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Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Energy Efficiency Community Coordinator, City of Newton – Iowa

Organization: City of Newton, Iowa

Position Title: Energy Efficiency Community Coordinator

Location: Newton, Iowa

Dates and compensation: Two year, part time

Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

Description: This two year, part time position will provide direction and oversight for the Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Program. This program is a temporary, two year partnership between Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, and the City of Newton which sets community goals around energy efficiency and sustainability and implements local initiatives to meet those goals.

The position will play a critical role in working with businesses and individuals looking to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability. The City of Newton is looking for a motivated, organized, community-oriented individual to oversee the responsibilities of the Hometown Rewards Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with businesses and individuals to improve energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Leads community programs, projects, and events related to energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Coordinates and facilitates the local Hometown Rewards Steering Committee. Works with the Hometown Rewards Steering Committee in goal setting, project planning, and implementation.
  • Communicates with prospective partners and local media
  • Creates and distributes community education and marketing materials
  • Recruits and coordinates volunteers
  • Recruits program partners
  • Timeline management
  • Budget, payment, and invoice coordination
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Professional Certification: Requires completion of a certificate or associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, marketing, communications, public administration, or equivalent.

Minimum Job-related experience: Requires no previous experience.

Supervisory Responsibility: Requires partial or general supervision of a work group, unit, project team, or volunteers.

Human Relations: Requires frequent contacts with the public, employees, and other departments to solve problems using considerable judgment, coordinate work, influence, and obtain cooperation of other people.

Complexity, Guidance and Judgment: Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Plans and performs work where only general methods are available. Receives limited guidance, i.e., policies and procedures are applicable in general terms. Work is guided by administrative routine, established soundness of judgment and overall adequacy within the limits of policies, standards and precedents.

Working Conditions: Agreeable working conditions. Job has no effect on personal comfort.

Mental and Visual Demands: Requires mental and visual attention which must be maintained for sustained periods; continuous attention to detail, and/or pressure to meet deadlines.

Additional Requirements: For those tasks where a personal or City vehicle is used, individual must be physically capable of operating the vehicle safely, possess a valid Iowa operator’s license and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Experience and Training: A four-year degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, marketing, communications, public administration, or equivalent is preferred; experience in sustainability planning, event planning, or volunteer facilitation is preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. National Career Readiness Certificate recommended.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to the City of Newton, HR, 101 W 4th St S, Newton, IA 50208. The application is available at http://bit.ly/1AZlYlP. Submissions may be submitted electronically at http://bit.ly/1ATjpS4

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Energy Policy Intern, OurEnergyPolicy.org – Washington, DC

Organization: OurEnergyPolicy.org

Position Title: Energy Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Description: The mission of OurEnergyPolicy.org (OEP) is to facilitate substantive public dialogue on energy policy issues, and make that dialogue available as a resource to the American people, policymakers, and the media. It is our belief that this ongoing exchange will lead to better-informed and more effective U.S. energy policies. OEP also offers a comprehensive energy resource portal, which includes an Events Calendar, a Library of reports, legislation, white papers, etc., recent news headlines related to energy, and new energy legislation. Importantly, OEP is not an advocacy organization and has no partisan, economic, technological, or environmental agenda. Our goal is simply to foster expert discussion and aggregate energy resources to provide to the American public.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with OEP staff to advance key programmatic initiatives such as content development, website administration, online/social marketing and communications, and event planning
  • Review new and existing energy sector literature, identifying compelling issues for Expert discussion
  • Assist in managing the online Resource Library and Events Calendar
  • Identify industry, advocacy, and nonprofit groups, as well as leading energy sector experts, to engage in dialogue onorg.
  • Interface with Congressional offices, and industry, advocacy, and nonprofit groups
  • Attend conferences and events
  • Help an exciting start-up organization develop and deliver its mission

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with and interest in energy issues
  • Understanding of policy making process, including the roles of industry, advocacy and non-profit organizations
  • Proficiency with online tools and media, and knowledge of online community development
  • Pleasant, upbeat attitude

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a brief, relevant writing sample to Sandra Dickison, Program Manager, at sdickison@ourenergypolicy.org. Please contact same with any questions.

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

NYC Parks Fellowship – New York

Organization: New York City Parks

Position Title: NYC Parks Fellowship

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: The fellowship year starts on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 and ends Friday, June 24, 2016.; Corps Members are paid $18.00 an hour and are eligible for health insurance after 90 days from start.; Corps Members are responsible for finding their own housing; NYC Parks does not pay for or subsidize any relocation or housing costs.

Application Deadline:  April 13, 2015

Description: We are seeking motivated and energetic individuals to apply to the 2015-2016 NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program.

Participants will gain valuable work experience that will help them become the next generation of leaders dedicated to public service and to protecting and enhancing New York City’s parks and natural resources.

