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Nov 27 / BARD CEP

Research Fellow, Economics for the Anthropocene Initiative – Various locations

Organization: Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) research initiative

Position Title: E4A Research Cohort

Location: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and York University in Toronto, Ontario

Hours and Compensation: PhD and MS students at UVM, McGill, and York may receive a generous 12-month E4A research stipend. The majority of tuition for this program will be covered via scholarships and teaching assistantships. Travel and research funds are also available. PhD funding is guaranteed for three years.

Application Deadline: See below

Description: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and York University in Toronto, Ontario seek up to nine PhD or MS students to join the international Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) research initiative, in Fall 2015. The Fall 2015 cohort will focus broadly on applying approaches based on ecological economics to issues of energy supply and use in Eastern Canada and Northeastern U.S. Students will have considerable latitude and assistance in developing the direction of their work.

The Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) project builds on the strengths of McGill, York and UVM in ecological economics. They form the core of a diverse partnership of 25 academic, government, and NGO partners designed to improve how the social sciences and humanities connect to ecological realities of the Anthropocene. E4A’s overarching goal is to articulate, teach and apply a new understanding of human-Earth relationships grounded in and informed by the insights of contemporary science. The partnership will

(1) Create a vibrant international research network in ecological economics;
(2) Train students to become change agents capable of analyzing and managing the unique challenges of the Anthropocene;
(3) Actively link academic and non-academic partners in solving transnational problems that exemplify these new challenges; and
(4) Integrate the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities by extending the core vision of ecological economics to other normative disciplines such as finance, law, governance, ethics, and cosmology.

The partnership will train up to 60 graduate students in three cohorts over six years. Students will enroll at any of the three universities, and cohorts will take core courses together through web-enabled classrooms that link our campuses. Joint field courses will engage non-academic partners in providing hands-on experience in transdisciplinary problems and their ecological, social, and economic dimensions. E4A partners and collaborators will help guide research questions, mentor students, and provide internship opportunities. The partnership will

focus on three daunting challenges: water security, energy supply and use, and climate justice.

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred for PhD applicants, but all highly qualified candidates interested in all four dimensions of the program will be considered.

How to Apply: Interested students should contact one of the following:

McGill: Peter Brown: peter.g.brown@mcgill.ca
Nicolas Kosoy: nicolas.kosoy@mcgill.ca
Applicants must apply to the Department of Natural Resource Sciences by February 15.

UVM: Jon Erickson: Jon.Erickson@uvm.edu
Joshua Farley: Joshua.Farley@uvm.edu
Taylor Ricketts: Taylor.Ricketts@uvm.edu
Asim Zia: Asim.Zia@uvm.edu (on Sabbatical FY 14)
Applicants must apply to the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources PhD program at UVM by February 1st and meet all of the admissions requirements.

York: Ellie Perkins: esperk@yorku.ca
Peter Victor: pvictor@yorku.ca Graduate admissions: Gwen Gringhuis: gweng@yorku.ca
Applicants must apply to the Faculty of Environmental Studies PhD program by January 8, or the Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) program by February 5 (international applicants) or March 12 (Canadian applicants), and must meet all of the admissions requirements.

Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nov 27 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Dogwood Alliance – North Carolina

Organization: Dogwood Alliance

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Dogwood Alliance is increasing protection for millions of acres of Southern forests by transforming the way corporations, landowners and communities value them for their climate, wildlife and water benefits. Dogwood Alliance has revolutionized the environmental practices of some of the world’s largest corporations.

The Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of Dogwood Alliance’s programs, ensuring seamless team management, development, program delivery and quality control and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Director of Programs will manage a growing staff. The Director of Programs will be a key external face of Dogwood Alliance in the community. The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling program activities.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have skills and/or successful experience in the following:

  • Experience working in environmental advocacy with a minimum of three years  in a team management role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in Climate Change and/or Forest Conservation policy analysis and strategy development
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Political strategy/government advocacy  experience
  • Experience working with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Demonstrated results in outcome based management through complex systems and organizational change
  • Proven experience negotiating win-win agreements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for Dogwood’s mission

How to Apply: To apply, call 828.251.2525 X32 and then follow this link.

Nov 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Policy Intern, World Wildlife Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Climate Change Policy and Public Mobilization Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 20 hours/week; Minimum of one full semester (~3 months). Exact dates would be discussed between WWF and the successful applicant; unpaid

Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a motivated, dynamic Climate Change Policy and Communications Intern to help with a variety of initiatives as diverse as helping to organize an outdoor stunt on Earth Hour to engage the general public, engaging Latinos on climate change, pushing for a global emissions policy in the aviation sector, and researching China’s ability to meet their emissions targets.

