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May 12 / BARD CEP

Frontier Fellowship, Archimedes Project – Various international

Organization: Archimedes Project

Position Title: Frontier Fellow

Location: Various international

Dates and compensation: Two-three months working in their chosen country; The fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 which will include flight and room and board in country.

Application Deadline: Positions open until filled

Description: The Archimedes Project is recruiting aspiring change makers to spend two-three months working in their chosen country as a Frontier Fellow. The Fellow will examine the water and sanitation market, needs and customer attitudes, build local partnerships and may begin micro-testing business ideas. At the end of this period, the fellows present their findings to the Archimedes Project. Based on demonstrated aptitude during this Fellowship period, Fellows may be selected as Archimedes Project Co-founders with whom we would design and launch an enterprise.

Qualifications: Fellows must be connected to an Archimedes Project target country and be able to live there and serve as a fellow full-time during the fellowship period. They must meet the Archimedes Project entrepreneur criteria and be interested in co-founding a clean water or sanitation social enterprise with the Archimedes Project.

Who Should Apply? Anyone who has a deep commitment to improving the wellbeing of a country and believes that clean water and sanitation are key to that. We are looking for leaders who will with us to design, develop and launch the next generation of clean water enterprise. Enterprises that provide sustainable access while creating jobs. Key characteristics: A strong entrepreneurial spirit, creative intelligence, leadership and resilience.

How to Apply: Apply online.

May 12 / BARD CEP

Executive Director and Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability, Western State Colorado University

Organization: Western State Colorado University

Position Title: Coldharbour Sustainable Living Center (CSLC) Executive Director and Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability

Location: Gunnison, Colorado

Dates and compensation: Start Date: July 1, 2015; Salary: 12-month salary is commensurate with qualifications, ranging from $50,000-$60,000. Funding for the CSLC teaching reassignment is for two years.

Application Deadline: May 26, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled

Responsbilities: Coldharbour responsibilities include entrepreneurial development and management of the CSLC mission as a “common ground” for environmental education, cold climate sustainability and resilient land management experiments on the 300-acre Coldharbour property, Energy Smart programming for homeowners, and Local Farms First high elevation food distribution.

Acting as a bridge between Coldharbour and Western environmental education efforts, responsibilities also include teaching two courses in the academic year in Western’s MEM and ENVS programs; recruiting, supervising, and mentoring two Clark Environmental Fellows per year to complete Coldharbour projects as their graduate work, potentially serving as mentoring master’s projects toward career opportunities; and teaching an environmental summer camp for youth and an intensive residency for all MEM students each summer. Successful candidates would teach MEM courses in environmental organizational development and applied sustainability, using Coldharbour as a learning laboratory for the MEM and ENVS programs. Responsibilities also include: facilitating community partners across the region to advance the missions of CSLC and Western’s Center for Environment & Sustainability; and university service and professional activity.

Qualifications: Masters-level candidates with excellent organizational leadership and teaching skills. Preference given to applicants with Executive Director or organizational leadership experience and candidates with Ph.D.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to:

  • entrepreneurial approaches to organizational development and fundraising
  • collaboration among diverse stakeholder groups
  • interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving, focused on sustainable living
  • experiential and environmental education
  • online and blended learning
  • excellence in teaching and project/professional mentoring

How to Apply: To apply, please go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application (open the position announcement, scroll up the page and select the “apply” link).
Required attachments to your online application include a letter of application outlining your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

In addition, send three letters of recommendation to:

MEM/Coldharbour Search Committee
Western State Colorado University
Taylor Hall 303
600 N. Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

Or have three letters of recommendation emailed to Erica Boucher at eboucher@western.edu .

Please refer all questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. John Hausdoerffer (jhausdoerffer@western.edu). Screening of applications will begin May 26, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

May 12 / BARD CEP

Energy Manager, Weber State University – Utah

Organization: Weber State University

Position Title: Energy Manager

Location: Ogden, Utah

Application Deadline: May 18,2015 (position open until filled, however)

Description: The Energy Manager will provide managerial and technical oversight for the Utilities Staff in the Energy and Sustainability Office. The incumbent in this position provides expertise in energy resource management to ensure identification, life cycle cost analysis, design, implementation and/or construction of energy saving and sustainability initiatives in order to meet University goals and objectives for energy management, carbon neutrality, and sustainability.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, engineering, business or related technical field.; Must have two years full-time work experience in energy management or sustainability coordination in a multi-facility or campus environment. Seeking applicants with:
-Strong analytical and computing skills (using engineering economics, spreadsheets, word processing and/or other software) to develop life cycle cost analysis, generate reports, develop cost-benefit analysis, and manage energy project budgets. Strong analytical skills are necessary to determine the best overall value of a proposed initiative.
-Ability to read and understand construction documents.
-Understanding of energy modeling and energy engineering standards.
-Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills are necessary as frequent communication with faculty, staff, students, and the local community is an essential requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications include:
-Master’s degree in engineering , business or related technical field.
-LEED Certification
-Additional industry certifications in the fields of energy, sustainability and facilities management (APPA, AEE, ASHRAE, AASHE, LEED).
-Professional designation of Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
-Two years supervisory experience.
-Four years experience performing data analysis and cost accounting.
-Working knowledge of design and construction practices, inspection, code compliance, and scheduling and estimation software.

How to Apply: Apply online. Required documents: Resume, Cover Letter, References. Screening of applications will begin May 18,2015. Position will remain open until filled.

May 12 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Coordinator, Swarthmore College – Pennsylvania

Organizaton: Swarthmore College

Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Dates and compensation: This is a limited term, 1-year assignment, though there is potential for the position to continue beyond the year.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices.

The Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. The Sustainability Coordinator’s time will be spent providing project management, research, and general support for on campus sustainability activities and coordinating with the faculty in the Environmental Studies program to support on campus and community-based learning opportunities in courses.

Responsibilities: Tasks might include researching and managing the design of new signs for waste bins; gathering data to complete the College’s AASHE STARS report and greenhouse gas inventory; compiling and evaluating carbon tax models used at other institutions and businesses; researching strategies for moving the campus closer to zero waste; organizing a community food jam; and helping to lead tours of the Crum Woods. The Sustainability Coordinator will also work very closely with the Green Advisors, the College’s peer-to-peer education program, including attending evening meetings at least once a month and assisting with events, trainings, and other activities.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrate interest in social and environmental sustainability through previous work, volunteer experience, and/or academic study. Excellent skills in verbal and written communications, data compilation and analysis, and organization are also required.

How to Apply: Apply online.