Program Features

The NYC Parks Fellowship & Conservation Corps Program is a paid, 40-week public service commitment. The program features professional placements throughout the agency, as well as professional development and career counseling opportunities that will include a multi-day orientation, introduction to divisions at NYC Parks, and service projects. This year, we will select 10-15 applicants to participate in the NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Corps Member Placement Opportunities

Hands-on restoration of natural areas including forests, marshes and trails damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Special projects and support for NYC Parks’ marketing, budget, legal or other administrative divisions.

Supporting environmental education programs for New Yorkers of all ages.

Leading community engagement efforts, volunteer restoration projects, or greening and clean-up events.

Surveying and mapping natural areas using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Connecting New Yorkers to fitness programs, recreational opportunities and special events.

Qualifications:

Ability to understand and be understood in English.

Ability to work at least 35 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends.

A United States citizenship is not required. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States for the entire fellowship period. The Conservation Corps Program does not sponsor work visas.

Candidates who are not current City residents are required to establish City residency within 90 days from hire to meet the NYC residency requirement.

Fellows are discouraged, but not prohibited, from attending graduate school at night, as long as it does not interfere with their responsibilities at work.

There are no age restrictions to apply to the program.

Preferred skills:

A college degree from an accredited college or university.

Interest in New York City and its parks, public service, urban planning or the environment.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, and take initiative on projects.

Strong communication skills, including written, oral, and presentation abilities.

Strong leadership skills and a willingness to work as a member of a diverse team.

Willingness to work outdoors and in inclement weather.

How to Apply: Apply online

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Office Manager, University of Missouri

Organization: University of Missouri

Position Title: Sustainability Office Manager

Location: Columbia, Missouri

Dates and compensation: $45,600 – $65,000; Shift: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: To develop, promote, coordinate and integrate sustainability efforts across the campus to position the campus as a leader in sustainability thought, practice and education.  Communicate efforts and successes in incorporating sustainability principles into campus operations.

Responsibilities: Research and document sustainability issues on the campus.  Create and maintain sustainability indicators, such as energy and natural resources usage, waste generation and recycling.

Develop recommendations for sustainability plans, programs and policies in cooperation with faculty, staff, students and appropriate campus committees, assessing cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and means of achieving acceptance.

Generate detailed project implementation plans.  Facilitate the implementation of sustainability plans across the campus.

Manage sustainability issues with faculty, staff, students and appropriate campus committees and work to implement projects and activities.

Research, identify, write, secure and administer grants in support of sustainability efforts.

Provide communication to the campus and local community on sustainability issues in order to generate an awareness of, appreciation for, and participation in sustainability efforts and successes.

Document and evaluate sustainability activities across the campus.  Work with existing programs to support sustainability efforts.

Initiate and coordinate a composting program, diverting organic matter and fly ash from several campus sources; supervise the operation of the compost site to produce high quality ‘artificial’ soils or alternate usable materials.

Manage efforts to increase the amount of waste materials recycled; plan, conduct and coordinate promotional activities, programs and training to increase awareness and improve participation; monitor recycling program and serve as liaison between the University and the recycling vendor(s); monitor recycling markets and evaluate marketing options;

Prepare periodic and special reports, management plans and public relations materials.

Prepare, monitor and reconcile budgets, approve expenditures; reduce solid waste expenses and minimize future increases.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in related field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. A master’s degree is preferred.

Minimum of four years of experience in a related field is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts or related area, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Five years’ experience with energy management, conservation, solid waste management, recycling, building design and construction and alternative transportation, including knowledge of environmental regulations is required.

Experience with the methods and practices of public presentations, public relations and training presentations is required.

How to Apply: Apply online

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Academic Sustainability Coordinator, Weber State University – Utah

Organization: Weber State University

Position Title: Academic Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Ogden, Utah

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015

Description: The Academic Sustainability Coordinator will serve as the primary staff assistant to the Director of the WSU Center for Sustainability Practices and Research. S/he will work to advance the mission of the Center which is to inform and educate WSU students, faculty, staff and the local and statewide community in order to ensure the sustainability of our region and our world for future generations. S/he will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders both on and off campus to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of sustainability-related events, projects and programs.

The individual in this position will spend a significant amount of time managing and implementing the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit www.intermountainsustainabilitysummit.com. A love for special event management, excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to build relationships with internal and external partners is a must.

Responsibilities:

– Manage all logistics involved in successfully hosting the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit at WSU with the advice and input from the ISS volunteer planning committee.

– Work with the Energy & Sustainability Office to make progress on the goals outlined in the academic, engagement, and planning/administration sections of the nationally recognized Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

– Provide faculty support for sustainability course development and sustainability-related research.

– Prepare and manage budgets and pursue grant/development opportunities.

– Collaborate with a variety of on and off campus entities to host sustainability-related guest speakers, workshops, and events.

– Facilitate community-based projects which provide opportunities for faculty-student collaboration across disciplines through applied research and consulting with private, public, and non-profit community partners (e.g. launch a community solar program).

– Work with the University Sustainability Coordinator to maintain WSU’s sustainability website, social media sites, newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials.

– Work with the University Sustainability Coordinator to build involvement in sustainability initiatives for the University among students, employees, supervisors, management, and representatives from other campuses in the region.

