August 19 to 25 is Massachusetts Farmers Market Week! There are now over 250 Farmers Markets across the Commonwealth, close to double the number from five years ago. Farmers Markets bring a host of important benefits to our communities:
- Boosting local farms through direct-to-consumer sales (more than 99% of farms in Massachusetts are local, family-owned businesses);
- Increasing access to fresh, healthy food for low-income families (over 100 Markets now participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program);
- Attracting new visitors to downtown areas and generating spin-off economic activity.
To celebrate Massachusetts Farmers Market Week, special activities are planned at more than twenty-five Markets, including chef’s demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, contests, free samples and more. Find a market near you, and enjoy your (locally grown) fruits and veggies!
Thanks for all you do for Massachusetts,
The Conservation Common and Urban Park Advocates Team
The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to manage the administrative and financial functioning of the institute. Administrative and financial responsibilities include: managing complex accounts; providing regular financial reports; managing personnel matters and payroll; and more. This is a full-time position with salary range in the 35 – 45K range, depending on experience. Benefits include an excellent university benefits package, including health insurance, optional dental, vision, and assorted other insurance options, University contribution to 401(a) Retirement Plan, and tuition-remission for coursework at Tufts. To apply or get more information, visit: www.tufts.edu/hr/jobs/
SEI seeks a senior-level researcher to build upon and expand SEI’s climate change mitigation research in the forestry, land use and agriculture sectors. The position will be based in the SEI U.S. Centre office in Seattle, which focuses on climate change policy with a particular interest in the role of energy, land use, and consumption in mitigating global GHG emissions. Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Forestry, Land Use and Agriculture Sectors. Salary Range: Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications. Start: Fall 2012. For more information and application information, click here.
Established in 2005, The Boston Workers Alliance (BWA) is a grassroots member-led organization of under- and unemployed workers, united to end the crisis of joblessness in Boston’s urban communities of color. The new executive director must be a mission-driven leader/organizer able to engage and work with the board, staff, membership and stakeholders to achieve the agency’s goals and objectives. At least five years of demonstrated leadership and management experience, including supervision of professional and administrative staff. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced course work or graduate degree a plus.
Evidenced commitment and belief in BWA’s mission and purpose. Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, with a final deadline of September 14, 2012. To apply, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/bwa