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Sep 18 / BARD CEP

Portfolia Associate, Kiva Microfunds – Nairobi, Istanbul, Bangkok

Organization: Kiva Microfunds

Position Title: Portfolio Associate

Location: Nairobi, Kenya; Istanbul, Turkey; or Bangkok, Thailand

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week

Application Deadline: October 17, 2014

Organization Overview:

Called the “hottest non-profit on the planet” by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva is the world’s first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. In just 8 years, Kiva has raised over $500 million for more than 1 million borrowers in 73 countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on alleviating poverty and serving the borrower-to-lender connection. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level – targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continued expansion into new areas (e.g. student loans, water, mobile, etc.). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva’s team has 100+ employees and 500+ volunteers worldwide.


Kiva’s Partnerships team works primarily with Field Partners who post borrower profiles from all over the world onto the Kiva website. The team is responsible for sourcing, monitoring and managing relationships with Field Partners, training Partners, reviewing their loan profiles prior to public release, and ensuring that existing Partners are compliant with Kiva policies and aligned with Kiva’s social mission and strategic focus. The Partnerships team includes Risk and Operations, the Review and Translation Program, Strategic Initiatives, and three regional teams focused on managing partnerships in Europe & Asia, Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated rock star professional to join our team.


The Portfolio Associate role is responsible for developing, fostering, and supporting relationships with the Kiva Field Partners. In addition to prospecting for new partners, this role provides onboarding, training, and operational support to Field Partners to ensure compliance with Kiva policies and the effective and efficient use of Kiva systems.  The Portfolio Associate is also expected to monitor the financial, social, and operational performance of Partners through analyses of financial statements and other relevant reports, regular borrower verifications, and occasional on site visits. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a team player who is clearly passionate about Kiva’s mission and thrives and succeeds in designing creative solutions in a high growth environment where priorities shift fast.


Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Finance, International Affairs, and/or NGO management experience required.

Required Experience: 

  • 2-5 years’ work experience in finance, and/or social impact business role.

  • Experience in microfinance industry, non-profits, social enterprise, or financial sector in general.

  • Ability to network extensively and manage relationships.

  • Flexible and willing to adjust schedule in working across varying time zones.

  • Comfortable travelling extensively when needed, and working remotely in developing countries; ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

  • Cultural sensitivity with demonstrated commitment to the region, which may include prior work experience.

  • Strong communication skills including the ability to tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing tasks.

  • Comfortable designing and delivering trainings to individuals and groups.
  • Tech savvy. Proficient in MS Office and adept at learning and using web-based platforms.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please attach your resume and cover letter as a single PDF doc called “YourName_Resume&CL” at the Kiva Jobs website.

Sep 17 / BARD CEP

Paid Fellowship, Alfa Fellowship Program – Moscow

Organization: Alfa Fellowship Program

Position Title: Paid Fellowship

Location: Moscow, Russia

Hours and Compensation: 

  • Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S., U.K. or Germany
  • Four-month Russian language course in Moscow
  • Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel
  • Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
  • Moscow seminar program
  • Generous monthly stipend
  • Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
  • Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

Organization Overview:

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year and has been expanded this year to also include three German citizens.

The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West.


Candidates for the Alfa Fellowship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. U.K. or German citizen
  • 25–35 years old at the application deadline
  • Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
  • At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

How to Apply:

Click here to see application instructions at Fellowship website.


For more information, please contact:


Sep 4 / BARD CEP

Job Openings with the National Young Farmers Coalition

Investments and Partnerships Director – Application Deadline: September 5th, 2014

The Investments and Partnerships Director is critical to NYFC’s success.  This position will serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for the organization.  S/he is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of community leaders and individuals who are prospective partners and investors in our work.   S/he will cultivate these relationships and take a lead role among a team of talented professionals to solicit their investment of time, talent and financial support in NYFC’s mission. Full job description and application instructions.

Operations Manager (Part-time) – Application Deadline: September 8th, 2014

The Operations Manager will play an essential role in this trajectory by tracking progress on strategic goals, tackling administrative and financial filing, and helping to ensure that NYFC is efficiently run and an inspiring place to work. Full job description and application instructions.


More information here:

Aug 26 / BARD CEP

Staff-Level Economist- Silver Spring, MD

Organization: I.M. Systems Group, Inc.

Position Title: Valuation Economist

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed


Job Description:

The NOAA / Office of Program Planning and Integration is looking for a senior staff-level economist to represent climate/weather/observational portfolio to carry out valuations of the NOAA’s products and services; aimed at ensuring maximum return on NOAA’s investments.

