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Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship, Center for Environmental Health – California

Organization: Center for Environmental Health

Position Title: Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: The EJ Inclusion Fellowship is a six-month, full-time, entry-level position that will run from January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015.; Salary competitive with entry-level positions in Bay Area environmental non-profits

Application Deadline: December 8,2014

Description: The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) protects people from one of the most dangerous, least discussed health threats of our generation:  the chemical industry’s virtual carte blanche to invent and expose us all to chemicals linked with cancer, obesity, infertility, developmental problems, and more.

Workplace:  CEH’s engine is the twenty-five smart, committed, fact-driven advocates who come together every day to keep short-sighted business interests from harming people in the name of profit.  We are proud of our work, and our workplace community.  We support each other, we work hard, we win far-reaching victories for people’s health, and we have a pretty decent time doing it all.  The people who join our team understand the effect on the world of:  race, gender, class, homophobia, poverty, wealth, labor, and corporate hegemony.  They are also strong.  And funny.  We have offices in Oakland (our headquarters) and New York.

Responsibilities: This team member will:

  • Conduct outreach to childcare facilities about the hazards of flame retardant chemicals;
  • Coordinate the testing of children’s products for flame retardant chemicals;
  • Research policy issues related to flame retardants;
  • Provide administrative support, drafts, and delivers presentations;
  • Help draft fact sheets and other communications tools;
  • Research consumer products or other topics as needed;
  • Participate in the California Flame Retardant coalition;
  • Help provide content for our website.

Qualifications: We’re looking for an emerging leader to fill this entry-level position.  Ideal candidates are from environmental hotspots, have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, are the first members in their families to attend college, and are looking to build careers in social justice, environmental health, environmental justice, etc.

  Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, and/or social justice;

  BA degree or AA with one year’s experience in an office setting or high school diploma with two years’ experience in an office setting;

  Ability to complete a seven-month fellowship from 1/1/15 through 6/30/15;

  Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;

  Excellent oral presentation skills;

  Comfort taking initiative;

  Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

  Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse groups;

  Interest in supporting CEH’s campaigns on an entry-level basis;

  Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners;

  Experience working directly with community members;

  Attention to detail;

  Time-management skills;

  Ability to meet multiple deadlines concurrently;

  Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities;

  Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and various social media platforms;

  Ability to excel in and contribute to a collegial and friendly working environment;

  Spanish and/or Chinese language skills a plus.

How to Apply: Please follow these instructions:

  • Compress into a single PDF (1) your cover letter, (2) your resume, and (3) a short additional writing sample
  • If you choose, please also download, fill out, and send the voluntary EEOC form that lives
  • Send these items to judy@ceh.orgin an email whose subject line is “Applicant for Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship”
Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Science Policy Fellow, Environmental Investigation Agency – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency

Position Title: Science Policy Fellow

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time from January 5 to June 30, 2015; paid

Application Deadline: November 30, 2014

Description: Over the past 25 years, the Environmental Investigation Agency has pioneered the use of investigative techniques to expose global environmental crime and has successfully campaigned to bring about changes in international laws and government policies.

The Forest Program works to expose illegal logging and transform global supply chains in order to protect the world’s forests, as well as the people, wildlife and global climate that depend on them. EIA led the campaign to pass the world’s first law prohibiting imports of illegally sourced timber products, which was passed in 2008. The Forest Campaign is now on the leading edge of supply chain and trade analysis for timber and wood products. Emerging technologies for timber analysis, including stable isotopes, DNA, near-infrared (NIR), and wood anatomy, have the potential to dramatically shift the global market place by assisting companies and governments to verify supply chains of timber products. As new laws in the US, EU and Australia now prohibit trade in illegally sourced timber, customs officials and forest law enforcement agencies around the world are looking for practical methods to incorporate these emerging technologies, already widely used in the agriculture sector, into forest management and trade monitoring initiatives.

Responsibilities: EIA’s Forest Team is seeking a Science Policy Fellow as a paid, temporary position to support our Washington, DC office. The Science Policy Fellow will assist the EIA Forest Team in evaluating the potential application of these emerging technologies to the real world of compliance and supply chain monitoring and will perform the following duties:

  • Research the current science on emerging technologies for timber-tracking and wood species identification; conduct interviews with leading minds in this field; review and summarize results for internal EIA briefing documents;
  • Produce fact sheets and briefing papers on emerging timber tracking technologies for a variety of audiences, including policymakers, enforcement officials, NGOs, and the private sector. These briefing papers and campaign materials will showcase recent technological advances and describe emerging technologies, and present a case for how these innovative tools can be used for timber tracking to ensure sustainable and legal sourcing of timber and wood products, building upon existing forest policy frameworks;
  • Conduct outreach to relevant stakeholders, including academics, policymakers, NGOs and industry members, in consumer and forest producer countries, to: explore potential applications for new technologies in wood product supply chains; identify new champions for this technology; and to identify potential concerns regarding open access to reference data;
  • Research will include how technology transfer of timber tracking and species identification technologies can contribute to international development assistance programs aimed at promoting sustainable forestry in developing countries and access for forest-dependent communities;
  • As needed, travel domestically and internationally to obtain information, interview key researchers, and attend and present at meetings.


