Undergraduate Education & Outreach Coordinator

Engage with the student population

  • Continually engage undergraduate population to understand their priorities & their baseline knowledge of sustainability.  Act as a resource for students.
  • Oversee and mentor ~ 20 undergraduate student employees (REP) by providing guidance and feedback to students with a focus on student leadership development including interviewing & hiring.
  • Manage the work load and accountability for the student employees (REP) including self-directed experiential learning experiences designed to integrate sustainability into operational procedures and mitigate the impacts of climate change and enhance human health.
  • Manage the undergraduate think tank, Green#, which consists of guiding volunteer students toward larger projects of their choosing, many of which have been scalable and impacted the entire campus.
  • Design and run comprehensive orientation programming including coordinating and implementing program logistics to engage freshmen including but not limited to Proctor presentation, Move-In Day, Freshman Green Fair, Welcome Back event booth, Activities Fair, etc.
  • Advise on broad university-wide efforts to engage students, i.e. Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund (CSIF), student grants and capital projects.

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Harvard Business School Sustainability Manager

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Office for Sustainability (OFS) and the Assistant Director of HBS Sustainability & Energy Management, the HBS Sustainability Manager is an integral member of the HBS and OFS teams.  The position will be responsible for initiating, implementing, and continually improving cutting-edge sustainability programs at HBS in coordination with senior leadership and faculty members, particularly members of the BEI (Business & Environment Initiative), which was founded in 2010 to serve as a hub for environmentally focused research, teaching, and discourse.   The Manager will work with members of the HBS and University community to drive creation and implementation of initiatives and programs at HBS. 

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Student Researcher – Harvard University Campus Services Transportation

Harvard Transportation Services is seeking up to two (2) motivated student researchers to support an initiative to electrify Harvard’s bus fleet.  This position will be doing data collection and reviewing of existing previous documentation working alongside Management of Harvard Transportation Services and The Office for Sustainability. The role’s primary responsibilities include; interacting with Transportation Services team to collect and analyze previous data on EV buses, reviewing the latest vehicle developments from outside vendors, reviewing utility infrastructure and necessary charging equipment, reviewing regulatory requirements, assessing funding sources, modeling potential costs and emissions impacts, and documenting all findings in a written report.

Location: Allston, MA and Cambridge, MA

Scope of Work:

  1. Collaborate with Harvard’s Office for Sustainability and Harvard Transportation Services to define best approaches to analysis.
  2. Conduct research, analysis, and consolidate information from previous EV bus work.
  3. Identify gaps where additional data is needed and determine best steps to gather data.
  4. Prepare a financial/operational review document on current EV bus models that meet HTS needs.
  5. Prepare, in coordination with Harvard Energy and Utilities engineers, a facility needs assessment that reviews utility line or conduit feasibility and scopes cost options for charging infrastructure at 28 Travis St.
  6. Review Mass DEP requirements for the VW Settlement and prepare a draft report for application including Census information, GIS data, and an operations narrative.
  7. Model the potential costs, emissions impacts, and timelines associated with each potential option.
  8. Meet weekly with HTS’s Project Manager and OFS’s Data Analyst as needed to update progress, address problems, and present monthly findings.
  9. Document all findings in a clear and comprehensive written report.
  10. Phase II: If time permits, working with Campus Services Financial Analyst model out the cost, emissions impacts, and infrastructure needed to fully convert Harvard’s fleet vehicles to all electric.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills working within a team environment critical
  • Previous experience with data collection and data management
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word required
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Interest, prior education, or work experience in sustainability is a plus
  • Prior experience and familiarity working within the Harvard University environment preferred

Time period:

  • May 25 - August 29, start and end times flexible
  • 20-40 hours/week (160 hours expected total per person)
  • $18-$22/hr. commensurate with experience
  • Flexible hours are acceptable for qualified applicants during the summer

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter with available work schedule and resume to Transportation Project Manager, John Pelletier at john_pelletier@harvard.edu and OFS at caroleen_verly@harvard.edu with EV Bus intern in the subject.