The position is available through IMSG and is posted here:

Aug 17 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant- Washington DC

Organization: NRDC

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: full time

Application Deadline: not listed


Organization Overview

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.


NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to work in its Washington, D.C. office located at 1152 15th Street, NW, Suite 300. The Program Assistant will provide administrative support in the International program for its climate policy and Canada projects. The successful candidate must have good communication and problem solving skills and be able to handle administrative tasks such as: management of budgets, contracts and processing expenses, formatting and proofreading documents, photocopying, coordinating and booking travel, scheduling meetings, coordinating meetings and events, and researching and preparing materials.



  • Coordinates staff schedules and sets up meetings
  • Coordinates and books travel
  • Processes and tracks invoices, contracts, grants, and budgets
  • Coordinates with finance, development, IT and other support departments to ensure smooth running of program work
  • Copies, scans and distributes documents
  • Proofreads and edits correspondence and various documents including fact sheets and fundraising reports and proposals
  • Researches and writes background information for projects
  • Support Program Director who overseas entire International program


  • Assists with media and other communication outreach and maintains press database
  • Takes notes at meetings for team
  • Helps plan logistics for special events
  • Provides research support for corporate, technical, legal and other projects around tar sands issues as well as other Canada project priorities including clean energy opportunities
  • Maintains and updates Congressional and Administrative contact database
  • Helps provide outreach to policy makers

(Supporting International Program Director, Climate Policy, and Global Strategy)

  • Supports Program Director in a range of needs including scheduling, logistical planning, event support, notetaking
  • Takes notes at meetings for team
  • Helps plan logistics for special events
  • Provides research support on international climate change and other global issues.
  • Supports development of blogs, fact sheets, issue papers, and other written material
  • Helps provide outreach to policy makers
  • Blogs on international climate policy issues and topics


  • Bachelor’s required
  • Previous administrative experience a plus
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be detail oriented
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure
  • Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft Access a plus

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website at, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-927-2472#.

For further information about NRDC, please


Aug 12 / BARD CEP

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Positions

 Six new open positions on the NEIWPCC website:

Environmental Analyst (14-NYS-SR-001) Stony Brook, NY

Assistant Information Officer (14-NYS-SR-003) Stony Brook, NY 

Environmental Analyst – Biologist (14-NYS-SR-005) Stony Brook, NY 

Environmental Program Specialist (14-NYS-SR-006) Stony Brook, NY 

Environmental Engineer I (14-NYS-SR-009) Long Island City, NY 

Environmental Analyst – Biologist/Ecology (14-NYS-SR-012) Long Island City, NY


For more information visit:



Jul 29 / BARD CEP

Cottage for Rent in Rhinecliff

Cottage in Rhinecliff.

Cozy, newly renovated split level barn style. Downstairs kitchen and living area, upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Each floor approx. 300 sq ft. Private parking space, adjacent to The Rhinecliff Hotel and Amtrak Station.Rent $750 per month plus utilities and heat (electric). Can be rented furnished for an additional fee.

Available Aug 6th. Call Dave at 917 797 8331.

Jul 28 / BARD CEP

Room for Rent in Rhinebeck

Located about 12 miles south on Route 9 from Bard College, a furnished spacious basement room with private bath and limited kitchenette is available to a non-smoking graduate student or staff for $ 1900 for the full fall semester, which includes utilities, Wifi, TV, and use of the washer/dryer. Entrance is private, but the landlady must be allowed access to the washer/dryer. The sitting room/bedroom has a 4’x4′ window facing south and the bathroom has a small window facing north. Rhinebeck is not on the Bard shuttle route, but there have always been other BCEP students living in Rhinebeck to share transportation, and there is a Dutchess County Loop bus with a stop close by.

If interested, either or call 1-845-876-2781.

Jul 16 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity: Tivoli Garden

For rent beginning September 1 – $850 per month . (one year lease) 
Tivoli Garden one-bedroom condominium. This 562 square foot apt. is super clean and well cared for. 

It has the following features: 

   * Central A/C 
   * A detached one-car garage with storage 
   * A deck off the bedroom 
   * South facing living room windows (tons of light – even in winter) 
   * Beautiful new hardwood floors 
   * New stainless-steel refrigerator and dishwasher 
   * Washer and Dryer 
   * Good closet space 
   * Nicely painted (no drab off-white) 
   * ½ mile from the charming village of Tivoli 
   * 4 miles north of Bard College 
   * 1 mile from the Hudson River 
   * A landlord who cares about his property and fixes things when needed 
   * Non-smokers and no pets only 
   * Tenant will be dealing directly with landlord, no rental fees, realtors, middle-men 
   * Landlord pays water bill; tenant responsible for electricity and cable only (no gas) 

This property is in a quiet condominium complex. This rental is suitable for those looking for a nice, quiet place to live. I respect the neighbors and you should also. 
I will be showing the apt. in late July/ early August. 

