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Jan 12 / BARD CEP

Field Organizer Fellowship, Environmental Law and Policy Center – Illinois

Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center

Position Title: Field Organizer Fellowship

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates and compensation: Salary: $30,000, plus excellent benefits. This fellowship position is for one year.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an entry-level Field Organizer for a one-year fellowship term. The Field Organizer’s primary job responsibilities involve outreach to community groups for ELPC’s children’s health protection and diesel pollution reduction campaign, and focused work on other “hot” ELPC campaigns where additional help is needed. S/he will seek and engage new partners, help to coordinate relationships with coalition members, engage in community outreach activities, and draft informational and persuasion pieces. This is a great opportunity to learn and get exposure to the major environmental issues facing the Midwest at one of the region’s largest environmental groups.

Responsibilities: Be a member of ELPC’s Children’s Health Protection and Diesel Pollution Reduction Campaign team (2/3 of Field Organizer’s time), and assist on other ELPC project teams as hot issues arise. Seek out, meet with and energize grassroots partners, attend and participate in public meetings, and otherwise assist ELPC’s project staff advance our goals. Draft short educational and persuasion pieces, conduct research for special projects.

Qualifications: This Field Organizer must be a good people person (comfortable meeting people and finding common ground), persuasive, flexible, able to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced professional environmental with public interest attorneys, MBAs, public policy advocates and communications specialists. S/he should have good writing skills, be hard-working, able to multi-task and prioritize work under deadlines. Some knowledge of environment, clean energy, climate change solutions and/or other public policy issues is valued. In short, ELPC is looking to hire a smart Organizer who can effectively represent the organization and advance its mission. A Bachelors’ degree, previous work and/or internship experience is required.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references by email to: fieldorganizer@elpc.org Telephone inquiries are discouraged. The Environmental Law & Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff.

Jan 12 / BARD CEP

Intern, Midwest Pesticide Action Center – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Position Title: Intern

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: Applicants are considered throughout the year for internships typically starting in January, June, and September.

Description: Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC) welcomes interns from all fields of study and backgrounds with an interest in our work. Applicants are considered throughout the year for internships typically starting in January, June, and September.

An internship at Midwest Pesticide Action Center is a challenging and rewarding educational experience for any undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in public health, environmental health, public policy, environmental policy, natural sciences, and non-profit development and administration.

Responsibilities: The focus of the internship will be to work with staff to develop, plan and implement our programs.

Specific projects are assigned and designed to appeal to an intern’s interests and enhance his/her skills while advancing our mission.

Additional responsibilities may include:

 Responding to requests for information on pesticides and Integrated Pest Management;

 Assisting with maintaining and updating database and website;

 Data entry of surveys and training information for MPAC programs;

 Developing fact sheets, letters, and newsletter articles;

 Assisting staff with development and program-related research, as needed; and,

 Helping to organize workshops.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:

 Interest in MPAC’s mission;

 Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills;

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

 Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel;

 Graduate students in public health, public policy or environmental studies preferred.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Midwest Pesticide Action Center at general@pesticideaction.org or by mail to:

Midwest Pesticide Action Center, 4611 N. Ravenswood Ste. 107 Chicago, IL 60640. We are flexible on the start and end dates and the hours of the internship.

Please do not phone with questions regarding the hiring process. For general information regarding Midwest Pesticide Action Center, please visit midwestpesticideaction.org.

Jan 11 / BARD CEP

Internships with Center for Effective Government – Washington, DC

Organization: Center for Effective Government

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Our internships are available each academic semester and have flexible start and end dates. Visit http://foreffectivegov.org/internships for more information on our internship program; A monthly stipend of up to $500 may be available to offset housing and travel expenses.

Description: We are a resource for policymakers, the media, advocacy groups, community organizations, and the public.

We are looking for interns who want to join us in advocating for a a government that proactively discloses useful information to citizens so they can safeguard the well-being of their families and communities; a robust regulatory system to protect the health and well-being of the American people; and a transparent and effective budget process that generates sustainable investments in America and our quality of life.

Responsibilities: Internship responsibilities vary, but may include:

  • Research & Analysis – Analysis and research into critical public policy areas and preparing investigative reports.
  • Communications & Media – Assist with writing and editing, including blog posts, newsletters, and social media.
  • Monitor Congress & Federal Agencies – Monitor the progress of legislation in Congress and the actions of federal agencies.
  • Outreach – Work with coalition partners at the national, state and local levels to support our policy areas.
  • Program Assistance – Assist with other program responsibilities as needed, including administrative and clerical tasks (usually no more than 15 percent clerical).
  • Other program responsibilities as needed, including a small portion of administrative and clerical tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, and interest in, U.S. public policy and governmental process.
  • Ability to conduct research on complex public policy issues and communicate the results of that research in a clear and concise manner.
  • Reliable and well-organized, with effective interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Enrolled in or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Available to intern at least 16 hours per week.

