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Dec 30 / BARD CEP

Passenger Vehicles & India Program Internship, International Council on Clean Transportation

Organization: The International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Passenger Vehicles & India Programs Internship 2015

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an immediate opening for an intern to support the Passenger Vehicles program, with particular relevance to issues in India. The primary focus of this position will be to model emissions from vehicles in India and develop scenarios analyzing the feasibility of scrapping older vehicles in the country.

Position Description

Working under the direction of the Passenger Vehicles program director, tasks for this position include:

Gathering data and modeling vehicle emissions on a regional/national scale.

Analyzing the economic costs and benefits of scrapping older vehicles in India.

Writing progress reports, policy briefs, and ICCT technical reports on reducing vehicle emissions.

Helping to organize workshops and other outreach efforts and give presentations to educate policy-makers and stakeholders in India and elsewhere.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, ideally a master’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, environmental science, or energy and resources and some experience working on automotive and/or air quality issues. The position requires excellent quantitative, analytic, and research skills, along with strong written and verbal communications skills. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-directed, and strategic in problem solving and identifying policy needs.

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter summarizing your interests and qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to internships@theicct.org. Use “PV/India Internship” as the subject of your e-mail. Candidates will be considered on a first come, first serve basis and the position will remain open until filled. We will directly contact candidates that are deemed qualified. The ICCT is an equal opportunity employer.

Dec 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental Specialist, Covanta – New Jersey

Organization: Covanta

Position Title: Environmental Specialist

Location: Oxford, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (posted December 12, 2014)

Description: Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta’s 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta’s facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, implementing and maintaining environmental management systems and programs at the Covanta Warren Energy Resource Co. facility in Oxford, NJ. Compliance programs include air quality, solid waste and water regulations/permits. Participating in and auditing of facility programs preparing and managing various submittals to regulatory agencies, and overseeing other environmental activities related to compliance. Interact with state and federal environmental agency personnel. Some infrequent travel will be required.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in engineering, environmental science, or equivalent and a minimum or 3-5 years experience in the environmental field; preferably the air or solid waste field. A working knowledge of NJ and federal environmental regulations in air, waste and water desired. HAXWOPER trained is a plus. Must have strong written and oral communications skills and demonstrate ability to work creatively within the regulatory framework. Strong computer skills are needed.

How to Apply: Apply online at Covanta’s careers page.

Dec 29 / BARD CEP

Energy Economics Intern, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Energy Economics Intern

Location: Golden, Colorado

Dates and compensation: 12-month paid internship

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

NREL’s Special Topics Research Center has an opening for an interdisciplinary graduate level student intern in human-focused energy system services.

Responsibilities: This position will support the work of an innovative research area of NREL by:

– Performing literature review, preparing technical reports, journal articles, and presentations.

– Staying abreast of the latest developments in mobile technology, the internet of things and data analytic techniques. Staying abreast of the latest developments in emerging information related to energy economics and technology.

– Designing experiments to collect data from individuals and predict subsequent behavior.

Qualifications: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution.

Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation.

Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Be sure to attach your current transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) on the “Submit Attachments” Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.

Candidates must have:

– Strong written and oral communication skills.

– Demonstrated ability to synthesize data from disparate fields of research.

– Demonstrated interest in emerging technologies.

Knowledge of computer programming, particularly scripting languages such as R or python, familiarity with statistics or econometrics, demonstrated interest in energy and environmental issues, experience with IRB review boards, publishing, and running experiments involving human subjects.

How to Apply: Apply online at the NREL internships page.

Dec 29 / BARD CEP

Head of Sustainability Management, South Pole Carbon – Switzerland

Organization: South Pole Carbon

Position Title: Head of Sustainability Management

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: As Head of Sustainability Management you will help our customers understand their sustainability impact, and create strategies and innovative tools to enable their implementation. Our mandates for both public and corporate customers range from providing services in the field of Sustainability Management and Reporting and Greenhouse Gas Accounting to Impact Assessment.

You will also be responsible for developing services within two Climate-KIC Flagship Projects. Being responsible for the successful and efficient implementation of our mandates, you will lead international project teams of practice experts. You will support South Poles Carbon’s Key Account Management Team in finding innovative solutions for our clients. You will also be involved in developing and improving South Pole Carbon’s offer in the field of Sustainability Management in order to further strengthen our position in this field.

Responsibilities:

Leading a team of dedicated experts

 Plan projects and assign project teams with necessary know-how and skill set to ensure the most efficient and highest quality implementation of our mandates

 Supervise and guide the project teams in the implementation of our mandates

Supporting our key account management team in business development

 Shape proposals in direct exchange with the responsible key account managers and customers

 Provide customers with proposals that match their needs and our capabilities

Shaping South Pole Carbon’s offering in the field of Sustainability Management

 Enrich and enlarge South Pole Carbon’s service offering in Sustainability Management, both for the corporate and public sector

 Lead and guide innovation processes within several long-term innovation projects with Climate KIC in collaboration with a broad network of stakeholders

 Ensure information exchange and knowhow transfer, organize training and support for the key account managers

Qualifications:

We require you to have

 University degree in science or engineering

 Five years of work experience in a sustainability or a climate change-related field

 Entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record in business development

 Leadership experience in an international environment and ability to harness strengths of interdisciplinary teams

 Strong experience in managing large international projects involving myriad stakeholders.

 Understanding in sustainability management and reporting, greenhouse gas accounting and environmental impact assessment

 Self-motivation with a determination to make things happen and a drive to succeed

 Sense of responsibility with the ability to work independently and proactively

 Proficiency in English

 Willingness to travel

 Experience in managing software projects is beneficial

How to Apply: If you are interested in leading a young and international team looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you! Women are especially encouraged to apply. Please send your cover letter and CV in one pdf file to Mr Daniel Egli, Head of Human Resources, hr@southpolecarbon.com.

