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Mar 31 / BARD CEP

Project Management Intern, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Washington, DC

Organization:  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Position Title: Project Management Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Open to a recent university graduate or graduate student; Part and Full-Time (approximately 20-40 hours/week); Unpaid

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

Description: The Project Management Intern will be working with the IUCN Washington, D.C. Office andIUCN-US on assisting with management of project deliverables for IUCN and partner organizations. This position will require professional interaction with a wide variety of conservation professionals in many different fields and timezones regarding the timing and delivery of materials required by funding organizations, including private foundations, individuals, and the U.S. and foreign government donors.

Under the overall supervision of the Grants Coordinator, the successful candidate will beresponsible for drawing out a work plan and schedule for managing the tasks assigned bythe Grants Coordinator and requests from programme staff. This will require regular review ofthe workload and priority setting. S/he will also need to keep the concerned managers informedabout the work schedule on a weekly basis. At the conclusion of the internship, the successful candidate will have gained important insight into the mechanics of international nature conservation and will produce a product that furthers his or her career goals.

Responsibilities:

Maintain pertinent records, files and documents in parallel electronic and paper formats; assure completeness and accuracy.

Maintain accessible online and paper calendar of grant deadlines and deliverables along with contact information for programme staff and specifics of required deliverables.

Prepare and review grant agreements and project deliverables with internal and external donors and colleague, including revision and editing of technical reports for a wide field of national and international environmental/ecological projects.

Prepare and transmit thank you/acknowledgement letters to donors.

Assist the Grants Coordinator with administrative support for IUCN-US board meetings: helpcompile reports and material for biannual IUCN-US Board Meetings and mid-year report. Attend IUCN-US Board meetings, take notes, and prepare minutes.

Maintain up-to-date registrations for IUCN DC and IUCN-US, including but not limited to thefollowing:U.S. government registrations including, but not limited to the CombinedFederal Campaign (CFC), U.S. Private Voluntary Organization Status (PVO), System for Award Management (SAM), and Grants.gov, state charity registrations, etc.

Assist Washington DC Communications in writing and communicating through social media, websites, and blogs regarding project successes and IUCN global campaigns.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of key concepts, issues, and recent developments in international nature conservation.

Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.

Fluid knowledge of file sharing software (Dropbox) and Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

Attention to detail, punctuality, and well-rounded critical thinking and problem-solving skills

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume including professional references to craig.beatty@iucn.org by April 15, 2015

Mar 31 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, Friends of the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program and Hudson River Foundation

Organization: Friends of the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program and Hudson River Foundation

Position Title: Program Associate

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: We are hiring a Program Associate to join our team. The Program Associate will work closely with the New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program Director, other Foundation staff, and other HEP partners to develop and carry out research, planning and administrative responsibilities in support of the Program goals outlined in the HEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan and more recent Action Plan. The position will be based in the Foundation’s lower Manhattan office. Key project foci will include Citizen Science, Trash-Free Waters initiatives, communicating estuary health via the State of the Estuary, and more.

How to Apply: Please reach out to HEPAssociate@hudsonriver.org with any questions

Mar 30 / BARD CEP

Research Manager, Urban Green Council – New York

Organization: Urban Green Council

Position Title: Research Manager

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: In order to expand the capacity of its experienced team, Urban Green is creating the position of Research Manager. The Research Manager reports to the Director of Research and may oversee other Urban Green staff as well as interns, consultants, and/or research fellows. As part of the Research team, the Research Manager will participate in setting the team’s strategic direction and in coordinating with the Advocacy and Public Programs teams.

The Manager will identify, initiate, and execute projects that drive the market for deep energy retrofits and next-generation buildings. The Manager will also manage projects identified and initiated by the Research Director. Working with experts from the world’s most sophisticated real estate firms and consultancies, the manager will coordinate receiving advice on content and the performance of critical research functions such as fieldwork and energy modeling. The Manager will have a central organizing role throughout the research, from project conception through careful framing, to maximize impact with the buildings industry, the general public and the press. This position will provide broad exposure to leading thinkers in urban sustainability and the opportunity to have a significant impact on the future of New York City.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct research initiatives with guidance from the Research Director; assist the Research Director in executing other projects. Future research initiatives may include:
    • Pathways to deep carbon reductions for NYC’s building stock
    • Barriers and opportunities to specific retrofits
      • Annual reports on NYC benchmarking and audit/retrocommissioning data
      • Manage research process, including
        • Generating ideas for potential research projects, coordinating with the Advocacy Department, the Urban Green strategic plan, and industry and government stakeholders;
        • Selecting projects based upon likelihood to create change, amenability to clear messaging, impact on citywide environmental performance, and the current state of industry knowledge and practice;
        • Developing the project research plan, including key questions to be answered, the research process that will answer them, budget and other resources;
        • Identifying and obtaining resources necessary to complete the project: coordinate with the Development Department on grants and other funding; develop and administer RFPs for consultants; prepare contracts and agreements; invite and manage advisory committees; hire and supervise in-house resources such as Research Fellows;
        • Providing project management throughout process, meeting schedule and budget;
        • Coordinating with the Communications and Public Programs Departments on press, public events and other dissemination of the work;
        • Working with the Advocacy Department to develop policy recommendations based upon the research results.
      • Advise Research Director on annual departmental goal-setting.
      • Manage research budgets and project agreements.
        • Supervise interns, consultants, and volunteer committees.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or a related physical science field; master’s degree a plus
  • At least 6 years’ work experience, including 4-5 years in green building
  • Strong understanding of building science as applied in both the residential and commercial sectors
  • Familiarity with building codes, particularly the energy code
  • Quantitative understanding of energy use metrics, embodied energy, carbon emissions, waste and water systems and indoor air quality
  • Field experience in energy assessments, construction, retrofits, operations and maintenance, or real estate
  • Considerable experience in project management including management of multiple projects, including those that involve consultants
  • Some experience with statistical methods
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated history of initiative, creativity, and independent project management
    • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and computer skills