Contact Michael for an appointment 

Jul 7 / BARD CEP

Hudsonia Workshop: Conservation of Urban Biodiversity

On Friday, July 25, Hudsonia will be hosting a day long workshop entitled “Conservation of Urban Biodiversity” at Rutgers University (Newark Campus).  This event is free for students to attend (preregistration necessary)!

For more information contact:

Erik Kiviat, PhD, Executive Director, Hudsonia Ltd.
P.O. Box 5000 / 30 Campus Road, Annandale NY 12504 USA; 
tel. 845-758-7273, fax 845-758-7033;

See attached flyer:

Prof workshop urban biodiversity 2014 flyer final 3-july

Jul 7 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity in Clermont, NY

Spacious (upstairs) apartment available in colonial house located in Clermont, NY (10-15 mins. from Bard Campus)
  •  2 bedroom/2 bath.
  • $1200./mo includes heat.
  • Contact Mrs. Maus  518-537-6480.
  • Available mid August.
Jul 7 / BARD CEP

Apartment Rental Available

1100 sq. ft. apartment 4 mins from Bard:

  • 2 bedroom,
  • kitchen/dining room/living room area
  • Full bath
  • Garage
  • Patio,
  • Washer/dryer,
  • Central air,
  • Partially furnished
  • Quiet-surrounded by big trees
  • $1250 including utilities
  • Having a car helps

Available Aug 10th -showing after Aug 1.

Contact Joan Tower for more information:

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity in Elizaville

One bedroom house for rent in Elizaville

  • Quiet country setting
  • Nice yard with a stream and shed
  • Radiant floor heating with a new on demand propane hot water heater
  • Cathedral wood ceiling, a large second floor deck overlooking stream
  • New front porch with roof
  • Rent is $900/month plus utilities
  • Available mid july or august 1st
  • Contact Ken Barret at 845-853-4059


Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity for Bard CEP Students

3-5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom House available for 10 month or full year lease in Elizaville, NY. 

  • 2,600 per month
  • maintenance and utility costs included
  • 1.54 acres
  • private drive w/ landscaped courtyard and water fountain
  • living room w/ fireplace, kitchen, dining area, oversized deck, partially finished walkout basement (perfect for a craft room, media room, or workshop)
  • lake access and close proximity to Taghkanic State Park, Rhinebeck, and Redhook

Contact Michael Potamousis at for more information if interested.

Jun 27 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity

One bedroom apartment for rent two miles from Bard

  • Includes spacious bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.
  • Attached to family home with private entrance.
  • Internet and Cable included.
  • Very accommodating and sweet landlords.
  • Asking price is $600 plus heat and electric.

For any interest or questions please be in touch with Yonah Greenstein: 516-426-1175 or Diane Dalton: 845-901-4435

Jun 10 / BARD CEP

Fall 2014 Rental

Fall Rental available for non-smoking graduate student. Provided is a spacious basement room with annex bathroom and limited kitchenette in Rhinebeck, NY, which is about 12 miles south of Bard and is not on the Bard shuttle routes. It has a private entrance, but must allow landlady access to use the shared washer/dryer. Cost is $ 1900 for the semester including utilities, which include wifi and TV. If interested, e-mail or call 1-845-876-2781.



Apr 29 / BARD CEP

International Climate and Energy Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: National Wildlife Federation Headquarters

Position Title: International Climate and Energy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Temporary, $10/ hour

Application Deadline: Not listed


Internship Description:

National Wildlife Federation is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time, paid internship to support its International Climate and Energy team. ICE promotes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the sustainable production and use of biofuels and biomaterials, and market-based initiatives that address large-scale commodity agriculture as a driver of tropical deforestation. This is a fast-paced, demanding internship that requires dealing with many interlinked activities, often across different time zones, and grasping complex issues subject to rapid change.

The ICE intern will undertake a number of research, advocacy and administrative tasks in support of the Senior Adviser and the international team, and may be expected to represent the program under a variety of circumstances. Therefore, excellent interpersonal and communications skills are a definite plus.


  • BA/BS degree in international relations/political science, international development, natural resources management, or a relevant field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong research and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multitask with competing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus

Professional language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese preferred.

