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Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Director of Institutional Giving-Washington DC

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Director of Institutional Giving

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound conservation practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since our founding in 1980, the organization has helped protect more than 5 million acres of our country’s working lands.

Job Summary

American Farmland Trust seeks a Director of Institutional Giving. The Director reports to the Vice President of Development and External Relations and works with program colleagues and the Institutional Giving team to direct all of AFT’s national fundraising activities related to securing grants/contributions from foundations, corporations, and government sources.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional who enjoys front-line relationship building, soliciting, developing long range and strategic plans for increasing Institutional Giving support and expanding AFT’s funding base.

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees identification and cultivation of Institutional Giving prospects
  • Provides overall direction and strategy for all overtures to foundations, corporations, and government prospects for unrestricted funding, restricted projects, and organizational-wide campaigns.
  • Development of and timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and grant reports.
  • Stewardship of Institutional Giving donors.
  • Oversees two Managers of Institutional Giving Plans and mentors staff in development of proposals and reports.
  • Manages the personnel, financial and operational activities of foundation and corporation-related activities of AFT.
  • Coordinates and implements fundraising donor meetings, including those involving AFT’s President and all activities aimed at raising both restricted and unrestricted revenue for AFT from institutional sources.
  • Responsible for management of revenue and expense budgets as well as skill in developing budgets;
  • Participates as needed in program planning processes to analyze potential funding support and determines which IG sources to pursue for particular AFT programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in personally soliciting and raising large grants, often multi-year, from foundations and corporations.
  • Develops and implements strategies and participates in department-wide strategic planning and, as needed, organizational-wide strategic planning.
  • Continuously seeks to identify new prospects for support, utilizing on-line Foundation Director and other research mechanisms.
  • Oversees tracking of proposals and reports for all foundation grants and communicates deadlines and deliverable to AFT staff.
  • Interviews candidates for hire, oversees training and reviews the performance of assigned staff. Identifies, hires and oversees consultants related to foundation fundraising.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and demonstrated success in foundation/corporate fundraising.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in foundation/corporate fundraising.
  • Ability to interact skillfully with high level foundation and corporation program officers and travel as required to market AFT’s programs to funders and cultivate support.
  • Superior communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to advise AFT administrators, staff and volunteers regarding appropriate practices and procedures related to Institutional Giving fundraising.
  • Professional skill preparing and presenting case statements.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated team player with commitment to the mission, philosophy and values of American Farmland Trust and the ability to be a passionate and highly articulate spokesperson for AFT’s work.
  • Must be organized, creative, proactive, and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Have sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.

Applications and Inquiries

Please see additional information and qualifications by visiting:
www.farmland.org/about/careers/director-of-ig.asp

To apply, please send a letter, salary requirements, and résumé to jobs@farmland.org.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Seasonal Ranger-New York

Organization:  Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Seasonal Ranger

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: hourly rate $11/hour

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

The Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing over 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. The Preserve has four integrated programs—Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection—and is a regional model for large-scale conservation planning that guards the integrity of our natural surroundings while providing for public recreation and education. We have an annual budget of $3.6 million, 35 year-round staff, and over 300 volunteers. We also have a diverse support base of over 14,000 individual members and supporters.

We have a strong and dedicated Land Stewardship department and Ranger staff. Rangers report to the Managing Rangers and the Director of Land Stewardship/Chief Ranger. The Seasonal Ranger will patrol lands of the Mohonk Preserve, ensure public safety, resource protection, and quality of visitor’s experiences. The position is seasonal from April through October, and the employee will typically work six 8-hour days in a two week period.

Basic Duties:

 Perform patrol of Preserve lands as directed by supervising rangers.

 Participate in emergency incidents such as search and rescue and first aid, as directed.

 Make sales transactions including collecting fees from day users and members; provide them assistance during their visits.

 Perform construction or mechanical work, and perform maintenance of Preserve lands and facilities as directed.

 

Requirements include:

 Rock climbing skills & experience;

 Current First Aid and CPR certifications;

 Clean driving record and ability to pass Mohonk Preserve background check;

 Must be able to travel long distances on foot and capable of carrying a minimum of 40 pounds;

 Knowledge of cultural, natural history, and geography of the area and the Preserve.

 Interpersonal skills, including the ability to stop antisocial behavior when encountered; sensitivity to needs of public; and courtesy to the public.

 Ability to communicate both up and down the chain of command and outside of the Preserve both verbally & in writing.

 Familiarity with all Preserve policies and procedures.

 Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

Some background in the following preferred:

Education or experience in recreation management, public safety, resource protection, environmental education, construction, mechanical skills, farming, forestry practices, computer skills preferred (including GIS, Microsoft Word and Outlook or similar email application as well as Internet).

Position available immediately. Salary: hourly rate $11/hour 

For more information or to apply please contact 

Eric M. Fye (Managing Ranger) at efye@mohonkpreserve.org or (845) 255-0919 ext. 1252

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Invasive Plant Control Travel Team Technician-Nashville, TN

Organization:  Invasive Plant Control, Inc

Position Title: Invasive Plant Control Travel Team Technician

Location:  Nashville, TN

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

Applicants will have the opportunity to work in various natural areas throughout the eastern United States with an emphasis on invasive plant management. Invasive Plant Control, Inc. will provide you with the opportunity to conduct intensive habitat rehabilitation of many different native plant communities with the main emphasis in invasive plant management. IPC is a privately owned company considered one of the leaders in the invasive plant control market in the US. IPC emphasizes control in natural area settings.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: Primary function will be to travel continuously throughout the eastern US as part of an invasive plant management team and utilize a variety of techniques including chemical and mechanical methods to control invasive exotic plants.

TRAVEL: • Lodging is provided. • Personal vehicle is encouraged but not required. • Food is on your own. • There may be no opportunity to travel home during the course of this position other than on your own time

REQUIREMENTS: • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation. • Applicants must pass a pre hire drug screening to be considered for employment • Valid driver’s license; good communication skills; good physical condition; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to travel for long periods of time away from home; ability to pass pesticide applicator exams in various states. • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to travel extensively and on short notice. • Must be actively seeking a college degree or have a college degree. Knowledge of current trends in invasive plant management in natural areas. • The ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and manage performance of a small team. • Adapt, improvise, and overcome precarious situations. • Employee will be required to treat all invasive plant species with minimal to no damage to native species in the area.

