The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking five qualified college graduate candidates for an 11-month paid fellowship position to work with our staff to carry out a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. The EcoFellows will support 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 composting.
The EcoFellowship begins with a full orientation and in-depth trainings by CET professionals in subjects related to above programs, professional development exploring a variety of environmental topics throughout the fellowship and bi-weekly mentoring sessions. EcoFellows are offered in-depth career development support during the fellowship.
EcoFellows will be based in CET’s Northampton office, with travel expected between CET locations and into local communities.
EcoFellows work cross-departmentally, but are given specific areas of focus:
Communications – including social media, video production, graphic design, and content generation
Community Outreach & Engagement – including tabling, presentations, educational outreach, and data tracking and reporting
Building Science – including shadowing energy-efficiency projects, attending professional trainings, and generating content for external communications and case studies.
Program Operations – including data tracking, regional waste-reduction programs, and shadowing waste and energy specialists
We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in 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 5, 2019 to June 30, 2020, is required. EcoFellows have a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 27.
Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hours/week) that requires evening and weekend hours as needed.
Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or graphic design preferred.
Driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation is required.
Ability to lift and move 30lb will be required as necessary for certain placements.
Background checks and drug testing will be required for all positions.
CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.
EcoFellowship Salary and Benefits:
Salary: Pays $13/hour for 40 hours/week (for the duration of the program), with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the program.*
Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; 403(b), supplies and mileage reimbursement
Professional Development: Two-week orientation; monthly professional development opportunities, opportunity to attend conferences, networking and career development
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