  • Background in chemistry, biology, environmental science and/or forestry;
  • General background in international forest policy;
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally;
  • Understanding of timber and forest product supply chains, with experience working in the industry a plus;
  • Detailed understanding of genetic or stable isotopic analysis from wood or other sectors a plus;
  • Foundation in community forestry a plus;
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Chinese a plus;
  • Strong preference for location in EIA’s Washington, DC office.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to hr@eia-global.orgwith the subject line: Science Policy Fellow Application

Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Climate & Energy Legislative Assistant, Union of Concerned Scientists – Washington, DC

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Climate & Energy Legislative Assistant

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: This is full-time benefits-eligible internship based in UCS’s Washington, DC  office. It is expected to run January through September 2015. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2014 or until filled.

Description: Under the supervision and mentorship of the C&E Legislative Director, this internship provides support on C&E legislative and federal policy priorities including climate preparedness, EPA carbon standards, and federal clean energy polices.


  Prepare background information on congressional targets, states and districts
  C&E campaign research support
  Work with C&E outreach staff to write, fact-check and develop advocacy emails
  Monitor daily print media and blogs for pertinent coverage of legislative issues
  Track legislation, help draft materials, and communicate with key hill staff
  Use database and other resources to send mass emails to key legislative staff
  Schedule meetings with Congress, the administration and key coalition partners
  Help organize and publicize C&E hill briefings and assist with event planning logistics and recruitment

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position would possess an ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize many tasks and an ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.  BA degree required.  Must have a good working knowledge of legislative process; strong writing skills, familiarity with Excel, Knowlegis and LexisNexis preferred.  Applicants should also demonstrate strong research skills, a positive, team-oriented attitude, and ability to work in a deadline-driven environment. Interest in and/or experience working on public interest advocacy campaigns, and climate and energy issues is a plus.

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

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Nov 19 / BARD CEP

State Program Director, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: State Program Director

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Be the leader of a team of analysts and communications professionals evaluating climate change vulnerability and readiness in all 50 states. Produce a series of original, newsworthy, influential reports designed to generate substantial media coverage and inform the public debate on climate change impacts, vulnerability and preparedness.

Climate Central is looking for a strong, energetic, enterprising State Program Director. Top candidates will have experience in climate science and policy research, incisive quantitative and analytical skills, and a record of creatively communicating science to the public and policy makers.


  Lead major new state program initiative examining climate change vulnerability and preparedness

  Design and direct a wide variety of data-driven, quantitative vulnerability and impacts assessments across multiple impacts in a number of different states

  Produce a series of reports detailing the findings of these analyses

  Work collaboratively with team of climate scientists, analysts, and communications professionals to ensure that the results of these analyses generate substantial media interest and meet communications and public education objectives

  Develop relationships with influential scientists and other experts in key states

  Represent the organization in key meetings and other fora and communicate the principle findings of the project to the media and other important audiences in the states and nationally

  Oversee team of analysts and communications professionals. Responsible for hiring, training, goal-setting, and assessing performance of direct reports.


  MS or higher in climate science or related field

  Eight to ten years management experience leading relevant research programs, demonstrating an increasing level of authority and leadership

  Five years’ experience in climate science or closely related field

  Experience in quantitative data analysis

  Strong written and verbal communications skills

  Must enjoy being part of a team in an entrepreneurial environment

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Nov 19 / BARD CEP

Climate Campaign Manager, Climate Solutions – Washington

Organization: Climate Solutions

Position Title: Campaign Manager for Washington Climate Campaign

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Applications are due no later than December 1st, but will be reviewed as received. Desired start date is January 1st at the latest.

Description: The Washington climate campaign, a coalition of environmental, business, labor, and community organizations based in Seattle seeks a Campaign Manager for a period of no less than 8 months with a possibility of up to a two year project timeline.

The West Coast Climate Campaign, of which the Washington campaign is a part, demonstrates that the West Coast can catalyze an economy-wide transition from fossil fuels to a more just, sustainable, and prosperous economy powered by clean energy. Washingtonians and Oregonians are joining CA and BC to dramatically cut climate pollution, expand the middle class, establish working, replicable models of climate solutions, and drive change on large-scale climate and clean energy action at the national level. Given the stranglehold the fossil fuel industry has inside the Beltway, the way we will force action on one of the greatest threats of our time is through the states leading.

Our policy goals are to secure passage of legislation to reduce carbon pollution in Washington, to enact a Clean Fuels Standard for Washington, and to transition Washington off imported coal power. Combined, these actions will expand a vibrant clean energy economy in the region that creates good jobs. Along the way, we are setting benchmarks for success, including: list and grassroots capacity building; raising public awareness and support; increasing non-traditional support for climate action; and educating press, legislators, business and community leaders on the opportunities presented by reducing carbon pollution in Washington.

Responsibilities: At the hub of this effort will be a Campaign Manager. This individual will be responsible for:

 Writing the overall campaign plan, and updating it as circumstances change.

 Day to day oversight of campaign activities, including field, earned media, coalition building, and

general outreach and partner engagement activities.

 Maintenance of campaign task list and deliverables.

 Coordination with press, legislative, field and policy staff from partner organizations to assure

timeliness and consistency of message and expectations.

 Coordination with consultants and lobbyists to maintain strategic focus and key benchmarks for

campaign and legislative activity.

 Coalition management including meeting coordination, electronic and other regular

communications, and stakeholder engagement.

 Other tasks as needed.


Qualifications: Ideally, the successful applicant possesses:

 5+ years of hands on campaign experience, whether political or issue-based.