TRAINING/EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Applicant will have the opportunity to participate in seminars or training sessions regarding: Invasive plant removal techniques; first aid; chainsaw and hand-tool safety; pesticide safety; application equipment; ATV use and orienteering. There will be opportunities to visit many culturally and historically significant sites; attend educational workshops or meetings concerning vegetation management and work alongside professionals involved in many different areas of resource management.

To Apply:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Lee Patrick at lee@ipc-inc.org 615-385-4319 

Invasive Plant Control, Inc. PO Box 50556 Nashville, TN 37205

www.invasiveplantcontrol.com

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Internship Opportunity(ies) at the NH Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) Summer 2014

Organization: NH Office of Energy and Planning (OEP)

Position Title: Internship Opportunity

Location: New Hampshire

Hours and Compensation: Interns may earn course credit, serve as volunteers or be considered for compensation at an hourly rate depending on available resources.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

OEP’s energy division is seeking one or more interns to assist with several major projects, including:

The development of the State Energy Strategy, required by legislation to be completed in the Fall of 2014.

• The development of siting rules by the Site Evaluation Committee, as required by Senate Bill 99 of 2013.

Assist staff with grant related tasks.

Research, writing and analysis on other energy topics.

Tasks may include performing research on various energy topics, assisting with preparation for public meetings and presentations (including scheduling and logistics), assisting with responding to requests from members of the Legislature and the public, and drafting/editing materials.

Additionally, intern(s) may have the opportunity to work on projects including:

Updating the New Hampshire Energy Facts website and fact sheets; task will require ability to collect, interpret, and present energy data in a manner that is understandable to the general public.

Data Collection on New Hampshire Solar PV permitting and zoning requirements at the municipal level; Intern may assist with the development of a model process and educational resources for towns across the state to reduce barriers to the installation of solar energy installations.

Compiling data on completed energy projects, which requires careful and detailed analysis in compiling data, converting data to common units in order to make cross‐program comparisons possible, and presenting aggregated data.

 

Desired Skills: 

Attention to detail, familiarity with Word and Excel, strong writing skills, and familiarity with energy issues and/or policies required. Must be comfortable with quick turnarounds on assignments and able to work independently.

www.nh.gov/oep www.nh.gov/oep 

Compensation and Time Required:

Interns may earn course credit, serve as volunteers or be considered for compensation at an hourly rate depending on available resources. Hours worked may be flexible to accommodate student schedules. Intern(s) would be asked to start work no later than June 2.

Please email Brandy Chambers, Energy Analyst, at brandy.chambers@nh.gov if you wish to be considered for an OEP internship. Please provide a résumé, unofficial transcript, three references and cover letter describing why you are a good candidate for the position.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Director of Educational Programs-Pennsylvania

Organization: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Position Title: Director of Educational Programs

Location: Pennsylvania

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

I am very pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is currently accepting applications for Director of Educational Programs, a staff position that will be fundamental to the future of our organization and represents a very significant career opportunity for the right candidate.

For some background, about 18 months ago the PASA Board of Directors established as our top strategic priority the reformulation and intensification of our educational programming, already nationally renowned for excellence in helping new farmers to get started and existing ones to become more sustainable in their growing and business practices. The board initiated this process knowing that, despite much progress, the challenges ahead in the agricultural community remain daunting, and will require the “best and the brightest” among us to take the lead in envisioning and establishing a more sustainable future. The job currently advertised is the symbolic capstone of that planning process.

 

We seek an inspired leader with wide-ranging experience to design our research agenda, curriculum and program delivery mechanisms to be as innovative and effective as any in the nation, working with the strong set of academic and other partners PASA has developed over the past 22 years. Interviews will start in the first full week of May, but our search will continue until exactly the right person has been identified.

 

As our members and closest friends, I hope you will do everything possible to help us get the word out about this important professional opportunity. The full position description is available on our website.

 

Wishing you all the best for the growing season ahead!

Brian

Brian Snyder, Executive Director

 

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Communications and Member Services Assistant-Berkeley, CA, US

Organization: Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Position Title: Communications and Member Services Assistant

Location: Berkeley, CA, US

Hours and Compensation: Full time (expected 50 hours/week)

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Position Description:

The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a project of the Global Philanthropy Partnership. USDN is a peer‐to-­peer network of local government professionals from over 120 cities and counties across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity. Our dynamic network enables sustainability directors and staff to share best practices and accelerate the application of good ideas across North America. More information is available at USDN.org.

The USDN Communications and Member Services Assistant plays a crucial role in supporting information exchange among members by assisting with communications and analyses to support peer-­‐to-­‐peer sharing and collaboration.

Manage Member Information:

  • Analyze member activity and website use for the USDN Planning and Communications Committees, by collecting data and producing regular reports.
  • Prepare member surveys in online service and assist in analyzing several large annual surveys and additional smaller surveys. Over time, prepare first draft of survey results and in-­depth analysis.
  • Help USDN staff follow up on member interests by tracking member activities and interests in various urban sustainability topics.
  • Maintain member spreadsheets, website profiles, and tracking documents.

Spearhead Member Communications:

  • Draft content weekly for USDN member e-­newsletter, website posts, and tweets.
  • Over time, assist in researching content for e-­newsletter on urban sustainability topics that are of highest interest to USDN members.
  • Implement strategy for website maintenance and tagging with a focus on continuous improvement of strategy and efficiency.
  • Copy edit and format USDN documents and presentations with USDN branding and graphics.

Provide Member Services:

  • Assist with scheduling and managing logistics for conference calls and webinars.
  • Assist with logistics for annual meeting before, during, and after the event.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Background in social sciences, information management, communications, and/or member services preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability, local government, or social network administration desirable.

Previous experience:

  • 1 to 3 years related experience required. May include internships.
  • Past experience in detail‐oriented position preferred – i.e., managing logistics for large meetings, staffing a commission or group of high‐level participants, providing project management for a multi-­party research project, or responding to customer questions.
  • Blogging and other social media, database management, website management, and/or member services preferred.

