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Feb 11 / BARD CEP

EcoFellowship Program-Pittsfield, MA

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Position Title: EcoFellowship Program

Location: Pittsfield, MA

Hours & Compensation: 40hours/week, Paid.

Application Deadline: accepted until April 15th

 

Internship Description:

EcoFellowship Program 2014-15

The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. We make green make sense. For more than 35 years, we’ve offered proven advice and resources to save you money, make you more comfortable at home, and help your business perform better. Working with partners throughout the region, we’re helping transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future. We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. We serve residents, business and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction and through our retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains.

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 CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in 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 exploring a variety of environmental topics 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.

EcoFellowship 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 11, 2014 to June 26, 2015, 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 and drug testing will be required as necessary for certain placements.
  • CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

EcoFellowship Salary and Benefits:

  • Stipend: $1,650/month for 40 hrs/week, with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the program
  • Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; supplies and mileage reimbursement
    • Required holiday break: December 22-26, 2014
    • Professional Development: Week-long training; monthly professional trainings throughout experience

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

2nd round interviews will be scheduled for late April/early May, in person required

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

EcoFellowship Placement: August 11, 2014 to June 26, 2015

(For more information visit:http://www.cetonline.org/about-center-for-ecotechnology/ecofellowship-program/)

Duties and Responsibilities of 2014-2015 EcoFellowship placements may include some or all of these tasks:

 

Energy Efficiency Outreach EcoFellowship ~ 2 placements available in 2014

(based in Northampton)

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behaviors choices 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, implementing hands-on workshops, supporting established EcoTeams, generate EcoHouse parties and other outreach events.
  • Work with staff in generating written and digital media content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media, and support regional media engagement
  • Assist on research projects to support the development and distribution of marketing content for CET’s business units (Green Homes, Green Business, and EcoBuilding Bargains).
  • Work with staff to track results of home energy assessments, reviewing contracts, and supporting field staff to optimize our field and office programs.
  • 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.
  • Additional outreach tasks assigned as required by outreach efforts.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Outreach EcoFellowship ~ 2 placements available in 2014

(based in Springfield/Northampton)

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behavior choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work 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, implementing hands-on workshops, supporting established EcoTeams, generate EcoHouse parties and other outreach events.
  • Work with staff in generating written and digital media content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media, and support regional media engagement
  • Assist on research projects to support the development and distribution of marketing content for CET’s business units (Green Homes, Green Business, and EcoBuilding Bargains).
  • 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 waste and recycling instruction and activities at schools.
  • Assist with the promotion and implementation of Household Hazardous Waste collections.
  • Additional outreach tasks assigned as required by outreach efforts.

Green Business Services EcoFellowship ~ 1 placement available in 2014

(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.

(For more information visit:http://www.cetonline.org/about-center-for-ecotechnology/ecofellowship-program/)

  • 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.
  • Support statewide Mass Farm Energy Program that assists farms with energy efficiency measures and incentives. Support includes administrative, programmatic, writing, and outreach.
  • Additional outreach tasks assigned as required by outreach efforts.

Outreach and Education EcoFellowship ~ 1 placement available in 2014

(based in Pittsfield)

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behaviors choices 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, implementing hands-on workshops, supporting established EcoTeams, generate EcoHouse parties and other outreach events.
  • Conduct classroom and school-wide energy, waste and recycling instruction and activities at schools and youth programs throughout the county.
  • Work with staff in generating written and digital media content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media, support regional media engagement
  • Assist on research projects to support the development and distribution of marketing content for CET’s business units (Green Homes, Green Business, and EcoBuilding Bargains).
  • Monitor progress of local campaigns to reduce waste and energy use in households.
  • Assist with the promotion and implementation of Household Hazardous Waste collections.

(For more information visit:http://www.cetonline.org/about-center-for-ecotechnology/ecofellowship-program/)

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume via email (hr@cetonline.org) to:

Amanda Bates, HR Assistant

112 Elm St

Pittsfield MA 01201

 

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