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Dec
10

The Job: Educator

What we need: A dynamic, science-savvy, education-driven performer to deliver ACE multimedia presentations on climate change to high school students in New England.  (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.) You’ll be in the trenches with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After each presentation you’ll be working with youth to create ACE Action Teams that work on a variety of climate change projects, from recycling and composting programs to throwing green proms. We also need a power-networker to build partnerships with schools, nonprofits, celebrities and companies.

Our Educators work from home when they’re not giving presentations, meet once a week with the local team, and meet occasionally with other regional teams. So please be comfortable with that.

The Organization: ACE::Alliance for Climate Education ACE is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. We’re based in Oakland, CA, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, and New England.

ACE offers a powerful mission, rapid growth, sharp people, a spirit of innovation and a fast-paced environment that focuses on accountability and results. Learn more about ACE – and check out our rave reviews at http://www.acespace.org

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and iWork
  • Terrific oral and written communication skills
  • Awesome presentation skills—dynamic, engaging personality – you know how to put on a show
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, detail oriented, self-motivated
  • Comfortable working in a remotely managed small team
  • Solid understanding of global climate change and the youth environmental movement
  • Self-managing—you’ll need to manage a whole slew of projects with clear and constant communication while working from a home office
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in theatre, or other forms of performance art or public speaking
  • Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students
  • Familiarity with the local school systems
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week 
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date:  Immediately 
Deadline: Open until filled 
Location: Southern New England

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Sam McKelvie: sam.mckelvie(at)climateeducation.org.

Please include salary requirements in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

We value and respect the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. ACE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone interested to apply.

The Job: Regional Managing Educator – Los Angeles

What we need: A dynamic, science-minded, education-driven performer to deliver our multimedia presentations on climate change to high school students in Greater Los Angeles. (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.) You’ll be in the trenches with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After each presentation you’ll be working with youth to create ACE Action Teams that work on a variety of climate change projects, from starting recycling projects to solarizing their school. We also need a power-networker to build partnerships with schools, nonprofits, celebrities and companies.

You’ll work from home and remotely with a local team, with occasional meetings with our other regions.

The Organization: ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education ACE is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. We’re based in Oakland, CA, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Washington D.C., New York, Providence, and Boston

ACE offers a powerful mission, a spirit of innovation and a fast-paced environment that focuses on accountability and results. Learn more about ACE – and check out our rave reviews at http://www.acespace.org

Roles and Responsibilities:

As Regional Managing Educator you will be responsible for managing a team of 2-3 educators, building partnerships with schools and likeminded Southern California nonprofits, ensuring ACE follow-up programs are implemented effectively and supporting the branding of our Southern California regional program.  We are seeking a strong manager that can support the development and progression of our Southern California Team and effectively manage and multitask. Educator responsibilities include but are not limited to: scheduling assemblies, ensuring effective implementation and delivery of presentation, mentoring High School teams, developing and nurturing partnerships, maintaining communication with headquarters, and coordinating PR efforts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills—dynamic, engaging personality
  • 2-3 years of experience managing other team members
  • Ability to develop cogent work plans, manage and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Solid understanding of global climate change science and the youth environmental movement
  • Ability to manage a variety of team members and projects
  • Ability to maintain clear and constant communication while working from a home office
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and motivational skills
  • Comfortable taking a leadership role in a small collaborative team environment
  • Takes pleasure in enabling and supporting others to be effective in their work
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Calendar, Documents, and Spreadsheets

Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students
  • Familiarity with the LA area school systems and local NGO community
  • Experience in theatre or other forms of public performance
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Proficiency in Spanish language
  • Public relations experience
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce.com

Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week 
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date:  Immediately 
Deadline: Open until filled 
Location: Los Angeles, CA

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Sam McKelvie: sam.mckelvie(at)climateeducation.org.

Please include salary requirements in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

We value and respect the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. ACE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone interested to apply.

I graduated this past February and got a job as a Seasonal Research Technician with the Rodale institute in PA. Rodale is a great fit for anyone interested in organics, climate change, research, etc.

Each year, Rodale hires 4-5 Seasonal Research Technicians to coordinate and execute our on-farm research. It isn’t an internship, but the position is seasonal and ends at the end of December. There is one opening for someone to start at the beginning of 2011 (great for a Feb!) and four openings for spring graduates. A description of the position can be found here:
http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/seasonal_research_technicians.