How to Apply: Email the following to Rick Trilsch, Internship Director, at internships@foreffectivegov.org with “Winter/Spring 2015 Internship” in the subject line:

A compelling cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the internship, indicating your availability and preferred start and end dates, listing which internship(s) you are interested in, and mentioning where you saw the internship advertised.

Resume – one page preferred, but no more than two pages.

Writing sample – can be from coursework or other experience addressing a U.S. public policy issue. Preferably the writing sample should be less than five pages.

Jan 11 / BARD CEP

Climate & Air Technical Fellow, Environmental Defense Fund – Colorado or Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Climate & Air Technical Fellow

Location: Boulder, Colorado or Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: January 5, 2015 – December 31, 2015; 35 hours/week (full-time); $50,000 annual salary plus benefits.

Application Deadline: The Climate & Air Technical Fellow is a key member of our domestic Climate & Air team working in a high-intensity, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary setting to help provide technical support for development and implementation of strategies, laws and policies to clean the air and reduce global warming pollution.

Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a candidate with proven analytical and research skills to support EDF’s work to better characterize air emissions from the oil and natural gas sector and support efforts to reduce those emissions.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex analyses of datasets on emissions from oil and natural gas facilities, such as the annual EPA greenhouse gas inventory and company-reported emissions under EPA’s greenhouse gas reporting rule.
  • Maintain, expand and update EDF’s models and databases used to evaluate the climate influence of natural gas leakage and mitigation scenarios.
  • Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills in preparing correspondence and reports, responding to requests for information, and helping to coordinate activities among staff members.
  • Perform literature reviews, research, and analysis synthesizing information on a variety of topics to inform and support development of policies to reduce emissions from the oil and natural gas sector.
  • Assist in drafting and revising highly professional and rigorous analyses on complex technical and policy issues including white papers, reports, formal comments on policy and regulatory proposals, presentations, fact sheets, briefings, and blogs.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the natural sciences, engineering, or environmental science preferred, with some specific knowledge and experience with air emissions and mitigation technology for the oil and gas sector.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills; proficiency in statistical analysis
  • Experience with database software and strong computer proficiency. Preferred: Experience with geo-spatial analysis using ArcGIS or other similar program; programming skills; and advanced knowledge of Excel, including macros.
  • Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to support a multi-disciplinary team, using independent judgment required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.

How to Apply: APPLY HERE; Interested applicants should attach their cover letter, legal writing sample (of 5,000 words or less), and resume to the EDF application, together with references and transcripts.

Jan 11 / BARD CEP

Research Associate, The Environmental Law Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: The Environmental Law Institute

Position Title: Research Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Begin summer 2015; $29,500, with excellent benefits

Application Deadline: January 19, 2015

Description: ELI periodically hires recentcollege graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.

Responsibilities: The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

In addition to researching and writing for some of these studies, Research Associates also help coordinate and plan various events at ELI, including seminars, conferences, training courses, and workshops. Other administrative work may include creating and updating ELI web pages (no previous experience required), communications, and managing interns.

Qualifications: (1) superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and (2) strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

How to Apply: Application Process and Deadlines: Interested candidates can apply online through ELI’s application portal at: www.eli.org/about/employment.cfm. Applications must include the following as separate PDF documents:

Cover letter

Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)

Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Monday, January 19, 2015. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Questions about the position can be sent to RAsearch@eli.org.

Jan 10 / BARD CEP

Clean Technology Development Intern, The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation – California

Organization: The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation

Position Title: Clean Technology Development and Marketing Internship

Location: Los Angeles, California

Dates and compensation: 20 hours/week; Start date January 28, 2015 but others available throughout the year; unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: iCET is a leading independent non-profit organization registered in Beijing, China and Los Angeles, California. iCET’s core mission is to mitigate climate change through the promotion of clean, low carbon and energy efficient policies, technologies and solutions in China. By cooperating withdifferent stakeholders in China and around the world, iCET carries outwork in green vehicles, low carbon fuels, energy and climate registry, media outreach and public education. We welcome great candidates tojoin our team to work in this exciting but challenging field.

The intern will help with research and development work in area of clean technology and international sustainable development. This work will involve research, market analysis, stakeholder outreach and marketing communications, and memo writing, and will result in the intern obtaining an excellent introduction to the exciting clean tech, clean energy and climate change policy and practices in China and the U.S.

Responsibilities:

– Assist in a US-China Clean Tech Center (US Department of Commerce sponsored) in various capacities. Visit our website: www.uschinacleantech.org.cn

– Collect US company data and update corporate B2B database;

– Conduct China market research for US companies who want to export clean technology to China;

– Assist with organization and marketing activities in relation to the US-China Cleantech Center’s trade missions and B2B e-commerce platform;

– Translate working documents and assist with program delivery;

– Training will include skills such as project flow, database management, report writing, and other technical mastery.