May 10 / BARD CEP

Intern, Silent Spring Institute – Massachusetts

Organization: Silent Spring Institute

Position Title: Intern

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: We seek applicants with skills and interests in environmental health science and policy and non-profit management. Responsibilities will be tailored to the skills and interests of the applicant. Each intern will work directly as an assistant to a supervising staff member, and interns are encouraged to develop an independent project to be completed during the internship as well. Responsibilities may include literature searches, interviewing, environmental sampling, data management, and writing, among other possibilities. Undergraduate and masters level interns are expected to spend approximately 20% of their time on office support tasks (telephones, etc.). Interns are expected to maintain regular work hours, with some flexibility to accommodate major assignments and exams.

Examples of previous and projected intern activities:

  • Identify from chemical engineering references the consumer products that are likely sources of exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds
  • Using GIS, map likely air pollutant exposures on Cape Cod
  • Assist in developing web site capabilities and content
  • Help maintain and expand the Institute’s 6,000-item special library
  • Using interviews and published literature, identify the best models of community based participatory research
  • Interview breast cancer activists about environmental attitudes

Qualifications: Excellent academic record. Chemistry, biology, statistics coursework an asset for research interns. Energetic, flexible, constructive outlook. Excellent attention to accuracy, ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team. Commitment to careful and impartial research in a context of partnership between scientists and the public.

How to Apply: Send cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this internship, resume, writing sample, and copy of academic transcript (photocopy is fine) to Diane Czwakiel, Administrative Manager, Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, or email tocareers@silentspring.org(link sends e-mail) with ‘Internships’ in the subject line. Please designate the time period you are interested in.

May 10 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications, Silent Spring Institute – Massachusetts

Organization: Silent Spring Institute

Position Title: Director of Communications

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The successful candidate is one who thrives in a small, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment. This individual must be creative, ambitious, and passionate about speaking to diverse audiences about breast cancer prevention, environmental health science, and the groundbreaking research of the Institute. The Director will work with our research team, development team, and consultants.

S/he will be a chief architect and leader of strategic communications initiatives.

In addition, the Communications Director will have the opportunity to contribute to our NIH-funded research on environmental health communications. For example, we have developed and studied innovative practices for reporting individual results to participants in biomonitoring and household exposures studies. The level of involvement in our communications related research projects may be a significant or more modest aspect of the position, depending on the interests and experience of the applicant.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strategic communications plan.
  • Develop core messages that communicate our approach to environmental health and prevention science.
  • Build on our successful news media relationships, write press releases, and manage news media outreach when our research results are announced.
  • Oversee strategy and content for online media, including website, social media, and e-newsletter.
  • Oversee development communications, working with our excellent outside consultant to produce appeal letters, annual report, and other written materials.
  • Identify and manage consultants to contribute to communications programs.
  • Expand our audiences and influence.
  • Contribute to our research program on environmental health communications.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-plus years’ experience in communications
  • Excellent, demonstrated writing skills and ability to translate science so that it is both compelling and accurate for lay audiences
  • Experience with new media and ability to stay abreast of evolving technologies and strategies
  • Experience successfully managing staff and consultants
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle deadlines, details and multiple projects
  • Must be a strategic thinker and self-starter with a proven ability to successfully drive new initiatives

How to Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and examples of previous written work to careers@silentspring.org. Include the subject line “Director of Communications.”

May 10 / BARD CEP

Communications Associate, United Nations Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: United Nations Foundation

Position Title: Associate, Communications and Writing, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: May 14, 2015

Description: The Associate, Communications and Writing is a core member of the global communications team, leading major writing projects and supporting external relations of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance), a public-private partnership hosted by the United Nations Foundation.

The Associate will be responsible for producing a wide range of written materials for the Alliance. The Associate will also assist in the planning, execution, evaluation and management of communications efforts around global activities that further the Alliance’s mission of saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women and protecting the environment through the creation of a global market for clean cooking solutions.

The Alliance’s goal is for 100 million households to adopt cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020, and an effective press, partner and fundraising communications operation is essential toward achieving that goal.

Working Relationships: The Associate reports directly to the Director of Global Communications for the Alliance. The Associate will join a team of two: a Director of Global Communications, and a Senior Digital Producer that oversees the Alliance’s web and social media channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing: Responsible for development of diverse written products, such as reports, meeting summaries, press releases, op-eds, statements, fact sheets, newsletter articles, etc;
  • Editing: Provides Alliance team with editing services on internal and public-facing documents, such as reports, speeches, presentations, etc.;
  • Media Relations: Helps build and diligently maintain an extensive media list that includes U.S. and international journalists, producers and bloggers. Arranges interviews for spokespeople, including coordinating logistics and briefing materials;
  • Monitoring and Tracking: Regularly tracks and documents, through spreadsheets and written reports, the results of external outreach activities;
  • Social Media: Assists in developing and implementing outreach strategy for social media to promote Alliance’s work and raise awareness about the sector;
  • Web: Assists with managing content on the Alliance website;
  • Media Opportunities Calendar: Help build and manage an up-to-date media calendar that tracks local, national and global events, news hooks and strategic opportunities to promote Alliance’s work and the clean cooking sector.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, public policy, journalism, or communications, plus 3 – 4 years of experience in communications or public relations (including substantive internships), is required.
  • Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to quickly understand complicated subjects and summarize them in writing clearly and concisely
  • Experience with communications and public relations in international affairs field or setting is strongly preferred.
  • A keen sense of what makes and shapes the news, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters.
  • Experience with tools related to media outreach, such as Cision, Factiva, Vocus and Critical Mention
  • A strong knowledge of new media including blogs, social networking and emerging online news outlets.
  • Knowledge of and passion for global health, gender empowerment, and climate issues is essential.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations – collaborator; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Able to engage in stress tolerance and resilience; possesses a sense of humor; be highly organized and open to learning new skills; demonstrates grace under pressure; and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • A willingness to travel (up to 25%), and the ability to interact with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of global issues and the UN system, and an understanding of the UN Foundation’s mission, programs, strategies and goals.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.

How to Apply: Apply online.

May 10 / BARD CEP

Project Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean – Virginia or Maryland

Organization: Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Position Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Richmond, Virginia or Annapolis, Maryland

Dates and compensation: Salary range: $30-50,000 per year for this full-time position, and commensurate with experience. No medical or retirement benefits will be provided, however paid vacation and sick time are provided. Project Coordinator will be a self-employed contractor and is responsible for all taxes. Position is via contract with the Coastal States Stewardship Foundation (CSSF), MARCO’s fiscal agent.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Description: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will exhibit the organizational, communication, and technical skills required to support MARCO and enable it to deliver products and services of value to the five member Mid-Atlantic States – New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

The Project Coordinator works on behalf of MARCO and serves at the pleasure of the MARCO Management Board of Directors. This is a one-year contractual position with potential for renewal, pending funds.

