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Sep 13: Fall Welcome Mixer – Community Health Advocates at Tufts

CHAT focus is on health promotion, health policy and engaging the community at local, state and national levels about issues of public health relating to health promotion, disease prevention and management.  CHAT is comprised of Tufts graduate students in health related fields. For more about CHAT, visit: http://sites.tufts.edu/chat/ and www.facebook.com/CHATufts . CHAT will provide snacks and a chance to learn more about the first official student group in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Program!

Event will be held 4-6pm in Jarharis Cafe/Courtyard

Sept 15: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Annual Meeting

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Community is gathering on September 15th at the Portland Public Library for our 2012 Annual Meeting, and you’re invited to join us!

What’s on the agenda?

  • Panel Discussion on the “Pretty Good House.”
  • Tour of Portland Public Library’s high performance systems.
  • Walking tours of nearby buildings with sustainable design.
  • Remarks from the NESEA Board and Executive Director.
  • Reception and networking.

Visit http://www.nesea.org/meetups/  to get signed up.

Senior Program Officer for Operations – Local initatives Support Corporation (New York)

The New York City office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) seeks a professional to fill the position of Senior Program Officer for Operations. This position reports to the LISC NYC Deputy Director. LISC is a national nonprofit organization, which provides financial and technical assistance to neighborhood-

based nonprofit community development corporations (CDCs) working to improve housing and economic conditions in distressed neighborhoods. Undergraduate degree required; Master’s degree or comparable experience preferred. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.lisc.org/docs/jobs/2012_nyc_spo.pdf

Director of Advocacy Resources (New Haven, CT)

General Purpose

Help guide the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity’s rapidly-expanding work on food marketing to young people. Coordinate and lead the Rudd Center’s work to educate and inform community organizations about issues related to food marketing, and develop resources to help identify and implement appropriate strategies for intervention.

Essential Duties

  • Develop a comprehensive advocacy liaison strategy for the Rudd Center, focusing on food marketing to children and adolescents, and communities of color.
  • Build and maintain advocacy relationships by identifying and serving as a liaison between community advocates and health- and child-related NGOs.
  • Educate advocacy groups about food policy and obesity, marketing, and the food environment via briefings, webinars, conferences, presentations, and other methods as appropriate.
  • Provide expert/technical assistance to advocates from community organizations pertaining to obesity and marketing issues, including creating strategic plans, agenda setting, message framing, policy options, etc.
  • Produce fact sheets, reports, and other written materials for distribution on the website and/or in written form; work with Communications Director to ensure website is up-to-date.
  • Represent the Rudd Center at meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements.
  • Monitor and analyze local and state legislation, policymaking, and regulatory activity regarding food marketing.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff at the Rudd Center to carry out the Center’s mission.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in a related field or law degree and two years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Firsthand knowledge of advocacy processes.
  • Experience working with a wide range of groups, including low-income people and communities of color.
  • Familiarity with health care/nutrition issues.
  • Experience in public speaking/presentations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills for multiple audiences.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Connecticut.

To apply for this position, visit Yale’s job posting website. Search the position by the requisition number: 17643BR.

Community Organizer – Community Labor United (Boston, MA)

The Organizer will be responsible for a wide range of programmatic work including CLU’s Public Transit – Public Good, a campaign of the Green Justice Coalition (GJC). The GJC’s Public Transit – Public Good campaign is a statewide partnership of community-based organizations and labor unions working for a sustainable funding structure for transit throughout the state; fully functional transit service in each of our regions; and public transportation that increases equity across race, class, region, and citizenship status. The Organizer  will report to a Co-Director/Deputy Director. A pplications will only be accepted electronically.  Please email a cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to Jeremy Shenk at Jeremy@massclu.org. Please include a daytime phone number where we can contact you.

Government Affairs Intern (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an intern to work in the Government Affairs department of its Boston office. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the greater Boston region. 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.

Duties may include:

  • Working with the department to advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the State House and on Capitol Hill;
  • Organizing and participating in program activities related to the agency’s youth violence prevention initiative;
  • Conducting research and drafting policy documents on subjects that may include open space, public health and/or municipal finance.
  • Collaborating with other agency departments (e.g., Communications, Data Services, and Municipal Services) on projects that may arise.

Qualifications:

The intern will have significant responsibilities and will be included in relevant meetings with municipal officials, state legislators and their staff, and various coalition partners. The intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and possess excellent research capabilities. The ideal candidate is a graduate student with substantial writing experience who is studying law, public policy, public administration, urban planning or another related field. Only current students will be considered for this position. The intern should be willing to commit at least 20 hours per week.

Supplemental Information:

This is a paid position without benefits. Position open until filled. Candidate must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Please see MAPC web site (www.mapc.org) and go to “Jobs at MAPC” AND APPLY ONLINE THERE AT LINK SHOWN. Posted 6-1-12.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.

For more information go to the MAPC website.