Qualifications:

  1. Interest in sustainable development and clean technology development;
  2. Strong ability to do desk-top business research and analysis;
  3. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research;
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams;
  5. Excellent communication skills;
  6. Hard-working, organized and strong sense of responsibility.

How to Apply: Please send a brief description of your availability to intern, your language skills, interest, experience and qualifications and a CV. Please send to rbao@uschinacleantech.org.cn.

Jan 10 / BARD CEP

Global Energy Center Intern, Atlantic Council – Washington, DC

Organization: Atlantic Council

Position Title: Global Energy Center Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Spring Internships will begin as soon as possible and are completed by the beginning of May.; The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. A monthly metro reimbursement is offered, along with Interview and Resume Workshops, briefings with our Military and State Department Fellows, as well as other senior-level staff.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2015

Description: Our interns are an integral part of our team. With a small group, most of our projects are all-hands-on-deck and we encourage interns to actively engage with events, publications, and strategies. This position will expose the candidate to the writing process for publications and articles, logistical elements of event-planning, and creating strategic initiatives within a think tank.

The Global Energy Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work related to energy issues, which encompasses geopolitics as well as its risks and opportunities and economics and environmental matters. Interns provide important research and logistical support to the Center. They are also encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council.

The successful candidates will have a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial ethos and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator and enjoying the fast pace of learning and growing in an organization. Demonstrated interest in international affairs, specifically energy, through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:
• Conduct research to support the activities of the Director.
• Manage program contacts and knowledge.
• Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
• Handle an array of logistical issues for program events and activities.
• Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
• Help draft and edit policy briefs and task force reports.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a graduate student or a recent graduate.
    • Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs with an emphasis on energy geopolitics.
    • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
    • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior figures.
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
    International applications are welcome but candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. The Atlantic Council does not facilitate visas for internship applicants, but can assist in having a third party sponsor a visa. Internship applicants are responsible for any costs associated with the visa sponsorship.

How to Apply: The position is located in Washington, DC. To apply, please visit our websitehttp://www.atlanticcouncil.org/careers/employment-internships to upload your cover letter, including salary expectations, resume, list of publications, and writing samples.

Jan 10 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, Wildlife Conservation Society – Vietnam

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society

Position Title: Program Manager, Vietnam

Location: Vietnam

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

Description: Position Objectives:

Support WCS’s program to reduce the threat posed by wildlife trade in Vietnam to WCS species and landscapes, particularly those in neighboring countries. Identify priorities, assist the Country Program Director develop strategies and approaches; develop and implement projects; coordinate financial and administrative support and facilitate communication and coordination with WCS Asia Program and other NY staff.

Promote wildlife conservation, particularly relating to the threat posed by unsustainable trade, in Vietnam with national government, international agencies, and other non-governmental organizations; and influence policies that promote the long-term persistence of wildlife and in Vietnam and beyond.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, support, develop and implement program activities, projects and strategies in line with the Vietnam and Asia strategy and project work plans.
  • Supervise, train and assist national staff in their projects; promote teamwork and provide feedback to staff; ensure proper collection, analysis and publication of data.
  • Produce and supervise reports and other required technical and financial documents (e.g., work plans, technical reports and financial reports) for WCS and donors on schedule.
  • Contribute significantly to the raising of financial support for projects, in collaboration with the CPD, Asia Program and WCS NY staff. Develop proposals and participate in fund-raising activities; maintain contact with donors and ensure timely reporting.
  • Write and publish documents, reports, books, and technical papers. Create and/or update program documents, brochures, newsletters, and other materials including online platforms (WCS Vietnam Website, Facebook page, blog etc).
  • Attend meetings, workshops, strategy sessions, etc.
  • Promote wildlife conservation in Vietnam with government, donors and other non-governmental organizations through meetings, speaking engagements, media interviews, writing, and general communications. Coordinate media engagement with WCS NY.

Qualifications:

3-5 years work experience in Southeast Asia
Minimum 3 years experience in management of local staff within an NGO
Knowledge and understanding on wildlife trafficking, environmental issues, law enforcement, wildlife conservation
Proven track record of fundraising and donor relations

How to Apply: Please use the following link to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/searchopenings.aspx?partnerid=25965&siteid=5168

Once you are on the site, click on “Global Conservation Full-Time” to apply.

Jan 10 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Sustainable Agriculture Education – California

Organization: Sustainable Agriculture Education

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: Position open through January 31 or until filled.

Description: SAGE is seeking an experienced farming/food systems/agricultural-planning professional to lead programs, assist in running and growing the organization, and develop new opportunities. This is a new, full-time, mid-level position with exciting possibilities for advancement, career growth and skill development. The Program Director will be working closely as part of a team with Sibella Kraus, SAGE President, other SAGE staff and core SAGE consultants.