Responsibilities: The Project Coordinator will play an integral role in working with the MARCO Management Board and Staff in advancing MARCO’s priorities to address challenges facing the ocean, and engage diverse ocean stakeholders and decision makers in meaningful participation in MARCO’s initiatives. MARCO anticipates that this position will consist of 50% administrative support and 50% project coordination and management. The Project Coordinator will report directly to MARCO’s Assistant Director. The Project Coordinator will:

  • Support Management Board calls and meetings, and stakeholder meetings and conferences, by setting up conference calls, taking and distributing notes, ensuring A/V equipment reservation and setup, developing agendas, making meeting packets, securing meeting logistics and travel arrangements (meeting venue, travel, catering, etc.), and processing travel and expense reimbursement requests;
  • Conduct research and analyses on a variety of ocean, policy, and planning issues to support the Management Board;
  • Assist in preparing reports, grant proposals and budgets, organizing and drafting materials, and tracking and monitoring budgets;
  • Maintain relationships with consultants and vendors to help support MARCO’s work, and maintain contact information;
  • Support the Executive Director by interacting with stakeholders to solicit feedback, input, and help build MARCO’s relationships;
  • Develop organizational systems to track team progress;
  • Maintain and update team calendar and website with basic text updates;
  • Perform related work as required.

In addition to the administrative tasks described above, the Project Coordinator will support additional MARCO projects depending upon the interests and skills of the applicant. Potential focus areas include: climate change adaptation, marine habitats (specifically submarine canyons), renewable energy, water quality, marine debris and the Mid-Atlantic ocean planning process. Please highlight your interest and relevant experience in one or more of these areas within your cover letter.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Skilled in office procedures, protocols, and standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;
  • Experienced in meeting and conference planning and support;
  • Basic understanding of current and emerging issues in ocean science and policy;
  • Skilled in project management, including tracking project progress, timelines, and budgets;
  • Experience with maintaining financial controls and financial records;
  • Ability to work with confidential information;
  • Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and
  • Collaborative, flexible, and self-directed work style.

Experience One or more years of experience in a program support role.

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume, three references, a writing sample (not to exceed three pages) and a cover letter summarizing your experience and why you are interested in this position via email to: Kimberly Barber, MARCO Program Assistant, kbarber@midatlanticocean.org. Applications are due by Friday, May 15; however, the posting will remain open until filled.

May 10 / BARD CEP

Everglades Policy Intern, Everglades Foundation – Florida

Organization: Everglades Foundation

Position Title: Everglades Policy Intern

Location: Palmetto Bay, Florida

Dates and compensation: Internships may be paid or unpaid dependent upon skills, experience, and education. Most interns are expected to work a 16- to 35-hour work-week, Monday through Friday from June 15-August 15.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: Through our summer internship program, the Everglades Foundation brings undergraduate and graduates students to our offices, providing the training and skills development essential for successful careers to continue the work of protecting America’s Everglades.

The work will primarily involve research, writing, and attending policy/advocacy meetings and events, with some administrative work (database entry, meeting minutes, filing, etc.)

As a result of participating in the program, intern will:

▪ Understand the policy-making processes in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. and how policy affects Everglades restoration.

▪ Develop practical and strategic campaign development skills, i.e. the power of coalitions.

▪ Participate in efforts to communicate and apply scientific knowledge to real world policy decisions.

▪ Develop intellectual and professional partnerships with a cadre of non-profit environmental organizations.

Qualifications: Interns must be undergraduates, enrolled in a post-graduate program, or recent college graduates within a 12-month time period with relative experience, education, and skills. Program interns should have experience, education, and skills in one or more of the following areas: conservation biology, ecology, natural resources management cultural resources management, public policy, legal research and analysis, or political science.

How to Apply: For all internships with the Everglades Foundation please send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page persuasive writing sample to Dawn@evergladesfoundation.org. by June 1 Please indicate your days/hours of availability in your cover letter.

May 7 / BARD CEP

Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

Position Title: Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: 40 hours per week for the period May 2015 through December 2015; NEEP offers compensation for this position or will work with candidates to arrange for course credit if preferred.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern position will support NEEP’s regional project to accelerate the market adoption of Strategic Energy Management in the Industrial Sector. This exciting position will focus primarily on Stakeholder Engagement, Market Research & Analysis, and Resource Development.

Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, this temporary position will work 40 hours per week for the period May 2015 through December 2015 with the possibility of going to a permanent position if additional funding is received. This position reports to NEEP’s Senior Commercial and Industrial Advisor.

Responsibilities:

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Assist in organizing and convening working group meetings and teleconferences
  • Assist in organizing and convening in-person workshop/Summit
  • Assist in developing Working Group agendas, materials, notes
  • Assist in developing Briefings and Presentations based on project activity
  • Participate in selected regional/national webinars

Market Research and Analysis

  • Assist in the development of a Market Assessment Report of Regional Industry demographics, Energy Efficiency Program landscape and energy, peak demand, and carbon savings estimates.

Resource Development

  • Assist in the development of Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Industry-Specific Strategic Energy Performance Resource Guide
  • Assist in the development of Industry-Specific Regional Expert Request for Qualifications
  • Assist in the development of web-based Industry-Specific Regional Expert Directory & Network
  • Assist in the development of recommended best practice regulatory policies to support comprehensive performance-oriented industrial efficiency

The Intern may take on other tasks based on Program needs and the Intern’s interest and ability.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate may be a student pursuing BA or MA, preferably in a related energy, environmental, public policy or business field
  • Some experience in energy or environmental program or Industrial work
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to research technical questions and conduct analysis
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
  • Proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and internet tools
  • Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision

How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Dave Lis, djlis@neep.org, with a copy to Bob McTighe, bmctighe@neep.org. Please indicate “Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

May 7 / BARD CEP

Climate Policy project manager, Stockholm Environment Institute – Sweden

Organization: Stockholm Environment Institute

Position Title: Climate Policy project manager/coordinator

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

Description: SEI is seeking an experienced climate policy analyst and project manager to coordinate SEI’s participation in two new European projects related to climate mitigation and adaptation, energy transition pathways, innovation and climate risk analysis.

Responsibilities:

Specifically, the successful applicants will be expected to, among other tasks:

Manage a Work Package on Innovation policies and transition pathways and participate in research and policy analysis within this Work Package;

Coordinate with other SEI researchers and with the consortium partners on research tasks, policy analyses, events, milestones, reporting and deliverables;

Be responsible for research, communication and outreach activities of the projects, including meetings, events and fieldwork;

Initiate and lead the preparation of relevant research and project reports to the SEI project leader, the Consortium leader and the European Commission;

Contribute to and, where appropriate, lead the preparation of peer-reviewed articles and other publications from the projects.

Liaise closely with the SEI financial team regarding the budgeting, costs and reporting for the project.

