Organization: Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
Position Title: Conservation Program Coordinator
Location: 131 N. High St., #605, Columbus, OH, 43215, US
Hours and Compensation: Part time (Full medical, dental, & vision)
Application Deadline: December 20, 2013
The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The Ohio Chapter includes more than 18,000 members and seven local groups working on conservation programs.
The Sierra Club, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization, is seeking an independent, dedicated, and skilled individual to fulfill the role of Conservation Program Coordinator for the Ohio Chapter’s Clean Water Campaign.
The Clean Water Campaign works to engage, educate, and empower Ohioans to restore, improve, and protect our waterways. The Conservation Program Coordinator will help coordinate the Ohio Water Sentinel program within the Lake Erie region. Responsibilities include organizing water monitoring, watershed action, and awareness events. In addition, the coordinator will supervise Clean Water Fellowship students.
- Assisting with coalition building, issue research, and event planning
- Identifying funding and grants sources to advance conservation priorities
- Collecting, organizing, and analyzing water quality data
- Updating website and social media accounts regularly
- Creating flyers, brochures, post cards, and educational materials
- Writing newsletter articles and press releases
- Creating Convio emails, action alerts, and events
- Presenting to community, political, and governmental bodies
- Collaborating efforts with national, chapter and group staff
- Recruiting new members, volunteers, and leaders
Interested candidates should have BA/BS degree in Environmental Studies or a closely related field, at least 1-2 years of experience recruiting and working with volunteers in the environmental, political or other similar arenas. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communications skills, knowledge of environmental issues, demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers and mobilize community activism.
- Ability to work evenings and some weekend hours
- Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and own transportation required
- Proficiency with Microsoft office suite, social media networking, and web-based content management systems.
How to Apply
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Matt Trokan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the application deadline December 20th, 2013.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Funding is currently available for 1 year but may be extended. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Matt Trokan (email@example.com) by the application deadline December 20th, 2013.
Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Ohio Chapter Sierra Club, 131 N. High St. Columbus, Oh 43215
Organization: The Wilderness Society
Position Title: National Monuments Campaign Representative
Location: 1615 M Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC, 20036, US
Hours and Compensation: full time
Application Deadline: December 13, 2013
The Wilderness Society is the leading American conservation organization working to protect our nation’s shared wildlands. Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect nearly 110 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. We have been at the forefront of nearly every major public lands victory.
The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations.
The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places, is seeking an experienced full-time National Monuments Campaign Representative to join its Conservation team in Washington, DC.
Reporting to the National Monuments Campaign Manager, the National Monuments Campaign Representative serves in a highly collaborative role as part of the core Wildlands Designations campaign staff working in close coordination with the Government Relations team. Primary responsibilities include engaging with a cross functional team of campaign, Government Relations, Communications and regional staff to promote and defend National Monuments. The Representative focuses on defending the Antiquities Act from attempts to weaken it in Congress and building relationships and working closely with members of Congress who will champion it. Additionally, in coordination with the Government Relations team, this position provides support to our place-based National Monument campaigns by educating targeted members of Congress, Administration officials and their respective staff. The National Monuments Campaign Representative supports the organization’s efforts to increase our presence on Capitol Hill, increase awareness of our National Monuments designations work and gain support from targeted members. Lastly, the position will assist with strategic fly-ins and events in Washington, DC.
- In coordination with the National Monuments Campaign Manager, serves as a core member to the TWS National Monuments Team and plays a lead role in helping to develop and implement strategies for defending the Antiquities Act.
- Builds and nurtures relationships with Members of Congress and their staff identified as critical in defense of the Antiquities Act and promotion of our nation’s national monuments.
- Represents TWS in visits to offices on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, cultivating strong relationships with key decision makers.
- Works with regional staff and partner organizations to generate positive press around national monuments in targeted congressional districts.
- Builds a trusting working relationship with TWS regional staff to provide support in Washington, DC, for targeted priority designation campaigns and policy initiatives.
- Serves as liaison with key administration officials to educate and gain support for our designations policy priorities.
- Develops educational and outreach materials such as draft policies, sign on letters, fact sheets, talking points and other documents in support of TWS designations policy priorities.
- Collaborates with Communications staff to deliver strategic content in a timely manner.
- Supports TWS regional staff, local supporters and partners with lobbying and working with Congress and the Administration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Competencies, and Education
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, environmental or related field.
- 3-5 years of experience related to organizing, advocacy campaigns or related work. Direct experience working with Congress is highly desired.
- Demonstrated experience as a highly functioning team member.
- Knowledge of the congressional legislative process and key federal land management agencies and policies.
- Demonstrated ability to be pragmatic and solution oriented.
- Demonstrated ability to function at a high level under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
- Passion for wild places and enjoy working with a variety of people
- General knowledge of the federal government, especially the key programs of the federal land management agencies, the operations of the congressional legislative process, and familiarity with the development and execution of issue campaigns.
- Some travel will be required. Working hours must be flexible enough to adapt to congressional and other schedules.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas and see them through implementation.
- Passion for The Wilderness Society’s mission and a commitment to a broad conservation agenda.
- Campaign oriented, nimble, innovative, adaptive and transparent.
- Highly collaborative team player.
How to Apply
For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume (as one attachment) to:https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=7399061
The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
Organization: American Forests
Position Title: Director of Urban Forest Initiatives
Location: 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20005, US
Hours and Compensation: full time $45,000-$53,000
Application Deadline: start date as soon as possible
American Forests protects and restores forests, helping to preserve the health of our planet for the benefit of its inhabitants.
The director of the urban forest initiatives is responsible for the following: 1) managing all urban forest-related activities, including promotion of the value of urban forests on the national level; 2) the Community ReLeaf Program; 3) directing all activities associated with federal, corporate and foundation grants associated with urban forest initiatives; 4) acting as the in-house expert on urban forestry issues; 5) collaborating with other departments on activities related to urban forests; 6) initiating, building and maintaining relationships with public and private partner organizations; (7) assist in raising funds to support the program.
A. Direct the urban forests program.
- Create, maintain and grow American Forests’ urban forests program.
- Serve as the lead on all urban forest-related grants and grant activities, ensuring all deadlines are met and all grant requirements are fulfilled.
