Frontier Group uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society. We are issue experts, writers and analysts who recognize that having the facts on your side is important but isn’t enough to change the world – it also takes effective communication, organizing and advocacy to get real results.
We produce timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. We help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems. And we work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear our message through the media.
To maximize our impact, we partner with groups in The Public Interest Network – the nation’s premier network of public interest organizations – and other organizations to insert our research and ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and federal levels.
We’re hiring Policy Associates to do policy research and analysis, plus get hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing.
As a policy associate, you will:
• Write compelling reports on social problems and solutions, using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.
• Help advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.
• Write op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.
• Participate in trainings, presentations and panels.
• Learn the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and run a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.
• Learn recruiting skills and participate in recruiting new Frontier Group staff
Candidates should have:
• Excellent writing skills
• An orientation to problem-solving
• The ability to thrive under deadlines
• The ability to think critically and present persuasive arguments.
• A track record of academic success and proven leadership ability.
• Familiarity with quantitative analysis is a plus; as is experience in debate, public speaking, journalism, political campaigning, fundraising, and/or grassroots political organizing.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will total approximately $26,000. Frontier Group offers a competitive benefits package.
Denver, CO, Boston, MA, and Santa Barbara, CA
Frontier Group is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
Position Description: Undergraduate students will gain research training and experience by participating in a long-term food web study in the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Carrizo is the largest remnant of the San Joaquin grassland ecosystem and contains many endangered plants and animals. Interns will work on a team of 3-5 people and will conduct a variety of surveys, focusing especially on mark-recapture of endangered kangaroo rats. Visual line transects for reptiles, pitfall trapping for invertebrates, and spotlight surveys for predators and lagomorphs may also be conducted, and team members will help with vegetation sampling. The study also incorporates precipitation treatments to investigate climate change impacts on this ecosystem and its inhabitants. Students will develop an independent research project that dovetails with the project goals. The student will receive primary mentorship from project PI Dr. Laura Prugh (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington; www.prughlab.com).
Work schedule: Approx. 40 hrs per week, variable throughout season
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial copy of your transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references as a single Word or PDF attachment to Rachel Endicott at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply by March 3th, 2017.
The Richards-Zawacki lab at the University of Pittsburgh invites
undergraduate applicants for a 10-week summer research experience at the
Pymatuning Lab of Ecology in northwestern Pennsylvania
(http://www.biology.pitt.edu/facilities/pymatuning). This position is part
of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for
(REU) program. Ongoing work in the Richards-Zawacki lab aims to clarify the
relationship between climate and the dynamics of chytridiomycosis, a fungal
disease that threatens amphibian populations on several continents. The
successful applicant will work collaboratively with other members of the
Richards-Zawacki lab to survey local amphibians for Batrachochytrium fungi,
the pathogens that cause chytridiomycosis, and also design and carry out a
study to investigate the role of pond community characteristics on the
seasonal dynamics of these infections. Room and board at the Pymatuning Lab
of Ecology will be provided, along with transportation and a stipend of
To apply, please send a one page personal statement (about your scientific
interests and how this REU will support your professional goals), your
resume or cv, unofficial transcripts, and the names of two professional
references (including title, address, phone number and email address) to
Dr.Cori Richards-Zawacki (email@example.com). Applications are due March
Please direct any questions you may have about the program to Dr.
The Henry P. Kendall Foundation and the Boston Public Market are currently
hiring for an intern position for Summer 2017. It is a paid, 12 week
internship (late may-mid august).
Accepting applications from current college sophomores and juniors.
Please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2017
More information about the opportunity below:
Duration: mid-May to mid-August 2017
Hours per week: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday
This unique internship program will take place at both the Henry P. Kendall
Foundation and Boston Public Market Association in downtown Boston. The
of the program is to expose the intern to the field of philanthropy and New
England food systems work as well as provide an in-depth experience with an
emerging nonprofit organization in Boston.
The Henry P. Kendall Foundation is a small family foundation based in
MA. The Foundation uses its grants budget and additional capacity-building
support to help create a resilient and healthy food system in New England
increases the production and consumption of local, sustainably produced
The nonprofit Boston Public Market Association¹s mission is to operate a
round market providing fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income
nourish our community, and educate the public about food sources,
and preparation. The Market is home to over 40 vendors and offers new
opportunities to a wide range of local farmers, fishers, and food
entrepreneurs. It is the only locally sourced, year-round, indoor market in
The intern will spend 2-3 days at the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and the
of the work week at the Boston Public Market Association. Some travel will
required to attend meetings and conferences, but a car is not required. The
intern will have a supervisor and access to office space at both
The Henry P. Kendall Foundation portion of the program will consist of an
internship-long project with additional programmatic and administrative
€ Grantee Profiles Project Write three profiles of current Kendall
Foundation grantees on the Foundation¹s website to raise additional
for the organizations. This project involves interviewing key staff members
from grantee organizations and coordinating with multiple project partners.