This position offers $10/hour plus core benefits. Must be available to work a minimum of 24 (maximum of 48) weeks at 40 hours per week.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online via

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Federal Affairs Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society (DC Office)

Position Title: Federal Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 24 hours/ week. Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description:

The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Federal Affairs interns for the summer term (May through August). These interns will have the opportunity to help shape policy that will protect wildlife and natural resources on a global scale, and learn about the legislative process first-hand.

The components of this internship will include the following:

  • Track developments in Congress and relevant Federal Agencies related to natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
  • Research and analyze federal funding allocations to programs addressing natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
  • Attend briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill

The ideal candidate for this internship should be a current Master’s degree student with a concentration in political affairs, foreign policy, climate change, natural resources policy or a law student with a strong interest/background in legislation and policy. Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.

Additional qualifications for an ideal candidate include:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest/background in wildlife conservation, foreign policy, climate change, and other federal legislative issues
  • Willingness to take initiative, and the ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a team
  • Commitment of 25 hours/week

This internship is unpaid but there is a travel stipend. Academic credit is provided, if applicable.

How to apply:

For full consideration of your application for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. Please include in your cover letter your interest in this internship and your availability.

Send your application via e-mail to: Specify “DC Federal Affairs Intern” in the subject of your email.

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Research Assistant, Forests & Livelihood Portfolio-Indonesia

Organization: Center for International Forestry Research

Position Title: Research Assistant

Location: Indonesia

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: 30 April 2014


Job Description:

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.

We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

CIFOR is looking for a

Research Assistant: Global Comparative Study on REDD+ Module 2

CIFOR’s research on Forests and Livelihoods is one of three research portfolios. The portfolio focuses on building understanding of how improved policies and practices, related to the management and use of forests and forested landscapes, can enhance the livelihoods of all people, particularly the poor and disadvantaged. This research team brings together a range of social science disciplines including economics, anthropology, sociology, social geography, and collaborates with scientists and projects in other disciplines. It is conducted within the context of CGIAR Research Programs on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6) and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CRP7). The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Senior Research Officer in providing data support for the preparation of upcoming Global Comparative Study on REDD+ Module 2 publications.

Summary of responsibilities
The Research Assistant will assist the Senior Research Officer of Global Comparative Study (GCS) on REDD+, Module 2 on Subnational Initiatives, in managing the Survey of Project Implementation (SPI) database of 23 sub-national REDD+ initiatives. The primary role of the position is to maintain the database, extract data needed for analysis and assist in preparation of publications.

1. Maintain the SPI Database

  • Maintain and update the Survey of Project Implementation (SPI) database.
  • Check and clean data related to SPI in collaboration with country teams.
  • Maintain communication with other team members, in particular country teams and field research supervisors, in updating the latest data on SPI.

2. Process and provide data required for the analysis and preparation of GCS REDD+ M2 Publications

  • Extract and process data from the SPI database.
  • Prepare data, graphs and charts for report writing and publications.
  • Assist in reporting (e.g., minutes of meetings, translations).
  • Other duties as required by the project.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor Degree (S1) from any major. A degree in statistics, economics, forestry or science is preferred.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • Experience is not required.
  • Skills set: Quantitative research, statistics, MS Excel, data processing and analysis. Familiarity with MS Access is preferred but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with forests and climate change/REDD+ is helpful but not required.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates initiative, capable of working independently and as an effective team player.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

We are looking for people who share our mission and our commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact and collaboration.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a nationally recruited position. CIFOR offers a competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The contract is for 8 (eight) months with the position based in Bogor, Indonesia.

How to apply

Application process

  • The application deadline is 30 April 2014
  • We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

To apply, please visit our carrer site at

To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at

CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Harvest Internship- Forest Ranch, CA

Organization: Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm

Position Title: Harvest Internship

Location: Forest Ranch, CA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description:

We are looking for an energetic harvest intern to work on our certified organic blueberry farm and at some farmer’s markets during the 2014 harvest season (May-August). Do you have an interest in working on an established certified organic farm, in a beautiful part of California surrounded by miles of forests? The season is short, the hours are long, the days are hot, but the nearby crystal clear creeks help wash the dust off, and housing may be provided. We are currently taking applications (resume + letter of interest) for paid internships for the 2014 season; this position involves co-managing the harvest crew, oversight of packing crew, quality control and logistics. We are seeking a 6-8 week commitment for the duration of the harvest season; typical work days are 5:30 am to late afternoon, 5-6 days a week for the harvest. A valid drivers license is beneficial, no children or pets. The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is provided.

To apply: