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Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Air Environmental Analyst, Associated Electric Cooperative – Missouri

Organization: Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Position Title: Environmental Analyst – Air Emphasis

Location: Springfield, Missouri

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa that serve more than 875,000 customers. AECI’s mission is to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members with the vision of being the nation’s lowest-cost wholesale power supplier.  AECI is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

The Springfield Headquarters is currently seeking applicants for an Environmental Analyst in the Power Production Division.

Responsibilities: As part of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department, this position will be responsible for technical and regulatory support and analysis for our generation facilities with emphasis on air emissions.  This involves monitoring, reporting and analyzing regulations related to air emissions at AECI. Specific responsibilities will include permitting and compliance monitoring under the EPA Clean Air Act with particular attention to Titles I,  IV and Title V,  tracking and analysis of regulations related to air emissions and climate change,  New Source Review (NSR) analysis and a general knowledge of  Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS).  The position will require participation in plant compliance audits. This position requires overnight travel to regional power plants 20% of the time.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Bachelors degree in an applied science such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Ecology, or equivalent experience.  Candidates with emissions monitoring experience are preferred.  We are seeking an individual with strong computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong statistical/analytical background.

How to Apply: To apply for a position, please visit http://recruiting.aeci.org and complete your profile.  You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position.  Please also upload your most recent transcript when applying for this position.

Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Environmental Advocates of New York – New York

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Legislative & Policy Intern, Spring 2015

Location: Albany, New York

Hours and Compensation: The spring internship runs from January through May. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.; unpaid

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, we assure our interns that they will see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and will work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor committee meetings and session of the State Senate and Assembly.  There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.

Responsibilities: The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch and involvement in Congressional education and outreach.

Qualifications:  Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.

Contact Information:
Intern Coordinator
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Phone:(518) 462-5526
E-mail: info@eany.org

Nov 3 / BARD CEP

Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst, Defenders of Wildlife – Washington, DC

Organization: Defenders of Wildlife

Position Title: Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives.  The program focuses on making implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) more effective and efficient at preventing extinctions and accelerating the recovery of listed species.  This work covers nearly every aspect of the ESA, including recovery planning, listings, permitting, candidate species conservation, and state-federal partnerships and relationships.  We seek an energetic, self-starter driven by opportunities to help apply science and policy to the design and implementation of creative but practical solutions to conserve endangered species within North America.  Experience overseeing, contributing to, or implementing key components of endangered species programs in a state or federal wildlife agency, federal departments, other offices within the Executive Branch, or Congress is especially useful.

Responsibilities:

  • Help bring policy and science together to create and implement a multi-year work plan to accelerate the recovery of over 200 ESA-listed species that have been identified as part of Defenders’ strategic planning goal for the Endangered Species Act.  This work will include: collaborating with federal and state wildlife agencies, federal departments, other Executive Branch offices including the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality, key Congressional staff members, and other environmental organizations to pursue conservation initiatives and agreements for targeted species; helping to secure federal and state funding to implement recovery actions; evaluating the biological status of species and the policy implications of wildlife agency proposals and actions; and tracking species status to ensure progress toward recovery.  Work will also include analyzing and preparing white papers on proactive and innovative ideas for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the ESA.
  • Help implement campaigns to improve ESA implementation nationally.  Campaigns include designing science-based systems to identify listed species for accelerated recovery assistance, improving recovery planning, creating incentives for state wildlife agencies and private landowners to help recover species, and increasing the transparency and accountability of ESA incidental take permitting and consultations.  This work will involve the use of technological advances in information management and communication to help decision-makers better understand how conservation actions impact species.
  • Track and analyze state and federal funding and spending patterns for ESA implementation.  Use results to advance Defenders’ legislative and administrative advocacy goals.
  • Provide scientific and policy research and analysis to support Defenders’ field conservation projects.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in conservation biology, environmental science, or environmental policy.
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in wildlife conservation or environmental policy.  Strong preference will be given to candidates who have worked on science and policy matters involving endangered species conservation at a state wildlife or federal natural resource agency or department.  Applicants should highlight any experience in applying scientific or policy analysis to the drafting and/or implementation of wildlife policies or regulations.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Other:

  • Excellent research and writing skills.  Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze environmental policies and communicate your assessments clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences.
  • High aptitude for solving complex environmental problems and creative thinking.  Strong attention to detail.  Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Substantial knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations and policies.  Familiarity with other federal and state natural resource and administrative procedure laws, as well as with the environmental policy development process within the Executive Branch of the federal government.
  • Familiarity with the principles of conservation biology.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Self-starter with a flexible nature who knows when to seek direction.
  • High level of computer literacy.  Strong interest in using emerging software and other technology to improve implementation of endangered species conservation.

How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference “Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst” in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, salary history, and self-edited writing sample (up to 15 pages) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org.

Nov 2 / BARD CEP

Greenhouse Gas Project Manager, First Environment – New Jersey

Organization: First Environment

Position Title: Environmental Project Manager: Greenhouse Gas Management

Location: Boonton, Jew Jersey

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: First Environment, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm, is seeking an experienced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Professional to contribute to the continued growth and development of its GHG management consulting and verification practice.