 Strong organizational skills.

Ability to work with minimal day to day supervision.

 Ability to adopt a collaborative leadership approach with a large professional team, at times

taking direction and giving direction.

 Willingness to travel and manage a demanding schedule.

 Ability and desire to work with racially and economically diverse populations in a dynamic

campaign setting.

 Passion for addressing climate change.

This is a senior management position, and this individual will serve as part of the Campaign’s growingstrategic and executive team structure. The Campaign Manager will report to the Campaign’s Executive Committee. We are looking for a strong implementer who can drive a complex, multi-faceted campaign plan that touches all parts of the state, and combines legislative, grassroots, earned media and coalition building activities.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:

Nov 18 / BARD CEP

Sea Level Rise Program Director, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: Sea Level Rise Program Director

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Lead the growth of a highly dedicated and successful team working at the intersection of climate change science, mass media, online data visualization and public service. The Director of Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise will advance the program’s strategic direction and engineer its growth under the overall leadership and reporting to the Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts. Major program activities will include serial strategic communications initiatives; expansion of a government and NGO stakeholder program; development of an earned revenue stream; and taking the program onto the global stage through international work.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Program research and web applications have repeatedly been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Associated Press, including multiple front-page stories, as well as on NBC, CBS and PBS national evening news programs, NPR, and many hundreds more print, TV and radio outlets. We have testified in the U.S. Senate, and our tools are being used in practical ways at the local level in numerous coastal states.

Climate Central is a rapidly growing non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.


  • Work closely with VP for Sea Level and Climate Impacts to develop and advance program strategic direction
  • Manage all aspects of sea level rise program operations, including budget, staffing, and team management and development
  • Lead implementation of domestic program to achieve major U.S. media coverage and spur use of the program’s analysis and tools by local, state and federal governments
  • Manage development of a new global sea level program achieving significant international media coverage and stakeholder use of Climate Central analysis and tools
  • Lead new effort to develop major earned revenue stream leveraging the program’s analytic capabilities and supporting further growth
  • Lead transformation of into a true micro-site to improve branding, user experience and traffic, and provide flexible platform for program growth
  • Interact with other Climate Central directors and support organization-wide integration
  • Other duties as assigned


  • MBA, MPA or equivalent education/experience
  • Significant leadership and management experience (10+ yrs), demonstrating effectiveness and growth in authority and responsibility over time, including senior level responsibility for operations and strategic planning in successful organizations/units
  • Experience with design and implementation of successful strategic communications campaigns (online and offline components) and websites
  • Experience managing organizational growth
  • Successful track record juggling numerous and multi-disciplinary projects and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working as a team
  • Approachability and openness to input from all levels of staff
  • Intellectual curiosity and track record of fast learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Degree and/or experience in science and quantitative data analysis
  • Passion for the mission of Climate Central

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary  expectations to, with the exact subject line, “Sea Level Director” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Nov 18 / BARD CEP

Extension Support Specialist, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center – New York

Organization: Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, Cornell University

Position Title: Extension Support Specialist

Location: Ithaca, New York

Hours and Compensation: This is a part-time (30 hours/week) nine-month appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center administered by Cornell University fosters the development and adoption of integrated pest management, managing pests in ways that generate economic, environmental, and human health benefits. The Center works in partnership with stakeholders from agricultural, urban, and rural settings to identify and address regional priorities for research, education, and outreach.

Responsibilities: The Extension Support Specialist will assist with StopPests in Housing Program, based at the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center, which strives to improve pest control in affordable housing by teaching everyone who works, lives, and plays in housing how to use integrated pest management (IPM). The Extension Support Specialist will engage, coach, and train participating affordable housing providers. Contribute to the goals of Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension to strengthen communities and address housing conditions that threaten human health.

The Extension Support Specialist will contact designated housing providers as well as establish the status of their IPM program. Build relationships with fellow trainers, governmental agencies and Regional IPM centers. Collect and update records of contacts through the management system. Provide technical assistance as-needed to prepare for an on-site IPM training. Coordinate with co-trainers and local support agencies to set up on-site trainings. Arrange training logistics with the housing provider and meal logistics with the caterer. Travel to trainings and conduct on-site training with a co-trainer, using the already established Multifamily Housing Training. Collect feedback on the training and prepare it for analysis and reporting. Provide technical assistance to participating housing providers via email and conference calls. Assess the success of each housing providers’ IPM program. Contribute to a final report. Attend training and expansion of skills through participation in job-related courses, seminars and workshops. Exercise fiscal accountability.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. More than three but less than five years of relevant experience in education, entomology, IPM, Cooperative Extension, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the job; possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Mastery of the concepts underlying adult education.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills.
  • Effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (PowerPoint, Word).
  • Creativity, positive energy, motivation, and enthusiasm.
  • Visual concentration, attention to detail and manual dexterity are required.
  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree. Board or Associate Certified Entomologist.
  • Experience in customer relations and/or sales.
  • Coursework in education, entomology, integrated pest management, communication.
  • Five years relevant experience in current and emerging urban IPM practices.
  • Appreciation of IPM as an effective management practice.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of Cornell Cooperative Extension

How to Apply: Apply online at Cornell University Division of Human Resources. (Job number 26167.)

