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Sustainability Intern, Office of the Mayor (Newton, MA)

Newton, Massachusetts is developing a sustainability program in order to improve environmental, social and economic outcomes throughout the city. The Sustainability Department, which is in the Mayor’s Office, is offering several internships – this summer and throughout the year – to qualified graduate students who are enrolled in sustainability or environmental programs. This is an opportunity to help design and implement sustainability strategies that will have measurable results, and to get “hands- on” experience with the interplay of policy and politics at the local level.

Duties will include:

  • Identification, research, and analysis of environmental, social and economic data in order to establish key performance indicators and baselines
  • Developing data bases, information sets and other methods of storing, sorting, retrieving and analyzing relevant information
  • Creating reports, presentations, graphics and other means of conveying information to, and working with, city officials, residents, businesses, advocates and other important constituencies
  • Planning and logistics for, and participation in, workshops and meetings
  • Developing social media and other methods for communicating and engaging with stakeholders

The City seeks highly motivated candidates who have distinguished themselves by their educational achievements and experience through outstanding academic performance and leadership in a variety of extracurricular and/or community service activities.  Candidates must possess a good work ethic, be able to think creatively, solve problems as they arise, work collaboratively, take initiative, attend to details, and take responsibility for task completion. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

The internships are unpaid, however the Director will sign off on course credit or other requests of that nature.

Application Deadline:  n/a

How to apply:  Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information to Andrew Savitz, Director of Sustainability, at asavitz[at]newtonma.gov. Please also include: any experience you have had related to the list of duties, as described above; the skills experience you are interested in developing during the internship with the City of Newton; the dates and times that you are available.

The SunShot Initiative, Multiple Positions (District of Columbia, DC)

The SunShot Initiative is seeking a program manager and several technology managers in the area of systems integration of solar energy technologies into the electric power grid. SunShot’s Systems Integration team seeks to develop technologies and solutions for cost-effective, reliable, and safe integration of hundreds of gigawatts of solar energy into the U.S. electricity grid. The program manager will serve as part of the leadership team within SunShot and provide visionary leadership of the Systems Integration program, establish strategic direction and goals, provide technical, budgetary and market stewardship, and supervise a team of technical, financial, and support professionals within the program. Technology managers help guide the Systems Integration vision and provide direct input into solar energy research and development efforts.

Application Deadline:  Rolling on a bi-weekly basis

Apply Online: Program Manager | Technology Manager

Sustainability Communications Coordinator, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

The Sustainability Communications Coordinator will serve in the leadership role for communications and associated outreach activities for Appalachian’s Office of Sustainability. Position promotes Sustainability on our campus through communication of and participation in various programs that connect to our Faculty, Staff, Students, Outside Partners and the Community. Duties include serving as communications lead, program/project manager, providing consultation, counseling, performing program/project administration, conducting information research and analysis, and marketing Sustainability programs; and supervising student workers as needed.

Application Deadline:  07/06/2015

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Waste Reduction Program Manager (Cambridge, MA)

Under the supervision of the Director of Recycling, educate and encourage participants on curbside composting through educational materials, neighborhood info sessions, email, phone calls and in person. Coordinate procurement, delivery and distribution of curbside/kitchen containers and compostable bags door to door with contractors, city staff, or community events. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, related field or equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Three years of professional work with relevant community environmental experience that involved communications and planning, including supervising. Massachusetts Driver’s License Class D required. Excellent interpersonal, written and public speaking skills. Quick learner, excellent organization skills, diligent follow-up, record-keeping, and attention to detail. Fluency in Microsoft Office. $46,330 – $54,147.  Detailed job description and application instructions available at www.cambridgema.gov.

Application Deadline:  5 PM 7/16/15

Submit a resume and letter of interest via email to: employment [at] cambridgema.gov.

Sustainability Action Plan Coordinator, Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

Western’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) is intended to become the University’s guiding document for the incorporation of sustainable principles and practices into the broad areas of academics, operations, outreach, and administration.  The SAP will consist of several chapters related to the different areas of sustainability activity on Western’s campus including Western curricula, student life, campus engagement, management of resources and operations, facilities planning and design, research activities, community relations, business and finance, the extra-curricular life of Western and others.  Each chapter will contain content such as background information, long term goals, potential objectives and strategies, prioritized action steps relative to resource need, and key performance indicators.

With oversight from the Sustainability Manager, the SAP Coordinator will act as the primary organizing position and editor for the creation of Western’s Sustainability Action Plan.  This will be achieved through several mechanisms including meeting facilitation, public input, research, writing, and presentation.  This position will form a working relationship with Western’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC), the body charged with completion of the SAP.  The SAP Coordinator will usher the SAP through the necessary approvals, aligning the document to Western’s mission and strategic plan.

Application Deadline:  6/30/2015

Apply Online

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