- Direct all urban forests projects and activities.
- Build partnerships and relationships with urban forest organizations and leaders across the country, identifying key areas and strategies for promoting American Forests’ vision of urban forestry across the nation.
- Work directly with the American Forests’ Science Advisory Board to enhance the urban forests program.
- Develop and maintain knowledge of current urban forest policy and management and act as staff expert on these subject areas.
- Manage grants, contracts, and budgets related to the urban forests program activities.
- Promote American Forests’ urban forests initiatives and outcomes at local and national meetings.
B. Direct the Community ReLeaf Program.
- Develop and implement a nationwide process for project selection and grant making.
- Work with local stakeholders in each city to create urban forest ecosystem assessment projects, and develop communications and advocacy plans.
- Manage contracts and administer grants and related reporting processes, including coordinating with other departments.
- Plan, execute and manage community volunteer tree planting events in cities around the nation.
- Promote Community ReLeaf activities and outcomes at local and national meetings, including making presentations as appropriate.
- Work with the communications department to develop project materials, such as press releases, talking points, blogs, videos, and website materials.
- Ensure that all donor and reporting requirements are met and provide donor stewardship with the goal of maintaining their support.
C. Planning and implementation of activities associated with federal grants associated with the urban forests program.
- Take the lead role in administering federal grants for all urban forest initiatives.
- Ensure execution and timely delivery of all federal grant activities regarding the urban forests program.
- Manage budgets and reporting, with a particular focus on federal grants administration.
- Comply with federal grant management rules and regulations.
D. Collaborate with other departments.
- Provide review and technical assistance on Forest Restoration projects in urban areas.
- In coordination with the Communications Department, oversee the content development of the urban forests program website and draft popular communication materials related to urban forests.
- Collaborate with Public Policy staff to advance urban forests policy.
- Collaborate with the Individual Giving and Corporate Partnerships Departments in developing strategies, including taking a lead on drafting federal and foundation grant proposals for the urban forest program.
- Collaborate with Finance, including keeping the CFO updated on the upcoming plan of work for the program for the next quarter and year. Ensure that the narrative reports and financial reports work together to accurately express the results of the program to funders.
E. Develop and maintain relationships with public and private partner organizations.
- Develop and maintain relationships with federal and state agencies, non-profit conservation organizations, and corporations involved in urban forest activities.
- Play a leadership role in urban forest coalitions and partners, such as the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition.
- Develop relationships with potential funders and seek additional funding.
REQUISITE EDUCATION OR CERTIFICATIONS: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resources, forest science, public policy or urban planning, with preferences for an advanced degree in urban forestry or related field. Arborist certification is a plus, or willing to become certified.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four years’ experience in project or program activity related to environmental or natural resource issues, experience focused on urban forests and related issues is preferred. Strong program management, federal and foundation grants management, verbal/written communications and computer skills are required. Public speaking skills are a plus. Skills and experience in managing and interpreting natural resource data are required. Familiarity with spatial analysis or urban forest management, as well as experience with project management, is preferred. Grant writing experience is preferred.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Position Title: Program Director, Delaware River
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full time. Commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: not listed
Working out of Washington D.C., the Program Director will manage strategic development and implementation of the Delaware River Restoration Fund (DRRF). S/he is responsible for developing strategies and programs, assisting in securing funding opportunities, managing applicable funding sources, management of advisory committees, interacting with existing and potential grant recipients, coordinating proposal review, providing technical assistance to grantees, reviewing/approving reports from grantees, coordinating with the project administration team to assure the effective implementation of the Foundation’s grant administration policies, drafting recommendations for staff and Board action, and closely coordinating program efforts with the Director, Eastern Partnership Office (Director) and other Foundation staff.
- Design and implement conservation objectives for the Delaware River Restoration Fund in coordination with the Director, program partners, public and private funding partners (e.g., William Penn Foundation, Open Space Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation Service), and NFWF staff.
- Establish program priorities, including measurable goals and objectives; work with program partners to solicit, review and approve grant awards; and monitor and track the progress of each grantee (using NFWF technical and financial tracking databases).
- Manage applicable public and private funding source(s) as appropriate, including preparation of grant applications and amendments, preparation and submission of financial and programmatic reports and coordination with agency project officers.
- Assist the Director in securing additional public and private funding for the DRRF.
- In consultation and coordination with the Director and NFWF’s Communications Department, serve as spokesperson for the Foundation with regard to the DRRF, its conservation objectives and accomplishments.
- Assure compliance with all requirements of cooperative agreements and assure that all activities are communicated and coordinated with the Director, other NFWF staff as appropriate and NFWF agency liaisons.
- Working with partners, continually evaluate program success and recommend opportunities for improving program delivery, including:
- Analyzing grantee programmatic reports to inventory outcomes and develop relevant collections of case studies.
- Developing consistent tracking systems for managing grantee performance metrics.
- Developing reports that synthesize reporting information collected from grantees and document program impact.
- Organizing site visits with grantees and program partners.
- Seek and develop opportunities for information sharing among grantees and with policy makers about lessons learned and accomplishments of grant-funded projects, including but not limited to
- Convening workshops and symposiums to promote technology transfer and information sharing among grantees and program partners.
- In coordination with NFWF’s Communications Department, managing communications and outreach activities, including developing fact sheets, maps presentation materials, and information for the NFWF’s web site.
- Preparing briefing materials and recommendations to support decision making by the Foundation’s staff and Board.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Preparing federal and private grant applications and fulfilling reporting requirements associated with funding agreements.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with funding partners, working closely with NFWF’s development and government relations staff.
- Identifying opportunities to advance NFWF leadership in and contributions to the expert scientific, management, and policy communities in the Delaware River watershed.
- Monitoring scientific literature and Federal and state policy activities for new developments in estuarine issues that could impact NFWF’s conservation strategies for the Delaware River.
- Advanced degree or equivalent experience with concentration in ecology, conservation science, or environmental policy preferred.
- Minimum five years experience working with government agencies and/or nongovernmental organizations on issues related to conservation and natural resource management.
- Knowledge of watershed and estuarine management issues.
- Knowledge of environmental and policy challenges facing the Delaware River.
