Organization: New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Position Title: Energy & Climate Program Coordinator
Location: Southeast New Hampshire
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $45,000 – $55,000
Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled but preference will be give to application received by December 12, 2014.
Description: We are currently seeking an Energy & Climate Program Coordinator focused on enhancing the work of local-level (grassroots) climate and energy action across New England. The Energy & Climate Program Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director on program-specific strategies, targeted grant commitments and relationship building. A significant portion of the Coordinator’s work will be coordinating two New-England-based networks: the New England Local Energy Network and the New Hampshire Local Energy Work Group (LEWG). In addition to network coordination, the Program Coordinator provides one-on-one support to local energy/climate groups and assists in resource development and NEGEF’s grant programs administration.
Apply: Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current resume, writing sample and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. The review committee will respond to well qualified candidates on an ongoing basis. Please send your PDF application file to: email@example.com.
Organization: Connecticut River Watershed Council
Position Title: River Steward
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Hours and Compensation: Full time; Salary commensurate with experience, but starting at $35,000 with health care, retirement, sick leave, and paid vacation benefits.
Application Deadline: November 21, 2014
Description: The Connecticut River Watershed Council, the principal citizen voice for the entire 4-state watershed since 1952, is looking for a dynamic and talented advocate to run our programs in the state of Connecticut’s portion of the watershed.
The Council’s 10-person staff works hard out of four offices on a wide variety of educational, advocacy, restoration, and water quality projects throughout the 11,000 square mile watershed. We love our work which includes song concerts, creating original artwork and literature with school kids, taking down dams, planting trees, making sure development is done right, fixing environmental problems, collecting high quality environmental data, building partnerships, spending time exploring our river, organizing thousands of volunteers to clean up trash along our rivers, responding to questions about the river and our watershed, and ensuring we meet the public’s high standards for the quality of life and environment in their watershed. Our work informs our vision of ecological and economic abundance.
Responsibilities: Working in coordination with the other program, outreach, administrative, and development staff this position is responsible for leading the Council’s work in the Connecticut portion of the watershed. This includes developing outreach events; educational programs; initiating aquatic and riparian restoration projects; advocating for Council positions at the local, state, and federal level; and engaging a wide spectrum of the public about their interests, passions, concerns, and aspirations for their water.
Qualifications: This is a demanding position in a hardworking organization that has high expectations for its work on behalf of the public. To wit, the successful applicant will demonstrate that they:
- Are tenacious, personable, adaptable, and able to conceive and implement effective advocacy strategy
- Have raised funds through individuals, foundations, or government sources
- Can communicate complicated, technical information clearly and concisely so that it is understandable by the general public, verbally and in writing
- Effectively manage projects that involve subcontractors, volunteers, and government agencies
- Know their way around state and federal environmental statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits Are able collaborators who can build teams and coalitions that improve outcomes for all participants Can work successfully in a one-person
How to Apply: Please send cover letter that describes why your qualifications suit you to this job, resume, names of 3 references and salary requirements to Andrew Fisk, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to learn about why this is a great place to work? Give me a call at 413-772-2020 x208.
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: Food Systems Efficiency Advocate
Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Applications will be considered upon receipt on a rolling basis until December 5, 2014.
Description: NRDC is seeking a Food Waste Prevention Advocate to work with the Food and Agriculture Program team in our Washington DC or San Francisco office.
Up to 40 percent of all food in the U.S. goes uneaten. This has severe economic, social, and environmental implications, including the loss of vast natural resources used to produce, transport, cool, and then dispose of that food. In addition, a 60 percent increase in food demand is predicted as we move towards a future with a larger population and richer diets. Just as energy efficiency has been embraced as a method for offsetting energy needs, reducing waste and losses in the food system offers a way to meet some of that future food demand, offsetting the pressure to convert more land to agriculture or intensify cropland production further.
Responsibilities: The NRDC Food and Agriculture Program is working on multiple fronts to address this problem. Our approach is a combination of engagement with the food industry, public education through reports, press, and other media campaigns, and policy solutions.
We now seek an Advocate to expand our team. Together with other NRDC staff, the Advocate will:
- Help our team design and win federal and municipal policies that will lead to reduced food loss and waste.
- Provide subject expertise and project management for a broad national public education campaign to help consumers reduce food waste.
- Provide research, analysis, blogs, written comments and testimony to educate policymakers, media representatives and consumers about this issue.
- Serve as a spokesperson for NRDC at meetings and with the press.
• 5+ years or more of related work experience. Food industry experience a plus.
• Graduate degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Demonstrated ability for advocacy.
• Familiarity with the issues of sustainable agriculture, retail and food service workings, and/or waste management strongly desired.
How to Apply: Apply online at the NRDC jobs page.
Organization: Community Water Center
Position Title: Regional Water Management Coordinator
Location: Visalia, California
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The Regional Water Management Coordinator will be a key member of the CWC program staff, coordinating regional water management planning, policy, and program development to achieve sustainable and affordable drinking water solutions in low-income communities and communities of color. The Regional Water Management Coordinator will work closely with staff, the two Co-Executive Directors, Valley community members, as well as members of partner organizations and agencies, and various interns. This is a full-time position.