Nov 17 / BARD CEP

Grants and Partnerships Coordinator, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center – New York

Organization: Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, Cornell University

Position Title: Grants and Partnerships Coordinator

Location: Ithaca, New York

Hours and Compensation: This is a one year part-time appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Application Deadline:

Description: The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center ( supports Integrated Pest Management (IPM) projects in agricultural and community settings that promote environmental, human health, and economic benefits. Based in Ithaca, New York, the Center encourages multistate, cross-disciplinary connections that build partnerships and strengthen public and private IPM programs in a 12-state region. Seven staff members work as a team on IPM training, outreach, networking, proposal writing and documenting impacts.

Responsibilities: Under supervision of the Center Director, provide grants and proposals coordination. Manage all aspects of the Center’s Partnership Grants Program, revising the Request for Applications, recruiting and leading the review panel, coordinating sub-award documents, and monitoring progress and expenditures. Resolve discrepancies that arise from financial reports and invoices, and track project data. Communicate the scope and goals of the projects to staff and others. Develop appropriate tracking and reporting procedures to determine the status of different projects. Assist Center Director in identifying funding sources as well as preparing proposals for funding to support the Center.

Participate in budget management. Prepare materials that describe the financial impacts of the Northeastern IPM Center. Contribute to communications projects on the successes of the NEIPM Center Signature Programs. Recommend the quantification and measurement of grant programs to analyze trends of the IPM program and its impact.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years experience or the equivalent in grant writing, management, reporting and communicating to stakeholder groups and clientele.
  • Very detail oriented, highly motivated and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Creativity, positive energy, motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Proven skills in financial management.
  • Ability to track progress of projects using multiple databases, including Kuali Financial Services.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology such as a management and program delivery tools (Excel, Word, databases).
  • Proven organization and time-management skills.
  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and team working skills.
  • Ability to foster and maintain effective working relationships with various clientele including faculty, staff, students and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grants administration preferred.
  • Background in science or environmental sciences and interest in the mission of the IPM Center as part of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • A successful track record of writing funded grant proposals preferred.
  • Experience working at an advanced level with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and databases.
  • Experience in developing online customized databases for tracking projects and proposals.
  • Experience with networked information systems.
  • Knowledge of the northeast region and Cornell University desirable.

How to Apply: Apply online at Cornell University Division of Human Resources. (Job number 26183.)

Nov 17 / BARD CEP

Energy & Climate Program Coordinator, New England Grassroots Environment Fun – New Hampshire

Organization: New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Position Title: Energy & Climate Program Coordinator

Location: Southeast New Hampshire

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $45,000 – $55,000

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled but preference will be give to application received by December 12, 2014.

Description: We are currently seeking an Energy & Climate Program Coordinator focused on enhancing the work of local-level (grassroots) climate and energy action across New England. The Energy & Climate Program Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director on program-specific strategies, targeted grant commitments and relationship building.  A significant portion of the Coordinator’s work will be coordinating two New-England-based networks: the New England Local Energy Network and the New Hampshire Local Energy Work Group (LEWG). In addition to network coordination, the Program Coordinator provides one-on-one support to local energy/climate groups and assists in resource development and NEGEF’s grant programs administration.

Apply: Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current resume, writing sample and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. The review committee will respond to well qualified candidates on an ongoing basis. Please send your PDF application file to:

Nov 17 / BARD CEP

River Steward, Connecticut River Watershed Council – Massachusetts

Organization: Connecticut River Watershed Council

Position Title: River Steward

Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full time; Salary commensurate with experience, but starting at $35,000 with health care, retirement, sick leave, and paid vacation benefits.

Application Deadline: November 21, 2014

Description: The Connecticut River Watershed Council, the principal citizen voice for the entire 4-state watershed since 1952, is looking for a dynamic and talented advocate to run our programs in the state of Connecticut’s portion of the watershed.

The Council’s 10-person staff works hard out of four offices on a wide variety of educational, advocacy, restoration, and water quality projects throughout the 11,000 square mile watershed. We love our work which includes song concerts, creating original artwork and literature with school kids, taking down dams, planting trees, making sure development is done right, fixing environmental problems, collecting high quality environmental data, building partnerships, spending time exploring our river, organizing thousands of volunteers to clean up trash along our rivers, responding to questions about the river and our watershed, and ensuring we meet the public’s high standards for the quality of life and environment in their watershed. Our work informs our vision of ecological and economic abundance.

Responsibilities: Working in coordination with the other program, outreach, administrative, and development staff this position is responsible for leading the Council’s work in the Connecticut portion of the watershed. This includes developing outreach events; educational programs; initiating aquatic and riparian restoration projects; advocating for Council positions at the local, state, and federal level; and engaging a wide spectrum of the public about their interests, passions, concerns, and aspirations for their water.

Qualifications: This is a demanding position in a hardworking organization that has high expectations for its work on behalf of the public. To wit, the successful applicant will demonstrate that they:

  • Are tenacious, personable, adaptable, and able to conceive and implement effective advocacy strategy
  • Have raised funds through individuals, foundations, or government sources
  • Can communicate complicated, technical information clearly and concisely so that it is understandable by the general public, verbally and in writing
  • Effectively manage projects that involve subcontractors, volunteers, and government agencies
  • Know their way around state and federal environmental statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits Are able collaborators who can build teams and coalitions that improve outcomes for all participants Can work successfully in a one-person

How to Apply: Please send cover letter that describes why your qualifications suit you to this job, resume, names of 3 references and salary requirements to Andrew Fisk, Executive Director at Want to learn about why this is a great place to work? Give me a call at 413-772-2020 x208.

