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Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Online Communications Specialist-Watertown, MA

Organization: Pathfinder International

Position Title: Online Communications Specialist

Location: Watertown, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview

The External Relations group is responsible for all individual fundraising (from channels including major gift cultivation, direct mail and online), internal and external communications, stewardship of the organization’s brand and positioning and management of Pathfinder’s online properties and channels. The External Relations group partners with all departments within Pathfinder and successfully communicates Pathfinder’s core values and mission.

Position Purpose

The Online Communications Specialist is responsible for Pathfinder’s online communications with the goal of increasing Pathfinder’s external visibility. S/he manages online presence including Pathfinder website, microsites, email marketing, social media, digital media (ie, videos) and other online activities.

In collaboration with Director of Communications, the Online Communications Specialist provides oversight and guidance for all potential content contributors such as Programs, Advocacy, Resource Development, and Human Resources, to facilitate coordinated and comprehensive messaging for all communications. S/he manages, elicits, and supports contributions of online content by field offices, as well as provides support and guidance to the field for web and new media endeavors. The Online Communications Specialist ensures that all communications products adhere to Pathfinder International’s messaging, tone and style as well as accurately represent the work and results of the organization around the world.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and maintain Pathfinder’s website

  • Serve as the point person for all online content, including stories, videos, news, advocacy alerts or other content that help position Pathfinder to meet its online goals.
  • Collect, write, edit, and facilitate creation of content for website, microsites, social media sites and more.
  • Manage relationships with all online vendors, including Convio, Pathfinder’s content management system.
  • Assume overall responsibility for review and timely updating of website design and information; maintain user-friendly and accessible formats.
  • Monitor trends, results, and analytics to ensure website is meeting Pathfinder’s communications goals.

Manage Pathfinder’s social media and online presence

  • Manage all Pathfinder social and emerging media activities include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and more. Develop and maintain content for all of these in line with larger Pathfinder communications strategy.
  • As needed, train staff on new media and social media policy.
  • Proactively design and manage web initiatives such as webinars, blogs, social networking, ensuring Pathfinder presence on a range of social media sites.
  • Monitor online conversations and breaking news related to international reproductive health.
  • Quickly write pieces in response to breaking news (i.e., news stories for Pathfinder site, comments on blogs, etc.) and post them on the website and other channels.
  • Oversee Google AdWords account and other site traffic opportunities to drive visitors to Pathfinder initiatives and increase Pathfinder’s housefile.
  • Produce new media materials including photo slideshows and videos.
  • Stay abreast of current online trends and changing landscape for online communications through conferences, memberships and online forums.

Manage Pathfinder’s email marketing

  • In collaboration with internal teams set priorities and strategy for Pathfinder’s email communications.
  • In collaboration with internal teams, coordinate and create HTML emails for various external audiences on behalf of relevant internal groups (ie, advocacy, fundraising).
  • Design and implement innovative campaigns across multiple online channels to increase Pathfinder’s online visibility.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or Liberal Arts requiring extensive writing.
  • At least 4 years of experience increasing visibility for an organization using social media platforms.
  • Experience creating new media content (videos, Facebook pages) and email campaigns.
  • Demonstrated understanding of online communications technology and social networking including active participation in social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Strong grasp of elements it takes to be successful online (i.e. SEO, online relationship building, writing for the web)
  • Excellent organizational and project coordination skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Must possess good judgment, flexibility and patience.
  • Positive, versatile, thoughtful, and strategic thinker.
  • Proven ability to be a strong team player and also work well independently.
  • Ability to manage competing work assignments under tight deadlines.
  • Proven research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint); Familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign and other graphics programs; knowledge of HTML and experience with web content management systems.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree desirable.
  • Familiarity with Convio extremely helpful.
  • Experience working in the field of international development and/or in a non-profit setting preferred. Prefer experience working or living in a developing country.
  • News writing or public relations experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with Flash, JavaScript a plus.
  • Familiarity and experience creating videos for the web.
  • Demonstrated passion and interest in reproductive rights, international human rights.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online at:http:www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Hiring Salaried Campaign Positions for 2014-Pittsburgh, PA, US Denver, CO, US Boulder, CO, US Philadelphia, PA, US

Organization:  Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Position Title: Campaign Positions

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USDenver, CO, USBoulder, CO, USPhiladelphia, PA, US

Hours and Compensation: Starts at $24,000 a year

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

2014 is a critical year for Progressive politics.

We need to combat the growing threat of climate change, beat back regressive right-wing policies and reclaim the House of Representatives. To succeed, we need a mobilization of Progressive activists nationwide. Grassroots movements like these are built a community at a time, and those communities need leaders.

That’s where you come in.

As a Field Organizer with Grassroots Campaigns you will build an infrastructure of Progressive citizens ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice. This summer Field Organizers will establish a volunteer network and lead them in actions such as petition drives and letter writing campaigns. Field Organizers will then roll over into election projects focused on rallying support around Progressive Democrats this fall and taking back the House.

Apply Now!

Major Responsibilities:

Field Organizers will work as part of a team to develop local field programs centered on recruiting and mobilizing dozens of community members to take part in actions combating climate change. Field Organizers will also analyze the performance of campaign strategies and make recommendations to improve results. The ultimate goal should be to cultivate a lasting infrastructure of progressive leaders ready to stand up and fight at a moment’s notice.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to organizing and social change with 1+ years of field work on campaigns or volunteer organizing. Field Organizers will need strong leadership skills, with a proven ability to work within a team. Excellent written/oral communication skills with an ability to tell a compelling story and connect with people are a must. Candidates should be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing to travel.Demonstrated commitment to organizing and social change

Apply Now!

