Job Title: Grants and Prospect Research Manager
Department: Office of Development, Major Giving
Location: Ossining, NY
Hours and compensation: This position is fulltime at 40 hours per week with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The Grants and Prospect Research Manager supports the Major Gifts Program which targets donors and prospects capable of gifts of $5,000+. Principally, the position is responsible for managing the annual grants calendar; developing letters of intent, proposals, and reports to institutional funders (foundations, government agencies and corporations); assisting with preparation of written requests, reports and stewardship materials to individual donors; and preparing research profiles for, and qualifying, prospective and existing institutional and individual donors of $5,000+.
Maintaining the annual grants calendar, ensuring that all deadlines for letters of intent/inquiry, proposals, and reports are met;
Writing letters of inquiry, proposals, progress reports, and other materials as needed to funders, including individual donors when necessary;
Preparing research profiles of potential foundation, corporate, government and individual donors;
Generating prospect lists for review by Board of Directors and staff;
Developing and implementing strategies, such as acquisition mailings, for identifying new institutional funders;
Developing fiscal year revenue projections for foundation and government grants;
Working with program staff to develop action plans and budgets for grant proposals;
Working with program staff to ensure compliance with grant requirements and contracts;
Managing small portfolio of foundations, corporations and government agencies, implementing moves management to maximize giving
Tracking proposals, grant deadlines, correspondence, decision dates, next steps, and prospect ratings in the Donor Perfect database;
Managing prospect research product subscriptions and recommending new products and services as applicable;
Working with development team to develop strategies for fundraising, donor cultivation and events;
Interviewing and supervising prospect research interns.
Other duties that support the VP for Development and our major gifts initiatives, as assigned.
The ideal candidate is energetic, efficient, very well-organized, independent, reliable and committed to working in a team environment and to advancing the growth of the organization. The candidate will have the utmost respect for accuracy in all written communications about Riverkeeper’s programs and campaigns, and for the privacy of donors and prospects. The candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and proactively seek assistance when needed.
Applicants must have excellent writing and editing skills and be comfortable using a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and DonorPerfect (or another database). The position requires a minimum three years of experience conducting similar duties in a not-for-profit fundraising office. Direct experience working with institutional funders, experience working for an environmental organization and experience supervising volunteers or interns are a plus. BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, salary history, writing sample and resume to Aisling Dono at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Grants and Prospect Research Manager” as the subject line. Submission deadline is July 10th. No phone calls please.
Job Title: Development Assistant
Location: Ossining, NY
Hours and compensation: This position is full time at 40 hours per week with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $35,000 – $45,000.
Position Summary: The Development Assistant provides administrative support to a five-person team working to advance Riverkeeper’s programmatic mission by ensuring sustainable funding for the organization’s work, primarily supporting the senior staff. The Assistant will ensure that the administrative processes which support the fundraising effort run efficiently, and will spend significant time supporting events and performing prospect research.
- Events Support
Provide organization and support for events from start to finish, including:
Assist as needed in running database reports for event invitation lists;
Research giving information for potential event attendees;
Track RSVPs and assist with follow-up calls to invitees;
Create name tags for attendees;
Assemble marketing and other materials for events;
Confirm details with venues/hosts, and handle deliveries and other basic logistics.
- Prospect Research
Research prospective donors to identify likely funding sources, including:
Identify existing donors with greater capacity;
Research new contacts made by senior staff and Board members;
Identify high-profile individuals as potential honorees for our annual gala;
Research corporations and foundations whose funding priorities match Riverkeeper’s goals.
- General Administrative & Database Support
Support the development department, primarily senior staff, with the following administrative/database functions:
Enter gifts daily and create and circulate daily gift reports;
Greet visitors & accept deliveries to the office;
Order department supplies through Finance Department, consulting and keeping within expense budgets;
Schedule and confirm donor meetings for senior staff;
Create new constituent records for senior staff;
Enter reports of call, contacts, and new contact information into donor database for senior staff;
Prepare written correspondence, including reporting and solicitations, on behalf of senior staff.
A minimum of two years’ administrative experience supporting a Development Office;
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities and complete projects;
Proficiency in MS Office and experience with fundraising databases;
Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and spoken);
Ability to work independently, solve problems and actively seek assistance when needed;
Strong attention to detail;
Discretion and confidentiality with respect to donor records;
Enthusiasm for the Riverkeeper mission and for helping the Development team reach its annual goals for financial growth;
Sense of humor, dependability and collaborative spirit.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to Aisling Dono email@example.com with “Development Assistant” as the subject line. No phone calls please.
Organization: Rainforest Alliance
Position Title: Project Manager
Application Deadline: August 29, 2015
Description: The Project Manager will oversee overall day-to-day management of Southeast US Forestry project activities including oversight and management of contractors and consulting agreements. S/he will provide the necessary technical guidance to ensure successful implementation of specific project tasks and completion of deliverables. This initiative has brought together an alliance of companies- Domtar, Avery Dennison, Columbia Forest Products, and Staples Inc. – with Rainforest Alliance to work with local groups, landowner associations, consulting foresters and other stakeholders to increase participation of family forest owners in scientific, sustainable forest management. A three-year investment is aimed at: demonstrating the economic, social, and environmental value of sustainable forest management and the potential of certification to deliver value to private forestland owners; recruiting the landowners and their partners (e.g. masterloggers); and creating new linkages to buyers interested in sustainable products in order to meet demand and support the landowners’ investment. The Project Manager will also organize and coordinate various meetings with partners and stakeholders and serve as project liaison with sponsoring corporations, collaborating organizations and Rainforest Alliance staff to ensure that all project planning and reporting needs are met.