Hard and Soft Skills:

  • Organized, analytical, and highly motivated
  • Skilled in computer technology, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, online newsletter managers, online surveys, social media, etc.
  • Comfortable in managing and analyzing large data sets
  • Skilled writer: able to write concise summaries of news articles, reports, etc.
  • Familiarity with online survey services and website content management, including tagging and HTML preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator (listening and writing)
  • Detail-­oriented and able to accurately meet deadlines
  • Proactive, able to identify potential issues and brainstorm solutions
  • Independent (comfortable and efficient working alone) while a good team player (communicating with other team members through frequent electronic correspondence and infrequent in-­‐person interaction)
  • Results-­oriented and committed to learning and continuous improvement
  • Mission­‐driven with a passion for fostering social, economic, or environmental change

Compensation: Competitive for early-­career position. Benefits negotiable.

Location: 

USDN has no central office, so the position is strictly work-­from-­home with weekly web meetings. Candidates must furnish their own quiet office space for many conference calls, computer, Microsoft Office suite, phone service, and high-­speed Internet connection.

How to apply:

Send a cover letter addressing the requirements for the USDN Communications and Member Services Assistant, resume, and three references to Mia Arter, USDN Program Director, at miaarter@usdn.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Position-Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar

Organization: Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education

Position Title: Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Position

Location: Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar

Hours and Compensation: May 16 - July 15 (2 months) The monthly cost for the volunteer program is 300 euro/month ($400)

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Attributes:
*       At least 1 year of undergraduate studies
*       Experience or strong interest in conservation and/or ecology
*       Adaptability

*       Physical fitness and perseverance – ability and willingness to spend hours in the field, walking through channels and mangrove sediment
*       French language will help you, but is not necessary

Duration:
May 16 - July 15 (2 months)

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

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

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

More information:
You can learn more about us through our website www.honko.org, our Facebook page, and our blog where we post regular photos and updates on all of Honko’s community and  conservation initiatives. You can also contact us with any questions at volunteer@honko.org.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Hudson River Habitat Restoration Biologist-New York

Organization: NYS DEC Regional Marine Habitat Protection Program and Hudson River Estuary Program

Position Title: Hudson River Habitat Restoration Biologist

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2014.

 

Job Description:

Position Summary: Provide project support, review and oversight services to NYS DEC for habitat restoration projects spanning 100 miles of the Hudson River estuary.

Position Details: The habitat restoration biologist will support NYS DEC Regional Marine

Habitat Protection Program and Hudson River Estuary Program staff in the review and

oversight of all aspects of planning, design, construction, implementation, and monitoring

of brackish marsh restoration, green infrastructure development, side channel restoration,

oyster restoration, and other habitat enhancement projects on the Hudson River estuary.

Key responsibilities will include:

‐ Review and comment on feasibility, design, monitoring, and public outreach

documents, including, but not limited to: plans, feasibility studies, data products, GIS

databases, construction drawings, monitoring protocols, planting schedules, interim

reports, and final reports;

‐ Make field visits to restoration and reference sites and collect field data during all

project phases, including feasibility assessment, site baseline characterization,

design, construction, and post‐construction monitoring;

‐ Develop written assessments, field reports, literature reviews, meeting summaries,

and other documents;

‐ Attend and provide support for meetings related to habitat restoration projects, and

represent NYS DEC at public meetings and events related to mitigation projects;

‐ Maintain liaison with other NYS and federal agency partners, knowledgeable

scientific advisors, and stakeholders to facilitate awareness of and concurrence with

project design, construction and monitoring approach;

‐ Promote use of best practices according to the Society for Ecological Restoration in

the implementation of mitigation projects; and

‐ Support other habitat restoration, enhancement, and management initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in relevant environmental science

 5+ years of experience in aquatic habitat restoration, ecological management,

fisheries biology, wetlands ecology, or other relevant environmental field

 Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including some evenings

 Ability to swim, paddle canoe up to two miles, lift up to 50 pounds, and hike up to

three miles over irregular and wet terrain, and willingness to work in adverse field

and weather conditions

 Valid driver’s license

 Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking

 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with team members, agency staff,

advisors, and stakeholders

Preferred Skills/Experience:

 MS in habitat restoration, biology, ecology, fisheries, marine science or similar field

 Recent work experience in the Hudson River estuary

 Wetlands assessment, delineation, or restoration experience

 Tidal wetlands, oyster restoration, and/or aquatic habitat restoration experience

 Knowledge of aquatic species habitat requirements

 Boat operation experience and skill

 Project management experience

 Environmental compliance monitoring experience

 Construction observation experience

 Proficiency with ArcGIS

Project Funding and Duration: This position is funded through the Natural Heritage

Trust (NHT)* and the selected candidate will be an employee of the NHT with work

conducted under the supervision of DEC. There is currently a three‐year funding

commitment; this may be increased for a longer duration or shortened based on program

needs and availability of funds.

To apply:

To Apply: Please email a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for

three professional references to hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us by April 22, 2014. Please insert

the words “Restoration Biologist” in the subject line.

*The Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) is a New York State public benefit corporation.

Established in 1968, the Trust’s mission is to receive and administer gifts, grants, and

contributions to further public programs for parks, recreation, conservation, waterfront

revitalization, and historic preservation purposes of the State of New York. The NHT is

governed by a four‐member board comprised of the Commissioner of State Parks, the Chair

of the State Council of Parks, the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation and the

Secretary of State. The NHT is an equal opportunity employer

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Quest Program Internship-Bedford Hills, New York

Organization: Weschester Land Trust 

Position Title: Quest Program Internship

Location: Bedford Hills, New York

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours per week, 8 weeks.  Stipend of $1500

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

 

 Overview:

Westchester Land Trust and Bedford Audubon Society are pleased to offer a paid internship focused on environmental education and interpretive programs located in northern Westchester County, NY. This unique internship offers the chance to enhance the visitor experience at permanently protected landscapes owned by Bedford Audubon Society and Westchester Land Trust.

About the sponsoring organizations: Founded in 1988 by dedicated residents, Westchester Land Trust (WLT) works together with public and private partners to preserve land in perpetuity, and to protect and enhance the natural resources in our communities. The Land Trust has preserved approximately 7,500 acres through accepting the donations of conservation easements, or by accepting the donation of parcels of land by the transfer of ownership. WLT’s conservation efforts impact the long-term health of the cities, towns and villages of Westchester and Eastern Putnam Counties through protection of watersheds, wildlife, air and water quality, and local food supply.