Location: Nationwide

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with relevant professional experience. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Expectations: Field Organizers must commit through November 2014. Ideally, Field Organizers will continue with Grassroots Campaigns long-term to build our field program.

Visit www.grassrootscampaigns.com for more information.

Grassroots Campaigns is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

How to apply:

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Membership Director-Charleston, SC

Organization: Coastal Conservation League

Position Title: Membership Director

Location: Charleston, SC

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Full benefits provided

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description: 

The Membership Director will report directly to the Senior Development Officer and will work closely with the development team and multiple departments on various projects related to membership acquisition, upgrading, and retention. The 2014 membership goals include significantly increasing membership, increasing member retention rates, and creating and implementing a development e-communications and social media strategy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • New Member Development – Research, strategize, plan, and implement new member campaigns including both smaller, targeted mailings and large, direct mailing campaigns; review, analyze, and report on acquisition efforts.
  • Member Retention – Coordinate monthly membership renewal process focusing on retention and renewal upgrades; strategize, plan and implement lapsed and dropped membership campaigns; review, analyze, and report on retention and renewal efforts.
  • Social Media/Communications – Develop and integrate social media strategy and e-communications into membership and development efforts; collaborate with other departments in the development of an organizational social media strategy; develop membership literature, brochures, one-pagers, etc. to support membership, development, and outreach efforts.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed with regard to events, major gifts, Board of Directors, quarterly newsletter, database management, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker who thrives in a team-driven environment, can plan and execute diverse projects in tandem and under multiple deadlines, manage internal and external relationships effectively, and possesses excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. This position requires excellent analytical skills, precision and attention to detail, and the ability to make decisions and judgment calls in a variety of situations.

The Membership Director must be a collegial team player who is also able to work independently, is assertive, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is eager to contribute to the collaborative dynamic of the department. She/he must be flexible, adaptable, and willing to perform diverse duties beyond those stated explicitly in the job description. Candidate must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.

The candidate must have experience in development, specifically membership acquisition and retention, writing for a non-profit development operation, and a strong commitment to environmental advocacy.

Additionally, you must have experience generating strategic membership plans, and managing their implementation, from start to finish. Candidate must be comfortable managing team budgets and working with quantitative data to demonstrate the value of department projects/campaigns to senior staff and the Board of Directors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant development experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Significant experience with and working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software, including reporting and queries.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to attend events beyond work hours, as necessary.
  • Interest in conservation and policy issues.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume tojobs@scccl.org. Telephone calls will not be accepted. Salary is commensurate with proven skills and experience. This position is in our Charleston, SC office. Full benefits provided. EOE.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Executive Director-Francisco, CA

Organization: Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Francisco, CA.

Hours and Compensation: 60,000 – 75,000/annual

Application Deadline: May 15, 2014

 

Job Description:

Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center (“HERC”) is seeking a talented Executive Director (“ED”).

Founded in 2001, HERC aims to reduce disparities between the health of this at-risk community and the rest of San Francisco’s population through health assessments, education, counseling, and appropriate referrals to qualified medical providers.

The ED is the Chief Executive Officer of HERC. The ED reports to the Board of Directors, and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for HERC’s staff, programs, expansion, fundraising, and the consistent achievement of HERC’s mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of all aspects of HERC and the surrounding community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership & Management

  1. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy to achieve its mission, and that it makes consistent and timely progress towards strategic goals. Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  2. Ensure ongoing excellence in all aspects of HERC, including finance, administration, fundraising, communications, systems, and rigorous program evaluation.
  3. Actively engage and energize HERC staff, volunteers, board members, community members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  4. Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors. Seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for operations.
  5. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  6. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

Communications

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

Human Resources

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Budget, Finance, & Fundraising

  1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
  5. Expand fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion. Identify potential revenue streams to support community services.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ED will be thoroughly committed to HERC’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree several years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. Master’s degree or other post baccalaureate education strongly preferred.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, community-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

We offer comprehensive benefits and flexible work accommodations.

For more information, please visit our website: Bayview HERC

How to apply:

Please email your resume/CV and coverletter toinfo@hercsf.org.

For more information, please visit our website: Bayview HERC

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

New York Organizer-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: New York Organizer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary, depending upon experience.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting-edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water. As an organization that takes no corporate or government funding, Food & Water Watch prides itself on having the independence necessary to take strong stands, like consistent call for a complete ban on fracking – both in New York and across the country.

Our New York City organizing team focuses on building the movement to ban fracking in New York, label GMO food, and other key issues affecting our food and water. More broadly, we see our organizing work as building the larger progressive movement. We seek a talented, creative, and strategic organizer who will be able to build on what we have developed and move our campaigns to the next level.