- Provide technical direction and coordination of activities for each of the five established project themes: a) landowner outreach & education; b) streamlined sourcing assurance; c) maintaining healthy forest ecosystems; d) measuring project results; e) communicating success;
- Develop innovative technical, institutional and policy approaches to achieving project goals and results;
- With guidance of senior staff, develop and implement strategic and operational work plans at project level, and provide specific technical assistance to ensure achievement of targets, results and deliverables defined in those plans;
- Foster strategic alliances and ensure coordination with partners, funders and other collaborators;
- Recruit stakeholder advisory group members and coordinate meetings and other stakeholder consultation;
- In collaboration with partners, stakeholders and other collaborators establish baseline scenarios, action steps and key performance indicators for project deliverables;
- Complete comprehensive literature review and compile lessons learned from previous and ongoing initiates, research and other efforts intended to advance adoption of sustainable forest management among family forest owners in the Southeast USA;
- Organize, lead and participate in landowner education and outreach workshops and development and distribution of collateral communication materials;
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the landowner outreach, streamlined sourcing assurance and maintenance of healthy forest ecosystem project themes in coordination with the Evaluation & Research team;
- Coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation system developed for this project, including creating and updating of maps as applicable;
- Coordinate with Rainforest Alliance Communications staff to develop and distribute case studies and stories demonstrating the success of the project;
- Coordinate with Rainforest Alliance Finance & Administration to support the preparation and monitoring of budgets according to approved work plans, financial projections, internal procedures and policies, and donor requirements;
- Identify and develop opportunities for supplemental funding to this project;
- Coordinate with consultants on agreement scope of work and subsequent deliverables;
- Develop and deliver presentations and attend meetings in various public venues; andOther duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Economics or related field required; Advanced degree a plus;
- 7 – 10 years’ experience in forest management and policy;
- Applied forest management experience in the southeast region of the US is required, preferably with family forest owners; private sector experience is a plus;
- Strong knowledge of forestry and conservation issues, policies and institutions particularly as they relate to sustainable forest management on family forests in the southeast US region;
- Knowledge and experience with forest certification, other voluntary market based systems or regulatory incentives for encouraging responsible stewardship of natural resources;
- Ability to collaborate with and cultivate constructive relationships among diverse stakeholders;
- Creative problem solving and ability to synthesize information from diverse sources including research, stakeholder input and direct experience;
- Experience in project planning, management and implementation;
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to cultivate relationships with family forest owners, consulting foresters and other natural resource professionals, loggers, government agencies, donor partners, private companies and NGOs and interact with diverse stakeholders and staff;
- Strong written, presentation and verbal skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare high quality progress and technical reports;
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to foster a strong sense of team work;
- Strong computer skills (MS Office and Internet); and
- Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 35% of the time within the region.
How to apply: Please apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13884631. Combine cover letter and resume as one single document and upload.
Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.
Position Title: Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation Forum Associate
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a full-time Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation (EM&V) Forum Associate to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to facilitate the development of consistent savings and reporting protocols across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region for demand-side resources, with initial focus on energy efficiency. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, this is a full-time position reporting to the EM&V Forum Director, and works closely with other Forum’ staff and the organization.
Responsibilities of the Associate generally include leading EM&V Forum communications, assisting project planning and management; supporting funding outreach, confirmation, and invoicing, and overseeing research and analyses. Some regional travel is required. In this position, the Associate will be expected to grow and develop to assume additional and increasing responsibility in Forum operations and management.
- Develop and distribute EM&V Forum materials (e.g., draft EM&V Forum newsletters and Monthly Updates) to provide regular updates of Forum activities and developments to Forum participants and the public
- Assist preparation of presentations and briefing materials (research and draft content, prepare graphics, etc.)
- Support Forum communications (e.g., regularly communicate via email and phone with Forum participants, respond to participant inquiries and requests)
- Support the Forum’s training and education activities, including planning the Forum’s Annual Public Meeting)
- Maintain EM&V Forum web pages to support operations (e.g., project and meeting schedules, document posting, etc.) and support member access
Project Planning and Management
- Support planning and management of EM&V Forum teleconference/webcasts to maximize effective participation (e.g., assist with scheduling, meeting facility reservations and logistics, attendance management, preparation of meeting notes, posting of related materials)
- Maintain EM&V Forum files to be orderly, accessible and up-to-date (e.g., contact databases, committee directories, project files, funding files, EM&V Resource Library documents, etc.)
- Support EM&V Forum contractor solicitations, selection and project tracking
- Support annual Forum project agenda development
EM&V Forum Funding
- Support outreach to Forum funders to secure funding commitments (e.g., draft funding confirmation letters, communicate with funders, track funding commitments, etc.)
- Support Forum invoicing (e.g. draft status reports and other funding statements)
Research and Analyses
- Maintain and update the Forum’s EM&V Repository website (e.g. add new EM&V studies and materials, track EM&V policies and activities in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic regions)
- Conduct research to support EM&V Forum analyses and reports
- Assist drafting reports of research results
- Support internal collaboration and coordination of EM&V Forum projects with other NEEP projects (e.g., distribution of materials, internal briefings, responses to questions and inquiries, etc.)
- Participate in NEEP staff meetings and events
- Bachelor or master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., public policy and administration; management; environmental policy)
- Experience in energy or environmental program work (preferred)
- Skilled in use of Internet communication tools and research
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
- Management aptitude and skills
- Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
- Highly proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and Internet tools
- Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision.
How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Julie Michals, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Bob McTighe, email@example.com. Please indicate “EM&V Forum Associate” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
Organization: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Position Title: Environmental Programs Specialist
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015, or until filled
Description: GCSAA is seeking a motivated environmental professional to provide high-quality research, writing and development of tools and reference material for sustainable golf course operations. This position also works closely with members, committees, boards and advisory panels to determine the issues impacting the golf course management profession and provide environmental friendly recommendations. Position will provide general clerical support which includes scheduling meetings, recording meeting outcomes and the administration of the GCSAA Research Grant Program and other environmental programs.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills and be able to focus on multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Position also requires a high level of comfort with performing internet research, solid knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and generating reports from a database. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science or a business degree that demonstrates a focus on sustainability or equivalent experience. Minimum of three years in a professional business environment with hands-on experience dealing with environmental issues also required. Experience with natural resources and/or similar land management and knowledge of or interest in the game of golf preferred. Some travel will be required.
