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Sustainability Coordinator, University of New Brunswick (Canada)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2014

Under the direction of the Energy Manager and in concert with the UNBF Sustainability Advisory Committee the Sustainability Coordinator is accountable to the university community in advancing UNBF as a sustainability leader in higher education through research, education, program development and implementation, and reporting.

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President, Second Nature (Boston, MA)

Second Nature, an organization instrumental in launching the Education for Sustainability (EFS) movement in higher education, seeks a strategic leader to serve as its next President. The successful candidate will lead an effective and agile organization that has a twenty-year record of pioneering work in developing and promoting healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities, economies, and ecosystems.

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Position: Energy Campaign Coordinator (MD Sierra Club)

Position: Chapter Campaign and Policy Representative, Beyond Coal
Campaign: The Beyond Coal campaign is a nationwide grassroots effort to eliminate coal’s contribution to global warming no later than 2030 and replace the existing coal infrastructure with a clean energy economy fueled by wind, solar, and geothermal. The Beyond Coal campaign is working to stop the construction of new coal-fired power plants, retire and replace the existing fleet of coal plants, and keep the U.S. coal reserves underground and out of world markets. The Beyond Coal campaign is experiencing significant growth and is seeking passionate coal fighters to join our team. To learn more about our campaign visit: http:beyondcoal.org.
Scope:  
The Campaign and Policy Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the Beyond Coal campaign strategies and activities in Maryland. Collaborates with and coordinates the Campaign’s activities with the Maryland Chapter, volunteers and appropriate staffing resources. Develops strategies, implements state-level work plans, communicates priorities and benchmarks, provides leadership, promotes participation and reports on campaign effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public.          
Job Activities:
The Representative plans and carries out activities for the Beyond Coal campaign. Participates in the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives for Maryland. Implements the state level aspects of a strategic campaign. Collaborates with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-Line Organizing Capacities, Political Team, Sierra Student Coalition, Sierra Club’s programs including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a Maryland-based campaign to move the state off of coal to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Paid Undergraduate Research Internship in Food Systems (Tufts University)

When: Summer 2014

Where: Tufts University

Deadline: April 30th

 

The undergraduate research assistant will work closely with Agriculture, Food & Environment doctoral student (Jamie Picardy) in collecting primary data from customers of specialty markets in Metro-Boston.   He/she will administer a survey to estimate demand for local meat products and assess consumers’ preferences on animal management practices.  The student will enter/process survey data into a common format.

Student Qualities:  Reliable, outgoing, friendly and patient with customers.  Has access to personal vehicle to drive to suburban grocery stores.  Can work at various times: mornings, afternoons, evenings and a few weekend shifts.  Interested in sustainable agriculture and meat production.  Basic experience using Excel (tables).
Training:  The undergraduate research assistant will receive training regarding issues that surround conventional and alternative meat production.  This training will provide a basic foundation to answer questions that may arise from the customer participants.
Schedule:
April 2014: Position advertised
May 2014:  Interviewing and training
June 2014:  In-store data collection and processing
July 2014:   In-store data collection and processing
Hourly at $13/hour, part-time, with more work hours during 3 weeks of in-store data collection.
The estimated total time of the internship is 150 hours. To apply, please contact Jamie Picardy by April 30th, 2014 via email (jpicardy@yahoo.com).

Position Available: Active Transportation Division Manager (Portland, Oregon)

Deadline: April 21st

Portland’s Active Transportation Division‘s Division Manager is a high level position that manages over 20 employees and has a hand in policy, promotion, politics and capital projects related to walking and biking. Bike share, Sunday Parkways, Safe Routes to School (operating in over 90 Portland schools), and the nationally-recognized Portland SmartTrips are among the programs that the DM oversees.
Download the recruitment brochure here for more information.

Summer Internship Position: Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM)

Due Date: May 15th

The Environmental League of Massachusetts is now hiring summer interns for the 2014 year. Such work involves:

  • Legislation and environmental policy
  • Action alerts on time-critical issues in need of grassroots support
  • Environmental news impacting Massachusetts
  • Events in the environmental community – talks, conferences, films

The ELM is a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the health of the environment and citizenry by safeguarding the land, water and air of Massachusetts Commonwealth. ELM is focused on environmental advocacy and strengthening the voice and effectiveness of the environmental community. ELM advocates for strong environmental laws and regulations on a broad range of environmental issues, voices the concerns of citizens, ensures that laws are properly implemented and enforced, and educates the public.

Sustainability Outreach Assistant, Bowdoin College

This position assists the Coordinator for a Sustainable Bowdoin in the Department of Facilities Management and is responsible for grant writing in the area of sustainability and energy efficiency. This position includes recruiting, coordinating, and training students in the student “EcoRep” program and the office “EcoRep” program; assisting the Coordinator in other student led-initiatives, assisting in communications of Bowdoin’s sustainability initiatives and Carbon Neutrality Plan, updating the College’s environmental/sustainability databases and the sustainability website as well as verifying and reporting the effectiveness of these programs in reducing carbon emissions and associated cost reductions. The Sustainability Outreach position also staffs the College’s Sustainability Implementation Committee.

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Sustainability Coordinator, Outreach and Engagement, University of Virginia

Application deadline: April 15, 2014

The Sustainability Coordinator – Outreach and Engagement, is a core member of the University of Virginia’s Office for Sustainability and will assist in leading the Facilities Management department in providing outreach and engagement for sustainability to support the educational, research, health care and public service mission of the University. This position engages students, faculty, and staff in University-wide sustainability initiatives through support of behavior change and educational programs, such as the Green Workplace Program and Sustainability Partners.

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Project Manager, Marine Information Analysis, Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (Boston)

The MWRA Environmental Quality Department is seeking an Intern to provide technical support for MWRA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Compliance Program (NPDES). Tests and evaluates data reporting applications. Assemble data sets, track compliance paperwork, and assist with preparation of permit-required reports. Applications are available online at www.mwra.com or from the Human Resources Department. Please submit a completed application along with a cover letter and resume to: Susan Carter, Human Resources Specialist Massachusetts Water Resources Authority 100 First Avenue Boston, MA 02129

More information and other internships available here. Contact: douglas.hersh@mwra.com

Communications Internship (Bay Circuit Alliance)

Location: Boston, MA

Expected Start Date: May 2014

Salary: $2,000 stipend (15 hrs a week over three months)

Application Due Date: May 1st

The Bay Circuit Alliance (BCA), founded in 1990 to protect and steward the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, seeks a Communications Intern. The Alliance is collaboratively led by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and The Trustees of Reservations. The Communications Intern will assist the Director of the BCA in promotion and outreach for the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway (BCTG). The BCTG is a 230+ mile trail stretching from Plum Island to Kingston Bay. The trail provides over 4 million people in the Greater Boston area with close-to-home recreation opportunities.

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