Solarize MA: A program of the MA CEC and the states Dept. of Energy Resources, Solarize Mass encourages the adoption of small scale solar PV by combining coordinated education, marketing and outreach efforts, with a tiered pricing structure and increased savings. Boston is one of 17 Massachusetts communities selected to ramp up the program in 2012! Check out the state-wide program here: www.solarizemass.com and keep checking the Renew Boston website (www.RenewBoston.org) as the program is developed in Boston.
In the meantime, Green Jobs Boston is already working with the vendor that will help ramp-up these local solar installations. Solar City is that vendor and they are hiring! They have a Career website here: http://www.solarcity.com/hr/
Take the mystery out of composting. Let’s get your compost cooking, mixing the perfect ingredients for healthier soil and healthier harvests! Boston Natural Areas Network will leading composting sessions on June 14, June 16, June 19, June 25 and July 23. Workshops are FREE and open to all. Contact 617-542-7696 or email@example.com to register. View a Composting Together Flyer here. Read on for more about locations. Continue Reading »
The Sustainability Guild is hiring a commission-based business development associate. Please see attached posting or read on for more details.
Boston-based sustainability start-up seeks an entrepreneurial self-starter to lead our brand-building, partnership, and business development efforts. The desired candidate will be motivated by an interest in social enterprise and sustainability issues – from community development all the way to clean energy – with an emphasis on tangible benefits that accumulate to the local environment, economy, and people. The successful candidate will be able to identify new sources of revenue, build and maintain programmatic/long-term relationships, and close on current and new opportunities. The candidate will work directly with a small, hands-on executive team and have the support of the larger collaborative organization. This is “business development” in the truest sense of the phrase.
The candidate’s initial responsibilities will focus primarily in developing sponsorships for a multi-site event to take place this fall, and secondarily in selling an array of products and services. This is a leadership position; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a business development team to work for the candidate as success and expectations expand. The successful candidate may also eventually take leadership over marketing operations. Compensation is initially a non-capped commission-based pay structure that – with top performance – will mature into a base salary + commission structure. Continue Reading »
Update: Food Sourcing Coordinator wanted! Two of the Co-op positions are (likely) filled, but the group is still in need of a go-getter procurer/menu planner/foodstuffs expert. Get great workforce experience, help your community, and make a few bucks, too! The Dorchester Community Food Co-op (DCFC), an initiative to build a community and worker-owned co-operative market in Dorchester, is hiring! The DCFC is looking for a 3 person Café Team of community residents to organize, manage, and run its “Coop Café” this summer. These training positions will begin in late May, and run through late September. Candidates need to be available from 8-12 hours per week, and will receive a training stipend of $10 per hour. See full description here.
This summer, the DCFC will run a “Community Supported Café” in the Bowdoin Street neighborhood of Dorchester. The Café will be a series of six Friday evening dinners that will provide a nutritious “night out” for community residents, complete with a healthy meal, cooking demonstrations, and family entertainment. This series of 6 dinners is a pilot project to test the Community Supported Café model for the future co-op.
The Food Coordinator will be responsible for identifying sources of ingredients (such as from farmers markets, wholesalers, and supermarkets), procurement of ingredients, menu planning, and coordinating food preparation.
The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for outreach to the community, publicity, creation of flyers, attending neighborhood meetings and scheduling the entertainment and the educational component of the café.
The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the work of the café team, handling permitting and interactions with city agencies and the host sites, keeping financial records for the café, and creating schedules and timelines for the café work. Continue on to read more!
All candidates will:
Receive training in business practices, community organizing, nutrition, communication and marketing, food preparation and food safety (including ServSafe certification)
Collaborate with a mentor-supervisor during the training and implementation phases of the pilot café.
Participate in training with the 100 by 100 Program of the Sustainability Guild (engaging 100 inner city residents in the design, development, and implementation of 100 small projects focused on clean energy, growing, waste, and design) in the Bowdoin Street neighborhood.
Work with 10 community volunteers who will support each area of the coordinators and the overall success of the initiative.
Work as ambassadors for the co-op, be responsible for championing the idea and mission of the co-op as well as engaging with community residents around the opportunities for the co-op.
Ideal Candidates will have demonstrated:
Work or life experience in related areas
The ability to work independently and on teams
The ability be self-motivated
Knowledge of the Dorchester community
Experience working with community groups and residents
Knowledge of food preparation a plus
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jenny Silverman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible.