Responsibilities: WWF has followed the negotiations on climate change through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since their inception in Rio de Janeiro. Today we continue to push for a fair, global deal on climate change that helps put the world on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels that ensure we avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Over the course of the next 13 months WWF is organizing activities to support a positive narrative of international action and putting pressure on countries to scale up their climate commitments, so that that a fair and ambitious climate agreement is reached in December 2015 at COP21 in Paris.

Depending on WWF priorities, intern professional interests and capacities, the intern will support one or several of the initiatives primarily by conducting research and providing logistical support.

Qualifications:

Excellent research skills
Attention to detail
Organized and self-motivated
Must be flexible to shifting priorities.
Preferred attributes:
Graduate school student majoring in environmental policy, environmental economics, or public policy.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships internally and externally; strong organizational skills; and attention to detail.
Project management/coordination background.
Professional proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin language is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter through the WWF Careers page.

Nov 25 / BARD CEP

Energy & Climate Associate I, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Energy & Climate Associate I

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: This is a twelve-month, limited term full-time position with the potential to become a full-time position contingent on funding availability and performance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks an Associate to guide several urban energy and climate research and institutional development projects to successful completion and measurable impacts. The Associate will develop research and provide writing and project management support to the Energy and Climate team, which contributes to research and project implementation in the areas of energy, climate change and finance related to cities and urban transport.

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

The candidate will be required to actively support all elements of the strategy to reach this aim and so will need to have a firm grounding in both urban energy system analysis and urban low-carbon policy and practice on all levels from the local to the international.  The candidate will also be expected to possess an understanding of related issues, such as financing sustainable low carbon urban infrastructure (including climate finance), the UNFCCC negotiations, and enabling frameworks (both domestic and international) for low carbon urban development. In particular, she / he will support the development and dissemination of content related to urban energy system and low-carbon urban infrastructure planning and financing.

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

Responsibilities: The Associate will be responsible for facilitating the management and timely operations of all Energy and Climate projects. His/her main areas of responsibility will include approximately:

60% Research
15% Project Management
15% Internal and external communications
10% Program support

Research

  • Researches and documents emerging trends and best practices in finance and climate finance, in urban energy and low-carbon cities, in transport and land-use integrated planning and in urban environmental sustainability;
  • Leads the development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and analytical framework of urban energy system;
  • Leads research initiatives, including coordinating necessary inputs, literature reviews, synthesizing research findings, development of analytical framework, collection and analysis of complex data, and critical writing, editing, and revising;
  • Draws on knowledge of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to provide research and advisory support to colleagues across WRI;
  • Follows the latest development of the UNFCCC negotiation;
  • Has confidence conducting research both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplinary team;
  • Contributes to development and testing of analytical framework, tools and models;
  • Co-authors WRI working papers and reports, and academic publications; and
  • Serves as an internal and external reviewer.

Project Management

  • Leads several concurrent sustainable low-carbon urban development research, impact evaluation and institutional process projects to successful achievement of outcomes;
  • Monitors and manages project deliverables, setting and clarifying priorities for project teams;
  • Monitors and manages project budget performance, expenses and revenue;
  • Develops project strategies and work plans in collaboration with the Director of Energy &Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities;
  • Manages dynamic teams of researchers, engineers, economists, communicators and designers – including remote staff – to implement project strategy;
  • Evaluates and reports projects’ impacts; and
  • Completes institutional and donor reporting (narrative, quantitative and financial) for projects.

Communications

  • Manages writing and review of research publications;
  • Develops project influence strategies and executes them in collaboration with WRI Marketing & Communications experts;
  • Writes succinct and timely content related to sustainable urban energy systems and low-carbon cities;
  • Develops and leads others to develop refined presentations for internal and external audiences;
  • Produces clearly and persuasively written content for print and online media;
  • Synthesizes complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise info-graphics;
  • Delivers oral presentations with competence and confidence;
  • Contributes written and graphic content to reports and presentations summarizing the Energy and Climate unit, projects and related issues, trends and opportunities;
  • Contributes written content for funding proposals and concept notes;
  • Drafts text of partner agreements and MoUs;
  • Participates in conference calls and meetings;
  • Summarizes content and next steps from key meetings;
  • Uses positive influence to improve communications among team, partners and donors; and
  • Elevates issues to senior staff when necessary.

