Organizaton: Swarthmore College
Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Dates and compensation: This is a limited term, 1-year assignment, though there is potential for the position to continue beyond the year.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices.
The Office of Sustainability is currently accepting applications for the position of Sustainability Coordinator. The Sustainability Coordinator’s time will be spent providing project management, research, and general support for on campus sustainability activities and coordinating with the faculty in the Environmental Studies program to support on campus and community-based learning opportunities in courses.
Responsibilities: Tasks might include researching and managing the design of new signs for waste bins; gathering data to complete the College’s AASHE STARS report and greenhouse gas inventory; compiling and evaluating carbon tax models used at other institutions and businesses; researching strategies for moving the campus closer to zero waste; organizing a community food jam; and helping to lead tours of the Crum Woods. The Sustainability Coordinator will also work very closely with the Green Advisors, the College’s peer-to-peer education program, including attending evening meetings at least once a month and assisting with events, trainings, and other activities.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrate interest in social and environmental sustainability through previous work, volunteer experience, and/or academic study. Excellent skills in verbal and written communications, data compilation and analysis, and organization are also required.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: Silent Spring Institute
Position Title: Director of Communications
Location: Newton, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The successful candidate is one who thrives in a small, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment. This individual must be creative, ambitious, and passionate about speaking to diverse audiences about breast cancer prevention, environmental health science, and the groundbreaking research of the Institute. The Director will work with our research team, development team, and consultants.
S/he will be a chief architect and leader of strategic communications initiatives.
In addition, the Communications Director will have the opportunity to contribute to our NIH-funded research on environmental health communications. For example, we have developed and studied innovative practices for reporting individual results to participants in biomonitoring and household exposures studies. The level of involvement in our communications related research projects may be a significant or more modest aspect of the position, depending on the interests and experience of the applicant.
- Develop a strategic communications plan.
- Develop core messages that communicate our approach to environmental health and prevention science.
- Build on our successful news media relationships, write press releases, and manage news media outreach when our research results are announced.
- Oversee strategy and content for online media, including website, social media, and e-newsletter.
- Oversee development communications, working with our excellent outside consultant to produce appeal letters, annual report, and other written materials.
- Identify and manage consultants to contribute to communications programs.
- Expand our audiences and influence.
- Contribute to our research program on environmental health communications.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 5-plus years’ experience in communications
- Excellent, demonstrated writing skills and ability to translate science so that it is both compelling and accurate for lay audiences
- Experience with new media and ability to stay abreast of evolving technologies and strategies
- Experience successfully managing staff and consultants
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle deadlines, details and multiple projects
- Must be a strategic thinker and self-starter with a proven ability to successfully drive new initiatives
How to Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and examples of previous written work to email@example.com. Include the subject line “Director of Communications.”
Organization: United Nations Foundation
Position Title: Associate, Communications and Writing, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: May 14, 2015
Description: The Associate, Communications and Writing is a core member of the global communications team, leading major writing projects and supporting external relations of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance), a public-private partnership hosted by the United Nations Foundation.
The Associate will be responsible for producing a wide range of written materials for the Alliance. The Associate will also assist in the planning, execution, evaluation and management of communications efforts around global activities that further the Alliance’s mission of saving lives, improving livelihoods, empowering women and protecting the environment through the creation of a global market for clean cooking solutions.
The Alliance’s goal is for 100 million households to adopt cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020, and an effective press, partner and fundraising communications operation is essential toward achieving that goal.
Working Relationships: The Associate reports directly to the Director of Global Communications for the Alliance. The Associate will join a team of two: a Director of Global Communications, and a Senior Digital Producer that oversees the Alliance’s web and social media channels.
- Writing: Responsible for development of diverse written products, such as reports, meeting summaries, press releases, op-eds, statements, fact sheets, newsletter articles, etc;
- Editing: Provides Alliance team with editing services on internal and public-facing documents, such as reports, speeches, presentations, etc.;
- Media Relations: Helps build and diligently maintain an extensive media list that includes U.S. and international journalists, producers and bloggers. Arranges interviews for spokespeople, including coordinating logistics and briefing materials;
- Monitoring and Tracking: Regularly tracks and documents, through spreadsheets and written reports, the results of external outreach activities;
- Social Media: Assists in developing and implementing outreach strategy for social media to promote Alliance’s work and raise awareness about the sector;
- Web: Assists with managing content on the Alliance website;
- Media Opportunities Calendar: Help build and manage an up-to-date media calendar that tracks local, national and global events, news hooks and strategic opportunities to promote Alliance’s work and the clean cooking sector.
- Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, public policy, journalism, or communications, plus 3 – 4 years of experience in communications or public relations (including substantive internships), is required.
- Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and oral communications skills.
- Ability to quickly understand complicated subjects and summarize them in writing clearly and concisely
- Experience with communications and public relations in international affairs field or setting is strongly preferred.
- A keen sense of what makes and shapes the news, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters.
- Experience with tools related to media outreach, such as Cision, Factiva, Vocus and Critical Mention
- A strong knowledge of new media including blogs, social networking and emerging online news outlets.
- Knowledge of and passion for global health, gender empowerment, and climate issues is essential.
- Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
- Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations – collaborator; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills.
- Able to engage in stress tolerance and resilience; possesses a sense of humor; be highly organized and open to learning new skills; demonstrates grace under pressure; and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
- A willingness to travel (up to 25%), and the ability to interact with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.
- A demonstrated knowledge of global issues and the UN system, and an understanding of the UN Foundation’s mission, programs, strategies and goals.
- Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
- Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean
Position Title: Project Coordinator
Location: Richmond, Virginia or Annapolis, Maryland
Dates and compensation: Salary range: $30-50,000 per year for this full-time position, and commensurate with experience. No medical or retirement benefits will be provided, however paid vacation and sick time are provided. Project Coordinator will be a self-employed contractor and is responsible for all taxes. Position is via contract with the Coastal States Stewardship Foundation (CSSF), MARCO’s fiscal agent.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Description: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will exhibit the organizational, communication, and technical skills required to support MARCO and enable it to deliver products and services of value to the five member Mid-Atlantic States – New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
The Project Coordinator works on behalf of MARCO and serves at the pleasure of the MARCO Management Board of Directors. This is a one-year contractual position with potential for renewal, pending funds.
Responsibilities: The Project Coordinator will play an integral role in working with the MARCO Management Board and Staff in advancing MARCO’s priorities to address challenges facing the ocean, and engage diverse ocean stakeholders and decision makers in meaningful participation in MARCO’s initiatives. MARCO anticipates that this position will consist of 50% administrative support and 50% project coordination and management. The Project Coordinator will report directly to MARCO’s Assistant Director. The Project Coordinator will:
- Support Management Board calls and meetings, and stakeholder meetings and conferences, by setting up conference calls, taking and distributing notes, ensuring A/V equipment reservation and setup, developing agendas, making meeting packets, securing meeting logistics and travel arrangements (meeting venue, travel, catering, etc.), and processing travel and expense reimbursement requests;
- Conduct research and analyses on a variety of ocean, policy, and planning issues to support the Management Board;
- Assist in preparing reports, grant proposals and budgets, organizing and drafting materials, and tracking and monitoring budgets;
- Maintain relationships with consultants and vendors to help support MARCO’s work, and maintain contact information;
- Support the Executive Director by interacting with stakeholders to solicit feedback, input, and help build MARCO’s relationships;
- Develop organizational systems to track team progress;
- Maintain and update team calendar and website with basic text updates;
- Perform related work as required.