- Experience working with environmental indicators and performance metrics.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Experience building consensus and managing conflict among diverse partners.
- Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
- Computer proficiency, including databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and graphics. Experience with web content management and Geographic Information Systems is preferred.
How to Apply
To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at HR6@nfwf.org. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Title: Coordinator, Community Power Program
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: not listed
Groundswell helps communities pool their shared economic power to achieve inclusive growth in clean energy sectors, build community wealth and drive more resilient civic infrastructure. Groundswell achieves this kind of community investment by applying an explosive new framework for change called civic consumption, which allows communities to leverage their untapped collective purchasing power to achieve the social and environmental impact they need.
Groundswell has emerged as a leading impact organization working to inform communities about the economic and social impacts of energy consumption. The organization is also taking the lead in driving collaboration between practitioners who are applying the civic consumption model across sectors.
Groundswell’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and ABC World News, among others. CEO and co-Founder Will Byrne has been recognized by White House Office of Public Engagement, selected as a global Fellow by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and honored by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, Groundswell was selected as a Clinton Global Initiative America commitment maker for its innovative model to promote clean energy economic opportunity in communities across the U.S. For more information visit groundswell.org
The Community Power Program Coordinator (Pennsylvania) will report directly to the Director of Commercial Programs to implement and grow the Community Power Program in Pennsylvania and the broader mid-Atlantic region. The Community Power Program partners with mission-based community institutions to leverage their buying power for social impact by collectively negotiating with energy suppliers for renewable energy at discounted rates.
The successful candidate should be a proven self-starter with strong verbal communication and relationship building skills. They should also have attention to detail and an ability to stay organized in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. They will be responsible for building an outreach campaign in Pennsylvania and increasing program participants and channel partners while assisting with the CPP team’s ongoing administrative requirements for the electricity aggregation process. The candidate should have experience organizing in the nonprofit or small business communities in Greater Philadelphia. The position is based remotely out of a co-working space in downtown Philadelphia with some travel to Groundswell headquarters in DC. Additionally, the successful candidate will travel about 15% of the time to other parts of Pennsylvania and should have access to a car.
The Coordinator position will provide exposure to outreach, marketing, project management, research and data analysis for anyone looking to pursue a career in social entrepreneurship, the clean energy sector, business development, or politics and campaigns.
Outreach and Marketing
- Cultivate relationships with leaders and staff at faith-based institutions, charter schools, affordable housing developments, nonprofits and small businesses to encourage new or continued participation in the Community Power Program;
- Speak about the Community Power Program at community events and meetings of groups of institutional leaders;
- Implement marketing and communications campaigns to build program recognition including: social media, email marketing, and direct outreach through phone and individual meetings. Assist with the design and drafting of marketing materials;
- Support account management of past program participants including generating participant referrals, encouraging re-enrollment, and conducting surveys and site visits on their past experience with the Program;
- Manage an individual engagement pipeline usingSalesforce to achieve specific targets for new participants, kilowatt hours, and other benchmarks and metrics.
- Support the electricity aggregation bid process through document collection, review, online tracking, and participant follow up;
- Coordinate with diverse internal and external stakeholders including Groundswell’s legal firm, retail electricity suppliers, and various programmatic and administrative teams within the organization;
- Build and maintain competencies in electricity markets, renewable energy opportunities, and local players in energy markets to inform conversations with program participants and partners and other stakeholders.
- BA, preferably in the areas of economics, environmental science, business, or political science;
- 2 years of relevant experience in community organizing, clean and renewable energy services, business development, or other relevant theme;
- Experience working independently or remotely and achieving ambitious goals or targets;
- Attention to detail and willingness to work closely with data systems;
- Excellent writing, research and organizational skills
- Demonstrated verbal communications and relationship building capacity
- Valid driver’s license and access to a car
- Experience organizing or working with Philadelphia community institutions (nonprofits, schools, small businesses, etc)
- Proven experience working with diverse constituent groups including faith-based, school groups, housing developers, or other community based institutions;
- Familiarity withhttp://Salesforce.comSalesforce, Salsa, or other data platforms;
- Experience with online organizing, digital marketing, and/or social media campaigning;
- Prior knowledge of retail electricity markets, renewable energy products, or energy markets;
Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar positions at early stage not-for-profits. Benefits include 403(b) retirement and matching, health, dental, and vision insurance, and 15 paid vacation days per year (starting).
Groundswell averages 14-16 paid company holidays (including all federal holidays and a week during winter holidays), adheres to a 37.5 hour work week with a compensatory time policy for over-time work, and, when job responsibilities allow, periodic flexibility in work schedule and location.
How to Apply
Apply online at: http://www.groundswell.org/about/join-our-team
Organization: Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Position Title: MBA in Sustainability Graduate Admissions Assistant- CEP/MBA
Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Hours and Compensation: full time
Application Deadline: until filled
Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) and the Bard MBA in Sustainability seek applicants for a full-time position as Graduate Admissions Assistant. Responsibilities include representing Bard’s graduate programs in sustainability at graduate school fairs, career fairs, conferences, and other recruiting events, organizing and conducting open houses and information sessions (on-site and online), establishing inquiry and applicant communication plans, and maintaining contact with applicants to assist with the admissions process. We anticipate 8-10 weeks of travel in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring representing both the CEP and MBA programs. Working some weekends and evenings is required.
The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree, a valid driver’s license, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be highly proficient in Microsoft Office. Willingness to travel long distances is required. Experience with databases and/or graphic design software is a plus. Previous admissions or marketing experience is preferred. The right candidate will have a professional demeanor, strong organizational skills, can-do attitude, and be willing to work alone and as part of a dynamic admissions team.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references by email only to email@example.com. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.
Organization: Hudson River Park Trust
Position Title: Environmental Educator
Location: 353 West Street, Pier 40, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10014, US
Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including: paid holidays, vacation time, sick and personal time, medical, dental and vision insurance, and participation in New York State Pension System
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Start Date: February 3, 2014)
The Trust, a New York State public benefit corporation, is charged with designing, constructing and operating Hudson River Park. Among the Trust’s major goals include improving the Park’s estuarine sanctuary through public education, research and habitat enhancement and providing free and low-cost enrichment and recreational opportunities for Park patrons. Hudson River Park spans approximately five miles along Manhattan’s Hudson River waterfront from 59th street to Battery Place. In addition to the approximately 150 acres of upland and piers, the Park is also comprised of nearly 400 acres of the Hudson River that has been legislatively designated as an estuarine sanctuary. To properly manage this estuarine sanctuary, the Trust created an Estuarine Sanctuary Management Plan (ESMP) which focuses+ on achieving goals in expanding waterfront access, fostering environmental education, natural resource protection and research.
