NEWMOA is a regional association of the state environmental agencies in the Northeast U.S. that helps to protect and clean up the environment. We engage state environmental officials in New England, New York, and New Jersey and states in other parts of the U.S. to collaborate on solid and hazardous waste reduction, recycling, and management; waste site cleanup; toxics use reduction; and pollution prevention challenges.
The Project Staff will assist NEWMOA’s Project Managers and Executive Director with executing a variety of environmental and public health projects. These projects are generally related to waste and toxic chemicals and can cover a wide range of environmental issues.
General Duties & Responsibilities (Specific duties and responsibilities to be assigned depending on the NEWMOA project)
- Assists with implementing projects and with project planning, execution, and reporting
- Assists with coordinating and documenting NEWMOA Workgroup/s
- Gathers and presents information and helps to draft technical or policy documents, fact sheets, handouts, presentations, reports, and memos
- Helps to organize Workgroup meetings, webinars, workshops, and conferences
- Analyzes and presents data
- Assists with updating and maintaining NEWMOA’s websites and social networking sites
The Project Staff person will assist with development of educational materials for wasted food reduction and recovery projects; help with planning and holding webinars, meetings, workshops, and other events; conduct analysis of state municipal solid waste data; support NEWMOA's Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse (IMERC) and Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse activities; and assist with other projects and activities, as needed.
Minimum of two years of full time or equivalent part time professional experience in the field of environmental science, policy, or planning.
An undergraduate degree from a recognized school with a major in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, environmental science or health, environmental planning or policy, or engineering is required. A graduate degree from a recognized school with a major in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
Basic Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of federal and state waste management toxic chemicals, and pollution prevention policies and programs
- Good communications skills, both verbal and written
- Excellent organizational skills; a keen attention to detail
- Good teamwork and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work effectively with scientists, engineers, and policy makers and to establish professional credibility
- Ability to work independently
- Facility with spreadsheets
Starting salary: $50,000 - $55,000 /year
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter in addition to a resume. In your cover letter, address why you are interested in the position at NEWMOA and how your background and experience are relevant to the job requirements.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references to Terri Goldberg, email@example.com.
Applications are due by February 8