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Urban Ecology Institute: Education Program Assistant

by Savannah Dix on April 22, 2013

Founded in 1998, the Urban Ecology Institute (UEI) helps communities build healthy, safe and vibrant cities by educating urban residents about the ecology of their environment, connecting them to their neighbors, and engaging them in transforming their urban communities into places where they want to live. UEI’s Education Division offers natural science field studies curricula and high school teacher training. The Sustainable Cities Division brings together communities, municipalities, researchers, and non-profit organizations to assess and re-green urban land while promoting stewardship and the renewal of ecological health and beauty to urban neighborhoods.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Urban Ecology Institute is seeking a program assistant for 5-15 hours per week with the Education Division. Primary responsibilities will include: database management, research, event planning and support, and small projects. The program assistant will report to the Director of Education. Schedule is flexible, Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.


  • interest in formal and/or informal science and environmental education;
  • knowledge of ecological principles and urban ecosystems;
  • highly organized and proficient with standard computer programs (Windows).

APPLICATION PROCESS: If you are interested in this exciting opportunity at the UEI, please email your resume to Feel free to call us at 617-349-8782 with questions about this volunteer opportunity.

The Urban Ecology Institute is locatied at 3 Phillips Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, United States

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