Domestic Fair Trade Association, Member Services Intern (Boston, MA)

The Domestic Fair Trade Association (DFTA) is a collaboration of organizations from across the food and agriculture system including farmers, farmworkers, food workers, processors, marketers, manufacturers, retailers, and NGOs united by a common vision for health, justice, and sustainability. The mission of DFTA is to promote and protect the integrity of Domestic Fair Trade Principles through education, marketing, advocacy and endorsements. DFTA holds members to a high bar of integrity and commitment. To facilitate collaboration and accountability within the organization, DFTA is initiating a new peer review process this year. The member services intern will work with the DFTA membership and marketing committees on member outreach and engagement with a primary focus on implementing the self‐evaluation portion of the peer review process.
Specific responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with the mission and programs of DFTA, especially the membership application process and membership engagement
  • Review membership applications for all members (37 members at present) and customize standard self‐evaluation questions for each
  • Set up and conduct interviews with all members
  • Prepare reports based on interviews for review by the membership committee
  • Assist with outreach and preparation for the DFTA annual membership meeting
  • Attend and assist with DFTA annual meeting November 12‐14 in Rochester, NY
  • Assist with other work as time, interest, and needs allow

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to the vision, mission, and principles of DFTA is essential. Please review these on our website.
  • Comfortable conducting telephone interviews.
  • Clear written communication skills.
  • Some familiarity with agriculture, food, fair trade, or social justice issues is helpful.

Other information:

  • The intern will report directly to the executive director, but will work closely with two DFTA committees as described above.
  • Boston area is desired, but we can consider locations in proximity to a DFTA committee member by mutual negotiation.
  • Timing is flexible, with a 300‐hour commitment any time between August and December 2012. Must be available to attend DFTA annual meeting November 12‐14 in Rochester, NY.
  • A stipend of $3,000 is available.

To apply: Please send a resume and letter describing interest and qualifications to
kerstin@thedfta.org. For more information about the Domestic Fair Trade Association, visit our website.

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization Fall Internship (Nablus, West Bank, Palestine)

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization is recruiting highly qualified and motivated interns interested in community development, sports development, early childhood and youth programming, and conflict resolution to work at our flagship center in Nablus (West Bank, Palestine) for our Fall session (mid September through early December 2012). TYO interns will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. Interns will create programs for children, youth and adults from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of the Nablus community. Each intern will develop and implement their own creative curriculum(s) through the spring, documenting development growth/gains in their class and in their participants, as well as informally acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community. For complete details, click here.

Online Community Manager (Boston, MA)

Application due: June 15, 2012

A Better City (ABC) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides the business and institutional leadership essential for ensuring progress and tangible results on transportation, land development, and environmental investments that are vital to sustaining and improving the Boston area’s economy and quality of life.

The intern will build, grow and maintain ABC’s Challenge for Sustainability website and social media, review and update Sustainability Toolkit, and develop case studies to promote the accomplishments of Challenge participants.

Commitment:

June 18, 2012 – August 15, 2012

Responsibilities:

Website & Social Media

  • Design and develop content for Challenge for Sustainability web pages
  • Design case studies page
  • Design and program homepage and category homepages
  • Grow Challenge for Sustainability LinkedIn group
  • Facilitate and increase best practice sharing utilizing LinkedIn
  • Ensure that Challenge for Sustainability partnerships’ directories are current

Sustainability Toolkit

  • Update and maintain Toolkit pages
  • Add new content identifying participants for each item under “local businesses that adopted this”
  • Promote toolkit to sustainability media websites
  • Evaluate toolkit for potential for Web 2.0 as an online research community

Case Studies

  • Develop template for presenting case studies
  • Identify Challenge participant success stories and best practices, gather data, and coordinate with participant to develop case study

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with social media and community based social marketing
  • Experienced web designer
  • Interest and knowledgeable of fields of sustainability, transportation and urban planning
  • Resourceful
  • Software – Dreamweaver, web based blogging, Constant Contact

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in or a strong interest in the fields of web design, social media, environment, and web 2.0

Hours/Compensation:

  • Part Time or Full Time (maximum 200 hours)
  • $10 per hour

Internship Benefits:

  • Tangible communications experience in upcoming professional field of community management
  • Opportunity to grow portfolio with living websites
  • Direct experience in business sustainability field
  • Connections with Boston’s major employers, Fortune 500 companies, government stakeholders and Boston’s civic engagement community

 

If interested, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Megan Ramey at jobs@abettercity.org.

Jun 26: Walking Tour of Blueback Herring River Route (Somerville, MA)

In collaboration with the Inner Core Committee, MetroFuture Walks & Talks will be hosting an afternoon walk from 3-4:30 pm on June 26 along the Blueback Herring River Route in Somerville. In the fall of 2009 the City of Somerville was awarded a grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to create new opportunities for the community to access and enjoy the Mystic River. One component was to develop a safe pedestrian route from Foss Park to the Blessing of the Bay boathouse called the Blueback Herring River Route. We will gather at the Mystic Activity Center for a brief overview of the project and then we will walk along the 0.6 mile route and back (a total of 1.2 miles). Each participant will receive a copy of the Blueback Herring River Route map as well as a copy of the publication “How to Develop Walking Routes to the Lower Mystic River and its Tributaries: A Tool Kit”. Please note that portions of the sidewalks along the route are rough and uneven and may be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair or for people with other mobility difficulties. This event is made possible with funding provided by the Sustainable Communities grant and will take place rain or shine. RSVP here.

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