Qualifications: Top-notch environmental consulting professionals who meet the following specifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Preference for lead verifiers with existing approval/certifications in the following programs:
    • Climate Action Reserve (particularly ozone depleting substances project types)
    • California Air Resources Board Mandatory GHG Reporting (ozone depleting substances and/or livestock project types)
    • Verified Carbon Standard
  • Preference for individuals with experience in:
    • GHG emission reduction project development, implementation, and/or validation/verification,
    • GHG methodology or protocol development,
    • GHG emissions inventory development,
    • GHG management and reduction strategies,
    • Regional, state, and federal GHG and/or renewable energy policy initiatives and markets.
  • 5 – 8 years of industry experience in the following:
    • Energy management and/or energy auditing,
    • Management of industrial gases such as CFCs, PFCs, and SF6
    • Hazardous waste management and disposal, and/or
    • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Math, Environmental Science, Policy, Economics, Law, Business or the Physical Sciences
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including client relations
  • Strong leadership skills, technical aptitude and proven project management capabilities.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Team player with a high degree of self motivation
  • Attention to detail, and commitment to quality

How to Apply: Please send your résumé by mail or e-mail to:

First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Manager
91 Fulton Street
Boonton, NJ 07005

E-Mail: sky@firstenvironment.com

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Nov 1 / BARD CEP

Science and Policy Director, Heal the Bay – California

Organization: Heal the Bay

Position Title: Science & Policy Director

Location: Santa Monica, California

Hours and Compensation: $65,000 to $85,000 based on experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Heal the Bay is a regional environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment.

Position Summary:
Heal the Bay is looking for a leader who is passionate about water quality, watershed health and ocean health, and who is committed to proactively improving Southern California’s environment. The Science and Policy Director will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and policy advocates to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.

The Science and Policy Director will provide strategic direction to department staff on research, policy and regulatory analysis, and legislative campaigns. They will represent Heal the Bay at public meetings and in stakeholder groups – advocating for strong water quality and ocean health-related policies and regulations. Must be motivated, articulate, organized and a strong problem solver. Candidate must be able to apply technical expertise to solving environmental problems within the Santa Monica Bay watersheds and LA’s local coastal waters. A strong water quality, water supply and regulatory background with experience in the policy arena is preferred. A large focus of this position will be advocating for science-based integrated water management approaches to improving water quality. Coastal and ocean related policy experience is also a plus. Must have over five years of managerial experience. Heal the Bay offers a casual work environment and collegial atmosphere.

Responsibilities: Functions Include:
o Provide science, policy, and advocacy leadership on water quality and coastal resources issues that implement Heal the Bay’s strategic initiatives;
o Manage a team of six scientists and policy experts;
o Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, local and statewide decision-makers, advocacy groups, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
o Track specific water quality, water supply, and coastal and ocean health related policies, regulations, legislation and other issues at regional and state levels, and recommend Heal the Bay positions on these issues;
o Analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical, regulatory, and policy documents related to water quality, water supply, watershed health, and ocean health;
o Ensure that deadlines are met for written comments and other products;
o Conduct research and stay informed on policy efforts and scientific developments regarding water quality, water supply, integrated water management, watershed health, and ocean health;
o Develop and implement Heal the Bay campaigns to advance clean water, local water supply, and a vibrant coastal and ocean environment;
o Distill technical information into easily understandable written materials and oral presentations;
o Develop advocacy and communications materials (such as fact sheets, web content, policy briefs, newsletter articles, op-eds, etc.);
o Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings, stakeholder groups, media events and other forums;
o Develop policy brief topics and work with appropriate staff to conduct research and analysis and write issue papers;
o Work closely with other Heal the Bay department directors on inter-departmental projects and programs;
o Seek and manage project grants, including budget management and grant reporting;
o Lead weekly Science and Policy Department meetings and weekly meetings with individual department staff, as well as co-chair a quarterly Science and Policy Advisory Committee made up of Heal the Bay board members and other interested community members.

Qualifications: Experience and Skills Required:
o Passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and environmental health in the greater Los Angeles area;
o Strong technical background in environmental or related sciences, and 5+ years’ experience in environmental policy, water management, coastal and ocean management, or a related field required;
o Advanced degree is required;
o Broad understanding of scientific, regulatory and policy issues relating to water quality, water supply, watersheds, and coastal resources in Southern California, including the Clean Water Act, Porter Cologne Act, California Coastal Act, Marine Life Protection Act, Marine Life Management Act, CEQA and NEPA is required;
o Existing relationships with local and state decision-makers and environmental stakeholders preferred;
o Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and ability to inspire staff, volunteers, and partner groups about Heal the Bay’s science and policy work;
o Excellent written and oral communication skills;
o Ability to excel under pressure and meet deadlines, while balancing multiple projects;
o Excellent organizational, analytical, project management, problem solving, and communication skills;
o Ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, as a team player;
o Occasional evening and weekend work is required;
o Must have a valid driver’s license;
o Must love water and the ocean.

How to Apply: Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
www.healthebay.org/jobs to apply online.

No phone calls please.

Nov 1 / BARD CEP

Program Officer for Zero Poaching, WWF – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Program Officer, Zero Poaching

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time; This is an 18 month position.

Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 30)

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer at our Washington, DC office. Under the supervision of Director, Species Conservation the Program Officer for Anti-poaching and Protected Area Management will be responsible for leading on the technical aspects of the Zero Poaching project, focusing on developing US leverage and partnerships.

