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Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Agriculture and Environmental Education Intern-Cameroon

Organization: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

Position Title: Agriculture and Environmental Education Intern

Location: Cameroon

Hours and Compensation: 25 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

You will be working with local farmers on their farm to increase your awareness and knowledge of Cameroonian crops and farming practices so that you are better able to create and organize primary school gardens and classes focusing on gardening/farming techniques. By collaborating with local farmers’ groups and individuals, you will go on to promote the use of natural fibers through research, acquired techniques and implementation of these practices.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

·Organize meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) with farmers and farmers’ groups.

·Researching and discovering techniques for farming in environmentally and economically advantageous ways

·Collaborate with relevant individuals, groups, ministries and other organizations to find more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective farming practices.

·Teach at local primary schools.

·Plant school gardens with students at primary schools.

·Conduct research and create lesson plans pertaining to Cameroonian agricultural and nutrition.

·Assist in the development of the Cameroon Natural Fibers Forum.

·Writing detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports for SDI and our online partners/sponsors.

·Recruiting and training other volunteers and interns.

·Track program quality through approved (by SDI and/or donor) monitoring and evaluation system.

·Helping to raise public awareness on SDI and their Agricultural activities.

·Researching and writing grant applications for SDI’s Agricultural and Environmental programs.

·Recruit and train the next Agriculture and Environmental Entrepreneurship Intern.

·Attending local and national conferences and workshops relevant to agriculture and the environment.

·Strengthen the capacity of these program on a community-level by networking and creating relationships appropriate for expansion and self-sustainability of SDI and the programs.

·Oversee and make improvements to the existing policies and structures within SDI operations.

·Improve systems for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of all SDI programs.

·Perform any other related duties that may be required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

·High School Diploma or equivalent

·Ability to be proactive and take initiative

·Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting

·Confident with public speaking and group activities

·Proven relevant experience working in agriculture

·Open minded, tolerant and sensitive to cultural difference

·Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams

·Strong oral and written communication skills

·Knowledge of Africa and Cameroon

Additional Skills and Qualifications

·Undergraduate degree in relevant field

·Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa

·Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French

·Experience working with natural fibers

·Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural economics, agronomy, and other related fields

How to apply:

If interested, or for more information, please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to sodeit(at)sodeit.org

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Environmental Public Health Internship-West Region, Cameroon

Organization: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

Position Title: Environmental Public Health Internship

Location: West Region, Cameroon

Hours and Compensation: 25 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description: 

Volunteer/intern will focus on infectious diseases, food safety, water safety, work place health and safety, and community infrastructure and pollution control.

Attached/seconded to a local government,-environmental public health department for 3/4 days and 2/1 day to the field weekly on Environmental Health education talks and practical illustration of environmental health safety practices.

  • 25 hours weekly

Primary Roles and responsibilities:

-Ensure an acceptable standard of health care is being maintained throughout the community

- undertake appropriate action concerning environmental protection to provide a safe environment for the community of Buea

- investigate cases of infectious disease and ensure appropriate action is taken

- liaise and consult with statutory authorities and other governing bodies on matters concerning the health and well being of the community

- prepare and provide educational lectures and workshops to schools, communities and other relevant areas of the public

- conduct research into Environmental health issues affecting the area of Buea and implement strategies, policies, and reports where appropriate.

- support the development of sustainable objectives at a capacity for addressing day to day public health needs.

- facilitate, develop and evaluate immunization strategies and other prevention strategies such as vaccines, vector control and safe water to achieve disease reduction goals

- work with partners and supportive organisations to enhance health security and to prevent the spread and transmission of infectious disease within Buea

- conduct research to aid in the identification, development and delivery of new interventions to support and improve public health across Buea

- identify and address the best practices to strengthen the public health system in Buea.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Qualification in environmental health, public health or allied health or related field
  • Sound knowledge of environmental pollution, sanitation, hygiene, communicable diseases
  • Ability to conduct ongoing research and develop education material on environmental safety with industries or disease outbreak management and livelihood development for disaster victims.
  • Ability to coordinate and teach large groups
  • Experience in public speaking and/or facilitating large groups
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams

Additional Beneficial Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in relevant field
  • Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French is an added advantage

Compensation:

At this time, Social Development International does not have sufficient means to support the position of volunteer/intern. The position is open for any qualified individual who is willing to self-fund and fundraise to cover his or her costs for a minimum 02 month stay in Buea, Southwest Regions, Cameroon. In exchange, Social Development International will provide the individual invaluable experience in on-the-ground international development work. Social Development International is also willing to work with an individual to help submit a grant application for fundraising for this position.

How to apply:

If interested, or for more information, please send your resume and a cover letter to sodeit (at)sodeit.org

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Environmental Internship Abroad-Bangalore, State of Karnātaka,India

Organization: Leave UR Mark

Position Title: Environmental Internship Abroad

Location: Bangalore, State of Karnātaka, India

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week. Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

Leave UR Mark has an opportunity for a 1 to 3 month internship working for an environmentally sustainable initiative promoting an organic and holistic lifestyle in Southern India. Some of the missions that you would be working towards are:

  • Helping create easily replicable models of sustainable living in order to inspire more people to adapt an eco-friendly lifestyle. To promote and implement sustainable practices in activities.
  • To educate consumers about the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic foods. To promote “forgotten future foods” and inform people about their numerous benefits
  • To promote new forms of responsible tourism that aim to conserve nature and to support local communities
  • To educate farmers and motivate them to practice organic farming. To ensure better prices for the farmers produce and also to sell the products to consumers keeping a very reasonable margin (fairtrade policy)

The initiative achieves these goals thorugh an eco hotel, organic food store, organic farm, and organic farm. Interns would get a chance to mix up their activities at each.

Interns must be 18 and over and either enrolled at an accredited university or have already graduated. If you are studying environmental sciences, sustainabilities or have experience working in conservation and eco projects, it would be a great help!

Leave UR Mark charges a $595 Placement Fee for securing your internship, total Pre-Departure support (visas, health, insurance, safety guidance) and airport pickup at Bangalore International Airport.

Leave UR Mark also has an intern appartment with meals close to the internship office for an additional cost or you are free to look on your own. You are welcome to use our local support team to take care of you from start to finish of the internship. Our interns love staying together at our appartment and traveling on the weekends together! 

Email us your resume at info@leaveurmark.com and let us know when you’d like to come and for how long! Also check out our blog to learn more about us and our interns:http:www.leaveurmarkindia.blogspot.com

How to apply:

Email us your resume atinfo@leaveurmark.comand let us know when you’d like to come and for how long! Also check out our blog to learn more about us and our interns:http:www.leaveurmarkindia.blogspot.com

 

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Financial & Administrative Manager-WA

Organization: EcoAdapt

Position Title: Financial & Administrative Manager

Location:  WA

Hours and Compensation:  Full time.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2014.

