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Apr 4 / BARD CEP

11th Hour Racing Program Coordinator-Newport, RI

Organization: The Schmidt Family Foundation

Position Title: 11th Hour Racing Program Coordinator

Location: Newport, RI

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014.

 

OVERVIEW:

11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, seeks to mobilize the sailing and marine industry to create systemic change for the improved health of our oceans. We employ a collegial, team approach to carry out a variety of strategic, programmatic and administrative activities.

SUMMARY
11th Hour Racing has a small, dynamic team based in Newport, RI. We are looking for a truly exceptional person to support administrative activities, maintain a high-functioning professional space, and facilitate strong management of information and systems. The candidate must have an excellent work ethic, be highly skilled at setting priorities and possess a willingness to jump in with both feet. The successful candidate will be confident, smart, assertive, and highly productive; a quick study who thrives in a high performing organization where standards are extremely high and work is expected to be done quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Perform all administrative and clerical functions including email/telephone inquiries, and compose memos, general correspondence, and other documents. Organize and maintain office documents, files, and contracts
  • Manage general office materials, supplies, and equipment and facilitate the maintenance of all equipment, serving as primary liaison with all providers and vendors.
  • Provide executive-level support as required by Program Manager including coordinating logistics for all meetings and special events
  • Maintain grant files; use an online database (FLUXX) to manage individual grant information
  • Support multiple initiatives by conducting research on emerging program areas and prospective grantees, developing agendas and producing meeting notes
  • Assist in maintaining positive and productive partner and grantee relationships with a wide range of organizations and individuals
  • Organize content preparation for website, blog, social media and public relations efforts
  • Maintain/share knowledge of current events, the environmental movement, and marine/sailing industry as it relates to programmatic outcomes
  • Assist with special/ ad hoc projects as assigned

 

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL, & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Brings a passion for the mission of 11th Hour Racing, and The Schmidt Family Foundation
  • Ability to work effectively in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface and coordinate professionally with a number of diverse internal and external contacts, including grantees, vendors and fellow team members
  • Ability to understand organizational structure and work through administrative systems with a keen attention to detail
  • Articulate, motivated, resourceful, well-organized, detail-oriented and flexible, able to adapt and envision solutions
  • Flexibility to work simultaneously on a wide range of projects and ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of legislative & regulatory processes a plus
  • Ability to work both as a team member and individually, with a high level of self-motivation
  • Ability to work legally in the United States
  • Ability to work in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Must be able to travel as needed

MINIMUM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • College degree or equivalent education, with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for this position
  • Excellent word processing skills, including strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Efficient with social networking sites, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.
  • Experience using an online database strongly preferred
  • 2-5 years relevant business experience strongly preferred
  • Non-profit experience and/or volunteering experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of the environmental movement, and sailing/marine industry strongly preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This position does not currently supervise others.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a video display terminal; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. Primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 15 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment such as copiers and faxes.

OTHER INFORMATION
Employees must adhere to all applicable 11th Hour Racing and The Schmidt Family Foundation policies and procedures. Regular and predictable attendance is required. Willingness and ability to work non-standard business hours, such as nights and weekends, on an as-needed basis is required. Employees must be able to cope effectively with deadlines and multiple demands.

How to apply:

The position is based in Newport, RI
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided.
To apply, email resume and cover letter tocareer@11thhourracing.org, include the job title in the subject line.
No phone calls please. Application deadline is April 30, 2014.

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Organizer, Transform Don’t Trash NYC-New York, NY

Organization: ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

Position Title: Organizer, Transform Don’t Trash NYC

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation:  Full time.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2014

 

Job Description:

ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York is an alliance of community and labor organizations working together to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and a more accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. We have been at the forefront of championing worker rights and equitable development policies, winning victories such as the TRADES program for local hiring and construction career ladders at NYC public housing, the Coney Island for All redevelopment agreement for good jobs and affordable housing, and Local Law 86 & 87 creating thousands of green jobs through municipal building energy efficiency. For more information about our work, visitwww.alignny.org.

Position Description & Responsibilities

We seek a talented, motivated, and dedicated person to join our team as Organizer on the Transform Don’t Trash NYC campaign. This position will help lead an exciting new campaign in New York City to transform the commercial waste industry by increasing recycling, improving workplace conditions, and ensuring fair siting of waste facilities.

Private business generates over 2 million tons of waste each year that is disproportionally processed in low income and communities of color. Little waste is recycled and diverted from landfills. The industry employs over 4,000 truck carters and 1,500 transfer station sorters who face some of the most dangerous and low wage conditions in New York City. Transform Don’t Trash NYC unites labor, community, and environment to reduce pollution, foster cleaner and healthier communities for all New Yorkers, lift thousands of waste industry workers and their families out of poverty, and create new, quality jobs in recycling and recycling-reliant industries.

The person will engage in worker organizing, community-coalition building, developing strategy, and coordinating mobilizations. In working across New York City, the person will be expected to travel frequently across the five boroughs and work intensely to advance a challenging project.

The Organizer will report to the Organizing Director and is responsible for:

  • Worker Organizing: Building power for commercial waste workers by identifying, recruiting, developing and motivating leaders in the workplace. The person will raise standards for commercial waste workers by focusing on one on one recruiting, house visiting and developing organizing committees.
  • Campaign Development & Coordination: Leading the development of New York City campaign to transform commercial waste sector involving extensive campaign visioning, planning and strategy development done in conjunction with labor, community, and environmental allies. With a strong strategic plan, the organizer will help lead the labor, environmental, community coalition through the plan and adapt effectively.
  • Coalition-Building: Building powerful coalitions with a diverse set of partners, including labor unions, environmental organizations, community groups, elected officials, etc., and coordinating with coalition partners through biweekly and quarterly meetings ; building leadership and mobilization capacity of community and labor allies, deepening city community-labor-environmental network.

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to social and economic justice and the labor movement
  • At least 5 years of grassroots organizing experience in labor, community, student or political organizations or campaigns
  • 2 years proven lead-level organizing experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong coalition building and facilitation skills across a diverse set organizations and constituents
  • Ability to independently manage projects from conception to completion and supervise junior staff
  • Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, collaborate as part of a team, work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strategic judgment, flexibility, creativity, and initiative
  • Willingness to work long hours, evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred

Full-time position with generous salary and benefits package depending on experience.

ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references by April 21, 2014 to employment@alignny.orgwith “Organizer, Transform Don’t Trash NYC” in the subject line of the email.

ALIGN is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Energy / Beyond Coal Campaign and Policy Representative-

Organization: Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club

Position Title: Energy / Beyond Coal Campaign and Policy Representative

Location: College Park, MD, US

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Job Title: Chapter Campaign and Policy Representative, Beyond Coal

Chapter: Maryland Chapter

Reports To: Chapter Director

Context: Plans and implements the strategies and activities of the Beyond Coal campaign at the state level in Maryland.

Campaign:The Beyond Coal campaign is a nationwide grassroots effort to eliminate coal’s contribution to global warming no later than 2030 and replace the existing coal infrastructure with a clean energy economy fueled by wind, solar, and geothermal. The Beyond Coal campaign is working to stop the construction of new coal-fired power plants, retire and replace the existing fleet of coal plants, and keep the U.S. coal reserves underground and out of world markets. The Beyond Coal campaign is experiencing significant growth and is seeking passionate coal fighters to join our team. To learn more about our campaign visit:http:beyondcoal.org.

Scope: The Campaign and Policy Representative is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of the Beyond Coal campaign strategies and activities in Maryland. Collaborates with and coordinates the Campaign’s activities with the Maryland Chapter, volunteers and appropriate staffing resources. Develops strategies, implements state-level work plans, communicates priorities and benchmarks, provides leadership, promotes participation and reports on campaign effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, business and community leaders, allies and other organizations, and the public.