Responsibilities:

SAGE Program Responsibilities include (~2/3 time):

  • Manage farming, education and outreach activities at the Sunol AgPark, working with SAGE staff including the AgPark Site & Education Manager, as well as with AgPark farmers, agency partners, consultants, contract educators and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in developing and implementing pending/new AgParks and agricultural resource areas, primarily in the Bay Area, including outreach to landowners and local partners.
  • Support our new Beginning Farmer and Rancher project, a three-year collaboration with UC Berkeley, Alameda County RCD, National Center for Appropriate Technology, and UC Cooperative Extension, by helping develop a collaborative farming toolkit.
  • Help shape and implement strategies to continue developing and disseminating SAGE’s New

Ruralism framework through publishing, speaking and other opportunities.

  • Support SAGE’s participation in regional agriculture and food system assessments and initiatives, including identification of strategic opportunities for SAGE to lead some of these efforts.

SAGE Team Responsibilities (~1/3 time):

  • Help manage financial and operating systems and 2-3 office staff
  • Help shape and support SAGE outreach and communication efforts
  • Assist with fundraising and foundation/donor relations for both project and general support; identify and pursue additional earned-income opportunities
  • Help implement SAGE’s strategic plan

Qualifications:

Looking for multi-faceted person to thrive in an environment where we wear a lot hats and collaborate with many partners as we plan and implement on-the-ground, impactful projects that help us realize our vision.

  • Experience managing projects, collaborative partnerships, staff and/or volunteers: 10 years or equivalent.
  • Expertise in many of the following sectors: organic/sustainable farming, regional food systems, environmental/smart growth movements, agricultural economics, beginning farmer/rancher training, agricultural land use planning, place-making, and public agro-ecology education: 10 years or equivalent.
  • A strong and broad network with organizations, businesses, funders and individuals representing the sectors above.
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects on different timelines on time and on budget.
    Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing successful grants, contracts and fundraising efforts.
  • Strong communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. SAGE works in close collaboration with many partners: other nonprofit groups, private individuals such as landowners and farmers, businesses such as planning firms, and government partners.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative/ownership of programs; as part of a team, contributing to a positive workplace culture, and as a supervisor.
  • Patience, persistence and perspective: SAGE works in many long-range planning processes that can take time to bear fruit.
  • Dedication to building an organization. SAGE is seeking to build long-term organizational sustainability through this hire.
  • Minimum B.A/B.S. in relevant field. Graduate degrees welcome.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a writing sample and a cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to hiring@sagecenter.org. Position open through January 31 or until filled.

Jan 9 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Chapter

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates and compensation: Start date February 23, 2015; $30,000 – $35,000

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Description: The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter (USGBC-Illinois) seeks an energetic and skilled professional with a wide range of administrative, event management and technical skills to assist, oversee and implement educational events, member programs and services, and coordinate administrative functions of the Chapter. The Program Coordinator will work directly with staff and the Chapter’s volunteer-based committees to coordinate a variety of projects and programs related to professional development and continuing education for the green building industry in Illinois.

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the Program Coordinator will attend relevant USGBC-Illinois committee meetings, meetings with partner organizations and education and networking events hosted by USGBC-Illinois.

Responsibilities:

USGBC-Illinois is leading the green building movement in Illinois by fostering a vibrant network of sustainability leaders in the public and private sector through education and advocacy. This past year, the organization coordinated stakeholders to educate 375 individuals on Chicago’s new energy benchmarking policy and held nearly 100 educational programs for more than 3,000 green building professionals across Illinois. To continue to build on these successes, the new USGBC-Illinois Program Coordinator will work closely with the Associate Director to ensure Chicago and Illinois continue to excel as leaders in sustainability by planning and implementing upcoming educational events and workshops.
Other responsibilities include:

  • Work with staff and volunteers to plan and implement upcoming education lectures and workshops related to energy benchmarking and energy efficiency
  • Event planning and management for upcoming education session presenters and host venues to coordinate presentation content, volunteer presenters and event logistics
  • Outreach and communication with program attendees; developing program audience and attendance; sharing follow up resources and education opportunities with attendees
  • Provide day-of support for Chapter programs and events (some evening support will be required)
  • Provide member support via phone and email inquiries
  • Assist with electronic communications (Constant Contact) website content (WordPress) and online event registration system (Wild Apricot)
  • Assist with various administrative duties related to Chapter programs, events, and initiatives
  • Attend regular volunteer committee meetings and programs

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Enthusiasm and interest in sustainability and non-profit administration
  • Knowledge or interest in managing website content and event registration system
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and references to via mail or email:

Katie Kaluzny
Associate Director
USGBC-Illinois Chapter
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1502
Chicago, IL 60654
kkaluzny@usgbc-illinois.org

No phone or in person inquiries, please.

