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Jan 22 / BARD CEP

Summer Organizing Fellow, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Maryland and Virginia

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Summer Organizing Fellow

Location: Offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Takoma Park, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; and Norfolk, Virginia

Dates and compensation: Our Summer Organizing Fellowships start Monday, June 15th and end Friday, August 14th. We have full-time and part-time fellowships available. Full-time fellowships are 40 hours/week. Part-time fellowships are 15 hours/week.

Our full-time Summer Organizing Fellowships are paid. Full-time fellows receive a stipend of $325 per week. Our part-time fellowships are unpaid. Part-time fellows do receive $25 per week for incidentals.

Application Deadline: Positions open until filled

Description: Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing skills and experience?

If so, then Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect summer fellowship for you! We are currently hiring for our Summer Organizing Fellowship. Whether you’re new to organizing or looking to hone your skills, CCAN’s organizing fellowships offer valuable experience to learn more and challenge yourself as a climate campaigner.

For twelve years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by building a powerful climate movement, on and off campus, that can stand up to polluters and push for clean energy solutions. This summer, we’ll be building grassroots power in some of the most politically important parts of our region, educating and engaging new activists in our work to reduce and prevent more climate pollution.

Our Summer Organizing Fellowship includes great training from experienced organizers and managers.

Responsibilities:

Learn to plan, organize and execute grassroots campaigns, campaign events and creative actions.

Recruit concerned citizens to get involved in our campaigns – through petitioning, canvassing, tabling, phone banking and other field work.

Recruit for campaign events including conferences, town halls and rallies.

Identify and engage local community groups and local businesses in our campaigns.

Help identify and develop new volunteer leaders.

Write and publish blog posts and letters to the editor in support of the campaign.

Have an amazing opportunity to learn grassroots campaigning skills from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”

Qualifications:

Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories.

Experience with grassroots organizing preferred.

Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline.

Comfort with public speaking.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong research and problem-solving skills.

Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred).

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude.

How to Apply: Please fill out this application. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jan 21 / BARD CEP

Conservation Director, Friends of the Forest Preserves – Illinois

Organization: Friends of the Forest Preserves

Position Title: Conservation Director

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Compensation:

o Salary commensurate with experience.

o Benefits include: 3 weeks of vacation, 10 paid holidays, 2 personal days, 10 sick days; retirement with 3% match after 1 year; health, dental, short- and long-term disability insurance; and $100,000 of life insurance coverage.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Mission: Friends of the Forest Preserves works to protect, restore, and promote the forest preserves of Cook County for the benefit of people and nature. Friends of the Forest Preserves is an independent non-profit organization advocating for the responsible management of the nearly 69,000 acres of forest preserves in Cook County through of the nearly 69,000 acres of forest preserves in Cook County through advocacy, intern programs, community outreach, and ecological restoration. Some of the best natural areas in Illinois are right here in Cook County, right outside your urban backdoor, for all of us to enjoy. Join our team and help us ensure they are here for the next 100 years.

Responsibilities:

The full-time Conservation Director position serves to help facilitate the restoration, enhancement, and recreational opportunities on forest preserve lands by directing Friends’ ecological restoration and diverse internship programs while also working collaboratively with other organizations and volunteers. The Conservation Director will manage the Internship Programs to engage high school age youth and adults in hands-on conservation work. The Conservation Director also serves as a key player within the organization by working in collaboration with the President and Development Staff on projects that help to sustain and build the organization’s long-term viability. Additionally, this person has the technical background to develop, manage, and monitor ecological restoration projects on forest preserves lands.

Intern Programs

Estimated Actual Time: 75%

o Oversee range of internship programs (currently 4) for youth and adults with 5 to 80 participants.

o Supervise and support crew leaders.

o Conduct networking to recruit program applicants.

o Manage budgets and administrative aspects.

o Conduct minimum of two monthly visits to work sites to assess work progress.

o Ensure botanical training and technical expertise is provided to members and leaders.

o Facilitate work progress in partnership with FPCC ecologists.

o Order program tools and supplies and conduct inventories as needed.

o Facilitate site meetings and communications with Nature Centers, Stewards, and FPCC Ecologists.

o Develop final reports with assistance from Crew Leaders.

Ecological Restoration Project Responsibilities

Estimated Actual Time: 15%

o Develop, manage, and administer all aspects of ecological restoration projects including plant monitoring, quality assurance plans, budgets, grant reporting, work progress, and contractor performance.

o Relay information regarding projects to volunteer stewards, donors, other environmental organizations, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission staff, and FPCC Resource Management staff for all sites on an on-going basis.

o Meet with project partners and donors as needed.

Events, Fundraising, and Other Responsibilities

Estimated Actual Time: 10%

o Assist with and attend all FOTFP events.

o Research grant prospects and develop project proposals in partnership with other FOTFP staff.

o Work in partnership with Friends staff, board, and volunteers on variety of other projects and programs as needed.

Requirements:

o Highly interested and committed to open space preservation and local conservation issues.

o Minimum of 7 years experience in conservation and/or program management.

o Self motivated, eager, and dependable.

o Excellent verbal, written, administrative, and organizational skills.

o Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working as a team player with people of different races, ages, and backgrounds.

o Access to car and ability to drive occasionally to select locations within Cook County.