– Work with the University Sustainability Coordinator to foster organizational and individual behavior change for enhanced sustainability using social marketing and other effective, efficient methodologies.

Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or studies, environmental policy, business or public administration, urban planning or a related field. An Assoicates degree with 6 years of specific experience with sustainability could be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Seeking applicants with:

Excellent communication skills, including but not limited to technical writing, public speaking, and oral presentation.

Website and social media content creation and management.

Finance/Budget preparation and management skills.

Preferred Qualifications include:

Course work in environmental science or studies, environmental policy, business or public administration, urban planning or a related field.

Strong organizational, analytical, and research skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent marketing and promotion skills.

Three or more years of work experience creating and implementing sustainability projects, programs, or events.

One year or more of experience managing staff or volunteers.

One year or more of experience with budget preparation and management.

Grant writing and development experience.

Creative and collaborative problem solving skills.

How to Apply: To apply, complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume and the names and contact information for at least three references. Additionally, attach one writing sample (Other Document 1) and two samples of work (Other Document 2) that showcase your communication and /or advertising skills (preferably sustainability related). Screening of applications will begin March 30, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

Mar 16 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way – Washington, DC

Organization: Third Way

Position Title: Clean Energy Policy Advisor

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Third Way is seeking a Policy Advisor to join the Clean Energy team, who has substantial knowledge of the electricity sector (with a particular focus on nuclear energy) and of Congress. This position is a great fit if you are seeking to marry your passions for politics, energy issues, and climate change, have a willingness to think beyond orthodoxies, and have a desire to tackle seemingly intractable problems.

Here are some of the questions our next Policy Advisor will be wrestling with:

  • What will the global electricity market look like in 20 years, and how can the U.S. government help American businesses compete in that market?
  • What support does the private sector need from the federal government to maintain our current nuclear fleet and develop advanced nuclear energy technologies in the US?
  • How do we balance demand for cheap energy with national interests like reliability, fuel diversity, and emissions reduction?

You do need strong research and writing skills, along with a familiarity with basic quantitative methods. Our work environment is collaborative and fast-paced. Our people are passionate about what they do.

Responsibilities: On an average day you would work closely with the team to:

  • Research and distill complex issues, including assembling and analyzing quantitative data into succinct and accessible products like policy reports, briefings, memos, and op-eds;
  • Build alliances with Congress, the Administration, advocacy organizations, and the energy sector that advance our clean energy policies; and
  • Represent Third Way on Capitol Hill, in meetings with the Administration and agency offices, and with advocacy organizations.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, graduate degree in a relevant policy or science discipline preferred but not required
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience working on energy policy and advocacy in the energy sector, on Capitol Hill, with an issue advocacy organization or the equivalent.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary requirements to: hr@thirdway.org with “Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Program” in the subject line.

Mar 15 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Greenbelt Alliance – California

Organization: Greenbelt Alliance

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates and compensation: This position will require an average of 14 – 40 hours of work per week for a minimum of 3 months as a volunteer.; The position is unpaid. Travel reimbursement is available for volunteer interns working more than 30 hours a week who can demonstrate financial need.; flexible start date; 14-40 hours/week (flexible)

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: We are seeking a motivated individual to provide policy research and analysis for our campaigns for open space protection and better city planning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform policy reviews and summarize the latest publications to inform ongoing smart growth campaigns and presentations
  • Create story maps expressing housing, transportation and open space challenges and successes across the Bay Area using ArcGIS online and other mapping shareware
  • Contribute to a rich collection of Greenbelt Alliance stories’ narrative, details and spatial location
  • Gather critical factoids and background information on communities, plans and policies to support campaigns and grant applications to contribute and organize commonly used resources
  • Track emerging smart growth legislation at the local and state level
  • Analysis of public documents – for example, reviewing draft Specific Plans, Transit Area Plans and Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and drafting formal comment letters

Qualifications: The Policy Volunteer Intern will support and directly report to the Policy Researcher and contribute to a supportive, collaborative, and productive work environment at Greenbelt Alliance. The Executive Scheduler must be a highly organized individual with the following skills:

  • Preferred experience using Geographic Information Systems but not required
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people from varied backgrounds in a professional manner on the phone, via email, and in person
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workflow and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, be solution-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills specifically in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe applications (Illustrator, InDesign)

How to Apply: Send a resume cover letter to agarcia@greenbelt.org. Please include your name and “Policy Volunteer Intern” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive; the position is open until filled.

Mar 15 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Intern, Third Way – Washington, DC

Organization: Third Way

Position Title: Clean Energy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: hird Way’s Clean Energy Program is seeking an analytical, creative, and high-energy individual to help our team promote federal policies that will decarbonize the energy sector. This person will contribute to projects managed by various members of our highly-collaborative team and also will have the opportunity to manage his or her own portfolio of work.