The Organizer works to develop and implement legislative, field organizing, and media strategies and campaigns in support of Food & Water Watch policy goals. The organizer represents F&WW and works as a leader in local coalitions to broaden support for F&WW’s policy goals. The position will be based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns.
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fund raising for Food & Water Watch.
  • Advise management of issues particular to assigned region that can improve Food & Water Watch effectiveness.
  • Coordinate and develop coalitions on campaign issues and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns.
  • Work with team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • Develop and implement legislative, field organizing, online, and media strategies in support of these campaigns
  • Coordinate events such as, but not limited to, panel discussions and film screenings
  • Travel to target states to motivate local organizations and individuals through public speaking, media appearances, strategic planning and training, and meetings with state and local governments.
  • Engage and train student leaders and supervise interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Education: College degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience: At least one year experience in advocacy on public policy issues, and/or grassroots/field organizing.
  • Knowledge: Organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity with federal and state legislatures; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Knowledge of water issues a plus. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of online activism and email listservs.
  • Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
  • Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Long hours possible, extensive travel possible.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Compensation

Competitive salary, depending upon experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to resumes@fwwatch.org, noting “New York Organizer” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Program Manager-Bronx, NY

Organization: Catholic Charities-NYC

Position Title: Program Manager

Location: Bronx, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time and Part time

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Overview:

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt
Classification: Professional
Reports To: Director of Supported Housing Services
Department: Beacon Of Hope House/East Bronx Supported Housing
Summary: The East Bronx Supported Housing Program is a 60 bed scatter site program serving adults with psychiatric disabilities. It is operated by the Beacon of Hope House, a Division of Catholic Charities Community Services. Twenty five of these beds are designated for clients who have NY/NY status.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Staff Supervision: To provide weekly supervision to all program staff. Supervision meetings should be structured and be a minimum of 45 minutes in duration. The agenda should include a review of assignments and responsibilities completed within expected time frames; monitor compliance with follow up discussed during prior meetings; meeting summaries should be recorded and kept on file and elements of performance management should be applied. Performance appraisals are to be completed within designated time frames and progressive discipline should be implemented as necessary. Supervision of staff is to include coordination of staff schedules, providing approval for time off requests in keeping with program coverage needs and to comply with the accrual amount available to the employee.

2. Intake /Admission: To provide oversight to all intake and admission activity. This includes a timely review of referral materials, communication with referral sources, conducting intake interviews and formulating assessments to make determinations regarding appropriateness for program services. To coordinate the admission process and facilitate admission to program vacancies.

3. Census Management: To consistently fill all program client vacancies in order to operate the program at full census. This includes development and management of waiting lists as necessary.

4. Discharge: To coordinate the discharge process as necessary. This includes collaboration with other service providers and facilitating case conferences for planning purposes as needed.

5. Client Services: To insure that program clients receive the services and assistance provided by the program at the level of frequency consistent with program requirements. This includes conducting weekly Clinical Rounds Meetings for the purpose of ongoing team review of cases to facilitate service planning and problem solving. To facilitate and maintain on file the summaries of all meetings and circulate to designated agency management staff. Collaboration with service providers and participation in case conferences to address client problems and needs. To plan and facilitate client activities for holidays and special events and conduct monthly community meetings. To coordinate an effective response to client emergency situations as necessary

6. Documentation: To facilitate compliance with all documentation requirements for client services and administrative records and reporting in keeping with required time frames.
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7. Team Meetings: To conduct team meetings on a regular basis at a minimum frequency of bi-weekly. Content of meetings should include planning program activities; disseminating information; review and coordination of staff schedules. To facilitate and maintain on file the summaries of all meetings and circulate to program and designated agency management staff.

8. Petty Cash: To serve as the custodian for the program’s petty cash fund. This responsibility includes management of the fund, demonstrating accountability for all purchases in keeping with the purpose for these funds and following all required policies and procedures within designated time frames

9. Purchasing: To facilitate the order and purchase of supplies and services to address program needs. To follow agency procedures to order and/or purchase supplies and services. This includes timely reporting of such needs, obtaining appropriate authorization as necessary and maintaining documentation to demonstrate accountability for all orders and purchases. Such efforts must be mindful of the environmental needs of the program office and apartment sites.

10. Environment/Site Issues: To respond to and intervene as needed to address environmental needs/repairs. This will involve active collaboration with agency facility staff and contacts with landlords and vendors as needed. To participate in the review of apartment sites to determine suitability for program use when an apartment site is needed. To visit each program apartment annually to perform a site review.

11. Recruitment: To collaborate with the agency’s Human Resources Department to fill vacant staff positions. This includes the review of applications; conducting interviews and providing timely recommendations regarding applicant qualifications for open positions.

12. Payroll: To collect, prepare and submit all payroll materials within designated time frames.

13. Management Meetings: To attend agency Operations Meetings and other management meetings as necessary.

14. Policy and Procedures: To follow and enforce all agency policies and procedures for Operations and Personnel.

15. Emergency Coverage: To maintain an agency cell phone for the purpose of being available to provide coverage for emergency situations seven days a week on a 24 hour basis.

Qualifications:
Education and/or experience required:

• Master’s Degree in the human services
• Five years of supervisory experience in a setting serving individuals with a serious mental illness

How to apply:

Send resume and coverletter indicating position of interest and salary requirements to cccsjobs@archny.org

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications-New York, NY.

