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Summer Sustainability Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a full-time summer intern to assist with day-to-day office activities. The intern will assist with office communications, including creating documents and outreach materials, writing articles, assisting with social media programming, and performing website and blog maintenance. The intern will help plan and organize the office’s participation in a number of events, including the President’s Picnic and new student orientations. This will include preparing event materials, assisting with event logistics, and tabling at events. In addition, the intern will be expected to research sustainability initiatives that might be undertaken on any of Tufts’ three campuses (Boston, Medford, Grafton) and to help the Office of Sustainability staff with any projects they are currently working on. You must submit both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.

The summer intern is expected to work 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday from the end of May through New Student Orientation. Required Skills & Qualifications: • Exceptional organizational skills • Excellent research and writing skills • Interest in sustainability • A can-do attitude • Comfortable talking to and working with faculty and staff from across the university in person, via email and/or by phone

Compensation: $11.00/hr

Apply on Job X:  https://tufts.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=8920&s=1

Move-Out Workers, Tufts Facilities (Medford, MA)

Wanted: Temporary workers to assist with undergraduate move-out (Pack-A-Dorm), Senior week move-out, and events surrounding commencement. Students will be asked to select the shifts they wish to work, and Tufts will provide late stay to those who can work from the Sunday after Undergraduate move-out through senior move-out (5/14 – 5/23). Late stay privileges are maintained if student consistently reports to work. Preference given to students who are available to work 5/11 – 5/14 as these are the peak move-out days. Sample responsibilities include: *Accepting and storing donations from students *Ensuring that trash, recycling, and compost items end up in the correct bins *Other move-out related duties as assigned *On the ground support for events such as commencement and the President’s Picnic (includes setting up recycling, compost, and trash stations as well as maintaining these stations throughout the day)

Student must be able to: *Walk extensively around campus *Lift at least 50lbs *Commit to working hours scheduled *Have excellent communication skills *Work pro-actively and independently as well as take direction

$11.00/hour to $15.00/hour

Apply on Job X: https://tufts.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com/JobXJobDetail.aspx?JobId=7921&s=1

ELM Environmental Fellows Training (Worcester)

ELM Environmental Fellows Training (EFP)
 
The Environmental League of Massachusetts is once again offering its Environmental Fellows Training (EFP) for college students and high school seniors. This is an exciting leadership and career development opportunity for students interested in environmental advocacy. Our one day training will help participants develop skills in campus organizing, public policy research, communications, and environmental advocacy. Participation in this program will teach students to serve as effective advocates for environment.
The program is this Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Central Branch YMCA, 766 Main Street, Worcester.
Program Elements

·        Getting Acquainted: Introduction to ELM’s work and our statewide environmental policy agenda
·        Advocacy: How to be an effective advocate in your community and on Beacon Hill
·        Public Policy Research: How to do effectively public policy research. Information is power!
·        Political and Advocacy Communications: How to use traditional and social media for advocacy work

Fellows who complete the program will be invited to participate in other ELM advocacy efforts in communities across the state and at the Massachusetts State House. They will also receive campus advocacy organizing materials if they want to do advocacy work on their own campuses.
 Register here: https://www.environmentalleague.org/event/environmental-fellows-program/

 

Put a Price On it Fellowship

Our Climate mobilizes young people to advocate for fair and effective carbon pricing policy through the Put a Price on It campaign. Our Fellowship Program is a structured program in which participants lead a campaign for carbon pricing in their communities. Fellows give 5-10 hours/week, in which they gain experience organizing and training other students, rally public support for a national and state carbon pricing policy, and directly engage with elected officials. Fellows receive support from Our Climate and Citizens’ Climate Lobby staff as they work to achieve the goals of the campaign.
Fellowship applications are accepted until May 1 for the Summer, June 18 for Fall, and December 15 for Spring. Stipends are available for the Fall and Spring positions, amount depending on fundraising outcomes.

Several Positions, City of Hartford Climate Stewardship Initiative (Hartford, CT)

Sustainability Coordinator:

The City of Hartford is seeking a full-time Sustainability Coordinator to develop and administer programs and initiatives related to environmental stewardship at the local level. The Sustainability Coordinator will work with various public and private stakeholders on activities to combat the adverse effects of climate change on Hartford. Throughout the 22-month, grant-funded position, the Sustainability Coordinator will report to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Mayor.

Hartford seeks a Sustainability Coordinator in the context of its rigorous, comprehensive climate resiliency effort – the Climate Stewardship Initiative (CSI) – which aims to improve our quality of life through environmental stewardship, while advancing our economy, improving public health outcomes, and promoting social equity. Through the CSI, Hartford has collaborated with corporations, private foundations, and state and federal government agencies to make significant strides in a number of areas. More information about these initiatives is available a http://www.hartford.gov/climate.