Regional Water Management Planning and Policy Coordination
• Promote and support the development of regional policies and programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of disadvantaged communities in Tulare, Kern, Kings and Fresno Counties
• Support the development of local sustainable groundwater planning and management efforts
• Develop, present, and disseminate informational materials and best practices related to local and regional water management activities, policies, resources, and programs to secure sustainable and affordable drinking water solutions
• Lead the coordination of a regional stakeholder group to track and support implementation of the Tulare Lake Basin Disadvantaged Community Water Study recommendations locally within counties, Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) groups, and community water boards to support sustainable solutions for disadvantaged communities
• Lead the development of local leadership cohorts of disadvantaged community leaders and water board members to develop sustainable regional water solutions
• Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CWC staff, community members and affiliate organizations
• Actively participate in program strategy and staff meetings and staff retreats
• Actively participate in CWC fund development activities, such as donor drives, online appeals, and other events
• Other duties as assigned by the Co-Executive Directors
- Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice
• Bachelors and/or graduate degree
• 2-5 years of experience related to local and regional water management planning and policy required
• Experience in capacity building or local leadership development programs
• Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color
• Strong interpersonal verbal communication, writing and presentation skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target and audience
• Outstanding organizational skills with demonstrated ability to plan and execute a complex project involving multiple actors
• Strong creative and comprehensive problem solving skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
• Ability to work with and inspire diverse communities and age groups
• Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value self-improvement and seek evaluation
• Flexible schedule – willing and able to work weekends and attend night meetings
• Fully-insured personal vehicle and valid California Drivers’ License
• Fluency in both English and Spanish, and ability to provide both written and oral translation
• Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google Apps, etc.
• Graduate degree in sustainable local water management planning and/or policy or related fields
• 2 or more years’ experience in successful local leadership development programs
• Direct experience with local drinking water policy or project development
How to Apply: To apply, email resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.
Organization: Endangered Species Coalition
Position Title: National Wolf Campaign Director
Location: Washington, DC (this job can be performed from a remote location)
Hours and Compensation: 6-month period (temprorary); $10,000
Application Deadline: November 28, 2014
Description: The Wolf Campaign Director will implement the Endangered Species Coalition’s national wolf campaign and will be responsible for overseeing ESC’s wolf campaign field organizers and interns across the country. He/she will also engage the Coalition’s member organizations, partners, activists, and volunteers in the campaign’s events and activities. The Wolf Campaign Director will act as ESC’s primary liaison with campaign partners, and will coordinate related activities focused on the Endangered Species Act. Campaign activities include formulating strategies and corresponding plans, grassroots and grasstops organizing, public education, media relations, and fundraising.
We are looking for a creative thinker and self-starter who is organized, highly motivated, and can work independently. Good judgement is a must, and a sense of humor is a plus.
Responsibilities: Your supervisory responsibilities include overseeing and evaluating wolf campaign staff.
- You will build relationships with key policy and community leaders in the environmental community and serve as ESC’s liaison to these experts.
- You will support field staff by informing them—through emails, staff calls, news articles, etc—about ongoing political developments relating to the Wolf Campaign.
- You will build relationships with key congressional staff and congressional members focusing on issues important to ESC and our member groups.
- You will research grassroots campaign opportunities that do not center on federal legislation; examples include corporate practices, individual habitats and species protections, trade association policies, state-level legislation, municipal resolutions, etc.
- You will implement ESC’s national-level campaign strategies.
- You will serve as the point of contact and supervisor for wolf volunteers and assign them to appropriate projects (e.g., signature gathering, tabling, generating event turn-out, etc.).
- You will work with ESC staff and tech consultants to implement online campaigns and development strategies.
Qualifications: Work Experience: Three or more years’ experience in advocacy campaigning, preferably with experience in grassroots organizing. Wildlife conservation experience a plus. Experience leading campaigns, meeting with decision makers, and working with coalitions, members, activists, and volunteers.
Skills: Excellent oral and written communications skills. Strong interpersonal skills, strong facilitator skills, and demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills. Good time-management, personal organization, and prioritization skills. Very high comfort level speaking on the phone and effectively communicating by email.
Capabilities: Ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with individuals from diverse organizations and with a range of perspectives. Ability to negotiate in sensitive situations, to handle sensitive information, and to elicit trust from individuals and organizations. Ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to make decisions. Strong willingness and ability to assume diverse responsibilities and roles in the context of a small nonprofit organization. Ability to think strategically and use good judgment. Some travel required.
Knowledge:Familiar with legislative process, particularly with environmental laws. Experience with/knowledge of endangered species protections a plus.
Education and Experience Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental science, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: The International Council on Clean Transportation
Position Title: 2015 Internship Program
Location: Internships are available in both of the ICCT’s Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA offices.
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Competitive monthly stipends are provided.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation’s Internship Program provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity to learn from leading transportation and environmental policy experts. Interns will enjoy working on a variety of projects across the organization’s programs directly relating to environmental and transportation policy issues globally, and gain exposure to regulatory processes around the world.