Responsibilities: Project Leader: Leads, manages and provides overall direction to the Zero Poaching project. Responsible, in partnership with the Signature Program Facilitator, for the development and management of project work plans and budgets, as well as the successful implementation of the project. Leads on donor reporting and smaller grant development. Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action.

Specifically:

  • Facilitate the development of an anti-poaching framework;
  • Develop anti-poaching indicators;
  • Facilitate a network of regional enforcement experts;
  • Support and track the WWF uptake of SMART;
  • Develop innovative and scalable tools to incentivize improved anti-poaching;
  • Develop an approach to improve ranger employment and welfare conditions;
  • Form partnerships with US academic institutions on anti-poaching issues;
  • Enhance linkages between technology and anti-poaching;
  • Support the development, management and adoption of the Conservation Assured approach to protected area management.

Communications: Keeps abreast of the scientific literature, species conservation policies and conservation issues. Reviews publications and public material, including the website and donor/membership materials. Serves as a WWF spokesperson in media interviews, promotional events and in public fora.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required in a related field is preferred, such as natural resources management, protected area management, conservation criminology, or conservation policy.
  • Position requires at least four years of experience in anti-poaching, protected area management or criminology, or policing and an understanding of international conservation issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, budgeting, and monitoring donor compliance.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, possibly across cultures and time zones.

How to Apply: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application Submit cover letter and resume to https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search, job#15040 Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

Nov 1 / BARD CEP

California Divestment Coordinator, 350.org – California

Organization: 350.org

Position Title: California Divestment Coordinator

Location: Bay Area, California

Hours and Compensation:  Part-time, 3 month  contract position, 20 hrs weekly with possible extension.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled.

Start Date:  December 1st (flexible)

Compensation: competitive compensation based on experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled; begin the interview process by November 12th

Description: 350.org is looking for an experienced campaign coordinator excited to build, connect, and coordinate the grassroots fossil fuel divestment campaign to divest the State of California. The divestment movement is taking off in North America and globally, and we are looking to make California a flagship campaign in this effort. This is a part-time, 3 month position.

This person will work closely with our volunteer divestment campaign team (Fossil Free CA) in California to manage projects, coordinate and support routine meetings as well as initiate and support strategies for amplifying the divestment work across the state, engaging volunteers and building support for the campaign. This person will report directly to the National Community Divestment Campaign Manager at 350.org.

Responsibilities: In slightly more detail, some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Research and develop California divestment strategies in coordination with the Fossil Free CA  coordination team
  • Support implementation of campaign opportunities, primarily a campaign launch
  • Convene regularly scheduled CA divestment coordination meetings, and organize followup.
  • Facilitate access to campaign materials and resources, answer basic questions about the campaign
  • Support and sometimes initiate project and event plans under the leadership of volunteer campaigners and in coordination with 350 National
  • Develop and manage the budget for key CA divestment projects, interface with vendors.
  • Organize monthly statewide conference calls and call followup
  • Organize orientation calls for new campaign members to plug them into work and give them general information about divestment and the campaign in coordination with volunteer development committee
  • Supervise campaign outreach in collaboration with Volunteer Development committee
  • Support the work of the Fossil Free CA committees, ensuring that the committees are staffed and functioning

Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Strong computer skills, work schedule flexibility, strong follow-through and attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Google Documents, Google Hangouts, and conference call software
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff and volunteers
  • Familiarity with community engagement techniques and experience with group facilitation
  • Volunteer engagement experience
  • Sincere commitment to volunteer leadership; must be willing and eager to listen to and respect volunteers
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing political climate and recognize moments of opportunity for campaign growth

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Community or political organizing experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders, and with both grassroots groups and organizations
  • Experience working with labor and pension groups

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please send your CV and letter of interest to jobs@350.org, with California Divestment Coordinator in the subject line. We hope to begin the interview process by November 12th, but this position is open until filled.

Oct 29 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Program Director, Media Matters for America – Washington, DC

Organization: Media Matters for America

Position Title: Climate and Energy Program Director

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Media Matters for America — a progressive, Washington, D.C-based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media — seeks a Climate and Energy Program Director.  This position is based in our Washington, D.C., office. Applicants must be prepared to relocate if not living within commuting distance of downtown D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Content Generation:The Climate and Energy Program Director generates ideas for content on media coverage of environmental issues — everything from correcting poor reporting to criticizing lack of reporting — as well as approves or rejects pitches for content from the other two Climate and Energy Researchers. S/he either researches and writes these blogs/items or assigns a Researcher to this task. The Director also oversees long-term projects studying media coverage quantitatively.
  • Outreach:The Director conducts outreach with environmental groups and energy businesses that share our values, ensuring that these groups are aware of how Media Matters can help them and collaborating with them on research projects, actions, and conferences. The Director also represents Media Matters at conferences, at panels, and in approved interviews with the media to discuss our work.
  • Management:The Director supervises two Researchers, assigning them work, developing and their talent, and approving requests for time off.
  • Editing:The Director edits all work related to energy and environment issues, even when written by other teams. Editing entails not only checking for spelling, grammar and style but also ensuring that all content conveys a compelling message and maintains strict accuracy.
  • Donor Relations:The Director aids our fundraising team by editing our grant reports and joining calls and meetings with donors.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4-8 years of experience in progressive politics or media, with at least a year focusing on environmental issues
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, Environmental Science or related disciplines
  • Familiar with and interested in climate and energy issues, particularly federal policies related to these issues
  • Strong contacts in the environmental community are preferred but not required
  • Creative self-starter with a demonstrated penchant for taking initiative
  • Ability to plan and manage long-term projects under a deadline
  • Ability to quickly research and write grammatical, accurate and compelling stories
  • Experience pitching ideas for online or print content is preferred but not required
  • Management experience preferred, but not required
  • Technology
  • Computer-savvy individual who is able to pick up new technology quickly
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience creating charts, videos and graphics is helpful but not required

How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter in plain text or PDF format to mm-jobs@mediamatters.org. No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview.

