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Jun 29 / BARD CEP

Project Management Specialist (Agriculture), U.S. Agency for International Development – Thailand

Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development

Position Title: Project Management Specialist (Agriculture)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Application Deadline: July 9, 2015

Dates and Compensation: Full-time; 40 hours/week; 1 ฿1,179,069 per annum (Starting salary)

Description: The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is seeking an individual for the position of Project Management Specialist in the U.S. Agency for International Development/ Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), located at Athenee Tower, Wireless Road, Bangkok.

The Agriculture Specialist is a lead technical advisor to the General Development Office (GDO) as well as to the USAID/RDMA. Working as part of the RDMA Agriculture team, s/he will provide timely and accurate input, advice and technical direction, both written and oral, on issues related to agriculture, food security, science and technology, technology dissemination, and trade in South and Southeast Asia. The Specialist will define constraints and identify and prioritize investment opportunities for RDMA related to Asia regional agriculture and food security. In collaboration with the Agriculture team and other relevant RDMA teams, the Specialist will develop and implement project strategies, and design, procure, and manage performance-based contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.

Responsibilities: Design, procure, and manage activities in the Regional Agriculture portfolio in Asia. Provide technical expertise to RDMA, Washington, and bilateral missions in the region. The duties include the following:

  • Identify and review background work, leading to the planning, design, and preparation of new partnerships and initiatives and other activities under the GDO’s strategic objective. Prepare project/activity design documents, drafts, performance-based statements of work for contracts with local and or expatriate firms or individuals for pre-design technical analysis and define and arrange for technical and/or financial assistance and logistical support from within RDMA, from other missions in the region and from USAID/Washington.
  • Develop procurement plans covering goods and services, including a reasonable timetable to put into place the appropriate instrument, and coordinate the procurement process with the contracting office while maintaining ongoing and productive communication.
  • Assist the office with organization of technical evaluation committees (TECs). Participate in TECs as requested to ensure that proper evaluation is done in accordance with established evaluation criteria to achieve best value for the U.S. Government. Document and provide the results of evaluations to the contracting and personnel officers.
  • Function as the Agreement Officer’s Representatives (AORs)/ Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs), or Alternate AOR/COR, or activity manager for selected grants and contracts. Perform inspections/sight visits to gather information about implementation progress, data quality assessment, and provide recommendations to AOR/COR and activity managers on changes to improve performance; guide the implementing partner towards improved performance; review and sign vouchers or recommend approval of the same to GDO staff.
  • Prepare the budget and narrative portions of the annual performance report, Operating plans and portfolio reviews, and coordinate with the Program Office and Financial Office to ensure that the budget is sent to USAID/Washington on a timely basis. Refine the budget request per guidelines and instructions from USAID/Washington and RDMA.
  • Represent USAID at meetings, conferences, workshops, and other fora. Participate either individually or as a team in events related to the technical focus of the position or the broader development interests of the office.

Qualifications: All applications must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in DS-174 block no. 19-22. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified.  It is the responsibility of the applicant

to provide all pertinent information.

(1) Education: Completion of a Master degree, or equivalent, in Agriculture, Agricultural/Resources Economics, Soil/Plant Science, Aquaculture, Agro Forestry, Natural Resources Management, MBA, Development Studies, or other closely related field is required.

(2) Experience: Minimum of five years in project management and/or strategic planning positions in the fields of agriculture/food security, and ideally regional integration, with a U.S. Government Agency or other international/local organization or donor is required. (40 points)

(3) Language:  Level IV (Fluent), strong written and oral proficiency in English is required. Level II (Limited), in Thai is also required.

(4) Knowledge: (25 points)

– Knowledgeable in key issues, challenges and opportunities related to food security such as sustainable agricultural practices/productivity, markets, technology, regional commodity trade, Agricultural policy, nutrition-integrated agriculture, gender, and climate change, with a clear understanding of the particular complexities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) regions is required.

– Understanding of how ASEAN and SAARC and other relevant organizations (e.g. ADB, World Bank, FAO, Universities, etc.) work and are engage in agriculture in the region is required.

– Familiarity with the agriculture science and technology present in the region, and the key stakeholders (groups and organizations) in this field is required.

(5) Skills and Abilities: (35 points)

– Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with multiple levels of stakeholders, from farmers to senior officials, both in writing and speaking is required.

– Able to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team

– Able to meet deadlines, produce high quality deliverables, and meet higher goals is required.

– Able to inspire and support the development of colleagues and partners at all levels and from a diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds is required.

– Proficient in the use of Windows OS, Microsoft office, Gmail, and able to learn other basic computer programs is required.

– Skilled at gathering and analyzing information from multiple sources and providing recommendations to leadership is required.

– Able to manage programs, activities, and partners for consistent performance and compliance with regulations is required.

How to Apply: Applications will be initially screened and scored for eligibility in accordance with the required qualifications and points mentioned above. To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Top-ranked candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be given a recruitment test.  The recruitment test and interview will be structured around the selection criteria above. Applicants with passing marks from recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score of 855 or above will be invited for an interview. Recruitment test and interview will be conducted in USAID/RDMA Bangkok, Thailand. USAID/RDMA will screen for nepotism/conflict of interest in determining successful candidacy. Reference checks will be conducted once the applicant pool is narrowed down to the top candidate(s). Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. Internal candidates must have successfully completed a one year probationary period of employment before being eligible to apply.

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities.html carefully and submit complete application package thru bkkrecruitment@state.gov before the deadline.

Jun 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental and Social Standards Expert, UNICEF – New York

Organization: UNICEF

Position Title: Consultancy Assignment: Environmental and Social Standards Expert, Division for Data, Research and Policy

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: July 2, 2015

Description: If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in field related to international development, with specific academic background related to social and environmental sustainability.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ Senior-level experience related to social and environmental sustainability and impact assessment in an international development/UN context.
  • Technical expertise in environmental and social safeguards, including environmental and social impact assessment, human rights, gender and indigenous peoples is required
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious & effective working relationship both within and outside an organization.
  • Prior UNICEF/UN experience and familiarity with UNICEF programme, policies and goals preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Analyses and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Writes high quality documents that are clear, convincing and applicable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government counterparts and non-government stakeholders.
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Experience working under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to send their submissions to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line: “Environmental and Social Standards Expert, Division for Data, Research and Policy – Consultancy”.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
    • CV
    P-11 form
  • Indicate where you heard about this advertisement

    Please indicate your ability, availabilityand daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications, Solar Cookers International – California

Organization: Solar Cookers International

Position Title: Director of Communications

Location: Sacramento, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: SCI is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications with a minimum of 10 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role, and covering areas such as media, website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels are essential. Adaptive and flexible; able to work in a shared work space and flexible hours as needed and required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) required.