Friends of the Forest Preserves believes in work-life balance; we are here for the marathon, not the sprint (not that we don’t have to do that once in a while).

How to Apply: No calls please.

Mail or email resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references to:

benjamin@fotfp.org or Benjamin Cox, President

Friends of the Forest Preserves

542 S. Dearborn St., Suite 400

Chicago, Illinois 60605

Women, minorities and seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Jan 21 / BARD CEP

Various Internships, Environmental Protection Information Center – California

Organization: Environmental Protection Information Center

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Arcata, California

Dates and compensation: Flexible dates; unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: EPIC is a non-profit, environmental law watchdog and advocacy organization that works to protect and restore the diverse landscape of Northwest California. We use science conservation, strategic litigation, public outreach, grassroots organizing and political pressure to achieve our goals.

Biodiversity and Clean Water Intern

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Northwest California’s environment and quality of life, and has a true desire to learn about environmental law. Must have some familiarity with environmental laws, strong research, writing and analysis skills, and the ability to conduct online research.

Overview: Interns will conduct research and assist staff members as needed. Interns may prepare literature reviews, memos, and assist with technical writing, among other tasks.

Public Lands Intern

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Northwest California’s environment and quality of life, and has a true desire to learn about environmental law. Must have some familiarity with environmental laws including: National Environmental Quality Act (NEPA) and the Northwest Forest Plan.

Overview: This would ideally be a person with an environmental science and/or forestry background.  This position would entail learning about the Northwest Forest Plan, National Environmental Policy Act and other land management law and would entail research for assisting in developing comments and litigation support. Subject matter includes wildlife (particularly Threatened and Endangered Species), hydrology, geology, botany, fisheries and forestry.

Timber Harvest Plan Reviewer

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position would be a person with environmental science and or forestry background with a desire to learn about the regulatory system that governs California’s Private Industrial Forests.

Overview: This position would entail learning the Forest Practice Rules, learning to read Timber Harvest Plans (THPs), identifying key issues in THPs, and tracking THPs using the Cal Fire website and excel spreadsheets.  For this position, strong language skills are also preferred.

How to Apply: Application process: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in working EPIC, a résumé, a writing sample, a transcript and references to: natalynne@wildcalifornia.org. Please indicate which internship opportunity you are applying for and your availability.

Jan 21 / BARD CEP

Federal Legislative Coordinator, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Washington, DC

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Federal Legislative Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement and use our proximity to the nation’s capital to push for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.

CCAN is looking to immediately hire a federal legislative coordinator/lobbyist. Candidate should have 3-5 years experience doing legislative work at the state or federal level. Candidate will work by contract for approximately 30 hours per week in support of specific, CCAN-supported clean energy legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. CCAN is offering a six-month contract with the prospect of renewal and possibility of a permanent staff position.

Qualifications: This position requires:

– development of legislative strategy

– meetings with legislators and their staff

– development  of fact sheets

– media outreach

– grassroots involvement

– ability to work well in a team setting

Direct grassroots organizing experience is a plus.

How to Apply: Candidates for this position should send a resume to Ted Glick, CCAN National Campaign Coordinator, at ted@chesapeakeclimate.org. Phone: 240-396-2155. Learn more about CCAN at www.chesapeakeclimate.org

Jan 20 / BARD CEP

C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Training Workshop, March 27-29 – New York

Event: C2C Fellows sustainability leadership training weekend workshop

Location: New York City, New York

Date: March 27-29, 2015

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and only 60 participants will be accepted into each workshop.

Description: C2C workshops are for current students and recent graduates who want high-impact careers that can change the future through NGO’s and government, and in sustainable business. Join C2C to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed: how to develop a vision; know what you’re good at; tell your story; raise money; and build your network. The cost of the weekend trainings, including food is $30. Students must arrange their own housing in the NYC area.

Graduates of our workshops are eligible for scholarships to become funded graduate students at Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, and Bard’s new MBA in Sustainability.  Read more about the benefits of joining the growing national network of over 500 C2C Fellows here.

How to Apply: Students aspiring to sustainability leadership in policy, politics and business should apply now to join student leaders from across the country.

You know change is needed. Lead the Change.

Jan 20 / BARD CEP

Environmental Leadership Intern, Human Impacts Institute – New York

Organization: Human Impacts Institute

Position Title: Environmental Leadership Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships with the Human Impacts Institute begin on February 10th (Term 1), May 10th (Term 2), and September 10th (Term 3). Not all Terms are offered all years. Please, inquire at Info@HumanImpactsInstitute.org to see if internships are available for your selected Term.

Description: The Human Impacts Institute Internship  program provides an active learning environment for college students and mid-career professionals.  Unless otherwise noted, internships are based in NYC and are for a minimum duration of three months.  Interns are expected to work on-site at least ten hours per week, with a preference for those who can commit twenty hours per week.

