Tag Archives: education

Sustainability Capacity-Building Internship – Second Nature (Boston, MA)

Apply at: careers@secondnature.org by January 25, 2013

Second Nature is seeking applications for an intern to join the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Program Team to assist on projects that aim to advance climate leadership and sustainability education initiatives at colleges and universities across the country.  The Sustainability Capacity-Building Intern will work on a variety of activities to advance the goals of the ACUPCC and other Second Nature initiatives related to education, green building, greenhouse gas reporting, and climate action planning.  These program activities may include analysis of energy and climate data, outreach support to signatory institutions, blogging, social media management, and webinar development. The Intern will also focus on supporting special programs with minority-serving institutions, climate adaptation and resiliency, and select fundraising activities.

Position Details: This position requires a 6-month working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during working hours (9am-5pm), beginning late January or early February 2013. Candidates will work 20-30 hours/week with flexibility around holidays and academic calendars. This is a competitively paid internship.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position and qualifications to careers@secondnature.org. Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references in their resume and explain their work availability (see position details).

For more information, click here.

Environmental Educator (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville)

Environment Science Educator needed for the following school year.

“e” inc. — the environmental learning and action center, now in its ninth year, is currently seeking an environment science or biology teacher interested in working in urban settings within Greater Boston. “e” inc. is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support children and adults to be lifetime citizen environmentalists. We accomplish this by teaching the deep science that comprises natural resource systems and by helping individuals, groups, and classes create and support actions that foster sustainability locally and/or globally

All candidates must be mature and focused, able to negotiate a role within a larger urban institution, and be comfortable working independently. We supply lessons that: (1) are engrossing and age appropriate, (2) build science skills, and (3) motivate students to use their science confidently as they formulate and carry out sustainability projects.

Applicants need to be comfortable with a wide range of teaching techniques from inquiry- based challenges and experiments to creatively involving children in data collection. All candidates must be conversant in one or more of these topics: oceans, rainforest biodiversity, New England habitats, animal behavior, the basic science of energy and renewable resources, climate systems and global warming/climate change.

We seek to create a vibrant work atmosphere that is committed and creative. We invite like-minded educators and science minds to apply.

“e” Inc. has that following part-time opening (20 hr per week) that we are seeking to fill:

1) Kids Green the Schools Educator: Earth Action Inc. is spearheading its new residency program, Kids Green the Schools (KGTS), at 10 local public elementary schools. Each residency will take place 1 morning/week and follow a 7 week cycle based on the number of classrooms served. KGTS Educators are assigned to specific schools and will teach both science and the action projects to green the school. The Kids Green their Schools curriculum is provided. We have an initial three sites that we are looking to place an educator in.

There is a possibility of adding on more sites and programs in the coming months, as well as summer programs. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have had experience working with middle school aged students.

You must be able to commit from January until the end of school year. Access to a bike or car for travel to some of our sites will be helpful for efficient use of your time. However, most teaching sites are accessible via MBTA, but not all. Sites are in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.

Please send resume and cover letter addressed to Andrew Thai, “e” Inc’s Education Director at andrewthai.einc@gmail.com. In your cover letter please specify past skills in any or all of these three arenas and any urban classroom or after school experience.

Somerville Maple Syrup Project Interns – Groundwork Somerville (Somerville, MA)

Groundwork Somerville is seeking interns to help run our Somerville Maple Syrup Project, now entering its tenth year! Each winter we tap local sugar maple trees, collect the sap for 4-6 weeks, and run educational programming in the Somerville Public Schools’ second-grade classrooms, teaching about the science and history of maple syrup. Finally in early March, we host a two-day boildown event at the Somerville Growing Center, with music, snacks, tapping demos, and onsite syrup production.

