Monthly Archives: January 2014

Intern, Mass Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is pleased to announce that applications for the spring session of the 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program are now being accepted. For the spring session of the Internship Program, MassCEC will provide Massachusetts-based clean energy companies with stipends of up to $12 per hour for up to 10 consecutive weeks for each full-time intern, with a cap of $2,400 per intern. Learn more/apply.

Assistant, PowerSave Campus Energy Program, Alliance to Save Energy (Oakland, CA)

The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time  Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Associate will work in the Alliance’s Oakland, CA office.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy  promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

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Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Oberlin College (OH)

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2014

The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, visiting faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year beginning in the fall semester of 2014 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

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Asst. Professor, Environmental Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City seeks a teacher-scholar to aid in steering our environmental-studies program. St. Mary’s currently has a vibrant and popular minor in environmental studies, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the expansion of this program into a major. Rank is assistant to associate level, with experience in environmental studies in the liberal-arts environment required. Candidate must have a Ph.D. Preferred fields include environmental studies or an environmentally related interdisciplinary field such as sustainability studies, but other areas will be considered with relevant experience. Teaching requirements include a core required environmental-studies class, plus intermediate or upper-level courses appropriate to the individual’s area of expertise, and supervision of senior-level St. Mary’s Projects. A successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher, committed to attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups.

 

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Sustainable Preservation Specialist, Rochester Institute of Technology

IPI (Image Permanence Institute) at RIT is seeking a Sustainable Preservation Specialist to join our staff. The Sustainable Preservation Specialist will provide information to a range of cultural institutions on best practices for managing and operating mechanical systems to provide the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy through a variety of consulting, advisory, and technical support activities.

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Sustainability Director, U Nebraska-Lincoln

Deadline: Feb. 4, 2014

Develop and coordinate campus-wide programs of environmental stewardship, energy conservation, sustainability policy, environmental literacy, and community outreach. Coordinate academic, research operations, and student sustainability activities to foster a culture of sustainability among students, faculty and staff. Responsibilities include development of grant funding, corporate partnership, and programs that promote sustainability efforts. Serve as the point-of-contact for all sustainability activities on campus, including annual reporting requirements and other University policies relating to sustainability. In consultation with the Facilities Management and Operations Executive Director, assist in the development and oversight of a budget for the sustainability program. Work with the University Communications and Marketing Departments to increase awareness of UNL’s sustainability initiatives through various media.

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Social Media and Marketing Intern, ClimateStore (Boston, MA)

Interested in doing something about Climate Change? We are! We’re the ClimateStore and we believe Climate Change is the most pressing issue of our time.

We’re a for profit start-up with an environmental mission: to provide high quality products to people interested in mitigating human caused Climate Change through personal action. We get the link between fossil fuel energy use, GHG emissions, Climate Change and the urgent need to move to a clean, energy efficient, economy. We believe this is our stewardship moment.

Our mission is to make it fun and easy for people to reduce their carbon footprint. At the ClimateStore you can learn about the causes of Climate Change, keep informed about its impact, and find great ideas and products to reduce your energy use from fossil fuels.

We’re looking for talented people who share our passion for the natural world, think broadly about sustainable living and believe there is still time to act. We currently have an opening for a Social Media and Marketing Intern with experience with low carbon footprint/energy saving products to support the growth of our core product line.

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Outreach and Communications Manager, USCBG (MA)

DEADLINE: February 3, 2014
USGBC Massachusetts is currently hiring for the following position:
 
Outreach & Communications Manager
 
Overview
The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter promotes and advocates for green buildings throughout the state. We support the professional development of green building professionals and the credential maintenance of LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates in Massachusetts. As a chapter of the larger national US Green Building Council, we advocate for state and local laws and regulations that promote green buildings, sustainable development and healthy materials choices. We are expanding our capacity to make a difference in the green building industry in the state. We have a staffed Green Schools Program which is a wonderful new avenue for us to connect with a broader constituency, outside of the building industry. We want to connect to more schools stakeholders and grow our capacity to green the schools of Massachusetts. We are hiring an Outreach & Communications Manager to support this vital work.
 
Job Summary
The Outreach & Communications Manager (OCM) is a part-time position responsible for managing all recurring organizational communications and stakeholder engagement. The position will cultivate community and build our member & funder base through consistent communication and promotion of our activities.
 
The USGBC MA takes a collaborative and whole-systems approach to leadership and planning among our stakeholders, and we are looking for someone who has the experience and desire to work in a shared responsibility environment, and who is flexible and committed to the overall advancement of the organization.
 