Oct 29 / BARD CEP

Ecology and Energy Policy Intern, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America – Washington, DC

Organization: Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America

Position Title: Ecology and Energy Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $500/month stipend

Application Deadline: November 16, 2014

Description: The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. We are affiliated with the German Green Party. Headquartered in Berlin, we have 29 offices worldwide. The HBF Washington, DC office was created in 1998 to support our international efforts.

The HBF offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students focusing on energy and environmental policies, international relations, development and related areas.

Interns are recruited year-round on a rolling basis for the Washington, DC office. The internship requires a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) for the period of at least 3 but no more than 6 months. Part-time internships are also possible for applicants from the DC metro area or part-time students. An intern’s duties generally consist of administrative work, program coordination, research, editing and writing. The HBF offers a small monthly stipend of USD 500.- for a full-time commitment (proportionally less for a part-time internship).

The intern will be considered to be a full member of the HBF team. Interns are encouraged to take advantage of both internal events and a wide variety of external political events and policy meetings in Washington, DC organized by Think Tanks, NGOs and government entities.

Responsibilities:

Research assistance – working together with our program officers – researching current policy issues of relevance to the ongoing work of the Washington Office – collecting background information for events, visitor programs, conferences and workshops – monitoring and summarizing current developments in research areas relevant to the office’s work – editing and proof reading of publications – attending policy briefings, lectures and conferences – if you would like to and have the time, you may write a policy paper or article

Administrative duties and responsibilities – providing logistical support for the conceptualization, preparation and management of visitor programs, events, conferences and workshops – answering telephones – responding to information inquiries – updating and managing of the office database – follow up and event documentation

Qualifications: At least 2 years of college/university – proven excellent research, writing and editing skills – strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail – creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible – a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation – commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months – experience in the desired project area – proficiency of English – experience with MS Office.

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send your resume along with a cover letter stating which program you are applying to and describing your motivation for interning with us. Send your application to Lauren Edwards by e-mail at lauren.edwards@us.boell.org.

We also accept applications throughout the year on a rolling basis. Please indicate your program area of interest and your availability. You will be kept on file until the next opening becomes available. To accommodate the visa application process, we fill our internship positions a minimum of three months in advance of their start dates.

Other materials such as references, letters of recommendation, transcripts etc. may be requested later on and do not need to be included in your application. If you do not receive confirmation email within 2 business days of sending your application, please resubmit your cover letter and resume via e-mail or regular mail.

Application advice – please submit your application in English – please adhere to common application standards in the US, e.g., resume should be one page, maximum two pages if you are mid-career; cover letter no longer than one page with correct address and contact information.

Oct 28 / BARD CEP

Country Experts on Low-Carbon Technologies, Transcarbon International – Various Latin America

Organization: Transcarbon International

Position Titles:

Mexico Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies
Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies based in Caribbean or Central America
Colombia Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies
Brazil Country Expert on Low-Carbon Technologies

Location: Various, Latin America (Mexico City, Port-au-Prince, Bogota, Sao Paulo)

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Transcarbon International Corporation, founded in Silicon Valley in 2006 by Sébastien Raoux, is an independent consulting firm assisting the private sector, the public sector, the voluntary sector, and civil society in implementing sustainable development practices, including climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. Our leadership combines extensive experience in environmental sustainability —particularly in the areas of climate change, energy, and clean technologies—, as well as in business, legal, and public policy consulting. We serve our clients worldwide from our offices in the United States of America and Argentina, with Transcarbon Africa Middle East S.A.R.L based in Morocco and providing services in Africa and the Middle East.

Transcarbon International is currently receiving applications for a position of Country Expert on Low Carbon Technologies for Mexico. The successful candidate will provide LCT technical assistance and also work with various stakeholders, engaging with local resources and technology marketplace players, to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of deals, business plans, and operations in Mexico. The expert would be initially committed as a part-time consultant.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be permanently based in country specific to job selected for and be willing to travel occasionally within the country and internationally as it may be required.
  2. Outstanding academic and technical credentialsare essential. Must have an advanced degree inEngineering and/or Business and at least 10 years of relevant work experience, including:

– substantial local business experience working with or for the technology industry and solid knowledge regarding the leading businesses and the technology market in post country;

– specific knowledge of low carbon technologies and relevant institutions, as well as of the policies, laws and regulatory framework applicable to climate change and low carbon technology transfer in post country;

  1. Strong work ethicsand superb communication skills. Oral fluency and superior written skills in both Spanish or French or Portuguese (depending on job applied for) and English are a must.

Applications from suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged.

How to Apply: Candidates should send their resumes or CVs in English IMMEDIATELY, indicating nationality/ies, place of permanent residence, and availability to be interviewed to amarsella@transcarbon.com.