Bedford Audubon Society (BAS) is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. Founded in 1913, BAS serves the communities in much of northern Westchester and eastern Putnam Counties. Today, Bedford Audubon continues to be the local authority on birds and habitat, promotes environmental literacy, and conducts critical research to protect and conserve wildlife habitat in the community. In 2001 Mary Welsh Parker donated Bylane Farm, her 120-acre property, to Bedford Audubon, expanding the Hunt-Parker Sanctuary to a total of 338 acres. The sanctuary is home to 185 species of birds and 64 species of butterflies. More than 8 miles of hiking trails are open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

Project background: Questing is a place-based education program—combining elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving—that is used by teachers and naturalists as a tool to collect and share a community’s distinct natural and cultural heritage. Participants collect clues along a specific route that leads to a “treasure box” where a takeaway stamp or trinket proves one’s successful participation. The ‘clues guide’ can be picked up at the kiosk at the trailhead or downloaded in advance. Conservation organizations use questing as an interpretive tool to educate visitors, school and civic groups, on the heritage of their communities.

In 2009, Westchester Land Trust installed a Quest at Bylane Farm, Bedford Audubon’s center of operations at 35 Todd Road, Katonah. It was created on a trail that spans both sides of the property on the north and south sides of Todd Road, and is based on the influence of birds on our environment. The creation of this Quest was generously sponsored by Jennifer and Roger Schwartz through the Louis and Anne Abrons Family Foundation.

2014 marks the kickoff of a renovation and update to Westchester Land Trust’s Quest Program beginning with the popular Quest Trail at Bylane Farm, Bedford Audubon’s center of operations. The groups partnered to research, design and install this trail in 2009. With altered landscapes, new content and improvements in the design and delivery of interpretive information, the Quest Trail is in need of an update. Working exclusively on three existing Quests (Bedford Audubon Society, Westchester Wilderness Walk-Zofnass Family Preserve, and Rose Preserve) and within a modest project budget, the intern will devise a standard for the delivery of information throughout the trail systems, based on industry best practices and proven innovative designs.

Intern responsibilities: 

• Assess the condition and necessary improvements to three Quest Trails in Katonah, Pound Ridge, and Lewisboro (northern Westchester County, NY).

• Research industry standards for Quest Trail structures and perform site visits as necessary.

• Devise a general model and standard for future Quest Trails and information delivery.

• Work with staff from WLT and BAS to update Quest content, design, and locations.

• Create three separate plans for renovation of existing trails (considering conservation values, target audience, budget, etc.) beginning first with the Quest Trail at Bylane Farm.

 

Position Summary: 

Dates: June – August (start & end dates are flexible). Ideal applicants will be available for a public presentation in mid-late August, 2014 (date TBD).

Time commitment: 35 hours per week, 8 weeks

Stipend: $1,500

Education: Undergraduate/graduate students with a Major or concentration in Natural History, Environmental Studies, Field Biology or a related field

Pertinent experience/skills: The candidate must be an enthusiastic and organized individual with a passion for conservation issues, environmental education, and community engagement. He/she should have demonstrable experience in landscape interpretation, the ability to manage a multifaceted project over time, and have had experience in the production of interpretive content and structures for a variety of user groups. A cheerful eagerness to work in a public setting is desired. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work successfully independently and in a team setting. The candidate should be in good physical condition and be able to work outside for extended periods of time.

Lodging: Free housing may be available at Bylane Farm for qualified candidates

Primary office location: Westchester Land Trust (Sugar Hill Farm, Bedford Hills, NY)

Primary field location: Bedford Audubon Society (Bylane Farm, Bedford, NY)

Transportation and equipment: Must have personal vehicle to use for WLT business, a valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance. Travel expenses/mileage are not reimbursed. The use of personal laptop is strongly encouraged.

For application forms and complete submission details visit: westchesterlandtrust.org/internships.

Please direct any questions you might have regarding this internship to: 

Kara Hartigan Whelan, Director of Conservation Programs 

kara@westchesterlandtrust.org 

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Plant Ecology-Bedford Hills, New York

Organization: Weschester Land Trust 

Position Title: Plant Ecology Internship

Location: Bedford Hills, New York

Hours and Compensation: 30 – 35 hours per week, 8 – 10 weeks, 260 hours minimum.  Stipend of $2800

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

About the sponsoring organization: Founded in 1988 by dedicated residents, Westchester Land Trust (WLT) works together with public and private partners to preserve land in perpetuity, and to protect and enhance the natural resources in our communities. The Land Trust has preserved approximately 7,500 acres through accepting the donations of conservation easements, or by accepting the donation of parcels of land by the transfer of ownership. WLT’s conservation efforts impact the long-term health of the cities, towns and villages of Westchester and Eastern Putnam Counties through protection of watersheds, wildlife, air and water quality, and local food supply.

Project background: Westchester Wilderness Walk – Zofnass Family Preserve (WWW-ZFP) is Westchester Land Trust’s most frequented preserve and boasts six and a half miles of rugged woodland trails on 150 acres. Due to its popularity and public use WLT sees great potential in utilizing the Preserve to promote biodiversity-oriented land management practices which address Westchester-wide forest health challenges, specifically: intense competition from invasive plant species and pressure from deer browse. WLTs ongoing partnership with both New York-New Jersey Trails Conference as well as with the New York Botanical Gardens has informed the recent creation and approval of a Comprehensive Management Plan for WWW-ZFP which identified key areas within the Preserve as sites for an enhancement project. WLT will erect two deer exclosures within these keys sites to 1) demonstrate the effects of deer browsing on forest health and 2) protect plants struggling to survive.

In addition to the WWW-ZFP the Westchester Land Trust owns and manages 23 additional preserves in Westchester and Putnam counties, which contain a variety of upland and wetland ecological communities. During the summer of 2014, WLT will execute a series of targeted plant on select preserves. These surveys will support WLT’s land management decisions by producing information on the presence/absence of species/communities of conservation concern and identify specific threats to these species, their habitats and/or ecological communities.

