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Sustainability Data Analyst, Ocean Spray (Lakeville, MA)

Position Description:

The Cooperative Development department at Ocean Spray is looking to add a Sustainability Data Analyst on a temporary basis.  The Sustainability team collaborates with Agriculture Sciences, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, Procurement, Operations, Legal, Sales, and Ocean Spray Cranberry Farmer-Owners to execute initiatives throughout the Cooperative.

The Analyst will support a biennial Farm Sustainability Assessment, coordinating with a 3rd party vendor and Ocean Spray farmers to complete and analyze a large data set to identify performance trends.

The Analyst will also provide support to Operations Manufacturing energy, waste, and water data collection, review, and analysis including opportunities to improve or create a new database model, perform forecasting, and building a business case for a new approach to data management.

You may have the opportunity to support other areas of the sustainability department including field visits and on the job training in:

 

-Sustainable Agriculture

-Wate Stewardship

-Energy Efficency/Renewables

-Enviornmental Health & Safety

-Packaging Design

-Recycling/Composting and Waste Reduction

-Reacability, Supply Chain, and Procurement

-Greenhous Gas/Carbon Management

-Social Compliance

-Employee Engagement

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Ability requirements:

Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree Program related to Sustainability, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering

Must be able perform data set analysis with advanced data management skills preferred

Creative thinking and a passion for innovation

Broad understanding of the fundamentals of key environmental and social issues with the ability to remain up-to-date on new and emerging technologies

Strong communication, research, and data skills

Highly organized, self-starter and ability to work with various levels within an organization

Ability to work independently and collaboratively, must adapt well to change and be able to prioritize multiple aspects of his or her project(s)

Advanced PC skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Scope 5, SoFi, Accuvio or other environmental database /management tool base is desired.

Duration & Location:

  • This is a 6 month position that will start immediately, option to be full or part-time for the right candidate
  • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Position is located at our corporate headquarters in Lakeville, MA (about 45 minutes South of Boston and East of Providence – Exit 5 off of Rte I-495)
Please submit your resume and a summary letter (no more than 1 page) to communicate your interest in the position to sustainability@oceanspray.com or https://oceanspray.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2321
Deadline to Apply: January 14, 2018

Sustainability Leadership Training, Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Anondale-on-Hudson, NY)

This December 1-3 workshop is for undergraduate students and recent graduates who want high-impact sustainability careers that can change the future, in policy, business and politics. Led by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, C2C trainings focus on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing your network, telling your story, and raising funds. Graduates of the workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities, including dedicated scholarships to attend Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Registration fee $30: Meals and housing included. Registration can be paid in person at the time of the conference. Workshop begins Friday, 12/1 at 4 PM and ends Sunday, 12/3 at noon. Bard College is 90 miles north of New York City, and is easily accessible by Amtrak.

**Apply for ENVS FUNDING to cover the cost of attendance!**

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Recycling & Waste Reduction Communications Intern (Tufts Office of Sustainability, Medford, MA)

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking an undergraduate intern to help update the http://operations.tufts.edu/tuftsrecycles/ website, create educational materials for waste reduction programs at Tufts, monitor the recycling & sustainability inboxes, and update various communications channels including the Sustainability at Tufts website, blog, email newsletter, and social media channels. The intern may assist with other marketing and communications tasks as needed.

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Mystic Mural Environmental Education Coordinator, Somerville Arts Council (Somerville, MA)

Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead fieldtrips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs. This contract work will provide experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project. Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips. Topics to address are: flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. For more information and images go to: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/mysticmural

 

Scope of Service:
• Present experiential workshops to youth about the Mystic River and its environs.
• Collaborate with Mural Artist to implement the environmental component of Mystic Mural program.
• Collaborate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge; help lead fieldtrips.
• Adapt and implement an existing 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.
• Complete a program review narrative.

Seeking applicant who has environmental education experience working with youth. This is NOT a position to support the design and painting of the mural, but rather to support environmental education component of the summer project. Contract ideal for teacher or others seeking a fun, enjoyable short contract for July.

 

Compensation:
Teaching/On-site: 5 hrs/day x 8 days x $20/hr = $800
Plan/prep/evaluation: 10 hrs x $20/hr = $200
Total Compensation: $1000

 

Timeline:
2017 program year will start Monday, July10th and continue for 3- 4 weeks.

 

To apply:
Please send short email letter outlining experience and attached resume. Send to: Gregory Jenkins, gjenkins@somervillema.gov

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/

 

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