Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Position Title: Summer and Fall Internships
Location: Dauphin Island, AL
Hours & Compensation: A monthly stipend of $1400 is provided
Application Deadline: Summer Applications – March 23, 2014, 11:59om CST
Fall Applications – June 22, 2014, 11:59om CST
The Marine Ecology Lab is looking for interns to help conduct research on several on-going projects in various nearshore benthic habitats along the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast. Research will be based out of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab located on Dauphin Island, Alabama at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Interns will work closely with Dr. Ken Heck, his lab technicians and graduate students.
We are looking for interns for both summer and fall seasons. The duration of the internship is about 3 months. The internship will have a flexible start date with summer interns starting in June and continuing through August. Fall interns will start in August and continue through November.
**You may apply for both seasons if you wish.
*Duties and responsibilities*
Interns will be required to participate heavily in field-based activities, which are sometimes characterized by long hours and potentially arduous conditions.
Field research will include SAV restoration and monitoring, oyster reef restoration and monitoring, and habitat connectivity. For more information regarding current projects, please check the Marine Ecology Lab website at
Interns will be involved in sample collection and processing and will receive training in sampling techniques (benthic flora and fauna sampling, fisheries sampling, water column sampling, and seagrass monitoring techniques), fish and invertebrate identification,
and analytical methods (chlorophyll analysis and nutrient analysis).
There may also be opportunities to learn other techniques from other laboratories at DISL.
We are seeking people who are committed and enthusiastic about marine science and may be considering marine ecology as a career.
This job requires long days of physically demanding field work and long hours sorting samples in the lab. Experience (although not necessary), as well as enthusiasm about marine research, are important aspects of a
rewarding internship. This is a great opportunity for hands-on training in the field and laboratory.
A monthly stipend of $1400 is provided.
Undergraduate juniors and seniors (at time of application) enrolled in marine programs or with marine experience are preferred. Recent graduates (<1 year post graduate) are also welcome to apply.
This internship is available to U.S. residents and those international students who already have the proper documentation to work in the U.S.
Please contact Dottie Byron if you have any questions regarding your eligibility.
1) Fill out Internship application accessed at: http://marineecologylab.disl.org
and provide contact information for 2 references.
Subject: Summer Internship Program 2014
For your information, DEP’s Summer Internship Program 2014 positions are available for application from February 18, 2014 until April 4, 2014. Applicants must log onto www.nyc.gov/dep, navigate to Careers at DEP and click on Internship Program, review jobs, and submit applications.
Organization: Mekong Energy and Ecology Network
Position Title: Coordinator
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: 11 March 2014
Mekong Energy and Ecology Network (MEE Net) addresses the emerging nexus of social and environmental problems arising from the rapid growth of the electricity sector in the Mekong region. Our regional network includes over 44 organizations and group spanning the countries of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
MEE Net is searching for a self-motivated, independent individual to join our team in the position of Coordinator. We are looking for someone who combines the roles of researcher and activist. As part of the MEE Net Coordinating Team, you will participate fully in all aspects of the organization, including events and workshops organizing, partners outreach, research and project planning.
Deadline: 11 March 2014 – applications are considered in the order they are submitted.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Travel: The position may involve travel within Thailand and the other Mekong countries.
- Based on MEE Net’s three regional themes, research and monitor issues on the electricity sector in the Mekong region.
- Conduct research on a topic of interest/experience on a particular aspect of the electricity sector (e.g. renewable energy, energy efficiency, governance, economic issues), regional energy policy (for example the GMS and ASEAN power grids, gas and nuclear developments) or a specific country’s electricity sector.
- Work as part of the Coordinating Team to implement a range of varied activities, including organizing research programs, events and workshops.
- Develop communication and information-sharing processes with partner organizations and individuals.
- Coordinate and network with partners from across the region.
- Draft reports on project progress and activities for donors and annual reports.
- Provide logistical support for programs and events, including budgeting and travel planning.
- Administrative tasks, including light phone duties.
- Update the MEE Net website with news and publications.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field related to energy, development studies, or the environment, or relevant work experience in a similar field.
- At least two years’ experience in international development work, the NGO sector, an energy-related field or research in the Mekong region.
- Fluency in English is required, both spoken and written.
- Given a willingness to learn, technical knowledge of or background in electricity is not strictly required.
- Strong interest, understanding and passion for social justice and environmental issues are required. We are looking for someone who is able to be part researcher, part activist.
- Research background and knowledge of research methodology.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and high pressure, as needed.
- Highly self-motivated and independent worker in a loosely structured environment.
- Proven ability to work effectively on a team.
- Flexibility and willingness to take on whatever tasks are needed on hand.
- Excellent intercultural communication skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Thai fluency, spoken and written.
- Research interests in FDI, export industry, regional investments (especially from China and Japan), IFIs and multilateral finance institutions.
MEE Net Background
We are committed to the long-term process of fostering structural change in the region’s power sector development. Our mission and approaches lie in the areas of capacity-building, participatory and democratic processes, alternative technology and systems, and policy advocacy. We support people-centered processes that empower local groups, rather than top-down approaches to development. Ultimately, MEE Net seeks the environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically rational development of the power sector in the Mekong.
Recognizing the complex forces behind power sector development, MEE Net’s work is structured into three regional, overarching themes:
- Know Your Power aims to empower local communities to actively participate in the development of the power sector and its planning processes.
- The Transboundary Issues theme addresses the cross-border impacts of all electricity sector developments, including hydropower projects and coal-fired and nuclear power plants.
- The Follow the Money Trail theme traces the flow of capital and investments across borders and around the region.
How to apply
Please send your cover letter, CV/resume and other supporting documents (research articles and publications, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Job Application: Coordinator.”
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, though the starting date will be considered on an individual basis – please inform us of your availability in your cover letter.
All information collected for recruitment purpose only. Only short-listed candidates will be notified for further interview. We welcome international applicants as well as applicants from Thailand.
Organization: Public Allies Connecticut
Position Title: Paid Apprenticeship
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Hours & Compensation: Full time. $16,500 living stipend.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014
The application for the 2014-2015 class of Public Allies is now open!