Responsibilities:

  • Research: The Clean Energy intern responds to daily research needs of team members, locating information to be used in reports, presentations, and conversations with policymakers and the press. This often requires the assistance of experts from academia, government, and industry.
  • Analysis: The Clean Energy intern contributes to basic data analysis that supports Third Way’s positions on a various energy policy proposals. These projects often require the use of government databases and other publicly-available information, as well as Microsoft Excel.
  • Writing: The Clean Energy Intern prepares drafts of memos, speeches, and op-eds with the guidance of team members and occasionally is asked to write products for publication under his or her own name.

Requirements:

  • Education: The Clean Energy intern must be pursuing an advanced degree with an emphasis in energy. Preference will be given to those with a background in quantitative studies such as economics or statistics.
  • Creative Problem-Solving Skills: The Clean Energy intern must have a demonstrated ability to come up with inventive ways to approach particularly sticky research and analysis challenges.
  • Writing Skills: The Clean Energy intern must be an impeccable writer with an ability to explain complex issues in a concise and engaging way.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send the following in pdf format to internship@thirdway.org.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Please reference the semester and program in which you are interested within the subject line of your email (e.g. Summer Internship).

Mar 15 / BARD CEP

Social Policy and Politics Intern, Third Way – Washington, DC

Organization: Third Way

Position Title: Social Policy and Politics Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Third Way’s Social Policy & Politics Program advances the case for moderate-led U.S. politics, advocates for 21st century education policies, and aims for progress on hot-button social issues like marriage for gay couples, guns, abortion, marijuana, and social mobility. In our politics work, we conduct original research and provide analysis of existing polling and trend data to educate policymakers, advocates, the media, and others about the beliefs, policy preferences, and concerns of self-identified moderate voters. Our education work aims to modernize the teaching profession and establish an education agenda and narrative that allows moderate Democrats to reclaim their title as the party of education. On social policy, we offer groundbreaking new frameworks, approaches, and policy solutions to move our country forward and find common ground on often divisive social issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce internal background memos on specific policy issues for the Social Policy & Politics team and Third Way senior staff;
  • Attend events and Hill meetings as a representative of Third Way and reported back to the Social Policy & Politics team;
  • Compose draft letters of support for specific pieces of legislation for submission to the Congressional Record;
  • Track the progress of ballot measures and state legislative efforts on social policy issues in the states; and,
  • Research, analyze, and brief the Social Policy & Politics team about new public opinion research on relevant issues.

Requirements:

  • Education: The ideal candidate will be in graduate school or have just finished a degree
  • Policy interest: A knowledge of and interest in national politics is necessary

Research skills: A strong background in quantitative analysis, outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as an excellent attention to detail, are imperative.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send the following in pdf format to internship@thirdway.org.
Cover Letter
Resume
Please reference the semester and program in which you are interested within the subject line of your email (e.g. Summer Internship).

Mar 15 / BARD CEP

Fuels Program Intern, International Council on Clean Transportation – England or Washington, DC

Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Fuels Program Intern

Location: London, England

Dates and compensation: June 1 – September 7, 2015; The internship will be paid commensurate with experience. The range for masters students is $2,100-$2,300.

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. The ICCT is a small and dynamic organization that offers an opportunity to directly contribute to policies addressing climate change and air quality impacts from the transportation sector. The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Berlin.

The ICCT has an internship opportunity in its Washington, DC office to work with our fuels program on environmental issues related to expanding palm oil biodiesel use in Indonesia. This position will be attractive for students and graduates interested in deforestation, land use change and development economics. Experience living or working in Indonesia and/or Indonesian language skills would be an advantage. We expect that applicants will have one or more degrees in technical disciplines such as environmental science, engineering, economics, or the pure sciences. We are also interested in applications from highly numerate candidates with a focus in politics and international relations. Preference will be given to students with, or working towards, postgraduate qualifications, although comparable experience will be considered, as will applications from exceptional undergraduates. The successful applicant will work on some or all of the following questions:

  • Assessing the environmental impacts of increasing palm oil biofuel demand in Indonesia;
  • Analyzing opportunities for the development of advanced biofuel industries in Indonesia using wastes and residues as feedstocks;
  • Understanding the potential to reduce fossil diesel consumption in Indonesia through vehicle efficiency measures.

Our Fuels Program is actively engaged globally in the development of policies to promote the use of cleaner fuels in transport. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing or project sample, along with name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to internships@theicct.org. Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Use the position name “Internship, Fuels Program” as your message’s subject heading. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled. Do not contact our offices, the ICCT will contact directly candidates that are deemed qualified.

Mar 15 / BARD CEP

New Jersey Field Organizer (Job or Internship), Food & Water Watch

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: New Jersey Field Organizer (Job or Internship)

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Dates and compensation:

Hours: 2-10pm Monday through Friday; Part time schedules are available for the same hours (must be available at least three days a week)

  • $500-700 per week; contingent on performance and leadership responsibilities
  • $100-140 per day for part time schedules
  • Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid sick and vacation days available after six months of employment
  • Advancement and career opportunities are available for qualified individuals

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Since 2005 Food & Water Watch has advocated for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. We have utilized original research and grassroots organizing to effectively change both corporate and governmental policies to better protect the public. Our team is currently working to require labeling of genetically engineerd foods sold in New Jersey but we have successfully passed local, county, and statewide legislation to stop fracking, prevent the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, halt the privatization of water, and a host of other issues. To help bolster public participation in the legislative process we are hiring field organizers in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Responsibilities: The duties of the field organizer will be to educate the public on critical consumer and environmental issues and to help build strength in numbers to effect policy changes. Organizers will be responsible for petitioning, fundraising, letter writing and phone call campaigns, and registering volunteers.