Organization: West Harlem Environmental Action,Inc., New York City

Position Title: Director of Communications

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: 55,000 – 65,000/annual

Application Deadline: May 23, 2014

 

OVERVIEW:

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (aka West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. Our research partnerships, issue campaigns, community organizing and mobilization initiatives address eight healthy community indicators: clean air, equitable transit, waste, pests and pesticide reduction, toxic-free products, healthy food in schools, sustainable land use, open and green space, and healthy indoor environments. In 2012, WE ACT established a Washington, D.C. office to more effectively engage private and public interest and elected officials in adopting fair and equitable federal, state, and local environmental justice policies. WE ACT is a leader in the nationwide movement for environmental justice, influencing the creation of federal, state and local policies and practices. Our groundbreaking grassroots efforts toward policy-change and advocacy work ultimately improve the well-being of all New Yorkers and provide a blueprint for communities facing similar challenges across the nation.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Working with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, assume key role in developing the WE ACT brand, raising visibility and promoting positive perceptions of the organization.
  • Set priorities and develop annual strategic plan for effective issue and public relations campaigns in alignment with New York and Washington D.C. offices.
  • Lead all administrative communications efforts including speaking events, issue campaigns, press and public relations efforts, radio/television broadcast platforms, and other public relations opportunities (i.e., stories, interviews, events, press briefings, press conferences, etc.).
  • Research and prepare all written materials such as press releases, fact sheets, brochures, public outreach and awareness, editorials/letters to the editor, talking points, etc.)
  • Developing and implementing social media strategies, including issue blogs, interactive discourse and other online initiatives to expand public dialogue on EJ issues.
  • Cultivate long-term media and stakeholder relationships to effectively advance issue campaigns, public support and deepen constituent/partner involvement and engagement.
  • Develop and institute policies and practices to build an effective communications department infrastructure.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of strategic communications and public relations experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple aspects of media relations and branding.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and group communication skills.
  • Knowledge of environmental health and justice issues.
  • Knowledge and experience with website design and maintenance, desktop publishing, presentation and project management software.
  • Exceptional administrative, organizational and time management skills; ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer proficiency

HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to Evelyn Joseph, Director of Administration and Human Resources, evelyn@weact.org.Please let us know where you saw this listing.Telephone calls will not be accepted.

  • Include cover letter, resume, three references, and day time contact information
  • Bilingual candidates, people of color, and Northern Manhattan residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • We are looking for candidates that have recent or current Communications experience.
Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Executive Assistant-Boston, MA.

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Executive Assistant

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: Comprehensive benefits offered.

Application Deadline: May 19, 2014

 

Overview:

Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres also launched and directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $10 trillion.

Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, corporate and policy arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure of environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (www.ceres.org).

Description & Responsibilities

We seek an energetic go-getter to assist three executive level staff at Ceres. The primary duties are supporting the Executive Director (ED) / Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President, Climate & Energy Programs (VP, CE) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is a crucial position, providing administrative support for senior staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support for meetings led by the ED the CFO, and the VP, CE, often including taking minutes
  • Act as primary point of contact for the ED, the CFO, and the VP, CE; prioritize phone calls and correspondence, determine actions and ensure appropriate follow-through
  • Schedule appointments and oversee travel arrangements for the ED, the CFO and the VP, CE, synchronizing such activities with the President’s calendar
  • Help develop and manage program support systems, including organization wide tools and resources for annual planning, activity/events, deliverable tracking, and calendars
  • As directed by the CFO, assist the finance team performing data entry, collecting monthly credit card reports and payment requests for all staff, collecting and tracking vendor invoices, and scanning financial documents.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as filing, photocopying, and sending faxes and correspondence for the ED, the CFO, and the VP, CE
  • Act as secondary back-up for answering the general Ceres phone line, greeting visitors, and routing deliveries
  • Provide conference and event support

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree, preferred.
  • Associate degree, required.
  • Two years of professional, office, work experience, required.
  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills; working with three senior individuals the pace will be fast with various and numerous projects.
  • Ability to manage projects through to completion; handle and prioritize multiple tasks; and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to creating and continually improving systems.
  • Sound judgment, high level of integrity and professionalism, with an ability to handle confidential information and to maintain a high level of discretion, diplomacy and courtesy in all contacts with staff, board and external people.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including professional telephone communications and good writing ability.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation programs.
  • Strong willingness to continue learning and interest in incorporating learning into work environment.

How to apply:

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:www.ceres.org. Applicants should submit a resume, list of three references, two writing samples, and a letter describing their qualifications, interests, and potential contribution.

Please list “Executive Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Address all correspondence to:

Careers at Ceres

ATTN: Executive Assistant

Email (preferred): careers@ceres.org

99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Project Manager-Port Hadlock, WA

Organization: North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Position Title: Project Manager

Location: Port Hadlock, WA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: 04/30/2014

 

Job Description:

The Project Manager supports NOSC’s mission by developing, funding and implementing salmon habitat restoration projects in watersheds along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, while supporting work on projects in the remainder of NOSC’s RFEG Region #7. All members of the NOSC staff are expected to work collaboratively with other staff across program and project areas and are expected to use their unique skills and abilities to jointly further the mission of the organization. The project manager will work closely with the senior project manager, and will report to the executive director.

Qualifications

Demonstrated passion for our mission
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Two years relevant work experience including funding and implementing salmon habitat restoration projects, managing consultants & contracts, grant writing and landowner/stakeholder work
Knowledge of northwest habitats, habitat forming processes and restoration techniques, including but not limited to those associated with instream, riparian, estuarine and nearshore habitats
Working knowledge of pacific northwest ecology, specifically as related to salmon and their habitats
Proficiency in written and oral communication for diverse audiences and ability to effectively develop and deliver presentations
Working knowledge of Microsoft office software
Proven leadership abilities
Washington State Drivers license
Able to lift 75lbs
Able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions and ability to work for long periods of time at a computer

Deadline:

04/30/2014

To apply:
Please mail two (2) copies of the following (incomplete applications will not likely be considered):
1. Letter of interest
2. Resume
3. Three references

North Olympic Salmon Coalition
Attn: Hiring Committee
205B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Questions can be emailed to the Hiring Committee at: nerreca (at) nosc.org with “Position Inquiry” in subject line.
Please, no phone inquiries.

