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Web and Communications Outreach Coordinator – Environmental Grantmakers Association (New York, NY)

The Web and Communications Outreach Coordinator is an online organizer for EGA; streamlining communications across organization, using technology to implement new strategic approaches to engaging EGA membership with the organization’s new website, programs and communications. This Coordinator also provides ample administrative support while organizing the membership virtually and at events.

Duties:
Communications (40 percent)

  • Assist with communications plan creation and implementation
  • Manage EGA website (consistently updating all content, blogging and recruiting guest bloggers, maintaining member database, keeping information fresh and relevant, like member highlights, photos, videos, tweets), working with Knowledge and Program Manager and web designer as needed
  • Keep website up-to-date with event information and resources (planning workbooks, speaker information, agendas, event blogging, recordings)
  • Manage EGA listserve

Member Services: Events and Webinars (30 percent)

  • Assist Member Services Manager with all concurrent session and keynote speaker logistics for events
  • Assist with prospective member outreach and other projects as needed
  • Provide logistical support for all EGA webinars
  • Lead 3 – 4 relevant webinars per year

General and Administrative (30 percent)

  • Provide basic office administrative support (filtering mail, phone calls, responding to member queries, maintaining orderly office space, shipping and mailings as needed, ordering supplies, etc.)
  • Assist bookkeeper and Executive Director with managing organizational expenses
  • Lead on paperless office and implementing Liquid Planner for staff and project management
  • Assist Executive Director with building and uploading board books, record and distribute meeting minutes, and with general scheduling, expense reports, and other administrative tasks
  • Travel and attend networking events as needed

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in the following areas:

  • grassroots organizing, philanthropy, or program outreach/support;
  • producing high quality and engaging content for online and print materials;
  • environmental communications; experience with managing online advocacy or engagement tools, and data systems;
  • experience and enthusiasm for working with people and committee processes related to event planning and logistics coordination;
  • enjoy engaging with a wide range of people in person at events, as well as focusing on small group work and individual areas of responsibility;
  • creative, self-starting, super organized, highly detail-orientated individual with the ability to find innovative uses of tools and technology to implement effective and efficient engagement strategies;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • basic design and image formatting skills, knowledge of HTML, and best practices for publishing engaging web content.

Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, work well independently and as a team are essential.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Regional Organizer – CoFED (Nationwide)

Deadline: Application due May 3

CoFED Regional Organizer Fellows will build the cooperative and food movement by helping students start and run cooperative food ventures on campuses across North America.

As a Regional Organizer Fellow, you will participate in problem solving and peer learning with student teams and allies. You will support approximately 5 team projects in your region by cultivating relationships and facilitating progress with each team. Projects in each region range from cafés and food trucks to buying clubs and grocery stores. You will also foster regional identity with the movement by bringing together student teams, mentors, and consultants in a solidarity network.

The fellowship prepares you for a career in cooperative business and food justice. As part of the CoFED team, CoFED provides you with intensive training and dedicated support in organizing, cooperative business development, and food business. You’ll also gain skills in movement building, business incubation, and nonprofits. As well, all Regional Organizers receive hands-on experience (30 hours/week), a need-based monthly stipend ($900-1,300), reimbursements for expenses and professional development (conferences, trainings, and more), and mentorship from food and cooperative leaders and experts.

We’re looking for ambitious, passionate individuals familiar with student organizing, food justice, food business, and cooperatives.

Ideal candidates have experience in student leadership and campus organizing. They are deeply familiar with working at and/or opening a cooperative enterprise, or any organization with empowerment at the core of its mission. A successful RO Fellow brings or builds the following skills and abilities to this position: organizing, case management, and project management; face-to-face and long-distance communication; delivering education, training, and facilitation; sales or fundraising for building membership; and networking for regional and organizational development.

We’re currently hiring for the following regions: California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the Mid-Atlantic – including some reach in the Southeast.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Community Green Lead – USGBC (Boston, MA)

USGBC is seeking a talented and enthusiastic professional with an interest and experience working in the community college sector to create career pathways for a green economy. The position will oversee the Center for Green Schools’ efforts to engage community college staff, faculty and students in green building education and training opportunities. The Community Green Lead will be responsible for proactively increasing engagement of under-represented populations within USGBC and Center for Green Schools’ higher education programs and networks.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Grow the Community Green network and manage the daily program operations
  • Recruit, manage and support the efforts of regionally based volunteers to lead local outreach and engagement efforts to community colleges
  • Facilitate an annual in-person training for volunteers
  • Promote USGBC institutional membership to community colleges, support existing members, and track activities
  • Liaise with USGBC’s Marketing and Communications team to devise an outreach and marketing strategy to support growth of program
  • Work with USGBC Students to increase the number of students engaged at community colleges
  • Drive strategic relationships with other national organizations and corporations to support programmatic goals

Education

  • Bachelors degree in a related field (building industry, environmental discipline) required

Experience

  • 1-3 years program management experience

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in community organizing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with community colleges specifically related to sustainability engagement
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with a diverse array of individuals and constituents
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Grant writing/development experience a plus

For more information and to apply, click here.

Educational Program Coordinator – theMOVE (Cambridge, MA)

theMOVE (getoutma.org) organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect our participants hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us. We focus most of our outreach towards low income communities, people of color, and youth. We primarily work with schools and community organizations to set up trips for their groups, but we also host occasional open sign-up trips for individual adults and families. We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to coordinate and lead our trips this season.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the position will vary, but will foremost comprise the coordination of farm-volunteer trips:
(a) match/schedule groups with appropriate farms, and plan out trips using varied transportation;
(b) facilitate workdays, oversee the work, and keep volunteers motivated and cared for (we will strive to have
two staff members on all trips; the program coordinator will oversee at least 2/3 of them);
(c) lead reflective educational activities (including pre/post sessions at groups’ program sites across Boston);
(d) administer a simple impact survey at end of trips, and tabulate data.
 Additionally, the educational programs coordinator will:
(a) conduct outreach to community groups to get new audiences excited about farm-volunteering;
(b) develop reflective/educational activities for use on trips, to expand our existing curriculum;
(c) refer participants to further community engagement/education opportunities, and develop systems to do so;
(d) support fundraising and community event organizing efforts, as needed.
COMPENSATION: $16 per hour (no health/vacation benefits)
HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexible scheduling – will range 30-50 hours/week)
DURATION: May 1 to November 15
For more information and to apply, click here.

Summer Internship – Baltimore Food Policy Initiative 2013 (Baltimore, MD)

The BFPI summer internship position will provide an opportunity to work on a wide variety of BFPI’s current food access projects. BFPI is currently focused on several food access strategies to increase access to healthy food in Baltimore City food deserts including, but not limited to, public markets, farmers markets, and the city’s Food Desert Retail Strategy. The internship will also involve promoting these strategies, increasing communication among our partners, and promoting the work of partner organizations involved in Food PAC, through various social media outlets.

Qualifications include strong technical writing skills, ability to multi-task several projects at one time, and Master’s Degree or pursuing Master’s Degree preferred. The internship is a paid, full-time (40 hours a week) position that will work from the Department of Planning from approximately June 3rd-August 2st, 2013.

If interested, please send a short technical writing sample (non-academic), resume and cover letter to Rachel Yong Rachel.yong@baltimorecity.gov.

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