Nov 16 / BARD CEP

Food Systems Efficiency Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council – Washington, DC or San Francisco

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: Food Systems Efficiency Advocate

Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered upon receipt on a rolling basis until December 5, 2014.

Description: NRDC is seeking a Food Waste Prevention Advocate to work with the Food and Agriculture Program team in our Washington DC or San Francisco office.

Up to 40 percent of all food in the U.S. goes uneaten. This has severe economic, social, and environmental implications, including the loss of  vast natural resources used to produce, transport, cool, and then dispose of that food. In addition, a 60 percent increase in food demand is predicted as we move towards a future with a larger population and richer diets.  Just as energy efficiency has been embraced as a method for offsetting energy needs, reducing waste and losses in the food system offers a way to meet some of that future food demand, offsetting the pressure to convert more land to agriculture or intensify cropland production further.

Responsibilities: The NRDC Food and Agriculture Program is working on multiple fronts to address this problem.  Our approach is a combination of engagement with the food industry, public education through reports, press, and other media campaigns, and policy solutions.

We now seek an Advocate to expand our team.  Together with other NRDC staff, the Advocate will:

  • Help our team design and win federal and municipal policies that will lead to reduced food loss and waste.
  • Provide subject expertise and project management for a broad national public education campaign to help consumers reduce food waste.
  • Provide research, analysis, blogs, written comments and testimony to educate policymakers, media representatives and consumers about this issue.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for NRDC at meetings and with the press.


• 5+ years or more of related work experience.  Food industry experience a plus.
•  Graduate degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
•  Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Demonstrated ability for advocacy.
•  Familiarity with the issues of sustainable agriculture, retail and food service workings, and/or waste management strongly desired.

How to Apply: Apply online at the NRDC jobs page.

Nov 15 / BARD CEP

Regional Water Management Coordinator, Community Water Center – California

Organization: Community Water Center

Position Title: Regional Water Management Coordinator

Location: Visalia, California

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Regional Water Management Coordinator will be a key member of the CWC program staff, coordinating regional water management planning, policy, and program development to achieve sustainable and affordable drinking water solutions in low-income communities and communities of color. The Regional Water Management Coordinator will work closely with staff, the two Co-Executive Directors, Valley community members, as well as members of partner organizations and agencies, and various interns. This is a full-time position.


Regional Water Management Planning and Policy Coordination
• Promote and support the development of regional policies and programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of disadvantaged communities in Tulare, Kern, Kings and Fresno Counties
• Support the development of local sustainable groundwater planning and management efforts
• Develop, present, and disseminate informational materials and best practices related to local and regional water management activities, policies, resources, and programs to secure sustainable and affordable drinking water solutions
• Lead the coordination of a regional stakeholder group to track and support implementation of the Tulare Lake Basin Disadvantaged Community Water Study recommendations locally within counties, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) groups, and community water boards to support sustainable solutions for disadvantaged communities
• Lead the development of local leadership cohorts of disadvantaged community leaders and water board members to develop sustainable regional water solutions

General Duties 
• Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CWC staff, community members and affiliate organizations
• Actively participate in program strategy and staff meetings and staff retreats
• Actively participate in CWC fund development activities, such as donor drives, online appeals, and other events
• Other duties as assigned by the Co-Executive Directors


  • Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice
    • Bachelors and/or graduate degree
    • 2-5 years of experience related to local and regional water management planning and policy required
    • Experience in capacity building or local leadership development programs
    • Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color
    • Strong interpersonal verbal communication, writing and presentation skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target and audience
    • Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated ability to plan and execute a complex project involving multiple actors
    • Strong creative and comprehensive problem solving skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
    • Ability to work with and inspire diverse communities and age groups
    • Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value self-improvement and seek evaluation
    • Flexible schedule – willing and able to work weekends and attend night meetings
    • Fully-insured personal vehicle and valid California Drivers’ License
    • Fluency in both English and Spanish, and ability to provide both written and oral translation
    • Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google Apps, etc.
    • Graduate degree in sustainable local water management planning and/or policy or related fields
    • 2 or more years’ experience in successful local leadership development programs
    • Direct experience with local drinking water policy or project development

How to Apply: To apply, email resume and cover letter to:

Nov 14 / BARD CEP

National Wolf Campaign Director, Endangered Species Coalition – Washington, DC

Organization: Endangered Species Coalition

Position Title: National Wolf Campaign Director

Location: Washington, DC (this job can be performed from a remote location)

Hours and Compensation: 6-month period (temprorary); $10,000

Application Deadline: November 28, 2014

Description: The Wolf Campaign Director will implement the Endangered Species Coalition’s national wolf campaign and will be responsible for overseeing ESC’s wolf campaign field organizers and interns across the country. He/she will also engage the Coalition’s member organizations, partners, activists, and volunteers in the campaign’s events and activities. The Wolf Campaign Director will act as ESC’s primary liaison with campaign partners, and will coordinate related activities focused on the Endangered Species Act. Campaign activities include formulating strategies and corresponding plans, grassroots and grasstops organizing, public education, media relations, and fundraising.

We are looking for a creative thinker and self-starter who is organized, highly motivated, and can work independently. Good judgement is a must, and a sense of humor is a plus.

