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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.

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Intern (Waltham, MA)

Two positions are available. Development Special Projects Coordinator: work closely with the Development Team to execute an array of major gift strategies targeting footwear companies and industry leaders. Play an integral role in the planning of Annual Gala in NYC, a new event in Las Vegas, employee giving programs and other projects. Marketing Special Projects Coordinator: Work closely with the Communications Team to build a network of women leaders in the footwear industry (WIFI) or young leaders (Young Professionals for Two Ten); build communications programs with footwear companies, project lead a new national community service day for Two Ten Day on Feb. 10.  Independence, excellent writing skills, poise, superior people-person skills, dynamic, multi-tasker, open to challenges, ready for action. Compensation: Offered, Flexible, to be arranged with intern. Contact information:   Mr. Neal Newman, President, Phone: (781) 736-1522 Email: nnewman@twoten.org  1466 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451. http://twoten.org/

Fellowship – Orton Family Foundation (Middlebury, VT or Denver, CO)

We’re looking for a motivated, energetic person to help develop our CommunityMatters program – an initiative that works to build vibrant, enduring communities through network and partnership building, a conference, and other programming. We’re looking for someone with skills in research and writing, organization and project management, and great at working with people. Could be 24-40 hours per week depending on the candidate’s schedule/needs and skills. Job description is online, but feel free to be in touch if you have questions.  http://www.orton.org/who/jobs

Tobin Friends of Fresh Pond Club Leader (Cambridge)

Position Available: Tobin Friends of Fresh Pond Club Leader

 

Employer: Tobin Community School [City of Cambridge Department of Human Services]

 

Schedule: 2 hours per week on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, approximately 2:30–4:30. Calendar matches Cambridge Public Schools’ calendar. Openings are for sequential sessions in Winter and Spring (and next fall) which can potentially turn this into a full-year gig. [The community school also runs a summer camp and school vacation camps]

 

Location: Tobin School, 197 Vassal Ln, & Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge

 

Program: Seasonally-adjusted afterschool curriculum for third-graders that combines unstructured outdoor play, nature games, stewardship (volunteer work on specific reservation projects), natural history activities, outreach to wider school community, and learning site-specific Leave No Trace Principles.

 

Staffing: Supervision by club founder. You will officially report to Director of Tobin Community School; an intern or community school staff member will serve as assistant.

 

Pay: Hourly wage, commensurate with experience, on Tobin Community School specialist pay scale.

 

Other: If you are in an undergraduate or graduate program and want to develop an internship or similar arrangement, we are willing to work with your school to customize a program.

Oct 27: MassBike’s Bikeable Communities Trainings

Bikeable Communities Trainings are geared towards people who want to create improvements and see changes towards safer bicycling in their communities. There are two trainings: part one focuses on the decision making process, and part two focuses on specific programs, policies, and projects. If you want to read more about the trainings click here!

On Saturday, October 27th, we are going to be hosting both part one and part two of the training here at the MassBike office. We would love if you could help spread the word, and if you are interested in coming, please RSVP. These are the last ones we have scheduled for the foreseeable future, so please come! I have attached the flyers if you are interested as well. See the details below, and I hope to hear from you soon!

When: Saturday, October 27th
Part 1: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Part 2: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Where: MassBike Office, 171 Milk St. Suite 33, Boston, MA 02109
Cost: FREE and open to the public!
RSVP: Please email Price@MassBike to register or call 617-542-2453

Urban Greening Intern – Urban Ecology Institute (Cambridge, MA)

The Urban Greening Intern will play a key role in organizing tree data as well as analyzing and visualizing the extent and benefits of urban trees as a key component of a city’s green infrastructure. The intern may also be asked on occasion to interact with community residents and train them in the use of technology for performing onsite tree inventories. Required skills for this position include: An interest in urban greening, urban trees, or green infrastructure, familiarity importing data into and creating maps with GIS, comfort doing basic analysis (descriptive statistics) using a worksheet programs such as Excel and more. This is a non-paid internship. Please mail, or email cover letter and resume to: Urban Ecology Institute, Attention: Human Resources, 3 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138, E-mail: kgreaves@urbaneco.org Website: http://urbaneco.org/

 

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