Qualifications: We are looking for exceptional candidates with excellent verbal communication skills, a background in environmental, public health, or consumer issues, and a passion for social justice and progressive change. We offer leadership training and advancement opportunities for qualified individuals and ensure that all staff members develop valuable political advocacy skills.

How to Apply: Call our office at (732) 839-0861 to schedule an interview or email our staff director at tvankirk@fwwatch.org.

Mar 14 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

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

Position Title: Program Manager

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) coordinates and implements New York State’s disaster recovery programs in response to damages sustained by Super Storms Sandy, Irene and Lee. GOSR provides funding and grants for housing, small businesses, infrastructure and community planning.

Position Summary:

Within the GOSR’s Economic Development team, the Program Manager will play a critical role in developing and advancing GOSR’s agenda and supporting the Program. The Program Manager will assist in planning, operations, policy/procedure development and expediting processing the pipeline of applications. The Manager will also complete additional Program tasks as assigned and will work with the Director of Small Business to identify potential Program impediments and develop solutions at the programmatic, local, state and/or federal levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing proposals/applications for program eligibility and compliance with Program policies and procedures
  • Providing technical assistance to Program Partners including interpreting program regulations and policy as needed
  • Assisting in developing policies and procedures for implementing, monitoring, and ensuring compliance
  • Supporting the Program Director in overseeing third-party implementers
  • Performing program-related analysis and reporting
  • Utilizing Excel and web-based file systems to process applications
  • Using knowledge of GOSR policies and procedures to communicate, execute and identify opportunities for improvement involving the programs systems and practices
  • Providing consistent, detail-oriented, professional product, as well as delivery of all work within established time frames
  • Preparing program communications and reports as requested
  • Assisting in providing support and/or data for external auditors as requested
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.
  • Acting within scope of responsibilities in a manner consistent with GOSR guidelines, policies and practices.
  • Additional duties as may be assigned by Director of Vendor Management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Business Management or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a related field
  • Must be a New York State Resident or be able to relocate
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Preference for candidates who also have an understanding of: construction, disaster recovery, CDBG-DR, federal and state environmental review processes, and/or federal verification of benefits processes
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-oriented attitude in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel (including formulas and report building), and PowerPoint
  • Ability to write well and work collaboratively with program and communication staff
  • Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities to increase efficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the desire to work collaboratively
  • Strong research and analytic skills

How to Apply: All candidates must submit a resume, 3 references, and letter of interest to StormRecoveryJobs@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.

Mar 14 / BARD CEP

Advisory and Research Associate, ClimateWorks Foundation – California

Organization: ClimateWorks Foundation

Position Title: Advisory and Research Associate

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled

Description: ClimateWorks is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate to provide research and analytical support to ClimateWorks and its partners. Under the direction of the Director, Advisory & Research, the Associate will design and manage complex analytical assignments and provide additional project management and communications support. This position will work on projects of both national and international scope. (S)he will support the Foundation’s rigorous quantitative evaluation of carbon mitigation opportunities with a variety of tools. As such, the Associate will be deeply familiar with the Foundation’s quantitative models and analytical approaches and will provide synthesis of the latest trends and news in the energy, climate, and policy field.

The Associate will work in a challenging environment that requires detail-oriented, independent work, quick thinking, and professional interactions. Due to the nature of the work, the Associate must be comfortable managing a varying work load that can be, at times, both heavy and time-sensitive. The ideal candidate will have exceptional quantitative skills, a proven interest in climate change research, excellent written and oral communication skills, a solid understanding of issues related to public policy and economics, and experience working with clients or other high-level external stakeholders.