The ideal Director of Communications will ensure that Solar Cookers International is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within this diverse global network and constituent base.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with a senior peer group, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the mission of Solar Cookers International (SCI).

Responsibilities:

– Manage all media contacts–regional, national, and international—to achieve global promotion of solar thermal cooking.

– Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual media plan across the network’s discreet audiences in collaboration with the SCI team and constituents

– Create and implement editorial calendar to help SCI achieve its strategic goals

– Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate

– Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities

– Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, e-newsletters, video and film, and SCI’s website

– Collaborate with webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly

– Write/edit grant applications and reports; contribute to creation of fundraising collateral

– Desired Skills and Experience

– Knowledge of Solar Cookers International, its achievements, technologies, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, general knowledge and current issues facing a US-based INGO.

– Expert written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

– Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and marketing skills.

– Experience establishing effective relationships with organization leadership.

– Exhibit knowledge of organizational effectiveness, health and safety, and a commitment to diversity.

– Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies

– Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

– A track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently

– Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

– High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

– Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

– Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

– Adaptive and flexible; able to work in a shared work space and flexible hours as needed and required

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Qualifications:

– Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.

– Knowledge of Solar Cookers International, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, general knowledge and current issues facing a US-based INGO.

– Expert written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

– Expert skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts, meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.

– Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and marketing skills.

– Experience establishing effective relationships with organization leadership.

– Exhibit knowledge of organizational effectiveness, health and safety, and a commitment to diversity.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and salary requirements to julie.greene@solarcookers.org.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Commercial Sector Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency – Massachusetts

Organization: Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Position Title: Commercial Sector Program Manager

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: A majority of this person’s time will be spent facilitating and managing CEE initiatives and member committees including the Commercial Lighting Committee and Whole Building Performance Committee. We seek candidates with demonstrated analytical and facilitation skills, creative strategic thinking abilities, and a passion for energy efficiency. The individual hired will work closely with their team, and at times will work collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure due consideration of cross-cutting measures and programs. Direct experience working in the energy efficiency industry would be desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and advance the CEE commercial lighting initiative, including maintaining the relevance of existing bi-national performance specifications, while assessing and exploring new program opportunities (e.g., system lighting design, controls, new product performance specifications)
  • Serve as the principal contact for sustaining and advancing the strategic direction of CEE’s commercial lighting initiative
  • Facilitate and support regular committee meetings of utility, government, advocate and other stakeholders via teleconference, virtual extranet platform, and in person
  • Manage and maintain an online forum for advancing committee work
  • Collaborate and cultivate relationships with industry partners including manufacturers, trade associations, and other stakeholders to inform CEE direction and work products
  • Oversee management and maintenance of CEE commercial lighting qualifying products lists
  • Research lighting technologies, approaches, market conditions and energy savings opportunities
  • Analyze savings potential and synthesize experiences into recommendations for member consideration and for work planning purposes
  • Develop and disseminate market and technology assessments, program guides, program summaries, qualifying products lists, white papers, and explorations. Communications mediums include but are not limited to the CEE website, the CEE extranet (Forum), electronic communications, and oral presentations
  • Monitor and communicate to internal and external stakeholders relevant technology, market, policy, federal minimum standards, and other industry developments that impact lighting efficiency programs
  • Survey CEE members about program practices and methods and compile program summaries
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, for example, a BA or BS including graduate coursework, honors thesis, or significant applicable employment experience, in a relevant field, such as energy efficiency, engineering, economics, marketing, public policy or environmental studies
  • Minimum of two years of full time work experience, preferably related to the lighting or building industry, in an architecture, engineering, marketing, energy efficiency, or regulatory affairs capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and work constructively with individuals of varied experience levels and personalities to achieve consensus
  • Ability to manage workload across multiple projects, manage project timelines, and to work independently
  • Ability to understand market motivations and dynamics
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software
  • Willingness to travel (approximately one trip quarterly)

How to apply: Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications include the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to CEE and this position, including a description of how prior experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills and ability to communicate technical concepts or analysis to a nontechnical audience

Please send application materials via e-mail tocerisman@cee1.org, noting the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, John Smith—Program Manager, Commercial Sector.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Arctic Program Specialist, Ocean Conservancy – Alaska or Oregon

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Arctic Program Specialist

Location: Anchorage, Alaska or Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic program works to address the complex challenges facing the maritime Arctic by advancing science-based policy solutions in U.S. and international venues.

The Arctic Program Specialist will work closely with the Arctic Program Director to expand Ocean Conservancy’s work on emerging industrial pressures, with a focus on shipping. He or she will join Ocean Conservancy’s team of issue experts, technical consultants and scientists to conduct research and analysis in support of program strategies, develop advocacy materials, and help represent Ocean Conservancy with our coalition partners.

This is a unique mid-level opportunity for a professional looking to deepen his or her understanding of conservation work in a region that is undergoing unprecedented environmental, political, and industrial change. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience working on conservation or environmental policy; experience working in the Arctic and/or on shipping issues strongly preferred. Success in this role will require strong research, analytic, and writing skills, as well as resourcefulness and independent initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical support for Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic team by conducting independent research on emerging pressures on the Arctic and working with external experts and consultants.
  • Produce reports, issue papers, fact sheets and blogs on policies, studies and relevant developments in the Arctic, in partnership with the Arctic Program Director and Ocean Conservancy communications staff and consultants.
  • Support the Arctic Program Director in regional coalition management, including organizing and participating in regular meetings, calls and conferences.
  • As needed, represent Ocean Conservancy in external meetings with a high degree of professionalism; build relationships with public agencies, funders, researchers, academics, NGOs, industry representatives, public officials and other partners.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports, respond to requests for information and help coordinate activities among Ocean Conservancy staff; support the Arctic team in monitoring and reporting on program activities and deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in professional conservation, public policy, research or other relevant field required; experience working on shipping issues and/or Arctic conservation strongly preferred.
  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in marine or environmental science and familiarity with federal marine conservation laws preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex scientific or technical concepts to policy and lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • A strategic thinker who can bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to help grow this program.
  • A high-level performer with the proven ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment in good humor.
  • Highly collaborative, with excellent interpersonal skills and an appreciation for a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Passionate, productive, and focused on advancing ocean conservation.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary expectations, references and a writing sample (5 pages max) to jobs@oceanconservancy.org with the subject line “[Last Name] – Arctic Program Specialist – IL – #15-13.”