Mass Energy Lab – An energy efficiency solutions firm is working with The Work Place (a Boston One-Stop Career Center) to recruit some new Weatherization Installers. They will be interviewing at The Work Place on May 16th. Please see the attached flyer for full details and NOTE: this is a targeted recruitment, registration and pre-screening is required. For more information, see the Mass Energy Lab flyer. To register, please email a copy of your resume to email@example.com or fax 617-428-0380.
Greenovate Boston – The City of Boston has recently launched a new concept which brings together all of the City’s various initiatives and projects related to sustainability, including Green Jobs Boston. It’s just getting started but eventually it will make it easy for all constituents to get involved with everything from recycling to saving energy. Learn more about it at the new website: www.greenovateboston.org or check it out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenBoston or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/GreenovateBos
The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston seeks a summer intern to be a part of its Leadership Team. The Campus Kitchen repurposes food donated by dining services and local ‘food rescue’ agencies to create healthy meals for local children and youth in need. CKUMB has a strong focus on serving the Dorchester neighborhood. In addition to their meal program, they are developing community gardening and nutrition education efforts, which will be a primary function of this position. During the summer, they will be serving up to five client agencies, with as many as 550 underprivileged youth.
Weekly work is broken down into Food Resourcing, Cooking, and Delivery shifts conducted by volunteers and sometimes supervised by the Coordinator.
The responsibilities of a summer intern include, but are not limited to:
- Leading volunteers in shift operations.
- Administrative projects such as fundraising, marketing, etc.
- Community outreach efforts (ex: helping clients access SNAP – food stamp – benefits; building partnerships with other local food justice initiatives).
- Developing and leading programming initiatives, such as tending garden plots, working with community partners, teaching gardening skills to youth, building a nutrition education component, or building a partnership with another educational agency.
- Must be committed to the mission of The Campus Kitchens Project and to the fight against hunger.
- Prior experience or skills in gardening, nutrition education or working with children is preferred but not requisite.
- Knowledge in the areas of urban agriculture, health and nutrition, large-scale cooking, environmental science, or local food systems is a plus.
- Applicants should be reliable and flexible.
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Able to take initiative and work independently
Victory Programs is hiring a Youth Supervisor for the ReVision Urban Farm program. The Urban Farm Youth Supervisor supervises the youth program on the farm and works closely with farm staff in all areas related to crop production. Youth Supervisor will oversee youth crew members to providing a learning and growing environment, complete all administrative tasks associated with the youth program, contribute periodically to farm weekly newsletter, assist in teaching farm curriculum including basic farming techniques and terminology, participate in and is engaged in outreach efforts with the community, and work in multi-disciplinary team approach with case managers and other social services and health services departments of the shelter to enhance training for individual participants.
Monday-Friday, 30 hours per week. This is a seasonal position lasting about 9 weeks. Must be over 25 with a valid MA drivers license and a driving record point rating of 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, or 03. Continue Reading »
Work together for a cooler planet! The 6th Annual BLS Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN) Summit will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Theme: Youth-led Initiatives for Sustainability. BLS YouthCAN will hold an Environmental Career Symposium in conjunction with the event. Workshops! Activities! Door prizes! Free breakfast and lunch! It all goes down at State Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA (near Kendall MIT Red Line T stop). A flyer is available at http://blsyouthcan.org/BLS_Youth_C.A.N./Summit_12_files/2012Climate%20Summit%20FlyerFinal.pdf Register at: http://blsyouthcan.org/ after Apr. 25. Continue Reading »
Raise awareness for the planet & all it has to offer! This year marks the 100th anniversary for Franklin Park Zoo & Girl Scouts of USA, so the Zoo has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA for the 2nd year in a row to host a Party for the Planet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22. Join to learn how you can contribute to a healthy planet & preserve the earth.
Don’t miss your chance to meet zookeepers, observe animal enrichment activities, learn about the 100 year history of Franklin Park Zoo & Girl Scouts, & much more!
Adults $16.00, children (ages 2-12) $10.00, Seniors $13.00. Children under age 2 are free. For more information, please call 617-989-2000.
The Ashmont Farmer’s Market season 2012 will be here before we know it, every Friday from July 6 through October 12, 3-7 p.m. This year, the Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) will have a tent at every market for the duration of the season, and welcomes all artists to bring their work! Unlike past years, DAC will have the tent staffed, so while artists are welcome to join in, they can also drop off their work for display and sale, and pick up again at the end of the day. Small items like cards and jewelry do not need to be picked up each week. All work needs to be clearly priced and labeled, whether it is framed artwork, cards, jewelry or clothing. Finally, artists need to provide a detailed inventory. For more information, or to schedule a Friday, email DAC firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Margery at 617 298-4949.