Job Activities:

  1. Plans and carries out activities for the Beyond Coal campaign. Participates in the development of a strategic campaign plan, goals and objectives for Maryland. Implements the state level aspects of a strategic campaign. Collaborates with Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program, Chapter, Communications Department, Organizing and On-Line Organizing Capacities, Political Team, Sierra Student Coalition, Sierra Club’s programs including but not limited to Environmental Justice, Labor, Partnerships, and volunteer leadership to ensure the execution of a Maryland-based campaign to move the state off of coal to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  2. Provides professional expertise, guides and supports staff and volunteers. Provides conservation training and motivation to staff and volunteers.
  3. Works to develop and ensure that volunteers assume meaningful roles in the program/campaign.
  4. Coordinates media outreach activities related to the campaign/program. Serves as Sierra Club spokesperson to media outlets and promotes volunteer media exposure.
  5. Writes, edits, and reviews educational and advocacy materials.
  6. Represents the Sierra Club to the general public and to strategic allies.
  7. Assists with donor communications, cultivation and solicitation under the direction of Maryland Director or National Advancement staff.
  8. Reports on progress toward established goals and the effectiveness of campaign strategies.
  9. Advocates the Sierra Club position on proposed legislation involving energy issues; informs and communicates with elected officials, business leaders, governmental agencies, and other non‑profit organizations.
  10. Assists heavily, if not leads, plans, coordinates and implements the Chapter’s legislative strategies as approved by the chapter leadership. Lobbies and represents the Chapter to elected officials when the legislation is energy based..
  11. Assists in the formulation of grassroots campaign and coalition activities in support of legislation at the local and state level.
  12. Works on task forces, committees, coalitions, etc. representing the Club’s objective or mission as determined by supervisor.
  13. Writes Chapter grants having to do with Energy issues.
  14. Handles miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned by the Chapter.

Knowledge & Skills:

– B.A./B.S. degree in an environmental or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

– At least 3 years experience in the planning and implementation of campaigns, which includes strategy, organizing, media relations and contacts with political and business leaders.

– Expert knowledge of energy solution issues. Knowledge of renewable energy industry and economics.

– Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.

– Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers.

– Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 5 exempt position.

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

  • If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the ‘Attachments’ section.

 

Apr 4 / BARD CEP

Education Specialist/Lead Scientist-Suttons Bay MI

Organization: Inland Seas Education Association

Position Title: Education Specialist/Lead Scientist

Location: Suttons Bay MI

Hours and Compensation: $45,000/annual

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014.

 

Job Description:

This individual has the leadership responsibility for development, implementation and oversight of the Great Lakes education programs of the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). This role will be expected to design, secure and oversee research grants for ISEA integrating the concepts of Citizen Science whenever possible. The Education Specialist will also be responsible for designing shipboard and shore-side programming in line with active Great Lakes research projects including program evaluation. The position also ensures staff and volunteers are trained to carry out their responsibilities to provide quality education on board each vessel and shore-side. This position will also be responsible for Deckhand responsibilities as needed.

This position is within the Education Program, secondary grade level and is exempt. The position will be responsible for the science and education interns and AmeriCorps Vista service volunteer, and reports to the Executive Director.

For more information about Inland Seas Education Association, please visit our website at www.schoolship.org.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Ensures education program alignment with strategic plan
  • Develops business plans for the educational programs that include goals, objectives, audience, marketing, budgets and funding
  • With other staff, develops and implements marketing strategies for education programs, including relationship building with client organizations, government agencies, partner organizations and news media.

Education and Ship Operations

  • Develops and oversees year-round education programs on ISEA vessels and Education Center as well as nearby off-site resources. including streams, wetlands, beaches, urban and rural watersheds.
  • Works as a member of the ISEA team to lead and coordinate Volunteer Training.
  • Develops joint programs with units of government, tribes, educational institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations.
  • Works as a member of the ISEA team to monitor the equipment and supplies needed for education programs, including inventory, acquisition, maintenance and repair.
  • Serves as Deckhand when aboard as Lead Instructor.
  • As a member of the ISEA team, supervises student interns, AmeriCorps Vista and volunteers.
  • Creates new educational opportunities in the Inland Seas Education Center, including exhibits and programs.
  • Maintains the high quality of educational programs and prepares the annual Program Evaluation Report.

Relationship Management

  • Builds and maintains relationships with school districts bringing ISEA into the educational arena as experts regarding the ecology of the Great Lakes.
  • Builds a network of scientific experts to bring in new knowledge and provide a resource for program development.
  • Creates an open communication environment with staff, volunteers and students to support the ISEA education objectives and corporate culture
  • Nurtures relationships with volunteers and donors to foster the mission of ISEA.

Industry Knowledge and Networks

  • Attends scientific meetings to gain new information and report on ISEA activities.
  • Keeps up to date with Great Lakes scientific and popular literature.

Communications

  • Prepares operational reports, proposals, grant updates and news releases
  • Serves as ISEA Lead Scientist representative and presenter at conferences and meetings
  • Develops content for ISEA website and newsletter.

Leadership

  • Serves as an ambassador to the community and donors to educate and promote the organization.
  • Builds the organizational culture that will attract, retain and motivate a diverse staff of quality employees and volunteers.
  • Provides regular performance feedback to supervisor according to established performance objectives
  • Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust, provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates
  • Recruits and trains new volunteer instructors.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

 

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Supports other ISEA events and initiatives.

 

Education and Needed Skills

  • College Degree – Master’s in Science, education or environment related field
  • Strong knowledge of Great Lakes related science and environmental issues
  • Experience in museum, science center, or outdoor curriculum development and implementation
  • 3+ years experience teaching youth and adults, with experiential science education emphasis
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills
  • 2+ years leadership experience
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to lift equipment of 40 pounds and haul lines
  • Ability to travel 1 – 10 days at a time
  • Ability to work weekend and evenings as needed
  • Ability to work in turbulent waters and challenging weather conditions

 

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of the concept of Citizen Science
  • Experience aboard education, research or sail-training vessels.
  • Classroom teaching experience

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary: $45,000/annual
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Partial salary match retirement account
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid bereavement days

 

Closing Date

Applications will be accepted until the end of the day April 11, 2014.

 

To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your credentials to Fred Sitkins, Executive Director, fsitkins@schoolship.org or to:

Inland Seas Education Association
100 Dame St
PO Box 218
Suttons Bay MI  49682-0218

 

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Policy & Research Intern-San Francisco, CA.

Organization: Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)

Position Title: Policy & Research Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: Competitive compensation package with a stipend or hourly wage and commuter subsidy available.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 11th, at 4:00 p.m.

 

 Internship Description:

The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), an affordable housing advocacy group based in San Francisco, seeks a policy and research intern to support staff efforts to advocate for innovative regional and local funding and policy mechanisms to address the region’s housing need.

NPH is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt corporation founded in 1979 as a membership association, now representing over 700 organizations and individuals. As the collective voice of those who support, build and finance affordable housing, NPH promotes the proven methods of the non-profit sector and focuses government policy on housing solutions for lower income people who suffer disproportionately from the housing crisis.

The Policy & Research Intern is a temporary, 6-month position, responsible for providing key staff support on housing policy research and analysis and regional coordination with key partners. This position reports to the Regional Policy Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Policy Research and Analysis

  • Assist NPH staff in developing a database of affordable housing related policies across the 9-county region. Topics include: inclusionary ordinances, impact fees, boomerang funds, and other innovative policy or financing mechanisms.
  • Assist NPH staff in research on emerging and best practices around affordable housing policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Graduate student in urban planning, public policy, or related field.
  • Familiarity with affordable housing policies, local zoning laws and ordinances.
  • Previous experience working on affordable housing advocacy campaigns or policy analysis preferred; experience with community development, environmental, transportation, social equity and related fields a plus.
  • Well organized and detail oriented.

