Tag Archives: Boston

AmeriCorps, Various Positions (Boston, MA)

The Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation office has eleven 1700 hour (full time) LISC AmeriCorps positions available at our non-profit placement partner sites.   LISC is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity – good places to work, do business and raise children. Visit our website

Senior Community Organizer (Jamaica Plain, MA)

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is a non-profit community development organization committed to revitalizing the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The Senior Community Organizer will work on development projects and with staff from other departments to help integrate an organizing approach into all aspects of the JPNDC. For more information, visit our website.

Energy Coordinator (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner (hereafter, Coordinator/Planner) to help achieve the local and regional clean energy goals of its long-range regional plan, MetroFuture. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. Find out more about the MAPC and its energy work.

Energy Intern – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an Energy Intern to work in its Boston office starting in August or September 2013. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.

Examples of Duties:

The energy intern will have significant research responsibilities and will work directly with the Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects throughout the MAPC region. Projects that the energy intern may work on include researching best practices in municipal-level energy efficiency and renewable energy development and assisting in the development and implementation of energy programs for municipalities in the Boston region.

Qualifications:

The energy intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and excellent research capabilities. Experience with data analysis and visualization, graphic design and/or building energy audits is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student studying urban planning, engineering, public policy, architecture, or another related field.  The intern should be willing to commit 20 hours per week and must be enrolled in school during the internship.  This is a paid position.

To apply:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references.  Position open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Temporary Land Use Planner (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks two full-time, temporary (up to one year) Land Use Planners with experience and knowledge in the fields of economic development and/or housing to help achieve the goals of its long-range regional plan,MetroFuture. The assignment could be extended beyond one year depending upon quality of work and availability of funds. Learn more.

Community Green Lead – USGBC (Boston, MA)

USGBC is seeking a talented and enthusiastic professional with an interest and experience working in the community college sector to create career pathways for a green economy. The position will oversee the Center for Green Schools’ efforts to engage community college staff, faculty and students in green building education and training opportunities. The Community Green Lead will be responsible for proactively increasing engagement of under-represented populations within USGBC and Center for Green Schools’ higher education programs and networks.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Grow the Community Green network and manage the daily program operations
  • Recruit, manage and support the efforts of regionally based volunteers to lead local outreach and engagement efforts to community colleges
  • Facilitate an annual in-person training for volunteers
  • Promote USGBC institutional membership to community colleges, support existing members, and track activities
  • Liaise with USGBC’s Marketing and Communications team to devise an outreach and marketing strategy to support growth of program
  • Work with USGBC Students to increase the number of students engaged at community colleges
  • Drive strategic relationships with other national organizations and corporations to support programmatic goals

Education

  • Bachelors degree in a related field (building industry, environmental discipline) required

Experience

  • 1-3 years program management experience

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in community organizing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with community colleges specifically related to sustainability engagement
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with a diverse array of individuals and constituents
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Grant writing/development experience a plus

For more information and to apply, click here.

Various Positions, Urban AdvenTours (Boston, MA)

Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, has many employment opportunities for 2013.  We are looking for cyclists familiar with Boston.

There are immediate openings for qualified Bicycle Mechanics and Sales Associates and in the summer we have a great need for Bicycle Tour Guides and Customer Service Associates.

Our full listings are available at www.urbanadventours.com/employment.

Internships – Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (Boston, MA)

The MWRA provides reliable, cost-effective water and sewer services to 61 Massachusetts communities. MWRA is committed to ensuring affordable rates, protecting the environment and modernizing the region’s water and sewer infrastructure. MWRA’s Intern Program is designed to provide students with entry-level professional experience working alongside top scientists, engineers and business professionals.

Summer Internship positions include:

  • Harbor Water Quality Data Intern: The MWRA Environmental Quality Department is seeking a Harbor Water Quality Data Intern to provide technical support to MWRA’s harbor monitoring projects. Works under the supervision of a Biologist.
  • Deer Island Mechanical and Electrical Interns: The MWRA Operations Division has 2 paid Intern positions available at our Deer Island Facility located in Winthrop. We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals to perform mechanical and electrical duties and assisting Engineers, Project Managers and Program Managers as needed.
  • GIS Intern Position: The MWRA Planning Department has a paid GIS Intern position and is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to perform beginning level GIS tasks, and assisting GIS staff in the development and maintenance of MWRA’s enterprise GIS data and creation of cartographic products.

All positions are paid and require a minimum of 15 to 37.5 hours per week. For specific information on responsibilities/qualifications and to apply, click here.

Executive Assistant Intern – Fund for the Public Interest (Boston, MA)

The FUND partners with more than 50 leading progressive political organizations working to protect the environment, public health, and human rights. The Executive Assistant Intern will work side by side with the FUND’s Assistant National Canvass Director to help coordinate the following:

  • Communication with the Field Team: Interns will work to pull together daily field updates on our voter registration progress.
  • Event Planning: Interns will work with to organize special events in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and California. This will include event planning logistics and coordinating outreach to key leadership staff.
  • Campaign Product: The intern will be responsible for achieving campaign deliverables, planning a news conference and writing Letters-to-the Editor.
  • Organizational Development: The intern will work with the Assistant National Canvass Director on projects to strengthen our institutional systems. This will include working on developing a media and photo database, managing our contact database, and updating our website.

Hours: The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in mid-May and intern through mid-August. Interns work between 40 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Naomi Roth, nroth@fundstaff.org.

Environmental Analyst II – MA DEP (Boston, MA)

Under the supervision of the Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction, the Environmental Analyst II will implement waste ban compliance and enforcement initiatives. The EA II will be responsible for conducting and tracking waste ban inspections and enforcement actions. The EA II will coordinate with regional staff to target enforcement efforts based on the review and analysis of facility waste ban reports and other reported information.

Through this compliance and enforcement effort, the EA II will identify business sectors needing compliance assistance and develop programs to deliver outreach and assistance to improve compliance. Efforts will be targeted towards improving compliance of haulers/generators of construction and demolition debris and other specific solid waste streams such as municipal and/or commercial waste generators. The EA II will also conduct training as needed to waste haulers, generators, and solid waste facilities on complying with the State’s waste bans. The EA II will provide other support as needed to advance waste ban compliance, including updating waste ban guidance and outreach materials for solid waste facilities, haulers, and generators. The EA II will also provided other services as demanded in support of the implementation of the Department’s solid waste /recycling programs. The EA II will be required to take health and safety training and be trained in other aspects of performing the duties of the position.

For more information and to apply, click here.