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Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Office Assistant/Intern-Washington DC.

Organization:  Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: Office Assistant/Intern

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Paid position at 35-40 hours per week

Application Deadline: Not listed.



The Center for Clean Air Policy is searching for an assistant to perform administrative tasks for the organization. This would be the perfect job for someone who is interested in gaining professional experience with a non-profit organization. This is a paid position at 35-40 hours per week starting as soon as possible through July 11, 2014, with potential for extension. Benefits will not be included.

The candidate’s duties will include but are not limited to:


  • Manage front reception area
  • Answer phones and direct messages to staff or voicemail
  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail for the office including FedEx/UPS Shipments
  • Perform database maintenance
  • Oversee the copier and assist with making copies for the staff when necessary
  • Maintain office supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels, placing orders for office supplies and equipment
  • Maintain and handle computer, internet and/or phone problems
  • Assist with research
  • Undertake other projects directed and/or approved by the supervisor


Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, as well as excellent phone and communication skills. Experience working in an office environment and proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, and Excel is preferred. Immediate availability is also preferred.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter To expedite the review process, please type “Office Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail. We regret that we cannot personally respond to every inquiry. No phone calls please.

CCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly supports and recognizes the value of diversity. EOE/m/f/d/v

Apr 7 / BARD CEP

Climate Accountability Internship: Documenting Disinformation-Cambridge, MA.

Organization:  Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Climate Accountability Internship

Location: Cambridge, MA.

Hours and Compensation: The salary is $13-15 per hour, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: May 11, 2014 or until filled.


Internship Description:

UCS is a leader in communicating about climate change science, impacts and solutions. As you know, we are feeling the impacts of a warming world every day. From rising seas to extreme heat, climate change is here and is caused by the emissions from fossil fuels when we burn gasoline to drive our cars or coal, oil, or gas to heat our homes and power our lives. We also know there are active efforts to purposefully distort the science and sow confusion. We are seeking to document this history in new, compelling ways that helps connect the dots between the disinformation campaigns and the advancement of the scientific understanding of the consequences of climate change.

In addition, we are also collaborating with top scientists around the world to embark upon research that will, for the first time, calculate the contribution of the world’s major carbon producers—coal, oil, natural gas and cement companies—to climate change. In so doing, we can determine how their products are contributing to the damages from climate change we see today and in the future.

UCS is currently developing a multi-year campaign to bring together these two streams of research to raise awareness of the major carbon producers, their historical emissions and the efforts to misinform and distort the science on climate change.

Through the Climate Accountability Project, the intern can expect to learn: how to conduct background research, specifically looking into corporations’ and other entities’ efforts to distort the science on climate change; how to develop and implement a multi-year campaign; and how a science-based organization can use robust research to inform public awareness and decision-making at corporations and in government. The intern will be able to put into practice outreach, research, and strategy development skills.


The Climate Accountability Intern would assist with the campaign efforts, such as background research, developing outreach strategies, and implementing specific campaign elements. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting background research into the history of climate denial campaigns;
  • Compiling information into compelling and informative fact sheets, visuals, or other products;
  • Contacting and cultivating relationship with external partners
  • Implementing public awareness efforts on climate change disinformation campaigns;
  • Engaging UCS supporters through email action alerts and social media;
  • Implement outreach activities—events, online outreach, etc—for the release of related UCS scientific analysis;
  • Participate in the development of campaign strategies

Qualifications and experience
Current college or university students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this competitive internship. Individuals from demographic groups underrepresented in science and environmental advocacy and from public universities are especially encouraged to apply. Position requires demonstrated skills in online and publication research, preferred expertise with corporation, policy, and investigative research. Some experience with outreach and on-line organizing tools preferred, experience on corporate campaigns a plus. The position also requires strong organizational and writing skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Work requires demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields. Microsoft Office knowledge is required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a 6-8 month, benefits-eligible, full-time internship based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office, starting in June 2014. The salary is $13-15 per hour, depending on qualifications. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.Information about the organization is available at

How to apply:

 Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to and include “Climate Intern” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline:May 11, 2014 or until filled.


Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Project Coordinator II, Global Forest Watch-Washington, DC.

Organization:   World Resources Institute

Position Title: Project Coordinator II, Global Forest Watch

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

The World Resources Institute’s Food, Forest and Water program is seeking a full-time project coordinator for Global Forest Watch (GFW), a new dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. The project coordinator will be responsible for GFW budget and grant management, including preparing the GFW overall budget, funder-specific budgets, and financial and progress reports. Other duties will include working on specific project tasks, maintaining project files and coordinating meetings. This position will report to the GFW Senior Manager. More information about GFW can be found



  • Prepare the GFW annual overall budget as well as annual funder-specific budgets
  • Prepare for monthly, quarterly and annual financial review meetings
  • Review and track monthly expenses and staff labor hours
  • Comply with all internal WRI budgeting and contract processes and deadlines
  • Maintain, monitor, and revise GFW’s financial tracking processes

Grant Management & Reporting

  • Prepare internal and funder-specific progress and financial reports
  • Ensure GFW complies with funder-specific and WRI financial requirements
  • Keep funders apprised of GFW’s progress and financial status, and engage them on substantive issues as needed


  • Provide logistical support for GFW training workshops and annual meetings
  • Coordinate meetings and travel
  • Maintain project files and the GFW partner website
  • Respond to general GFW inquiries
  • Support staff hiring and on-boarding
  • Assist with processing invoices, contracts, and subgrant agreements as needed
  • Assist with other tasks as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years minimum full time experience required
  • Interest in operations and project management
  • Financial management and budgeting experience
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, and proactive
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure and successfully manage multiple deadlines and competing demands
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Final candidate will be required to take a writing and budgeting test

Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects
  • Interest or training in environmental policy, international development and/or natural resource management
  • Foreign language skills (e.g. Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesia)


How to apply:

Qualified applicants should apply online All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

The World Resources Institute ( is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI’s policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.


Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Community Health Workers (Two Positions)-Brooklyn, NY.

Organization:  Make the Road New York

Position Title: Community Health Workers

Location: Brooklyn, NY.

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

MRNY is hiring two Full Time Community Health Workers to work on an innovative community-hospital partnership project to improve asthma-based health outcomes for patients in Brooklyn. This unique project utilizes a community based approach to decrease rates of asthma in Bushwick, Brooklyn and its surrounding neighborhoods. This project is a collaboration between Make the Road New York and WyckoffHeightsMedicalCenter. The Community Health workers will be based out of Make the Road’s Bushwick office but will also spend time conducting home visits to the patients and working in collaboration with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

The Organization:

Make the Road New Yorkbuilds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road operates neighborhood-based community centers in Bushwick, Brooklyn; Jackson Heights, Queens; Port Richmond, Staten Island; and Brentwood, Long Island. With a membership of more than 10,000 low-income New Yorkers, Make the Road tackles the critical issues facing our community: workplace justice, tenants’ rights, immigrant civil rights, language-access, LGBTQ justice, public education, health care access, and immigration reform.

