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Month: August 2011 (page 2 of 8)

Program Associate (Boston, MA)

Second Nature has recently launched the next phase of its capacity building efforts to advance the institutional capacity of minority-serving and under-served colleges and universities to commit to sustainability and climate neutrality. The Education for Sustainability (EfS) Innovation Program, the second phase of the capacity building initiative, promotes innovation and leadership among the under-resourced higher education institutions.

Second Nature seeks the services of a Program Associate for a 6-month contract. Under the leadership of the President and the Vice President, and reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Development, the Program Associate will actively work towards Second Nature’s mission to advance sustainability in higher education across the United States with a special focus on the EfS Innovation Program. For the full job description, please click here.

This is a full-time temporary position that requires a 6-month commitment, pay commensurate with experience, no benefits. This position requires a working presence at Second Nature office in downtown Boston, with some telecommuting and occasional travel. This posting is available immediately and will remain open until September 16, 2011. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Candidates are invited to apply at: careers@secondnature.org

Assistant Director, Sustainability (Claremont, CA)

Regular, full-time 12-month position.

Salary:  Dependent upon qualifications.

Pomona College is seeking a talented, energetic, dedicated, and well-organized professional to serve as the Assistant Director, Sustainability. The candidate must be detailed-oriented and comfortable working in a relaxed but busy environment.

The successful candidate will develop, enhance, and maintain environmental stewardship within the Pomona College community and among its constituencies. Focus areas for this position include facilities design and operation, waste management, energy and water use and sources, purchasing. This position also works with community engagement and outreach, media and public relations, and strategic planning. This position will also coordinate and oversee the ReCoop/Clean Sweep, Green Bikes, and other sustainability-related programs and be an ex-officio member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies or other related field of study; Master’s Degree preferred; Five years of hands-on experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs is required. LEED level accreditation preferred, but not required.
Please submit a Pomona College application, cover letter and resume to:Pomona College, Attn: Human Resources, 550 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.  Documents may also be submitted via email at staffjobs@pomona.edu or by fax (909) 607-1726.

Leadership Institute Fellows (Washington, D.C.)

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2011.

The Leadership Institute of the Center for American Progress seeks to identify, equip, and advance a new generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds and communities to assume responsible roles in the development and implementation of progressive public policies.

The program will consist of nine Leadership Fellows, drawn from those with experience working with communities of color, who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to progressive public policies. The Leadership Fellows will gather two days of each month for nine months to discover, define, and develop skills necessary to create and advocate policy ideas to diverse constituencies.

Leadership Institute Fellow applicants should be highly motivated individuals seeking to expand their skills, perspectives, and networks to impact progressive social change. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in filling the gaps that exist between traditional public policies and communities of color.

The Institute will present a program of engagement for Fellows that includes seminars, policy organization observation, visits to policy and media hubs, networking events, dinner discussions, and an assigned policy project. The program will assist Fellows in developing:

  • Links and networks between the fellows and the progressive policy world, including grassroots organizations, media, and government
  • Methods to introduce policy ideas to diverse groups and move policy ideas from inception to permanent mainstream change by employing field operations, research analysis, legislation, nonprofit collaborations, and tactical messaging

CAP’s Leadership Institute is a project of Progress 2050, which develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America.

To learn more, please visit http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/leadership_institute.html

Energy Management Communications Specialist (Berkeley, CA)

The Office of Sustainability at UC Berkeley is now hiring an Energy Management Communications Specialist.  The Energy Management Communications Specialist will help implement the marketing plan and coordinate communications for the Energy Management project and will report to the Director of Sustainability. The position will be responsible for maintenance and growth of the project website, staffing marketing and outreach events, analyzing identified audiences and the success of outreach efforts, coordinating social media efforts, and other marketing support activities. The Communications Specialist will also work closely with the Energy Management project teams, the Energy Office staff, and the Sustainability Manager.  This is a 24 month contract position.

The position is now posted on the Berkeley Job Website (requisition #12850).

Director of Sustainability (University of Pennsylvania)

Duties: The Director, Sustainability is a leadership position within the
Business Services Division with responsibility for expanding the Division’s commitment to campus sustainability, including business development and project successes. Key activities include identifying, researching, analyzing and supporting all sustainability initiatives within the Division.
The position develops, analyzes and benchmarks the Division’s sustainability efforts and works with constituent groups to enhance the Division’s participation in campus sustainability programs. The position is also the primary liaison between Business Services, Facilities & Real Estate Services, and other sustainability contacts within the University and external to Penn. This position reports to the VP, Business Services with a dotted line to the University Architect.

Qualifications: A relevant Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in
environmental science or similar, plus a minimum of 3 years to 5 years of post-degree experience ideally in a large, complex organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. LEED AP certification is highly desirable, preferably with Construction Management/EBOM specializations. Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and on budget. Experience with LEED projects and with reporting on project status and progress. Solid analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills.
Excellent communication and presentation/training skills, combined with demonstrated expertise in developing effective partnerships. Understanding of triple-bottom line reporting. Familiarity with life-cycle analysis, risk profiling etc.


School Name – Business Services
Job Open Date   08-25-2011
Hours- 35
Position Schedule- Mon-Fri; 9-5
Months  12

For more information, please see https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1314631497178

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