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Critical Studies on Food in Italy (Rome, Italy)

5-WEEK Full Immersion Summer Program

18 MAY 2015 – 20 JUNE 2015

Rome, Italy

The program is open to all majors, and all students, degree-seeking or not.

COURSES OFFERED

  • Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits) COURSE
  • Food media, communication and trends (3 credits) COURSE
  • Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits) COURSE
  • Elementary Italian Language UMASS ITAL 110 (3 credits) COURSE
  • Italian Lexicon for Food Studies (3 credits) COURSE

For more information about the program, please visit: http://issuu.com/gustolab/docs/critical_studies_on_food_in_italy_s

If you have any questions or to request an application, please write to info@gustolab.com

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AmeriCorps Education & Outreach Coordinator (Raleigh, NC)

This position is based at the NC State University Sustainability Office in Raleigh, NC. The University Sustainability Office’s mission is to equip the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future. Our vision is to build a culture that creates leaders and sustainable solutions for global challenges.

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to:

  • Build strong connections across campus
  • Promote environmental education through service learning
  • Create concrete ways sustainability programs can connect with underserved populations
  • Help define and articulate the interconnectedness of sustainability and diversity on campus
  • Infuse cultural competence into sustainability programs
  • Create network and programs that can be carried forward
  • Determine a focus for NC State’s sustainability and diversity focus
  • Use environmental education as a connector for the local solutions that support all people
  • Provide environmental educational training and resources to diverse audiences on campus

Position responsibilities

Position responsibilities and duties will include the following:

  • Outreach: workshops, presentations
  • Planning: events, service projects
  • Build relationships: connect departments, student groups, community groups
  • Set the direction, identify priorities
  • Be a catalyst to join movements
  • Program development: create presentations tailored to  specific audiences

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Interest in sustainability and/or environmental education
  • Organizational skills
  • Interest in learning about and working with diverse populations
  • Planning skills

Essential Functions/physical demands

The member will primarily work in an office space.

Preferred schedule

Monday- Friday 8 am – 5pm (but flexible)

Some after hours (only when necessary)

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Sustainability Fellow (Collegeville, MN)

The Department of Sustainability and Saint John’s University invite applications for a full-time, 1 year benefit eligible position of Sustainability Fellow. This position will begin approximately June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016.  This position exists to provide a job-based learning opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in a career in campus or corporate sustainability. Individuals graduating in May 2015 will be considered.

This position is responsible to educate and engage the campus community about sustainability issues and initiatives. Additionally, the fellow works to move the University towards its sustainability goals and to monitor our progress.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 1. Organize events to increase campus involvement in our sustainability efforts

2. Maintain institution’s compliance with sustainability-focused organizations and climate agreements including ACUPCC, AASHE, and STARS.

3. Update and maintain the greenhouse gas inventory and STARS audit.

4. Manage a team of interns and a number of volunteers on projects such as dorm room energy audits.

5. Write, edit, and publish a newsletter about sustainability projects and events on campus.

6. Serve as a resource for campus offices and individuals.

7. Develop and sustain relationships with staff, faculty, students, monastics, visitors and beyond the campus to provide opportunities for education, volunteering and research on campus sustainability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree required.

2. Strong oral and written communication skills.

3. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

4. Passion for sustainability and environmental issues.

5. Computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook are required.

6. Experience in web design, video production, and graphic design with Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop would be helpful.

7. Previous experience with campus organizing, event planning, energy efficiency, or sustainability initiatives is desirable.

8. Significant knowledge of SJU energy systems is desirable.

9. All academic majors are invited to apply.

 

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Retail Interconnections Engineer (Waltham, MA)

About the Position: 

National Grid is seeking an Engineer in our Retail Connections Engineering Group. This group is responsible for the retail connections engineering studies, installation acceptance review, and compliance verification of complex distributed generation (DG) facilities integrated to National Grid’s electric power system (EPS) from receipt of complete application to energization.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Interconnection Engineering