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Students attachment, internship, practicum , experience-Kenya

Organization: United Global Volunteers International

Position Title: Students attachment, internship, practicum , experience

Location: Kenya

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

United Global Volunteers International Is a registered (218/051/2010/0632/6872) non political, non religious Non Governmental international networking volunteer Organization (NGO) comprised of individuals from all facets of Career industry . We understand that few of us make it without the help and support of a team of other people (a “network”). Our purpose is to create the opportunity for people to make key contacts and develop solid industry relationships while exchanging vital resources & providing support for community & career growth through volunteerism, interns, practicum, gap, research and Humanitarian participatory programs.

Volunteers

Volunteers are special people who donate part of their time, energy, & resources to share with them that are unprivileged among us. Call US developers, sponsors, feeders, social workers, volunteers, campaigners, crusaders; supporters, WE ARE brought together by one sole aim— to Empower Communities, groups and individuals enabling them to make life better by providing support for community & individual career growth. From time, resources, sharing, sponsoring—ETC, all of us can give little to make life better for others.

Vision:

To unite the globe into a world free of disease, poverty and suffering

Mission:

Uniting global time, energy and resources towards promotion of Human rights and Good governance, Conservation, and Mitigation of HIV/AIDs & disease, in order create outstanding generation with potential to face life challenges.

Motto:

Empowering communities

Our scope

To positively impact people, communities, destinations and economies, & to alleviate its negative effects and sufferings

Pillars

  1. Human Rights, good governance & responsible leadership
  2. Environmental conservation
  3. Mitigation of Hiv/Aids and disease

Our Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Responsibility
  • Promptness
  •  Fairness
  •  Truthfulness &
  •  Non-compromising

Volunteering in Africa

Africa is one of the most stunning natural and cultural wonders. From tropical beaches to spectacular scenery & unparalleled beauty, you can meet the traditional Maasai on their ancestral lands, spot the incredible wildlife, admire the stunning valley, and explore beautiful villages and cultures, highly organized and respected, offering benefits beyond just professional development.

Why Africa

Africa is a continent with plenty of RESOURCES. Yet people in Africa are characterized and battered by endemic hunger, genocides, wars, corruption, massive underdevelopment and all sorts of untold sufferings. Judging this beautiful continent from its natural resources, one would expect to see people cruising in an age of high mass consumption. Instead, Africa is full of people still struggling with their take-off process. The unconstructive and sometimes unrealistic plans are coupled with the political decisions made by African leaders to cover the interests of western multinational corporations, which has kept Africans in desperate poverty. IT’S TIME TO REACH OUT TO AFRICA AND BREAK THE POVERTY CYCLE THROUGH PARTICIPATORY PROCESS-VOLUNTEERISM

GAP programs

This is the heart of your internship in the areas of education, medical/health care, women’s and children’s issues and rural development – to offer meaningful internships for eager, industrious individuals only.

Intervarsity forums

These opportunities are organized to challenge the college/university students towards creativity, innovation and job creation. It’s a networking forum to exchange ideas and re-think our current policies within African Nations in aid to create effective leaders for tomorrow generation

Volunteer Free Time (optional)

Over the years, international interns have expressed desire to use their free time to tour around countries they are posted for their internship or volunteer program. Interns have free time during the evening and weekends.Who can volunteer?

Everyone is welcome to partner / volunteer in our projects. While you are here, we hope you feel you are among friends. Our staff is at your disposal to assist you in any way possible. We partner with schools, NGOs, CBOs, Health centers, Orphanages, Wildlife, human rights activists, and we support vision 2030 and millennium development goals. We protect rights of volunteers and serve their well being while in our service. It’s our duty to place our clients to the field of their choice. You do not need a college degree or ability to make your verb and adverb agree, all you need is a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love

How to apply:

UNITED GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS INTERNATIONAL

AFRICAN HEAD OFFICE

P. O. Box 60006 Nairobi, Kenya
info@uniglobevolunteers.org
Web www.uniglobevolunteers.org

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Environmental Education Internship-South Africa

Organization: if i could…

Position Title: Environmental Education Internship

Location: South Africa

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

Description: This non-profit organisation provides holistic alternative education that incorporates spiritual well-being, physical health and environmental consciousness. The organisation runs programmes in primary schools, and offer a supplementary curriculum that includes meditation, yoga, food-gardening and earthworm farming.

There are excellent opportunities for like-minded individuals to help with organisational administration, monitoring and evaluation, website redesign and new project implementation.

Ideal Candidate:

  • reliable
  • open-minded
  • concern for environmental issues
  • interested in alternative education
  • dedicated
  • enjoys working with children

Possible Intern Roles:

Can you assist this organisation in one of more of these areas?

  • fundraising
  • business planning
  • research
  • monitoring & evaluation
  • project development
  • website redesign and web development
  • marketing; writing and editing communications
  • database management
  • alternative education curriculum development

Why it’s Important

A crucial aspect of responsible development is considering the processes which are necessary for achieving sustainable progress. This organisation seeks to provide an alternative approach to early education by introducing children to a way of learning that is very hands-on and tied to holistic well-being. A focus on health and environmental connection provides the basis for responsible problem solving in South Africa’s future leaders.

Intern through if i could…, an internship organisation that seeks international candidates who want to intern in South Africa and gain valuable development experience. Our mission is to harness the skills of interns as well as organisations and equip them with the skills needed to further pursue developmental goals.