Intern responsibilities: Under the direction of WLT’s Land Steward the Plant Ecology Intern will inventory woody and herbaceous plants found within two newly erected deer exclosures and other areas of importance on WLT’s preserves. Effective approaches and processes of plant identification will be demonstrated by the Land Steward and senior expertise in difficult-to-identify plant groups will be available through Scott Mori, Nathaniel Lord Britton Curator of Botany with the New York Botanical Garden. Intern will use small hand tools to remove woody and herbaceous invasive plants (burning bush, Japanese barberry, stilt grass, etc.) from key management areas on WLT preserves. Through WLT’s partners, the intern will take part in regional efforts to use local plant genotypes in land management (i.e., seed collection and storage, germination, plant care and planting). The intern will be responsible for photo-documenting key management areas on WLT preserves. Intern will be expected to read roughly 5 articles and book excerpts on relevant ecological issues/concepts provided by Land Steward. Finally, intern will produce a set of deliverables to be presented at a public presentation in late August (date TBD) and to be used by WLT’s stewardship department.

Internship deliverables (to be completed by late August, 2014): 

1) Up to five (and no less than two) botanical surveys of specifically targeted geographic areas.

2) An easily repeatable photographic record of two deer exclosures at the WWW-ZFP.

3) An ecological community map of at least one WLT preserve.

4) Short report identifying management considerations for each ecological community (see above).

5) A 1-page synthesis of intern’s professional experience with WLT.

 

Position Summary 

Dates: June – August (start & end dates are flexible). Ideal applicants will be available for a public presentation in mid-late August, 2014 (date TBD).

Time commitment: 30 – 35 hours per week, 8 – 10 weeks, 260 hours minimum.

Stipend: $2,800

Education: Undergraduate/graduate students with a Major or concentration in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Forestry, Biology or a related field

Pertinent experience/skills: Required – experience identifying plants, animals or fungi with a field guide, dichotomous key, etc., willingness to work independently and in adverse weather conditions, experience in the outdoors, industry-specific computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet, databases). Preferred – experience with ArcGIS (or similar) software, experience in a leadership role, and experience in a professional office environment.

Lodging: Intern must secure own housing for the duration of the internship.

Primary office location: Sugar Hill Farm, Bedford Hills, NY

Primary field location: Westchester Wilderness Walk – Zofnass Family Preserve, Pound Ridge, NY and additional WLT preserve around Bedford, NY (TBD).

Transportation and equipment: Must have personal vehicle to use for WLT business, a valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance. Travel expenses/mileage are not reimbursed. The use of personal laptop is strongly encouraged.

For application forms and complete submission details visit: westchesterlandtrust.org/internships.

Please direct any questions you might have regarding this internship to: 

Tate Bushell, Land Steward 

tate@westchesterlandtrust.org

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Landscape Architecture-Bedford Hills, New York

Organization: Weschester Land Trust

Position Title: Landscape Architecture

Location: Bedford Hills, New York

Hours and Compensation: $3,200

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Overview:

About the sponsoring organization: Founded in 1988 by dedicated residents, Westchester Land Trust (WLT)  works together with public and private partners to preserve land in perpetuity, and to protect and enhance the natural resources in our communities. The Land Trust has preserved approximately 7,500 acres through accepting the donations of conservation easements, or by accepting the donation of parcels of land by the transfer of ownership. WLT’s conservation efforts impact the long-term health of the cities, towns and villages of Westchester and Eastern Putnam Counties through protection of watersheds, wildlife, air and water quality, and local food supply.

Project background: Westchester Land Trust is headquartered in Bedford Hills, New York at Sugar Hill Farm. As the regional leader in land conservation, WLT sees the need for the transformation of Sugar Hill Farm’s residential four acres into a venue where environmentally sound and resilient land-management practices can be demonstrated. In addition, WLT owns and maintains 24 preserves, 10 of which have trails and are open to the public for hiking, nature study, and other forms of passive recreation that bring people into contact with the natural world. WLT sees the need to enhance the visitor experience at two of its most visited preserves by expanding parking and making the main entries more inviting.

Intern responsibilities: Working under the direction of WLTs Director of Stewardship the intern will undertake three projects—1) Develop a Sugar Hill Farm landscape design plan, with budget and implementation schedule, that provides for the remediation of the impacts of invasive plants and storm water runoff, enhances wildlife habitat, promotes the use of native plants grown from locally collected seeds, and includes educational materials for distribution to homeowners; 2) Develop a plan and budget for expanded parking and enhanced entry at the Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve in Pound Ridge including the determination of local permitting requirements; and 3) Develop a plan and budget to provide parking and enhanced entry at the Frederick P. Rose & Rock Shelter Preserves in Lewisboro including the determination of local permitting requirements..

Local Landscape Architect and site planner Glenn Ticehurst, Benedek & Ticehurst, will provide guidance and technical support.

Recognizing that the best lessons in sustainable design are learned from studying meadows and other wild areas, the final plan for Sugar Hill Farm will incorporate the patterns or habits of natural areas to yield a vibrant landscape with depth and relevancy. Finally, intern will produce a set of deliverables to be presented at a public presentation in late August (date TBD) and implemented by WLT’s stewardship department.

Please note: A portfolio of 3 samples of recent (and relevant) design work must accompany the application.

*** The intern is required to be equipped with the computer hardware and software noted below *** 

Position Summary 

Dates: June – August (start & end dates are flexible)

Time commitment: 30 – 35 hours per week, 8 – 10 weeks, 260 hours minimum.

Stipend: $3,200

Education: Undergraduate-degree or graduate-degree candidates in Landscape Design or Landscape Architecture with a strong and demonstrable interest in horticulture, naturalized landscapes, habitat management, or a related field.

Pertinent experience/skills: Required – Excellent drafting and graphic-communication skills; willingness to work independently; willingness to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions; and industry-specific computer skills.

Lodging: Intern must secure own housing for the duration of the internship.

Primary office location: Sugar Hill Farm, Bedford Hills, NY

Primary field location: Sugar Hill Farm, Bedford Hills, NY and WLT Preserves in Pound Ridge and Lewisboro.

Transportation: Must have personal vehicle to use for WLT business, a valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance. Travel expenses/mileage are not reimbursed.

