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Director of Conference and Events, AASHE (Philadelphia, PA)

The Director of Conference & Events provides managerial oversight and direction for the coordination and planning of the AASHE Annual Conference & Expo as well as logistical support for other meetings including workshops, retreats and other events. Specific duties include site visit planning, pre and onsite registration management, scheduling, vendor management, room management, budgeting, contract negotiation, Request for Proposal management, site research, and hotel negotiation. AASHE’s Annual Conference is a multi-faceted event that brings together more than 2,300 attendees to participate in pre and post conference workshops and tours plus two days of educational sessions with more than 900 presenters, an exhibit hall with more than 90 exhibitors and 150 volunteers.

Learn more and apply.
 Application deadline: open until filled

Global Warming Intern, Environment America (various locations)

Environment Massachusetts
Global Warming Campus Internship

Make a difference on global warming and clean energy this fall.
Work from campus, 4-7 hours/week.

Global warming is happening and we’re seeing the effects all around us — from dangerous heat waves and droughts to last winter’s snowstorms. And scientists warn it could get much worse unless we act soon.

The good news: we have the solutions. Solar power is taking off, and we’re beginning to harvest energy from the winds off our shores.

But powerful interests, including utility companies and the fossil fuel industry, are threatening to stop clean energy in its tracks.

We’re looking for smart, hard-working students to build the people power it will take to repower Massachusetts with clean energy. Interns will work 4-7 hours per week from campus.

Learn more and apply.
 Application deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015


Sustainability Coordinator, Seattle College District, (Seattle, WA)

This is a full-time, exempt, ongoing opportunity in support of the Seattle College District’s sustainability efforts. The position reports to the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Technology and will serve as lead coordinator for the implementation of a district-wide sustainability plan and continual resource conservation strategies. The coordinator will assist and coordinate efforts across the Seattle Colleges, working with campus sustainability committees, staff, faculty, administrators, and students, to advance the overall sustainability of the District.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the primary institutional contact for sustainability matters.
  • Work with the District Sustainability Committee to coordinate the implementation of a district-wide sustainability plan that includes identification of current efforts, gaps that need to be addressed, and a plan of action and timeline for improving sustainability practices.
  • Research and identify sustainability strategies, and associated costs and benefits, used by other colleges and universities to improve sustainability at the Seattle Colleges.
  • Conduct STARS sustainability assessments for all three colleges, building on past STARS sustainability submissions.
  • Develop and manage a database of utility data for reporting energy benchmarking, greenhouse gas reporting, LEED building reporting, and other official reports for the District.
Application Deadline: November 27th, 2015
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Director of Sustainability, Davidson College, (Davidson, NC)

Main responsibilities:

To provide visionary leadership in the management, administration and strategic planning of sustainability for a highly selective, residential, liberal arts college. The Director is responsible for short-and-long-range sustainability planning for the College, including implementation of new strategies and technologies in support of the triple bottom line of ecological integrity, economic prosperity, and social equity. Additionally, the Director will oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainable practices.


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Project Coordinator, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University (Bloomington)

Manages the Sustainability Internship Program by tracking intern accountability, maintaining program documentation, coordinating events, and developing an alumni network. Acts as liaison for Campus Sustainability Advisory Board by planning meetings and compiling documentation; assists with scheduling and coordination between regional IU campuses on their sustainability initiatives; and works on program specific tasks as directed by management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning and coordinating logistics, researching and evaluating provided services, coordinating on-site event execution, participating in budget development and reporting, processing invoices and reimbursements, and serving as a resource for event participants. Maintains event timelines and other documentation to ensure planning efficiency; designs, develops, and implements office publications; drafts press releases, letters, emails and other communications support; takes pictures, reviews proofs, and checks final product; and maintains office publication timelines and other documentation.

Application Deadline: November 26, 2015
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