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U.S. PIRG Fellowship

U.S. PIRG Fellowship, (Washington D.C., Boston, Denver, New York City, & Portland, ME)

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Application Deadline: Early Application Due Jan 31st
Apply Online: on the U.S. PIRG website.

Barr Resilience Program Officer

Resilience Program Officer, Barr (Boston, MA)

The goal of the Climate Resilience focus area is to increase the capacity of Greater Boston’s residents, neighborhoods, institutions, and businesses to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

This program officer will report to the Co-Director of Climate who focuses on mobility, and work with the overall climate team to help roll out the Climate Resilience focus area. The program officer will play an important role in thought leadership, strategy implementation, and grantmaking.

Barr’s program officers are integral in identifying new grant concepts—through conversation and network building with current and prospective grantees and leaders in our fields—and preparing effective written summaries and other communications for our trustees.

Application Deadline: February 2nd
Apply Online: Here

Sustainability Data Analyst, Ocean Spray (Lakeville, MA)

Position Description:

The Cooperative Development department at Ocean Spray is looking to add a Sustainability Data Analyst on a temporary basis.  The Sustainability team collaborates with Agriculture Sciences, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, Procurement, Operations, Legal, Sales, and Ocean Spray Cranberry Farmer-Owners to execute initiatives throughout the Cooperative.

The Analyst will support a biennial Farm Sustainability Assessment, coordinating with a 3rd party vendor and Ocean Spray farmers to complete and analyze a large data set to identify performance trends.

The Analyst will also provide support to Operations Manufacturing energy, waste, and water data collection, review, and analysis including opportunities to improve or create a new database model, perform forecasting, and building a business case for a new approach to data management.

You may have the opportunity to support other areas of the sustainability department including field visits and on the job training in:

 

-Sustainable Agriculture

-Wate Stewardship

-Energy Efficency/Renewables

-Enviornmental Health & Safety

-Packaging Design

-Recycling/Composting and Waste Reduction

-Reacability, Supply Chain, and Procurement

-Greenhous Gas/Carbon Management

-Social Compliance

-Employee Engagement

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Ability requirements:

Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree Program related to Sustainability, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering

Must be able perform data set analysis with advanced data management skills preferred

Creative thinking and a passion for innovation

Broad understanding of the fundamentals of key environmental and social issues with the ability to remain up-to-date on new and emerging technologies

Strong communication, research, and data skills

Highly organized, self-starter and ability to work with various levels within an organization

Ability to work independently and collaboratively, must adapt well to change and be able to prioritize multiple aspects of his or her project(s)

Advanced PC skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Scope 5, SoFi, Accuvio or other environmental database /management tool base is desired.

Duration & Location:

  • This is a 6 month position that will start immediately, option to be full or part-time for the right candidate
  • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Position is located at our corporate headquarters in Lakeville, MA (about 45 minutes South of Boston and East of Providence – Exit 5 off of Rte I-495)
Please submit your resume and a summary letter (no more than 1 page) to communicate your interest in the position to sustainability@oceanspray.com or https://oceanspray.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2321
Deadline to Apply: January 14, 2018

Research Associate, The Climate Policy Lab (Haiti and Puerto Rico)

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s or higher degree who also have experience conducting academic fieldwork and/or professional experience related to the research topics described below, and demonstrated fluency in French. Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required. Candidates should have excellent skills in presenting complex material to a wide range of audiences. Experience living and working in developing country contexts is also highly desirable. Applications from political scientists, business experts, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experienced in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Have initiative and capacity to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Value the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning.
  • Master’s or higher degree
  • Fluency in French

Position Description

CPL is seeking a research associate with a focus on climate policy investments.  The ideal candidate will have experience in research on climate policy design and implementation, international climate finance, an interest in synergies between mitigation and adaptation policy, and a demonstrated ability to synthesize research results into actionable policy recommendations.  Familiarity with the Green Climate Fund and modes of access to climate finance is highly desirable.