MRNY is a multi-service organization. Our Education Department offers ESOL, Spanish-language literacy, and computer literacy, and in-school and after-school youth programs. Our Community Organizing Projects help New Yorkers to implement strategies to combat shared problems, and develop leadership and the capacity for civic participation. And our Department of Legal & Support Services provides direct legal representation, case management, and facilitated enrollment into public health insurance programs, training, and strategic support for members and organizing campaigns. Our attorneys and advocates specialize in labor and employment law, public benefits, disability benefits, housing law, healthcare and health insurance access, immigration, public education, domestic violence, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) civil rights issues.

Legal and Support Services at Make the Road NEW YORK:

The Department of Legal and Support Services at Make the Road New York works to strengthen Make the Road’s organizing work by (1) helping to envision and implement leverage strategies (including strategic litigation) that help win our organizing campaigns; (2) providing technical legal support for policy work; and (3) providing legal and support services to draw in new members and help meet the immediate needs of MRNY’s active members.

Current Opening:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be key in connecting and maintaining patients in asthma-related care. Working at Make the Road New York and in close coordination and partnership with WyckoffHeightsMedicalCenter, the CHW will:

  • Conduct community outreach
  • Conduct asthma home visits to patients in the program
  • Screen for psychosocial and socioeconomic challenges that might affect the patients asthma and provide resources and referrals to address their specific needs
  • Educate patients regarding proper medication usage techniques
  • Review asthma action plans with each family in the program
  • Maintain case files for each patient, including data from their most recent asthma clinical visit and detailing elements such as severity, control, as well as Asthma diary information (i.e. symptoms/medication use)
  • Maintain contact with patients in the program and take steps to ensure they stay in care
  • Maintain a database of patients in the program
  • Conduct surveys (such as the Asthma Control Test) with community members
  • Provide regular updates to WyckoffHeightsMedicalCenter and MRNY staff
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings at Make the Road New York
  • Work with other MRNY staff to envision and implement ways to support and mobilize MRNY members around health-related issues
  • Work with MRNY’s health team to identify health issues of concern and develop strategy/carry out initiatives to solve systemic problems in the health system


  • Must have graduated from a Community Health Worker Training Program
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a must
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-energy environment
  • High level of accountability and initiative; needs to be a self-started and eager to do team work to support the organization as a whole
  • Ability to work under pressure during deadlines
  • Flexible work schedule, some evenings or weekends required
  • Strong computer skills (web-based database, word processing, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Experience conducting outreach
  • Experience providing workshops/ community presentations
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic work environment
  • A commitment to collective action and community organizing

Persons of color, persons with disabilities, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals are encouraged to apply. Make the Road is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education. MRNY offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, 401K, and generous paid vacation, sick, personal days and paid maternity / paternity leave.

How to apply:

Forward a cover letter and resume by email . Please write “Application for Community Health Worker” in the subject line, attach cover letter/resume AND include both in the body of the email. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status

Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Forest Heroes Campaign Organizer-Boston, MA

Organization: Forest Heroes

Position Title: Forest Heroes Campaign Organizer

Location: Boston, MA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.



The Forest Heroes campaign is a global effort to protect the world’s rainforests. The campaign has achieved major global successes in the effort to end deforestation by ensuring that the world’s biggest commodity traders and end-users source raw materials like palm oil, paper, and soybeans from truly sustainable sources free from links to tropical deforestation. Among our successes in the past year: a global campaign to convince Asia’s largest agribusiness company, Wilmar International, which controls 45 percent of global palm oil trade, to adopt an industry-leading “No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation” policy through communications, grassroots organizing, and direct engagement at the CEO level. And we won similar commitments from Kellogg’s and other companies. Now, we want to build on that success to transform the rest of the palm oil industry – the leading driver of deforestation, climate change and species extinction in Southeast Asia.

To do so, we need super-talented organizers with a passion for forests, wildlife and people who can make this vision for living forests a reality. You’ll get to work with some of the most talented organizers, communications pros, advocates and experts in the world. It will require strategic thinking, nimbleness, ability to recruit coalition partners, and volunteers, a flair for visibility, and a deep love for the work. But with that, it’s an opportunity to achieve truly world-transforming success – and build a stronger forest movement for the long term.


The Forest Heroes Campaign seeks a team of experienced, driven, and talented contract field organizers to help build a robust grassroots movement demanding that major companies stop using agricultural commodities that are fueling rainforest destruction, species extinction, climate change, land conflicts, and human rights violations. The organizers will be responsible for rapidly building visible support for a campaign to convince Dunkin Donuts and its suppliers (like agri-business companies Cargill, IOI, and Bunge) to stop destroying the rainforest in order to grow palm oil to fry doughnuts, and to pass a deforestation-free commodity sourcing policy. Core responsibilities will include grassroots organizing, coalition-building, media, birddogging, and generating campaign visibility. (For more background on Forest Heroes, visit


  • 3+ years of organizing experience with a proven track record of success with volunteer recruitment, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse and elite constituencies.
  • Experience generating media coverage and coordinating media events
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Able to adapt to a changing political environment
  • Thick-skinned, able to handle confrontation
  • Goal oriented and eager to win
  • Fast learner
  • Passionate and persuasive
  • Able to work remotely and independently; self-driven
  • Skilled at time-management
  • Preference will be given to people who are familiar with the local political landscape


Four months, with possibility of extension, beginning ASAP.


Boston, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL (or surrounding areas); White Plains, NY; San Francisco Bay Area, CA


Highly competitive, based on experience.


Send a cover letter and resume to Deborah Lapidus, Forest Heroes Campaign Director

Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Development Associate – Planned Giving-Cambridge, MA

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Development Associate

Location: Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2014


Job Description:

UCS seeks a detail-oriented Planned Giving/Development Associate to manage the daily operations of our planned giving program and provide administrative support to the Director of Planned Giving. The ideal candidate has previous work experience in non-profit fundraising, or other relevant nonprofit experience, enjoys working with donors, and is interested in a position with the opportunity to learn and grow as a fundraising professional.

In the short term, there will be additional duties supporting the membership team responding to member inquires over phone and email. This will include producing appropriate correspondence in a timely manner and updating donor records in the databases.


  • In concert with the Director of Planned Giving, serve as a point of contact for donors and prospects on all matters related to planned gifts. Responding to donors in a timely, professional and friendly manner.
  • Working closely with the Director of Planned Giving, implement UCS’s planned giving strategy.
  • Assist the Director of Planned Giving with creating materials for and conducting planned giving training for development staff.
  • Supporting the Director of Planned Gifts with coordination of travel arrangements for donor meetings, trips and events, and providing other travel support materials.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development, production and mailing of PG prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship pieces working with membership, stewardship and communications team, designers and external vendors.
  • Work with PGCalc and other external consultants/contractors to ensure accurate processing and record keeping of planned gifts and related tax documentation.

·In the short term, additional responsibilities supporting the membership team may include:

  • Monitoring public email boxes and membership phone line. Responding in a professional, friendly, timely and accurate manner to email and phone inquiries from members.
  • Write, produce and mail assorted individual correspondence to members.