Jan 9 / BARD CEP

Operations Assistant, Waterkeeper Alliance – New York

Organization: Waterkeeper Alliance

Position Title: Operation Assistant

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The position works under the direction of the Director of Operations. S/he is responsible for executing day-to-day financial transactions, including cash receipts, A/P, A/R, expense reimbursement and bank and payroll reconciliations. S/he is responsible for aiding in providing financial information for grant writing and grant reporting and is also responsible for ensuring that the financial processes are as efficient as possible and in keeping with GAAP and all Waterkeeper finance and administration policies. S/he will assist in audit and tax preparation and the preparation of Board reports. S/he researches vendor inquiries and handles special financial reporting requirements as necessary.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate accounts payable, including routing invoices for approval, coding invoices, entering data into QuickBooks, printing payments, routing checks for signature and mailing to vendors.
  • Prepare daily deposits as needed and assist in monthly reconciliation between Development and Finance.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries for General Ledger.
  • Process employee reimbursements and credit card reconciliation, ensuring that all policies are followed.
  • Prepare worksheets and reconcile all balance sheet accounts.
  • Establish and adhere to monthly financial process and close schedule.
  • Prepare annual 1099 tax forms.
  • Prepare invoices.
  • Assure that all bills are paid in a timely manner, deposits made regularly and that any unclaimed funds are collected and accounted for.
  • Provide detailed vendor and expense reports as needed.
  • Maintain chart of accounts and adjust based on needs of organization.
  • Aid in tracking of restricted funding.
  • Work with Operations Director to maintain the organization’s fiscal health and high-quality standing.
  • Maintain and prepare, any records or schedules for payroll services, benefits administration, taxes and audits.
  • Periodically archive and dispose of files in accordance with document management and retention policy.
  • Proactively identify ways to improve processes, efficiency and effectiveness of operation.
  • Administrative tasks for operations department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have an understanding of GAAP for non-profit organizations and experience working in computerized accounting (QuickBooks).
  • S/he will be able to organize, set up and manage a standard filing system for all accounting records and work well under pressure, set schedules and meet deadlines.
  • The successful candidate will learn new skills quickly and be articulate and able to explain procedures clearly, as well as maintain current documentation for all financial procedures.
  • S/he will also be committed to striving for measurable improvements made in systems and/or processes.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks software is required.
  • Vocational/Technical Training or Associates Degree required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Discipline, if specific) BSBA/Accounting
  • Minimum of one to three years experience required; Three to five years- preferred.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, QuickBooks and Web-based interfaces required.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to careers@waterkeeper.org. No phone calls please.

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Manager of Investor Network on Climate Risk, Ceres – Massachusetts

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Manager of Investor Network on Climate Risk

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (posted January 6)

Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Manager to join its Investor Program.  We are looking for candidates with strong relationship management skills and significant understanding of U.S. finance markets.

The Ceres Investor Program is specifically looking for someone that will lead our recruitment, management, and retention of investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk. This full-time position is based in Boston, MA, and reports to the Senior Manager of Investor Relations.

Responsibilities: Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage operations, recruitment and member services for the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), with goal of engaging, retaining and providing value to members
  • Oversee INCR relationship management system and process, working with and supporting relationship managers to promote member engagement
  • Develop and update, with relationship managers, individual investor action plans for key INCR members
  • Track INCR member progress and impact on sustainable investment metrics including implementation of 21stCentury Investor Blueprint steps, new investment commitments, and participation in INCR working groups
  • Track member engagement, participation and activities in Salesforce
  • Develop recruitment targets with Investor Team and manage investor recruitment process, with goal of 5 major new investors joining INCR each year
  • Coordinate planning and logistics of INCR meetings and events and interface with other Ceres’ programs and staff on same
  • Conduct annual evaluation of INCR member experience; solicit and analyze INCR member feedback on member activities, opportunities and services
  • Serve as relationship manager for a subset of INCR members
  • Monitor activities of and coordination/collaboration with other investor groups (e.g., PRI, CDP, UNEP FI)
  • Monitor and coordinate outreach to INCR member by other Ceres’ staff members.
  • Support investor team project work with INCR members and fundraising proposal development on an as needed basis
  • Manage, review and update investor content on Ceres website, working closely with other program staff
  • Partner with Finance Team on financial management of INCR member dues
  • Participate in team’s organization of Ceres Conference sessions, with special focus on investor engagement
  • Assist with training and supervising interns.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Graduate degree in business, economics, or sustainability related fields preferred.
  • Five years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in investment or nonprofit sectors on sustainability-related issues.
  • An understanding of financial markets and investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors.
  • Demonstrated experience with relationship management.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation.
  • Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, listserv program, etc.

