Tufts Gets Green

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Date: September 7, 2011

Tufts Farmers Market!

From now until October 12, Tufts will hold its own farmers market from 11:30 – 1:30 every Wednesday outside of the Campus Center.

Find some fresh locally-grown produce from Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition’s New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, as well as artisan breads, pastries and baked goods.

  • JumboCash accepted!

    Joint Research/Communications Fellow (Cambridge, MA)

    The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, seeks highly motivated and reliable individuals for a part-time Joint Research and Communication Fellowship this fall.

    The fellowship positions will last the fall semester or full academic year, dependent on applicant interest and/or availability, starting in September 19th, 2011. Flexible scheduling arrangements can be considered in certain circumstances.

    The Institute’s successful research fellows program is entering its sixth year and has involved undergraduate/graduate students and alumni from dozens of leading schools including: Brandeis, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Northeastern, Oberlin, Penn, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Vermont Law School, Williams, and Yale.

    The Sustainable Endowments Institute is a nonprofit organization engaged in research and education to advance sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices. Founded in 2005, the Institute is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, our office is easily accessible by public transportation.

    We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our website before applying:  www.GreenReportCard.org and www.endowmentinstitute.org.

    Application Instructions:
    Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as Microsoft Word or PDF file attachments. Send to Mark Orlowski, Executive Director at the following email:  jobs(at)endowmentinstitute.org.

    Please address the following questions within the body of your cover letter:
    •                   How did you hear about the fall SEI joint research and communications fellow opportunity?
    •                   Why are you interested in working for the Sustainable Endowments Institute?
    •                   What experiences—work-related or otherwise—have you had on the topic of environmental sustainability in higher education?
    •                   What set of skills or experiences have you had working with college and university administrators and /or other student leaders on campus?
    •                   Do you have any experience in succinctly summarizing and explaining large amounts of data?
    •                   What are you hoping to gain from a position at SEI?
    SEI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Interns, Graduation Pledge Alliance (Waltham, MA)

    The Graduation Pledge Alliance is seeking three interns to act as outreach coordinator, partner school support coordinator and resource development coordinator. Preference will be given to students (graduate or undergraduate) who need to complete an internship for academic credit. Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills and computer skills. Since 1987, the Graduation Pledge Alliance has been promoting sustainability by encouraging students to take the following pledge as they graduate: “I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work.”

    To apply, please see http://www.graduationpledge.org/about/work-with-us/

    Climate Research Associate (Washington D.C.)

    George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication invites applications for a full-time research associate to help manage a multi-institution TV weathercaster-focused climate change education partnership grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Responsibilities include collaborating with the university’s principle investigator and co-investigators at other institutions and partner organizations to determine the direction of the project, taking lead responsibility to coordinate, manage and maintain budgets and contracts. Successful candidates will have an advanced degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, earth systems science, communication, education or other relevant social science discipline, and at least two years of progressively responsible project management experience in an environment with numerous internal and external contributors to a project. This appointment will be renewed on a yearly basis, contingent on performance, progress and available funding.

    To apply, search for position number F9401z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1315426912966

    Energy Management Communications Specialist (Berkeley, CA)

    The University of California, Berkeley’s Office of Sustainability is hiring an energy management communications specialist to help implement the marketing plan and coordinate communications for its Energy Management project. Reporting to the director of sustainability, the position will be responsible for the 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. Successful candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training with a solid knowledge of website design and maintenance, and marketing principles, concepts, strategies and best practices. This is a 24-month contract position.

    To apply, please search for job requisition number 12850 at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/

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