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Date: August 8, 2011

Design 2050: Beyond Disasters, Through Solidarity, Towards Sustainability

The World Congress of Architecture, a triennial event made up of lectures, competitions, exhibitions and workshops, has settled on the theme of sustainability and the future for this September/October’s congress.  The theme, titled “Design 2050: Beyond Disasters, Through Solidarity, Towards Sustainability” aims to explore the role of designers and architects in achieving a more sustainable future. Check out this link to read more on the Congress.

Program Officer (Kansas City KS)

Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a Program Officer to assist in the implementation of the NeighborhoodsNOW Program. NeighborhoodsNOW is an intensified investment program in six neighborhoods in metropolitan Kansas City, where multi-dimensional community-building tools are used to improve the quality of life of individuals living in those communities. The position will have responsibility for servicing part of GKC LISC’s financing portfolio, composed principally of grants and loans made to community-based organizations for programs and projects in various communities throughout the city. In addition, the Program Officer is responsible for developing partnerships in crime and safety throughout the metropolitan region and creating and implementing the Community Safety Initiative model in NeighborhoodsNOW communities.

More info here.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Julie Porter

Executive Director

GreaterKansasCity LISC

600 Broadway,Suite280

Kansas City,MO64105


Policy Research Associate (Washington DC)

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund is looking for a Policy Research Associate who will provide substantive research assistance for the Policy Department staff and will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day substantive and administrative tasks.

The research tasks include legislative research, legal research, research for policy reports, and other educational materials as requested by Policy Department staff.

Interested persons should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by August 12, 2011 to:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights The Leadership Conference Education Fund
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20006

Fall Intern, Brookline Planning & Community Development Department (Brookline MA)

The City of Brookline is seeking an intern for the Fall 2011 semester to conduct a study of open space and landscaping requirements in the Town’s Zoning Bylaw. The selected intern will help Town staff and residents develop revised landscaping and open space requirements for development projects in Brookline. S/he will document existing conditions, examine the existing bylaw and proposed amendments, and look at the practice in other communities, to develop a report recommending changes that will benefit the Town’s goals for private open space. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in how land use regulations affect urban landscape design. The successful candidate possesses strong research and writing skills and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. Approx 10 hrs/week. Please send a resume and cover letter to Jeff Levine at jlevine@brooklinema.gov. Compensation negotiable; work study student strongly preferred.

Associate Communications Officer (Geneva)

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development is looking for an Associate Communications Officer. (Apply online; deadline Aug 28)

The Associate Communications Officer will undertake a range of tasks, including developing programme and project communication plans; engaging and building key audience groups and stakeholder networks; writing, editing, producing, designing and disseminating a range of outreach products (print, multimedia and other electronic formats); and organizing outreach events.

The work will cut across the outreach, communication and research spheres. As such, the Associate Communications Officer will become highly knowledgeable about both (i) the subject matter of research being undertaken in UNRISD programmes and projects, and (ii) the objectives, priorities and guiding principles of the Institute’s communication strategy. S/he will ensure that communication of UNRISD research and knowledge is appropriate, consistent and effective for key audience groups and relevant policy debates, thus contributing to the effectiveness, awareness and reputation of the Institute.

Climate and Energy Intern (Washington DC)

The intern for the Climate and Energy Team will work to build support for domestic legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote adoption of clean energy technology. Duties include preparing communications with congressional staff as well as staff across NWF on climate change and policy solutions. The intern will be expected to learn details about legislative solutions to climate change, and to speak and write clearly about those solutions. The intern will also research and write fact sheets and articles on the impacts and solutions to climate change. Other duties include communications with coalition partners, administrative agencies, and other general advocacy activities.

More info here.

Environmental Education Assistant (Madison County KY)

The Environmental Education Assistant in collaboration with the Director, Center for Environmental Education will plan and implement environmental education experiences for a variety of audiences including in-service and pre-service teachers, University students and faculty and K-12 students as designated by the grant from the Kentucky Environmental Education Council. The incumbent also assists with outreach projects, research and grant writing.

Minimum Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Science, Biology, Geography, Chemistry, or related area is required. Apply here.

Planning Analyst (Worcester MA)

The City of Worcester is seeking qualified, highly motivated applicants for a Planning Analyst in the Division of Planning & Regulatory Services.

Key responsibilities include development review, customer service and administrative support for the City’s land use development boards. Other duties include: program planning and research in the areas of land use, the environment, housing and community development.

Submit letter, resume and a writing sample by Aug 12 to:

City of Worcester
Human Resources Department, Room 109
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

or via email to: hr@worcesterma.gov

Visit their website for more information.

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