We are looking for an energetic, career-minded wildlife ecologist/
biologist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael office. The
work that this position entails is varied and may include special-status
species surveys, habitat evaluation and mapping, environmental
compliance (CEQA, permitting), mitigation and conservation
banking/planning, and restoration planning. Experience in these areas
is preferred, but not required.
We are particularly looking for someone with Northern and Southern
California experience, regulatory permitting experience, and experience
conducting surveys listed wildlife species. Applicants with federal
recovery permits for any listed species in California will be preferred.
Periodic travel is a requirement of the position.
€ Bachelor¹s degree or higher in biology with an emphasis in
€ Sound technical knowledge
€ Ability to work both independently and with a small team
€ Demonstrable technical writing ability
€ Excellent communication skills are essential
€ Education and experience in California wildlife taxonomy and
€ Habitat evaluation and monitoring
€ Environmental impact analysis
€ Permit preparation
€ Regulatory compliance
€ Construction monitoring
€ Mitigation analysis
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive,
progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical,
dental, and 401K with generous match.
Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your employment
application (found on our website), cover letter, resume, transcripts,
and three references to email@example.com and reference ³Wildlife
Biologist.²Please also reference where you heard about the position.
WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Close date for submission of
application materials is September 22, 2017. Please, no calls.
WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in San Rafael,
California, with offices in the Bay Area and Denver, Colorado. For over
30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise
to develop successful solutions for our clients. We employ experts in
the fields of plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA,
mitigation banking, and landscape architecture. More information about
WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com.
- Identify and build relationships with community organizations and other stakeholders (CDCs, local food policy councils, business associations) throughout Massachusetts.
- Engage organizations in activities and actions related to the Collaborative¹s projects.
- Educate organizations about the food system and the MA Local Food Action Plan.
- With Director, develop strategies and related written and online materials as needed for this engagement.
- Identify and research examples of organizations, individuals, projects, and programs working toward the goals of the Plan.
- Document progress being made toward the goals of the Plan through compelling narratives for newsletter, social media and other publications.
- Work with director on developing written and online materials for specific campaign strategies and for general outreach.
- Assist in organizing and coordinating regional and statewide meetings and events.
- Attend regular project and governance meetings, in person and on the phone.
- Other duties, as needed.
- At least two years of work experience in policy, advocacy, or organizing setting.
- Ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
- Experience working in diverse communities.
- Flexible schedule (occasional evening meetings may be required).
- Ability to travel throughout state, as needed.
- Interest in food, agriculture, and systemic change.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
- Experience in/comfort with CMS systems a plus.
- Publication design experience a plus.
- Photography experience a plus.
- Ability to work independently.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor.
The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment has several internship positions available throughout the school year. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions. The office is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works on many things including climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, improving municipal wide energy efficiency, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading the climate change resiliency and adaptation planning for the City of Medford.
General office help is needed year-round and involves helping residents, updating the website, researching information needed by the Director and collecting energy use data from municipal sources and keeping it updated in state and federal systems. Site visits to environmental projects throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. Additionally, the office organizes Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival each fall, and help is needed throughout the year to organize and run it.
The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in the City. Located in Medford’s City Hall, the Office is in Medford Square, right off of I-93 and on many MBTA bus routes. The Office is open Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30pm and Fri 8:30-12:30. The position requires at least 8 hours a week during the school year.
Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate will be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Ability to work in an interrupt-driven environment a must. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office.
Self-starter, motivated and energetic, with effective organization and time management skills.
Excellent customer and interactive skills both within and outside the organization.
Ability to perform and complete multiple tasks, working alone and as part of a team.
Detail-oriented, flexible, innovative, and good-humored, with a ³do whatever it takes² attitude.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Thorough knowledge of MS Office and Google Drive; appropriately computer savvy with social media and databases.
1-3 years¹ administrative and non-profit experience preferred.
Solid Waste Specialist
Posted: August 30, 2017
Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG, www.erg.com) has an immediate opening for a full-time, junior-level solid waste specialist. This exciting position involves supporting federal and state environmental agencies with researching solid waste policy issues, including those that pertain to municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and hazardous waste. The position is in ERG’s Boston office, and will start as early as October 15, 2017.
The ideal candidate must have:
- One or more years of experience in municipal solid waste or relevant field of study or practice.
- Experience researching waste management issues and initiatives, such as recycling, waste reduction, composting, lifecycle analysis, and organic waste (e.g., food waste diversion).
- A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy, or related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills.
Additional qualifications that are desired, but not required, include familiarity with biogas recovery from municipal solid waste or wastewater and international experience in any relevant scientific field of study or practice.
To be considered for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. Applicants are encouraged to respond no later than September 13, 2017. Qualified candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to submit transcripts and references. Any inquiries about this position should be sent to the email address listed above.
