UMass Libraries are hiring a 10-hour/week project coordinator for the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) this semester.

Deadline is this Friday, Jan. 7!

UMass Amherst student position for Spring 2022 (starting mid-January) 

Carbon Literacy Project Coordinator 

UMass Amherst seeks a team member to be Coordinator of the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP). This is a unique administrative opportunity for a detail-oriented individual to support an emerging training pilot.  

Duties will include: 

  • Coordinate students to teach CLP modules in spring courses 
  • Set meeting agendas and facilitate team meetings 
  • Organize and update project files  
  • Manage administrative coordination between CLP in the UK and the UMass Libraries business office 
  • Develop strategies for implementation for the campus community  
  • Work with faculty to incorporate CLP modules into their course offerings 

Work will be remote (with some in-person preferred) 

Compensation:  

$3,000 stipend (approx. 10 hours a week) 

We are looking to hire diverse identities across disciplines, departments, and personal representations. Familiarity with the training content not required. 

To apply: 

Please send a letter of interest and resume by January 7, 2021 to Madeleine Charney, Research Services Librarian: mcharney@library.umass.edu.  

Funded by the UMass Libraries Sustainability Fund  

Job Responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitate working group meetings, generate agendas, and support meeting outcomes and project management for the project at large.
  • Coordinate with faculty members integrating the training into their curriculum. You will set up zoom meetings, send reminders, and prepare presentation materials.  
  • Engage in an inclusive, non-judgmental, and supportive environment within the planning team and student cohort.
  • Collect & submit participant details & learner evidence from course participants (through their facilitators) after they complete the training.  This includes participant details & learner evidence on the standard Participant Details and Evidence Form as well as participant attendance.
  • Review learner evidence prior to submittal to the CLP for certification to check for mistakes (e.g. not completing a section) and potential areas of weakness that may prevent a certificate from being awarded and correspond directly with those participants to support their completion of materials for certification.
  • Maintain a training log tokeep a record of the CLP activities: How many Carbon Literacy ‘graduates’, the ‘learners’ actions, as well as any reflections on how the training went. 

Qualifications

  • Detail oriented 
  • Project management 
  • Sound judgment and sensitivity to diverse constituencies 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative, and motivation 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and embrace a collaborative approach. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, responsively, and in a timely manner 

Background:

To date, Carbon Literacy Project (CLP) has certified over 20,000 learners across 13 countries, with hundreds of sector-specific trainings developed by organizational partners through creative commons.  UMass Amherst became a CLP organizational partner in the summer of 2021, established a working group of UMass staff and students, certified its first cohort of Amherst faculty, students, staff, and alumni, and co-developed a revised training with regional context and UMass Amherst campus-relevancy. CLP at UMass Amherst sits under the campus Living Lab, which is part of the carbon mitigation plan.  

The four training modules developed for the CLP will be accessible to the campus community and wider world on UMass Amherst ScholarWorks and could inspire future discipline-focused derivatives.  CLP is a practice-based approach to organizational change and responsible management with published evidence on its effectiveness in doing so. The training process brings people together around shared tools, technologies, and discussion.  CLP provides underpinning knowledge to vitally shift how UMass lives, learns, works, and leads. CLP will provide the UMass Amherst community with an embedded and instinctive understanding of the carbon impacts of our activities and allow us to make more informed choices, think critically about systems and processes, and to act on both an individual and collective level to make meaningful change. The result is collective knowledge which fosters practical interconnections across boundaries, leading to participant empowerment and change making. 

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