Qualifications and experience

  • Two to four years of development experience or equivalent;
  • The ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, with scrupulous attention to detail;
  • Comfort and familiarity in working with donors, prospective donors and other constituents; with a friendly and professional “donor” services orientation;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team, in a fast-paced, collegial environment;
  • Strong interest in the mission of UCS, and/or a background in science or public policy;
  • Creativity and a strong work ethic to support our growing planned giving program;
  • Facility with MS Office suite, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database software.

The strongest candidates may also demonstrate:

  • Prior experience in fundraising, especially in a planned giving or major gift setting;
  • Knowledge of basic planned giving concepts and vehicles such as bequests and gift annuities;
  • B.A. or B.S. (preferred); background in finance or law

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary would be in the high $30s. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. Information about the organization is available at

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to and include “Planned Giving Associate” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline:April 20, 2014 or until filled.


Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator-Boston, MA

Organization: Health Resources in Action, Inc.

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Boston, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.



Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a 50+ year old non-profit organization, serving philanthropic, governmental, and health care organizations to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy development, and research. A program of HRiA, the Asthma Regional Council of New England (ARC) is a unique coalition of nearly 75 governmental, community-based, academic, and health organizations across New England committed to advancing a common goal to address the environmental and clinical aspects of asthma and its disproportionate impact on low income and minority populations at greatest risk. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted a $4.2 million Health Care Innovation Award to HRiA/ARC to establish the “New England Asthma Innovation Collaborative” (NEAIC). NEAIC is a multi-state, multi-sector partnership that includes health care providers, payers, and policy makers. NEAIC’s overarching goal is to improve asthma outcomes, quality of care, and health care costs of primarily Medicaid and CHIP-enrolled children. NEAIC seeks to establish and promote Community Health Workersas strong health care delivery partners addressing environmental conditions as part and parcel of the disease management program — with reimbursement by payers.

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator’s role is to develop and maintain systems to facilitate ARC’s overall success for NEAIC and other ARC initiatives. S/he will be responsible for a wide range of duties addressing the administrative, programmatic, communications/marketing, meeting/event planning, grants administration, website management, and other vital needs of ARC. This is an exempt full-time position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create, manage and maintain systems of communication and work coordination of team members/NEAIC partners.
  • Support team in program activities, including scheduling, communications and follow-up needs.
  • Coordinate grants administration, contract management, budget management and report compilation.
  • Maintain databases and budgets, using MS Excel.
  • Monitor clinical sites through regular communication and data analysis. Includes developing enrollment targets and projections and keeping site directors accountable for data collection, data submissions, meeting benchmarks, and following through with deliverables.
  • Coordinate recruitment, registration and logistics for events including trainings, webinars, focus groups, meetings, and conferences, including preparation of materials.
  • Take meeting minutes; draft documents and correspondence as requested.
  • Develop, format, edit and/or proofread written program materials.
  • Update/maintain website.



  • This position requires a master’s degree in public health or related field or commensurate work/professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Assertive and comfortable making decisions.
  • Willing to take on administrative responsibilities.
  • Excellent attention to detail. Highly organized and motivated.
  • Experience in planning events and developing promotional materials.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint), internet research, facility with web media is a plus (e.g., Twitter, SlideShare, Vertical Response, Event Brite, Go-to-Meeting, Survey Monkey, etc.), and have some proficiency with web maintenance (WordPress).
  • Federal and/or state grants management experience a plus.

This job description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

Diversity in organizational practice is a core value of Health Resources in Action resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices are informed by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions, ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups.

How to apply:

HRiA offers an attractive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, tax‐deferred annuity, and generous vacation time.

Qualified candidates should apply by clicking on this link:

Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Part- Time Administrative Assistant-Brooklyn, NY.

Organization: Make the Road New York

Position Title: Part- Time Administrative Assistant

Location: Brooklyn, NY.

Hours and Compensation:  Starting compensation is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until April 11th, 2014.


Job Description:

Make the Road New York (MRNY) seeks a highly motivated, organized, dedicated PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT with ability to multi-task in a busy office. Candidates must be bilingual in English and Spanish, possess very strong computer and administrative skills. Looking for a trustworthy individual, who is looking for a long-term position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Help create and revise systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control ; implementing changes.

· Help resolve administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.

· Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories.

· Provide information by answering questions and requests.

· Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies and verifying receipt of supplies.

· Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

· Assist with special events (purchasing different food, make signs for protests, captains bags, tracking membership signing and equipment)


Applicants should have at least 2 years of previous experience working in an office setting, must be efficient, communicative, a team player, have experience working with a wide range of people, must know Microsoft Word, Excel, be able to meet deadlines, must work well under pressure, be a fast learner and a people person.


Starting compensation is based on a scale set by a democratically-elected personnel committee and will depend on factors such as experience and education.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until April 11th. Persons of color, women, LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. Please email a cover letter, resume and references

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status

Only applicants of interest will be contacted

Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Administrator Coordinator-Los Altos Hills, CA

Organization: Hidden Villa

Position Title: Administrator Coordinator

Location: Los Altos Hills, CA

Hours and Compensation: Full time, non-exempt position

Application Deadline: April 18th 2014, 4:00 p.m.


Job Description:

Hidden Villa (HV) is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is “to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.” We are seeking an energetic, responsible team member to fill our Administrative Coordinator position


Position description:

The Administrative Coordinator provides support for the Executive Director, particularly in communication with the Hidden Villa Board of Trustees, Board Committees and staff. The Administrative Coordinator also provides support to the Director of Finance and Administration. This position is under the supervision of the Executive Director and is in the Administration Department.

Working hours: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week typically between the hours of 8:00-5:00 p.m., with one evening per month for Board meetings and 2-3 weekends per year for the Board retreat/special events. This position is non-exempt, full time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Executive Director and Director of Finance and Administration: Provide timely support and manage calendars for both ED and Dir. of Finance and Admin.
  • Provide gracious and effective communication: Both spoken (answering main phone line, greeting visitors in the front office, etc.) and written to all HV constituents (correspondence, newsletter articles and reports for ED, weekly internal newsletter)
  • Support Administrative functions: Assist Dir. of Finance and Admin. in HR responsibilities (such as: job descriptions, job postings, resume screening, new employee orientation, exit interviews) and with management of commercial insurance, policy and procedure updates, staff trainings, and IT coordination)
  • Serve as Board liaison: Preparing all packets for board meetings and committees, scheduling, logistics and catering, and be the primary communication link between staff and Board.
  • General office management: Including maintaining front office, office equipment, ordering supplies, sending/sorting mail, making bank deposits, responding to all email, phone and personal inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Coordination of administrative staff: Working with other administrative staff as a cross functional team to provide professional support.
  • Coordination/support for internal meetings/events:Coordinate, schedule, logistics, agendas, materials for all Leaf team (leadership team), Manager’s and all staff meetings. Assist with program events as needed, especially in Development.
  • Updates to HV Website: Coordinate with all departments to provide timely update/refresh of information on the Hidden Villa website.


Performance Appraised by: Executive Director

Essential and Useful Skills, Education, Experience and Personal Qualities

Candidates for this position must have a bachelor’s degree and/or two years relevant work experience. S/he must possess excellent communication skills. Proficient in MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook – and knowledge of other applications including PageMaker, PhotoShop, Acrobat is required. Previous experience with databases is desired. Hidden Villa staff are people who want to work in a workplace committed to diversity, humanitarian values and environmental stewardship. Ideal candidates would see the position as a growth opportunity.

