Author Archives: Thiago Lima

Multiple Positions – One Acre Fund (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi)

One Acre Fund is a start-up initiative that works with persistently hungry farm families in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre invests in farm families to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Our “investment bundle” includes education, financing, inputs, and export market access.

One Acre Fund is looking to fill multiple positions, both in rural areas and Nairobi. We are looking for entrepreneurial, ambitious, and independent people who can be given large amounts of responsibility – immediately – to develop One Acre Fund’s program model. Expatriate staff have made significant contributions to our success, from building our monitoring & evaluation systems to scoping potential districts for expansion; from trialing new crops to managing and mentoring other staff. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a strong work ethic, and are passionate about creating change in the lives of others, please consider joining our team!

For more information and to apply, click here.

Community and Partnership Manager – Climate CoLab (Cambridge, MA)

The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. The Community and Partnership Manager will build and sustain the on-line community as a key enabler of the project’s overall research mission; establish relationships with partner organizations and maintain existing relationships; work closely with multiple Climate CoLab contests and volunteers who run them; monitor and evaluate community growth and assess which community approaches lead to development of more effective solutions; coordinate with and contribute to social science experiments which will be a key part of the project; create and implement community engagement and partnership development plan; manage existing network of partners/volunteers and the online community; undertake initial web and email outreach to prospective partners/new members; collaborate with other key groups; and coordinate with and contribute to the research team undertaking social science observation and experimentation.

REQUIREMENTS: an undergraduate degree (advanced degree preferred) and experience building successful on-line communities and/or successful organizational relationships. Five years of experience in marketing, management of on-line communities, or social media is preferred. Enthusiasm for and commitment to addressing climate change is highly desirable, as is knowledge of or experience with collective intelligence/crowdsourcing initiatives. Must possess outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently as part of a cross-disciplinary team that includes faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to work virtually across geographic distances.

This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension. Flexible hours/part-time appointment possible. For more information, click here.

Internship – Ceres (Boston, MA)

Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. Ceres’ interns support program staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations. While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using skills in research, project coordination, IT and communications.

Description & Responsibilities:

  • Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a $10 trillion network of investors which promotes better understanding and advocacy concerning the risks of climate change among institutional investors
  • Industry programs, which seek to create positive change in specific industries such as insurance, oil and gas, and electric power
  • Corporate accountability and coalition programs, which build Ceres’ capacity as a force for change through corporate sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement with companies
  • Ceres’ Policy program which engages business leaders to support the passage of climate legislation
  • Development, which focuses on working with individual, corporate, and foundation donors
  • Communications, which deals with press relations and print, web, and email communications
  • Conference, which focuses on Ceres’ signature event bringing together business leaders and thought leaders

Internship positions are full time (40 hours/week) and will last eight (8) weeks; exact start and end dates could be flexible, but our actual Summer Program begins June 3, 2013 and ends July 26, 2013. Ceres provides a $3300 stipend and a “T” pass for approximately nine interns. We are looking for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information or to apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples to careers@ceres.org.

Intern – Department of Planning and Land Management Division of Natural Resources (Concord, MA)

Applications must be received in the Concord Human Resources Office by 12 noon, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

The Town of Concord seeks a qualified applicant to intern with the Division of Natural Resources. Under the general supervision of the Natural Resources Director, the successful candidate will review and update existing Excel databases and assist with the general organization of office files, maps, and plans.

Candidate must be able to interpret legal documents, organize data in spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, and maintain organizes logs and spreadsheets. Familiarity with Orders of Conditions issued under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, property and plan information, and a working knowledge of the Middlesex Registry of Deeds online database is desired.

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Human Resources Department. Resumes may be attached to the application form as additional information, but cannot serve as a substitute for completing the form. The position will begin as soon as a candidate is hired and will run through June 30, 2013. Position pays $10.00/hour on a flexible schedule of up to 40 hours.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Community Planner – Boston Redevelopment Authority (Boston, MA)

Under the direction of Senior Planners / Community Planning, support public outreach and its internal coordination. Assist with workshops, as well as planning, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research. Provide assistance on the following neighborhood planning projects:

  • Urban Agriculture Initiative
  • Roxbury Strategic Master Plan implementation
  • Fairmount Line Planning Process
  • Downtown Crossing Economic Improvement Initiative
  • Downtown Crossing arts initiatives.

For more information and to apply, click here or contact: hr.bra@cityofboston.gov

Community Engagement Associate – Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance (Jackson, WY)

The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is dedicated to responsible land stewardship in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to ensure that human activities are in harmony with the area’s irreplaceable wildlife, scenic and other natural resources. The Community Planning Intern assists the Community Planning Director with Alliance research and advocacy efforts on issues regarding private land development, particularly as it relates to impacts on wildlife, scenery, and community character. Flexible start & end dates with a duration of 10-12 weeks. Full-time 40 hours per week. Possible evening and weekend work required. Stipend depending upon experience paid twice per month.