In addition to the administrative tasks described above, the Project Coordinator will support additional MARCO projects depending upon the interests and skills of the applicant. Potential focus areas include: climate change adaptation, marine habitats (specifically submarine canyons), renewable energy, water quality, marine debris and the Mid-Atlantic ocean planning process. Please highlight your interest and relevant experience in one or more of these areas within your cover letter.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Skilled in office procedures, protocols, and standard computer software programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;
- Experienced in meeting and conference planning and support;
- Basic understanding of current and emerging issues in ocean science and policy;
- Skilled in project management, including tracking project progress, timelines, and budgets;
- Experience with maintaining financial controls and financial records;
- Ability to work with confidential information;
- Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team; and
- Collaborative, flexible, and self-directed work style.
Experience One or more years of experience in a program support role.
How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume, three references, a writing sample (not to exceed three pages) and a cover letter summarizing your experience and why you are interested in this position via email to: Kimberly Barber, MARCO Program Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Friday, May 15; however, the posting will remain open until filled.
Organization: Everglades Foundation
Position Title: Everglades Policy Intern
Location: Palmetto Bay, Florida
Dates and compensation: Internships may be paid or unpaid dependent upon skills, experience, and education. Most interns are expected to work a 16- to 35-hour work-week, Monday through Friday from June 15-August 15.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
Description: Through our summer internship program, the Everglades Foundation brings undergraduate and graduates students to our offices, providing the training and skills development essential for successful careers to continue the work of protecting America’s Everglades.
The work will primarily involve research, writing, and attending policy/advocacy meetings and events, with some administrative work (database entry, meeting minutes, filing, etc.)
As a result of participating in the program, intern will:
▪ Understand the policy-making processes in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. and how policy affects Everglades restoration.
▪ Develop practical and strategic campaign development skills, i.e. the power of coalitions.
▪ Participate in efforts to communicate and apply scientific knowledge to real world policy decisions.
▪ Develop intellectual and professional partnerships with a cadre of non-profit environmental organizations.
Qualifications: Interns must be undergraduates, enrolled in a post-graduate program, or recent college graduates within a 12-month time period with relative experience, education, and skills. Program interns should have experience, education, and skills in one or more of the following areas: conservation biology, ecology, natural resources management cultural resources management, public policy, legal research and analysis, or political science.
How to Apply: For all internships with the Everglades Foundation please send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page persuasive writing sample to Dawn@evergladesfoundation.org. by June 1 Please indicate your days/hours of availability in your cover letter.
Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.
Position Title: Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Dates and compensation: 40 hours per week for the period May 2015 through December 2015; NEEP offers compensation for this position or will work with candidates to arrange for course credit if preferred.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern position will support NEEP’s regional project to accelerate the market adoption of Strategic Energy Management in the Industrial Sector. This exciting position will focus primarily on Stakeholder Engagement, Market Research & Analysis, and Resource Development.
Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, this temporary position will work 40 hours per week for the period May 2015 through December 2015 with the possibility of going to a permanent position if additional funding is received. This position reports to NEEP’s Senior Commercial and Industrial Advisor.
- Assist in organizing and convening working group meetings and teleconferences
- Assist in organizing and convening in-person workshop/Summit
- Assist in developing Working Group agendas, materials, notes
- Assist in developing Briefings and Presentations based on project activity
- Participate in selected regional/national webinars
Market Research and Analysis
- Assist in the development of a Market Assessment Report of Regional Industry demographics, Energy Efficiency Program landscape and energy, peak demand, and carbon savings estimates.
- Assist in the development of Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Industry-Specific Strategic Energy Performance Resource Guide
- Assist in the development of Industry-Specific Regional Expert Request for Qualifications
- Assist in the development of web-based Industry-Specific Regional Expert Directory & Network
- Assist in the development of recommended best practice regulatory policies to support comprehensive performance-oriented industrial efficiency
The Intern may take on other tasks based on Program needs and the Intern’s interest and ability.
- Candidate may be a student pursuing BA or MA, preferably in a related energy, environmental, public policy or business field
- Some experience in energy or environmental program or Industrial work
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to research technical questions and conduct analysis
- Strong project management skills
- Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
- Proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and internet tools
- Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision
How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Dave Lis, email@example.com, with a copy to Bob McTighe, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Industrial Energy Efficiency Intern” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
Organization: Stockholm Environment Institute
Position Title: Climate Policy project manager/coordinator
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline: May 31, 2015
Description: SEI is seeking an experienced climate policy analyst and project manager to coordinate SEI’s participation in two new European projects related to climate mitigation and adaptation, energy transition pathways, innovation and climate risk analysis.
Specifically, the successful applicants will be expected to, among other tasks:
Manage a Work Package on Innovation policies and transition pathways and participate in research and policy analysis within this Work Package;
Coordinate with other SEI researchers and with the consortium partners on research tasks, policy analyses, events, milestones, reporting and deliverables;
Be responsible for research, communication and outreach activities of the projects, including meetings, events and fieldwork;
Initiate and lead the preparation of relevant research and project reports to the SEI project leader, the Consortium leader and the European Commission;
Contribute to and, where appropriate, lead the preparation of peer-reviewed articles and other publications from the projects.
Liaise closely with the SEI financial team regarding the budgeting, costs and reporting for the project.
Advanced degree (Masters or higher) in interdisciplinary energy/environmental analysis, engineering, economics, natural sciences, policy sciences or a related field;
Fluency in spoken and written English;
Seven years experience with policy-relevant interdisciplinary research and/or analysis related to energy and climate issues in different national and regional contexts (Relevant education and specialised courses or training can potentially be substitutable for some of the experience);
Experience with EU-funded research projects, including management or coordination experience;
Ability to work in highly complex projects, including bridging multiple scientific disciplines and international teams as well as working at the intersection between science and policy;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Knowledge of UNFCCC and other multilateral processes;
Fluency or working ability in one or more other European languages;
Knowledge on principles of energy analysis, climate accounting and/or carbon finance;
Experience working with energy and climate economic/policy models;
Experience in working with different stakeholder groups and liaising with national and international policy makers and interest groups;
Experience with EU institutions and policy processes;
Experience working in one or more developing countries.
How to Apply: Please use the “apply online here link” at the bottom of this page. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted in PDF format in English and should consist of a CV in EUROPASS format (max 5 pages) and a cover letter (max one page) that includes the names and contact details of three referees.
Applications should be written in English and sent as soon as possible but no later than 31 May 2015. EUROPASS CV preparation can be found on: Europass Curriculum-Vitae Inquiries
Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow email@example.com or Magnus Bucht, Human Resources Directormagnus.firstname.lastname@example.org or the Union Board at SEI Stockholm which is represented in this recruitment process by Kim Andersson, Research Fellow email@example.com
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: May 16, 2015
Description: To identify and pursue opportunities for trade and trade policy to contribute to sustainable development and more specifically to climate change mitigation- and adaptation
To further the understanding of trade in sustainable energy and climate friendly goods.
The programme officer will report to and be supervised by the Manager of the Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy.
Carry out background research and identify topics for research and analysis in the area of trade in sustainable energy- and climate friendly goods;
Conduct and review trade law analysis across the work programme of the global platform;
Identify, contract and liaise with researchers;
Commission research and organise the review- and production process;
Conceive and organise policy dialogues in Geneva and abroad;
Prepare short analytical pieces, background material, information notes, blogs;
Contribute articles in ICTSD periodicals;
Communicate findings of ICTSD research in various policy dialogues;
Monitor developments in the WTO, UNFCCC and other relevant fora;
Any other task as required by the manager of the Global Platform.