Public Allies Connecticut is an AmeriCorps Program designed to develop the next generation of community and nonprofit leaders. We are currently seeking dedicated, service-minded young adults to begin 10-month paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations around Connecticut, with positions available in the greater New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport areas.
As a Public Ally, you might be teaching environmental education to kids, finding housing for refugees, running an after school program, researching public policy, or serving your community in one of so many other ways! Our Allies change their lives and our communities through a rigorous AmeriCorps program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection. You’ll serve 4 days per week at your nonprofit placement, and attend all-day trainings each Friday with other Allies from around the state. Trainings are geared toward giving you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to pursue a nonprofit career. Topics range from grant writing and community development to leadership and group process.
Allies receive a living stipend of $16,500 (gross) over ten months, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon completion of the program, valuable professional development training, and free basic health insurance. Student loan forbearance & interest payment is available for eligible federal student loans. Childcare is also available, if applicable.
Allies are passionate and diverse social change makers. More than 56% of our Allies are people of color, 21% are LGBT, and 60% are college graduates. Allies are of and for our local community, and they share a deep commitment to strengthening Connecticut. A majority of alumni continue a career in the nonprofit and public sectors, and about 95% of Alumni say they would participate again if they could.
How to apply:
To apply, please visit apply.publicallies.org and select “Connecticut” as your primary site. Our application is open until April 30th, with an Early Application Deadline on February 28th. For more information, you can also visit:www.publicalliesct.org or call 203-764-2031.
Organization: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Position Title: Manager for Individual and Corporate Stewardship
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Not listed.
The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. We carry out our mission by annually engaging more than 20,000 people in the creation of 50 to 100 public art projects, including 2,000 individuals enrolled in one of our three core programs—Art Education for Youth, Restorative Justice for inmates and those re-entering society, and Porch Light for those in treatment for trauma, addiction, or mental illness. Through the liberating, joyful, and open context of artistic co-creation, we galvanize diverse constituencies, give voice to myriad perspectives, enhance the built environment, and bring visibility to issues in a way that sparks changes in perception and policy.
We are regularly recognized as a force for excellence and innovation in public art. Most recently, we had projects honored by the Public Art Network, the Venice Biennale, and the United Nations. A current exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts positions our work as a leading model for “social practice”, a term applied to creative processes developed by artists and arts organizations to address and ameliorate social, economic, and environmental challenges. We attract interest from an international audience of artists, scholars and practitioners, who attend conference sessions on our work, register for convenings we host in Philadelphia, and set up professional consultancies with our staff. More than 12,000 visitors annually participate in public and private tours led by our Tours Department.
The Manager for Individual and Corporate Stewardship will help diversify Mural Arts’ base of support by increasing the size and number of gifts made by individuals and corporations. This position is full time and reports to Mural Arts’ Director of Development. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Managing our annual appeal and targeted fundraising campaigns.
- Proposing levels and benefits for individuals and corporations.
- Preparing written materials and packets targeted to these audiences.
- Managing fulfillment of benefits for corporate and individual donors.
- Managing donor-oriented events designed to draw people closer to the work of the organization.
- Stewarding/cultivating an assigned portfolio of key individual and corporate stakeholders.
- Conducting routine prospect research on individuals and corporate prospects.
- Working closely with the Board’s Development Committee and our Major Gifts Consultant.
- Helping to develop projects requested by corporations, in collaboration with artistic staff.
- Representing the organization at public events.
The successful candidate will possess:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven track record in individual giving.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work collaboratively to meet departmental goals.
- Knowledge of the Philadelphia arts and culture landscape preferred.
- Experience managing donor events preferred.
- More than five years experience in the field preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
How to apply:
Please provide a resume and cover letter addressed to Caitlin Butler, Director of Development, email@example.com. Please state salary requirements in your cover letter. Candidates who advance in our selection process will be asked to submit writing samples.
Organization: Palo Alto Institute for Research & Education
Position Title: Administrative Support
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Hours & Compensation: $17,000 – 20,000/annual
Application Deadline: Not listed
The mission of the Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Inc. (PAIRE) is to facilitate research and education activities conducted at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The range of research activities is broad and includes special emphasis on biomedical, health services, rehabilitation engineering, mental health and geriatric research endeavors. We also support various educational instruction or other learning experiences of benefit to employees and veterans.
PAIRE, a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), is seeking an Administrative Support position to provide administrative support to the PAIRE CEO and manage the office processes, such as distributing mail, placing work orders, maintaining and ordering office supplies, processing vendor checks, maintaining delegation of signature data, and coordinating the document retention process.
This is a regular, full time (40 hrs/wk), non-exempt position.
As a condition of employment, all PAIRE employees are required to have an approved (WOC) appointment with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) before they can commence work.
Administrative Assistant to CEO:
- Schedule meetings and coordinate CEO’s calendar;
- Prepare Board packets for Board meetings;
- Organize and maintain official institutional electronic files for PAIRE’s policies;
- Maintain official CEO hard copy files;
- Provide clerical support for CEO’s correspondence and reports as requested.
Office Administrative Functions:
- Answer main office phone line, directing and transferring calls as necessary;
- Greet guests and direct them to appropriate staff;
- Update and maintain PAIRE website;
- Log incoming checks onto excel log sheet;
- Maintain Delegation of Signature binder/spreadsheet & necessary follow-up;
- Schedule service for office equipment as needed;
- Place and follow-up on all office work orders;
- Maintain all internal office processes and lists;
- Coordinate document retention process for the organization and serve as point of contact for document retention vendor to pull / return files as needed;
- Monitor and distribute incoming and outgoing mail, faxes and supply deliveries;
- Prepare outgoing mail and correspondence, as needed;
- Maintain weekly Conference Room calendars and respond to reservation requests as needed;
- Create, update, and ensure continuous quality improvement in systems and processes for this position and create / update Standard Operating Procedures as needed;
- Other duties may include but are not limited to: filing, new hire packet preparation, upload documents to research website, and quarterly inventory of all office computers/printers.
- Balance workload across departments and work on special projects as needed.