Note: There is a $1500 fee included.

http://ificould.co.za/?utm_source=idealist&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=environmental

How to apply:

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply on our website:http://ificould.co.za/contact-us/

OR email us at iwould@ificould.co.za for more information.

Please include the type of internship desired in addition to your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Transportation Program Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Transportation Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week. Paid.

Application Deadline: April 28, 2014

 

Internship Description:

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its Transportation Program. ACEEE is dedicated to advancing and deploying energy efficiency technologies, policies, and programs as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.

Position Description:

This position will focus on assisting the Transportation team with preparations for ACEEE’s annual vehicle consumer resource, Greenercars.org. Vehicles listed in[[http:Greenercars.org|Greenercars.org]] earn a Green Score based on a lifecycle analysis of air emissions and energy use.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research on technical issues relating to vehicles and their impacts and assist in updating the 2014[[http:Greenercars.org|Greenercars.org]] methodology report
  2. Conduct research on upcoming alternative technology vehicles for model year 2015
  3. Assist in updating and re-organizing information on[[http:Greenercars.org|Greenercars.org]]

Skills/Qualifications:

  1. Candidate should be working towards or have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with vehicle and transportation issues. Familiarity with vehicle technologies and operation preferred.
  3. Strong Excel analytical skills. Experience with Visual Basic programming preferred.
  4. Strong internet and interview-based research ability.
  5. Strong HTML coding or Dreamweaver skills preferred.
  6. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

Timing:

This is an 8-10 week, full-time, paid summer internship. Start date flexible.

How to apply:

Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to interns@aceee.org. Please use “Summer Transportation Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Research & Outreach Intern-San Francisco, CA

Organization: Leadership for a Clean Economy

Position Title: Research & Outreach Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: 12-15 hours/week, tailored to your schedule.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description: 

LCE seeks a Research & Outreach Intern to manage research projects, perform outreach, manage social media engagement, and provide administrative support. The ideal candidate will be values-driven, highly motivated, and hard-working, and will have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Electoral, legislative and/or environmental policy experience a plus. LCE is a start-up organization, and the Research & Outreach Intern will have the opportunity to engage in strategy meetings and work closely with the Political Director and Executive Director.

The Research & Outreach Intern will coordinate the following projects:

Electoral Support: The Research & Outreach Intern will provide assistance in executing our candidate support efforts for the 2014 cycle.

Outreach & Strategic Planning: The Research & Outreach Intern will assist the Political Director in planning for the 2016 cycle. This includes duties such as research on the 2016 political landscape in California, helping build LCE’s network statewide, and performing analyses of potential candidates.

Social Media Engagement: The Research & Outreach Intern will manage LCE’s social media presence by drafting 10-15 Facebook and Twitter posts per week.

Administrative Responsibilities: The Research & Outreach Intern will assist our small team in scheduling and other administrative work, as needed.

We are looking for people who are passionate about impacting elections and shaping California’s clean energy future.

Schedule:

- May-August 2014, with the possibility to stay on for the fall.

- 12-15 hours/week, tailored to your schedule.

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Rachel Van Wert at rachel@cleanleadership.org.

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Legislative and Policy Internship – Summer 2014-Albany, NY

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Legislative and Policy Internship

Location: Albany, NY,

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, they will get to see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor session by attending legislative committee meetings, and observing floor votes in both the Senate and the Assembly. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.

The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch.

Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.

Work Period: The spring internship runs from May through August. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.

Compensation: All internships are unpaid. We will assist in arranging credit for students through their schools.

How to apply:

Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.

Contact Information:
Intern Coordinator
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Phone:(518) 462-5526
E-mail: info@eany.org

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Biodiversity Research Presenter-Staunton, VA

Organization: Operation Wallacea

Position Title: Biodiversity Research Presenter

Location: Staunton, VA

Hours and Compensation:

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2014 

 

Internship Description: 

Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com) is an organization that supports a network of 200+ academics for long term biodiversity research programs in 14 countries (Honduras, Mexico, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominica, South Africa, Madagascar, Romania, France, Greece, China, Indonesia) has a vacancy for a Biodiversity Research Presenter.  The research programs are funded by volunteer tuition fees paid by individual university students or groups of high school students accompanied by teachers, and a presenter is needed to explain the science and research outputs to these groups.

The role would be based in Staunton, Virginia but would involve extensive travel around the US and to the research sites overseas. The post would start on 1 September 2014 but would require the successful applicant to join one of the research programs in the field from early June 2014 with all expenses paid.  The role of the Biodiversity Research Presenter would be:

  • To assist with the biodiversity research program in the field each June to August period
  • To give a summary lecture of the biodiversity research to undergraduates in various universities from mid September to mid October each year
  • To give in-class lectures on biodiversity survey techniques used on the research programs in high schools around the US
  • To meet with teachers around the US to explain about the research programs and how students can become involved and would benefit from this participation

 

The skills, qualifications and attributes needed are:

  • Good presentational and writing skills
  • Well organised and able to manage their time very effectively
  • Able to work on their own for long periods and be able to travel extensively
  • At least Masters level in a relevant academic field

The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2014 and interviews will be held via Skype on Friday, May 9th for a possible start date at one of the overseas research sites for a 6 week period from mid June.  Applicants need to send their resumes and requests for the application questionnaire by email to sara.carlson@opwall.com  or by mail to Sara Carlson, Director of Opwall USA, PO Box 3068, Staunton, VA.

