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Center for EcoTechnology – EcoFellowship Program – April 15, 2013

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

Amount: Stipend $1,500/month for 40 hrs/week, with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the year,

Benefits: Health insurance; paid sick, holiday, and vacation; supplies and mileage reimbursement.

Duration: 1 year – August 12, 2013 – June 27, 2014

Overview:

The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking qualified college graduate candidates for a one-year paid fellowship position to work with our staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities will support the Center for EcoTechnology’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region related to ongoing programs in environmental education and energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and home composting. The Fellowship offers a full orientation and week-long training by CET professionals in subjects related to above programs, as well as professional development throughout the fellowship. Fellows will be based in one of CET’s locations: Pittsfield, Northampton or Springfield, where they will serve communities in the region.

Qualifications:

  • We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in education and outreach along with a familiarity with issues related to energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, climate change, recycling and resource conservation. Previous experience through volunteering, internships and/or professional work is required.
  • Commitment to the entire Fellowship program, from August 12, 2013 to June 27, 2014, is required.
  • Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hrs/week) that requires some evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or web/graphic design preferred.
  • Driver’s license and own reliable transportation required.
  • Ability to lift and move 50# will be required as necessary for certain placements.
  • Background checks will be required as necessary for certain placements.
  • CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

Responsibilities:

Energy Efficiency Education and Outreach EcoFellowship ~ up to 3 placements available in 2013

(based in Northampton)

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behaviors towards a sustainable future.
  • Work directly with staff to assist communities with outreach and education to residents. Examples of outreach activities include staffing information tables, coordinating energy efficiency and building science presentations, hands-on workshops, EcoHouse parties and other outreach events.
  • Assist staff in writing articles for community newsletters and case studies for posting on our website, communicating via social media networks and other tasks as needed.
  • Assist field staff in home energy assessments, reviewing residential homes for potential energy efficiency measures and assist homeowners in behavior changes to improve their efficiency savings.
  • Assist field staff in performing home energy ratings of newly constructed homes, including field visits to the homes to inspect energy efficiency measures and assisting builders who seek to build more energy efficient buildings.
  • Monitor progress of local campaigns to reduce waste and energy use in households
  • Compile case studies of EcoAll Stars in communities who have successfully implemented energy and money saving practices in their home.
  • Additional outreach tasks assigned as required by outreach efforts.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Education and Outreach EcoFellowship ~ up to 2 placements available in 2013

(based in Springfield/Pittsfield)

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behaviors towards a sustainable future.
  • Work directly with staff to assist communities with outreach and education to residents. Examples of outreach activities include staffing information tables, coordinating waste reduction (recycling and composting) presentations, hands-on workshops, EcoHouse parties and other outreach events.
  • Assist staff in writing articles for community newsletters and case studies for posting on our website, communicating via social media networks and other tasks as needed.
  • Seek out businesses and residents to donate building supplies, cabinets, doors/windows and other household items, prepare these products for resale and assist customers at the EcoBuilding Bargains reuse store complete the reuse cycle and reduce household waste.
  • Conduct classroom and school-wide energy, recycling, climate change and environmental science instruction and activities at schools in western MA.
  • Organize special events such as the Youth Environmental Summit, Berkshire Environmental Educators Network conference, Junior Solar Sprint and teacher professional development programs as needed.
  • Assist with the promotion and implementation of Household Hazardous Waste collections.
  • Additional outreach tasks assigned as required by outreach efforts.

Green Business Education and Outreach EcoFellowship ~ up to 2 placements available in 2013

(based in Northampton)

  • Support statewide Green Team program for schools, including: administrative support to the program, writing communications to teachers- emails and newsletters, recruiting educators, work to bring improvements to the program and provide technical assistance as needed to schools to establish recycling and composting programs.
  • Assist our mercury diversion program, providing support to municipalities and hardware retail take back locations and ensuring these locations are stocked with educational materials.
  • Within the CET Green Team, act as Northampton office’s Recycling Liason and work on Greening CET.
  • Support Green Business Specialists to help implement commercial recycling and composting programs and provide subsequent follow up support to these businesses.
  • Create signage and other educational materials for businesses schools and institutions.
  • Track and organize actions and accomplishments for internal purposes and funding report.
  • Learn energy efficiency programs provided by the utility companies and assist Green Business Specialists with outreach, direct installs, and prescriptive incentives.
  • Additional outreach tasks assigned as required by outreach efforts.

Application and Hiring Process:

Application Process: Rolling applications are accepted until April 15th.

Interview Process: Initial interviews are ongoing until April 15th, either in person or by phone. Second round interviews will be scheduled for late April/early May, in person required.

Hiring Process: Position placements will be offered by mid-May.

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to HR Assistant Amanda Bates at HR@cetonline.org or 112 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Posting URL: http://www.cetonline.org/about-center-for-ecotechnology/jobs-at-cet/

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