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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.

Jun 7 / BARD CEP

Central/South Regional Representative, Florida Trail Association

Organization: Florida Trail Association

Position Title: Central/South Regional Representative

Location: Melbourne, Florida

Dates and compensation: Salary range is 35- 45K and is dependent upon experience. Florida Trail Association offers a competitive benefits package including a retirement plan and health insurance; position begins in August 2015.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Description: The position is under general supervision of the Trail Program Director. The Regional Representative will focus on coordinating successful trail management, protection, and volunteer work on the Florida National Scenic Trail within the Central and Southern Florida regions. The individual will work with diverse groups of volunteers in order to build sustainable trail stewardship programs. He or she will be responsible for building collaborative partnerships with volunteers and agency personnel within the region. The Regional Representative will need to work closely and communicate proactively with land management agencies and volunteers on a regular basis. It will be important for this person to be able to effectively prioritize and follow through on the implementation of regional projects, which may span over multiple years. He or she will identify, engage, and respond to external planning efforts that could have an effect on the trail corridor. The Regional Representative will gather information on the physical trail, local features, and work to ensure optimal routing of the Florida Trail in perpetuity. He or she will carry out tangible work intended to permanently protect the Florida Trail in accordance with the values outlined in the National Trails System Act and the Comprehensive Management Plan.

Responsibilities:

  1. Develops a regional trail program focused on protection, preservation and promotion of the Florida Trail and the volunteer programs that support it.
  2. Builds and expands volunteer stewardship opportunities on the Florida Trail by developing partnerships between the Florida Trail Association (FTA), volunteers, and agency partners.
  3. Monitors, evaluates, and responds to activities that could affect the trail corridor.
  4. Serves as a technical resource to agencies in the areas of trail protection, volunteer coordination and project management.
  5. Increases the amount of manpower and the number of well-trained volunteers regularly working on the trail.
  6. Ensures volunteers have access to appropriate training, certification, safety gear, tools, and equipment.
  7. Is responsible for the oversight and work plan development of FTA’s seasonal staff and field crews working in the region.
  8. Effectively prioritizes work to meet or exceed FTA’s broader trail program goals and yearly program of work.
  9. Oversees the planning, replacement, and construction of trail infrastructure.
  10. Facilitates proactive communication and meets with volunteers and agency partners as needed to coordinate trail protection and maintenance efforts.
  11. Is knowledgeable about the trail within the region and respond to public requests for information.
  12. Verifies trail conditions as much as possible and notifies the public about access issues, safety concerns, threats, and changes to the trail.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in a relevant field
  • Two years of relevant professional experience or five years working alongside volunteers
  • Proven ability to coordinate successful trail protection, stewardship, and volunteer trainings
  • Able to teach, motivate, inspire, as well as learn from volunteers
  • Trail maintenance, design, and construction skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Dependable personal vehicle and willing to have mileage reimbursed at the current federal rate
  • Able to follow through on initiatives and work as part of a team
  • Willing to work from a home office
  • Wilderness First Responder, chainsaw class “B” operator or willing to become certified in both
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with various forms of software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Additional Qualifications

  • Able to build productive working relationships with volunteers and agency partners
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems, work independently and be resourceful
  • Able to prioritize work, multitask, and delegate as necessary
  • Pays attention to detail and is accountable, professional, and dependable

Desirable

  • Advanced understanding of agency policies, procedures, and land management practices
  • Ability to effectively respond to proposed actions affecting the trail corridor
  • Proficiency in using GIS software programs and databases

How to Apply: Please email letter of interest, resume, salary history, and three professional references to Janet Ackerson atjanetakerson@floridatrail.org. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates adhering to submission deadlines will be given preference. Highly qualified candidates will be selected for a phone interview. Final candidates will be selected for in-person panel interviews.