Master’s degree in preferably in law, or in economics, political science, international relations or equivalent
Minimum five years of work experience
Documented knowledge about trade and trade policy
A proven interest in climate change/clean energy/ sustainable development
Experience in conducting research
Personal skills and qualities:
- Sense of initiative
- English writing skills
- Communication and Interpersonal skills
How to Apply: Please submit a CV, Cover Letter and a Writing Sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible, but no later than 16th May 2015. Kindly indicate your current place of residence and your work permit status for Switzerland.
Organization: World Resources Institute
Position Title: Energy And Climate Associate I
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: This is a three-year position
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Associate will be a key subject matter expert and will facilitate program management and contribute to the development of high quality research products that are designed to influence targeted audiences.
The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks an Associate to lead the activities of a project to promote the development and transfer of transport low-carbon technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in order to contribute to the ultimate goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reducing vulnerability to climate change in specific sectors in LAC. The Project’s strategy is to build national capacities to identify, assess, develop and transfer low-carbon technologies in LAC. In order to achieve this strategy, the Project will: i) promote regional collaborative efforts; (ii) support planning and policy-making processes at national, local and sectoral levels; (iii) serve as a platform for the demonstration of policies and enabling mechanisms; and (iv) mobilize private and public resources. The Project will pilot institutional frameworks and mechanisms for the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, taking into consideration and contributing directly to key design features of the Technology Mechanism as agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Associate will lead the planning, coordination and execution of the project activities related to the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for the transport sector. The Associate will help carry-out the four-interlinked activities of the project: (1) development of national policy, institutional capacities, and analytical tools to address issues on low-carbon technologies in the context of national and sectoral policies and plans; (2) strengthen technology networks and centers: to support the creation and strengthening of regional low-carbon technologies networks on transport; to identify and prioritize opportunities of the adoption of transport low-carbon technologies in LAC, and promote regional partnerships and collaboration; (3) pilot technology transfer mechanisms: to identify, assess and showcase specific examples of technology transfer mechanisms and policies (e.g. regulations, standards, financial mechanisms, joint research and development, etc.). Among other analytical tools, technology roadmaps will be used to identify and discuss the concrete actions and mechanisms that are required for the adoption of specific technologies in a given context; (4) leverage private and public investments: to catalyze investment through the identification of investment opportunities, the elaboration of technology assessments and feasibility studies, and the assessment of the economic and financial feasibility of the adoption of low-carbon technologies (including cost-benefit analysis, market studies, business and financial models and the design of financial mechanisms). The project will also support the mobilization of international climate financing, supporting the preparation of project proposals and facilitating partnerships.
The position is being offered in the Energy and Climate team of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The Associate will contribute to the Energy and Climate team’s objective to help cities power development with affordable, sustainable electricity; significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate change impacts; meet ambitious goals on access to urban opportunities and energy; and drive ambition in both sub-national and national climate commitments.
The candidate will be required to actively support all elements of the project’s strategy with thorough knowledge of clean technologies, sustainable low carbon urban infrastructure, public and private finance, domestic and international finance, international public climate finance (including Climate Investment Fund / Clean Technology Fund), and policy-making processes at the national and sub-national level. Therefore the candidate will need to have a firm grounding in both urban infrastructure finance and urban low-carbon policy and practice on all levels from the local to the international. The candidate will also be expected to possess an understanding of related issues, such as enabling frameworks (both domestic and international) for sustainable low-carbon urban transport, and the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism (TM), its Technology Executive Committee (TEC), and Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).
The position is located in WRI’s Washington, D.C. office and will report directly to the Director of Energy and Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Responsibilities: The Associate’s main areas of responsibility will include the following:
Research & Knowledge (50%)
- Lead and coordinate activities on the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for the transport sector, including liaising with national governments, designated national entities, WRI colleagues and other project partners;
- Organize sessions and/or side events on the development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for transport, including the preparation of agendas, the selection of speakers and liaising with project partners;
- Establish a broad network of organizations and individuals in LAC with relevant expertise on low-carbon technologies in the transport sector;
- Research and document emerging trends and best practices in low-carbon technologies and national systems for technology and innovation;
- Lead the development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and technology roadmaps for low-carbon technologies for the transport sector;
- Lead research, including coordinating necessary inputs, literature reviews, synthesizing findings, development of analytical framework, collection and analysis of complex data, and critical writing, editing, and revising;
- Lead responses to requests by participating countries on issues related to development and transfer of low-carbon technologies for the transport sector under the scope of the project;
- Draw on knowledge of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to provide research and advisory support to colleagues across WRI;
- Follow the latest development of the UNFCCC negotiation, and especially the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism (TM), its Technology Executive Committee (TEC), and Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN);
- Contribute to development and testing of analytical framework, tools and models;
- Co-author WRI working papers and reports, and academic publications; and
- Serve as an internal and external reviewer.
Program/Project Management (25%)
- Prepare Terms of Reference and coordinate and supervise research and communication activities across WRI teams and WRI international offices;
- Supervise and review the work of consultants and consulting firms preparing products under the responsibility of WRI;
- Lead several concurrent projects on sustainable low-carbon transport development research, impact evaluation, and institutional process toward successful achievement of outcomes;
- Monitor and manage project deliverables, setting and clarifying priorities for project teams;
- Monitor and manage project budget performance, expenses and revenue,
- Develop project strategies and work plans;
- Evaluate and report projects impacts;
- Complete institutional and donor reporting (narrative, quantitative and financial) for projects;
- Work closely on all management efforts above with the Director of Energy & Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities;
Internal and External Communications (15%)
- Manage writing and review of research publications;
- Develop project influence strategies and execute them in collaboration with WRI Marketing & Communications experts;
- Write succinct and timely content related to low-carbon urban transport technologies;
- Develop and lead others to develop refined presentations for internal and external audiences;
- Produce clearly and persuasively written content for print and online media;
- Synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise info-graphics;
- Deliver oral presentations with competence and confidence;
- Contribute written and graphic content to reports and presentations summarizing the Energy & Climate unit, projects and related issues, trends and opportunities;
- Contribute written content for funding proposals and concept notes;
- Participate in conference calls and meetings;
- Summarize content and next steps from key meetings;
- Use positive influence to improve communications among team, partners and donors; and
- Elevate issues to senior staff when necessary.
Program Development (10%)
- Contribute to sustainable energy, climate and finance knowledge sharing across WRI network;
- Draft text of partner agreements and MoUs;
- Contribute to developing research funding proposals (both narratives and budgets);
- Organize and lead project team meetings;
- Proactively engage with colleagues across WRI;
- Manage and takes responsibility for the outputs and contributions of external partners;
- Interact with WRI’s global network members and partner institutions;
- Effectively manage own workflow after ensuring understanding of expectations;
- Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders;
- Provide complete and timely project reporting;
- Reliably and responsibly meet deadlines and ensure team completes high quality work;
- Set and manage interim milestones to meet project deadlines;
- Seek input and elevate concerns in a timely way; and
- Support the maintenance of shared datasets.
- Master’s Degree in engineering, urban and regional economics, urban energy policy, transport planning, urban/regional planning, finance or environmental science.