How to Apply: Please email resume and cover letter including salary requirements (single PDF titled RM_[NAME]) with “RM/Your Name – Idealist” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Mar 30 / BARD CEP

Research Associate, Collaborative Efficiency – Washington state

Organization: Collaborative Efficiency

Position Title: Research Associate

Location: Seattle, Washington

Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

Description: The Research Associate will report primarily to the Senior Associate, but will also work closely with the CEO. Duties will focus on providing research and writing for a range of projects on an as-needed basis. Additional duties include assisting with the strategy and implementation of company marketing and business development initiatives. There is some flexibility in the location of this new position. Ideally the person could live and work out of Seattle or Spokane, but could work remotely.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct online and interview-based research (e.g. with experts, utilities, and vendors) on energy efficiency-related topics, such as best in class utility programs, new products, technologies, trends and business services.
  • Co-author publications ranging from technical reports to grant proposals.
  • Develop content for company website, blog, newsletter and marketing collateral.
  • Assist with proposals and tracking business prospects using Salesforce.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in research, writing and/or editing.
  • Excellent writer, researcher and editor.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable working with a range of clients over the phone and conducting interviews with subject matter experts.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and interest in subject matter.
  • Past job experience with an electric utility or in the energy efficiency industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental-related field is preferred but not required.
  • Expertise formatting documents and creating models in Excel.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Salesforce and MailChimp.

How to Apply: Send a short cover letter and resume to cgrant@collaborativeefficiency.com

Mar 30 / BARD CEP

Green Communities Program Associate, Enterprise Community Partners – New York

Organization: Enterprise Community Partners

Position Title: Program Associate, New York Green Communities

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The New York office is the largest of Enterprise’s ten local offices. Our NY sustainability program addresses climate change mitigation, resilience, and adaptation in the context of multifamily affordable housing development, management, and preservation. We test promising strategies through innovative pilot programs in partnership with affordable housing owners and public agencies; and enable broad adoption of best practices through capital delivery and policy. Our sustainability work is stewarded by staff with backgrounds in affordable housing asset management, policy, program design and delivery, as well as a growing technical building science team. We also work in close collaboration with staff of Enterprise’s national initiatives, including Green Communities, Design Excellence, Health and Housing, Innovation, and Knowledge Impact and Strategy.

Responsibilities: Enterprise seeks a talented and experienced project manager to join our New York office program as a Program Associate. This position reports to the Program Director for Green Communities and will provide project management for projects ranging in scope from policy and program design consulting to on-the-ground capacity building for housing owners.

  • Create and distribute tools, and organize trainings to help affordable housing developers and owners to build and manage sustainable and resilient affordable housing
  • Design and implement an outreach strategy to inform architecture and design firms about sustainability requirements for affordable housing in New York
  • Support public agencies to design and implement sustainability policies

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Independently manage discrete projects, ensuring timely delivery of outputs to high professional standards
  • Coordinate the work of consultants and/or partners, scheduling meetings and maintaining open lines of communications for successful project outcomes
  • Research of policy, finance, and programmatic topics relating to building science, alternative and distributed energy, water efficiency, etc.
  • Manage regular internal communications to inform all NY-based staff of highlights of the sustainability work in New York
  • Support program administration, including contracts, budget tracking, funder reporting, etc., under supervision of the Program Director.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • At least two (2) years relevant experience required
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in a professional context
  • Professional exposure to building science, energy efficiency field work, or construction management preferred
  • Professional exposure to affordable housing or residential property management preferred

Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to manage vendors to deliver projects on schedule and in budget
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability to independently prioritize and manage his/her own day-to-day tasks
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting

How to Apply: Apply online.

Mar 29 / BARD CEP

Coordinator of Volunteers (part-time), Clean Energy Project – Nevada

Organization: Clean Energy Project

Position Title: Coordinator of volunteers (part-time)

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

 

Description: CEP is a small but mighty non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to powering the clean energy economy through education and engagement on the economic benefits of clean energy. The goal of CEP is to grow the clean energy economy and create jobs in Nevada and the West through policy development. CEP compiles and promotes the economic benefits of investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy through public education events, outreach and media. We do this by partnering with businesses and business focused organizations, federal state and local government, and community organizations. CEP focuses on the “business of clean energy” and is a technology neutral organization.

A successful part-time Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and the Program and Outreach Director on the following key operational areas: strategic planning and implementation, building a volunteer program for outreach and education that build strong community partnerships.

Responsibilities:

  1. Organizes, coordinates and manages the recruitment of volunteers for CEP programs, events and committees.
  2. Works with other organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers.
  3. Develops and implements training programs for all volunteers.
  4. Maintains updated records on all volunteers.
  5. Sets up and attends volunteer meetings. Reports to staff on volunteer activities as needed.
  6. Recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization.
  7. Develops and implements a volunteer recognition program.
  8. Performs additional miscellaneous duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Dedication to developing a clean energy economy.
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer recruitment, activation, engagement and retention
  • Willingness to lead and work collaboratively.
  • Desire to work in diverse communities and ability to work well with teams and coalition partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good listening and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, juggle competing demands, and maintain good working relations with colleagues and partners.
  • A strong sense of humor

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, one writing sample and resume to jtaylor@cepnv.org

Mar 29 / BARD CEP

Climate Change and Environmental Health Program Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – New York

Organization: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Position Title: Program Director-Climate Change and Environmental Health

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Description: The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) is a not-for-profit membership organization of nearly 300 faith-based institutional investors that has been a leader in the responsible investment movement for over 40 years. Our faith-based members include pension funds, endowments, hospital systems, religious orders and communities, whose collective investments exceed $100 billion. In addition, ICCR’s network of Associate and Affiliate Members includes major public pension funds, investment firms, labor unions and private foundations.