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

LEED Certification Associate, U.S. Green Building Council – Washington, DC

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council

Position Title: LEED Certification Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: GBCI is currently seeking personable, detail-oriented and highly organized professionals to provide operational support to the certification team. The certification team at GBCI is responsible for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED rating systems.

The LEED Certification Associate will provide efficient and comprehensive support to the certification team at GBCI. This includes vendor management, customer service, data processing, and administration of shared technology resources such as LEED Online. The associate will work closely with LEED reviewers to facilitate the best possible customer experience for LEED project teams throughout all aspects of their engagement with GBCI.

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for one or more LEED review teams, responding to inquiries related to certification reviews and policies, post-application customer service, weekly review capacity, and current review queues
  • Administer GBCI’s customized LEED project tracking software, including data entry, database updates, report generation, and workflow tracking
  • Monitor weekly certification metrics, staff review team and QC assignments, and external review team and QC assignments
  • Perform administrative duties for specific LEED rating systems and programs, as necessary
  • Schedule, coordinate and manage recurring calls and/or meetings with external review teams, project teams, or GBCI Certification Staff; Record and distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Deliver top-quality phone and email customer support

Additional responsibilities may include

  • Perform quality control (QC) review of work done by external review teams
  • Review project documentation to determine compliance with LEED requirements
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process
  • Tabulate/analyze certification metrics and prepare reports
  • Prepare training materials and/or reviewer resources with subject matter experts
  • Liaise with the GBCI Technical Customer Service Team, providing technical and process-related support as necessary
  • Ship and receive packages, track all related data
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Building Operations, or Environmental Science
  • LEED Green Associate required (or within one year of hire)
  • LEED AP with Specialty preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience working in an office environment.
  • Experience with TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau, or SQL scripts a plus

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office required (advanced Excel skills preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams

How to Apply:

To apply, please

  • Email or fax your resume and a letter of interest to our human resources department.
  • Note the title of the position you are applying for and your salary requirements.
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.

Ways to contact HR

No phone calls, please

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

Midwest Region Director, American Wind Energy Association – Midwest United States

Organization: The American Wind Energy Association

Position Title: Midwest Region Director

Location: Midwest United States

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: AWEA is a dynamic trade association working to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education. We are seeking a Midwest Region Director who will live in and focus on the Midwest section of the US’s wind policy, member services, conference activities, and maximize AWEA’s capabilities to achieve prioritized goals across the region. This position will work with member companies and regional partners on the range of issues that may arise, work with AWEA members on their priorities, and engage them in policy and communications in the region. The director will be part of a small national team driving AWEA’s state and regional work.

This position works from home. The specific location must be in the region and airport accessible. The Midwest region comprises states in MISO and SPP.

Responsibilities:

  • With members and regional partners, develop and execute the wind industry’s state and regional strategy to reach a goal of increasing demand for wind.
  • Serve as liaison between AWEA and central regional partners and participate in wind industry policy and communications efforts in the region.
  • Coordinate closely with member companies active in the region to understand their priorities. Work with regional partners to develop annual priority list for key initiatives. Build and execute strategy, seeking additional support and resources as needed.
  • Work closely with AWEA policy staff on transmission, siting, RPS, and other policy issues, including state implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan.
  • Facilitate consensus wind industry policy positions on issues that cross regional partner boundaries.
  • Communicate state and regional issues and developments to AWEA’s membership and Board through various means including assisting with articles for AWEA publications and committee and board reporting;
  • Work closely with AWEA’s Public Affairs Department on message development, campaigns, and media inquiries.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson on issues in the region.
  • Activate member companies for state and regional policy advocacy, in coordination with AWEA regional partners and AWEA’s grassroots program.
  • Organize industry activity, in consultation with regional partners, in key states where the industry may be under-represented.
  • Seek inclusion and support of other stakeholders as needed on policy issues (such as rural or agricultural groups, consumers, environmentalists, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Membership Value Experience (MVE) team to
    • Connect with large AWEA members in the region on policy issues.
    • Support outreach for AWEA workshops and other events in the region to raise visibility and attendance, and to use the opportunity to highlight wind industry messages and policy priorities.
  • Hire and oversee consultants as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of energy and environmental issues.
  • Ability to achieve consensus and cooperation among people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • A strong, high-level national network of contacts in the energy/electricity policy community and established coalition-building skills.
  • Understanding of state legislative process and legislative campaigns.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, as well as the ability to give informative presentations in front of diverse audiences.
  • Sound judgment and instincts, good analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills, the ability to develop and manage projects independently, the ability to adapt and respond quickly to change.
  • The ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and solve problems as they arise
  • Proven willingness and ability to work productively as part of a team.

AWEA is a fast-paced, high-energy organization with a very ambitious agenda and a staff that is highly motivated. This position may experience high work demands under tight timelines. Extensive travel is required.

Qualified applicants may possess any combination of education and experience enabling them to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position. Preferred qualifications are: Master’s degree in related field and at least five years of progressively responsible work/director level capabilities. Experience working with state government, energy and/or environmental policy and issues is required; experience or knowledge in electric markets is a plus. Must be: proficient with MS Office; self-starter, detail-oriented, proactive, able to multi-task and prioritize; able to adhere to timelines for phone and email responses, project deadlines. A passion for renewable energy related work is a plus.

How to Apply: Send resume and salary requirements to policyjobs@awea.org (please use “Midwest Region Director” in subject line) or mail to AWEA, 1501 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, attention HR.