Electronic submissions are preferred and must be sent by 11:59 p.m. June 30th, 2015. Hard copies will be accepted and must be postmarked by June 19th, 2015 and sent to:

Florida Trail Association
Attn: Janet Akerson
5415 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Jun 6 / BARD CEP

Environmental Information Specialist, Aarcher Incorporated – Maryland

Organization: Aarcher Incorporated

Position Title: Environmental Information Specialist

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Aarcher is looking for a well-qualified candidate to serve as an Environmental Information Specialist within our Annapolis, MD office to support ongoing telecommunications consulting work.  This is a local full-time position with benefits.  The successful candidate will have a passion for the Due Diligence process and an ability to work with a dynamic and expanding Wireless consulting group with over 17 years of experience providing responsive, reliable and resourceful solutions for a diverse client base.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Tribal Consultation process in support of Aarcher’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) program
  • Perform data review and online research relating to project assignments to create Project Figures and other supporting documentation
  • Continually seek opportunities to add value to company projects and to build personal capabilities consistent with company and client needs

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years professional work experience preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to work in a small, intimate office settin
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acroba
  • Familiarity with MS SharePoint preferre
  • Organized, detail-oriented, efficient and able to perform under pressure
  • Eagerness for self-study and learning

How to Apply:

  • Send a cover letter in email form and attach resume to jobs@aarcherinc.com
  • Aarcher, Inc. is  an equal opportunity employer.
Jun 6 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Adaptation & Migration Research Associate, Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit – Bangladesh

Organization: Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit

Position Title: Research Associate, Climate change, Adaptation & Migration

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dates: One-year, renewable contract

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Responsibilities:

Engage with all the activities of a research on climate change, adaptation and migration
Assist in reviewing policies
Design empirical studies
Prepare both quantitative and qualitative methodology.
Operationalize the survey, including leading and monitoring the field team
Analyse field data
Contribute to working papers/ journal articles/ briefing papers/ inventory on adaptation issues;
Any other tasks assigned by the authorities.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in environmental studies, geography and/or climate change from North America/ Europe/ Australia

Additional Job Requirements: Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to RMMRU’s vision, mission, and long term development work to significantly contribute to the well-being of the most vulnerable and marginalized.

Experience Requirements: Relevant work experience will be considered as an advantage.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send their Curriculum vitae along with a cover letter to rmmru.deccma@gmail.com with cc to info@rmmru.org with the subject line `Application for the post of Research Associate`. Applicant must enclose his/her Photograph with CV.

Jun 6 / BARD CEP

Carbon Finance Project Officer, Hivos International – Netherlands

Organization: Hivos International

Position Title: Project Officer Carbon Finance

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Application Deadline: June 19th, 2015

Description: The Project Officer supports the development and implementation of Hivos-led carbon finance projects. These projects are part of the Green Society programme (Renewable Energy and Sustainable Food) of Hivos and registered by the Gold Standard Foundation.

Responsibilities: The Project Officer facilitates the monitoring and verification of emission reductions, and supports the development of other benefits of domestic biogas and clean cook stoves projects. In collaboration with more senior staff you are responsible for the marketing of carbon credits to buyers on the international voluntary market. This responsibility also entails the communication activities of the carbon finance unit.

The Project Officer works in close liaison with colleagues of the Green Society programme at Hivos Head Office and Regional hubs in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America.

Qualifications: You have an affinity with the Hivos’s vision and mission and are driven by a strong motivation to contribute to real and lasting change. We do not expect succesfull experience in carbon finance but you need to have a strong interest in developing the necessary knowledge in this domain. As Project Officer carbon finance you are an accurate, results driven person with outstanding skills to interpret quantitative data. You are able to effectively develop and manage relations with a variety of stakeholders, in both Europe and beyond. You have strong financial and business skills. You have great personal communication and marketing skills.

You have a degree in Business Administration or related field and 3 years working experience. You are fluent in English and preferably Spanish. Work experience in an international environment is a pre, as is experience in marketing or sales.

How to Apply: For more information please contact Harry Clemens, Project officer Carbon & Finance or Jaap Spreeuwenberg, Business Development officer Finance, phone +31 (0)70 376 55 00. You can apply before June 19th, 2015. Both a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae (resume) need to be submitted in English to Hivos via e-mail to jobs@hivos.nl with reference code: 1504200-13. We need you to have an EU work permit.