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a $9 million, 35 staff, independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research, technical and scientific analysis to environmental and transportation regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of on-road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
- We evaluate technologies’ potential to reduce emissions and the associated costs to lay the technical groundwork for future regulations
- Identify policy best practices and disseminate them through reports, workshops, and briefings for policymakers
III. Provide direct technical assistance to government agencies and international organizations in the drafting of regulatory documents as well as data collection and analysis
- Foster communications and collaboration among policymakers, industry and other stakeholders through meetings and collaborative projects.
Projects are available throughout 2015 in our Passenger Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Aviation, Marine, Clean Air, Fuels, and Global Roadmap programs, to name a few. Please see the “Programs” section of our website for more information on each of our programs.
Qualifications: We are looking for motivated self-starters with a keen interest in transportation, climate change and air quality. Qualified applicants should be pursing related degrees in science, engineering, environment, public health and public policy. Proficiency in Word, Excel, database analysis, or statistical software is strongly preferred. Strong English skills are required and other language fluencies are a big plus.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, writing sample and cover letter indicating your program of interest and availability to email@example.com with a subject line also indicating which program you are applying to.
Organization: World Wildlife Fund
Position Title: Director, Latino Outreach, Climate Change Program
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted November 12, 2014)
Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Director, Latino Outreach, Climate Change Program. With technical guidance and support from the Vice President, Climate Change and the Vice President for US Government Relations, the Director supports the WWF Climate Change goal and influence strategies through the design and execution of a program to engage and mobilize US Latino communities and leaders to advance US climate policy.
Develops, refines and adaptively manages a strategy to: (1) engage US Latino communities and leaders (grassroots/Latino leaders); (2) develop partnerships that promote mutual benefit and advance WWF’s climate change goal and other priorities; and (3) test, monitor and evaluate various engagement approaches to promote internal learning and future program development.
Serves as WWF-US’s primary relationship manager for engagement with US Latino leaders and represents WWF-US in related meetings, at events and with the media to advance the strategy.
Collaborates with WWF-US staff within the Communications & Marketing department to execute the public engagement element of the strategy.
In collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Secretariat, engages extensively with WWF offices within Latin America to leverage WWF activities, experts and understanding for purpose of using those assets to engage US Latino communities and leaders.
Collaborates with the Vice President of USGR and team to execute the elements of the strategy designed to influence US government leaders and institutions.
Collaboratively designs and develops processes and approaches for evaluating and monitoring the impact and progress of the strategy, as well as harvesting lessons learned to assist WWF-US in evaluating future engagement strategies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree is required plus at least 10 years relevant experience in at least two of the following areas of focus— climate change/energy, US Latino engagement, issue campaigning, community organizing, government advocacy, NGO strategy design and implementation. Preference given to candidates who hold a Master’s degree.
Must have experience communicating complex issues clearly to diverse audiences, as well as experience in project management.
Experience working effectively within large complex organizations or engaging with US Latinos or other communities of color a plus.
Demonstrated ability to manage campaign activities, community organizing strategies or stakeholder engagement initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to assess and effectively advance policy and political outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of people and interests.
Able to effectively manage and supervise programs and projects, including coordination with external entities (e.g., partners in civil society and government) to maximize impact.
Communicates clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
Ability to accurately plan, schedule and budget entire programs as well as small and large projects.
Strong interpersonal/cross-cultural/diplomatic skills required.
Professional-level Spanish proficiency required; strong preference for fluency.
How to Apply:
– Please visit our careers page and submit an on-line application.
– Submit cover letter and resume to http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job #15046
- Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.
Organization: Alliance for Climate Education
Position Title: Program Manager, Northern California
Location: Santa Clara/San Mateo County, California
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: dynamic, science-minded, education-driven performer and trainer to deliver our multimedia assemblies on climate change to high school students, train youth leaders to take climate action in their schools and communities, support teachers to educate their students about climate science and solutions, and represent ACE to partners and funders in Northern California, with a focus on Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.)
You will be responsible for phone, email and in-person outreach to a wide range of high schools and will be in the field with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After the assemblies you’ll be training youth to take action, such as by reducing campus energy use, pushing for a district-wide sustainability plan, or influencing local officials to adopt climate friendly policies. You’ll also support teachers by connecting them to our online resources and will collaborate closely with other Bay Area partners to build ACE’s capacity to perform its work.
You’ll work from home, meet about once a week by video chat with your regional manager (based in Los Angeles), and have weekly national meetings with colleagues online. You’ll need to be available to travel to ACE’s Oakland headquarters about twice a month for evening meetings with students and occasional weekend events.
- Bachelors degree.
- Terrific oral and written communication skills in English; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Dynamic presentation style and engaging, charismatic personality, especially in eyes of high school youth.
- Solid understanding of climate science and a passion for inspiring youth to take action.
- Proven experience collaborating with partner organizations to design and achieve shared program goals.
- Comfortable working as a part of a small team with a remote manager.