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

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Program Administrator, New England Environment Fund – New Hampshire

Organization: New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Position Title: Program Administrator

Location: Newmarket, New Hampshire

Dates and compensation: Full-time; $35,000 – $50,000, depending on experience

Application Deadline: January 26, 2015

Description: We are currently seeking a Program Administrator focused on supporting the day-to-day operations of the NEGEF office. The Program Administrator will work closely with the Executive Director and program staff to fulfill NEGEF’s mission and program priorities.  Two primary foci of that support will be the administration of the Seed grant program and coordination of events, trainings and webinars.  The program administrator is often the first contact the public has with NEGEF’s grants programs and resources.

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How to Apply: Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current résumé, writing sample and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received by January 26, 2015 with the review committee responding to well-qualified candidates on an ongoing basis.  Please send your PDF application file to: application@grassrootsfund.org .

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Environmental Program Intern, Institute for Environmental Solutions – Colorado

Organization: Institute for Environmental Solutions

Position Title: Environmental Program Intern

Location: Denver, Colorado

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent non-profit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems – without unwanted side effects. IES is seeking motivated graduate interns and volunteers who are passionate about protecting the environment! We are working on exciting projects to reduce air and water pollution, improve human health, teach young children to become environmental stewards, and restore trails and open space.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM INTERN: IES is seeking enthusiastic graduate interns and volunteers to join our project teams: The Tree Project or the Chemical Footprint Project. The Tree Project’s mission is to improve Colorado cities using tree science; restore natural systems and urban green infrastructure; and educate children and adults to become environmental stewards. The Chemical Footprint Project seeks to reduce chemical footprints to improve water quality and human and environmental health. Intern/Volunteer

Responsibilities:

o Support technical and program work in all phases of the projects

o Conduct independent research and analysis on environmental issues

o Participate in project design, project implementation, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, and educational programs

o Help with IES outreach

o Assist with writing grant proposals to support project work

o Assist with the development of marketing and public relations materials

o Design and implement education programs including lesson plans for a variety of age groups

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated, detail-oriented graduate students or college graduates. The work we do is science and engineering based, with little or no established guidelines. Successful volunteers have been self-motivated, had a high attention to detail, and excellent written and oral English communication skills. IES volunteers must be able to tackle challenging problems with minimal guidance. Completed studies in technical areas such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, engineering, urban planning, health, economics, or nonprofit management are desired.

IES helps volunteers and interns gain experience to advance their careers. Volunteers and interns are able to self-guide their level of involvement in IES, creating the opportunity for them to meet their own goals, objectives, and visions with team member input and support. Interns will be encouraged to apply IES work to academic courses, if desired, with support from IES professional staff members and Board members.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Solutions@i4es.org. Include why you are interested in this position and your availability in Denver. Please include the title of the internship or volunteer position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

IES does not have a central office. Interns and volunteers work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver. To learn more about IES projects, visit www.i4es.org.

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Clean Water Campaign Director, Environment America – Washington, DC

Organization: Environment America

Position Title: Clean Water Campaign Director

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees.  Environment America offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Our vision is to build a strong team of advocates, campaigners, writers and digital organizers who will work with our national field operation to ensure that ALL of the nation’s waterways are clean and safe.

Responsibilities:

Advocacy: Present both problems and solutions to decision-makers—local, state and federal. Make a compelling case for action. Build access and influence with key players who can help us move our agenda forward.

Campaign Strategy Development:  Winning real victories takes much more than good policy ideas and strong inside relationships – we need to determine the best strategies for building and using our power. The Program Director will assess opportunities for building political and public support through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, grasstops mobilization, generating media coverage, and develop winning plans for putting our resources to use.

Telling Our Story: The Clean Water Program Director will serve as a public spokesperson for the campaign organizing media events, writing news releases, attending editorial board meetings, generating on-line content and  designing and implementing other communication tactics with a goal of building name recognition, garnering broad support and educating and mobilizing the public around our clean water vision.

Program and Policy Development: Participate in and oversee policy development, research and messaging for our clean water program. Help determine where our field resources will be most effective.

Building the Community: We all know there is strength in numbers and more voices lead to more power and more action.  Thus the Clean Water Program Director will play a critical role in building relationships and mobilizing support within the national environmental community while working with key constituencies that share our concerns about water quality from health professionals and farmers to outdoor recreational businesses and local elected officials.

Mobilizing the Public: In poll after poll, clean water is America’s top environmental concern. Providing compelling information and opportunities for action to our members and the general public will be a critical component of winning our clean water campaigns.

Fundraising:  The Clean Water Program Director will write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors, all to bring more resources to our campaigns. S/he will also work with our citizen outreach and on-line staff to build and develop a strong membership base to sustain our work.

Recruiting and Developing Staff: If we’re not growing, we’re not winning. The Clean Water Program Director will help recruit new staff, new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power. S/he will oversee all staff on the Clean Water Program team including developing and implementing work plans, provide training and leadership development opportunities.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track-record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work.