The ideal candidate is a cheerful and self-confident person who has the ability to work independently and calmly under deadline(s). S/he will also have the ability to work flexibly and cope with frequently changing priorities, and the aptitude to anticipate and plan for organizational and management needs. A strong interest in nonprofit administration is important. An ability to manage details while focusing on the “big picture” is essential. The position provides an opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and Director of Finance and Administration on diverse administrative, human resource, finance, fund raising and public relations projects as well as providing clerical support. Experience in and/or an aptitude for graphic design would be desirable. Candidates should subscribe to the mission and values of Hidden Villa and wish to seek opportunities to work with people of diverse backgrounds. This is a unique opportunity for professional growth in beautiful surroundings and with an excellent staff.


This is a full time, non-exempt position (40 hours per week typically between the hours of 8:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, occasional evening and infrequently weekend meetings)

Benefits: Hidden Villa provides a generous employee benefits plan including health, vision, dental and life insurance. A 403(b) plan with employer match is also available.

Documentation establishing your right to work in the United States is required along with submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check. Must have a valid California Driver’s License. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Hidden Villa is a nonsmoking environment.


How to apply


Please send your resume with cover letter or mail to Personnel, Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; deadline for applications is Friday, April 18th, 4:00 p.m.

Hidden Villa is committed to diversity in our workplace and our programs.

We do not discriminate against any protected class

Apr 6 / BARD CEP

Deputy Director, Division of Lands & Waterways-Boise ID

Organization: Idaho Department of Lands

Position Title: Deputy Director, Division of Lands & Waterways

Location: Boise ID

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm MT on Monday, April 21, 2014


Special Notification

This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.


 Job Description:

Become part of an organization where you will work with dedicated and extraordinary people who have commitment and skills to manage and protect Idaho’s natural resources. The Department of Lands believes in its employees and values teamwork, innovation, quality contributions, and individual initiative and leadership. We strive for a culture where leadership equips, entrusts and expects employees to make decisions in fulfillment of our missions.

Under the direction of the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) manages over 2 million acres of state endowment trust land under a constitutional mandate to produce maximum long-term financial returns for the public schools and several other state institutions. Leases and other contracts are used to authorize revenue generating activities such as timber harvest, grazing, farming, mining, commercial use, residential use and conservation in a prudent and sustainable manner.

Managing endowment trust lands is only part of our story. We also protect public resources such as water, fish, wildlife, and recreation on public trust lands and ensure protection of water quality and other resources by overseeing forest and mining practices across all ownerships in the state. One of our most important resource protection responsibilities is fire prevention and suppression. We also provide assistance to landowners to manage their forestlands and to remediate abandoned mined lands.

The Department of Lands has an opening for a Deputy Director, Division
of Lands & Waterways in the Director’s office in Boise.



This position provides broad oversight and management of the Endowment Leasing Bureau, the Strategic Business Bureau, the Resource Protection & Assistance Bureau and the Processing Center. This position reports directly to the Director of Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and provides statewide policy direction and procedures for endowment trust land leasing programs which include agricultural, grazing, conservation, mineral, commercial, residential and recreational uses; for real estate transactions including the acquisition and disposal of trust lands through purchases, sales and exchanges; and provides statewide policy direction and procedures for the protection of public resources through the permitting of surface, dredge and placer mining operations and their reclamation and through the administration and management of the beds of navigable lakes and rivers (public trust lands).


  • Sets division priorities and goals.
  • Provides for adequate resources and staffing levels in the division.
  • Develops division budgets, controls expenditures, and projects income.
  • Coordinates work assignments and ensures effective communication among division staff and operations.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves or recommends solutions to complex or unusual inquiries, problems and issues.
  • Recommends, interprets, and applies regulations and policies and ensures consistency and compliance with governing laws and regulations.
  • Directs preparation of information and testimony provided to legislative committees.
  • Analyzes impact of legislation on division programs.
  • Prepares issue analyses and/or audit responses.
  • Directs divisional strategic planning and evaluation efforts.
  • Ensures conformance to department planning activities, guidelines and requirements.
  • Monitors progress relative to plan implementation and recommends actions necessary to ensure achievement of strategic goals.
  • Plans and coordinates a variety of special administrative projects and assignments.


  • Creates a team environment, providing strategic leadership, direction and motivation for employees to accomplish the numerous goals and targets of multiple programs and projects.
  • Sets expectations for performance standards, provides coaching and feedback, identifies necessary training and evaluates performance to ensure productivity, quality of work and customer service.
  • Recognizes and resolves both internal and external personnel issues, and mediates and implements appropriate corrective action as needed.
  • Participates in recruiting, interviewing and making hiring recommendations.


  • Plans, organizes, staffs, directs, and controls bureau programs.
  • Sets objectives and determines priorities among bureaus.
  • Establishes policies and procedures.
  • Oversees preparation of division budget.
  • Directs various projects through bureau chiefs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of programs to insure objectives are met.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff in program development.
  • Directs preparation of reports on program progress.
  • Reviews and prepares legislation.
  • Hires and trains bureau chiefs, assigns work and evaluates performance.
  • Ensures compliance with statewide reporting requirements for the agency.
  • Coordinates assigned activities with other department operations.
  • Represents the department on state and national committees, task forces, and associations.

Public Relations

  • Makes presentations to the State Board of Land Commissioners.
  • Provides liaison between staff and other state and federal agencies.
  • Advocates department programs and legislation to the state legislature and federal grant agencies.
  • Represents the department on various federal and state boards and commissions.
  • Provides information and promotes department services to the media, various officials, special interest groups and the public.
  • Responds to complaints concerning department services and activities.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge, skills and the ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position as outlined above.
  • Experience managing one or more Department of Lands programs.
  • Demonstrate professional training and knowledge in natural resource management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate professional training and knowledge in business and public administration.
  • A proven track record of demonstrated leadership, vision and innovation for delivering results, building accountability for staff and creating a positive work environment.
  • Proven experience with management practices, organizational development, and performance management.



Salary Range: $42.75 – $50.30 per hour ($88,920 – $104,624) annually - Plus Competitive Benefits!


Closing Date

5:00 pm MT on Monday, April 21, 2014


How To Apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter to the address below. Email is acceptable. Please contact Donna Caldwell at 208-334-0241 for further information.


Apr 6 / BARD CEP

sustainable agriculture internships-all over US and Canada

Organization: Appalachian Coal Country Team

Position Title: Sustainable agriculture internships

Location: all over US and Canada

Hours and Compensation: Not mentioned.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description:

This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture in the U.S. (and some in Canada) has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) provides these listings as a public service to the sustainable agriculture community and no recommendation of an organization posting a position on this site (other than NCAT’s own postings) is expressed or implied by NCAT or its Sustainable Agriculture Project.