Qualifications:

Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in interdisciplinary energy/environmental analysis, engineering, economics, natural sciences, policy sciences or a related field;

Fluency in spoken and written English;

Seven years experience with policy-relevant interdisciplinary research and/or analysis related to energy and climate issues in different national and regional contexts (Relevant education and specialised courses or training can potentially be substitutable for some of the experience);

Experience with EU-funded research projects, including management or coordination experience;

Ability to work in highly complex projects, including bridging multiple scientific disciplines and international teams as well as working at the intersection between science and policy;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

Knowledge of UNFCCC and other multilateral processes;

Desirable Attributes

Fluency or working ability in one or more other European languages;

Knowledge on principles of energy analysis, climate accounting and/or carbon finance;

Experience working with energy and climate economic/policy models;

Experience in working with different stakeholder groups and liaising with national and international policy makers and interest groups;

Experience with EU institutions and policy processes;

Experience working in one or more developing countries.

How to Apply: Please use the “apply online here link” at the bottom of this page. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted in PDF format in English and should consist of a CV in EUROPASS format (max 5 pages) and a cover letter (max one page) that includes the names and contact details of three referees.

Applications should be written in English and sent as soon as possible but no later than 31 May 2015. EUROPASS CV preparation can be found on: Europass Curriculum-Vitae Inquiries

Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow francis.johnson@sei-international.org or Magnus Bucht, Human Resources Directormagnus.bucht@sei-international.org or the Union Board at SEI Stockholm which is represented in this recruitment process by Kim Andersson, Research Fellow kim.andersson@sei-international.org

Apply online here

May 7 / BARD CEP

Program Officer, The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development – Switzerland

Organization: The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Position Title: Programme Officer, Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Application Deadline: May 16, 2015

Description: To identify and pursue opportunities for trade and trade policy to contribute to sustainable development and more specifically to climate change mitigation- and adaptation

To further the understanding of trade in sustainable energy and climate friendly goods.

The programme officer will report to and be supervised by the Manager of the Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy.

Responsibilities:

Carry out background research and identify topics for research and analysis in the area of trade in sustainable energy- and climate friendly goods;

Conduct and review trade law analysis across the work programme of the global platform;

Identify, contract and liaise with researchers;

Commission research and organise the review- and production process;

Conceive and organise policy dialogues in Geneva and abroad;

Prepare short analytical pieces, background material, information notes, blogs;

Contribute articles in ICTSD periodicals;

Communicate findings of ICTSD research in various policy dialogues;

Monitor developments in the WTO, UNFCCC and other relevant fora;

Website maintenance;

Any other task as required by the manager of the Global Platform.

Requirements:

Master’s degree in preferably in law, or in economics, political science, international relations or equivalent

Minimum five years of work experience

Documented knowledge about trade and trade policy

A proven interest in climate change/clean energy/ sustainable development

Experience in conducting research

Personal skills and qualities:

  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Autonomous
  • Sense of initiative
  • English writing skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills

How to Apply: Please submit a CV, Cover Letter and a Writing Sample to jobs@ictsd.ch
Candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible, but no later than 16th May 2015. Kindly indicate your current place of residence and your work permit status for Switzerland.

May 7 / BARD CEP

Energy And Climate Associate, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Energy And Climate Associate I

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a three-year position

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Associate will be a key subject matter expert and will facilitate program management and contribute to the development of high quality research products that are designed to influence targeted audiences.

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks an Associate to lead the activities of a project to promote the development and transfer of transport low-carbon technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in order to contribute to the ultimate goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reducing vulnerability to climate change in specific sectors in LAC. The Project’s strategy is to build national capacities to identify, assess, develop and transfer low-carbon technologies in LAC. In order to achieve this strategy, the Project will: i) promote regional collaborative efforts; (ii) support planning and policy-making processes at national, local and sectoral levels; (iii) serve as a platform for the demonstration of policies and enabling mechanisms; and (iv) mobilize private and public resources. The Project will pilot institutional frameworks and mechanisms for the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, taking into consideration and contributing directly to key design features of the Technology Mechanism as agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Associate will lead the planning, coordination and execution of the project activities related to the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for the transport sector. The Associate will help carry-out the four-interlinked activities of the project: (1) development of national policy, institutional capacities, and analytical tools to address issues on low-carbon technologies in the context of national and sectoral policies and plans; (2) strengthen technology networks and centers: to support the creation and strengthening of regional low-carbon technologies networks on transport; to identify and prioritize opportunities of the adoption of transport low-carbon technologies in LAC, and promote regional partnerships and collaboration; (3) pilot technology transfer mechanisms: to identify, assess and showcase specific examples of technology transfer mechanisms and policies (e.g. regulations, standards, financial mechanisms, joint research and development, etc.). Among other analytical tools, technology roadmaps will be used to identify and discuss the concrete actions and mechanisms that are required for the adoption of specific technologies in a given context; (4) leverage private and public investments: to catalyze investment through the identification of investment opportunities, the elaboration of technology assessments and feasibility studies, and the assessment of the economic and financial feasibility of the adoption of low-carbon technologies (including cost-benefit analysis, market studies, business and financial models and the design of financial mechanisms). The project will also support the mobilization of international climate financing, supporting the preparation of project proposals and facilitating partnerships.

The position is being offered in the Energy and Climate team of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.  The Associate will contribute to the Energy and Climate team’s objective to help cities power development with affordable, sustainable electricity; significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate change impacts; meet ambitious goals on access to urban opportunities and energy; and drive ambition in both sub-national and national climate commitments.

The candidate will be required to actively support all elements of the project’s strategy with thorough knowledge of clean technologies, sustainable low carbon urban infrastructure, public and private finance, domestic and international finance, international public climate finance (including Climate Investment Fund / Clean Technology Fund), and policy-making processes at the national and sub-national level. Therefore the candidate will need to have a firm grounding in both urban infrastructure finance and urban low-carbon policy and practice on all levels from the local to the international. The candidate will also be expected to possess an understanding of related issues, such as enabling frameworks (both domestic and international) for sustainable low-carbon urban transport, and the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism (TM), its Technology Executive Committee (TEC), and Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).

The position is located in WRI’s Washington, D.C. office and will report directly to the Director of Energy and Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Responsibilities: The Associate’s main areas of responsibility will include the following:

Research & Knowledge (50%)

  • Lead and coordinate activities on the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for the transport sector, including liaising with national governments, designated national entities, WRI colleagues and other project partners;
  • Organize sessions and/or side events on the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for transport, including the preparation of agendas, the selection of speakers and liaising with project partners;
  • Establish a broad network of organizations and individuals in LAC with relevant expertise on low-carbon technologies in the transport sector;
  • Research and document emerging trends and best practices in low-carbon technologies and national systems for technology and innovation;
  • Lead the development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and technology roadmaps for low-carbon technologies for the transport sector;
  • Lead research, including coordinating necessary inputs, literature reviews, synthesizing findings, development of analytical framework, collection and analysis of complex data, and critical writing, editing, and revising;
  • Lead responses to requests by participating countries on issues related to development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for the transport sector under the scope of the project;
  • Draw on knowledge of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to provide research and advisory support to colleagues across WRI;
  • Follow the latest development of the UNFCCC negotiation, and especially the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism (TM), its Technology Executive Committee (TEC), and Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN);
  • Contribute to development and testing of analytical framework, tools and models;
  • Co-author WRI working papers and reports, and academic publications; and
  • Serve as an internal and external reviewer.