Compensation:

Competitive compensation package with a stipend or hourly wage and commuter subsidy available.

NPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter (1 page max.), resume (2 page max.), and one (1) writing sample (15 page max.) to:

NPH – Policy & Research Intern Position

369 Pine Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94104

Email: info@nonprofithousing.org

Subject header: Policy & Research Intern Position

Deadline to receive materials is Friday, April 11th, at 4:00 p.m.

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Crown of the Continent Conservation Specialist-Bozeman, MT

Organization: The Wilderness Society

Position Title: Crown of the Continent Conservation Specialist

Location: Bozeman, MT

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places, is seeking an experienced full-time Crown of the Continent Conservation Specialist to join its Conservation team in Bozeman or Missoula, MT.

The Crown of the Continent Conservation Specialist will lead TWS’ engagement in collaborative conservation efforts on National Forest System lands in the Southwestern and Northwestern Crown of the Continent and other areas, as needed. The Specialist will work with existing collaborative entities to develop and implement comprehensive landscape conservation strategies that include wilderness and other protective designations, ecological restoration, sustainable recreation planning and other elements throughout the Crown of the Continent.

Success will require highly strategic collaborative work with rural communities, elected officials, conservation organizations, hunters, anglers, private land owners, timber companies, other businesses and Tribes. To that end, the Specialist must play a pivotal role in supporting not just conservation efforts, but our strong relationships with existing and new partners. The Crown of the Continent Conservation Specialist is responsible for supporting and coordinating the day to day operations of The Wilderness Society’s Crown Forest Team, which includes a forest ecologist and climate associate, as well as communications and policy experts. The Specialist will work closely with the Montana State Director to help develop, refine and implement collaborative landscape-level conservation strategies that are grounded in sound science and pragmatic policy in the Crown of the Continent.

This position will be located in our Bozeman, MT regional office or in Missoula, MT.**

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the Crown Forest Team in the development and implementation of a science-based program that results in wilderness protection, climate adaptation, restoration, and sustainable recreation activities that enhance the ecological health of the land, community well-being and conservation politics, particularly focusing in the Southwestern and Northwestern Crown of the Continent.
  • Coordinates with TWS forest policy, Government Relations, and other regional staff bringing expertise and experience from the Crown to inform and help develop public policy recommendations promoting better forest management nationwide, where appropriate.
  • Leads The Wilderness Society’s involvement in project development, implementation, monitoring and adaptive management in the Southwestern and Northwestern Crown.
  • Works closely with other TWS staff and partners to develop a unified approach to land protection and restoration work in the Southwestern and Northwestern Crown of the Continent and nationally.
  • Serves as primary TWS point of contact with forest supervisors and district rangers in the Southwestern and Northwestern Crown.
  • Ensures that all TWS Crown conservation initiatives and approaches are based on a foundation of sound science.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with rural communities, conservation partners, Forest Service personnel, state wildlife agencies, tribes, and other organizations.
  • Works alongside TWS communications staff to organize media opportunities/events that message positive benefits of forest conservation and wildlands protection.
  • Prepares written and visual materials, such as policy papers, fact sheets, news releases, and action alerts that demonstrate the importance of wildland protection and forest conservation to the health, economic vitality, and quality of life for the people living in nearby communities.
  • Assists with grant proposal writing and other fundraising efforts as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years relevant work experience or Master’s degree in natural resource management or policy with one or more years of professional experience in a related field.
  • Professional experience working on public land issues, including federal land management planning processes.
  • Extensive experience in developing and leading comprehensive conservation campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex processes involving a wide range of interests including local citizens and stakeholders, conservation organizations, Tribes, federal, state, and/or local agencies.
  • Highly successful track record communicating with and organizing diverse interests in an effective manner.
  • Must have a broad view of conservation issues and have demonstrated the ability to think and act strategically to achieve conservation goals.
  • Must be able to lead projects and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of National Forest management policies.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to write and speak concisely and persuasively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Characteristics

  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated, self-starter with an ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines.
  • Must be a leader – capable of operating effectively with a multitude of audiences and committed to supporting others in accomplishing our conservation goals.
  • Excellent strategic instincts and long-term vision.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, tact, and discretion.
  • Commitment to the protection of America’s wildlands.

How to apply:

The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume (as one attachment) to:https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8658781

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Manager, Climate and Air Policy, US Climate Political Affairs- Washington DC.

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Manager, Climate and Air Policy, US Climate Political Affairs

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Overall Function

The Climate and Air Policy Manager will play a leading role in developing and managing EDF’s climate and air legislative and political work. This position reports to Director, Climate Legislative Operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as EDF point person in identifying, developing, and overseeing execution of legislative strategies to advance EDF’s climate and air priorities, both in defense of existing clean air regulatory authority, and pursuing opportunities to further advance these policy goals – especially as they relate to power plants.
  • Serve as EDF point person in climate and air legislative coalition work with allied organizations.
  • Manage broadly defined clean air policy projects, bringing together people and resources from multiple disciplines, both inside and outside of EDF, to advance EDF’s legislative objectives.
  • Conduct and/or oversee research and analysis involving complex activities and multiple data sets, and utilize results to develop and manage communications strategies (including paid, earned, and social media) that build support for climate and air policies at the federal and state level.
  • Oversee focused accountability work on climate and air issues, including coordinating communications and field work, and partnering with other organizations and coalitions.

Qualifications

The Policy Manager will have at least 7 years of policy or equivalent experience, including experience working with senior Congressional and Administration officials, and coalitions of national-level interest groups and associations. Other desired qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree (terminal degree, preferred) with strong experience in science, economics, and/or policy-related fields.
  • Experience with legislative and regulatory structures, and solid understanding of the political dynamics surrounding a broad range of climate, air, and energy issues and the wider political context in which they operate.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including ability to: develop vision, mission and strategies; and plan/manage activities of project team.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, analytic capabilities and ability to manage a diverse workload in a rapidly evolving environment.

Location

This position will be located in EDF’s Washington, DC office.

How to apply:

APPLY HERE

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Conservation Internship with the Adirondack Mountain Club-Albany, NY.

Organization: Adirondack Mountain Club

Position Title: The ADK Conservation intern

Location: Albany

Hours and Compensation: Immediate through December 15

Application Deadline:  $14/hour; 20 hours/week

 

Internship Description:

The ADK Conservation intern will assist ADK staff in achieving the goals of our Advocacy and Public Affairs Program in Albany, NY. The position provides mentorship to interns who are the next generation of conservation policy and advocacy leaders to protect the NY Forest Preserve and other public resources. The position begins immediately (April 2014) and runs to mid December 2014. The internship is designed for a candidate who is interested in a career in Conservation and Public Policy in New York State.

 

Description of Duties

The Conservation Intern will assist ADK staff in achieving the goals of our Advocacy and Public Affairs Program. The position is designed to provide mentorship to internship candidates who are the next generation of environmental justice and advocacy leaders to protect the NY Forest Preserve and other public resources. The Intern will assist with  legislative bill monitoring, monitoring the legislative session, regulatory and legislative research, drafting of legislative memos and press releases, attending committee meetings, research and drafting of organization’s position on management issues regarding the NYS Forest Preserve and state parks, discussing state land management and planning issues with DEC foresters, assisting with drafting of monthly reports, magazine articles, and other documents; and meeting with state agency staff including Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA).

 

Qualifications

Knowledge of state legislative process; interest in hiking and outdoors, internet research, legislative and regulatory research; strong communication skills, strong writing skills, strong interest in state politics and the environment, and a strong interest in a career as a New York conservation advocate.