All listings on this site are posted by farms, non-profit organizations and other organizations offering internships to the public. NCAT makes no claims concerning the content, accuracy, suitability, intent, comprehensiveness, or availability of the positions posted. It is the responsibility of the prospective intern to take all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting positions. NCAT encourages all prospective interns to obtain as much information as possible about the farm or organization offering the internship before accepting any internship or apprenticeship offer. NCAT is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of the positions offered on this website.

It is the responsibility of the farm or organization offering internships to be aware of federal and state labor laws related to such positions, and any complaints concerning these matters should be directed to the proper state or federal authority or to a sponsoring educational institution if applicable.

To apply:
Follow the instructions associated with any internships you are interested in on the map:


Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Eastern Team Regional Program Coordinator-Beckley, WV

Organization: Appalachian Coal Country Team

Position Title: Eastern Team Regional Program Coordinator

Location: Beckley, WV

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2014


Job Description:

Manage and oversee all programs and operations of the region through a coordinated and collaborative structure. The main focus of the Regional Program Coordinator is to create and maintain highly effective operational programming. The Regional Program Coordinator is responsible for program management and development of the Appalachian Coal Country Team, a partnership with the Office of Surface Mining (OSM), and Department of Interior (DOI) Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Programs. The Coordinator will oversee the success of the DOI/OSM/VISTA Team through site recruitment, VISTA placement, site supervisor support, detailed reporting and other program initiatives. The Coordinator will supervise DOI/OSM/VISTA Leaders and will work very closely and receive direction from the Executive Director and DOI/OSM Project Office.

Essential Accountabilities and Functions:

Team and Partnership Development
• Develop strategic partnerships with potential sites to host VISTAs
• Help with VISTA Assignment Description development and review
• Develop and maintain partnership with funders and grant makers
• Coordinate and manage special team initiatives
• Manage reporting and outreach with funders and partners
• Write yearly re-applications to West Virginia AmeriCorps VISTA State Office
• Represent the Team at national, regional, and statewide conferences and make presentations about the Team and its successes

Member and Partner Support
• Organize and implement bi-yearly training and orientation for DOI/OSM/VISTAs
• Coordinate and conduct new supervisor orientations and monthly supervisor calls
• Review renewal information from existing sites
• Oversee DOI/OSM/VISTA recruiting and intake process
• Oversee and promote successful support of the team as DOI/OSM/VISTAs by DOI/OSM/VISTA Leaders
• Resolve any site member/supervisor conflicts, facilitate resolution of any grievances

Coordinate Team Marketing and Outreach
• Assist with team marketing, outreach and regular reporting
• Assist with specific reporting initiatives
• Promote team accomplishments to funders, partners, AmeriCorps state office and CNCS
• Nominate the team for recognition and awards
• Promote the team via media, community outreach and events
• Ensure maintenance of ACCT website and manage ACCT apparel
• Collect and share success stories from team and alumni

• Supervise and manage DOI/OSM/VISTA Leaders
• Delegate responsibilities as applicable to insure even workload and work with staff on necessary administrative details

Budget Management
• Manage budget for the ACCT by working with the Executive Director and other staff
• Assist with invoicing for DOI/OSM/VISTAs and track site payments

• Ensure good communication between Regional Support Offices
• Ensure overall administrative systems and processes are working for all aspects of program
• Maintain systems for overall management and accountability of budget, DOI/OSM/VISTAs and sites
• Serve as contact with VISTA State Office for any programmatic updates and compliance issues
Regional and Organizational Support
• Maintain productive relationships and interface significantly with the other Conservation Legacy and Support Office staff to provide assistance and communication regarding administrative details, program items and potentially identify areas of mutual benefit.

• Minimum of 2 years leadership experience in non-profit organization or similar environment.
• Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.
• The ability to communicate effectively with all staff in the organization and to understand financial needs as they arise.
• Excellent communication skills including both written and oral
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
• Valid driver’s license, insurable driving record and acceptable background check
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications and ability to manage information in an organizational database.

Physical Requirements:
To successfully perform essential functions the Clerk is required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The Clerk may be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl on an infrequent basis. He/she must be able to operate office equipment, telephone, and computer and reach with hands and arms. The ability to drive a Conservation Legacy vehicle is also required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, resume and short writing sample by April 24, 2014 to: April Trent, Executive Director at

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Summer Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)

Position Title: Summer Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014


Internship Description:

The Solar Electric Light Fund ( is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to design and implement solar energy solutions to assist the 1.5 billion people living in energy poverty with their economic, educational, health care and agricultural development.

Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 20 countries and pioneered unique applications of solar power such as for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rainforest, online learning in South Africa and microenterprise development in Nigeria.

We are currently seeking summer interns to assist the team with:

  • General Operations:
    • Updating/maintaining the Microsoft Access donor database
    • Research related to energy, health, gender issues, food security, and climate change
    • Replying to general inquiries about SELF
    • Administrative duties as assigned

The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in renewable energy, international development, communications, and/or resource development. Candidates should be strong writers, creative, have an eye for detail, and able to work independently.

Check with your school about receiving academic credit.

Dates: Seeking interns to start in May/June – and end in August/September. Dates are flexible.

Minimum hours per week: 15

Duration: Approximately Four Months

Compensation: Unpaid

How to apply:

Please email your resume along with a cover letter explaining how this internship will benefit your program of study to Amanda Silver-Westrick at In the subject line, please include: ‘Summer General Operations Internship – [First Name] [Last Name]‘

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Sustainability and Outreach Internships-Boston, MA.

Organization: Climate Action Liaison Coalition

Position Title: Sustainability and Outreach Internships

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week. Unpaid 

Application Deadline: April 10, 2014


Internship Description:

The Climate Action Liaison Coaltion is hiring two interns for summer 2014 to assist in our programs for internal sustainability and coalition building.


Internal sustainability initiatives are the most tangible part of CALC’s work with its member businesses. This position involves behind-the-scenes analytics and organization. The internal sustainability intern will be responsible for supervising activities undertaken by businesses and their CALs, keeping tabs on projects and results. The intern will also research potential new projects for businesses and refer them or the CAL to third-party contractors if appropriate (e.g. ThinkLite, Next Step Living). The intern will help develop outcomes from the coalition-wide sustainability data management tool. In addition, interns will track and support case studies of member businesses, contributing necessary information to studies.


Coalition building is a critical part of CALC’s success, accomplished through events planned solely by the coalition and in tandem with other organizations. These events are mostly educational in nature, e.g. impacts of extreme weather on small business operations. This position involves maintaining the organization’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The intern will also write weekly newsletters using MailChimp, updating subscribers on coalition activities and other important local climate news. The intern will also be tasked with tracking outreach to potential new member businesses, keeping an well-organized and updated list of interactions. Intern may be responsible for assisting in maintaining the CALC blog. During the term of the internship, the intern will be tasked with taking ownership of one-larger scale project, to be determined as projects become available.

Start and end dates are flexible, but the ideal candidate will be able to commit at least 3 months between mid-May and the beginning of September.


  • Undergraduate/graduate students in any field related to sustainability, or public relations (for outreach interns)
  • A solid understanding of sustainable business practices
  • Ability to work independently on individual projects as they are assigned
  • Ability to work with other organizations outside of the coalition as needed
  • For internal sustainability interns, profieiciency in the use of Excel and Excel-based data management tools is essential
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Outreach intern applications should have the ability to utilize several social media platforms, proficiency with MailChimp system is a plus

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample Application materials are due April 10th, 2014. Please put the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject line.