To apply, contact: Mr. Amy St. Pierre, Community Engagement Associate, jobs@jhalliance.org.

Carbon Project Manager – Face the Future (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Application period for this vacancy closes February 22, 2013.

Face the Future is founded in 1990 with the objective to mitigate reduce climate change by reforestation and forest conservation projects. She is one of the global pioneers in the area of forest carbon projects.

The Carbon Project Manager will be responsible for the carbon aspect of specific projects (mostly in developing countries). The Project Manager works acts as the primary contact for both the management as field staff of the project partners. The following activities will be assigned to the Carbon Project Manager:

  • Coordination (both on policy as planning level) of validation and verification of the projects
  • Additional development within existing projects (social activities, expansion, new validation standards, etc.)
  • Development of monitoring and baseline methodologies
  • Development of carbon models of the projects
  • Managing project budgets
  • Maintain contacts with NGO’s, governments, partners and other stakeholders
  • Providing consultancy services on all of the above items

The candidate meets the following profile:

  • Finalized education (tropical) forestry or similar education (at least M.Sc)
  • Multiple years of experience in international carbon or forestry projects
  • Knowledge and experience in carbon validation (CDM/voluntary) and monitoring of forest biomass
  • Experience in working on organizing and overseeing public stakeholder consultations at village/community level in developing countries
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with Spanish and/or French language skills

For additional information and to apply, please click here.

Conservation Finance Research and GIS Associate – The Trust for Public Land (Boston, MA)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

The Conservation Finance Research Associate will conduct or assist in research, writing, technical analysis, and presentations of reports and data management for a national team of conservation finance experts.  This person will be responsible for the following primary tasks: 1) research for the Conservation Almanac, a comprehensive database of public land conservation activities, programs and policies on a state-by-state basis; 2) research for the National Conservation Easement Database, a comprehensive database to track conservation easements in the United States; 3) GIS support for both the Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database projects; and 4) research and written reports for the Conservation Finance Program.  These reports will evaluate the potential of state and local governments to design public funding programs for land conservation.

Essential Functions 

  • Research and summarize information on state land conservation activities for the Conservation Almanac
  • Contact government agencies to assemble acquisition data, including GIS shape files on local, state and federal land conservation programs nationwide, as well as developing a list of contacts in those states.
  • Overall support for TPL’s Conservation Almanac and NCED team in these database building efforts by collecting, creating, managing and serving out GIS data for protected lands in the United States.
  • Functions include supporting the Conservation Finance team with viewing of GIS data, responding to questions about the data and the creation of maps and other presentation products.
  •  Work with GIS analysts to build the spatial components of the  Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database databases
  • Identify and collect information from stakeholders through email and phone contacts; gathering data and qualitative information from existing materials (e.g. journal articles, government reports, legal statutes).  Also to manage project relationships and project documentation.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the development of GIS program standards, systems and protocol for workflow, system design, implementation, management and quality control standards.
  • Assist with the creation of presentation materials such as but not limited to PowerPoint presentations and report statistics and maps.
  • Convey complex, technical project components to non-technical/non-GIS staff and partners

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on environmental policy/natural resources and use of GIS technology such as Geography, Urban Planning, Ecology, Engineering, GIS, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a directly related field.
  • Two years of hands-on professional experience working with geographical or land information systems to input and present data, including project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of ESRI software ArcGIS 10.0 including: ArcView, ArcInfo, Model Builder, Geoprocessing tools, MAPLEX, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geodatabase and file-based database design and management.

Salary and Benefits: This position is expected to be offered in the range of $18-20/hr. Benefits are offered.

How to Apply:

Please apply online. For more information, please click here.

Internships – Cambridge Local First (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses formed in October 2005 to build a strong Cambridge economy and a vibrant community. CLF is seeking the following interns: Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern and Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern.

Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to help with CLF’s annual marketing campaigns, social media sites, member engagement, and to plan and promote future events that would benefit CLF members and the public. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with many local Cambridge businesses, as well as city officials and community partners.

Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to research and create new and exciting fundraising and sponsorship opportunities and to assist in existing fundraising campaigns- specifically the CLF annual Business Directory and direct coupon mailer.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: cambridgelf@gmail.com. For more information about CLF, please click here.

Summer Fellowship – Breakthrough Institute (Oakland, CA)

Applications for Breakthrough Generation 2013 are now open — deadline March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

The Breakthrough Institute is seeking five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for a paid fellowship in summer 2013 as part of their young leaders initiative, Breakthrough Generation. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one of three policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge writing, research, and public policy analysis.

The fellowship runs for ten weeks between June and August 2013 and pays $500 per week. The exact dates will be set in March. Fellows work 40 hours per week, and may be considered for full-time employment at the end of the fellowship. Breakthrough does not provide housing.

Who Can Apply?

Final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country.

The Application

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three writing samples to generation [at] thebreakthrough.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must reach Breakthrough Institute by March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

For more information, please click here.