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Mystic Mural Environmental Education Coordinator, Somerville Arts Council (Somerville, MA)

Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead fieldtrips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs. This contract work will provide experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project. Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips. Topics to address are: flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. For more information and images go to: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/mysticmural

 

Scope of Service:
• Present experiential workshops to youth about the Mystic River and its environs.
• Collaborate with Mural Artist to implement the environmental component of Mystic Mural program.
• Collaborate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge; help lead fieldtrips.
• Adapt and implement an existing 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.
• Complete a program review narrative.

Seeking applicant who has environmental education experience working with youth. This is NOT a position to support the design and painting of the mural, but rather to support environmental education component of the summer project. Contract ideal for teacher or others seeking a fun, enjoyable short contract for July.

 

Compensation:
Teaching/On-site: 5 hrs/day x 8 days x $20/hr = $800
Plan/prep/evaluation: 10 hrs x $20/hr = $200
Total Compensation: $1000

 

Timeline:
2017 program year will start Monday, July10th and continue for 3- 4 weeks.

 

To apply:
Please send short email letter outlining experience and attached resume. Send to: Gregory Jenkins, gjenkins@somervillema.gov

Clean Air Coordinator, MAPC (Boston MA)

Job Description

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Clean Energy Coordinator/Planner who will work on a wide variety of projects in our region, including undertaking comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurement; supporting procurement activities in LED lighting and other fields, including interviewing vendors, designing specs and scopes, conducting product and market research, convening municipalities, issuing bids, collecting and managing data, tracking project progress, and troubleshooting problems; developing and analyzing energy use baselines and inventories; facilitating the drafting and adoption of supportive bylaws, ordinances, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; managing programs, budgets, and stakeholder relationships; designing and evaluating policies, strategies, toolkits, and reports on energy-related topics; and evaluating and recommending improvements to laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage clean energy and regional collaboration, and presenting on topics to diverse audiences.

Qualification

Candidates must have either a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting or a Master’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with training in energy systems, climate, or related disciplines and a minimum of one year of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting.

  • Experience with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding energy procurement practices, the Green Communities Act and Global Warming Solutions Act, and other environmental, climate, and renewable energy federal, state, and local regulations and policies;
  • Knowledge and experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, particularly in lighting, LEDs, and municipal procurement;
  • Ability to analyze energy data and identify energy use trends;
  • Ability to convey basic energy topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Strong research, writing, analysis, and public presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and key energy related tools, such as MassEnergy Insight or Energy Star Portfolio Manager;
  • Competency and flexibility in public process, facilitation, and collaboration; ability to work with the public and to articulate planning and policy issues to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively with community groups and government officials, especially local elected and appointed officials; and
  • Ability to work well independently on projects and programs as well as within a team setting.

How to Apply

The position is open until filled; and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
Apply here

Learn more about the job and MAPC here.

 

Put a Price On it Fellowship

Our Climate mobilizes young people to advocate for fair and effective carbon pricing policy through the Put a Price on It campaign. Our Fellowship Program is a structured program in which participants lead a campaign for carbon pricing in their communities. Fellows give 5-10 hours/week, in which they gain experience organizing and training other students, rally public support for a national and state carbon pricing policy, and directly engage with elected officials. Fellows receive support from Our Climate and Citizens’ Climate Lobby staff as they work to achieve the goals of the campaign.
Fellowship applications are accepted until May 1 for the Summer, June 18 for Fall, and December 15 for Spring. Stipends are available for the Fall and Spring positions, amount depending on fundraising outcomes.

Tufts Environmental Career Night 2017

Join Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA)’s sixth annual Career Night! The evening is dedicated to students and alumni pursuing careers in the environmental job market and who would benefit from the practical, real-world experience of alumni who have succeeded in this field. Come connect with fellow Jumbos working in the environmental field and network with the next generation of environmental professionals.

Alumni Panelists include professionals from across disciplines, including environmental health, environmental policy and environmental science. These panelists and additional Alumni Ambassadors will participate in a networking session after the panel. Contact information for the panelists and the ambassadors will be included in a handout for students, so you do not want to miss out on this valuable resource and this great networking experience! Some of the panelists include:

* Dr. Barry Levy, an occupational and environmental health physician and epidemiologist, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, past President of the American Public Health Association, and etc. Graduate of Tufts from 1966.

* Kate Konschnik, Director of the Harvard Environmental Policy Initiative at Harvard Law School,former environmental enforcement attorney at the DOJ, and former counsel to a United States Senator. Graduated from Tufts in 1994

* Alyssa Le, an analyst in Abt Associates’ water practice.

* Jim Young, a Tufts geology alumnus and was former Licensed Site Professional (LSP) Association President in 2010

This event will take place Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 pm at Dowling Hall, 7th Floor. Room 745 A&B.

Register here!

Organization Internship, Toxics Action Center (Boston, MA)

Toxics Action Center seeks an intern that will play a key role in support of our program work. We believe everyone has the right to clean air, clean water and healthy communities. We work side-by-side with communities on the front-lines of facing toxic problems to make these rights a reality. See more at toxicsaction.org

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
Visit their website
To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to Megan Stokes
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