The OCM position is a critical role responsible for raising the organizational profile and generate greater interest in our programming on behalf of the green building industry in Massachusetts. We are looking for a dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic relationship-builder and communications specialist with the commitment, skills, and desire required to continue growing and sustaining the resources USGBC MA needs to fulfill its mission. The position will be supervised by the Executive Director and work closely with the Green Schools Program Manager.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Outreach & Communications Manager will have two primary areas of responsibility:
Outreach
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors as well as outreach to the professional community (collaborate with ED)
  • Staff public events to ensure the Chapter message gets to stakeholders
  • Serve as direct contact for members, event registrations and website questions
  • Monitor trends in the community and adapt strategies as necessary
 
Communications and Documentation
  • Design, develop and drive strategy and content for all online & offline communications for the purposes of documenting and promoting our work, and growing our base of followers and supporters
  • Manage the website & scrolling news items
  • Coordinate the documentation of all programming onto our blog etc.
  • Manage social media pages/streams
  • Build relationships with community stake holders and/or partners to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Enhance membership orientation and recruitment and correct technical issues with member profiles or use of the website and its resources
 
In addition, the OCM will play a co-equal role in staff-wide requirements:
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts by participating in strategic fundraising planning, meetings, events and activities;
  • Co-Plan Organizational Development, working with the team to help USGBC MA continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our network and our mission, including regular staff meetings, and organizational planning and evaluation retreats;
  • Demonstrate leadership and solidarity in network development, engaging and growing the diverse spectrum of stakeholders and communities that USGBC MA seeks to serve and empower.
 
In order to fulfill the stated responsibilities of the role, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Passionate commitment to the principles of sustainability, regeneration, green building, and community development;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the areas listed above under “Primary Duties & Responsibilities”;
  • Enthusiasm for fundraising, writing, organizational development, and sustaining and improving the overall health of the organization;
  • Strong online communications skills, including email, social media, web publishing and analytics; HTML, WordPress or other website editing skills a strong plus;
  • Detail-oriented, thorough; nothing slips by;
  • Prolific and efficient writing skills; ability to write in a variety of styles for multiple audiences;
  • Fluency with graphic design programs and the creation of compelling graphics for marketing purposes;
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience using CRM software and spreadsheets;
  • Successful experience coordinating volunteers and other unpaid stakeholders;
  • Experience working successfully on a multi-location team;
  • Strong work ethic, highly self-motivated;
  • Flexibility in the job role, understanding the need to dynamically respond to evolving and USGBC MA needs that are often driven by external events and opportunities;
  • Willing and able to travel occasionally.
 
Ideally, also:
  • Experienced with green building practices and community sustainability;
  • Experience in association management and engagement;
  • Comfort and experience in public speaking roles;
  • Multimedia skills a plus, including audio, video, and image editing capabilities;
  • Sense of humor!
 
Compensation
$20,000 starting annual salary (for 20h/wk);
Generous vacation & flexible work time policy.
 
To apply, please send a cover letter to Grey Lee, Executive Director, describing your qualifications, and your resume, at info@usgbcma.org by February 3, 2014. We will pursue references of qualified candidates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transportation Demand Management Outreach Coordinator, Duke University

Duke University’s Parking & Transportation Services office is seeking a part-time TDM Outreach Coordinator to assist with ongoing marketing efforts and customer service activities related to Duke’s sustainable transportation programs.  The part-time Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Outreach Coordinator will work up to 20 hours/week helping the Transportation Demand Manager to promote alternative commute options to a population of approximately 50,000 students and employees via print and digital marketing, special events, social media campaigns, and other campus communication channels.
 
Work requires analytical, communications, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program, one year of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events, OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
 

US EPA New England Region Calls for Volunteers To Review EE Grant Proposals

The U.S. EPA Region 1 (New England) is calling for experienced environmental educators as volunteers to help evaluate the proposals that will be submitted to this Environmental Education Grant Program. Feel free to share this information with others in your organization who might be interested and are qualified.
Requirements for EPA Education Grant Evaluators:
  • Volunteer evaluator must be familiar with environmental education
  • Volunteer evaluator must not have helped write a current EPA EE grant application this year.
Commitment:
  • Become familiar with proposal evaluation materials that evaluators will receive, soon after Tuesday, February 18.
  • Participate in one of two conference calls, February 24th or 25th. Calls will provide guidance on the evaluation process and answer questions.
  • Complete the assigned reviews within three weeks.
  • Submit the completed evaluation forms with comments by Friday, March 14.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kristen Conroy, EPA Region 1 Environmental Education Coordinator, by Monday February 3, 2014
Kristen Conroy
EPA Environmental Education Coordinator
Conroy.Kristen@epa.gov
617-918-1069
5 Post Office Sq, Suite 100, MC 1-1
Boston, MA 02109