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Coordinator, Southern Illinois University

Organization: Southern Illinois University

Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Carbondale, Illinois

Dates and compensation: $3,750-$4,333/mo.

Application Deadline: Application review will begin July 8, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Description: Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. SIU Carbondale is a Carnegie doctoral research extensive public university with a diverse student population of over 21,000 students from throughout the United States and over 100 foreign countries.

The Position: The Sustainability Coordinator will provide leadership for sustainable practice initiatives at SIU Carbondale and will work closely with the University’s Sustainability Council, other campus departments, and the external community. The Coordinator will serve as the University’s chief contact regarding the development of sustainable initiatives and practices, the identification of opportunities, and the evaluation of results.

Responsibilities: Strengthen the University’s commitment to sustainable operation on the campus through the promotion of practices and solutions that positively impact students, staff, and the region. The Sustainability Coordinator will develop, implement, and evaluate programs and campus initiatives designed to engage and educate students about sustainability efforts and the benefits of sustainable practices. Through exceptional organizational project management and administrative skills, advance the campus commitment to sustainable operations. The Coordinator will build collaborative and effective working relationships with a diversity of campus stakeholders. The Coordinator will identify external funding opportunities for research projects related to sustainability.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in environmental science, public administration, or a related field. Three years of experience in coordinating, organizing and implementing programs and events that included strong communication and interpersonal skills and training and/or experience in resource conservation and sustainability practices. Supervisory experience, management of environmental resources in public or private settings, and familiarity with higher education organizational and operational structures are preferred.

How to Apply: Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application outlining qualifications, experience and interest in SIU Carbondale; a detailed resume outlining related work experience, and the names, telephone numbers and postal and email addresses for three (3) professional references to:

Lorrie Lefler
Anthony Hall, Mail Code 4315
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1265 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

E-mail: ma…siu.edu<mailto:mailto:ljlefler@siu.edu>

Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Senior Policy Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Senior Policy Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: June 26, 2015

Description: The Senior Policy Associate will be an integral member of MEEA’s Policy Team, working to further MEEA’s policy activities at the local, state and regional levels. The Senior Policy Associate’s work will support and advance mandated and voluntary energy efficiency policies at the state level. The Senior Policy Associate will also be responsible for understanding and communicating technical aspects of energy efficiency, including those related to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Ongoing work will include educating policymakers in states throughout the region, including governor’s staff, public utility commissioners, state energy offices, and state legislators. This will be accomplished through various research, writing, coordination, and administrative tasks. The Senior Policy Associate will also be responsible for convening and participating in state and regional coordinating policy groups.

The Senior Policy Associate will support the work of the Policy Team, but also will be responsible for coordination with other areas of MEEA, including Membership, Marketing, and Programs. Developing and maintaining relationships – both internally and externally – that advance the work of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will be a requirement for this position. The Senior Policy Associate will report to MEEA’s Senior Policy Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Track and analyze state energy efficiency policies across MEEA’s 13-state footprint and relevant regional and national issues
  • Research and write reports for funders and members on topics including utility energy efficiency program design, financial incentives for energy efficiency, and Clean Power Plan compliance, among others
  • Coordinate educational and outreach activities to increase awareness and understanding of energy efficiency, including webinars, calls, and conferences
  • Assist in management of MEEA’s policy advocacy through coalition-building with all stakeholders
  • Develop fact sheets, case studies, newsletter, blog postings, and other advocacy materials
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to MEEA’s Policy Team

Qualifications:

  • A. or B.S. in: public policy, political science, or a related field required
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in public policy required. A graduate degree may be substituted for 2 years of professional work.
  • Knowledge of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan regulations and the energy efficiency industry preferred
  • History of strong project management experience with proven success with meeting deadlines and the ability to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Strong facilitation and coalition-building skills among diverse stakeholders
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Able to working as a member of a team in a small-office environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Passion for energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@mwalliance.org with the subject: Senior Policy Associate. Applications are due by June 26, 2015.

Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Fisheries Programmatic Policy Director, Rare – Indonesia

Organization: Rare

Position Title: Fisheries Programmatic Policy Director

Location: Bogor, Indonesia

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Director, Programmatic Policy Indonesia will have overall responsibility for developing program related polices to ensure that sustainable small-scale fisheries and the associated enabling environment remain a priority for the Government of Indonesia as well as developing, refining and delivering the government engagement outcomes within Rare’s Indonesia Country Strategy. Working closely with the Vice President, Indonesia, other members of the Indonesia team and the Fish Forever Program s/he will help the Government of Indonesia secure concrete action towards the adoption of community-led, rights-based management in relevant fisheries/communities.

This is a collaborative and dynamic role reporting to the Vice President, Indonesia. As a member of Rare’s Global Development Network, the Director, Policy will receive support to develop policy and public funding initiatives of relevance to Indonesia’s development objectives and aligned with bilateral and multilateral donors. S/he will also work with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external, to engage the Government of Indonesia and partners in successful policy and financing initiatives and will represent Rare in appropriate District, Provincial and National forums.

Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for building effective partnerships with the Government of Indonesia and key stakeholders to mobilize institutional and financial support, in particular the public financing opportunities essential to the implementation and sustainability of these policy initiatives. S/he will lead the strategy for helping government and key stakeholders understand the challenges and opportunities necessary to support sustainable small scale fisheries, within the context of Rare’s comprehensive national fisheries strategy (Fish Forever). S/he will design and manage work plans to secure Indonesian government support for Rare’s community-led solutions. Other responsibilities include the following:

  • Promote government adoption of TURF-Reserves and the associated enabling environment at a district, province and national level and help build enthusiasm across Rare and its partners for concrete action towards the adoption of community-led, rights-based management in relevant fisheries/communities;
  • Provide advice and policy support as a thought partner to the Government of Indonesia for the implementation of sustainable small scale fisheries in Indonesia;
  • Improve collaboration, achieve programmatic alignment, and where possible facilitate the deployment of complementary competencies in support of sustainable small scale fisheries, in particular TURF-reserves, in the context of a comprehensive national fisheries strategy;
  • Identify opportunities to secure funding for policy and financial initiatives and liaise with Rare’s Global Development Team in order to align on opportunities for local and national investment with development partner/donor objectives in support of sustainable small scale fisheries; and
  • Represent Rare in relevant policy negotiations, track outcomes and ensure sharing of strategic information.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Indonesian policy and experience with the political landscape of Indonesia to be an effective negotiator and strategist for policy development and implementation. S/he will be knowledgeable in ways to secure the long term institutional and financial support for community-led natural resource management initiatives, particularly regarding fisheries initiatives. Additional requirements include:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in public policy in Indonesia with strong understanding of marine affairs and fisheries related policy within the political landscape in Indonesia;
  • A background effectively partnering with the Government of Indonesia and its development partners, experience working within the Government of Indonesia is a plus;
  • Demonstrated success in networking and developing effective partnerships across a range of stakeholders and leading the procurement of funding from discovery to award;
  • Proven ability to work in a culturally diverse environment that requires collaboration with others in dispersed locations;
  • Working knowledge of the national budget and financing instruments in Indonesia;
  • Experience in conservation and natural resource management strongly desired;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia and English;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Indonesia and other locations; and
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, development economics or related field.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please visit Rare’s website at www.rare.org under our Careers section and apply online.

Jun 22 / BARD CEP

Policy Advocate/Analyst, Environmental Law and Policy Center – Illinois

Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center

Position Title: Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Solutions Policy Advocate/Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced clean energy legal, business and policy advocacy team to: (1) Advance renewable energy and clean energy development to meet electricity needs in the transforming regional power markets and promote climate change solutions; (2) Design and implement innovative strategies, including ELPC’s Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields approach, to help accelerate market penetration of solar energy and new battery technologies in the Midwest and nationally; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

ORGANIZATION: ELPC is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 40+ talented public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, policy advocates and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC’s offices are in Chicago (HQ), six other Midwest cities and Washington D.C.

Responsibilities: Advocacy and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, develop climate change solutions, and assess economic, job creation, environmental impacts of energy policies. Engage in advancing ELPC’s innovative Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields Initiative and ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives. Present expert testimony in public decisionmaking forums. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and legislative forums. Participate in stakeholder working groups. Engage with ELPC’s multidisciplinary Energy Project and Clean Water teams

Qualifications: M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics, and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields. At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in policy, financial and economic analysis. Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals

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

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Policy Analyst, Environmental Law and Policy Center – Illinois

Organization: Environmental Law and Policy Center

Position Title: Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Solutions Policy Advocate/Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) seeks to hire an experienced Clean Energy and Sustainable Business Policy Advocate/Analyst for a full-time position in our Chicago headquarters office. Candidates should have an M.P.P. with strong quantification skills or an M.B.A. This policy advocate/ analyst will principally work with ELPC’s experienced clean energy legal, business and policy advocacy team to: (1) Advance renewable energy and clean energy development to meet electricity needs in the transforming regional power markets and promote climate change solutions; (2) Design and implement innovative strategies, including ELPC’s Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields approach, to help accelerate market penetration of solar energy and new battery technologies in the Midwest and nationally; and (3) Analyze and advocate sustainable business and other policy initiatives for Great Lakes protection.

Responsibilities: Advocacy and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, develop climate change solutions, and assess economic, job creation, environmental impacts of energy policies. Engage in advancing ELPC’s innovative Urban Brownfields to Solar Brightfields Initiative and ELPC’s Great Lakes protection and sustainable business policy initiatives. Present expert testimony in public decisionmaking forums. The position includes a wide range of responsibilities including economic growth analysis, drafting and publishing reports, and submitting expert testimony in administrative proceedings and legislative forums. Participate in stakeholder working groups. Engage with ELPC’s multidisciplinary Energy Project and Clean Water teams

Qualifications: M.P.P. (quantitative), M.B.A. or Masters in Economics, and policy-technical knowledge in the energy and sustainable business fields. At least five years of post-graduate experience preferred. Strong background in policy, financial and economic analysis. Substantive knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy, and energy economics. Strong academic record and excellent speaking, writing, and analytical skills. Able to be effective in multiparty coalitions and stakeholder processes. An inspired commitment to public interest advocacy and ability to work productively as a member of a team of skilled professionals. Please see www.elpc.org

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

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Advocacy and Policy Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network – California

Organization: Turtle Island Restoration Network

Position Title: Advocacy and Policy Director

Location: Olema, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The advocacy director designs and implements local, national and international advocacy strategies of the organization to promote protection of endangered marine species and healthy oceans. The advocacy director works closely with program, legal, communication and development staff to implement effective grassroots strategies leading to better protections for coasts and oceans around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Program Planning- Work with Executive Director and staff on long-range planning; oversee design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual policy priorities.
  • Program Implementation- Be primary advocate and spokesperson for campaigns with the decision-makers, public, and media. Develop unique and diverse coalition of partners including NGOs, scientists and other stakeholders. Work with communications staff to develop media and outreach materials.
  • Policy management- Develop and advocate for specific policies to protect ocean wildlife with policy makers; work with legislators to promote policies and the public to advocate for policy; provide comments on proposed rules and regulations.
  • Outreach/organizing Oversight- Working with membership staff, oversee progress of organizing effort, integrating efforts to build constituency for environmental agenda; coordinate outreach/organizing with other advocacy tools.
  • Fundraising Development- Work with Development director and membership staff to craft messages for concept papers, letters of inquiry and funding proposals on for foundation and membership fundraising.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years experience in effective grassroots organizing and developing and implementing grassroots campaign strategies.
  • A commitment to ocean and wildlife protection.
  • A degree in public policy, management, law or equivalent experience.

How to Apply: To apply please send resume, cover letter, and at least three references to: catie@tirn.net. No calls please.

