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Program Director (Silver Spring, MD)

Background

The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is a network of grantmakers investing to promote healthy people, communities, and environments.  HEFN and its members aim to maximize the impact of philanthropy on environmental health and environmental justice issues.

HEFN does outreach to expand investment in environmental health and justice, provides funders with learning opportunities, and supports its members to connect and collaborate.

Position Summary         

The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is looking for an experienced program professional with a passion for environmental health and environmental justice issues. This position will support HEFN’s learning community, including by developing program content for quarterly webinars, an annual meeting, working groups, and co-sponsored events. The position will also support HEFN outreach and communications with members and in philanthropy.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead planning, design, execution, and evaluation of programs including webinars, briefings, and other co-sponsored events.
  • Lead planning of HEFN’s annual meeting, including planning committee management, content management, and meeting communications and logistics in coordination with HEFN staff.
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with affinity group colleagues, regional associations, and other philanthropic groups.
  • Serve as a resource to the broader philanthropic community and facilitate collaborative programming and initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate learning resources for members and other funders, like issue briefs, funder stories, and blogs.
  • Support HEFN communications work.  Manage website content and social media related to your work.
  • Help track local, regional, and national trends in environmental health and justice and philanthropy.
  • Support other programs, initiatives, and working groups as needed.
Experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in philanthropy or on environmental health or environmental justice issues.
  • Experience developing and executing smart and strategic programs.
  • Proven experience developing and maintaining strong, professional, and collaborative relationships.
  • Event organizing experience preferred.
  • Experience writing reports and newsletters preferred.
  • Experience with social media and blogging preferred.

Skills and Attributes

The ideal candidate will thrive in a small team environment.  Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, and a sense of humor strongly valued.  Additional skills and attributes:

  • Understanding of the connections between environmental conditions and health, including the roles of race, place, and class.
  • Competence in a range of tasks from strategy development to webinar planning to meeting logistics to relationship management.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong editorial skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, database, publishing, and website software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and on a highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to travel.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Very generous benefits including healthcare, retirement, professional development, and paid vacation.

This position could be located anywhere in the country, with a very strong preference for someone who could work in HEFN’s Silver Spring, MD office.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to recruiting@hefn.org, with your email subject line reading: “Program Director.” We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. No phone calls please.

Geographic Focus:
National
Maryland

Environmental Justice Community Organizer, Tricap (Malden, MA)

Tri-CAP seeks an Environmental Justice Community Organizer to bring local residents and community groups together to work for environmental restoration, public access, and sustainable development along the Malden River corridor. Barry Ingber, Director of Energy Programs. Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc. 110 Pleasant St, 3rd Floor Malden, MA 02148 bingber@tri-cap.org .

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sustainability Studies, Stony Brook University (NY)

Those candidates with skills in environmental justice, and/or Native American and Indigenous studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary experience in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration; environmental literature and ecocriticism; eco-film and media studies; eco-aesthetics and design; eco-philosophy; eco-psychology; and digital humanitiesTraining and supervision of teaching assistants, supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development, relevant research experience and publication record will also be evaluated.

Learn more.

19 October: Deadline for 2nd Annual Undergraduate Environmental Photo Contest

Guidelines and Submission Information

The Tufts Environmental Studies Program is accepting photo submissions for the 2nd annual Environmental Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Tufts undergraduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($150), 2nd place ($100), and 3rd place ($50).

Each student can take and submit up to 5 photos as part of the contest, but is only eligible to win one of the prizes listed above.

All styles of photography are welcome (black & white or color).

The theme for the 2012-2013 Academic Year is Environmental Justice.

Environmental justice (EJ) is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as:
“The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no group of people, including racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic group should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, municipal, and commercial operations or the execution of federal, state, local, and tribal programs and policies.”

We would like students to explore environmental communication through the lens of a camera, using their own creativity and image-making capacity. Using the theme of environmental justice, we welcome students to explore their environment through camera-work and invite them to come back in the fall with a selection of work.

To be considered for one of the prizes, submissions must include:

  1. All submissions must include:
    1. a high-quality 8×10″ print, and
    2. a digital file (min. 300 dpi jpg or tif format)
  2. A printed document including a brief description of the image; and the names of any individuals, places, etc. included in the photo(s).
  3. The Environmental Photo Contest Application >
  4. The Photo Subject Release Form >
    PLEASE NOTE: Photo(s) submitted for the Environmental Photo Contest must include a completed photo release form for EVERY INDIVIDUAL in a given photo. Photos that do not meet this requirement will not be considered for any of the three awards.
  5. The Parent/Guardian Photo Release Form, (if applicable)
    **(Photos taken of children under the age of 18 who are part of an individual’s research or fieldwork, will not be considered unless photo release forms are signed by the parent or legal guardian of EVERY CHILD who appears in a given photo or photos. To receive the parent/guardian photo release form, contact Ann Greaney-Williams at ann.greaney-williams (@tufts.edu) or call 617.627.3553).

Submitted prints will be exhibited in the Tufts Institute of the Environment and may be used by the Environmental Studies and TIE in their print publications, websites, or for other Tufts-related purposes. A digital exhibition will also be created on the ENVS website for those who are unable to visit Tufts in person.

 

Photo submissions, and other required documentation, are due by Friday, October 19, 2012 to:
The Environmental Studies Program
c/o TIE
210 Packard Avenue
Miller Hall-East Rear Door
Medford Campus
All submitted photos must have been taken by the individual student submitting them.

Photo contest winners will be chosen by faculty and staff of the Environmental Studies Executive Committee; Tufts Institute of the Environment; and other specialized Tufts faculty usually within one month of submission (an exact date will be announced closer to October 19th).

Questions can be sent to Ann Greaney-Williams at ann.greaney-williams (@tufts.edu) or by calling 617.627.3553.

1st Annual ENVS Undergraduate Photography Contest (2011-2012) >

Jun 9: New England Environmental Justice Summit (Worcester, MA)

The EJ Summit, held from 9AM-6PM at Higgins University Center on the Clark University campus, is a unique, daylong event designed to connect community advocates, citizens, lawyers, and policymakers who are interested in the environment and its impacts on low income people and people of color. This event is geared to people in New England concerned with: reducing toxins in food, consumer goods, homes and buildings; improving environmental health for urban residents; ensuring justice for laborers and low-income users of public transit; building the strength of grassroots environmental groups; securing laws to safeguard health for low-income people and people of color. Summit workshops will cover toxics and women’s health, energy justice, urban and rural environmental issues, food justice, and more. To register and for more information, click here.

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