We are looking to hire several interns in three areas: Fundraising & Marketing; Event Planning (aiding with coordination of the tapping and boildown); and Education. Interns should be able to commit at least 2-4 hours per week from mid-December through mid-January and more in late January through March; they must be able to attend the Boildown on March 8th and 9th, 2013; and they should be able to travel independently around Somerville, including the Union Square area.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, good organization, reliability, and responsibility are required, as well as self-motivation and a creative streak! While these internships are unpaid, we are happy to provide recommendations and references; in addition, interns will gain valuable skills in coordination, planning, fundraising, teaching, urban agriculture, and maple sugar production.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Office Assistant – Tufts Institute of the Environment (Medford, MA)

The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is the focal cross-school environmental program of Tufts University. TIE initiates, facilitates, and promotes academic environmental education, research, and outreach towards a sustainable future. We are supporting and enhancing existing environmental educational programs such as the Environmental Studies undergraduate concentration, the Water: Systems, Science, and Society graduate certificate program, and the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute for faculty development and help create new programs when needed.

The Office Assistant position will be expected to work with team members to provide general administrative support to TIE and limited support to TIE’s resident partners. The position will provide assistance to the Administrative Director and provide office support to staff who are developing programs and managing fundraising efforts. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Acting as the first point or initial contact person for customers by greeting visitors and answering questions and providing information
• Keeping the office environment organized
• Responding to routine correspondence or draft responses for program staff to review
• Scheduling meetings and appointments and maintaining calendar for the Administrative Director
• As needed, taking and preparing meeting minutes, preparing documents and reports, and helping in the assembly of funding proposals and syllabi
• Supporting TIE programs by preparing business reimbursements, making travel arrangements, managing calendar and office hours, organizing files, ordering office supplies, assisting with and arranging catering and event management
• Helping prepare brochures or other materials for TIE programs, using word processing software
• Updating TIE website using content management software; updating and managing TIE’s online networks
• Organizing and assisting with special programs, grants, conferences, lectures and/or events; and interfacing with guests, students and outside organizations as required
• Maintaining and balancing accounts, monitoring expenses, and may make budget projections using Excel; may produce expense reports

Preferred Qualifications:
Three (3) years of previous work experience is preferred. Knowledge of HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop is a plus. Knowledge of or experience in environment and environmental studies is valued. Basic Mac OS experience is beneficial.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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

Environmental Interpretation Internship – Patuxent Research Refuge (Laurel, MD)

Number of Positions: 2

Salary: $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available

Dates of employment: Feb. 10th, 2013 – May 10th, 2013

Interns provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Applicants must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and experience working with children and adults is preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired. Driver’s license necessary. Internship is 40 hrs/wk.

For more information or to apply, click here.

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.

Intern – U.S. Green Building Council (Boston, MA)

This is a unique opportunity to help BPS develop their first ever Boston Public Schools Sustainability Report. The position would begin immediately and work through the end of the semester. The goals of the project include the following:

1. Collect consistent and comprehensive information (qualitative and quantitative) data from all of the BPS departments and 128 schools on what they are doing related to sustainability.
2. Educate school leaders and administrators on what it means to be a green school and provide resources to them on ways they can improve their practices, operations, curriculum.
3. Compile the data and organize the layout of the report.
4. Develop graphs, info graphics, compile photos, etc., to display the information gathered in an appealing manner.

For more information and to apply, please contact Phoebe Beierle: pbeierle@usgbc.org

Oct 10: Webinar Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

This school year, Massachusetts is participating for the first time in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program, which recognizes K-12 schools that excel at reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.

Find out how your school(s) can apply to be among those nominated by the Commonwealth for this national recognition by registering for this webinar.

Wednesday, October 10. 1 – 2pm

Presented by Lisa Capone, DOER Green Communities Division
Lauren Greene, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jessica Hing, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator for US EPA Region 1

Register Now

Faculty, Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Michigan)

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for tenure-track faculty candidates for a university-year appointment in the areas of Aqueous/Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geochronology, and Global Climate Change, starting September 2013. Appointments at the assistant professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at higher levels will be considered.  We encourage applications from candidates with records of research and teaching in any one of these areas.

 

Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a large public university.  Candidates whose research and teaching complement and enhance the existing programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will receive special consideration.  Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

 

Further information about the Department and the positions can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth  To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to earth-search@umich.edu.

 

The application deadline is September 24, 2012 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Switch to our mobile site