How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to:
Attn: Human Resources – Environmental Programs
1421 Research Park Dr
Lawrence KS 66049-3858
Organization: Heal the Bay
Position Title: Water Resources Policy Analyst
Location: Santa Monica, California
Compensation: $40,000 – 48,000
Application Deadline: August 3, 2015
Description: The Water Resources Policy Analyst is responsible for water quality and water resources-related technical and policy projects for the organization. This consists of critically evaluating water quality permits, stormwater programs and pollution controls, wastewater issues, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and other water quality and water resources-related policies and regulations from both a scientific and policy perspective. The Analyst will represent Heal the Bay at public meetings and stakeholder groups and advocate for strong water quality and water resources-related policies and regulations.
- Track specific science and policy issues at regional and state levels and ensure that deadlines are met for public comments and other products;
- Critically analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical and policy issues related to water quality and water resources;
- Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums;
- Work closely with other Heal the Bay staff on inter-departmental projects and programs;
- Support management of project grants;
- Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, nonprofit partners, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
- Develop issue paper topics to investigate water quality and water resources management problems and conduct associated research and analysis;
- Support development of educational and outreach campaigns with internal and external participants around key issues;
- Distill technical information into easily understandable written materials and oral presentations;
- Participate in weekly department meetings, weekly staff meetings, weekly meetings with manager and occasional board meetings.
- Strong passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and a love for the environment;
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or related field is required at minimum; graduate degree is preferred;
- Strong background in water quality policy, understanding of regulatory and policy processes, and knowledge of local issues relating to water resources;
- Experience with water resources management and natural resources economics preferred;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with public speaking experience;
- Strong writing skills;
- Excellent organizational, analytical and project planning skills;
- Strong problem solving skills;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team;
- Proven ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines;
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point);
- Ability to travel throughout the Los Angeles area, and occasional trips to Sacramento;
- Some evening and weekend work is required; and
- Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a vehicle
How to Apply: Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: www.healthebay.org/jobs to apply online. No phone calls please.
Organization: The Wildlife Society
Position Title: Director of Government Affairs & Partnerships
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: July 24, 2015
Description: The Director of Government Affairs and Partnerships seeks through member engagement to empower, enable, and assist wildlife professionals in managing natural resources. Working with the Society’s members and staff, the Director provides leadership and guidance for The Wildlife Society’s policy, government affairs, and partnership activities. He/she represents the Society in the larger conservation community through partnerships and policy actions, and plays a major role in developing and disseminating information and advocating TWS policy positions and actions to decision makers.
- Develop and communicate TWS policy positions on priority issues and provide professional input on wildlife conservation/management issues to state and federal agency administrators, Congress, and other non-governmental organizations.
- Represent TWS in policy activities with external groups and develop/maintain liaison with governmental resource management agencies, legislative bodies, and various non-governmental organizations.
- Communicate and collaborate with TWS membership, Chapters, Sections, Working Groups, and Council concerning wildlife policy issues.
- Oversee and administer professional development functions, including the TWS Leadership Institute and certification program.
- Provide supervision and management of staff and staff activities associated with the government affairs program.
- Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Internal: Reports to the Executive Director. Has frequent contact with the Executive Director and TWS Council about wildlife policy matters. Serves on Council Subcommittees. Works cooperatively with TWS organizational units and staff, primarily on issues related to policy and planning.
External: Works closely with the wildlife conservation community, Congress, the Office of the President of the United States, natural resource agencies, and natural resource industry representatives.
- Education/Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree, or other advanced degree, preferred. At least one degree should be in natural resources, wildlife policy/management, or a related field. Demonstrated understanding of legislative and regulatory processes is required. Certified Wildlife Biologist preferred.
- Experience: Minimum 4 years experience in natural resource agency or association administration and/or natural resource policy analysis.
- Skills and Abilities: Must be able to coordinate multiple issues simultaneously. Ability to work well with a variety of people, including governmental officials and wildlife biologists. Negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills are required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication, and organizational skills. Must be self motivated and dedicated to a scientific approach to the conservation of natural resources.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary requirements to Lilly Matheson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, or until 24 July 2015.
Organization: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Position Title: Program Director – Fishery Improvement Projects Evaluation
Location: Remote, any
Dates: An initial contract will be awarded for 96 days’ effort (i.e., full time) from August through December 2015. However, SFP views this as a long term position within the organization. Our goal is find a candidate that will continue in the role for the foreseeable future.
Application Deadline: July 10, 2015 or until filled
Description: This newly-created position reports to the Systems Division Director of SFP, a dynamic and constantly evolving global nonprofit. The successful candidate will lead external collaborations and negotiations to design and maintain an evolving suite of tools used by the seafood industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others to track and measure progress of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) globally. In addition to this ‘outward-looking’ role, the Program Director will develop internal strategies and work across SFP divisions and programs to establish standards and processes for evaluating FIPs. This position will also be responsible for conducting FIP evaluations and uploading results to SFP’s FishSource. Initially, the position will focus on capture fisheries, though there may be opportunity to expand into aquaculture. The position has no direct reports at the current time, but fills a central role in SFP and the sustainable seafood movement around defining FIP measurement and tracking progress.
FIP tracking on FishSource
- Coordinate and oversee FIP evaluation activities to ensure FIP trackers on FishSource are regularly updated
- As part of a team, complete FIP trackers and progress ratings on FishSource based on desktop analyses using FIP public reports
- Ensure standards set by SFP for FIP tracking, evaluation, and ratings are maintained as state-of-the-art
- Liaise with FIP implementers globally to explain SFP’s FIP tracking, evaluation, and rating methods and to encourage continuous improvement in performance and reporting
FIP standard and ratings development
- Lead the continued evolution of SFP’s FIP progress ratings methodology, including stakeholder liaising and negotiation
- Promote SFP’s position on FIP standards and ratings at seafood industry and NGO events, includingConservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
- Upon initiation of a standard development process, assist senior staff (Systems Director, Communications/Strategy Director, CEO) in developing and communicating SFP’s position
- Develop strategies for advancing the sustainable seafood movement to further improve fishery and aquaculture sources
- Conduct analyses and draft reports on performance trends of FIPs over time
- Liaise with other NGOs and other stakeholders (eg, donors) to ensure SFP FIP ratings and tools are linked to others’ systems (eg, FishChoice.com, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions’ FIP tracking website)
- Report on tasks performed, using the relevant tools and platforms, for both administrative and project management purposes
- Master’s degree in a fisheries, marine, ocean, or related field
- Knowledge of the sustainable seafood landscape, including key players and issues
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Excellent judgment
- Ability to collaborate with individuals from various cultures and countries
- Ability to comfortably read, write, and speak in English
- Ability to maintain information in strict confidentiality
- Ability to work from home and travel (including long-distance) at least five times per year
- Scheduling flexibility to accommodate a virtual organization with staff based around the globe, as well as ability to work productively primarily via Skype/Google Hangout, email, webinars, and other electronic means
Highly desirable qualities
- Experience with project evaluation
- A network of contacts that include seafood companies, producers, NGOs, and governments involved in fisheries and aquaculture
Special skills and strengths
- Ability to dig into systems and technical details, while maintaining a broad strategic view
- Ability to establish and maintain open communication, culture, and cohesiveness in a virtual organization
How to Apply: SFP highly encourages applicants from around the world. Email a cover letter and resume/CV in English to email@example.com by 10 July 2015. Subject line should be “Program Director-FIP Evaluation”.