ICCR members seek a global community built on justice and sustainability through transformation of the corporate world. Inspired by faith, committed to action, ICCR is the pioneer coalition of active investors with an enduring record of corporate transformation. We work in coalition with investors, community stakeholders and civil society organizations that are similarly committed to our mission.

Responsibilities: This individual is responsible for strategic development and planning; tactical coordination and evaluation of a broad range of investor actions intended to influence corporate behavior on ICCR’s priority issues, with current emphasis on issues related to Climate Change and Environmental Justice. While contributing to ICCR’s institutional development, Program Directors provide broad-based leadership across emerging priority issues and support for corporate sector engagement.

Individuals in this role will:

  • Provide strategic programmatic direction to develop and implement coalition members’ priority issue action plans including: expertise, leadership, direction, research and coordination.
  • Advise and assist coalition leaders in coordinating implementation while devising strategies to meet specific goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate the research activities and writing in the shareholder resolution process.
  • Develop and/or participate in internal teams to support organizational growth in resource development and capacity building.
  • Select, initiate and develop working partnerships with key partners providing specific or technical backup on shareholder issues.
  • Develop evaluation methodologies to monitor and assess progress of shareholder actions, documenting impact through written reports.
  • Convene roundtables and other strategic sessions and represent ICCR at public forums, conferences and consultations.
  • Work with communications, publications and website staff to publicize programmatic outcomes to ICCR’s audiences.
  • Staff committees pertinent to job description.
  • Perform other duties as directed, including but not limited to activities to maintain adequate documentation of process and results.

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in environmental science, public policy or related field; or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience; including related work experience, research or analysis in sustainability, business and human rights/corporate social responsibility/responsible investing, public policy, market research or financial analysis.

  • An understanding of the dynamics of small non-profit organizations, and a desire to lead coalition work with progressive, faith-based communities.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in advocacy, program management, philanthropic or investment analysis in related fields.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing an effective strategy and evaluation plan.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of web-based technologies; including web-based communication and databases.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

How to Apply: Please send a brief cover letter and resume to: jobs@iccr.org. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2015

Mar 29 / BARD CEP

Policy Program Senior Manager, Ceres – Massachusetts

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Senior Manager, Policy Program

Location: Boston, Massachusetts or Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Ceres is soliciting applications for the position of Senior Manager, Policy Program. This position will preferably be located in Boston, MA, but we would consider Washington, D.C. as an alternative location given a deep understanding of Ceres mission and programs. This opening is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to be an advocate for Ceres’ policy program goals. The position reports to the Senior Program Director of the Policy Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Design strategy and manage policy project work for the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), including organizing working group meetings, briefings, outreach to policy makers, and collaboration with investor partners worldwide
  • Design strategy and oversee Ceres’ state policy work to support climate and energy policies in Ceres’ priority states through earned media and policy maker engagement
  • Enlist businesses and investors, on an on-going basis, to support climate and energy policy action
  • Research policy issues and develop action plans in response to legislative and regulatory developments of relevance
  • Represent Ceres, INCR externally with business and investor partners, and other stakeholders, as requested by Senior Program Director
  • Write policy positions, fact sheets, talking points and briefings for Ceres policy team, Ceres staff, and business and investor partners
  • Collaborate with Ceres communication team on strategic communications opportunities for the Policy Program, INCR policy work and other partners
  • Conduct outreach to Congress and state lawmakers to advance Ceres policy program goals
  • Supervise junior staff member and/or interns, including staff development, performance reviews, hiring, and termination.

Qualifications:

  • Master degree or equivalent education, preferred
  • Bachelor degree, required
  • 7 years work experience, preferred
  • 3 or more years of experience working on energy and/or climate change policy issues; experience with Congress, federal agencies, or state legislatures, a plus
  • Strong knowledge of energy and climate change issues, including an understanding of investor and business-focused policy debates, and NGO concerns
  • Experience working with investors, a plus.
  • Excellent personal and political communication and/or government-relations skills.
  • Mature and poised speaking and presentation skills
  • Highly developed writing skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Willingness to travel on regular basis

How to Apply: We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, to maureen@msalkinassociates.com. Please use the words “Senior Manager, Policy Program” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Outreach Associate, 3Degrees – Various locations

Organization: 3Degrees

Position Title: Outreach Associate – Energy Efficiency and Green Power

Location: Portland, Oregon (Similar positions available throughout U.S. – San Francisco, Seattle, Richmond, Va., Bend, Ore., Hartford, CT, Missouri and Illinois. Check jobs section)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: 3Degrees is a certified B Corp with a mission to connect people with renewable energy on a massive scale. We have helped build an industry which enables hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide to support renewable energy. We are a 6-time winner of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Green Power Leadership Award and the 2014 EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year.