Interning with the Human Impacts Institute offers:

Working with a team of environmentalists and artists who are passionate about inspiring social change and have backgrounds in climate science, public engagement, education, policy development, international consulting, private sector advising, and more;

An open and creative learning environment where interns and staff collaborate and co-learn;

A high level of responsibility and a key role in program development and leadership;

Inclusion in a diverse, international network of environmental, sustainable development, and social change professionals; Diverse experiences in education, coalition-building, creative messaging, reporting and research;

A commitment to supporting your personal goals while pushing your leadership skills; and

Significant programmatic and organizational responsibilities based upon your internship descriptions, qualifications, and interests.

We consider our interns part of the HII family and lifelong members of the HII Crew.

Responsibilities: Our Environmental Leadership Intern will work to further develop our programs in coalition building locally and internationally. Focus will be on developing and outreaching for our coalition initiatives: the NYC Climate and MobilizeUS! Coalitions.  Environmental Leadership interns will be instrumental in helping to develop our local and international programs.  Responsibilities will include: developing outreach and web content, teaching, curriculum development, research and partner development, lobbying and advocacy, grant writing, and more. Intern should have a good working knowledge of climate change issues, and climate change & environmental policy and science experience is a plus.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an expressed interest in environmental issues, education, policy development, research, coalition building, and/or not-for-profit organizational work. In addition to this, interns are expected to be: self-motivated, extremely organized, independent workers, creative, highly adaptable to different types of projects, atmospheres, interactions, and have good research skills.

Strong preference is given to applicants who receive college credit (undergraduate or graduate) or occupational training credits. International applicants are welcome, as are mid-career professionals looking to expand their knowledge of environmental work.   There is no stipend or lodging assistance available and intern applicants are encouraged to apply for outside funding assistance.

How to Apply: If interested, please submit:

1) A Current resume;

2) An Introductory letter, including: Why you want to work with HII, the specific internship(s) you are applying to, and

your specific expertise/interests relating to that internship

3) One reference letter;

4) One paragraph with an original idea for a creative project you’d like to do at HII

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of interviews shortly after their application. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least one month in advance of their desired start date.  All applications and inquiries should be directed to: Info@HumanImpactsInstitute.org

Jan 20 / BARD CEP

Program Manager (Part-time), Human Impacts Institute – New York

Organization: Human Impacts Institute

Position Title: Program Manager

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: 20 hours a week, remote and on-site; one-year contract with potential for extension; Start Date: February 1st, 2015-February 1, 2016; Four Weeks unpaid vacation/leave; $17,600 ($20/hr)

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: We are currently hiring a Program Manager consultant who will help manage our NYC-based education and outreach programs including Tree Care Tuesday(April-Sept), a youth environmental leadership intensive (2 weeks, summer), and some of our interns.  The Program Manager will also help with grant writing/reporting and social media, including blogging.  Computer-based work can be done remotely, but educational programs will require on-site presence in NYC.  Therefore, all applicants must be NYC-based.

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is dynamic, outgoing, and has teaching and/or outreach experience, who is creative-minded, and has experience with project management.  You must be passionate about environmental issues and community building and to our mission at the Human Impacts Institute. We love people who are good multi-taskers, efficient, creative and can show us that they are both great team members and self-motivated action-takers who don’t require a lot of heavy-handed oversight!  If you speak Spanish too, that’s even better!

How to Apply: Think this is perfect for you?  Apply today!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  We are looking to hire for February 1st.

Your application must include:

1) An Introductory letter, which includes: a) Why you want to join our crew; b) Why you are the best person for this position; c) Your passion and experience relating to our work; d) What special skills you will bring to our Crewe) Paragraph w/an original idea for a creative project; f) A current resume; 2) Two reference contacts

Please send your application to info@humanimpactsinstitute.org Applicants will be reviewed upon receipt and you will be notified if we are interested in interviewing you.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Microfinance Clean Energy Fellowship, MicroEnergy Credits – India

Organization: MicroEnergy Credits

Position Title: Microfinance Clean Energy Fellowship

Location: Various Locations, India

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The MEC Fellowship is a rare opportunity to work in the field at the forefront of clean energy and microfinance. As an MEC Fellow you will work on-site with a microfinance institution for one or two years.

Responsibilities:

Program Implementation:

Implement a structured program at the MFI that will take them from start to finish in meeting key milestones for clean energy scale up.

Program will include components such as:

Prefeasibility studies.

Market research.

Business plan development.

Marketing training.

Process development/ Operations manual development.

Process improvement.

Team work:

Effectively leverage MEC’s existing experience, relationships and working documents.

Work as a team with the MFI’s clean energy program manager, to provide frequent updates to the MFI Management and Board on the progress of the clean energy program.

Work as a team with MEC management to track progress, and raise issues early so they may be resolved.

Work collaboratively with other Fellows to share best practices, product knowledge and successful solutions to problems.

Problem solving:

Proactively identify risks and come up with solutions to implement clean energy program.

Technology: train and monitor use of MEC’s mobile phone and internet based carbon technology.

Carbon certification:

Hold stakeholder meetings for carbon compliance.

Coordinate collection of baseline data as needed.

Contribute to MEC blog and photos.