  • Review/authorize screening reports/feasibility studies for potential impacts
  • Prepare/develop Planning Analytical Study Report of EPS impacts
  • Develop Planning Grade Cost Estimates of entire interconnection
  • Oversight of contractor resources performing interconnection studies
  • Coordinate quality control review of planning recommendations for studies with Retail Connections Engineering department
  • Prepare/develop/issue Interconnection Study Report and coordinate issue of same by contractor resources
  • Initiate project funding and project manager request for interconnection projects upon notice to proceed including those where studies are performed by contractor resources
  • Lead contact for technical matters on reviewing customer installation and ensure compliance verification for energization of customer installation with Retail Connections Engineering and Technical Sales & Engineering Support departments including those where studies are performed by contractor resources
  • Review Customer installation and ensure compliance verification for Energization
  • Report on project status

Protection Engineering

  • Prepare/develop protection study model
  • Analyze/recommend Protective Device Coordination and equipment interrupting ratings
  • Analyze grounding, anti-islanding, fault sensitivity, and transient conditions for recommendations
  • Prepare/develop Protection Analytical Study Report
  • Review Customer protection scheme and verify acceptable settings for Energization

Substation Engineering (Substation, Meter, C&I)

  • Analyze/recommend operating control and communications media requirements
  • Develop Planning Grade Cost Estimates of substation, metering, and telemetering impacts
  • Prepare/develop Substation, Control & Integration (C&I) Analytical Study Report
  • Prepare/develop Substation, Revenue Metering and Telemetering Study Report
  • Obtain quality control review of Study Reports from Substation Design and C&I Engineering departments and Meter Engineer
  • Review Customer service connection facilities, metering and telemetering scheme, and protection scheme witness test compliance for Energization

Other engineering key accountabilities -

  • Provide technical consultation for simplified DG projects and those online
  • Monitor state jurisdictional regulatory action related to tariff compliance
  • Maintain technical guidance documents
  • Provide technical outreach
  • Participate in industry codes and standards
  • Report on project status and metrics

Qualifications

 Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science Degree earned from an ABET accredited school with up to 2 years of related experience in an entry-level position, or equivalent work experience.
  • Working towards/holder of the Registered Professional Engineering License.
  • Knowledge of National Grid’s business operations, company policies and practices.
  • Knowledge and experience in an electrical engineering environment, preferably a utility.
  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrix management environment.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of substation design, controls & integration schemes, and metering schemes.
  • Ability to perform Conceptual Engineering Analysis and Cost Estimating.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Distribution Protection Schemes.
  • Ability to perform Distribution Load Flow Analysis.
  • Ability to perform Protection Coordination Circuit Analysis.
  • Understanding of generator connections and parallel operation with other electric sources.
  • Ability to travel overnight outside of the normal work area as needed.
  • Ability to work overtime including nights/weekends and/or holidays as required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with safe driving history.

 Capability Requirements:

  • Understanding Others: Understands what someone is saying or feeling, even if person is not very clear, and can accurately predict how someone will respond.
  • Impact and Influence: Adapts approach and considers what is important to the audience, e.g. an engineering customer, by tailoring message accordingly.
  • Leveraging Networks: Actively builds and maintains a network of relationships, outside normal business contacts.
  • Customer Orientation: Takes personal responsibility for correcting problems promptly and undefensively and communicates engineering customer expectations to monitor delivery of engineering projects and satisfaction.
  • Drive for Results: Proactively makes changes to improve performance, efficiency and effectiveness of processes, for example challenge existing engineering procedures and highlight areas for improvement.

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

The selected candidate will move laterally at their current band and market reference point and will not be eligible for a promotion at the time of accepting this position.  This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g., analyst, supervisor, engineer), or to a different career path (e.g., analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst).  The selected candidate will have an opportunity to be promoted within the career path during the annual salary planning process.

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Internship with Impact (Denver, CO)

Apply for Impact: Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change on issues like global warming, clean water, and the influence of big money in politics. 
 
And we’re hiring! We’re looking for graduating seniors to join our team of campaign organizers and hiring current students for internships this spring and summer.
 
If you are serious about making an impact on these issues and would like to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then Impact is the group for you.
 
To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org! Our priority application deadline for graduating seniors is February 8
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