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development – New York

Organization: The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Arkville, New York

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Description: The Executive Director of The Catskill Center must embrace the complex mission of the Catskill Center to simultaneously support environmental conservation efforts and promote regional development initiatives. He/She must exhibit a profound passion to protect the region’s natural resources and demonstrate a deep commitment to improving the economic well-being and quality of life of the area’s residents and their communities.

Leading The Catskill Center requires political astuteness, strong strategic instincts and tactical deftness. The ED must be a natural consensus builder who can catalyze a culture of spirited cooperation among staff and partners as well as public and private entities. He/She must be an outstanding leader, collaborator and communicator who can gain the trust and confidence of a wide array of stakeholders, many of whom have competing interests. As the Center’s primary spokesperson, the ED must be a dynamic and visible presence in the region and in the local media. Since the duties of the position often require evening and weekend attendance, it is expected that the ED will live in the Catskill region and be an active community member.

The ED will be expected to strengthen the profile and influence of the Center by: taking a leadership role in defining critical issues affecting the region; articulating a vision for achieving a constructive balance between conserving the region’s environmental heritage and promoting its economic future; convening and joining with other private and non-profit organizations to build successful coalitions to advance an advocacy agenda that will attract political will, policy attention and government funding to the conservation and development needs of the Catskill region.

The ED is expected to grow and advance The Catskill Center. As the prime fundraiser for the organization, the ED must have a demonstrated track record of public and private fund cultivation, as well as experience securing and stewarding foundation grants and government contracts. Reporting to the Board and working in partnership with the Board Chair, the ED will ensure that the organization is fiscally and administratively sound and that its operations, communications, plans and development efforts are coordinated with and support the policies of the Board.

The ED will also cultivate and grow the staff to increase its capacity to carry out the organization’s programs, projects, outreach and compliance. In addition, the ED will integrate the work of consultants and nonprofit partners, some of whom are housed in the Center’s building in Arkville, into the workflow of the Center.

Responsibilities:

The duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Regional Leadership:Learn the issues of the Catskill region and understand the role that The Catskill Center has played over the last number of decades. Get to know the Center’s partners and diverse stakeholders and understand the competing interests of each constituency served by The Catskill Center. Gain command of the programs, projects, and government contracts currently being carried out by The Catskill Center. Understand what is required to properly manage the Center’s historic building and to protect the lands under the Center’s stewardship.
  • Organizational Leadership:As chief executive officer, fully embrace and promote the complex hybrid mission of The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. Articulate a strategic vision for the Center’s critical work in the region and oversee the day-to-day management and administration of the Catskill Center, including programs, finances, operations, personnel, land, and facility to effectively and efficiently fulfill that vision.
  • Resource Development:Be the principal fundraiser for The Catskill Center and dedicate appropriate time to cultivating public and private funding and creating sustainable revenue streams from diverse sources including individual donors, foundations, corporations and government agencies. Steward all grants and contracts with full compliance to attract renewals as well as new funding.
  • Board Relations:Reporting directly to and working in partnership with the Chair, keep the Board of Directors fully informed of all significant administrative, financial, program and policy matters so that the Board can govern effectively and engage in a constructive manner. Get to know individual Board members, gain their trust and confidence, support their efforts and involvement on behalf of the Center, foster an active program of Board committees, and help attract new Board members.
  • Staff:Cultivate the staff; actively foster team spirit and morale; support staff work and build organizational capacity through mentorship and coaching. Assess individual performance and develop a plan for growing staff to meet strategic goals of the Center.
  • Advocacy and Coalition Building:Continue advancing The Catskill Center’s effective work advocating for the region. Engage with key state and local government officials and relevant agencies to bring regional issues to their attention; develop a collaborative agenda and represent regional interests to influence policy and funding to benefit the Catskills.
  • External Relations and Outreach:Represent The Catskill Center to the greater community; serve as public spokesperson about the Center’s work and the region’s interests; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to stakeholders, donors, governmental agencies and representatives, Board, staff, and media about the Center and the Catskills; promote the work and achievements of partner organizations; increase awareness of and respect for the Catskill Center’s role in the region.

Qualifications: The Executive Director should possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in a field related to the Catskill Center’s work (environmental studies; forestry; rivers/streams; planning; etc.) is a plus.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience, demonstrating a progressively increased level of leadership responsibility in the nonprofit or public sectors.
  • True passion for and deep knowledge of the Catskill region, in particular about its environmental uniqueness and socio-economic challenges.
  • Experience working with governmental agencies; successfully applying for and managing grants and contracts a plus.
  • A proven track record of successful public and private fundraising.
  • Strong and verifiable financial, administrative, and human resource management competencies.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

The Executive Director should exhibit all or most of the following characteristics:

  • Roots in the Catskills; prior experience living and working in the region a plus.
  • A consensus builder with a sincere orientation toward collaboration and with the ability to mediate differing points of view.
  • A person with strong cross-functional skills: equally comfortable as an internal manager of a complex but lean organization and as a public spokesperson and representative for the critical interests of widespread and diverse community.
  • A natural leader, able to inspire others with creativity, vision, and strategy, as well as demonstrated ability as a hands-on manager.
  • An excellent communicator; articulate in both speaking and in writing.
  • Outgoing; interested in people; willing to engage with community members, colleagues and staff as well as with leadership in state and local government and agencies.
  • Knowledge of the political landscape of the Catskill region; familiarity with key leaders, stakeholders, decision-makers, and influencers in the region.
  • Patient; a good listener; emotionally intelligent; with the maturity to balance multiple perspectives and demonstrate excellent judgment.
  • A person with a strong record of integrity and ethical sensibility.
  • Energetic and optimistic; with a sense of humor and an up-beat temperament.

How to Apply: Please send nominations and applications, including cover letter and resume, to Marci Sternheim at cccdsearch@sternheimconsulting.com

Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Outreach Intern, Maryland Climate Coalition

Organization: Maryland Climate Coalition

Position Title: Outreach Intern

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Dates and compensation: The internship position is available for the fall semester (August-November), and is able to be shortened or extended as needed depending on the candidate. Ideally this opportunity would begin on August 1st. This internship is unpaid, but travel expenses from the Annapolis office to Coalition events will be reimbursed. The internship is based in the Coalition office, housed in the National Wildlife Federation Mid-Atlantic Regional Center in Annapolis. Some aspects of this opportunity can be performed from a remote location. Internships can be arranged for 10-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Description: The Maryland Climate Coalition came together in 2010 to bring offshore wind energy to Maryland. The offshore wind campaign illustrated a bold vision for Maryland’s cleaner and healthier energy future that inspired and energized thousands of citizens from across the state and captured the national spotlight. Comprised of national, regional, state, and local advocacy organizations, the Maryland Climate Coalition is committed to advancing policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and engaging diverse audiences in the demand for urgent action by decision-makers to support of innovative and effective solutions.