 

Schedule and Compensation

Start Date: Immediate through December 15 (summer schedule flexible if needed)

$14/hour; 20 hours/week

 

To Apply

Please email 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) and contact information for two references to:

Cathy Pedler  cathy@adk.org

 

Location:
Adirondack Mountain Club

Office of Public Affairs

301 Hamilton Street

Albany, NY 12210

Phone: 518-449-3870

Fax: 518-449-3875

adk.org

 

Organization Overview

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. The club, founded in 1922, is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. ADK employs a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education, and natural resource conservation. ADK’s 30,000 members enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, camping, backpacking, biking, mountaineering, snowshoeing, and other “muscle-powered” outdoor activities. Our members are committed to protecting the places they play in, volunteering countless hours to advance ADK’s mission of protecting natural resources and promoting responsible recreation.

Since our founding in 1922 in New York City, ADK has been dedicated to protecting wild lands and waters through environmental advocacy and trail construction and maintenance. It continues as a sponsor of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. ADK also offers a variety of educational programs, outdoor skills workshops, and lectures aimed at instilling a love of the natural world in people of all ages. We operate the High Peaks Information Center, the Adirondak Loj, the Johns Brook Lodge, and a Wilderness Campground in the Adirondack High Peaks. ADK’s 27 chapters across New York State offer numerous opportunities to get outdoors in the Adirondacks and closer to home, and ADK’s Adventure Travel Program organizes exciting trips to all parts of the globe. ADK also publishes comprehensive hiking, paddling, and winter sports guides and trail maps, as well as books on Adirondack nature, history, and lore.

 

ADK Advocacy

ADK’s public affairs and advocacy program grew in response to the need for responsible policy development concerning the care and management of the Forest Preserve, the right of the public to use it for recreation, and the protection of the natural resources. In 1998, ADK opened an office in Albany so it could exert an even greater influence on the legislature through lobbying efforts. ADK is a major stakeholder in policy related to not only the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves, but all the public wild lands and waters throughout New York State.

 

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Housatonic Valley Association River Stewards of Tomorrow 2014 Internship Position Available- NY

Organization: Housatonic Valley Association (HVA)

Position Title: Housatonic Valley Association River Stewards of Tomorrow 2014 Internship

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: The intern will be provided with a $2,400 stipend for the course of the internship.

Application Deadline:  May 25th or the position is filled

 

Internship Description:

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is seeking applications for two River Steward of Tomorrow Environmental Internshippositions, available for summer 2014. The River Stewards will work throughout the Housatonic Watershed on a variety of projects related to water quality and habitat conservation. River Stewards will split their time between HVA’s main office (located in Cornwall Bridge in the northwest corner of Connecticut) and our Berkshire field office (located in South Lee, Massachusetts). Each River Steward will be expected to complete approximately 240 hours of work from June – August (roughly 30 hours per week over 8 weeks).

Internship Overview: While working out of the Cornwall Bridge office, the 2014 River Stewards will be supervised by the HVA Water Protection Director, but may also be asked to work with other staff as needed. In the Berkshire Office, River Stewards will be supervised by HVA’s Berkshire Director. Work will include a mix of office and field-based activities. Projects that the intern will be expected to participate in include:

  • Water Quality Monitoring. The River Stewards will assist HVA staff with field-based water quality monitoring activities including collecting water quality samples, conducting rapid bioassessments, and conducting visual surveys along important stream reaches to document uses and conditions.
  • Water Quality Data Compilation and Mapping: River Stewards will assist with compiling and summarizing water chemistry data from a variety of local, state and federal sources in MA, NY, and CT.
  • Road/Stream Crossing Assessment.  The River Stewards will visit and assess bridges and culverts in Northwest CT to identify barriers to fish and wildlife passage, and assist with post-assessment data processing.
  • Websites and Social Media.   HVA maintains a website for the organization as well as a website focused on the Naugatuck River, an important tributary of the Housatonic in CT. and a Facebook page.  The intern will be involved in the production of materials for HVA’s website and Facebook page. Related tasks might include identifying and summarizing relevant news items, developing project updates, and creating educational or training videos.
  • Additional opportunities may be available for the intern to assist with other organization work including assisting with land conservation easement monitoring, GIS analysis of land and water resources and membership outreach activities such as guided paddle trips.

Qualifications: The River Stewards will work alongside the industry’s best professionals in one of the oldest watershed organizations in the nation. Candidates must be highly-motivated, interested in pursuing an environmental career, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Enthusiasm for outdoor field work (e.g., water quality sampling, habitat surveys), including navigating along potentially unmarked terrain in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to represent HVA in a professional manner;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Familiarity with basic website administration and social media;
  • Experience using GPS and GIS technologies, including related online tools such as Google Earth and Google Maps.

Requirements: Daily access to a personal vehicle is a requirement of the position. The intern must also be physically able to participate in potentially strenuous field work (i.e. physically active work outside for several hours during hot and/or rainy weather).

Compensation: The intern will be provided with a $2,400 stipend for the course of the internship. Work related travel will be compensated at a rate of $0.48/mile.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should e-mail or mail the following application materials to the Internship Coordinator:

  1. COVER LETTER
  2. RESUME
  3. TWO (2) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
  4. (Optional) Examples of past projects relevant to HVA’s mission (please limit to 1-2 pages/project, max of three projects)

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 25th or the position is filled.
Questions and applications should be directed to:

Michael S. Jastremski, Water Protection Director

Housatonic Valley Association
Mail: PO Box 28, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
E-mail: MJ.HVA@outlook.com
Phone: (860) 672-6678

 

About the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA): The Housatonic Valley Association, founded in 1941, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities by protecting and restoring the lands and waters of the Housatonic Watershed for this and future generations.  We are one of the oldest watershed-based conservation groups in the country and have a proven track record of success.

Since 2011, we have protected water resources in the watershed by assessing 100+ miles of streams and identifying more than 800 road culvert crossings for replacement to improve fish habitat connectivity. We helped organize the first river-wide gathering to discuss the merging economic and environmental interests along the Naugatuck. We physically removed many tons of garbage from the rivers of the watershed, completed the first scientific study of the Swamp River in New York, and worked with the state of Massachusetts to complete the Columbia Mill Dam sediment study – the first step towards the dam’s removal. We collaborated with partners to construct multiple new boating access sites and published a Berkshire Paddle Guide for the headwaters of the Housatonic. We also developed an environmental curriculum guide and brought hundreds of students outside to study and experience their local streams and rivers.  We were among the leaders negotiating both stream flow protection regulations in Connecticut and pushing for common-sense PCB cleanup in Massachusetts. We conserved 20 acres of undeveloped riverfront, facilitated funding to design the extension of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in New York, worked with recreationalists to create a multi-town bike trail in Connecticut, and continued our role as a leader of the Litchfield Hills Greenprint program, a partnership of 23 land trusts in northwest Connecticut.

Learn more about our work and find how you can help by visiting www.hvatoday.org.

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Associate Policy & Office Administrator-Oakland, CA

Organization: Bay Planning Coalition

Position Title: Associate Policy & Office Administrator

Location: Oakland, CA

Hours and Compensation: $50,000-$65,000 / year

Application Deadline: March 28, 2014

 

Job Description:

Bay Planning Coalition seeks a full-time Associate Policy and Office Administrator.

The Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) was founded in 1983 to create an informed, balanced consensus, based on outreach and collaboration, on issues impacting the environmental health and economic vitality of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary (Estuary), the largest on the Pacific Coasts of North and South America, and the second largest in the United States.