 

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer-Madagascar, ALL

Organization: Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education

Position Title: Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer

Location: Madagascar, ALL

Hours and Compensation:  Volunteer

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Work Description:

Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education, an NGO working with communities in SW Madagascar to promote community-based mangrove management, is looking for a volunteer to assist with our Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Program in Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable field research experience while interacting with the communities of rural Madagascar.

Volunteers are trained in mangrove ecology and conduct basic field ecology techniques throughout healthy, degraded, and reforested areas of the mangroves, collecting information on forest structure, dead organic material, and abiotic factors. This data informs Honko and the local mangrove management association on the changes occurring in the forest, which will be used in the development of new management plans. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for field experience, an adventure, or looking to enter the field of conservation and sustainable development.

You can view our program brochure here:
www.honko.orghttp://honko.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

About Ambondrolava and its mangroves:
The mangrove forest at Ambondrolava covers 120 hectares, with an additional 13 hectares reforested by the local community with Honko. We are located just north of the city of Tulear (12km), and south of the Bay of Ranobe with its 32km long reef. Honko’s site in Ambondrolava has 7 species of mangrove trees and 37 wetland birds (the highest recorded wetland bird diversity in this region), among other mangrove wildlife. The local communities in this area strongly depend on the mangrove for its wood and animal resources, but with rapid population growth in this region, there has been over-usage of the mangrove’s resources and evident degradation. Within and around the mangrove there are many different habitat types ranging from protected forest, degraded forest, reforested land, reed beds, and abandoned salt pans.

Volunteer Activities:
Volunteer day-to-day activities will follow our ecosystem monitoring protocol, comprised of a range of basic forest survey techniques. Volunteers are trained on site in these techniques and the basics of mangrove ecology. You will spend most of your day in depths of the mangrove collecting data for this long-term research program, but when not in the forest, there will be many opportunities to assist with Honko’s other projects and Honko strongly encourages volunteers to develop a secondary community project during their time here, in collaboration with the other on-site volunteers. We also ask that volunteers contribute to our blog during their stay here.

Desired Attributes:
* At least 1 year of undergraduate studies
* Experience or strong interest in conservation and/or ecology
* Adaptability
* Physical fitness and perseverance – ability and willingness to spend hours in the field, walking through channels and mangrove sediment
* French language will help you, but is not necessary

Duration:
May 16 – August 15 (3 months)

Cost:
The monthly cost for the volunteer program is 300 euro/month ($400), which covers all food and accommodations at the site and a small contribution to help cover the costs of running Honko’s site in Ambondrolava. The volunteer fee covers:
* Airport pick-up and drop-off
* All meals on-site
* Basic accommodations (includes mosquito net and bedding)
* Training in mangrove field techniques
* Limited solar power
* Filtered water
* Opportunities to meet with our partner NGOs in this region (e.g. Blue Ventures, Reef Doctor, Ho Avy)
* An enriching experience in a fascinating environment

*Note that the fee does not include flights, visas, or insurance (we ask
that all volunteers be covered by extensive medical and travel ensure during their stay).

Apply:
To apply, email volunteer@honko.org with your CV and a letter of interest. We will consider applicants on a rolling basis and accept the first qualified.

More information:
You can learn more about us through our website www.honko.org, our Facebook page, and our blog where we post regular photos and updates on all of Honko’s community and conservation initiatives. You can also contact us with any questions at volunteer@honko.org. – See more at: http://www.conservationjobboard.com/JobListingDetail.php?id=39362202&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ConservationJobBoard+%28Conservation+Job+Board%29#sthash.LLoJUhWL.dpuf

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Alaska Program Director-Anchorage, AK

Organization: Conservation Lands Foundation

Position Title: Alaska Program Director

Location: Anchorage, AK

Hours and Compensation:  60000.00 – 70000.00/Annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Conservation Lands Foundation is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Reno and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation was established in 2007 to protect the premier lands and waters under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction – specifically the 28 million acres of National Monuments and National Conservation Areas, Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas, National Scenic and Historic Trails and 2,400 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers that make up our National Conservation Lands.

Our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships. The Conservation Lands Foundation is the only organization in the country dedicated solely to safeguarding the ecological and cultural integrity of the 28 million acres of National Conservation Lands.

The Alaska Program Director will work with Conservation Lands Foundation staff and board members to implement and develop our Alaska program work in the western Arctic, seek opportunities for expanding our program work in Alaska, and play a leadership role within a coalition of state and national conservation organizations to achieve mutual goals in the Arctic. In addition, the Alaska Program Director will utilize earned media to bolster awareness of the BLM’s conservation responsibilities in Alaska and to translate that awareness into broad public support for protection of the most ecologically important lands as National Conservation Lands.

Please visit our website for full job description and qualificaitons: http://conservationlands.org/job-announcement-alaska-program-director

- See more at: http://www.conservationjobboard.com/JobListingDetail.php?id=39362213&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ConservationJobBoard+%28Conservation+Job+Board%29#sthash.Hwi9pPYW.dpuf

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Recycling Research Internship-Seattle, WA

Organization: Zero Waste Washington

Position Title: Recycling Research Internship

Location: Seattle, WA

Hours and Compensation:  20 hours/ week. Paid

Application Deadline: Not Listed

 

Internship Description: 

Zero Waste Washington is currently recruiting an intern to work an average of 20 hours a week for three months between May and August 2014. We are looking for an energetic, self-directed fast learner who works very well independently and has excellent abilities in interpersonal and written communication. Quantitative or qualitative research experience, data analysis and visualization skills, statistical analysis experience, knowledge mapping/GIS and proficiency in a foreign language (particularly Spanish) are all big pluses, but not required. Benefits of this position include a small stipend, valuable, hands-on experience performing field research with a respected environmental advocacy organization, and a collegial, friendly workplace.

