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Apr 19 19

Summer Conservation GIS Coordinator | Philmont Scout Ranch

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez
Apr 19 19

Graduate Internship | City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for a graduate student interested in a year-long internship who can help move forward Medford’s climate change adaptation and mitigation planning. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions.  The Director, with assistance from past interns, has published a municipal climate vulnerability assessment and begun the process of writing a municipal climate adaptation plan. The intern will work with city staff, residents, and will play a key role in drafting the adaptation plan. The intern will also begin to identify strategies to help Medford achieve its carbon mitigation goals and will complete Medford’s annual carbon emissions reporting. Projects will involve research and data analysis, as well as coordinating meetings with city staff and residents, preparing presentations and attending regional resiliency meetings as availability permits.

The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in the City. In addition to spearheading the City’s climate change resiliency and adaptation planning, it is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works on many initiatives including climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, improving municipal wide energy efficiency, and stormwater outreach. 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 up to full time during the summer and at least 10 hours a week during the school year, 6 of which must be during municipal business hours. Preference will be given to students who can start this summer either part-time or full-time and work through the school year.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, ahunt@medford-ma.gov.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have strong research, data analysis, and communication skills, be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office. Prior experience with GIS is a plus.

Apr 19 19

Intern | City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment 

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in a year-long internship to provide general support to the office. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions. The City of Medford is very environmentally progressive, and the E&E office works on programs and projects including municipal wide energy efficiency, reducing Medford’s carbon footprint, wetlands protection, open space development, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading climate change assessment and adaptation planning for the City of Medford. Interns can identify and take the lead on projects based on their interest. For example, previous interns have helped with a local plastic bag ban ordinance, municipal tree protections, developing tools to communicate Medford’s climate vulnerabilities to residents, and generating new GIS data analysis.

Interns work on individual projects and provide general office support including 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 and public meetings throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. Additionally, the office organizes Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival each fall, and an intern is hired annually to serve as the Festival Coordinator.

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 up to full time during the summer and at least 10 hours a week during the school year, 6 of which must be during municipal business hours. Preference will be given to students who can start this summer either part-time or full-time and work through the school year.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at ahunt@medford-ma.gov.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Ability to multitask and work in an interrupt-driven environment a must. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office.

Apr 19 19

Harvest Your Energy Festival Coordinator | City of Medford, Office of Energy & Environment

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

A motivated individual is needed to help organize Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, October 19 (2019), but organizing and planning begins in spring 2019. It is held at the McGlynn school around the base of the Medford Wind Turbine, and typically has 35-40 exhibitors and sponsors and 400 attendees.

The Coordinator works in Medford’s Office of Energy & Environment (E&E) under the supervision of the Director and in partnership with resident volunteers to organize the festival. The Coordinator will contact exhibitors, organize volunteers, maintain financial records and perform the tasks necessary to coordinate the annual festival. The Coordinator will also help wrap up the festival in October, with thank-you notes and debriefing as necessary. There is also the possibility for future internships with the Office as funding becomes available. Strong preference to someone who can start in the spring, commit to at least part time in the summer and stay through the fall.

The Office of E&E is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs and policies in the City of Medford. Compensation of $12/hour is available for this position, through the City of Medford or Tufts Federal Work-Study. The coordinator works in City Hall and will help with general office tasks including fielding resident requests by phone and walk-in, while in the office. Medford’s City Hall is in Medford Square, we are a 15-20 minute walk or bus ride from Tufts campus or a 5 minute bike-ride. 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 a minimum of 8 hours a week during the academic year, with the potential for full-time summer employment. It is expected that the Coordinator will continue working through the Festival on October 19, 2019.

Interested applicants should email a copy of your resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at ahunt@medford-ma.gov

Apr 19 19

Field Crew Member – Lexington Community Farm

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Please send the following to Allison and Emmy at employment@lexfarm.org:

  • a resume highlighting relevant experience
  • a paragraph explaining your interest in the position and why you would like to work at LexFarm
Apr 12 19

Communications Intern – Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez
Apr 12 19

Sustainability Planner, Central Pennsylvania

by Ivara J. Roth

The position is open until filled, and we expect the first review of applications of April 26, 2019.  