A Sustainability Coordinator would help Hartford build on this strong coalition, and not only respond to threats of climate change, but also strategize proactively for the future.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Sustainability Coordinator will:

  • Manage the process of drafting and finalizing a climate action plan for the City
  • Initiate, manage, and coordinate a variety of sustainability-related projects in and among different City departments, including the Departments of Development Services and Public Works, and the Hartford Public Schools
  • Monitor performance of environmental management and sustainability initiatives
  • Develop and maintain relationships with public and private stakeholders interested in contributing to sustainability activities
  • Identify and pursue funding sources including federal, state, and private funds to support sustainability programs and initiatives
  • Monitor sustainability-related changes in local, state, and federal law and policy
  • Maintain channels of publicity (including website and social media) on the City’s sustainability initiatives
  • Advise the Mayor and other City officials on sustainability issues
  • Attend, hold, and initiate city and community meetings on sustainability issues
  • Oversee the work of the Green Infrastructure Specialist
  • Liaise with the funders of the grant for the Sustainability Coordinator position.

The above essential duties and responsibilities are not intended as a comprehensive list; they are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform additional related duties.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, sustainability, urban planning, architecture, public policy, law, or related fields
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work closely with officials, city residents, the business community, environmental groups, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct public engagement activities

Preferred Requirements:

  • Graduate Degree in science, sustainability, urban planning, architecture, public policy, law, or related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in coordinating environment-related projects

Other Details:

  • Salary up to $90,000/year, based on experience, with possibility of City benefits
  • This position is in the unclassified service, and incumbent is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor in accordance with Chapters IV and V of the City Charter.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mayor@hartford.gov.

 

Green Infrastructure Specialist:

The City of Hartford is seeking a full-time Green Infrastructure Specialist to facilitate and administer stormwater management infrastructure in Hartford. Throughout the one-year, grant-funded position, the Green Infrastructure Specialist will report to City Sustainability Coordinator in the Office of the Mayor.

Hartford seeks a Green Infrastructure Specialist in the context of its rigorous, comprehensive climate resiliency effort – the Climate Stewardship Initiative (CSI) – which aims to improve our quality of life through environmental stewardship, while advancing our economy, improving public health outcomes, and promoting social equity. Through the CSI, Hartford has collaborated with corporations, private foundations, and state and federal government agencies to make significant strides in a number of areas. More information about these initiatives is available at http://www.hartford.gov/climate.

The Green Infrastructure Specialist is entirely grant-funded by the University of Connecticut’s Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA). In addition to collaborating with CIRCA, the Green Infrastructure Specialist will be required to coordinate with the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), the regional water and sewer authority, on a variety of matters.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess and analyze in a written report green infrastructure techniques best suited to Hartford’s built and natural environments, position along a vital inland waterway, and population
  • Coordinate with the MDC in MDC’s efforts to advance green infrastructure strategies and assist with the identification of locations and configurations where green infrastructure would be most successful in reducing load on our existing stormwater systems
  • Initiate major green infrastructure pilot project(s)
  • Collaborate with City personnel to draft specifications on materials used for milling/paving roads, sidewalks, parking lots and similar facilities to incorporate and, where possible, replace existing material specifications with greener solutions, and use these specifications as the basis for a manual for other towns
  • Collaborate with the City bicycle/pedestrian coordinator and other federal, state, and City personnel to identify and implement a program on “Green and Complete Streets”
  • Conduct outreach to community groups in Hartford, as well as other cities in coordination with CIRCA to discuss best practices around the state and country regarding stormwater-related green infrastructure and impact on resilience and sustainability
  • Identify and pursue state and federal, and private funding sources for additional green infrastructure projects
  • Perform site visits with City and consultant engineers to identify design strategies and locations for implementation
  • Organize and evaluate engineering design documents submitted by consultant engineering firms
  • Prepare presentations of design plans to City officials and engineers
  • Advise the Mayor, Sustainability Coordinator, and other city officials on green infrastructure-related issues

The above essential duties and responsibilities are not intended as a comprehensive list; they are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform additional related duties.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies, or a related field leading to a career in green infrastructure
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with design and/or project management of green infrastructure
  • Ability to quickly understand and insightfully present engineering concepts to those without an engineering background
  • Demonstrated public presentation and speaking skills
  • Strong analytical skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters degree in environmental management, environmental studies, natural resources, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead collaborative green infrastructure projects between nonprofit, institutional, and public partners

Other Details:

  • Salary up to $60,000/year, based on experience, with possibility of City benefits
  • This position is in the unclassified service, and incumbent is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor in accordance with Chapters IV and V of the City Charter.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to mayor@hartford.gov.

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