Oct 28 / BARD CEP

Senior Program Associate, Institute for Market Transformation – Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Market Transformation

Position Title: Senior Program Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks a Senior Program Associate to lead our work in the District of Columbia on green building policy and implementation of market transformation programs for energy efficiency in buildings. This is an exceptional opportunity to work at the forefront of market-based solutions to today’s climate, energy and urban challenges.

The role calls for a balance of project management and relationship skills, as the Sr. Program Associate will interface with key influencers and decision-makers in DC. She/he will work closely with: the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), city government (e.g. the District Department of the Environment and DC City Council), the real estate sector, and other community partners (e.g. Downtown BID). Successful candidates will have a track record that demonstrates their ability to work independently, to contribute effectively as a member of a team, and to collaborate across organizations. In addition, this role requires flexibility and strong organizational skills, as the individual will concurrently work on a range of projects and initiatives.

This position will report to the IMT Program Director for Commercial Real Estate Engagement. This is a Senior Program Associate Position:

  • Mid-level position.
  • A few years of experience in energy efficiency or related field.
  • Specific experience with utilities and/or energy efficiency policy
  • Strong research, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Contributes significantly to one or more programs, and assumes responsibility for DC work and the growing body of work on the intersection of IMT’s work and utility program implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate IMT’s market transformation initiatives with the DCSEU, and serve as primary project liaison to the DCSEU and to other key local partners such as the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and DC Council.
  • Develop and manage a detailed work plan for market transformation activities within the DCSEU.
  • Build relationships within the DCSEU, the city government, and with key stakeholders and partners in the community.
  • Work in conjunction with IMT’s COO and Program Directors to develop suggestions for new market transformation projects in the District of Columbia.
  • Co-author documents including white papers, articles, letters, proposals, blogs, and fact sheets.
  • Assist in ensuring appropriate bi-directional communication and information flow with IMT, the DCSEU and other partners related to market transformation activities in the District.
  • Coordinate efforts with stakeholders and partners at the local, regional, and national levels, as needed. Stakeholders may include academic partners, regional energy efficiency organizations, nonprofits or other companies, and federal agencies.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to the DCSEU, DDOE and other funding and project partners.
  • Conduct basic analysis on data sets related to real estate and energy metrics, as well as the economic and energy impact of work performed, as applicable.
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as taking meeting minutes and drafting summary reports.

Qualifications:

•  Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, architecture, economics, business, political science, or fields relevant to energy efficiency, construction, buildings or real estate.

•  Four or more years of post-college work experience.

•  Demonstrated success in collaborating successfully with diverse stakeholders to achieve goals.

•  Ability to problem solve and influence decision-making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner.

•  Proven ability to manage several projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

•  A self-starter with the ability to see and pursue opportunities.

•  Experience with public policy analysis and research.

•  Strong writing and oral communication skills.

•  Interest in energy efficiency, green building, and related policy issues.

•  Comfortable with public speaking in varied settings, ranging from working groups to conferences.

•  Experience living and working in Washington, DC is strongly desired.

•  Experience with utility program implementation is strongly desired.

How to Apply: To apply, please email resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@imt.org. Please write “Senior Program Associate: DC & Utility Issues” in the subject line.

Oct 27 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, Bank Information Center – Washington, DC

Organization: Bank Information Center

Position Title: Climate Change Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Duration is four months (flexible), 3 to 4 days a week, starting as soon as possible; unpaid

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: We are looking for a smart, dynamic individual who can help develop a strategy for engagement with World Bank, Governments and CSO partners to strengthen the Climate Change agenda with the World Bank, as part of the Safeguard Policies review process.

The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience in the areas of international affairs, especially on issues relating to climate change, multilateral institutions, development, international human rights, and environment. The intern will communicate with World Bank officials, along with environment and social justice activists throughout the world. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the IFIs.

Responsibilities:

•  Work with BIC staff to develop a strategy for engagement with the World Bank on Climate Change

•  Identify and communicate with civil society groups in partner countries who are concerned with issues of climate change at the World Bank

•  Develop a system of communication with partners and relevant staff at the World Bank

•  Update BIC website with accurate information about World Bank and Climate Change

Qualifications:

•  Strong research skills

•  Interest in climate change

•  Comfortable communicating with high-level officials

•  Self-starter

•  Familiarity with some of the following issues: climate change, environmental assessment, forests, oceans.

•  Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

How to Apply: Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this internship and 1-2 page resume to nsinani@bicusa.org. Write “Climate Change Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Oct 27 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Intern, Environmental Working Group – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Working Group

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; unpaid

Application Deadline:

Summer Term (mid/late May through August): Deadline March 31st

Fall Term (September through late December): Deadline August 15th

Spring Term (mid January through mid May): Deadline November 19th

Description: EWG seeks a Government Affairs intern to help shape policy that will protect public health and the environment on a broad range of issues.

Issues include:

•  Toxics. Reforming chemical policy to ensure that chemicals are safe for children before they enter the market by strengthening the Toxic Substances Control Act, removing jet fuel from drinking water and hazardous chemicals from consumer products, and promoting safer alternatives.

•  Farm Bill.  Passing a fair and equitable Farm Bill that achieves greater equity in the distribution of taxpayer benefits, significantly increases conservation funding to address unintended environmental impacts of agricultural production, and meaningfully addresses concerns about renewable energy, organic agriculture, crop insurance and disaster payments, and nutrition.