Responsibilities: The Associate, Advisory & Research, will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Work to design and scope topics on climate, energy, and policy that affect ClimateWorks’ strategies. This includes synthesis and evaluation of the latest trends and news in the energy, policy, and climate change fields. Communicate and synthesize the above information in written reports, infographics, and presentations for ClimateWorks and partners, as requested.
  • Support the Advisory & Research team efforts in estimating, tracking, and reporting on progress toward ClimateWorks’ quantitative GHG reduction targets and other outcome metrics related to decarbonization. This includes the use of analytical tool kits and in-house models to track program team goals and progress towards goals and use of new analytical tools to quantify technological, economic, and social impacts from policies.
  • Provide analysis of existing datasets and mitigation opportunities on topics such as national policies, cities, global supply chains, energy access, etc., and when appropriate, prepare background briefs and presentation material in preparation for senior management discussions, conferences, and decision-making meetings as requested.
  • Serve as the liaison to internal communication requests on datasets, reports, synthesis of analysis, etc.
  • Assist in the writing, editing, and management of select ClimateWorks communication materials.
  • Assist in the scheduling, logistics, and note-taking for meetings, conference calls, and workshops.
  • Serve as the liaison to ClimateWorks’ Programs team to provide regular updates, briefings, new reports, and presentations on relevant topics.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with coursework in either data science, finance, economics, or public policy
  • At least 1-2 years of experience post-degree in analytical work, through an array of diverse positions (i.e., in academia, private sector, or nonprofit sector)
  • Proven ability to produce clear analytical notes and reports on complex issues, as well as quality applied research
  • Exceptional writing, editing, communications, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet modeling, superior MS Excel skills, experience with other statistical software tools and data visualization platforms desirable
  • Ability to create well designed graphics and presentation material preferred
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to reach out to different organizations within the ClimateWorks network and to interact with a diversity of individuals at external organizations
  • Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities and respond quickly to management requests
  • International experience, especially in China, valuable

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting ClimateWorks with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled. http://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/associate-advisory-research-san-francisco-ca-33589

Mar 14 / BARD CEP

Climate Organizing Fellow, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Virginia

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Hampton Roads Climate Organizing Fellowship

Location: Norfolk or Richmond, Virginia

Dates and compensation: 20 hours per week: the positions start on June 15th and end on August 21st.; These positions are unpaid but fellows will receive a weekly travel stipend of $25.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Description: Hampton Roads is ground zero for the climate crisis in Virginia. Coastal Virginia is second only to New Orleans and Louisiana’s Gulf Coast as the largest U.S. population center at greatest risk of flooding due to sea-level rise. We need adapt to the sea level rise we’re already locked into, while investing in Virginia clean energy to reduce the pollution at the heart of the problem.

In the 2015 General Assembly, CCAN introduced an historic piece of legislation that would do just that. The Virginia Coastal Protection Act would generate up to $200 million per year to invest in adaptation measures in Hampton Roads and clean energy statewide, all while lowering emissions of the heat-trapping pollution causing our seas to rise. While we didn’t win in 2015, we built a strong base of support and we’ll be bringing this legislation back in 2016. This summer, we need to capitalize on the momentum we built and lay the groundwork that we need to win. Our Hampton Roads Climate Organizing Fellows will be part of making climate history in Virginia.

Responsibities:

  • Participate in community outreach such as collecting petition signatures, door to door canvassing and phone banking
  • Host events including community activist meetings and climate workshops
  • Help recruit and train new volunteers
  • Help recruit new coastal partners
  • Lobby legislators
  • Conduct campaign related research as needed
  • Conduct data entry as needed

Qualifications:

  • Driving passion to combat climate change, protect coastal Virginia and secure clean energy victories
  • Eagerness to learn environmental advocacy and organizing skills (experience with grassroots organizing preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research and problem-solving skills
  • Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

How to Apply: Apply today! Please indicate that you are applying for the Hampton Roads Climate Organizing Fellowship. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications are due March 31st and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are highly encouraged.

Please email Harrison Wallace, CCAN’s Hampton Roads Organizer, with any questions. Harrison can be reached at harrison@chesapeakeclimate.org.

Mar 13 / BARD CEP

Program and Outreach Director, Clean Energy Project – Nevada

Organization: Clean Energy Project

Position Title: Program and Outreach Director

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: A successful Program and Outreach Director will work closely with the Executive Director on the following key operational areas: Strategic Planning and implementation, Program development and management, and Community partnerships.

Job Activities:

  1. Assist in the implementation of CEP’s board approved strategic plan of educating and engaging Nevadans on the economic benefit of clean energy development.
  2. Develops and conducts education programs to inform the community on the benefits of a Clean Energy economy.
  3. Cultivates partnership opportunities with business and community leaders in Nevada
  4. Identifies outreach opportunities and implements engagement plans and strategies to promote the economic benefit of clean energy development.
  5. Develops and maintains outreach campaigns with community partners and organizations.
  6. Develops effective education materials to support outreach and engagement.
  7. Performs miscellaneous duties as required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of environmental policies, politics and the legislative and regulatory process in Nevada.

-­-Demonstrated experience in non‐profit organizational program, development and management. (required)

—Demonstrated successful community organizing experience including outreach to policy makers, community leaders and “grasstops”. (3 years required)

—Knowledge and experience of how the media works, the needs of journalists and how to get stories placed, and proven success creating earned media. Knowledge of digital media.

—Demonstrated success in working with diverse communities and ability to work well with teams and coalition partners. (required)

—Excellent oral and written communication skills. (required)

—Good listening and communication skills. (required)

—Strong organizational skills; detail oriented. (required)

—Ability to work well under pressure, juggle competing demands, and maintain good working relations with colleagues and partners. Able to work effectively as a team player. (required)

The Clean Energy Project offers a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience, vacation and platinum level healthcare.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, one writing sample and resume to jtaylor@cepnv.org

Mar 13 / BARD CEP

Climate & Energy Program Assistant, Rainforest Action Network – California

Organization: Rainforest Action Network

Position Title: Climate & Energy Program Assistant

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: For 25 years, Rainforest Action Network has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.