The person will contribute to grant-funded projects in Haiti on climate investments and in Puerto Rico on climate policy, is expected to be conducting fieldwork in-country for extended periods, and will work closely with government officials and other policy stakeholders.  In addition, the research associate will contribute to academic publications, including the completion of at least one journal article together with the Director of the CPL, Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and the faculty lead on adaptation and resilience, Professor Laura Kuhl. The role also requires substantive engagement in both formal and informal processes of disseminating findings such as presenting before internal and external audiences, and authoring op-eds and blog posts. In addition, the research associate will assist with project development including grant writing and/or prospect research/meetings.  The research associate will work on other projects related to adaptation/mitigation/development synergies as time permits.

The research associate will be based in Boston with extensive periods of travel to Haiti and some travel to Puerto Rico.  She/he will work collaboratively with the CPL Director, Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, as well as other members of the CPL research team, including faculty, research fellows and student research assistants.

This is a 12-month position starting immediately, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and continuation of funding.

The mentoring, research program, and training will be under the direction of Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director of the Climate Policy Lab.

The Climate Policy Lab & CIERP

The Climate Policy Lab is an initiative of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Established in 1992 to meet the growing need for international environmental leaders, CIERP’s mission is to build sustainable prosperity in a changing global environment through rigorous, interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research and training of the next generation of leaders. CIERP’s work includes scholarly research for the international academic community; policy research that evaluates current programs or proposes new approaches; and applied policy development in collaboration with government agencies, the private sector, and international NGOs.

The main questions the Lab seeks to answer are: Which climate policies work in practice? Which don’t work?  Why? Under what conditions would they work elsewhere?  The scope of the Lab is global, with a particular emphasis on international comparative analysis. In-residence faculty and research fellows work with a global network of scholars, governmental policymakers, and multilateral organizations on projects, which are attuned to state, national, and bi-lateral policy processes, responsive to policy needs, and academically rigorous. The Lab’s products include accessible publications, scholarly journal papers, policy briefings, workshops, and trainings, all of which are designed to facilitate two-way communication between scholars and practitioners.

The Fletcher School

Since 1933, The Fletcher School has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business, and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. Through our ongoing commitment and rigorous approach to advancing world knowledge through research and scholarship, we continue to inform and build bridges to meaningful global solutions. We seek to build partnerships between nations, government agencies and the public/private sector in order to be ready to shape international issues and events. The twenty-first century is being shaped by new realities worldwide, and global interdependence has become the accepted norm. From the reconstruction of post-conflict societies and the creation of markets in emerging economies to the analysis of terrorist threats and the promotion of human rights, today’s issues transcend borders and disciplines. Common to all these challenges are the myriad connections between history, politics and culture that we must understand to respond effectively to them.

Application should include:

  1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages);
  2. Statement of research experience and interests;
  3. CV including a list of publications;
  4. Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three people who can provide recommendations (or reference letters from these individuals, if available).

 

Applications should be sent by e-mail (one pdf file) with the subject heading “GCF Application” to Jillian DeMair (jillian.demair@tufts.edu).
Applications will be considered as they are received.  Deadline for applications is January 19, 2018.

2018-2019 Environmental Research Fellowships (TIE Fellows) Program

The 2018-2019 Environmental Research Fellowship program, of the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), is for Tufts graduate students to conduct independent, interdisciplinary, environmental research projects. Topics may cover areas such as conservation, public policy, biology, the food water and energy nexus, and public and environmental health, among others. All projects must include an interdisciplinary component and faculty mentors from at least two different schools or departments from within Tufts. Selected students can receive up to $5,000 in research funding.

Masters and PhD students in any Tufts departments or schools are welcome to apply. 

Applications due Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Noon
Fill out the application and send back to TIE. Application available here
Please send any questions to Jill Parlee, Assistant Director of Programs at TIE, at jill.parlee@tufts.edu

 

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