Responsibilities: Your supervisory responsibilities include overseeing and evaluating wolf campaign staff.

  • You will build relationships with key policy and community leaders in the environmental community and serve as ESC’s liaison to these experts.
  • You will support field staff by informing them—through emails, staff calls, news articles, etc—about ongoing political developments relating to the Wolf Campaign.
  • You will build relationships with key congressional staff and congressional members focusing on issues important to ESC and our member groups.
  • You will research grassroots campaign opportunities that do not center on federal legislation; examples include corporate practices, individual habitats and species protections, trade association policies, state-level legislation, municipal resolutions, etc.
  • You will implement ESC’s national-level campaign strategies.
  • You will serve as the point of contact and supervisor for wolf volunteers and assign them to appropriate projects (e.g., signature gathering, tabling, generating event turn-out, etc.).
  • You will work with ESC staff and tech consultants to implement online campaigns and development strategies.

Qualifications: Work Experience: Three or more years’ experience in advocacy campaigning, preferably with experience in grassroots organizing. Wildlife conservation experience a plus. Experience leading campaigns, meeting with decision makers, and working with coalitions, members, activists, and volunteers.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communications skills. Strong interpersonal skills, strong facilitator skills, and demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills. Good time-management, personal organization, and prioritization skills. Very high comfort level speaking on the phone and effectively communicating by email.

Capabilities: Ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with individuals from diverse organizations and with a range of perspectives. Ability to negotiate in sensitive situations, to handle sensitive information, and to elicit trust from individuals and organizations. Ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to make decisions. Strong willingness and ability to assume diverse responsibilities and roles in the context of a small nonprofit organization. Ability to think strategically and use good judgment. Some travel required.

Knowledge:Familiar with legislative process, particularly with environmental laws. Experience with/knowledge of endangered species protections a plus.

Education and Experience Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental science, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this position to

Nov 14 / BARD CEP

2015 Internship Program, International Council on Clean Transportation – Washington, DC or California

Organization: The International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: 2015 Internship Program

Location: Internships are available in both of the ICCT’s Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA offices.

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Competitive monthly stipends are provided.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation’s Internship Program provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity to learn from leading transportation and environmental policy experts. Interns will enjoy working on a variety of projects across the organization’s programs directly relating to environmental and transportation policy issues globally, and gain exposure to regulatory processes around the world.

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a $9 million, 35 staff, independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research, technical and scientific analysis to environmental and transportation regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of on-road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.

  1. We evaluate technologies’ potential to reduce emissions and the associated costs to lay the technical groundwork for future regulations
  2. Identify policy best practices and disseminate them through reports, workshops, and briefings for policymakers

III. Provide direct technical assistance to government agencies and international organizations in the drafting of regulatory documents as well as data collection and analysis

  1. Foster communications and collaboration among policymakers, industry and other stakeholders through meetings and collaborative projects.

Projects are available throughout 2015 in our Passenger Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Aviation, Marine, Clean Air, Fuels, and Global Roadmap programs, to name a few. Please see the “Programs” section of our website for more information on each of our programs.

Qualifications: We are looking for motivated self-starters with a keen interest in transportation, climate change and air quality. Qualified applicants should be pursing related degrees in science, engineering, environment, public health and public policy. Proficiency in Word, Excel, database analysis, or statistical software is strongly preferred. Strong English skills are required and other language fluencies are a big plus.

How to Apply: Please send a resume, writing sample and cover letter indicating your program of interest and availability to with a subject line also indicating which program you are applying to.

Nov 14 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Program Director for Latino Outreach, World Wildlife Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Director, Latino Outreach, Climate Change Program

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted November 12, 2014)

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Latino Outreach, Climate Change Program. With technical guidance and support from the Vice President, Climate Change and the Vice President for US Government Relations, the Director supports the WWF Climate Change goal and influence strategies through the design and execution of a program to engage and mobilize US Latino communities and leaders to advance US climate policy.


  Develops, refines and adaptively manages a strategy to: (1) engage US Latino communities and leaders (grassroots/Latino leaders); (2) develop partnerships that promote mutual benefit and advance WWF’s climate change goal and other priorities; and (3) test, monitor and evaluate various engagement approaches to promote internal learning and future program development.
  Serves as WWF-US’s primary relationship manager for engagement with US Latino leaders and represents WWF-US in related meetings, at events and with the media to advance the strategy.
  Collaborates with WWF-US staff within the Communications & Marketing department to execute the public engagement element of the strategy.
  In collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Secretariat, engages extensively with WWF offices within Latin America to leverage WWF activities, experts and understanding for purpose of using those assets to engage US Latino communities and leaders.
  Collaborates with the Vice President of USGR and team to execute the elements of the strategy designed to influence US government leaders and institutions.
  Collaboratively designs and develops processes and approaches for evaluating and monitoring the impact and progress of the strategy, as well as harvesting lessons learned to assist WWF-US in evaluating future engagement strategies.
  Performs other duties as assigned.


