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AmeriCorps Education & Outreach Coordinator (Raleigh, NC)

This position is based at the NC State University Sustainability Office in Raleigh, NC. The University Sustainability Office’s mission is to equip the NC State community for a leaner, smarter, stronger future. Our vision is to build a culture that creates leaders and sustainable solutions for global challenges.

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to:

  • Build strong connections across campus
  • Promote environmental education through service learning
  • Create concrete ways sustainability programs can connect with underserved populations
  • Help define and articulate the interconnectedness of sustainability and diversity on campus
  • Infuse cultural competence into sustainability programs
  • Create network and programs that can be carried forward
  • Determine a focus for NC State’s sustainability and diversity focus
  • Use environmental education as a connector for the local solutions that support all people
  • Provide environmental educational training and resources to diverse audiences on campus

Position responsibilities

Position responsibilities and duties will include the following:

  • Outreach: workshops, presentations
  • Planning: events, service projects
  • Build relationships: connect departments, student groups, community groups
  • Set the direction, identify priorities
  • Be a catalyst to join movements
  • Program development: create presentations tailored to  specific audiences

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Interest in sustainability and/or environmental education
  • Organizational skills
  • Interest in learning about and working with diverse populations
  • Planning skills

Essential Functions/physical demands

The member will primarily work in an office space.

Preferred schedule

Monday- Friday 8 am – 5pm (but flexible)

Some after hours (only when necessary)

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Mar 30: 6th Annual Babson Energy and Environmental Conference

6th Annual Babson Energy and Environmental Conference
Energy, Environment, & Entrepreneurship — Challenging Assumptions, Changing Perceptions

Please join us on Friday, March 30th, 2012 for the 6th annual Babson Energy and Environmental Conference.  During this day-long event we will address the real challenges and the exciting opportunities in energy, alternative transportation, sustainable development, Cleantech investing, and several other crucial topics within the energy and environmental space.

This year’s theme is “Energy, Environment & Entrepreneurship: Challenging Assumptions, Changing Perceptions.”

Come ask tough questions about the direction of green innovation and what issues entrepreneurs face in the green space.

With a compelling list of speakers, the day is guaranteed to be enlightening and fun!

Keynote Speakers:
·         Ian Bowles – Former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts;  Managing Director, Rhumb Line Energy LLC
·         Mark Rodgers – Director of Communications, Cape Wind
·         T.I. (Tahmid) Mizan, Senior Technology Planning Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation
·         Dr. Leonard Schlesinger – President, Babson College
·         Dr. Richard Miller – President, Olin College
·         Mark Donohue – Conference Founder & Founding Sponsor

Other Speakers Include:
·         Craig Scott – Manager of Advanced Technologies, Toyota
·         Kazunari Yoshimura – Representative, Global Water Japan
·         Lynnette McIntire – Director of Sustainability, UPS
·         Brad George, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Panels Include Topics:
·         The Reality of Electric Vehicles
·         Food Packaging: Cost vs. the Environment
·         Challenges and Opportunities in Green Buildings
·         Future of Financing for Renewable Energy Projects
·         Water in the Developing World: Harsh Reality and Inspiring Innovations

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn about key issues driving the Cleantech and environmental space, while addressing the most relevant issues to entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and practitioners. Further, attendees will have the opportunity to network with approximately 500 industry professionals and MBA students.

For more information about the conference or to REGISTER, click here.

Mar 6: “Networking in the Non-Profit World” with Drew Love

Tufts Food For Thought Presents: Networking in the Non-Profit World
Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00pm in Barnum 114

Looking for a meaningful job experience?
Want to learn how to network with nonprofit professionals?

Come and learn how with Drew Love!

Drew Love is a BU alum who has found his passion working for
non-profits and social enterprises dedicated to creating sustainable
and fair food systems. Drew is the marketing assistant at the Public
Conversations Project, the Food Access Pilot Project coordinator for
Northeast Organic Farming Association, and the social media consultant
for Dean’s Beans.

Drew’s discussion will be followed by a Q & A session. Refreshments from Danish Pastry House will
be served!