RAN is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working person to support the Climate and Energy Program Director and the Climate and Energy team. The ability to interact with staff at all levels—while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient—is essential. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial.

This is an ideal position for a recent graduate interested in environmental advocacy. The successful candidate will have a passionate commitment to environmental protection and/or corporate campaigning. They will love developing and maintaining systems for efficient working and will have an interest in developing their research skills.

Position Summary: This position provides administrative and campaign support for the Climate and Energy Program, provides support to the Climate and Energy Program Director (PD), and handles special projects as assigned. This position is full-time with full benefits and reports to the Climate and Energy Senior Research and Policy Campaigner.

The PD oversees strategic development of Rainforest Action Network’s Climate and Energy campaigns, organizes other special projects, ensures funding, administrative and organizational support for RAN’s campaigns, and supervises campaigners. The Program Assistant will provide overall administrative support to the PD for these areas. As a critical member of the Climate and Energy team, this person will have the opportunity to participate in strategic discussions, corporate negotiations, and campaign planning sessions. Beyond meeting the administrative needs of the team, special research projects will be assigned based on the skillset of the selected applicant.

Administrative

  • Track weekly reports and collect agenda items for team check-in meetings;
  • Monitor Program budget, track team spending, maintain fundraising records and participate in development pushes;
  • Coordinate weekly team meetings
  • Make logistical arrangements for internal and external meetings for Climate and Energy team, collect agenda items and take minutes at weekly team meetings and as requested at other meetings;
  • Coordinate paperwork for contractors, assist with hiring processes and onboard new team members;
  • Supervise interns when needed and manage team annual review timelines;
  • Support program planning processes, implement workplan evaluations and coordinate campaign calendars;
  • Handle appropriate written and verbal correspondence;
  • Assist PD and campaign team in other projects as needed or as requested;

Programmatic

  • Compile daily summary of Program specific news items;
  • Conduct campaign-related research for the climate and energy program on a range of topics, including climate change, finance, and the energy industry;
  • Develop and run project management systems for Program projects;
  • Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, or campaigns priorities as requested by PD);
  • Participate in weekly RAN staff meetings;
  • Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and the ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong research skills, including the ability to independently investigate and communicate about complex topics;
  • Highly organized, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment;
  • Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and basic internet skills);
  • Previous experience in administrative position required, campaigning, or advocacy experience preferred;
  • Passionate commitment to environmental protection and/or corporate campaigning is required.
  • Experience working in non-profits is preferred;
  • Knowledge and interest of issues surrounding climate change a plus;
  • Knowledge and interest of issues surrounding anti-oppression and diversity a plus.

RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.

How to Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to: HR, Rainforest Action Network, 425 Bush Street, Suite 300, SF, CA 94108, fax 415.398.2732, or e-mail: resumes@ran.org. No phone calls, please.

Mar 13 / BARD CEP

Evaluation, Measurement &Verification Forum Intern, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc. – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.

Position Title: Evaluation, Measurement &Verification Forum Intern

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: This is an unpaid internship but NEEP will help the student obtain a stipend if available either through their school or the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Clean Energy Internship Program

Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) is seeking a Summer 2015 Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Forum Intern to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to support the Regional EM&V Forum, a project launched in 2009 by NEEP to facilitate the development of consistent EM&V savings and reporting protocols across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region for demand-side resources, with an initial focus on energy efficiency resources.

Based in NEEP’s Lexington, Massachusetts office, the Intern works closely with the EM&V Forum Associate and Regional Energy Efficiency Database Manager, and also works with the Forum Director and Senior Research & Evaluation Manager. Responsibilities of the Intern may include research and analyses, project management assistance and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

Research and Analyses

  • Track and collect recently completed evaluation studies from the Forum region and update the Forum’s Repository of State & Topical EM&V Studies
  • Research state, regional and national evaluation policies and activities and update the Forum’s EM&V Resource Library
  • Provide support to the REED Manager to review and conduct QC on data submitted to REED, including analysis of data and cross referencing with savings assumptions from state Technical Reference Manuals (TRMs)

Project Management Assistance

  • Proof read documents and reports
  • Attend project subcommittee teleconferences/meetings and take meeting notes
  • Compile information for project management updates
  • Assist with communications to project subcommittees

Administrative

  • Assist with Forum website updates, e.g., monthly calendars, subcommittee membership lists, subcommittee meeting information
  • Complete Forum contact list updates, e.g., distribution lists, tracking worksheets, private website user permissions

The Intern may take on other tasks, based on needs and the Intern’s interest and ability.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, or degree in related discipline preferred, e.g., public policy and administration, management, environmental policy
  • Research experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision

How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Julie Michals at jmichals@neep.org with a cc to Bob McTighe at bmctighe@neep.org. No phone calls please.