Responsibilities: In this internship, you will have the opportunity to help advance clean energy and climate solutions in Maryland. The Coalition’s current focus is passing 2016 legislation to renew Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and increase Maryland’s use of clean energy.

Responsibilities include: Assisting Coalition staff and members with public outreach and educational events, helping reach out to Coalition members’ bases through phone banks, helping support press events and generate earned media, and representing the Coalition at tabling events throughout the state.

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume to JT Stokes at Jillian-Taylor@marylandclimatecoalition.org with a brief statement (maximum of two paragraphs) describing your interest in this internship.

Jun 11 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Associate, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates – New York

Organization: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Position Title: Clean Energy Associate (Entry-level)

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is seeking an Associate in its New York office who possesses exceptional communication, organizational, analytical, and customer service skills. Candidates must have a “can-do” attitude, willingness to work hard to get the job done in a deadline-driven environment, and a passion for delivering excellence. Must be a self-starter, with the ability to support the team with fulfillment of client needs. Interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial thinkers with the ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences and a passion for knowledge and learning will absolutely thrive on our team.

Successful candidates must: have an anything-it-takes approach; have the ability to time-manage and juggle multiple important projects; be curious and tenacious in the pursuit of knowledge; and have exceptional written communication skills. Professional experience is preferred, and the right candidate will demonstrate a clear history of initiative, problem-solving, and results-driven excellence in all personal, academic, and professional endeavors.

Responsibilites:

  • Grant Tracking, Writing, and Reporting:Support GNA’s highly successful grant writing and funding procurement team. Track alternative fuel and advanced technology grant opportunities in assigned regions of the country, write grants under guidance from management, and complete grant reporting activities for grant funds obtained on behalf clients. Assist public agencies in reviewing grant applications. Exceptional organizational and writing skills are critical for a candidate that is interested in this position.
  • Outreach and Organization:Develop and implement strategies to communicate the objective of projects to diverse audiences, including business, government, non-profit organizations and community groups. Conduct surveying, data gathering, and informational awareness campaigns via telephone, internet, in person, and other outreach strategies.
  • Research:Conduct primary and secondary research on a broad spectrum of market, technical, and policy issues and manage the development and production of high quality reports which provide this research to either specific or broad audiences.
  • Analysis:Undertake rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis of pertinent public policy, market, technological, and environmental trends. Results should identify critical market/public sector need, barriers, and opportunities and will provide technical, economic, social and/or programmatic solutions.
  • Communications and Project Management Support:As a member of the Programs team, you will participate in creating efficient and cost-effective results on both client and company projects. This will involve independently tracking and reporting on progress related to all assigned tasks and preparing project status memos for your team.

Qualifications:

  • Education:A BA or BS from a top-tier school and a strong potential for professional success is required. Candidates with will only be considered if they possess an exemplary record of success, leadership, and expertise relevant to our needs.
  • Professional Experience:1-2 years of experience in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments are required. Experience working with alternative fuels, advanced transportation technology, renewable energy, air quality, or energy policy is a plus.
  • Skills:Exceptional professional and student leadership, management, writing, research, analytical, communication, public speaking and presentation, organization, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. In addition to a strong technical/analytical background and top-notch communications skills, a general grasp of business strategy, organizational and leadership issues is also necessary. Must be able to learn from constructive criticism and adapt to rapidly-changing project needs and priorities.
  • Expertise:Technical, analytical, and/or engineering expertise in the environmental and/or energy domain, combined with some marketing, communications, or public relations experience a plus.
  • Language:Fluency in English is required and Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to Travel:Travel may be required.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, two (2) relevant writing samples and minimum salary requirements, to HR@Gladstein.org. Be sure to include “NYC ASSOCIATE POSITION” in the subject line of your email.

There is no relocation assistance for this position therefore, only local candidates who already reside in the New York Metro Area will be contacted. You may also send your application packet by U.S. Mail or submit it in person at our New York offices at 5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Jun 11 / BARD CEP

Climate Analyst, Rights and Resources Initiative – Washington, DC

Organization: Rights and Resources Initiative

Position Title: Climate Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Climate Analyst is responsible for conducting and managing original, high-quality research on forest and land tenure, climate and REDD+ dynamics in the world’s developing and forested countries, advancing the recognition of rights and tenure issues in climate and REDD+ policies and programs through organization of dialogues and other global engagement activities, coordinating collaborative work on RRI’s Rights and Climate priority theme, and contributing to other aspects of RRI’s Global Programs and the Coalition.

This responsibility requires demonstration of effective and proactive decision-making, and exceptional research and analytical skills. The position requires excellent communications skills and multicultural awareness, as the Climate Analyst will work with RRI’s diverse global coalition and all levels of staff. The Climate Analyst must also be prepared to assist with activities and projects outside the realm of her/his duties defined below as the needs of the Coalition dictate to deliver maximum progress toward the Coalition’s objectives.

This position reports to the Deputy Director of Global Programs.

This is a full-time position based in Washington DC.