•  Natural Resources.  Protecting Western public lands, including National Parks, Monuments and other areas that are currently threatened by significant increases in metal mining and natural gas drilling activity.

•  Energy Policy and Global Warming.  Promoting renewable energy polices that ensure that we address our energy and global warming issues wisely.  Areas that EWG has been active in include biofuels and nuclear power.

Responsibilities:

•  Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues.

•  Draft materials for dissemination to Congress and coalition partners.

•  Attend Capitol Hill hearings and events.

•  Disseminate EWG materials.

•  Support for legislative and Capitol Hill database.

Qualifications:

•  Demonstrated interest in environmental, public health and governmental affairs issues preferred.

•  Excellent research and writing skills.

•  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

•  Detail oriented.

•  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, and internet research.

How to Apply: Applicants must send resume and cover letter including the title of the specific internship to which they are applying and their approximate start date to Scott Mallan at internships@ewg.org. Position is available in our DC office only.

Oct 26 / BARD CEP

Low-Emissions Development Strategy Advisor, Winrock International – Malawi

Organization: Winrock International

Position Title: Low-Emissions Development Strategy Advisor

Location: Malawi

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Winrock is seeking Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) Advisor candidates for the USAID-funded program entitled Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi (PERFORM). The program is focused on advancing Malawi’s low-emissions development through a suite of nationally-focused policy and capacity efforts coupled with site-based efforts to reduce deforestation and improve land management.  The goal of the project is to assist in ensuring that Malawi’s forest and soil resources are managed more efficiently, equitably, and sustainably. The program is expected to work at the regional, government and community levels, and will involve broad-based policy dialogue and technical capacity building. Winrock is responsible for leading PERFORM’s work on assisting Malawi to develop a low-emissions monitoring and analysis system. The Advisor will play a key role in supporting this work and toward ensuring PERFORM delivers lasting results with respect to Malawi’s low-emissions analysis and investment priorities.  The LEDS Advisor will be embedded within the Environmental Affairs Department and will coordinate very closely with Department personnel on a day to day basis. The LEDS position will work in close association with Winrock’s USA-based technical experts in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and mitigation analysts. The position will also be responsible for working with EAD to track and pursue opportunities for Malawi to access funding, including the development of public-private partnerships.

Responsibilities:

•  Lead and coordinate Low Emission Development work taking place under the PERFORM project

•  Support and facilitate improved coordination among Government of Malawi departments for the effective implementation of a national GHG inventory

•  Develop and implement GHG Inventory capacity building, communication, and outreach efforts

•  Assist EAD (GoM Environmental Affairs Department) to develop their capacity to compile, analyze, and conduct quality control and assessments of greenhouse gas accounting information and

•  Assist in the development of an annual training program to promote coordination and build understanding of issues surrounding GHG inventory development and monitoring

•  Develop GHG Inventory capacity-building plans specific to Malawian context. Given their overwhelming contribution to total GHG emissions in Malawi, the agricultural and forestry sectors are particularly high priority sectors.

•  Develop and adapt training GHG inventory and Low Emission Development materials for use in Malawi.

•  Pursue opportunities for sharing LEDS information with regional programs

•  Assist in the development of a GHG Management System

• Assist Winrock’s technical team and EAD to develop sector specific protocols for data collection, management and storage for priority sectors

•  Together with Winrock’s technical team, train government ministry staff in GHG data collection and baseline establishment

•  Support GoM in Low Emissions Development planning

•  Assist EAD to assess LED, GHG mitigation, and climate change adaptation options

•  Together with PERFORM team, develop and implement capacity building efforts on the use of selected LEDS planning tools

•  Develop tools and/or analytics that can aid in attracting and tracking finance and investment opportunities from public or private sources

•  Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office.

•  Establish contacts with partners and clients to ensure coordinated implementation of project activities and represent the Winrock Team at key meetings.

•  Work closely with Winrock’s USA-based technical team

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) required in environmental policy, environmental economics, forestry, environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, natural science, sustainable development, climate change related fields or other relevant international development field.

Work Experience:

  • Knowledge of Malawi’s forestry and agricultural sectors and climate change policies
  • Minimum five years of combined experience working in forestry, environmental and economic policy, climate change policy, environmental and/or climate change finance, GHG emission accounting, and/or Low Emission Development Strategies.
  • Extensive experience developing training programs and working to build institutional capacity of government counterparts at the national and/or local level
  • Proven understanding of GHG inventories and management systems
  • Familiarity with international climate change policy and financing
  • Experience in development of private-public partnerships (preferred)

Skills:

  • Proven ability to successfully work with key forestry and agricultural sector government agencies, institutes, NGOs and experts (Malawian experience preferred)
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions to forest management issues.
  • Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Excellent computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases).
  • Experience in Malawi (preferred) or surrounding countries
  • Fluency and/or familiarity of Chichewa (desired)

How to Apply: Apply at the Winrock International careers website.

Oct 26 / BARD CEP

International Research and Policy Intern, Food & Water Watch – Washington DC

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: International Research and Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 15 hours/week minimum up to full-time

Application Deadline:

 Spring: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Spring dates are January — May.

Summer: This position is full-time and runs for 10 weeks during May-August. Small stipends may be available for summer interns.

Fall: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Fall term dates are September — December.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Description: Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.