- At least 3- 5 years of relevant professional experience in conducting finance or economic analyses in the field of low-carbon urban transport development or in the field of technology innovation and climate change, either in a project implementation or research capacity in a developing country.
- Expertise and experience in urban transport policy-making.
- Demonstrated excellent written and spoken communication skills.
- Fluency in Spanish skills is required.
- Professional history of increasing project management responsibilities, including leading diverse teams and managing six-figure project budgets.
- Demonstrated ability to connect research results to measurable external change.
- Experience with external relations, communications and/or donor management
- Ability to travel when needed
- PhD in engineering, municipal finance, urban economics, transport or urban planning, or environmental science.
- Working experience in LAC and good understanding of the LAC political culture would be a significant plus.
- Experience in managing projects funded by GEF would be a plus.
- In addition to Spanish, Portuguese would be a significant plus.
- Prior supervision and mentorship of one or more junior staff.
- Published research in peer-reviewed journals
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.
Organization: Pesticide Action Network
Position Title: Organizing & Policy Intern
Location: Sacramento, California
Dates and compensation: We are looking for a commitment of 10-20 hours / week for at least 6 months.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives, by building public will for state, national and global policy change. Our interns are a crucial part of our team and help in all aspects of our public will campaigning framework:
● Research to understand the dynamics of a problem and possible solutions
● Building community / institutional awareness and support (powerbuilding)
● Garnering media coverage with strategic frames and key messages
● Getting the issue on the public agenda in a way that is viable for policy action
● Building policymaker support for ecologically sound and socially just solutions.
Industrial agricultural interests wield a tremendous amount of power in Sacramento, from the
halls of the Capitol building to the state agencies meant to regulate them. PAN seeks a highly motivated intern to continue to strengthen our network to challenge the use of the most
hazardous pesticides while advancing socially just and environmentally sound farming practices. In particular, the intern will work on emerging campaigns to protect children’s health
from highly hazardous pesticides used near schools.
The Sacramento-based Organizing & Policy intern will report to the Organizing Director, Paul Towers, and work closely with other staff at PAN to support a variety of campaigns with research, writing, and organizing skills (see Specific Responsibilities below). PAN internships are an important PAN program in which we intentionally invest time, energy, and resources because we see this as an opportunity to build a pipeline of leaders for our movement(s) that is rooted in communities of color and most affected communities. We expect interns to invest similarly: to commit to challenging themselves and to using this as an opportunity to develop their own leadership skills. We work to ensure that each internship is crafted to meet the intern’s, as well as PAN’s, goals. To help with this, the intern is expected to clearly articulate their own goals for the internship and to include these in their cover letter.
With the support of their supervisor, the intern will:
● participate and support activities in the state legislature and with state agencies, including hearings and briefings.
● support development of materials and fact sheets related to food, farming and health issues.
● conduct research to support policy development, including academic reviews and interviews with communities affected by pesticide use.
● support policymaker education days in Sacramento, supporting logistics and participating in activities with farmers, farmworkers and residents of frontline communities.
How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following:
Cover Letter including:
Why you want to work with PAN and what experience and/or skills you hope to gain
Your background, experience, and skills
Anticipated start/end dates
Number of hours you are available per week
A brief list of project topics or areas that interest you
Brief writing sample (maximum 10 pages)
Two references (name, contact information, relationship)
Please direct all communications to: Coordinator, Intern Leadership Development Program at email@example.com
Organization: Strategic Energy Innovations
Position Title: Climate Corps Bay Area Fellow
Location: San Rafael, California
Dates and compensation:
- Living allowance stipend of $1,500 per month (before taxes). Select positions may offer an enhanced stipend.
- Monthly health insurance premium reimbursement option.
- Assistance with student loan deferments.
- Extensive professional development and skill building. Upon program completion, Fellows are awarded a Climate Change Protection Professional certificate by Skyline College.
- A modest financial award upon program completion.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA) is a 10-month Fellowship program that offers emerging climate protection leaders with significant professional development and training as they drive cutting edge environmental solutions within Bay Area organizations.
CCBA Fellows benefit from working alongside of progressive nonprofits, local governments and businesses on climate resiliency programs and campaigns. Fellows’ projects focus on: resource efficiency, solar/ renewable energy, waste diversion, alternative transportation, sustainability education and outreach.
- Receive unparalleled experience leading climate resiliency (mitigation and adaptation) projects that have measureable outcomes and benefits.
- Build critical connections and networks with climate protection leaders.
- Learn from being part of a regional cohort of Fellows dedicated to implementing innovative approaches to our collective climate challenge.
- Participate in a comprehensive training and development program that culminates in a professional certificate issued by an accredited college program partner.
For the 2015-16 cycle, CCBA public and private sector partners offer a wide variety of fellowship placements that include:
- Sustainability management support roles at UCSF, the Bay Area Air Management District, Kaiser Permanente and Goodwill
- Solar power technical and marketing roles with a private sector partner
- Energy efficiency retrofit, conservation and alternative commute implementation within East Bay and South Bay K-12 schools
- Climate action programs in with public agencies in Alameda, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
- New positions and fellowship options are being added weekly!
This is a full-time, 10-month fellowship program. Additional requirements may depend on the specific position placement sought. We are looking for recent college graduates with:
- An educational background in environmental policy, science, engineering, sustainable management or planning degrees (volunteer and internship experience will be considered).
- An understanding of clean energy and environmental policy.
- Community outreach and communications experience.
- A connection to the Bay Area. This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the region being served.
How to Apply: To become a Fellow please submit an online application and resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of being placed within an organization that fits your needs and goals. NOTE: We are adding new fellowship descriptions on a weekly basis!
Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview. Interviews for the 2015-16 Program Year will begin in May 2015. Fellows need to be available and eligible to start by the last week of August 2015.
To apply or learn, please visit our website: www.climatecorps-bayarea.org
Organization: City of New York
Position Title: Senior Policy Advisor – Coastal Resiliency
Location: New York City, New York
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency is now seeking a Senior Policy Advisor for Coastal Resiliency to support the Office in all efforts to implement the recommendations of A Stronger, More Resilient New York and to accomplish the City’s resiliency goals. The Senior Policy Advisor will provide analytical and research support to ORR leadership, while assisting in the development of policy and projects.
- Supporting the implementation of the City’s $3.7 billion coastal protection plan that makes neighborhoods more resilient to major disruptive events, including ecological restoration, flood barriers, hardening infrastructure, etc.;
- Advising on research and projects on coastal resiliency; evaluating efficacy of existing City, State and Federal planning and providing feedback to relevant parties; analyzing the interactions across the City’s land use, flood risks and coastal protection efforts; and developing and implementing policies to advance coastal protection objectives;
- Coordinating an inter-agency and multi-disciplinary coastal protection working group;
- Managing relationships with City agencies and coordinating interagency actions; ensuring a consistent public message; overseeing project execution; providing guidance on all documents that come into and leave the office to ensure a high quality of responsiveness and performance; and ensuring the execution of key milestones and initiatives that further resiliency policy goals;
- Working with government entities, academia, real estate industry, and maritime industry to refine and define City policy objectives into actionable coastal resiliency goals, including work with the Science Resiliency Institute at Jamaica Bay;
- Conducting research on developments in climate science to inform the development of develop legislation and programs that support the ORR’s coastal resiliency agenda;
- Assisting with the efforts of ORR to monitor progress, track metrics and evaluate effectiveness of all resiliency actions;
- Assisting with the efforts of ORR to secure sources of funding for initiatives and near-term milestones;
- Assisting with procurement and oversight of third-party services such as project management, project controls, planning, engineering, and other services as required;
- Assisting with the establishment and maintenance of relevant electronic and paper files by the team’s administrative assistant, including project, program and communication files; assist in preparing for and responding to audits;
- Assisting in miscellaneous stakeholder outreach, special projects and events;
- Other duties, as assigned.