We are seeking outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic Outreach Associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through door-to-door, event promotion, and community outreach campaigns. The ideal candidate will be a stellar communicator, committed to environmental causes and renewable energy, and comfortable with engaging with the general public to promote our regional programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase awareness and participation in local sustainability programs by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing the program benefits
  • Participate in team door-to-door Courtesy Knock campaigns
  • Perform outreach at community events and storefronts; including transporting and setting up booths, displays, tents, and banners
  • Set up displays, tents, banners, and booths for events and properly store and maintain all equipment and materials
  • Maintain or exceed a minimum enrollment average rate
  • Complete administrative duties promptly after each shift
  • Adhere to all customer service and safety policies
  • Meet with the regional Outreach Coordinator and attend team meetings/trainings
  • Work 10-20 hours per week, which may include weekdays, weeknights, and weekends
  • Shifts may require employee to carry up to 50lbs, set up at events, and walk or stand up to 5 hours at a time in unpredictable weather

Requirements:

  • Passion for sustainability and renewable energy
  • Sales, events, or canvassing experience preferred but not required
  • Must be comfortable approaching, engaging, and speaking to the general public on a regular basis
  • Well spoken, outgoing and dynamic personality
  • Positive, outgoing, motivated, and enthusiastic self starter
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Willingness to stay on feet for 4-5 hours at a time and work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Access to reliable transportation, computer, personal email account, and reliable mobile phone

How to Apply: Apply directly on our website: https://3degreesinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/185493.html

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Advisory and Research Associate, ClimateWorks Foundation – California

Organization: ClimateWorks Foundation

Position Title: Advisory and Research Associate

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled

Description: ClimateWorks is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate to provide research and analytical support to ClimateWorks and its partners. Under the direction of the Director, Advisory & Research, the Associate will design and manage complex analytical assignments and provide additional project management and communications support. This position will work on projects of both national and international scope. (S)he will support the Foundation’s rigorous quantitative evaluation of carbon mitigation opportunities with a variety of tools. As such, the Associate will be deeply familiar with the Foundation’s quantitative models and analytical approaches and will provide synthesis of the latest trends and news in the energy, climate, and policy field.

The Associate will work in a challenging environment that requires detail-oriented, independent work, quick thinking, and professional interactions. Due to the nature of the work, the Associate must be comfortable managing a varying work load that can be, at times, both heavy and time-sensitive. The ideal candidate will have exceptional quantitative skills, a proven interest in climate change research, excellent written and oral communication skills, a solid understanding of issues related to public policy and economics, and experience working with clients or other high-level external stakeholders.

Responsibilities: The Associate, Advisory & Research, will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Work to design and scope topics on climate, energy, and policy that affect ClimateWorks’ strategies. This includes synthesis and evaluation of the latest trends and news in the energy, policy, and climate change fields. Communicate and synthesize the above information in written reports, infographics, and presentations for ClimateWorks and partners, as requested.
  • Support the Advisory & Research team efforts in estimating, tracking, and reporting on progress toward ClimateWorks’ quantitative GHG reduction targets and other outcome metrics related to decarbonization. This includes the use of analytical tool kits and in-house models to track program team goals and progress towards goals and use of new analytical tools to quantify technological, economic, and social impacts from policies.
  • Provide analysis of existing datasets and mitigation opportunities on topics such as national policies, cities, global supply chains, energy access, etc., and when appropriate, prepare background briefs and presentation material in preparation for senior management discussions, conferences, and decision-making meetings as requested.
  • Serve as the liaison to internal communication requests on datasets, reports, synthesis of analysis, etc.
  • Assist in the writing, editing, and management of select ClimateWorks communication materials.
  • Assist in the scheduling, logistics, and note-taking for meetings, conference calls, and workshops.
  • Serve as the liaison to ClimateWorks’ Programs team to provide regular updates, briefings, new reports, and presentations on relevant topics.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with coursework in either data science, finance, economics, or public policy
  • At least 1-2 years of experience post-degree in analytical work, through an array of diverse positions (i.e., in academia, private sector, or nonprofit sector)
  • Proven ability to produce clear analytical notes and reports on complex issues, as well as quality applied research
  • Exceptional writing, editing, communications, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet modeling, superior MS Excel skills, experience with other statistical software tools and data visualization platforms desirable
  • Ability to create well designed graphics and presentation material preferred
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to reach out to different organizations within the ClimateWorks network and to interact with a diversity of individuals at external organizations
  • Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities and respond quickly to management requests
  • International experience, especially in China, valuable

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting ClimateWorks with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled. http://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/associate-advisory-research-san-francisco-ca-33589

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Climate Speakers Network Intern, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Climate Speakers Network Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This position requires a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Climate Reality Project offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Climate Speakers Network (CSN) is a new program that seeks to engage the “silent majority” of Americans who are concerned about climate change, but are unsure of what they can do to support solutions. CSN trains, supports, and empowers peer messengers to use their own values and vocabulary to engage their communities on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change. Climate Speakers represent a diverse set of backgrounds, from businesses and local community groups to churches and cultural organizations. By leveraging peer messengers and shifting the narrative on climate change to focus on solutions, the Climate Speakers Network is expanding the chorus of voices calling for action. CSN is looking for an intern to help expand the program in Summer 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching local community groups and engagement opportunities for Climate Speakers.
  • Assisting in development of training materials.
  • Conducting grassroots outreach to event hosts and partner organizations.
  • Assisting in recruitment, event coordination and logistics.
  • Representing CSN at meetings, conferences, and other events.
  • Organizing and maintaining the CSN database.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in environmental advocacy, grassroots organizing, or political campaigning.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, in-person and on the phone.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Basic skills in Salesforce.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to internships@climatereality.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Climate Speakers Network Organizing Internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Solar Ambassador Intern, RE-volv – California

Organization: RE-volv

Position Title: Solar Ambassador Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: August 1 start date.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: RE-volv is looking for driven, creative, and passionate college students to help spread solar around the country. The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. From each university RE-volv seeks a Solar Ambassador team of four or more students, though applications with fewer than four students will still be considered. To apply for the fellowship the team must identify a community center or campus building that they want to solarize and have a representative of the facility indicate interest in participating in the program. The teams most poised for success will be awarded the fellowship. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, teams will work with RE-volv to bring their proposed solar projects to completion. To facilitate this, each team will select one Project Lead who will be flown to San Francisco for an allexpense-paid Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit, held August 1-4 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summit will train Project Leads on solar finance and policy, crowdfunding, event planning, communications, and how to work with their community to develop the proposed solar project. During the academic year all team members will participate in biweekly webinars with RE-volv staff and invited guests from leading environmental organizations and solar companies, who will speak on topics related to renewable energy and environmental organizing.