For application forms and complete submission details visit: westchesterlandtrust.org/internships.

Landscape Architecture Intern MUST have personal laptop computer with the following software – Microsoft Office or Open Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Auto Cad Civil 3D; and ESRI ArcGIS. Alternative software will be considered in fulfillment of this requirement if accepted by the Landscape Architecture/Environmental Design Department of the candidate’s college or university.

Please direct any questions you might have regarding this internship to: David Emerson, Director of Stewardship

david@westchesterlandtrust.org

 

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Intern-New Rochelle, New York

Organization: Habitat of Humanity for Westchester 

Position Title: Sustainability Intern

Location: New Rochelle, New York

Hours and Compensation: Part-Time positions are available immediately.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description

Habitat for Humanity helps build houses and hope. A non-profit organization seeks to work with energetic, positive people, who want to make a difference and work towards improving neighboring communities. Looking for team members to be good stewards of the trusted mission to help improve the lives of others and strengthen community ties.

The candidate for this position would have an interest or a desire to learn more about community planning, green construction, and have excellent interpersonal skills. The candidate would be willing to be flexible with changes in environment, a willingness to work on-site for construction, dig in the urban garden, and be computer knowledgeable to come up with innovative plans for website or Microsoft Office updates. Knowledge or interest in reading building plans is a plus, but not necessary. The best candidate will have a professional attitude and still like to have fun while learning and working.

This is an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities  

The intern will actively work with the Sustainability Coordinator. The focus of this internship is to facilitate the Green Team and Partner efforts to Green Main Street in New Rochelle, NY.

Intern must have reliable transportation plan to arrive at 524 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY.

Qualifications

- Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher to ensure the candidate can maintain grades during Internship

- An interest in community planning, architecture, green building, and making an impact on the future.

- Excellent communication skills, ability to present ideas well, and work well in a dynamic team environment

How to Apply

Contact Janeen@habitatwc.org, Sustainability Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. Additional questions call 914-636-8335 x106.

 

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Chief Operating Officer-Pittsburgh, PA.

Organization: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Position Title: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA.

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is currently being developed on 460 acres along the airport corridor near Settler’s Ridge, and will open Phase I this summer. The Garden will be a unique cultural amenity with artistic and inspirational displays of hardy plants; horticultural and environmental education programs; and research into regional botanical and conservation issues. The Garden is committed to taking a leadership role in the stewardship of the natural world and building healthy ecosystems.

As part of the Garden’s senior management team, the COO is responsible for providing direction and day-to-day management of several key operational functions including finance, human resources, marketing and programming. Together with the President, the COO leads the organization in meeting its yearly and long term goals. This position reports directly to the Garden’s President, but works closely with Garden staff and the Board. This is a full time regular, exempt position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration – Building the Organization and its Programs

  • Oversees overall administrative operations of the organization including financial oversight, human resources management, programming and marketing activities
  • Participates as staff liaison to Board’s Audit and Finance, Personnel, Marketing and Education committees, and ensures committee efforts are coordinated with one another and with staff
  • Supervises the Controller and Human Resources functions
  • Works with the Controller to set and oversee staff work schedules and assists team in achieving annual goals
  • Works with the Controller to develop financial reports for grants
  • Oversees grant records and retention system
  • Acts as liaison with government agencies relative to grant funding
  • Accountable for overall Garden financial oversight, and budget compliance
  • Responsible for organization in absence of President

Execution and Coordination – Ensuring Delivery of Strategic and Annual Goals

  • Leads regular, cross-functional staff meetings to review progress against goals and ensure communication across all positions and departments. Sets goals for his/her direct reports by cascading annual goals provided by President to staff reports, and implements evaluations and tracking to ensure attainment
  • Collaborates with President in setting goals for the Site and Revenue functions
  • Builds, maintains and reports scorecards on departmental goal attainment (all departments)

Building Awareness and Engaging the Community

  • Implements strategic plans, policies and programs to meet the organization’s short- and long-term membership, awareness and volunteer objectives
  • Supervises the Garden’s Marketing staff and Events and Marketing Assistant and future program staff
  • Accountable for member and facility rental income, member growth/income and volunteer engagement
  • Oversees all Marketing and Garden Programming operations of the organization
  • Reviews and approves all public communications
  • Works with Database Manager to build membership and volunteer engagement

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, business, natural science, museum studies, marketing, communications or related field
  • 5 years of progressive experience in managing professionals
  • Proven ability to coordinate the efforts of cross functional teams
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Marketing and public relations skills, proven track record in building awareness and engagement, revenue generation, and/or special events management
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to motivate others
  • Proven success in managing a variety of assignments simultaneously, on schedule and with strict attention to detail
  • Proactive – self starter

WORK CONDITIONS

Works primarily in the Garden’s office but occasionally outdoors as well

Occasional evening and/or weekend work

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Greg Nace atresume@pittsburghbotanicgarden.org or mail to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, 850 Poplar Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

 

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, Contract Management-New York, NY, US

Organization: New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

Position Title: Program Manager, Contract Management

Location: New York, NY, US

Hours and Compensation:  Full time

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Overview:

The New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery coordinates & implements State Disaster Recovery programs for Sandy, Irene & Lee for housing, business, infrastructure & community planning.

Description:

Governor Cuomo created the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) in June 2013, to centralize recovery and rebuilding efforts in storm affected municipalities throughout the State of New York. In close collaboration with local and community leaders in these areas, GOSR is working to respond to communities’ most urgent rebuilding needs while also identifying long-term and innovative solutions to strengthen the State’s infrastructure and critical systems for the future. GOSR programs include the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which provides homeowners with assistance for home repairs / rehabilitation, mitigation and elevations, and buyouts, and the Small Business program, which provides small business grants of $50,000 or more, as well as low-interest loans.infrastructure and critical systems for the future. Storm Recovery programs include the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which provides homeowners with assistance for home repairs/rehabilitation, mitigation and elevation, and buyouts, and the Small Business program, which provides small business grants of $50,000 or more, as well as low-interest loans.infrastructure and critical systems for the future. Storm Recovery programs include the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which provides homeowners with assistance for home repairs/rehabilitation, mitigation and elevation, and buyouts, and the Small Business program, which provides small business grants of $50,000 or more, as well as low-interest loans.

