The Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for a work-study student for the spring semester. The Office of Energy and Environment is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. The E&E office works on climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, to improve energy efficiency, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading the resiliency and adaptation planning for the City of Medford.
General office help is needed and frequently involves collecting energy use data from municipal sources and keeping it updated in state and federal databases as well as updating the website and helping residents. Site visits to environmental projects throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. In the spring and summer, help is needed to organize and run Medford’s Harvest Your Energy Festival and the Medford Green Awards. In addition, there are frequently residential outreach programs that need coordination.
|To Apply: Email a copy of your resume and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at email@example.com
Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. We’re working on national campaigns to reduce global warming pollution, restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s streams, expand solar power across the country, end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, and counter the influence of Super PACs and billionaires over our elections.
Your campaign assignment will depend in part on where you applied to work and what issue we can make the biggest difference on in that state. For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a wavering senator in your state to vote the right way on crucial Clean Water Act protections. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that “going big on solar” is an opportunity to be a hero with the public.
The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year and $27,000 in the second year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
The positions are part of a new, transdisciplinary project funded by the State of Lower Saxony and Volkswagen Foundation entitled “Educating Future Change Agents – Higher Education as a Motor of the Sustainability Transformation”.
About the Project
Higher education for sustainable development supports future change agents in acquiring competencies necessary for undertaking the societal transition towards sustainability. The range of competencies considered critical for change agents in sustainability can be summarized in a small set of key competencies. Conveyance and acquisition of key competencies in sustainability would ideally happen on two levels. The first is the level of courses, with their topics, learning objectives, pedagogies, and assessments. The second, complementary level is the level of curricula, which is composed of courses and also includes cross-cutting programs and pedagogies (e.g., problem-based learning programs), embedded in particular institutional cultures.
There are two postdoctoral associate positions, each focusing on a different project aspect. You will be expected to work closely with the research consortium, including one other postdoctoral associate (level of curricula), four Principal Investigators, and five PhD students.
The sustainability coordinator will provide leadership and coordination to Goucher’s various administrative and co-curricular sustainability efforts. Through a collaborative approach, the coordinator will connect various campus resources and the work of key stakeholders to maximize Goucher’s impact on reducing waste and supporting green initiatives. The incumbent will facilitate student involvement in sustainability initiatives; serve as an advisor to several sustainability-related student clubs; and ensure collaboration between all constituents and appropriate offices. The successful candidate will also develop intentional marketing methods, including print and social media, and update the college’s website with sustainability information.
In addition to these responsibilities, the sustainability coordinator will also serve as a resource to the chairpersons of Goucher’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (GESAC); collect data and complete annual reports, including greenhouse gas inventory and climate commitment progress reports; and serve as a campus advocate and educator around sustainability initiatives, to include consideration of curricular and co-curricular approaches to educate students about sustainability efforts.
|Review of applications will begin on Monday February 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Join a leading research and health care University while pursuing your professional interest in sustainability. Reporting to the Director, this role will tap into your existing knowledge and afford you an opportunity to learn new aspects and applications of sustainability.
The Sustainability Coordinator Analyst II tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data management of sustainability data/metrics for annual/bi-annual reporting, enhancing and managing sustainability education/outreach programs, developing and managing LivingGreen certification programs, Coordinating the LivingGreen Fair, updating website content, assisting with the management of student interns and volunteers, planning regular outreach and special events, implementing a communications and outreach program.