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Campus Sustainability Coordinator, EcoMotion Campus Services (Cambridge, MA)

EcoMotion designs and implements sustainability programs for cities, corporations and campuses. Both of EcoMotion’s offices, one located in Los Angeles, California and one located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, work with K-12 schools and higher education institutions. We provide a suite of services ranging from comprehensive sustainability coordination, sustainability planning and policy implementation, operational efficiency and renewable energy expertise, to behavior change programs and community engagement. EcoMotion’s Campus Services is looking for a skilled, entrepreneurial, and passionate individual to join the New England team in managing existing accounts (in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine) and expanding the business. As the business continues to develop, this position will evolve with the Campus Sustainability Coordinator aptitude and capabilities.

The Campus Sustainability Coordinator will report to the Director and the Associate Director of Campus Services in dealing with all business related activity including: project management and coordination, client relations, campus outreach and engagement, administrative tasks, scheduling, delivering presentations, writing reports and proposals. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in campus sustainability and project management and is highly motivated by their passions.

Application Deadline: N/A
Apply by:  Send a resume and a cover letter via email to Sierra Flanigan, Director of Campus Services (sflanigan[@]ecomotion.us) and copy Ted Flanigan, President (tflanigan[@]ecomotion.us) and Talia Arnow, Associate Director of Campus Services (tarnow[@]ecomotion.us ). Cover letters should answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in EcoMotion’s Campus Sustainability Coordinator position?
  • What past experiences have you had working with or outside of the campus sustainability sector that make you a qualified candidate for this job?
  • What skills and qualifications do you bring to the table that set you apart from other candidates?
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Environmental Justice Manager, Coalition of Communities of Color (Portland, OR)

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) seeks a new member of its team to lead its Environmental & Climate Justice Program. The program supports policies that price carbon in Oregon and provide economic and social benefit to communities of color. Specific near-term program objectives include building capacity in communities of color to advance climate solutions; reforming policy practices; shifting discourses that centralize the voices of those most impacted by environmental injustice and climate change; and strengthening relationships between environmental organizations and organizations of color. The successful candidate will be able to support the CCC’s vision of built power in communities of color to act and lead on environmental issues, and the presence of a strong social movement in Oregon for environmental and climate justice.

Application Deadline: Rolling applications

Apply by: Email  info[@]coalitioncommunitiescolor.org with a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. See here for more information.

Sustainability Planner, VHB (Watertown, MA)

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. is seeking a Sustainability Planner to join their Watertown, MA office to support their Environmental Planning team and conduct sustainability and climate change adaptation planning. VHB assists public and private sector clients in identifying and meeting their sustainability and environmental goals. VHB’s environmental services team provides strategic support and environmental analysis, develops and evaluates sustainability initiatives, develops screening and reporting tools, engages stakeholders and prepares technical reports and documents.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Environmental Analyst, Green Restaurant Association (Boston, MA)

The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), founded in 1990, is an international, non-profit organization with the mission of creating environmental sustainability in the restaurant industry.

Position Summary:

The environmental analyst is a full-time office position.  He/she will help restaurants achieve Certified Green Restaurant® status.

Responsibilities:

  • Review invoices, digital pictures, and other forms of documentation that clients submit to demonstrate their environmental accomplishments
  • Analyze this Data to determine the steps and points that a restaurant will be credited in accordance with the Green Restaurant Association’s environmental standards
  • Research products to determine any environmental merits
  • Create educational and technical reports for restaurants
  • Contact vendors for product and service information
  • Support Environmental Consultants in tasks to help our restaurants improve their environmental impact and achieve certification

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and math
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of relevant sustainability issues
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Good Communicator
Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Online

Preparing for the President’s Picnic/Ice Cream Social

President's Picnic Prep

 

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting pretty excited about the upcoming year-end celebrations hosted by the President! Each year, the President’s Office hosts a picnic/ice cream social for staff, faculty, and students on each of the Tufts campuses.  As part of Tufts’ ongoing commitment to sustainability, the event on the Medford campus will again be zero waste this year, and efforts will also be made to reduce waste at the Boston and Grafton events.

To support these efforts, we recommend that you BYOP – Bring Your Own (reusable) Placesetting (plate/bowl, utensils, etc.). Whether you are attending the event on the Boston, Grafton, or Medford campus, you can reduce your waste by planning ahead! If you BYOP to any of the events, you’ll have the chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability.

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