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

Local Policy Analyst, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Local Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Dates: Preferred start date: on or about February 2, 2015, based in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: ACEEE seeks a Research Analyst to focus on local and data-related policy for its Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program. The position provides a balance of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States as it relates to policy and program implementation by local governments and in cities and metropolitan regions. Efficiency policy issues within the scope of the position include those related to utility energy data access, multifamily housing, utility ratepayer funded programs, local government operations, and smart cities. ACEEE’s local policy work also emphasizes issues of local job creation, economic development, and environmental health benefits of energy efficiency.

Responsibilities: Focusing on energy issues across economic sectors at the local level, the research analyst will have a variety of research opportunities in one of ACEEE’s most dynamic and multi-disciplinary programs. The core responsibilities of the position include:

Performing technical assistance research for local governments and other local implementation partners, such as energy utilities, and tracking local energy efficiency policy developments, including supporting technical assistance on topics such as multifamily housing and local government operations, in coordination with other ACEEE subject-matter experts

Working directly with utilities and peer groups of utilities to help improve their collaborations with local governments and metropolitan agencies

Coordinating and leading work on policies for access to energy data by third parties, best practices for application of data in building analytics and energy management systems, and the use of “big data” in program and policy planning and implementation in the buildings, utilities and transportation sectors

Leading ACEEE’s research on Intelligent Efficiency as it relates to cities, including research into city energy performance and city energy management systems

Providing contributions to the biennial City Energy Efficiency Scorecard and the related local policy database, which provide peer comparisons among U.S. cities on energy efficiency policy and performance metrics

Contributing to organizational strategy around energy data management and analytics and supporting and improving ACEEE analytical tools

Working at ACEEE, the analyst will lead projects of high visibility and credibility in the energy efficiency, technology and policy communities. As a researcher and project coordinator, the position offers unmatched access to national experts in energy efficiency as well as critical sources of primary data at government agencies and utilities. It also provides an opportunity to develop expertise and leadership experience on one or more topics of energy efficiency policy and programs. ACEEE and its Utilities, State and Local Policy Program are dynamic, growing, and comprised of a highly motivated and collegial team.

Expectations and Responsibilities

Highly analytical and detail-oriented. The analyst will conduct rigorous and peer-reviewed primary research dealing with complex quantitative and qualitative data.

Excellent writing and presentation skills. The analyst is expected to produce several detailed research reports, white papers, fact sheets, and blog posts on energy efficiency policy and programs, and present the research results at a wide range of policy and public forums.

Superb organizational and project coordination skills . The position requires experience coordinating complex, long-term projects independently and as part of teams. The analyst must also balance multiple projects and deadlines.

Strong interpersonal skills . He/she will maintain close relationships with a large network of stakeholders across the country in federal, state, local government and in the private sector to inform research and broaden the reach of ACEEE research and technical assistance. The analyst must also coordinate and collaborate with numerous ACEEE staff members on cross-cutting research projects.

Articulate and thoughtful . As an author of highly visible reports, the analyst will conduct media interviews and present at conferences and events. The analyst must be able to clearly explain research and positions to laypeople, other experts, and skeptical audiences.

Highly motivated, self-starter .

Tech-savvy and quick learner . The analyst will have to consult with other ACEEE staff to stay apprised of energy efficiency policy and program developments in the utility, buildings, transportation, and industrial sectors. The analyst will also contribute to pages on ACEEE’s website including those related to Local Energy Efficiency Policy.

Qualifications:

Required:

Bachelor’s degree

Degree or rigorous coursework in policy analysis, urban planning, economics, engineering, and/or information science

Two or more years of work experience, with demonstrated project coordination and leadership experience and significant experience with quantitative analysis

Strongly preferred:

Advanced degree

Experience in policy analysis or planning, including work on local government, transportation, energy, environmental, and/or utility policy

Experience with or sound knowledge of data policy, data standards, and privacy policy

Demonstrated passion for clean energy, economic development, or environmental issues

Preferred:

Experience with facilitating learning across networks or working groups of peer organizations, stakeholders, or representative from multiple professional communities

Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency and utility-sector efficiency programs

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to job_openings@aceee.org and use “Local Policy Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

Passenger Vehicle Program Internship, International Council on Clean Transportation – California

Organization: The International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Passenger Vehicle Program Internship 2015

Location: San Francisco, California or Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: The successful applicant is expected to work full-time (preferably) or part-time for up to 6 months. The monthly stipend for this position depends on education level and experience and is dependent on funding for this position. The range for university students is from $1,900-2,100, masters students is $2,100-$2,300, and for doctoral students is $2,300-$2,600.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is offering a paid internship opportunity located in either our Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA (preferred location) office to work with the passenger vehicle program.  This unique ICCT position provides an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher to learn about opportunities to reduce emissions from passenger vehicle and trucks, and about how to work in a dynamic, policy-oriented setting.

Position Description

Working under the direction of the Passenger Vehicles program director, tasks for this position include:

Assisting in ICCT’s ongoing work on passenger vehicle fuel economy database project.

Gathering data and modeling vehicle emissions on a regional/national scale.

Writing blog posts, policy briefs, and ICCT technical reports on reducing vehicle emissions and improving fuel efficiency.

Helping in other outreach efforts, including preparing presentation materials to educate policy-makers and stakeholders globally.

The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, ideally with a foundation in engine and vehicle technology, emission and efficiency testing, and vehicle fuel efficiency policies. A master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or related discipline is preferred. The position requires excellent quantitative, analytic, and research skills, along with strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficiency in Excel is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is desired. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-directed, and creative and strategic in problem solving. Proficiency in English in required, foreign language(s) is a plus.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing or project sample, along with name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) tointernships@theicct.org. Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Use the position name “Internship, Passenger Vehicles” as the subject of your e-mail. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled. Please do not contact our offices directly, as the ICCT will contact candidates that are deemed qualified.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Resiliency Manager, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Resiliency Manager

Location: The Resiliency Manager will be expected to convene with the Resiliency Team at the TCNJ campus in Ewing, NJ 1-2 days/week and be willing to work from a remote office in the Ocean County area the remaining 3-4 days a week.

