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Month: January 2013 (page 2 of 2)

Fellowship – Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship until February 3rd! GHC believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity.

GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity. Our fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and draw upon that experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers.

  • Increasing the impact of great organizations today: Fellows work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the placement organization and the target population.
  • Training and supporting the leaders of tomorrow: Global Health Corps will create a pipeline of young leaders for the global health equity movement. Fellows participate in a wide range of activities aimed at increasing their effectiveness as practitioners and their development as leaders, both during and after their fellowship year.
  • Building a global community of changemakers: Fellows build a set of shared values, commitment and skills that they carry well beyond the fellowship year. The GHC community serves as a source of opportunity and strength throughout fellows’ lives and careers.

This year, applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. We are looking for people from a broad range of sectors and disciplines. No prior health experience is necessary! The only requirements are that applicants be 30 years old or younger, hold a university degree, and be proficient in English. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Gottesfeld, U.S. Program Manager at jennifer@ghcorps.org. To apply and find out more, click here.

Welcome back for the spring!

The campus is filling up with people and the calendar is, not surprisingly, filling up with events. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for sustainability-goings-on around Tufts (including Off-Campus events that you may find of interest) and don’t forget to keep checking the Tufts Environmental Calendar, which is limited to events organized by Tufts students or staff that are related to sustainability.

Event reminders are also broadcast over our Facebook and Twitter accounts, usually on the day of the event themselves.

Stay tuned and stay involved!

2013 Cambridge Science Festival (April 12-21) is still accepting proposals

The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing Cambridge as an internationally recognized leader in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for everyone!

The call for proposals is still open for the 2013 Cambridge Science Festival!  Join the 10-day festival April 12-21, 2013 to celebrate the great science, technology, engineering, art, and math happening all throughout the Cambridge and Boston area.

We are looking for fun interactive workshops, talks, exhibits, performances, games, and great ideas only you can think up.  Some larger events to participate in include:

  • Science Carnival -  Show off performances, building workshops, or cool activities in a carnival of the sciences
  • A Robot Zoo – Present robotics projects as part of National Robotics Week
  • Science of Sports – Why does a curveball curve, anyway?
  • Rocket Day – Have a blast demonstrating astronomy-related research and engineering projects on National Astronomy Day (Saturday, April 20)
  • Science of Food – Cook up the biology, chemistry, physics, and materials behind the food we eat every day!

Participant online entry form

Cambridge Science Festival

April 12 – 21, 2013

 

2013 Cambridge Science Festival (April 12-21) is a 10-day celebration of the STEM in our lives run by the MIT Museum

Organizer, Green Corps

Early Winter Application Deadline January 22, 2013

Click here to find out more about Green Corps’ paid training program in environmental organizing.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit our web site: http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.

In your year with Green Corps:

You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of “350.org”.

You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jump start campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

You’ll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.

You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

In the next few months, we’ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2013-2014. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2013-2014 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2013 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Katherine Sawyer, Green Corps Organizer, at ksawyer@greencorps.org.

Fine Gardening Account Manager/Division Manager (Medfield, MA)

Put your talents to work at a rapidly growing landscape design/build company in Medfield, MA. The Garden Continuum TM is an award winning firm dedicated to building and maintaining residential landscapes that are in tune with the environment and improve the lives of homeowners. Get in on the ground floor of this great opportunity to grow this dynamic division with a team of professionals who work passionately in an industry they love!Position SummaryThe Fine Gardening Account Manager/Division Manager is charged with growing this division to the one million dollar level. You will develop new and existing accounts by directing personnel and resources towards providing impeccable service for each of our unique properties.Responsibilities

  • Manage and schedule a diverse mix of maintenance and gardening: Horticultural Management, Plant Health Care, Ornamental Pruning, Bed Maintenance, Some mowing and plowing
  • Estimate & Sell new clients
  • Client Renewals & Enhancement Sales
  • Client Communication & Quality Control
  • Meet Gross Margin & Profit Goals
  • Management of up to 4 Crews
  • Production Scheduling
  • Materials Purchasing & Allocation
  • Staff Hiring & Development

REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY

Requirements

  • Knowledge and proficiency with computer programs & smart phone apps (examples: MS Office Suite, Gmail, Dropbox, Skype, & Texting, etc.)
  • Customer Service Experience – able to identify opportunities and resolve concerns
  • Ability to Schedule Work & Prioritize Production Needs
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication with Clients and Direct Reports
  • Strong Work Ethic and Passion for the Green Industry
  • Ability to Fit In with our Fun Loving & Friendly Culture

Eligibility

  • 10 years combined experience of field work, crew supervision, and sales
  • Industry Certifications and/or College Level course work in the green industry and/or business and sales field.

CompensationCompetitive base salary and benefits with incentive potential for qualified applicants

HOW TO APPLY

How to Apply

  1. Email a cover letter to employment@TheGardenContinuum.comstating your interest and potential contribution to our team.
  2. Include a current resume
  3. List 3 references - at least 2 employers

Communications Intern (Office of Sustainability, Medford campus)

Are you a creative, energetic, responsible individual who is interested in making a difference in the field of sustainability? Then you are in luck – we are looking for a communications intern!

Job Description

The role of the Communications Intern is to assist the Office of Sustainability in implementing its marketing and outreach initiatives. Among the responsibilities of the intern are:

  • Produce content for the various communications channels (online and traditional)
  • Update the website, blog, Facebook page, newsletter and Twitter feed -
  • Assist in organizing events
  • Take photographs as needed
  • Create miscellaneous materials such as brochures, posters, flyers, signs, etc.

This is only open to students with Work Study. The rate is $10/hr and the intern is expected to work 8-10 hours/week.

The Communications Intern should ideally possess the following characteristics:

  • Good writing, editing and interviewing skills
  • Excellent organization skills with ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with online tools such as WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite
  • Graphic design skills and/or proficiency in Adobe Design Creative Suite preferred but not required
  • Basic HTML & CSS skills proficiency preferred but not required

To apply, visit the JobX student employment website, job ID 4825. Good luck!

 

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