BPC is a membership driven, 501(c)(4) non-profit public benefit corporation that works to monitor current and emerging issues relating to the economy, environment, and public use of the estuary as well as the aspects of public laws and policies which bear on those issues. To fulfill its mission, BPC draws upon the interest and involvement of a broad membership which includes representatives from government, industry, environmental organizations, and the scientific and engineering communities. Working with lawmakers, leaders of governmental agencies and businesses, citizens’ groups and other stakeholders through a process of study, dialogue, and collaboration, BPC develops and advocates solutions to those issues.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Monitors state and federal environmental and land use laws, regulations, plans, and programs, and their implementation in the Bay-Delta region
  • Knowledge of or interest in water, maritime, environmental and general public policy, and/or environmental and marine science
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and efficient, with experience in networking and marketing
  • Communicates effectively (written and oral) with BPC members, partners, government and regulatory agency staff
  • Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
  • A team player
  • Comfortable with some public speaking

Administrative Duties:

Event Planning

  • Develop, coordinate and provide staffing assistance for BPC educational events: expert briefings, workshops, and conferences, ranging in size from 40 – 350 people
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing topics and agendas, convening planning meetings, and all event logistics
  • Identify, invite and secure speakers, coordinate all speaker presentation collateral
  • Write and oversee production of all conference print and media materials
  • Responsible for all conference/event marketing via email blasts, social media, website, coordination with partner organizations, etc.
  • Find and book caterers, vidoegraphers, sound engineers, etc.
  • Responsible for event details such as name tags, attendance tracking, seating arrangements
  • Set up online ticketing for each event, manage payments, track sign-ups
  • Assist Executive Director to solicit conference sponsors, handle sponsor benefits and financial tracking

Marketing/Outreach:

  • Continue to improve upon a robust marketing outreach program to highlight BPC issues, successes, business development and membership
  • Manage mass email schedule to spread the word about BPC initiatives and events, including a monthly e-Newsletter
  • Responsible for all daily website postings of relevant and timely news items and events of
  • Management of all aspects of company website, liaison with web consultant/ graphic designer

Membership management:

  • Communicate with BPC members by writing monthly newsletters and sending selected email alerts; preparing correspondence and providing information to members on permit and planning issues
  • Manage two email addresses, answer varied inquiries from members promptly and accurately
  • Keep membership statuses and contact information up to date in multiple databases
  • Play key role in solicitation of new members via
    • letters
    • emails
    • phone calls
    • mass e-blasts
    • membership packets
    • networking

General Office Management/Administrative:

  • First point of contact for all incoming phone calls and office visitors
  • Assist the Executive Director to organize, convene and staff BPC’s Board of Directors and committee meetings; take notes and generate minutes as needed
  • Supervise Intern work and provide guidance.
  • Manage all information technology including: software updates, security updates, network flow and filing, file backups, on-going maintenance and outside tech support as needed.
  • Perform all job functions on remote server, and maintain essential documentation and records within server
  • Research and recommend cost-saving measures for all areas including: equipment, HR issues, office administration, consultants, and technical support.
  • Maintain inventory of collateral and office supplies, maintain office equipment, and office tidiness.
  • Coordinate with service providers: Copier, Webmaster, Phone, etc
  • Technological proficiencies desired (not necessarily required):

Outlook

WordPress

TicketLeap

Vertical Response

Basecamp

Dropbox

Doodle

Paypal Virtual Terminal

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

Google Analytics

Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher

File Maker Pro

Policy Duties:

  • Assist Executive Director in refining and implementing BPC’s strategic vision
  • Participate in research and providing recommendations on emerging topics and issues of concern
  • Collaborate on developing written reports, comment letters, and public testimony to the state and federal agencies and state legislature regarding such regulations, plans and programs
  • Participate in research to generate reliable and useful economic data related to maritime and shoreline activity
  • Assist with or write white papers, position statements, policy documents, abstracts etc. on key BPC positions
  • Represent BPC at meetings of partner organizations and committees, publicly testify and advocate on behalf of member and BPC interests
  • Take notes in meetings with regulators, stakeholders and elected officials on BPC and political initiatives
  • Stay aware of ongoing and pending legislative actions and rule-making that may affect our members and interests
  • Demonstrate to members and partners the value of BPC to their interests and to the local and regional economy and environment
  • Play an active role in BPC’s expansion into new areas of the trade network in the greater SF Bay region, ie agriculture, rail, etc
  • Be a public face of the organization, building relationships and networks of partners and stakeholders, growing membership, etc

Salary range: $50,000-$65,000 / year

 

How to apply:

Application instructions:

Applications are accepted through March 28, 2014

All interested and qualified applicants should send as attachments, in PDF format:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • short writing sample
  • at least 2 references with contact information

to bpcstaff@bayplanningcoalition.org

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

ENVIRONMENTAL OUTREACH STAFF MEMBER-New York, NY.

Organization: NYPIRG Fund, Inc.

Position Title: Environmental outreach staff member

Location: New York, NY.

Hours and Compensation: $500-$700/week

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

New York’s largest environmental and consumer advocacy group is now hiring for a statewide campaign to protect the environment and public health. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that advances important public interest issues through sophisticated grassroots organizing and advocacy, public education, and media exposure. Since 1973, NYPIRG has played a key role in fighting for more than 150 public interest laws and executive orders that protect the environment and public health, safegaurd consumers, improve public transportation, and foster open, responsive government.

NYPIRG has kick-started the careers of thousands of students and recent graduates in fields like law, nonprofit management, and public service. Even President Obama took his first job as a community organizer working with NYPIRG. Now, NYPIRG is looking for the next generation of community leaders to educate and activate the public on the most important environmental issues in New York.

Join the campaign to ban fracking! NYPIRG is fighting to stop large companies like Exxon and Halliburton from drilling for gas in New York using a dangerous technology known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or, fracking. In states where this drilling method has been allowed, communities have seen declining property values, increased air pollution, and even toxic tap water. While public outcry has served to delay the rush to drill in New York, the Governor’s decision could come at any time.

The position is ideal for students, recent grads and others interested in a job that provides valuable organizing and public speaking skills in a campaign environment as well as for recent graduates interested in a career in public interest work or preparing for law or graduate school.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is energetic and has good communication skills and a strong concern for environmental and social justice issues. Prior campaign experience is a plus, and there are rapid advancement opportunities for qualified individuals.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm

Compensation: $500-$700/week

NYPIRG is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

Call 212-349-PIRG(7474) or apply online atwww.nypirg.org/outreach

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Campaign Organizer-Baltimore, MD

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: Campaign Organizer

Location: Baltimore, MD.

Hours and Compensation: $425-600 per week; $85+ per day for part time schedules.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Since 2005 Food & Water Watch has advocated for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. We have utilized original research and grassroots organizing to effectively change both corporate and governmental policies to better protect the public. To help bolster public participation in the legislative process we are hiring field organizers. We are looking to add to our team of passionate, highly motivated activists to help fight hydro-fracking along with number of other public health issues!

Duties & Qualifications

The duties of the campaign organizer will be to educate the public on critical consumer and environmental issues and to help build strength in numbers to effect policy changes. We are looking for exceptional candidates with excellent verbal communication skills, a background in environmental, public health, or consumer issues, and a passion for social justice and progressive change. We offer leadership training and advancement opportunities for qualified individuals and ensure that all staff members develop valuable political advocacy skills.

Hours 2-10pm Monday through Friday Part time schedules are available for the same hours 3-4 days per week.

Compensation and Benefits $425-600 per week; contingent on performance and leadership responsibilities. $85-120 per day for part time schedules. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid sick and vacation days available after six months of employment. Advancement and career opportunities are available for qualified individuals

How to apply:

Call our office at (410) 394-7654 to schedule an interview or email our staff director at scompton@fwwatch.org.

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

Chief Operating Officer-Trenton, NJ.

Organization:  Isles, Inc.

Position Title: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Trenton, NJ.

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Overview

The Chief Operating Officer will serve as the internal leader of a non-profit community development and environmental corporation with an annual operating budget of $7M. This leader will be responsible for operations oversight, fund development and finance, administration and research. S/he will recruit, evaluate, and develop senior staff. S/he will also help represent Isles to diverse stakeholders and constituencies as needed. In the event that the CEO is unavailable, the COO will serve as acting CEO.