- Self-managing—you’ll need to be able to take initiative and manage a wide variety of projects with clear and constant communication with a remote manager.
- Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple areas of responsibility. Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated.
- Excellent computer skills (Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, scial media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogging and mobile engagement).
- Existing expertise or willingness to master trends in science curriculum, implementation, and teacher professional development around the California EEI and Next Generation Science Standards. Includes willingness to follow school-based energy efficiency trends, including efforts aligned with CA Proposition 39.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, regular access to a car (Zipcar may be an option, depending on location), and be willing to travel around the region, including as far south as Monterey county, as far north as Sonoma county, and as far east as San Joaquin county.
- Experience in performance arts or presenting before large audiences.
- Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students.
- Experience working with or training secondary school teachers.
- Familiarity with local school systems; being from the Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is a plus.
- Experience working with diverse communities, including serving Spanish-speaking youth.
- Basic familiarity using a database to organize contacts and manage emails.
How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the “Program Manager, Northern CA” in the subject line.
Organization: Oceana, Inc.
Position Title: Policy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Oceana seeks a Policy Intern to work closely with the policy team in support of its advocacy work. The intern will assist on a variety of projects including writing, editing and researching. There may be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
Political knowledge or experience, at local or federal level
Excellent research, writing, and phone/email communication skills
Great computer skills and experience managing databases
Ability to work effectively in a team effort
Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
Ability to work independently on discrete projects
Knowledge and interest in environmental and ocean issues
Strong attention to detail
How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Also include the dates you are available.
Organization: Pesticide Action Network
Position Title: Iowa Policy Organizer
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Hours and Compensation: This is a shortterm, parttime position, ideally starting December 8th and ending April 30, 2015; Competitive compensation, depending on qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Selections of candidates for interview will be made beginning November 15, 2014 and continue as long as wellqualified candidates present themselves or until the position is filled.
Description: Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America seeks a highimpact Organizer to support powerful legislation in the state of Iowa to protect farmers and rural communities from pesticide drift. PAN is working with the Iowa Farmer’s Union and other allies to pass state legislation to help prevent pesticide drift from impacting food production and public health. The primary role of the Organizer will be to build support for this bill through community outreach, media work, direct lobbying, and online engagement. This advocacy position combines coalitionbuilding with community organizing and expertise in both social and traditional media.
The ideal candidate will bring twoplus years organizing experience, formal organizing training and a commitment to continued learning. He/she will be bilingual in Spanish and English; tech savvy; a good writer for social media; a strategic thinker; and thrive on building public relationships as part of an organizing effort for change. This position is based in Des Moines, though we will consider candidates in other parts of Iowa, and includes travel throughout the state. We seek someone who is able to build strong, productive relationships with organized groups of people working to build a better food system: farm families, beekeepers, farmworkers, Indigenous nations, faith communities and others. In particular we seek candidates familiar with and passionate about issues of sustainable agriculture and/or environmental health and justice.
- Build productive public relationships with family farm organizations, health professionals, faith communities, and food justice organizations, among others.
- Connect and support leaders from engaged organizations that are interested in supporting pesticide legislation in Iowa.
- Work with PAN program teams and partner organizations to win policy change.
- Participate in strategic planning and evaluation.
- Participate in legislative coalition meetings and attend hearings and lobby days in Des
- Maintain campaign records and track expenses
- Connect regularly with Oakland headquarters to participate in team meetings
- Track and get up to speed on issues and bodies of research as needed
- Act as a PAN spokesperson for Midwest media outlets, and help generate earned media on our issues
- Write for traditional media and social media in the form of blog posts, opeds or other thought pieces as opportunities arise to reframe public conversation on our issues
- Engage and cultivate other strategic spokespeople, especially farmers and health Professionals
- Twoplus years organizing experience and proven campaign success working with partners from diverse, multiracial communities
- Excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to translate technical information into lay terms that inspire action
- Very strong drive
- Strong project management skills and followthrough
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to work in diverse teams, and manage time and workload effectively
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and solve problems creatively
- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record, and willingness to travel throughout Iowa
- Comfort with public speaking, including speaking with media and policymakers.
- Experience with food system reform, environmental health, and/or social justice is
- Familiarity with Google apps and a Mac environment is helpful, though not necessary
- Preferred start: Dec 2015
- Spanish/English fluency
How to Apply: Please submit an email with “Iowa Policy Organizer: [your name]” in the subject line, and attach a letter of interest in working with PAN, a resume with work experience, salary history, a copy of an organizing or campaign plan you have developed in the past, and a writing sample to email@example.com.
Position Title: Intern for Smart Cities and Urban Mobility projects
Location: Szentendre, Hungary
Hours and Compensation: Full-time, January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015; Approximately EUR 650/month (gross) stipend
Application Deadline: November 28, 2014
Description: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an independent international organisation that works in various fields of sustainable development in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The REC, which has its head office in Szentendre, Hungary, is seeking applications for a full-time intern.
