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Current Opportunities

Tufts Institute of the Environment, Associate Director (posted 6/8/2016)

The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) administrative director implements and manages TIE programs in the designated areas of education and scholarship, TIE budgets, identifies funding opportunities and participates in preparing grant proposals. The administrative director ensures that TIE programs are developed and implemented and effectively represented to internal and external constituencies. The administrative director is also responsible for the all operations of TIE as a key cross-school program of the university. The administrative director supervises the TIE administrative staff including those shared with the Water: Systems, Science and Society program, student workers, and any temporary employees. The administrative director reports administratively to the designated Associate Provost but also takes programmatic direction from the TIE faculty co-directors.

Basic Requirements:
• Microsoft software, web, and electronic communication familiarity.
• Ability to be trained on business process interfaces.
• Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to the environment.
• 5-10 years of relevant management experience in environmental research or policy setting.
• Excellent communication and management skills.
• Demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal skills; research skills; excellent communication, writing, and editing skills; organizational, time-management and implementation skills.
• Program evaluation skills.
• High level supervisory experience.
• Resourcefulness.
• Familiarity with information and communication technology.
• Ability to work creatively in an academic setting both independently and collaboratively with students, faculty, administration and other constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least ten years of experience are preferred. Electronic project management experience a plus.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM; with occasional weekend and evening hours for public programs and other Institute activities as needed.

External Opportunities

Tufts Office of Sustainability, Outreach and Education Program Administrator (posted 6/8/2016)

The Education and Outreach Program Administrator is responsible for managing the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative campus‐wide education, outreach, and engagement strategies to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors, enhance awareness of Tufts’ sustainability initiatives and accomplishments, and foster a culture of sustainable decision-making and action at Tufts.

This position develops, manages, leads, and evaluates both student and employee education and behavior change programs, such as the student Eco-Reps program and employee Eco-Ambassador and Green Office Certification programs. S/he develops and implements creative and innovative trainings, resources, campaigns, and events to foster sustainable behavior among staff, faculty, and students across the university’s three campuses. This individual also collaborates with a diverse array of divisions, departments, offices, and student groups across the university to educate and train their members, provide strategic guidance on the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives and programs, and advance university-wide sustainability projects and goals.

Basic Requirements:
• 3-5 years direct experience in community engagement campaigns, campus and office sustainability, and/or training.
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
• Direct experience in sustainability, community based social marketing, institutional change, and community engagement campaigns.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Experience leading in-person training programs.
• Strong public speaking, presentation, facilitation, and meeting management skills.
• Ability to develop program and training materials for a variety of target audiences.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple concurrent projects with competing deadlines while maintaining strict attention to detail.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a highly diverse, team-based environment.
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of environmental sustainability issues, green living, energy conservation, recycling, climate change, behavior change strategies, etc.
• Resilient personality with a high degree of flexibility, adaptability, and general ability to respond to emerging opportunities in a constantly changing environment.
• Well organized and detail oriented.
• Positive, can-do attitude.
• Creative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial with a high level of energy and initiative.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to gauge program effectiveness from community feedback and implement improvements to processes or the curriculum as needed.
• Experience with web content management tools, blogs, newsletter engines, such as Mailchimp, web-based collaboration tools (Box, Asana, etc.), and training platforms.
• Experience designing and running Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) campaigns.
• Experience conducting research on environmental and change management issues.
• Experience coordinating and engaging with diverse stakeholder groups.
• Ability to produce accurate and reliable statistics.
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
While based on the Medford/Somerville campus, this individual will be expected to periodically travel to Tufts’ campuses in Boston and Grafton. This position also entails periodic work outside of conventional office hours (e.g. in evenings, on weekends). Tufts University has many research laboratories as well as clinics for dental and veterinary medicine. This position may have incidental exposure to animals and chemicals on an occasional basis (e.g. talking to a professor in their laboratory or evaluating recycling containers in a clinic).


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Tufts affiliates should browse the list of Jobs and Internships posted at the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors website. Please note that this resource can only be accessed from computers at Tufts.

The Environmental Studies Program posts frequently updated internship and career listings here.

The Office of Sustainability regularly updates their website with Careers and Internships opportunities.

Our partner, The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), has an Environmental Internship Clearinghouse portal with a broad array of internship opportunities.