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Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Boston/New England

The Urban Land Institute is seeking a new executive director for its Boston/New England branch. Learn more.

Switzer Environmental Fellowship

DEADLINE: January 10, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the 2014 Switzer Environmental Fellowships is now open. Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award, as well as access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, a vibrant community of over 530 Switzer Fellows and environmental leaders. The Switzer Fellowship is not intended to be a research fellowship. We fund individuals doing a wide variety of environmental work (e.g., science, law, policy, engineering). Learn more/apply.

Organizational Intern, Toxics Action Center

At Toxics Action Center, we start from the core belief that everyone has a right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community where government operates responsively and democratically. Our mission is to make these rights a reality by organizing side by side with residents who are facing toxic threats. We train residents in the skills and know-how they need to run effective local campaigns, while also developing long-term leaders to fuel New England’s progressive movements.
 
Over the last 26 years, Toxics Action Center has organized side by side with residents in more than 700 communities as the 911 of the environmental movement, winning countless victories to protect public health and the environment and sparking broader state and regional policy changes.
 
Toxics Action Center seeks an intern that will play a key role in support of our program work. Organizational interns work closely with the administrator, event planner and development director. They will take part in the foundations of Toxics Action Center’s work, helping with fundraising efforts, planning our annual activist conference, and administrative duties.
 
Responsibilities
 
- Manage Toxics Action Center’s social media, including Facebook, flickr and twitter.
- Create action alerts for members to weigh-in with decision makers on important issues.
- Play a key role in putting together events such as house party fundraisers and activist conferences.
- Maintain and organize records of donors, member lists, news articles, trainings and more.
- Recruit supporters out to events, including movie screenings, rallies, press conferences, and public hearings.
- Assist with general administrative tasks 
 
Skills Required
 
- Commitment to environmental issues and social change
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Desire to develop event planning and outreach skills
- Social media aptitude
- Must learn quickly and work efficiently
 
To Apply
 
Our internships operate on a rolling start and end date and have flexible hours. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Megan Stokes at megan@toxicsaction.org.
 
Toxics Action Center is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the base of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Organic Land Care Program Coordinator – NOFA/Mass

Deadline for application is February 17.

The NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care Program, in its 13th year, is the statewide educational and outreach resource for organic landscaping information. The coordinator position is for a self-starter with flexible hours who can not only develop and envision the job, but set his/her own schedule and coordinate/collaborate with NOFA/Mass staff, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs), other industry organizations and non-profits, and collaborate with CT NOFA and the Organic Land Care Program committee.

Position requires working closely with NOFA/Mass Education/Executive Director, Organic Land Care Program Manager (in CT), and volunteer NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care committee to:

  • Develop, publicize, market and fully coordinate two professional-level trainings in Organic Land Care (one half-day intensive and one full day on Organic Turf) as well as educational programming and outreach events targeted at homeowners/ consumers (as deemed appropriate and where time allows)
  • Maintain a NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care steering committee composed primarily of AOLCPs to help guide program development and sustainability and to build up the NOFA/Mass volunteer base on the land care topic
  • Direct inquiries from the landscaper and consumer/homeowner community toward appropriate resources
  • Collaborate with NOFA/Mass outreach staff and CT NOFA staff to promote and advocate for organic land care topics at OLC related events, trade shows and conferences

This part-time job will require approximately 300 hours per year, with the majority of hours worked between Oct. 1 and April 1. Starting compensation is $13/hour. Working with NOFA/Mass is for folks who have an entrepreneurial bent, see this work as part of a living in the world of organic sustainability and enjoy working with others who have a passion for social change.

Skills required:
·       MS Word and Excel
·       Online social media networking proficiency
·       Interest in / basic familiarity with topics in organic land care and farming

Skills preferred:
·      Accredited Organic Land Care Professional strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has direct experience in landscaping, horticulture, nursery production and/or soil fertility
·      InDesign, Quark, PhotoShop or other design software experience helpful
·      Marketing, outreach or community organizing experience is also helpful

Send resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Julie Rawson at julie@nofamass.org. Questions, email or call Julie at 978-355-2853. This position will start on March 15, 2013. For more information, click here.

Sep 21: New England Campus Sustainability Forum (Boston, MA)

Save the Date: New England Campus Sustainability Forum

The New England Campus Sustainability Forum will take place on September 21st at the Colleges of the Fenway in Boston, MA. The Forum is designed to leverage the collective resources of schools and colleges, and we hope to attract campus sustainability stakeholders such as administrators, facilities personnel, sustainability directors, interested faculty and staff, and students.

Please save the date and circulate the above announcement to your friends and colleagues in the higher education sustainability community.

More details on the Forum are coming soon!

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