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Energy Coorinator/Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston, MA)

The regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner to help achieve MAPC’s local and regional clean energy goals. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. The Coordinator/Planner will work closely with other staff at MAPC, state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions to promote clean energy efforts in Metro Boston. Learn more.

Residential Energy Efficiency Activist (Winchester, MA)

Intern would encourage residents of Winchester MA to take energy conservation and efficiency measures. Some independent initiative expected, but guidance and partnership is to be provided by members of the local non-profit, Cool Winchester.  Possible activities to be developed include: Weekly environmental articles provided to two local newspapers, a middle and high school sustainability ideas “challenge” with prizes, environmental presentations to a variety of groups and at other events in Winchester, a town wide “call to action” to take environmental measures. It is hoped the intern might come up with additional, creative ideas. Intern will network with various environmental activists in town. Intern would meet with members and others in homes or public places in Winchester, but would otherwise work largely independently. Hours & Stipend: 10-20 hours per week, $15/hr. Dates: Beginning work first week of June, 2014. To extend through August, 2014 – or beyond if desired by both parties. Contact: Carolyn Starrett, Winchester, MA 781-729-9022. cstar10@concentric.net

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Coastal Resiliency Specialist, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (Boston)

Application deadline: March 4, 2014

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is accepting applications for a Coastal Resiliency Specialist to join the StormSmart Coasts team in Boston. CZM seeks a talented professional with planning, outreach, and data analysis expertise to provide technical support for CZM efforts to develop and implement strategies that protect coastal resources and enable communities to better address erosion, flooding, and sea level rise. This full-time position serves on a multi-disciplinary team and will assist in all stages of coastal shoreline and floodplain management related data development, planning, and outreach.

Communications Officer, EcoLogic (Cambridge, MA)

This position leads the development and implementation of the organizational communications strategy, with the goal of cultivating
and expanding EcoLogic’s base of support. Under the framework of this strategy and in collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications, responsibilities include: develop and implement annual communications plans and budgets; ensure consistent and appropriate use of EcoLogic’s communications, messaging and brand; conceptualize, write, and produce electronic and print publications including the annual report, the bi-annual newsletter, the monthly eNewsletter, and the blog; create, manage and update EcoLogic website content and search engine optimization; cooperate with and support development staff on communications for fundraising; cooperate with and support program and evaluation staff on communications for the dissemination of learning and thought leadership; raise and manage EcoLogic’s profile through advertising, outreach, and media coverage; manage EcoLogic’s image repository; collaborate with the Regional Office on Spanish-language communications; and facilitate internal communications and reporting between staff in the US and staff, partners, and community resource users in thefield, and with the Board of Directors, including coordinating the preparation of periodic updates to the Board.

Director, ACUPCC Initiatives, Second Nature (Boston, MA)

The Director of ACUPCC Initiatives will lead outreach, implementation, and fundraising for the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as well as oversee the strategic capacity-building efforts supporting minority-serving and under-resourced institutions. In collaboration with the ACUPCC Steering Committee and the Director of Presidential Fellows Program, the Director will lead the strategic planning process for expanding the impact and success of these programs and establishing new opportunities to support climate action at signatory institutions. The Director will participate in organizational strategic planning and development to strengthen cross-program synergies along with other Second Nature program directors. In addition, the Director will lead the partnership activities with external organizations supporting ACUPCC reporting, marketing, and resource development functions.

Environmental Planner, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (Watertown, MA)

VHB is seeking an Environmental Planner to join our Watertown, MA office. VHB’s Environmental Planning and Sustainability group is hiring a mid-level professional to assist with the preparation of sustainability reports and sustainability plans for a diverse set of clients, including local governments, universities, airports and other transportation organizations and government agencies. Learn more.

Lunch and Learn Recap: Alicia Hunt

This week’s Lunch and Learn, an initiative of the Environmental Studies Department, featured Alicia Hunt, director of Energy and the Environment for the city of Medford.  Ms. Hunt spoke to a packed room of students, professors, community members, representatives of the Tufts Institute for the Environment and the Office of Sustainability, and President Monaco himself!

aliciahuntMs. Hunt began with an overview of city demographics and background. Medford was actually the fourth English settlement in North America! Today, the city is home to 56,000 residents, but it is also 1/3 green space, including The Fells.

Medford has also long been a trendsetter in environmental and sustainability innovation. Its Go Green Medford initiative has placed the city at the vanguard nationally. In 2002, Medford switched all its traffic lights over to LED – revolutionary at the time, but now the standard of efficiency. In 2004, its city hall was the first in Massachusetts to receive the Energy Star Plaque, and in 2009 Medford built the first municipal-scale wind turbine at a school in Massachusetts. “We love to be first” with everything green, said Hunt.

In fact, Medford has gotten so good at setting the standard for sustainability that when the Department of Energy launched its Better Buildings Challenge, they specifically recruited Medford to participate,  knowing the prestige and expertise which Medford would bring to the program.

Hunt was also quick to point out how helpful the state’s grants and other incentives are in driving sustainability.

Just last year, Medford developed a local energy action plan, an updated version of its 2001 climate action plan. Other recent initiatives and accomplishments include an Idle-Free Medford education outreach campaign and participation in SolarizeMass. Tufts’s planned installation of solar panels on the roof of Dowling Hall will be part of Medford’s Solarize Medford initiative. Hunt emphasized that the work that the city had done in vetting potential solar companies and determining which would work best in the community made the process and decision immeasurably easier for residents looking into solar installations.