The Trust’s E&E Department offers environmental education public programming throughout the year. These programs provide Park patrons with first-hand educational experiences about the history, ecology and wildlife of the Park, the Hudson River and the City. The Trust offers both pre-scheduled classes for organized school and summer camp groups as well as interactive, educational experiences for Park patrons. The Trust also participates in citizen science initiatives and fosters partnerships with research organizations to promote research and habitat enhancement initiatives within the estuarine sanctuary. In addition, E&E Department staff engages on a more limited basis, in other enrichment activities such as historic walking tours, facilitation of Park patron access to visiting historic vessels, and assisting with partner organization enrichment programming in the Park.
Hudson River Park Trust (Trust) is seeking a full-time Environmental Educator to administer and implement Hudson River Park’s environmental education programs, and to assist with various environmental stewardship projects and other Environment and Education (E&E) Department activities as necessary.
The Environmental Educator reports to the Vice President of Environment and Education and the Education and Stewardship Director. Responsibilities include:
- Administration of E&E programs including scheduling and permitting camp and school groups for participation in E&E Department programming.
- Implementation of E&E programs which includes setting up and breaking down outdoor teaching sites throughout the park as well as teaching all programs.
- Provide feedback on the effectiveness and quality of programs and assist in the continuing development of program curricula, the development of new programs, and otherwise assist with department advancement initiatives as needed.
- Work with Director of Education as needed to assist with the hiring, training and supervision of seasonal staff, interns and volunteers.
- Track, maintain and replenish program supplies inventory.
- Assist with building and maintaining relationships and partnerships with schools, community groups and research organizations.
- Some educational programs require direct interaction with marine and other animals. Environmental Educator must provide proper husbandry and accurate record keeping of such animals.
- When not otherwise engaged in programming duties, Environmental Educator will be asked to assist in various other department activities such as, the creation of program brochures, development and maintenance of educational exhibits and displays, and other department tasks as necessary.
The above stated job responsibilities include a combination of administrative and field tasks. Environmental Educator should be comfortable working both in the office and outdoors. The position requires some manual labor and someone who is willing and able to work in all weather conditions.
During the Park’s peak programming season from May through August, Environmental Educator will be expected to maintain a flexible schedule and will be asked to frequently work weekends and occasionally work evenings as programs necessitate. During off peak season, this position will have a set schedule of normal business hours with occasional weekend days or evenings if a particular program or special event necessitates.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education in environmental science, education or other related field.
- General knowledge of environmental science and policy, with a specific understanding and appreciation of the Hudson River ecological system and its sub-systems.
- At least one year of experience in environmental education or a related field. Some supervisory experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of strengths and limitations of various learning theories and the ability to utilize effective teaching strategies.
- Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal, presentation, communication (written and oral) and organizational skills.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are to submit a resume and cover letter to Sharmila Baichu, Manager of Human Resources. Email a cover letter (Indicate Job Code: HRPT-11272013 in the subject line of the email), resume; and the names and contact information of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The same application materials can also be sent by regular mail to:
Hudson River Park Trust
353 West Street
Pier 40, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10014
Attn: Human Resources Department
Please include JOB CODE Job Code: HRPT-11272013EE on the envelope or in the subject line of the fax transmission.
No phone calls please.
More information on the Hudson River Park is available at: www.hudsonriverpark.org
The Hudson River Park Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Position Title: Whatcom Community Director
Location: Bellingham, WA, 98225, US
Hours and Compensation: Full time Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, paid, leave, and retirement.
Application Deadline: Position is open until filled-first consideration will be given to applications received by December 13, 2013.
Futurewise works throughout Washington State to create healthy livable communities, protect our working farmlands, forests, and waterways, and ensure a better quality of life for present and future generations. We work with communities to implement effective land use planning and policies that prevent waste and stop sprawl, provide efficient transportation choices, create affordable housing and strong local businesses, and ensure healthy natural systems. We are creating a better quality of life in Washington State together.
Futurewise seeks a Whatcom Community Director with experience and knowledge in the fields of community development, natural resources, and watershed planning. Competitive candidates will offer experience and skills related to one or more of the following areas: community planning and policy assistance; natural resource lands and watershed planning and policy assistance; and community engagement, advocacy, and coalition development and support.
This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for the Whatcom County community.
The Whatcom Community Director requires the capacity to advance regional progress on environmental and community development outcomes, including excellent analytical, decision-making, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills. The Whatcom Community Director will work independently and collaboratively with local governments, community groups, non-profits, and institutions to plan, manage and implement activities in the following areas: community planning and policy development, community-based coalition building, research and prepare policy reports, advocacy efforts that educate, inform, and motivate action among citizens and policy makers, and donor cultivation, grant and contract management.
The Whatcom Community Director will play a central role in Futurewise’s work around creating a more sustainable Whatcom, from creating affordable housing to protecting agricultural resource lands and ensuring water quantity and quality throughout Whatcom County.
The Whatcom Community Director must exercise discretion, independent judgment, political acumen, and professional accountability in all situations. The Whatcom Community Director will have an opportunity to strategically shape the regional program for the future. This position reports to April Putney, Director of Statewide Policy & Advocacy, works with the Futurewise Whatcom Advisory Council, and is based in Bellingham, WA.
• Work with communities in Whatcom to develop plans, policies, and programs to achieve more sustainable communities, from protecting natural resource lands and water resources, increasing affordable housing, green infrastructure, and multi-modal transportation opportunities to exploring climate mitigation and adaptation and improving health and economic outcomes for urban and rural communities;
- Establish local policy priorities based on community conditions, needs and policy barriers and opportunities;
- Build coalitions, achieve consensus, educate the public, produce written documents, and advocate in regard to smart growth planning and policies;
- Identify, evaluate and strategize local policy barriers and solutions to sustainable communities;
• Assist with program evaluation, including evaluating metrics, benchmarks, and impact for continuous program improvement;
• Collaborate with stakeholders including local government, community based organizations, and funding partners, and contribute to the broader organizational goals.
