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Senior Sustainability Coordinator – Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

29607BR

The Senior Sustainability Coordinator will provide project management expertise and coordination for a variety of university-wide sustainability programs. This position will work with a range of stakeholders across the university, especially including facilities leaders, senior administrators, faculty, and students.

Reporting to the Director, this position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate working groups and advisory groups relating to Harvard’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and other programs
  • Coordinate senior level oversight committees, including the GHG Executive Committee and the Sustainability and Energy Management Council (SEMC).
  • Manage event planning and logistics for major meetings, large university-wide events
  • Serve as the OFS Office Manager including working with Director and Assistant Directions on:
  1. Onboarding new employees and human resources needs, and office set-up,
  2. Serving as the building liaison for administrative related activities,
  3. Managing scheduling for Director
  4. Answering administrative related questions for the staff and community, and other general office needs,
  5. Responding to the OFS general email and phone inquiries
  • Partner with members of the core team to provide project management or support for a variety of university-wide programs including GHG Reduction Implementation, Sustainability Report, community partnerships, event planning and any other projects as needed.
  • Support the Director on other university-wide sustainability projects as needed.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS required and 3-5 years of experience of MA/MS and 2-3 years of experience.
  • Proven project management and organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of environmental sustainability issues, green building, energy conservation, recycling, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and outreach skills
  • Ability to work with Senior Executives and a wide array of other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to take projects from concept through implementation
  • Ability to research new areas and learn quickly
  • Demonstrated good judgment and ability to make informed decisions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • High degree of flexibility, adaptability and general ability to respond to emerging opportunities and barriers in a constantly changing environment
  • Must be positive, creative, enthusiastic, collaborative and entrepreneurial with a high level of energy and initiative

Technology Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher is required
  • An ability to learn Harvard systems and web software quickly is a requirement

Additional Qualifications:

  • Preferred basic knowledge of energy, carbon accounting and alternative mechanisms, GHG emissions programs, Scope 3, etc.
  • Experience in campus (or other institution) sustainability or institutional change preferred

Fuller descriptions and directions on how to apply can be found at http://green.harvard.edu/ofs/jobs.

 

Law School Interim Sustainability Manager (Short Term Appointment) – Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Auto req ID: 29608BR

Temporary position (~4 months) to cover the Law School Sustainability Program Manager position while on short term leave, starting on July 29th

The Law School Interim Sustainability Manager will work closely with OFS and the HLS administrative departments & especially with Facilities Management, this includes:

  • Maintain the student Green Living Program and & staff Green Team.
  • Maintain HLS Facilities Sustainability Outreach and provide general support to the Facilities Team
  • Maintain other key programs and sustainability priorities
  • Identify, initiate, support & institutionalize resource conservation policies & operations by working with a wide variety of stakeholders at HLS including: Facilities management, IT groups, food dining services, events, custodial services, student & faculty affairs, students groups, department admins, etc.
    Maintain HLS sustainability reporting and communications

Basic Qualifications:

  •  BA/BS required and 2-3 years of experience in environmental management or environmental education with strong communications experience preferred
  • Experience in campus (0r other institution) sustainability or institutional change desired;
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of environmental sustainability issues, green building, energy conservation, recycling, etc.
  • Excellent communication and outreach skills;
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail needed;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, and ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and responsiveness to client and community needs;
  • Ability to build relationships among diverse groups of stakeholders including graduate students, administrative staff, faculty and school leadership and custodial/operations staff;
  • High degree of flexibility, adaptability and general ability to respond to emerging opportunities and barriers in a constantly changing environment;
  • Must be positive, creative, and enthusiastic;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • An ability to learn Harvard systems and web software quickly is a requirement
  • Basic web and/or graphic design abilities a plus.

Fuller descriptions and directions on how to apply can be found at http://green.harvard.edu/ofs/jobs.

