Full and Part-time Opportunities


**In light of Covid-19, some of these jobs postings may have been cancelled, delayed or modified. We are doing our best to stay up to date with accurate job postings; however, you should confirm directly with the employer or employers website about potential changes.**

Updated 03/30/2020: 

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice: Written Chinese Translator

Bay Area, Ca

The Translator would provide written Chinese (Cantonese Preferred) language translation for two community water needs assessment surveys. These surveys would benefit the Chinese speaking community members of Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP), San Francisco, California. The Translator would become a valuable contributor to the Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Involvement Program, a community-led water needs assessment plan that is funded by the California Department of Water Resources, Proposition 1. $17/hour—no more than 40 hours. Written translation can be completed remotely and submitted by email.

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Updated 03/23/2020: 

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: Community Organizer

San Francisco, Ca. 

This position reports to the Advocacy Director and works collaboratively on a team of five to win grassroots, member-driven campaigns and policies that make San Francisco neighborhoods a better, more fun and more safe places to ride a bicycle. Our community organizers regularly facilitate and attend meetings with SF Bicycle Coalition members, community leaders, City staff and elected officials to win visionary improvements that redesign streets for people and connect the city with high-quality bicycle and pedestrian street safety infrastructure.

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UC Santa Cruz: Sustainability & Diversity Educational Programs Manager

Santa Cruz, Ca. 

In addition to operationally-focused sustainability efforts in carbon neutrality, zero waste, water conservation, and more, the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Office works to advance environmental sustainability and social justice, with a central focus on advancing multi-culturally relevant and inclusive approaches to caring for the environment. The Sustainability and Diversity Educational Programs Manager plays a key role in supporting existing programs, as well as advancing further innovation in education, diversity, and inclusion efforts and research for sustainability & environmental operations at UCSC. 

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Closing Date: April 16th

University of Southern Maine: Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator

Portland, ME

USM is looking for a passionate, hard-working person to join the Office of Sustainability as our Sustainability Education and Outreach Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience working on environmental sustainability issues such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation, local or organic food, green cleaning, or waste reduction. The position is part student-focused, addressing sustainability projects, and part surplus-focused, addressing the reuse or sale of 30+ tons of University items annually that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Ability to deliver quality communication and outreach material on a variety of platforms is a must, including social media, website, news articles, and Powerpoint presentations.

USM’s Office of Sustainability is currently striving to make the University carbon neutral by the year 2040, while increasing waste diversion to 70%, and reducing waste creation by 25%. It is a well renowned Office, having earned eight awards from the EPA in the last five years, and serving as host for the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium conference last June. More about the Office’s initiatives can be found by reading our two-year progress report here. Our team is dedicated and professional, but we have a lot of fun and great sense of humor. 

The benefits of working at a University are significant and include excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, 100% tuition discount for employees and 50% or eligible dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contributions, and a generous vacation package, which includes vacation and sick time, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, as well as a dozen paid holidays. 

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Closing Date: April 12th

McGill University: Climate Officer

Montreal, Quebec

Reporting directly to the Sustainability Director, the Climate Officer will be closely involved in implementing McGill’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, especially focusing on the climate related initiatives. This will involve participating in the development of policies and programs tailored for students, faculty and staff to reduce McGill’s carbon footprint. The Climate Officer will be responsible for helping McGill reach carbon neutrality, enhancing climate literacy, and improving climate resilience. Finally, the Climate Officer will be supporting other climate related initiatives that are considered a priority by the university administration or emerging from a university plan, policy or program.

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Closing Date: April 5th, 2020

Updated 03/09/2020: 

CALPIRG: Campus Organizer

Multiple Locations

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not those students make real progress depends on whether they are organized, have the skills to be effective and have a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been working for more than 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. We all want to live meaningful lives and have a future that’s greener and healthier. By recruiting, training and working alongside student activists on campaigns that get results, our organizers are helping to build that future today. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more.

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Pennsylvania State University Burghardt Lab: Lab Technician

State College, PA

The Technician will have a diverse range of responsibilities including i) independently conducting controlled laboratory, greenhouse, and field-based experiments with legumes and rhizobia, ii) ensuring lab safety compliance and performing lab management tasks, iii) developing creative methods for measuring plant-microbe interactions, and iv) coordinating lab broader impacts and outreach efforts.

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Patagonia: Environmental Campaigns and Activism Associate

Ventura, Ca.

As the Environmental Campaigns and Activism Associate, you are responsible for helping implement activism efforts company-wide, in support of the company’s mission statement, “We’re in business to save our home planet.” You are a core member of Patagonia’s campaigns and advocacy team, contributing to the development, strategy and execution of company campaigns and issue advocacy focused on raising awareness and generating action and positive change around environmental issues. You will research and help develop positions on key issues important to the company, working cross-functionally with members of the marketing team, and you will develop and implement educational materials and clinics that increase employee engagement in our campaigns. You have the unique opportunity to support team efforts to increase connectivity between our campaigns and our sport communities, as well as our international regions.

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UC Berkeley: Undergraduate Summer Fieldwork Positions

Chihuanhuan Canyonlands, SW Texas

Soliciting applications for undergraduate (and post-bac) women who are interested in gaining field experience and want to wrangle lizards in the Chihuahuan Desert this summer. The project description includes:
“(12 May – 9 June 2020) [The program] is designed to provide undergraduate (and post-bac) women with an intensive, hands-on research experience in behavioral ecology using lizards as study organisms. Participants will engage in all aspects of an original research project, including the design, data collection, analysis, write-up, and presentation. “
Application Details: contact Doug Eifler (deifler@erell.ngo) or Maria
Eifler (meifler@ku.edu)
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UC Berkeley: Undergraduate Summer Assistant Positions Matteo Lab
Lompoc, Ca. 
 Student Field Assistant – Our lab has a multiyear field study looking at vegetation types and fungal communities near Lompoc, CA. The work consists of three 2-week field trips during the summer of 2020: 6/14-6/26, 7/5-7/17, and 7/26-8/7. Working with a small team of other experienced UCB based researchers we will survey transects of oak and tanoak trees in coastal savannah and forests, collect wood, vegetation and fungal samples, and record descriptive data.  The work is relatively physical, walking through vegetation, along transects, and collecting samples with a handheld drill and tree cores. Poison oak is often encountered, protective Tyvek suits, gloves, masks and any other necessary PPE is provided. We will provide transportation to the site, pay for hotel lodging, reimburse for food and other expenses, and pay a salary of $2760 for work.
 Student Data Analysis Lab Assistant – We are looking for a person to help us analyze data from our field study near Lompoc, CA. The work is primarily data analysis including report, presentation, and publication preparation. Facility with R and ArcMap are important. We are analyzing a large amount of morphometric, agronomic, and ecological data collected in the field for economic value, ecological significance, and climate impacts related to these ecosystems. The student will work closely with the PI, staff, and other students. This project pays $15/hr.
Application Details: contact Dr. Doug Schmidt dschmidt@berkeley.edu
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Updated 03/09/2020: 

Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory: Zero Waste Sustainability Intern

Berkeley, Ca. 

Projects include analysis of the waste stream by conducting waste audits and analyzing the data. Interns will help implement communications and outreach campaigns to Lab employees about how to reduce and properly divert their waste and conduct research on ways to reduce consumption of materials and handle them in alternative ways. Projects beyond waste audits will be matched to the selected fellow’s interests and abilities.

Application Details: email sbl@lbl.gov

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