 

Job Description:

EcoAdapt seeks a Financial and Administrative Manager who will lead the financial accounting and human resources management activities for our growing, creative and dynamic nonprofit research organization.

EcoAdapt is a nonprofit organization of 10 staff based on Bainbridge Island, WA that provides expertise in supporting, training, and assisting governments, organizations, and individuals to continue to do what they do effectively, even in the face of climate change. Please explore what we do at [[http:EcoAdapt.org|EcoAdapt.org]].

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-Work closely with the EcoAdapt team to guide and undertake the financial and human resource administrative activities in concert with the organization’s mission and goals,

and of course maintain compliance with laws and regulations.

-Effectively and efficiently communicate Finance and HR activities to staff, Directors, and the Board.

-A commitment to the mission of the organization and dedication to fiscal operation integrity.

-Be able to laugh when the pressure is on and shout with joy when success is achieved!

Financial Management

-Evaluate, develop and implement effective and efficient financial systems and processes providing for effective internal control, accurate and timely financial reporting,

and efficient operations.

-Undertake internal accounting and reporting functions – activities from basic bookkeeping to payroll/retirement plan processing to journal entries to general ledger account reconciliations.

-Lead the project accounting activities for EcoAdapt’s federal and state government, non-government, and foundation contract and grant based projects, including budgeting and compliance with financial reporting requirements (Federal OMB compliance), and management of our annual Federal Indirect Cost Rate Proposal process.

-Plan for and manage a regular audit process – ensure strong operational and financial controls and that the highest levels of integrity and transparency are maintained.

-Work closely with an external accountant to prepare the annual IRS Form 990.

Human Resources

-Help maintain personnel policies, compensation and benefits administration, payroll administration, recordkeeping, and employee relations as needed to ensure EcoAdapt’s compliance with federal and state labor laws.

Experience

A successful Financial & Administrative Manager applicant will likely have:

-Five or more years of experience in funds accounting, including federal grant management, preferably in a non-profit corporation setting.

-Bachelors’ degree in Accounting/Finance, Business or related degree

-Working knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and other financial accounting and contract management standards, including Federal OMB guidelines for grants and contracts.

-Demonstrable experience in human resources management and benefits administration

-Quickbooks Pro experience a plus. Fluency with Microsoft Office software, and familiarity working in a computer network environment and with collaborative on-line workspaces (Google Docs) is extremely helpful.

EcoAdapt’s Compensation Philosophy

EcoAdapt’s policy is to provide compensation that is fair, reasonable, and consistent with the compensation paid in the nonprofit sector for positions of comparable complexity and responsibility without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

EcoAdapt is a distributed organization with team members located throughout the United States who work primarily from home offices. However, this position is based at the EcoAdapt headquarters on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and full resume detailing your experience toCareers@EcoAdapt.org. Please indicate “Financial & Administrative Manager-EcoAdapt” in the subject line of all email correspondences. No phone calls please.

Your cover letter should include the following:

  1. Highlights of your specific experience that meets the position’s needs
  2. A brief explanation of why this is the ideal job for you
  3. Your salary requirement and justification

Application deadline has been Extended to April 18, 2014.

Thank you!

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, Contract Management-New York, NY

Organization: New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

Position Title: Program Manager, Contract Management

Location:  New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Overview:

The New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery coordinates & implements State Disaster Recovery programs for Sandy, Irene & Lee for housing, business, infrastructure & community planning.

Description:

Governor Cuomo created the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) in June 2013, to centralize recovery and rebuilding efforts in storm affected municipalities throughout the State of New York. In close collaboration with local and community leaders in these areas, GOSR is working to respond to communities’ most urgent rebuilding needs while also identifying long-term and innovative solutions to strengthen the State’s infrastructure and critical systems for the future. GOSR programs include the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which provides homeowners with assistance for home repairs / rehabilitation, mitigation and elevations, and buyouts, and the Small Business program, which provides small business grants of $50,000 or more, as well as low-interest loans.

The NY Rising Housing Program is seeking to hire two Program Managers whose primary role will be to manage two of GOSR’s largest vendors. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for ensuring the services delivered by the vendor are of a high quality within budget and timely. This position will also serve as the main point of contact for the vendor with GOSR.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing policy and tracking plans to ensure that all services are delivered in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Developing strategies to monitor the performance of the vendor and manage the vendor to that strategy including compliance to contract, efficiency, utilization and quality.
  • Continually evaluating the performance of the vendor to drive performance improvement through process evaluation and system improvements
  • Tracking and managing vendor costs to budget and forecast
  • Managing and evaluating the requests from vendor for additional resources
  • Providing regular updates on vendor performance to Deputy Director, GOSR teams and senior management on utilization, benefits and opportunities for improved efficiencies
  • Identification of opportunities outside the existing services where utilization of vendors would provide advantages to the program through cost reduction or more streamlined processes
  • Stakeholder management – setting and managing expectations with key internal staff (leadership, staff, teams, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent experience years sourcing or contracts experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience managing contractors with a strong preference for candidates with an understanding of: construction, disaster recovery, federal and state environmental review processes, and federal verification of benefits processes.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-oriented attitude in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to influence
  • Excellent communication (oral/ written) and networking skills
  • Change management experience
  • Ability to travel within and around New York State

How to apply

If interested:

All candidates must submit a resume, 3 references, and letter of interest toStormRecoveryJobs@stormrecovery.ny.gov. Please include the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. We cannot interpret omissions or vagueness in your favor. You are responsible for an accurate and clear description of your training, work experience, and how you meet the qualifications of the position you are applying for. Please set forth all relevant employment history, including the name of each employer, dates of employment and titles held. Be sure to describe the nature of the work that you personally performed for each position held. If you had supervisory responsibilities, state how many people you supervised and the nature of such supervision.

The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Chief Operating Officer-Pittsburgh, PA

Organization: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Position Title: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is currently being developed on 460 acres along the airport corridor near Settler’s Ridge, and will open Phase I this summer. The Garden will be a unique cultural amenity with artistic and inspirational displays of hardy plants; horticultural and environmental education programs; and research into regional botanical and conservation issues. The Garden is committed to taking a leadership role in the stewardship of the natural world and building healthy ecosystems.