Organization: Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Position Title: Autumn 2015 Internships Available for Clean Energy Nonprofits
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: All positions will become available beginning in August. We seek candidates able to commit to terms through mid-December 2015, but will consider extensions as determined by performance and needs. College student applicants considering working during the Autumn semester are asked to provide dates of availability in cover letters. Stipend of $500/mo. for full-time employment. TTC does not provide compensation for personal/sick time off or holidays, but interns may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked
Application Deadline: Positions open until filled
Description: We are seeking interns with college-level, graduate, and recent graduate-level experience and looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately active in the programs TTC manages. The internships include Policy & Government Affairs and Communications & Outreach opportunities with TTC’s client organizations.
1) Policy and Government Affairs
TTC has two Policy/Government Affairs positions available for researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
The first position requires candidates be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individuals may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collecting data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.
The Policy internship supports the American Biogas Council (ABC, www.americanbiogascouncil.org). Responsibilities for this position include:
- Track legislation at the state level favorable to biogas and use of anaerobic digester technology.
- Research, monitor, and report on biogas/AD legislation and regulations at the state level
- Search for opportunities for biogas companies related to carbon credits, organics diversion and biomethane/CNG policies.
- Attend relevant hearings related to biogas legislation and report to staff/co-chairs the results of those hearings.
- Help organize meetings of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (LRA) Committee and subgroups.
- Provide follow-up support to the LRA Committee co-chairs as needed.
- Write letters of support to legislators and regulators.
- Analyze the gap between our model legislation and proposed legislation.
- Communicate complex policy language in layman’s terms through bi-monthly written reports.
The second Policy/Government Affairs fellowship position supports the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) (65%) and Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) (35%). Responsibilities for this position include:
- Researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
- Research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets.
- Reach out to state agencies in collection of data.
- Attend relevant Congressional hearings related to biomass legislation and report to staff the results of those hearings.
- Assist association members in arranging meetings with state and local officials.
- Update website with factsheets, presentations, and social media postings.
- Provide administrative support on conference calls (e.g. taking minutes and follow-up actions)
For this internship, we are seeking qualified college-level, graduate students and recent graduates and/or individuals with experience in Communications and looking to expand their knowledge of biogas, AD technology and clean energy, and apply their knowledge gained and skill sets towards real-work projects and activities.
The internship supports the American Biogas Council, in support of membership development, database updating, communications, and speaking invitations. This position requires the candidate have strong communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have familiarity with sustainable agricultural and/or wastewater treatment practices.
- Draft, layout and distribute semi monthly Biogas News (ABC’s electronic newsletter)
- Membership relations (approach industry leaders for information and respond to inquiries by fielding questions to appropriate staff or answer them directly)
- Market biogas events through email and biogas industry partners
- Speaker management for ABC webinars and workshops
- Update and distribute ABC reading materials to members who are traveling to and speaking at biogas industry events
- Development of brand new U.S. database of operational biogas projects and associated maps and online tools for systems on farms, at wastewater facilities, landfills and other generators of organic waste.
- Member recruitment
- Semi-monthly webinars and workshops at industry events
- Biogas News
- Proficiency with database management for U.S. operational digester database
- Proficiency with MS Excel
- Experience with the analysis of data to create fact sheets, tools and/or educational resources preferred
- Science or technical background preferred
- Must be able to comfortably and confidently approach senior industry executives by phone and in person. (We work with senior leaders in hundreds of organizations from start-ups to federal government leaders and executives in multi-national corporations like GE, Waste Management, Toyota and Shell. You will be new to our team and we expect you to integrate quickly to become a part of our team and be comfortable picking up the phone or beginning conversations with these individuals regarding key issues we’re working on.)
The third Communications and Outreach position supports senior staff to plan and execute several events and activities of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC). Events include, but are not limited to conferences supported by BTEC, Council meetings, and upcoming webinars. The position requires the candidate be able to communicate effectively with volunteer members of various event organizing committees and reach out to BTEC members to coordinate association functions in conjunction with those events. Responsibilities for this position include:
- Arrange and participate in Steering Committee, Program, and other planning calls. Follow up on action items resulting from those calls.
- Work with senior staff to prepare materials to distribute at events, including promotional literature and member information.
- Assist in designing member meet-and-greet functions in conjunction with events and work with Conference organizers to ensure available space and accommodations.
- Communicate with members and prepare information related to upcoming BTEC-sponsored webinars.
The ideal candidates should have well developed writing skills and preferably some Communications experience. The candidates should also be assertive, detail oriented, and able to work independently and perform well with firm deadlines.
How to Apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include either “Policy” or “Communications and Outreach” in the subject line. Both Policy and Communications/Outreach applications will be considered for all positions unless one is specifically requested by the applicant.
Organization: Mohonk Preserve
Position Title: Director of Land Protection & Stewardship
Location: New Paltz, New York
Dates and compensation: Excellent work environment with benefits including health, vision, dental, life, disability insurance, retirement plan, and access privileges to the lands of the Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House resort. Salary: $60’s, based on experience.