Dates and compensation: The state title for this position is Project Specialist. The position of Resiliency Manager Manager/Project Specialist is a Grant Funded position within the state. Compensation will be based upon the candidate’s professional experience and academic and applied skills set. The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as paid leave time and tuition savings programs. Employees will be eligible for the TCNJ pension program following one year of employment. The salary range is $50,000-$65,000.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey seeks a motivated individual to join our team working as a Resiliency Manager with the NJ Resiliency Network. The NJ Resiliency Network works with public, non-profit and academic partners across the state to provide municipalities with the tools and resources to become stronger, more resilient communities. (See www.NJResiliency.com.) The Sustainability Institute is a “think and do” tank that works to advance understanding and implementation of best practices that will lead to sustainable development.

The successful Resiliency Manager candidate is a skilled planner and/or project manager who will assist local governments with resilience, coastal hazard, and adaptation policy and planning in New Jersey’s central coastal region. The Resiliency Manager will inventory municipal needs for resiliency, provide direct technical assistance and connect municipalities to a “network” of public and private support and technical assistance. In addition to coordinating municipal needs with resources, the Resiliency Manager will report regularly on municipal progress towards resilience, as well as gaps in available tools and resources. This feedback will inform the work of state, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and federal entities in policy development and research. The impact of this position will be to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation of best practices for resiliency to climate change.

The position will require extensive travel throughout New Jersey’s central coastal region (mileage reimbursement provided). As such, candidates must have reliable transportation.

Responsibilities:

*Develop and conduct municipal outreach on climate-impact related issues in coastal New Jersey.

*Assist communities with the identification and prioritization of resiliency and adaptation projects by working with local officials, stakeholder groups and disaster recovery managers at the local and multi-community scale.

*Plan, conduct, and evaluate coastal community resilience and climate related programs, public seminars and workshops for municipalities and stakeholders in New Jersey’s coastal region.

*Develop and maintain working relationships with relevant local, state, county and federal personnel and non-governmental organizations.

*Contribute to program evaluations and other programmatic reports as required by NJRN.

Qualifications:

*Minimum of 2 years of experience in planning, public administration, economic and community development or city administration

*College degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public administration, or related field; or, five years of related work experience.

*Demonstrated communications skills (written and public)

*Ability to multitask; be a self-starter and manage projects and public outreach

*Significant travel is required in the Ocean County area and occasionally in Monmouth, Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Preferred qualifications:

*Knowledge of New Jersey’s housing, economic and community development programs and experience or general understanding of local government structure and land use planning

*Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint

*Understanding of state and local public administration and finance

*Experience with grant writing; knowledge of creative public financing

*Master’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public administration, or related field

*Ability to use virtual/web-based collaboration tools to communicate with team members and partners throughout the state.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, three (3) professional references to be contacted and writing samples demonstrating critical thinking and communication skills to the Sustainability Institute at TCNJ, Attention: Linda Weber, Resiliency Program Director at: jobs@tcnj.edu. Applications will only be accepted by email. Resumes will be considered through January 9, 2015. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission – New York

Organization: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Position Title: Environmental Analyst

Location: Interstate Environmental Commission Laboratory, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission serves as a forum for interstate communication and coordination on water related pollution control efforts among all the New England States and New York State. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are members of the Interstate Environmental Commission’s (IEC) compact. IEC’s compact was created in 1936 and established IEC as an organization responsible for protecting the waters and environment of its jurisdictional area.

In May 2012, NEIWPCC entered into an agreement with the IEC District to assist their three compact members (NY, NJ, and CT) in meeting their most pressing water resource, quality, and wastewater treatment concerns, both within and across state boundaries, by conducting monitoring, workshops, seminars, and the transfer of technology. NEIWPCC is working with the IEC District in meeting their diverse needs by providing fiduciary responsibility, staff and technical assistance, analysis and support for a broad array of water resource areas.

Responsibilities: Work independently to complete regularly scheduled field work including facility inspections and ambient water quality monitoring projects. Work with other staff to prepare individual project/program element work plans and budgets, approves payments under those projects, and pursues potential new sources of funding for projects. Assist Senior Manager and Associate Director with various program issues, grants and contracts, and develops information on which program decisions are based. Assist in the preparation and review of grant applications for new projects, contracts, and final project reports.

Activities are generally water quality and water supply oriented, but can cover a wide range of environmental issues, according to program needs and the incumbent’s areas of expertise. Act as technical advisor for the Commission, state agency staff, and public on those program issues; serve as staff support, clearinghouse for information, and meeting chairman for state agency staff workgroups for those issues. Assist the Senior Manager and Associate Director and staff in the general operations of the office in program planning and reporting.

Read full jobs description here.

Qualifications:

Education

A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, natural science, toxicology, public health, or a related field.

Experience

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part time, technical or professional experience, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity or, (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.

Substitutions

  1. An Associate’s Degree with a major in any of the field listed above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree with a major in any of the fields above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate Degree with a major in any of the fields above may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education towards such a degree will be prorated on the basis of proportion of the requirements actually completed.

How to Apply: Send submissions to: NEIWPCC, Attn: Human Resources, 650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854 or via email to jobs@neiwpcc.org

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Environment Program Associate, PSE Healthy Energy – California and New York

Organization: PSE Healthy Energy

Position Title: Environment Program Associate

Location: Oakland, California and Ithaca, New York

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015

Description: PSE Healthy Energy is a non-profit energy science and policy think tank dedicated to supplying evidence-based, scientific information and resources on the environmental, public health, and climate dimensions of energy production and use. Our work predominantly focuses on oil and gas development (e.g., “fracking” and enhanced oil recovery), renewable energy, and energy storage. We have offices in Oakland, CA, Ithaca, NY, and New York City. PSE Healthy Energy’s mission is to bring scientific transparency and clarity to energy policy discussions, helping to level the playing field for citizens, advocacy groups, the media, policy makers, and politicians by generating, translating, and disseminating scientific information. No other interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, scientists, and engineers exists to focus specifically on health and sustainability at the intersection of energy science and policy.