Program Support

  • Contributes to sustainable energy & climate knowledge sharing across WRI network;
  • Contributes to developing research funding proposals (both narratives and budgets);
  • Organizes and leads project team meetings;
  • Proactively engages with colleagues across WRI;
  • Manages and takes responsibility for the outputs and contributions of external partners;
  • Interacts with WRI’s global network members and partner institutions;
  • Effectively manages own workflow after ensuring understanding of expectations;
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders;
  • Provides complete and timely project reporting;
  • Reliably and responsibly meets deadlines and ensures team completes high quality work;
  • Sets and manages interim milestones to meet project deadlines;
  • Seeks input and elevates concerns in a timely way; and
  • Supports the maintenance of shared datasets.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in economics, urban energy policy, transport planning, urban/regional planning, or environmental science, PhD in economics, urban planning, or environmental science preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish required, Portuguese and/or Chinese will be a significant plus.
  • Minimum 2-4 years work experience in the field of urban development or planning, transport planning, low-carbon cities or climate finance, either in a project implementation or research capacity in a developing country.
  • Professional history of increasing project management responsibilities, including leading diverse teams and managing six-figure project budgets.
  • Experience with external relations, communications and/or donor management
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, sometimes competing, priorities.
  • Ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, start-up nonprofit environment.

Preferred:

  • Prior supervision and mentorship of one or more junior staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect research results to measurable external change.
  • Published research in peer-reviewed journals

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

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.

Nov 25 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: United Nations Development Program – Turkey

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: United Nations Development Programme in Turkey

 Location: Cankaya, Turkey

Student Name and Class Year:  Ceyda Durmaz Dogan, 2014

Description:  UNDP Turkey works for progress in three core areas: Capacity building for democratic governance; action and advocacy for poverty reduction; and environment and sustainable development. In addition to these core areas, UNDP Turkey is emphasizing the role of women, private sector, capacity development, and information and communication technology in its policies and programmes. To achieve progress in these areas, UNDP seeks to establish partnerships with the central government, local administrations, civil society, academia and private sector to strengthen its contribution to Turkey’s development.

Nov 25 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, WorldFish – Malaysia

Organization: WorldFish

Position Title: Climate Change Intern

Location: Penang, Malaysia

Hours and Compensation: Full time; A monthly stipend, a return ticket, and medical insurance will be provided

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Description: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a program that aims to achieve sustainable food security by contributing to increasing the incomes and well-being of millions of poor people dependent on rural livelihoods, contributing to a reduction in hunger, and contributing to climate change mitigation by enhancing carbon storage and/or reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Discipline of WorldFish is currently seeking an intern to support a CCAFS project to identify and implement support of mitigation priorities and opportunities in rice-dominated landscapes.

The project will provide support for policy makers in setting priorities and planning the scaling up of priority greenhouse gas mitigation options to meet national targets for low emissions development in Viet Nam. The project will use spatial targeting of hotspots and analyses of mitigation potential and effects on smallholders’ livelihoods to identify tradeoffs in scaling-up best bet options such as alternate wetting and drying, integrated soil crop system management, livestock feeding practices, land restoration and afforestation at regional/national scale. The Climate Smart Villages being established by CCAFS will provide proof of concept.

Responsibilities: This will be a 6 months paid internship and duties will include but not limited to:

Conduct literature survey on:

  1. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aquaculture production activities in relation to nutrient flows;
  2. Carbon losses from land use change to aquaculture (e.g. mangrove conversion);
  3. Associated greenhouse gas emissions resulting from post-harvest and other activities along the aquaculture value chain; and
  4. Mitigation strategies for reducing GHG emission from aquaculture-related operations.
  • Collect information through literature search and in consultation with experts (international and local) on specific characteristics of aquaculture production systems and their operational extent in the Mekong River Delta (MRD).
  • Compile a database for the above that can be used for estimating GHG balances for the aquaculture industry in the MRD.
  • Compile a report providing the background for project reports and papers.

Qualifications:

  A Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Sustainable Development or a related field

  A diploma or relevant certification in carbon management/accounting will be an added advantage

  Good analytical skills and interest in climate change and natural resources management

  Good spoken and written English communication skills

  The ability to work within a team

How to Apply: Please send us a resume and cover letter no later than 15 December stating your knowledge of and experience in research and participatory methods and related work experience. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.

Nov 24 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Chinese Academy of Sciences – China

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Najing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Location: Najing, China

Student Name and Class Year:  Alicia Caruso, 2014

Description: The strategic goals of Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS) are:

1) Research will focus on lake resources and environment as well as regional sustainable development based on the exploration of process and structure of lake (including artificial lakes and reservoirs)-basin system and their interactions driven by natural and human activities.

2) The institute will be developed to be a world-wide center for limnological research and training with remarkable subject integrated superiority, outstanding regional feature, and knowledge inovation system, center for research on lake resource utilization and environmental engineering and technology, and center for policy consultation on sustainable development of developed cities.