 

Office for Sustainability Assistant Director – Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director is part of the Senior Management team at the Office for Sustainability.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Director and Senior Team on strategic planning efforts and management of the Harvard Office for Sustainability team and Harvard’s over-all sustainability goals and vision.
  • Serve as the chief operating officer for the OFS, overseeing the implementation of staff and team development programs, on-boarding of new staff, best practice sharing, planning staff meetings, handling HR and other management related needs.
  • Manage the Occupant Engagement fee-for service Team and Sustainability Engagement Manager (4 direct FTE)
    • Effectively manage the staff members to ensure productivity and meeting or exceeding client expectations;
    • Work with staff members to identify and develop new innovative program ideas, continue to improve and evolve the programs;
    • Actively support professional development of the team;
    • Build strong relationships and partnerships with the Harvard Schools/Units and identify and follow-up on new opportunities;
    • Track and report on clear metrics of success for programs;
    • Increase best practice sharing and efficiencies among the programs;
    • Oversee annual budget planning for the programs.
  • Support the Sustainability Engagement Manager in the implementation of existing and development of new sustainability engagement programs, best practices, model policies, resources and tools (i.e. Green Office Program, Green Carpet Awards, Student Grants).
  • Manage the development of metrics for the annual Sustainability Impact Report and other reporting needs, and manage the development of performance metrics for outreach and engagement programs.
  • Oversee the communications aspects of occupant engagement activities and events, partner with communications team to develop a communications strategy and editorial calendar for the occupant engagement team focused on creating digital content for green.harvard.edu and social channels, as well as contributing to university-wide communications initiatives.
  • Work with Director on strategic projects including Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and Sustainability Strategic Plan Implementation, major strategic events and programs, sustainability communications efforts, etc.
  • Lead efforts to research and track the results/benefits of behavior change and engagement programs at Harvard.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required; Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences or Social Sciences or professional degree (Urban Planning, Business, etc), preferred;
  • 5-6 years of experience in working in and running environmental programs or communications/social marketing campaigns or initiatives;
  • Proven experience planning and developing programs/initiatives and executing on the plans, delivering on results;
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff;
  • Demonstrated strong relationship building and client management skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental sustainability issues: green building, green living and working, energy conservation, demand management, recycling, composting, etc.;
  • Excellent leadership skills (up, lateral, and down);
  • Demonstrated good judgment and ability to make informed decisions;
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation, and outreach skills;
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior level administrators and managing up;
  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders;
  • Must be positive, creative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial with a high level of energy and initiative and a proven track record to deliver results;
  • High degree of flexibility, adaptability and general ability to respond to emerging opportunities and barriers in a constantly changing environment;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher and ability to learn software as needed.

Additional Qualifications:

  • 4+ years program planning and management experience; experience developing business plans and proposals preferred
  • Experience in social marketing and implementing environmental education and awareness programs is preferred
  • Experience with organizational change management preferred
  • Knowledge of universities preferred

Technology Skills Required:

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint is required. An ability to learn Harvard systems and web software quickly is a requirement.

Apply here.

Clean Transportation Municipal Programs Internship – SF Environment (San Francisco, CA)

Program Background:

The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment programs include Zero Waste/Recycling, Climate, Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Clean Transportation, Urban Forest, and Public Information Programs. The Clean Transportation Program works to improve air quality in San Francisco, primarily by reducing vehicle emissions, and working with businesses and other local and regional agencies to promote trip reduction. For more information on SF Environment and the Clean Transportation Program, visit SFEnvironment.org/commutesmart.

How you will make a difference:
This internship will focus on campaign development, strategy and implementation for the City’s CommuteSmart programs. This division works directly with 60 City departments and their 27,000 employees to promote sustainable commute and work travel options.

Recently, CommuteSmart projects include a comprehensive survey of City employee commuting and at-work travel behaviors and coordination of departmental Transit First action plans.

As an intern, you will help develop targeted outreach campaigns. You’ll assist with the review of the Transit First plans and the analysis of the survey results. Other activities include drafting action plans, updating departmental database information, distributing materials, developing informational resources, stakeholder engagement and outreach.

Your professional development:

  • Gain experience working in the environment department of one of the world’s most progressive and environmentally conscious cities
  • Experience working with the breadth of city department from within city government
  • Improve outreach and presentation skills
  • Become more comfortable with strategic thinking, database systems, analytical reports and campaign development
  • Learn from and network with a knowledgeable, experienced, and environmentally conscious workplace

Position Description:

  • Review transportation survey responses and Transit First plans
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the 2013 Municipal campaign to encourage the use of sustainable transportation modes (walking, biking, transit, carpool) for commuting to work and traveling at work
  • Attend and participate in information gathering meetings with City departments
  • Conduct focused outreach such as email, phone call, tabling, presentations
  • Ongoing analysis and outreach assistance

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in urban planning, environmental studies or communications at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates of these programs are also encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Excel, Access and database management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and work well with others in a professional office environment
  • Detail-oriented and flexible, able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.) and Google Docs
  • Ability to assist with evening and weekend events

Appointment Type:

This is a three to six month unpaid internship. Participation in this program does not guarantee continued service with the City nor any future employment with SF Environment or the City and County of San Francisco.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must be a currently enrolled college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in urban planning, environmental studies or communications at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates of these programs are also encouraged to apply.