Rodale Institute is a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. The Rodae Institute was founded in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale to study the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. For over sixty years, we’ve been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest options for people and the planet.


Good Food Jobs is seeking an Outreach Intern to help expand coverage of diverse good food jobs across the country (and the globe).

About Good Food Jobs:
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Good Food Jobs is the first online job search tool for people who want meaningful food work. it was created by Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle as a way to strengthen the food economy by encouraging its growth and exploration. The site and its accompanying gastognomes blogs are used to educate people about the multitude of ways one can embark on a food-related career.

About the Position:
The GFJ Outreach Intern works independently to identify businesses and organizations within specific categories that are committed to sustainable food and/or food culture. The Outreach Intern would maintain close contact with the founders of Good Food Jobs, but could complete the work from any location. This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about the food industry to gain exposure to a host of other food-related companies.

Requirements:
*Detail-oriented
*Outgoing
*Interest in and passion for sustainable food and food culture
*Ability to take direction well and to simultaneously work independently
*Demonstrate an understanding of the Good Food Jobs missions and goals.
*Familiarity with online research and social networking tools
*Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

Responsibilities: Research businesses and organizations that are aligned with the Good Food Jobs mission and goals
*Compile data, create and organize spreadsheets
*Draft and distribute email communication
*Communicate on a regular, predetermined schedule with the founders
*Deliver feedback, insight and suggest new ideas for outreach growth

This is a 3-month internships starting in mid-January, 2011 and will be compensated with our undying gratitude and support

To Apply: Send a resume and one-paragraph cover letter to info{at}goodfoodjobs.com, subject line: Outreach Intern.



El Pomar Foundation, one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West, with assets totaling approximately $450 million currently contributes approximately $20 million annually through its grant-making and programs.

They are now accepting applications for the Fellowship Class of 2011. Please review the eligibility requirements and selection criteria to determine if the Fellowship opportunity is right for you.

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As the Career Services Digital Media Specialist you will create cutting edge student, staff, employer and professional video content for Career Service’s projects, i.e. Web site, blogs, and video clips for presentations.

Responsibilities

  • Produce videos and multimedia for the Web site, presentations and educational and outreach efforts.
  • Access via proper channels, digital editing systems, and other equipment and facilities provided by different departments on campus.
  • Conduct post-production editing of video for use in projects directed by CSO and potentially used by other College offices/programs.
  • Set up staging and equipment for video shoots of interviews used in educational clips.
  • Coordinate with various constituencies on- and off- campus, i.e. students, alumni, employers, professionals and staff.
  • Transfer content to Web from a variety of software programs.
  • Proofread text.
  • Responsible for the storage of video footage and audiotape related to the projects.
  • Collaborate with Media Services and Communications Office staff as necessary.

Experience & Qualifications

Experience in digital multimedia technologies and post-production editing required.

  • Working and exhibited knowledge of multimedia software and hardware, i.e. FinalCut Pro/Express, iMovie, Photoshop.
  • Working knowledge of audio and video technology and basic knowledge of desktop environment.
  • Working knowledge of the Middlebury College Web site using Drupal and other social media technologies.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others, meet deadlines, enjoy ongoing educational and professional development.
  • Enthusiasm!

The position would be 6-8 hours per week. Looking for a student who can start preferably during winter term through spring, but is negotiable.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter and a link or samples representative of recent digital media work to:

Tracy Himmel Isham, Career Services

thimmeli{at}middlebury.edu

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. CHC is a bi-partisan organization committed to making access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food a national priority. Every year, we look for promising young leaders who care about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities across the nation. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
19

http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/
Go get ’em.

Changemakers® is a community of action where we all collaborate on solutions. We know we have the power to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. We’re already doing it, one project, one idea at a time.

How do we do it? We talk about the issues, share stories and mentor, advise, and encourage each other in group forums, even engage in friendly competition. We form surprising connections and unexpected partnerships across the globe that turn the old ways of problem solving upside down. We try things that have never been tried before.

Our mantra is “Everyone a Changemaker.”™ Whatever your passions, however you want to make a difference, you’ll find a way to make it happen it here. Changemakers® connects you to action because we’re on the ground, making changes every day.

Interested?
http://www.changemakers.com/careers
Be the change that you want to see in the world. -Mohandas Gandhi

From green building to environmental education & organic farming, if you’re passionate about making change in the world, there’s a job or internship at The Grassroots Jobsource.