Supervises: Managing Directors, Finance and Administration Director, Resource Development Director

Main Responsibilities

Service Design, Management and Evaluation

  • Manage the Isles pipeline of services, ensuring that all services align with the organization’s goals as reviewed by the Pipeline Oversight Committee of the Board
  • Coordinate development of goals and objectives, budgets and reporting systems
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate day-to-day systems and procedures
  • Evaluate service performance on an on-going basis and help revise objectives and plans in accordance with changing needs

Development and Communications

  • Support the CEO and Director of Development in creating overall strategy for Isles fundraising and public relations efforts
  • Evaluate performance in development and communications and revise objectives and plans as necessary
  • Participate in fundraising as needed, interpreting and representing Isles to major prospects, donors, and foundations
  • Participate in public relations efforts as needed, interpreting and representing Isles to the community
  • Oversee internal communications for Isles

Finance and Administration

  • Oversee management of financial systems, policies, and procedures
  • Oversee implementation of personnel policies and benefits
  • Oversee facilities management and purchasing and supplies procedures
  • Oversee compliance with government regulations and significant covenants

Staff Responsibilities

  • Recruit members of the management team in collaboration with the President/CEO. Oversee the recruitment and training of all other staff
  • Oversee and facilitate effective performance of senior managers and project consultants
  • Conduct performance appraisals for senior managers annually, and more often if needed; ensure that all other staff are evaluated annually by supervisors, and more often where appropriate
  • Design approaches to enhance staff performance and foster professional growth.

Qualifications

Education

Bachelor degree required; advanced degree helpful but not essential

Experience

  • At least 7 years experience as a manager in a small to mid-sized business, medium-to-large nonprofit organization, or governmental department, with at least 5 years at a senior level
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage programs, fundraising and communications activities, finance and administration and research
  • A background in community and/or environmental development is extremely helpful, as is familiarity with state, regional and local issues

Skills

  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Cultural competence and ability to interact effectively with a broad mix of people, both within and outside the organization
  • Ability to motivate others and to build teams effectively
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a sense of humor

How to apply:

Send cover letter and resume toghstein@commoditytalent.com

Mar 27 / BARD CEP

School Leader-Kealakekua, HI.

Organization: Kona Pacific Public Charter School

Position Title: School Leader

Location: Kealakekua, HI.

Hours and Compensation: Salary commensurate with educational background and relevant work experience. Generous state benefits, including health care, pension, and life insurance.

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

Kona Pacific Public Charter School on Hawai’i Island seeks an inspired educator to lead our maturing school. We are currently in our sixth school year, and have attained full size, with 240 students K-8, and a staff of 40. After growing 25% each year for five years, we are entering a period of strengthening stability, and we seek a colleague to lead us as we challenge ourselves to improve in all that we do for the children and community.

Well-qualified candidates will have extensive leadership experience, classroom teaching and public school experience, a graduate degree in education, expertise in Waldorf education, and a commitment to social justice and cultural and place-based education. If you are philosophically in alignment with our mission of providing a nurturing, life-changing education to our low- income rural community, we encourage you to apply.

Kona Pacific offers a comprehensive education that weaves together three strands:
• A Common-Core aligned Waldorf curriculum taught by trained Waldorf teachers;
• An educational program that embraces the values inherent in the Hawaiian culture, with particular focus on environmental education and community sustainability through understanding and respect for the people, land and sea of Hawai’i; and
• A curriculum rich in the life-sustaining practices of farming and gardening that are a vital part of Hawai’i Island life.

Our school serves a diverse population that might not otherwise have access to a Waldorf educational program. Approximately 70% of our students are eligible for free/reduced cost lunch, and 15% come from families where English is not the primary language. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for others, and respect for the natural world.

Kona Pacific is located in Kealakekua, West Hawai’i, ten miles south of Kailua-Kona. In the heart of Kona Coffee country, our campus is situated on a 40 acre-property with beautiful forest areas featuring many native trees and plants, sacred Hawaiian sites, and a biodynamic farm (currently fallow). The campus overlooks the South Kona Coast—where glorious sunsets, natural beauty, and world-class snorkeling, scuba and outrigger canoe paddling are only minutes away. Cool breezes, moderate year-round temperatures, and a small, friendly community provide a comfortable, inspiring, and supportive environment.

Our team includes 14 Waldorf-trained educators, a Director of Student Services, an Educational Program Director, and a full complement of office and support staff. The school is moving out of its pioneering phase and has a well-developed organizational infrastructure, with mature committee structure, and a substantial library of best practice, policy, and procedure.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate mastery of: best practices in school leadership, Waldorf educational philosophy, standards-based curricular design and assessment, instructional best practices, coaching skills, building professional learning communities and sustainable organizations, and strategic planning capacities. The school leader builds bridges between all constituent groups and must have the capacity to envision how leadership decisions affect all

facets of the school community, particularly the education provided to the students. Must be adept at the administrative functions and supervisory responsibilities of school operations, such as: recruiting, development, admissions, public relations, facilities, and fiscal oversight.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US citizenship, or valid work visa
  • B.A. in Education or a relevant field
  • Substantial experience as an educator or school leader

Desired Qualifications:

  • Waldorf training or equivalent
  • 5 years or more experience in school administration
  • 5 years or more experience as a public sector educator
  • Administrative training
  • Experience with agricultural ventures
  • Experience with cultural perpetuation programs

Start Date: Start date flexible – between April 2014 and July 2015.Compensation: Salary commensurate with educational background and relevant work

experience. Generous state benefits, including health care, pension, and life insurance.

How to apply:

  1. Contact: We appreciate receiving applications via email, though we will accept faxes at (808) 322-4906. Please send a cover letter and resume to hiring@kppcs.org. Please indicate “school leader” in the subject line of the email. You will be contacted by a member of the hiring committee if we are interested in pursuing your application.

 

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Systems Coordinator-Chicago, IL.

Organization: Greenheart International

Position Title: Systems Coordinator

Location: Chicago, IL.

Hours and Compensation: $35K or commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

Greenheart International (f.k.a. Center for Cultural Interchange) is a nonprofit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community. We achieve this through a unique and diverse collection of programs fostering cultural exchange, eco-fair trade, volunteerism, personal development and environmentalism. Greenheart encompasses four main branches: CCI Greenheart, Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and two partners: Greenheart Music, and Greenheart Ibiza. Within CCI Greenheart, we have 3 departments that are J-1 designate by the U.S. Department of State to bring international university students to the United States on a cultural exchange program that allows them to study, work or intern (depending on the program). As the only non-profit green J-1 visa sponsor, we pride ourselves on providing a quality experience, while encouraging and enabling CCI Greenheart staff, participants and other stakeholders to work together on projects that promote environmentalism and sustainability. Greenheart greatly invests in our employees by offering a generous time off policy, competitive health care benefits, many training and team-building activities through the year, personal and transformative workshop opportunities and the privilege to work with the leader in the exchange industry.

