Monthly Archives: April 2013

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!

 

Program Manager, Greening Forward (various locations)

Greening Forward is a youth-driven, youth-imagined environmental network of 1,500 young changemakers. Our collective impact engages 10,000 community members in campaigns that recycle 60 tons of waste, plant over 200 trees, and save over 155,000 gallons of water. Our Program Manager supports the indirect and direct needs of our program team.

 

There is no deadline to apply, but applicants are encouraged to do so as soon as possible!

 

Learn more/apply.

Sierra Student Coalition Leadership Training (Various Locations)

The Sierra Student Coalition is taking applications for Sprog, its award winning grassroots leadership training
led by and for young organizers. For over 20 years, Sprog has ushered new energy into the environmental movement by creating a safe and fun atmosphere for young people to learn how to run real campaigns that win.
 
The SSC is offering six Sprog trainings this summer:
·         Northwest Sprog (6/23-30 – Girl Scout Camp Evergreen, Longview WA)
·         Mid-Atlantic Sprog (7/10-14 – Baltimore, MD) *note* this Sprog is the only Sprog happening in a city
·         Midwest Sprog (7/14-21 – Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN)
·         Puerto Rico Sprog (7/22-29 – Campamento Maria Emilia, Añasco PR)  *this Sprog is held entirely in Spanish.
·         Southeast/Gulf-Coast Sprog (7/28 – 8/4 – Girl Scout Camp Wahi, Brandon MS)
·         Southwest/California Sprog (8/11-18 – Foster Lodge, Mount Laguna CA)
 
Applicants may apply directly at the above links. Teachers and mentors may also nominate them to attend here.
Applicants interested in a tuition or travel scholarship may apply for one here.
Got more questions? Check out our FAQ’s or email the SSC’s Training and Leadership Development Director: tim.harlan-marks@sierraclub.org.

Nonprofit Leadership (Marin SEL) Fellow – Strategic Energy Innovations (San Rafael, CA)

Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a dedicated individual, passionate about working in the non-profit sector, to provide a year of service as a full-time, paid fellow for a cutting edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate, energy and resource efficiency goals.

SEI’s Nonprofit Leadership Fellow will have the opportunity to work directly with our Executive Director, in addition working in one or more of our primary program areas (Eco-Smart Education, Green Housing, and Sustainable Communities,) depending on candidate background/ interests and our need for project development and support.  This is a full-time (approximately 12-month) paid position, based out of our San Rafael, Marin County Office.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the intended mid-year start date (exact dates to be negotiated.)  This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/ management.

Support Areas and Associated Responsibilities

This fellow will work on planning and implementing cutting edge resource efficiency programs, with exposure to key components of program design, promotion/ fundraising, implementation, reporting and evaluation:

  • Marin School of Environmental Leadership – Approximately half of the fellow’s focus will support our work on MarinSEL (www.MarinSEL.org).  This new “school within a school” combines the breadth and diversity of public education with the depth and integrated learning of project-based education.  At MarinSEL, teachers guide students through inquiry-based projects where they apply theories from multiple disciplines to address real world environmental and social issues.  Rigorous academics are united with field-based opportunities and service to community, building leadership skills as students become stewards of their environment.  The fellow will support the Executive Director in overall management of this innovative program, working with teachers, students, and volunteers to ensure success.
  • Climate/ Energy Program Support – Depending on interest and experience, a portion of the fellow’s time will be spent in direct support of one of our many programs in the areas of eco-education and curriculum development, green housing, and sustainable communities.
  • Proposal Support – A portion of the fellow’s focus will entail working across SEI Directors and Managers to write grant applications to fund our work.
  • Special Project Support – Under the direction of SEI’s Executive Director, the fellow will devote the balance of hours to help plan for and implement new and innovative programs that expand our team’s collective body of work and measurable impact.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.).  Qualified candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:

  • Experience working with children, ideally in a group setting
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and appropriately discipline youth
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Background and familiarity in basic energy efficiency concepts and conservation practices
  • Experience in marketing and/or community outreach
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong creative thinking skills
  • Ability to research, organize, and synthesize information

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong analytic skills, experience with Excel (building spreadsheets, formulas and data manipulation,) math or science background
  • Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts
  • Prior energy, climate change work experience
  • Working knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions related activities and current policies and programs
  • Understanding of financial analysis or modeling
  • Marketing/community outreach experience
  • Web/Video Experience

Compensation

This position offers a stipend at a rate equivalent to the range of $17,500 – $21,000 over a 12-month period, based on candidate qualifications and prorated based on availability.   Beyond monetary compensation, this fellowship affords the candidate significant technical skill and non-profit leadership skills development, fieldwork and networking opportunities.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Team Green Sense Counselor (Cambridge)

 The City of Cambridge DPW department seeks a qualified individual to supervise a six-week summer youth program.  The supervisor will work with a group of approximately 12 high school students to lead and coordinate educational activities to support learning and work objectives related to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in an urban setting, and to help these students develop a final project that reflects what they have learned by participating in the program. Experience working with youth (ages 14-18) in informal or experiential education setting.  Demonstrated experience with group facilitation and team-building.  College coursework in environmental science, urban planning, or education preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for education.  $20 per hour.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 5/14/13  via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.cambridgema.gov and click on Jobs. We are an AA/EEO employer.

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.

Eco-Rep Update

Anyone pumped about the environment, which ought be everyone, should apply to be an Eco-Rep for the Fall of 2013!  We are looking for a diverse group of people looking to make an positive impact on the environment!  Do it now! 

Get excited!  Recyclemania is coming to a close with only a week left for all the dorm to step up the recycling!  Make sure to check out the website if you are not sure what is and is not recyclable, or, ask any Eco-Rep!  Go green and help support Tufts in the national competition!

A call for old cloths: do you have cloths that you don’t wear any more?  Do you have no more space in your closet?  It’s about time to let go of your old cloths by donating it to the Eco-Reps for the upcoming clothing swap!  There are boxes in each dorm for cloths (but no shoes) so make sure to get some Spring cleaning done and stick some of your old cloths in the labelled boxes!

This week at our meeting the Eco-Reps learned about environmentally friendly ways to get around.  Too often we rely on our personal cars to take us places.  We found that in reality, public transportation tends to be cheaper, stress free, and easier.  The T is always a reliable way to get around the Boston area, and buses are very dependable too!  There are a lot of helpful applications for your phone to track buses and the T.  We came to the conclusion that buses are a great way to get around: bus drivers are great, they are cheaper than the T, and you can even hitch your bike to the front of the bus( just don’t forget to take it down when you get off!).  Getting a ZipCar and carpooling is also often very cost effective and convenient.  If you are a Tufts student, there are special rate!  Check out the website to learn more and to see how to register.  But, let’s not forget the lovely Tufts Bikes group on campus that allows us to borrow bikes from Tisch library for up to 8 hours!

Fun fact: L.A. could have potentially been the most eco-friendly county.  But, because of the political and economic power of big oil companies, much of the plans to implement awesome public transportation was not made possible.  It was quite surprising to many of us how great energy-efficient technology has been developed in the past, but has been destroyed or overlooked because of the multi-billion dollar industry that capitalized on oil and fossil fuels.

Earth Day is coming up so get excited for dorm and school-wide events!  There are going to be flyers and posters all around campus, but if you want to get more details RA’s and Eco-Reps are always happy to tell you all about the exiting upcoming events!