Purpose

The Program Associate provides research and administrative support to the Environment program. Primary responsibilities are outlined below, but this list should be viewed as a starting point as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and the evolution of the program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with scientific research, including compilation and analysis of data and editing/preparation of white papers and manuscripts for peer-review
  • Monitor and catalog scientific literature relevant to the scope of the program and the organization
  • Meet regularly with the Program Director to discuss progress of current research and ideas for new research
  • Respond to general inquiries from the public
  • Assist with management of online resources including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS), PSE Library, and State of the Science entries
  • Assist with software, grant proposals, and other requests for research tools as needed
  • Assist with planning program events, and organizational meetings.

Qualifications: Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, petroleum engineering/geology, or related technical degree
  • Experience or interest in researching the environmental dimensions of fossil energy systems, including GHG/climate change, water, and/or air quality issues
  • Exceptional research, data analysis, and writing skills and strong oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and general internet, video and electronic communications
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and R preferred

Characteristics

  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well
  • Articulate communications skills
  • A team player and friendly to collaboration within and beyond PSE Healthy Energy
  • A self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@psehealthyenergy.org by January 16, 2015. Please put “ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM ASSOCIATE” in the subject line.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Policy Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Policy Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates: Start date January 5, 2015

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Description: The Policy Associate will assist members of the Policy team in advancing all of MEEAs policy activities at the local, state and regional levels. The Policy Associate’s work will support and advance mandated and voluntary energy efficiency policies at the state level. This will be accomplished through various research, coordination, and administrative tasks. The Policy Associate will support the Policy Team, but also be responsible for coordination with other areas of MEEA, including Membership, Marketing, and Programs. Developing and maintaining relationships – both internally and externally – that advance the work of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will be a requirement of the position. The Policy Associate will report to MEEA’s Senior Policy Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to MEEA’s Policy Team
    · Research and analyze state energy efficiency policies and assist in the preparation of reports for funders and members
    · Develop fact sheets, case studies, newsletter, blog postings, and other advocacy materials
    · Assist in management of MEEA’s policy advocacy through coalition-building with all stakeholders
    · Coordinate educational and outreach activities to increase awareness and understanding of energy efficiency, including webinars, calls, and conferences
    · Use social media to promote the department’s activities

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualifications:
· B.A. or B.S. in: public policy, political science, or a related field
· Advanced degree in relevant field, preferred
· Minimum 2 years experience in public policy required, with knowledge of the energy industry preferred
· History of strong project management experience with proven success with meeting deadlines and the ability of adapt to shifting priorities
· Strong facilitation and coalition building skills among diverse stakeholders
· Strong oral and written presentation skills
· Able to working as a member of a team in a small-office environment
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office
· Passion for energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@mwalliance.org with the subject: Policy Associate. Applications are due by December 31, 2014. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and references.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Policy Associate, Nature Conservancy – Ohio

Organization: Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Climate and Energy Policy Associate

Location: Dublin, Ohio

Application Deadline: January 21, 2015

Description: The Climate and Energy Policy Associate supports the Nature Conservancy’s conservation goals by developing and executing strategies designed to broaden support in Ohio for action to advance energy and climate policy. The individual works closely with and serves as liaison and informational contact between The Nature Conservancy, partner organizations, federal, state and local government, and business entities to advance climate mitigation and clean energy solutions.

Responsibilities: The Climate and Energy Policy Associate will lead efforts in Ohio in support of TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities. The individual will work closely with TNC staff and external consultants to identify opportunities and develop strategies to reach identified audiences in support of advancing TNC’s climate and energy policies. Responsibilities include providing research and policy analysis and tracking policies and decisions that directly affect TNC’s climate and clean energy goals; building and facilitating internal networks, coordinating meetings, agendas, and presentations. The individual is expected to build external influencing networks and strategic partnerships with local and state government, the private sector, non-governmental agencies, academia and professional and trade associations to help form a broader, diverse coalition that supports and advances climate and energy policy. Development, management and delivery of public or private climate and energy educational programs, briefings, and events.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

Working closely with the Director of Government Relations, the Climate and Energy Policy Associate:

  • Develops and executes strategies to broaden support in Ohio for action on TNC’s climate and energy priorities.
  • Strengthen TNC’s role as an effective, credible, bipartisan partner on energy and climate solutions.
  • Conducts research and represents TNC to a variety of constituencies and stakeholders (public, private, government, non-government agencies, academia); and engages these groups in developing and implementing strategies that advance climate and clean energy policies.
  • May manage projects and teams involving research and analysis on a broad range of topics related to climate and energy policy, such as public opinion surveys and economic analysis.
  • Monitors legislative, regulatory, and administrative action on policy climate and energy policy opportunities as appropriate.
  • Shares information and coordinates strategy with TNC in other states, regional, and Worldwide Office programs.
  • Financial responsibility to complete projects appropriately, and assist with budget development and meeting fundraising goals for local and worldwide conservation.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Works within the scope of program’s strategic goals.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy or related field and 4 years related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Experience researching, compiling and analyzing information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure.
  • Experience with legislative, planning, policy or corporate initiatives at two or more of the following levels: international, federal, state, county, or municipal.
  • Experience working with, presenting to and communicating with different audiences and constituencies including government or corporate staff and/or program leadership.
  • Experience working with partners/government agencies, government officials, business, academia, professional and trade associations, media, and the corporate sector.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships, coalitions, collaborations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in climate, clean energy, business, or sustainability.
  • Experience coordinating complex projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units and functions to achieve optimal results.
  • Experience building networks or organizational capacity, facilitating informational sessions, increasing internal knowledge and capacity, and identifying key stakeholders.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Experience in working in state and federal regulatory environment.
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Collaborative; team member.
  • Self-starting, independent worker who can thrive in a decentralized organization with minimal oversight.

