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Sustainability Coordinator EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
January 19 - March 19
Historic New England seeks a full-time Sustainability Coordinator for a unique two-year, term-limited position. Helping to define the institution’s approach to sustainability by taking a lead role in the development of a Climate Action Plan, the Sustainability Coordinator will be responsible for gathering and maintaining base-lining information, and developing or implementing initiatives designed to advance our progress on carbon mitigation, climate resilience, and climate justice through a historic preservation lens. The ideal candidate will be an emerging professional in the planning, environmental science, or preservation field, with knowledge of environmental and climate related issues and a demonstrated interest in a sustainability-focused career path.
This is an ideal opportunity for an emerging professional in the planning, environmental science, or preservation field, with knowledge of environmental and climate related issues and a demonstrated interest in a sustainability-focused career path. During the two-year term you will work closely with Historic New England staff and will receive technical support, initially through participation in the Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s Climate Action Planning cohort. As part of this project, the Sustainability Coordinator will also work with outside consultants to plan a carbon mitigation demonstration project at Casey Farm in Saunderstown, RI. This test project will provide the intellectual framework for planning at our other properties. Additional planning or projects are expected to be developed and possibly implemented during the course of the two-year term.
Classification: Full time; Exempt
Location: New England residency required; Regional office or fully-remote based; Regular New England region travel required
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
- Gather, develop, maintain, and analyze the baseline data as required to support Climate Action Planning for all Historic New England properties, and report to regulatory entities as required.
- Take a leading role in Historic New England’s participation in the Climate Action Planning cohort and writing the Climate Action Plan.
- Coordinate external and internal partners in developing the Casey Farm carbon neutrality plan and lead the process.
- Develop a framework for approaching carbon neutrality at other Historic New England sites and begin implementing aspects as funding or planning allows.
- Write case studies and articles, present the work in public forums, and use social media to promote the work. Develop funding packages as required.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Enthusiasm for the topic and a desire to make this project a stepping stone for your professional career.
- A degree in the planning, environmental science, or preservation field, with knowledge of environmental and climate related issues and a demonstrated interest in a sustainability-focused career path
- Working knowledge of word processing, e-mail, internet research, spreadsheets, digital photography and project management software.
- Ability to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among the teams is essential to success. The ability to interact and communicate orally and in writing is essential.
- Problem solving skills and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to complete tasks according to schedule.
- A valid driver’s license and a means of transportation.
- New England based residency is required.
- Verification of full COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption approved by Historic New England prior to the start date of employment.
- Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
Other Preferred Qualifications
- Previous experience with both sustainability issues and historic preservation
What We Offer: It is our philosophy to provide equitable and externally competitive total compensation. We are proud to offer a generous, comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, dental, vision, health care and dependent care spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, domestic partner benefits, wellness programs
- 403b plan with company match after twelve months, credit union benefits, discount on auto and homeowners insurance
- Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
- Membership at Historic New England, reciprocating museum benefits, and more
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.