Responsibilities: The selected candidate will work within the organisation’s Smart Cities and Mobility Topic Area, supporting the team’s work on projects related to sustainable urban development and transport. The main focus of the internship will be a project related to public bicycles and bike sharing. Running for six months beginning in January, the project will study the feasibility of introducing a bike-sharing scheme to the town of Szentendre, Hungary, location of the REC head office. The REC will lead the study with assistance from Szentendre City Hall and the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK). It will investigate, inter alia,
- the potential market for a bike-sharing service in Szentendre;
- the appropriate scale and design of the bike-sharing system;
- the possibility of system implementation as an extension of Budapest’s current system, Bubi;
- financial issues (needed investment, operation costs, financial resources, etc.);
- operational issues; and
- organisational issues, e.g. shares of responsibilities between authorities.
A senior member from the Topic Area will supervise the position.
- a degree, ongoing studies and/or experience in urban planning, engineering, mobility management, environmental sciences or related field of study;
- familiarity with general principles of sustainable mobility (knowledge of bike-sharing schemes is an asset);
- English-language fluency (Hungarian-language fluency is an asset);
- excellent organisational skills;
- an ability to work both as part of a team and independently; and
- keen attention to detail, and preferably analytical and writing experience.
How to Apply: Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest in English to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: Smart Growth America
Position Title: Leadership Institute Fellow and Complete Streets Fellow
Location: The Leadership Institute Fellow is based in Washington, DC, and the Complete Streets Fellow is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Fellowships come with a stipend of $1700 per month. In addition, Fellows receive six days of paid sick leave or vacation for the six-month fellowship and will have paid leave on all federal holidays that occur within their tenure. A commitment of six months required.
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted November 3)
Description: Are you interested in economic development, transportation, planning, housing, real estate finance, or environmental policy? Are you an organizer, a blogger, a policy person or just love making a difference? Are you looking to get experience working on federal and state policy to help make great neighborhoods? Well this is the place for you.
Smart Growth America is seeking two Fellows for its core programs to engage with Congress, the Administration, state leaders and allies on the benefits of smart growth policies. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with organizations, and valuable hands-on experience.
Leadership Institute Fellow
Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute Fellow will support our burgeoning technical assistance program for state and local governments. Core responsibilities include: providing research, development, logistical, and administrative support for policy workshops for governors, multistate and local summits, authoring blogs, and promoting our technical assistance on social networks. Experience and skills required: Exceptional writing abilities, research experience, and ability to coordinate logistics associated with event planning. This position is based in Washington, DC.
Complete Streets Fellow
The Complete Streets Fellow will support the work of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The Fellow will be an integral part of the team. Core responsibilities include: researching and drafting new resources and case studies; supporting the development and planning of events and workshops; and producing compelling content for our blog, newsletter, and social media. This position is based in Chicago, IL.
Qualifications: Fellowship positions each require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication, research, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates should have a strong interest in smart growth, economic development, transportation, community growth or related areas. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree and either an educational background or work experience in transportation policy, urban planning, environmental studies, real estate, finance, public policy, business, or a related field. The candidate should be highly computer literate with specific experience in web research, database management, and using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, three references and two short writing samples (no more than five pages) to jobs [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org. The email subject line must include the Fellowship name: 1) Leadership Institute Fellow, or 2) Complete Streets Fellow. Candidates may apply for more than one position, but this must be noted in the email subject line.
Organization: Environment America
Position Title: Clean Energy Digital Organizer
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Salary for this position is $24,000 for entry level and/or commensurate with experience. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: To build the clean energy future we need, we must raise the profile of clean energy, highlight the benefits, and get more people more engaged in holding our leaders accountable for moving America toward a 100% clean energy future. Environment America seeks a committed and creative person with a good strategic sense, top notch writing skills, and digital savvy to manage the online aspects of our clean energy campaigns.
Responsibilities: You will work closely with the clean energy program team, including advocates and organizers and the digital organizing team at the Public Interest Network, a nationwide network of nonprofit groups dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a greener America, a more democratic America, and a government that works for all of us, not just powerful corporations.
- Visibility: Developing and shaping the public narrative for our online work on clean energy campaigns; including social media, email and our websites.
Test and develop email campaigns that successfully educate and mobilize our supporters.
Post, monitor, and respond to our social channels to support the campaigns and organize our supporters. Create posts for our staff in the states. Respond to and engage with our on-line supporters daily.
Write and develop content for our websites and blogs that reinforce our clean energy story.
- List growth and audience development: You’ll grow our list of clean energy supporters through organic acquisition, and increase both social reach and active list percentage by developing creative campaign actions, reactivation campaigns, and on-boarding series.
- Fundraising: Write strong fundraising emails that mobilize our supporters to fund our clean energy campaigns; including proposing potential campaign tactics and working with the program team to incorporate them into the campaign plans.
- Relationship building: Develop and cultivate relationships with people and organizations who will share our content and collaborate with us on building our lists and our on-line power.
Get key influencers and other organizations to share our content with their networks.
Work with other groups to develop ‘chaperoned’ email campaigns to grow our list and reach.