Organize a petitioning event to gather hundreds of photo petitions/signatures to build our efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on farms.
Design and curate content for social media
Research political strategies and information about antibiotic resistance and public health to strengthen our campaign
Help to organize a panel event with the field’s top speakers, medical professionals, and food producer
You’ll learn how to analyze problems ranging from public health to consumer protection, to transportation — all while pushing for smart solutions and building the public support it takes to win.
You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
You’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about our issues and gain organizing skills.
You have an opinion about political issues, want to make a difference, and are excited about calling out special interests standing in the way.
You understand that a strict blue vs. red perspective doesn’t capture the essence of many political battles. You want to push solutions that have broad appeal.
You sweat the details.
You have strong writing skills.
You have great organizational and time management skills.
You are the type of person that takes initiative and is excited about being creative with campaign strategy
Each year, we recruit two student representatives for the Environmental Studies Executive Committee for the upcoming academic year. This is a great opportunity to have a voice in important decisions pertaining the program and to get to know affiliated faculty.
The following criteria for candidacy apply:
- Students must be either a junior or a senior in the academic year in which they will sit on the committee
- Students must be available to meet the 3rd Friday of every month at 12:00-1:30 pm
- Students must be willing to participate in the meetings as active members, providing feedback that will represent fellow students in the major
If you are interested in being a student representative for 2017-18, please send Dr. Sara Gomez a note (max. 250 words) explaining why you think you would make a good candidate to represent your fellow students. These positions will remain open until filled.
The Sylvia Center (TSC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to
inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy
in their families and communities. Through our programs, youth learn what
fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare it for
and their families. In our Learning Garden, outdoor kitchen on Katchkie
and in local schools and community centers, we teach skills that inspire
children to establish independent healthy eating habits so that they may
lead healthy and productive lives.
LOCATION: KINDERHOOK, NY
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is seeking a full-time Program
The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Programs to
schedule, prepare for, and conduct culinary education programs‹both on our
farm and in the community. Primary duties include: coordinating ingredients
and supplies for all programs, acting as the lead Chef Assistant during
programs, and supporting the Director of Programs in coordinating program
schedules, paperwork, and outreach. This position requires a flexible
schedule, as the work week and daily hours will vary over the course of the
growing season and the school year. The Program Coordinator will report to
the Director of Programs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Procure, prepare, and organize all equipment and ingredients for both
and off-site culinary programs.
Act as lead Culinary Assistant in preparing for, conducting, and teaching
educational culinary programs that teach healthy cooking to youth, teens,
Assist with meal creation for groups of 5-55 participants. This includes
cutting vegetables, cooking on a propane cook top or grill, operating a
fired oven (training provided), and other culinary tasks.
Organize and set up all equipment and ingredients in kitchen classrooms
on and off farm programs). Breaking down, packing up, and cleaning of
and equipment following each program.
Prepare program materials for classes, including recipes, printed
Coordinate the acquisition, aggregation, storage, and distribution of
ingredients and Fresh Food Shares from our food service partners for our
school based cooking classes at several different sites.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with our food service partner
Communicate with the Director of Programs to review culinary lesson plans
prior to the programs.
Organize outreach for, schedule, and manage paperwork for the Fresh Food
from the Farm programs.
Organize and manage paperwork, recipes, curricula and photographs from all
Maintain cleanliness and organization of our prep kitchen and outdoor field
Occasionally act as Lead Chef Instructor or work in different areas of
Food Program (garden and with animals)
Assist with other programs, special events, and farm related tasks as
Extremely well organized and detail oriented. Able to coordinate aspects
systems with many moving parts.
Passionate about food, cooking, working with children and working on a
Able to anticipate what needs to be done, work independently on projects,
take action without being asked.
Able to take initiative, follow instructions, and learn quickly with a
positive attitude and sense of humor.
Experience with basic culinary technique (knife skills, baking, roasting,
etc.), ideally in a work setting. Interest and experience cooking seasonal,
simple and delicious food with freshly harvested organic vegetables.
Enthusiastic, able to work quickly in a fast paced environment,
focused, and excited to work with children.
Interest and experience teaching children and adults about the importance
cooking and eating well and a willingness to support all aspects of our
to table programs.
Desire and ability to assist with occasional projects on the farm, in the
garden or with the animals.
Must have an exceptional and cooperative work ethic, excellent
skills, and the ability to rise to the occasion with a positive attitude
unexpected tasks need to be completed.
Able to lift up to 50 lbs, and perform physical, outdoor jobs in inclement
Flexible schedule and ability to accommodate evening hours.
Current Adult & Child CPR and First-Aid Certification, or ability to obtain
Valid Driver¹s License and a reliable vehicle that can be used for weekly
supply runs (mileage will be reimbursed).
Adventurous eater with gardening skills is a big plus.
Compensation: Full-time, salaried with benefits
To Apply: Send cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.