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Month: October 2013 (page 2 of 12)

Resource Organizer, Alternatives for Community and Environment (Roxbury, MA)

Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) seeks a full-time Resource Organizer. Based in Roxbury, ACE is a 501(c)3 environmental justice organization. ACE organizes residents, provides legal/technical support to community groups, develops youth leadership, and runs campaigns on issues like clean air and first-class public transit. The Resource Organizer will lead ACE’s efforts to maintain relationships with and raise funds from individual donors, and will lead ACE’s efforts to expand our share of support that comes from our core constituencies. The Resource Organizer reports to the Development Director.

Learn more/apply.

Executive Director, Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) (Cambridge, MA)

Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2013
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) is an award-winning nonprofit that fights climate change through teaching hands-on practical skills in energy efficiency while performing “energy upgrades” in the buildings of nonprofits. HEET also implements other energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs in the greater Boston area.
 
HEET is seeking a 25-hour-per-week Executive Director to run and grow the organization. The Executive Director raises funds, manages staff, reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  
 
The Director will work remotely and have flexible hours, but live in or near Cambridge, MA.  The job will include occasional weekend events.  The Director should love people and learning, and be highly driven to cut carbon emissions.
 
Needed skills: proven fundraiser/grant-writer, excellent writing and speaking skills, experience with managing, hiring staff, and managing budgets, energy efficiency knowledge and a comfort with a diverse range of stakeholders
 
General competency with office software, including Quickbooks, PowerPoint, Excel preferred.  Prior experience in a nonprofit is a plus.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Contact HEET.Cambridge@gmail.com with resume, references and writing sample.

Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and Recycling Advisory Committee Seek New Members

The Climate Protection Action Committee is seeking 3 new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.
 
The Recycling Advisory Committee is also seeking new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.

Environmental Analyst, UVM (VT)

Deadline: Oct. 31st, 2013

This temporary position will be working in the Solid Waste Program of the Waste Management and Prevention Division of VT DEC. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide solid waste management plan and the provisions of Act 148. A focus of the work will be on data management as it relates to waste reduction, recycling, and organics diversion. An additional area of focus will be to develop content for the Solid Waste Program webpage, and assist with webpage layout and structure for usability. Other duties include working with solid waste districts, municipalities, and others to improve solid waste management in Vermont, develop and disseminate outreach materials, and other solid waste issues.

Contact Bryn Oakleaf for more information: bryn.oakleaf@state.vt.us

Getting to Net Zero Task Force (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force.  This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations.  This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources. 

The Task Force will work collaboratively to examine strategies and develop recommendations that address the following topics:
·         reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment
·         improve energy efficiency and conservation in existing and new buildings
·         support renewable energy generation both on- and off- site
·         best practices to engage/educate users and influence occupant behavior
 
The City seeks individuals with high degree of experience and expertise in these topics and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse opinions to craft consensus solutions.  The intention is to create a task force that includes subject matter experts in topics such as building design, construction and operation, development economics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technology & policy including the concept of Renewable Energy Certificates, as well as community advocates/residents, business/property owner/developer representatives, and representatives of local universities/the Cambridge Climate Compact.  
                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Task Force will work collaboratively to develop actionable recommendations that are comprehensive, practical, and implementable and at the same time bold in their vision; these may include changes to City ordinances, zoning, policies, and other directives.  The work of the Task Force should continue to advance Cambridge’s role as a regional and national leader in addressing environmental issues. 
 
It is expected that Committee appointments will be made by City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, before the end of the year.  The group will meet at least monthly starting December 2013 and deliver final recommendations by December 2014. 
 
To apply, please send a letter by November 12, 2013 describing your interest in the study and any experience you have working on similar issues to:
Diane Squires, City Manager’s Office,
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email:  citymanager@cambridgema.gov
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