In addition, while Medford has long had a focus on residential sustainability, Hunt said they are adding a focus on encouraging green business practices.

Of course, we were glad to hear that Hunt and her department are always looking for Tufts students and faculty to contribute to the efforts, whether through work-study, volunteering, internships, stenciling by storm drains, investigating the feasibility of a compost program, etc. Tufts is so fortunate to be situated in such a sustainable city!

Multiple Positions, New Economy Coalition (Cambridge, MA)

NEC is hiring! There are currently five open positions, three of which are full-time. The available positions are: Director of Organizing, Racial and Economic Justice Initiative, Youth and Student Network Organizer, Communications and Online Organizing Coordinator, IT and Data Systems Coordinator, and Operations Intern. For more information, and for complete listings, click here.

Intern, Mass Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is pleased to announce that applications for the spring session of the 2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program are now being accepted. For the spring session of the Internship Program, MassCEC will provide Massachusetts-based clean energy companies with stipends of up to $12 per hour for up to 10 consecutive weeks for each full-time intern, with a cap of $2,400 per intern. Learn more/apply.

Outreach and Communications Manager, USCBG (MA)

DEADLINE: February 3, 2014
USGBC Massachusetts is currently hiring for the following position:
 
Outreach & Communications Manager
 
Overview
The USGBC Massachusetts Chapter promotes and advocates for green buildings throughout the state. We support the professional development of green building professionals and the credential maintenance of LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates in Massachusetts. As a chapter of the larger national US Green Building Council, we advocate for state and local laws and regulations that promote green buildings, sustainable development and healthy materials choices. We are expanding our capacity to make a difference in the green building industry in the state. We have a staffed Green Schools Program which is a wonderful new avenue for us to connect with a broader constituency, outside of the building industry. We want to connect to more schools stakeholders and grow our capacity to green the schools of Massachusetts. We are hiring an Outreach & Communications Manager to support this vital work.
 
Job Summary
The Outreach & Communications Manager (OCM) is a part-time position responsible for managing all recurring organizational communications and stakeholder engagement. The position will cultivate community and build our member & funder base through consistent communication and promotion of our activities.
 
The USGBC MA takes a collaborative and whole-systems approach to leadership and planning among our stakeholders, and we are looking for someone who has the experience and desire to work in a shared responsibility environment, and who is flexible and committed to the overall advancement of the organization.
 
The OCM position is a critical role responsible for raising the organizational profile and generate greater interest in our programming on behalf of the green building industry in Massachusetts. We are looking for a dedicated, experienced, and enthusiastic relationship-builder and communications specialist with the commitment, skills, and desire required to continue growing and sustaining the resources USGBC MA needs to fulfill its mission. The position will be supervised by the Executive Director and work closely with the Green Schools Program Manager.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Outreach & Communications Manager will have two primary areas of responsibility:
Outreach
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors as well as outreach to the professional community (collaborate with ED)
  • Staff public events to ensure the Chapter message gets to stakeholders
  • Serve as direct contact for members, event registrations and website questions
  • Monitor trends in the community and adapt strategies as necessary
 
Communications and Documentation
  • Design, develop and drive strategy and content for all online & offline communications for the purposes of documenting and promoting our work, and growing our base of followers and supporters
  • Manage the website & scrolling news items
  • Coordinate the documentation of all programming onto our blog etc.
  • Manage social media pages/streams
  • Build relationships with community stake holders and/or partners to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Enhance membership orientation and recruitment and correct technical issues with member profiles or use of the website and its resources
 
In addition, the OCM will play a co-equal role in staff-wide requirements:
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts by participating in strategic fundraising planning, meetings, events and activities;
  • Co-Plan Organizational Development, working with the team to help USGBC MA continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our network and our mission, including regular staff meetings, and organizational planning and evaluation retreats;
  • Demonstrate leadership and solidarity in network development, engaging and growing the diverse spectrum of stakeholders and communities that USGBC MA seeks to serve and empower.
 
In order to fulfill the stated responsibilities of the role, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
  • Passionate commitment to the principles of sustainability, regeneration, green building, and community development;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the areas listed above under “Primary Duties & Responsibilities”;
  • Enthusiasm for fundraising, writing, organizational development, and sustaining and improving the overall health of the organization;
  • Strong online communications skills, including email, social media, web publishing and analytics; HTML, WordPress or other website editing skills a strong plus;
  • Detail-oriented, thorough; nothing slips by;
  • Prolific and efficient writing skills; ability to write in a variety of styles for multiple audiences;
  • Fluency with graphic design programs and the creation of compelling graphics for marketing purposes;
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience using CRM software and spreadsheets;
  • Successful experience coordinating volunteers and other unpaid stakeholders;
  • Experience working successfully on a multi-location team;
  • Strong work ethic, highly self-motivated;
  • Flexibility in the job role, understanding the need to dynamically respond to evolving and USGBC MA needs that are often driven by external events and opportunities;
  • Willing and able to travel occasionally.
 
Ideally, also:
  • Experienced with green building practices and community sustainability;
  • Experience in association management and engagement;
  • Comfort and experience in public speaking roles;
  • Multimedia skills a plus, including audio, video, and image editing capabilities;
  • Sense of humor!
 
Compensation
$20,000 starting annual salary (for 20h/wk);
Generous vacation & flexible work time policy.
 
To apply, please send a cover letter to Grey Lee, Executive Director, describing your qualifications, and your resume, at info@usgbcma.org by February 3, 2014. We will pursue references of qualified candidates. We look forward to hearing from you!

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