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Jul 3 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, Missouri Energy Initiative

Organization: Missouri Energy Initiative

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Jefferson City, Kansas City or St. Louis, Missouri

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to oversee implementation and development of agency programs. Candidates should have excellent writing and computer skills and must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines. An understanding and experience in the energy and public policy field highly desired.

PERSONALITY SOUGHT: MEI seeks an energetic, adaptive and experienced take charge professional with ability to manage administration and logistics in small but growing non-profit public policy organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Executive Director to implement the following programs: Energy Literacy, ShowMePACE, Midwest Energy Policy Conference by developing and implementing the PR/Marketing plan and strategy.
  • Work with Executive Director on developing new programs to meet MEI’s mission.
  • Develop outreach materials to accompany Program work, including press releases other media-related information.
  • Work with other staff and outside consultants to develop marketing materials, including Program flyers, the agency brochure, and the annual report.
  • Participate in community outreach events to promote MEI and its programs.
  • Create and implement social media strategies for the managed programs
  • Manage & Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within the network and partners over time.
  • Work with Executive Director on quarterly publications and public policy publications.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or necessary experience.
  • Two years’ experience in a non-profit or association environment, preferably with an energy background.
  • Experience building collaborative groups, developing and implementing programs that focus on education, entrepreneurship, economic development and public outreach.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills; strong oral communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail and ability to stay organized and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • An ability to “change gears” and work collaboratively with internal staff and external partners.
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Office, Salesforce, WordPress, and Google apps.
  • An ability to find and stay informed about projects and resources for partners.
  • Experience and comfort working in stressful, but rewarding situations.
  • A passionate and committed belief to factual, scientific and unbiased communication.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, stakeholders and Program participants.
  • Understanding of energy issues, and public policy process.

How to Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, one writing sample, salary history and the three (3) references by email to info [AT] moenergy [DOT] org “Program Coordinator” in the subject line, no phone calls please.

Jul 3 / BARD CEP

Government Relations Manager, Ocean Conservancy – Washington, DC

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Government Relations Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Government Relations Manager develops, implements, and coordinates efforts to advance Ocean Conservancy’s national policy and legislative agenda. S/he works with our conservation experts to develop principled but pragmatic policy goals, activate new constituencies, and win real policy and legislative changes that protect and promote ocean health. This position will support policy goals across many of the organization’s programs, with a primary focus on supporting our Ocean Planning program and Trash-Free Seas program. Other program areas may include ecosystem restoration in the Gulf of Mexico, ocean and coastal resilience, Arctic Ocean conservation, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • This position represents the organization, and maintains close contact with Members of Congress, their staff, and the Administration on ocean conservation and funding issues.
  • The Manager will work closely with Ocean Conservancy program staff to identify and create opportunities to advance specific policy goals, and to develop and implement strategies and tactics to achieve effective policy outcomes.
  • This work will include policy analysis, legislative strategy development and implementation, selective stakeholder outreach, and coordination of the NGO community.
  • The Manager will help determine when new legislative authority is needed, draft testimony, legislation, and legislative amendments, and communicate with Congressional staff.
  • The Manager will respond to requests for information and advocate for the organization’s positions before Congress and federal agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to understand and analyze complex environmental and legislative issues; and develop and implement strategies to advance policy and legislative goals.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with Congress and/or the federal government on policy issues.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate across disciplines and work collaboratively with diverse teams, networks, and coalitions.
  • A strategic thinker who can identify, maximize, and create opportunities to advance Ocean Conservancy’s policy goals.
  • A high-level performer who will bring the necessary creativity, energy, and commitment; and with the ability to move rapidly in response to policy opportunities as they present themselves.
  • Understanding of Congress, the Administration, and the policy-making process.
  • Attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and deliverables while keeping a larger vision in mind.
  • Highly collaborative with an appreciation of the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team approach.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Advanced degree in political science, environmental policy, law, or marine science preferred.

Knowledge of one or more of the policy issues listed above preferred.

How to Apply: If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume and salary expectations to: jobs@oceanconservancy.organd note your name and Government Relations Manager-IL-#15-16.

Jul 3 / BARD CEP

Research Intern or Renewable Energy Fellow, Alliance for Green Heat – Maryland

Organization: Alliance for Green Heat

Position Title: Research Intern or Renewable Energy Fellow

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland

Dates and compensation: The internship comes with a stipend of $300 per month for full time and $150 a month for part time; Fellowships come with a stipend of $500 per month.

Application Deadline: Positions open until filled

Research Internship: The Alliance offers full and part time internships for those interested in climate change and renewable energy policy. Academic credits can be applied if applicable (please specify in your application if your internship will be for credit.). We accept applications on a rolling basis.

This internship will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about renewable energy policy and how it applies to a technology that is not always regarded as clean. This position includes policy research and writing, newsletter creation, website and social media management, as well as a portion of administrative duties. Essential to this work is a passion for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicants from wood-burning and/or low-income areas are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to info@forgreenheat.org.

Renewable Energy Fellowship: The Alliance offers a full time fellowship position for those committed to promoting renewable energy and getting involved in renewable energy policy. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience.

The Fellowship is full time for a minimum of 3 months and involves intensive research, analysis and writing on residential renewable energy with a focus on biomass heating. The Fellowship will also involve policy work including preparing for and attending meetings and briefings with government officials at the state and federal level. The Fellow will also help prepare a monthly newsletter and engage in social networking. Background in renewable energy, climate change, government relations, poverty issues, mechanical engineering desired but not required. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Applicants from wood-burning and/or low- income areas are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume here.

Click here to see a list of current and former staff, fellows and interns.

Jul 3 / BARD CEP

Water Program Director, Oregon Environmental Council

Organization: Oregon Environmental Council

Position Title: Water Program Director

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: July 7, 2015

Description: After nine years with Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), two key program directors who lead our sustainable agriculture and clean and plentiful water programs are departing for their next professional challenge. We will begin to fill their shoes by hiring a water program director whose main responsibilities will include: (1) strengthening partnerships to mobilize support and achieve significant protections for Oregon’s waters; (2) protecting the quality of Oregon’s groundwater; and (3) advancing top-tier recommendations for protecting the Willamette River System. We seek a candidate who has working knowledge of water quality and quantity issues, policy analysis and experience advancing policy solutions, and a demonstrated ability to work respectfully with agricultural leaders, conservationists and others to advance water protections.