Start Date: ASAP

Job Duties:

• Support the work of the Systems Manager for “Work Programs”

• Great opportunity for anyone with sincere interest or experience in web development or business analysis roles

• Big Data solutions and architecture: create, maintain, test and evaluate

• Production of deliverables documents for web development projects

• Act as a liaison between staff (and, occasionally, other stakeholders) and developers from our web development vendor. You’ll become knowledgeable in all aspects of the programs, on both the business and technical levels, through regular interaction with staff and the development team

• Assist in database system rewrite: managing the product lifecycle from inception, through planning, development, quality assurance testing, documentation and rollout

• Creation of ad-hoc SQL reports or edits to existing production reports

Qualifications:

Preferred skills:
• Confidence interacting with other staff to collect complete information on bug reports or feature requests
• Ability and interest in learning the business requirements and processes of CCI Greenheart’s “Work Program” exchange programs
• Working knowledge of SQL (T-SQL) and a solid understanding of the technologies and protocols employed in modern web development
• Detail-oriented and have a proven ability to juggle and effectively prioritize multiple tasks while keeping an eye on the bottom line
• Understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, server-side scripting, and an overall interest and experience with web technology and the HTTP protocol

How to apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to lhenning@ccigreenheart.org

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant-San Francisco, CA

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Transportation and Urban Solutions teams in our San Francisco office. The Program Assistant will provide administrative support to the Transportation and Urban Solutions teams in a variety of capacities including budget and grants management, invoice processing, scheduling of meetings/conference calls, and travel arrangements. The Program Assistant will also provide support for NRDC’s advocacy work, including but not limited to drafting and editing of blogs and other written materials, preparation of PowerPoint presentations, and project management involving external organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule meetings and conference calls
  • Handle travel arrangements, including logistics and conference registrations
  • Complete monthly expense reports, process invoices
  • Track team budgets using Microsoft Excel and Great Plains software
  • Maintain internal shared document library on NRDC intranet site
  • Format and file legislative documents with the California Public Utilities Commission
  • Edit and post blogs on NRDC’s Switchboard using Movable Type
  • Proofread, fact-check, edit, and research for a variety of written documents including NRDC policy reports, internal memos, and reports to funders

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years previous administrative experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Outstanding organizational skills, the ability to multi task, set priorities, follow institutional procedures and perform undirected work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Close attention to detail and follow through on tasks
  • Ability to work accurately and with composure under deadline pressure
  • Willingness to be available for occasional overtime work
  • Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Interest in environmental issues a plus

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.

NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-927-2472.

 

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Private Sector Finance Senior Associate-Washington, DC.

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Private Sector Finance Senior Associate

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Overview:

The World Resources Institute (www.wri.org) is seeking an experienced finance professional to fill an open Senior Associate position within its Finance Center. This Senior Associate position entails leading and managing WRI projects that aim to scale and redirect private sector investment into environmentally-sustainable markets in developing countries.

WRI’s Finance Center works with public and private financing institutions, investors, businesses, project developers, governments and civil society to increase the volume of capital flowing to sustainable activities in developing countries by redirecting investments away from unsustainable activities. To achieve this vision both public and private actors will need to leverage each other’s capital and competencies and, more importantly, find common ground that results in financial flows moving towards sustainable activities and away from environmentally and socially harmful activities. Over the next five years the Finance Center will focus on three pillars to achieve its objectives:

(1) Shaping the evolution of the Green Climate Fund—a mechanism poised to channel significant climate finance from developed to developing countries.

(2) Shift China’s overseas investments to sustainable pathways—particularly to avoid harm—by shaping policies and business practices.

(3) Increase the capacity of national and subnational actors in developing countries to access, monitor, and effectively deploy public and private sector finance for sustainable activities.

In addition, the Finance Center works closely with WRI’s issue-based programs (“Programs”) that tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges: Food, Water, Forests, Climate, Energy, Cities & Transport.

Responsibilities:

Private sector engagement—whether with investors, project developers, financial institutions, or market information providers—is core to achieving WRI’s objectives. The Private Sector Finance Senior Associate will lead the elements of the Finance Center’s strategies that rely on private sector engagement and will be responsible for creating impactful research, financial analysis, and tools for the private sector and/or for the public sector to harness private sector investment. Additionally, the Senior Associate will be responsible for working with WRI’s Programs on projects with strong private sector finance elements. Activities will include joint fundraising, research, publications and outreach.

The Private Sector Finance Senior Associate will report to the Director of the Finance Center, with strategic reporting lines to WRI’s Business Center and WRI Programs. Core responsibilities include:

  • Managing strategy, projects, research, and communications in line with the Finance Center’s five year strategic goals relating to the private sector and broader Institute-wide goals, as relevant.
  • Conceiving joint projects relating to private sector finance and collaborating with colleagues across the Institute with a particular focus on Climate, Water, Energy, and Transportation;
  • Devising, authoring, and publishing new research that harnesses and redirects private sector investment to more sustainable pathways;
  • Providing leadership and oversight to researchers and interns in the Finance Center;
  • Serving as one of WRI’s finance experts for internal and external audiences, including representing WRI at high-level events and convenings;
  • Fundraising for the Finance Center and other Programs within WRI.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications include:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline such as finance/economics and/or MBA
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including at a financial institution
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience in client or donor-facing role
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing skills
  • Supervisory and management experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Flexibility to travel internationally
  • Final candidate will be required to take a writing test

Professional and/or research experience in one or more of the following topic areas is essential:

  • Project finance, structured finance, and/or capital markets experience
  • Experience working at a private sector financial institution or a development finance institution, with a focus on private sector engagement
  • Track record in designing, implementing, or fundraising for private equity, venture capital, or other funds, especially sustainable or development-focused funds
  • Experience in sustainable finance particularly in developing a pipeline of projects, risk management criteria or green financing mechanisms
  • Proven ability to mobilize public and private investments in low-carbon technologies in key sectors such as energy and transport
  • Strong network of contacts within the financial markets
  • Experience in OECD markets, understanding of emerging economies welcomed

How to apply:

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Director of Finance and Operations-Berkeley, CA

Organization: David Brower Center

Position Title: Director of Finance and Operations

Location: Berkeley, CA

Hours and Compensation: 85,000 – 95,000/Annual

Application Deadline: April 4, 2014

 

Job Description:

The nonprofit David Brower Center is a vibrant place that inspires, sustains, and brings together people committed to environmental and social action. The Center offers educational and arts programs, conference and event facilities with a gallery and auditorium at its core to encourage community engagement, and high-quality office space for organizations working on sustainability—all in the greenest building in Berkeley. It is named to honor David Brower, a Berkeley native who many consider the father of the modern environmental movement.

Position Overview:

The Director of Finance and Operations is a senior manager responsible for financial operations, budget and long range planning, human resources, facility operations and risk management. The ideal candidate is passionate about the role of this unique nonprofit community center to support environmental and social advocacy. The position is best suited to someone who enjoys deploying a diverse range of skills to meet a wide range of operational responsibilities.

Essential Functions

Financial

·Develop and monitor annual and multi-year budgets

·Provide, analyze and monitor monthly financial reports, cash flow and bank account balances

·Manage Bookkeeper/Accountant

·Ensure accurate and timely accounts payable, accurately tracking and categorizing all expenses

·Accurately track all accounts receivable, including charitable contributions, conference center income, office rent, investment income, and program/miscellaneous income

·Manage auditor to secure completion of annual audits for Brower Center and OSD, LLC

·Coordinate year-end reporting and tax preparation

·Oversee property tax and related assessments, exemptions, and payments

·Coordinate and provide oversight of Center’s partnership in its LLC, including insurance, review of financial reports and allocations, and third-party asset manager

Facility Management

·Oversee facility management staff and facility-related policies, ensuring a Class A building

·Provide timely, responsive, and professional tenant services

·Provide oversight for preventative building maintenance

·Propose building improvements as appropriate

·Oversee resident organization program, including collecting rent and other tenant-related income and reimbursements and tenant services

·Function as primary liaison in lease negotiations, sublease requests, and business-related transactions with tenants

Center Administration

·Participate in analysis of conference center policies and operations

·Manage all aspects of Human Resources, including processing and managing payroll, benefits administration and recruiting

·Oversee staff, gallery and building insurance and special contracts

·Coordinate IT services

·Function as member of senior leadership team. Model professionalism, accountability and strategic thinking

Key Qualifications and Attributes

It is preferred that the Director of Finance and Operations have a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in a similar role, and should ideally have the following qualifications and attributes:

·Bachelor of Arts degree required

·Experience working for a nonprofit and passion for the sector

·Exceptional organizational skills with a keen interest in improving systems

·Strong internal and external, oral and written communication skills

·Extensive knowledge of standard accounting procedures

·Knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel and ability to use financial data to generate monthly reports (though this position will not perform bookkeeping activities)

·Knowledge of nonprofit accounting standards is strongly desired, but not essential

·Experience creating budgets for grants and programs

·Experience leading an organizational budget process

·Experience administering payroll

·Knowledge of human resources practices

·Strong computer skills (Excel and Word)

·Experience with Salesforce a plus

·Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·A good sense of humor and willingness to pitch in when unusual opportunities surface

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: This is a full-time or part-time position (32-40 hours), depending upon candidate. Competitive salary dependent upon experience. Competitive benefits package.