- A graduate degree and/or at least five (5) years of full-time relevant professional experience in a field related to this position;
- A background in policy, planning, engineering, landscape architecture, ecology, natural sciences, or other aspect of coastal resiliency is essential, in addition to at least one of the following: an understanding of issues relating to resiliency in an urban setting; knowledge of New York City’s governmental structure and policy context; knowledge of coastal ecology, wetlands, nature-based infrastructure, and stormwater management strategies;
- An understanding of issues relating to climate change resiliency in a large urban setting and/or the interplay of coastal resiliency, the built environment, energy, urban planning and economic development;
- Attention to detail and excellent organization skills, which include and are not limited to the ability to manage complex projects; coordinate interagency programs; maintain control of analytical details while balancing large-scale program objectives;
- Ability to gain the support of independent stakeholders;
- Willingness to work as part of a team environment, and adapts well to change;
- Willingness to travel, as required;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in terms of creating, directing and translating rigorous, defensible public policy models into transparent conclusions that can be easily explained and understood by the public;
- New York City government work experience; or relevant technical, consulting or business background, a plus.
How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
Position Title: Conservation Program Supervisor
Location: Portland, Oregon
Application Deadline: May 11, 2015
Program Development and Implementation (30%)
- Lead, guide and assist with program development and day-to-day implementation for the Land Legacy Program, Grants Program, and additional programs as assigned. Additional programs may include, but are not limited to, those involving residential habitat and water quality improvement, collaborative soil and water-related demonstration projects, farming/forestry/grazing, habitat restoration and management, and water quality improvement.
- Develop and manage program-related budgets; approve and track program expenditures and activities, ensuring that they fall within budget and scope of work.
- Partner with external entities to promote and provide community support for EMSWCD programs; identify natural resource concerns in the District and create partnerships and strategies to address the concerns; network with individuals, community groups and public agencies regarding related programs and activities; help guide statewide and regional projects and campaigns that develop products or provide services that benefit the EMSWCD.
- Oversee and direct marketing to targeted audiences for programs; marketing may include social media, web page, advertisements, mailings, and displays that promote programs and resource conservation; oversee and direct production and/or updates of program materials and web content as needed; oversee the design and development of fliers, displays, promotional and other written materials.
- Oversee and direct outreach to program-related constituents, external entities, and partners; oversee, lead or assist with group meetings and workshops to inform organizational leaders, agricultural producers and land user groups about program-related problems and solutions.
- Serve as lead planner for EMSWCD; oversee the development, maintenance, implementation, and updates of strategic/business plans and reports, program-specific plans and reports, and annual plans and reports; includes establishing and reporting on necessary baseline conditions, monitoring, and performance.
- Serve as primary point of contact for all external planning, such as Multnomah County Comprehensive Planning, Metro Natural Areas Planning, and Oregon Parks Planning.
- Create and maintain a unified organizational spatial and tabular information and geo-spatial database for all EMSWCD programs, allowing for performance analyses and reporting, Board and staff access, and public access via an Internet map viewer.
- Lead and/or guide the development of District-wide analyses and plans, such as those related to Global Climate Change, Organizational Performance/Auditing, Underserved Communities, Student/Volunteer/Intern Engagement, and the District as a Workplace.
Staff Supervision and Leadership (30%)
- Recruit, train, supervise, lead, evaluate, and discipline 1- 6 staff.
- Establish and lead program staff as a team, creating cohesion, coordination, communication, and collaboration.
- Establish staff annual work plans and perform staff annual evaluations.
- Hold 1×1 meetings with staff to provide direction and feedback.
- Provide daily/weekly oversight, direction, and feedback for staff as necessary.
- Review and approve staff work products and attend project meetings.
- Ensure appropriate inter and intra-program coordination and collaboration.
- Provide other staff support as necessary.
District Leadership Team (10%)
- Serve on District leadership team; report directly to the Executive Director (ED); collaborate closely with other program supervisors; attend leadership team meetings; prepare for, host, present at, and attend District Board and committee meetings; work directly with Board members; contribute to and/or lead District-wide planning efforts; represent and speak on behalf of the District with media and at external meetings and events; contribute to and/or lead as necessary activities for other program managers; as a member of the leadership team, serve as the ED in the ED’s absence.
- Non-discrimination:Deliver and ensure all services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Perform all job duties in a manner that consistently demonstrates fairness, cooperation, and respect toward co-workers, office visitors, landowners, and all others. Must be proficient in English (spoken and written) for communicating with landowners and staff. Performs all duties in a manner that consistently demonstrates fairness, cooperation, and respect toward co-workers, office visitors, and all others in the performance of official business. Demonstrate an awareness of EEO policies and responsibilities.
- Safety: Perform all job duties in a safe manner with guidance from EMSWCD and NRCS regarding federal, state, and local laws pertinent to job safety. Participate in safety training and staff safety meetings as scheduled.
Education / Training:
- Master degree in natural resource-related planning preferred; minimum of a Bachelor degree in same field.
- At least 40 hours of technical training in the subject areas of position.
- At least 40 hours of professional-level program/project management training.
- At least 40 hours of professional-level leadership/supervisory training.
- At least 10 years professional experience in natural resource-related field.
- At least five years of professional experience that included program leadership, project management, budget management, and staff supervision.
- At least five years of professional experience that included developing and implementing multi-faceted natural resource-related plans (which included spatial and tabular database development).
- Experience developing, managing and using Internet map viewers.
- Expertise in one or more of the following fields: land acquisition and protection; land trust establishment and management; conservation and environmental education-related grant-making; and/or sustainable agriculture.
- Expertise in spatial data/GIS, environmental monitoring/reporting, and GPS technology.
- Knowledge of a wide range of conservation principles, methods, and techniques sufficient to assess, analyze, and evaluate resources and program practices.
- Knowledge of watershed dynamics, water quality issues, native vegetation, ecology, invasive weeds, erosion prevention, and other conservation issues preferred.
- Knowledge of agricultural, forestry, grazing and other land uses and practices preferred.
- Knowledge of the roles of SWCDs, watershed councils, conservation organizations, natural resource agencies, and community organizations. An understanding of the unique role of SWCDs is highly desired.
Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to discuss soil and water-related problems and conservation practices.
- Skill in clearly presenting supporting facts and data justifying the rationale for specific recommendations and alternatives.
- Must be proficient in English (oral and written) for communicating with EMSWCD Board members and staff, partner staff, and landowners; proficiency in one or more other languages is desired.
- Must possess excellent inter-personal, written, oral communication, and public speaking skills.
- Must possess the full suite of Microsoft-based computer skills; use of Microsoft Office is required.
- Ability to perform administrative, program design, development, and reporting activities.
- Ability to initiate contact with diverse individuals and groups.
- Ability to work with a wide variety of constituents and project sites.
- Ability to take a problem-solving approach to the work, while also consulting with EMSWCD staff and partner staff to ensure compliance with EMSWCD, state, and local jurisdiction guidelines.
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of staff, including NRCS, District staff and partner organizations.
