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U.S. PIRG Fellows and Digital Campaigners

We’re looking for smart, passionate, and driven students who work well in a team and want to make a tangible difference.

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest, working to win concrete results on real problems that affect millions of lives. We do whatever it takes to get results and work in a bi-partisan and fact-driven manner. We value providing young activists with the skills needed to make real and lasting change in our country. And we’re hiring! Specifically, we’re hiring our 2018 class of U.S. PIRG Fellows and Digital Campaigners to help run powerful campaigns for the public interest!

Change is hard and we’re looking for the smart and passionate young people who will drive that change for the years to come.

We need students from Tufts to join our fight and become leaders who will stand up for what’s right!

The Fellowship program is a great entry point to fact-based advocacy. During your 2 year fellowship you will learn everything you need to know to become an advocate for issues like consumer protection, government reform, and modernizing our elections.

As a Digital Campaigner, you will support our campaign team by running a powerful digital campaign to tackle problems like the overuse of antibiotics and overturning Citizen’s United.

Application details: Interested Participants can apply here

 

 

Part-time Lecturer, Environmental Policy, Planning & Politics; Tufts University: School of Arts & Sciences: Urban Environmental Policy Planning (Medford, Ma)

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and the Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University are searching for a part‐time lecturer for spring 2018 to teach UEP 0094-01/ENV 0094-01 Environmental Policy, Planning and Politics. UEP 094/ENV 094 is a core course in the Environmental Studies Program introducing students to the complexities of US environmental policy and planning through a case-based approach. Students in the Environmental Studies Program can take core courses in the major in any order, so the course will include first-years through seniors as well as undergraduates from other majors such as Political Science and Engineering. A syllabus for how the course has been taught recently is available upon request.

Open only to undergraduates, the course introduces students to the concepts and techniques central to environmental policy, including the important roles played by politics and planning. It serves as a foundation for further work in Environmental Studies or as a broad overview of the issues key in the field. Case studies offer insights at local, state, national and international levels into systems thinking, transboundary issues, and stakeholder perspectives in Environmental Policy and Planning. Emphasis is placed on the interplay of science, technology, and values in the development and implementation of policies and plans.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates ideally will have a graduate degree in environmental policy, planning or related field. Well-qualified Environmental Lawyers (JD or JD/MA) with appropriate environmental policy experience will also be considered. Candidates must show evidence of successful teaching in Environmental Policy or closely related areas.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, sample course syllabus, course evaluations, and contact information for three references. Questions about the position may be directed to Ninian Stein, Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program, at Ninian.stein@tufts.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application details: Apply online  

Community Manager, The Food Loft (Boston)

The Food Loft is a first-of-its-kind co-working space focused on fostering growth for startups and small companies working in the food, food tech, and media spaces. The Loft offers month-to-month and long-term office rentals, with a range of value-added services for companies aimed to help them build their network, raise money and accelerate growth. We are seeking a creative, driven individual to work as a community manager for the Food Loft. Responsibilities include:

  • Executing, and continually refining a marketing and sales strategy in conjunction with the CEO to identify and target new tenants in the Boston food landscape.
  • Conducting regular in-office meetings with potential tenants to tour the space and demonstrate our value for new clients.
  • Planning and executing events on a recurring basis. Events will be targeted towards existing Food Loft tenants and/or the greater Boston food community for networking and lead generation.
  • Onboarding new tenants, helping with day-of moving in responsibilities (key hand-off, etc) and assigning of space to new tenants.
  • Regular office administration including ordering supplies and troubleshooting office issues.
  • Addressing tenant issues or concerns on an ongoing basis.
  • Developing, refining and executing partnership marketing plans with strategic organizations involved in the Boston food network.
  • Developing value-added content for tenants, including office hours, mentorship, networking events and more.
  • Establishing relationships with value-added partners to offer professional discounts and benefits to Food Loft tenants.
  • Acting as a brand ambassador for the Food Loft at food-specific networking events and conferences in the area.
  • Overseeing social media for the Food Loft and working with the CEO to develop and execute a content marketing strategy across our website and social platforms.

The candidate should also have a strong interest in food, with an understanding of some of the key organizations, partners, and companies that operate in the Boston food arena. Ideally, the candidate will also have experience in marketing, community development and/or business development.

 

The Food Loft is located in an art- and light-filled loft space at 535 Albany Street in Boston’s South End. More information on the Loft can be found here 

To Apply: Reach out to Adam Salomone at adam@thefoodloft.com. Please submit resumes and cover letters electronically with your email. No phone calls, please.

Panel for Non-profit Jobs and Internships

Are you looking for an experience that makes a positive impact on our environment or public health? Come hear about internships and job opportunities working to make a difference right now.

On Wed Nov 1st at 7:30pm 5 employees from various Public Interest groups including Environment America, PIRG Campus Action, and U.S. PIRG will share their campaign stories with interested Tufts students. We are hiring people for spring internships and full-time jobs for graduating seniors. You can RSVP and learn more from our facebook event here 

PIGR Campus Action, Campus Organizers California (Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, North Carolina )

PIRG Campus Action works to organize, amplify, and empower students as we tackle the issues that shape our future, and we are hiring for full-time positions as Campus Organizers. On November 1st and 2nd I will be holding info sessions and conducting on campus interviews.

We need to save the planet, defend the public interest, and protect consumers. To achieve that, we need to imagine what society should look like in the future, and we need to overcome opposition by special interests in the present to get there. The future belongs to young people. It’s up to them to dream it up, and their idealism, energy, and vision will build the people power to make it a reality. We know college students have the power to make a difference.  From the Freedom Riders of the ‘60s to the voter registration drives of today … from the anti-apartheid movement of the ‘80s to the drive for fossil fuel divestment now — students are always pushing our communities, our country and our world forward.

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right, and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

 

As a Campus Organizer, you’ll:

  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students on issues ranging from tackling climate change and getting big money out of politics to organizing voter registration drives and increasing recycling on campus.
  • Recruit and train students to plan and run effective campaigns on and off campus, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support and direct advocacy.
  • Build a strong, sustainable student funded, student run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • During the summer, each organizer runs a citizen outreach office. You’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

We’re hiring for positions in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, North Carolina and a few other states.

Information sessions November 1 and 2,  2017
Apply online Click here to apply today

 

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