The ideal candidate will have policy, political advocacy and organizing experience, a proven ability to recruit, train, and develop staff, fundraising experience, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

How to Apply: Please apply here. Direct your application to Leigh-Anne Cole, Recruitment Director.

Jan 7 / BARD CEP

Campaigns Organizer, The Climate Reality Project – Colorado

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Campaigns Organizer

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Application Deadline: January 23, 2015

Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position from Campaigns Organizer. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis.

The Campaigns Organizer is responsible for development and implementation of local, national, and international campaigns aimed at harnessing the significant grassroots, partner, VIP, and communications power of The Climate Reality Project and translating that power into measurable impacts on climate change policy at home and abroad. This position will report directly to the Campaigns Director.

Climate Reality has offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the Boulder, Colorado office.

Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing campaign plans
    • Identify long-term campaign goals that drive towards the organization’s mission
    • Research issues and policy solutions
    • Power-map campaign targets
    • Develop comprehensive campaign strategy
    • Integrate classic and innovative tactics
    • Create timeline for implementation of tactics
  • Developing campaign materials
    • Manage process of creating campaign branding
    • Craft campaign story
    • Draft petitions, coalition letters and other written materials
  • Implementing campaign plans
    • Train and motivate staff and volunteers through individual and multi-person trainings in person and over the phone
    • Ensure message discipline across personnel, physical materials, and online content
    • Build systems for tracking campaign metrics
    • Report campaign results
  • Ensuring synergy between Climate Reality campaigns and all other program areas
  • Developing and managing relationships with members, partner groups, VIPs, government officials, donors, and members of the media

 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience in organizing and advocacy
  • Bachelor’s degree required/advanced degrees welcome
  • Organizing experience preferred
  • Experience developing campaign plans
  • Experience managing campaign staff
  • Experience training staff or volunteers in skills of grassroots organizing
  • Understanding of international environmental policy
  • Ability to track and analyze metrics and data
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, particularly advocacy writing and listening
  • Excellent planning and self-management systems
  • Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task
  • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Mac preferred

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to campaignjobs@climatereality.com.

Jan 7 / BARD CEP

Manager of Investor Program, Ceres – Massachusetts

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Manager, Investor Program

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Manager to join its Investor Program.  We are looking for candidates with specific expertise in sustainability policy/disclosure/project management or those with experience in organizing investors or companies around sustainability topics.

The Ceres Investor Program is specifically looking for someone that will support and help lead our work with stock exchanges, within Ceres’ Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges (IISE).  This is a full-time position, based in Boston, MA, that will report to the Senior Manager of the IISE project.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the production, release and distribution of new research reports and related blog posts, op-eds, and articles that advance the IISE’s work around listing rules at global stock exchanges on mandatory sustainability reporting.
  • Communicate directly with investors, companies, exchanges and regulators on IISE priorities.
  • Provide ongoing research, writing, and project management support to IISE projects.
  • Support dialogues between investors and stock exchanges on sustainability disclosure topics.
  • Lead monthly webinars and conference calls with our IISE Working Group, including setting agendas, moderating, organizing guest speakers, and outreach and logistics.
  • Produce a monthly newsletter focused on the exchange and regulatory communities, related to sustainability and governance topics–in partnership with the U.N.
  • Assist the Senior Manager in working with the Ceres Development team to craft fundraising proposals and reports for relevant projects.
  • Assist the Senior Manager in working with the Communications team on IISE priorities.
  • Provide research and data input for a joint database (with the U.N.) on stock exchange progress related to sustainability matters.
  • Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events.
  • Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference and other events.
  • Keep current on IISE-related news and progress around the world.
  • Serve as a relationship manager with a select group of investor members of INCR.
  • Support the implementation and development of IISE management and planning systems, including developing goals, tracking indicators and evaluating the results and progress of the program.
  • Assist with supervising interns and contract staff on IISE projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Graduate degree in business, environment, law, public policy, or related field preferred.
  • Five years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in the corporate, investor or nonprofit sectors on a sustainability-related issue.
  • Substantial expertise on environmental sustainability issues, with a preference for expertise in sustainability disclosure topics. Familiarity with popular sustainability reporting frameworks is a plus.
  • An understanding of the following entities; corporations, stock exchanges, investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Social media skills preferred.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation.
  • Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, listserv program, etc.

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

Jan 6 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant, EcoHealth Alliance – New York

Organization: EcoHealth Alliance

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a program assistant to help ensure the smooth planning and execution of EcoHealth Alliance’s research agenda on emerging infectious diseases. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate who wants to work in an exciting NGO that runs research and conservation programs around the world. The Program Assistant will provide all necessary support to our Grants and Program Manager as well as to our research and field staff. The Program Assistant’s other duties will include managing and processing contracts, invoices, mailings, and publications; assistance in grant applications, reports, and financial compliance; and preparation of financial reports, coding, and timesheets. The Program Assistant will work closely with research staff to set-up meetings and coordinate travel.

