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Program Officer, MA Green Retrofit Initiative (Boston, MA)

Apply by June 18, 2012. The Program Officer will work closely with the Massachusetts Green Retrofit Initiative staff, both at Boston LISC and New Ecology. The Program Officer will be responsible for matching retrofit projects with funding and financing from a variety of sources, including LISC loan funds, statewide financing agencies, property reserves, owner contributions, utility ratepayer-funded programs, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, local governments, and others. The Program Officer will then submit applications for funding and financing on behalf of property owners. The position requires in-depth knowledge of affordable housing finance for both non-profit and for-profit owners across Massachusetts. Applications will be considered as received. Qualified applicants should forward cover letter and resume no later than June 18, 2012, preferably via e-mail, to: Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn, Local Initiatives Support Corporation at eglynn@lisc.org

GIS Lab Assistant, Tufts UIT (Medford, MA)

Tufts University Information Technology group is seeking responsible students who would like to help support the GIS Center. We are hiring for two positions: Summer 2012, approximately 20 hours of work per week, between 9 am and 5 pm and Fall 2012 semester, 8-15 hours of work per week, between 10am and 9pm. Pay: $12 per hour. The job will entail keeping the GIS lab operational, assisting students with GIS projects, and providing project support for on-going research projects at the GIS Center. Preference will be given to students with the following skills: Working knowledge of ArcGIS and willingness to learn more about ArcGIS, ENVI, IDRISI, ERDAS Imagine, Google Earth, GeoDa, Adobe products, and other computer mapping, desktop publishing, and statistical software. Must enjoy working with others and helping students learn more about GIS. Please send resume and brief description of your GIS experience to Thomas.Stieve@tufts.edu.

Summer Food Policy and Advocacy Intern, Community Servings (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Apply by May 31, 2012. Seeking a Summer Food Policy and Advocacy Intern to work directly with our CEO and Advocacy Committee to lay the groundwork for Community Servings’ emerging policy and advocacy work. This position is an ideal opportunity for an individual wanting to gain solid professional skills and experience for a career in politics, public policy, nonprofit management or communications. For details, see here.

Summer Food System Intern, Office of Food Initiatives (Boston, MA)

This internship will focus on Boston’s sustainable food community in the broadest sense, from production to waste management. The food systems intern will be tasked with conducting an assessment of the activities and actors that comprise Boston’s sustainable food system, identifying strengths and weakness, and most importantly, opportunities for impact. The Office of Food Initiatives will serve as a liaison and enable this intern to meet and interface with a diverse group, from the urban farmer to the small-­-scale food vendor to local representatives of national businesses. Specific projects include an assessment of Boston’s food landscape (from large scale groceries and corner stores to community gardens and public orchards) and advancing a conversation around subsidized Community Supported Agriculture models. Contact: Edith Murnane Food@cityofboston.gov

Energy Retrofit Data Analysis Intern, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Boston, MA)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual for the position of Energy Retrofit Data Analysis Intern in Boston, Massachusetts. The Intern will provide data analysis and research support to assist in analyzing the achievements of the Boston LISC Green Retrofit Initiative, and the LEAN Multifamily utility funded energy conservation program, and provide other data analysis support.  Other tasks may include troubleshooting data problems in WegoWise, a residential energy use tracking database, and following up with building owners to ensure proper documentation of the energy upgrades to the properties. The intern will compile the results into a final report and presentation to be delivered by the end of the summer. LISC will provide training on the WegoWise database, types of data available, and the overall retrofit initiative, but the Intern will be expected to work independently on the data analysis and must have prior database, research and analysis experience. The retrofit data project, will be the Intern’s primary responsibility, but if time allows, the intern may be able to engaged in other LISC work. To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn at eglynn@lisc.org.

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