Responsibilities:

Policy/Project Development and Project Management

  • Formulates ideas for new projects; develops project implementation plans
  • Develops policy proposals and campaigns
  • Ensures that policies and projects are evaluated for equity implications
  • Implements projects and policy campaigns, meeting agreed-upon deliverables
  • Investigates and analyzes issues germane to program; reviews relevant professional materials and communications on a continuing basis

Advocacy

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with key interest groups and individuals, including policymakers and agency staff
  • Builds broad support for program goals and project objectives, including engaging in public speaking
  • Prepares and presents public comments and testimony; lobbies Oregon Legislature and other electeds

Outreach and Education

  • Produces reports, fact sheets, opinion pieces, and other communication tools to support policy proposals and project objectives, often with support from our marketing/communications team
  • Occasionally develops and implements public education and “things you can do” campaigns related to specific projects
  • Actively seeks earned media
  • Serves as an ambassador for OEC, building OEC’s public presence and securing new members
  • Educates and engages OEC supporters through website communications, articles in e-bulletin and print newsletter, personal interactions, and other communications

Fundraising

  • Writes program-related grant proposals; meets with foundation officers and other potential funders; writes progress reports
  • Assists development staff with fundraising appeals and events
  • Actively seeks new sources of financial support

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum five years of professional experience in public policy development and advocacy, public affairs, or other related field, preferably in a water- or agriculture- related position
  • A demonstrated understanding of agriculture and a commitment to ensuring the economic and environmental success of Oregon farmers and ranchers
  • Proven ability to bring stakeholders together and work strategically to secure policy changes and other program objectives
  • A gift for writing and speaking in a clear and compelling fashion
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects without losing sight of the “big picture”
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • An eagerness to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
  • A passion for OEC’s mission
  • Bachelor’s degree; relevant advanced degree preferred

Desirable:

  • Existing relationships with Oregon agriculturalists, state agencies, conservation groups, and local governments
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting with a mission-driven staff and board
  • Experience in communications or marketing
  • A sense of humor

How to Apply: No calls, please. The position will be open until filled, but we will begin reviewing applications on July 7, 2015. Send cover letter and resume via email to karenr@oeconline.orgwith subject line “Water Program Director.”

Jul 2 / BARD CEP

Policy and Legislation Fall Intern, Earthjustice – Washington, DC

Organization: Earthjustice

Position Title: Policy and Legislation Fall Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: A $500 monthly stipend is provided for full-time work (amount pro-rated if working part-time).

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Earthjustice is seeking a Policy and Legislation Intern to join our Washington, D.C. team. Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation (PAL) department, which is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress and other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom. The intern will learn how a non-profit environmental organization weighs in on environmental policy at the federal level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, environmental nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in various tasks, including online research and blog writing.
  • Attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings.
  • Prepare and disseminate information to Congressional offices and PAL staff.
  • Make phone calls to hill offices.
  • Manage databases.
  • Assist with outreach and preparation for events sponsored by PAL.
  • Draft and edit policy documents and fact sheets.
  • Opportunity for short and/or long-term research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern’s interests.

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college/university program to apply. Undergraduates in their junior or senior year are preferred.
  • Able to work a minimum of 20 – 30 hours per week for approximately three months, preferably early September to mid-December. We will work around your class/work schedule.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Click here to apply.

Law students are encouraged to apply separately to our litigation department for law clerk positions. No phone calls please.

Jul 2 / BARD CEP

Local Policy Analyst, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Local Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Dates: Preferred start date: on or about August 1, 2015, based in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: Apply immediately; position open until filled

Description: ACEEE seeks a research analyst to focus on community energy efficiency for its Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program. The position provides a balance of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States as it relates to greater energy affordability and local economic development in low-income communities and communities of color. Efficiency policy issues within the scope of the position include low-income energy efficiency initiatives, the role of local-level engagement in long-term planning for emissions reductions and utility business models, community resilience, utility energy data access, and smart cities. ACEEE’s local policy work also emphasizes issues of local job creation, economic development, and environmental health benefits of energy efficiency to support the growth of sustainable and equitable communities.

The research analyst will have a variety of research opportunities in one of ACEEE’s most dynamic and multi-disciplinary programs. The core responsibilities of the position include:

  • Engaging community-based organizations that are working on issues related to energy, the environment, and/or climate change. This engagement will guide ACEEE’s outreach and technical assistance to utilities, local governments, and metropolitan agencies around strategies to achieve greater energy savings in their communities and to improve energy affordability.
  • Supporting new research on energy efficiency as a strategy to enhance the resilience of energy systems and the communities they serve, with an emphasis on low-income communities.
  • Providing and tracking technical assistance on topics such as affordable housing and local. government-utility engagement, in coordination with other ACEEE subject-matter experts.
  • Collecting data and developing metrics regarding household energy affordability.
  • Contributing to the biennial City Energy Efficiency Scorecard and the related local policy database, which provide peer comparisons among US cities on energy efficiency policy and performance metrics.
  • Coordinating and leading work on policies for access to energy data by third parties, best practices for application of data in building analytics and energy management systems, and the use of “big data” in program and policy planning and implementation in the buildings, utilities, and transportation sectors.
  • Supporting ACEEE’s research on smart cities, including research into city energy performance and city energy management systems.

Working at ACEEE, the research analyst will contribute to projects of high visibility and credibility in the energy efficiency, technology and policy communities. As a researcher and project coordinator, the position offers unmatched access to national experts in energy efficiency as well as critical sources of primary data at government agencies and utilities. It also provides an opportunity to develop expertise and leadership experience on one or more topics of energy efficiency policy and programs. ACEEE and its Utilities, State and Local Policy Program are dynamic, growing, and comprised of a highly motivated and collegial team.

Responsibilities:

  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented. The analyst will conduct rigorous and peer-reviewed primary research dealing with complex quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills. The analyst is expected to produce several detailed research reports, white papers, fact sheets, and blog posts on energy efficiency policy and programs, and present the research results at a wide range of policy and public forums.
  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills. The position requires experience coordinating complex, long-term projects independently and as part of teams. The analyst must also balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. He/she will maintain close relationships with a large network of stakeholders across the country in federal, state, local government and in the private sector to inform research and broaden the reach of ACEEE research and technical assistance. The analyst must also coordinate and collaborate with numerous ACEEE staff members on cross-cutting research projects.
  • Articulate and thoughtful. As an author of highly visible reports, the analyst will conduct media interviews and present at conferences and events. The analyst must be able to clearly explain research and positions to laypeople, other experts, and skeptical audiences.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter.
  • Tech-savvy and quick learner. The analyst will have to consult with other ACEEE staff to stay apprised of energy efficiency policy and program developments in the utility, buildings, transportation, and industrial sectors. The analyst will also contribute to pages on ACEEE’s website including those related to Local Energy Efficiency Policy.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social, political or natural sciences.
  • Rigorous coursework in public policy analysis, environmental justice, urban planning, energy policy, and/or economics.
  • Either Master’s degree or two or more years of work experience, with demonstrated project coordination and leadership experience and significant experience with quantitative analysis.