As part of the Garden’s senior management team, the COO is responsible for providing direction and day-to-day management of several key operational functions including finance, human resources, marketing and programming. Together with the President, the COO leads the organization in meeting its yearly and long term goals. This position reports directly to the Garden’s President, but works closely with Garden staff and the Board. This is a full time regular, exempt position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration – Building the Organization and its Programs

  • Oversees overall administrative operations of the organization including financial oversight, human resources management, programming and marketing activities
  • Participates as staff liaison to Board’s Audit and Finance, Personnel, Marketing and Education committees, and ensures committee efforts are coordinated with one another and with staff
  • Supervises the Controller and Human Resources functions
  • Works with the Controller to set and oversee staff work schedules and assists team in achieving annual goals
  • Works with the Controller to develop financial reports for grants
  • Oversees grant records and retention system
  • Acts as liaison with government agencies relative to grant funding
  • Accountable for overall Garden financial oversight, and budget compliance
  • Responsible for organization in absence of President

Execution and Coordination – Ensuring Delivery of Strategic and Annual Goals

  • Leads regular, cross-functional staff meetings to review progress against goals and ensure communication across all positions and departments. Sets goals for his/her direct reports by cascading annual goals provided by President to staff reports, and implements evaluations and tracking to ensure attainment
  • Collaborates with President in setting goals for the Site and Revenue functions
  • Builds, maintains and reports scorecards on departmental goal attainment (all departments)

Building Awareness and Engaging the Community

  • Implements strategic plans, policies and programs to meet the organization’s short- and long-term membership, awareness and volunteer objectives
  • Supervises the Garden’s Marketing staff and Events and Marketing Assistant and future program staff
  • Accountable for member and facility rental income, member growth/income and volunteer engagement
  • Oversees all Marketing and Garden Programming operations of the organization
  • Reviews and approves all public communications
  • Works with Database Manager to build membership and volunteer engagement

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, business, natural science, museum studies, marketing, communications or related field
  • 5 years of progressive experience in managing professionals
  • Proven ability to coordinate the efforts of cross functional teams
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Marketing and public relations skills, proven track record in building awareness and engagement, revenue generation, and/or special events management
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to motivate others
  • Proven success in managing a variety of assignments simultaneously, on schedule and with strict attention to detail
  • Proactive – self starter

WORK CONDITIONS

Works primarily in the Garden’s office but occasionally outdoors as well

Occasional evening and/or weekend work

How to apply

Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Greg Nace atresume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org or mail to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, 850 Poplar Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Human Resources Manager-Northampton, MA

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Position Title: Human Resources Manager

Location: Northampton, MA

Hours and Compensation: This position is a full-time salaried position with benefits

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Center for EcoTechnology is a non-profit environmental organization which has been in business for over 35 years. We are dedicated to “making green make sense” to a variety of customers ranging from homeowners, to homebuilders to business owners. This position will coordinate all human resources activities for CET under the guidance of the Director of Business Operations, including recruitment, hiring, employee tracking, compliance, training, benefits administration and related activities.

Position responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet departmental needs:

  • Manage all aspects of recruitment and develop optimal recruitment strategies
    • work with department managers to create/revise thorough job description
    • advertise for open positions in established resources while continually pursuing new avenues
    • manage responses to candidates, database entry and schedule interviews for selected applicants
    • perform screening interviews and 1st interviews as needed
    • work to develop standard interview questions and oversee reference checks on prospective staff members
  • Supervise management training for interviewing, hiring, terminations, performance reviews, safety, workplace diversity and sexual harassment.
    • Act as compliance officer for all internal complaints
    • Provide annual training on above topics and as needed for new managers
  • Manage HR budget, supervise HR staff members
    • Creation of budget annually
    • Perform staff reviews annually
  • Direct salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within organization.
    • Conduct wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate.
  • Administer workers compensation program
    • Investigate accidents and prepare reports for insurance carrier
    • Annual compliance reports/postings
    • trainings
  • Oversee the on-boarding new staff members
    • including new hire orientation, new hire paperwork and Personnel Handbook for each new staff member
    • train new staff members on how to use various system such as HRCheckwriters, ExpenseWatch and Sharepoint
  • Direct selection and renewal of all of benefits including health, dental, 403b, disability, vacation and effectively communicate benefits policies to staff members
  • During onboarding, ensure thorough understanding of all packages

Manage open enrollment process from setting up meetings to effectively communicating changes, to gathering completed paperwork

  • Maintain successful employee relations
    • Build trusting relationships with staff members
    • If separation occurs, manage all last day checklist requirements
    • Coordinate annual reviews for staff
    • Provide notice to Executive team and managers about annual review process and timeline
    • Facilitate feedback for managers as requested
    • Ensure all reviews are saved electronically and in paper form signed within staff member’s personnel file

Review existing policies; research and recommend additional policies and procedures to director as needed

Qualifications:

  • At least four years of experience in a human resources department
  • Experience with performing multiple functions in a human resources department
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision/training in carrying out job responsibilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management
  • Specific knowledge of Massachusetts employment laws and practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for recruiting new staff and handling confidential situations
  • Strong computer skills, especially MS Word, MS Excel, and databases
  • Initiative for improving personnel procedures and policies
  • Passion for the environment and the non-profit workplace

How to apply:

This position is a full-time salaried position with benefits located in Northampton. Occasional travel to Springfield location and weekly travel to Pittsfield office will be required. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and resume via email (hr@cetonline.org) to:

Amanda Bates, HR Assistant

112 Elm St

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Program and Legal Coordinator-Suite A, Arcata, CA

Organization: Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)

Position Title: Program and Legal Coordinator

Location: Suite A, Arcata, CA

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

 

Job Description:

The Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)is a community-based, public interest organization that works to protect human and natural communities in Northwest California. EPIC is looking for a dynamic and motivated public interest conservation advocacy attorney who has solid legal and scientific technical skills, as well as the social and communication skills necessary for effective organizing in a complex and diverse cultural landscape. The Program and Legal Coordinator position is an entry-level legal staff position at EPIC that requires extensive collaboration with other staff, and is supervised by the Executive Director. This position has strong potential for upward mobility within the organization, eventually growing into a Director position and becoming part of the EPIC management team. The Program and Legal Coordinator must work both independently, and in close collaboration with other EPIC staff, and the EPIC Board of Directors.

Minimum Professional Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (i.e. J.D.) in environmental law and policy. Strong preference given to candidates who have passed the California bar exam. Related degree in environmental sciences, natural resource management, and/or political science is desirable.
  • Experience with conservation advocacy, grassroots political organizing, and public interest organizations, preferably with progressive supervisory responsibilities.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and California environmental laws, regulations and policies, specifically those affecting Northwest California’s forests, rivers and biodiversity.
  • Experience with promoting and protecting meaningful public participation in decision making regarding natural resource management, and with issues of access to information and government transparency.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team.

For more information please see the following link:

http://www.wildcalifornia.org/about-us/employment/

EPIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to consider applying for this position. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

To apply send cover letter, resume, 3 references, and 2 writing samples by April 30, 2014 to:employment@wildcalifornia.org. No phone calls please.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Partnership Coordinator-Washington, DC.

Organization:  EcoAgriculture Partners

Position Title: Partnership Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: $52,000-65,000 full-time equivalent, depending upon experience.

Application Deadline: April 23, 2014

 

Job Description:

EcoAgriculture Partners is a non-profit organization that works internationally to facilitate sustainable food production, rural livelihoods, and environmental conservation globally (www.ecoagriculture.org). The organization does so by developing and promoting integrative approaches to rural landscape management, by engaging in regional and global policy processes, and by supporting the work of our diverse grassroots and international partners.