Stakeholder relations:

Work with partners including clean energy manufacturers and distributors.

Government agencies.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of microfinance, clean energy, the carbon markets, internet and mobile phone technology, social enterprise, regional knowledge of Africa, India or South Asia.

Bachelors degree.

1 year experience in banking or consulting.

Language skills a plus.

Microfinance experience a plus.

4 months experience living in a developing country.

Word, PowerPoint and Excel skill sets.

Ability to work in a decentralized, global team.

Demonstrated self starter, problem solver, team player, and social mission-oriented.

How to Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to renee.bell@microenergycredits.com with the subject line “Fellow”. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Environmental Justice Organizer, New Virginia Majority – Virginia

Organization: New Virginia Majority

Position Title: Environmental Justice Organizer

Location: Portsmouth, Virginia

Dates and compensation: This position is full-time and is eligible for NVM’s full package of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as monthly phone and transportation allowances.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization that mobilizes and organizes voters of color and residents across the state. Our year-round approach to organizing involves mass scale voter outreach, linked to ongoing community organizing campaigns and intensive leadership development.

Acknowledging the importance of climate change to racial and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and movement building, NVM is dedicated to integrating low-income communities and communities of color in policy debate and action to address climate change and environmental impact. NVM seeks to engage our communities around: promoting renewable energy sources and mass transit, limiting fossil fuel drilling, land conservation, and addressing the needs of coastal communities prone to flooding.

NVM is currently expanding its team. We are a seeking conscious and skilled individual with a deep commitment to social change. The Environmental Justice Organizer reports to Organizing Director. S/he will work specifically with communities in Portsmouth and the surrounding Hampton Roads area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and build a network of leaders in Portsmouth to address climate change
  • With the support of Policy Associate, work with Organizing Director to develop a campaign to engage community around the effects of sea level rise, specifically support for the VA Coastal Protection Act
  • Participate in state and local climate related initiatives to ensure people of color and low income communities have input in public participation forums
  • Maintain contacts in the organizational database and utilize systems to track and evaluate progress toward our base building and campaign goals
  • Collaborate with broader environmental community on collective actions

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in organizing, issue campaigns or advocacy
  • Experience working on environmental justice issues or engaging communities of color
  • Outstanding communications skills and ability to connect with people
  • Successful experience working in coalitions
  • Must be flexible, creative and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines; able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy
  • Experience working with a contact database/CRM
  • Background and commitment to social justice work and demonstration of strong personal commitment to NVM’s mission and values.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evening and weekend work.
  • Regional and sometimes statewide travel will be required.
  • Car / Driver’s license

How to Apply: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and 3 references to jgranado[at]newvirginiamajority.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. New Virginia Majority is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and LGBTQ encouraged to apply.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Hudson River Program Director, Riverkeeper – New York

Organization: Riverkeeper

Position Title: Hudson River Program Director

Location: Ossining, New York

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

Description: Established in 1966, Riverkeeper is an independent, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to protect the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its watershed, and to safeguard the drinking water supply of nine million New Yorkers (New York City and Hudson Valley residents). For more information, visit www.riverkeeper.org.

We are seeking an experienced attorney and environmental advocate with a strong record of achievement to lead our Hudson River Program. The ideal candidate will be a person with vision and energy who possesses the necessary skills to work with the President and the management team to take the program to a higher level of achievement. The position is ideal for an individual who is passionate about environmental issues and seeking a high profile assignment that will allow her/him to use litigation, advocacy, media outreach and public education toolsto shape the future of the Hudson River Estuary.

Responsibilities: The director of the Hudson River Program will serve as a member of the management team. Specifically, the director will:

  • Lead program efforts to protect and restore the Hudson River, through the development and implementation of litigation and policy campaigns focused on a range of river issues, including reducing sewage pollution, addressing the risk of crude oil shipping in the Hudson Valley, closing the Indian Point nuclear power plant, ensuring the remediation of Superfund and other legacy industrial sites, restoring critical habitat and declining fish populations, and improving water quality to achieve a “fishable, swimmable” Hudson.
  • Direct team of attorneys and independent technical and scientific experts in litigation, policy advocacy and preparation of expert reports and research to support Riverkeeper campaign objectives
  • Develop and coordinate enforcement and campaign advocacy actions in collaboration with Riverkeeper’s Boat and Watershed teams, other environmental organizations, and coalition members.
  • Manage and direct litigation support and representation from the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, independent outside counsel and pro bono law firms, as needed to achieve litigation goals
  • Actively support and engage as needed in fundraising with President and Development team, including assistance with grant writing and reporting, individual donor and foundation meetings and regular reporting to Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors.
  • Act as one of Riverkeeper’s lead spokespersons to the media, elected officials, regulatory agencies and the public on Riverkeeper campaigns
  • Be responsible for program budgeting and staff management

Working Relationships

The Hudson River Program Director reports to Riverkeeper’s President, manages a team of four staff attorneys and a program assistant, and serves as a liaison/point of contact for the Riverkeeper Board Litigation Committee on all litigation matters.