The details of submitting an application are on the COG webpage at www.crcog.net. Just click on the “Job Opportunities” tab on the right side on the page.

 The Sustainability Planner will prepare, monitor, coordinate, and provide direction for the implementation of the Centre Region Climate Action and Adaption Plan. The Plan will move the Centre Region towards the next step to a more environmentally sustainable future. Working collaboratively with municipalities, other Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) agencies, and other stakeholders, the position will assist with policies, programs, and initiatives that promote local environmental, energy, economic, and social sustainability. The position will require a skilled facilitator to work with municipal governing bodies to develop strategic direction, build partnerships with the community and government agencies, and establish Region-wide programs that inspire the community to embrace sustainable practices that will lessen greenhouse gas emissions in the Region. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties described below are indicative of projects the Sustainability Planner may be assigned. Other duties may be assigned on an as needed basis. 

  • • Complete the Centre Region greenhouse gas inventory utilizing Clearpath. 
  • • Lead the preparation of the Centre Region Climate Action and Adaption Plan with assistance from the Centre Regional Planning Agency (CRPA) Director and CRPA staff. 
  • • Work independently to manage sustainability initiatives and programs that are recommended in the Climate Action and Adaption Plan. 
  • • Serve as the COG representative to boards, commissions, and organizations engaged in issues pertaining to sustainability and environmental management. 
  • • Assist municipalities with development of elements that codify sustainability-related policy into a regulatory framework for local zoning and subdivision ordinances. 
  • • Advise and respond to elected officials about sustainability issues. 
  • • Conduct policy analysis and development for consideration by elected officials. 
  • • Collect and analyze data and propose recommendations based on that data to the Planning Director. 
  • • Communicate sustainability with local government staff. 
  • • Advocate COG’s sustainability goals with the public and provide updates on the progress made to accelerate those goals. 
  • • Engage with county, state, and federal agencies in support of furthering Centre Region sustainability initiatives. 
Apr 12 19

Farmers Market Coordinator, Brooklyn

by Ivara J. Roth

POSITION Farmers Market Coordinator  

ABOUT RISEBORO We unleash the potential of communities to thrive, no matter the odds.

Since 1973, we’ve offered services designed to support every generation and meet the needs of communities. Our divisions encompass seniors, housing, education, health and empowerment.  

Our unique model of holistic community revitalization works by developing neighborhood assets, like affordable housing, to create the foundation for a more vibrant and diverse community. We build upon this foundation with programs designed to connect people to resources to help everyone in the community thrive, especially our most vulnerable populations. This inclusive approach helps unleash the potential of the community and ensures that nobody is left behind in times of growth.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Farmers Market Coordinator will implement RiseBoro’s network of Farmers Markets for our Bushwick Cooks Program. They will coordinate day-to-day aspects of the markets as well as administrative duties related to sales, advertising, outreach, presentations, cooking demonstrations, research, and vendor development.   RiseBoro Farmers Markets provide Bushwick area community residents with access to affordable produce directly from farmers and producers.

·         Operation of market:

Load and transport market inventory,

set-up and breakdown of tents/tables,

merchandise local goods,

support vendors

·         Management of social media account (Instagram) ·        

Training of youth and volunteers

·         Record keeping and distribution of EBT tokens & Health Bucks

·         End-of-market accounting and vendor data collection

·         Non-market hours will be spent on market administration: inventory control, community outreach, and vendor development

·         Together with the Bushwick Cooks Manager, organize and deliver promotional presentations & cooking demonstrations

·         Additionally, Market Coordinator will connect farmers with relevant contacts at our regional aggregator partners  

COMPETENCIES

·         Highly organized and detail oriented

·         Bilingual English/Spanish. Familiarity with Bushwick, Brooklyn preferred

·         NYS driver’s license with clean driving record. Ability to drive a box truck. Commercial driver license highly desired

·         Ability to lift 50-75 pounds

·         Ability to stand for hours and work in all weather conditions

·         Ability to work on weekends and early mornings

·         Familiarity with cash, EBT/SNAP and credit card transactions

·         Interest in food justice and community health

·         Experience with record-keeping. Excel skills are a plus

·         Positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit and superior customer service (for market customers and vendors)

·         NYC Food Protection Certificate or ServSafe certification a plus  

EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university strongly preferred.  High School Diploma required.  

