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May 3 19

2019 Student Research Grant Announcement

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

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May 3 19

Oregon-Aquatic Biologist I (technician)

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences discipline is required. 

 Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to:

Laurie Clark, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.: 

Applicant review will begin May 13, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

May 3 19

Tufts Summer Job Posting: Program Assistant for Programming & App Design

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Program Assistant, Pre-College Intensive: Programming & App Design

Brief overview:

We are looking to hire several graduate student program assistants for a new pre-college summer program, an intensive focusing on Programming and App Design.  This position would involve mentoring 10th-, 11th– and 12th-grade students learning Python and R, with a primary responsibility of supporting students as they work to master these two languages and then apply their newly acquired skills to develop their own apps.

Program Summary:

The program runs for three weeks, July 14-August 2. We expect to have around 40 students from all over the world.  Students will be entering the program at a variety of different levels, from no experience to prior mastery of other programming language/s. In addition to their morning coursework in Python and R, students will be participating in skill-building modules on topics like natural language processing and data visualization.  The goal is to give them a strong foundation in these languages and associated skills, as well as meaningful experience in building and pitching their own apps (in small groups). The Pre-College Intensive in Programming & App Design is part of a series of new residential pre-college programs that successfully launched this past summer.


Graduate student program assistants will be on staff from 9am to 5pm for the duration of the program (with an hour break for lunch); they will need to be available for a training session during the week of July 8th. They will be responsible for working closely with program attendees to assist them across all aspects of the program – supporting the instructor in her teaching, elaborating on and reinforcing the new skills being taught in skill-building modules, mentoring the small groups as they work on app development, etc. Program assistants will work closely with the program director to ensure a robust program experience for all attendees. Program assistants should be comfortable with both Python and R and be able to master any new skills quickly. Previous experience with teaching or tutoring preferred.

Interested? Please submit your résumé to Alethea Raybeck, Director of Tufts Pre-College Programs, at  

May 3 19

REU | Office of Institutional Research at Tufts

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Research Assistant (Technical, Report Automation, Programming)

Office of Institutional Research


The Office of Institutional Research has an opening for a technical Research Assistant with programming experience. The Research Assistant will support the maintenance, enhancement, and creation of custom tools used to automate reporting tasks in the Office of Institutional Research.

  • Learn and support the existing R code used to automate reporting tasks in the Office of Institutional Research
  • Support the maintenance, enhancement, and creation of custom reporting tools
  • Develop approaches to improve and expand existing code base
  • Troubleshoot and document existing processes and enhancements
  • Assist with other programming, analysis, and reporting tasks, as needed

Start Date: June 2019
End Date: End of August 2019 or next academic year
Hours: 15-20
Compensation: $15 /hour depending upon experience


  • Full-time, matriculated undergraduate or graduate student having completed at least 1 semester of study
  • Computer programming experience (R or Python preferred)
  • Eagerness and ability to learn new tools and programming languages quickly
  • Experience with version control using GitHub
  • Strong documentation skills; ability to communicate and document workflow
  • Skills in data manipulation and quantitative analysis
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong R programming skills and experience with tidyverse R packages
  • Experience with R Shiny web applications
  • Familiarity with Visual Basic and writing macros
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics survey software
  • Strong MS Office formatting skills

 Application requirements:

Please submit the following to Lynne Freeman at

  1. Current resume
  2. A cover letter describing your qualifications for the job and why you are interested in this position
  3. A code sample (optional)
  4. Availability, including date you can start work, vacations and/or other commitments
  5. Availability to work during the academic year if necessary to complete the project
May 3 19

Wright-Locke Farm – Event Coordinator, Flower Field Assistant, and Educator Positions

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

May 3 19

Singing Prairie Farm Intern Job Description

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez
May 2 19

Junior Associate, Consensus Building Institute

by Ivara J. Roth

The Consensus Building Institute is seeking a highly motivated, early career professional  to serve as a Junior Associate, initially in our Cambridge, Massachusetts office.

The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization created by leading practitioners and theory builders in the field of dispute resolution. CBI serves public, non-profit, and private clients worldwide by providing facilitation, collaboration, and dispute resolution services; training in negotiation and consensus building techniques; and evaluative research.  CBI believes that our most challenging problems are solved through collaboration. When the ideas, values, and voices of all affected stakeholders are included, we can achieve outcomes that are wise, fair, and lasting.