About us: Zero Waste Washington is a small but effective grassroots organization that has been the catalyst for breakthrough recycling and waste reduction programs and legislation in Washington State for nearly 32 years. Zero Waste Washington is the public’s voice for recycling and zero waste. We protect people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused. We use three main strategies to address the root causes of issues: advocating for policy and system changes, engaging people in driving those system changes, and implementing pilot projects to demonstrate that the desired changes are possible.

About the project: Zero Waste Washington is conducting original research to explore how Washington citizens use drop-off sites for hard-to-handle recyclables. This is a survey-based research project and the intern will play a critical role by coordinating the majority of the data collection out in the field as well as the input. An intern with the relevant skills and experience in survey research design and analysis could participate in designing the survey instrument, analyzing the results, and/or compiling them in a report of our findings.

About you: Comfort with approaching potential study participants in the field in order to gather data and the ability to take the initiative when working with project partners are musts in this role. Candidates should also have basic computer skills and reliable access to a vehicle. The ideal candidate will thrive on working independently with minimal supervision and be attentive and detail-oriented, practicing the highest level of precision in data collection and recordkeeping. Most importantly, you should be passionate about creating a world that is healthier and more just!

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume or CV and a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to Ariel Shannon Cohen atariel@zerowastewashington.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and considered until the internship is filled. No phone calls, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Litigation Assistant-Washington, DC.

Organization: Earthjustice Headquarters

Position Title: Litigation Assistant

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position has been filled.

 

Job Description:

Earthjustice’s Washington, DC office is seeking a full-time Litigation Assistant to provide both substantive and administrative support to our legal staff.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with nine offices across the U.S.

Responsibilities: The Litigation Assistant will assist our DC Regional Office attorneys. Tasks may include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Preparation, service, and filing of agency and court documents, including electronic filings;
• Organization and maintenance of case files and dockets;
• Preparation of tables, correspondence, exhibits, and other documents related to administrative submissions (such as regulatory comments) and court filings;
• General administrative assistance (photocopying, proofreading, taking meeting minutes, updating database of case descriptions, communications with agencies and courts, monitoring court rules).
• Creation of PowerPoint presentations for public education, Board meetings, and fundraising efforts;
• Preparation and review of discovery materials in evidentiary proceedings;
• Case development, including web and library factual and technical research and analysis.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required and at least 1-year of office experience or comparable experience a must.
• Paralegal training or a background in environmental or public health science, policy, or advocacy is a plus.
• A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards.
• Excellent research, analytical, writing, and computer skills (word processing, databases and spreadsheets, Internet, etc.).
• Ability to organize and to set priorities among multiple assignments, to meet deadlines, and to function calmly under pressure.

Requirements: Earthjustice needs applicants who are flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and who are available for evening and weekend work as needed. There are several physical requirements such as ability to assemble, lift, and move, large documents, and to carry boxes of documents to courts and agencies for filing; and ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary, based on experience, and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive.

How to apply:

Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to eajusdc_jobs@earthjustice.org. Subject line should read: Litigation Assistant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No telephone calls or hard copies.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position has been filled.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal-opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Executive Director-Richmond, VA

Organization: Virginia League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Richmond, VA

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience + benefits

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

 

Overview:

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (the League) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization’s programs and staff, and to further its conservation priorities.

The Organization:

The League is a statewide, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501 (c)(4) organization whose mission is to preserve Virginia’s natural landscape for future generation. The League serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Its partner organization, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, is a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to educating the public and politicians on environmental issues. The successful candidate will serve as Executive Director of both organizations.

The Role:

  • Responsible for the successful implementation of a robust portfolio of programmatic work, including legislative advocacy and accountability, policy development and implementation, conservation education and outreach, candidate endorsements, and electoral campaigns;
  • Working directly with the Boards of Directors to implement the organizations’ vision and strategic plan;
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, managing, and evaluating all staff while maintaining a creative, positive, and successful environment;
  • Playing a leading role in successful fundraising efforts that support and expand the organizations’ program work, meets annual budgets, and grows the organization;
  • In coordination with the Boards of Directors, draft, monitor and oversee the Annual Budgets;
  • Maintaining and building an ever-higher organizational profile within the conservation, funder, legislative, and electoral communities;
  • Effectively communicating the organizations’ successes to supporters, partners, and the public;
  • Ensuring legal compliance of all aspects of the financial, personnel, political, and programmatic activities of the organizations.

The Person:

  • A leader who can drive implementation of the organizations’ agendas and represent the organizations effectively in multiple forums (with legislators, funders, the public, and partner organizations);
  • Notable experience with natural resource issues and the Virginia political and legislative process;
  • A commitment to the vision and mission of the organizations;
  • Exceptional leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and verbal/written skills;
  • Proven program development and implementation experience;
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors;
  • Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and shift readily between diverse time-sensitive assignments;
  • Ability to work long hours when required and to travel as needed;
  • A familiarity with Virginia, as well as its ever changing political and conservation landscape;
  • Demonstrated fundraising success, both with major donors, and with foundations;
  • Strong financial management skills and the ability to build and manage multiple budgets within the required IRS 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PAC structures and the legal limits on them.

How to apply

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references toJobs@valcv.org. No calls please.