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Date: December 6, 2012

Internship – Better Work Indonesia

Better Work, a program supported by a partnership between the International Labor Organization and the International Finance Corporation, seeks an intern with a master’s degree or who is currently engaged in graduate study to provide data collection and general research support in Indonesia from January-June 2013. The internship will provide an opportunity to engage in primary data collection and collaborate with both local research partners in Indonesia and a multidisciplinary research team based at Tufts University. Round-trip flight and $300 monthly stipend will be provided. Please submit a cover letter and CV to express interest to Drusilla Brown at drusilla.brown@tufts.edu . Better work website: http://betterwork.com/global/

Wildlife Program Coordinator (Lincoln, MA)

Description:

The Wildlife Program Coordinator provides leadership, expertise, and commitment to developing and presenting high quality wildlife programming and exhibits. S/he manages wildlife care staff and oversees animal care, participates in day-to-day animal care, is responsible for wildlife acquisitions and dispositions, manages and ensures compliance with regulations, as well as the proper and professional execution of all wildlife programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the veterinary care and health of all captive wildlife at Drumlin Farm.
  • Serves as the key liaison between the wildlife care and education functions.
  • Designs and oversees animal handling orientations for teaching staff.
  • Manages the animal collection strategy and acquisition, coordination of animal enrichment, training of animals for program use, as well as long-range planning and evaluation of wildlife programming.
  • Oversees the design and development of all wildlife collection displays, exhibits, and program materials.
  • Plays a key role in the ongoing assessment of the structure and operations of the Wildlife Care Department to ensure that the operations of the wildlife area reflect a broad and integrated vision for the Education Department.

 

Qualifications: B.S. in Environmental Science, Wildlife Management or related field plus 3 to 5 years of experience working with and/or caring for wildlife. A background in environmental education and at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Strong computer, organizational and communication skills with the ability to work independently, as well as be an active team member. Ability to work some weekend days. Requires First Aid and CPR certification upon hire, as well as successful completion of a CORI and SORI screening. Valid MA driverŒs license, ability to lift 50 pounds and traverse uneven terrain.

Compensation and Benefits: Full benefits package.

To inquire about this position:
Send a cover letter and resume to:
Robin Stuart
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 S Great Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773
rstuart@massaudubon.org
781-259-2217

Environmental Educator (Boston, Ma)

Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for the school year.  SCA is America’s #1 Conservation Service Organization.

The SCA is looking for an educator to work with 5 SCA local Boston High School ambassadors after school and on Saturdays. The educator will be responsible for leading, mentoring and guiding these students in learning about local environmental issues. Educator will also help students develop plans for the delivery of lessons to afterschool students ages 6-13. Successful completion of this role will lead to summer work as an SCA Field Leader in Boston.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Boston Outreach Ambassadors  (BOOYA) in creating educational activities for delivery to elementary and middle school children
  • Plan regular weekly lessons and activities for Crew Members
  • Train and supervise safety, activity and proper tool use of crew members and volunteers during monthly service projects
  • Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage relationships with agency partner
  • Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
  • Supervise crew members during the work day
  • Organize & lead (and in some cases guide members through these processes) monthly service      projects in collaboration with SCA and Audubon staff
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Supervise and work with crew in updates of Boston Facebook and Twitter Accounts
  • Pick up rental minivan for transportation of youth as needed

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training
  • Documented experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction,      chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The      employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in Boston
  • Bachelors or higher in environmental or biological science/ education, informal/outdoor education
  • Experience working with students 14-19 required; additional experience working with youth ages 5-13 (esp. 10-13) preferred
  • Superior skill in working with Facebook and Twitter Blogging and Instagram
  • Experience developing and leading interactive hands-on science based activities required
  • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Valid driver¹s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA¹s criminal background check standards

Compensation:
Hours: 3pm-6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; Saturdays (exact times TBD) plus out of work planning time.
Pay: $115/day

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to leaders@theSCA.org referencing: ³Boston Environmental Educator² in the subject line.  Questions? Ask us at leaders@thesca.org

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Sanitation Inspector (Boston, MA)

Inspectors and Investigators
This is a provisional appointment.
Description:
Under general supervision, supervises the collection and removal of household refuse and recyclables being done under contract in an assigned district within the City of Boston.  Observes for possible violations of laws or regulations pertaining to the storage and putting out for collection of refuse and recyclables.  Notifies violators of same, and acts as liaison with other city and state agencies’ personnel in enforcing the sanitation laws.  Delivers recycling blue boxes, stickers and literature, and puts out recycling signs when required.  Issues permits as required.  May supervise snow plowing being done under contract; and performs related work as required. Required to work any emergency as directed by the Commissioner of Public Works.
Qualifications:
Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the field of environmental sanitation, health inspection, or related work. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. Computer proficiency preferred. Applicants must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED
Terms:
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: AFSCME/RA1-13A Hours: 40 per week Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

GIS Research Assistant (Norwood, MA)

Position Detail

Organization: FirstSearch Environmental
Title: GIS Research Assistant
Location: Norwood, MA USA

Position Description:

FirstSearch Environmental, a leading supplier of online access to environmental information, has an immediate opening for an entry level GIS RESEARCH ASSISTANT. Duties include organizing and updating database info, mapping site locations, and tech support. Requirements include experience with MS Windows, Access, and MapInfo (ArcGIS experience is acceptable as well). We offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please email your resume to gisjobs@efirstsearch.com. Only candidates in the Eastern Massachusetts/ RI area will be considered. No calls please.

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