  A Bachelor’s degree is required plus at least 10 years relevant experience in at least two of the following areas of focus— climate change/energy, US Latino engagement, issue campaigning, community organizing, government advocacy, NGO strategy design and implementation. Preference given to candidates who hold a Master’s degree.
  Must have experience communicating complex issues clearly to diverse audiences, as well as experience in project management.
  Experience working effectively within large complex organizations or engaging with US Latinos or other communities of color a plus.
  Demonstrated ability to manage campaign activities, community organizing strategies or stakeholder engagement initiatives.
  Demonstrated ability to assess and effectively advance policy and political outcomes.
  Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people and interests.
  Able to effectively manage and supervise programs and projects, including coordination with external entities (e.g., partners in civil society and government) to maximize impact.
  Communicates clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  Ability to accurately plan, schedule and budget entire programs as well as small and large projects.
  Strong interpersonal/cross-cultural/diplomatic skills required.
  Professional-level Spanish proficiency required; strong preference for fluency.

How to Apply:
–          Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application.
–          Submit cover letter and resume to, job #15046
-          Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

Nov 12 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, Alliance for Climate Education – California

Organization: Alliance for Climate Education

Position Title: Program Manager, Northern California

Location: Santa Clara/San Mateo County, California

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: dynamic, science-minded, education-driven performer and trainer to deliver our multimedia assemblies on climate change to high school students, train youth leaders to take climate action in their schools and communities, support teachers to educate their students about climate science and solutions, and represent ACE to partners and funders in Northern California, with a focus on Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.)

You will be responsible for phone, email and in-person outreach to a wide range of high schools and will be in the field with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After the assemblies you’ll be training youth to take action, such as by reducing campus energy use, pushing for a district-wide sustainability plan, or influencing local officials to adopt climate friendly policies. You’ll also support teachers by connecting them to our online resources and will collaborate closely with other Bay Area partners to build ACE’s capacity to perform its work.

You’ll work from home, meet about once a week by video chat with your regional manager (based in Los Angeles), and have weekly national meetings with colleagues online. You’ll need to be available to travel to ACE’s Oakland headquarters about twice a month for evening meetings with students and occasional weekend events.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree.
  • Terrific oral and written communication skills in English; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Dynamic presentation style and engaging, charismatic personality, especially in eyes of high school youth.
  • Solid understanding of climate science and a passion for inspiring youth to take action.
  • Proven experience collaborating with partner organizations to design and achieve shared program goals.
  • Comfortable working as a part of a small team with a remote manager.
  • Self-managing—you’ll need to be able to take initiative and manage a wide variety of projects with clear and constant communication with a remote manager.
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple areas of responsibility. Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent computer skills (Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, scial media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogging and mobile engagement).
  • Existing expertise or willingness to master trends in science curriculum, implementation, and teacher professional development around the California EEI and Next Generation Science Standards. Includes willingness to follow school-based energy efficiency trends, including efforts aligned with CA Proposition 39.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, regular access to a car (Zipcar may be an option, depending on location), and be willing to travel around the region, including as far south as Monterey county, as far north as Sonoma county, and as far east as San Joaquin county.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in performance arts or presenting before large audiences.
  • Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students.
  • Experience working with or training secondary school teachers.
  • Familiarity with local school systems; being from the Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, including serving Spanish-speaking youth.
  • Basic familiarity using a database to organize contacts and manage emails.

How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to, with the “Program Manager, Northern CA” in the subject line.

Nov 11 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Oceana, Inc. – Washington, DC

Organization: Oceana, Inc.

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Oceana seeks a Policy Intern to work closely with the policy team in support of its advocacy work. The intern will assist on a variety of projects including writing, editing and researching. There may be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred

Political knowledge or experience, at local or federal level

Excellent research, writing, and phone/email communication skills

Great computer skills and experience managing databases

Ability to work effectively in a team effort

Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn

Ability to work independently on discrete projects

Knowledge and interest in environmental and ocean issues

Strong attention to detail

How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Also include the dates you are available.

Nov 10 / BARD CEP

Policy Organizer (short-term), Pesticide Action Network – Iowa

Organization: Pesticide Action Network

Position Title: Iowa Policy Organizer

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Hours and Compensation: This is a short­term, part­time position, ideally starting December 8th and ending April 30, 2015; Competitive compensation, depending on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Selections of candidates for interview will be made beginning November 15, 2014 and continue as long as well­qualified candidates present themselves or until the position is filled.

Description: Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America seeks a high­impact Organizer to support powerful legislation in the state of Iowa to protect farmers and rural communities from pesticide drift. PAN is working with the Iowa Farmer’s Union and other allies to pass state legislation to help prevent pesticide drift from impacting food production and public health. The primary role of the Organizer will be to build support for this bill through community outreach, media work, direct lobbying, and online engagement. This advocacy position combines coalition­building with community organizing and expertise in both social and traditional media.

The ideal candidate will bring two­plus years organizing experience, formal organizing training and a commitment to continued learning. He/she will be bilingual in Spanish and English; tech savvy; a good writer for social media; a strategic thinker; and thrive on building public relationships as part of an organizing effort for change. This position is based in Des Moines, though we will consider candidates in other parts of Iowa, and includes travel throughout the state. We seek someone who is able to build strong, productive relationships with organized groups of people working to build a better food system: farm families, beekeepers, farmworkers, Indigenous nations, faith communities and others. In particular we seek candidates familiar with and passionate about issues of sustainable agriculture and/or environmental health and justice.