  • Submit a cover letter (1 page max.) stating:
    • Your interest in working on City and County of San Francisco on commuter transportation programs
    • Experience relevant to this position
    • Examples of initiative and/or a fresh approach to an existing system
  • Resume

Send the above documents and information to:

TO: CommuteSmart@sfgov.org

RE: Municipal Campaign Internship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 7, 2013

VERIFICATION:

All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, training, license, etc. at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. A copy of a diploma or transcripts must be submitted to verify the education requirement when requested. Verification of experience, when requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification.

Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will not automatically be granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clean Transportation Communications and Outreach Intern – SF Environement (San Francisco, CA)

Program Background:

The mission of the City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) is to promote innovative policies and programs to protect the urban and natural environment, promote social equity and expand the green economy. SF Environment programs include Zero Waste/Recycling, Climate, Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Toxics Reduction, Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture, Clean Transportation, Urban Forest, and Public Information Programs. The Clean Transportation Program works to improve air quality in San Francisco, primarily by reducing vehicle emissions, and working with businesses and other local and regional agencies to promote trip reduction. For more information on SF Environment and the Clean Transportation Program, visit SFEnvironment.org/commutesmart.

How you will make a difference:

This internship will focus on improving the Clean Transportation team’s outreach and communication channels for all program areas: sustainable commuting programs, clean vehicles and alternative fuels. The audiences are businesses and commuters in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

As an intern, you will be helping to develop content for the Clean Transportation web pages, and implementing design updates. Activities include brainstorming with the team on needs and challenges of the current content and layout, creating page layout drafts and implementing changes. Other activities include assisting with campaign outreach targeted at SF commuters and municipal employees and creating commuter videos.

Your professional development:

  • Gain experience working in the department of one of the world’s most progressive and environmentally conscious cities
  • Improve outreach and presentation skills
  • Become more comfortable with database systems and creating analytical reports
  • Learn and network from a knowledgeable, experienced, and environmentally conscious workplace

Position Description:

  • Edit and develop new content for CommuteSmart program web pages; work with CommuteSmart Program Associate to develop a Website Work Plan for internet communications
  • Assist with content development for CommuteTalk summer newsletters for businesses and City and County of San Francisco employees
  • Initiate the development of a commuter video, “Why CommuteSmart?” for business and CCSF audiences; conduct interviews with commuters, businesses, etc.
  • Develop an approved images library for CommuteSmart web and materials use; take photos related to sustainable transportation use or edit existing images
  • Assist in managing the CommuteSmart hotline
  • Provide communications and outreach support as needed to various program areas, including the SchoolPool program and campaigns

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in urban planning, environmental studies or communications at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates of these programs are also encouraged to apply
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and work well with others in a professional office environment
  • Detail-oriented and flexible, able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.), Google Docs, Constant Contact, WordPress or blog style web pages, graphic design platforms
  • Photography & videography capabilities a plus
  • Ability to assist with evening and weekend events

Appointment Type:

This is a three to six month unpaid internship. Participation in this program does not guarantee continued service with the City nor any future employment with SF Environment or the City and County of San Francisco.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must be a currently enrolled college/university junior, senior or graduate student majoring in urban planning, environmental studies or communications at an accredited college or university. Recent graduates of these programs are also encouraged to apply.

  • Submit a cover letter (1 page max.) stating:
    • Your interest in working on the San Francisco business and commuter transportation programs
    • Experience relevant to this position
    • Examples of initiative and/or a fresh approach to an existing system
  • Resume

Send the above documents and information to:

TO: CommuteSmart@sfgov.org

RE: Communications and Outreach Internship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 7, 2013

VERIFICATION:

All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, training, license, etc. at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. A copy of a diploma or transcripts must be submitted to verify the education requirement when requested. Verification of experience, when requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification.

Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will not automatically be granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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