- EDUCATION: HS diploma required; BA/BS degree (or equivalent) preferred;
- EXPERIENCE: One year in office environment/related experience required; 2-3 years desired;
- Demonstrated experience working in an office supporting a department and/or senior manager;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with a focus on customer service;
- Able to work cooperatively and with a professional and polite manner;
- Strong Microsoft Office suite skills: Word, Excel, and Access;
- Ability to organize work, set priorities and use good time management;
- Accuracy and attention to detail;
- Demonstrated flexibility and strong ability to multi-task;
- Ability to complete directed tasks independently;
- Strong understanding of office procedures, filing systems, and office machines;
- Ability to follow directions and procedures.
All PAIRE positions require the completion of a background check.
Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:
- No exposure to blood borne pathogens;
- No exposure to radiation;
- No exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals or reagents;
- No exposure to a lab environment.
How to apply
PAIRE is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are interested in applying for employment with PAIRE and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department.
To be considered for this position you must apply via thePAIRE website and include a cover letter addressed to “Hiring Manager,” your resume, and 3 professional references.
Organization: Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
Position Title: Apprentice Conservation Organizers
Location: Chicago, IL
Hours & Compensation: 19,500 – 19,500/ annual
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014
Position date: March 1, 2014 (or when filled) to December 1, 2014
Sierra Club’s Illinois Chapter seeks applicants for two open Apprentice Conservation Organizer positions. Both positions are temporary positions designed for recent graduates interested in on-the-job training for a career in environmental organizing and/or policy advocacy.
The Apprentice Conservation Organizers works with our staff and volunteers to support the Sierra Club’s efforts to move Illinois beyond fossil fuels to clean energy, protect Illinois’ wild places, clean up water pollution in Illnois’ rivers, lakes and streams, and elect environmental champions to public office. Job activities include:
-recruiting allies and volunteers for our campaigns from the general public and key constituencies
-engaging the public and key allies in our efforts to move Illinois beyond fossil fuels to clean energy
-writing and producing electronic and written materials to engage members and the public in our campaigns
-support and participate in Sierra Club’s efforts to lobby the Illinois General Assembly on priority environmental legislation
-assist in evaluating candidates for possible endorsement, and campaign activities on behalf of Sierra Club-endorsed candidates
-administrative support in the Chapter office as needed
One position will be located in the Chicago area, based out of our Chicago office. The other position will be based in Springfield.
Apprentice positions are intended for individuals who within the last 12 months have graduated from a four year degree (BA, B.S.) or a graduate level program. Qualified applicants will have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers, and proficient computer skills, in addition to education/experience relevant to each position.
How to apply:
To apply, send cover letter and resume as attached documents to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line of your email, please indicate which position(s) you are applying for – Apprentice Conservation Organizer (Chicago) or Apprentice Conservation Organizer (Springfield.)
Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer. EOE.
Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists
Position Title: Food Systems and Health Analyst
Location: Washington, DC
Hours & Compensation: Full time. Temporary
Application Deadline: March 24, 2014
Under direction of the Deputy Director/Senior Analyst, work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to advance policy advocacy efforts leading to a healthy, sustainable food and farming system. As the team’s health sciences expert, develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of the food system’s impacts on nutrition, public health, and health disparities; conduct science-based research and analysis to advance understanding of these impacts and the policy choices that drive them; produce publicly-resonant scientific and policy analyses; craft written communications for a variety of audiences; cultivate relationships with experts and allies; represent UCS to policy makers, the media, and other stakeholders; and help develop program direction and plans.
This is a full-time, two-year position with a possibility of renewal.
- Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, provide lead health sciences to the planning, design, and implementation of research activities and projects that advance healthy, sustainable food and agriculture systems.
- Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of public health analytical tools and food system issues, and utilize expertise in implementing research and advocacy activities; help develop and implement research methodologies; conduct literature reviews and searches to monitor and assess current and ongoing research and trends; gather and analyze data using databases, models and other appropriate analytical tools; write reports and other materials based on these analyses.
- Collaborate with analytic, policy, outreach, and media staff to apply research results and conclusions to the formulation and development of public policies, political strategies, media outreach, and other communication efforts; track and evaluate proposed legislation and regulations and develop alternatives.
- Represent UCS, its mission, goals, and positions at workshops, hearings, conferences, and other forums; present and promote UCS ideas, objectives, and activities; educate participants about political, environmental, social and economic dimensions of food and farming issues, with emphasis on the health benefits of sustainable agriculture and local and regional food systems.
- Provide technical and strategic assistance to policymakers, opinion leaders and coalition partners, and respond to inquiries and comments; establish and maintain alliances with advocates, healthy food businesses, modelers, and researchers at other organizations.
- Work with program and UCS communications staff to identify key media opportunities; serve as direct contact to the media; draft and edit press materials and content for UCS web site; write for the UCS blog.
- Help develop program objectives, strategies, and work plans, and contribute to foundation proposals, reports, workgroups and planning processes. Perform other related functions as directed.
Qualifications and experience
Masters’ degree in public health, nutrition/dietetics, epidemiology, or related field and three to five years of relevant experience in food systems; familiarity with public policy process regarding agriculture and food systems; demonstrated ability to produce analyses on science policy issues and write about complex policy and scientific matters for a lay audience; understanding of the role of science and advocacy in shaping public opinion and policy debates; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Project management skills and experience are also preferred. NGO experience is preferred but not essential.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
Compensation, Hours and Location: full-time, two-year position (with a possibility of renewal) based in UCS’s Washington, DC, office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is in the low $60,000s. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org
How to apply
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to email@example.com and include “Food Systems and Health Analyst” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: March 23, 2014 or until filled.
Organization: Enterprise Community Partners
Position Title: Program Associate
Location: New York, NY
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Not listed
Enterprise seeks a talented individual with good project management skills to join the Sandy Recovery & Resilience initiative as a Program Associate in our New York office.
