Monthly Archives: December 2012

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.

Director of Fundraising and Events – Bikes Not Bombs (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Bikes Not Bombs seeks to hire a dynamic, creative, and highly organized professional to manage the organization’s fundraising efforts, major donor strategies, oversee events, and serve as an enthusiastic ambassador of BNB’s mission. Strong relationship cultivation and management of donors and volunteers is key to success in this role. The position requires both an ability to think strategically about the “big picture” and execute plans with strong attention to detail. The Director of Fundraising & Events will work on a team including the Communications Manager, Information and Technology Manager and Development Associate and will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include: Gift Management/Donor Cultivation and Stewardship, Mail and Phone Solicitations, Major Donor Strategies, Events, Communications, and Administration.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Some evenings and weekends required.

Please send cover letter and resume by December 24th to hiring@bikesnotbombs.org. Expected start date is February 1, 2013. For more information, please click here.

The Campus Network – New Economics Institute

Deadline: 12/15/2012

The New Economics Institute seeks proposals for strategic summits on the transition to a just and sustainable economy, coordinated and hosted by University students in collaboration with community organizations and faculty partners.

Eight grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students at North American colleges and universites. In addition to financial support, we are also committed to helping you make your vision a reality with trainings, access to our networks, and on-going consultation. Students and their organizing committees are encouraged to raise additional funds necessary from their host institutions and/or through a variety of other creative means.

For more information, visit the Vision for the Campus Network page.

Recruitment Outreach Intern – Green Corps (Boston, MA)

The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. The Recruitment Outreach Interns will help coordinate the following projects:

· Event Planning: The interns will coordinate the planning of Green Corps’ 2nd Round Interview weekends with an expected attendance of 300 candidates. This includes duties such as VIP outreach for invited guests and major donors, weekend locations and logistics, travel and housing arrangements for candidates and materials creation and duplication.

· Online Outreach: The interns will coordinate our online recruitment campaign to raise the visibility of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. This will include planning and implementing targeted outreach to websites, job boards, blogs, and social-networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

· Career Center and Campus Outreach: Interns will contact career centers across the country to coordinate recruitment, visibility events and on-campus interviews. Interns will also recruit top student leaders for the Green Corps program with campus outreach.

Hours The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in January and work through March, with the possibility of continuing year-round. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.

Qualifications We are looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, and have a desire to strengthen and grow the environmental movement.

Benefits The internships are unpaid, but interns are given the opportunity to audit portions of Green Corps’ August Introductory Classroom Training, which features training from top environmental leaders in organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills. Course Credit supervision is also available.

For more information and to apply, click here.