The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance headquarters in New York City. Some international and domestic travel may be required. EcoHealth Alliance offers generous salary and benefits, and excellent working conditions.

Qualifications: BA or BS degree in the Biological Sciences, Public Health, Sociology, or Environmental Sciences/Policy preferred; experience in administrative duties in non-profit, academic or equivalent position; experience working on conservation research or policy projects; proven writing skills; strong sense of team spirit and diplomacy required; excellent communication skills. Fluency in English required. Statistical skills as well as other language skills a plus.

How to Apply: Please apply by submitting an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “PROGRAM ASSISTANT JANUARY 2015″ in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be received. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since this will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated by the end of January and only appropriate candidates will be contacted by the beginning of February 2015.

Jan 6 / BARD CEP

Programs Associate, Mohonk Reserve – New York

Organization: Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Volunteer Programs Associate

Location: New Paltz, New York

Dates and compensation: Excellent work environment and access privileges to the lands of the Mohonk Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House resort. Salary: Hourly $13-$15 per hour based on experience, 18-25 hours per week.

Application Deadline: January 14

Description: Mohonk Preserve is seeking an energetic people person as our Volunteer Programs Associate to work collaboratively within the Development Department, which includes Membership, Individual Giving, Special Events, and Volunteers. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Special Events.

The successful candidate will have 2 years of work experience preferably working with volunteers or within a non-profit organization and understands the importance of building and stewarding good relationships with volunteers and community members. A critical attribute is the ability to work closely with and express a positive attitude and appreciation toward people giving their time, resources and energy as volunteers.

Qualifications:

* Candidates should exhibit the following competencies: communication proficiency, collaboration skills, leadership, organizational skills, presentation skills, teamwork orientation, technical capacity, and time management.

* Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, and desktop publishing software preferred.

* Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Access and/or other database software required.

* Ability to work irregular hours, including weekends, evenings, and/or holidays.

* The ability to work independently and as a team member.

* Comfort with a high level of social interaction with a wide range of individuals and groups.

* A driver’s license.

* The ability to manage multiple projects & clerical duties.

* Working Saturday or Sunday will be a weekly schedule requirement with some flexibility.

Experience in a nonprofit setting is desired. Candidates with experience in volunteer management, development/fundraising, alumni relations and event management are preferred. A knowledge and appreciation of the mission of the Mohonk Preserve is imperative.

How to Apply: Please submit hard copy cover letter and resume by January 14 to:

Associate Director of Special Events, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561 .

Applications also accepted via e-mail to employment@mohonkpreserve.org (Word 97 & above or Adobe PDF only).

No phone calls please.

Jan 6 / BARD CEP

Wind Energy Campaigner, Environment America – Washington, DC

Organization: Environment America

Position Title: Wind Energy for a Cleaner America Campaign Advocate

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees.  Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college and graduate loan assistance, and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Environment America is seeking an experienced campaigner to drive our campaigns to expand wind power across the country and off our coasts.  This person will work with our national program team as well as with our organizers, advocates and key allies to build momentum and expand support for wind power.

Responsibilities: Campaign Coordination:  Working with our staff and our campaign partners to executive our campaigns to  promote wind, including; our Campaign for Atlantic Offshore Wind and our Wind Energy for America Campaign to win ongoing support for federal and state policies to support wind energy. This will include building partnerships with allies and being responsible for meeting our tactical campaign goals.

Coalition Building:  Cultivating relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expanding the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of more than 500 key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaign including attending events, participating in press conferences, and tapping into their networks to promote the campaign.

Grassroots Mobilization: Working with our organizers and advocates to mobilize citizens in support of our campaigns both on and offline. Providing compelling information and opportunities for action to our members and the general public will be a critical component of winning our clean energy campaigns.

Media and Visibility: Getting the word out far and wide, in the media and through other channels is a critical part of our work. By elevating the issue in the public debate, we can better educate and motivate our supporters and hold decision-makers accountable. Opportunities for visibility will include releasing reports, writing and developing materials, including press releases, developing talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, in addition to social media materials and doing outreach to the media. Our wind campaign coordinator will also be responsible for representing the organization at various conferences, on panels, etc.

Fundraising:  Money makes the world go round.  The wind campaign organizer will help raise grant money to fund our work and will help cultivate donors for our clean energy work. S/he will also have the opportunity to provide briefings and updates for our citizen outreach staff, donors and funders.

Recruitment: Help recruit new staff, new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power.

Qualifications: Candidates should have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience.

Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track-record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work.

The ideal candidate will have policy, political advocacy and organizing experience, a proven ability to recruit, train, and develop staff and volunteers, fundraising experience, and demonstrated success building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

How to Apply: Please apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/jobs/amr/wind-energy-cleaner-america-campaign-advocate.