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Prairie Restoration and Bee Campus USA Internship, Summer 2017

The Office of Sustainability obtained a small grant to restore a prairie area on the west side of campus.  This internship supports this project and the Bee Campus USA initiative currently underway.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete installation of prairie plants as needed
  • Watering and general maintenance of prairie restoration site
  • Develop content for Bee Campus USA website
  • Help coordinate and/or promote events(s) related to building and/or installing native bee houses around campus
  • Potentially researching Service-Learning projects

 

Preferred Skills

  • Interest in native plants and native pollinators
  • Interest in green infrastructure and natural systems restoration
  • Good research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Some knowledge of plants a plus

This position will be a member of the Sustainability Intern Cohort. The Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) is an initiative through the Office of Sustainability that offers hands-on learning experiences that help achieve the UIC Climate Commitments and sustainability within our core functions of teaching, research, and community service. The program consists of weekly seminars and field outings on a range of educational and skill building topics including: environmental and energy sustainability issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability programs and job readiness. The SIP requirements include: meeting weekly work plan goals, frequent meetings with project supervisor, attendance at weekly seminars and outings, blog posts and a final poster presentation.

This paid position requires 15 hrs/week during the summer term including time in the seminar. Students could receive internship credit hours (student must confirm with their academic advisor).

Undergraduates from all disciplines are encouraged to participate.


Change Corps Social Change Fellowship

Change Corps is looking for talented Change-makers for our 1 year, paid, training academy for activists

Find out more information at www.changecorps.org or contact Claudia Iglesias, Change Corps Recruitment Director, jobs@changecorps.org.

WE WANT CHANGE. A more equal and democratic America. A greener America that doesn’t let ideology blind us to science. One that respects our freedom as individuals while realizing that we’re all in this together. Yet, too often we see change stuck on so many of the issues that we care about. That’s where Change Corps comes in.

Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about, and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.

What will you work on?
Organizers receive eight weeks of classroom training and spend most of the year gaining hands-on field experience working to make a difference on issues like women’s rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, marriage equality and money in politics. Organizers will work on three to five different campaigns throughout the year in cities across the country, providing critical field support for partner groups leading the charge on these issues and many more. This past year, our campaign partners included the National Education Association, MoveOn.org, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

Training
You’ll learn the skills necessary to plan town hall meetings, build and work with coalitions united for a common cause, set up and speak at press conferences, recruit and train volunteers, collect petitions, direct a canvass office, and much more. You’ll learn how to mobilize a community toward a common goal and build the kind of support and grassroots action that persuades decision-makers to stop obstructing change and embrace it instead. And you’ll learn these skills from people like Bill McKibben of 350.org, Van Jones of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and former host of CNN’s Crossfire, Justin Ruben of MoveOn.org, and Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood.

Salary and benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500. We also offer an excellent training program, a competitive benefits package, and have opportunities for advancement.

Qualifications
Does social change get you fired up? We’re looking for:
Young leaders who are ready to take on some of the biggest challenges of our day.
Bright, talented, passionate people with a strong work ethic.
Problem solvers who don’t just see problems but envision creative solutions.
A strong commitment to working toward goals and getting results.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Learn more
Find out more information at www.changecorps.org or contact Claudia Iglesias, Change Corps Recruitment Director, at jobs@changecorps.org.

Apply online at http://www.changecorps.org/apply.html. The fall early application deadline is October 10.

Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.


Change Corps is looking for talented Change-makers for our 1 year, paid, training academy for activists

Change Corps is looking for talented Change-makers for our 1 year, paid, training academy for activists


Find out more information at www.changecorps.org or contact Claudia Iglesias, Change Corps Recruitment Director, jobs@changecorps.org.


WE WANT CHANGE. A more equal and democratic America. A greener America that doesn’t let ideology blind us to science. One that respects our freedom as individuals while realizing that we’re all in this together. Yet, too often we see change stuck on so many of the issues that we care about. That’s where Change Corps comes in.

Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they know how to organize people to get change unstuck on the issues they’re passionate about, and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.

