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Date: April 4, 2013

K12 Spring-Summer Associate – USGBC

The Center for Green Schools seeks a K-12 Sector Spring-Summer Associate to join our team, to provide support to a variety of established programs and events within the Center for Green Schools, as well as directly contribute to the ongoing work and development of several new initiatives. Late spring through summer are some of the busiest months for the Center for Green Schools, and this associate will directly contribute to the success of several of our highest profile events and most dynamic programs.

Learning Objectives

After completing the internship, the Associate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate experience in a fast-paced workplace
  • Clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building advocacy
  • Demonstrate experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders and decision makers in pursuit of common goals, including state legislators and other elected officials, a network of committee volunteers and green building professionals, educators, researchers, health experts and many others

Position Details include:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for several high profile events through the spring and summer, including but not limited to attendee registration support and follow up, program/material preparation and onsite logistics
  • Provide direct support for national network of USGBC Chapter volunteers, including regular email and phone contact regarding multiple programs, deadlines and deliverables, particularly pertaining to a large annual meeting and collection and analysis of biannual activity reports
  • Support the roll-out of a membership package for K12 schools and districts, by assisting with outreach to recruit new members and onboarding efforts to welcome them. Support communications to existing members through blog entries and emails, helping to plan webcasts and supporting other outreach campaigns
  • Assist with the development of state-level grassroots and NGO partnerships; working with the USGBC Chapter network and members of the Coalition for Green Schools, the Associate will assist Center staff and volunteers in supporting state-based Coalitions for Green Schools
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to K12 educators and supporting organizations for the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program
  • Track green school/building policy in state and local governments, keeping staff and external partners informed of latest trends and changes in public sector
  • Other duties as assigned

Education & trainings requirements/preferences

  • Current enrollment in or recent graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program of study
  • Major or specializing in a literary field, education, nonprofit management, communications, organizational sustainability (or relevant experience) preferred

Experience requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Previous work experience in team/office setting preferred
  • Experience in grassroots initiatives, and/or community engagement preferred

For more information and to apply, click here.

Assistant Director of Spirituality, Service and Social Justice – University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)

Responsibilities
The assistant director of Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice will be responsible for lead coordination of campus initiatives related to community service and social justice. They will have a particular responsibility for risk management related to student volunteer and immersion opportunities, and will supervise student staff who provide direct leadership for a range of campus programs related to service and social justice. They will also assist in supporting and developing new service/immersion/reflection opportunities, and work with the directors of Spirituality, Service and Social Justice (SSSJ) and Multicultural Student Services (MCSS) in developing and implementing leadership and training opportunities for students related to both departments.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
- Student staff/leader development and supervision.
- Develop, present, and encourage participation in service/justice/immersion programs for Puget Sound students.
- Supervision of students leading JuST, Alternative Break, Food Salvage, Kids Can Do, ETC programs, and/or other departmental service/justice programs.
- Assist faculty, staff, and student leaders as they develop and implement community service/justice/immersion initiatives.
- Risk management for student community service and social justice/immersion programs.
- Direct leadership of Alternative Break and MLK Day of Service programs.
- Assessment, review, and re-development of service/justice/immersion programs and resources.
- Program management related to student community service and social justice/immersion programs.
- Other duties as needed.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Education, Social Justice, or related discipline preferred.
- Experience supervising, mentoring, and developing student staff and student leaders.
- Experience managing and supervising community service programs and activities.
- Experience leading and developing programs for personal and community reflection
- High level of comfort working with students, campus, and community partners of a fully inclusive range of identities, especially including race, ethnicity, ability, nationality, religious/spiritual identity, sexual identity, socioeconomic status, and gender identity.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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