Research fields in NIGLAS include: lake environment protection and resources utilization, lake-basin system evolution and manipulation, and regional sustainable development with focus on lake sediment and environment evolution, lake hydrology and water resources, lake biology and ecology, lake environment and engineering, lake-basin process and manipulation, resources and environment of basin and regional development, as well as lake-basin monitoring and digital basin.

Nov 24 / BARD CEP

Climate Data Innovation Intern, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Climate Data Innovation Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: full time; 6 months; paid

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a data innovation intern that is technically savvy and has a good understanding of the climate science and policy space.  The intern will support our research on new, innovative climate data products to impact policy making and will ultimately help us to plan the next set of impactful climate data tools.

The position will also support data aggregation for WRI’s Climate Data Explorer (CAIT 2.0), which includes a variety of climate and policy related data.

WRI is a leader for environmental data tools and this position offers the opportunity to work with a diverse team of highly committed and driven individuals working to change the world. It involves working with high-profile and cutting-edge online data tools and requires a strong interest in innovation and the development of new ideas.

Responsibilities:

  Perform in-depth research on climate change data sources and methodologies

  Analyze data and analysis needs of stakeholders, including policymakers, businesses and civil society

  Liaise with external stakeholders to acquire necessary information

  Suggest new approaches to turn data into action

  Support the development of summaries and concept notes for new data products

  Support integration of new data sets in CAIT 2.0

  Help to improve overall CAIT 2.0 data management

  Test newly developed online tools for usability and bugs

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Solid analytical skills – able to independently understand both policy needs and the role of data in policymaking
  • Desire to innovate and suggest new ideas in a competitive climate policy space
  • Understanding of key data issues (uncertainty, openness, licensing)
  • Some familiarity with the (climate) policy space
  • Familiarity with online data tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to reach out to a number of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to WRI’s mission and values

Desired

  • Familiarity with the climate and energy data realm, for example data on  emissions, energy, economics or climate finance
  • Knowledge of the climate policy space, for example the UNFCCC, corporate sustainability initiatives, or national climate and/or energy policies
  • Experience with more complex analysis
  • Experience with online data visualization (dynamic graphs, mapping)
  • Experience with web development and interface usability
  • Programming experience  with online applications (e.g., Javascript , Jquery)

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

Nov 24 / BARD CEP

Energy Economics Intern, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Energy Economics Intern

Location: Golden, Colorado

Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week; paid

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.

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.

Please Note: 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 website.

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: World Health Organization – Germany

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: World Health Organization European Centre for Environment and Health

 Location: Bonn, Germany

Student Name and Class Year:  Dunja Drmac, 2014

Description:  The European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH), established in 1991, operates as a centre of scientific excellence of WHO/Europe, providing Member States with state-of-the-art evidence on the nature and magnitude of existing and emerging environmental health risks, and assisting them in identifying and implementing policies to address these risks.

ECEH is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and is located in Bonn, Germany.

It develops policy advice and international guidelines, such as those on air quality and noise, to inform and support decision-making by governments, health professionals, citizens and other stakeholders.

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Crooked River Watershed Council – Oregon

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Crooked River Watershed Council

 Location: Pineville, Oregon

Student Name and Class Year:  Sara DiNovi, 2014

Description:  Working to promote stewardship of the Crooked River Watershed and its resources and to ensure sustainable watershed health, functions, and uses for optimal conservation and economic benefits.

Seven primary goals help to guide the Council’s activities in the pursuit of this objective:

  • Development of an integrated, comprehensive watershed management program including program and project evaluation that prioritizes areas for restoration.
  • Improve communication among affected private individuals, interested citizens and representatives of local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Establish a process for the coordination, cooperation, education, and involvement of the citizens residing in the watershed.
  • Promote and support ongoing monitoring of the health of the Crooked River Watershed.
  • Provide a forum for resolving problems and conflicts related to the council’s mission when all parties agree to refer the matter to the council.
  • Conserve and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Support the socio-economic needs of watershed residents.

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Energy Vision – New York City

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Energy Vision

Organization: Energy Vision

 Location: New York City, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Danielle Bisset, 2014

Description: Energy Vision’s Top Priority is weaning the 10 million buses and trucks on U.S. roadways from polluting diesel fuel. It was recently labeled carcinogenic by the World Health Organization.  Buses and trucks make up just 4% of U.S. vehicles, but consume 23% of our road fuel. They no longer need to use diesel, but can shift to cleaner natural gas or, even better, renewable natural gas made from waste.

Energy Vision’s Strategy:

  • To educate government and business leaders, students, and a broader citizenry in the US about the risks of our heavy reliance on petroleum-based fuels.
  • To analyze and report on the domestic alternative fuels, such as the best option to date, renewable natural gas, that can best reduce air pollution, cut greenhouse gases, and replace use of oil.
  • To work with municipal and state governments, businesses, vehicle fleet operators, communities and universities in designing programs moving toward a long term sustainable hydrogen future.