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Description: The successful candidate is responsible for providing the vision and leadership to land acquisition and protection. The Director will provide the strategic planning, management, and implementation of the overall Land Protection program, including applying the Preserve’s Land Protection Policy as a guide for the acquisition of land. The Director oversees and performs the hands-on land trust duties including easement and boundary monitoring, and maintaining the Preserve’s Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Accreditation.
The Director also oversees the stewardship of the land, facilities, carriage roads and trails. This includes implementing the Land Management Plan, overseeing capital projects and providing site analysis, planning and design oversight for all facilities projects. The Director will promote land conservation awareness in the community, build support for projects, identify and pursue project funding and assist in land protection and stewardship grant proposals.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable – in natural resource management; land conservation/management; landscape architecture, planning or related disciplines
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a leader in land acquisition and management programs with non-profit land trusts or other land resource agencies
- Exemplary communication abilities including written, oral, and presentation skills; experience communicating with partner organizations; ability to negotiate agreements
- Knowledge of field mapping, aerial photo interpretation, land survey techniques, landscape architecture
- Training or professional licensure in landscape architecture strongly desired
- Ability to read and evaluate physical and cultural landscape elements
- Familiarity with conservation tax law and benefits of land donations
- Experience working with landowners; civic groups; town, county, state agencies and their processes
- Knowledge of leading trends and national standards and practices in land trust management
- Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to organize, support, mobilize and motivate staff and volunteers; ability to lead as well as function as a team member
- Ability to set and implement departmental priorities, manage multiple projects, and evaluate project success
- Experience with preparing program budgets
- Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including weekends or evenings; valid driver’s license
- There is a significant fieldwork component to this position. Must be able to traverse varied terrain on foot up to 5 miles with significant elevation gain while carrying program equipment.
Advanced computer and technology skills:
- Strong experience with mapping software/hardware (e.g. GPS units and GIS software, ArcGIS)
- Proficiency in all standard office productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or similar email application) and internet research
- Strong relational database experience
How to Apply: Hard copy cover letter and résumé preferred. Please mail to:
Deputy Executive Director/CFO
PO Box 715
New Paltz NY 12561-0715
Applications in Word .doc, .docx or Adobe PDF only will be accepted via e-mail to email@example.com.
This job announcement is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.
No phone calls, please.
Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation
Position Title: Electric Vehicle Policy Internship 2015-2016
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: The intern would start as soon as possible, ideally by early August 2015. The internship could be from 4-9 months. The internship will be paid, with salary commensurate with experience. The intern will work in our downtown Washington, DC office.; The range for university students is from $1,900-2,100, masters students is $2,100-$2,300, and for doctoral students is $2,300-$2,600
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The intern will help us research the status of the electric vehicle market and the leading policies to promote the new technology. This internship will likely support two electric vehicle projects – one that is US-focused, and one that is focused on the major global auto markets. The US-based electric vehicle project is a follow-on to the ICCT recent work, including a US state electric vehicle incentive report, and a US city-focused project that is nearing completion. The second project is to help the ICCT support an international consortium of governments in analyzing available analyzing the impact of electric vehicles on greenhouse gas emission reductions and drafting a synthesis report on the optimal design of electric vehicle fiscal incentives (including subsidies, tax credits, tax exemptions).
The overarching purpose for this work is to help the world more quickly understand the optimal policies for the promotion of electric vehicles. The primary tasks will be to collect information, analyze the data, and summarize the analysis in short reports. By the end of the internship, we would expect that the intern would co-author at least one high-profile ICCT report and gain valuable experience in the hot and growing field of electric vehicles.
- A good working understanding of vehicle policy
- Research experience on vehicle technology
- Excellent proficiency in English
- Strong research and organizational skills
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter (as an attachment) summarizing your qualifications and experiences, a short writing or project sample, and the name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Electric vehicle internship 2015.” The ICCT is an equal opportunity employer.
Organization: Missouri Energy Initiative
Position Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Jefferson City, Kansas City or St. Louis, Missouri
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Program Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to oversee implementation and development of agency programs. Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines. An understanding and experience in the energy and public policy field highly desired.
PERSONALITY SOUGHT: MEI seeks an energetic, adaptive and experienced take charge professional with ability to manage administration and logistics in small but growing non-profit public policy organization.
- Work with Executive Director to implement the following programs: Energy Literacy, ShowMePACE, Midwest Energy Policy Conference by developing and implementing the PR/Marketing plan and strategy.
- Work with Executive Director on developing new programs to meet MEI’s mission.
- Develop outreach materials to accompany Program work, including press releases other media-related information.
- Work with other staff and outside consultants to develop marketing materials, including Program flyers, the agency brochure, and the annual report.
- Participate in community outreach events to promote MEI and its programs.
- Create and implement social media strategies for the managed programs
- Manage & Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.
- Track and measure the level of engagement within the network and partners over time.
- Work with Executive Director on quarterly publications and public policy publications.
Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or necessary experience.
- Two years’ experience in a non-profit or association environment, preferably with an energy background.
- Experience building collaborative groups, developing and implementing programs that focus on education, entrepreneurship, economic development and public outreach.
- Excellent writing and editing skills; strong oral communication skills.
- Great attention to detail and ability to stay organized and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- An ability to “change gears” and work collaboratively with internal staff and external partners.
- Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Office, Salesforce, WordPress, and Google apps.
- An ability to find and stay informed about projects and resources for partners.
- Experience and comfort working in stressful, but rewarding situations.
- A passionate and committed belief to factual, scientific and unbiased communication.
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, stakeholders and Program participants.
- Understanding of energy issues, and public policy process.
How to Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, one writing sample, salary history and the three (3) references by email to info [AT] moenergy [DOT] org “Program Coordinator” in the subject line, no phone calls please.
Organization: Ocean Conservancy
Position Title: Government Relations Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Government Relations Manager develops, implements, and coordinates efforts to advance Ocean Conservancy’s national policy and legislative agenda. S/he works with our conservation experts to develop principled but pragmatic policy goals, activate new constituencies, and win real policy and legislative changes that protect and promote ocean health. This position will support policy goals across many of the organization’s programs, with a primary focus on supporting our Ocean Planning program and Trash-Free Seas program. Other program areas may include ecosystem restoration in the Gulf of Mexico, ocean and coastal resilience, Arctic Ocean conservation, and more.
