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Consultant, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) recently collaborated with the Oakland community to complete The Oakland 2025 Master Plan: A vision for sustainable living and mobility, through which we engaged over 500 community members and stakeholders. Oakland 2025′s goal is to guide and support Oakland’s continuing growth as the region’s center of innovation and technology and support the quality of life in Oakland four major residential neighborhoods.OPDC seeks the services of a consultant to lead the planning effort to establish EAH in Oakland. The ideal candidate will be familiar with EAH and understand the utility/functionality of incentive programs such as this. Learn more.

Feb 07:Can You Shuck it? Eat Oysters and Learn about Oyster Restoration in Boston

CAN YOU SHUCK IT?  EAT OYSTERS AND LEARN ABOUT OYSTER RESTORATION IN BOSTON

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Cabot 206

Join Fletcher Green & the Fletcher Neptunes for a talk with Andrew Jay, founder of the Massachusetts Oyster Project.

Oysters used to thrive in Boston estuaries, serving as a food source and lucrative fishery, filtering wastewater, and creating a habitat for more than 100 other marine species. Come learn about the Massachusetts Oyster Project http://massoyster.org‘s current restoration project, the challenges of shaping fisheries policy, and the politics of conservation and non-profits.

Environmental Educator (Boston, Ma)

Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for the school year.  SCA is America’s #1 Conservation Service Organization.

The SCA is looking for an educator to work with 5 SCA local Boston High School ambassadors after school and on Saturdays. The educator will be responsible for leading, mentoring and guiding these students in learning about local environmental issues. Educator will also help students develop plans for the delivery of lessons to afterschool students ages 6-13. Successful completion of this role will lead to summer work as an SCA Field Leader in Boston.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Boston Outreach Ambassadors  (BOOYA) in creating educational activities for delivery to elementary and middle school children
  • Plan regular weekly lessons and activities for Crew Members
  • Train and supervise safety, activity and proper tool use of crew members and volunteers during monthly service projects
  • Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage relationships with agency partner
  • Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
  • Supervise crew members during the work day
  • Organize & lead (and in some cases guide members through these processes) monthly service      projects in collaboration with SCA and Audubon staff
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Supervise and work with crew in updates of Boston Facebook and Twitter Accounts
  • Pick up rental minivan for transportation of youth as needed

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training
  • Documented experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction,      chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The      employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in Boston
  • Bachelors or higher in environmental or biological science/ education, informal/outdoor education
  • Experience working with students 14-19 required; additional experience working with youth ages 5-13 (esp. 10-13) preferred
  • Superior skill in working with Facebook and Twitter Blogging and Instagram
  • Experience developing and leading interactive hands-on science based activities required
  • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Valid driver¹s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA¹s criminal background check standards

Compensation:
Hours: 3pm-6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; Saturdays (exact times TBD) plus out of work planning time.
Pay: $115/day

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to leaders@theSCA.org referencing: ³Boston Environmental Educator² in the subject line.  Questions? Ask us at leaders@thesca.org

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

Implementation Fellowships – Second Nature (Boston)

Second Nature seeks the services of two Implementation Fellows to support colleges and universities in successfully fulfilling their reporting requirements of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The Implementation Fellows will work as part of the ACUPCC Support Team on the Second Nature staff to help current signatory institutions fulfill the reporting requirements of the ACUPCC, with an emphasis on supporting Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Under-Resourced Institutions (URIs) that are signatories of the ACUPCC.  Reporting requirements include the development of greenhouse gas inventories, writing and implementing campus-wide climate action plans, developing sustainability research and curricular initiatives, energy and financing analysis, and engagement of senior leadership and community partnerships. For more information and to apply, visit: http://secondnature.org/about/employment/implementation-fellow.html

Environment America Positions Available (Nationwide)

Work for a green future: Apply to be an Environment America fellow

Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. You can find out more about us and apply to be an Environment America fellow by visiting https://jobs.environmentamerica.org.

 

Environment America

Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.  The results of our work include more solar and wind power in 22 states, caps on global warming pollution in six states and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 states, bans on plastic bags in more than 50 cities, better-protected parks, and stronger protections for our waterways.

But let’s not kid ourselves: our planet is still in deep trouble. Temperatures are soaring, forests are burning, and sea levels are rising. Factory farms and other polluters have created massive biological dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay. Mining, logging, budget cuts and other threats plague our national and state parks.

Fighting for the environment is the challenge of a lifetime. You need to start somewhere. But where?

Environment America fellows

As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. The work you’ll do will matter, and be essential to our success from day one.

Learn by doing

Working with our senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.

Gain the experience you need to lead

After two years, you’ll have participated in a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, taken on more responsibility than you thought possible, and made a difference on issues that matter day-in and day-out. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or one of our state affiliates. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.

To learn more and apply

You can find out more and apply here: https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/. The deadline for fall interviews is Wednesday, November 28th.

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