Responsibilities and benefits: In addition to being part of a vibrant network of clean energy leaders from across the country, each Solar Ambassador fellowship team will receive:

  • Up to $1,500 reimbursement for approved Solar Ambassador expenses
  • Professional development focused on leadership, project management, communications, community outreach, and fundraising through bi-weekly webinars
  • For Project Lead, financial support to attend a four-day leadership summit including costs for food, travel, and lodging
  • Expanding your network by building meaningful relationships with other clean energy organizers around the country
  • One-on-one support for planning, executing, and communicating about your project from RE-volv staff Opportunities for public recognition for your project through media and web promotion
  • Form a Solar Ambassador team and select a Project Lead
  • Work with local solar installer and the selected community organization to plan, crowdfund, and execute a solar project
  • Attend bi-weekly webinars
  • Each Ambassador must write at least one blog post for the RE-volv website per semester
  • Plan and hold Solar Education Week event
  • Actively engage with RE-volv on social media

Qualifcations:

  • Enrollment at accredited college or university
  • Thorough understanding of climate change, renewable energy and the environment
  • Demonstrated interest in activism and campus organizing for clean energy
  • Ability to self-manage, organize teams and delegate tasks to accomplish goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communications skills
  • Project Lead must be able to attend training in San Francisco Bay Area August 1-4. All expenses paid.

How to Apply: Please visit www.re-volv.org/studentsolar to view full program description, application guidelines, and for information on how to apply.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. Based on the candidate’s availability, a slightly flexible schedule may be possible.

Application Deadline:

Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Science and Solutions team is looking for a policy intern who will be part of a campaign to encourage a strong international agreement on climate change and push key countries on their international targets.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching domestic and international climate and energy related policy.
  • Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
  • Preparing internal briefings and memos on domestic and international climate change policy, and how it affects The Climate Reality Project’s campaigns.
  • Preparing support materials for other campaigns.
  • Reviewing, summarizing and categorizing relevant climate news articles.
  • Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change and energy policy.
  • Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Applicants who have recently obtained an undergraduate degree or are pursuing a graduate degree focused on international energy and climate change law and/or policy, environmental finance, or public policy are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to internships@climatereality.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, Dept. of Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College – Massachusetts

Organization:  Department of Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College

Position Title: Program Coordinator for the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program

Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Position is available immediately and start date is negotiable. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience ($48,000 – $60,000 per year).

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 27, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Description: This proposal is for a Program Coordinator to help with the management and coordination of the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program (REP). The program coordinator will organize and manage all aspects of the REP, including support of the research, community outreach, restoration practice, curriculum to career, and administrative components of the REP. In addition to program management, duties may include data management, analysis, and interpretation, campus-based research activities, grant writing, collaboration on REP publications, and coordination of student internships and programs.

Responsibilities: May Include: Outreach • Coordinate the Restoration Scholars Summer Program (free restoration-based education program for high school girls from neighboring cities). • Coordinate REP-related Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE) programs • Advertise and coordinate tours to the REP sites • Coordinate the REP Booth at the S. Hadley Farmer’s Market • Produce publications on the REP program • Maintain REP Website and Facebook Page • Share in creative design of outreach materials, including project site signage • Carry out program marketing and outreach. Recruit students to the program via campus visits and presentations in courses. Research • Contribute to design and maintenance of REP research projects • Maintain database of REP projects • Maintain record of research projects (e.g., dates, their findings, next steps and follow-up ideas) • Manage summer student hiring, payroll, housing, and other administrative tasks. • Coordinate summer student social programing • Manage purchasing by faculty and students • Support REP research equipment and supply orders • Manage an annual student research symposium, including abstract submission and invitations to attendees. • Coordinate student small-grant program (student peer-review of small restoration-based research and/or project grants). • Build database of restoration projects in the area, noting their potential as research sites. Restoration Practice • Participate in the planning and implementation of on-campus restoration projects • Communicate with collaborating agencies regarding funding and coordinated projects o e.g., manage proposals, communication, and follow-through letters and legalities of funding from mitigation agreements • Contribute to independent and collaborative grant-writing, sometimes with local partner organizations e.g., attend local restoration meetings as the MHC REP representative. Determine what role MHC REP can/should play Curriculum to Career • Independently research and assess internships possibilities and communications with scientists and/or practitioners at various projects to maximize internship opportunities for students, through e-mail, phone-calls, and occasional site visits. • Publicize awards for summer internships and other research opportunities, manages applications, assesses appropriate matches between applicants and internship opportunities and recommends placements. • Advise students regarding finding information about internships, jobs, and graduate study. • Maintain program databases, including student internship and certificate applications, prospective internships sites, field experiences, and program curriculum. Administrative • Arrange and co-conduct meetings of the faculty steering committee. • Develop and manage annual budget and provide periodic financial reporting for Director. • Research and maintain database on restoration people and activities in the region. • Help write and submit grants to support program • REP relationships with locals teaching, researching, and/or practicing restoration. • Research and draft annual report for editing and review by Director; co-write final draft. • Hire, train, and supervise student workers as required. • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree in related field of science. Demonstrated knowledge of restoration ecology and/or environmental science is advantageous but not required. • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with diverse populations • Ability to work productively and creatively with minimal supervision • Proficiency with data management, website management, and use of Microsoft office. • Strong commitment to promoting and developing the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program.