A centerpiece of EcoAgriculture’s work is to facilitate and co-lead the Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Initiative (LPFN)—a collaborative effort with more than 60 partner organizations to advance and scale-up integrated, multi-stakeholder agricultural landscape approaches worldwide. The Initiative develops and communicates the evidence base for such approaches, fosters cross-sectoral dialogue, and implements a global collaborative action agenda. See www.landscapes.ecoagriculture.org,www.blog.ecoagriculture.org.

EcoAgriculture seeks to hire a Partnership Coordinator to join our committed team in our Washington, D.C. headquarters as soon as possible. The position could be structured for 50-100% time and will require occasional national and international travel.

The Partnership Coordinator will assist the President/CEO of EcoAgriculture to:

  • Coordinate communications with international partners in the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative (LPFN)
  • Organize planning meetings and workshops with LPFN Co-Organizers and Strategic Partners;
  • Support development and implementation of strategic collaborative activities with LPFN partners;
  • Track organizational partnerships;
  • Coordinate work planning and budgeting process of LPFN projects and programs and coordination across LPFN Working Groups;
  • Track and prepare progress reports, and maintain project files;
  • Oversee updating of LPFN website, blog and publications;
  • Undertake other program and organizational tasks as needed.

Required skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree in field relevant to integrated landscape management (e.g., agriculture, conservation, planning, food systems, policy, development);
  • Passion for the mission of EcoAgriculture Partners;
  • Education or experience relevant to integrated landscape management;
  • Experience in partnership management and network support;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail;
  • Experience and competence working in diverse teams;
  • Proactive, flexible and creative;
  • Excellent inter-personal and communications skills;
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experienced with computer programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others;
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident of the United States with work permit.

Desirable:

  • Language proficiency in other international languages, especially Spanish or French;
  • At least two years living and working internationally.

Salary and benefits:

  • $52,000-65,000 full-time equivalent, depending upon experience;
  • Health and retirement benefits, insurance, 29 days of holiday and vacation days per year (adjusted if part-time).

How to apply

Please send your curriculum vitae; a cover letter describing your background, experience, and interest in this position; two writing samples (maximum of five pages each); and names and contact information for three references in an e-mail message with subject line “Partnership Coordinator – [your name]” to Heather O’Neil athmoneil@ecoagriculture.org. Review of applications will begin April 23, 2014. We seek to fill the position as soon as possible.

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Director of Commercial Programs-Yorktown, NY

Organization: Energize NY

Position Title: Director of Commercial Programs

Location: Yorktown, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. 50,000 – 70,000/ annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Energy Improvement Corporation seeks a Director to drive the implementation of Energize New York (ENY) Commercial Programs.

The Energy Improvement Corporation (“EIC”), a New York not for profit, Local Development Corporation, has established the Energize NY Finance Program (ENY Finance), a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) program to provide financing to property owners in participating municipal member jurisdictions throughout New York State. EIC acts as a constituted authority on behalf of its municipal members pursuant to a municipal agreement and is charged with the administration of the municipality’s PACE programs, including the issuance of debt to permanently fund eligible financings to property owners. ENY Finance is available to eligible commercial, industrial, manufacturing, agricultural, multifamily and institutional property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements that are permanently affixed to privately-owned existing structures.

EIC manages other ENY programs which include community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy marketing programs offered to its municipal members and funded through the Department of Energy (“DOE”) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) grants and through revenue generated from financing activities. EIC has developed these programs (ENY Residential Program, Commercial Program) to advance the goals of energy improvements in buildings by developing and deploying: community outreach, marketing and messaging, NYSERDA and other utility incentives, ENY Finance, building owner support and enabling technologies to the residents of New York State.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Actively attracts and develops energy improvement projects that are intending to use ENY Finance
  • Works with the Energize NY team to build out the demand and acceptance of ENY Finance program within EIC’s member municipalities.
  • Leverage the ENY connections to local community groups and NYSERDA’s Multifamily and Commercial upgrade programs to expand demand for ENY Programs.
  • Assists in supporting existing energy improvement projects and/or programs in all stages of development and operations.
  • Helps manage ENY’s interest in developing new and existing projects.
  • Serves as a liaison to program applicants and program participants, including EIC partners, lenders, service providers, third party stakeholders and developers.
  • Assists in developing project and program criteria.
  • Participates in the evaluation of requests for financing by providing initial assessment of applicant’s proposal in relation to ENY’s investment or project criteria.
  • Participates in due diligence activities to obtain and analyze pertinent information relative to the applicant’s proposals.

CUSTOMER SERVICE DELIVERABLES

  • Proactive and deliberate approach to serving potential and current program applicants.
  • Responds promptly to customer, stakeholder, Board of Directors, and staff requests for information or assistance.
  • Acts as a member of the ENY team, pitches in and assists other staff members as requested.
  • Provides a work product that is well-conceived, developed, complete and useful to scale-up program deployment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED – KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The following minimum qualifications in knowledge skill and ability are required:

  • 2+ years of experience in sales and/or marketing.
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in financial and economic analysis.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and energy economics.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial statements, business plans and other financial and legal concepts and documents.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other software programs as necessary.
  • Ability to work swiftly and efficiently in a fast-paced, open office environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet both short-term and long-term deliverables.
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving the ability to work with management and a variety of other parties, at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, and courteously through oral and written communications.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, economics, business administration or other related field. Two (2) years of experience in developing and managing projects ideally in a field related to clean energy and/or efficiency implementation services. Two (2) years experience in sales and/or marketing.

Substitutions Allowed:

  • A Master’s degree in environmental science, engineering, economics, business administration or other related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the general experience.
  • A professional certification in a relevant field may substitute for one (1) additional year of the general experience

EIC Benefits:
Bonus potential based on overall performance of EIC
100% EIC coverage of High Deductible health plan
2-week vacation, 4 personal days, 12 sick days, one day a week flexible schedule
Collaborative and team based environment

 

How to apply:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENY Director, Commercial Programs position or to learn more about ENY:
Call or email Mark Thielking, Executive Director, Energize NY at:
mark@energizeny.org
PHONE: 914 302 7300

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
http:energizeny.org

TO APPLY FOR THE POSTION VIA EMAIL, FAX OR MAIL, CONTACT 
Mark Thielking
Executive Director, Energize NY
mark@energizeny.org

PHONE: 914 302 7300
FAX: 914 302 7301
ADDRESS: 2051 Baldwin Road, Suite 107
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Classroom Teacher SY 2014-2015-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Classroom Teacher

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

 

Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

The Classroom Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all students in his or her class are achieving at high levels both academically and socially, and for serving as a model for his or her colleagues on excellent instruction. To that end, he or she:

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Believes that all students can learn and commitment to supporting varied learning styles and needs
  • Plans purposefully in order to provide individual students with opportunities for constructing meaning and developing understandings of new concepts.
  • Utilizes developmentally appropriate and rigorous curricula and instructional materials that are tightly aligned to Lefferts Gardens Charter School benchmarks and New York State common core standards.
  • Presents students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies, and inspires and guides them to explore, express and uncover new ideas of their own.
  • Administers, collects, and analyzes both qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
  • Reflects regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to in order to inform his or her work, modify practices, and increase student achievement.
  • Collaborates with other colleagues in designing and co-teaching lessons that integrate science into other content areas and classroom routines when appropriate in order to promote science and improve student achievement.
  • Collaborates with inclusion teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs in order to ensure they achieve academically at high levels, and are fully included in the Lefferts Gardens community; and, to foster a rich experience for all students in inclusion.
  • Builds relationships with his or her students’ families through regular communication about students’ progress and ways in which families can support their children’s learning.
  • Serves as a resource to all teachers on excellent instruction by providing feedback on their work in the classroom, modeling instructional approaches, and referring teachers to relevant resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

School Culture

  • Creates a classroom community that maintains the school’s high social expectations for students as defined by the Lefferts Gardens Charter School operating principles.
  • Leads, in collaboration with the school’s leadership team, the on-going effort to establish a school culture that reinforces the school’s mission, goals, and operating principles within all aspects of the Lefferts Gardens Charter School community including, but not limited to, his or her classroom practices, model lessons, and efforts to build a model classroom community.

Human Resources and On-going Development

  • Actively works to improve his or her own practice in order to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase his or her effectiveness in the organization.
  • Actively strives to embody the operating principles in his or her work.
  • Operates according to the professional standards of the school, which are defined in detail within the schools’ staff policies and procedures handbook.
  • Takes responsibility for the success of the organization by maximizing all opportunities to further the mission of the organization within the school, broader Lefferts Gardens’ community, and New York City communities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three years or more of teaching experience in an urban setting, preferred.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • NYS Teacher Certification, required.

How to apply

  • LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee at jobs@leffertsgardens.org.
  • Please place the position you are interested in on the subject line of the email. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.
TIMEFRAME:
  • Teachers are required to be on-site from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm four days a week, and from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays for professional development.
  • Teachers begin the year in mid-August for a mandatory two-week Summer Institute prior to the start of the year school year.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.
Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Learning Specialist/Teacher SY 2014-2015-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Learning Specialist/Teacher

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Commensurates with experience

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

 

Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

The Learning Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all students in his or her class are achieving at high levels both academically and socially, and is fully included while serving as a model for his or her colleagues on excellent instruction. To that end, he or she:

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Believes that all students can learn and commitment to supporting varied learning styles and needs.
  • Plans purposefully in order to provide individual students with opportunities for constructing meaning and developing understandings of new concepts.
  • Utilizes developmentally appropriate and rigorous curricula and instructional materials that are tightly aligned to Lefferts Gardens Charter School benchmarks and New York State common core standards.
  • Presents students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies, and inspires and guides them to explore, express and uncover new ideas of their own.
  • Administers, collects, and analyzes both qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
  • Reflects regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to in order to inform his or her work, modify practices, and increase student achievement.
  • Collaborates with other colleagues in designing and co-teaching lessons that integrate science into other content areas and classroom routines when appropriate in order to promote science and improve student achievement.
  • Modifies existing instructional plans as necessary to accommodate individual student’s special need.
  • Builds relationships with his or her students’ families through regular communication about students’ progress and ways in which families can support their children’s learning.
  • Serves as a resource to all teachers on excellent instruction by providing feedback on their work in the classroom, modeling instructional approaches, and referring teachers to relevant resources.
  • Builds relationships with his or her students’ families through regular communication about students’ progress and ways in which families can support their children’s learning.
  • Regularly participates in school-wide student assessments in order to diagnose students’ needs. These include Tier 1 assessments administered to all students to screen for special needs, and Tier 2 assessments administered to targeted students to monitor progress.
  • Refers students when necessary for special services through either the existing school resources, or the more formal Committee on Special Education.
  • Attends CSE meetings to provide student updates on progress.
  • Updates student’s progress in New York City SEISS database system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
SCHOOL CULTURE
  • Creates a classroom community that maintains the school’s high social expectations for students as defined by the Lefferts Gardens Charter School operating principles.
  • Leads, in collaboration with the school’s leadership team, the on-going effort to establish a school culture that reinforces the school’s mission, goals, and operating principles within all aspects of the Lefferts Gardens Charter School community including, but not limited to, his or her classroom practices, model lessons, and efforts to build a model classroom community.

Human Resources and On-going Development

  • Actively works to improve his or her own practice in order to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase his or her effectiveness in the organization.
  • Actively strives to embody the operating principles in his or her work.
  • Operates according to the professional standards of the school, which are defined in detail within the schools’ staff policies and procedures handbook.
  • Takes responsibility for the success of the organization by maximizing all opportunities to further the mission of the organization within the school, broader Lefferts Gardens’ community, and New York City communities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three years or more of teaching experience in an urban setting, preferred.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • NYS Teacher SWD Certification, required.

How to apply:

LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee atjobs@leffertsgardens.org.

Please place the position you are interested in on the subject line of the email. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

TIMEFRAME:
  • Teachers are required to be on-site from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm four days a week, and from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays for professional development.
  • Teachers begin the year in mid-August for a mandatory two-week Summer Institute prior to the start of the year school year.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Director of Curriculum and Instruction (DCI) SY 2014-2015-

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

 

Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

To achieve our goals for the 2014-2015 school year, we are seeking a:

Director of Curriculum and Instruction will oversee every facet of Lefferts Gardens Charter School that directly impacts student’s learning. This will include monitoring of classroom instruction, management of all internal and external management data and curriculum development for all subject areas and will report to the School Leader. We are seeking a growth oriented person who is capable of using observation and supervision as a tool to help develop our very capable teachers. We also expect our new Director of Curriculum to have a deep belief that all students can learn and proceed to successful high school and college careers.

Compensation: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include: Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Short and Long term Disability, Life Insurance, and a 3% match to the 401K retirement plan.

Lefferts Gardens Charter School is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. LGCS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices for all qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

How to apply:

LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of the Hiring Committee at jobs@leffertsgardens.org. Please place your full name and the position you are interested in on the subject line. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Office Assistant/Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: Office Assistant/Intern

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

The Center for Clean Air Policy is searching for an assistant to perform administrative tasks for the organization. This would be the perfect job for someone who is interested in gaining professional experience with a non-profit organization. This is a paid position at 35-40 hours per week starting as soon as possible through July 11, 2014, with potential for extension. Benefits will not be included.

The candidate’s duties will include but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

  • Manage front reception area
  • Answer phones and direct messages to staff or voicemail
  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail for the office including FedEx/UPS Shipments
  • Perform database maintenance
  • Oversee the copier and assist with making copies for the staff when necessary
  • Maintain office supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels, placing orders for office supplies and equipment
  • Maintain and handle computer, internet and/or phone problems
  • Assist with research
  • Undertake other projects directed and/or approved by the supervisor

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, as well as excellent phone and communication skills. Experience working in an office environment and proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, and Excel is preferred. Immediate availability is also preferred.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter tojseas@ccap.org. To expedite the review process, please type “Office Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail. We regret that we cannot personally respond to every inquiry. No phone calls please.

CCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly supports and recognizes the value of diversity. EOE/m/f/d/v

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: US Climate Action Network

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location:  Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours/week, $500 monthly stipend

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 with rolling admission following, so send in ASAP

 

Organization Overview

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is the largest network of organizations focused on climate change in the US. USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and constituencies.

The network spans an array of perspectives and approaches. USCAN members are united by their common desire to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency, to inspire the United States’ positive participation in international forums to secure equitable, effective climate policies, and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.

USCAN is the US node of the Climate Action Network (CAN-International), a global network of over 850 environment, energy, development, and faith based NGOs working collaboratively to address the causes of climate change and promote equitable solutions.

Internship Description

USCAN seeks a policy intern for a minimum of four to six months to assist with policy and outreach activities. You will learn about domestic and international issues relating to climate change, including the international climate change negotiations, energy issues, and Clean Air Act issues. You will also become acquainted with the federal policy-making process and the various players and positions in the climate movement.

The position is located in our Washington, DC office. This internship offers a monthly stipend of $500, help obtaining college credit (if needed), and negotiable start and end dates.

Responsibilities

  • Assist International Policy Coordinator and Program Director/Domestic Policy Director with activities relating to international and domestic climate change policy
  • Attend briefings, congressional hearings, and coalition meetings
  • Research and write material for newsletters, web pages, action alerts, and fact sheets
  • Help organize coalition meetings and strategy sessions on international and domestic issues, including taking detailed notes on meeting discussions
  • Help organize briefings and webinars for USCAN members
  • Assist in organizing meetings and issue briefings for congressional staff
  • Hand-deliver materials to congressional offices
  • Participate in lobbying congressional offices by phone or in person, if professional and knowledgeable
  • Assist with outreach to USCAN member organizations
  • Assist other staff as needed
  • Take on other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern strengths and interests, ability to complete individual projects, and organizational needs.
  • Possible travel to assist at conferences/events

Qualifications

  • Interest in climate change and enthusiasm for communicating with partners and policy makers
  • Strong oral and writing skills and methodical research methods
  • Self-starter, flexible, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Some knowledge of Congress and/or international climate policy and negotiations is a plus.
  • Good phone skills
  • Extroverted and friendly personality with good sense of humor is a must.
  • Available at least 35 hours a week.

How to apply

USCAN encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.

Please send a resume and cover letter with availability to Adam Sundberg (policy @climatenetwork.org). Please put the name of the internship and your name in the subject line of your email: “Policy Internship Application, First Name Last Name.”

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours/week, $500 monthly stipend

Position Dates: Start late May/early June, though dates are flexible

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 with rolling admission following, so send in ASAP

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Climate Accountability Internship: Documenting Disinformation-

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Climate Accountability Internship 

Location:  Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: The salary is $13-15 per hour, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: May 11, 2014

 

Internship Description:

UCS is a leader in communicating about climate change science, impacts and solutions. As you know, we are feeling the impacts of a warming world every day. From rising seas to extreme heat, climate change is here and is caused by the emissions from fossil fuels when we burn gasoline to drive our cars or coal, oil, or gas to heat our homes and power our lives. We also know there are active efforts to purposefully distort the science and sow confusion. We are seeking to document this history in new, compelling ways that helps connect the dots between the disinformation campaigns and the advancement of the scientific understanding of the consequences of climate change.

In addition, we are also collaborating with top scientists around the world to embark upon research that will, for the first time, calculate the contribution of the world’s major carbon producers—coal, oil, natural gas and cement companies—to climate change. In so doing, we can determine how their products are contributing to the damages from climate change we see today and in the future.

UCS is currently developing a multi-year campaign to bring together these two streams of research to raise awareness of the major carbon producers, their historical emissions and the efforts to misinform and distort the science on climate change.

Through the Climate Accountability Project, the intern can expect to learn: how to conduct background research, specifically looking into corporations’ and other entities’ efforts to distort the science on climate change; how to develop and implement a multi-year campaign; and how a science-based organization can use robust research to inform public awareness and decision-making at corporations and in government. The intern will be able to put into practice outreach, research, and strategy development skills.

Responsibilities

The Climate Accountability Intern would assist with the campaign efforts, such as background research, developing outreach strategies, and implementing specific campaign elements. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting background research into the history of climate denial campaigns;
  • Compiling information into compelling and informative fact sheets, visuals, or other products;
  • Contacting and cultivating relationship with external partners
  • Implementing public awareness efforts on climate change disinformation campaigns;
  • Engaging UCS supporters through email action alerts and social media;
  • Implement outreach activities—events, online outreach, etc—for the release of related UCS scientific analysis;
  • Participate in the development of campaign strategies

Qualifications and experience
Current college or university students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this competitive internship. Individuals from demographic groups underrepresented in science and environmental advocacy and from public universities are especially encouraged to apply. Position requires demonstrated skills in online and publication research, preferred expertise with corporation, policy, and investigative research. Some experience with outreach and on-line organizing tools preferred, experience on corporate campaigns a plus. The position also requires strong organizational and writing skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Work requires demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields. Microsoft Office knowledge is required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a 6-8 month, benefits-eligible, full-time internship based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office, starting in June 2014. The salary is $13-15 per hour, depending on qualifications. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org

How to apply:

 Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to internship@ucsusa.org and include “Climate Intern” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline:May 11, 2014 or until filled.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Case management director (Community Umbrella Agency)-Philadelphia, PA

Organization: Public Health Management Corporation

Position Title:  Case Management Director 

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

This is managerial level social service work directing, through subordinate supervisors, case management work within the Turning Points for Children, an affiliate of the Public Health Management Corporation, Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) in the 15th Police District. The CUA Case Management Director directs the operations of the CUA case management function and is directly responsible for successfully implementing all initiatives and ensuring outcomes are achieved. Work may include planning, reviewing, evaluating and coordinating short- and medium-term operations to meet program or social service goals and objectives; reviewing and assigning work to the appropriate work units; overseeing/advising in the most complex situations; implementing all policies and procedures and creating/recommending policies having CUA-wide impact; making resource decisions designed to maximize efficiency and meet objectives in a mandated minimum of time; proactively reviewing workloads to maximize appropriate completion of objectives consistent with CUA standards; ensuring that operations managed are fully prepared for federal and state review and audit that enables funding and certification; and assessing overall training needs of staff members. Extensive contact outside the CUA may involve negotiation and problem solving with groups such as the judiciary, representatives of public and private welfare agencies, probation, legal advocates, city agencies and departments including DHS and the School District, representatives of professional and community groups as well as individuals, their families, and the general public. Management of staff members and workforce planning is a major component of the work.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and skill in

•The principles, practices and techniques of social work in child welfare

•The principles, practices and policies of social service administration

•Managerial methods and techniques including budgeting and efficient resource allocation

•The philosophy and objectives underlying social services to individuals in child welfare

•The legal provisions and regulations applicable to the oversight and delivery of program services in the area of specialization

•The principles, practices, techniques, literature and current developments in the field of human services planning in child welfare

•The functions and resources of public and private social welfare and related agencies providing services to individuals in child welfare

•The principles, practices and procedures for human service program planning and evaluation in child welfare

•Behavioral science concepts and principles

•Principles and practices of administrative organization and management, and their application to the resolution of a variety of operational and administrative problems

•Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.

And specific knowledge of and skill in:

•Case management techniques

•Provider management, oversight and evaluation

•Various community-based programs within Philadelphia

•Community-based program analysis and evaluation techniques

•Contracting techniques and evaluation

•Proposal writing and evaluation techniques

General ability to:

•Plan, organize and manage the activities of a major social service program

•Formulate program goals and coordinate service activities

•Work closely with and coordinate efforts with other service departments and agencies

•Represent the CUA to external agencies and funders

•Apply behavioral science concepts and principles in directing the operations of a major social service program

•Effect sound management practices in the administration of social service program and implement staff performance standards

•Evaluate program quality and effectiveness

•Analyze and resolve complex social work situations, and make sound recommendations consistent with social work principles and departmental policies

•Exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures consistent with overall program policy and objectives

•Interpret and explain program function, goals and objectives

•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of private and public agencies, the judiciary, civic groups, associates and the general public

•Present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

•Manage directly and indirectly case management activities

•Smoothly oversee relationship with DHS and assigned providers

•Critically analyze community-based programs

•Oversee and manage contracts with community-based organizations

•Evaluate community-based programs.

Required Education, Experience, CredentailingEducation:

•Master’s degree with major course work in social work, social work administration, criminal justice, public administration or a related field.

Experience:

•Minimum of three years of social services experience

Supervisory Experience:

•Minimum of four years experiencing managing/supevisors others, preferable in a large progfram setting with youth. Experience working with children in a welfare agency desired; an equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be in accordance with DHS requirements will be considered.

Physical and Medical Requirements Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of this position.

Background Checks A background check will be completed for all potential hires to verify education, employment history, and vehicular and traffic history (PA Driver Information or other state driver information if applicable. The employee in this position must pass a PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, and PA Child Abuse Clearance dated no later than 60 days from the start date. No employee is permitted to be alone with a child or youth until all clearances

How to apply:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:Turning Points for Children415 S. 15th St Street Philadelphia, PA 19146E-mail: tpfcapps@tp4c.org

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Development Associate – Planned Giving -Cambridge, MA

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title:  Development Associate

Location: Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: Salary would be in the high $30s

Application Deadline: April 20, 2014 or until filled

 

Job Description:

UCS seeks a detail-oriented Planned Giving/Development Associate to manage the daily operations of our planned giving program and provide administrative support to the Director of Planned Giving. The ideal candidate has previous work experience in non-profit fundraising, or other relevant nonprofit experience, enjoys working with donors, and is interested in a position with the opportunity to learn and grow as a fundraising professional.

In the short term, there will be additional duties supporting the membership team responding to member inquires over phone and email. This will include producing appropriate correspondence in a timely manner and updating donor records in the databases.

Responsibilities

  • In concert with the Director of Planned Giving, serve as a point of contact for donors and prospects on all matters related to planned gifts. Responding to donors in a timely, professional and friendly manner.
  • Working closely with the Director of Planned Giving, implement UCS’s planned giving strategy.
  • Assist the Director of Planned Giving with creating materials for and conducting planned giving training for development staff.
  • Supporting the Director of Planned Gifts with coordination of travel arrangements for donor meetings, trips and events, and providing other travel support materials.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development, production and mailing of PG prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship pieces working with membership, stewardship and communications team, designers and external vendors.
  • Work with PGCalc and other external consultants/contractors to ensure accurate processing and record keeping of planned gifts and related tax documentation.

·In the short term, additional responsibilities supporting the membership team may include:

  • Monitoring public email boxes and membership phone line. Responding in a professional, friendly, timely and accurate manner to email and phone inquiries from members.
  • Write, produce and mail assorted individual correspondence to members.

Qualifications and experience

  • Two to four years of development experience or equivalent;
  • The ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, with scrupulous attention to detail;
  • Comfort and familiarity in working with donors, prospective donors and other constituents; with a friendly and professional “donor” services orientation;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team, in a fast-paced, collegial environment;
  • Strong interest in the mission of UCS, and/or a background in science or public policy;
  • Creativity and a strong work ethic to support our growing planned giving program;
  • Facility with MS Office suite, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database software.

The strongest candidates may also demonstrate:

  • Prior experience in fundraising, especially in a planned giving or major gift setting;
  • Knowledge of basic planned giving concepts and vehicles such as bequests and gift annuities;
  • B.A. or B.S. (preferred); background in finance or law

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary would be in the high $30s. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. Information about the organization is available athttp://www.ucsusa.org

How to apply:

 Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Planned Giving Associate” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: April 20, 2014 or until filled.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Housatonic Valley Association River Stewards of Tomorrow 2014 Internship Position Available-New York

Organization: Housatonic Valley Association

Position Title:  Internship Position

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: The intern will be provided with a $2,400 stipend

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until May 24th or position is filled.

 

Organization Overview:

About the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA): The Housatonic Valley Association, founded in 1941, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities by protecting and restoring the lands and waters of the Housatonic Watershed for this and future generations.  We are one of the oldest watershed-based conservation groups in the country and have a proven track record of success.

Since 2011, we have protected water resources in the watershed by assessing 100+ miles of streams and identifying more than 800 road culvert crossings for replacement to improve fish habitat connectivity. We helped organize the first river-wide gathering to discuss the merging economic and environmental interests along the Naugatuck. We physically removed many tons of garbage from the rivers of the watershed, completed the first scientific study of the Swamp River in New York, and worked with the state of Massachusetts to complete the Columbia Mill Dam sediment study – the first step towards the dam’s removal. We collaborated with partners to construct multiple new boating access sites and published a Berkshire Paddle Guide for the headwaters of the Housatonic. We also developed an environmental curriculum guide and brought hundreds of students outside to study and experience their local streams and rivers.  We were among the leaders negotiating both stream flow protection regulations in Connecticut and pushing for common-sense PCB cleanup in Massachusetts. We conserved 20 acres of undeveloped riverfront, facilitated funding to design the extension of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in New York, worked with recreationalists to create a multi-town bike trail in Connecticut, and continued our role as a leader of the Litchfield Hills Greenprint program, a partnership of 23 land trusts in northwest Connecticut.