Application Process

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 4 tohiring@browercenter.org with the subject line “Director of Finance and Operations.” No phone calls, please.

The David Brower Center is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages and seeks applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, or marital status. Berkeley residents are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter by April 4 tohiring@browercenter.org with the subject line “Director of Finance and Operations.” No phone calls, please.

 

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Executive Assistant Friends of the Desert Mountains-Palm Desert CA

Organization: Friends of the Desert Mountains

Position Title: Executive Assistant

Location: Palm Desert CA

Hours and Compensation: $37,500 and $42,500/ annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Friends of the Desert Mountains is a non-profit conservation organization based in Palm Desert, California. Since 1993 Friends has acquired more than 50,000 acres in the Coachella Valley and surrounding mountains to protect wildlife habitat, and scenic, cultural, and recreational resource lands. . Friends also has a robust volunteer program and provides hikes, conservation education programs, and support for the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Friends works closely with local, state, and federal agencies, foundations, and other non-profits to carry out its mission. Friends currently has a staff of three: Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Conservation Lands Manager. Friends is now adding an Executive Assistant position.

Friends a group of passionate community members that love the mountains and desert land of the Coachella Valley and have organized ourselves to care for them. We believe that in doing so we not only protect the mountains but also enrich our entire community. We acquire land, protect it, lead hikes, build and maintain trails, pull weeds, educate kids, give talks, man the National Monument’s Visitor Center, and many other things. We invite prospective staff team members to submit an application to join us.

The Executive Assistant will work directly with the Executive Director to develop and expand a focused marketing program; a multi-dimensional fundraising program and a Public Education / Outreach program. Specific goals will be the development of a database system and the construction of a tiered membership program. All work will be in concert with and focused on assistance for the Executive Director. The position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be proficient in developing and maintaining databases and will be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Microsoft Access, Constant Contact and WordPress is preferred. The candidate should be self-directed, have a passion for conservation, an eagerness to learn, excellent written and verbal communication skills, be familiar with social media tools; and enjoy interacting with people.

 

Areas of Responsibility

  1. Develop and maintain a database of constituents, supporters, donors (including all on-line and in-kind donations), volunteers, and members that allows tracking, analysis, and reporting of donations, membership status, etc. over time to facilitate outreach, prompt response to donations received, and ongoing communication with donors. Concurrent with the formulation of the database, develop an understanding of the organization’s land acquisition program for possible inclusion into the database management system.
  2. With input from the Fundraising Committee, develop and implement a Membership Program.
  3. Manage receipt and input of all members’ dues and donations into the database.
  4. Develop a set of print communication and social media tools to inform and encourage advocates of the organization (Newsletters, e-blasts, Facebook, published calendars and Quarterly Membership Reports).
  5. Schedule Outreach engagements and maintain a Marketing calendar.
  6. Provide staff support to the Marketing, Fundraising & Outreach Committee as needed.
  7. Work with the ED to develop and maintain relationships with valley business associations (P.D. Chamber, Hospitality Association, Convention & Visitors Authority, etc.)
  8. Develop a working knowledge of land conservation in the area and be able to carry the message of the Friends to the public.
  9. For all non-land acquisition related grants received by the Friends, generate Grantor-required reports for review by the Executive Director.
  10. Provide executive level support to the Director as needed, such as scheduling meetings and appointments; drafting correspondence; organizing and maintaining computer files, etc.
  11. Coordinate and/or assist the Executive Director and the Director of Operations with events.

 

Qualifications

  1. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Little Green Light, Microsoft Access, Constant Contact and/or WordPress is preferred.
  2. Good organizational skills: filing (hard copy and computer file).
  3. A passion for conservation.
  4. Good communication skills; the ability to speak to the Press and to deliver the Organization’s message to the public.
  5. Practical experience with non-profit fundraising and marketing is preferred.

 

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary is between $37,500 and $42,500, depending on experience and qualifications. The Friends’ benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation, sick days, and health insurance.

Benefits also include working with an incredible staff and a dynamic group of volunteers on behalf of an engaged, diverse Board of Directors all for an organization that is admired and respected throughout the community for their tireless work on behalf of conservation.

To Apply

Please submit résumés to friends@desertmountains.org.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Preservation Collection Curator-Decorah, IA

Organization: Seed Savers Exchange

Position Title: Preservation Collection Curator

Location: Decorah, IA

Hours and Compensation: Starting salary: $37,440-$39,520
Position salary cap: $45,760

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014

 

Overview:

Job Title: Collection Curator
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Seed Bank Manager
FLSA status: exempt regular full-time
Revised: March 2014
Starting salary: $37,440-$39,520
Position salary cap: $45,760

Summary: The Collection Curator is the advocate for the Preservation Collection of seeds and vegetative plant materials. The Collection Curator oversees acquisitions, collection assessment (evaluation and historic documentation), and data management in accordance with the Accessions Policy and scientific standards for genetic resource conservation, as well as working with the Field Manager to prioritize growouts and optimize regeneration standards. The Collection Curator also serves as part of the Preservation Department’s management team, which guides the policies and practices of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Manage the Evaluation and Collection Origins Research Effort programs including reviewing progress, developing protocols, and reporting in order to ensure that departmental and organizational standards are being maintained.
2. Assess the value and priority of new donations and current accessions based on Accessions Policy priorities.
3. Develop collection maintenance goals, plans, and strategies in accordance with the Accessions Policy.
4. Prioritize accessions for regeneration and evaluation growouts in collaboration with the Field Manager.
5. Collaborate with Field Manager to evaluate and, if necessary, improve regeneration practices.
6. Assist with the development of strategic partnerships that advance Preservation programs and reinforce the organizations mission, goals, and reputation.
7. Serve as a public figure for the Preservation program by writing (emails, blogs, Heritage Farm Companion articles, Facebook posts) and speaking (Conference and Campout presentations, workshops, guest lectures, tours, interviews, phone calls) with diverse audiences in a friendly, professional, and factual manner.
8. Recommend Collection varieties for inclusion in the commercial catalogue’s “From the Preservation Collection” limited editions.
9. Ensure data fidelity by creating and maintaining accurate records in a complex Access database.
10. Assist Public Programs, Marketing, and Commercial staff with the development of educational and promotional materials.
11. Develop and implement program budgets with oversight from the Seed Bank Manager.
12. Hire and train new staff.

Essential skills
• Exceptional written/verbal communication and team building/human resource management skills.
• Proficiency with Office Suite and the ability to work in a complex Access database.
• Ability to effectively complete projects with multiple competing deadlines in a timely manner.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually.

Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Museum Studies, or a related field, and three years of relevant experience. Proven effectiveness applying international standards for genetic resource preservation in the field of plant collection management. A proven ability to manage a complex Access database (building objects, managing data, debugging, coding events) is also highly sought.

Application deadline: April 11, 2014
Email letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to the email address provided in the link.