Strongly preferred:

  • Experience in policy analysis or planning, including work on local government, utilities, energy, and/or environmental policy
  • Experience with facilitating learning across networks or working groups of peer organizations, stakeholders, or representative from multiple professional communities
  • Experience with quantitative analysis
  • Demonstrated passion for clean energy, environmental justice, economic development, or environmental issues
  • Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to job_openings@aceee.org and use “Local PolicyAnalyst in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Energy Services Intern, The Cadmus Group – Oregon

Organization: The Cadmus Group

Position Title: Energy Services Intern

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Cadmus Group seeks an Intern for the summer of 2015 to work on our program evaluation projects. Our findings frequently inform a variety of technical, policy, and other decisions that have a real impact on the energy industry. We are looking for a motivated, creative thinker to become part of a committed team of engineers, economists, natural resources specialists, and policy experts working to solve some of our nation’s most pressing energy and resource challenges.

Responsibilities:

– Work independently or with supervision to support ongoing, or new, projects, ensuring consistency and quality of project methods. Typical projects might include conducting surveys, interviews, and some quantitative analyses.

– Document findings visually and/or verbally for memos and reports to clients and/or internal project teams.

Qualifications:

– Excellent writing, communication, and critical thinking skills

– Proficient with MS Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

– Some domestic travel may be required, therefore applicants must be over 18 years of age

– Familiarity with energy related terminology including kW and kWh

Preferred

– Experience with energy policy, regulations, and applications

– Availability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer, excluding planned vacations

How to Apply: Apply online.

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council – Washington, DC

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: Climate and Energy Advocate

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: NRDC is seeking a Climate and Energy Advocate to work with our climate and energy teams based in Washington, DC, to focus on a) business outreach and analysis in the context of clean energy, and b) policies and other approaches to reduce climate pollution from various sectors.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will help NRDC’s Energy & Transportation and the Climate and Clean Air programs with advocacy and outreach to capitalize on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and beyond, and help establish robust carbon pollution standards for power plants, push for effective standards to reduce methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, and promote climate pollution reduction from other sectors of the economy. Responsibilities include:

Business outreach and analysis in context of clean energy:

  • Undertake outreach to and build relationships with large companies, business associations (including those in clean energy), and large utility customers, in context of establishing carbon pollution standards and related clean energy policies;
  • Help develop NRDC’s business engagement strategy, and coordinate and manage a cross-programmatic, cross-functional team to achieve strategic goals;
  • Manage research, and economic and statistical analysis to convey the economic and jobs benefits of clean energy resources;
  • Assist in the development of systems and processes to manage NRDC’s business relationships and to effectively communicate these as relevant across NRDC.

Policy analysis and advocacy to reduce industrial climate pollution from various sectors:

  • Analyze carbon pollution reduction opportunities beyond the power sector. Perform or supervise analyses of emissions trends, reduction potential, economic impacts for large carbon-emitting industries (e.g., oil refineries, chemical production, energy use in manufacturing);
  • Help define and execute our advocacy strategy to push for effective policy approaches, informed by above, including regulatory action, new legislation, etc.;
  • Manage and contribute to drafting well-supported policy-comments, developing reports, reviewing new studies/reports, political advocacy, external meetings, litigation, media engagements, sign-on advocacy letters, campaign events and recruiting of partners, etc.

Overall:

  • Develop written and oral advocacy and communications content, to compellingly convey NRDC’s messages in this regard, including to businesses, consumers, media, and the general public;
  • Collaborate closely with other NRDC departments and external partner organizations;
  • Represent NRDC in a variety of meetings and fora.

Qualifications:

  • Hold an MPA, MBA or Masters in economics, or other policy or law degree in relevant field.
  • Have at least 2-5 years of relevant work experience in business, energy or environmental field.
  • Have experience working on clean energy or climate pollution-related policies, particularly pertaining to policy implementation.
  • Have experience working on business strategy and possess an understanding of the utility and clean energy and other sectors. Experience working on sustainability issues in the private sector and/or economics of clean energy may be particularly helpful.
  • Have strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Have significant project management experience.
  • Be willing to travel.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and strong writing and oral presentation skills.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit our website at www.nrdc.org/jobs, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Organization: Northern Alaska Environmental Center

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Dates and compensation: Rate: $36,000 – $50,000 DOE; Benefits: Paid holidays, personal days, vacation & sick leave, health insurance

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Director coordinates and administers all aspects of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s (Northern Center’s) Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs, and advises on all ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.

Responsibilities:

Arctic Program 50% & Clean Water & Mining 20%
The Arctic Program is the Northern Alaska Environmental Center’s touchstone program and serves to advocate for Alaska’s arctic and subarctic wilderness, for sustainability of wild lands and ecosystems at the landscape scale, and for the integrity of conservation system units.

The Clean Water & Mining Program serves to protect water resources and ecosystems in Interior and Arctic Alaska from adverse effects of mining and industrial development.

CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT & ADVANCEMENT
Carry on the priority campaigns noted above by expanding outreach into local communities, constituent groups and statewide coalitions, and by developing grassroots deliverables.
Coordinate with the Center’s other programs where there is a wilderness or national energy element to their work to best leverage our work to success.
Propose legal action as necessary, upon recommendation of Executive Director and approval of the Board.
Research, organize around and comment on pending land use management plans, state and federal legislation that affects program goals, regulatory changes made by various enforcement agencies, and propose litigation to the executive director with other groups when appropriate.
Keep the Northern Center and relevant stakeholders informed of the advancement of mineral exploration projects in Interior and northern Alaska that pose, or may pose, conflicts with NAEC’s mission, and develop appropriate responses to them.
Write and update strategic plans for existing and emerging campaigns, and assist the Northern Center with organization-wide planning, including the Annual Operating Plan.
Monitor the environmental performance of existing mines and take the appropriate steps to deal with environmental problems when they arise.