How to Apply: Interested persons should send a curriculum vita, cover letter, and names and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Kate Ballantine via the following website: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

International Policy Intern, Alliance to Save Energy – Washington, DC

Organization: Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: International Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Full time: 40 hours/week; flexible. Paid: $11/hour from April through August 1, 2015

Description: The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking an intern to work within the International Policy Program. The intern will work on a variety of international policy programs, but will focus heavily on supporting the implementation of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity (GAEP). The GAEP is a new Alliance initiative with a mission to secure policymaker and corporate commitments to double energy productivity (economic output per unit of energy consumed) by 2030 in India, the European Union, China and other countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with communication between the GAEP Secretariat (the Alliance to Save Energy) and its Steering Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, Partners and Endorsers.
  • Provide support in preparations and logistics for meetings with its U.S. and international partners.
  • Work with Alliance Events and Marketing team to develop GAEP brochure and other materials.
  • Research potential GAEP Partners and Endorsers in China, India and the European Union.
  • Draft news articles and blogs for the Alliance website, in conjunction with Alliance Communications Department.
  • Provide logistical and research support as needed for other Alliance international/policy programs.

Qualifications:

  • Clear writing, proof reading and editing abilities
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Experience organizing meetings or planning events
  • Interest in international energy and environmental issues

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, relevant writing sample (2-pages max) and cover letter using this link: https://rn11.ultipro.com/NEO1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=8

Cover letters can be addressed to “Internship Coordinators.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

New York Director of Development, National Audubon Society

Organization: National Audubon Society

Position Title: Director of Development, New York State

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Audubon New York (A-NY) is a highly regarded state conservation organization with 30 plus staff, seven sanctuaries and Audubon centers, and a $2.8 million contributed income budget. As a state program of the National Audubon Society (NAS), A-NY serves more than 50,000 members and has chapters in 27 communities. A-NY’s science, conservation, policy, and education experts focus on five core conservation strategies to protect birds and their habitats throughout New York.

A-NY is supported by a diverse portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate donors, annual gifts, and government grants as well as earned revenue from Center and education programs. A-NY is led by an engaged and giving 25 person state Board of Directors, and its seasoned senior staff team members are leaders in their fields of expertise and share the responsibility of development work. We believe where birds thrive, people thrive, and we are working to inspire a movement of bird conservation.

The Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing sustainable revenue plans and draws support from the A-NY team, A-NY Board, and NAS development staff in order to effectively manage donor relations and solicit contributions to support annual budgets, projects, and campaigns.  S/he will oversee the development team and coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising plans. The Director will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. Additionally, as a member of the A-NY leadership team, the Director of Development will be instrumental in planning and building state and program budgets and matching donors and prospective donors to those budgets. S/he will also manage and/or coordinate the efforts of staff, contractors and volunteer leaders to coalesce strategies and plans to generate abundant and additional financial support for A-NY’s ambitious conservation agenda.

Responsibilities:

Donor Relations:

  • With executive and program directors, develop relationship strategies for annual budget.
  • Plan and lead donor relationship, cultivation, and solicitation efforts.
  • Build and manage a personal portfolio of 100 major donors.
  • Establish sound donor stewardship programs, and for each donor.
  • Manage prospect pipeline and efforts to identify and engage new donors.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and prospects with planned giving capacity.
  • Manage “development teams” (development staff, program staff, Board committees). Work with other Audubon state programs and national staff on donor strategies under the One Audubon approach to members and donors.
  • Manage research to support donor relations and prospecting and proposals.
  • Work with program staff and volunteer leadership to plan, schedule, and carry out donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Work with program and communications staff to organize annual fund and online appeals.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the A-NY Board Development Committee, including developing agendas, content, and action items from quarterly meetings, in collaboration with the Development Committee Chair.
  • Identify for the Executive Director’s consideration potential new Board members.

Management and Planning

  • Plan, construct, manage, track, and report progress for annual and three-year contributed income work plans to support annual budgets.
  • Using best donor cultivation and fundraising practices, articulate development strategies that will offer sustainable, long-term growth in contributed income. Provide a reliable template for transparent reporting to Executive Director and A-NY Board of Directors that leverages (if not improves upon) existing systems.
  • Strategize, plan and implement periodic campaigns for growth, projects, and endowments.
  • Organize and manage planned giving strategies.
  • Manage the work of development staff and contractors that support donor relations, annual giving, and achieving contributed income budget and program fundraising.
  • Coordinate and coach program leaders to carry out their responsibilities for donor relations, proposals, events, and fundraising to achieve contributed income budget.
  • Work with NAS and other A-NY office staff on Audubon’s strategic priorities.
  • Supervise and manage the Development Associate responsible for special events.
  • Supervise and manage the Assistant Director of Development for Institutional Giving responsible for fundraising through the competitive grant process.