Jun 2 / BARD CEP

Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern, National Wildlife Federation Headquarters – Washington, DC

Organization: National Wildlife Federation Headquarters

Position Title: Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: The Intern must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This position offers $10.50/hour plus core benefits. As an intern you will gain substantive experience, including opportunities to contribute to nationally significant work on climate adaptation and wildlife conservation.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Description: The National Wildlife Federation is seeking a Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern to support NWF’s Climate Change Safeguards team. This team focuses on climate adaptation and resilience, wildlife conservation, and the use of nature-based approaches for natural hazard risk reduction. Major team initiatives include work with federal and state agencies and other conservation organizations in the application of NWF’s adaptation planning guidance (Climate-Smart Conservation), as well as work on coastal resilience supporting post-Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

The position also assists the Safeguards team in policy and legislative work on issues ranging from wildlife conservation funding, endangered species protection, invasive species prevention, climate-change science, and land protection and management. More information is available at http://www.nwf.org/climate-smart.

This position is available immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the safeguards team project implementation and delivery, including literature review on ecologically-based natural hazard mitigation strategies
  • Research, write, and edit reports, factsheets, and web content on wildlife, climate change, invasive species, and natural resource conservation
  • Support legislative and policy work, including tracking bills and administrative regulations/rulemakings, distribute information to decision-makers and other stakeholders, and occasionally attend lobby meetings
  • Initiate coalition building with partners, including attending coalition meetings, engaging NWF affiliates and partners, and helping with lobby days and trainings
  • Provide logistical support in organizing meetings, workshops, trainings and other events, including arranging travel, taking minutes, and distributing notes and other materials
  • Perform administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience in natural resource management, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, or environmental policy/advocacy
  • Good expository writing skills
  • Facility reviewing technical policy and/or scientific documents
  • Excellent phone and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Computer literacy a must (MS Office suite and internet applications)
  • Knowledge of wildlife conservation and environmental science issues
  • Graphic design or GIS skills are useful but not essential

How to Apply: Interested and qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Join us in mobilizing Americans to protect our country’s wildlife, share our mission to make a difference in the world.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Jun 2 / BARD CEP

Executive Officer, San Diego River Conservancy – California

Organization: San Diego River Conservancy

Position Title: Executive Officer

Location: San Diego, California

Compensation: The annual salary range for the Executive Officer is $7,406 – 8,250/month. The appointee will be offered a specific salary from within this range based on his/her qualifications. As an employee of the State of California, the Executive Officer also receives a comprehensive benefit plan.

Application Deadline: June 19, 2015

Description: As directed by the Board, the Executive Officer is responsible for the execution of SDRC’s programs, planning, and fiscal management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement the Conservancy’s new Prop1 grant program, including project solicitation, applicant/project interviews, grant proposal ranking, staff recommendations for Board approval and grant administration
  • Providing information, support and expert policy advice and recommendations to the Governing Board regarding the programs, projects and priorities of SDRC.
  • Planning, organizing and directing the program functions and staff of SDRC
  • Assisting the Governing Board in the implementation of several foundation documents that include but not limited to the San Diego River Park Master Plan (2013), the San Diego River Conservancy Act (Pub. Resources Code, §§ 32630-32661), SDRC Five-Year Strategic and Infrastructure Plan, the 2012-2017 Update and SDRC Annual Work Plans.
  • Maintaining a high level of communication with the Executive and Legislative Branches of State Government with respect to coordinating programs, securing ongoing funding, implementing current projects, addressing legislative concerns, and responding to inquiries in a timely and effective manner.
  • Coordinating with partner agencies, particularly the cities of San Diego, Santee, the County of San Diego and non profits to develop project priorities and funding sources.
  • Ensuring compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other statutes and regulations applicable to SDRC’s activities.
  • Developing and implementing funding programs, including grants and other fund raising activities.
  • Representing SDRC in relations with the general public, community groups, media and other interested constituencies.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a motivated, adaptable and innovative leader with experience in the management of conservation programs. A familiarity with public and private financing, particularly, general obligation bond funded grant programs is preferred. The successful candidate will be a seasoned executive from the public and/or private sector, with land conservation, environmental planning, and/or non-profit management experience, who will possess the strategic understanding, relationship skills, and political astuteness to implement the Board’s vision.

