Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Faculty, Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Michigan)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for tenure-track faculty candidates for a university-year appointment in the areas of Aqueous/Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Global Climate Change, starting September 2013. Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at higher levels will be considered.  We encourage applications from candidates with records of research and teaching in any one of these areas.

 

Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a large public university.  Candidates whose research and teaching complement and enhance the existing programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will receive special consideration.  Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

 

Further information about the Department and the positions can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth  To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to earth-search@umich.edu.

 

The application deadline is September 24, 2012 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Energy and Environmental Science (Miami, FL)

A Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor is available to teach introductory courses in energy systems engineering and energy policy, and upper-level courses in project management and environmental science.  The position is a nine-month appointment and 75% time, beginning in August 2012.  Require: a masters degree in engineering, environmental science, or related field (for appointment as instructor), and related teaching experience.  Desire: A PhD in engineering, environmental science or related field (for appointment as visiting assistant professor); postdoctoral teaching experience in energy and environmental science; and Project Management certification.  This interdisciplinary teaching position is a joint appointment between the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (www.muohio.edu/ies) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (www.eau.muohio.edu).  Send letter of application, resume, and names of three references by email to withrodg@muohio.edu, Denise Withrow, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, 254 Upham Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.  Review of applications will begin 9 July 2012, and continue until position is filled.  For more information read the posted job description.

Senior Community Development Analyst (Boston Fed)

The senior community development analyst is responsible for coordinating outreach activities that support the Boston Fed community development unit’s focal areas, including efforts to strengthen the prospects of New England’s lower-income populations by promoting revitalization in post-industrial cities. The person works with organizations engaged in community development, including nonprofits, municipalities, financial institutions, and foundations to identify needs in lower-income communities and with other staff to develop strategies that effectively utilize partnerships to address these needs. This person engages in a variety of relationship-building activities, including hosting meetings, conferences, and trainings, and must be adept at engaging senior leadership across the region to build strong cross-sector coalitions. For more information about the Boston Fed’s community development unit, click here.To apply, click here.

Director of Advocacy Resources (New Haven, CT)

General Purpose

Help guide the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity’s rapidly-expanding work on food marketing to young people. Coordinate and lead the Rudd Center’s work to educate and inform community organizations about issues related to food marketing, and develop resources to help identify and implement appropriate strategies for intervention.

Essential Duties

  • Develop a comprehensive advocacy liaison strategy for the Rudd Center, focusing on food marketing to children and adolescents, and communities of color.
  • Build and maintain advocacy relationships by identifying and serving as a liaison between community advocates and health- and child-related NGOs.
  • Educate advocacy groups about food policy and obesity, marketing, and the food environment via briefings, webinars, conferences, presentations, and other methods as appropriate.
  • Provide expert/technical assistance to advocates from community organizations pertaining to obesity and marketing issues, including creating strategic plans, agenda setting, message framing, policy options, etc.
  • Produce fact sheets, reports, and other written materials for distribution on the website and/or in written form; work with Communications Director to ensure website is up-to-date.
  • Represent the Rudd Center at meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements.
  • Monitor and analyze local and state legislation, policymaking, and regulatory activity regarding food marketing.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff at the Rudd Center to carry out the Center’s mission.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in a related field or law degree and two years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Firsthand knowledge of advocacy processes.
  • Experience working with a wide range of groups, including low-income people and communities of color.
  • Familiarity with health care/nutrition issues.
  • Experience in public speaking/presentations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills for multiple audiences.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Connecticut.

To apply for this position, visit Yale’s job posting website. Search the position by the requisition number: 17643BR.

Ecological Agricultural Economist – CATIE Solutions (Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica)

Located in Costa Rica, CATIE combines science, graduate education and technical cooperation. Its campus is located in a tranquil and secure natural area, rich in biodiversity, providing a high quality of life. Innovation, excellence, service, integration and appreciation of diversity, are some of the values of an institution which promotes professional growth, international and multicultural exchange.