- Facilitate meetings, convene stakeholders, and work with local government and community based organization partners;
- Work with and assist a diverse group of partners and stakeholders in reaching consensus on strategies;
• Conduct and oversee the research, design, and development of strategies; and
• Measure and track progress to determine success of efforts and strategies and adjust based on emerging findings.
Leadership and Communication
• Develop and implement communications plan, including new media tools, to achieve project goals and share our policy positions and projects with membership, coalition partners, local governments, and media;
- Cultivate relationships to ensure partner and donor satisfaction and continued investments in program;
- Work with development teams to integrate and promote Futurewise Whatcom fundraising initiatives and communications messages;
- Manage an annual feedback and strategic planning process with program;
- Manage relationships with key stakeholders and partners;
- Collaborate with statewide office to promote active online advocacy engagement;
- Plan and help coordinate events that increase Futurewise Whatcom visibility and influence as a thought leader on smart growth planning and policy; and
• Maintain ongoing dialogue with Director of Statewide Policy & Advocacy, Executive Director, and other stakeholders to assess strategic and operational needs.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• Three or more years of professional work experience working on issues of community planning, public policy and community development, natural resources policy, regional or urban planning or related disciplines;
• Experience leading or co-leading a major initiative, program or division to completion in a fast-paced environment;
• Experience working on a small team or independently as well as managing external partners;
• Demonstrated history of entrepreneurial work ethic;
• Knowledge of levers for improving community health and sustainability; and
• Masters degree in planning, public policy or public administration (preferred).
- Familiarity with donor management and event coordination (preferred).
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
• Ability to facilitate information and participatory meetings and strategy sessions with a range of stakeholders;
• Ability to balance day-to-day operations with mid to long range strategic planning; and
• Ability to grow program.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
• Flexibility; must be able to respond and react to changing situations, shifting priorities, and new opportunities;
• Continuous improvement orientation; must be constantly thinking about how to evaluate the program’s effectiveness and make marked improvements to it;
• Must be able to take and react to critical feedback about ideas; and
• Desire to have fun while working with a highly motivated, high performing team who is committed to creating healthy, equitable and sustainable communities.
How to Apply
How to Apply: Position open immediately; for full consideration, please provide materials as soon as possible. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and at least three references in PDF format to email@example.com. Please place “Whatcom Community Director” in the subject line of the email and address the cover letter to Angela Uhl. Please label the cover letter and resume with your last name. In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Due to the large number of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Organization: Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow
Location: 322 4th Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, US
Hours and Compensation: full time, $32,400
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school graduates to work on international peace and security issues with one of the twenty-eight participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and do public education and advocacy on a range of issues including arms control and nonproliferation, conventional arms trade, environmental and energy security, military budget, and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, Congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Scoville Fellows are paid at an annual rate of $32,400 ($2,700 per month), and receive health insurance and travel costs to DC to begin the fellowship. The next application deadline is January 6, 2014 for the fall 2014 fellowship. For complete information see www.scoville.org.
Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues. Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences. The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
How to Apply
See www.scoville.org for application requirements.
Application deadline: Feb. 28, 2014, 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT
The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
This will be the 15th year this fellowship has been sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
The length of assignment is for one year and is nonrenewable. The inclusive dates of the official fellowship are June 2, 2014, until May 30, 2015; however, these dates are flexible to accommodate academic semester or recipient needs.
Eligible applicants include students who, at the time of application, are in a graduate or professional degree program in public policy, public health, natural resources, aquatic sciences or other related field at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
For more information, visit: http://www.glc.org/about/scholarships/fellow.html
I wanted to pass along an internship opportunity with my organization (Urban Sustainability Directors Network). It is a part-time, paid internship that focuses on both communications and data analysis. Would it be possible to post this on the BCEP job board? The position description is attached. Please let me know if you need any other information. I am happy to answer any questions that prospective applicants have.
Thanks so much!!
Organization: Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)
Position Title: Internship
Location: Chicago, IL
Hours and Compensation: $15/hour, no benefits
Application Deadline: not given
Dates: December 2013/January 2014- May 2014
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a project of Global Philanthropy Partnership. The USDN Communications and Member Services Intern plays a crucial role in supporting information exchange among over 120 North American municipal sustainability leaders by assisting with member communications and analyses to support peer–‐to–‐peer sharing and collaboration.
–‐ Draft content for the weekly USDN member e–‐newsletter, website posts, and tweets.
–‐ Analyze member activity and website use through regular reports for the USDN Planning and Communications Committees.
–‐ Assist in managing a dynamic private networking website.
–‐ Produce and maintain member interest tracking sheets, website profiles, and other tracking documents.
–‐ Manage online member surveys and assist in analysis.
–‐ Other tasks as assigned.
–‐ Smart, analytical, independent, and detail–‐oriented student or recent graduate
–‐ Background in social sciences, communications, environmental sciences, information management, and/or member services
–‐ Skilled in computer technology: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, online newsletter managers, online surveys, social media, etc.
–‐ Comfortable in managing and analyzing large data sets
–‐ Skilled writer: able to write concise summaries of news articles, reports, etc.
–‐ Past experience in detail–‐oriented position preferred
–‐ Willing to do administrative work, including database management, data entry, website maintenance, and scheduling
–‐ Able to productively work from home during normal business hours and provide own workspace with Internet access and Microsoft Office
–‐ Basic knowledge of HTML, tagging systems, and website administration
–‐ Knowledge of survey design, data collection, and analysis
–‐ Interest in sustainability, local government, or professional network administration
Location: USDN has no central office, so the position is strictly work–‐from–‐home with weekly web meetings. Candidates must be located in the continental United States. Candidates must furnish their own quiet office space for many conference calls with reliable phone service and high–‐speed Internet connection. They must have access to a computer with the Microsoft Office suite.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses the writing, analytical, and data management skills required by the position, including relevant experience through work and education experiences. Include a resume with three references, and send by email to Mia Arter, USDN Associate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
$1150 / 3br – 950ft² – Light and airy apt. in great Rondout Location in Kingston, NY
Renovated, freshly painted 3-bedroom apartment located on quiet street in Rondout of Kingston on one side of duplex. Four floors of space!