- Mobilize our supporters offline: Work with campaign organizers and state directors to recruit our online supporters to get involved offline by attending events and volunteering.
Create and maintain basic online event pages and materials like sign-up forms and Facebook events.
Assist with targeting and email delivery for recruitment emails written by campaign staff.
- Tracking and Analysis: Compile data and report back to the program team and digital organizing teams about the results of your work.
- Building the Public Interest Network’s Digital Organizing Team:
Recruiting staff and interns.
Internal communications, weekly posts for the Public Interest Networks staff intranet site.
Run and participate in trainings for Environment America staff and other organizations in the Public Interest Network.
Excellent Writing Skills: Experience in a job or volunteer campaign involving advocacy or sales/marketing. Design skills a plus.
Creativity: Ability to anticipate opportunities and problems, brainstorm solutions, propose and decide on a course of action, and follow through. You can stick to a plan; while being nimble and opportunistic.
Commitment to a better world: A track record of caring about what’s wrong in this world and acting on it. Campaign organizing experience preferred.
People Skills: You’ll be working with our advocacy and organizing staff, our in-house communications staff, state directors, colleagues in the other Public Interest Network organizations along with allies, vendors and others.
Time Management: Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight timelines.
Accountability: Respect for goals, deadlines and budgets.
How to Apply: Apply here.
Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action network
Position Title: Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Hours and Compensation: 15 hours per week for 11 weeks starting January 26th and ending April 10th. Start and end dates are flexible; Fellows receive $8/hour plus up to $100 travel stipend every month.
Application Deadline: November 21, 2014
Description: Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable advocacy knowledge and experience?
If so, then Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect position for you! We are currently hiring a Maryland Climate Policy Fellow to work with us in our Baltimore or Takoma Park office this spring. Whether you’re new to advocacy or looking to further develop your skills, CCAN’s policy fellowships offer valuable experience.
For twelve years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and pushing for clean energy policies. This spring, we are working on several fronts to reduce and prevent climate pollution. In Maryland, we are working to double Maryland’s commitment to clean energy, fight dirty coal and incineration, and keep Marylanders safe from the dangers of fracking.
Conduct campaign related research
Help recruit community leaders and other VIPs to support our policy solutions
Educate lawmakers on our policy solutions
Support field organizers in arranging and running constituent meetings
Create and distribute campaign materials, including factsheets
Prepare legislative materials, including testimony
Write and publish blog posts in support of the campaign
Have an amazing opportunity to learn advocacy skills from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”
Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories
Eagerness to learn environmental advocacy and organizing skills
Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline
Comfort with public speaking
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong research and problem-solving skills
Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude
How to Apply: Please fill out our fellowship application and indicate that you are applying for the Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications are due in by November 21 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Organization: State of Vermont
Position Title: Environmental Analyst VII
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $25.75/hr
Application Deadline: November 30, 2014
Description: Position serves as manager of the Lakes and Ponds Section, comprised of thirteen employees and additional field season temporary employees. Programs part of the Section include: Aquatic Invasive Species Control and Spread Prevention; Aquatic Nuisance Control Permitting; Lake Champlain Long-term Monitoring; Cyanobacteria monitoring; the volunteer monitoring programs Lay Monitoring Program and Vermont Invasive Patrollers; Lake Wise; Lake Assessment and Littoral Habitat Study; Shoreland Encroachment Permit Program, and the new Shoreland Protection Permit Program. Lakes and Ponds programs are multifaceted (involving monitoring, assessment, outreach, technical assistance, permitting and funding) and interact substantially with lake associations and lake users, as well as NGOs, other state and federal government programs, and lake-related businesses.
Responsibilities: Planning, analytical and environmental work at an advanced professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities and data in a variety of regulatory, non-regulatory, and technical programs. Duties entail the collection and analysis of environmental data, evaluation of conceptual plans for environmental investigation, and the preparation, execution and evaluation of environmental studies. Duties may include administrative and general supervisory work, which is limited to project team management. Work involves independence in assuring completion of work assignments; and responsibility and accountability for work performed by project teams. Provides expertise in a specialized environmental technology elements or programs, which is not duplicated in the Department. Position differs from a lower level analyst in the number and complexity of assigned responsibilities. Work is performed under the general direction of a section supervisor or division director.
Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have both a solid knowledge of lake management science as well as experience in program and personnel management. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND six (6) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field. OR Master’s degree in an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field. OR One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst VI or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst V.
How to Apply: This position, (Environmental Analyst VII, Job Opening # 615947), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Pete LaFlamme email@example.com Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. Link to apply: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers
Organization: Defenders of Wildlife
Position Title: Representative of Northwest Program
Location: Seattle, Washington
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: This professional-level position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in the Northwest, with a focus on imperiled and other key species, wildlife –friendly renewable energy and sustainable Federal lands management. This position will focus on implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and various public lands management laws, while working collaboratively with other Defenders staff in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and with other Defenders program departments (Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation, Conservation Law, Renewable Energy, Endangered Species Conservation, Communications and Government Relations). Program strategies and objectives are achieved by collaborating with a variety of external partners including state and federal agencies and officials, tribal governments and other conservation organizations. The Northwest Representative pursues conservation objectives through a variety of tools including public outreach; advocacy; project review and comment; project development and implementation; coalition building, litigation and other means. This position requires knowledge and experience in a broad array of natural resource conservation issues, such as endangered species policy, federal land management policy, renewable energy, landscape level planning and conservation biology. Additional knowledge and experience is required in advocacy in the private, public and governmental sectors; public outreach; media relations; and fundraising, with strong ties to the larger conservation community.