The NY Rising Housing Program is seeking to hire two Program Managers whose primary role will be to manage two of GOSR’s largest vendors. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for ensuring the services delivered by the vendor are of a high quality within budget and timely. This position will also serve as the main point of contact for the vendor with GOSR.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing policy and tracking plans to ensure that all services are delivered in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Developing strategies to monitor the performance of the vendor and manage the vendor to that strategy including compliance to contract, efficiency, utilization and quality.
  • Continually evaluating the performance of the vendor to drive performance improvement through process evaluation and system improvements
  • Tracking and managing vendor costs to budget and forecast
  • Managing and evaluating the requests from vendor for additional resources
  • Providing regular updates on vendor performance to Deputy Director, GOSR teams and senior management on utilization, benefits and opportunities for improved efficiencies
  • Identification of opportunities outside the existing services where utilization of vendors would provide advantages to the program through cost reduction or more streamlined processes
  • Stakeholder management – setting and managing expectations with key internal staff (leadership, staff, teams, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent experience years sourcing or contracts experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience managing contractors with a strong preference for candidates with an understanding of: construction, disaster recovery, federal and state environmental review processes, and federal verification of benefits processes.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-oriented attitude in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to influence
  • Excellent communication (oral/ written) and networking skills
  • Change management experience
  • Ability to travel within and around New York State

How to apply:

All candidates must submit a resume, 3 references, and letter of interest toStormRecoveryJobs@stormrecovery.ny.gov. Please include the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. We cannot interpret omissions or vagueness in your favor. You are responsible for an accurate and clear description of your training, work experience, and how you meet the qualifications of the position you are applying for. Please set forth all relevant employment history, including the name of each employer, dates of employment and titles held. Be sure to describe the nature of the work that you personally performed for each position held. If you had supervisory responsibilities, state how many people you supervised and the nature of such supervision.

The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

GIS Specialist -San Francisco CA

Organization: A Small Environmental firm

Position Title: GIS Specialist

Location: San Francisco CA

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Responsibilities

A small environmental firm in San Francisco is looking for a GIS Specialist/Analyst who can work with clients to understand their system and create new GIS maps for Environmental projects in and around Bay Area.

Qualifications

Education: B.S or B.A in geography, Environmental Studies or related fields.

Experience; Minimum 3 years of experience in similar work with GIS software programs, especially ArcView, and ArcInfo.

Must be local to San Francisco Bay Area.

To Apply

Please send your résumé to hr@a-t-s.com.

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Wetland Delineator (Project Term)-NC / VA / WV

Organization: Natural Resource Group, LLC

Position Title: Wetland Delineator

 

Location: NC / VA / WV

Hours and Compensation:  Pay is commensurate with experience and includes overtime when applicable. A vehicle will be provided for each survey team. Per diem and/or expenses will be paid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

 Job Introduction:

Natural Resource Group, LLC (NRG) is seeking up to two lead and two assistant wetland delineators for a project in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. These temporary positions are anticipated to begin in May and continue through August 2014, and possibly beyond; survey crews are expected to work six, ten hour days per week.

Job Responsibilities

Duties include working in interdisciplinary teams, delineating wetlands, surveying waterbodies, identifying protected plant species, and conducting habitat assessments as well as data entry and possible survey report compilation. Field staff must have experience conducting wetland delineations in accordance with the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual, the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Regional Supplement, and the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Regional Supplement, as well as working knowledge of GPS technology. Field staff must also be able to maintain a positive attitude while working long days outdoors in variable weather and terrain. Field staff are expected to comply with NRG and client safety requirements and conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner.

Required Qualifications

The role of a wetland delineator requires technical skills as well as strong organizational and communication skills. Qualifications of individuals to be considered will include:

  • BS/BA degree in natural science field of study;
  • Minimum wetland delineation experience of 1 field season for assistants or appropriate wetland delineation training or coursework; and 3 field seasons for leads using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineations Manual;
  • Familiarity with Army Corps of Engineers regional supplements for the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Region and the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Region;
  • Knowledge of the flora and experience identifying plants that occur in the project area;
  • Knowledge of hydric soil indicators and experience making difficult determinations in the project area;
  • Experience making routine and problematic wetland determinations;
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and on varied terrain;
  • Ability to work weekends and regularly over 40 hours per week;
  • Ability to work in the field for extended periods of time;
  • Working knowledge of GPS technologies (sub-meter accuracy) and map interpretation skills (e.g., NWI, USGS, aerial photography);
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record; and
  • Drug testing will be required.

Natural Resource Group, LLC will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa, etc.) to fill this position.

 

Compensation

Pay is commensurate with experience and includes overtime when applicable. A vehicle will be provided for each survey team. Per diem and/or expenses will be paid.

 

Company Overview

Natural Resource Group, LLC (NRG), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a consulting firm focused solely on serving clients in the energy industry throughout North America. Founded in 1992, NRG has employees in ten office locations including Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, and Syracuse. NRG provides an array of services to clients in the oil and gas, electric transmission and generation, and renewables and climate change industries including feasibility and routing, public affairs, GIS and data management, operational compliance, permitting and field surveys, and environmental inspection. Natural Resource Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Looking to be a part of an innovative and established organization that prioritizes its employees and is also admired by clients? Visit www.NRG-LLC.com for opportunities.

 

Preferred Method of Application

Please submit cover letter and resume electronically via the link below. Upload and attach résumé and cover letter as one document.

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8875541

To view this job posting on our web site, go to www.NRG-LLC.com and select Join our Team → Team Opportunities → Field-Based Positions. If you have further questions regarding this career opportunity, please email careers@nrg-llc.com.

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Environmental Scientists/Project Managers-Hackettstown NJ

Organization: Site Remediation Group

Position Title: Environmental Scientists/Project Managers

Location: Hackettstown NJ

Hours and Compensation:  RG provides a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package (including bonus opportunities).

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Responsibilities

Site Remediation Group (SRG) is a fast growing environmental firm in search of highly motivated and well organized environmental scientists and project managers to join our Hackettstown, New Jersey, office.

