Monthly Archives: November 2012

Implementation Fellowships – Second Nature (Boston)

Second Nature seeks the services of two Implementation Fellows to support colleges and universities in successfully fulfilling their reporting requirements of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The Implementation Fellows will work as part of the ACUPCC Support Team on the Second Nature staff to help current signatory institutions fulfill the reporting requirements of the ACUPCC, with an emphasis on supporting Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Under-Resourced Institutions (URIs) that are signatories of the ACUPCC.  Reporting requirements include the development of greenhouse gas inventories, writing and implementing campus-wide climate action plans, developing sustainability research and curricular initiatives, energy and financing analysis, and engagement of senior leadership and community partnerships. For more information and to apply, visit: http://secondnature.org/about/employment/implementation-fellow.html

Volunteer – Technical Support for starting In Vitro Potato Seeds Production (Guinea)

We are looking for one volunteer with the following skills and knowledge, 10 years in-vitro research experience, Over 5 years hands on experience in Potato in vitro work (a practitioner of in-vitro culture of potato). Web Address for this Job Posting (attachments received will not distributed): http://www2.winrock.org/volunteer/assignment.asp?BU=False&id=5595 No deadline. Open until filed. Prefecture of Kindia, Republic of Guinea.   Contact: Millie Clayton, 2101 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 501-280-3018 Email: mclayton@winrock.org

Volunteer – Capacity Building (Conakry/Mamou, Guinea)

We are looking for one volunteer with the following skills and knowledge: 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing development projects in general and in natural resources management; Hands-on skills on technique of designing, implementing and monitoring development projects at a community level; Hands-on skills on techniques of forestry biodiversity conservation at a community level. Fluent French language skills to prepare training materials and conduct the course in French Web Address for this Job Posting http://www2.winrock.org/volunteer/assignment.asp?BU=False&id=5498 No deadline. Open until filled.

Clean Air Task Force Intern (Boston)

INTERNSHIP – THE CLEAN AIR TASK FORCE, BOSTON, MA

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is hiring an intern during the spring 2013 semester to support its Land Use and Bioenergy Project. Key responsibilities will include: Tracking, collecting, and summarizing emerging research on climate-related impacts of biofuels production and biomass-based power generation. Analyzing state, federal, and international policy developments. Reviewing and summarizing long-term projections about biomass availability.

Duration: January – May 2013 Time: 5-10 hours/week, Stipend: $12/hour. Website: http://www.catf.us/climate/land_use_and_bioenergy/

Echoing Green Fellowship

Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer: A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years. A health insurance stipend. A yearly professional development stipend. Conferences led by organizational development experts. Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization. A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
Deadline: January 7, 2013. Website: http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/application-guidance

USGBC MA Chapter Intern

Do you want to help make every building in the world (at least in Mass.) a green building? Our mission is to enable every person to live, work, learn and play in green buildings within a generation. Would you like to participate on the inside of the movement with us at the USGBC MA Chapter? We are looking for a passionate green building enthusiast ready to evangelize for our cause!

We are growing our membership base, improving our fundraising capacity, and developing a stronger influence in the industry and in the policy realm. We need help!

Are you:

*   fluent in social media, blogging and online collaboration

*   able to work effectively with not-every-day supervision

*   able to work remotely

*   passionate about expanding the green building industry

Do you have references that can attest to your good working habits? Can you share a story of how you were proactive in an organization? We will prefer folks who have been involved in the Chapter previously and/or otherwise can show some connection to the green building industry.

General Job requirements:

*   Must be computer and internet savvy; website experience/knowledge a definite plus, with proficiency in word, excel, constant contact and photoshop. Experience with CiviCRM, Drupal, and/or javascript a definite advantage

*   Graphic Design experience a plus

*   Detail-oriented

*   Prepared to do both creative and “kinda boring” work

*   Good written and verbal skills

*   Highly organized and a good communicator

*   Willing to commit to working hard and, once committed, being reliable

*   Knowledge and ability to write green building technical content.

The Intern will report to the Executive Director and Communications Committee Chair and will meet at least twice a week with the Executive Director for updates and planning. Interns are expected to work from the USGBC MA Chapter office at least half their time. The Intern will attend monthly Communications Committee meetings and will be required to attend a hands-on website and database training.