Enterprise is the leading provider of financing, expertise and policy leadership for creating and preserving affordable housing. Over the past 30 years, Enterprise has raised and deployed more than $11.5 billion to build and preserve 300,000 affordable homes nationwide. In New York,
Enterprise has deployed more than $2.3 billion to create preserve or 35,000 affordable homes. We serve as a trusted partner to community-based affordable housing organizations, providing development, construction, asset management, energy efficiency, and organizational capacity-building expertise.
The devastation unleashed by Hurricane Sandy was a stark reminder of the importance of having a safe place to call home. It has again called attention to the fact that our most vulnerable residents also have the least means to adapt amid a crisis. Where the effects of the climate crisis are concerned, this vulnerability extends beyond individuals to low-income communities as a whole, and the community-based organizations that serve them.
Enterprise is committed to ensuring that the New York region’s affordable housing infrastructure has the resilience necessary to provide shelter and services to low- and moderate-income individuals and families during and after extreme weather. Building on our history and on our post-Hurricane Katrina experience of rebuilding nearly 10,000 homes, Enterprise responded to the Sandy aftermath with a thoughtful recovery effort that bridges immediate response and long-term resilience.
The goals of our Sandy program are:
1. Ensure that Sandy-affected communities, especially those with low and moderate income residents, receive adequate public and private resources to rebuild effectively and efficiently;
2. Support redevelopment of existing affordable housing in vulnerable areas to be sustainable and resilient;
3. Support community-based organizations in developing disaster preparedness resources, protocols, and skills. The ideal candidate will bring exceptional project management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage vendors and budgets to deliver projects on schedule.
Prior experience in emergency management or disaster response; knowledge of affordable housing operations; familiarity with building science / energy efficiency, and construction are desirable.
• Under general supervision, manage the production of resiliency-related toolkits and guidebooks from inception to finished product, including vendor, timeline, and budget management.
• Under general supervision, convene expert stakeholders for the purpose of discussing and distilling resiliency best practices
• Work closely with staff based in New York and elsewhere to execute assigned elements of the Sandy program
• Maintain a high standard of technical soundness and customer service for all work
• Provide trainings and presentations for internal and external audiences as needed
• Undergraduate degree and at least four (2) years relevant experience; graduate degree in City Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related fields may be substituted for up to one (1) years of experience
• Experience in roles that require coordination of external stakeholders
• Demonstrate superior organizational and project management skills
• Mature understanding workplace expectations in a highly collaborative, large mission-driven organization
• Understands the broad context of sustainability in affordable housing, including community, politics and systems.
• Advanced oral and written communication skills.
• Desire to cultivate deep understanding of Enterprise’s corporate vision, organizational priorities, and culture.
How to apply:
Please visit our careers website at:
Position Title: Project Development Internship
Location: London, United Kingdom
Hours & Compensation: Unpaid
Application Deadline: March 21, 2014
Based in Azafady’s office on the stunning south east coast of Madagascar you will work alongside both a local and International team. It will provide you with a unique insight into the operations of an international NGO and as well as giving you experience in remote, field-based project development and administration. Predominantly office based the role will give you experience of a range of activities providing a complete training for someone looking to enter this field and gain overseas experience. The position includes an initial orientation in the London headquarters.
Focus: Proposal / report preparation, editing and writing; information formatting; development of new toring & evaluation of current projects; donor communications; liaison with the London project development team.
The successful applicant will:
·Hold an undergraduate/Masters degree in or relating to international development, or have equivalent experience
·Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in development and/or conservation issues facing least developed countries such as Madagascar; previous experience living or working in a developing country would be an asset
·Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in at least one of Azafady’s three core areas (community health; sustainable livelihoods; environmental conservation); previous experience of community-based work would be an asset
·Demonstrate a keen understanding of Azafady’s operational approach ethos
·Have excellent analytical skills, with demonstrable ability in gathering and assimilating information from various sources, compiling documents (reports and proposals), and identifying lessons learnt and best practice
·Have excellent written communication skills, and previous experience writing proposals and reports
·Be able to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard
·Have a sound ability to adapt material for different audiences
·Be able to conduct internet research into potential donors for project funding
·Be capable and comfortable adapting to life in a least developed country, in basic living conditions without many of the luxuries associated with Western society
·Be able to adjust to life in another culture and a foreign language, working at all times with cultural sensitivity
·Demonstrate proven ability to recognise and appropriately deal with challenging situations
·Be able to work both independently and as part of a team
·Be fluent in English (written and spoken) and be able to write engagingly and clearly; working knowledge of French would be a strong asset
·Be able to financially support themself for the duration of their internship (advice on individual fundraising available)
·Be equipped with a laptop computer
Location: Fort Dauphin, Anosy region, Madagascar
Timeframe: 12 months extendable
Probationary period: 3 months
Contract: Voluntary, unsalaried with Azafady Ltd
Reporting to: Head of Project Development
Budget: Average living costs for 12 months are £3,000, not including international and internal flights, l insurance.
If you are interested in this position, send a detailed CV and covering letter explaining how your skills and experience match the requirements in the job description toMimi@azafady.org by 21st March, 2014
Madagascar is one of the most impoverished and least developed countries in the world, ranking 151/187 in the 2011 UN Human Development Index. Only 27% of the population live in urban areas, with the majority of the people working in subsistence agriculture in remote rural communities. The people of Anosy in the south east of the island are among the poorest in the country, with over 90% of the population living below the international poverty line ($1.25 / day). Anosy is one of the most isolated regions in Madagascar, and years of little or no state investment in basic service delivery has allowed extreme poverty to worsen. Education and health facilities are seriously underfunded, and the region suffers some of the highest levels of illiteracy and illness in the country. As many as 4 in 10 children die before their fifth birthday in some rural villages primarily due to inadequate water and sanitation provision (Ministry of Health, 2011) while recurrent food security crises contribute to the regional average of 60% of children who suffer from stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition.