Qualifications:

  • Attorney, admitted to practice in New York; admission to federal court is preferred but not mandatory; seven years of practicing environmental law and two years of managerial experience
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of Riverkeeper; familiarity with non-profit organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with media and public relations, fundraising, community outreach etc.
  • A strong team-oriented manager, able to handle multiple projects, cases and deadlines
  • Regular travel throughout the lower and mid-Hudson valley, as well as evening and occasional weekend work, will be required.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to info@riverkeeper.org. Please write: HUDSON RIVER PROGRAM DIRECTOR in the subject line. Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Chartiers Creek Watershed Intern, Allegheny Land Trust – Pennsylvania

Organization: Allegheny Land Trust

Position Title: Chartiers Creek Watershed Intern

Location: Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Dates and compensation: paid internship, no benefits; Begins summer 2015

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

Description: This position will assist with critical stewardship, land management, volunteer recruitment, environmental education and restoration of the Chartiers Creek Watershed.

The Intern will conduct visual site and habitat monitoring to ensure that the unique conservation values of the watershed are cared for and upheld. The position will work with a variety of agencies, local, state and federal as well as nonprofit organizations to accomplish tasks for the betterment of the entire watershed.

The position interacts every day with on-site volunteers and property visitors. The Intern should be able to work well with a variety of personalities and be able to motivate them to work together towards a common goal. Communication through traditional notes, emails, letters, texting are all expected. Using a variety of programs, the intern will design posters, educational signage, and brochures to communicate to others the uniqueness of Chartiers Creek

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with visitors to promote understanding of the watershed’s unique attributes and threatened resources through a variety of mediums including site walks, social media, and paper materials.
  • Lead interpretive walks of the Abandoned Mine Drainage system at ALT’s Wingfield Pines Conservation Area in Upper St. Clair.
  • Design posters, signs, brochures and other visual elements for property visitors to read and stay abridge to activities happening on site.
  • Assist with invasive species control efforts throughout the watershed.
  • Coordinate, lead, and wrap-up volunteer workdays and events in the watershed
  • Attend a variety of public meetings working with volunteers in support of a healthy Chartiers Creek Watershed. (for example; Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, Washington Co. Watershed Alliance, etc).
  • Perform general maintenance of trails, signs, parking areas and other visitor facilities in conservation areas found in the watershed.
  • Maintain accurate records in the ALT stewardship office of activities and events in the watershed
  • Assist ALT staff as needed

Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in natural sciences, landscape architecture, environmental studies or a related field
  • Excellent public speaking, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds; be able to use hand tools and some mechanical equipment
  • Familiarity with native flora/fauna as well as invasive species
  • Knowledge of trail maintenance and ecological land management principles, a plus
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • A valid driver’s license and transportation (gas expenses are reimbursed at the federal IRS rate)

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Emilie Rzotkiewicz, Stewardship Director at erzotkiewicz@alleghenylandtrust.org with “Hamm Internship” in the subject line.

Jan 18 / BARD CEP

Protected Areas Program Intern, Ya’axche Conservation Trust – Belize

Organization: Ya’axché Conservation Trust

Position Title: Protected Areas Program Assistant (Internship)

Location: Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize

Compensation: The successful applicant must be able to cover all costs for the full six month period including international airfare, all in country travel, insurance, and any costs associated with obtaining visas and/or work permits (please refer to the Volunteer Manual for further information).

Application Deadline: January 23, 2015

Description: Ya’axché Conservation Trust is a community-based NGO which aims to maintain a healthy environment with empowered communities by fostering sustainable livelihoods, protected area management, biodiversity conservation and environmental education within the Maya Golden Landscape, southern Belize.

The Protected Areas Program Assistant will join the Protected Areas Management (PAM) team, gaining valuable experience in one of Belize’s largest and high impact NGOs. Well known for its holistic, innovative approach, Ya’axché manages three rainforest protected areas, works with Mayan farmers to help them integrate sustainable agricultural techniques and plays a strong role in influencing Belize protected area and natural resource management policy.

The Protected Areas Program Assistant will be responsible for three main tasks;

  • Work with the PA Manager to implement the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART), its first full deployment in Belize’s terrestrial PA system.
  • Maintain and improve patrol efficiency through working closely with the PA manager, head ranger and ranger team, to ensure the maximum efficiency with limited manpower.
  • Develop a 5 year enforcement strategy.

Requirements: The successful applicant will be committed to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, have a positive attitude open to learning and possess excellent communication skills. They must be adaptable and demonstrate cultural sensitivity, even when working outside of their comfort zone or cultural norms. Experience living or working in remote, tropical environments is a strong advantage.

Essential

  • A BSc in a conservation management related topic
  • Knowledge of innovative conservation and enforcement techniques
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues related to protected areas, climate change, biodiversity, governance and rural development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to research independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent understanding and quick learning of technology

Desirable

  • An MSc in a conservation management related topic
  • Experience working in Central America and/or for conservation and development NGO’s in developing countries
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising
  • Experience teaching, both classroom and field based
  • Written and spoken Spanish /
  • Spoken Qe’qchi or Mopan Maya

How to Apply: For a more detailed job description, please see www.yaaxche.org/vacancy. Send applications to lee.mcloughlin@yaaxche.org.