How to Apply: Please review full position description for application instructions: http://emswcd.org/jobs
Organization: The Campbell Foundation
Position Title: Program Director, Chesapeake
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Campbell Foundation is seeking a talented and experienced Program Director, Chesapeake who will be responsible for managing the partnerships with the grantees of our Chesapeake Bay initiatives as well as leading our Annapolis, MD staff. This position plays a key role in the implementation of our strategies in the Bay watershed and in creating common ground between highly diverse stakeholders such as our grantees, business interests, fishermen, farmers, decision-makers and the community at large.
The Program Director, Chesapeake will report directly to the President and will have several direct reports. This position is based in Annapolis, MD.
- Lead the implementation of the strategic initiatives for improving the Chesapeake Bay and advance multi-year objectives of the Campbell Foundation;
- Build staff capacity to implement strategies that increase the Foundation’s effectiveness as well as the success of grantee organizations;
- Act as an effective liaison between the President, staff, grantees and other stakeholders;
- Partner with the President and staff to develop initiatives that advance the Foundation’s mission;
- Actively develop, engage, evaluate, maintain and report on strategic relationships in partnership with the President;
- Foster a thoughtful integration between the work of grantees, stakeholders and the Campbell Foundation;
- Represent the mission and values of the Campbell Foundation;
- Establish and effectively communicate and monitor specific, individual and programmatic performance metrics and goals with experienced Foundation staff;
- Lead the Annapolis, MD team in regular, well-structured meetings;
- In partnership with the Program Officers, build capacity in the leadership and organization of the grantees;
- Partner with staff to effectively utilize Foundation Connect to track grants, spending, and outcomes/metrics;
- Review and evaluate grantee’s financial reports to forecast their capacity;
- Regularly evaluate talent and capabilities of staff and grantees to ensure that resources and developmental tools are effectively enhancing performance at all levels;
- Develop operational specifications for all program initiatives, ensuring alignment across staff, including distinct program officer deliverables with clear delivery dates and explicit accountabilities;
- Prepare timely, candid, actionable management reports to the President; and
- Develop and utilize forward-looking models and program assessments to properly evaluate resource allocation across areas of grant making;
- At least 10 years of experience in managing a family foundation or non-profit organization or a significant department with a mission of sustained environmental focus with multiple, diverse stakeholders, with 5+ years in an executive position such as Vice President or Program Director and managing minimally 3-5 direct reports;
- Bachelors Degree; Masters degree in relevant field preferred.
- An engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and participatory influencing skills to interact with staff, President, conservation community and grantees as well other partners with differing perspectives and interest;
- Deep interest in diverse points of view; meeting new people; exploring new perspectives and challenging current thinking with the ability to create new common ground;
- Strong ability to translate strategy into day-to-day planning;
- Data-based decision-maker who combines analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment, with a focus on learning, sharing knowledge with others, evaluating and achieving objectives with grantees, stakeholders and staff;
- Highly effective in written and oral communication;
- Excellent leadership, active listening and facilitation skills;
- Results-oriented mindset with the ability to be flexible in order to find the right balance between annual objectives, the organization’s long term mission and the diversity of grantees;
- Very well organized with outstanding project management capabilities;
- Proven track record in developing, and managing direct reports to improve their productivity and capabilities;
- Ability to absorb new information quickly and include it in effective implementation adjustments;
- Excellent computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Familiarity with Foundation Connect or other grants management databases a plus;
- An enthusiastic adopter of new technology and innovative tools and comfortable working in a cloud-based, paperless environment.
- Entrepreneurial with a focus on measurable outcomes and impact, as well as a process for improvement in support of the organizational mission;
- Participatory in decision-making, proactive and mindful; and
- Residing or willing to relocate to a residence within a reasonable daily commuting distance from Annapolis, MD.
How to Apply: If you are seeking a career that satisfies your desire to innovate and implement programs that manifest positive change in conservation efforts, have significant experience and a proven track record in the environmental field , and want to join an exceptional, focused family foundation as the Program Director, Chesapeake, please send a cover letter and resume, including salary requirement, to email@example.com. Please include “Program Director, Chesapeake” in the subject line. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and email. Background checks and computer literacy tests are required of final candidates for this position.
Organization: Climate Central
Position Title: Program Specialist, World Weather Attribution Program
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Climate Central seeks a Program Specialist for its new and growing World Weather Attribution Program, an international effort to operationalize the science of extreme weather event attribution. The incumbent will work with a small team of scientists, communications experts and other program staff to help monitor and identify program focal areas (i.e. specific weather events), analyze and synthesize climate information, and support the development of science-based communications for decision-makers, NGOs, the scientific community, media and general public.
- Monitor information (fast-breaking and long-term trend analyses) on world weather events for program attention
- Support partners in weather event definition, and gather real-time information on societal context surrounding hazards (vulnerability and exposure)
- Manage, update and utilize in-house extreme event attribution database of peer-reviewed literature to guide decision-making and generate program communications
- Serve as a principal liaison with science, academic and government institutions; communications specialists; Climate Central staff, and other partners to deliver program activities
- Participate in and/or convene meetings to facilitate decision-making, develop and implement specific communications strategies
- Produce program communications materials, such as fact sheets, as needed
- Help develop and maintain program website, including content generation
- Prepare and/or support development of program documents, proposals and reports for use with funders, internal reporting requirements, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate degree in atmospheric or other environmental sciences, international development, communications or business administration
- Working knowledge of climate change issues, including science and risk management
- Facility with scientific information and ability to translate it for a broad range of audiences
- Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize technical information, including communicating uncertainty
- Significant demonstrated project management experience
- Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize under time constraints and multiple demands
- Ability to coordinate among team members and across organizations
- Collaborative and team-oriented approach
- Strong oral and written communications skills, including regular and timely communications to key colleagues and other stakeholders
- Sound judgment and ability to work creatively and independently
- Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in a not-for-profit, research institution or consulting firm setting. Previous experience working in an international organization or with geographically-dispersed colleagues or partners preferred.
- Second language (French or Spanish) a plus.
How to Apply: Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, Climate Central is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Organization: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Position Title: Catskill Program Coordinator
Location: Mahwah, New Jersey (Catskill Forest Preserve)
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Catskill Program Coordinator serves as the Trail Conference’s principal staff representative in the Catskill region of New York State (primarily within the Catskill Park Blue Line but including areas of any Trail Conference projects located west and north of U.S. Route 209.). It is important for the person in this position to work closely with the Assistant Catskill Program Coordinator, partners and volunteer leaders within the region to establish priorities in order to accomplish broad overall goals for the trail system.
Responsibilities: As a part of this process, the following activities will be required.
Create, maintain and further meaningful working relationships with agency partners and land managers at the municipal, county and state level and engage in planning processes of key relevance to Catskill trail users. Expand and support regular means of communication and planning with partners, volunteer and non-governmental organizations, including maintaining and improving regional collaborative efforts such as the Catskill Park Advisory Committee and the Catskill Park Coalition.
Pursue new sources of volunteer manpower to work with existing volunteers and focus their involvement by addressing training and resource needs in key project areas. The regional coordinator also cultivates potential volunteer leaders and familiarizes them with central staff support and trail management responsibilities. Oversee the management of the Catskill Conservation Corps as the portal for volunteer recruitment in the Catskill region.