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the implementation of Global Programs’ Rights and Climate portfolio – as defined in the Global Programs annual work plan. This includes the following responsibilities:
  • Design, commission, and conduct original high-quality research on land and forest tenure, climate and REDD+ dynamics in the world’s developing and forested countries.
  • Organize RRI Dialogues and other global engagement activities to advance global recognition of rights and tenure issues in climate and REDD+ policies, programs, and projects.
  • Contribute expertise on forest and climate issues to other RRI research projects, for example on alternative business models, conservation, and/or women’s rights within community tenure systems.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a variety of analytical projects including Policy Briefs, Working Papers, and major RRI reports, managing the production of analytical products drafted by RRI and external consultants.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the Global Programs’ annual work plan, particularly the Rights and Climate strategy and activities.
  • Track new developments and emerging issues in tenure rights and climate issues globally, and recommend new directions to management.
  • Work with the Global Programs Associate to maintain the Rights and Climate components of the Global Program budget, prepare and manage contracts and fulfill other administrative requirements.
  • Support the annual Global Programs monitoring and evaluation process, and contribute technical sections related to climate, REDD+, and tenure issues to donor reporting and grant writing.
  1. Liaise with other teams and directors in RRG to promote and support synergies between RRG global Rights and Climate analysis and policy engagement and the RRI coalition’s work at country and regional levels. Responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical assistance to conduct country-level studies, work closely with Country and Regional Programs to develop locally useful tools based on Global analyses, and incorporate and feature CRP work and perspectives in Global work.
  • Work closely with the RRI Communications staff to ensure that communications support is integrated in the design and implementation of analytical and outreach activities, and that communications products are reviewed for technical accuracy.
  • Contribute to strategic analysis and production of technical content for high-level events on thematic issues related to RRI’s mission.
  1. Establish working relationships with key technical individuals and strategic thinkers in Partner and Collaborator organizations to advance priority activities and information-sharing within the coalition.

Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree in environment, international development, climate policy, law, economics, or related field (JD, LLM, MA, MSc, PHD, or other relevant advanced degree)
  2. At least 5-6 years of professional experience researching and working on developing country land and natural resource tenure issues, including specific experience in forest and climate issues. Experience working in one or more developing countries preferred.
  3. Exceptional communication skills, coupled with the confidence and awareness to interact comfortably and respectfully with high-level leaders from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and approaches to work.
  4. Must be fluent in English. Fluency in Spanish and/or French strongly preferred.
  5. Exceptional writing skills. Ability to write clear and concise content and ability to edit text written by others, and to make complex concepts more understandable without compromising message and content.
  6. Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated ability to excel while juggling competing priorities. Excellent time management is essential.
  7. A highly collegial attitude. Candidates must be courteous, dependable, and enjoy working as a part of a friendly and supportive team.

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and short (1-2 pages maximum) writing sample to hr@rightsandresources.org. Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. The subject line of the email must read: “Climate Analyst.” Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Jun 11 / BARD CEP

Government Relations Representative for Energy, The Wilderness Society – Washington, DC

Organization: The Wilderness Society

Position Title: Government Relations Representative for Energy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places, is seeking a full-time Government Relations Representative for Energy to join its Government Relations team in Washington, DC.

Reporting directly to the Government Relations Director for Energy, this role will serve as a core member of the Government Relations team and the Energy & Climate Campaign team, and be a resource to the organization on issues that pertain to energy development on federal public lands.

The Government Relations Representative for Energy performs a highly collaborative role, meeting the fast-paced needs of a campaign in providing timely outreach to Capitol Hill and the Administration. He/she works in an integrated fashion with other TWS staff including government relations, regional offices, policy and research, and communications. In addition, this position plays a coordinating role with other outside partner groups and may be called upon to conduct research and communications for current issues as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Represents TWS in visits to offices on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, cultivating strong relationships with key decision makers to advance TWS campaign outcomes.
  • Acts as a liaison with other DC-based partner groups to coordinate activities to ensure energy issues are comprehensively addressed.
  • Develops and maintains close working relations with select regional offices.
  • Works in collaboration with Communications staff to deliver strategic content in a timely manner.
  • Works with Government Relations staff and Energy & Climate Campaign teams to identify and implement priorities for the energy campaign with Congress and the Administration.
  • Prepares policy memos, action alerts, briefing papers, public testimony, lobby materials and other written material.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Experience, Competencies, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, environment, or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in policy, media relations, journalism, campaign work or a related field. Previous advocacy or legislative policy experience, including working on Capitol Hill or with the Administration, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of public lands policies and the statutory framework of public lands management is preferred.
  • General knowledge of the federal government, especially the key programs of the federal land management agencies, the operations of the congressional legislative process, and familiarity with the development and execution of issue campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to function at a high level under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with many simultaneous moving pieces.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to connect with a general audience.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with using current technology in researching energy issues, ability to distill economic information, land management policies, and legislative language into plain English, condensed documents.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Characteristics

  • Motivated, self-starter with the ability to take initiative, develop ideas, and see them through to implementation.
  • Supportive of the mission of the organization and commitment to a broad conservation agenda. Experience working on western public lands and/or wildlife issues a plus.
  • Campaign oriented, nimble, innovative, adaptive, and transparent.
  • Highly collaborative team player.

How to Apply: For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume (as one attachment) to:https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13609861

Jun 10 / BARD CEP

International Ocean Policy Senior Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts – Washington, DC

Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts

Position Title: International Ocean Policy Senior Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The senior associate, international ocean policy is responsible for the development and implementation of conservation strategies, activities and intergovernmental advocacy to deliver on identified Pew international marine conservation objectives in RFMOs and other international forums. This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the director, international ocean policy.

Responsibilities:

  • With the international ocean policy team and relevant campaign staff develop and implement strategies and assist in the development of policy briefs and other outreach materials to deliver agreed outcomes at RFMOs and other intergovernmental organizations.
  • Develop timelines and operational plans for the program so as to achieve agreed RFMO-related goals and targets.
  • Maintain ongoing communications and relationships with key government representatives.
  • Participate in Pew delegations to relevant intergovernmental meetings as necessary.
  • Represent Pew publicly at conferences, seminars and official forums.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with stakeholders, and, as appropriate, represent Pew with scientists and national, regional and international conservation organizations.
  • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-related projects and activities as needed.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in a relevant area is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the international conservation arena, with a particular focus on, or familiarity with, international or regional fisheries policy. Expertise in marine biodiversity conservation and/or management.
  • Possesses a strong network of relevant contacts that can provide expert information and advance results. Able to leverage relationships to influence positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem, determine whether it is ripe for intervention and identify the means to address it.
  • Able to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with program strategy. Ability to analyze budgetary information and assess organizational capacity. A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation and written communication skills such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes. Excellent listening skills. Highly articulate.
  • Media-savvy and politically astute. Able to use effective marketing techniques and media exposure to communicate the impact of research on conservation needs. A strong connection with the conservation communities is highly desirable.
  • Exhibits strong diplomacy skills. Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions that frequently disagree with and are in competition with one another.
  • Strong understanding of how to manage by influencing others and the ability to read nuances of meaning accurately.
  • Seasoned judgment, able to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners.
  • Able to adapt to a complex working environment in which influence is often exerted indirectly rather than through traditional chain of command hierarchies. Successful experience in leveraging ideas and creating projects that produce measurable results.
  • Excellent knowledge of the current trends, principal theories, leading thinkers and major concerns within environmental subject domains.
  • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.