€ Programmatic Support Prepare materials for Kendall Foundation board
meetings, update website content, attend conferences and assist with other
tasks as they arise.
€ Administrative Support Process expenses and mail, filing etc.
The Boston Public Market Association portion of the program will consist of
market support and programmatic projects:
€ Public Market Support Work with staff on promotional events,
community outreach and programming development for community events and
activities at BPM
€ Market Vendor Coordination Assist the BPM vendor operations team
with vendor relations, support, and communication.
€ Farmers Market Support Assist the farmers market manager at the
Dewey Square farmers market a few hours a week. Duties also include
coordination and facilitating marketing and social media opportunities for
farmers market vendors.
€ Other Projects The BPM is a dynamic, evolving organization entering
only its second full year of operation. Unique ideas and perspectives on
to help the Market further strengthen its impact are always welcome and
creative collaborations are encouraged.
€ Must currently be enrolled as a sophomore or junior in an
€ Interest in food systems and the nonprofit sector
€ Strong research and communications skills, particularly interviewing
€ Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects
€ Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office
€ Must be a self-starter
Henry P. Kendall Foundation
176 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Boston Public Market Association
12 Marshall Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
This is a paid internship and reimbursement of a MBTA pass will be
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample (creative
interview or profile sample) by email to Kalila Booker-Cassano, Program
Assistant at the Kendall Foundation, at email@example.com by March
An undergraduate research assistant position is available in the
Quantitative Forest Management laboratory in the Division of Forestry
and Natural Resources at West Virginia University.
The undergraduate research assistant will assist a master¹s student with
completing field work for a forest restoration project. The field work
will be conducted in the mixed conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada in
Northern California, with majority of time spent in the Eldorado
National Forest. The main objective of the project is to evaluate post
fire restoration efforts made after the 2004 Power Fire. This project
will help identify successful restoration techniques to reestablish
open, old growth conditions in the Sierra Nevada.
Field Work responsibilities will include collecting forest inventory
data, soil samples, vegetation surveys, basic ecophysiological data, and
micro-environmental variables. A variety of equipment will be used
including, basic field work items (clinometer, d-tape, etc.) and
potentially more advanced machines (ceptometer, gas exchange analyzer,
etc.). Experience with more advanced equipment is appreciated, but not
This position will be for about a 3-month period during the summer from
May 2017 to August 2017. Work will average 40 hrs/week. The salary
offered will depend on prior experience. Travel to California, along
with housing and a small food stipend will be provided.
Qualifications: All junior or senior students currently enrolled in an
academic program related to forestry, biology, ecology, environmental
sciences, or similarly related natural resource fields are encouraged to
apply. Applicants should be highly self-motivated and possess a strong
work ethic. A background or strong interest in conducting field-based
research is desirable. A cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 in
undergraduate coursework is preferable. Candidates must be willing and
able to travel long distances, camp outdoors on occasion, do physically
demanding work, and work in hot or otherwise uncomfortable conditions.
Applicants must possess a valid driver¹s license.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of two
references. Applications will be considered immediately and continue
until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please submit
material by February 24, 2017. For additional information or to submit
application material, please contact Iris Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Food Tank is one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
Food Tank, in partnership with The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, is excited to host the inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit on April 1st. This event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels.
Food Tank is looking for some high-energy, high-enthusiasm, talented, and committed volunteers to help us with the Summit.
At past Summits, volunteers have assisted with:
· Registration & Ushering
· Food & Hospitality
· Social Media & Photography
· Speaker Interviews
· Show Production
The ideal candidate will have:
· Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues.
· Excellent communications skills
· Attention to detail.
· Social media, photography, film, or performance skills are a plus
· Conference, event, marketing, and customer service skills are a plus.
· Restaurant or food handling skills are a plus.
· Skills in stage management or TV production are a plus.
Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT is seeking an
enthusiastic and hard-working individual to serve as a biological
science aide. Our research studies the environmental impacts of
grassland restoration efforts in two main projects. The first project is
studying how rangeland reclamation following energy development has
affected plant, insect and soil communities in the Bakken region of
western North Dakota. The second project is studying recovery of
riparian plant and insect communities following removal of Russian
olive, an invasive tree. Additional opportunities exist to work on
projects related to grasshopper ecology and biological control of wheat
stem sawfly. Work may include sampling grasshoppers and other rangeland
insects in large scale experiments, sampling rangeland plants, setting
up and conducting small scale manipulative experiments in the field and
lab work to sort and process samples collected; an even split between
lab and field time is expected. Most field work will be conducted on
diverse and beautiful native rangelands in eastern Montana and on the
Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota, with the
possibility of some research conducted at 9000 feet elevation in the
Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. Some overnight travel to sites in
eastern Montana and Wyoming may be required.