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Fellowships Available for Clean Energy Non-Profits – Summer 2014-Washington, DC.

Organization: Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Position Title: Fellowships Available for Clean Energy Non-Profits

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week. Stipend of $500/month

Application Deadline: May 30, 2014


Internship Description:

Interested in gaining experience in the clean energy field? Want to get firsthand exposure to organizations leading the way towards a clean energy economy? Technology Transition Corporation (TTC) has several fellowship positions available in its Clean Energy Fellowship Program ( for its non-profit clean energy associations beginning in April 2014.

TTC ( provides advocacy and consulting services to the renewable and clean energy industries. Since 1986, we have partnered with companies and built coalitions to advance the development of energy technologies. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, start-ups, leading universities, and government agencies.

TTC Clean Energy Fellows are typically qualified college-level, graduate students, and recent graduates but can also include individuals looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately in the programs TTC manages to advance the use of clean energy. The fellowships include Policy & Government Affairs and Communications & Outreach opportunities with TTC’s client organizations.


1) Policy and Government Affairs

TTC has a Policy/Government Affairs positions available for its clients for researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level. The position requires the candidate be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individuals may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collection of data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.

The Policy/Government Affairs fellowship position supports the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) (65%) and Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) (35%). Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
  • Research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets.
  • Reach out to state agencies in collection of data.
  • Attend relevant Congressional hearings related to biomass legislation and report to staff the results of those hearings.
  • Assist association members in arranging meetings with state and local officials.
  • Update website with factsheets, presentations, and social media postings.
  • Provide administrative support on conference calls (e.g. taking minutes and follow-up actions).

The ideal candidate should have excellent research, writing, and communication skills. A political science background is desired.

2) Communications and Outreach

TTC has two fellowship positions available in Communications and Outreach.

The first fellowship supports the American Biogas Council (ABC) (75%), and Total Energy USA Conference & Expo (25%), in support of membership development, database updating, communications, and meeting preparations. This position requires the candidate have strong marketing and communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have familiarity with sustainable agricultural and/or wastewater treatment practices.

ABC Responsibilities include:


  • Draft, layout and distribute semi monthly Biogas News (ABC’s electronic newsletter)
  • Membership relations (approach industry leaders for information and respond to inquiries by fielding questions to appropriate staff or answer them directly)
  • Market biogas events through email and biogas industry partners
  • Speaker management for ABC webinars and workshops
  • Update and distribute ABC marketing materials to members who are traveling to and speaking at biogas industry events


  • Development of brand new U.S. database of operational biogas projects and associated maps and online tools for systems on farms, at wastewater facilities, landfills and other generators of organic waste.
  • Member recruitment
  • Semi-monthly webinars and workshops at industry events
  • Biogas News
  • Project with Water Environment Federation on biogas systems at wastewater treatment facilities


  • Proficiency with database management for U.S. operational digester database
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with the analysis of data to create fact sheets, tools and/or educational resources preferred
  • Science or technical background preferred
  • Must be able to comfortably and confidently approach senior industry executives by phone and in person. (We work with senior leaders in hundreds of organizations from start-ups to federal government leaders and executives in multi-national corporations like GE, Waste Management, Toyota and Shell. You will be new to our team and we expect you to integrate quickly to become a part of our team and be comfortable picking up the phone or beginning conversations with these individuals regarding key issues we’re working on.)

Total Energy USA Responsibilities Include:

  • Development of Conference speaker invitations.
  • Maintenance of Contact database.
  • Keep track of speaker acceptances and regrets.
  • Assist senior staff in preparation of Executive Committee materials ahead of meetings and conference calls.

The second Communications and Outreach position supports senior staff to plan and execute several events and activities of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC). Events include, but are not limited to conferences supported by BTEC, Council meetings, and upcoming webinars. The position requires the candidate be able to communicate effectively with volunteer members of various event organizing committees and reach out to BTEC members to coordinate association functions in conjunction with those events. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Arrange and participate in Steering Committee, Program, and other planning calls. Follow up on action items resulting from those calls.
  • Help develop marketing messaging and strategies and assist in their implementation.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare materials to distribute at events, including promotional literature and member information.
  • Assist in designing member meet-and-greet functions in conjunction with events and work with Conference organizers to ensure available space and accommodations.
  • Communicate with members and prepare information related to upcoming BTEC-sponsored webinars.


All 3 positions will become available beginning in April and are tentatively scheduled to end in mid-August 2014. Extensions are possible and determined by performance and needs. College student applicants are asked to provide dates of availability in cover letters.


TTC is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Through the term, we are closed on Memorial Day (May 26) and Independence Day.


  • Ability to work well within a team structure
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dependability


  • Great office location, 10 minutes from the White House
  • Ability to accommodate university class schedule
  • Networking opportunities with potential employers
  • Possible credit earned towards one’s college degree

How to apply:

Email with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include “Policy” in the subject line for the first position description and Communications and Outreach for the second position description. Policy applications will be considered for either position unless one is specifically requested by the applicant.



Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Roving Human Resources Manager-South Sudan

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Position Title: Roving Human Resources Manager

Location: South Sudan

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: May 28, 2014


Job Description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The Republic of South Sudan went through a relatively peaceful period from the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, through independence in 2011 until December 2013, when tensions between the President and former Vice President erupted into violent conflict. The security situation remains fragile and testing operational challenges abound. IRC operates in five of South Sudan’s ten states with programming in health, protection, environmental health and gender-based violence prevention and response.

The Roving HR Manager is responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day HR functions are performed in accordance with IRC policies, procedures and HR best practices and to provide direct advice and guidance to Field managers/Coordinators and staff on HR policies and procedures.

Under the supervision of the Senior HR Coordinator, the Roving HR Manager will:

  • Serve as the HR Compliance Specialist for human resources services within the field offices;
  • In collaboration with Field HR Officers, ensure compliance with the IRC’s Global Human Resources Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide advice and support to Field HR teams, Field Managers/Coordinator and program managers on HR related matters, including but not limited to, recruitment, orientation, career development, performance evaluation, and separation
  • Serve as a mentor and capacity building advisor for HR field staff to ensure sustainability and career growth.
  • Offer overall HR support to field location whenever there is a gap.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of South Sudan National Staff policies and ensuring compliance and consistent application.
  • Provide timely advice and briefings to staff on new policy developments, ensuring correct and consistent application through training, monitoring and appropriate follow up action.
  • Periodically assist managers in writing or modifying job descriptions in accordance with program needs.
  • Advise on disciplinary related matters in accordance with established labor law and IRC disciplinary policies and procedures.


  • In the absence of a field HR team member, support hiring managers in recruitment process as outlined in IRC Recruitment policies and procedures; provide support in interviews and ensuring proper documentation is consolidated and shared with HR Manager Juba.


  • Ensure that new and current staff are fully briefed on all aspects of HR policies and Procedures by carrying out a quarterly group refresher orientation training for staff in the field locations.
  • Probationary Reviews/Performance Evaluation
  • Work closely with field HR teams to maintain an updated tracking sheet for completed reviews/evaluations of national staff.


