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Sustainability Specialist (CA)

 

University of California, Riverside

Under the general direction of the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Specialist administers the Waste Diversion Education Program to include data collection, analysis, reporting, training, and communication. The Specialist is also responsible for peer education, advertising, and outreach to promote sustainability initiatives, recruit student volunteers, increase awareness of campus programs, and plan weekly outreach and special events. The Specialist maintains the department’s social media presence by updating the department’s website and blog page.

Learn more/apply.

GIS Support (Medford, MA)

Tufts Technology Services group is seeking responsible students who would like to help support the GIS Center. We are hiring for Fall 2013 semester. 8-15 hours of work per week, between 10am and 5pm. Pay: $12 per hour. The job will entail GIS metadata development, checking and data loading into a spatial database engine/SQL in support of Tuft Geospatial data repository. Preference will be given to students with the following skills: Working knowledge of ArcGIS Catalog and/or willingness to learn more about metadata, database management, spatial database engines, XML or text editing, and data layers. Please send resume and brief description of your GIS experience to Natalie Susmann. Geospatial Data Coordinator: natalie.susmann@tufts.edu x70409

Intern – Department of Planning and Land Management Division of Natural Resources (Concord, MA)

Applications must be received in the Concord Human Resources Office by 12 noon, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

The Town of Concord seeks a qualified applicant to intern with the Division of Natural Resources. Under the general supervision of the Natural Resources Director, the successful candidate will review and update existing Excel databases and assist with the general organization of office files, maps, and plans.

Candidate must be able to interpret legal documents, organize data in spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, and maintain organizes logs and spreadsheets. Familiarity with Orders of Conditions issued under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, property and plan information, and a working knowledge of the Middlesex Registry of Deeds online database is desired.

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Human Resources Department. Resumes may be attached to the application form as additional information, but cannot serve as a substitute for completing the form. The position will begin as soon as a candidate is hired and will run through June 30, 2013. Position pays $10.00/hour on a flexible schedule of up to 40 hours.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Associate – NMR Group (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

The ideal candidate has recently completed or will soon complete a master’s degree in policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field. We will also consider candidates with bachelor’s degrees who have relevant work experience. Successful employees should have strong expectations of rapid advancement in this growing company and field.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to openings@nmrgroupinc.com. For more information, please click here.

Jan 27: Data Day 2012: Using Data to Drive Community Change

Friday, January 27th, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

More data are available today than ever before. In addition, new tools are making it easier to explore trends, craft powerful stories, and spur change. Learn about how to access these sources, apply data to your work, meet colleagues, and more, all for free at Data Day 2012. The goal of Data Day is to help organizations and municipalities expand their capacity to use technology and data in innovative ways to advance their community’s goals. Register online today: http://dataday2012.eventbrite.com/.

Highlights during Data Day 2012 will include:

  • Hands-on workshops on how to access Census 2010 and American Community Survey data
  • The launch of the new version of the MetroBoston DataCommon, with expanded data visualization tools
  • How to use data to create media interest
  • Workshops on WEAVE (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment), the web-based open source data visualization software that will power the new DataCommon
  • Sources of local data about your neighborhood
  • And much more!

The day will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for organizations looking to get the most from their existing resources and staff.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop or poster, or have general questions about the conference, please contact Holly St. Clair at (617) 451-2770×2014.

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