The Summer Conference represents the mission of the NOFA Interstate Council, which is to advocate for and educate on organic agriculture, small-scale farming and homesteading in rural, suburban and urban areas, agricultural justice and other related policy issues. The NOFA Summer Conference Coordinator oversees all aspects of the conference, acting as the supervisor of the ten person Summer Conference Committee.
Through education and advocacy NOFA/Mass promotes organic agriculture to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet. The NOFA/Mass Policy Director has overall responsibility for organizational advocacy.
The employee is responsible for coordinating multiple aspects of the Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative managed by the Housing Division of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development under the director of the Assistant Director of Housing.
- Researches housing issues to inform development of housing policy in the context of the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (SNI).
- Assists in implementing housing strategies developed through SNI.
- Work with various staff and volunteer members of Mayor’s Sustainable Neighborhood Advisory Group (SNWG) to coordinate work of SNWG membership and committees.
Under general direction, employee plans and prioritizes the majority of work independently, in accordance with standard practices and previous training. Employee is expected to solve most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions accordingly. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadlines and priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with supervisor. Work is generally reviewed only for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and conformance with policy or other requirements; the methods used in arriving at the end result are not usually reviewed in detail.
Reporting to the Innovation and Transformation Director this position is accountable for implementation of environmental strategies within the North American real estate footprint as a part of the ERE E&S Team.
Established five years ago, the ERE E&S team’s focus has been on engraining sustainability in the business as usual practices of the organization. The team has been successful at significantly impacting design and operations and as a result ERE has been recognized for its environmental accomplishments by the EPA, ICSC, CoreNET and USGBC chapters.
Real estate accounts for approximately eighty percent of TD’s carbon emissions, with travel responsible for the remaining twenty percent. The E&S Team has helped ERE be a leader in carbon reduction. While the team collaborates closely with TD Environment, Green IT and Travel, it is ultimately responsible for real estate energy/water/waste reduction activities. TD and its facility management partner entered into a unique Vested Outsourcing agreement in 2014 which includes a dedicated team focused on energy/water/waste reduction tactics and data analytics. As such, our E&S Team has evolved out of day to day tactics into a strategic practice group. This position is instrumental in continuing the work to push TD ERE to the next level of environmental performance. This position is a necessary component of the E&S Team and the organization as we raise the bar of our environmental strategy and increase impact.
The ideal candidate demonstrates key behaviors of trust, transparency and listening, is a relationship builder, comfortable working with colleagues and vendor partners at all levels, but is also able to dive into details and data analytics and have the ability to bring relevance to data to drive action.
The position will work in partnership with TD Environment and other internal business groups and external partners as required. The position, as it pertains to Enterprise Real Estate accountabilities, will also be responsible for providing subject matter expertise on environmental matters / issues and, as directed, to provide appropriate leadership and support to cross functional areas to ensure all key stakeholder interests are appropriately aligned, managed and major deliverables are met.
|Application Deadline: Saturday, October 17, 2015
The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) is seeking a part-time public policy intern. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a small non-profit advocacy setting and contribute to statewide environmental policymaking.
This position is unpaid and requires 15-30 hours per week, September 2015 through May 2016.
Requirements: Junior or Senior, recent college graduate, or graduate student.