Particularly desirable are: the ability to maintain an effective administrative structure and build partnerships, knowledge of State and local government budget and procurement practices and processes, and experience in fund raising. Other helpful attributes are familiarity with land acquisition techniques, habitat restoration, trail development, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), site improvement projects, contract negotiation and management of natural resources and public facilities.

Specific qualifications are as follows: Education and Experience Extensive professional experience in land conservation, environmental planning or protection, or related field, with at least five years of management experience is expected. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s or professional degree in a related field, such as urban planning environmental resources, business, law, or public administration is preferred.

Competencies and Personal Characteristics In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will: • work effectively with a variety of agencies and individuals representing a broad range of interests and issues • be able to understand complex issues and interrelationships, including natural processes • be an able problem-solver and team builder • be a strong and decisive leader, who knows when to act • be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing • be collaborative; a facilitator of consensus • be politically aware and sensitive • handle multiple priorities effectively • be calm under pressure and possess a good sense of humor

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, including current salary and the names of four workrelated references, directly to:

Kevin McKernan & Julia Richards

San Diego River Conservancy

1350 Front Street, Suite 3024 San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: 619 / 645-3183 Fax: 619 / 238-7068

Email to both : JRichards@sdrc.ca.gov & KMcKernan@sdrc.ca.gov

SDRC web site: http://sdrc.ca.gov/

The filing date for this position is June 19, 2015. Following the filing date, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this announcement. A few candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given interviews in July. An offer of appointment is anticipated in early August following full reference and background checks, and a final interview with SDRC Governing Board.

Jun 1 / BARD CEP

Renewable Energy Consultant, The Cadmus Group – Massachusetts

Organization: The Cadmus Group

Position Title: Renewable Energy Consultant

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Cadmus Group is a dynamic, innovative consulting firm looking for experienced renewable energy technical professionals to join our industry-leading Renewable Energy Team. Cadmus assists a wide variety of clients, from municipalities to major electric and gas utilities in assessing renewable energy projects, conducting feasibility and potential studies, evaluating incentive programs, conducting project due diligence, and providing other relevant technical expertise on a variety of renewable energy technologies.

We are seeking a motivated mid-level renewable energy consultant to support our growing renewable energy and energy resilience practice areas. The ideal candidate will have a mix of technical, business development, and project management skills-as well as a willingness to tackle new challenges and work collectively with a broad team of analysts, engineers, and consultants.

Responsibilities: This job will entail the following general activities:

  • Perform analyses of renewable energy system performance and installation quality.
  • Review economics, and policies for a variety of stakeholder audiences and help establish and implement policies
  • Exercise substantial latitude in developing renewable energy and energy resiliency business areas
  • Support a variety of government, utility, municipal, and private clients in assessing project viability, evaluating incentive programs, and deploying innovative new technologies
  • Accept responsibility for a variety of projects and staff

Qualifications: At a minimum, candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered for this position:

  • 5 years of experience in renewable energy consulting or a directly related field
  • Demonstrated experience in business development/sales in a consulting environment
  • Substantial knowledge of renewable energy industry and at least one major renewable energy technology (e.g., solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind)
  • Experience managing consulting or similar projects, including on-time and on-budget delivery of reports and other products
  • Excellent understanding of data analysis using spreadsheets, databases, and simulation software
  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or other technical, and relevant, field

Preferred

Candidates with the following experience and expertise are preferred:

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification in at least one state
  • NABCEP and/or other energy related certifications
  • Close contact and good reputation with clients previously served in a consulting role that could serve for business development
  • Experience with medium to large-scale commercial PV and wind, such as permitting, interconnection, and financial modeling
  • Advanced degrees/training in renewable energy technology and applications
  • Experience in energy resiliency and storage applications such as emergency power, frequency regulation, battery technologies, and arbitrage
  • Knowledge of solar-related policy and economic considerations

How to Apply: Please call Sonia Brightman, Senior Recruiter, at 617-673-7204, or email: Sonia.Brightman@cadmusgroup.com.