A finished basement/bedroom with newly stained concrete floors and a half bathroom, a living room/kitchen space with real oak hardwood floors, a 3rd floor with 2 bedrooms and full bathroom, and a finished attic space great for an art room or storage.
Washer and dryer hookup. Backyard with garden. Short walk to the Rondout Waterfront Walkway and off-street parking for up to two vehicles.
$1150/month plus $1500 security deposit. Tenant pays utilities of heat and electricity (from Central Hudson) and water (from the City of Kingston), which average $170/month depending on usage. References and credit check required. No smoking on the property and ask about our pet policy.
Call Kristen at 845-309-6147. Se habla espanol.
Or send email to email@example.com with following details in order to make an appointment – your name, phone number, occupation, reason for moving, intended rental term, desired occupancy date, how many people would live in the apt., and if you have any pets.
Research Associate Position: Social Dimensions of Biofuels Development in the Northeastern U.S.
SUNY ESF, Department of Environmental Studies, Syracuse, NY
A two year research associate position is available starting January 2014 for a USDA-funded interdisciplinary study, the Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio), which is focused on building sustainable value chains for biomass energy in the Northeastern US. The research associate will be responsible for project management, data collection and data analysis on the human factors and barriers related to regional development of bioenergy in NY and PA. The research associate will work with faculty at ESF and several other universities in the region (NY, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) to identify and describe the knowledge, attitudes, risk perceptions, ownership motivations and behaviors of local landowners, as well as to determine perceived barriers and willingness to engage in production; test the effectiveness of communication techniques in encouraging landowners to participate in the market; and evaluate opportunities and challenges for consolidating bioenergy crop management across multiple land parcels. The research associate will be expected to conduct independent field research in the region, collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, and publish high quality papers from the project. Travel funds are available.
PhD in Environmental Policy, Geography, Sociology, Environmental Studies, or similar fields is preferred, but post-MS and ABD with relevant training and experience will be considered. Desired skills are qualitative research methods (interviewing, ethnographic and document analysis) and survey research skills. Background and interest in social and political dimensions of land use change, biomass energy development, public participation in environmental decision making, political ecology, or social sciences related to agriculture or natural resources, would be valued. Statistical and GIS skills are also desired.
The Research Associate would be based in the Department of Environmental Studies, at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY-ESF, a doctoral granting university with a high level of research. With a total enrollment of about 1,700 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, ESF provides an intimate small-college atmosphere while hosting several graduate programs. SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University (SU) have adjacent campuses.
Syracuse is a mid-sized city centrally located in the NY state. Re-emerging from its industrial past, the city promotes a growing green technology sector, strong health care and higher educational systems, and is a leader in urban green infrastructure. The region possesses numerous physical, cultural and recreational amenities that make it a stimulating place to live. The Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers, Finger Lakes, Erie Canal and Great Lakes regions, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal are all within easy travel distances.
Application Procedure: Applications should include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and research interests, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (a journal article or thesis chapter), and contact information for three references.
Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2013. Position available to start in January 2014.
For more information about the position and the project, please contact:
The Bard-St. Stephen’s Alumni/ae Association requests the pleasure of your company at the annual
Broad Street Ballroom 41 Broad Street (between Beaver St and Exchange Pl) Open Bar, Hors d’Oeuvres
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 6:00 to 9:00 pm 2013, complimentary admission 2007-2012, $15 per person 2000-2006, $25 per person Other alumni/ae and all guests, $35 per person
Register online at ANNANDALEONLINE.org/holidayparty.
For more information, please contact the Office of Special Events at 1-800-BARDCOL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The after-party will be held at The Irish Punt (40 Exchange Place) and is hosted by the Young Alumni/ae Committee.
Follow the conversation with #BardHoliday.
The Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York invites you to MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN The Effects of Climate Change on the New York Area – Are We Prepared? Can We Protect our Future?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00PM 6:00 – 6:30pm – Doors Open and Early Networking
6:30 – 7:45pm – Program and Q&A 7:45 – 9:00pm – Reception with Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz 488 Madison Avenue at 51st Street – 10th Floor It has been a year since Super Storm Sandy devastated the New York area with $65 billion in damages. Meanwhile, CO2 levels continue to increase globally, causing polar ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise, along with the frequency of “100 Year Storms.” The scientific community once again affirmed, in its strongest language yet, the near certainty that global warming is caused by human activity. What should individuals, businesses and governments do to address the challenges climate change presents to our communities? Join us as our expert panel examines the impact of climate change, its diverse effects and possible solutions to how we manage our infrastructure, our economy, our health and the way we live. This event is part of the MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN series.
MODERATOR • Claudia Dreifus, Columbia Professor, New York Times Reporter PANELISTS • Dr. Megan Linkin, Ph.D., Natural Hazards Expert, Swiss Re America • Andrew Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Energy & New York Regional Director, Environmental Defense Fund • Dr. Jannette Barth, Ph.D., Former Chief Economist, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority $25 for CBSACNY, MCC Members & Students; $40 non-members; $60 at the door
REGISTER NOW: http://www.cbsacny.org/article.html?aid=1377
MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN Season 5 Certificate Program on Sustainable Business First event of a five-part series. Attend four out of five events through June 2014 to earn a certificate. For more information: www.cbsacny.org <http://www.cbsacny.org/> or email@example.com. <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Follow us and the MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN series on Twitter <http://twitter.com/cbsacny_sbc> @CBSACNY_SBC, #MGFG and the club on Facebook <http://facebook.com/ColumbiaBusinessSchoolAlumniClubofNY?sk=wall> . NON-MEMBERS and WALK-INS WELCOME (photo ID required) Special thanks to Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz for hosting and catering this event, to Lead Dog Marketing and Addison for hosting our monthly committee meetings, and to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for their support.
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I’m writing to see if any of you are interning or living in DC. The organization I am working for, the Human Impacts Institute, is planning an event on December 5th at the Goethe-Institut and I’d love to see some familiar faces. Details about the event are below. Please email me back if you’re in the area and would like to come.