Salary: Approximately $12.30 per hour (GS-3) dependent on experience and
education. The candidate will receive overtime pay when working more
than 40 hours per week. Dorm-style, shared housing is available on
location for $131 per month, including utilities and internet.
Dates: Starting May 15th or 30th through the end of August. Please
specify your available start and end dates in your application.
Qualifications: The candidate must be a US citizen. Additionally, the
candidate should be physically fit, able to walk rapidly over rangeland,
and comfortable spending long hours outside in hot conditions.
Willingness to work long days, and some weekends when necessary is also
a must. Undergraduate course work in ecology, entomology, range or
environmental sciences, and previous laboratory and field work
experience is preferred, but not required.
Application process: Please send cover letter with available start and
end dates, resume, and names and contact information of two references
(electronically) to Zachary Sylvain (email@example.com).
Evaluation of applications will begin February 15 and continue until the
position is filled.
The Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon (ASA), a non-profit organization working in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon, is pleased to announce the position of Resident Naturalist beginning in June, 2017. The successful applicant will be based at the ASA¹s field site in Peru¹s Madre de Dios Department.
POSITION: Resident Naturalist
LOCATION: Madre de Dios, Peru
POSITION DURATION: Minimum 6 months
START DATE: June 8, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8
Resident Naturalists (RNs) work closely with ASA academic faculty and staff to facilitate ongoing biological research and monitoring, sustainable tropical agriculture, and community engagement and education programs at Finca Las Piedras, in Peru¹s Madre de Dios Department. RNs are part of the public face of the ASA¹s programs in Peru, and are part of a dynamic team of researchers, conservation and development professionals, and students from around the world. In addition to assigned tasks, naturalists are encouraged to develop individual projects within their areas of interest, which may include anything from community service activities to biological or agricultural research.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Biological Research and Monitoring
The ASA maintains a number of research and monitoring projects aimed at biodiversity conservation in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon. These include mammal, bird, and insect inventories and population monitoring, plant phenology, and rain forest dynamics plots, among others. RNs assist project leaders in data collection and entry, experimental design and setup, etc., as needed. Naturalists will also have the opportunity to assist visiting researchers when required.
Sustainable Tropical Agriculture
Activities at Finca Las Piedras include a variety of experiments in organic agriculture, the use of compost and biochar, and research into the sustainable harvest of Brazil nuts, among others. RNs will assist in these as needed.
Community Engagement and Education
Naturalists will also assist ASA faculty and staff in a number of ongoing programs both at Finca Las Piedras and in Monterrey and Planchon, the nearest local communities to the field site. Activities at Finca Las Piedras include volunteer and internship programs; in the communities RNs will assist in educational visits to schools, as well as a variety of outreach programs.
Resident Naturalists contribute to outreach efforts on social media. Naturalists are required to create material for distribution across a variety of platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and regular blog posts.
In addition to the duties mentioned above, Naturalists will contribute to day-to-day operations and basic facilities maintenance. General duties may include, but are not limited to: Daily weather station readings, Guide/interpret/translate guided natural history hikes, lead visits to local farms, group check-in and orientation, logistical support for academic programs.
- Minimum 6 month commitment required
- Minimum bachelor¹s degree in natural or environmental sciences or related field
- Fluency in English (required)
- At least basic Spanish (preferred)
- Experience working/living abroad, especially in the tropics (preferred)
- Teaching experience (preferred)
- Enthusiasm and strong work ethic
- Flexibility in schedule and work environment
- Maturity/must live with and work well with others in close setting
- Excellent physical condition
- Traveler¹s insurance (proof required upon acceptance)
- CPR/first aid certification (proof required upon acceptance)
Upon arrival at Finca Las Piedras, Resident Naturalists undergo an intensive, one-week training period. Naturalists are given an overview of current projects spanning the ASA¹s three interrelated focal areas: biological research and monitoring, sustainable tropical agriculture, and community engagement and education, as well as the methodologies used for research and outreach work in these areas. Naturalists will also be trained informally throughout the duration of their term at Finca Las Piedras.
This is an unpaid position. However, all room and board is provided on-site at Finca Las Piedras, 7 days per week, for the duration of the appointment (although work is only required M-F; approximate value $1,000/month). Work-related local transportation, including pickup from the Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM) or bus terminal, is covered. Resident Naturalists are responsible for their international flight to Peru, including airfare, taxes, airport fees, flight insurance, etc.), and domestic air or land travel to Puerto Maldonado (bus or air).
HOW TO APPLY
The following are required to apply for this position:
- A cover letter of interest, including end date (position begins June 8)
- Current CV/resume with contact information for two references
- Most recent unofficial university transcript
Completed applications should include each of the three required items, and should be submitted as a single PDF document, in the order listed above, by the application deadline (April 8). Document title should read: ³last name²_²RN application².pdf
Send completed applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ³Resident Naturalist application in the subject line.
