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Program Director (Silver Spring, MD)


The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is a network of grantmakers investing to promote healthy people, communities, and environments.  HEFN and its members aim to maximize the impact of philanthropy on environmental health and environmental justice issues.

HEFN does outreach to expand investment in environmental health and justice, provides funders with learning opportunities, and supports its members to connect and collaborate.

Position Summary         

The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is looking for an experienced program professional with a passion for environmental health and environmental justice issues. This position will support HEFN’s learning community, including by developing program content for quarterly webinars, an annual meeting, working groups, and co-sponsored events. The position will also support HEFN outreach and communications with members and in philanthropy.

  • Lead planning, design, execution, and evaluation of programs including webinars, briefings, and other co-sponsored events.
  • Lead planning of HEFN’s annual meeting, including planning committee management, content management, and meeting communications and logistics in coordination with HEFN staff.
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with affinity group colleagues, regional associations, and other philanthropic groups.
  • Serve as a resource to the broader philanthropic community and facilitate collaborative programming and initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate learning resources for members and other funders, like issue briefs, funder stories, and blogs.
  • Support HEFN communications work.  Manage website content and social media related to your work.
  • Help track local, regional, and national trends in environmental health and justice and philanthropy.
  • Support other programs, initiatives, and working groups as needed.
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in philanthropy or on environmental health or environmental justice issues.
  • Experience developing and executing smart and strategic programs.
  • Proven experience developing and maintaining strong, professional, and collaborative relationships.
  • Event organizing experience preferred.
  • Experience writing reports and newsletters preferred.
  • Experience with social media and blogging preferred.

Skills and Attributes

The ideal candidate will thrive in a small team environment.  Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, and a sense of humor strongly valued.  Additional skills and attributes:

  • Understanding of the connections between environmental conditions and health, including the roles of race, place, and class.
  • Competence in a range of tasks from strategy development to webinar planning to meeting logistics to relationship management.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong editorial skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, database, publishing, and website software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and on a highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to travel.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Very generous benefits including healthcare, retirement, professional development, and paid vacation.

This position could be located anywhere in the country, with a very strong preference for someone who could work in HEFN’s Silver Spring, MD office.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to recruiting@hefn.org, with your email subject line reading: “Program Director.” We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. No phone calls please.

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Sustainability Internship (Boston, MA)

Sustainability Internship

VOX Global offers a paid internship focused on corporate sustainability in our Boston, MA office. The intern will work primarily with our sustainability team, helping clients to build, execute, and communicate environmental and social sustainability programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, summarize and report on topics and media coverage in the sustainability space
  • Draft and edit press materials, web pages, and other communications
  • Craft high-level written communications for clients, external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Review and summarize reports
  • Staff events


  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate institution (preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled in or recently graduated from an MBA or Master’s program in sustainability)
  • Strong interest in sustainability, corporate responsibility, environmental policy, and/or communications
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media and online community engagement

The internship is from January-May 2015.

To apply for the Sustainability Internship, please send a cover letter and resume to sustainabilityintern@voxglobal.com

Sustainability Programs Manager, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

Brandeis University is seeking a Manager of Sustainability Programs. With a dual report to the Executive Director of Facilities and the Vice President for Campus Operations, this person will build and develop a broad campus sustainability program focusing on all aspects of operational practices and campus life, and will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for connecting to research, curriculum, and other university areas. The essential purpose of this position is to lead and coordinate others in pursuit of a more sustainable Brandeis campus.

More info on the position and how to apply, here.

Boston Public Schools Energy Conservation Campaign Intern

Boston Public School (BPS) Facilities Management Department is seeking an Energy Conservation Campaign Intern to assist in data assessment, program outreach and educational resource development for a new energy behavior change program. As part of the Energy Conservation Campaign, all 128 Boston schools (k-12) will receive monthly utility usage reports highlighting their usage of water, gas and electric. Additionally schools that sign up to participate in the Conservation Program (expecting 10-20 schools) will receive direct support in the form of technical assistance, grade specific educational resources, onsite trainings and awards and recognition. At the close of the program (March 2015), schools that have been able to reduce at least 5% above their baseline will be rewarded financially through a shared savings incentive.
The intern will work 10-20 hours per week from December 2014 through March 2015 with the possibility of an extension through May 2015. Holiday and winter break schedules are flexible. Pay ranges from $12-$15/hour depending on experience.

- Research behavior change energy conservation program best practices
- Develop tools for tracking and communicating each school’s progress in saving energy
- Develop educational energy conservation resources for schools
- Create and disseminate marketing materials to promote the Energy Conservation Campaign
- Visit schools, classrooms and district events to educate stakeholders on simple ways they can reduce energy in their school
- Develop a summary report of program outcomes and savings
- Strong understanding of building occupant energy conservation techniques and experience
- Experience with implementing sustainability focused behavior change campaigns
- Strong quantitative data collection, management, analysis, and presentation skills, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong interpersonal skills including an interest and ability to work with students in grades k-12
- Experience developing and teaching energy education activities, especially with youth
- Ability to work independently, travel to schools throughout the City with minimal supervision
- Strong written and verbal skills and experience with social media

Applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume to pbeierle@bostonpublicschools.org with “Energy Conservation Intern” in the subject line. Applications must be received by Nov 24, 2014.

Terms of Internship
This position is part time, temporary position. The Intern will work from the BPS Administrative Building, Facilities Management Offices – 26 Court Street, Boston MA 02108. Travel to other administrative buildings in Dorchester and schools across the City will be required.
A phone and desktop computer will be provided. The position does not cover transportation or other benefit coverage.

Sustainability Compact Coordinator, City of Cambridge Executive Office

The Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future was launched in 2013 by the City of Cambridge, Harvard, MIT and multiple large businesses to leverage the intellectual and entrepreneurial capacity of the business, non-profit, education, and municipal sectors in Cambridge to contribute to a healthy, livable and sustainable future. For more information see: http://cambridgecompact.org/


The Coordinator will assist the Deputy City Manager and current chair of the Compact in coordinating the activities of the Compact, including performing research and developing projects; soliciting agenda items and drafting agendas; convening meetings and coordinating other members activities; creating social media and other content; writing reports; and performing other duties as needed.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Perform research and develop projects materials to be used by Compact members.
  • Engage with senior city staff to develop projects and coordinate participation in Compact activities across multiple city departments.
  • Coordinate Compact meetings, resources, and communication.
  • Work with Compact members to identify Steering Committee and Board meeting dates and times.
  • Assist in creating agendas, taking notes and producing meeting minutes.
  • Serve as liaison and maintain communication among Compact members.
  • Facilitate and organize Compact-related meetings and events.
  • Create print, web, and social media content related to Compact activities.
  • Assist in developing and producing annual report.
  • Perform other duties as required.


The Coordinator should be familiar with climate change and sustainability policies and programs. Must be able to work with a wide variety of people, coordinate projects, and manage administrative, research and project responsibilities required. Should possess excellent project management, organizational, communication, presentation, computer, and writing skills. Minimum of two years of related professional experience and a related Bachelor’s degree required, advanced level coursework strongly preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills, and ability to multi-task while remaining organized
  • Must be able to work independently, as a proactive team player
  • Experience in staffing committees or similar organizations with diverse membership
  • Understanding of climate change and sustainability
  • Experience working in both the private and public sectors a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with computers, software and social media
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge community


$25.00 per hour, up to 15 hours per week



External applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 12/11/14 via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312



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