How to Apply: To apply to position number 42713, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2015.

Go to the Nature Conservancy New York jobs page to apply.

Dec 26 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, Friends of North Creek Forest – Washington

Organization: Friends of North Creek Forest

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Bothell, Washington

Dates and compensation: Starting salary will be $40,000 for the first year. (There are no benefits with this position.)

Application Deadline: Candidate screening will be ongoing until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by December 31st, 2014.

Description: FNCF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2011. The mission of FNCF is to maintain and improve the ecological function of North Creek Forest through education, stewardship, and conservation in perpetuity.

FNCF promotes ecological literacy through North Creek Forest centered outdoor class experience, internships, a variety of social media and public presentations. We serve schools within Northshore School District, private schools, members of the community, the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College. We envision the entire 64-acre forest as a giant outdoor laboratory inspiring artistic, scientific and literary works toward an ever greater understanding of natural systems.

Responsibilities:

Planning:

- Develop and implement FNCF’s strategic plan with input from the Board of Directors and partner organizations.

Office Management, Budget, and Finance:

– Lead and coordinate the development of the annual budget, operating plan, and performance goals.

– Make changes to annual operating plans and performance goals based on the organization’s successes, failures and unforeseen needs.

- Work with the bookkeeper and treasurer to maintain and refine accounting procedures.

-Communicate FNCF’s performance and financial information with the board monthly and with funders as appropriate.

– Manage the development of a professional office with appropriate infrastructure. Maintain a schedule of all software license renewals, subscriptions and reporting cycles and insure all deadlines are met.

Fundraising:

- Work with the Board of Directors to refine policies and practices.

- Play the leading role in raising funds for the organization. This includes grant writing and fundraising events.

Outreach:

- Manage Outreach and Development to promote the activities of the organization, its programs and its goals.

– Represent FNCF to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

– Maintain close working relationships with community leaders and partner organizations to ensure that FNCF is in tune with community needs.

Volunteers:

- Lead the recruitment and maintenance of our volunteer pool.

- Assess volunteer strengths and pair volunteers with responsibilities suitable to their skills and interests.

- Maintain a record of volunteer hours and activities and an ongoing means of recognition and reward for their efforts.

- Identify and provide for volunteer training needs.

– Be responsible for hiring, training and evaluating a part time Volunteer Coordinator (if necessary). Provide regular evaluation and support.

Participation:

– Participate in all three areas of our activity as necessary or appropriate. This includes supporting the Education, Stewardship and Finance Committees.

– Encourage board members and volunteers to participate in any of our three areas of activity. Maintain a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates board members and volunteers.

Qualifications:

– A passion for environmental education and a desire to develop a non-profit organization.

– Knowledge of non-profit boards and best practices.

– Experience creating and managing budgets as well an understanding of accounting processes and procedures.

– Ability to develop, file and retrieve in multiple forms. Database creation and maintenance, hard file development, meeting notes, emails, phone notes and on line calendar.

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking. Proven ability to generate professional quality written materials in all media.

– Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and manage people as well as effectively delegate tasks to meet organizational goals.

– Proficient at multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving, and taking initiative.

Desirable Skills and/or Experience:

– Two or more years of non-profit development experience as well as success in crafting and meeting fundraising goals. Knowledge of all aspects of fund development including individual giving, grant writing, and special event production.

– Educational background in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Public Policy and/or Business Administration.

How to Apply:

- Electronic submissions are required to be considered for this position.

- Send a cover letter addressing your desire, availability and qualifications for the position and a resume to jfreese@friendsnorthcreekforest.org . Only complete submissions will be considered.

Dec 26 / BARD CEP

Energy Regulatory Analysis Internship, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Energy Regulatory Analysis Intern

Location: Golden, Colorado

Dates and compensation: 12-month internship (open to recent graduates as well as enrolled students)

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center has an immediate opening for a student intern to assist energy analysts in developing federal and state-level regulatory roadmaps for hydropower permitting in the United States.

Responsibilities: The intern will work with staff in the Technology Systems & Sustainability Group to create high quality, instructional, and detail-oriented flowcharts of the regulatory process. Typical tasks may include:

– Research regulations (both statutory and administrative) related to hydropower permitting.

– Develop detailed flow charts, supporting textual documents, and regulatory process timelines for developers.

– Consult with and interview state and federal regulatory agency personnel.

Qualifications: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution.

Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation.

Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note: Be sure to attach your current transcript (unoffical transcripts are acceptable) on the “Submit Attachments” Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.

How to Apply: Apply online at the NREL careers website.

Dec 26 / BARD CEP

Adirondack Conservation Intern, Nature Conservancy – New York

Organization: Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Adirondack Conservation Intern

Location: Keene Valley, New York

Dates and compensation:

  • May-October, 2015, 25 weeks total; exact dates are somewhat flexible depending on the availability of the successful candidate.
  • $15/hour, plus mileage reimbursement if intern uses his/her own vehicle for work-related travel (no reimbursement for daily commute to office).
  • 35-hour work week, generally Mondays through Fridays with at least two weekend days usually required (Sunday July 26 and Saturday August 8). Some days, particularly those in remote field locations, will be longer than 7 hours.
  • Housing is not provided.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2015

Description: This internship provides hands-on exposure to all aspects of the Adirondack Chapter’s and Adirondack Land Trust’s work, both in the field and at our office in Keene Valley, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Park.  Past Interns have received college credit for this internship, and we are happy to accommodate applicants seeking academic credit from their home institution.

