Brown Environmental Leadership Lab Instructor

Brown University School of Professional Studies is seeking environmental instructors for its Leadership Lab.

Responsibilities: Live and learn alongside students to provide an integrated educational experience. The importance of teamwork cannot be overstated in this intense environment. The instructor’s key roles on the team are to teach several lessons, build community, advise and mentor students and provide operational support as necessary.

Qualifications: Master’s degree and/or at least 2 years of work experience in a field of environmental studies or science; at least one year of experience teaching environmental science (or similar content) and/or facilitating informal environmental science education for high school students.

Compensation: Pay is $3,200 per two-week session.

To apply: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 24 until the positions are filled. Please e-mail Jane Diener with your application (including a cover letter, resumé and the contact information for three professional references.

Environmental Health Risk Assessment Toxicologist

The Rhode Island Department of Health is looking to hire a full-time environmental health risk assessment toxicologist.

Responsibilities: Assist in planning, performing and evaluating health-risk assessments of exposures to hazardous materials in environmental and occupational settings; assist and respond to the concerns of groups and individual members of the public and local, state and federal agencies concerning risk assessment of environmental and occupational health hazards.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in toxicology, chemistry or biological science with specialization in toxicology; experience planning, performance and evaluation of environmental and/or occupational toxicologic health risk assessments.

To apply: Click here. Deadline is April 19.

Summer Green Team Coordinators

Groundwork Rhode Island is looking to hire two summer coordinators who will work separately in Providence and Central Falls to implement the Green Team Summer Program.

Responsibilities: Manage a crew of 10 youth employees over the course of a six-week program, facilitating work projects, career exploration, professional development, personal growth and positive group dynamics; collaborate with other Green Team coordinator to meet work project goals and youth learning/development outcomes; coordinate and schedule educational workshops, work projects and experiential field trips.

Qualifications: Experience working in a supervisory role or prior leadership experience; experience and enthusiasm for working with youth of color, ages 14 -18, and diverse communities in an outdoor setting; excellent interpersonal communication, organizational and leadership skills.

Compensation: Pay is $16 an hour for 10-25 hours per week. The total pay for each coordinator will be $3,600 (before taxes) for the summer.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Amelia Rose at arose@groundworkri.org. Call 401-305-7174 with any questions.

Youth and Environment Program Coordinator/Summer Intern

The Lowell, Mass.-based New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is seeking a summer intern to coordinate its Youth in the Environment Program and wastewater division projects.

By offering summer employment with hands-on experience, the program encourages disadvantaged inner-city students to develop interests in the environment and potential environmental careers. The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years toward a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or closely related field. Candidate will be expected to work 30 hours a week, with some flexibility. Position anticipated to begin mid-May and to extend through the summer.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by May 2 to jobs@neiwpcc.org. In the e-mail subject line, reference position 18-Lowell-004.

Community Organizer

The Providence-based Childhood Lead Action Project is looking to hire a full-time (35 hours a week) community organizer to assist with efforts already underway in several areas of the state.

Responsibilities: Recruit and provide initial orientation and training to coalition members, with special effort made to engage families affected by lead poisoning/lead hazards; drive campaign momentum by providing staff support for coalition meetings and activities; promote focused, inclusive and fun process as coalition members work to set goals, choose effective organizing tactics, and evaluate/celebrate progress as a group.

Qualifications: Community organizing experience required; bilingual (Spanish/English) required; valid driver’s license and regular access to a car required; familiarity with Rhode Island/Rhode Island communities helpful.

Compensation: Annual salary of $38,000 to $40,000, depending on experience; health and dental insurance; paid vacation.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to laura@leadsafekids.org.

Youth Conservation Corps

In partnership with NorthWoods Stewardship Center, the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, R.I., is accepting applications until April 15 for summer Youth Conservation Corps members. Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18, who are interested in working outdoors, are encouraged to apply.

The crew will work with refuge staff on projects including trail building and maintenance, maintaining grounds and facilities, control of invasive plant species and help protect endangered species such as piping plovers. The program runs from June 25 through Aug. 3. Crew members work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday, and will be paid $400 a week.

To apply: Click here.

Business Climate Leader

The Rhode Island Business Climate Leaders is looking for a highly organized, efficient, and engaging person to expand the network of Business Climate Leaders to develop advocates for climate action among the business community.

Applicants must be self-starters with high energy and good attention to detail, plus bring connections and experiences with businesses in Rhode Island. Work will focus around supporting the group’s current bill in the Rhode Island Legislature, the Economic and Climate Resilience Act of 2018. The initial assignment will be 10 to 20 hours a week for 10-12 weeks, with stipend commensurate with experience. Work can start immediately.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and two references to RhodeIsland@CitizensClimateLobby.org.