Students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:

*   Maintaining and updating the Chapter distribution lists

*   Graphic design work on chapter materials

*   Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.

*   Writing and editing press releases and summaries on Chapter news

*   Monitoring local green building news and reporting relevant items to the ED.

Start Date: Jan 2, 2013. Pay Rate: $10/hr.

This is a four month commitment of 20 hours a week, with the potential to be extended or evolved into a more significant position.

Application

Send resume and show us how you connect to our mission. Outline how you correspond with our job description. Share something interesting about yourself, nay, something compelling! No phone calls, please email; please include the term “Communications Internship Application” in the subject line. Contact:  greylee@usgbcma.org

CSA Internship – Clover (Cambridge, MA)

Clover Fast Food is hiring 2 interns to help promote and manage the Clover CSA pickup program for the 2012-2013 season.

Clover operates 6 food trucks and 2 restaurants in Boston and Cambridge, serving around 3,000 people every day, with the dream to increase the availability of CSAs in the mainstream. Next year, Clover wants to triple their dollar impact, add more farms, add online ordering and payment in installments, and bring CSA pickups to other restaurants, including the first Clover restaurant in the suburbs.

The positions are 20 hours/week, unpaid, with school credit available. Internships are available for both the winter/spring and summer. Ideal candidates are students in food policy or a related field who want to put their names on something really big. For more information or to apply, please email Lucia Jazayeri, Communications Director, or click here.

Environment America Positions Available (Nationwide)

Work for a green future: Apply to be an Environment America fellow

Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. You can find out more about us and apply to be an Environment America fellow by visiting https://jobs.environmentamerica.org.

 

Environment America

Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.  The results of our work include more solar and wind power in 22 states, caps on global warming pollution in six states and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 states, bans on plastic bags in more than 50 cities, better-protected parks, and stronger protections for our waterways.

But let’s not kid ourselves: our planet is still in deep trouble. Temperatures are soaring, forests are burning, and sea levels are rising. Factory farms and other polluters have created massive biological dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay. Mining, logging, budget cuts and other threats plague our national and state parks.

Fighting for the environment is the challenge of a lifetime. You need to start somewhere. But where?

Environment America fellows

As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. The work you’ll do will matter, and be essential to our success from day one.

Learn by doing

Working with our senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.

Gain the experience you need to lead

After two years, you’ll have participated in a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, taken on more responsibility than you thought possible, and made a difference on issues that matter day-in and day-out. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or one of our state affiliates. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.

To learn more and apply

You can find out more and apply here: https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/. The deadline for fall interviews is Wednesday, November 28th.

Tufts Office of Sustainability is Hiring!

UPDATE 12/7: THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.

THANK YOU for your interest in working for the Office of Sustainability.

Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator, full-time, year-round.

Reporting directly to the Sustainability Program Director, the Education and Outreach Coordinator will design, implement and manage an innovative campus‐wide education, outreach and engagement strategy to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in order to foster a culture of sustainable decision making and action at Tufts.

Key responsibilities of this position include oversight of staff and student sustainability education, leadership and culture change programs; creative and innovative campaign development; collaboration with a diverse array of divisions and departments across the university; and designing outreach and training materials and events.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of related experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Direct experience in sustainability, social marketing, institutional change, and community engagement campaigns.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience leading in-person training programs. Strong public speaking, presentation, and meeting management skills.
  • Ability to develop program and training materials for a variety of target audiences.
  • Ability to gauge program effectiveness from community feedback and implement improvements to processes or the curriculum as needed.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with competing deadlines while maintaining strict attention to details.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a highly diverse, team-based environment.
  • Experience conducting research on environmental and change management issues.
  • Ability to produce accurate and reliable statistics.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in laboratory or clinical environments.
  • Experience with wikis, blogs, or e-learning software tools.
  • Video editing experience.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Click this web address to access the Tufts University Career Center to find more information about this position.

Revamping the Kimberely Process: Conflict Diamonds, Prevention Workers

Revamping the Kimberley Process: Conflict Diamonds, Prevention Workers from Dani Jenkins on Vimeo.

From Tufts University’s Conflict and Natural Resources class.

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