Qualifications

Possession of a 40-hour OSHA training certificate and being familiar with the NJDEP LSRP program is a plus. All candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science (or related discipline), excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to multi-task.

Compensation

SRG provides a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package (including bonus opportunities).

To Apply

If interested, please forward a résumé to srg@siteremediationgroup.com or fax to 908-850-8401.

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Internship-Chicago, IL

Organization: Food Tank

Position Title: Internship

Location: Chicago, IL

Hours and Compensation:  3-6 months, full-time or part-time (10 – 40 hours per week) Unpaid.

Application Deadline: The recruitment process is open until positions are filled.

 

Overview:

Food Tank: The Food Think Tank offers solutions and environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty by creating a network of connections and information for all of us to consume and share. Food Tank is for farmers and producers, policy makers and government leaders, researchers and scientists, academics and journalists, and the funding and donor communities to collaborate on providing sustainable solutions for our most pressing environmental and social problems.

Internship Description:

Duration: 3-6 months, full-time or part-time (10 – 40 hours per week) Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Can be based from anywhere. Preference for being based in Chicago.

Position Summary: The Research and Communications Internship with Food Tank is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy.

The intern will work closely with the Food Tank staff on the following: writing articles for major blogs, newspapers, websites, and magazines, researching and developing content for a new project and website; research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing project.

Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent food, nutrition, policy, and environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.

The ideal candidate will have:

Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.

Experience with web and blog design and management, as well as professional video editing software and Photoshop.

Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.

Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.

Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications fields is a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.

Skills in event management are a major plus.

To apply:
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Danielle Nierenberg atdanielle@foodtank.com with “Food Tank Internship” in the subject line.

The recruitment process is open until positions are filled.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview.

This is an unpaid internship position.

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Human Resources Manager-Northampton, MA.

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Position Title: Human Resources Manager

Location:  Northampton, MA.

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Center for EcoTechnology is a non-profit environmental organization which has been in business for over 35 years. We are dedicated to “making green make sense” to a variety of customers ranging from homeowners, to homebuilders to business owners. This position will coordinate all human resources activities for CET under the guidance of the Director of Business Operations, including recruitment, hiring, employee tracking, compliance, training, benefits administration and related activities.

Position responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet departmental needs:
• Manage all aspects of recruitment and develop optimal recruitment strategies
o work with department managers to create/revise thorough job description
o advertise for open positions in established resources while continually pursuing new avenues
o manage responses to candidates, database entry and schedule interviews for selected applicants
o perform screening interviews and 1st interviews as needed
o work to develop standard interview questions and oversee reference checks on prospective staff members
• Supervise management training for interviewing, hiring, terminations, performance reviews, safety, workplace diversity and sexual harassment.
o Act as compliance officer for all internal complaints
o Provide annual training on above topics and as needed for new managers
• Manage HR budget, supervise HR staff members
o Creation of budget annually
o Perform staff reviews annually
• Direct salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within organization.
o Conduct wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate.
• Administer workers compensation program
o Investigate accidents and prepare reports for insurance carrier
o Annual compliance reports/postings
o trainings
• Oversee the on-boarding new staff members
o including new hire orientation, new hire paperwork and Personnel Handbook for each new staff member
o train new staff members on how to use various system such as HRCheckwriters, ExpenseWatch and Sharepoint
• Direct selection and renewal of all of benefits including health, dental, 403b, disability, vacation and effectively communicate benefits policies to staff members
o During onboarding, ensure thorough understanding of all packages
o Manage open enrollment process from setting up meetings to effectively communicating changes, to gathering completed paperwork
• Maintain successful employee relations
o Build trusting relationships with staff members
o Review existing policies; research and recommend additional policies and procedures to director as needed
o If separation occurs, manage all last day checklist requirements
• Coordinate annual reviews for staff
o Provide notice to Executive team and managers about annual review process and timeline
o Facilitate feedback for managers as requested
o Ensure all reviews are saved electronically and in paper form signed within staff member’s personnel file

Qualifications:
• At least four years of experience in a human resources department
• Experience with performing multiple functions in a human resources department
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision/training in carrying out job responsibilities
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management
• Specific knowledge of Massachusetts employment laws and practices.
• Strong interpersonal skills for recruiting new staff and handling confidential situations
• Strong computer skills, especially MS Word, MS Excel, and databases
• Initiative for improving personnel procedures and policies
• Passion for the environment and the non-profit workplace

This position is a full-time salaried position with benefits located in Northampton. Occasional travel to Springfield location and weekly travel to Pittsfield office will be required. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume via email (hr@cetonline.org) to:
Amanda Bates, HR Assistant
112 Elm St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Telephone Community Outreach Coordinator-Springfield, MA

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Position Title: Telephone Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: Springfield, MA

Hours and Compensation: Part-time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Part Time Telephone Community Outreach Coordinator

Summary: EcoBuilding Bargains is the largest non-profit used building materials store in the northeast. We are looking for a part-time person to contact prospective material donors to explain our mission and secure donated merchandise while providing outstanding customer service to a wide range of customers. The position reports to the Store Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Call prospective material donors in designated market areas to explain and educate about the options of donating.
• Follow established script when calling prospects and work to make improvements as needed.
• Meet established outreach numbers and donation goals on a daily and monthly basis
• Have knowledge of tax benefits of material donations to a non-profit organization
• When call results in donation, arrange truck pick-up of materials via established protocol.
• Accurately enter information such as name, address, material, dates of solicitation into database as a result of telephone call.
• Maintain knowledge of materials in store for maximum benefit to customers and highlight donation program as appropriate
• Provide excellent customer service to all visitors/callers to EcoBuilding Bargains
• Maintain a safe and clean working environment for staff members and the public

Qualifications:
• High School diploma/GED – college degree preferred
• Minimum 2 year retail or telemarketing experience
• Minimum 2 year or equivalent knowledge of value and use of home improvement materials desired
• Computer/database knowledge required (Salesforce ideal)
• Hard working, reliable and excellent communication skills required
• Strong commitment to non-profit community mission of EcoBuilding Bargains

This is a part-time, hourly position is based at our store in Springfield with wages commensurate with experience. Occasional evening, weekend and holiday work required. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume via email (hr@cetonline.org) to:
Amanda Bates, HR Assistant
112 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201