Jan 18 / BARD CEP

Environment and Gender Index Intern, International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Washington, DC

Organization: International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Position Title: Intern, Environment and Gender Index (EGI) – Global Gender Office

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and Compensation: Payment commensurate with experience and number of hours able to work.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: IUCN—International Union for Conservation of Nature—helps find pragmatic solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges. With a strong gender policy that mandates a gender-sensitive approach to all the programmes and projects Union-wide and throughout partnerships, IUCN is a unique example of a technical environmental institution that champions women’s empowerment and advancing gender equality as intrinsic to meeting its goals. The Global Gender Office (GGO) contributes toward IUCN’s vision and mission by providing innovative approaches, technical support, policy development and capacity building to Government and non-Government members, IUCN programmes and offices, and to a wide range of partners around the world.

The incumbent will support a team led by the Global Senior Gender Advisor, several senior officers, program specialists and financial/administrative support staff. The GGO is based in Washington, DC. The working languages of the office are English and Spanish.

In 2013, IUCN launched the first global measurement system on gender and environment variables—the Environment and Gender Index (EGI), the pilot phase of which ranked 72 countries across 27 indicators. New databases will be developed and analyzed in the next phase of the EGI. IUCN is offering an internship for a graduate student or recent Master’s graduate to undertake research projects, analysis, and writing for the EGI initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of national policy frameworks on gender and environment in developed and developing countries
  • Creation of global data set on gender considerations in national-level policies in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, water, fisheries, and energy
  • Creation of global set on the existence of a gender focal point system within environmental ministries and/or agencies
  • Gender analysis of country reports to international environmental conventions
  • Draft summary documents and other communications for the EGI initiative
  • Participate in local and international meetings as needed

 

Qualifications:

The required qualifications are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as gender, sustainable development, environment, climate change, and/or the social sciences.
  • Experience or keen interest in the field of gender and environment.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent teamwork, coordination, and time management skills.
  • Ability to rapidly research, analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources.

The additional preferred qualifications are:

  • Current graduate student or recent Master’s graduate in relevant discipline preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, or research methods.
  • Technical knowledge of energy, agriculture, or other sectors in the sustainable development sector.
  • Reading or writing ability in French and/or Spanish.
  • Experience working in developing countries.

How to Apply: Please email, in PDF form, a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample not longer than three pages to Molly Gilligan at molly.gilligan@iucn.org. The subject line should read “EGI Internship Application”. Please indicate the number of hours per week you are available to work.

Jan 18 / BARD CEP

Agriculture and Environmental Education Intern, Social Development International – Cameroon

Organization: Social Development International

Position Title: Agriculture and Environmental Education Intern

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Compensation: 35 hours/week; unpaid

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: You will be working with local farmers on their farm to increase your awareness and knowledge of Cameroonian crops and farming practices so that you are better able to create and organize primary school gardens and classes focusing on gardening/farming techniques. By collaborating with local farmers’ groups and individuals, you will go on to promote the use of natural fibers through research, acquired techniques and implementation of these practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) with farmers and farmers’ groups.
  • Researching and discovering techniques for farming in environmentally and economically advantageous ways
  • Collaborate with relevant individuals, groups, ministries and other organizations to find more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective farming practices.
  • Teach at local primary schools.
  • Plant school gardens with students at primary schools.
  • Conduct research and create lesson plans pertaining to Cameroonian agricultural and nutrition.
  • Assist in the development of the Cameroon Natural Fibers Forum.
  • Writing detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports for SDI and our online partners/sponsors.
  • Recruiting and training other volunteers and interns.
  • Track program quality through approved (by SDI and/or donor) monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Helping to raise public awareness on SDI and their Agricultural activities.
  • Researching and writing grant applications for SDI’s Agricultural and Environmental programs.
  • Recruit and train the next Agriculture and Environmental Entrepreneurship Intern.
  • Attending local and national conferences and workshops relevant to agriculture and the environment.
  • Strengthen the capacity of these program on a community-level by networking and creating relationships appropriate for expansion and self-sustainability of SDI and the programs.
  • Oversee and make improvements to the existing policies and structures within SDI operations.
  • Improve systems for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of all SDI programs.
  • Perform any other related duties that may be required.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting
  • Confident with public speaking and group activities
  • Proven relevant experience working in agriculture
  • Open minded, tolerant and sensitive to cultural difference
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Africa and Cameroon

Additional Skills and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French
  • Experience working with natural fibers
  • Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural economics, agronomy, and other related fields

How to Apply: If interested, or for more information, please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to sodeit(at)sodeit.org

Jan 17 / BARD CEP

Environmental Public Health Intern, Social Development International – Cameroon

Organization: Social Development International

Position Title: Environmental Public Health Intern

Location: Buea, Cameroon

Compensation: At this time, Social Development International does not have sufficient means to support the position of volunteer/intern. The position is open for any qualified individual who is willing to self-fund and fundraise to cover his or her costs for a minimum 02 month stay in Buea, Southwest Regions, Cameroon. In exchange, Social Development International will provide the individual invaluable experience in on-the-ground international development work. Social Development International is also willing to work with an individual to help submit a grant application for fundraising for this position.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Volunteer/intern will focus on infectious diseases, food safety, water safety, work place health and safety, and community infrastructure and pollution control.

