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Month: July 2013 (page 1 of 3)

Managing Director – Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (Cambridge, MA)

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is seeking a Managing Director to direct SBN’s daily operations and lead strategic development and growth of the organization and its core programs. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and motivated sustainability professional with experience in the following core areas:

  • organization and program management
  • event planning
  • fundraising
  • non-profit or business administration

Successful candidates will be resourceful self-starters and team players that thrive in dynamic and fast-paced work environments and enjoy taking on new challenges.

As Managing Director you will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations and strategic development of SBN and its core programs and events including (but not limited to) the following specific responsibilities:


  • New member identification, recruitment, and engagement
  • Retention of existing members
  • Development and management of member networking and learning events including monthly B2B Networking Group Meetings, SBN onTours, technical assistance workshops, and new events


  • Grants: Identification of grant opportunities, grant writing, and management of awarded grants (meeting deliverables, invoicing, reporting, etc.)
  • Sponsorships: New sponsor development and existing sponsor management (SBN/SBLP & Special Events)
  • Foundations: Research appropriate foundations and develop strategic relationships for foundation support


  • Lead planning of SBN’s annual Sustainability Leadership Summit & Annual Holiday Party
  • Provide overall management and direction for the development, planning, and execution of SBN’s recurring and one-time small-scale events including monthly B2B Networking Group Meetings, SBN On Tours, ALLocal Dinners, Technical Assistance Workshops, documentary film screenings and more.
  • Provide guidance and direction for SBN’s large-scale local food events including the annual Boston Local Food Festival, Hyper Local Craft Brewfest, Local Craft Brewfest and Buy Local Trade Show planned in collaboration with partner organization The Williams Agency.

Staff Management:

  • Recruit, contract and manage SBN staff and interns
  • Ensure professional development of staff and interns
  • Provide day-to-day guidance & support
  • Support the Sustainable Business/Community Leader Program staff with new client development and engagement (particularly highprofile clients)


  • Invoicing and bill processing
  • Budgeting and budget management
  • Program and event accounting
  • Basic financial accounting: check/cash processing etc.

Office Management:

  • Manage office lease and tenant sub-leases
  • Act as primary liaison to landlord and sub-tenants
  • Manage office services including internet, phone, and cleaning
  • Ensure office runs smoothly


  • Must have strong writing skills. Will be responsible for editing and assisting staff in writing newsletter articles, blog posts, website updates and other outreach communications.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at events and conferences


  • Work with the Executive Director to prepare board reports, attend board meetings and make presentations as needed
  • Represent SBN at internal and external conferences and events
  • Support special programs including the SBN Affinity Program, Worcester SBLP, and others as needed
  • Develop strategic & collaborative partnerships with businesses and organizations to grow the organization and achieve our mission


  • College degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • Professional experience in environmental sustainability, local business, or related field
  • Prior management experience (project/programs and staff) required
  • Fundraising experience & knowledge
  • Experience and ability to sell and market a product/service/idea
  • Budgeting/financial management experience and the ability to work with spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Confident presenting to members, clients, prospects–small and large groups
  • Strong organizational skills, strategic thinker, innovator, self starter
  • Entrepreneurial and able to work with minimal on-site supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities, deadlines and frequent interruptions
  • High level of professionalism and strong attention to detail required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional nights and weekends
  • Strong work ethic and a passion for SBN’s mission
  • Community connections and a substantial professional network in the Boston area is preferred

Contact Taryn Johnson at taryn@sbnmass.org with cover letter, resumé and references to apply.

GreenBean Ambassador – GreenBean Recycle

Is Recycling Important To You? Want to Make a Sustainable Impact on Campus? Enjoy Gaming and Competition?

Being a GreenBean Ambassador is an exciting opportunity to be part of growing start-up dedicated to sustainability, right on your campus!

GB Recycle revolutionizes recycling by digitizing the bottle deposit process and rewarding high usage rates. Help us generate creative content that engages a large student population and ‘does good’ by diverting thousands of pounds of recyclables from landfills.

What does a GreenBean Amabassador do?

With the support and guidance of GreenBean Recycle, assumes marketing and community outreach of on campus GreenBean Recycle Machine as well as provides leadership in the development and execution of recycling challenges. Focuses on building relationships with key stakeholders, including campus recycling and sustainability departments, student clubs and organizations, and the student population at large.

What do I learn?

GB Recycle provides ambassadors with a host of tools and resources to increase usage of GB machines. GB Ambassadors will also gain professional experience, including:

  • Learning to plan, write, and execute marketing campaigns.
  • Using BaseCamp and other industry-level project management software to collaborate with peers and increase their professional network.
  • Work with major brand sponsors relevant to student population.

How to Apply?
Respond to this email with a cover letter and resume!

For more information visit gbrecycle.com

3rd Annual Undergraduate Environmental Photo Contest (2013-2014)

Guidelines and Submission Information

The Tufts Environmental Studies Program supports an annual Environmental Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Tufts undergraduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($150), 2nd place ($100), and 3rd place ($50).

