Author: Isabella M. Kiser (Page 1 of 49)

Sustainability Intern, SMFA at Tufts (Boston, MA)

The Sustainability Intern will participate in the life of the Sustainability Committee, a group of faculty, students, staff, and alumni who identify and search solutions for environmental issues at SMFA (with its relationship to other Tufts campuses and neighboring communities). The Intern will actively and creatively contribute to shaping solutions and posing questions.  

The intern will work for about 150 hrs during the 2020-21 academic year (6 hrs a week for 25 weeks throughout the year at a rate of $12/hr. The intern will report to the Committee’s chair (Silvia Bottinelli) by submitting a summary of the work done each week. 

Corporate Social Responsibility Associate, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA)

The Associate will be a key member of the CSR team, developing and driving the processes to support corporate reporting, disclosure and communication on environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. The Associate’s role will help strengthen strategic initiatives, processes and culture to champion and coordinate companywide commitments to CSR, thereby enhancing Thermo Fisher’s reporting capabilities to meet requirements by global investors, customers and other stakeholders.

Annual Environmental Brunch, Tufts University (Remote)

Join The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), The Office of Sustainability (OOS), and the Environmental Studies Department (ENVS) on Zoom for the annual Environmental Brunch!

WHEN: Friday, September 25th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

WHERE: Zoom RSVP required

WHAT: Network with students, faculty, and groups, find environmental opportunities on campus, and discuss environmental topics and issues. The event will feature brief presentations by the following faculty and staff regarding their departments:

  • Shoshana Blank, Office of Sustainability
  • Professor Laura Corlin, Public Health and Community Medicine
  • Allison Robbins, Master’s of Conservation Medicine
  • Sylvia Bottenelli, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA)
  • with more units and speakers to be announced!

Breakout rooms will follow faculty and staff presentations to facilitate student queries and networking. Stay tuned for further details!

Biodiversity Conservation Assistant, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Brussels, Belgium)

Under direct supervision of the European Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator and in collaboration with other staff of the IUCN European Regional Office, the Biodiversity Conservation Assistant will support the work and projects of the IUCN Global Species Programme in Europe. This will include providing support to certain tasks within the project portfolio, as needed. The workload is expected to be 60% administrative support and 40% technical support, although this proportion could change depending on the real project needs during the time period of this contract. Administrative support includes assistance with project development, contract administration, and event planning and organisation. Specifically, the position will entail:

• Assist in the implementation of the European Red Lists Initiative, currently encompassing Hoverflies but could be expanded, including: liaising with experts and monitoring their progress in delivering high quality assessments, coordinating all administrative tasks inherent to the organization of assessment workshops, compiling species photos and uploading them to the Red List Species Information System, and contributing to drafting project reports. Providing support to this task will require some training in Red List assessments that will be provided by the team.

• Support the implementation of new projects in the portfolio related to pollinator conservation and invasive alien species management that entail the organization of stakeholder meetings and workshops

• Support the organization of project meetings and events

• Support the development of new project proposals

• Provide a range of administrative support functions on a day-to-day basis transversal to several projects (e.g. processing of invoices, issuing consultancy contracts, etc);

• Will be required to provide support on a range of tasks as delegated by their Line Manager.

Land Stewardship Manager, The Conservation Foundation (Naperville, IL)

The Manager is responsible for the ecological restoration, management and related maintenance of TCF’s natural areas, contracted natural areas and certain conservation easements. This position includes the management and coordination of stewardship volunteers, interns, restoration and other related contractors. The Manager is also responsible for managing and reporting on stewardship related grants from both public and private funders.

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