 

For more information visit their website.

Built Environment Specialist Assistant (New York)

Job Title: Built Environment & Active Design Special Assistant

Organization: American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY)

Position Reports to: AIANY Executive Director, DoHMH Built Environment Program Director

The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, working with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, seeks a Built Environment & Active Design Special Assistant, funded through a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant supports an integrated set of complementary evidence-based activities to bring about environment, program, and infrastructure changes to improve health outcomes by preventing the leading causes of death and disability across the life span for all New Yorkers, particularly those who experience disparities in health.

This position at AIANY will work closely with the Built Environment Program in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, which is in the DOHMH Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The bureau spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and to address the underlying risk factors that lead to them, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau promotes healthful environment and systems changes in the food and physical environment and develops programs that promote physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation. The Bureau also develops innovative strategies to convey critical health messages to the public. The Built Environment Program works with other City agencies and non-government partners to implement the Active Design Guidelines (www.nyc.gov/adg) and related initiatives.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Special Assistant reports to the DOHMH Built Environment Program Director and the AIANY Chapter Executive Director and is responsible for assisting on a number of programmatic initiatives to improve active living through increasing physical activity within the built environment, including Playstreets. The position is also responsible for assisting with administrative tasks including, but not limited to, management of the DOHMH Built Environment Director’s schedule.

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES (50% OF WORK TIME) may include the following:

  • Plan, organize and conduct outreach activities;
  • Prepare and conduct presentations to raise awareness of and promote interest in Built Environment and health initiatives;
  • Develop relationships with DOHMH programs and non-DOHMH partners;
  • Coordinate meetings;
  • Develop and organize mechanisms and events for networking with partners;
  • Conduct needs and feasibility assessments;
  • Assist with process and outcome evaluations;
  • Conduct literature reviews as needed;
  • Research and present grant opportunities;
  • Assist with coordinating and supervising interns;
  • Prepare and update organized lists needed for tracking and other purposes;
  • Anticipate and trouble shoot as well as assist in finding solutions to program challenges and issues that arise;
  • Assist in finding and writing grant proposals as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES (50% OF WORK TIME) may include the following:

  • Manage the DOHMH Built Environment Director’s schedule, including the scheduling of meetings, room reservations, travel, and other related tasks;
  • Support DOHMH Built Environment staff with administrative needs including copying, scanning, and emailing files and documents;
  • Prepare meeting agendas and minutes;
  • Answer phone and email inquiries from the public and relay messages to appropriate staff;
  • Maintain office filing system;
  • Enter and update contact information into databases;
  • Ensure DOHMH Built Environment Program’s inventory of supplies is maintained to support ongoing operations;
  • Assist the Director with preparations of presentations and follow-up from meetings;
  • Assist with administrative issues related to management of contracts and grants as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physical, biological or environmental science, Public Health, or related field;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects and many tasks at one time;
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

PREFFERED SKILLS:

  • Graduate-level degree in physical, biological or environmental science, Public Health, or related field;
  • Experience with health program implementation;
  • Experience conducting community outreach, including through phone calls, emails, and oral presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across multiple City agencies, schools, and non-profit organizations;
  • Knowledge of the built environment and awareness of health-related initiatives occurring in NYC;
  • Familiarity with health issues and disparities at the community level;
  • Desire to work in a team environment on a broad range of integrated initiatives.
  • Ability to translate academic research into policy;
  • Willingness to assist with periodic follow-up outside normal work hours when needed (e.g., such as assisting with a weekend Playstreet).

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

AIANY offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and is dependent upon experience and salary history. The grant funding for the position will run through September 2012.

Community Organizer – Community Labor United (Boston, MA)

The Organizer will be responsible for a wide range of programmatic work including CLU’s Public Transit – Public Good, a campaign of the Green Justice Coalition (GJC). The GJC’s Public Transit – Public Good campaign is a statewide partnership of community-based organizations and labor unions working for a sustainable funding structure for transit throughout the state; fully functional transit service in each of our regions; and public transportation that increases equity across race, class, region, and citizenship status. The Organizer  will report to a Co-Director/Deputy Director. A pplications will only be accepted electronically.  Please email a cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to Jeremy Shenk at Jeremy@massclu.org. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you.