Assist with the development and implementation of assigned strategic plans and annual work plans relevant to conservation work in the Northwest contributing to the achievement of the goals and benchmarks in those plans. The focus will be on, but not limited to, the following issues: the conservation of key imperiled species such as the gray wolf, grizzly bear, sage grouse and wolverine and species listed under the ESA; the development of wildlife friendly renewable energy; predator coexistence initiatives, and national forest and other public land management planning and actions.
Actively promote and expand Defenders’ work in the Northwest through best available science, field-based projects, the development and presentation of testimony and formal comments on select state and federal proposed wildlife and public lands management policies and media development. These tasks will be accomplished using a wide range of strategies including:
Recommending litigation where appropriate and providing technical support
Participating in direct and grassroots lobbying of the U.S. Congress and Washington State legislature and agencies
Recommending and facilitating species restoration and reintroduction projects as appropriate
Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships and partnerships with conservation partners, state and federal agencies and officials, Native American tribes and decision makers and other stakeholders.
Work with private landowners and state and federal agencies to advance the conservation of state and federal ESA-listed species and candidate species.
Serve as spokesperson for Defenders; represent Defenders and Defenders’ interests to the public, the media, and key decision-makers, and in working groups, committees, and processes.
Inform the public and Defenders’ members on key issues through mailings, e-mail alerts, social media, blogs, dissemination of educational materials, and Defenders’ magazine.
Work with Defenders’ national headquarters staff to provide information to members, foundations, and other donors, and help identify and develop potential sources of funding to support work activities and Defenders’ priorities.
Identify key information relating to policy, strategy, and decision-making, and communicate it as appropriate and in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor and other relevant field and headquarters staff members.
As needed, assist and advise the Director of the Northwest Program in problem-solving with regard to regional and national programs.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in conservation biology, forest ecology, conservation planning, natural resources management, environmental planning, environmental or public policy, or a related discipline in the natural resources discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
Experience: At least 4-5 years of experience with federal land use management and policy, conservation biology, endangered species policy, natural resources management or wildlife conservation policy. Experience in fundraising and grant writing a plus. An equivalent combination of demonstrated education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Ability to engage with leaders in the conservation community, federal and state agencies and other organizations.
Ability to negotiate with senior level staff across organizations to reach agreements on complex broad policy issues; demonstrated ability to work productively in a lead role in coalitions of environmental organizations
Ability to lead diverse stakeholders in collaborative activities; to anticipate policy issues impacting wildlife and make recommendations to senior managers within Defenders and other organizations.
Ability to elevate public awareness of issues and build a constituency for solutions.
Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to conduct presentations for large and diverse audiences
Ability to work independently to initiate project ideas as well as to manage them through to completion; track record and professional judgment to work independently and with minimal supervision
Ability to work constructively as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal skills and judgment with the ability to work productively with both colleagues and opponents
Strong research and writing skills with attention to detail; excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
Ability to respond constructively to unexpected change; to exercise appropriate judgment in complex situations
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends; some travel required
Personal interest in and commitment to conservation
How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference Representative, Northwest Program position in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume and salary history to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org.
Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Position Title: Environmental Policy Intern
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Hours and Compensation: Minimum 15 hours/week
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving the water quality of the Boston Harbor. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy since our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization. Intern hours are flexible, though a commitment of 15 or more hours a week is preferred.
Responsibilities: Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials. Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies. Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Testing includes formulating collection plans, collecting water samples from the harbor, and delivering the samples to a lab for analysis.
How to Apply: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: World Resources Institute
Position Title: Climate Program Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: 3-month internship; Stipend might be available to defray some minor expenses
Application Deadline: Accepting now
Description: WRI’s International Climate Initiative seeks an independent, well organized and detail oriented intern to support the ACT 2015 project with research and administrative tasks. The project is currently in the process of releasing multiple research papers on different issues related to the 2015 climate agreement. Many of the research findings will be shared at upcoming international climate change events. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in international climate change policy, contributing to research for the climate change negotiations and coordinating events that bring together international stakeholders.
This internship will work on the Act 2015 project: http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/act-2015 within WRI’s Climate Program. WRI’s Climate Program engages businesses, policymakers, and civil society at the local, national, and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.