Human Impacts DC: Will climate change ever move into the White House and Congress for good?
You’re invited to an evening of inspiration, action, and conversation in a changing climate with the Human Impacts Institute and Transatlantic Climate Bridge of Germany
Thursday, December 5th, 6:30-9:30pm, with networking reception
Location: Goethe Institute Washington, DC
812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3718, USA
Reserve your seat for Human Impacts DC>>
A spy, a lawyer, and a diplomat walk into a room, ready to change the world. What happens? Find out when you join us for the “hottest” event of the year, where we’ll explore the political climate on climate in ways never been done before. Envision a climate community in the U.S. that includes left, right and center views and get inspired to make a difference through performance and in-depth dialogue. Special guests include:
Dr. Georg Maue, First Secretary of Climate and Energy Policy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Peter Earnest, Founding Executive Director, International Spy Museum;
Professor Patrice Simms, Assistant Professor, Howard University Law School;
Suzanne Hunt, Energy Policy Specialist and President, Hunt Green LLC
Steve Mufson, Staff Reporter, Washington Post (invited);
Kara Allen, Executive Director of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, U.S. House of Representatives (invited);
Moderator: Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director, Human Impacts Institute
Live performances by DC’s own all-woman social justice a cappella group, SongRise, humanitarian and socially-concious singer/songwriter Nimat, and choreographer and dancer, LeAnne Harvey
More information: In 2013-2014 the Human Impacts Institute is partnering with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany to explore how we can make climate change personal to our communities and re-communicate climate issues to the American public in creative and engaging ways through our “Creative Climate” Human Impacts Salons series. Working with local partners in eight U.S. cities and in Berlin, this year-long tour bring together creative visionaries with community leaders, environmental experts, and activists in a salon-style event of performance and in-depth discussion to highlight local action, resources, and solutions to addressing one of the most pressing issues of our times–climate change.
Human Impacts Institute inspires action for strong communities and a healthy environment through hands-on education, coalition building and using arts and culture for social good. As a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NYC, we strive to make the environment personal and support the amazing work being done in communities across the globe.
Organization: Bridging Nations
Position Title: Higher Education and Workforce Development Research Intern
Location: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue Suite 715, Washington, DC, 20036, US
Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week, unpaid
Application Deadline: January 31, 2013
Bridging Nations Foundation is a nonprofit, policy organization based in Washington, D.C. that promotes shared prosperity by developing international dialogue through collaboration and learning. We believe that technological innovation, particularly in areas of shared concern such as energy and the environment, will promote economic cooperation and secure the earth for future generations. Bridging Nations Foundation offers diverse educational programs that build cultural, political, and economic bridges between the United States, China, and India in order to address the realities of an increasingly interdependent world. The Bridging Nations Foundation is current focusing on our ongoing commitment to global higher education and workforce development and the role these fields play in global economic prosperity.
The College of Energy, Environment & Sustainability is an initiative of the Bridging Nations Foundation and is dedicated to establishing educational pathways for futures in environmental disciplines. The College of Energy, Environment, and Sustainability combines a commitment to practical and collaborative learning with a global emphasis on promoting technological innovations for a greener future. CEES offers its students highly-specialized post-graduate diplomas and certificates through courses taught by professors around the world to educate its students on current energy and environment issues. An education at CEES will enable its graduates to confront such issues with innovative and global solutions.
- Research ongoing global higher education development and workforce development
- Build and contribute to a database of ongoing global higher education development
- Write brief reports on research findings
- Assist in event planning, conference planning and outreach
- Manage routine administrative and writing tasks
- Data entry
- Pitch and/or write featured content for blogs and social media for the organization
- Occasionally create ad and promotional materials to promote events, initiatives, and programs
- Assisting with any other administrative tasks as needed
- Assignments may change on a day-to-day basis
- College senior or graduate
- Significant classroom or practical experience in research or another related field
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Strong computer and organizational skills
- Strong research and writing skills
- Excellent personal initiative and independence
- Significant understanding of Microsoft Office applications, Google Docs applications, and standard social media platforms
- Previous experience working with WordPress preferred
- Experience in making complex policy issues understandable for a wider audience.
- Comfortable assisting with and assuming responsibility for routine office tasks
- Start date and end date flexible. Hours are approximately 20-30 per week.
- Foreign students must have permission to work in the United States.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter, along with a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for “Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard”.
This is a one-year grant funded position (potentially renewable based on grant support) intended for a recent college graduate. The hire will assist in development, management, assessment and communication related to “Environmental Dashboard”. This novel technology combines environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on resource consumption and environmental conditions in buildings and cities with pro-environmental images and text drawn from community members (see www.oberlindashboard.org).
The goal is to develop, test and disseminate this as a technology and approach that enhances “systems thinking” and pro-environmental identity and that can be adopted by communities throughout the Great Lakes and beyond. The incumbent will assist in all aspects of project management including overseeing students workers, coordination among community partners (including public school teachers, city government, businesses and non-profits) managing the website, assisting in research, assisting in curriculum development (K-12 & college), representing the project and soliciting participation from other communities.
Important skills and experiences include excellent oral and written communication, project management, web management, strong computer aptitude, and a demonstrated interest in promoting environmental sustainability. Exceptional organizational skills and a high level of responsibility are essential.
Review of applicants begins November 25, position starts 1/6/14. A complete job description including instructions for applying is posted at:
Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
Position Title: Executive Secretary, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security
Location: 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY, 10115, US
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: rolling, December 7, 2013
Reports to: Associate General Secretary, International Disaster Response
UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in the United States and internationally. Our efforts are targeted in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, we stand ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery, until they are well on their way to establishing a “new normal” after a crisis.
Sharing knowledge is the primary goal of UMCOR’s Sustainable Agriculture and Development (SA&D) program. UMCOR SA&D offers livelihood training to rural communities in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and most recently, Zimbabwe. We work with local partners and communities in these countries to ensure that the program is relevant to the people we serve, farm-centered and field-based.