Program/Project Management (25%)

  • Prepare Terms of Reference and coordinate and supervise research and communication activities  across WRI teams and WRI international offices;
  • Supervise and review the work of consultants and consulting firms preparing products under the responsibility of WRI;
  • Lead several concurrent projects on sustainable low-carbon transport development research, impact evaluation, and institutional process toward successful achievement of outcomes;
  • Monitor and manage project deliverables, setting and clarifying priorities for project teams;
  • Monitor and manage project budget performance, expenses and revenue,
  • Develop project strategies and work plans;
  • Evaluate and report projects impacts;
  • Complete institutional and donor reporting (narrative, quantitative and financial) for projects;
  • Work closely on all management efforts above with the Director of Energy & Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities;

Internal and External Communications (15%)

  • Manage writing and review of research publications;
  • Develop project influence strategies and execute them in collaboration with WRI Marketing & Communications experts;
  • Write succinct and timely content related to low-carbon urban transport technologies;
  • Develop and lead others to develop refined presentations for internal and external audiences;
  • Produce clearly and persuasively written content for print and online media;
  • Synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise info-graphics;
  • Deliver oral presentations with competence and confidence;
  • Contribute written and graphic content to reports and presentations summarizing the Energy & Climate unit, projects and related issues, trends and opportunities;
  • Contribute written content for funding proposals and concept notes;
  • Participate in conference calls and meetings;
  • Summarize content and next steps from key meetings;
  • Use positive influence to improve communications among team, partners and donors; and
  • Elevate issues to senior staff when necessary.

Program Development (10%)

  • Contribute to sustainable energy, climate and finance knowledge sharing across WRI network;
  • Draft text of partner agreements and MoUs;
  • Contribute to developing research funding proposals (both narratives and budgets);
  • Organize and lead project team meetings;
  • Proactively engage with colleagues across WRI;
  • Manage and takes responsibility for the outputs and contributions of external partners;
  • Interact with WRI’s global network members and partner institutions;
  • Effectively manage own workflow after ensuring understanding of expectations;
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders;
  • Provide complete and timely project reporting;
  • Reliably and responsibly meet deadlines and ensure team completes high quality work;
  • Set and manage interim milestones to meet project deadlines;
  • Seek input and elevate concerns in a timely way; and
  • Support the maintenance of shared datasets.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in engineering, urban and regional economics, urban energy policy, transport planning, urban/regional planning, finance or environmental science.
  • At least 3- 5 years of relevant professional experience  in conducting finance or economic analyses in the field of low-carbon urban transport development or in the field of technology innovation and climate change, either in a project implementation or research capacity in a developing country.
  • Expertise and experience in urban transport policy-making.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish skills is required.
  • Professional history of increasing project management responsibilities, including leading diverse teams and managing six-figure project budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect research results to measurable external change.
  • Experience with external relations, communications and/or donor management
  • Ability to travel when needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in engineering, municipal finance, urban economics, transport or urban planning, or environmental science.
  • Working experience in LAC and good understanding of the LAC political culture would be a significant plus.
  • Experience in managing projects funded by GEF would be a plus.
  • In addition to Spanish, Portuguese would be a significant plus.
  • Prior supervision and mentorship of one or more junior staff.
  • Published research in peer-reviewed journals

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. 

May 6 / BARD CEP

Organizing & Policy Intern, Pesticide Action Network – California

Organization: Pesticide Action Network

Position Title: Organizing & Policy Intern

Location: Sacramento, California

Dates and compensation: We are looking for a commitment of 10­-20 hours / week for at least 6 months.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives, by building public will for state, national and global policy change. Our interns are a crucial part of our team and help in all aspects of our public will campaigning framework:
● Research to understand the dynamics of a problem and possible solutions
● Building community / institutional awareness and support (power­building)
● Garnering media coverage with strategic frames and key messages
● Getting the issue on the public agenda in a way that is viable for policy action
● Building policymaker support for ecologically sound and socially just solutions.

Industrial agricultural interests wield a tremendous amount of power in Sacramento, from the
halls of the Capitol building to the state agencies meant to regulate them. PAN seeks a highly motivated intern to continue to strengthen our network to challenge the use of the most
hazardous pesticides while advancing socially just and environmentally sound farming practices. In particular, the intern will work on emerging campaigns to protect children’s health
from highly hazardous pesticides used near schools.

The Sacramento­-based Organizing & Policy intern will report to the Organizing Director, Paul Towers, and work closely with other staff at PAN to support a variety of campaigns with research, writing, and organizing skills (see Specific Responsibilities below). PAN internships are an important PAN program in which we intentionally invest time, energy, and resources because we see this as an opportunity to build a pipeline of leaders for our movement(s) that is rooted in communities of color and most ­affected communities. We expect interns to invest similarly: to commit to challenging themselves and to using this as an opportunity to develop their own leadership skills. We work to ensure that each internship is crafted to meet the intern’s, as well as PAN’s, goals. To help with this, the intern is expected to clearly articulate their own goals for the internship and to include these in their cover letter.

Responsibilities:
With the support of their supervisor, the intern will:
● participate and support activities in the state legislature and with state agencies, including hearings and briefings.
● support development of materials and fact sheets related to food, farming and health issues.
● conduct research to support policy development, including academic reviews and interviews with communities affected by pesticide use.
● support policymaker education days in Sacramento, supporting logistics and participating in activities with farmers, farmworkers and residents of frontline communities.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following:

Cover Letter including:
Why you want to work with PAN and what experience and/or skills you hope to gain
Your background, experience, and skills
Anticipated start/end dates
Number of hours you are available per week
A brief list of project topics or areas that interest you
Current resume
Brief writing sample (maximum 10 pages)
Two references (name, contact information, relationship)

Please direct all communications to: Coordinator, Intern Leadership Development Program at intern_coordinator@panna.org

May 6 / BARD CEP

Climate Corps Bay Area Fellow, Strategic Energy Innovations – California

Organization: Strategic Energy Innovations

Position Title: Climate Corps Bay Area Fellow

Location: San Rafael, California

Dates and compensation:

  • Living allowance stipend of $1,500 per month (before taxes). Select positions may offer an enhanced stipend.
  • Monthly health insurance premium reimbursement option.
  • Assistance with student loan deferments.
  • Extensive professional development and skill building. Upon program completion, Fellows are awarded a Climate Change Protection Professional certificate by Skyline College.
  • A modest financial award upon program completion.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA) is a 10-month Fellowship program that offers emerging climate protection leaders with significant professional development and training as they drive cutting edge environmental solutions within Bay Area organizations.