Responsibilities: The Adirondack Conservation Intern is responsible for assisting staff in the areas of conservation science, threat abatement, communications and marketing, fee land and conservation easement stewardship, and fundraising, and for completing a nature preserve management and stewardship lead project as follows:

Lead Project – Nature Preserve Management and Stewardship:  The intern will work to transform one of the Adirondack Chapter’s nature preserves into a community resource that will provide opportunities for local residents and visitors to get outside and explore nature. Working under the supervision of the Stewardship Programs Manager, the intern will engage in management, planning, communications and outreach in order to implement the management plan for this flagship preserve.   (~12-19 weeks)

Preserve management and planning responsibilities may include:

Coordinate partner, volunteer, and community involvement.

Carry out trail work and trail design, including visitor parking area.

Improve signage to enhance visitor experience.

Revise and provide feedback on preserve management plan.

Communication and education/outreach responsibilities may include:

Serve as a community ambassador.

Work in close partnership with town officials.

Assist with developing and writing interpretation/education materials and identifying communication platforms.

Engage public, partners, and supporters of The Nature Conservancy.

Assist with special events.

Conservation Science: Assist the Conservation Scientist with ecological research in the Adirondacks, which might include: ongoing aquatic habitat connectivity research, including inventorying culverts; ecological assessment field work; or other ongoing science projects both in the office and in the field. (~ 1-3 weeks)

Communications and Marketing: Assist the Director of Communications with updating the Chapter website, and preparing outreach, fundraising, educational, marketing and other materials for various audiences, including members, donors and the media. (~1-3 weeks)

Threat Abatement: Assist the Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinators with control and monitoring of invasives at our preserves and at ecologically critical sites in the Adirondack Park, including NYS Forest Preserve, and NYS Dept. of Transportation rights-of-way; assist with public outreach and education. (~2-3 weeks)

Fundraising:  Assist Philanthropy staff with all aspects of fundraising trips and special events, including logistics, donor relations, and producing informational materials.  Assist with one or more field trips, and with the Annual Membership Meeting logistics. (~1-2 weeks)

Other Stewardship: Assist Stewardship staff with various aspects of nature preserve and conservation easement stewardship activities. Tasks might include: boundary marking and maintenance work at our nature preserves and conservation easement properties throughout the Adirondack Park, inventorying and organizing large maps and other conservation easement recordkeeping, and assisting landowners with invasive plant eradication. (~1-3 weeks)

Debrief: Maintain a journal documenting your experiences as an intern, and debrief with staff at the end of the internship

General: In addition to the listed duties, there might be clerical and other work as needed to support conservation priorities or special projects that can benefit from the intern’s skills and interests. Work will be both in the office and in the field.  The intern will work closely with many members of the staff, and will report to the Director of Communications.  The intern is expected to work independently as well as with colleagues, members and donors, volunteers, partners and the public.  Field work will be in all sorts of weather, sometimes in remote locations with rugged terrain.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in conservation issues.
  • Coursework in: natural resource management, communications, field ecology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience designing and building trails a plus.
  • ArcGIS and GPS experience helpful.
  • Positive, energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and flexible.
  • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.

How to Apply: To apply to position number 42699, the following are required:  1) cover letter, and 2) resume.  Please submit your cover letter and resume in one document.  Your cover letter serves as your writing sample.  In your cover letter include a description of how you meet the Basic Qualifications for this position, and an explanation of how this internship fits with your career goals and conservation interests and describe your interest in the Adirondacks. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 4, 2015.

Go to the Nature Conservancy New York jobs page to apply.

Dec 24 / BARD CEP

International Program Intern, EARTHWORKS – Washington, DC

Organization: EARTHWORKS

Position Title: International Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: We require a minimum three month commitment but can be flexible on starting and ending dates. We are currently looking for someone to start June/July 2015, and are interested in part-time or full-time interns.; unpaid but travel stipends available

Application Deadline: January 4, 2014

Description: The intern will be involved in conducting research, writing campaign materials, supporting outreach activities, and helping to maintain websites and news lists. The intern may also assist staff with general support in administration and outreach to members and partner organizations. We are seeking an intern with an interest in environmental and social justice campaigns and international grassroots work in support of local communities. We will consider graduate students, college graduates, and advanced undergraduate students. Applicants should be self-motivated and have excellent organizational, communication, research, and computer skills. Potential interns also possess a commitment to working for respect of human rights and environmental protection. Proficiency in Spanish is helpful but not required. Interns work out of our DC office. We are able to provide a stipend to cover intern commuting costs. If you are a student, we will be glad to help you earn credit for your work. We require a minimum three month commitment but can be flexible on starting and ending dates. We are currently looking for someone to start January 2014, and are interested in part-time interns.

Qualifications:

– Interest in environmental and social justice issues, particularly around extractives

– Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)

– Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week (some time will be in the field/remote)

– Strong research and written communication

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@earthworksaction.org. Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date. Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.