O’Neill Institute Associate (Washington D.C)

Apply here by July 31.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve as an O’Neill Institute Associate to work on various projects in our national and global health law research portfolio. The O’Neill Institute is housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. For more details about the Institute and its ongoing work please visit www.oneillinstitute.org.

Institute Associates are based at the Law Center and report to the O’Neill Institute Director and Project Director(s). Associates work on policy projects and anticipated tasks include preparation and drafting of white papers, memoranda, and articles for publication; organization of research colloquia and expert meetings; coordination of interdisciplinary research teams; and grant writing. This position is offered for one year with possible renewal based on project needs and resources. Associates will receive a competitive salary with outstanding benefits.

Candidates should have a J.D. degree (or equivalent) with exceptional academic credentials; applicants with additional qualifications in public health, economics, business, public policy, and economic modelling and analysis are preferred. Candidates should also have research interests in health law and policy related areas such as public health law and financing, health economics, global health law development programming, and development programs.

One potential project the Associate will work on seeks to develop models of how US global HIV and health investments contribute to global peace and security and US job creation. The purpose of the project is to help engage business leaders, the defense establishment, and the US government to understand the short-and long-term return on investment from increased appropriations for global health programs. The Associate hired for this project will conduct literature reviews of data, reports, case studies, etc., and provide research support for the pre- and post-modelling consultations, modelling development, and Congressional briefing sessions and post-session reporting. The Associate will be primarily responsible for the coordination of the substantive drafting and revision of a final report and other potential publications.

Applications should be submitted electronically at the following website:http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/about/application-associate.html, and should include: CV, cover letter, writing sample, professional references, official law school transcript, and other graduate school transcripts (if applicable). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a final application deadline of July 31, 2012. Any questions about the position should be directed to oneillinstitute@law.georgetown.edu.

Government Affairs Intern (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an intern to work in the Government Affairs department of its Boston office. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the greater Boston region. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.

Duties may include:

  • Working with the department to advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the State House and on Capitol Hill;
  • Organizing and participating in program activities related to the agency’s youth violence prevention initiative;
  • Conducting research and drafting policy documents on subjects that may include open space, public health and/or municipal finance.
  • Collaborating with other agency departments (e.g., Communications, Data Services, and Municipal Services) on projects that may arise.

Qualifications:

The intern will have significant responsibilities and will be included in relevant meetings with municipal officials, state legislators and their staff, and various coalition partners. The intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and possess excellent research capabilities. The ideal candidate is a graduate student with substantial writing experience who is studying law, public policy, public administration, urban planning or another related field. Only current students will be considered for this position. The intern should be willing to commit at least 20 hours per week.

Supplemental Information:

This is a paid position without benefits. Position open until filled. Candidate must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Please see MAPC web site (www.mapc.org) and go to “Jobs at MAPC” AND APPLY ONLINE THERE AT LINK SHOWN. Posted 6-1-12.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.

For more information go to the MAPC website.

Affiliated Network Department Intern – Membership Assistant (Somerville, MA)

The volunteer(s) will assist the Department Director and the Department Resource Manager in maintaining the Affiliated Network. Primary tasks include:Distributing, explaining, and reviewing applications for membership in the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network; Logging and tracking membership annual dues; Creating and distributing student certificates and achievement plaques; Outreach to directors and program staff across the country (via telephone and email) to promote various learning/professional development opportunities; and miscellaneous administrative tasks.  There is an opening for summer of 2012, as well as up to two openings for Fall-Winter 2012; applications considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: affnet@youthbuild.org. Clarifying questions may be sent to this e-mail as well. Work study-eligible students are encouraged to apply.