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Sustainability Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Florida

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2013

The University of Florida Office of Sustainability is seeking an Outreach and Communications Coordinator. This Coordinator promotes sustainability on campus through the effective and creative communication of sustainability principles, campus sustainability initiatives, and institutional best practices in ways that engage and motivate the full range of the campus community (faculty, staff, students) and the community-at-large. In addition, the Coordinator will be required to collaboratively oversee the creation of behavior change campaigns targeting all members of the campus community (faculty, staff, students) that show progress toward campus-wide sustainability goals and commitments. The Coordinator will be expected to be a strong member of a collaborative team within the Office of Sustainability working to be both a resource and inspiration for the campus community as it works to make the University of Florida a model and national leader in sustainability.

Learn more.

Various Positions, Amp

The following 3 positions are open at the recently released tech startup called Amp, which is like Yelp for sustainability resources. Our mission is to organize the best links, media and documents for the students, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs driving business in the way of social and environmental progress. Our vision is to become the largest peer-reviewed sustainability directory in the world. You can check out our pitch video here.

Technical co-founder
We currently have two co-founders – one with an IT project management background (John Lehnert), and one with a market research and business development background (Sarah McKinney). We’re seeking a technical co-founder to join our team who is passionate about social impact, a skilled coder, a solid communicator, and someone who has a strong desire to contribute to the company’s ongoing strategy. We’re prepared to offer equity, and are open to a part-time situation to begin with while we continue to gain traction with the understanding being that it would become full-time gig when things take off. We’re based in Santa Monica, and would love to work with someone locally but that is not required.
The core technologies used to develop Amp’s site are: PHP 5.4+, CAKE 2.0, MySQL5.1+, jQuery (Rate-it & Tag-it), HTML5, CSS3 and GIT. The individual we’re looking for must have experience with PHP, CAKE Framework and Amazon Web Services. Having NoSQL experience would be a plus.
Community Engagement Intern
We are seeking an intern who is able to help us keep up with the pace of our user growth for approximately 10 hours/week. This person must be passionate about sustainability and enjoy tracking new resources in the space (e.g., events, websites, reports, companies, etc.). You will be responsible for staying on top of new resources to add to Amp’s directory, editing and approving resources that are submitted by other users, and leveraging social media to drive traffic to the site and increase engagement (i.e., ratings & reviews). Being very savvy with social media is important, as is having a positive attitude, being a self-starter, and having a dependable work ethic. We’re based in Santa Monica, but this position can be done remotely with regular email and phone correspondence expected.
College Outreach Intern
We are looking for an intern to help us manage outreach efforts to various universities and student networks focused on sustainability for approximately 10 hours/week. Students are constantly searching for information and resources, and creating content they could either sell through our PDF exchange or download, building upon learning instead of duplicating it. You will be responsible for going through our growing spreadsheet of contacts, reaching out to new contacts, and getting creative with ways to engage the various student populations. It’s important that this individual be passionate about sustainability, and be an outgoing go-getter that believes in Amp’s mission and feels genuinely excited to help spread the word. Solid communication skills and dependable work ethic are a must. We’re based in Santa Monica, but this position can be done remotely with regular email and phone correspondence expected.

Sustainability Specialist (CA)

 

University of California, Riverside

Under the general direction of the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Specialist administers the Waste Diversion Education Program to include data collection, analysis, reporting, training, and communication. The Specialist is also responsible for peer education, advertising, and outreach to promote sustainability initiatives, recruit student volunteers, increase awareness of campus programs, and plan weekly outreach and special events. The Specialist maintains the department’s social media presence by updating the department’s website and blog page.

Learn more/apply.

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.

Environmental Educator (Boston, Ma)

Conservation Begins Here.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire local high school students for the school year.  SCA is America’s #1 Conservation Service Organization.

The SCA is looking for an educator to work with 5 SCA local Boston High School ambassadors after school and on Saturdays. The educator will be responsible for leading, mentoring and guiding these students in learning about local environmental issues. Educator will also help students develop plans for the delivery of lessons to afterschool students ages 6-13. Successful completion of this role will lead to summer work as an SCA Field Leader in Boston.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead Boston Outreach Ambassadors  (BOOYA) in creating educational activities for delivery to elementary and middle school children
  • Plan regular weekly lessons and activities for Crew Members
  • Train and supervise safety, activity and proper tool use of crew members and volunteers during monthly service projects
  • Follow all SCA policies & procedures as required for the position
  • Manage budget and necessary purchasing for crew and project
  • Manage relationships with agency partner
  • Facilitate crew operations: tools & equipment, work schedule, etc.
  • Manage all medical and first aid aspects
  • Communicate with full time SCA field staff as required
  • Supervise crew members during the work day
  • Organize & lead (and in some cases guide members through these processes) monthly service      projects in collaboration with SCA and Audubon staff
  • Complete required program reporting and documentation
  • Supervise and work with crew in updates of Boston Facebook and Twitter Accounts
  • Pick up rental minivan for transportation of youth as needed

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must possess current First Aid certification & CPR by the start of the orientation training
  • Documented experience working with youth or young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Experience as a teacher or leader in an informal or formal educational environment
  • Experience with conservation work skills or related skills, i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction,      chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening
  • Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements. The      employee must occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more
  • Must have personal housing arrangements in Boston
  • Bachelors or higher in environmental or biological science/ education, informal/outdoor education
  • Experience working with students 14-19 required; additional experience working with youth ages 5-13 (esp. 10-13) preferred
  • Superior skill in working with Facebook and Twitter Blogging and Instagram
  • Experience developing and leading interactive hands-on science based activities required
  • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Valid driver¹s license and MVR that meets SCA standards required
  • Ability to meet SCA¹s criminal background check standards

Compensation:
Hours: 3pm-6pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; Saturdays (exact times TBD) plus out of work planning time.
Pay: $115/day

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to leaders@theSCA.org referencing: ³Boston Environmental Educator² in the subject line.  Questions? Ask us at leaders@thesca.org

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

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