The International Intern works directly with members of the international team to provide information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns. This internship is located in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC and is metro accessible.

Responsibilities:

  • Research both corporations and government to help our team craft reports, briefing papers, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials and government agencies
  • Assist researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis
  • Research emerging issues to move campaigns forward
  • Writing popular education blogs about our international campaigns
  • Lobbying Congress on international policy issues
  • Some administrative support (less than 10%)

Qualifications:

•  Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and demonstrated commitment to social change.

•  Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.

•  Sense of humor and ability to work well in a team.

•  Experience in academic and corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following: international development, environmental science and policy, agriculture and natural resources management, food and nutrition, economics, political science.

•  Fluency in Spanish, French a bonus.

•  Preference given to current M.A. students.

How to Apply: Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to internships@fwwatch.org (Subject: International Research & Policy Internship). Please put the specific term for which you are applying in the subject line.

Oct 26 / BARD CEP

Internship Programme with OECD – France

Organization: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Position Title: Internship Programme

Location: Paris, France

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours per week, up to 6 months

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015; 2 rounds per Year; currently accepting for Winter Programme

Winter Programme (for those who wish to start the internship between January and June): Internship vacancy available on our website from mid-September to mid-March.

Summer Programme (for those who wish to start the internship between July and December): Internship vacancy available on our website from mid-March to mid-September.

Description: The OECD Internship Programme has been designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General. Its main goal is to give to successful candidates an opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills as well as the experience to work in a truly international environment.

Responsibilities:

Research, data analysis and drafting

  • Participate in the preparation of studies and documents in areas of work of the Directorate or Service concerned.
  • Carry out documental research and review of existing material.
  • Collect, organise and evaluate data.
  • Contribute to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes.

Liaison and outreach

  • Participate in the organisation of meetings and seminars.
  • Establish and maintain professional contacts and build networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations.
  • Undertake other tasks as required.

Qualifications:

Academic Background: Full time student in the field of economics or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, among others).

Professional Background: International experience in research and analytical activities through studies, internships or professional activities would be an asset.

Tools: Solid quantitative and computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Languages: An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated by academic success and professional achievements.
  • Strong interest in the work of OECD in promoting international co-operation.
  • Ability to plan and implement independent research.
  • Proven ability to organise and summarise complex material.
  • Good organisational skills, ability to work effectively on the basis of general instructions with the capacity to prioritise tasks, often according to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural and team oriented environment and to adapt to changing working methods and technologies.
  • Very good drafting and communication skills.

How to Apply: Please note that you will need to be enrolled as a student during your stay as an intern. Don’t forget to mention your availability in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for an internship at the OECD please click here.

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Senior Project Analyst, The Climate Trust – Oregon

Organization: The Climate Trust

Position Title: Senior Project Analyst (Forestry)

Location: Portland, Oregon

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Salary is commensurate with experience. The Climate Trust offers a very strong benefits package, including a generous medical, dental and vision plan; 5 weeks PTO; flexible work hours; a 401K match; and a bus/bike incentive program.

 Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 7, 2014)

Description: The Climate Trust, a quickly growing non-profit based in Portland, OR, is a national leader in the development and promotion of high quality greenhouse gas offset projects. The Trust is seeking a detail oriented forestry expert to provide technical expertise to support project acquisition efforts in the forestry sector, prioritize the adoption of land based conservation projects throughout the US for acquisition as part of The Climate Trust’s portfolio, and assist in delivery of climate services as related to project acquisitions. This is an exciting opportunity to work on innovative climate change solutions in a highly collaborative, congenial, and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

Responsibilities:
• Evaluate greenhouse gas emission reduction projects including eligibility assessment, quantification, protocol requirements, and project viability with a preference for individuals with demonstrated experience in forestry sector projects
• Track and advise The Climate Trust on forest carbon policy and market related developments. Serve as the primary point of engagement with Project Standards organizations on respective forest carbon project protocols
• Work with project owners to gather the necessary information to measure, monitor, and verify a project’s emissions reduction performance
• Manage and track the contractual obligations and performance of forest carbon emission reduction purchase agreements and additional emission reduction purchase agreements as assigned
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including technical experts, registry staff, verifiers, and project developers in multiple sectors
• Contribute to the development and implementation of forest carbon climate services initiatives such as scoping and budgeting and executing climate services deliverables

Qualifications:

• Ability to travel
• MA or MS in natural sciences
• Strong working knowledge of forestry compliance and voluntary carbon market standards and protocols
• Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the models used in quantifying forestry carbon offset projects
• Strong communication skills
• Strong Excel, database, and quantitative skills
• Strong writing, research, and analysis skills
• Ability to translate technical concepts into written deliverable to non technical audiences

How to Apply: Use the Apply page on our website, or email your resume and cover letter (including desired salary range) directly to jobs@climatetrust.org. Please include the position title in the subject line. You can also mail a hard copy of your application to:

Attn: Sr. Project Analyst, Forestry
The Climate Trust
65 SW Yamhill St., Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Intern, Land Trust Alliance – Washington, DC

Organization: Land Trust Alliance

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time (part-time considered); unpaid

 Application Deadline: This internship is part of our year-long Government Affairs internship program. If you are unable to join us for the spring, we welcome you to consider another period:

  • Spring internship will run from January 5to May 29, 2015.
  • Summer internship will run from June 1to August 21, 2015.

