Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

Educational Program Coordinator – theMOVE (Cambridge, MA)

theMOVE (getoutma.org) organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect our participants hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us. We focus most of our outreach towards low income communities, people of color, and youth. We primarily work with schools and community organizations to set up trips for their groups, but we also host occasional open sign-up trips for individual adults and families. We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to coordinate and lead our trips this season.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the position will vary, but will foremost comprise the coordination of farm-volunteer trips:
(a) match/schedule groups with appropriate farms, and plan out trips using varied transportation;
(b) facilitate workdays, oversee the work, and keep volunteers motivated and cared for (we will strive to have
two staff members on all trips; the program coordinator will oversee at least 2/3 of them);
(c) lead reflective educational activities (including pre/post sessions at groups’ program sites across Boston);
(d) administer a simple impact survey at end of trips, and tabulate data.
 Additionally, the educational programs coordinator will:
(a) conduct outreach to community groups to get new audiences excited about farm-volunteering;
(b) develop reflective/educational activities for use on trips, to expand our existing curriculum;
(c) refer participants to further community engagement/education opportunities, and develop systems to do so;
(d) support fundraising and community event organizing efforts, as needed.
COMPENSATION: $16 per hour (no health/vacation benefits)
HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexible scheduling – will range 30-50 hours/week)
DURATION: May 1 to November 15
For more information and to apply, click here.

Summer Internship – Baltimore Food Policy Initiative 2013 (Baltimore, MD)

The BFPI summer internship position will provide an opportunity to work on a wide variety of BFPI’s current food access projects. BFPI is currently focused on several food access strategies to increase access to healthy food in Baltimore City food deserts including, but not limited to, public markets, farmers markets, and the city’s Food Desert Retail Strategy. The internship will also involve promoting these strategies, increasing communication among our partners, and promoting the work of partner organizations involved in Food PAC, through various social media outlets.

Qualifications include strong technical writing skills, ability to multi-task several projects at one time, and Master’s Degree or pursuing Master’s Degree preferred. The internship is a paid, full-time (40 hours a week) position that will work from the Department of Planning from approximately June 3rd-August 2st, 2013.

If interested, please send a short technical writing sample (non-academic), resume and cover letter to Rachel Yong Rachel.yong@baltimorecity.gov.

Citi Sustainability Internship – Citi Bank (New York, NY)

Overview: Will provide programmatic and research support to a three-person team in Citi’s Corporate Sustainability unit, which oversees environmental and human rights issues for Citi. Citi’s Corporate Sustainability program is implemented in partnership with Citi’s three primary units: Institutional Clients Group, Consumer Banking, and Operations & Technology.

This internship will be a full-time position for 10 weeks during June-August, 2013. Information on Citi’s environmental sustainability program is available on our Environment website: http://www.citigroup.com/citi/environment/.

Job Responsibilities:
-Provide strategic and research support for Citi’s employee volunteer Green Team program.
- Support the unit’s strategic planning process through research and development of presentations
- Provide support to develop Citi’s energy efficiency initiative, including helping to identify potential thought leadership opportunities
- Provide programmatic, research and logistical support on other program initiatives and events

Qualifications:
- Current student or recent graduate of an MBA, MPA, or similar program
- Knowledge of environmental issues as they impact business
- Excellent attention to detail, well organized
- Flexible team player
- Ability to adjust deliverables to match evolving corporate priorities
- Strong written and oral communications skills
- Excels in a high performance environment, with quick turn-arounds and changing priorities
For more information and to apply, click here.

Program Associate – Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)

Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability is seeking a Program Associate to oversee the day-to-day operations of the program. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Associate’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable
  • Event planning including coordinating space needs and other logistics for classes and events in both Manhattan and on the Bard Campus
  • Student support including managing enrollment, grade submission, and student affairs
  • Liaising with other Departments on the Bard Campus (student accounts, health services, etc.)
  • Training Faculty and students on use of software in the online component of the MBA program
  • Representing the program at external marketing and recruiting events
  • Other administrative duties as needed

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree, with two years professional work experience. The position requires excellent communication, organizational, project management skills, and a professional demeanor. Experience with distance education technology is not required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Earth Week Scavenger Hunt

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 28th!!!

Take part in our Earth Week scavenger hunt and YOU could win cool prizes!

Rules: Take pictures of the following items and post them on the Office of Sustainability Facebook and Twitter pages. The top photo-getters will receive fun prizes! For a list to take around with you, use our printable Earth Week Scavenger Hunt!

Send us a picture of…

  • your reusable water bottle
  • the front of Tufts Institute of the Environment or the Office of Sustainability
  • you with President Monaco doing something sustainable together
  • “Choose to Reuse” sticker
  • compost
  • a bike
  • a meatless meal
  • bike generator (in the lobby of TIE/OOS)
  • Terracycle (try Tower Café or the Lobby of OOS)
  • an Eco-Rep
  • a CFL or LED lightbulb
  • you on the T or MBTA Bus
  • one of the 4 Zip Cars on campus
  • wildlife (bonus points if it’s not a tree, flower, or squirrel)
  • you turning off the lights or your power strip
  • Recycling!
  • Tina Woolston, Director of the Office of Sustainability
  • a Professor teaching an environmental class
  • an Eco-Tour sign
  • Eco-Labels
  • TSC Meeting or Branch Meeting

We will be handing out Choose to Reuse stickers to ALL participants, whether or not you win, at our table at Earth Fest. We look forward to seeing you there!