What will you work on?
Organizers receive eight weeks of classroom training and spend most of the year gaining hands-on field experience working to make a difference on issues like women’s rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, marriage equality and money in politics. Organizers will work on three to five different campaigns throughout the year in cities across the country, providing critical field support for partner groups leading the charge on these issues and many more. This past year, our campaign partners included the National Education Association, MoveOn.org, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

Training
You’ll learn the skills necessary to plan town hall meetings, build and work with coalitions united for a common cause, set up and speak at press conferences, recruit and train volunteers, collect petitions, direct a canvass office, and much more. You’ll learn how to mobilize a community toward a common goal and build the kind of support and grassroots action that persuades decision-makers to stop obstructing change and embrace it instead. And you’ll learn these skills from people like Bill McKibben of 350.org, Van Jones of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and former host of CNN’s Crossfire, Justin Ruben of MoveOn.org, and Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood.

Salary and benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500. We also offer an excellent training program, a competitive benefits package, and have opportunities for advancement.

Qualifications
Does social change get you fired up? We’re looking for:

  • Young leaders who are ready to take on some of the biggest challenges of our day.
  • Bright, talented, passionate people with a strong work ethic.
  • Problem solvers who don’t just see problems but envision creative solutions.
  • A strong commitment to working toward goals and getting results.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Learn more
Find out more information at www.changecorps.org or contact Claudia Iglesias, Change Corps Recruitment Director, at jobs@changecorps.org.

Apply online at http://www.changecorps.org/apply.html. The fall early application deadline is October 10.

Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. 


City of Chicago – Chief Resilience Officer

City of Chicago – Chief Resilience Officer

Summary

The City of Chicago looks to expand upon its strong foundation in resilience. Chicago has been selected as one of the 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.  As part of this partnership the City is creating a new Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) role to transform and accelerate Chicago’s focus on resilience.

The CRO will lead the creation of a cohesive resilience strategy and to plan, coordinate, and direct resilience efforts across City departments.

Resilience is a multifaceted, integrated, collaborative  concept that crosses multiple disciplines and departments. The CRO will work in the Mayor’s Office, guiding the creation of a resilience vision and strategy document, and work with City government and with external stakeholders to deliver key initiatives that will expand and complement the City’s ongoing resilience work.  The CRO will also lead initiatives identified in the process of creating the resilience vision document. Overall the CRO will further develop, implement and lead resilience efforts for the City of Chicago.

The CRO will be located within the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago. This position will be supported in part by existing administrative staff within the Mayor’s Office.

Responsibilities

The Chief Resilience Officer will serve as the point person on the City of Chicago’s comprehensive efforts on resilience, working across the City and with external stakeholders. This role will also be the lead the partnership with and participation in the 100 Resilient Cities program including working with peers in other cities, and institutional partners.

  • Strategy and Planning
    • Guides the City and partners through a strategy process focused on urban resilience. The process uses the City Resilience Framework to diagnose and understand the City’s resilience and its primary areas of strength and weakness.
    • Guides the creation of a resilience strategy based on strong community and organizational buy -in and anchored in the unique challenges and opportunities that face Chicago.
    • Develops a clear near-term road map for initial implementation priorities from the overall resilience strategy; this road map includes initial milestones and a project tracking approach.
    • Acts as the City’s representative and liaison to the 100 Resilient Cities initiative including, collaborating with peers in the international CRO Network, learning and sharing best practices, and engaging potential partners across industries and sectors.
  • Engagement and Partnership
    • Convenes and collaborates with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders across the city to ensure active and inclusive input.
    • Partners across city government and with other state and federal governmental actors in Chicago to engage on shared challenges and opportunities on broader resilience topics.
    • Collaborates with the  100 Resilient Cities Network of CROs,  expert consultants and other partners
    • Represents City’s resilience initiative at public events both in Chicago and elsewhere.
  • Delivery and Impact
    • Leads the development of a formal resilience strategy document for the City of Chicago.
    • Establishes and engages an ongoing collaboration structure for multiple institutional, governmental, cultural and community partners and stakeholders.
    • Identifies, establishes and incorporates resilience planning tools for City teams.
    • Implements projects and initiatives identified through the strategy development process.
  • Organizational Structure
    • Please see organizational structure of the Mayor’s Office
    • The CRO will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications

The role will be complex and cross disciplinary requiring senior level expertise and demonstrated experience with strategy, engagement and project delivery.

The following qualifications are strongly preferred:

  • Management experience preferably in a large, diverse, urban municipal, corporate, military and/or large non-profit organization;
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or a related field (Master’s degree or higher a strong plus);
  • Experience leading strategic planning and operations in the areas of public policy, urban planning and/or economic or community development;
  • A proven track record of working across populations and stakeholder groups, particularly historically underserved populations;
  • A proven track record of implementing a major project that required coordinating with and executing across multiple sectors or disciplines
  • A demonstrated knowledge of municipal government (experience working with municipal governments preferred);
  • A proven track record as an effective organizational leader;
  • Managed a team including both direct reports and peers, as well as consultants or contractors
  • Experience with the Chicago local community or region with the demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with all levels of government, businesses, non-governmental agencies and community leaders.