CBI also plays a key role in helping to build the intellectual capital of the field by pioneering work on negotiation, documenting best practices in multi-stakeholder consensus building and dispute resolution, and building online negotiation and collaboration trainings. CBI senior staff and Board members are associated with the Public Disputes Program of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Consensus Building Institute (“CBI”) is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work together. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CBI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our organization and in our collaboration practices .

For further information about CBI, please visit our website at:


The CBI Junior Associate position is an apprenticeship for a highly motivated  professional early in their career to explore the field of public collaboration and consensus building, build valuable knowledge and skills, and work on a wide range of challenging public issues. Junior Associates work with multiple senior staff on CBI’s domestic and international projects.  Expected tasks include:

  • Conduct research and evaluation
  • Assist with internal CBI projects
  • Participate in conflict assessments
  • Support facilitation, mediation, and collaborative planning processes
  • Develop training curriculum and support training delivery
  • Support practice development
  • Write articles for CBI Reports and publications
  • Participate in professional organizations (e.g. ACR) and conferences

Travel is required, normally in the range of 1-2 days per week.

We are looking for someone who is interested in exploring the field of public collaboration and eager to work for two to four  years at CBI.  Our expectation is that the Junior Associate then moves on to other graduate educational or professional opportunities, with a possibility of returning to CBI sometime in the future.  The Junior Associate will report to the Associate Managing Director. The Junior Associate will also work with a mentor to set and achieve professional development goals.


  • Self-motivated and hard-working
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Able to reliably work on several projects at the same time, communicate effectively with project managers to clarify and prioritize tasks when necessary, and meet project deadlines
  • Able to take direction, work independently, get feedback, and adjust
  • Able to work in an intensive, fast-paced professional work environment with high expectations for outstanding performance
  • Willing to locate in the Boston area for at least the first year of employment. Thereafter, relocation to another city with CBI presence (Washington, DC, New York City, Denver or San Francisco) is possible.

Desired but not required skill sets include:

  • Foreign language fluency (Spanish in particular)
  • Social media expertise
  • Experience working with spreadsheets, data bases, GIS mapping, and/or graphics

Education and Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree is required, preferably in social sciences with exposure to public policy, political science, international relations, natural resources management, sustainability, or other related fields.
  • Work experience in fields related to CBI’s work, via post-undergraduate employment, summer or school-year internships, is preferred

Compensation is $45,000 – $55,000/year depending on experience. In addition, CBI offers an excellent package of benefits, including health and dental insurance, three weeks vacation, training and mentoring, and a retirement plan.

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (5 pages or fewer) to:

Consensus Building Institute

100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 302

Cambridge, MA 02140

Attn: Sossi Aroyan

Application may be e-mailed to:, with the subject line “Junior Associate Application”

Apr 26 19

Cheesemonger at Appleton Farms at Boston Public Market

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

What We Do.

The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the oldest land trust in the nation. We are an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

Join Us.

As a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, The Trustees operates a boutique cheese and specialty product retail outlet in the market, Appleton Farms at Boston Public Market. This shop is a premier location for Massachusetts dairy and cheese with emphasis on dairy products from one of The Trustees’ signature properties, Appleton Farms in Ipswich. Our most notable products are bottled milk and a selection of cheeses—including our popular triple cream (a soft ripened camembert-style cheese) and our alpine-style aged cheese. The booth also showcases products from over 20 additional cheesemakers and dairy farms from across the Commonwealth. These items are supplemented with other shelf-stable seasonal items from the region, including jams, charcuterie and crackers. Appleton Farms at BPM creates daily opportunities for residents and visitors of Boston to engage with, learn about, and join our Trustees statewide mission.

The Opportunity.

The cheesemonger works in The Appleton Farms shop at the Boston Public Market, which opened in July 2015 and sells cheese, yogurt, milk and accoutrements. In addition to supporting the shop’s dedicated volunteers, educating visitors about local dairy, and executing daily retail operations, the Shopkeeper is an ambassador for the Trustees in Boston. He/she will support the organization’s goal to connect people to land and nature through local food. This is a year-round position.