Madagascar is also one of the planet’s most significant biodiversity hotspots. Approximately 4% of the earth’s flora and fauna species are found within this 0.4% of the planet’s land surface; the general level of endemism in plants and animals is estimated at over 80%, with many species yet to be named or even discovered. The Manafiafy littoral forest, a habitat designated as being of highest conservation priority in Madagascar, is located in the Anosy region. It is home to endemic and endangered chameleons, lemurs, birds and palms. Increasing demands for fuelwood, timber and the practice of tavy (shifting agriculture) means that the remaining forest is seriously fragmented and now covers just 1,950 hectares. Although a local stewardship mentality is evident it is also clear that conservation policies have been imposed from above with little or no community consultation, impacting negatively on those already greatly impoverished. Protected areas, although important for conservation, are negatively impacting local communities by restricting access to vital livelihood resources: fines are imposed for tavy, people walk many kilometres further every day to find fuelwood, and pressure has increased on unprotected forest fragments. Protection alone does not address what drives forest degradation: forest-dependent communities lacking access to alternative resources.
Tolagnaro (or Fort Dauphin), where Azafady is based, is an isolated town in the south east of the island, home to some 60,000 people. The population of this small town has rapidly grown in recent years as impoverished people migrate from rural areas in search of some form of employment. With the initial construction phase of a huge mining development now over, however, the job opportunities associated with its development are inaccessible to the majority of the local population and unemployment is a massive issue. While the government has adopted a detailed strategy paper for poverty reduction (MAP – Madagascar Action Plan), Anosy’s isolation means that little has changed, continuing to follow the precedent of years of no upkeep of existing – or provision of new – transportation / communications infrastructure.
Azafady is an award-winning British registered charity (number 1079121) partnered with an independent Malagasy NGO. The organisation works within Fort Dauphin and surrounding rural communities across the Anosy region of south east Madagascar. Azafady works with and in support of village communities, aiming to tackle the immediate effects of poverty, support long-term development and protect the environment. Its central mission is to build local capacity to lead and support effective conservation and sustainable development initiatives, securing local community access to quality health, education and livelihoods assets, and increasing local capacity to conserve and manage natural resources including unique but greatly endangered forest environments.. At the heart of Azafady’s work is an integrated approach to community development and environmental conservation, sensitively built around what are directly expressed as the most pressing needs of the local population and which maximises their participation. Project activities are focused on the fields of health and sanitation, livelihood diversification, and natural resource management as priority intervention areas for the region identified with the participation of local communities. All projects align with and contribute to achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people have benefited from Azafady’s projects over the past decade.
Azafady has over 15 years of project experience in the Anosy region, during which time the organisation has grown hugely in size and reputation. Azafady Ltd employs 3 staff members in the London office who are responsible for strategic planning, financial management, international awareness raising, fundraising, and promoting Azafady’s international volunteer schemes. The local NGO now employs over 60 Malagasy personnel, who are supported in country by 2 expatriate permanent staff of Azafady Ltd (Director of Programmes & Operations and Head of Project Development) and through a network of international specialist volunteers sourced by Azafady Ltd. The NGO works across rural and urban commune within Anosy, and is a recognised regional specialist at community capacity building. Azafady has funding relationships with numerous donors including Comic Relief, AusAID and the Big Lottery Fund, and collaboration agreements with government ministries, international NGOs including CARE International and agencies such as the World Food Programme.
How to apply:
Email your CV and a covering letter to Lisa@azafady.org
Position Title: Associate Director of Environmental Programs
Location: Albany, NY
Hours & Compensation: Full-time, permanent position.
Application Deadline: March 17, 2014
Associate Director of Environmental Programs
Position Description: Audubon International seeks a highly-qualified and enthusiastic individual to serve as an Associate Director of Environmental Programs. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for overseeing the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) and ACSP for Golf, and will play a supporting role in the implementation of three additional programs – the Audubon Signature Program, Audubon Green Lodging Program, and Audubon Sustainable Communities Program. In the course of supporting the delivery of these programs, the incumbent will work as part of a collaborative team of dedicated staff members, directly engage a wide range of stakeholders (golf course superintendents, club managers, property managers, cooperative extension, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, private sector firms, etc.), and report directly to the President & CEO to meet annual member growth, retention, and service goals.
Organization Overview: Audubon International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental organization headquartered in the Albany area of upstate New York. The organization currently has 10 full-time, permanent staff members and is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors.
Audubon International’s mission is:
- To inspire people to act as stewards of nature where they live, work, and play
- To protect and enhance land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources
- To facilitate responsible environmental practices through education and recognition.
The organization, which has been in existence for over 25 years and is not affiliated with National Audubon, works with a wide range of interested partners, including golf courses, developers, agriculture producers, small businesses, large corporations, academic institutions, fellow not-for-profits, community associations, local governments, and state and federal agencies. Through education, technical assistance, certification, and recognition, Audubon International facilitates the implementation of natural resource management practices that ensure land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources are sustainably used and conserved. Utilizing a set of award-winning environmental education and certification programs, Audubon International is able to positively impact environmental health at multiple geographic scales, including individual properties, communities, and ecoregions.
The ACSP is an education and certification program that helps organizations and businesses protect our environment while enhancing their bottom line. The “plan-do-check-act” approach of the program offers information and guidance to implement an environmental management plan that improves efficiency, conserves resources, and promotes conservation efforts. Audubon International awards certification to publicly recognize and reward the environmental achievements and leadership of ACSP members. 2
The ACSP for Golf Courses is a widely recognized and highly-regarded education and certification program that helps protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. The program serves as a valuable resource for golf courses by facilitating the conservation and restoration of wildlife habitat, enhancing environmental health, improving economic efficiency by reducing operating costs, minimizing potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations, and providing courses with valuable communications and marketing tools.
Audubon Signature Program
The Signature Program is an environmental education and conservation assistance program created to help landowners and managers follow comprehensive sustainable resource management principles when developing and managing properties. By working closely with planners, architects, managers, and key stakeholders, the Signature Program helps landowners and developers design for the environment so that both economic and environmental objectives are achieved and sustained in the long-term.
Audubon Green Lodging Program
The Green Lodging Program provides third-party verification that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practice standards and have demonstrated a strong commitment to water quality, water conservation, waste minimization, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Through a comprehensive and credible method for assessing the extent of the environmental measures undertaken, participating facilities can reduce environmentally-related costs and gain a marketing advantage.