Getting on the Path to Sustainable Fuels

Clean alternative fuels are available that can free us from oil dependency and put us on the path to sustainable fuels. The challenge is to act now. Energy Vision particularly focuses on identifying and promoting the fuel and technology alternatives that offer the greatest near and long term benefits:

  • Minimal vehicle emissions, greenhouse gas reductions and greater energy security today
  • The technology learning curves that will facilitate a longer term transition to the era of secure as well as pollution and carbon-free fuels.
  •  The end goal of this transition, according to more and more world authorities, is hydrogen fuel cell powered transportation –with hydrogen made first from natural gas, then from water using renewable energy.
Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Project Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – Pennsylvania

Organization: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Position Title: Project Manager – Philadelphia Region

Location: This position is located in the Philadelphia region, part of RTC’s 10-state Northeast Regional Office.

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for coordinating RTC’s role with projects of national significance in the Northeast Region.  Currently the main focus is the Circuit – Philadelphia’s regional trail system. The Circuit is a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. To date 250+ miles have been built.

The PM will serve on multiple Circuit committees and manage communication and tasks between RTC staff and members of the Circuit. The PM will develop meaningful relationships with Circuit stakeholders, leaders, funders, and design teams. Serving as RTC’s central manager for the project, the PM will coordinate with partner organizations, including the Circuit leadership team; engage stakeholder groups; manage the project budget; and help develop and implement the initiative’s vision and strategy with RTC’s Northeast Field Office and Headquarters Office in DC. The PM will report RTC’s Northeast Regional Director.

Responsibilities: As a member of RTC’s national Trail Development team, this position will also assist in the delivery of all levels of trail development technical assistance, mostly in the northeast region, and serve as an advocate for trail policy and funding. This can take several forms including managing trail study contracts or grants, providing assistance to the general public, and convincing trail groups to join RTC in coalitions behind a particular initiative at the regional, state or federal level. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Outreach to organize local trail advocacy networks and individuals;
  • Managing a portfolio of technical assistance projects in the Circuit region;
  • Participate in state and regional forums and committees to further RTC’s partnerships;
  • Research, preparation and dissemination of resource materials;
  • Education and training of regional constituents;
  • Preparing planning documents and generating revenue through project consulting work; and assist regional and national staff in developing grants and contracts;
  • Input data in order to maintain geographic information systems (GIS) of open/project trails and unused rail corridors;
  • Secure and participate in contracted trail work to insure the northeast office’s sound financial footing and involvement in on-the-ground projects;
  • Other program related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A college degree plus a minimum of one to two years of experience, and a demonstrated interest in some combination of the following: transportation planning, recreation policy or program implementation, sustainable communities or environmental policy, political organizing and campaign work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Good computer skills in basic office software programs
  • A lot of enthusiasm, resourcefulness, initiative and flexibility to help where needed

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé indicating a “Program Coordinator” preference, including how you learned of this announcement, to the following contact:

Elton A. Clark
Human Resources Manager
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037

Email: elton@railstotrails.org
Fax: 202.223.9257

Nov 23 / BARD CEP

Fellowship with Climate Action Liaison Coalition – Massachusetts

Organization: Climate Action Liaison Coalition

Position Title: Climate Action Fellowship

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Climate Action Liaison Coalition (CALC) fellowship is a multifaceted position requiring the ability to work independently and in group settings. Working alongside the program director, the fellowship assists in programs and initiatives, acting as a direct line to CALC for climate liaisons and memberbusinesses. In addition, the role provides support to a team of interns each specific to CALC’s program areas internal sustainability, political advocacy, and community building.

Responsibilities: Regular activities include:

  • Outreach to partners and friends of CALC
  • Capacity assistance to program interns
  • letter drafting and formation of policy statements
  • Campaign and event organizing

While a significant portion of time is committed to the CALC duties described above. The CALC fellow also serves as an organizer and program assistant to Green Cambridge, a partner organization working on sustainability and advocacy for green initiatives in Cambridge. Working in this dual position requires the ability to juggle multiple hats, moving between CALC’s South Boston and the Cambridge area regularly, implementing programs for both organizations, regular policy reviews, grant writing and working with community partners to build a strong coalition of organizations dedicated to working towards a comprehensive plan to act on climate.