Dec 24 / BARD CEP

Project Director, Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition – Washington, DC

Organization: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

Position Title: Project Director

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Description: The AOA project director will report to the Executive Director, Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition for employment purposes (contracts/performance/leave/overtime) and to the Steering Committee of the AOA for the purposes of setting strategy and budget. The director will coordinate the international coalition of organizations working to establish large-scale marine reserves and MPAs in the Southern Ocean and liaise with core consultants and member group staff to ensure coordination of efforts. Additionally, the director will ensure the efficient and effective functioning of all aspects of the AOA project operations, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing solutions. Responsibilities include strategic development of a plan to win Antarctic marine reserves and MPAs, the management of consultants, contract development and monitoring, budgeting, recruiting for in country consultants as needed, nurturing of existing coalition partners, and cultivating new partners to present for candidacy to the Steering Committee. Full compliance with lobbying and ethics laws is mandatory.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate the development of a strong strategic plan to achieve the AOA project’s goal of establishing large scale MPAs and marine reserves throughout the Southern Ocean.
  • Coordinate international team of campaigners by communicating regularly and hosting regular coordination meetings and calls.
  • Manage campaign consultants and their activities, in support of the development and implementation of marine reserves and MPAs in the Southern Ocean.
  • Negotiate and manage all contracts with all campaign related consultants, working with ASOC’s administration team as required, with ASOC’s Executive Director providing final sign off.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with decision makers, government officials and national and international institutions, as well as relevant NGOs in the field.
    • Help in monitoring, analyzing and influencing emerging MPA proposals at CCAMLR and other relevant intergovernmental bodies.
    • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of the science, policies, and politics of marine reserves globally, other projects, and ocean conservation issues broadly;
    • Represent the AOA project and the ASOC at meetings and events.
    • Coordinating an established global communications team composed of consultants and staff of member groups.
    • Ensure consultants and partner groups working directly on this project are in full compliance with all federal, state and local ethics and lobbying laws.
    • The Project Director will provide monthly written reports to the AOA-SC which will be reviewed on the monthly call by the AOA-SC.
    • Report on the project budget to the Steering Committee, which will have primary oversight , and which will review on a quarterly basis the budget
    • Cultivate relationships with all coalition members and inform Steering Committee of new groups or individuals who wish to join.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required, a graduate degree in public affairs, public policy or environmental science preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years of professional experience helping shape the way the decision makers and the public perceive and respond to environmental and natural resource management issues. Specific knowledge of and experience with fisheries or penguin conservation issues is preferred.
  • Track record of successfully advocating for and securing improved marine conservation measures at the national level and at multilateral environmental fora,
  • Able to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with program strategy. A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills. Able to synthesize material and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue and the means to address it. Confident in presenting one’s own ideas and diplomatically persuading others as appropriate. Ability to communicate complex ideas for a general audience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes.
  • Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions that frequently disagree with and are in competition with one another.
  • Minimum of two years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.

Travel

Frequent travel for this position is anticipated, including attendance at international meetings and visiting priority countries around the world where the campaign is working to develop support for Antarctic marine reserves and MPAs.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter that addresses each of the selection criteria to secretariat@asoc.org.

Dec 24 / BARD CEP

Intern Scholar, Oakland Institute – California

Organization: Oakland Institute

Position Title: Intern Scholar

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation: Internships can last anywhere from 3 months to 1 year. On average internships are between 20 to 40 hours per week; unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Our Intern Scholar Program focuses on developing and nurturing future scholars through providing opportunities to engage in challenging research, writing, and advocacy on a wide range of foreign and domestic policy issues. Our intern scholars are required to make tangible and timely contributions to the Institute’s projects, including reports or other media in addition to web-based and hard copy informational materials for public dissemination. Intern scholars also have opportunities to interact directly with OI fellows and staff.

Responsibilities: Intern Scholars are currently needed to support the following issues areas and activities:

Social Media
Research
Advocacy and Communications
Media  (Print, TV, and Radio)
Film making
Please click here to learn more about the OI’s current research and advocacy activities.

Qualifications: Intern Scholars should have superior written and oral communication skills in English (good knowledge of Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, and French is a plus), excellent analytical ability, and library and Internet research capabilities. They should be able to work reliably and responsibly as part of a team or individually. Applicants from any department or graduate program will be considered, although backgrounds in social science and economics are preferred. Undergraduates should have attained at least junior status in college and have a minimum of 12 months of combined work/volunteer experience (including summer work). Applicants who are not students must have two years of work experience, 1 year of which should have required the regular use of analytical and writing skills.

How to Apply: Please complete all parts of the application as listed below. All application materials must be submitted together in a single format, either via email to info@oaklandinstitute.org or hard copy mailed to The Oakland Institute, P.O. Box 18978, Oakland, CA 94619.

Applications must include:

Resume
Short statement or cover letter, no longer than two pages, that:
Describes your particular skills, education (including major), and work/volunteer experience
Outlines your goals and interests
Explains why you want to be an Intern Scholar at The Oakland Institute
Details your time availability and your proposed term dates (i.e., starting and ending dates)
A 1,000-word opinion piece on an international or domestic development issue
One letter of recommendation from a teacher or policy-related employer who is familiar with your written work

Dec 22 / BARD CEP

Water Quality Data Intern, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Organization: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Position Title: Water Quality Data Intern

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: The position requires up to 37.5 hours Monday through Friday;  $11.22 – $14.28 (per hour)

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The MWRA Environmental Quality Department is seeking a Harbor Water Quality Data Intern to provide technical support to MWRA’s harbor monitoring and NPDES projects. Works under the supervision of a Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

– Conduct literature searches in water quality monitoring and laboratory methods

– Assist in review and entry of harbor monitoring data.

– Review and prepare harbor and beach water quality data for entry into MWRA’s Oracle database.

– Assist in developing and posting harbor water quality factsheets on MWRA’s website.

– Graphical analysis of harbor data.

– Assist with preparation and submission of reports on wastewater quality

– Test and evaluate data reporting applications.

Qualifications:

– College science or engineering major.

– Proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel and working knowledge of Crystal Reports preferred. Experience with relational database management systems strongly preferred.

– Some familiarity with statistics and GIS preferred.

– Ability to learn software for putting results on internet.

– Good communication skills required.

How to Apply: Applications are available online at www.mwra.com or from the Human Resources Department. Please submit a completed application along with a copy of your resume to:

Vivienne L. Wright, Employment Manager

Massachusetts Water Resources

100 First Avenue

Boston, MA 02129