a)    Report of Actions from Previous Meeting
3.    Treasurer’s Report
4.    Bills to Pay – Bulb Sale Bills
5.    NRCS Report – Rita Thibodeau, Acting DC for Western MA
6.    Old Business
a)    2015 Bulb Sale Closing Report – delay until annual meeting
b)    Update on District Positions – student interns, applications
c)    Partner Updates
                                          i.        Tree Farm Field Day
                                        ii.        State Commission/Annual Meeting Planning
d)    Viridian RFP Update
7.    New Business
a)    Annual Meeting Planning
                                          i.        Select Nominating Committee for Elections
b)    Project Native
c)    Job Posting – Pay for posting with a job board?
8.    Announcements
a)    Berkshire Natural History Conference, Sun. Nov. 8th, Berkshire School, Rte. 41, Sheffield; $20/person; $10/students, Contact Tom Tynan (413) 236-2127
9.    Adjournment

Next Meeting:       
Tues. Nov. 10th at 5:30pm, District Annual Meeting, Zucco’s Restaurant, Dalton Ave., Pittsfield.