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Planning Assistant to UEP Instructor, Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Neighborhood Transportation Planning Assistant for Tufts UEP Instructor Mark Chase. Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of Somerville Neighborways. Ten hours per week/  $12 per hour through August 1st.  Please contact mark.chase@tufts.edu for more information.

Climate Change Research Assistantship, Summer, Tufts University

Synopsis:

A 75-hour summer research assistantship is available for a Tufts undergraduate student interested in contributing to a climate change adaptation plan currently being developed for a coastal community (Exeter, New Hampshire). This project, conducted in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, aims to demonstrate a process for identifying long-term planning options for coastal communities facing the uncertainty of climate change. The town is seeking assistance with making decisions about long-term infrastructure projects that take into account the uncertain impacts of climate change. For example, how do increased flooding hazards from climate change affect their decision regarding where to locate a new wastewater treatment plant? What is the economic value of the riverfront land where a popular commercial street lies?  This work will involve accounting for direct and indirect costs of flood hazards from rivers, urban drainage networks and coastal storm surge. It will also take environmental impacts, namely water quality, into account. In addition to practicing standard cost-benefit analysis methods, the student will gain some experience with modified methods that take future uncertainty into account. This work will also contribute to the dissertation research of Jory Hecht, a Ph.D. student in both the Water Diplomacy program and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. Students are encouraged to use this internship as an opportunity for launching a senior project or another independent study.

Compensation and Logistics:

The compensation for this small internship based at the Medford campus of Tufts University is $10/hour ($750 total). This research is funded from part of a Tufts Institute of the Environment Ph.D. fellowship grant awarded for the 2014-15 academic year. Work schedule is flexible, but would generally be completed at a rate of 5-15 hours per week and can be distributed over a period from May through August.  There may be occasional opportunities to travel to New Hampshire and meet with other project team members as well as community stakeholders, who are a central part of this project.

Qualifications:

Students should be comfortable with quantitative analysis, Microsoft Excel® and Internet-based research. Coursework or experiences with economics (especially cost-benefit analysis, engineering economics and environmental economics), probability and statistics, hydrology and land use planning are desired. Students who are not majoring in economics but have coursework or other experiences with economic analysis are strongly encouraged to apply. Past research experiences are also a plus.

Contact Information:

If interested, please contact Jory Hecht at Jory.Hecht@tufts.edu and send a short cover letter and résumé. Promising candidates will be contacted to schedule on-campus interviews as soon as possible.

Tufts Office of Sustainability is Hiring!

UPDATE 12/7: THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.

THANK YOU for your interest in working for the Office of Sustainability.

Position: Education and Outreach Coordinator, full-time, year-round.

Reporting directly to the Sustainability Program Director, the Education and Outreach Coordinator will design, implement and manage an innovative campus‐wide education, outreach and engagement strategy to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in order to foster a culture of sustainable decision making and action at Tufts.

Key responsibilities of this position include oversight of staff and student sustainability education, leadership and culture change programs; creative and innovative campaign development; collaboration with a diverse array of divisions and departments across the university; and designing outreach and training materials and events.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of related experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Direct experience in sustainability, social marketing, institutional change, and community engagement campaigns.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience leading in-person training programs. Strong public speaking, presentation, and meeting management skills.
  • Ability to develop program and training materials for a variety of target audiences.
  • Ability to gauge program effectiveness from community feedback and implement improvements to processes or the curriculum as needed.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with competing deadlines while maintaining strict attention to details.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a highly diverse, team-based environment.
  • Experience conducting research on environmental and change management issues.
  • Ability to produce accurate and reliable statistics.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in laboratory or clinical environments.
  • Experience with wikis, blogs, or e-learning software tools.
  • Video editing experience.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours as needed.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Click this web address to access the Tufts University Career Center to find more information about this position.

Program Coordinator – Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University has an immediate job opening. The Program Coordinator will manage the administrative and financial functioning of the institute. Responsibilities include managing complex accounts; providing regular financial reports; managing personnel matters and payroll.  This is a particularly good opportunity for someone interested in pursuing an advanced degree at Tufts while working, as Tufts’ benefits include tuition coverage for most courses. For more information, visit here.

Program Coordinator – Global Development and Environment Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to manage the administrative and financial functioning of the institute. Administrative and financial responsibilities include: managing complex accounts; providing regular financial reports; managing personnel matters and payroll; and more. This is a full-time position with salary range in the 35 – 45K range, depending on experience. Benefits include an excellent university benefits package, including health insurance, optional dental, vision, and assorted other insurance options, University contribution to 401(a) Retirement Plan, and tuition-remission for coursework at Tufts. To apply or get more information, visit: www.tufts.edu/hr/jobs/

Contest: Undergrad Environmental Photography – $300 in prizes

The Tufts Environmental Studies Program is holding its first annual Environmental Photo Contest. It’s open to all Tufts undergrads and will include prizes for first place ($150), second place ($100), and third place ($50). CASH MONEY.

Students can submit multiple photos. All photography styles are welcome. Full rules and details are available on Facebook.

Submissions are due to the Environmental Studies Program, 210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall-East Rear Door, Medford Campus, by Monday, Oct. 24.

Submitted prints will be exhibited in the Tufts Institute of the Environment and may be used by the Environmental Studies and TIE in their publications, websites, or for other Tufts-related purposes. Prints will also be showcased in a digital exhibition on the Environmental Studies website.