ADVOCACY 15%
Educate Center members on protection goals and emerging threats to wild lands and motivate them to take action.
Energize and broaden constituencies within Alaska for Arctic wilderness protection.
Produce presentations and lectures for community presentations on the issues.
Write press releases, briefing papers, fact sheets, comment letters and generate additional support from partner organizations, community and tribal entities, and others when strategic.
Communicate with legislators, the public, the media, and federal and state agencies about the wildlands values we support. Suggest to these bodies strategies they may employ to protect or best manage those values.

ADMINISTRATION 15%
Develop funding proposals for the Arctic and Clean Water & Mining programs and for other Northern Center programs in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Write reports for funders and management as required in funding agreements.
Build relationships with historical and new program funders.
Ensure that programs operate within the approved budget.
Monitor cash flow projections in conjunction with the Executive Director on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).
Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback.
Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs.
Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programs.
Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement.
Take advantage of professional development by attending technical seminars and workshops and review literature relevant to Northern Center program goals.

Qualifications: Desire to be an energetic advocate for Alaska’s wilderness and wildlands.
Master’s Degree in environmental science/policy, political science, journalism/communications, or related field, or Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years of relevant experience.

Supervisory experience required.

A deep understanding of environmental protection issues, and sustainability.
Knowledge of state and federal permitting, land use planning and legal framework for public lands in Alaska, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, The Wilderness Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act and other environmental laws.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with significant writing experience (newsletters, features, editorials, press releases, brochures, etc.), and public speaking skills.
Ability to manage and edit websites, audio and video recorders, and ease in using social media, a plus.

Must be a team player experienced with grassroots organizing and coalition work.
Experience with Alaska and working with indigenous communities is strongly preferred.
Commitment to preserving wilderness, environmental protection and social change.
For candidates not familiar with Alaska, the realities of living in Interior Alaska (especially in winter) should be understood and embraced. Those who appreciate extreme conditions and seasons will find comfort here.

Frequent travel is required, as well as occasional work on evenings and weekends. This is an exempt position.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample (no more than 4 pages) to:
Elisabeth B. Dabney
dabney@northern.org
830 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Research Intern, Twin – United Kingdom

Organization: Twin

Position Title: Climate Change Research Intern

Location: London, England

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Twin is a development through trade NGO working with 33 producer organisations representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholder in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our coffee company Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality coffee with development impact.

We unlock the power of trade to strengthen producer organisations and delivery social justice, economic development and environmental sustainability for small farmers. We are engaged throughout the value change to balance producer support with creating market demand, building partnerships that deliver sustainable, scalable and meaningful change.

Twin has multiple projects on climate resilience and has started a study how to improve climate resilience projects and better understand farmer innovation in response to environmental limitations in the context of climate change. This work required more attention and is the reason of this volunteer job advert.

This is a great opportunity to understand the world of coffee, value chains and ethical trade and work within coffee enthusiasts!

Responsibilities:

Desk based research

Compiling recent studies on coffee and climate change

Literature review of climate change evidence in coffee producing areas (East Africa, Central America, Latin America and Asia).

Literature review of theoretical concepts related to climate change (Adaptive capacity/management, M&E indicators) and on-going collaborations/consortium initiatives within the Third sector

Researching and categorising existing climate resilience / climate adaptation projects and initiatives

Status of the voluntary carbon markets and opportunities (tbc)

Engaging with industry partners

Approaching Twin’s business partners and other NGO, implementers to enlarge our case study database

Develop concept notes

Communicating preliminary results to pith to industry partners to seek interest and investment in coffee and climate resilience improvement.

Other

Attending events and meetings on behalf of Twin

Any other duties that have been agreed with the Project Manager

How to Apply: If our role inspires you, please download further details here. Applications to jobs@twin.org.uk indicating the job title in the subject by 13th July 2015. Interviews to be held the week commencing 20th July 2015.

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst or Utilities Analyst, Vermont Public Service Board

Organization: Vermont Public Service Board

Position Title: Environmental Analyst; Utilities Analyst (2 openings)

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Vermont Public Service Board (“Board”) seeks to fill two vacant positions: an Environmental Analyst and a Utilities Analyst. The Board regulates electric, energy efficiency, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities in Vermont. Issues decided by the Board include, among others: siting of utility facilities and non-utility renewable generation facilities; utility rates and other financial matters; and renewable energy, energy efficiency and telecommunications policies.

The Environmental and Utilities Analyst positions offer a unique chance to participate in Vermont’s regulatory process that implements policy decisions which often have statewide, regional, and national significance. Specific duties include reviewing utility-related filings; drafting proposed rules; assisting in the development of Board policy on utility-related matters; presiding over contested cases as a quasi-judicial hearing officer, with responsibility to identify significant issues; conducting thorough hearings in a fair, professional, judicious manner; preparing comprehensive proposed decisions that resolve all critical issues; and assisting the Board in evaluating the proposed decisions. The analysts would also advise the Board in cases that the Board hears directly, with responsibility to identify, research, and analyze significant issues, manage the procedural elements of the cases, work as part of a team, and draft the Board’s orders.

Qualifications: Judicial temperament, excellent writing and analytical skills are required. A strong candidate will have prior experience in facility siting and permitting, utility regulation, or related areas, including the telecommunications and energy industries. The Board also highly values experience with financial or business decision-making and public policy analysis and formulation. For the Utilities Analyst position, experience with financial analysis is desirable.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years professional experience in accounting, auditing, economic or financial analysis, business or public administration, permitting, planning, physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field. Graduate work in related fields may be substituted for the required experience on a semester-for-six-months basis.

How to Apply: To apply, submit resume, cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, and writing sample to: Business Manager, Vermont Public Service Board, 112 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-2701, or via email to psb.businessmanager@state.vt.us

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Project Manager, Webuild – California or China

Organization: Webuild

Position Title: Climate Change Project Manager – GHG Reduction

Location: San Francisco, California or Beijing, China

Compensation: $85,000 – $120,000

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

Description: Webuild is seeking a Climate Change Program Manager to lead the development and implementation of a long term, consumer based climate change / greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction campaign throughout the Asian and Chinese marketplaces.

This would be a high profile, country leadership role in cooperation with Asian governments, in which the Program Manager will have direct responsibility for the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction / climate change initiatives focused on creating consumer awareness and behavior change through the use of mass media, public awareness and educational events that target over 1 billion consumers regionally.

Responsibilities: The ideal individual would have 8+ years of related work experience leading climate change and specifically GHG reduction technical studies that bring awareness to greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Must have the abilities to conduct climate change research, identify strategic opportunities, develop strategy, partnerships, manage stakeholders, secure celebrity endorsements and implement a mass media campaign (social media, print advertising, tv commercials, etc..) related to strategic public transportation, sustainable agriculture, industrial consumption and energy efficiency initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Additional responsibilities will include the development of the strategic marketing plan of action, conducting fund raising efforts, and working with staff(i.e. country directors, celebrities, political operatives, etc.) for overall program success.

