Position: Chapter Campaign and Policy Representative, Beyond Coal
Campaign: The Beyond Coal campaign is a nationwide grassroots effort to eliminate coal’s contribution to global warming no later than 2030 and replace the existing coal infrastructure with a clean energy economy fueled by wind, solar, and geothermal. The Beyond Coal campaign is working to stop the construction of new coal-fired power plants, retire and replace the existing fleet of coal plants, and keep the U.S. coal reserves underground and out of world markets. The Beyond Coal campaign is experiencing significant growth and is seeking passionate coal fighters to join our team. To learn more about our campaign visit: http:beyondcoal.org.
The Campaign and Policy Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the Beyond Coal campaign strategies and activities in Maryland. Collaborates with and coordinates the Campaign’s activities with the Maryland Chapter, volunteers and appropriate staffing resources. Develops strategies, implements state-level work plans, communicates priorities and benchmarks, provides leadership, promotes participation and reports on campaign effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public.
The Representative plans and carries out activities for the Beyond Coal campaign. Participates in the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives for Maryland. Implements the state level aspects of a strategic campaign. Collaborates with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-Line Organizing Capacities, Political Team, Sierra Student Coalition, Sierra Club’s programs including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a Maryland-based campaign to move the state off of coal to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
When: Summer 2014
Where: Tufts University
Deadline: April 30th
The undergraduate research assistant will work closely with Agriculture, Food & Environment doctoral student (Jamie Picardy) in collecting primary data from customers of specialty markets in Metro-Boston. He/she will administer a survey to estimate demand for local meat products and assess consumers’ preferences on animal management practices. The student will enter/process survey data into a common format.
Student Qualities: Reliable, outgoing, friendly and patient with customers. Has access to personal vehicle to drive to suburban grocery stores. Can work at various times: mornings, afternoons, evenings and a few weekend shifts. Interested in sustainable agriculture and meat production. Basic experience using Excel (tables).
Training: The undergraduate research assistant will receive training regarding issues that surround conventional and alternative meat production. This training will provide a basic foundation to answer questions that may arise from the customer participants.
April 2014: Position advertised
May 2014: Interviewing and training
June 2014: In-store data collection and processing
July 2014: In-store data collection and processing
Hourly at $13/hour, part-time, with more work hours during 3 weeks of in-store data collection.
The estimated total time of the internship is 150 hours. To apply, please contact Jamie Picardy by April 30th, 2014 via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Due Date: May 15th
The Environmental League of Massachusetts is now hiring summer interns for the 2014 year. Such work involves:
- Legislation and environmental policy
- Action alerts on time-critical issues in need of grassroots support
- Environmental news impacting Massachusetts
- Events in the environmental community – talks, conferences, films
The ELM is a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the health of the environment and citizenry by safeguarding the land, water and air of Massachusetts Commonwealth. ELM is focused on environmental advocacy and strengthening the voice and effectiveness of the environmental community. ELM advocates for strong environmental laws and regulations on a broad range of environmental issues, voices the concerns of citizens, ensures that laws are properly implemented and enforced, and educates the public.