Responsibilities: The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
- Peer review and research publication by organizing reviewer comments, tracking and documenting revisions, and coordinating copy-editing and design
- Conducting substantive research for publications
- Reviewing citations, UNFCCC submissions and negotiating text
- Keeping up to date on UNFCCC activities, Party submissions and major events
- Assisting in organizing and analyzing data
- Writing, including blogs, bibliographies, drafting emails, position papers, and background documents
- Logistical support including organizing multiple-day workshops in countries throughout the world. This may involve arranging a venue, catering, and translators, making travel reservations, overseeing trip logistics, liaising with the attendees or their staff, and processing reimbursement requests
Current graduate student preferred, Bachelor’s Degree requiredExcellent research skills
Extremely well organized and efficient
Excellent writing skills
Strong oral communications skills
Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
Interest in and commitment to environmental issues and policy, particularly in the international climate negotiations preferred
Familiarity and experience with global climate politics and UNFCCC issues
Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
Ability to think creatively
Flexibility and good sense of humor
Highly responsible, self-motivated
Professional and/or research experience in topics such as: climate change, global climate policy, climate finance, transparency and accountability, equity, international law, and compliance
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
How to Apply: Apply online at www.wri.org/careers. Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.
Organization: Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Position Title: Program Director
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Hours and Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2014
Description: The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is seeking a full-time program director to manage and oversee the council’s Greenway maintenance and planting program. The program director will work in the field and in the office, and will hire and train a staff of River Rangers and manage volunteer groups to preserve the parks and bike path along the 7-mile Woonasquatucket River Greenway.
Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of the Greenway maintenance program, including staff supervision and program evaluation; develop a landscape management and planting plan for the 7-mile path; complete monthly progress reports for federal billing purposes; oversee 8-week job training program.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in landscape design or equivalent work experience; demonstrated management experience; proven organizational skills; experience with record keeping and reporting; experience managing projects and leading groups; some Spanish language skills preferred.
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to 27 Sims Ave., Providence, RI 02909.
Organization: University of Richmond
Position Title: Director of Sustainability
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Pay Grade 8 – To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond’s Compensation Structure.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The University of Richmond is currently accepting applications for the Director of Sustainability position. Building on a strong foundation of campus sustainability progress, the Director of Sustainability will convene diverse campus and community stakeholders in an effort to integrate the themes of sustainability, adaptation, and resilience into administrative, operational, and academic functions of the University. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Business and Finance with “dotted-line” responsibility to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director will be responsible for providing visionary leadership and support to the University of Richmond community as it charts a far-reaching course for sustainability and pursues its ambitious climate neutrality goals as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Achieving these goals will require the Director to possess excellent short and long-range strategic planning skills; stakeholder engagement capacities with a mind for inclusivity and community member empowerment; and innovative design, implementation, management and evaluation abilities.
Responsibilities: In collaboration with campus sustainability stakeholders, the Director will provide visionary leadership and guidance as the University integrates sustainability into short and long-range planning efforts. Core responsibilities include:
* Collaborating with campus stakeholders to map the community’s assets and build and implement a cohesive new sustainability vision.
* Serving as a catalyst for sustainability who facilitates the integration of sustainability into the roles and responsibilities of campus stakeholders.
* Supporting meaningful progress toward the University’s strategic sustainability goals, including its ambitious climate neutrality goals as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
* Researching and maintaining a working knowledge of sustainability best practices, innovations, and lessons learned at peer and aspirant institutions.
Academic and Operational Integration, Cultural Change, and Educational Outreach:
* Providing support to faculty development of curricular initiatives that works to ensure that University of Richmond students are “sustainability literate.”
* Providing support to the University’s Facilities Division and other operational stakeholders in developing and implementing innovative solutions in the areas of procurement; waste management; energy and water management; building design, construction, and maintenance; dining; and transportation among others.
* Developing creative educational behavior change campaigns utilizing strategies such as community-based social marketing to expand sustainability awareness and grow a culture of sustainability.
* Collaborating with the Center for Civic Engagement to build a “living-learning program” that leverages the rich academic assets of the University by engaging faculty and students in research and hands-on learning rooted in issues directly affecting campus and the City of Richmond.
* Potentially instructing or co-instructing sustainability-focused courses (no more than one per year), and possibly serving as the academic supervisor for sustainability internships.
Initiative Management and Reporting:
* Creating communication strategies to promote broad awareness of sustainability and develop a University-wide process and organizational structure to support sustainability inquiry, change, and assessment.
* Managing the budget and operations of the Office of Sustainability, including its existing programs and student interns.
* Developing or adopting metrics, tracking progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of all campus sustainability initiatives to ensure the University is prepared to meet its goals and shift course where needed.
* Managing the Sustainability Internship Program and implementation of the Sustainability Internship Seminar aimed at providing students a background in sustainability and support for running campus based programs; and exploring opportunities for keeping intern alumni engaged.
* Completing and submitting STARS, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate action plan reports.
* Promoting the University’s sustainability programs to both internal campus constituencies and external audiences.
- Master’s degree in environmental studies, policy, planning or science; architecture; landscape architecture; engineering; land use planning; or other relevant field or commensurate experience. PhD preferred.
- At least five years of relevant experience. Seven or more years preferred. Experience in higher education sustainability administration preferred.
How to Apply: To apply visit http://jobs.richmond.edu