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Associate Director of CommuterChoice, TDM, and Sustainability (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Direct the day to day operations of the program, set goals, review performance and ensure that the team’s work is of the highest quality and administered fairly, consistently and accurately. Learn more.

Communications Officer, EcoLogic (Cambridge, MA)

This position leads the development and implementation of the organizational communications strategy, with the goal of cultivating
and expanding EcoLogic’s base of support. Under the framework of this strategy and in collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications, responsibilities include: develop and implement annual communications plans and budgets; ensure consistent and appropriate use of EcoLogic’s communications, messaging and brand; conceptualize, write, and produce electronic and print publications including the annual report, the bi-annual newsletter, the monthly eNewsletter, and the blog; create, manage and update EcoLogic website content and search engine optimization; cooperate with and support development staff on communications for fundraising; cooperate with and support program and evaluation staff on communications for the dissemination of learning and thought leadership; raise and manage EcoLogic’s profile through advertising, outreach, and media coverage; manage EcoLogic’s image repository; collaborate with the Regional Office on Spanish-language communications; and facilitate internal communications and reporting between staff in the US and staff, partners, and community resource users in thefield, and with the Board of Directors, including coordinating the preparation of periodic updates to the Board.

Multiple Positions, New Economy Coalition (Cambridge, MA)

NEC is hiring! There are currently five open positions, three of which are full-time. The available positions are: Director of Organizing, Racial and Economic Justice Initiative, Youth and Student Network Organizer, Communications and Online Organizing Coordinator, IT and Data Systems Coordinator, and Operations Intern. For more information, and for complete listings, click here.

Associate Director, Green Building Services, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

This position leads Harvard’s Green Building Services (GBS) program and oversees the administration and implementation of Harvard’s Green Building Standards. The Green Building Services group provides sustainable building consulting services to the Harvard community, including existing facility owners, capital project teams, and other units. For more information and to apply, click here.

Executive Director, Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) (Cambridge, MA)

Deadline: Dec. 1st, 2013
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) is an award-winning nonprofit that fights climate change through teaching hands-on practical skills in energy efficiency while performing “energy upgrades” in the buildings of nonprofits. HEET also implements other energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs in the greater Boston area.
 
HEET is seeking a 25-hour-per-week Executive Director to run and grow the organization. The Executive Director raises funds, manages staff, reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.  
 
The Director will work remotely and have flexible hours, but live in or near Cambridge, MA.  The job will include occasional weekend events.  The Director should love people and learning, and be highly driven to cut carbon emissions.
 
Needed skills: proven fundraiser/grant-writer, excellent writing and speaking skills, experience with managing, hiring staff, and managing budgets, energy efficiency knowledge and a comfort with a diverse range of stakeholders
 
General competency with office software, including Quickbooks, PowerPoint, Excel preferred.  Prior experience in a nonprofit is a plus.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Contact HEET.Cambridge@gmail.com with resume, references and writing sample.

Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and Recycling Advisory Committee Seek New Members

The Climate Protection Action Committee is seeking 3 new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.
 
The Recycling Advisory Committee is also seeking new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.

Getting to Net Zero Task Force (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force.  This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations.  This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources. 

The Task Force will work collaboratively to examine strategies and develop recommendations that address the following topics:
·         reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment
·         improve energy efficiency and conservation in existing and new buildings
·         support renewable energy generation both on- and off- site
·         best practices to engage/educate users and influence occupant behavior
 
The City seeks individuals with high degree of experience and expertise in these topics and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse opinions to craft consensus solutions.  The intention is to create a task force that includes subject matter experts in topics such as building design, construction and operation, development economics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technology & policy including the concept of Renewable Energy Certificates, as well as community advocates/residents, business/property owner/developer representatives, and representatives of local universities/the Cambridge Climate Compact.  
                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Task Force will work collaboratively to develop actionable recommendations that are comprehensive, practical, and implementable and at the same time bold in their vision; these may include changes to City ordinances, zoning, policies, and other directives.  The work of the Task Force should continue to advance Cambridge’s role as a regional and national leader in addressing environmental issues. 
 
It is expected that Committee appointments will be made by City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, before the end of the year.  The group will meet at least monthly starting December 2013 and deliver final recommendations by December 2014. 
 
To apply, please send a letter by November 12, 2013 describing your interest in the study and any experience you have working on similar issues to:
Diane Squires, City Manager’s Office,
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email:  citymanager@cambridgema.gov

Transportation Planning Intern (Cambridge, MA)

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INTERN – CITY OF CAMBRIDGE – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, CAMBRIDGE, MA
The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on the transportation planning in general, including the traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, bicycle parking program, the Parking & Transportation Demand Management program and other projects as needed. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division. To apply, please send a cover letter with a resume to: Bill Deignan, Environmental & Transportation Planning Division, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway,Cambridge, MA 02139, Email: wdeignan@cambridgema.gov

Climate Adaptation Project Manager, Cambridge Systematics (Open Location)

We are seeking a project manager and technical expert with an understanding of the impacts of climate change on transportation and a broad understanding of risk management and transportation planning to lead extreme weather and climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategy projects for regional, state, Federal, and international clients. Our work focuses on helping our clients understand the risks of extreme weather and climate change to multimodal transportation systems and cost-effectively integrate resiliency measures (adaptation strategies) into transportation planning and decision-making processes. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of transportation planning and policy and/or civil engineering work experience with strong communication skills, project management experience, business development experience, understanding of the application of climate data to the assessment of infrastructure and operational vulnerabilities, knowledge of asset management for transportation infrastructure, understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and broad transportation planning experience. Candidates will be expected to lead or support extreme weather and climate change vulnerability and adaptation studies, as well as lead or support general transportation planning projects. Experience with disaster risk management planning is a plus. Work assignments may include project management, performing research and data analysis, facilitating stakeholder and/or technical expert dialogues and workshops, preparing and delivering presentations, and documenting findings and recommendations. This is a superb opportunity to join and work with a group of bright and dedicated professionals in a stimulating, profitable environment. Qualifications: Ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Planning, Policy, and/or Civil Engineering, with emphasis on transportation (a Bachelor’s with additional years of experience is also acceptable); evidence of strong oral and written communications skills; project management experience; ability to work with multidisciplinary teams and independently; familiarity with GIS; willingness to travel; and desire for growth. Experience working with the U.S. DOT, state DOTs, MPOs, transit agencies, and/or multilateral/regional investment banks is highly desirable. Business development skills, including proactive marketing of clients, proposal development, and presentation skills also desirable. Foreign language skills are a plus.

 

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Climate Protection Action Committee (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC), the advisory committee to the City Manager on climate change planning and implementation. 

The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation.


Cambridge has been working on climate change action since 1999. A Climate Protection Plan was adopted in 2002 by the City Council with an initial target year of 2010 for greenhouse gas emission reductions. The committee is currently working on implementing new goals and objectives, identifying effective strategies, policies, and programs; and developing metrics. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and and preparing for climate change will require concerted action by the entire community, and the committee is an important element of the effort to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other measures into their homes and work places as well as to prepare for climate change impacts.


The committee generally meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway. Any Cambridge resident or representative of a business, institution, or organization based in Cambridge who would like to work to address climate change is welcome to apply.
To apply, send a letter before October 22, 2013 describing your interest and your background to jbolduc@cambridgema.gov or to John Bolduc, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139.

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