Jobs, Internships and Resources

Organics Program Assistant
City of Cambridge, Public Works Department 

Cambridge, MA

This position is part of a MassDEP grant. During the summer of 2012, the City conducted a feasibility study regarding a possible pilot program for curbside food scraps collection from residents for composting. The study included analysis of potential compost facilities within reasonable proximity to the City and acceptable material requirements; and collection costs and tip fees at potential facilities. Based on this analysis and after consulting with City and MassDEP staff, the City Manager has approved the implementation of a one year pilot program for the collection of food scraps from residents, to begin no later than April 2014. The report is online at www.cambridgema.gov/recycle.

Minimum Requirements: Undergraduate coursework in environmental, communications, planning or other degree granting program that relates to this scope of work. Must have experience working in an office environment and have excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills. Knowledgeable in analyzing economic and operational issues. Strong written skills, quick learner, excellent organization skills, and highly motivated. Must possess a positive and professional attitude, and provide diligent follow-up and attention to detail. Fluency in Microsoft Office.

Rate/Hours of Employment: $17 per hour; 15 hours per week, 96 weeks. Position will begin in September 2013 through June 2015.

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes begins May 28, 2013. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.cambridgema.gov and click on Jobs.

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Global Climate Change Specialist (Sustainable Landscapes)

Washington, D.C. 

The individual selected for this position will be administratively assigned to the Rural Development and Natural Resources Branch (RDNR) of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division (DRDA), Office of Capacity Building and Development (OCBD), Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (FAS/OCBD/DRDA/RDNR). The incumbent will be located in and work directly with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), at their headquarters offices located in Washington, D.C. The position is assigned to the USAID/Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3), Global Climate Change Office (GCC).

The successful candidate will be responsible for forging strong professional partnerships with other federal agencies in developing and implementing inter-agency efforts to address climate change in cooperation with developing nations. S/he will provide technical support and advice to USAID field missions and bureaus in the development and implementation of USAID-sponsored climate change program activities, particularly those related to sustainable land use and forestry issues. S/he will also develop and maintain strong programmatic links between USAID Missions and inter-agency programs by providing regular updates on issues and activities to the field, and involving Missions in the broader development efforts and implementation of USG climate programs.

Please see the website for full posting - http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/drd/icdjobs.html

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Agricultural Program Director

Leominster, MA

Position Description: The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) envision a Commonwealth that is thriving as a result of people’s commitment to creating healthy, active, and green communities. We believe that a sustainable local food system that is inclusive of all people is fundamental to a vibrant future for Massachusetts as a sustainable system reaps a myriad of environmental, social and economic benefits for individuals and local communities. In light of increasingly troubling trends such as food insecurity, diet-related illness, natural resource degradation, and climate change, The Trustees recognize the urgent need – and the opportunity – to play an active role in improving the local and regional food systems and engage many more people in these critical issues.

The Agricultural Program Director (APD) develops and implements The Trustees’ agricultural strategy, which is focused on a) nurturing a growing network of Community Farms throughout the Commonwealth, b) increasing the amount of sustainably produced food in Massachusetts, and c) working to improve food access for all. The APD leverages The Trustees statewide agricultural work, including partnerships with a growing number of collaborators, to improve the public’s access to local fresh food and, when possible, connections with sustainable agricultural landscapes. Given The Trustees active affiliations, the existing network of farms, and the engagement opportunities with Trustees’ members and visitors, the Agricultural Program Director has a unique opportunity to realize The Trustees potential as a leading farm and community garden resource in the region.

Additional Information: The Agricultural Program Director reports to the Vice President for Program Leadership and works with a diverse professional team that includes farmers, urban gardeners, educators, ecologists, land conservation staff, and cultural resource experts, along with numerous volunteers. The Agricultural Program Director provides high-level, strategic oversight for The Trustees’ farm-based staff, who report principally to their local property Superintendent for day-to-day guidance and support. This is a salaried position that can be based at the Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster, Long Hill in Beverly, or Moose Hill Farm in Sharon. The position provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, life insurance, and an employer-funded retirement plan. The candidate should have the ability to travel throughout the state using her/his own transportation.