How to Apply: Apply Here

Jun 10 / BARD CEP

Intern Program Coordinator, Nevada Conservation Corps

Organization: Nevada Conservation Corps

Position Title: Intern Program Coordinator

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates and compensation: Rate of Pay: $29,120 annual salary, DOE. Eligible for 401K and paid health and dental benefits after 90-day probationary period.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Intern Program Coordinator will work closely with the Nevada Conservation Corps Program Director and other program staff to develop internship opportunities and manage agency partnerships, as well as recruiting, placing, supporting and tracking AmeriCorps member interns. The Intern Program Coordinator will work to ensure that all program activities, service, and member management are in compliance with GBI, NCC and AmeriCorps standards and policies. They will also support additional NCC operations in the Southern region as needed.

Responsibilities: 
• Develop internship opportunities for AmeriCorps member placements;
• Support agency partners in overseeing AmeriCorps member interns;
• Conduct partner site visits to assure understanding of internship agreements and AmeriCorps policy compliance;
• Recruit, hire and place applicants into internship opportunities;
• Conduct orientations for new AmeriCorps members;
• Develop additional training and education opportunities for NCC interns to increase professional development opportunities for participants;
• Follow and enforce policies detailed in the GBI employee handbook;
• Assist with the financial management of the intern program including tracking contract and agreement balances and managing budgeted intern expenses;
• Further support NCC program operations in the Southern Region as needed.
• Assist with the operation of the Las Vegas Field Office as needed.
• Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s Degree in Natural resources Management, Conservation Leadership, Environmental or other Education, or three years of related work equivalency;
• Three years of work experience in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Education, Conservation Leadership or related area;
• Previous leadership and supervision experience;
• Experience in AmeriCorps or volunteer management and leadership development;
• Familiarity with Nevada environmental community-based agencies, services and resources;
• Strong initiative, and desire to advance NCC intern program;
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel;
• A valid driver’s license;
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.

How to Apply: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatasininstitute.org. No phone inquiries, please.

Jun 7 / BARD CEP

California Policy Advocate, Earthjustice

Organization: Earthjustice

Position Title: California Policy Advocate

Location: Sacramento, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The California Policy Advocate will be responsible for developing and implementing both legislative and administrative strategies in California, focusing primarily on clean air and clean energy, but also a broader array of environmental issues impacting California. The Policy Advocate will be a member of Earthjustice’s California Regional Office and, ideally, will be based in Sacramento.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement legislative and administrative strategies to advance our positions on environmental issues.
  • Directly lobby the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and key executive agencies.
  • Track legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues.
  • Develop advocacy materials, including but not limited to, fact sheets, action alerts, and blogs.
  • Work with our Communications Department to develop media strategies and conduct media outreach on assigned issues.
  • Perform policy and legislative analysis.
  • Cultivate allies, partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues.
  • Conduct outreach to broader non-profit legal community and maintain a leadership position within the California environmental community on assigned issues.
  • Coordinate with Earthjustice litigators, policy advocates, communications campaigners, and press secretaries working on assigned issues.
  • Educate the California legislature, Governor’s Office, and/or key agencies on significant legal challenges and rulings.
  • Assist in fundraising efforts related to assigned issue areas, as requested by our Development Department.
  • Serve as spokesperson for Earthjustice on assigned issues.
  • Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by associates, assistants, interns, or contractors.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ experience in policy or legal advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience working with legislative process.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills.
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies.
  • Experience in working with traditional and social media.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with proven ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Experience with the Clean Air Act and/or clean energy issues preferred.
  • D. preferred, but not required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Click here to apply. No telephone calls.

Jun 7 / BARD CEP

Policy & Regulatory Manager, GRID Alternatives – California or New York/New Jersey

Organization: GRID Alternatives

Position Title: Policy & Regulatory Manager

Location: Oakland, California or New York-New Jersey area

Application Deadline: June 17, 2015

Description: GRID is seeking a highly motivated individual to support its policy and regulatory work at the local, state, and federal levels, especially related to GRID’s national expansion efforts. This is a mid-level position with plenty of growth potential. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Government Relations.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high growth non-profit organization and be at the ground level of its national expansion efforts. The candidate must be an independent thinker, driven by challenges, and confident in problem-solving. The candidate must be diplomatic and professional to interface in important relationships with representatives from government, utilities, and key industry partners. Above all else, the candidate must be committed to the GRID Alternatives mission to serve low income communities and families.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent GRID at various local/state solar industry association meetings, primarily outside California
  • Manage team of Policy Coordinators focused on state/regional support
  • Work with VP, Government Relations to establish staffing needs, responsibilities, and priorities
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholder groups including regulatory, legislative, utilities, solar companies, and advocacy orgs.
  • Research and Track policies and regulations in key states
  • Draft position papers/comments related to State regulatory proceedings or legislation
  • Support GRID’s affiliate offices and their engagement on local solar issues
  • Work with GRID’s leadership to help guide national expansion strategy
  • Work with Foundation/Federal Grant Writer to support proposal writing
  • Work closely with HQ crossover teams (Tribal, Development, Communications)
  • Develop and maintain system to track team’s activities

Qualifications:

  • General understanding of PV solar industry and related policy and regulatory issues
  • Superior writing and verbal skills, including presentation skills. Drafting policy/regulatory positions is a plus.
  • Research and analysis
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic and culturally diverse environment
  • Willingness to work for high growth non-profit in start-up environment
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities and demanding work loads
  • Passion for renewable energy, sustainability, affordable housing, the environment, or environmental justice

Desired skills:

  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM database software
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • 2-3 years working in solar policy/regulatory environment

Degree/Years of Work Experience:

  • University/College Degree or 5 years of related work experience

How to Apply: Go to www.gridalternatives.org/jobs and submit your resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will be considered incomplete. Please DO NOT e-mail or fax your resume.