Qualifications: Requires a degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning,?Business Administration or related discipline. MBA preferred. Must have strong climate change, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainably program management experience related to Asian Cultures desired.

Candidates that have an environmental technical background with previous experience in mass media, public awareness campaign implementation efforts for governmental agencies, foundations, non-profits or public organizations will be given priority consideration. Position can be based in either Beijing, China or San Francisco, CA.

How to Apply: Apply online

Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Climate Justice and Energy Program Intern, Friends of the Earth Europe – Belgium

Organization: Friends of the Earth Europe

Position Title: Climate Justice and Energy Program Intern

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates and compensation: Start date: 1 September 2015;

  • A great learning experience in a highly motivating working environment
  • Opportunity to gain understanding on how the EU works and how an environmental NGO can achieve change
  • The opportunity to contribute to an international NGO with its office located in an environmentally friendly building with many other NGOs (Mundo-B)
  • 5 days/week, 38 hour working week, compensation days for weekends/public holidays worked
  • A monthly contribution to living costs of € 800

Application Deadline: July 5th 2015

Description: This is a unique opportunity to learn and work alongside our climate justice and energy team to help influence the EU to take up its responsibility to fight climate change, and to help bring people’s voices to decision-makers.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to do an internship with our international Friends of the Earth Europe team. The intern position is based in Brussels, 5 days a week, and runs for four months from September until December 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and contribute to campaigning with a NGO working at EU level – part of a vibrant European and international network.

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for sustainable and just societies and for the protection of the environment. It unites more than 31 national organisations with thousands of local groups and is part of the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International.

Responsibilities:

Support Brussels advocacy work on the essential role and benefits of good governance to a clean energy future and how to best achieve an ambitious implementation of the EU target on renewables. Outreach to our European member groups, editing and support for policy papers and activities in Brussels

Support in preparation, implementation and evaluation of one European wide climate campaigner meeting in October 2015 with about 40 people from the Friends of the Earth network

Production of the monthly update of our European campaigns within the network

Support for media stunts and campaign actions in Brussels

Help with contacting Friends of the Earth groups to share information

Supporting the team in their ongoing work regarding in the Energy Efficiency and Community power campaigns, mobilization before, during and after the Paris climate negotiations

Supporting the climate team in its fundraising and operational tasks

Social media outreach support

Qualifications:

Good networking and communications skills, willingness to liaise with national and local groups across Europe

Logistical, problem solving skills and creativity

Fluency in English

Able to work in a team and independently with people from different cultural backgrounds

Able to occasionally travel abroad and during  weekends

Commitment to the values, vision and mission of Friends of the Earth

Flexibility, ability to improvise and multi-tasking skills

Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise workloads

Educated to degree standard

Desirable:

Knowledge of climate justice, renewables and energy efficiency topics

Experience in campaign organising and/or activist background

Experience in NGO work and/or volunteering. Experience with Friends of the Earth network or one of our allies is a plus point.

Social media campaigning experience

Project management experience, preferably working internationally

Creativity and sense of humor

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for the internship in the Climate Justice and Energy Programme please send your CV and a cover letter to climate.intern@foeeurope.org by midnight on 5th of July 2015.

Your letter of motivation should highlight how your skills and experience are well-suited to the exact requirements of this position and what learning expectations you have.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 9th July. (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.)

Phone interviews will take place on 14th and 15th of July.

The Friends of the Earth Europe climate justice and energy team is looking forward to your application.

Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, New Jersey Work Environment Council

Organization: New Jersey Work Environment Council

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Ewing, New Jersey

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Description: Serving as Executive Director of the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is an exciting and unusual opportunity for someone with the skills, experience, and commitment needed to help build a powerful movement for social change that unites labor, environmental, and community constituencies.

Founded in 1986, WEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit alliance of 70 New Jersey labor, community, and environmental organizations working together for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. Through organizing, coalition-building, public policy campaigns, education, training, and technical assistance, WEC promotes dialogue, collaboration, and joint action by workers, community members, and environmentalists.

While its programmatic efforts are focused in New Jersey, WEC has long served as a national model for labor-environmental collaboration.

WEC’s public voice is well-informed, creative, and bold. We take on powerful corporate and political interests to serve our mission. Current efforts include defending environmental and workplace safeguards from assault by corporations and their political allies; promoting healthy public schools for children, educators and other school staff; ensuring worker and neighborhood safety at industrial facilities that use hazardous chemicals and in communities endangered by highly flammable crude oil trains; and educating workers about their rights to safe and healthy workplaces.

In 2015, WEC’s two priority public campaigns are Healthy Schools Now and Stop Chemical Disasters: Respect Our Right to Know. The Board is also interested in expanding WEC’s future work to also focus on climate change, green energy, and a “just transition” for energy and chemical workers.

As a coalition, WEC develops and maintains close working relationships with labor unions, workers’ centers, and community and environmental organizations.

WEC is a state affiliate of the BlueGreen Alliance and the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

WEC has six staff and 10 key consultants. Our offices are in Ewing, NJ, outside Trenton, the state capitol. WEC is supported by foundations, government agencies, contributions from key partner organizations, membership dues, donations, other grassroots fundraising, and some fee-for-service activities. Non-supervisory staff are represented by United Steelworkers Local 4-149. For more information about WEC, please visit www.njwec.org.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director (ED) is WEC’s chief executive officer, reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the achievement of the organization’s mission and programmatic and financial objectives. The ED will work closely with the Assistant Director in assuming many of the responsibilities below. Responsibilities

Overall, the ED will:

1) Ensure that WEC has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2) Provide leadership to develop program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out policies and plans authorized by the Board.

3) Promote active and broad participation by partner organizations and volunteers.

4) Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5) Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends, particularly concerning successful strategies to build effective coalitions and opportunities to increase engagement of workers and communities threatened by inadequate protection from toxic hazards and other environmental health threats.

6) Identify opportunities for WEC to expand or modify its programmatic focus.

7) Cultivate an organizational culture where there is ongoing and honest assessment of our work by the Board, other leaders, and staff. Ensure effective systems to track progress and regularly evaluate programs.

8) Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors and serve as an ex-officio member.

In communications, the ED will:

1) Ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of WEC and all important factors influencing it.

2) Publicize the goals and activities of WEC.

3) Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with member and partner organizations, including those representing labor, community, and environmental constituencies.

4) Represent WEC’s programs and point of view to agencies, organizations, and the general public. Serve, along with WEC’s President and Vice Presidents, as WEC’s principal public spokespersons.

5) Oversee communications, including written and electronic publications, web presence, etc. to create stronger WEC effectiveness and identity. Review and approve publications for the Board of Directors or a public audience. Write some content for these publications.

In relations with staff, the ED will:

1) Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, including paid staff, consultants, and volunteers. (According to WEC’s bylaws, the ED has authority to hire, supervise, and terminate staff.)

2) Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that there are ongoing performance evaluations, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3) See that an effective management team, with provision for succession, is in place.

4) Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5) Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the ED will:

1) Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices and controls.

2) Work with staff, the Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing annual budgets, and see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3) Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work. Maintain, develop and expand funding from foundations, government agencies, organizational and individual members, grassroots fundraising, etc.

Roughly, 40 to 50 percent of the Director’s time will be allocated to generating funds. (Other staff and designated consultants provide significant assistance in this effort.)

4) Jointly, with the President and officers, conduct official WEC correspondence and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

The job performance of the Executive Director may be reviewed by the Executive Committee, which consists of the five elected WEC officers.

Qualifications: The Executive Director must be committed to WEC’s mission and a broader vision of building a powerful movement for social change that unites labor, environmental, and community constituencies.

All candidates should have proven leadership, mentoring, relationship management, coalition-building, and fundraising experience.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and qualifications that include: • A record of effectively leading or helping to lead a non-profit organization, with ability to point to examples of having taken an organization to the next stage of growth.

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and forthright program evaluation. • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop teamwork, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing and new board member relationships. • Strong public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a range of core stakeholders and cultures, including labor, environmental, and community organizations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and creative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a valuable asset.
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply: Candidates for this position should send a resume, contact information for three professional references (including an email address and telephone number), and writing samples to EDSearch@njwec.org.

Written materials, such as fundraising proposals, strategic organizational or campaign plans, and/or organizing materials intended for a lay audience could strengthen the application.

Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Vice President for Policy, Climate Action Reserve – California

Organization: Climate Action Reserve

Position Title: Vice President for Policy

Location: Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: July 2, 2015

Description: The Vice President for Policy is a key executive management position at the Climate Action Reserve and is responsible for overseeing the development of new and the maintenance of existing greenhouse gas offset protocols, managing the Reserve’s consulting and advisory services program, and providing strategic advice and guidance to support the Reserve’s existing and new initiatives. The position reports directly to the President, manages a staff of professional employees, and regularly presents to the Reserve’s Board of Directors. The Vice President’s main areas of responsibility include the following tasks below. These should be seen as a starting point and may evolve over time.

Responsibilities:

Policy Team Management

Primary Policy Team activities include developing, maintaining, and updating carbon offset protocols; assisting the Program Team with protocol implementation and application; and, in conjunction with the Programs team, formulating and refining Reserve program rules and policies. The Vice President for Policy is responsible for managing Policy Team staff.

Promoting Market-Oriented Climate Policy Development

Together with the President, the Vice President for Policy will help lead the Reserve’s efforts to engage with policymakers and other external stakeholders to further the Reserve’s mission of promoting greenhouse gas emission reductions through credible market-based policies and solutions.

Strategic Initiatives

With the President and senior management team, the Vice President for Policy actively contributes to the development and implementation of the Reserve’s mission, goals, and strategic planning efforts. As part of this effort, the Vice President for Policy helps to identify and evaluate opportunities, set priorities and engages in outreach opportunities to promote the Reserve’s strategic growth into new program areas and international markets.

Desired Competencies

  • Thinks strategically about the Reserve’s goals, promotes them internally and externally, and coordinates ideas and resources to achieve them.
  • Uses good judgment and makes sound decisions. Provides honest, ethical, and positive leadership in the promotion of the Reserve’s mission and goals.
  • Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Manages time, staff, and resources to effectively achieve organizational goals.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables. Manages staff in ways that maximize their effectiveness and promote professional development.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively. Builds and sustains trusting internal and external relationships to ensure the Reserve’s mission and goals are achieved. Diplomatically and tactfully handles challenging or tense situations. Positively and effectively represents the Reserve in both formal and informal settings.
  • Takes personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight. Performs tasks with care and checks work for completeness and accuracy. Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
  • Creatively and actively participates in efforts to develop, evaluate, and implement strategic options for the future of the Reserve. Is open to new ideas and perspectives, actively works to identify new opportunities, and provides solutions that help the organization understand and manage risks.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must meet the following requirements:

– A graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as environmental science, economics, business, public policy, law, or related field;

– A minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience in greenhouse gas measurement and verification, energy and environmental consulting, environmental policy, environmental or energy finance, or a related field;

– A minimum of 5 years as a supervisor managing and overseeing the work of professional staff;

– Experience and knowledge of climate change policy and program development, especially with regard to market-based regulations, demonstrated experience working with government agencies, expert stakeholder groups, and others, and experience with and understanding of financial markets;

– Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues;

– Excellent project management and contractor oversight skills;

– Demonstrated experience and skills as a public speaker;

– Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities;

– Strong quantitative, analytical research skills;

– Excellent writing and computer skills;

– Flexibility and willingness to travel as needed; and

– A U.S. citizen or legal resident with the right to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit the following information to the Search Committee:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Technical writing sample (maximum of 10 pages)

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be emailed to the following address with the header “Vice President for Policy” EMAIL:jobs@climateactionreserve.org

Jun 29 / BARD CEP

Project Management Specialist (Agriculture), U.S. Agency for International Development – Thailand

Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development

Position Title: Project Management Specialist (Agriculture)

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Application Deadline: July 9, 2015

Dates and Compensation: Full-time; 40 hours/week; 1 ฿1,179,069 per annum (Starting salary)

Description: The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is seeking an individual for the position of Project Management Specialist in the U.S. Agency for International Development/ Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), located at Athenee Tower, Wireless Road, Bangkok.

The Agriculture Specialist is a lead technical advisor to the General Development Office (GDO) as well as to the USAID/RDMA. Working as part of the RDMA Agriculture team, s/he will provide timely and accurate input, advice and technical direction, both written and oral, on issues related to agriculture, food security, science and technology, technology dissemination, and trade in South and Southeast Asia. The Specialist will define constraints and identify and prioritize investment opportunities for RDMA related to Asia regional agriculture and food security. In collaboration with the Agriculture team and other relevant RDMA teams, the Specialist will develop and implement project strategies, and design, procure, and manage performance-based contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.