Attached/seconded to a local government,-environmental public health department for 3/4 days and 2/1 day to the field weekly on Environmental Health education talks and practical illustration of environmental health safety practices.

Responsibilities:

-Ensure an acceptable standard of health care is being maintained throughout the community

– undertake appropriate action concerning environmental protection to provide a safe environment for the community of Buea

– investigate cases of infectious disease and ensure appropriate action is taken

– liaise and consult with statutory authorities and other governing bodies on matters concerning the health and well being of the community

– prepare and provide educational lectures and workshops to schools, communities and other relevant areas of the public

– conduct research into Environmental health issues affecting the area of Buea and implement strategies, policies, and reports where appropriate.

– support the development of sustainable objectives at a capacity for addressing day to day public health needs.

– facilitate, develop and evaluate immunization strategies and other prevention strategies such as vaccines, vector control and safe water to achieve disease reduction goals

– work with partners and supportive organisations to enhance health security and to prevent the spread and transmission of infectious disease within Buea

– conduct research to aid in the identification, development and delivery of new interventions to support and improve public health across Buea

– identify and address the best practices to strengthen the public health system in Buea.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Qualification in environmental health, public health or allied health or related field
  • Sound knowledge of environmental pollution, sanitation, hygiene, communicable diseases
  • Ability to conduct ongoing research and develop education material on environmental safety with industries or disease outbreak management and livelihood development for disaster victims.
  • Ability to coordinate and teach large groups
  • Experience in public speaking and/or facilitating large groups
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams

Additional Beneficial Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in relevant field
  • Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French is an added advantage

How to Apply: If interested, or for more information, please send your resume and a cover letter to sodeit (at)sodeit.org

Jan 17 / BARD CEP

Climate Program Research Analyst, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Research Analyst II, Climate Program

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Mind the Science, Mind the Gap is a partnership of WRI, CDP, WWF and UNGC which aims to encourage businesses to take swift climate action by setting new, ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. It was formed as a response to the urgent call of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to decarbonize the economy, and is a joint collaboration between CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF.

The initiative adopts a scientific approach to climate action in line with the latest IPCC report, which states that global emissions in 2050 need to be 41 to 72 percent lower than the emissions in 2010 in order to have a likely chance to keep temperature change below 2ºC. The Science Based Targets initiative stresses the key role played by corporations in successfully addressing this climate threat by limiting and reducing GHG emissions at the rate suggested by climate scientists.

In a world where there is no widely-accepted way to set greenhouse gas emission targets and an uncertain future legislative environment, companies lack incentives and guidance on how to achieve the level of reductions that current climate science has identified as crucial to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Companies seeking to be leaders in the space often look to organizations such as CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF for guidance on establishing their targets.

Previously, this advice was provided on a case by case basis and not guided by any widely-approved methodology. Science Based Targets hopes to fix this problem, by raising the corporate target setting levels and driving bolder business solutions by identifying and promoting innovative approaches to corporate GHG goal setting.

We are looking for a motivated individual to coordinate WRI’s role in this project and manage the development of a guidance document which provides recommendations to companies on how to set and implement a science based target.

Responsibilities:

  • (75% time) Manage development of guidance for companies on how to set science-based GHG reduction targets, a key activity of theMind the Science, Mind the Gap Responsibilities include:
    • Managing all steps of the guidance development process: coordinating authors of chapters, finalizing outline and drafts of guidance, lead author for a few chapters, Working with partners on the public comment process, and coordinating revision and publishing process, Promote implementation and adoption of the publication through capacity building and speaking engagements.
  • (25% time) Participate as a member of the TRAC corporate team in activities related to training on corporate GHG accounting, performing built on mark reviews, and advising companies on their GHG management strategies and reduction targets. In this role, the Analyst will also help to scope out and launch new TRAC Corporate projects potentially including GHG Protocol Product Innovation Standard and a tool on corporate carbon pricing programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in environmental policy, engineering, public administration, public policy, economics, business, or related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years full time relevant work experience required
  • Experience with corporate GHG Accounting and/or life cycle assessment
  • Experience working on corporate climate change strategies
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding ability to communicate technical topics clearly and confidently
  • Experience with MS-Excel and strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to be flexible with approaches and to think outside the box to solve problems.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, take initiative, and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. Final candidates will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.

Jan 17 / BARD CEP

International Policy Program Manager, The Alliance to Save Energy – Washington, DC

Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: Program Manager, International Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000; This position is grant funded and the candidate will be a full employee for a term of 12 months. We anticipate that the position will be extended through future funding.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Reporting to the Vice President for International Policy, the International Policy Program Manager will have primary responsibility for establishing and managing the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity (GAEP). The Alliance to Save Energy is the Secretariat of the GAEP, a collaboration of business, government and NGO leaders dedicated to increasing energy productivity as a means of improving economies, increasing wealth, and creating jobs while preserving the world’s environment. GAEP’s mission is to engage policy and corporate leaders—particularly in the U.S., China, India and Europe—in the creation, adoption, and implementation of energy efficiency policies that will ensure growth in their economies’ energy productivity. The Alliance to Save Energy will work with partner organizations to reach policy and corporate leaders in their regions.