How to Apply: For questions or more details about the position, please call 6172690299 or email Michael.green@cabaus.org

Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship, Center for Environmental Health – California

Organization: Center for Environmental Health

Position Title: Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: The EJ Inclusion Fellowship is a six-month, full-time, entry-level position that will run from January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015.; Salary competitive with entry-level positions in Bay Area environmental non-profits

Application Deadline: December 8,2014

Description: The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) protects people from one of the most dangerous, least discussed health threats of our generation:  the chemical industry’s virtual carte blanche to invent and expose us all to chemicals linked with cancer, obesity, infertility, developmental problems, and more.

Workplace:  CEH’s engine is the twenty-five smart, committed, fact-driven advocates who come together every day to keep short-sighted business interests from harming people in the name of profit.  We are proud of our work, and our workplace community.  We support each other, we work hard, we win far-reaching victories for people’s health, and we have a pretty decent time doing it all.  The people who join our team understand the effect on the world of:  race, gender, class, homophobia, poverty, wealth, labor, and corporate hegemony.  They are also strong.  And funny.  We have offices in Oakland (our headquarters) and New York.

Responsibilities: This team member will:

  • Conduct outreach to childcare facilities about the hazards of flame retardant chemicals;
  • Coordinate the testing of children’s products for flame retardant chemicals;
  • Research policy issues related to flame retardants;
  • Provide administrative support, drafts, and delivers presentations;
  • Help draft fact sheets and other communications tools;
  • Research consumer products or other topics as needed;
  • Participate in the California Flame Retardant coalition;
  • Help provide content for our website.

Qualifications: We’re looking for an emerging leader to fill this entry-level position.  Ideal candidates are from environmental hotspots, have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, are the first members in their families to attend college, and are looking to build careers in social justice, environmental health, environmental justice, etc.

  Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, and/or social justice;

  BA degree or AA with one year’s experience in an office setting or high school diploma with two years’ experience in an office setting;

  Ability to complete a seven-month fellowship from 1/1/15 through 6/30/15;

  Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;

  Excellent oral presentation skills;

  Comfort taking initiative;

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

  Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse groups;

  Interest in supporting CEH’s campaigns on an entry-level basis;

  Experience coordinating projects with multiple partners;

  Experience working directly with community members;

  Attention to detail;

  Time-management skills;

  Ability to meet multiple deadlines concurrently;

  Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities;

  Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and various social media platforms;

  Ability to excel in and contribute to a collegial and friendly working environment;

  Spanish and/or Chinese language skills a plus.

How to Apply: Please follow these instructions:

  • Compress into a single PDF (1) your cover letter, (2) your resume, and (3) a short additional writing sample
  • If you choose, please also download, fill out, and send the voluntary EEOC form that lives
  • Send these items to judy@ceh.orgin an email whose subject line is “Applicant for Environmental Justice Inclusion Fellowship”
Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Science Policy Fellow, Environmental Investigation Agency – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency

Position Title: Science Policy Fellow

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time from January 5 to June 30, 2015; paid

Application Deadline: November 30, 2014

Description: Over the past 25 years, the Environmental Investigation Agency has pioneered the use of investigative techniques to expose global environmental crime and has successfully campaigned to bring about changes in international laws and government policies.

The Forest Program works to expose illegal logging and transform global supply chains in order to protect the world’s forests, as well as the people, wildlife and global climate that depend on them. EIA led the campaign to pass the world’s first law prohibiting imports of illegally sourced timber products, which was passed in 2008. The Forest Campaign is now on the leading edge of supply chain and trade analysis for timber and wood products. Emerging technologies for timber analysis, including stable isotopes, DNA, near-infrared (NIR), and wood anatomy, have the potential to dramatically shift the global market place by assisting companies and governments to verify supply chains of timber products. As new laws in the US, EU and Australia now prohibit trade in illegally sourced timber, customs officials and forest law enforcement agencies around the world are looking for practical methods to incorporate these emerging technologies, already widely used in the agriculture sector, into forest management and trade monitoring initiatives.

Responsibilities: EIA’s Forest Team is seeking a Science Policy Fellow as a paid, temporary position to support our Washington, DC office. The Science Policy Fellow will assist the EIA Forest Team in evaluating the potential application of these emerging technologies to the real world of compliance and supply chain monitoring and will perform the following duties:

  • Research the current science on emerging technologies for timber-tracking and wood species identification; conduct interviews with leading minds in this field; review and summarize results for internal EIA briefing documents;
  • Produce fact sheets and briefing papers on emerging timber tracking technologies for a variety of audiences, including policymakers, enforcement officials, NGOs, and the private sector. These briefing papers and campaign materials will showcase recent technological advances and describe emerging technologies, and present a case for how these innovative tools can be used for timber tracking to ensure sustainable and legal sourcing of timber and wood products, building upon existing forest policy frameworks;
  • Conduct outreach to relevant stakeholders, including academics, policymakers, NGOs and industry members, in consumer and forest producer countries, to: explore potential applications for new technologies in wood product supply chains; identify new champions for this technology; and to identify potential concerns regarding open access to reference data;
  • Research will include how technology transfer of timber tracking and species identification technologies can contribute to international development assistance programs aimed at promoting sustainable forestry in developing countries and access for forest-dependent communities;
  • As needed, travel domestically and internationally to obtain information, interview key researchers, and attend and present at meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Background in chemistry, biology, environmental science and/or forestry;
  • General background in international forest policy;
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally;
  • Understanding of timber and forest product supply chains, with experience working in the industry a plus;
  • Detailed understanding of genetic or stable isotopic analysis from wood or other sectors a plus;
  • Foundation in community forestry a plus;
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Chinese a plus;
  • Strong preference for location in EIA’s Washington, DC office.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to hr@eia-global.orgwith the subject line: Science Policy Fellow Application

Nov 22 / BARD CEP

Climate & Energy Legislative Assistant, Union of Concerned Scientists – Washington, DC

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Climate & Energy Legislative Assistant

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: This is full-time benefits-eligible internship based in UCS’s Washington, DC  office. It is expected to run January through September 2015. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2014 or until filled.

Description: Under the supervision and mentorship of the C&E Legislative Director, this internship provides support on C&E legislative and federal policy priorities including climate preparedness, EPA carbon standards, and federal clean energy polices.

Responsibilities:

  Prepare background information on congressional targets, states and districts
  C&E campaign research support
  Work with C&E outreach staff to write, fact-check and develop advocacy emails
  Monitor daily print media and blogs for pertinent coverage of legislative issues
  Track legislation, help draft materials, and communicate with key hill staff
  Use database and other resources to send mass emails to key legislative staff
  Schedule meetings with Congress, the administration and key coalition partners
  Help organize and publicize C&E hill briefings and assist with event planning logistics and recruitment

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position would possess an ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize many tasks and an ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.  BA degree required.  Must have a good working knowledge of legislative process; strong writing skills, familiarity with Excel, Knowlegis and LexisNexis preferred.  Applicants should also demonstrate strong research skills, a positive, team-oriented attitude, and ability to work in a deadline-driven environment. Interest in and/or experience working on public interest advocacy campaigns, and climate and energy issues is a plus.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to internship@ucsusa.org and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Nov 19 / BARD CEP

State Program Director, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: State Program Director

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Be the leader of a team of analysts and communications professionals evaluating climate change vulnerability and readiness in all 50 states. Produce a series of original, newsworthy, influential reports designed to generate substantial media coverage and inform the public debate on climate change impacts, vulnerability and preparedness.

Climate Central is looking for a strong, energetic, enterprising State Program Director. Top candidates will have experience in climate science and policy research, incisive quantitative and analytical skills, and a record of creatively communicating science to the public and policy makers.

Responsibilities:

  Lead major new state program initiative examining climate change vulnerability and preparedness

  Design and direct a wide variety of data-driven, quantitative vulnerability and impacts assessments across multiple impacts in a number of different states

  Produce a series of reports detailing the findings of these analyses

  Work collaboratively with team of climate scientists, analysts, and communications professionals to ensure that the results of these analyses generate substantial media interest and meet communications and public education objectives

  Develop relationships with influential scientists and other experts in key states

  Represent the organization in key meetings and other fora and communicate the principle findings of the project to the media and other important audiences in the states and nationally

  Oversee team of analysts and communications professionals. Responsible for hiring, training, goal-setting, and assessing performance of direct reports.

Qualifications:

  MS or higher in climate science or related field

  Eight to ten years management experience leading relevant research programs, demonstrating an increasing level of authority and leadership

  Five years’ experience in climate science or closely related field

  Experience in quantitative data analysis

  Strong written and verbal communications skills

  Must enjoy being part of a team in an entrepreneurial environment

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to iweinberg@climatecentral.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Nov 19 / BARD CEP

Climate Campaign Manager, Climate Solutions – Washington

Organization: Climate Solutions

Position Title: Campaign Manager for Washington Climate Campaign

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Applications are due no later than December 1st, but will be reviewed as received. Desired start date is January 1st at the latest.

Description: The Washington climate campaign, a coalition of environmental, business, labor, and community organizations based in Seattle seeks a Campaign Manager for a period of no less than 8 months with a possibility of up to a two year project timeline.