EMPLOYMENT TYPE Full-time 35/hours week   SALARY $40,000, annually, plus a generous benefits package.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE Deadline is rolling until position is filled. We are looking to fill this position quickly.  

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER Luciano Contreras, Bushwick Cooks Manager, Lcontreras@riseboro.org, subject should include, “Farmers Market Coordinator”

Apr 12 19

Urban Beekeeper (Chicago)

by Ivara J. Roth


You have an active lifestyle and love working outside? You’re a hands-on
learner with a passion for education? Want to be part of a movement? Up for a challenge? Alvéole is hiring an urban beekeeper to lead workshops and maintain all of our hives in Chicago in 2019-2020 with the opportunity to grow within the following seasons.

Tasks:
Assist your Director with startup logistics, including renovations and
equipment organization
Be part of a team of beekeepers in your city
Maintain over 100 hives, including rooftop installation of new hives, routine maintenance, pest and parasite control, and harvest of 100 LB+ boxes of honey
Build relationships with individuals, schools, businesses and other
organizations through educational workshops, events, and one-on-one sessions
Follow standard operating procedures to ensure quality service, practices, and client experience
Participate in a two-week beekeeping training program outside the city
Be the face of Alvéole

The ideal candidate has the following:
Driver’s license
Thorough knowledge of the city
Passion for teaching and customer service
Knowledge of beekeeping principles
Desire to learn about urban beekeeping practices
Resourcefulness and physical endurance
Availability for two weeks of intensive training outside the city
Availability as of April 29th, 2019

Terms of employment:
Contract runs April 29th 2019 to April 28th, 2020
Full time position

To apply, please send your cv as well as a response to the three following
questions to cv@alveole.buzz (please make the job title the email subject):
Which companies do you admire?
Why would you like to work for Alvéole?
How would your best friend describe you?

Deadline to apply: Monday April 15 , 2019

Apr 12 19

Research Associate Intern Position – Earthwatch

by Marilene Rivas-Chavez

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education. To achieve our mission, we offer research expeditions at exciting locations around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we can better protect our planet.

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES

POSITION TYPE: INTERN (UNPAID) 

DEPARTMENT: RESEARCH 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data. The Research Department is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and recommending research proposals for funding and supporting researchers throughout their Earthwatch careers. Earthwatch supports cutting-edge science through field-based expeditions that address:

  • What is changing? (Discovery) 
  • Why is it changing? (Understanding) 
  • What can we do? (Action) 

Research Associate Interns will assist the Research Department in a variety of tasks to help support the research team and Earthwatch scientists. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Internships offer training in a variety of tasks and provide individuals an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic team. Internship responsibilities may shift with seasonal needs. Responsibilities may include:

  • Tracking impacts of field-based research projects on local ecological systems, socio-cultural systems, management plans, and on regional, national, and international policies
  • Evaluating project contributions to the increase of scientific knowledge through scientific peer reviewed journal articles
  • Writing scientific outputs and outcomes of Earthwatch projects in a way that is accessible to the public
  • Data entry and management

REQUIREMENTS:

This is an office-based position. Ideal candidates will have:

  • Understanding of biology, ecology, environment, anthropology
  • Good attention to detail
  • Adaptability, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to be a self-starter

As part of Earthwatch’s Intern Program, interns earn expedition credits and travel stipends that can be used towards a qualified Earthwatch Expedition. Interns are also invited to participate in Earthwatch activities. We require a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a minimum of one month. We also encourage use of the internship for academic credit, thesis, or practicum work towards degree or certificate programs.

All applicants must make their own living arrangements for them to stay within commuting distance to Boston, placement will be based on qualifications and availability.

To apply, please submit the following items online here:  https://earthwatch.org/About/Job-Details/research-associate-intern

  • A Cover Letter illustrating your qualifications, why you are interested in this internship, and what you are looking to gain from this internship
  • A current resume, detailing relevant office and/or field experience
  • Your availability (days per week, and months of availability)
  • Full contact information for three professional and/or personal references
  • A recent writing sample excerpt (1 page max)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.