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Assistant Project Manager, Q River Project – New Haven, CT

Organization: Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Position Title: Assistant Project Manager, Q River Project

Location: New Haven, CT

Hours & Compensation: Temporary, 30 hr/week position., $15.hour.

Position Dates: April – October 2013

Application Deadline: March 25, 2013

Posted On: February 27, 2013

Organization Overview:

The mission of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its program Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations.

Description:

The project goals include:

  1. Installing green infrastructure solutions to recharge Southington aquifer at two visible public facilities in Southington, CT: a senior center and high school.
  2. Coordinate the construction of up to 12 backyard residential rain gardens with a dozen homeowners in the Southington area. The Assistant will be a major on-the-ground implementation coordinator for this project, working closely under the direct supervision of Save the Sound’s project manager for this project.

Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities will include assisting with all logistical coordination associated with supervising construction of these projects, including but not limited to:

  1. Coordinating and negotiating construction related tasks and details with residents, municipal officials and their contractors/employees;
  2. Coordinating budgets and implementation schedules, and volunteer events;
  3. Coordinating and supervising volunteers in volunteer planting activities at these sites;
  4. Completing direct landscaping tasks; and
  5. Maintaining a check list of critical tasks associated with a budget reimbursement protocol.
  6. Report to Project Manager.

Qualifications:

The applicant is expected to possess the following skills and capacities:

  • Provide their own transportation to the Southington area work sites;
  • Some weekend work will be required;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Physical ability and interest in a range of landscaping and gardening tasks requiring lifting, shoveling, and other forms of physical work;
  • Background and interest in the use of green infrastructure as a pathway to improve water quality;
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPOint

Benefits include: health and disability insurance, holidays and accrued time off, reimbursement of expenses approved by supervisor.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to lgreene@ctenvironment.org by Monday, March 25.

Contact Information:

Connecticut Fund for the Environment, http://www.ctenvironment.org

142 Temple Street, Suite 305, New Haven, CT 06510

Job URL: http://www.ctenvironment.org/about/jobs-internship.cfm

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