The West Coast Climate Campaign, of which the Washington campaign is a part, demonstrates that the West Coast can catalyze an economy-wide transition from fossil fuels to a more just, sustainable, and prosperous economy powered by clean energy. Washingtonians and Oregonians are joining CA and BC to dramatically cut climate pollution, expand the middle class, establish working, replicable models of climate solutions, and drive change on large-scale climate and clean energy action at the national level. Given the stranglehold the fossil fuel industry has inside the Beltway, the way we will force action on one of the greatest threats of our time is through the states leading.

Our policy goals are to secure passage of legislation to reduce carbon pollution in Washington, to enact a Clean Fuels Standard for Washington, and to transition Washington off imported coal power. Combined, these actions will expand a vibrant clean energy economy in the region that creates good jobs. Along the way, we are setting benchmarks for success, including: list and grassroots capacity building; raising public awareness and support; increasing non-traditional support for climate action; and educating press, legislators, business and community leaders on the opportunities presented by reducing carbon pollution in Washington.

Responsibilities: At the hub of this effort will be a Campaign Manager. This individual will be responsible for:

 Writing the overall campaign plan, and updating it as circumstances change.

 Day to day oversight of campaign activities, including field, earned media, coalition building, and

general outreach and partner engagement activities.

 Maintenance of campaign task list and deliverables.

 Coordination with press, legislative, field and policy staff from partner organizations to assure

timeliness and consistency of message and expectations.

 Coordination with consultants and lobbyists to maintain strategic focus and key benchmarks for

campaign and legislative activity.

 Coalition management including meeting coordination, electronic and other regular

communications, and stakeholder engagement.

 Other tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications: Ideally, the successful applicant possesses:

 5+ years of hands on campaign experience, whether political or issue-based.

 Strong organizational skills.

Ability to work with minimal day to day supervision.

 Ability to adopt a collaborative leadership approach with a large professional team, at times

taking direction and giving direction.

 Willingness to travel and manage a demanding schedule.

 Ability and desire to work with racially and economically diverse populations in a dynamic

campaign setting.

 Passion for addressing climate change.

This is a senior management position, and this individual will serve as part of the Campaign’s growingstrategic and executive team structure. The Campaign Manager will report to the Campaign’s Executive Committee. We are looking for a strong implementer who can drive a complex, multi-faceted campaign plan that touches all parts of the state, and combines legislative, grassroots, earned media and coalition building activities.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to: jobs@wecprotects.org

Nov 18 / BARD CEP

Sea Level Rise Program Director, Climate Central – New Jersey

Organization: Climate Central

Position Title: Sea Level Rise Program Director

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Lead the growth of a highly dedicated and successful team working at the intersection of climate change science, mass media, online data visualization and public service. The Director of Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise will advance the program’s strategic direction and engineer its growth under the overall leadership and reporting to the Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts. Major program activities will include serial strategic communications initiatives; expansion of a government and NGO stakeholder program; development of an earned revenue stream; and taking the program onto the global stage through international work.

Climate Central’s sea level rise program is a recognized leader in both climate science and communication. Program research and web applications have repeatedly been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Associated Press, including multiple front-page stories, as well as on NBC, CBS and PBS national evening news programs, NPR, and many hundreds more print, TV and radio outlets. We have testified in the U.S. Senate, and our tools are being used in practical ways at the local level in numerous coastal states.

Climate Central is a rapidly growing non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. We are an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization and does not lobby or support any specific legislation, policy or bill.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with VP for Sea Level and Climate Impacts to develop and advance program strategic direction
  • Manage all aspects of sea level rise program operations, including budget, staffing, and team management and development
  • Lead implementation of domestic program to achieve major U.S. media coverage and spur use of the program’s analysis and tools by local, state and federal governments
  • Manage development of a new global sea level program achieving significant international media coverage and stakeholder use of Climate Central analysis and tools
  • Lead new effort to develop major earned revenue stream leveraging the program’s analytic capabilities and supporting further growth
  • Lead transformation of sealevel.climatecentral.org into a true micro-site to improve branding, user experience and traffic, and provide flexible platform for program growth
  • Interact with other Climate Central directors and support organization-wide integration
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPA or equivalent education/experience
  • Significant leadership and management experience (10+ yrs), demonstrating effectiveness and growth in authority and responsibility over time, including senior level responsibility for operations and strategic planning in successful organizations/units
  • Experience with design and implementation of successful strategic communications campaigns (online and offline components) and websites
  • Experience managing organizational growth
  • Successful track record juggling numerous and multi-disciplinary projects and priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; enjoy working as a team
  • Approachability and openness to input from all levels of staff
  • Intellectual curiosity and track record of fast learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Degree and/or experience in science and quantitative data analysis
  • Passion for the mission of Climate Central

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and salary  expectations to jobs@climatecentral.org, with the exact subject line, “Sea Level Director” (no quotes). Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.