Each student can take and submit up to 5 photos as part of the contest, but is only eligible to win one of the prizes listed above.

All styles of photography are welcome (black & white or color).

To be considered for one of the prizes, submissions must include:

  1. All submissions must include:
    1. a high-quality 8×10″ print, and
    2. a digital file (min. 300 dpi jpg or tif format)
  2. A printed document including a brief description of the image; and the names of any individuals, places, etc. included in the photo(s).
  3. The Environmental Photo Contest Application >
  4. The Photo Subject Release Form >PLEASE NOTE: Photo(s) submitted for the Environmental Photo Contest must include a completed photo release form for EVERY INDIVIDUAL in a given photo. Photos that do not meet this requirement will not be considered for any of the three awards.
  5. The Parent/Guardian Photo Release Form, (if applicable)**(Photos taken of children under the age of 18 who are part of an individual’s research or fieldwork, will not be considered unless photo release forms are signed by the parent or legal guardian of EVERY CHILD who appears in a given photo or photos. To receive the parent/guardian photo release form, contact Ann Greaney-Williams at environmentalstudies (@tufts.edu) or call 617.627.3553).

Submitted prints will be exhibited on the Tufts Medford Campus and may be used by the Environmental Studies and TIE in their print publications, websites, or for other Tufts-related purposes. A digital exhibition will also be created on the ENVS website for those who are unable to visit Tufts in person.

Photo submissions, and other required documentation, are due by Friday, October 18, 2013 to:
The Environmental Studies Program
c/o TIE
210 Packard Avenue
Miller Hall-East Rear Door
Medford Campus
All submitted photos must have been taken by the individual student submitting them.

Photo contest winners will be chosen by faculty and staff of the Environmental Studies Executive Committee; Tufts Institute of the Environment; and other specialized Tufts faculty usually within one month of submission (an exact date will be announced closer to October 18th).

Questions can be sent to Ann Greaney-Williams at environmentalstudies (@tufts.edu) or by calling 617.627.3553. For more information, click here.

2014 Fellowship – Environment America

Apply to be an Environment America fellow

As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

Learn by doing

You won’t be rehearsing to make an impact—you’ll be making one. As a fellow you’ll:

  • Plan and run grassroots campaigns: you’ll identify a policy or power-building goal, develop a strategy, then devise and carry out the tactics of your campaign.
  • Organize town hall meetings: you’ll create events where constituents have an opportunity to make their needs clear and hold politicians accountable. You’ll also lobby lawmakers directly, learning to make a convincing case for our policy goals.
  • Set up and speak at news conferences: you’ll create news events to get the word out about your campaign through the media. You’ll also meet with editorial boards, and get op-eds published.
  • Run citizen outreach campaigns: you’ll build the power of your organization, learning to fundraise, manage staff and educate the public.

Gain the experience you need to lead

After two years, you’ll have participated in a rigorous training and gained invaluable hands-on experience. Best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or one of our state affiliates. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.


We’re seeking candidates ready to commit themselves to fighting for the environment. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.


We’re accepting applications with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year. You can apply through Environment America or directly with one of our state affiliates. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple positions in multiple locations.

You can learn more about the individual fellowship positions we’re looking to fill this year by visiting our Available Positions page.

Salary and benefits

As a fellow with Environment America or one of our state affiliates, you’ll earn $23,750-$24,000 in your first year and $24,500-$25,500 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and three weeks in your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year. Salary and benefits vary in California and New York.

Available positions and how to apply

Click here to apply. Contact our Recruitment Department at jobs@environmentamerica.org with any questions.

Fall 2013 Internship – Environment America (Washington, DC; Boston, MA & more)

If you want to spend the semester learning how to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places we love, apply for an internship with Environment America. We’re taking applications now for fall 2013 internships in Washington D.C. and 29 states across the country.

So, what do interns with Environment American and the State Environment Groups do? Make a real impact on critical environmental issues!

You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support. And you’ll work one-on-one with one of our advocates and organizers, providing a unique, mentored experienced.

Responsibilities vary, but you’ll do some mix of:

  • Researching critical environmental problems and preparing reports to release to the public
  • Coordinating and attending media events, like news conference
  • Writing and publishing letters to the editor and working on news releases
  • Attending lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision-makers
  • Working with coalition partners, like public health groups and other environmental groups
  • Tracking legislation or regulations on the federal or state levels
  • Generating public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions or using social media

And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn more about environmental issues and gain advocacy and organizing skills.

Our internships are unpaid, and we cannot provide housing or travel assistance. We will work with you to secure academic credit from your college or university if that is an option.

What happens after my internship?

Through an internship with Environment America or one of the State Environment Groups you’ll get the training and the experience you need to be prepared for a career in the environmental movement. And each year, we hire passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join our Fellowship Program. Some of our former interns have gone on to become some of our most successful Fellows.


We are looking for current college students who care about our environment and are driven to preserve it for the future. We look for strong leadership skills, academic excellence, problem solving ability, top-notch written and verbal skills, eagerness to learn, and a sense of humor.

To start an application, click here.

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