Marketing and Communications

  • Work with program and communications staff to organize statewide marketing and communications outreach and events to support development goals.
  • Create and produce case statements, proposals, and collateral materials.
  • Co-supervise Development and Communications Associate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, public relations, marketing or related field, as well as 5-7 years of senior-level fundraising with increasing responsibility and results is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing $1,500,000 or more in operating or campaign funds through a variety of sources, including major donors, foundations, corporations, and endowments is required.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, experience coordinating and motivating teams of three or more, and experience working collaboratively with peers and as part of a management team is required.  Experience working in a decentralized organization is a strong plus.
  • Sales-oriented entrepreneurship, with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and with a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Experience with marketing concepts and activities strongly desired.
  • Excellent writing skills backed by proposal and case statement examples.
  • Superb verbal and presentation skills; must also have strong planning, organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • A can-do attitude and a tolerant, friendly personality with a sense of humor are essential. High standards for integrity and quality of work.
  • A flexible approach to work, with the willingness to travel frequently and work some weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, as well as strong expertise in donor database management systems essential; experience with Millennium a plus but not a requirement.
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat is critical, as is the ability to communicate Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively and with the highest professional standards.

How to Apply: Please direct all inquiries to: Elyse Barbell, Managing Director, Stephen-Bradford Search; elyseb@stephenbradford.com

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Sustainable Working Group Research Fellow, MIT Office of Sustainability – Massachusetts

Organization: MIT Office of Sustainability

Position Title: Sustainable Working Group Research Fellow

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Fellows will work 40 hours per week during the summer of 2015 (May-August). Pay ranges from $15-$18/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate, MIT and non-MIT students.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Description: MIT’s Office of Sustainability (OFS) is seeking a full-time summer Sustainability Fellow to actively support and drive the research and writing needs of its current and future sets of Sustainability Working Groups. The current set of groups is: Stormwater and Land Management; Sustainable Design and Construction; Materials and Waste Management; and Green Labs. These working groups have met regularly since the fall of 2014 and include staff and faculty representatives from MIT administrative and academic departments. The aim of the Working Groups is to assess current conditions, identify best practices and cutting edge models, and develop a set of recommendations for integrating sustainability into campus operations, while enhancing the core academic mission of MIT. In addition, a new set of working groups will be launched in the fall of 2015. The purpose of this position is to support the processes for both the existing and new working groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, perform data collection and analysis
  • Synthesize research, analysis, and recommendations into a report
  • Draft, review, and present written, quantitative, and visual material for MIT students, staff, and faculty groups
  • Conduct literature reviews and assessments of best practices and innovative technology & policy solutions
  • Develop and maintain professional collaboration with MIT Working Group members and other institutional partners

Qualifications:

  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar

How to Apply: Applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume to ofsjobs@mit.edu. Specify “Summer Working Group Research Fellow” in your email subject line. Applications must be received by: April 10, 2015.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow, MIT Office of Sustainability – Massachusetts

Organization: MIT Office of Sustainability

Position Title: Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Fellows will work 40 hours per week during the summer of 2015 (May-August). Pay ranges from $15-$18/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate, MIT and non-MIT students.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Description: The MIT Office of Sustainability is seeking to hire a student Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow to support the research and planning needs of MIT’s climate preparedness efforts. The Fellow will assist in synthesizing and launching climate change related activities managed by the Office of Sustainability, primarily through research, writing, and implementation planning for a climate vulnerability assessment and preparedness planning for the MIT campus.

Responsibilities:

Provide research and implementation planning for a climate vulnerability assessment of the MIT campus

Conduct literature review and assessment of adaptation planning needs to minimize disruption to campus as a result of extreme weather events, heat, and flooding from storm surge

Assist in preparing a formal RFP for a climate vulnerability assessment

Ensure alignment between the Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Cambridge and the needs and priorities of the MIT campus

Research and consider approaches for engaging individuals and departments across campus in the implementation of the assessment

Assist in developing preparedness and planning materials to ensure climate change risk is incorporated into emergency management processes

Perform data analysis and data collection

Research best practices for climate vulnerability assessment and climate preparedness, as applies to urban institutions

Provide support for documentation, outreach, and implementation as needed

Qualifications:

In addition to those listed at the top of the page, we seek candidates that have:

Strong interest and demonstrated experience in climate change risk, climate change adaptation, and climate change vulnerability in urban and institutional contexts

Experience and/or strong interest in climate change impacts in urban environments

Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel

How to Apply: To apply, send a detailed cover letter and resume to ofsjobs@mit.edu with Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow in the subject line. Applications must be received by: April 10th.

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Specialist, Governor’s Coral Reef Advisory Group – American Samoa

Organization: Governor’s Coral Reef Advisory Group

Position Title: Climate Change Specialist

Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Application Deadline: March 29th, 2015

Description: The Climate Change Specialist will work as an integral part of the Governor’s Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG). CRAG coordinates all of American Samoa’s coral reef management activities. The group is a partnership of five local agencies: the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), the Department of Commerce (DOC; including AS Coastal Management Program & National Marine Sanctuary of AS), the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), and the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA). Member agencies work together by mutual consensus to manage the estimated 296 square kilometers of coral reefs with the vision “to protect and conserve reefs for the benefit of the people of American Samoa, the United States, and the world.”

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and improve the quality of CRAG’s climate change-related programming through continuous improvement, adaptive management, and prioritization of actions and efforts.
  • Act as point of contact for CRAG member agencies for climate change-related activities;
  • Support ongoing science and research projects related to coral reefs and climate change within American Samoa, including supporting and liaising with local and off-island scientists to develop and implement projects related to coral reef resilience, taimasa, ocean acidification, and other impacts related to climate change;
  • Communicate climate change, associated impacts, and potential solutions to local stakeholders such as decision-makers, community members, and staff.
  • Facilitate strategic partnerships in the field of climate change for program implementation, resource mobilization, learning and advocacy at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Identify new areas of needed research with CRAG member agencies and the Local Action Strategy working group, and sit as lead for Climate Change LAS Group
  • Coordinate and conduct relevant training opportunities to build local capacity and increase community awareness about climate change and climate variability (including ENSO-related impacts);
  • Work with partner agencies to integrate climate information and adaptation into community-based planning and outreach efforts;
  • Work with partner agencies to implement the adaptation options identified by the climate change task force and outlined in the Territorial Climate Change Framework.

