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Jun 20-22: Permaculture Your Campus Conference (UMass Amherst, MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst proudly announces the Permaculture Your Campus Conference held at the UMass Amherst campus June 20-22, 2012 with special keynote speaker Frances Moore Lappé, author of 18 books, including the 3-million copy Diet for a Small Planet.

At the international Permaculture Your Campus Conference, directors of the award-winning UMass Permaculture Initiative will give an introduction to permaculture in a campus setting and share the value that it has created for the University of Massachusetts system and local community. Participants will learn how to develop a successful permaculture initiative for their campus and will leave with their own individualized action plan for their own campus permaculture initiative.

For more details about the conference, check out our Info About the Conference page and our Conference Schedule page.

Sustainability Communications and Marketing Manager (Amherst, MA)

As a member of the UMass Amherst University Relations team, the manager will lead Communication and Marketing (C&M) efforts to advance the Universitys reputation as a global leader in sustainability. The manager will be responsible for implementation of the UMass Amherst Green Visibility Campaign, a three-year effort to establish the University as a national leader in sustainable-related teaching, research, and campus life.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree with two years experience in communications and marketing and three years experience directly related to issues of sustainability; or B.A. with seven years C&M experience and five years experience related to issues of sustainability, such as energy efficiency strategies or behavior change campaign techniques; experience applying marketing principles, concepts, strategies and best practices; strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including presentation and group facilitation skills; record of successfully applying concepts and principles of digital media and social media strategies, metrics and tactics; ability to creatively apply tools to reach communication and marketing goals; technical skills in computer applications for web publishing; ability to communicate with, motivate and support diverse working groups; ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team structure with other professionals and vendors.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a higher education environment, launching and managing marketing or promotional campaigns, and with Drupal.

The manager is a term position, for a period of three years, with the possibility of extension.

Hiring Salary Range: $47,400 – $60,000

Normal Starting Salary Range: $47,400 – $53,700

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Search #R43131, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170. The priority application deadline is May 21, 2012. However, applications will be accepted beyond that date until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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