CCBA Fellows benefit from working alongside of progressive nonprofits, local governments and businesses on climate resiliency programs and campaigns. Fellows’ projects focus on: resource efficiency, solar/ renewable energy, waste diversion, alternative transportation, sustainability education and outreach.

CCBA Fellows:

  • Receive unparalleled experience leading climate resiliency (mitigation and adaptation) projects that have measureable outcomes and benefits.
  • Build critical connections and networks with climate protection leaders.
  • Learn from being part of a regional cohort of Fellows dedicated to implementing innovative approaches to our collective climate challenge.
  • Participate in a comprehensive training and development program that culminates in a professional certificate issued by an accredited college program partner.

Partner Positions:

For the 2015-16 cycle, CCBA public and private sector partners offer a wide variety of fellowship placements that include:

  • Sustainability management support roles at UCSF, the Bay Area Air Management District, Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill
  • Solar power technical and marketing roles with a private sector partner
  • Energy efficiency retrofit, conservation and alternative commute implementation within East Bay and South Bay K-12 schools
  • Climate action programs in with public agencies in Alameda, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
  • New positions and fellowship options are being added weekly!

Qualifications:

This is a full-time, 10-month fellowship program. Additional requirements may depend on the specific position placement sought. We are looking for recent college graduates with:

  • An educational background in environmental policy, science, engineering, sustainable management or planning degrees (volunteer and internship experience will be considered).
  • An understanding of clean energy and environmental policy.
  • Community outreach and communications experience.
  • A connection to the Bay Area. This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the region being served.

How to Apply: To become a Fellow please submit an online application and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of being placed within an organization that fits your needs and goals. NOTE: We are adding new fellowship descriptions on a weekly basis!

Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for the 2015-16 Program Year will begin in May 2015. Fellows need to be available and eligible to start by the last week of August 2015.

To apply or learn, please visit our website: www.climatecorps-bayarea.org

May 6 / BARD CEP

Senior Policy Advisor on Coastal Resiliency, City of New York

Organization: City of New York

Position Title: Senior Policy Advisor – Coastal Resiliency

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency is now seeking a Senior Policy Advisor for Coastal Resiliency to support the Office in all efforts to implement the recommendations of A Stronger, More Resilient New York and to accomplish the City’s resiliency goals. The Senior Policy Advisor will provide analytical and research support to ORR leadership, while assisting in the development of policy and projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the implementation of the City’s $3.7 billion coastal protection plan that makes neighborhoods more resilient to major disruptive events, including ecological restoration, flood barriers, hardening infrastructure, etc.;
  • Advising on research and projects on coastal resiliency; evaluating efficacy of existing City, State and Federal planning and providing feedback to relevant parties; analyzing the interactions across the City’s land use, flood risks and coastal protection efforts; and developing and implementing policies to advance coastal protection objectives;
  • Coordinating an inter-agency and multi-disciplinary coastal protection working group;
  • Managing relationships with City agencies and coordinating interagency actions; ensuring a consistent public message; overseeing project execution; providing guidance on all documents that come into and leave the office to ensure a high quality of responsiveness and performance; and ensuring the execution of key milestones and initiatives that further resiliency policy goals;
  • Working with government entities, academia, real estate industry, and maritime industry to refine and define City policy objectives into actionable coastal resiliency goals, including work with the Science Resiliency Institute at Jamaica Bay;
  • Conducting research on developments in climate science to inform the development of develop legislation and programs that support the ORR’s coastal resiliency agenda;
  • Assisting with the efforts of ORR to monitor progress, track metrics and evaluate effectiveness of all resiliency actions;
  • Assisting with the efforts of ORR to secure sources of funding for initiatives and near-term milestones;
  • Assisting with procurement and oversight of third-party services such as project management, project controls, planning, engineering, and other services as required;
  • Assisting with the establishment and maintenance of relevant electronic and paper files by the team’s administrative assistant, including project, program and communication files; assist in preparing for and responding to audits;
  • Assisting in miscellaneous stakeholder outreach, special projects and events;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree and/or at least five (5) years of full-time relevant professional experience in a field related to this position;
  • A background in policy, planning, engineering, landscape architecture, ecology, natural sciences, or other aspect of coastal resiliency is essential, in addition to at least one of the following: an understanding of issues relating to resiliency in an urban setting; knowledge of New York City’s governmental structure and policy context; knowledge of coastal ecology, wetlands, nature-based infrastructure, and stormwater management strategies;
  • An understanding of issues relating to climate change resiliency in a large urban setting and/or the interplay of coastal resiliency, the built environment, energy, urban planning and economic development;
  • Attention to detail and excellent organization skills, which include and are not limited to the ability to manage complex projects; coordinate interagency programs; maintain control of analytical details while balancing large-scale program objectives;
  • Ability to gain the support of independent stakeholders;
  • Willingness to work as part of a team environment, and adapts well to change;
  • Willingness to travel, as required;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in terms of creating, directing and translating rigorous, defensible public policy models into transparent conclusions that can be easily explained and understood by the public;
  • New York City government work experience; or relevant technical, consulting or business background, a plus.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: planycjobs@cityhall.nyc.gov.

May 6 / BARD CEP

Conservation Program Supervisor, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District – Oregon

Organization: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Position Title: Conservation Program Supervisor

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: May 11, 2015

Responsibilities:

Program Development and Implementation (30%)

  • Lead, guide and assist with program development and day-to-day implementation for the Land Legacy Program, Grants Program, and additional programs as assigned. Additional programs may include, but are not limited to, those involving residential habitat and water quality improvement, collaborative soil and water-related demonstration projects, farming/forestry/grazing, habitat restoration and management, and water quality improvement.
  • Develop and manage program-related budgets; approve and track program expenditures and activities, ensuring that they fall within budget and scope of work.
  • Partner with external entities to promote and provide community support for EMSWCD programs; identify natural resource concerns in the District and create partnerships and strategies to address the concerns; network with individuals, community groups and public agencies regarding related programs and activities; help guide statewide and regional projects and campaigns that develop products or provide services that benefit the EMSWCD.
  • Oversee and direct marketing to targeted audiences for programs; marketing may include social media, web page, advertisements, mailings, and displays that promote programs and resource conservation; oversee and direct production and/or updates of program materials and web content as needed; oversee the design and development of fliers, displays, promotional and other written materials.
  • Oversee and direct outreach to program-related constituents, external entities, and partners; oversee, lead or assist with group meetings and workshops to inform organizational leaders, agricultural producers and land user groups about program-related problems and solutions.