Learn more about our work and find how you can help by visitingwww.hvatoday.org.

 

Internship Description:

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is seeking applications for twoRiver Steward of Tomorrow Environmental Internship positions, available for summer 2014. The River Stewards will work throughout the Housatonic Watershed on a variety of projects related to water quality and habitat conservation. River Stewards will split their time between HVA’s main office (located in Cornwall Bridge in the northwest corner of Connecticut) and our Berkshire field office (located in South Lee, Massachusetts). Each River Steward will be expected to complete approximately 240 hours of work from June – August (roughly 30 hours per week over 8 weeks).

Internship Overview: While working out of the Cornwall Bridge office, the 2014 River Stewards will be supervised by the HVA Water Protection Director, but may also be asked to work with other staff as needed. In the Berkshire Office, River Stewards will be supervised by HVA’s Berkshire Director. Work will include a mix of office and field-based activities. Projects that the intern will be expected to participate in include:

  • Water Quality Monitoring. The River Stewards will assist HVA staff with field-based water quality monitoring activities including collecting water quality samples, conducting rapid bioassessments, and conducting visual surveys along important stream reaches to document uses and conditions.
  • Water Quality Data Compilation and Mapping: River Stewards will assist with compiling and summarizing water chemistry data from a variety of local, state and federal sources in MA, NY, and CT.
  • Road/Stream Crossing Assessment.  The River Stewards will visit and assess bridges and culverts in Northwest CT to identify barriers to fish and wildlife passage, and assist with post-assessment data processing.
  • Websites and Social Media.   HVA maintains a website for the organization as well as a website focused on the Naugatuck River, an important tributary of the Housatonic in CT. and a Facebook page.  The intern will be involved in the production of materials for HVA’s website and Facebook page. Related tasks might include identifying and summarizing relevant news items, developing project updates, and creating educational or training videos.
  • Additional opportunities may be available for the intern to assist with other organization work including assisting with land conservation easement monitoring, GIS analysis of land and water resources and membership outreach activities such as guided paddle trips.

Qualifications: The River Stewards will work alongside the industry’s best professionals in one of the oldest watershed organizations in the nation. Candidates must be highly-motivated, interested in pursuing an environmental career, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Enthusiasm for outdoor field work (e.g., water quality sampling, habitat surveys), including navigating along potentially unmarked terrain in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to represent HVA in a professional manner;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Familiarity with basic website administration and social media;
  • Experience using GPS and GIS technologies, including related online tools such as Google Earth and Google Maps.

Requirements: Daily access to a personal vehicle is a requirement of the position. The intern must also be physically able to participate in potentially strenuous field work (i.e. physically active work outside for several hours during hot and/or rainy weather).

Compensation: The intern will be provided with a $2,400 stipend for the course of the internship. Work related travel will be compensated at a rate of $0.48/mile.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should e-mail or mail the following application materials to the Internship Coordinator:

  1. COVER LETTER
  2. RESUME
  3. TWO (2) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
  4. (Optional) Examples of past projects relevant to HVA’s mission (please limit to 1-2 pages/project, max of three projects)

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 25thor the position is filled.
Questions and applications should be directed to:

Michael S. Jastremski, Water Protection Director

Housatonic Valley Association
Mail: PO Box 28, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
E-mail: MJ.HVA@outlook.com
Phone: (860) 672-6678

 

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Senior Director of Development, East Coast -Washington DC

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Senior Director of Development, East Coast 

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound conservation practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since our founding in 1980, the organization has helped protect more than 5 million acres of our country’s working lands.

Job Summary

American Farmland Trust seeks a Director of Development for fundraising operations on the East Coast. This person will be responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive development program for the assigned region and will coordinate national outreach as assigned by the Vice President of Development and External Relations. Additionally, the Director of Development will secure gifts from individuals and other sources to support AFT’s priorities throughout the U.S.; work with the Vice President to establish fundraising goals; cultivate a select group of prospects (150+) working closely with the development and program team to steward gifts; and plan/execute selective prospect cultivation and stewardship events. The person who fills this position will be responsible for meeting specific annual revenue goals and contributing to the overall achievement of the organization’s revenue goals.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional who enjoys front-line relationship building, soliciting, developing and driving strategies with senior leadership, and demonstrating creativity and relationship-building savvy to make connections and secure in-person appointments. The candidate must be able to articulate the case to support the vision/mission/goals of American Farmland Trust for the purpose of securing major gifts and pledges.

The Director of Development reports to the Vice President of Development and External Relations. The position is subject to the gift-related policies and procedures of AFT and the ethical standards of the Association for Fundraising Professionals. This position requires significant travel.

Essential Functions

  • Manage portfolio of prospects and donors.
  • Design, develop, plan, oversee and evaluate individual donor/prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition for assigned portfolio.
  • Travel throughout assigned region and nationally as necessary to cultivate relationships with donors and prospects.
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and gift closure.
  • Coordinate donor/prospect visits for other staff members, volunteers, AFT leadership and board members.
  • Implement programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the major gift level, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for AFT.
  • Develop and execute ongoing strategy for qualifying suspects and moving them to prospect status using tools such as small cultivation events, research and community networking.
  • Conduct individualized responses to donor/prospect contacts with appropriate communications and reporting.
  • Share information on planned giving opportunities with donors as appropriate.
  • Execute events and other fundraising activities that advance AFT’s relationship with donors/prospects.
  • Monitor and maintain travel budget.
  • Collaborate with all AFT units to advance fundraising.
  • Prepare written documents in support of solicitation, cultivation and development events, including correspondence, strategic plans, invitations and reports. Develop highly tailored proposals.
  • Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of donors.
  • Average number of significant contacts per year: 150+ (minimum 12 personal visits per month average).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and demonstrated success in closing major and principal gifts.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in major gift fundraising.
  • Proficiency in event planning and campaign management, or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Knowledge and related experience in direct mail, public relations, advertising or marketing.
  • Expert knowledge in planned giving.
  • Professional skill preparing and presenting proposals and case statements.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office.
  • Expert skill with membership databases and moves management systems.
  • Working knowledge of prospect research methodologies, best practices and evolving trends in major and principal gifts philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated team player with commitment to the mission, philosophy and values of American Farmland Trust.
  • Must be organized, creative, proactive, and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Have sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving.

Suggested Metrics

The Director of Development, with direction from the Vice President, will be proactive in the Development team’s successful implementation of the major gifts plan. He/she is also responsible for meeting an individual portfolio fundraising target by working with assigned donors and prospects to advance the mission of the American Farmland Trust, including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue.

Applications and Inquiries

Please see additional information and qualifications by visiting:

www.farmland.org/about/careers/director-of-development.asp

To apply, send a letter, salary requirements, and résumé to jobs@farmland.org

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