Responsibilities: Design, procure, and manage activities in the Regional Agriculture portfolio in Asia. Provide technical expertise to RDMA, Washington, and bilateral missions in the region. The duties include the following:

  • Identify and review background work, leading to the planning, design, and preparation of new partnerships and initiatives and other activities under the GDO’s strategic objective. Prepare project/activity design documents, drafts, performance-based statements of work for contracts with local and or expatriate firms or individuals for pre-design technical analysis and define and arrange for technical and/or financial assistance and logistical support from within RDMA, from other missions in the region and from USAID/Washington.
  • Develop procurement plans covering goods and services, including a reasonable timetable to put into place the appropriate instrument, and coordinate the procurement process with the contracting office while maintaining ongoing and productive communication.
  • Assist the office with organization of technical evaluation committees (TECs). Participate in TECs as requested to ensure that proper evaluation is done in accordance with established evaluation criteria to achieve best value for the U.S. Government. Document and provide the results of evaluations to the contracting and personnel officers.
  • Function as the Agreement Officer’s Representatives (AORs)/ Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs), or Alternate AOR/COR, or activity manager for selected grants and contracts. Perform inspections/sight visits to gather information about implementation progress, data quality assessment, and provide recommendations to AOR/COR and activity managers on changes to improve performance; guide the implementing partner towards improved performance; review and sign vouchers or recommend approval of the same to GDO staff.
  • Prepare the budget and narrative portions of the annual performance report, Operating plans and portfolio reviews, and coordinate with the Program Office and Financial Office to ensure that the budget is sent to USAID/Washington on a timely basis. Refine the budget request per guidelines and instructions from USAID/Washington and RDMA.
  • Represent USAID at meetings, conferences, workshops, and other fora. Participate either individually or as a team in events related to the technical focus of the position or the broader development interests of the office.

Qualifications: All applications must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in DS-174 block no. 19-22. If the application submitted fails to demonstrate eligibility, the application will be marked unqualified.  It is the responsibility of the applicant

to provide all pertinent information.

(1) Education: Completion of a Master degree, or equivalent, in Agriculture, Agricultural/Resources Economics, Soil/Plant Science, Aquaculture, Agro Forestry, Natural Resources Management, MBA, Development Studies, or other closely related field is required.

(2) Experience: Minimum of five years in project management and/or strategic planning positions in the fields of agriculture/food security, and ideally regional integration, with a U.S. Government Agency or other international/local organization or donor is required. (40 points)

(3) Language:  Level IV (Fluent), strong written and oral proficiency in English is required. Level II (Limited), in Thai is also required.

(4) Knowledge: (25 points)

– Knowledgeable in key issues, challenges and opportunities related to food security such as sustainable agricultural practices/productivity, markets, technology, regional commodity trade, Agricultural policy, nutrition-integrated agriculture, gender, and climate change, with a clear understanding of the particular complexities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) regions is required.

– Understanding of how ASEAN and SAARC and other relevant organizations (e.g. ADB, World Bank, FAO, Universities, etc.) work and are engage in agriculture in the region is required.

– Familiarity with the agriculture science and technology present in the region, and the key stakeholders (groups and organizations) in this field is required.

(5) Skills and Abilities: (35 points)

– Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with multiple levels of stakeholders, from farmers to senior officials, both in writing and speaking is required.

– Able to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team

– Able to meet deadlines, produce high quality deliverables, and meet higher goals is required.

– Able to inspire and support the development of colleagues and partners at all levels and from a diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds is required.

– Proficient in the use of Windows OS, Microsoft office, Gmail, and able to learn other basic computer programs is required.

– Skilled at gathering and analyzing information from multiple sources and providing recommendations to leadership is required.

– Able to manage programs, activities, and partners for consistent performance and compliance with regulations is required.

How to Apply: Applications will be initially screened and scored for eligibility in accordance with the required qualifications and points mentioned above. To be considered for candidacy, applicants must address each criterion in their application as to how they meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Top-ranked candidates who meet the minimum qualification will be given a recruitment test.  The recruitment test and interview will be structured around the selection criteria above. Applicants with passing marks from recruitment test and with a valid TOEIC score of 855 or above will be invited for an interview. Recruitment test and interview will be conducted in USAID/RDMA Bangkok, Thailand. USAID/RDMA will screen for nepotism/conflict of interest in determining successful candidacy. Reference checks will be conducted once the applicant pool is narrowed down to the top candidate(s). Only shortlisted candidates for final interview will be notified of the selection result. Internal candidates must have successfully completed a one year probationary period of employment before being eligible to apply.

Please follow the check lists and submission guidelines, posted on the official website: http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities.html carefully and submit complete application package thru bkkrecruitment@state.gov before the deadline.

Jun 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental and Social Standards Expert, UNICEF – New York

Organization: UNICEF

Position Title: Consultancy Assignment: Environmental and Social Standards Expert, Division for Data, Research and Policy

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: July 2, 2015

Description: If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in field related to international development, with specific academic background related to social and environmental sustainability.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ Senior-level experience related to social and environmental sustainability and impact assessment in an international development/UN context.
  • Technical expertise in environmental and social safeguards, including environmental and social impact assessment, human rights, gender and indigenous peoples is required
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious & effective working relationship both within and outside an organization.
  • Prior UNICEF/UN experience and familiarity with UNICEF programme, policies and goals preferred.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Analyses and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Writes high quality documents that are clear, convincing and applicable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government counterparts and non-government stakeholders.
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Experience working under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to send their submissions to pdconsultants@unicef.org with subject line: “Environmental and Social Standards Expert, Division for Data, Research and Policy – Consultancy”.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
    • CV
    P-11 form
  • Indicate where you heard about this advertisement

    Please indicate your ability, availabilityand daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications, Solar Cookers International – California

Organization: Solar Cookers International

Position Title: Director of Communications

Location: Sacramento, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: SCI is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications with a minimum of 10 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role, and covering areas such as media, website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels are essential. Adaptive and flexible; able to work in a shared work space and flexible hours as needed and required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) required.

The ideal Director of Communications will ensure that Solar Cookers International is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within this diverse global network and constituent base.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with a senior peer group, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the mission of Solar Cookers International (SCI).

Responsibilities:

– Manage all media contacts–regional, national, and international—to achieve global promotion of solar thermal cooking.

– Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual media plan across the network’s discreet audiences in collaboration with the SCI team and constituents

– Create and implement editorial calendar to help SCI achieve its strategic goals

– Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate

– Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities

– Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, e-newsletters, video and film, and SCI’s website

– Collaborate with webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly

– Write/edit grant applications and reports; contribute to creation of fundraising collateral

– Desired Skills and Experience

– Knowledge of Solar Cookers International, its achievements, technologies, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, general knowledge and current issues facing a US-based INGO.

– Expert written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

– Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and marketing skills.

– Experience establishing effective relationships with organization leadership.

– Exhibit knowledge of organizational effectiveness, health and safety, and a commitment to diversity.

– Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies

– Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

– A track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently

– Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”

– High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

– Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

– Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

– Adaptive and flexible; able to work in a shared work space and flexible hours as needed and required

– Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Qualifications:

– Expert knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, donor and public relations including advanced knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera.

– Knowledge of Solar Cookers International, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure, general knowledge and current issues facing a US-based INGO.

– Expert written, oral and interpersonal communications skills, to build and maintain effective working relationships within all organizational levels and with outside constituencies.

– Expert skills in meeting predetermined goals and objectives, including securing gifts, meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.

– Expert strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, and marketing skills.

– Experience establishing effective relationships with organization leadership.

– Exhibit knowledge of organizational effectiveness, health and safety, and a commitment to diversity.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and salary requirements to julie.greene@solarcookers.org.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Commercial Sector Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency – Massachusetts

Organization: Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Position Title: Commercial Sector Program Manager

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: A majority of this person’s time will be spent facilitating and managing CEE initiatives and member committees including the Commercial Lighting Committee and Whole Building Performance Committee. We seek candidates with demonstrated analytical and facilitation skills, creative strategic thinking abilities, and a passion for energy efficiency. The individual hired will work closely with their team, and at times will work collaboratively with other colleagues to ensure due consideration of cross-cutting measures and programs. Direct experience working in the energy efficiency industry would be desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and advance the CEE commercial lighting initiative, including maintaining the relevance of existing bi-national performance specifications, while assessing and exploring new program opportunities (e.g., system lighting design, controls, new product performance specifications)
  • Serve as the principal contact for sustaining and advancing the strategic direction of CEE’s commercial lighting initiative
  • Facilitate and support regular committee meetings of utility, government, advocate and other stakeholders via teleconference, virtual extranet platform, and in person
  • Manage and maintain an online forum for advancing committee work
  • Collaborate and cultivate relationships with industry partners including manufacturers, trade associations, and other stakeholders to inform CEE direction and work products
  • Oversee management and maintenance of CEE commercial lighting qualifying products lists
  • Research lighting technologies, approaches, market conditions and energy savings opportunities
  • Analyze savings potential and synthesize experiences into recommendations for member consideration and for work planning purposes
  • Develop and disseminate market and technology assessments, program guides, program summaries, qualifying products lists, white papers, and explorations. Communications mediums include but are not limited to the CEE website, the CEE extranet (Forum), electronic communications, and oral presentations
  • Monitor and communicate to internal and external stakeholders relevant technology, market, policy, federal minimum standards, and other industry developments that impact lighting efficiency programs
  • Survey CEE members about program practices and methods and compile program summaries
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • A graduate degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, for example, a BA or BS including graduate coursework, honors thesis, or significant applicable employment experience, in a relevant field, such as energy efficiency, engineering, economics, marketing, public policy or environmental studies
  • Minimum of two years of full time work experience, preferably related to the lighting or building industry, in an architecture, engineering, marketing, energy efficiency, or regulatory affairs capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and work constructively with individuals of varied experience levels and personalities to achieve consensus
  • Ability to manage workload across multiple projects, manage project timelines, and to work independently
  • Ability to understand market motivations and dynamics
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative information for different audiences
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software
  • Willingness to travel (approximately one trip quarterly)

How to apply: Complete applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications include the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to CEE and this position, including a description of how prior experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (5 pages maximum) that demonstrates analytical reasoning skills and ability to communicate technical concepts or analysis to a nontechnical audience

Please send application materials via e-mail tocerisman@cee1.org, noting the location you found this posting, as well as including the job title and your name in the subject line; for example, John Smith—Program Manager, Commercial Sector.

Jun 24 / BARD CEP

Arctic Program Specialist, Ocean Conservancy – Alaska or Oregon

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Arctic Program Specialist

Location: Anchorage, Alaska or Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic program works to address the complex challenges facing the maritime Arctic by advancing science-based policy solutions in U.S. and international venues.

The Arctic Program Specialist will work closely with the Arctic Program Director to expand Ocean Conservancy’s work on emerging industrial pressures, with a focus on shipping. He or she will join Ocean Conservancy’s team of issue experts, technical consultants and scientists to conduct research and analysis in support of program strategies, develop advocacy materials, and help represent Ocean Conservancy with our coalition partners.

This is a unique mid-level opportunity for a professional looking to deepen his or her understanding of conservation work in a region that is undergoing unprecedented environmental, political, and industrial change. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience working on conservation or environmental policy; experience working in the Arctic and/or on shipping issues strongly preferred. Success in this role will require strong research, analytic, and writing skills, as well as resourcefulness and independent initiative.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical support for Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic team by conducting independent research on emerging pressures on the Arctic and working with external experts and consultants.
  • Produce reports, issue papers, fact sheets and blogs on policies, studies and relevant developments in the Arctic, in partnership with the Arctic Program Director and Ocean Conservancy communications staff and consultants.
  • Support the Arctic Program Director in regional coalition management, including organizing and participating in regular meetings, calls and conferences.
  • As needed, represent Ocean Conservancy in external meetings with a high degree of professionalism; build relationships with public agencies, funders, researchers, academics, NGOs, industry representatives, public officials and other partners.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports, respond to requests for information and help coordinate activities among Ocean Conservancy staff; support the Arctic team in monitoring and reporting on program activities and deliverables.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in professional conservation, public policy, research or other relevant field required; experience working on shipping issues and/or Arctic conservation strongly preferred.
  • Graduate or undergraduate degree in marine or environmental science and familiarity with federal marine conservation laws preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex scientific or technical concepts to policy and lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • A strategic thinker who can bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to help grow this program.
  • A high-level performer with the proven ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced, demanding work environment in good humor.
  • Highly collaborative, with excellent interpersonal skills and an appreciation for a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Passionate, productive, and focused on advancing ocean conservation.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary expectations, references and a writing sample (5 pages max) to jobs@oceanconservancy.org with the subject line “[Last Name] – Arctic Program Specialist – IL – #15-13.”