The International Policy Program Manager will be an integral member of the Alliance to Save Energy’s policy team and will work with the Vice President for International Policy to carry out all of the Alliance to Save Energy’s duties as GAEP Secretariat and to ensure that the GAEP achieves its short and long-term objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual work plans and milestones for the GAEP.
  • Establish and manage communications with and annual meetings of the GAEP Steering Committee,an international body of leaders from business, government, academia and industry associations.
  • Develop and carry out an international messaging campaign to promote the benefits of improving energy productivity, specifically targeting policymakers and other stakeholders in China, India and Europe
  • Work with the Vice President to identify, recruit, and secure commitments fromGAEP Partnersand endorsers—associations, coalitions, businesses and government agencies in China, India, and Europe—to promote energy productivity goals and identify best practices and solutions for increasing energy productivity.
  • With the Partners and the Steering Committee, identify target cities and policymakers to be recruited as energy productivity “champions,” and work to secure their endorsement of the GAEP goal.
  • Work with the Alliance Policy team to develop and distribute to GAEP Partners a set of guidance materials for adopting energy productivity goals and for identifying and promoting policy solutions for achieving these goals.
  • Work with the Alliance Communications team to provide recognition for GAEP Partners’ and endorsers’ efforts through the Alliance to Save Energy and GAEP websites, press releases, and events.
  • Work with the Vice President to pursue new funding for the GAEP over the long term.
  • Convene periodic meetings to facilitate collaborative efforts and information sharing.
  • Track the success of the GAEP using a variety of metrics related to the level of engagement and participation of targeted policymakers in the adoption and implementation of policies that support improved energy productivity.
  • Report program progress to donors.
  • Support other Alliance to Save Energy policy activities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in political science, government relations, public policy, international relations or related field and 5-10 years related experience.
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software, and database software.
  • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions and work collaboratively with diverse groups.
  • Experience with international energy and/or climate change issues.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines for numerous simultaneous activities, with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in a team environment.
  • Experience communicating and interacting with stakeholders from a variety of countries and cultures.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE OR SKILLS

  • Experience and skill with quantitative, economic, and/or technical analysis.
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency policies and programs (e.g., utility regulation and programs, building codes and appliance standards, efficiency financing) and technologies.
  • Experience working in or with partners in China, India and/or Europe.
  • Experience with grant writing and grant reporting.
  • Experience with development and implementation of public outreach campaigns.
  • Experience with desktop publishing.

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@ase.org. Please list position you are applying to in the subject line field.

Jan 17 / BARD CEP

2-Bedroom Apartment in Rhinecliff

Apartment available by February 1, 2015.

Two-bedroom apartment, ground floor, in Rhinecliff. $1250 per month, includes heat. Hudson river views, newly renovated bathroom, kitchen and carpets. Shared laundry in basement. ~1 minute walk to Rhinecliff Amtrak station. Garden and shed. Private parking. Call Dave: 917 797 8331

Jan 17 / BARD CEP

Room for Rent in Staatsburg

Room for rent in Staatsburg village. 20 minutes south of Bard campus.

Private bath and exclusive study cabin available. Wifi, kitchen access, short walk to Hudson River and hiking trails.
Available February 2015
If interested, email Kathleen at kgfiet@gmail.com
Jan 15 / BARD CEP

Research Director, League of Conservation Voters – Washington, DC

Organization: League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: Research Director

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Description: LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.   The Research Director will work with the Campaigns and Policy and Lobbying departments to undertake and oversee background and investigative research projects on environmental issues, and records of congressional incumbents and other candidates

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in collaboration with the Campaigns and Policy & Lobbying departments, including research on: environmental issues, anti-environmental trade associations, NGOs, and SuperPACS; and candidates’ records.
  • Fact-check all campaign materials, including production of documentation for ads, mail, and other communications. Collaborate with Campaigns, Policy & Lobbying, Legal and Communications departments to ensure accuracy of all materials.
  • Fact-check communications produced by the Membership and Online Engagement department.
  • Research and draft reports on environmental issues and other topics for use in legislative and/or electoral campaigns.
  • Produce materials for rapid response for use in issue and electoral campaigns.
  • Manage any research projects that involve outside consultants including hiring consultants and overseeing their work, if any.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education:  College degree required.
  • Work experience: At least five years experience conducting candidate and/or issue research, or other related research experience.
  • Skills:  Strong research skills; thorough and detail-oriented; excellent oral and written communications; creative and aggressive in pursuing potential opportunities; works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task without sacrificing quality of work; proficient in utilizing LexisNexis, searching FEC reports, Energy Information Administration and Toxics Release Inventory data bases, and other data; understanding of environmental issues and their potential political saliency.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@lcv.org with Research Director in the subject line by January 31, 2015.  No phone calls please. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and we are seeking a commitment through 2016.