To apply:

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Mayor’s Office

121 N. LaSalle Street

Chicago, IL 60602

Johanna.Melgoza@cityofchicago.org


Job Opening with Elevate Energy

Position: Bilingual Field Organizer

Elevate Energy

Elevate Energy, a Chicago-based energy efficiency and affordable housing non-profit organization, is looking to add to its field staff. The Field Organizer will implement community-based strategies to help communities stay affordable and strong. They will educate homeowners and local leadership how to save money and energy. This will include helping residents and building owners enroll in existing energy-saving and environmentally conscious programs. Here is a short list of some of the duties and responsibilities of the Bilingual Field Organizer:

  • Engage with residents, building owners, and local officials, including outreach to individuals at community events and house parties
  • Recruit, manage and train local volunteer teams
  • Build partnerships with community organizations
  • Help develop and implement neighborhood specific messaging with marketing staff
  • Follow-up with interested homeowners to encourage their participation in the program

 

We’re looking for someone who’s bilingual in Spanish/English, has a bachelor’s degree (ideally), and has a passion for economic/social justice, environmental issues, and/or energy efficiency. Also:

  • Ability to become well versed in residential energy use, including smart grid technologies, dynamic electric pricing, energy efficiency technology, and building science
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills – comfort in speaking to large groups, facilitating small group discussions, and excelling at one-on-one interactions
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and political beliefs
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading and collaborating with volunteers
  • Familiarity with community organizing or political campaign organizing strongly preferred
  • Access to reliable transportation, and a cell phone

 

Organization Description

Elevate Energy is a nonprofit whose mission is to deliver smarter energy use for all. Elevate designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Elevate Energy is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

This is an Exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Elevate Energy

Human Resources – BFO

322 S. Green Street, Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60607

Fax to (888) 335-3261

Email to careers@ElevateEnergy.org

 

No phone calls please.


Sustainability Graduate Assistant- Student Centers

UIC Student Centers Administration seeks a dynamic, innovative, and team oriented Graduate Assistant with a passion for sustainability and environmental preservation.

The Graduate Assistant position is a 35% appointment (15 hours per week).

All applicants must apply electronically at http://jobs.uic.edu (Job ID #48399)

Duties:

The Graduate Assistant will assist the Student Centers’ Executive Director on sustainability initiatives that include: administering special projects; generating reports and benchmarks; providing awareness training and education; researching products and equipment; and developing long-term strategies to improve sustainability for the Student Centers.

The candidate must be in pursuit of a graduate degree in engineering, architecture, public health, urban planning, or any of the environmental studies related fields.  Other graduate programs will be considered that can identify a direct link between the academic program and the job duties.

The candidate must have a strong interest in sustainability and environmental work. Additional experience as an employee in facilities, public health, engineering, or urban development is preferred but not required.

Apply now!


Undergraduate Student Employment Opportunity – Recycling Assistant

Physical Plant, in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability, supports UIC’s Recycling Program. We are seeking undergraduate students for the position of Recycling Assistant for 10-20 hr/week during the semester and 35-40 hr/week during the summer. Work hours will be scheduled between 8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Responsibilities include:

  • Generating an awareness of and promoting campus recycling and conservation programs
  • Monitoring location, condition and signage for recycling bins
  • Installation and placement of bins in existing and new locations
  • Maintaining records on recycled materials
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Hourly rate: $8.77

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interest in learning about and promoting recycling.
  • Physical ability to lift 75 pounds. Need a valid Illinois Driver’s license.

Interested applicants, please submit resume and COVER LETTER with the subject heading “UG Recycling Assistant Application” to: Joe Iosbaker: iosbaker@uic.edu by January 19.

 

NOTE: Save trees – do not drop off or mail paper applications.