Audubon Sustainable Communities Program
Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program uses incentive-based strategies to help whole communities become healthy and vibrant places in which to live, work, and play–both today and tomorrow. That vision is founded in the three pillars of sustainability–a healthy local environment, quality of life for citizens, and economic vitality. The program is tailored to each community to ensure that its specific values, goals, needs, and challenges are effectively addressed in a manner that simultaneously advances environmental health as measured by numerous sustainability indicators (i.e., wildlife habitat and biodiversity protection). Through the program, communities work with Audubon International to establish priorities, develop an overarching plan, and take action that leads to environmental benefits at the community level.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with the President & CEO and other program specialists to develop and implement yearly goals, objectives, strategies, and budget proposals for ACSP and ACSP Golf programs in conjunction with other programs being implemented by the organization.
Participate in organization- and program-level strategic planning efforts.
Coordinate with appropriate AI’s staff to ensure that information maintained in the organization’s web-based member database is up-to-date and accurate.
Program Member Service
Assist Audubon International members in the development of management plans and other technical documents required as a component of the organization’s rigorous education and certification process.
Serve members via requests for information through timely in-person, written, telephone, and email communication.
Conduct periodic site visits to assist members with ongoing environmental planning and management activities.
Cooperate with Audubon International’s network of partners to ensure that program materials are up-to-date and being disseminated to appropriate audiences.
Outreach & Education
In conjunction with the President & CEO, Associate Director of Advancement, Outreach & Communications Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, and other appropriate staff members, the incumbent will play a leading role in marketing and promoting all of Audubon International’s education and certification programs.
Conduct direct sales (in-person, phone, email, etc.) efforts to support growth in program membership and other professional services AI is contracted to perform.
In conjunction with the President & CEO, Associate Director of Advancement, Outreach & Communications Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, assist with promoting and implementing special events or summits held periodically to recruit and retain members in the ACSP and ACSP Golf programs.
Develop and conduct seminars, presentations, and informational briefings to help educate Audubon International members (active and prospective) about the benefits of sustainable natural resource management and the efficacy of the organization’s approach to environmental stewardship.
Promote all Audubon International programs via stakeholder meetings, media interviews, newsletters, and participation in various industry and environmental working groups.
Play a leading role in the growth program membership and the development of relationships with other public and private sector organizations (i.e., TNC, National Audubon Society, APA, GCSAA, USGA, and CMAA) interested in partnering with Audubon International in the delivery of the its education and certification programs.
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study (i.e., environmental studies, natural resource management, wildlife ecology, conservation biology) and at least 5 years of related professional experience, OR a master’s degree in an appropriate field of study (i.e., environmental studies, natural resource management, wildlife ecology, conservation biology) and at least 3 years of related professional experience.
Must be dedicated to educating and encouraging golf course superintendents and other types of land managers become actively involved in environmental stewardship projects
Familiarity with wildlife and ecosystems of (particularly North America)
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience working with diverse constituencies and membership demographics.
Ability to excel both by working independently and as part of a collaborative team.
Strong technical and persuasive writing skills.
Computer proficiency (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, database management, internet-based research, professional applications of social media)
Experience using GIS is desirable
Knowledge and/or professional experience in golf course management is highly desirable
Pre-existing professional connections in the golf industry is highly desirable
Compensation: This is a full-time, permanent position. Audubon International offers a mission-driven work environment that promotes continued employee growth and development. The organization offers its employees a strong compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent health benefits, retirement benefits, and generous vacation.
Deadline for Application: March 17, 2014
How to Apply:
Submitted applications will be reviewed upon receipt and must include the following:
Cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including a description of how prior educational training, experience and skills prepare the candidate to fulfill the job responsibilities detailed above
Curriculum vitae or resume
Contact information (name, job title, phone and email) for 3-5 professional references
Writing sample (5 pages maximum) which demonstrates analytical reasoning skills and ability to communicate technical concepts or analysis to a non-technical audience
Application materials should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title and your name in the subject line (i.e., Associate Director of Environmental Programs – Jane Smith)
Audubon International is an equal opportunity employer committed to practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
Organization: Pathfinder International
Position Title: Senior Marketing Manager
Location: Watertown, MA
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Not listed
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.
The External Relations group is responsible for all individual fundraising (from channels including major gift cultivation, direct mail and online), internal and external communications, stewardship of the organization’s brand and positioning and management of Pathfinder’s online properties and channels. The External Relations group partners with all departments within Pathfinder and successfully communicates Pathfinder’s core values and mission.
The Senior Marketing Manager is responsible for developing, overseeing, and executing a comprehensive marketing program for individual donors with a heavy emphasis on optimizing donor acquisition channels such as directmail and online. The successful individual will manage a budget and revenue targets. S/he strives for operational excellence that enables Pathfinder and the External Relations staff members to continue to grow, evaluate, develop and implement marketing best practices. The Senior Marketing Manager works closely with Senior Management to create business strategies for donor acquisition, engagement and retention. This is a highly collaborative role requiring masterful communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse staff and numerous external vendors. The Senior Marketing Manager leads by example using Pathfinder values and competencies to build exceptional partnerships worldwide.
- Lead cross functional teams and manage a diverse pool of external vendors, building and optimizing marketing channels.
- Collaborate with senior staff and colleagues to improve donor experience, raise value of major donor portfolio, improve online -web experience, and lead new product development.
- Leverage online and offline marketing channels and cross-team collaboration.
- Provide the strategic vision and collaborative leadership necessary to plan and implement an effective and comprehensive three-year strategic plan for marketing channels designed to build a small dollar individual giving program.
- As part of the strategic vision, identify innovative marketing channels such as direct mail, on-line giving, telemarketing, canvassers and events.
- Oversee the annual marketing budget, maximizing revenue from new and existing donors and improving cost per acquisitions and long-term donor value.
- Collaborate with all External Relations staff integrating all fundraising and communication efforts.
- Track performance and forecast individual giving marketing channel projections.
- Drive the development and implementation of marketing policies and procedures in a continuous effort to improve Pathfinder’s marketing strategy.