Yes, you have an interest in food, but corporate dining and hotel chain eateries are not your focus: you want to make a difference in the world. Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle, Co-Founders of GoodFoodJobs.com will talk about the variety of ways to work in food – from entry level to expert, day job to lifetime fulfillment – and how to go about securing a good food job.

Come join the Career Conversation:
WHEN: 4:15 PM, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, Rm. 103
(Refreshments and snacks provided by MCOG & Weybridge House.)

They’ll answer the following questions, and more:
What exactly is a good food job, anyway?
What are some examples of existing good food jobs?
How do you find them?
How do you get them?
How do you grow in and beyond your good food job?

Co-sponsored by Career Services, the Middlebury College Organic Garden and Weybridge House.

Oct
08
Filed Under (Jobs) by on October 8, 2010 and tagged

A job in the food industry.

Yes. You’ll want to check this out.

Satisfy your hunger.

ACE
Hot off the press from Middlebury alum, Emily Adler ’08:

“ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) is once again hiring a Lead Educator in Chicago, IL, and an Educator in Los Angeles, CA.”

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) performs interactive assembly presentations for high school students that explain climate change and its effect on our planet drawing from the most recent climate science. ACE is developing its program nationally to educate youth on the practical ways to ‘Lower their emissions’ by reducing their own carbon footprint and to ‘Raise their voice’ by taking action in their school and community. Our program is scientifically based, interactive, and energizing — and we present it at no cost to schools. In addition, we offer grant and scholarship opportunities to schools and students that take the lead in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that also help our mission to spread climate literacy.

Both job descriptions and contacts can be found at: http://www.acespace.org/about/careers

From a Middlebury College Alum who has two (2) entry-level positions available in the field of environmental consulting: “California Environmental Associates (CEA), continues to grow here in San Francisco. My colleagues are doing really cool work on climate policy, western US agriculture and land use, marine conservation, and green building, among other issues, with lots of interesting new projects starting in 2010.
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Here are two post-graduate opportunities for the right candidates in the Dominican Republic. There is a Middlebury connection in that a recent Midd alum is finishing up their stint there and the program itself has an alum involved. The Mariposa DR Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing youth and families living in the Dominican Republic with the tools they need to become active community leaders for social change. also, check them out on Facebook, too.

The opportunities are located below:
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Middlebury alum, Philip Picotte ’08, passed along this great job lead for an AmeriCorps position here locally in Vermont. Thanks, Philip!

The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, called RAFFL, is excited to announce that we are again expanding as an organization serving local farms and food in Vermont’s majestic Rutland Region! There are currently two open job positions within our organization. Full Details Here!

We are looking for organized folks who are passionate about our Region’s local farms and food system. Join us by rolling up your sleeves and contributing your skills as we continue to ramp up our programs’ services and impact! Read the rest of this entry »

There are still so many jobs out there for underclassmen and graduating seniors!

  •  Summer Associate for Sacramento Mutual Housing Association
  •  Policy Research Associate for The Nature Conservancy
  •  Summer intern: Program Assistant for City First Homes

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Marketing and Development Assistant

PART TIME

Enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment? Come work with ACTR! ACTR is the non- profit public transportation provider for Addison County and is seeking someone to support the marketing and development functions of the Community Relations Department. Candidates should have strong computer skills including experience with databases and websites, as well as experience working on marketing and outreach campaigns. Excellent people and writing skills as well as flexibility required. Fundraising and public relations experience a plus. Join a growing non-profit and bring a sense of humor. 15 hours/week. Salary $9-$12 per hour based on experience.

Some pro-rated benefits available.

Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample electronically to nadine<at>actr-vt.org, or mail to Community Relations Manager, ACTR, P.O. Box 532, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Applications due by May 21, 2010.

No phone calls, please.

ACTR is an AA/EO Employer

As I was searching for jobs on Grist.org, I found a great opportunity!

Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. in San Francisco, CA is looking to hire an Environmental Financial Analyst.

They would like someone with 0-4 years of work experience (so new graduates should apply!) who has skills in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Business Administration.

For more information and to apply, see the posting at http://jobs.grist.org/job/environmental-financial-analyst-san-francisco-ca-environmental-risk-communications-inc-621a737188/?d=1&source=site_search