In addition to the above tasks, other duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Facilitate outcomes from the CC Local Action Strategy, by providing support in planning, coordination, and implementation;
  2. Provide expertise about local climate change impacts to Territory agencies, organizations, and governmental working groups as needed;
  3. Serve as a liaison to ongoing national, international, and regional initiatives;
  4. Seek additional public and private funding opportunities for the operations and projects of the American Samoa Territorial Climate Change Adaptation Framework as needed; and
  5. Undertake other climate change-related projects and initiatives as identified by the CRAG Chair and the CRAG Coordinator.

 Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in natural resource management, Climate Change, Coral Reef management or environmental-related fields with 2+ years’ experience is required.

The following background and skills are *required* for this position:

  • Expert knowledge on climate change impacts specific to small-island states and coral reef ecosystems;
  • Experience in spearheading and managing climate change science and research projects and programs;
  • Highly skilled in facilitation, specifically to drive outcomes from a multiagency working group
  • Knowledge of climate change adaptation strategies for Pacific islands;
  • Experience disseminating climate change information to diverse audiences via education and outreach programs;
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication and leadership skills;
  • Project management experience;
  • A proven ability to be well-organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks; and
  • Creativity, flexibility, and willingness to learn and adapt!

The following background and skills are *preferred* for this position:

  • Experience living and working in another culture or in an island community;
  • Desire to be involved in many aspects of coastal and marine resource management (e.g., fisheries, coral reef monitoring and management, nonpoint source pollution, etc)
  • Knowledge of sustainable development, including, but not limited to: alternative energies, waste management, and smart growth;
  • Knowledge of and experience working in tropical marine ecosystems;
  • Public speaking, events planning, and meeting facilitation experience;
  • Snorkeling and/or SCUBA diving experience
  • Sense of humor!

How to Apply: Applicants must send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three references (phone numbers and email addresses) by Sunday, March 29th, 2015. Applicants should email these documents to Kristine.bucchianeri@crag.as with email subject Climate Change Specialist Position. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Planning & GIS Intern, New Yorkers for Parks

Organization: New Yorkers for Parks

Position Title: Planning & GIS Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a 26 week paid ($14/hour), part-time internship beginning the week of June 1, 2015 and concluding December 11, 2015. The initial internship period will be structured to end on September 4, 2015. NY4P may extend an offer to the selected intern to remain for the balance of the internship period at its option. There will be breaks during the weeks of July 6-10 and November 23-27.

The position requires three days of work per week, including several days of weekend work throughout the internship period.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) is the independent citywide research and advocacy organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods. For over 100 years, New Yorkers for Parks has advocated for the city’s parks, beaches and playgrounds.

NY4P regularly hosts interns to assist with research & planning projects relating to the efficient and equitable delivery of public park services in New York City. Interns will spend time conducting research and writing on open space planning issues and will also be asked to assist with field work, other outreach and advocacy work and other organizational activities as needed.

Responsibilities:

Starting in the summer of 2015, NY4P will be launching two major research project fieldwork sessions, culminating with data analysis and report writing in the fall. This position will support NY4P staff by conducting fieldwork, collecting physical data, and contributing to the writing and editing of the project reports.

The Open Space Index is a set of 15 population-adjusted targets for park access and environmental sustainability designed specifically for New York City neighborhoods. NY4P will conduct an open space assessment of the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn using our OSI methodology.

In response to the city’s commitment to implement physical, maintenance, and programming improvements at a group of historically under-funded parks across the five boroughs through the NYC Parks Department Community Parks Initiative (CPI), NY4P will be conducting a baseline Inventory of CPI Sites. This Inventory, which will be conducted based on Report Card on Parks methodology used by NY4P since 2002 to track maintenance and safety conditions at sites across the city, will provide baseline data against which future conditions at these parks will be measured.

This position’s scope of work includes the following:

  • Collecting field data for NY4P’s Brownsville OSIand Inventory of CPI SitesOSI fieldwork requires block-by-block canvassing to assess and measure each open space in Brownsville. For the Inventory, the physical survey will include precise documentation of open space conditions using tablet computers and digital cameras. Fieldwork for both projects may also include in-person interviews with park visitors and systematic social observation of park use.
  • Creating maps to support the Open Space Indexand Inventory data collection and analysis.
  • Gathering supplemental neighborhood data, including US Census data and land use patterns.
  • Contributing to writing and editing content for the OSIand Inventory
  • Monitoring and evaluating legislation, rezoning and planning actions, real estate development plans, and community efforts affecting parks and greening issues. This may include assisting the Research & Planning Analyst in the composition of briefing literature and testimony.
  • Performing other tasks to support ongoing NY4P projects, as needed.

 

Qualifications: NY4P seeks a self-starting graduate student who has strong research and people skills, clear and polished writing ability and excellent computer skills. Qualified candidates will either have completed or be working on a graduate degree in urban planning, public policy, geography, sociology, or a related social science or public administration field. Candidates must have the ability to initiate and complete long-term projects, as well as the flexibility to work as part of a collaborative office environment. Candidates must be able and willing to spend extended periods of time in city parks in summer conditions and travel throughout all five boroughs on mass transit. This position requires fluency with ESRI Arc Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Candidates should be proficient in all Windows-based programs. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, 2-3 sample maps, and references as a single PDF attachment to Lucy Robson, Research & Planning Analyst, at lrobson@ny4p.org.