- Analyze marketing channels and take appropriate action and responsibility for continuous improvement and effectiveness. Regularly report to the VP of External Relations on finding and next steps.
- Encourage creative and innovative marketing approaches to address the business strategy.
- Mentor, coach and train appropriate Pathfinder staff on marketing skills, policies and procedures.
- Partner with External Relations staff in building and leading a high functioning team by setting clear standards and deliverables, demonstrating respect and dignity for every role and communicating in a transparent and direct manner.
- Perform other related fundraising duties and special projects as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree and eight to ten years of professional experience in successful marketing including development operations, direct mail and on-line marketing channels with increasingly responsible positions.
- Proven ability to optimize analytically-driven marketing channels to maximize donor value and return on marketing investment.
- Strong management skills. Success in increasing the effectiveness of direct and cross-functional staff through established objectives, performance standards, quantifiable benchmarks, and coaching.
- Strategic thinker and excellent communicator with the ability to present information, make recommendations, and positively influence across various levels of the organization while exercising professionalism and diplomacy to accomplish objectives.
- Excellent computer/software skills in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel and accounting software packages, with proven ability to learn new systems.
- Excellent communications skills (oral and written), including editing and proofreading.
- Solid interpersonal, networking and cross-cultural skills.
- Ability to exercise sound and timely judgment and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed up to 35% time.
- Integrity and highest ethical standards.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to assess priorities manage a variety of activities and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work with budgets and financial reports.
- Ability to establish solid working relationships with donors, volunteers, program management, technical staff, and diverse employees in various other business areas of the organization.
- Experience and/or strong interest and familiarity with the fundamental connection between development and communications both broadly and in the context of on-line engagement.
- A multi-disciplinary thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to translate Pathfinder’s mission and work to diverse constituencies.
- Commitment to Pathfinder’s mission, purpose, and values.
- Experience living or working in developing countries that aids in the understanding of program context, field realities, and technical needs preferred.
- Experience raising money for international programs.
- Master’s Degree.
Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
How to apply:
To be considered for this position, please apply
online at: http:www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Position Title: Lower Cedar Project Director
Location: Letts, IA
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: March 21, 2014.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since our founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We have more than 1 million members and dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!
- BS/BA and 5 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in partnership development (landowners, other organizations, government agencies, community leaders, scientists, etc.).
- Experience negotiating complex agreements with diverse stakeholders.
- Experience or training with current trends in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation; experience in applying this knowledge to define and achieve conservation priorities.
- Experience managing complex or multiple projects, including heavy workloads and managing budget/finances under deadlines.
- Experience in written and verbal communication.
- Grant writing experience.
- Supervisory experience
POSITION SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Nature Conservancy seeks an enthusiastic individual to provide vision and leadership for our Lower Cedar Valley project. The Lower Cedar Valley located in southeast Iowa is a biologically rich region of the state and is an area of active TNC acquisition and management with current land holdings of over 2,400 acres. The Nature Conservancy and our partners are working together to protect and restore the unique floodplain habitats and to better understand the role floodplains play in flood risk reduction and water quality improvements. There is significant opportunity to grow and develop the project and to establish The Nature Conservancy as a leader in the region. The work is fast-paced, challenging and highly rewarding and the position provides a unique opportunity to join the high caliber, results-oriented Iowa program.
The Lower Cedar Project Director will lead all aspects of protection, community relations and science in the Lower Cedar Valley. S/he serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community.
Specific functions of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the Lower Cedar Valley, providing a leadership role for our work in the region.
- Defines conservation priorities and facilitates actions for the Lower Cedar.
- Leads efforts to expand our community outreach and to broaden the constituency for conservation in the region.
- Works closely with the OU stewardship staff to develop and test conservation practices on TNC preserves and utilize the preserve as a catalyst for broader conservation in the region.
- Works closely with OU freshwater staff on strategies and collaborative conservation within the Iowa-Cedar River Basin.
- Participates in and provides leadership with partner teams to support and improve conservation efforts
- Works closely with Philanthropy and OU leadership staff to engage the local community leaders and potential donors to build a broad conservation constituency in the project area.
- Builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field, including facilitating and managing contracts; writing grants and working with development staff to raise funding for projects.
- Develops key partnerships with public and private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices
- Develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs
- Engages local community support for local conservation efforts
- Negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities including the use of conservation easements, fee title acquisition, and other protection tools or strategies
- Drafts conservation easement documentation and terms, coordinates real estate acquisitions, and other duties related to land transactions.
- Provides support for state-wide initiatives as needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in applied ecology and conservation and the region
- Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes
- Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives
- Ability to motivate people, including those not under direct supervision, and to set goals and lead efforts
- Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental affairs
- Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English
- Demonstrated experience in grant writing.
- Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects.
- Successful experience in partnership development (partners, community, government, etc); political savvy.
- Proven interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
- Self-motivated, self directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
- Diagnoses complex problems and identifies creative solutions
- Manages and prioritizes tasks from multiple sources
- Designs, implements, and directs complex and diverse projects, encompassing multiple programs and coordinating the work of other professionals, inside and outside the organization. Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives
- Negotiates complex agreements, sometimes in political environments
- Develops and implements creative ideas to improve overall performance in conservation strategies
- Formulates, evaluates, and decides broad organizational policies and long-term programs
- Ensures program accountability and legal compliance
- Assesses decisions’ potential impact on colleagues’ work, public image, scientific credibility and financial and legal standings
- Makes decisions based on incomplete or ambiguous information and accepts associated risks
- Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, experience and judgment
- Makes strategic decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
RESPONSIBILITY/OVERSIGHT – FINANCIAL AND SUPERVISORY
- Hire/manage full-time, seasonal and/or volunteer staff.
- Responsible for developing budget, operating within guidelines, and controlling costs. Has authority to modify budget based on changing circumstances.
- Responsible for ensuring that public and private funds are raised to meet program needs, including grant writing and working closely with Development staff.