- This position represents the organization, and maintains close contact with Members of Congress, their staff, and the Administration on ocean conservation and funding issues.
- The Manager will work closely with Ocean Conservancy program staff to identify and create opportunities to advance specific policy goals, and to develop and implement strategies and tactics to achieve effective policy outcomes.
- This work will include policy analysis, legislative strategy development and implementation, selective stakeholder outreach, and coordination of the NGO community.
- The Manager will help determine when new legislative authority is needed, draft testimony, legislation, and legislative amendments, and communicate with Congressional staff.
- The Manager will respond to requests for information and advocate for the organization’s positions before Congress and federal agencies.
- Proven ability to understand and analyze complex environmental and legislative issues; and develop and implement strategies to advance policy and legislative goals.
- Minimum of one year of experience working with Congress and/or the federal government on policy issues.
- Superior oral and written communication skills, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate across disciplines and work collaboratively with diverse teams, networks, and coalitions.
- A strategic thinker who can identify, maximize, and create opportunities to advance Ocean Conservancy’s policy goals.
- A high-level performer who will bring the necessary creativity, energy, and commitment; and with the ability to move rapidly in response to policy opportunities as they present themselves.
- Understanding of Congress, the Administration, and the policy-making process.
- Attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and deliverables while keeping a larger vision in mind.
- Highly collaborative with an appreciation of the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team approach.
Advanced degree in political science, environmental policy, law, or marine science preferred.
Knowledge of one or more of the policy issues listed above preferred.
How to Apply: If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume and salary expectations to: email@example.com note your name and Government Relations Manager-IL-#15-16.
Organization: Alliance for Green Heat
Position Title: Research Intern or Renewable Energy Fellow
Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Dates and compensation: The internship comes with a stipend of $300 per month for full time and $150 a month for part time; Fellowships come with a stipend of $500 per month.
Application Deadline: Positions open until filled
Research Internship: The Alliance offers full and part time internships for those interested in climate change and renewable energy policy. Academic credits can be applied if applicable (please specify in your application if your internship will be for credit.). We accept applications on a rolling basis.
This internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about renewable energy policy and how it applies to a technology that is not always regarded as clean. This position includes policy research and writing, newsletter creation, website and social media management, as well as a portion of administrative duties. Essential to this work is a passion for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicants from wood-burning and/or low-income areas are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewable Energy Fellowship: The Alliance offers a full time fellowship position for those committed to promoting renewable energy and getting involved in renewable energy policy. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience.
The Fellowship is full time for a minimum of 3 months and involves intensive research, analysis and writing on residential renewable energy with a focus on biomass heating. The Fellowship will also involve policy work including preparing for and attending meetings and briefings with government officials at the state and federal level. The Fellow will also help prepare a monthly newsletter and engage in social networking. Background in renewable energy, climate change, government relations, poverty issues, mechanical engineering desired but not required. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicants from wood-burning and/or low- income areas are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume here.
Click here to see a list of current and former staff, fellows and interns.
Organization: Oregon Environmental Council
Position Title: Water Program Director
Location: Portland, Oregon
Application Deadline: July 7, 2015
Description: After nine years with Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), two key program directors who lead our sustainable agriculture and clean and plentiful water programs are departing for their next professional challenge. We will begin to fill their shoes by hiring a water program director whose main responsibilities will include: (1) strengthening partnerships to mobilize support and achieve significant protections for Oregon’s waters; (2) protecting the quality of Oregon’s groundwater; and (3) advancing top-tier recommendations for protecting the Willamette River System. We seek a candidate who has working knowledge of water quality and quantity issues, policy analysis and experience advancing policy solutions, and a demonstrated ability to work respectfully with agricultural leaders, conservationists and others to advance water protections.
Policy/Project Development and Project Management
- Formulates ideas for new projects; develops project implementation plans
- Develops policy proposals and campaigns
- Ensures that policies and projects are evaluated for equity implications
- Implements projects and policy campaigns, meeting agreed-upon deliverables
- Investigates and analyzes issues germane to program; reviews relevant professional materials and communications on a continuing basis
- Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with key interest groups and individuals, including policymakers and agency staff
- Builds broad support for program goals and project objectives, including engaging in public speaking
- Prepares and presents public comments and testimony; lobbies Oregon Legislature and other electeds
Outreach and Education
- Produces reports, fact sheets, opinion pieces, and other communication tools to support policy proposals and project objectives, often with support from our marketing/communications team
- Occasionally develops and implements public education and “things you can do” campaigns related to specific projects
- Actively seeks earned media
- Serves as an ambassador for OEC, building OEC’s public presence and securing new members
- Educates and engages OEC supporters through website communications, articles in e-bulletin and print newsletter, personal interactions, and other communications
- Writes program-related grant proposals; meets with foundation officers and other potential funders; writes progress reports
- Assists development staff with fundraising appeals and events
- Actively seeks new sources of financial support
- Minimum five years of professional experience in public policy development and advocacy, public affairs, or other related field, preferably in a water- or agriculture- related position
- A demonstrated understanding of agriculture and a commitment to ensuring the economic and environmental success of Oregon farmers and ranchers
- Proven ability to bring stakeholders together and work strategically to secure policy changes and other program objectives
- A gift for writing and speaking in a clear and compelling fashion
- Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects without losing sight of the “big picture”
- Self-motivation and initiative
- An eagerness to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
- A passion for OEC’s mission
- Bachelor’s degree; relevant advanced degree preferred
- Existing relationships with Oregon agriculturalists, state agencies, conservation groups, and local governments
- Experience working in a non-profit setting with a mission-driven staff and board
- Experience in communications or marketing
- A sense of humor
How to Apply: No calls, please. The position will be open until filled, but we will begin reviewing applications on July 7, 2015. Send cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com subject line “Water Program Director.”
Position Title: Policy and Legislation Fall Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: A $500 monthly stipend is provided for full-time work (amount pro-rated if working part-time).
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Earthjustice is seeking a Policy and Legislation Intern to join our Washington, D.C. team. Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation (PAL) department, which is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress and other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom. The intern will learn how a non-profit environmental organization weighs in on environmental policy at the federal level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, environmental nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach.
- Assist in various tasks, including online research and blog writing.
- Attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings.
- Prepare and disseminate information to Congressional offices and PAL staff.
- Make phone calls to hill offices.
- Manage databases.
- Assist with outreach and preparation for events sponsored by PAL.
- Draft and edit policy documents and fact sheets.
- Opportunity for short and/or long-term research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern’s interests.
- Must be currently enrolled in a college/university program to apply. Undergraduates in their junior or senior year are preferred.
- Able to work a minimum of 20 – 30 hours per week for approximately three months, preferably early September to mid-December. We will work around your class/work schedule.
- Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
- Working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Click here to apply.
Law students are encouraged to apply separately to our litigation department for law clerk positions. No phone calls please.
Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Position Title: Research Analyst, Local Policy
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: Preferred start date: on or about August 1, 2015, based in Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: Apply immediately; position open until filled
Description: ACEEE seeks a research analyst to focus on community energy efficiency for its Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program. The position provides a balance of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States as it relates to greater energy affordability and local economic development in low-income communities and communities of color. Efficiency policy issues within the scope of the position include low-income energy efficiency initiatives, the role of local-level engagement in long-term planning for emissions reductions and utility business models, community resilience, utility energy data access, and smart cities. ACEEE’s local policy work also emphasizes issues of local job creation, economic development, and environmental health benefits of energy efficiency to support the growth of sustainable and equitable communities.
The research analyst will have a variety of research opportunities in one of ACEEE’s most dynamic and multi-disciplinary programs. The core responsibilities of the position include:
- Engaging community-based organizations that are working on issues related to energy, the environment, and/or climate change. This engagement will guide ACEEE’s outreach and technical assistance to utilities, local governments, and metropolitan agencies around strategies to achieve greater energy savings in their communities and to improve energy affordability.
- Supporting new research on energy efficiency as a strategy to enhance the resilience of energy systems and the communities they serve, with an emphasis on low-income communities.
- Providing and tracking technical assistance on topics such as affordable housing and local. government-utility engagement, in coordination with other ACEEE subject-matter experts.
- Collecting data and developing metrics regarding household energy affordability.
- Contributing to the biennial City Energy Efficiency Scorecard and the related local policy database, which provide peer comparisons among US cities on energy efficiency policy and performance metrics.
- Coordinating and leading work on policies for access to energy data by third parties, best practices for application of data in building analytics and energy management systems, and the use of “big data” in program and policy planning and implementation in the buildings, utilities, and transportation sectors.
- Supporting ACEEE’s research on smart cities, including research into city energy performance and city energy management systems.
Working at ACEEE, the research analyst will contribute to projects of high visibility and credibility in the energy efficiency, technology and policy communities. As a researcher and project coordinator, the position offers unmatched access to national experts in energy efficiency as well as critical sources of primary data at government agencies and utilities. It also provides an opportunity to develop expertise and leadership experience on one or more topics of energy efficiency policy and programs. ACEEE and its Utilities, State and Local Policy Program are dynamic, growing, and comprised of a highly motivated and collegial team.
- Highly analytical and detail-oriented. The analyst will conduct rigorous and peer-reviewed primary research dealing with complex quantitative and qualitative data.
- Excellent writing and presentation skills. The analyst is expected to produce several detailed research reports, white papers, fact sheets, and blog posts on energy efficiency policy and programs, and present the research results at a wide range of policy and public forums.
- Superb organizational and project coordination skills. The position requires experience coordinating complex, long-term projects independently and as part of teams. The analyst must also balance multiple projects and deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills. He/she will maintain close relationships with a large network of stakeholders across the country in federal, state, local government and in the private sector to inform research and broaden the reach of ACEEE research and technical assistance. The analyst must also coordinate and collaborate with numerous ACEEE staff members on cross-cutting research projects.
- Articulate and thoughtful. As an author of highly visible reports, the analyst will conduct media interviews and present at conferences and events. The analyst must be able to clearly explain research and positions to laypeople, other experts, and skeptical audiences.
- Highly motivated, self-starter.
- Tech-savvy and quick learner. The analyst will have to consult with other ACEEE staff to stay apprised of energy efficiency policy and program developments in the utility, buildings, transportation, and industrial sectors. The analyst will also contribute to pages on ACEEE’s website including those related to Local Energy Efficiency Policy.
- Bachelor’s degree in social, political or natural sciences.
- Rigorous coursework in public policy analysis, environmental justice, urban planning, energy policy, and/or economics.
- Either Master’s degree or two or more years of work experience, with demonstrated project coordination and leadership experience and significant experience with quantitative analysis.
- Experience in policy analysis or planning, including work on local government, utilities, energy, and/or environmental policy
- Experience with facilitating learning across networks or working groups of peer organizations, stakeholders, or representative from multiple professional communities
- Experience with quantitative analysis
- Demonstrated passion for clean energy, environmental justice, economic development, or environmental issues
- Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org and use “Local PolicyAnalyst“ in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.
Organization: The Cadmus Group
Position Title: Energy Services Intern
Location: Portland, Oregon
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Cadmus Group seeks an Intern for the summer of 2015 to work on our program evaluation projects. Our findings frequently inform a variety of technical, policy, and other decisions that have a real impact on the energy industry. We are looking for a motivated, creative thinker to become part of a committed team of engineers, economists, natural resources specialists, and policy experts working to solve some of our nation’s most pressing energy and resource challenges.
– Work independently or with supervision to support ongoing, or new, projects, ensuring consistency and quality of project methods. Typical projects might include conducting surveys, interviews, and some quantitative analyses.
– Document findings visually and/or verbally for memos and reports to clients and/or internal project teams.
– Excellent writing, communication, and critical thinking skills
– Proficient with MS Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
– Some domestic travel may be required, therefore applicants must be over 18 years of age
– Familiarity with energy related terminology including kW and kWh
– Experience with energy policy, regulations, and applications
– Availability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer, excluding planned vacations
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: Climate and Energy Advocate
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: NRDC is seeking a Climate and Energy Advocate to work with our climate and energy teams based in Washington, DC, to focus on a) business outreach and analysis in the context of clean energy, and b) policies and other approaches to reduce climate pollution from various sectors.