Planning/GIS (30%)

  • Serve as lead planner for EMSWCD; oversee the development, maintenance, implementation, and updates of strategic/business plans and reports, program-specific plans and reports, and annual plans and reports; includes establishing and reporting on necessary baseline conditions, monitoring, and performance.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all external planning, such as Multnomah County Comprehensive Planning, Metro Natural Areas Planning, and Oregon Parks Planning.
  • Create and maintain a unified organizational spatial and tabular information and geo-spatial database for all EMSWCD programs, allowing for performance analyses and reporting, Board and staff access, and public access via an Internet map viewer.
  • Lead and/or guide the development of District-wide analyses and plans, such as those related to Global Climate Change, Organizational Performance/Auditing, Underserved Communities, Student/Volunteer/Intern Engagement, and the District as a Workplace.

Staff Supervision and Leadership (30%)

  • Recruit, train, supervise, lead, evaluate, and discipline 1- 6 staff.
  • Establish and lead program staff as a team, creating cohesion, coordination, communication, and collaboration.
  • Establish staff annual work plans and perform staff annual evaluations.
  • Hold 1×1 meetings with staff to provide direction and feedback.
  • Provide daily/weekly oversight, direction, and feedback for staff as necessary.
  • Review and approve staff work products and attend project meetings.
  • Ensure appropriate inter and intra-program coordination and collaboration.
  • Provide other staff support as necessary.

District Leadership Team (10%)

  • Serve on District leadership team; report directly to the Executive Director (ED); collaborate closely with other program supervisors; attend leadership team meetings; prepare for, host, present at, and attend District Board and committee meetings; work directly with Board members; contribute to and/or lead District-wide planning efforts; represent and speak on behalf of the District with media and at external meetings and events; contribute to and/or lead as necessary activities for other program managers; as a member of the leadership team, serve as the ED in the ED’s absence.
  • Non-discrimination:Deliver and ensure all services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Perform all job duties in a manner that consistently demonstrates fairness, cooperation, and respect toward co-workers, office visitors, landowners, and all others. Must be proficient in English (spoken and written) for communicating with landowners and staff. Performs all duties in a manner that consistently demonstrates fairness, cooperation, and respect toward co-workers, office visitors, and all others in the performance of official business. Demonstrate an awareness of EEO policies and responsibilities.
  • Safety: Perform all job duties in a safe manner with guidance from EMSWCD and NRCS regarding federal, state, and local laws pertinent to job safety. Participate in safety training and staff safety meetings as scheduled.

Qualifications:

Education / Training:

  • Master degree in natural resource-related planning preferred; minimum of a Bachelor degree in same field.
  • At least 40 hours of technical training in the subject areas of position.
  • At least 40 hours of professional-level program/project management training.
  • At least 40 hours of professional-level leadership/supervisory training.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years professional experience in natural resource-related field.
  • At least five years of professional experience that included program leadership, project management, budget management, and staff supervision.
  • At least five years of professional experience that included developing and implementing multi-faceted natural resource-related plans (which included spatial and tabular database development).
  • Experience developing, managing and using Internet map viewers.

Knowledge/Expertise:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following fields: land acquisition and protection; land trust establishment and management; conservation and environmental education-related grant-making; and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • Expertise in spatial data/GIS, environmental monitoring/reporting, and GPS technology.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of conservation principles, methods, and techniques sufficient to assess, analyze, and evaluate resources and program practices.
  • Knowledge of watershed dynamics, water quality issues, native vegetation, ecology, invasive weeds, erosion prevention, and other conservation issues preferred.
  • Knowledge of agricultural, forestry, grazing and other land uses and practices preferred.
  • Knowledge of the roles of SWCDs, watershed councils, conservation organizations, natural resource agencies, and community organizations. An understanding of the unique role of SWCDs is highly desired.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to discuss soil and water-related problems and conservation practices.
  • Skill in clearly presenting supporting facts and data justifying the rationale for specific recommendations and alternatives.
  • Must be proficient in English (oral and written) for communicating with EMSWCD Board members and staff, partner staff, and landowners; proficiency in one or more other languages is desired.
  • Must possess excellent inter-personal, written, oral communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Must possess the full suite of Microsoft-based computer skills; use of Microsoft Office is required.
  • Ability to perform administrative, program design, development, and reporting activities.
  • Ability to initiate contact with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of constituents and project sites.
  • Ability to take a problem-solving approach to the work, while also consulting with EMSWCD staff and partner staff to ensure compliance with EMSWCD, state, and local jurisdiction guidelines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of staff, including NRCS, District staff and partner organizations.

How to Apply: Please review full position description for application instructions: http://emswcd.org/jobs

May 6 / BARD CEP

Program Director, The Campbell Foundation – Maryland

Organization: The Campbell Foundation

Position Title: Program Director, Chesapeake

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Campbell Foundation is seeking a talented and experienced Program Director, Chesapeake who will be responsible for managing the partnerships with the grantees of our Chesapeake Bay initiatives as well as leading our Annapolis, MD staff. This position plays a key role in the implementation of our strategies in the Bay watershed and in creating common ground between highly diverse stakeholders such as our grantees, business interests, fishermen, farmers, decision-makers and the community at large.

The Program Director, Chesapeake will report directly to the President and will have several direct reports. This position is based in Annapolis, MD.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of the strategic initiatives for improving the Chesapeake Bay and advance multi-year objectives of the Campbell Foundation;
  • Build staff capacity to implement strategies that increase the Foundation’s effectiveness as well as the success of grantee organizations;
  • Act as an effective liaison between the President, staff, grantees and other stakeholders;
  • Partner with the President and staff to develop initiatives that advance the Foundation’s mission;
  • Actively develop, engage, evaluate, maintain and report on strategic relationships in partnership with the President;
  • Foster a thoughtful integration between the work of grantees, stakeholders and the Campbell Foundation;
  • Represent the mission and values of the Campbell Foundation;
  • Establish and effectively communicate and monitor specific, individual and programmatic performance metrics and goals with experienced Foundation staff;
  • Lead the Annapolis, MD team in regular, well-structured meetings;
  • In partnership with the Program Officers, build capacity in the leadership and organization of the grantees;
  • Partner with staff to effectively utilize Foundation Connect to track grants, spending, and outcomes/metrics;
  • Review and evaluate grantee’s financial reports to forecast their capacity;
  • Regularly evaluate talent and capabilities of staff and grantees to ensure that resources and developmental tools are effectively enhancing performance at all levels;
  • Develop operational specifications for all program initiatives, ensuring alignment across staff, including distinct program officer deliverables with clear delivery dates and explicit accountabilities;
  • Prepare timely, candid, actionable management reports to the President; and
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking models and program assessments to properly evaluate resource allocation across areas of grant making;

Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience in managing a family foundation or non-profit organization or a significant department with a mission of sustained environmental focus with multiple, diverse stakeholders, with 5+ years in an executive position such as Vice President or Program Director and managing minimally 3-5 direct reports;
  • Bachelors Degree; Masters degree in relevant field preferred.
  • An engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and participatory influencing skills to interact with staff, President, conservation community and grantees as well other partners with differing perspectives and interest;
  • Deep interest in diverse points of view; meeting new people; exploring new perspectives and challenging current thinking with the ability to create new common ground;
  • Strong ability to translate strategy into day-to-day planning;
  • Data-based decision-maker who combines analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment, with a focus on learning, sharing knowledge with others, evaluating and achieving objectives with grantees, stakeholders and staff;
  • Highly effective in written and oral communication;
  • Excellent leadership, active listening and facilitation skills;
  • Results-oriented mindset with the ability to be flexible in order to find the right balance between annual objectives, the organization’s long term mission and the diversity of grantees;
  • Very well organized with outstanding project management capabilities;
  • Proven track record in developing, and managing direct reports to improve their productivity and capabilities;
  • Ability to absorb new information quickly and include it in effective implementation adjustments;
  • Excellent computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.  Familiarity with Foundation Connect or other grants management databases a plus;
  • An enthusiastic adopter of new technology and innovative tools and comfortable working in a cloud-based, paperless environment.
  • Entrepreneurial with a focus on measurable outcomes and impact, as well as a process for improvement in support of the organizational mission;
  • Participatory in decision-making, proactive and mindful; and
  • Residing or willing to relocate to a residence within a reasonable daily commuting distance from Annapolis, MD.

How to Apply: If you are seeking a career that satisfies your desire to innovate and implement programs that manifest positive change in conservation efforts, have significant experience and a proven track record in the environmental field , and want to join an exceptional, focused family foundation as the Program Director, Chesapeake, please send a cover letter and resume, including salary requirement, to jobs@karpresources.com. Please include “Program Director, Chesapeake” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and email. Background checks and computer literacy tests are required of final candidates for this position.

May 4 / BARD CEP

Program Specialist, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: Program Specialist, World Weather Attribution Program

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Climate Central seeks a Program Specialist for its new and growing World Weather Attribution Program, an international effort to operationalize the science of extreme weather event attribution. The incumbent will work with a small team of scientists, communications experts and other program staff to help monitor and identify program focal areas (i.e. specific weather events), analyze and synthesize climate information, and support the development of science-based communications for decision-makers, NGOs, the scientific community, media and general public.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor information (fast-breaking and long-term trend analyses) on world weather events for program attention
  • Support partners in weather event definition, and gather real-time information on societal context surrounding hazards (vulnerability and exposure)
  • Manage, update and utilize in-house extreme event attribution database of peer-reviewed literature to guide decision-making and generate program communications
  • Serve as a principal liaison with science, academic and government institutions; communications specialists; Climate Central staff, and other partners to deliver program activities
  • Participate in and/or convene meetings to facilitate decision-making, develop and implement specific communications strategies
  • Produce program communications materials, such as fact sheets, as needed
  • Help develop and maintain program website, including content generation
  • Prepare and/or support development of program documents, proposals and reports for use with funders, internal reporting requirements, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in atmospheric or other environmental sciences, international development, communications or business administration
  • Working knowledge of climate change issues, including science and risk management
  • Facility with scientific information and ability to translate it for a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize technical information, including communicating uncertainty
  • Significant demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize under time constraints and multiple demands
  • Ability to coordinate among team members and across organizations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including regular and timely communications to key colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Sound judgment and ability to work creatively and independently
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in a not-for-profit, research institution or consulting firm setting. Previous experience working in an international organization or with geographically-dispersed colleagues or partners preferred.
  • Second language (French or Spanish) a plus.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. 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.

May 4 / BARD CEP

Catskill Program Coordinator, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Organization: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Position Title: Catskill Program Coordinator

Location: Mahwah, New Jersey (Catskill Forest Preserve)

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Catskill Program Coordinator serves as the Trail Conference’s principal staff representative in the Catskill region of New York State (primarily within the Catskill Park Blue Line but including areas of any Trail Conference projects located west and north of U.S. Route 209.). It is important for the person in this position to work closely with the Assistant Catskill Program Coordinator, partners and volunteer leaders within the region to establish priorities in order to accomplish broad overall goals for the trail system.

Responsibilities: As a part of this process, the following activities will be required.

Partnerships
Create, maintain and further meaningful working relationships with agency partners and land managers at the municipal, county and state level and engage in planning processes of key relevance to Catskill trail users. Expand and support regular means of communication and planning with partners, volunteer and non-governmental organizations, including maintaining and improving regional collaborative efforts such as the Catskill Park Advisory Committee and the Catskill Park Coalition.

Volunteer Development
Pursue new sources of volunteer manpower to work with existing volunteers and focus their involvement by addressing training and resource needs in key project areas. The regional coordinator also cultivates potential volunteer leaders and familiarizes them with central staff support and trail management responsibilities. Oversee the management of the Catskill Conservation Corps as the portal for volunteer recruitment in the Catskill region.

Trail Development & Management
The Catskill PC partners with land managers and works with volunteers to maintain and upgrade trails and lean-tos throughout the region. The Catskill PC identifies training and recruitment needs by organizing and managing workshops, events, and communications.

Trail Protection
Work with agency staff and volunteers to review the policy and land access for the region, initiate a prioritized list of objectives, and represent the Trail Conference in working with partners and volunteers to assure that the high quality trail experiences are optimally protected and promoted.

Resource Development
The Catskill PC seeks out and develops sources for funding of regional projects and programs in coordination with the Assistant Catskill PC, Trail Conference central office staff and volunteers. This includes general outreach and recruiting volunteers and members as well as cultivating support from land managers, municipalities and other interested parties.

Information
Serve as the primary clearinghouse for information about Trail Conference-maintained trails in the region and to develop a communications plan.

Qualifications:
Experience Required
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience.
• Success working with volunteers, field staff, agency personnel, contractors, recreational users and other stakeholders.
• Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize, to handle multiple tasks and projects across a diverse region, use good judgment and offer recommendations to solve problems.
• Ability and willingness to travel and work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
• Proficient using Microsoft Office.
• The ability to hike on backcountry trails and perform physical trail work.
• Valid driver’s license and insurance.
• Reside within commuting distance of both Mahwah, NJ and the Catskill region.
• Success in supervising permanent and seasonal employees.

Desirable Qualifications
• Existing experience and relationships in the Catskill region
• Experience in natural resource management, outdoor recreation, landscape design, planning, public administration, environmental education or related field
• Trail design, construction and maintenance skills.
• Experience in recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
• Experience in community organizing and advocacy
• Familiarity with land use regulations and procedures in the region.
How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment filenames with your last name) to jobs@nynjtc.org: All application materials will be kept confidential.

1. A cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position, what distinguishes you from other applicants, and your interest and involvement in the Catskill region
2. A resume
3. Three professional references
4. Your salary requirements or history

Applications missing any of these four items will not be considered. The position is available until filled. Candidate interviews will begin immediately and continue until an offer is made. No calls please.

Check the http://www.nynjtc.org/employees/ job posting to determine if the position is filled.