Trail Development & Management
The Catskill PC partners with land managers and works with volunteers to maintain and upgrade trails and lean-tos throughout the region. The Catskill PC identifies training and recruitment needs by organizing and managing workshops, events, and communications.
Work with agency staff and volunteers to review the policy and land access for the region, initiate a prioritized list of objectives, and represent the Trail Conference in working with partners and volunteers to assure that the high quality trail experiences are optimally protected and promoted.
The Catskill PC seeks out and develops sources for funding of regional projects and programs in coordination with the Assistant Catskill PC, Trail Conference central office staff and volunteers. This includes general outreach and recruiting volunteers and members as well as cultivating support from land managers, municipalities and other interested parties.
Serve as the primary clearinghouse for information about Trail Conference-maintained trails in the region and to develop a communications plan.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience or five years of substantial volunteer experience.
• Success working with volunteers, field staff, agency personnel, contractors, recreational users and other stakeholders.
• Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize, to handle multiple tasks and projects across a diverse region, use good judgment and offer recommendations to solve problems.
• Ability and willingness to travel and work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
• Proficient using Microsoft Office.
• The ability to hike on backcountry trails and perform physical trail work.
• Valid driver’s license and insurance.
• Reside within commuting distance of both Mahwah, NJ and the Catskill region.
• Success in supervising permanent and seasonal employees.
• Existing experience and relationships in the Catskill region
• Experience in natural resource management, outdoor recreation, landscape design, planning, public administration, environmental education or related field
• Trail design, construction and maintenance skills.
• Experience in recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
• Experience in community organizing and advocacy
• Familiarity with land use regulations and procedures in the region.
How to Apply: To apply, please submit the following items via email attachments (start all attachment filenames with your last name) to email@example.com: All application materials will be kept confidential.
1. A cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position, what distinguishes you from other applicants, and your interest and involvement in the Catskill region
2. A resume
3. Three professional references
4. Your salary requirements or history
Applications missing any of these four items will not be considered. The position is available until filled. Candidate interviews will begin immediately and continue until an offer is made. No calls please.
Check the http://www.nynjtc.org/employees/ job posting to determine if the position is filled.
Organization: Rising Sun Energy Center
Position Title: Conservation Program Intern
Location: Berkeley, California
Dates and compensation: An Intern is needed for 10-15 hours per week to work 5-hour shifts. Interns are expected to contribute at least 2 shifts per week. Rising Sun is flexible regarding schedules and workspace and will consider allowing work to take place from home. Gas mileage will be reimbursed for any project-related driving during intern hours.
Please note: This is an unpaid internship. Rising Sun is happy to provide documentation for earning course credit, community service, etc. Successful spring interns are given top consideration for paid employment during the CYES Summer program.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Our growing CYES program demands an attentive staff to manage its administrative and outreach affairs. By assisting, you both have an opportunity to learn by watching senior program managers operate, and also be responsible for smaller projects within the CYES program. Our interns are an integral part of our success. You will not be “on the sidelines” watching the action; you will be right in the middle of it providing invaluable assistance. Gain the kind of real-life professional experience employers are looking for by interning in a fast-paced, exciting atmosphere.
The Conservation Program Intern works closely with management staff and also works independently to coordinate and carry out campaign efforts within CYES. In the interview and hiring process, intern needs and strengths will be assessed and considered in building their duties and responsibilities. Intern projects and responsibilities may include:
- Research:Gather information about community events for outreach, organizations through whom we can promote our program, and demographics of the communities we serve.
- Direct outreach:Promote our energy- and water-savings service to residents by attending community events, canvassing door-to-door, etc.
- Media outreach:Get the word out about our services to the community through social media, PSAs, press releases, etc.
- Graphic design:Help create fliers and other collateral to promote the CYES program to the communities we serve.
- Phone banking:Follow up with residents on our waitlist to schedule them for their no-cost Green House Call. Phone banking is most successful in the evening and can happen from home or the office.
- Administrative Assistance:It takes a great deal of organization and planning to keep all the moving parts of CYES running smoothly. The Conservation Program Intern may deliver support to maintain spreadsheets, enter data, file paperwork, run errands, and handle other administrative duties.
When applying, indicate which of the above interest you.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:
- Highly motivated individuals who have an interest or a degree in, or are currently studying:
- Human Resources
- Program Operations
- Public Policy
- Environmental-related major
- Graphic Design
- Prior office or program administration experience
- Computer skills: must be highly proficient with PC, Windows OS, and Microsoft Office. Strong Excel knowledge preferred.
- Experience in supporting supervisors to free up their time by handling assignments with little or no supervision
- Problem-solving skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to speak confidently and professionally in person and on the telephone
- Excellent writing skills
- Must be motivated, committed, and a highly personable professional
- Interest in public relations, sales, or marketing
- Evening availability late spring/ early summer for phone banking (schedule can be negotiated)
- Demonstrated interest in environmental education, green jobs, youth development, community engagement, or service learning
- Regular access to a car
How to Apply: To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Conservation Program Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Organization: Friends of the Earth International
Position Title: International Communications Coordinator
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates and compensation: 37.5/week; Contract duration: one year, to be renewed upon positive performance evaluation.; Salary including holiday payment between € 48,500 and € 54,285 annually, depending on experience. When recruited from abroad a relocation package will be offered. Note that non-EU nationals recruited from abroad can benefit from the 30% ruling that allows expatriate employees to The Netherlands to earn up to 30% of their compensation tax free.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2015
Description: The FoEI Communications Coordinator (CC) is based in FoEI’s International Secretariat (IS) in Amsterdam and reports to FoEI’s International Coordinator. The CC develops and implements FoEI’s communications strategies and helps ensure the integration of communications planning into FoEI’s international programs and activities. FoEI’s overall communications work serves several objectives, including reaching targeted audiences and influencing public opinion, but also contributing to movement building and strengthening FoEI’s alliances.
The CC is part of the IS management team and leads a team of three communications professionals. The CC also works with communicators based in FoEI member groups around the world and with the staff of Radio Mundo Real/Real World Radio, FoEI’s multilingual web-based radio station (based in Uruguay). The CC also works in close co-operation with FoEI’s International Program Coordinators (based in member groups around the world) and Executive Committee.
- Lead the development and implementation of annual and long-term communications strategies for FoEI programs and activities;
- Lead the communications team at the IS and serve as part of the International Secretariat’s Management Team;
- Ensure that FoEI and FoEI international programs have communications strategies and a communications perspective incorporated in their work;
- Track and report on annual and long-term communications goals;
- Help facilitate member groups’ participation in FoEI’s communications;
- Ensure production of FoEI materials, including program publications and an annual report;
- Work with the staff of Radio Mundo Real/Real World Radio to develop annual and long-term strategies for the radio within the federation and with target audiences;
- Plan and oversee annual communications budgets;
- Contribute to fundraising efforts for communications and reporting to funding agencies and ensure that fundraising is integrated into communications strategies.
- At least five years experience as a senior level communicator in a multicultural, collaborative and international environment, with a proven track record in setting up and implementing communications strategies for network organisations;
- Demonstrated track record working with a variety of traditional and new/digital communications tools (press/media, publications, radio, social media, alternative media, etc.) to deliver integrated communications and reach target audiences;
- Relationship builder with flexibility, strong interpersonal, inter-cultural and organisational skills;
- Experience with managing a team and with project and budget management;
- Ability to work in collaborative decision-making processes in a global, decentralised environment and an ability to manage a variety of key initiatives concurrently;
- Excellent written and verbal English language skills; fluency in Spanish would be an advantage;
- Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines and prioritize a demanding workload appropriately;
- Willingness and ability to travel (overseas) approximately one or two times per year;
- Strong commitment to social justice and FoEI’s vision and mission.