  • In collaboration with Field HR teams, ensure all termination documentation is completed before being forwarded to Senior HR Coordinator for review.
  • In coordination with field HR teams, develop and maintain quarterly reports to ascertain the period of time it takes to finalize terminal benefits.

Record Keeping/Documentation

  • Work with field HR team and Juba HR Manager in the maintenance of up to date files for all staff in the field and ensure that personal document for new and existing staff are maintained confidentially in a lockable cabinet and where possible sent to Juba.
  • Share with Senior HR Coordinator a monthly report of all staff employed in the field per each field site location.
  • Carry a quarterly HR audits on all record keeping and documentation of processes.


  • Maintain a fortnightly contact with Senior HR Coordinator (Juba) over HR/Admin issues arising in any of the field locations.
  • Policy compliance – IRC Way
  • Conduct quarterly IRCWay refresher trainings.
  • Oversee the planning and rolling out training of and adherence to IRC Way and MRPs in coordination with the IRC Way Ambassadors in field locations.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or an alternate Bachelor’s degree with a PGD in Human Resources Management
  • At least 3 years continuous practice in a similar position, with at least 1 in a supervisory position
  • Prior experience of staff supervision and capacity building highly desirable
  • Field based HR Management experience is desired with particular emphasis to South Sudan
  • Similar experience with an INGO will be an added advantage

Functional skills and knowledge:

  • Remains productive when under pressure.
  • Demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work.
  • Works collaboratively with team members to achieve results.
  • Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and prepared to work additional hours
  • Prepared to seek advice and guidance from HR Dept.
  • Good time management skills and flexibility to continuously re-prioritize
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work consistently with other HR/Admin staff across IRC SS
  • Innumeracy and organizational skills.

Other skills (e.g. I.T.):

  • Excellent understanding and prior experience of using MS Office
  • Prior experience of preparing/disseminating payroll
  • Excellent coordination and multi-tasking skills


  • Fluency in English

How to apply


Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Field Team Leader-Kenya

Organization: RSC Africa

Position Title: Field Team Leader

Location: Kenya

Hours and Compensation: $30,500

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

 Reports to: Regional Field Team Supervisor or Adjudications Supervisor

Department: Field Team

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Grade: 3 (I)

Starting Salary: $30,500

Status: Exempt


RSC Africa

The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


CWS Global and RSC Africa offer a total compensation package. The total compensation package includes a housing stipend, company life insurance, comprehensive health insurance, vision coverage, a non-participatory 5% retirement contribution, 22 vacation days a year, 3 personal days per calendar year, 1 day of sick leave per month, AD&D insurance, Bereavement leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and optional dental coverage.



Church World Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.


To Apply:

Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.

This position is open to international applicants.

Please note RSC Africa does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

Eligibility List

The eligibility list established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. This list will be used to fill any current and immediate future vacancies. Individuals who are interested in this position should submit their applications materials now.



HR will use the e-mail you provided in ApplicantStack as the official means of communications for this recruitment process.


Application Materials

Your application materials should clearly indicate how you meet the requirements of the position. Be sure your resume is in an easy to read format. Dates of employment on your resume should be in mm/yy format.


Primary Purpose:

This position is primarily responsible for daily supervision of Field Team staff on RSC and CIS circuit rides and efficient processing of eligible refugee applications for the US Refugee Admissions Program in Sub-Saharan Africa, in accordance with Worldwide Processing Priorities, USRAP Guidelines and RSC Africa Field Team standard operating procedures.



This position reports directly to the Regional Field Team Supervisor or the Adjudications Supervisor.

Essential Duties:

  1. Achieves and maintains a high performance standard based on a thorough knowledge of and adherence to established RSC, CWS/IRP, DOS/PRM, USCIS, and UNHCR policies and procedures regarding current refugee processing eligibility criteria, database and file management guidelines, the role of US voluntary agencies and refugee producing country conditions.
  2. Manages RSC field teams during circuit rides throughout sub-Saharan Africa and conduct personal interviews with refugee applicants in a non-confrontational, objective and dignified manner.
  3. Supervises file review of cases scheduled for interview prior to CRs to ensure complete and accurate case files, as well as identify and correct processing errors prior to CIS adjudication.
  4. Coordinates circuit ride preparation with the Field Team Supervisors.
  5. Ensures that Pre-Screening of refugee applicants on circuit rides is done in accordance with CIS and RSC case composition guidelines.
  6. Maintains effective relations with UNHCR, IOM, CIS, U.S. Embassies and other implementing partners in the field in accordance with established policies as a representative of the RSC and CWS/IRP.
  7. Coordinates and manages logistics in the field that may include staff travel and transport of files, equipment and supplies.
  8. Manages the hiring, supervising and paying of interpreters.
  9. Manages Circuit Ride processing schedules and staff workloads.
  10. Consults with Regional Supervisors, Pre-Screening Manager, Adjudications Manager, Field Team Coordinator and Deputy Director for Operations on difficult cases in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  11. Ensures technology and equipment used on Circuit Rides is well-managed and utilized, including computer hardware and software.
  12. Maintains a thorough knowledge of and ensures compliance with RSC safety and security procedures at all times.
  13. Completes Field Trip Reports and accounts fully for funds as required when traveling in Kenya and within the region on circuit rides.
  14. Maintains thorough knowledge and adherence to RSC Circuit Ride Standard Operating Procedures which include creating and managing interview schedules, providing statistics for reporting purposes, file review, and preparation and distribution of CIS decision letters, Preliminary Results Lists and Trip Reports, among other duties.
  15. Verifies case composition and assists in completing case histories in accordance with USCIS and RSC Africa processing guidelines as well as in a non-confrontational, objective, and dignified manner.
  16. Works on high level security and sensitive cases as needed.
  17. Properly uses and updates the RSC FTL Database and Interpreter Management System; utilize Visual Studio to run QC reports and provide feedback to the team.
  18. Maintains an advanced knowledge of WRAPS and stays up to date on any changes to the WRAPS system.
  19. Assists in the development, updating and implementation of Field Team training procedures in coordination with Regional Supervisors, the Pre-Screening Manager, and the Field Team Coordinator.
  20. Assesses and provides feedback on staff performance during Circuit Rides.
  21. Performs other duties or special assignments as may be needed to ensure the efficient processing and operation of RSC Africa.

Position Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study required.


6 months work experience as a Caseworker at RSC or equivalent work experience required.


  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Demonstrated IT skills, including experience using Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL, WRAPS, and troubleshooting network problems


The Field Team Leader must have the ability to:

  • supervise field staff to ensure policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard operating procedures;
  • travel extensively in the region sometimes on short notice and under difficult conditions to meet the demands of a dynamic operational program;
  • deal with stress in a positive manner;
  • maintain a diplomatic, professional manner at all times;
  • exercise good judgment and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;
  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.


Working Conditions

Physical: This position requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying heavy loads.

Environmental: Incumbents in this position will be exposed to excessive noise, moving machinery, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust and infectious diseases, harsh weather climates, long work hours, bumpy roads, extended travel, excessive sun exposure, and non-ventilated spaces.