  • Build productive public relationships with family farm organizations, health professionals, faith communities, and food justice organizations, among others.
  • Connect and support leaders from engaged organizations that are interested in supporting pesticide legislation in Iowa.
  • Work with PAN program teams and partner organizations to win policy change.
  • Participate in strategic planning and evaluation.
  • Participate in legislative coalition meetings and attend hearings and lobby days in Des



  • Maintain campaign records and track expenses
  • Connect regularly with Oakland headquarters to participate in team meetings

Advocacy communications

  • Track and get up to speed on issues and bodies of research as needed
  • Act as a PAN spokesperson for Midwest media outlets, and help generate earned media on our issues
  • Write for traditional media and social media in the form of blog posts, op­eds or other thought pieces as opportunities arise to reframe public conversation on our issues
  • Engage and cultivate other strategic spokespeople, especially farmers and health Professionals



  • Two­plus years organizing experience and proven campaign success working with partners from diverse, multi­racial communities
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to translate technical information into lay terms that inspire action
  • Very strong drive
  • Strong project management skills and follow­through
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in diverse teams, and manage time and workload effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and solve problems creatively
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record, and willingness to travel throughout Iowa
  • Comfort with public speaking, including speaking with media and policymakers.


  • Experience with food system reform, environmental health, and/or social justice is

strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with Google apps and a Mac environment is helpful, though not necessary
  • Preferred start: Dec 2015
  • Spanish/English fluency

How to Apply: Please submit an email with “Iowa Policy Organizer: [your name]” in the subject line, and attach a letter of interest in working with PAN, a resume with work experience, salary history, a copy of an organizing or campaign plan you have developed in the past, and a writing sample to

Nov 10 / BARD CEP

Intern for Smart Cities, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe – Hungary

Organization: Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

Position Title: Intern for Smart Cities and Urban Mobility projects

Location: Szentendre, Hungary

Hours and Compensation: Full-time, January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015; Approximately EUR 650/month (gross) stipend

Application Deadline: November 28, 2014

Description: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an independent international organisation that works in various fields of sustainable development in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The REC, which has its head office in Szentendre, Hungary, is seeking applications for a full-time intern.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will work within the organisation’s Smart Cities and Mobility Topic Area, supporting the team’s work on projects related to sustainable urban development and transport. The main focus of the internship will be a project related to public bicycles and bike sharing. Running for six months beginning in January, the project will study the feasibility of introducing a bike-sharing scheme to the town of Szentendre, Hungary, location of the REC head office. The REC will lead the study with assistance from Szentendre City Hall and the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK). It will investigate, inter alia,

  • the potential market for a bike-sharing service in Szentendre;
  • the appropriate scale and design of the bike-sharing system;
  • the possibility of system implementation as an extension of Budapest’s current system, Bubi;
  • financial issues (needed investment, operation costs, financial resources, etc.);
  • operational issues; and
  • organisational issues, e.g. shares of responsibilities between authorities.

A senior member from the Topic Area will supervise the position.


  • a degree, ongoing studies and/or experience in urban planning, engineering, mobility management, environmental sciences or related field of study;
  • familiarity with general principles of sustainable mobility (knowledge of bike-sharing schemes is an asset);
  • English-language fluency (Hungarian-language fluency is an asset);
  • excellent organisational skills;
  • an ability to work both as part of a team and independently; and
  • keen attention to detail, and preferably analytical and writing experience.

How to Apply: Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest in English to

Nov 7 / BARD CEP

Fellowship with Smart Growth America – Washington, DC and Illinois

Organization: Smart Growth America

Position Title: Leadership Institute Fellow and Complete Streets Fellow

Location: The Leadership Institute Fellow is based in Washington, DC, and the Complete Streets Fellow is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Fellowships come with a stipend of $1700 per month. In addition, Fellows receive six days of paid sick leave or vacation for the six-month fellowship and will have paid leave on all federal holidays that occur within their tenure. A commitment of six months required.

Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted November 3)

Description: Are you interested in economic development, transportation, planning, housing, real estate finance, or environmental policy? Are you an organizer, a blogger, a policy person or just love making a difference? Are you looking to get experience working on federal and state policy to help make great neighborhoods? Well this is the place for you.

Smart Growth America is seeking two Fellows for its core programs to engage with Congress, the Administration, state leaders and allies on the benefits of smart growth policies. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with organizations, and valuable hands-on experience.

Leadership Institute Fellow

Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute Fellow will support our burgeoning technical assistance program for state and local governments. Core responsibilities include: providing research, development, logistical, and administrative support for policy workshops for governors, multistate and local summits, authoring blogs, and promoting our technical assistance on social networks. Experience and skills required: Exceptional writing abilities, research experience, and ability to coordinate logistics associated with event planning. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Complete Streets Fellow

The Complete Streets Fellow will support the work of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The Fellow will be an integral part of the team. Core responsibilities include: researching and drafting new resources and case studies; supporting the development and planning of events and workshops; and producing compelling content for our blog, newsletter, and social media. This position is based in Chicago, IL.

Qualifications: Fellowship positions each require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication, research, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates should have a strong interest in smart growth, economic development, transportation, community growth or related areas. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree and either an educational background or work experience in transportation policy, urban planning, environmental studies, real estate, finance, public policy, business, or a related field. The candidate should be highly computer literate with specific experience in web research, database management, and using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, three references and two short writing samples (no more than five pages) to jobs [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org. The email subject line must include the Fellowship name: 1) Leadership Institute Fellow, or 2) Complete Streets Fellow. Candidates may apply for more than one position, but this must be noted in the email subject line.