Mar 13 / BARD CEP

Finance and Policy Intern, Institute for Market Transformation – Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Market Transformation

Position Title: Finance and Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: 35 hours/week; The internship will be paid with salary commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is seeking a smart, self-motivated intern to work with our Energy Efficiency Finance and Building Energy Performance Policy teams. The internship is expected to start in April 2015 and will last from three to six months. This internship is full-time but will consider strong candidates on a part-time schedule. For more information about IMT and our program work, visit http://imt.org/.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on new developments in energy efficiency finance
  • Assist in creating commercial and residential green valuation case studies
  • Help organize training and industry events related to commercial green appraisal
  • Conduct research on progressive building energy policies, data resulting from newly implemented policies, and the activities of key players
  • Organize written educational pieces (e.g. case studies, papers, model policies, etc.) to make them more accessible and more readily adopted by public and private sector stakeholders
  • Assist in developing educational thought-leadership pieces on building energy policy
  • Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings/calls, building IMT’s contact list, etc.

Requirements:

  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student with experience in finance, policy, real estate, economics, data analysis, or related fields
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green buildings, and mitigating climate change
  • Ability to perform self-directed research
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Experience with phone surveys and comfort speaking with external stakeholders by phone

How to Apply: Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to lenny@imt.org. No phone calls, please.

Mar 13 / BARD CEP

Legislative Fellowship, New York State Senate

Organization: New York State Senate

Position Title: Legislative Fellowship

Location: Albany, New York

Dates and compensation: September 10, 2015 – July 13, 2016; A Grant-in-Study Stipend is awarded — $33,000 — distributed in biweekly installments prorated from the first day to the last day of enrollment. Some benefi t options are available (health, dental, vision, life insurance, and the New York State retirement program)

Application Deadline: April 28, 2015

Description: Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff.  While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.

Qualifications: In most cases, Fellows must be full-time matriculated graduate students in an accredited university during the immediate previous spring and fall semesters. Fellowships are open to all Academic Majors. The Biggane Fellow may be a person in midcareer, at the time of application. Biggane applicants need not be currently enrolled in graduate-level study, but must have previous graduate-level experience

How to Apply: Writing samples: The first writing sample is an essay. Any topic is acceptable. The essay may be a paper or portion of a paper previously prepared for a class. The essay should be between 6-10 pages (double-spaced, single-sided 8.5 x 11). The second writing sample is to be a policy proposal (single-spaced, one page). The third writing sample is to be a rebuttal of your policy proposal (single-spaced, one page). The fourth writing sample is your Statement of Purpose. It should be no more than two single-spaced, 8.5 x 11 pages. The Statement should explain why you are applying, what you hope to accomplish, and which fellowship you prefer and why.

Interviews and Selection Interviews will be scheduled during the months of May and June and selections determined in July. Office Placement All office placements are arranged by the Office of Student Programs only. Each Fellow is assigned to a specific office and is expected to function as a regular staff member. While most placements are to the office of an elected member, the Roth, Wiebe, and Biggane placements are made to central staff offices rather than the office of an elected member. The Roth placement is made to the Senate Majority Press Office, the Wiebe placement to the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and the Biggane placement to the Senate Finance Committee. Concurrent employment, on-campus obligations, and class work that may conflict with fellowship commitments are prohibited. Upon arrival in September, Fellows participate in an orientation program in addition to regularly scheduled informational forums.

Send application to: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director Offi ce of Student Programs Mail to: NYS Senate, Legislative Offi ce Building #1426, Albany, NY 12247 Location: 80 South Swan Street, Suite 1426, Albany, NY 12210

www.nysenate.gov/department/student-programs

Tel: (518) 455-2611 • E-mail: students@nysenate.gov • Fax: (518) 426-6827

Mar 11 / BARD CEP

Design and Advocacy Intern, Casey Trees – Washington, DC

Organization: Casey Trees

Position Title: Design and Advocacy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: $13-15 an hour

Description: Job Summary: The mission of Casey Trees is to “restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.” Casey Trees is looking for an intern to work with its Design & Advocacy department to conceptualize and implement tree related advocacy initiatives in D.C. in accordance with our mission.

This internship is open to candidates with relevant work experience who have an undergraduate degree, are current graduate level students, or graduate degree.

The ideal candidate is an experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, loves working with people, and is dedicated to the Casey Trees mission. The candidate should have excellent research ability, superior oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with others and independently. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines and communicate project status with supervisors. Attention to detail is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Research information related to community tree preservation and maintenance
  • Maintain up-to-date information on upcoming, tree related planning and community meetings
  • Update databases
  • Assist with preparation of meeting both at Casey Trees’ headquarters and off-site
  • Other responsibilities to be assigned, as needed.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, environmental policy, English, communications or related field.
  • Basic regional tree and plant knowledge is preferred.

How to Apply:

  1. Email the following items to Maisie Hughes, Director of Design & Advocacy, atadvocacy@caseytrees.org. (Please refrain from sending your application to additional oralternate email addresses).
  2. Enter “Design & Advocacy Intern” in the subject line of the email.
  3. Include all application materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Writing Sample
  • Available start date
  • Phone and email contact information for three references