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Tree Ambassador Intern – City of Cambridge (Cambridge, MA)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Landscape Administrator for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsibly represent the Cambridge Department of Public Works – Parks and Forestry Division
  • Inspect, water, and maintain selected young trees throughout the City.
  • Ride a bike with trailer attached loaded with equipment and connect equipment to fire hydrants  in order to water trees and fill ‘Gator Bags’ with water.  Weed existing tree wells
  • Interact with residents and businesses and educate them about tree care.
  • Supervise volunteers.
  • Perform related tasks as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Background in urban forestry, horticulture, or environmental studies.  Some supervisory experience working with volunteers highly desirable Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture, Forestry or Environmental Studies strongly preferred. Ability to identify common tree species. Ability to work independently. Strong communication and writing skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling.  Exposure to all weather conditions. Work outside for extended periods of time.  Ride a bike for several miles a day.  Pre-employment Physical Examination may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

RATE: $16.63/hour

HOURS PER WEEK: 30 hrs per week, temporary position (up to 10 weeks during summer). Schedule will vary based upon business need, and will include some early evening and weekend hours

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes will begin 5/31/13.

City of Cambridge residents especially are encouraged to apply.

Tree Inventory Intern – City of Cambridge (Cambridge, MA)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to the DPW City Arborist and works closely with the Information Systems Manager for the DPW. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in updating an inventory of street trees in the City.
  • Create and/or update the tree inventory for the Cambridge Common, Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge Golf Course and various other locations throughout the City.
  • Collect information on street trees including caliper, species and location.
  • Record location of trees in the field using GIS software.
  • Field survey on foot covering potentially +/- 5 miles a day
  • Coordinate work through the DPW Forestry Unit and MIS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Working knowledge in personal computer operation and experience in working with Windows programs such as Access, Excel and Word.  Proficiency in GIS as well as an MCA, ISA and/or MCLP certification is a plus.   Undergraduate coursework in Horticulture/Forestry/Plant Biology desired. Massachusetts Driver’s License Class D preferable.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to identify common tree species
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read a map
  • Good writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Moderate physical activity including lifting, bending, squatting, stretching, pushing, dragging, reaching, and pulling.  Walk up to several miles a day. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employee will be exposed to all weather conditions.

RATE: $16.63/hour

HOURS PER WEEK: 30 hrs per week, 6-8 weeks temporary position

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes will begin 5/31/13.

City of Cambridge residents especially are encouraged to apply.

Residential Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator – Mass Energy (Boston, MA)

The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy) is a nonprofit organization that has been working for over 30 years to make energy more affordable and sustainable. Our programs include energy efficiency, discount heating oil, and green power. This full-time position’s primary role will be to connect consumers with the appropriate programs to save energy, save money, and reduce their carbon footprints. For the first 12-months, a large part of this employee’s job will be spent promoting Renew Boston.

This is a results-driven position with goals based upon the number of consumers served and the amount of energy saved. Visit www.massenergy.org to learn more about Mass Energy. Specific responsibilities include:

Energy Efficiency Outreach
•Developing and implementing a comprehensive community-based outreach strategy
•·Engaging community organizations and other partners
•Representing Mass Energy in collaborative outreach efforts
•Implementing direct outreach tactics, such as hosting events, giving presentations, maintaining social media, etc.

Program Administration
•Analyzing program performance and trends to inform program design and local and state advocacy
•Tracking and reporting for internal, partner, and funder use
•Completing other general program support tasks as assigned

Required qualifications:
•Bachelors Degree
•Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
•MS Office skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required, and experience with other databases is favorable, especially SalesForce
•·Ability to travel occasionally within Massachusetts and work on nights and weekends

Desired qualifications:
•In-depth knowledge of Massachusetts rate-payer funded energy efficiency programs
•1-3 years prior experience in community-based outreach, marketing, energy efficiency, or renewable energy

How to apply:
Bilingual candidates and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Residency in the City of Boston and knowledge of Boston neighborhoods is strongly preferred. We offer an excellent work environment, opportunity for advancement, competitive wages, and a progressive benefits package. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@massenergy.org with the subject line “EE Program Coordinator.” No phone calls please.

Consulting & Executive Transitions Program Intern – Third Sector New England (Boston, MA)

Third Sector New England (TSNE) provides management and leadership resources to help nonprofits support healthy, just communities. The Consulting and Executive Transitions Program provides capacity-building consulting services, focusing on executive and organizational transitions, succession planning, coaching for leadership and teams, and general consulting.

Position Summary:
This internship is an amazing opportunity to shadow nonprofit organizational development consultants in the field, gain first-hand knowledge of the internal management of a nonprofit consulting practice, delve deeply into the theoretical underpinnings of executive and organizational transition consulting, understand how nonprofit organizational assessments are conducted, and learn about process evaluation for nonprofit capacity building efforts.

There are multiple paid positions available. In this cohort-style internship program, you will be placed with a team of interns to work on both independent and group projects, and engage in biweekly group learning sessions with consultants on a variety of relevant topics. The overarching goal of this program is to develop emerging leadership in the field and provide a unique learning experience that mixes on-the-ground consulting work with in-depth research and learning.

This internship will be customized to fit both your personal learning goals and TSNE’s organizational goals. However, some potential projects could include:

  • Shadowing consultants in the field, taking notes at meetings, analyzing data, and drafting reports for clients
  • Evaluating internal systems and processes, providing recommendations for improvement
  • Researching specialty areas within organizational development consulting, and developing materials for use by consultants
  • Developing TSNE’s training series and supporting event planning
  • Identifying funding/sponsorship partners and alternative funding models for trainings, events, and/or programs
  • Doing environment scans and in-depth analyses of other organizations doing capacity-building work in specific areas such as fiscal sponsorship or organizational transitions
  • Researching social media/online marketing tools/best practices and crafting communications strategies
  • Participating in TSNE’s ongoing strategic planning process by researching trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Attending learning convenings of TSNE consultants and interim leaders
  • Conducting independent projects co-developed by the Intern and TSNE staff

The intern can expect:

  • An insightful orientation into the organization and the larger nonprofit sector
  • Flexible and fun work environment
  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Biweekly group learning sessions on various organizational development topics
  • A work plan that the intern co-develops
  • High-level involvement in complex activities/planning

TSNE will expect:

  • Understanding and alignment with TSNE values
  • Timeliness, accuracy and quality regarding deliverables
  • The ability to multitask
  • Capacity to work independently within the framework and parameters provided by the workplan

To apply, fill out an application here.