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Date: February 5, 2013

Organic Land Care Program Coordinator – NOFA/Mass

Deadline for application is February 17.

The NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care Program, in its 13th year, is the statewide educational and outreach resource for organic landscaping information. The coordinator position is for a self-starter with flexible hours who can not only develop and envision the job, but set his/her own schedule and coordinate/collaborate with NOFA/Mass staff, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs), other industry organizations and non-profits, and collaborate with CT NOFA and the Organic Land Care Program committee.

Position requires working closely with NOFA/Mass Education/Executive Director, Organic Land Care Program Manager (in CT), and volunteer NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care committee to:

  • Develop, publicize, market and fully coordinate two professional-level trainings in Organic Land Care (one half-day intensive and one full day on Organic Turf) as well as educational programming and outreach events targeted at homeowners/ consumers (as deemed appropriate and where time allows)
  • Maintain a NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care steering committee composed primarily of AOLCPs to help guide program development and sustainability and to build up the NOFA/Mass volunteer base on the land care topic
  • Direct inquiries from the landscaper and consumer/homeowner community toward appropriate resources
  • Collaborate with NOFA/Mass outreach staff and CT NOFA staff to promote and advocate for organic land care topics at OLC related events, trade shows and conferences

This part-time job will require approximately 300 hours per year, with the majority of hours worked between Oct. 1 and April 1. Starting compensation is $13/hour. Working with NOFA/Mass is for folks who have an entrepreneurial bent, see this work as part of a living in the world of organic sustainability and enjoy working with others who have a passion for social change.

Skills required:
·       MS Word and Excel
·       Online social media networking proficiency
·       Interest in / basic familiarity with topics in organic land care and farming

Skills preferred:
·      Accredited Organic Land Care Professional strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has direct experience in landscaping, horticulture, nursery production and/or soil fertility
·      InDesign, Quark, PhotoShop or other design software experience helpful
·      Marketing, outreach or community organizing experience is also helpful

Send resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Julie Rawson at julie@nofamass.org. Questions, email or call Julie at 978-355-2853. This position will start on March 15, 2013. For more information, click here.

Graphic Design Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

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 Graphic Design intern!

Job Description

The role of the Graphic Design Intern is primarily to assist the Office of Sustainability Marketing team in the design and layout of its communications materials.

Among the responsibilities of the intern are:

  • Create and update materials such as brochures, newsletters, posters, flyers, signs, etc.
  • Design layouts for both print and online communications
  • Take and edit photographs as needed
  • Assist in the production of content for the various communications channels (online and traditional)

Work Study students preferred but not required. The rate is $10/hr and the intern is expected to work 8-10 hours/week.

The Graphic Design Intern should ideally possess the following characteristics:

  • Graphic design proficiency in Adobe Design Creative Suite, especially Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Excellent organization skills with ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with online tools such as Mailchimp, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite
  • Basic HTML & CSS skills proficiency preferred but not required

Candidates who provide a portfolio of work/design samples will be given priority.

To apply, visit the JobX student employment website, job ID 4918. Good luck! Application closes Feb 12, 2013.


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