Description: Help strengthen land conservation across America by joining the dedicated, dynamic government affairs team at the Land Trust Alliance!  We’re looking for a full-time, unpaid Government Affairs Intern (part-time may be considered for the fall and spring periods). The fall internship will run from September 8th through December 19th. The spring internship will run from January 5 through May 29. The ideal candidate is a student or young professional with demonstrated interest in government affairs and conservation policy who is capable of proactively researching political relationships, drafting informational materials on conservation issues, and communicating directly with land trusts, coalition partners, and federal officials. You’ll find that interning for a small organization will give you ample opportunities to interact with all aspects of our work, be in the room at key meetings and events, and gain valuable nonprofit and Capitol Hill experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizing the third annual Land Trust Advocacy Day
  • Recruiting congressional co-sponsors, primarily by mobilizing local land trusts to ask
  • Securing letters of commendation to Accredited land trusts from their representatives
  • Gathering and presenting success stories of effective advocacy and program benefits
  • Supporting our advocacy network by recruiting email subscribers, tracking land trust relationships with Congress, and analyzing debrief reports from our Advocacy Day
  • Supporting our tax incentive and farm bill coalition meetings, initiatives, and events
  • Drafting and updating policy fact-sheets, web content, Congressional district maps, and other communications for a variety of internal and external audience
  • Scheduling, preparing packets for, and occasionally attending  meetings with public officials

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in public policy. Previous involvement in grassroots campaigns or experience on Capitol Hill a plus.
  • Familiarity with land conservation, including knowledge of land trusts and of relevant tax issues, highly desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to communicate effectively with both the Alliance members and public decision-makers.
  • Willingness to balance direct advocacy with the detailed record keeping and follow-through that will be essential to our success.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications is essential, with database and/or GIS experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work constructively with others from a broad range of political perspectives.

How to Apply: Send resume and brief cover letter detailing your qualifications and availability by email with the subject line of Government Affairs Intern and your last name. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Bethany Erb, Land Trust Alliance, 1660 L Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Policy Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society – Belgium

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society

Position Title: Policy officer (temporary)

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Hours and Compensation: Part time (50%) until end of June 2015 (with a possible extension)

 Application Deadline: Open until filled (Updated October 21)

Description: Reports to: Director of European Policy and Government Relations

Position Objective: The Policy Officer’s role is to support the WCS Director of European Policy in promoting WCS conservation policy objectives and assisting with administrative tasks. The post will be based in the WCS Brussels office and will require close coordination with WCS Europe in London and WCS’s programme development and international policy departments based in New York.

Responsibilities: Policy: working with the Director of European Policy and the Vice President for International Policy to:
• Prepare briefings related to policies relevant to WCS Brussels office activities;
• Support the WCS International Policy programme, particularly the Director of European Policy, in advocating WCS policies to
relevant individuals and organizations;
• Help to create effective communication with key partners and others, and help develop and extend working relationships to
inform policy makers of WCS’ work;
• Undertake any necessary administrative duties to ensure the  smooth running of the office; and
• Assist with the management and organization of events and meetings as required.

Qualifications:

• A Degree, preferably to Masters level and in a field relevant to  wildlife conservation
•  Excellent oral and written communication skills
•  Fluency in English required; fluency in  German, French or any  other European languages would be an asset
•  Ability to engage effectively with others in policy
•  Experience of using new digital media, creation of web based content and social media would be an asset
•  Relevant qualification or experience in organizing meetings and ensuring follow-up
•  Knowledge of biodiversity policies or another policy area relevant to this post
•  Commitment to conservation
•  Experience of, and evidence of successfully working with, decision-makers, parliamentary and civil service contacts
•  In-depth knowledge of current affairs where appropriate
•  Confident and personable in character
•  Computer literate
•  Willingness to work flexible hours

How to Apply: Apply online at Wildlife Conservation Society website.

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Western States Program Assistant (Internship), Union of Concerned Scientists – California

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientist

Position Title: California & Western States Program Assistant (Intern)

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: This is a full-time, benefits-eligible internship position, lasting from January 5, 2015 through September 30, 2015. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.

 Application Deadline: November 9, 2014

Description: The California and Western States Program Assistant will help the California and Western States office organize and communicate support for strong climate, clean energy, and clean vehicles policies. In particular, the Program Assistant will help organize support from key audiences, coordinate events that educate policymakers on UCS issues, and aid in other outreach activities.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible 9-month paid internship position.

Responsibilities:

•  Manage planning of events that connect UCS experts with policy makers;

•  Support organizing of scientists, other experts, activists, and coalition partners in California and other western states;

•  Assist with online communications to UCS citizen and science networks;

•  Assist with drafting of letters, fact sheets, talking points, letters-to-the-editor, website content, emails, and other communications;

•  Support office in handling day-to-day projects and activities based on urgency, such as background research, responding to inquiries, or attending meetings and events;

•  Track outreach activities and help maintain databases and distribution lists.

Qualifications: Candidates must have strong demonstrated organizational skills as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have the ability to be flexible to respond to fast-changing campaign needs; ability to write for and speak to lay audiences; and ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Some understanding of database maintenance, web management and on-line organizing tools is preferred. Strong candidates will have a proven track record of taking initiative and being comfortable managing projects. Campaign experience is a plus. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, how you learned about the position and resume via email to internship@ucsusa.org and include “California Program Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.