Responsibilities: The selected candidate will help NRDC’s Energy & Transportation and the Climate and Clean Air programs with advocacy and outreach to capitalize on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and beyond, and help establish robust carbon pollution standards for power plants, push for effective standards to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, and promote climate pollution reduction from other sectors of the economy. Responsibilities include:
Business outreach and analysis in context of clean energy:
- Undertake outreach to and build relationships with large companies, business associations (including those in clean energy), and large utility customers, in context of establishing carbon pollution standards and related clean energy policies;
- Help develop NRDC’s business engagement strategy, and coordinate and manage a cross-programmatic, cross-functional team to achieve strategic goals;
- Manage research, and economic and statistical analysis to convey the economic and jobs benefits of clean energy resources;
- Assist in the development of systems and processes to manage NRDC’s business relationships and to effectively communicate these as relevant across NRDC.
Policy analysis and advocacy to reduce industrial climate pollution from various sectors:
- Analyze carbon pollution reduction opportunities beyond the power sector. Perform or supervise analyses of emissions trends, reduction potential, economic impacts for large carbon-emitting industries (e.g., oil refineries, chemical production, energy use in manufacturing);
- Help define and execute our advocacy strategy to push for effective policy approaches, informed by above, including regulatory action, new legislation, etc.;
- Manage and contribute to drafting well-supported policy-comments, developing reports, reviewing new studies/reports, political advocacy, external meetings, litigation, media engagements, sign-on advocacy letters, campaign events and recruiting of partners, etc.
- Develop written and oral advocacy and communications content, to compellingly convey NRDC’s messages in this regard, including to businesses, consumers, media, and the general public;
- Collaborate closely with other NRDC departments and external partner organizations;
- Represent NRDC in a variety of meetings and fora.
- Hold an MPA, MBA or Masters in economics, or other policy or law degree in relevant field.
- Have at least 2-5 years of relevant work experience in business, energy or environmental field.
- Have experience working on clean energy or climate pollution-related policies, particularly pertaining to policy implementation.
- Have experience working on business strategy and possess an understanding of the utility and clean energy and other sectors. Experience working on sustainability issues in the private sector and/or economics of clean energy may be particularly helpful.
- Have strong quantitative and analytical skills.
- Have significant project management experience.
- Be willing to travel.
- Be fluent in written and spoken English and strong writing and oral presentation skills.
How to Apply: To apply, please visit our website at www.nrdc.org/jobs, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting
Organization: Northern Alaska Environmental Center
Position Title: Program Director
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Dates and compensation: Rate: $36,000 – $50,000 DOE; Benefits: Paid holidays, personal days, vacation & sick leave, health insurance
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Program Director coordinates and administers all aspects of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s (Northern Center’s) Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs, and advises on all ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.
Arctic Program 50% & Clean Water & Mining 20%
The Arctic Program is the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s touchstone program and serves to advocate for Alaska’s arctic and subarctic wilderness, for sustainability of wild lands and ecosystems at the landscape scale, and for the integrity of conservation system units.
The Clean Water & Mining Program serves to protect water resources and ecosystems in Interior and Arctic Alaska from adverse effects of mining and industrial development.
CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT & ADVANCEMENT
Carry on the priority campaigns noted above by expanding outreach into local communities, constituent groups and statewide coalitions, and by developing grassroots deliverables.
Coordinate with the Center’s other programs where there is a wilderness or national energy element to their work to best leverage our work to success.
Propose legal action as necessary, upon recommendation of Executive Director and approval of the Board.
Research, organize around and comment on pending land use management plans, state and federal legislation that affects program goals, regulatory changes made by various enforcement agencies, and propose litigation to the executive director with other groups when appropriate.
Keep the Northern Center and relevant stakeholders informed of the advancement of mineral exploration projects in Interior and northern Alaska that pose, or may pose, conflicts with NAEC’s mission, and develop appropriate responses to them.
Write and update strategic plans for existing and emerging campaigns, and assist the Northern Center with organization-wide planning, including the Annual Operating Plan.
Monitor the environmental performance of existing mines and take the appropriate steps to deal with environmental problems when they arise.
Educate Center members on protection goals and emerging threats to wild lands and motivate them to take action.
Energize and broaden constituencies within Alaska for Arctic wilderness protection.
Produce presentations and lectures for community presentations on the issues.
Write press releases, briefing papers, fact sheets, comment letters and generate additional support from partner organizations, community and tribal entities, and others when strategic.
Communicate with legislators, the public, the media, and federal and state agencies about the wildlands values we support. Suggest to these bodies strategies they may employ to protect or best manage those values.
Develop funding proposals for the Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs and for other Northern Center programs in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Write reports for funders and management as required in funding agreements.
Build relationships with historical and new program funders.
Ensure that programs operate within the approved budget.
Monitor cash flow projections in conjunction with the Executive Director on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).
Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.
Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs.
Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programs.
Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement.
Take advantage of professional development by attending technical seminars and workshops and review literature relevant to Northern Center program goals.
Qualifications: Desire to be an energetic advocate for Alaska’s wilderness and wildlands.
Master’s Degree in environmental science/policy, political science, journalism/communications, or related field, or Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years of relevant experience.
Supervisory experience required.
A deep understanding of environmental protection issues, and sustainability.
Knowledge of state and federal permitting, land use planning and legal framework for public lands in Alaska, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, The Wilderness Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act and other environmental laws.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with significant writing experience (newsletters, features, editorials, press releases, brochures, etc.), and public speaking skills.
Ability to manage and edit websites, audio and video recorders, and ease in using social media, a plus.
Must be a team player experienced with grassroots organizing and coalition work.
Experience with Alaska and working with indigenous communities is strongly preferred.
Commitment to preserving wilderness, environmental protection and social change.
For candidates not familiar with Alaska, the realities of living in Interior Alaska (especially in winter) should be understood and embraced. Those who appreciate extreme conditions and seasons will find comfort here.
Frequent travel is required, as well as occasional work on evenings and weekends. This is an exempt position.
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to:
Elisabeth B. Dabney
830 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701