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Greenovate Boston Fellowships – Boston, MA

Organization: City of Boston Environmental and Energy Services

Job Title: Greenovate Boston Fellow

Location: Boston, MA

Hours and Compensation: $75,000 + benefits

Position Dates: November 2012

Application Deadline:  September 7, 2012;   Interview session: October 2012

Posted On: August 24, 2012

Organization Overview

Mayor Thomas M. Menino


In April 2012, Mayor Thomas Menino launched Greenovate Boston, a brand and campaign that will unify the city’s drive toward sustainability, including a 25-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The Greenovate Boston Fellowship Program will link imaginative, energetic proponents of urban sustainability with opportunities for expanding sustainability in the Boston community. Fellows will report to the Mayor and the Chief of Environment and Energy, who oversees the City’s sustainability programs, and interact with all segments of the Boston community.


The two Greenovate Boston Fellows will act as green champions for the city by:

  • Creating innovative entrepreneurial environmental policy
  • Increasing personal, corporate, and institutional participation in Greenovate Boston
  • Expanding Greenovate Boston’s presence in social and traditional media
  • Supporting management of the Greenovate Boston brand
  • Supporting development of performance measures for sustainability and making them widely available
  • Developing campaigns to reach critical sectors to maximize participation in the City’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs
  • Identifying and reducing obstacles to increased participation or individual success


Greenovate Boston Fellows understand the need for action, and have the patience and persistence required to catalyze change in a complex society. Fellows will make a two-year commitment to the City of Boston. Strongest candidates will possess:

  • Entrepreneurial, creative self-starter Masters degree in communications, business, environmental policy, or related field, or equivalent, preferred
  • Three years of experience in related field, including web development and social media, social marketing, or performance measurement
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders with grace and diplomacy
  • Ability to translate climate change and environmental issues to diverse audiences
  • Boston Residency Required

How to Apply

Please complete the entire application including a personnal statement which can be found at

Completed applications and requests for additional information should be sent to:

Patricia Boyle-McKenna at


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