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Assistant Director: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bard College is seeking an Assistant Director to support the management of the Bard MBA in Sustainability. Bard’s graduate business program fully integrates environmental sustainability, financial profitability, and social equity into a core business curriculum. The Assistant Director is responsible for organizational and budget management; student services; and development of corporate relations and a career services program. The MBA is a new and innovative program designed around a low-residence structure, complemented by regular on-line classes. Weekend residencies are held once each month in New York City or on Bard’s campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. The Assistant Director is based at the Bard campus, with regular travel to New York City. This is a full-time position with a three-year term, renewable upon review. Preferred start date is March 2014. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of management experience, preferably in an academic setting. A Master’s degree or higher is required. For more information about the Bard MBA in Sustainability, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
Graduate Admissions Assistant: Annadale-on-Hudson, NY
Bard College's Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) and the Bard MBA in Sustainability seek applicants for a full-time position as Graduate Admissions Assistant. Responsibilities include representing Bard’s graduate programs in sustainability at graduate school fairs, career fairs, conferences, and other recruiting events, organizing and conducting open houses and information sessions (on-site and online), establishing inquiry and applicant communication plans, and maintaining contact with applicants to assist with the admissions process. We anticipate 8-10 weeks of travel in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring representing both the CEP and MBA programs. Working some weekends and evenings is required. The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree, a valid driver’s license, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be highly proficient in Microsoft Office. Willingness to travel long distances is required. Experience with databases and/or graphic design software is a plus. Previous admissions or marketing experience is preferred. The right candidate will have a professional demeanor, strong organizational skills, can-do attitude, and be willing to work alone and as part of a dynamic admissions team.
Director of Sustainability: Spokane, WA.
Department: Executive Vice President's Office
Posting Number: S186P
The Director of Sustainability will develop and administer programs and provide advice on policies within the area of sustainability at Gonzaga University with the ultimate goal of fully implementing the University Climate Action Plan, creating a Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, and developing a culture of sustainability at the University.
If you are interested in applying for this position, you can find the full position announcement at https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/3665 and information on how to apply at https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com.
Sustainability Specialist: Athens, OH
The Office of Sustainability for the Facilities division is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Sustainability Specialist. Job Opening: Sustainability Specialist, Ohio University
To apply, please complete and submit the online comprehensive application at: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/8176 and be prepared to attach 3 separate documents: Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of 3 professional references with current contact information. This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration apply by December 2, 2013.
Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard: Oberlin, OH
The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for “Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard”. This is a one-year grant funded position (potentially renewable based on grant support) intended for a recent college graduate.
The hire will assist in development, management, assessment and communication related to “Environmental Dashboard”. This novel technology combines environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on resource consumption and environmental conditions in buildings and cities with pro-environmental images and text drawn from community members (see www.oberlindashboard.org). The goal is to develop, test and disseminate this as a technology and approach that enhances “systems thinking” and pro-environmental identity and that can be adopted by communities throughout the Great Lakes and beyond.
The incumbent will assist in all aspects of project management including overseeing students workers, coordination among community partners (including public school teachers, city government, businesses and non-profits) managing the website, assisting in research, assisting in curriculum development (K-12 & college), representing the project and soliciting participation from other communities.
Important skills and experiences include excellent oral and written communication, project management, web management, strong computer aptitude, and a demonstrated interest in promoting environmental sustainability. Exceptional organizational skills and a high level of responsibility are essential.
Review of applicants begins November 25, position starts 1/6/14. A complete job description including instructions for applying is posted at: http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=f744a1bf-35eb-45ac-a57e-df6b64411cac
Community Compost Coordinator: Hardwick, VT
Join the Highfields Center for Composting's dynamic team of ROTstars, committed to building healthy soil and resilient communities. Be a leader in the movement to close the loop on our food system.
The Community Compost Coordinator is responsible for advancing the mission of the Highfields Center for Composting by spearheading the development of Close the Loop! community-based compost programs across Vermont and beyond. This position will work closely with the Highfields team to develop compost collection programs, develop community partnerships, provide compost training and education, and support compost infrastructure development. This position will report to the Close the Loop! Program Manager.
• Support development of community-based compost programs, working with farmers, haulers, businesses and community organizations
• Provide compost education and training to schools, businesses, institutions and the community-at-large
• Work with technical team to support compost infrastructure development and pilot projects
• Support management team in developing new business opportunities and securing grants and contracts
• Represent organization at conferences, community events and partner meetings
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
• Passion for mission, vision and values of Highfields Center for Composting
• BA plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in related field (community development, soil science, food systems, ecology, sustainability).
• Project management experience with proven ability to scope, prioritize and deliver on projects
• Excellent communicator and team player
• Proven ability to scope, prioritize and deliver on projects
• Ability to develop partnerships with organizations
• Outreach and/or sales experience
• Experience working with children and youth
• Upbeat, positive attitude with outgoing personality
• Highly organized work style, with attention to detail
• Willingness to travel
• Sense of humor
• Full-time position based out of Hardwick, Vermont office with flexible schedule and telecommuting options
• Competitive wages
• Benefits including: health insurance plan, compost (one cubic yard free per year, additional volumes at wholesale prices), paid vacation time
• Family friendly environment
• Dynamic, driven, fun community of co-workers
• Opportunity to effect significant change in our food system with tangible outcomes and exercise your full breadth of creativity and savvy
To apply please send a cover letter, resume and reference list to email@example.com
Highfields is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Location: Hardwick, VT
- Compensation: competitive salary
- Telecommuting is ok.
- This is at a non-profit organization.
- OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
Ithaca College Dining Services
Ithaca Dining Services and Sodexo is looking to hire additional sustainability interns! This is a paid internship that allows you to create your own hours. The intern works with other interns in the offices above Terrace Dining Hall on sustainability initiatives to implement in the dining halls. Past initiatives have included trayless dining, bringing local foods to the dining halls, cutting down post consumer waste in the dining halls, participating in Recyclemania, food day, earth day, etc. The intern will work on these initiatives as well as attend dining services events, and update a weekly blog. We are looking for students who are passionate about the environment, who can take their own initiative on tasks, who aren't afraid to talk in a group of people, and who love food! Did I mention interns get a free meal during their shift?!
Students must fill out the application on this link : http://ithacadiningservices.com/index.html (second box that says 'Interested in Student Employment Opportunities) and send the application, plus a resume, to Rachel Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org . Interviews are being held now through Tuesday, December 10th!
Sustainability Intern: Town of Ithaca, NY
DESCRIPTION: The Town of Ithaca is looking to hire a student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent graduate for a part-time position for the spring 2014 semester. The Intern will support the work of the Town’s Sustainability Planner, assisting in a variety of projects related to sustainability in government operations and the broader community. Projects may involve work on: greenhouse gas emissions inventories; energy action plans; and municipal solar energy development.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
· Conduct research and prepare reports
· Collect and analyze data
· Conduct community outreach to increase public engagement
· Create and distribute online and written communications (e.g. press releases, social media)
· Provide administrative help as needed
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
· Knowledge of issues related to energy use and sustainability
· Strong written and oral communication skills
· Proficiency with computer-based communication tools (e.g. Office 2010, social media tools)
· Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
· Motivation and ability to work independently
· Flexibility in schedule is a plus (e.g. ability to attend occasional evening events)
The Intern will work 10 hours per week from early February through early May 2014. Most work will take place at Ithaca Town Hall, but there is the possibility for some work to be done remotely. For those eligible for work study, the hourly pay rate will be $12.00. For those not eligible, this will be a volunteer position.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Application deadline: January 21, 2014 Early applications are encouraged
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