Livable Streets seeks Executive Assistant

Summary: LivableStreets is seeking a detail-oriented individual with experience in an office setting to serve as Executive Assistant to support all staff and programs. The Executive Assistant will play a key role in ensuring day-to-day operations run efficiently and effectively. The ideal candidate has a knack for office and data management and enjoys a fast paced, ever-changing work environment.

About LivableStreets: For 10 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston streets into more livable and safe places by advocating for a transportation system that better balances transit, walking, and biking with automobiles. Through our daily advocacy, programs, and working partnerships, LivableStreets helps create safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options for all people in Metro Boston. In recent years we’ve experienced rapid growth doubling both our operating budget and number of full time employees from two to four. In addition to staff, the LivableStreets community is comprised of dozens of volunteers and advocates and is led by a deeply committed Board.

Job Responsibilities: The Executive Assistant serves as the backbone of LivableStreets operations. Core responsibilities include maintaining and managing member and financial data, efficient daily office administration and supporting online communications and events. The Executive Assistant will work to maintain and improve LivableStreets internal systems to help with future growth and help be responsive to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. The ideal candidate will love helping people, be a creative problem solver, and approach his/her job with flexibly and a good sense of humor.

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EcoDistricts seeks Chief Collaboration Officer

The Chief Collaboration Officer is responsible for leading the organization’s programmatic initiatives focused on advancing exemplar district-scale sustainable development projects. The work requires skills and experience integrating social justice, equity, and cultural competence to programmatic and service offerings and mentor staff to work effectively with a rich mix of partners and communities.

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Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area seeks Program Manager 4 for Sustainable Transportation Initiative

Berkeley Lab’s Energy Technologies Area is seeking a Program Manager 4 to grow and lead its Sustainable Transportation Initiative. The initiative is an early-stage, interdisciplinary research program focused on radically improving the energy sustainability of transportation. The initiative will be a joint effort of LBNL and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley (ITS-Berkeley). Research under this initiative will cover a broad range of clean transportation technology development, systems analysis and modeling that spans engineering to economics, policy, social and environmental sciences, both in the US and internationally. Two core themes of research of the initiative are expected to be (1) Transportation system science focused on radically improving the energy intensity of the transportation system and (2) Modeling, analysis and technology development for large-scale electrification of transportation.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to work at a top-tier National Lab, interact with world-class faculty and Lab scientists, work on transformative solutions to climate change, and live in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area.

This position will lead and manage responsibilities in creating, developing,  and growing the Sustainable Transportation Initiative.  Securing and managing funding for this work, including maintaining existing relationships and developing new relationships with funders, will be an important responsibility of this position.  Additionally, this position has 3 key areas of focus; Vision and Strategic Planning, Sponsor Outreach and Development and Proposal Development.

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Startup Green

AREI, in partnership with NREL, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presents Startup Green,
a two-day green innovation and accelerator program occurring August 10-12 during the 2015 AREDAY Summit. The intensive experience will provide entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to share ideas, collaborate, expand skillsets, identify market barriers, and develop and polish business plans with help from industry mentors. Find out more at


Summer Internship Opportunity with CPPR in Tamil Nadu, India

Center for Public Policy Research ( is looking for summer interns with background in urban planning and design. The intern will work on a project being undertaken by CPPR in the city of Erode in Tamil Nadu where they will be starting with city mapping exercises based on identified indicators. This opportunity will allow you to get hands on ground experience and a chance to work alongside CPPR’s diverse research team. The duration of the Internship shall be from 2-4 months starting from June/July 2015. Accommodation at Erode shall be provided along with a small stipend. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV to Madhu Sivaraman at with the subject line “APPLICATION FOR CPPR SUMMER INTERNSHIP”. For additional details look at the announcement below.

Post: Urban Planner Intern

Site Location: Erode City, Tamil Nadu, India

Key Deliverables

The duties for the intern include but are not limited to:

  Work on developing Master Plans for cities with a regional approach

  Collating data, undertaking analysis and writing reports for on-going CITY MAPPING exercise at Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.

  Demographic and Economic Analysis for Regional and Master Plans

  Doing sketch-ups, and rendering, understand layers, differing scales.

  Work both independently and collaboratively with the various team members and other interns/ volunteers

  Develop/create attractive presentation layouts and maps using the appropriate softwares.

  Travel to Site with potential overnight stays for Site visits.

Desired Requirements

  Working knowledge of GIS, with proficiency in creating base maps from Google and from GIS shape files preferred.

  Proficiency on working with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Microsoft Office

The duration of the Internship shall be from 2-4 months starting from June/July 2015. The Intern shall be allowed a Stipend amount or allowances for the Project of up to INR 5000 per month ($80) depending on the engagement. Accommodation at Erode shall be taken care by CPPR. Any other additional expenditure shall be borne by the intern themselves if it is not directly related to the execution of the project.

About CPPR

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is a think tank dedicated to extensive and in-depth research on current economic, social, and political issues. They strive to initiate policy changes by publishing our research and by framing policy debates and discussions on various subjects. Their research areas include Governance, Education, Health, Law, Livelihood, Strategy & Security and Urban Reforms. They have carried out research projects and worked on policy papers for government bodies, private institutions, and academia; many of which have had a profound impact at the governance level. CPPR’s research team includes professionals from different fields of expertise and resource persons from across the world.


University Student Program for this year’s Podcar City 9 conference

Podcar City, November 4-6, 2015 in Silicon Valley, will be the 9th annual international conference on the development and use of Automated Transit Networks, or ATN systems. Since 2007 the conference has been held in Sweden, Germany and the USA.

Podcar City 9 will be hosting a series of special activities to encourage emerging professionals to take an active role in shaping the future — their future — in transportation. The program includes a summer internship program in Silicon Valley, a design charrette on Wednesday, November 4th, and poster sessions during the conference.

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