To Apply:

Please email resume, cover letter, and three references to edeliso@ttor.org. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job announcement. Emailed submissions are preferred with the subject line “Agriculture Program Director_[last name]”. Regular mail submission should be sent to:

Attn: Elizabeth Deliso — Agriculture Program Director Search
The Trustees of Reservations
464 Abbott Avenue
Leominster, MA 01453

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Field Manager and Crew Supervisors

Boston, MA

Youth Conservation Corps employs teens as stewards of the natural environment in their own neighborhoods working cooperatively to complete conservation projects while earning much-needed income. BNAN is looking for committed, energetic adults with a passion for the outdoors to work with teens for what will be YCC’s 19th summer this year.

Youth Conservation Corps Staff Positions:

Field Manager/Coordinator (1 opening)

Crew Supervisor (4 openings)

Responsibilities: Field Manager/Coordinator: The Field Manager/Coordinator is responsible for organizing all logistics pertaining to the four YCC crews’ work plans, i.e.: work sites, projects, supplies, personnel support and payroll, as well as managing the environmental education components. The Field Manager/Coordinator directly oversees the four YCC crew supervisors and will assist and support them with any issues that arise, allotting equal time to all crews. Prior to the start of the program, the Field Manager’s time is devoted to logistics planning, pulling together educational materials and planning staff training while time following program completion is utilized to gather feedback for the program’s season-end report. This position works closely with BNAN’s Program Manager.

Crew Supervisor: Supervisors will be responsible for leading a team of 10-12 urban youth, ages 15-17 at one of the above 4 locations. Supervisor will be accountable for the physical work, wellbeing, behavior and safety of the crewmembers. Daily tasks include coordinating the crew’s approach to work projects, teaching and following best practices, delivering formal and informal environmental education lessons, and facilitating teambuilding activities. Working with BNAN staff and on-site project partners, the Supervisor is responsible for high quality project outcome and learning experience of the youth.

To apply: Send a detailed cover letter and resume to Dana Chepulis, Interim Program Manager dana@bostonnatural.org Please include your first and last name in the title of your file attachments. Learn more at www.bostonnatural.org • 617-542-7696 • Application Deadline: March 31, 2013

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Program Fellow, Andes-Amazon Initiative

Palo Alto, CA

Established in September 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to advance environmental conservation, scientific research, and patient care. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is among the 10 largest foundations in the U.S. and one of the largest private funders of environmental conservation and science in the world.

The Andes-Amazon Initiative’s goal is to conserve the Amazonian forests, which provide habitat for biodiversity and regulate the regional climate cycle. To achieve this goal, the Foundation supports work that addresses the following elements:

  • Resilient protected areas and protected area systems,
  • The transformation of frontier economies, and
  • Basin-wide enabling conditions for conservation.

The Program Fellow will:

  • Contribute to development of the Initiative’s overall strategic framework
  • Carry out activities beyond grantmaking to help drive change in the Initiative’s problem space (e.g. convening, facilitating, networking)
  • Manage external relationships with grantees and other key partners in support of Initiative goals
  • Coordinate with internal staff to complete grant-making and monitoring processes
  • Participate in periodic presentations on Initiative/Program strategy and progress to the Board, senior management, and other Foundation staff
  • Maintain solid knowledge of the field and key emerging trends
  • Be an effective contributor on a variety of Program- and Foundation- wide issues beyond the Initiative as required

For more information please visit the Andes-Amazon Initiative website: http://www.moore.org/aai-strategies.aspx

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to:

jobs@moore.org

Please include AAI Program Fellow in the subject line.

For other positions available, please visit http://www.moore.org/employment.aspx

 


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