UIC Chapter of Food Recovery Network is Recruiting Volunteers

Want to help reduce the food waste at UIC Dining Halls? Want to know the behind scenes of East Cafe? Help out the UIC chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) this semester! In FRN, we research and contact Non-profit organizations to donate leftover food from UIC Cafeteria. Currently we are just at the UIC East Cafe, but with your help, it can be much more productive! The UIC Office of Sustainability has worked with students to begin the UIC Chapter of Food Recovery Network past summer. In UIC Food Recovery’s first academic semester, We are recruiting volunteers who can help consistently this Fall 2014. Volunteers will help recruit the non-profit agencies, update food donation logistics, promote the FRN program, and take photos during donations. Get to know friendly dining hall staff and other FRN chapters around the country! Please contact Jullie Han at hhan32@uic.edu for more information.


Business/Administrative Associate- Office of Sustainability

The UIC Office of Sustainability is seeking a Business/Administrative Associate to perform business and marketing activities. This fast-paced office advances initiatives such as recycling, energy efficiency, active transportation and grounds stewardship to reduce UIC’s environmental impact, while providing social and economic benefit to the campus.

Business/Administrative Associate – Office of Sustainability (Job ID #42488)
Department: VCAS
Civil Service
Chicago
07/20/2014
Days
8:00 – 4:30 M-F
  • Develop marketing plans, strategies and calendar of outreach events
  • Design marketing materials such as posters, web-banners and flyers
  • Draft email communications, newsletters and calendar events
  • Oversee/Manage website content and updates, social media email lists and office/campus calendar
  • Handle purchasing, financial reporting, budget development, student payroll, and other business functions.
  • Support sustainability-related committees, schedule meetings with campus and external stakeholders and organize logistics of campus-wide events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position (such as marketing, public administration, communications, graphic design)
  2. Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 1-3 years of experience in social marketing and office management in a fast-paced office.
  2. Education or experience related to sustainability, particularly as regards educating and marketing for conservation practices.
  3. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Word, Excel, and social media.
  4. Demonstrated creative design production with strong organizational skills.
  5. Knowledge of how to develop social marketing campaigns.
  6. Experience working in a university setting and negotiating hierarchies and relationships.
  7. Knowledge of the University of Illinois’s business policies and procedures.
***All applicants should carefully document their relevant experience to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

To Apply:
For fullest consideration, please complete an online application  AND submit an Exam Request for CB9580 Business/Admin Associate (Office of Sustainability).

The application must include all work experience, detailed job duties, start and end dates and whether the position was part time or full time.

Additional documents can be electronically attached to your online application through the “Documents” link on Step 1 of the application. Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications must be uploaded within the application, hand delivered, or mailed directly from the institution to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: CB9580 – DB

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to submitting your exam request.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your knowledge and experience, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application, not the resume. Please be sure to include an accurate email address and to check it regularly for UIC position updates or notices.

If an application and exam request are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered and the exam request will be denied.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than July 20, 2014.
All information submitted will be thoroughly evaluated and verified.

To view the status of all your exam requests, pending test dates, scores, and current register positions online, just go to jobs.uic.edu/. Log in and click on “Civil Service Activity.”

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Landscape Maintenance- Incident Review Board Clerical and Administrative Intern (unpaid)

Landscape Maintenance – Incident Review Board Clerical and Administrative Intern (unpaid)

 Description:

Landscape Maintenance is looking detail-oriented, self-starter that is resourceful and takes initiative. This intern will have an opportunity to work with the Incident Review Board, learn about the importance of having Forest Preserves of Cook County and department policies, as well as why and how disciplines are issued to employees. The intern will contribute by assisting the Incident Review Board President and his Assistant in taking notes, sending emails, processing paperwork and in other clerical and administrative duties as assigned.

Location:

Forest Preserve – General Headquarters

536 N Harlem Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

 Requirements:

– Position ideal for a college/university student interested in government work; Volunteer Supervisors are willing to work with special internship requirements and learning outcomes to help student achieve school’s internship requirements
– Interest in working in a fast-paced, professional environment a must
– Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Data Entry required
– Must be able to type 40 wpm with accuracy
– Excellent customer service and communication skills required
– Will work with confidential documents and must agree to confidentiality agreement
– The position duration is 3 months, starting as soon as possible, and intern will be asked to work 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 6 to 8 hours a day
– Online registration and criminal background check required
– Must provide resume and two references; please attach them to your online profile
– Position not suitable for court appointed service

 

To learn more and to apply, please:

1.      Go to www.fpdcc.com/volunteer

2.      Click on the “Hot Opportunities” button on the top right of your screen

3.      Scroll to find “Landscape Maintenance – Incident Review Board Clerical and Administrative Intern”

4.      Click “Details/Sign up”

5.      Click “Apply” and you will be prompted to create a profile