UMCOR SA&D emphasizes economic and environmental viability and sustainability. Training and education empower farmers to take care not only of their families, but of the land while promoting independence and self-reliance. For example, when farmers learn beekeeping or livestock husbandry, they create resources that can be used for generations to come.
UMCOR now seeks an Executive Secretary to manage the grants portfolio, maintain donor and partner relationships, and provide technical guidance across all units in the SA&D sector.
Duties include but not limited to:
- Manage the portfolio of grants associated with the sector of sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development
- Maintain contacts and relationships with related partner organizations, include the possible participation in meetings, site visits and other coordinated efforts
- Facilitate organizational learning and awareness of global issues and policies related to sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development and assist with the development of organizational strategy as related to the related sectors
- Provide technical support and guidance to UMCOR partners and field offices in grant, proposal, and program development and implementation (including granting of UMCOR private funds, as well as contributing to institutional donor proposal development)
- Work with UMCOR colleagues across all units (including Global Health, International Disaster Response and US Disaster Response) to ensure comprehensive, integrated approaches to sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development in the USA and globally.
- Strong technical understanding of the sector of sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development;
- Strong skills in grants management (including ability to review grant applications for technical strength and cultural appropriateness, provide feedback and guidance, negotiation, oversight, monitoring and evaluation of grantees’ performance and project impact);
- Understanding of US Government policies and international standards and trends in the related sectors, and ability to interpret and articulate these within UMCOR’s mission and approach to the work;
- Ability to interact with a diverse group of partners and peers with diplomacy, professionalism and integrity in a fast-paced and often complex environment, while ensuring that UMCOR’s mission and stance towards sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development is maintained;
- Cross-cultural communication skills, foreign language skills a plus (especially French, Spanish, and Portuguese) Requirements Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree strongly preferred. (Extra years of directly-related experience may replace years/level of education.) Preferred degree focus: international development, international economics, agriculture or related field. 3-5 years’ experience managing grants and/or programs or projects in the sector of sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development, or related fields. Years of experience may be replaced by education, volunteer experience, etc. Experience working with a faith-based organization strongly preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree strongly preferred.(Extra years of directly-related experience may replace years/level of education.) Preferred degree focus: international development, international economics, agriculture or related field.
- 3-5 years’ experience managing grants and/or programs or projects in the sector of sustainable agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic development, or related fields. Years of experience may be replaced by education, volunteer experience, etc.
- Experience working with a faith-based organization strongly preferred.
How to Apply
If you are eligible to work in the United States and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your cover letter, resume and complete the position related questions on our website at http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH07/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GBGM&cws=1&rid=213.Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with hiring at the earliest possible date. This job will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. We appreciate your interest in the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
The General Board of Global Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Title: China Coal Project Manager
Location: Prosper Center, Tower 1, Rm 1901, 5 Guanghua Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020, China
Hours and Compensation: full time
Application Deadline: December 6, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking an experienced full-time Project Manager for our China Coal Policy Project based in NRDC’s Beijing office.
NRDC is one of the most effective environmental organizations in the United States and abroad. Established in 1970, NRDC uses law, science and the backing of 1.3 million members and online supporters to protect the planet and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. We are a non-profit, non-governmental international organization headquartered in New York, and have offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing, China. Our staff of over 430 environmental lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and engineers work together protect the world’s environment and curb carbon emissions through advocacy, law, policy change and education, as well as on-the-ground project implementation support.
With a team of nearly thirty experts in Beijing and the United States, NRDC’s China Program is at the forefront of supporting China’s efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection. We are proud to have collaborated with many academic, governmental, and non-governmental partners around the country to help accelerate these efforts.
Under the guidance of the Director of China Climate and Energy Policy and the Senior Advisor for Climate, Energy and Environment, the Project Manager (PM) for the China Coal Policy Project will be responsible for the overall project administration and the coordination of subgrantees. With support from the project team, the PM will be charged with managing and ensuring timely communication, reporting, task implementation, and results delivery by subgrantees. The PM shall develop and manage effective internal processes on progress reporting, budget and expense monitoring, and coordination with the Finance and Development teams in NRDC’s head office on payments, contracting, and other related issues.
The Project Manager will be based in NRDC’s Beijing office and will be an integral part of the NRDC China climate and energy team.
- Manage the coal policy project, including contracting subgrantees, monitoring partner progress, ensuring on-time reporting and delivery of deliverables, facilitating effective communication and collaboration among project partners, and timely addressing any challenges to project implementation.
- Develop and manage the process for the collection of quarterly progress and expenditure reports from research partners and prepare NRDC’s monthly and quarterly project progress and finance reports for the project funder.
- Monitor project expenditures and ensure proper controls and smooth invoicing and payment to subgrantees upon satisfactory completion of deliverables; track overall project budget and expenditures.
- Participate in ongoing working group meetings to monitor and track project progress, and lead staff to organize meetings of steering committee, working groups, and other related workshops.
- Work with project team members to develop and produce communication materials and publications for distribution as needed.
- Work with the other members of NRDC’s China Program and US colleagues to enhance NRDC’s research and advocacy efforts and expertise on energy and environmental policy.
- Strive for teamwork, high performance and accountability.
- Successful past experience and strong ability in managing large-scale energy/environmental policy research projects in China with multiple partners. Accounting and funds management experience.
- Solid scientific and technical understanding of energy and environmental issues, including energy policy and technology; environmental impacts of coal, including air, soil and water pollution and GHG emissions; and health impacts from air pollution.
- Broad knowledge of clean energy and climate change policy in China, and the ability to analyze how policies can be improved.
- Ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders, including government representatives and researchers, universities, companies, and NGOs.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
- Strong Chinese and English language skills, including the ability to research and write persuasively in both languages.
- Care for details, accuracy and high quality output.
- Self?motivated, and able to work in a fast?paced environment and work under pressure managing multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
- 5+ years of highly relevant work experience.
- High fluency in Chinese and English, with excellent oral and written skills as well as bilingual translation ability.
- Advanced degree(s) in relevant fields.
- Experience working in the public and/or non-profit sector desired.
NRDC offers competitive compensation based on experience and a pleasant working environment. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit our website at www.nrdc.org/jobs and upload a cover letter, CV and any relevant writing samples. If you have any questions about this position, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted through December 6th or until filled.