How to Apply: Please send your letter and CV to Wieke Wagenaar, FoEI Personnel Manager at vacancies[at]foei.org before 19 May 2015, 9.00 am Amsterdam time. A first round of interviews is scheduled for the week of 15 June, 2015.
Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists
Position Title: Science and Democracy Research Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: This is a 12-week full-time internship based in UCS’s Washington, DC office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.
Application Deadline: May 17, 2015
Description: The Science and Democracy Research Intern will carry out research on a variety of topics for CSD. Focusing on how science is used in policy making, the intern will help develop analyses and reports that advance the role of science in the democratic process. Research topics include scientific integrity at federal agencies, endangered species policy and legislative attacks on science. Tasks may include internet research, quantitative analysis of data in spreadsheets, and qualitative research such as interviews and event attendance.
The broad scope of the Center for Science and Democracy will enable the intern to learn about a wide range of topics within science policy. The intern will gain substantial knowledge of the policy making process, the role that science plays in the process and barriers that inhibit evidence-based policy making. In addition to an in-depth understanding of their specific research focus, the intern will gain general research and communication skills by working closely with their mentor and the CSD Team, which includes scientists, legislative experts, and outreach specialists. Specific skills the intern will gain include policy analysis tools and strategies, oral and written communication, and organizational and time management. Finally, the intern will gain an understanding of the structure and function of a science-based nonprofit and the role of research and analysis in this setting.
This is a paid, full-time summer internship.
Responsibilities: The intern will be responsible for assisting in research tasks including scoping, writing, analyzing, and developing public-facing materials based on their research. Most tasks will be computer-focused; however, the intern will participate in frequent group meetings, be part of idea-brainstorming sessions, and will have opportunities to present and discuss their research with the CSD team and other UCS staff. The intern will report regularly to their mentor and be expected to produce concrete products from their assigned tasks.
Qualifications: Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong research skills. An understanding of environmental policy is desirable, though not required. Robust written and oral communications abilities, considerable self-motivation, and solid organizational skills are necessary for this position. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively both through written and oral capacities. Candidate should have the ability to work independently, a strong attention to detail, and interest in exploring diverse topics in the science policy realm. Most of all, candidate should possess a passion for improving the way in which science informs policy making, and an interest in working in the public interest/non-profit sector.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, how you learned about the position via email to email@example.com include “CSD Intern” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: May 17, 2015 or until filled.
Organization: The Energy Foundation
Position Title: Program Associate, California Programs
Location: San Francisco, California
Compensation: $52,000 – 55,000
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Energy Foundation’s efforts to ensure a clean energy future in the United States emphasize development of policies that create big markets for energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean distributed resources. Policies advanced by the Energy Foundation’s grantees have contributed to a quadrupling of wind capacity, a 16-fold increase in solar capacity, since 2008 and robust deployment of energy efficient products.
The Program Associate’s (PA) primary responsibility will be to support the work of the California Program Director (PD). Since 2006, California has continued to steadily implement a set of actions that are driving down GHG emissions, cleaning the air, diversifying the energy and fuels that power California, and spurring innovation in a range of advanced technologies. The Energy Foundation is supporting many California non-profit organizations in the pursuit of education and outreach initiatives that will continue to improve California’s leadership on climate change issues. The (PA) will manage and assist with PD calendaring, assist with tracking program budget, reviewing grant proposals, writing reports, monitoring the grant cycle, communicate with grantees, assist the PD in the tracking of grantee activities, and facilitate correspondence with funders on a variety of needs and issues. While the PA typically works within one program sector, collaboration and coordination across sectors is expected.
As the Program Associate matures in the role and gains proficiency in EF’s unique grantmaking style and the more sophisticated job responsibilities of the position, she or he may be promoted to Senior Program Associate.
Processing & Tracking Grants:
- Review grant proposals and ensure content is appropriate and all necessary documents are included;
- Write briefs of grant proposals in the EF style of writing and submit for approval;
- Process incoming grants by entering all required information into the grants management software;
- Enter and track incoming grant proposals and grant reports into the grants management software;
- Monitor spending and deadlines for Foundation Initiated Projects (FIPs);
- Monitor budget targets, reconcile program budgets with accounting team and keep PO/PM/PD informed of budget status;
- Write evaluation report of closed grants and compile and submit final grant reports and evaluations for approval;
- Create consulting contracts as requested, enter into software for approval;
- Coordinate joint grants, shared consulting contracts and other contracts as needed
- Recommend grants for consideration;
- Write ‘decline’ letters for rejected proposals;
Interacting with Grantees
- Assign work to consultants, follow up on the work through regular contact;
- Collaborate with grantees and consultants on proposal revisions, as needed;
- Coordinate and assist grantees with EF’s grant making process by requesting additional information when needed, respond to questions, notifying them of the status of their grant, etc.;
- Represent EF by participating in meetings with grantees and consultants as requested;
- Organize program conferences and meetings;
- Schedule calls and meetings and manage PO/PM/PD calendar as requested;
- Keep track of upcoming deadlines, outstanding request and remind PO/PM/PD of priorities;
- Draft or edit reports and proposals for funders, including the core funder report;
- Write board docket reports and prepare program docket tables;
- Draft news updates for partners and board, as requested;
- Coordinate with the Climate Works Foundation’s network partners and prepare materials for the annual strategy meeting;
- Proofread and suggest edits to written materials generated by peers, as requested;
Strategy & Research
- Stay current on latest sector news and information through contact with grantees, other experts and by reading reports, press releases, articles, etc.;
- Research specific topics and prepare reports and visual aids, as requested;
- Present sector updates during program and staff meetings;
Build the Energy Foundation Team
- Generate and implement ideas for program and office improvement;
- Maintain a good sense of humor and positive attitude;
This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, plus two years experience in an administrative support role.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: energy, climate, environmental studies, or public policy, candidate or policy campaigns.
- Technical skills: minimal intermediate skill level using Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook, preferably in a Mac environment; familiarity with Google Drive/google docs.
- Multitasking: Experience supporting multiple priorities and juggling a variety of tasks for one or more individuals in a team environment.
- Planning & Organizing:prioritizes work activities, uses time efficiently, develops realistic action plans with a strong attention to detail; manages a variety of responsibilities; prioritizes tasks and allocates time to planning, thinking and mapping out tasks.
- Oral and written communication:ability to present information clearly and succinctly in conversation and in writing; ability to present concise themes visually; responds to inquiries accurately and in a timely manner;
- Collaboration:establishes productive, cooperative relationships within the team and across the organization; responds to others’ needs and priorities in a timely way, resolves conflicts constructively, proactively addresses or anticipates potential conflicts; gives and receives feedback in ways that will enhance working relationships; exchanges information and ideas with internal and external constituents to develop and implement best practices.
- Analytical skills:reviews, analyzes and synthesizes a variety of information and makes recommendations; anticipates problems, opportunities and needs of the team, develops results-oriented conclusions; organizes ideas and information in unique ways.
- Flexibility: copes skillfully with unexpected events, handles several projects simultaneously, adapts style of communication to suit the audience, and supports change efforts.
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume, subject line “Program Associate California Job”, to EnergyJob@ef.org. No phone calls, please.