The booth’s operating hours fall within the Boston Public Market’s (Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM; Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM). Ability to work weekends and evenings required.There are multiple part time (22 hours/wk) positions available. The hours we are looking to fill are Sunday 9:30AM-6:30PM, Monday 3:00PM-8:30PM, Tuesday 3:00PM-8:30PM, Wednesday 3:00PM-8:30PM, Friday 3:00PM-8:30PM, Saturday 3:00PM-8:30PM

Essential Functions

  • Day-to-day shop operations, including:
  • Offering friendly, knowledgeable and respectful customer service
  • Educating customers about Booth products, Appleton Farms, the Massachusetts Cheese Guild, and The Trustees
  • Cutting, wrapping, sampling, weighing & selling cheese
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and food safety at all times
  • Ensuring products are effectively and appealingly displayed
  • Maintaining shelves and displays, including stocking and pricing
  • Operating the booth’s point-of-sales (POS) system and cash drawer, including processing and reconciling transactions (cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, returns and refunds)
  • Promoting/selling Trustees memberships
  • Opening and/or closing shop for the day
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Other duties as assigned, with or without accommodation


  • Retail food experience preferred.
  • Experience selling cheese and/or yogurt a plus.
  • Previous ServSafe and Allergen Awareness training and certification desired.
  • Proficiency in knife handling and understanding of proper cheese cutting technique preferred.
  • Strong customer focus with demonstrated commitment to and understanding of customer service.
  • Outgoing, friendly demeanor; willingness to engage in conversation beyond “May I help you?”
  • Demonstrated passion for local food, especially cheese and yogurt.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Entrepreneurial team player with a positive attitude and outgoing personality.
  • Strong written and verbal communications; ability to explain concepts clearly and compellingly.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with the public, staff and volunteers, including in difficult situations.
  • Knowledge of cheese, yogurt, milk and dairy farming a plus; demonstrated desire to become an expert on these topics is a must.


The Trustees offers competitive compensation the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever. Full-time employees are eligible for The Trustees benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick and personal time, as well as the option to participate in our 401(k) and 529 savings plans.   

Ben Rigby Retail Manager at Appleton Farms | (857) 777-6222 Appleton Farms at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street | Boston, MA 02108 

Apr 26 19

Web-Scraping project for Professor Deborah Sunter

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Professor Deborah Sunter is looking for a Tufts student to help with a web-scraping project on sustainable development. 


There are many ways to measure sustainable development. The World Bank has been measuring over three hundred sustainable development indicators with data dating back to 1960. The attention that the scientific community has placed on these indicators varies regionally and over time. To quantify these variations, we are collecting a large corpus of scientific literature related to sustainable development. 

We are looking for students with experience in web-scraping to assist in the collection of the scientific literature. The position is available immediately with flexible hours. The compensation is $15/hour with the potential for authorship if the student shows dedication to the project and substantially contributes to the different research stages. 

Interested students should contact Professor Deborah Sunter at to schedule an interview and further discuss the details of this opportunity. Please write “Web-scraping Opportunity: Sustainable Development Project” in the email subject line so that your email can be appropriately directed.

Apr 19 19

Park Ranger Conservation Intern | Montana Conservation Corps

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Are you passionate about the environment, interested in being a park ranger, and looking to gain professional development in a conservation-related field with a federal agency? Check out this amazing opportunity! 

Conservation Intern – Park Ranger Position 
MCC’s Conservation Intern (CI) program provides opportunities for young adults to gain professional experience in a conservation-related field. This position will work with the Bureau of Land Management to help oversee a high-use recreation site in remote locations so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. The primary duties include interacting with and educating recreational visitors, facility and grounds maintenance, supporting fee collection, and managing on-site volunteers.

Location: Wolf Creek, MT
Position Dates: 5/15/19 – 10/4/19
Living Allowance: $504 bi-weekly 
Housing will be provided!
AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program. 

The Conservation Intern program is designed to make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while strengthening the professional experience of our members. Skills obtained through this position would include, but not be limited to: BLM seasonal training (bear behavior and pepper spray training, defensive driving certification, trailer hauling and backing certification, first aid/CPR, etc.), motorboat certification course, maintenance skills which can range from maintaining a compliant public water system to upkeep of on-site equipment


  • Basic maintenance skills
  • Strong communication skills- High school degree or GED
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Available for duration of entire term of service (May 15 – October 4)
  • US Citizenship or lawful permanent US Resident
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
  • Desire to work in a federal agency in the future  



Questions? Contact Mandy Hedstrom at   or 406-587-4475.