Geoff Gallice, Ph.D.
Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon
A U.S. 501(c)3 charity
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
Posting Date: January 2017 Email: email@example.com Position: Full Time (40+ hrs/wk) To Apply: E-mail resume and cover letter Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
About Daily Table:
Daily Table is a nonprofit grocery food store which seeks to transform how groceries are supplied in America’s inner cities and alleviate obstacles to inner-city health and nutrition by providing fresh produce and other high-quality foods to the urban marketplace at a fraction of the typical prices. Founded by former Trader Joe’s President, Doug Rauch, Daily Table creates a retail environment that utilizes excess wholesome, healthy food items to create grab-n-go meals and grocery items at affordable prices. By fostering a strategic network of growers, supermarkets, manufacturers, and other suppliers, Daily Table is helping to address the paradoxical issues of domestic hunger and obesity in America’s inner cities.
Since the launch of our first store in June 2015 (Dorchester / Boston, MA) we have quickly grown a loyal membership base of 7,000+ and continue to adapt and evolve as we grow with the community around us. We’re incredibly excited for the future of Daily Table and look forward to having more equally passionate and hardworking team members join our crew!
Daily Table is looking for an Assistant Store Manager who will assist the Store Manager in running the day-to-day operations of the store, and would ideally be qualified to run a Daily Table store within six months. The Assistant Store Manager will be an exceptional leader who will bring strong management and retail operations experience as well as foster a collaborative work environment and promote teamwork. This person will assist in further growing the vision of Daily Table and help reach the overall goal of affordable nutrition in the inner city while educating and providing access to affordable, high-quality fresh foods.
Qualified candidates will have an entrepreneurial ‘can do’ spirit, with experience in retail store management and who will understand the grocery store model. The Assistant Store Manager will serve as a leader of the store staff, and support critical operations of the store including: personnel management, supply chain management, merchandising, security and results reporting (to the Store Manager). The ideal candidate will share the vision of the founder and have a passion for creating a positive, scalable, and sustainable impact in low to moderate income urban neighborhoods.
Duties and Responsibilities:
As a management role in an innovative start-up environment, the Assistant Store Manager will serve a multi-faceted function that combines daily operations of the retail store with the management of protocols and standards. On a day- to-day basis, the Assistant Store Manager will have responsibilities, such as:
- > Support the Store Manager to ensure the day-to-day processes are carried out in the store; in the absence of the Store Manager, be responsible for managing all aspects of the store’s operation, including its financial results
- > Ensure that all image, customer service, security, human resources, and health guidelines are met
- > Work to create a positive store culture of excellence, delivering outstanding customer experiences while
supporting a strong efficient workplace built upon meritocracy and care
- > Think and act entrepreneurially to preempt challenges and provide recommendations to take advantage of
opportunities that will further Daily Table’s mission
Merchandising and Logistics
- > Collaborate with the Store Manager and Buyer to oversee the supply chain of goods from supplier, transportation to the store, storage and stocking, and sale to the customer
- > Provide recommendations on where product shortages and overstock may be
- > Understand product and selling trends to assist Store Manager in strategically initiating sale or discount pricing
on select items
- > Assist Store Manager in conducting in-store training, and employee development for optimum utilization of personnel
- > Maintain store staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; monitoring and appraising job results to be shared with Store Manager
- > Note: Hiring/Firing responsibilities will be influenced by the Assistant Store Manager in conjunction with input and execution by the Store Manager
> Ensure all equipment is operating properly, i.e. refrigerators, freezers, cash registers, lighting
> Address emergencies and issues with a sense of urgency to ensure the smooth operation and customer
experience in the store
> Conduct store tours to evaluate store conditions and adjust accordingly
- – Managerial experience working in and running several aspects of a multi-department grocery, retail or food- service business
- – A strong understanding of both “front” and “back of house” operations. Experience in kitchen and food preparation operations is highly desirable
- – Flexible, adaptable, and customer-focused, with a commitment to high standards of food, service, and operation
- – Strong managerial and leadership skills, with experience in training, developing, and coaching staff at all levels
- – Ability to communicate and provide effective service to customers who come from a range of diverse
- – Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to grow and develop relationships with various stakeholders,
including: community members, suppliers, donors, and city officials
- – Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a cash register or POS system
- – Demonstrate proficiency with scheduling, retail front-end/office management, ordering, inventory management,
project management, and human resource management
- – Ability and willingness to use the core Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) at a
basic/intermediate level is required (often used for management communications)
- – Must be able and willing to work beyond store hours to ensure smooth operation
- – Must be able to perform physical demands, such as; standing, walking, kneeling, squatting, bending, reaching, and
lifting up to 50lbs
Dorchester residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Daily Table is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.