Jun 1 / BARD CEP

Policy Outreach Manager, Rail to Trails Conservancy – Washington, DC

Organization: Rail to Trails Conservancy

Position Title: Policy Outreach Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Rail to Trails Conservancy, a national nonprofit trails, walking and bicycling advocacy organization, is actively recruiting for a Manager of Policy Outreach for our Policy division. This is a fantastic job opportunity for those with a strong background and interest in active transportation issues.

Duties: Build and support advocacy coalitions with a variety of strategic partners, including development officials, local business leaders and elected officials, at the state and local levels; organize and develop policy campaigns to support state and local policies funding trail and active-transportation networks;  track important policy developments at the local and state level around active-transportation and identify opportunities to create visibility for RTC initiatives; manage a web-based advocacy network for trail and active transportation activists; resourceful and creative communicator with online and in-person grassroots organizing skills to play a key role in building a movement for active transportation. For a detailed job announcement, go to our website at www.railtrails.org, and then click careers at the bottom of the page.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as planning or political science, with 3 or more years direct work experience. Understanding of transportation policies; organizing coalitions; policy and legislation, and a passion for trails, walking, and biking; must have excellent written/verbal communications skills; grassroots organizing experience. Computer skills: MS Word, and data base.

How to Apply: Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please unless selected for an interview. Recruiters please do not contact our offices. Interviews will begin around the last week of June.

Mail, fax or email cover letter, résumé and three professional references to: Elton A. Clark, Human Resources Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037;

Email: elton@railstotrails.org; Fax: 202.223.9257.

May 31 / BARD CEP

Conservation Science Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network – California

Organization: Turtle Island Restoration Network

Position Title: Conservation Science Director

Location: Olema, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Turtle Island Restoration Network seeks a Conservation Science Director. The aim of the position is to advocate for the protection of marine life from threats including overfishing, climate change, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, offshore oil development, and coastal and riparian development.

Science forms the basis of our advocacy work and is integral to our legal strategies, policy advocacy and public education.

The Conservation Science Director will work as part of a dynamic team to develop new initiatives, including a three year and annual Conservation Science Plan, and provide scientific support for our administrative and policy advocacy, litigation, and grassroots and media outreach. The Conservation Science Director’s work will focus on improving the management of endangered marine species through collaboration with scientist and colleagues, recruiting and supervising pro bono assistance of academics and student volunteers, pursue original research and on-going monitoring efforts focused on endangered fish, reptiles and marine mammals, especially in the Eastern Pacific region and on locally endangered salmonids in California.

Duties include developing a three year and annual Conservation Science Plan, identifying potential sources of funding, preparing grants, recruiting pro bono assistance of academics and student volunteers, and direct involvement in conservation biology program work.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead scientific and advocacy efforts to protect marine species.
  • Analyze scientific literature to inform science-based advocacy work, including support for policy, litigation, legislation, organizing and outreach.
  • Write comments and reports on policy and management proposals (the position will require extensive scientific and policy writing and periodic public testimony).
  • Media advocacy, including assisting with press releases, speaking to members of the media, and delivering effective statements to reporters.
  • Engage the public, scientists, and opinion leaders on marine issues through outreach and public speaking.
  • Build scientific and conservation coalitions and partnerships on ocean conservation initiatives.
  • Participate in on-going shark and turtle tagging data collection and analysis.
  • Recruit and supervise recent grads and students for residential intern program.
  • Working with Development Director, write grant proposals.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a master’s or Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field such as marine biology, fisheries, oceanography, conservation biology, ecology, environmental studies, climate science or other earth science.
  • Scientific literacy and familiarity with marine conservation literature is essential.
  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills including successful grant writing experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking skills.
  • An ability to work well independently and with others as a part of a team.
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to environmental protection.
  • Scuba certification.
  • Proficiency and fluency in Spanish are a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable to that of other nonprofits. Turtle Island Restoration Network offers an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance.

Application process:

Please send a cover letter, a résumé, references, and a writing sample to Catie@SeaTurtles.Org. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.