Special Requirements

This position is open to international applicants, who are currently employed with RSC Africa. A valid passport and the ability to maintain a valid passport throughout the entire appointment is required, which includes having enough passport pages for travel. The candidate should be of good health, willing and able to travel extensively in often difficult conditions, and have a high degree of flexibility. Must have proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before traveling for RSC Africa. Employee will be entrusted with the receipt, custody and payment of money.


None required.




Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.



Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.


Job Knowledge

Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.


Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

Problem Solving

Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management

Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.


Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship

Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

How to apply:

Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.

This position is open to international applicants.

Please note RSC Africa does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Run a Non-Profit Advocacy Campaign-Raleigh, NC, US

Organization: Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Position Title: Run a Non-Profit Advocacy Campaign

Location: Raleigh, NC, US

Hours and Compensation: $24,000/annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

The 2014 Election Cycle is upon us.

Grassroots Campaigns is calling on all seasoned campaign veterans as we gear up to knock on doors and build support for candidates and organizations fighting for Progressive causes such as LGBT equality, women’s reproductive rights and fair voting laws.

At Grassroots Campaigns, we know that successful campaigns are built as much on grit and determination as they are on a dedication to ideals. That is why we are looking for proven leaders who are willing to do whatever it takes to establish local canvass offices in states like WI, CO, NC, OH, TX, IA, MO, MI, NH, FL, TN, NJ, AZ, PA, ME, CA, and MN. Put your years of hard-earned organizing experience to the use fighting for Progress in 2014.

Come lead the charge.

Apply Now!


Lead Canvass Director work to recruit, train, motivate, and manage a team of canvassers with a goal of building local membership and donor base for one of our partner organizations. Goals for a typical project would be to speak with 65,000 supporters, sign up 13,000 new members, and raising $500,000 in small donations over the course of a year. To do this, you and your Assistant Directors would need to recruit a team of 30 motivated staff, train them on communication and fundraising skills, and work with them in the field to hone their skills. Canvass Directors also bottom line local administration of the campaign.


Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.

Apply Now!

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Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Oxfam America, the League of Conservation Voters, Equality California, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals, the Democratic National Committee, MoveOn.orgPolitical Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, the Center for American Progress, and Save the Children. (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.)

How to apply:

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Paralegal – National Environmental Law Center-Boston, MA, US

Organization: Work for Progress

Position Title: Paralegal – National Environmental Law Center

Location: Boston, MA, US

Hours and Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s level of relevant experience, ranging from $24,500 to $27,000.

Application Deadline: Not listed.



The National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is a non-profit research and litigation center dedicated to enforcing the nation’s environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act. NELC has a proven track record of bringing corporate polluters to justice by providing essential legal representation to state and local citizen groups. NELC is based in Boston and has a West Coast office in Seattle.

Job Description

NELC’s paralegal is an important member of the litigation team, and is responsible for:

  • Performing basic legal research and helping to prepare motions and pleadings for filing in court.
  • Performing factual research into topics such as industry compliance with environmental laws and the environmental and health effects of particular pollutants.
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with local, state, and national environmental organizations and citizen groups.
  • Coordinating media strategy and press conferences, maintaining NELC’s list of press contacts, and updating the organization’s web site.
  • Preparing and tracking the organization’s budget and business plan.
  • Coordinating and creating content for website updates, newsletters, and other publications.
  • Organizing and filing case-related documents.
  • Administering NELC’s Boston office.


Boston, MA

Additional Qualifications

The NELC Paralegal/Administrator must have grit, determination, a strong sense of justice, and a healthy sense of humor. Qualified applicants will also have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to debate and speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and the ability to think creatively and work independently. Candidates for this position must have at least a college degree. Relevant professional experience post-college is a plus. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings. A science background is helpful. An advanced degree, such as a master’s in a related field, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. A minimum two-year commitment is required.

How to Apply:

E-mail your cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to

Specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Senior Staff Accountant-Annapolis, MD

Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Position Title: Senior Staff Accountant

Location: Annapolis, MD

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014



The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Senior Staff Accountant to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF’s headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please


The Senior Staff Accountant will monitor bank deposits and cash balances, maintain the general ledger, prepare monthly account reconciliations and month-end closing journal entries, close the general ledger each month, and produce reports and complete analyses, maintain the fixed assets sub-ledger, and prepare various audit schedules and tax filings. The Accounting Supervisor will ensure that CBF is in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and direct daily operations for the Accounting Associate and the Accounts Payable Clerk along with setting goals and objectives for each position and monitoring their performance.

Essential functions include:

1. Review all daily receipts including wire transfers, etc.

  • Review Development Department’s revenue journal entries. Ensure accurate accounting and restriction guidelines are followed.
  • Review Membership Department’s revenue journal entries for accuracy.
  • Work with other departments (i.e. Environmental Education, Environmental Protection and Restoration, Administration) to resolve issues and investigate unidentified receipts.
  • Complete daily operating cash bank balance report, review all other bank balances and assist in determining cash flow needs.
  • Prepare and verify necessary wire transfers between CBF accounts.
  • Assist with preparing the cash budget and cash flow projections.

2. Timely close the books at the end of each month.

  • Complete bank account reconciliation for operating account, and other bank accounts as assigned.
  • Manage fixed asset accounting. Calculate and post fixed asset additions and disposals entries, as well as the monthly depreciation entry.
  • Review the prepaid expense detail and the calculation of the monthly prepaid expense entry.
  • Accrue monthly interest expense for bonds.
  • Review all balance sheet accounts for correct balances and prepare or assist in account reconciliations as assigned by the Director of Accounting Operations or CFO.
  • Produce month-end trial balance, ensuring trial balance is balanced and restrictions are in line.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly cash balance reports.
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements. Produce monthly financial statements.
  • Maintain, organize, and file all monthly journal entries and work papers on a timely basis.
  • Assist with developing and improving internal systems for internal financial controls and accountability.
  • Provide feedback to the Director of Accounting Systems on the Epicor Software System or other software systems used to complete work.
  • Develop training programs and policies to help guide staff in understanding financial policies and their application in the actual cost of engaging in work.

3. Prepare for year-end audits

  • Prepare requested schedules from audit firm.
  • Organize and compile trial balance, lease copies, and other information.
  • Assist in the process of the G&A calculation and allocation.

4. Supervise the Accounting Associate and Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Set goals and objectives.
  • Review work for accuracy.
  • Train, mentor, and develop staff accounting skills.
  • Write performance reviews and manage other personnel responsibilities.

5. Provide cross functional backup to other positions in the department including:

  • Accounting Associate
  • Accounts Payable
  • Director of Accounting Operations
  • Grants

6. Assist with the filing of all necessary tax forms and reports, including 990, 990-T, property and sales tax filings.

7. Assist with the Net Assets process. Review private restricted grants and analyze associated expenses to determine appropriate revenue release.

8. Other duties as noted.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and 3-5 years relevant experience. CPA and non-profit experience preferred. Proficient in the use of computer systems and MS Office software. Good oral and written communication skills.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 11, 2014

Human Resources/FY14-30-SSA

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

No calls or inquiries from recruiting agencies, please CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.