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Tufts Office of Sustainability is Hiring!

UPDATE 12/7: THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.

THANK YOU for your interest in working for the Office of Sustainability.

Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator, full-time, year-round.

Reporting directly to the Sustainability Program Director, the Education and Outreach Coordinator will design, implement and manage an innovative campus‐wide education, outreach and engagement strategy to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in order to foster a culture of sustainable decision making and action at Tufts.

Key responsibilities of this position include oversight of staff and student sustainability education, leadership and culture change programs; creative and innovative campaign development; collaboration with a diverse array of divisions and departments across the university; and designing outreach and training materials and events.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of related experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Direct experience in sustainability, social marketing, institutional change, and community engagement campaigns.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience leading in-person training programs. Strong public speaking, presentation, and meeting management skills.
  • Ability to develop program and training materials for a variety of target audiences.
  • Ability to gauge program effectiveness from community feedback and implement improvements to processes or the curriculum as needed.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with competing deadlines while maintaining strict attention to details.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a highly diverse, team-based environment.
  • Experience conducting research on environmental and change management issues.
  • Ability to produce accurate and reliable statistics.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in laboratory or clinical environments.
  • Experience with wikis, blogs, or e-learning software tools.
  • Video editing experience.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Click this web address to access the Tufts University Career Center to find more information about this position.

Revamping the Kimberely Process: Conflict Diamonds, Prevention Workers

Revamping the Kimberley Process: Conflict Diamonds, Prevention Workers from Dani Jenkins on Vimeo.

From Tufts University’s Conflict and Natural Resources class.

Oct. 25-27: 2012 Net Impact Conference

Accelerate your impact. The annual Net Impact Conference is the premier event for students and professionals using their careers for good. For our 20th anniversary conference, we are bringing together more than 2,800 changemakers from all over the world and 300 dynamic speakers from across industries, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging nonprofits.

This October 25 to 27 in Baltimore, Maryland, we will explore how to take all we’ve accomplished over the past 20 years and accelerate our impact to forge real solutions for the decades to come. REGISTER HERE!

What to expect at the 2012 Net Impact Conference

  • Over 100 sessions across 8 interest tracks – Expand your knowledge through inspirational keynotes and more than 100 sessions of panels, workshops, debates, and more, led by industry and thought leaders. Sessions span eight tracks: Corporate Impact, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Energy & Clean Tech, Environmental Sustainability & Natural Resources, Finance & Investing, International Development, Community Development & Urban Revitalization, and Career & Professional Development.
  • Many formal and informal networking opportunities – Network with like-minded changemakers and discover new opportunities to connect through social and networking events including happy hours, Net Impact’s signature no-host dinners, a closing party, and an exclusive reception for our professional attendees.
  • An Expo with over 80 businesses and organizations – Engage with forward-thinking employers and innovative organizations at our epic Net Impact Expo. Many exhibitors are actively recruiting and interviewing while others are showcasing their latest innovations and programs.
  • Opportunities to visit and explore Baltimore – Connect with the people and communities of Baltimore through site visits and tours to local businesses and nonprofits. Attendees can engage on a deeper level by participating in our unique Local Impact mini-consulting sessions.
  • A commitment to sustainable conference practices – We are committed to making a positive impact on our host community and the Earth by implementing green initiatives throughout conference planning and implementation.

Oct. 14: AASHE Conference 2012

 

Head to LA on October 14th for the 2012 Student Summit of the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference.

At the summit, students have the opportunity to present their unique sustainability projects. They can each contribute their ideas, resources, and opinions on sustainability efforts, and will have the opportunity to network with other students from different schools after these student presentations. The summit will also include a variety of workshops that can guide students in starting sustainability efforts at their school.

The summit will also feature keynote speaker Billy Parish, the Co-Founder and President of Solar Mosaic, a solar investment marketplace. Among his many accomplishments, he founded the Energy Action Coalition, the largest youth advocacy organization in the world focused on climate crisis, and was honored as a “Climate Hero” by Rolling Stone magazine.

The Student Summit provides opportunities for information and resources to start initiatives on your campus. AASHE also provides students with the opportunity to submit their individual research, as well as apply for their two awards: the Student Sustainability Leadership Award and the Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award.

For a full schedule of events and to sign up, visit the AASHE website!

Oct. 1: GDAE Brown Bag Lecture “Work in the Post-Growth Economy”

Location: 44 Teele Ave., Somerville, MA

Time: Oct. 1st, 12:30-1:30pm

Head out to GDAE, located just off campus at 44 Teele Ave., and enjoy a free lunch and lecture with Neva Goodwin, GDAE’s Co-Director! GDAE Brown Bag Lectures are held in the 3rd floor conference room and are open to the public. For more upcoming lectures at GDAE, see their events page.

GDAE’s name: Our name reflects our mission. We have capitalized the “A” of “And” to emphasize that it is the interrelation between Development And Environment that is our special focus; studies or policies relating to either of those terms alone have too often resulted in one or another kind of failure. We use the word “Global” to indicate that we are concerned with the linkages between Development And Environment in all parts of the world. There are important differences – as well as some important similarities – between the meaning and the consequences of those linkages in the North and in the South. We are concerned with understanding both the differences and the similarities, from both the academic and the policy perspectives.

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