- Develops long-term strategies and achieves strategic goals and objectives
- Builds cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals
- Builds cooperative relationships and collaborates with diverse groups, including land owners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members, and the general public, to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy efforts
- Commands attention, changes tactics midstream as necessary, and manages group processes during presentations or discussions
- Ability to speak with and in front of varied audiences on scientific topics and the Conservancy’s mission
- Ability to establish excellent working relationships with outside partners, state/local/federal agencies, land managers, private landowners and the academic community.
- Work effectively in high-tension situations and maintain composure under pressure. Diffuses high-tension situations comfortably
- Ability to articulate lessons learned regarding conservation initiative successes and failures
- Ability to simplify and explain complex scientific data to general audiences
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The Lower Cedar Project Director may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions may:
- require occasional physical exertion and/or muscular strain
- present occasional possibility of injury
- require long hours in isolated settings
- require frequent travel domestically
- require evening and weekend hours
How to apply:
For more information and to apply, please visitwww.nature.org/careers and search for job ID#41915 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2014.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Organization: Service Employees International Union – SEIU
Position Title: Union Organizer-In-Training
Location: Fresno, CA
Hours & Compensation: $36,600 /annual
Application Deadline: Not listed
Important opportunity to work on innovative campaigns to empower workers in the 99 percent to take on the power of the 1 percent. We need creative electoral campaigners, social and environmental activists, community organizers, labor organizers, students interested in starting social justice careers to work alongside workers as they speak out together for good jobs. Must be willing to work in stressful, hectic campaign environment and bring strong field and relational skills. Candidate should have a track record of working or volunteering for underdogs and overlooked causes.
Are you ready to fight for what you believe in? Do you want to do something to make a difference? Are you looking to work in the social and economic justice movement? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the questions above then union organizing is for you!
To apply: Cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize SEIU’s vision for building a strong union.
- For more than 75 years, SEIU has been helping working families stand up for their rights, fighting for dignity and respect in the workplace. With a membership of 2.2 million strong, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the labor movement. Our diverse staff of organizers helps janitors, home care aids, mental health workers, office workers, school bus drivers, public employees, nurses, and other hospital workers join forces to bring democracy to the workplace.
The SEIU–WAVE (Organizer-In-Training) Program is a 12-month training program. As an Organizer-in-Training with the SEIU WAVE Program you will be learning from a dynamic union that is committed to giving a voice to thousands of workers and helping to provide lasting social change for the working class.
At SEIU (www.seiu.org) , we are looking for energetic and passionate individuals who are ready to organize people to fight for better lives for themselves and their families. This is your opportunity to put your commitment to social and economic justice to work by learning the skills needed to build power for working people.
If selected you will be trained on any of our many organizing campaigns within the United States.
STARTING SALARY: $36,600 /annual
- Comprehensive health benefits package for employee and eligible dependents.
- $560/month car allowance
- $60/ month cell phone allowance
Who should apply?
Union organizing is not easy and not for everyone. This program is designed to help train you on the many aspects of union organizing and learn skills that can be used in many aspects of the social justice movement. A successful applicant for the organizer-in-training position should have the following:
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing
- Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
- Possession of excellent listening skills and the ability to comprehend the concerns of others
- Ability to manage your time independently and carry out work plans with minimal supervision
- Willingness to travel for extended periods of time
- Ability to work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays
- Ability to motivate and activate others
- Possession of sharp problem-solving skills
- Applicants with excellent writing skills and/or new media campaign experience preferred
- Possession of basic map navigation skills a plus
- Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
- Spanish/English proficiency a plus
- Must be willing to relocate to Fresno, Bakersfield or Visalia , if offered a position.
SEIU staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, competitive salaries, generous holiday and vacation policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.
SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It’s not just a job….It’s a movement!
Organization: Work for Progress
Position Title: Senior Finance and Operations Manager
Location: Boston, MA
Hours & Compensation: Range from $28,000 to $45,000 and up, depending on experience.
Application Deadline: Not listed
Green Century Capital Management, Inc.
Environmentally Responsible Mutual Funds
Senior Finance and Operations Manager
Green Century Capital Management, Inc. (Green Century) administers the Green Century Funds, the first family of no-load environmentally responsible mutual funds. Founded and wholly owned by non-profit advocacy organizations, Green Century is dedicated to promoting an environmentally sustainable economy. The Green Century Funds are designed to achieve competitive returns while putting investors’ money to work for cleaner air, cleaner water and greater corporate environmental responsibility.
The Green Century mission:
- Provide environmentally responsible investing opportunities for those who care about the planet while seeking competitive returns
- Promote corporate environmental responsibility through a comprehensive shareholder advocacy program
- Support the advocacy and public interest work of Green Century’s founding non-profit organizations by generating revenue to fund their programs
Green Century Capital Management is seeking a Senior Finance and Operations Manager to work closely with senior staff on all financial, operations, and administrative functions for the Green Century Funds. In this position, you would be a critical contributor to the continued growth and success of the Funds.
The Green Century Senior Finance and Operations Manager will work closely with other senior staff, primarily the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations and the Chief Compliance Officer, to ensure the efficient operation of the Funds. Functions include aspects of mutual fund operations, administration and compliance; business planning; financial management; and financial analysis. The duties will vary but may include oversight and monitoring of the Funds’ service providers, definition and implementation of policies and procedures in response to regulatory or industry changes, overseeing the creation and production of semi-annual financial reports to shareholders, preparation of SEC filings, analyses of the Funds’ past and prospective growth opportunities, preparation for the Funds’ quarterly board meetings, and management of special projects.
Candidates for this position should have at minimum five years of relevant post-college professional experience. Relevant experience could include (but is not limited to) working for a socially responsible business, a mutual fund company or other investment firm or for a non-profit, legal, or governmental organization. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent quantitative, communication, and computer skills and experience with one or more of the following: mutual fund operations and administration, project management, work with complex information and data, and/or information systems implementation. Ability to take responsibility for the management of information technology tasks and use IT vendors effectively and appropriately will be helpful as well. Advanced degrees in related fields may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. MBA or MPA preferred.
Extensive training in mutual fund administration and operations will be provided.
Please visit www.greencentury.com
Green Century Capital Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer
How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to:
Please indicate in the subject line: Senior Finance and Operations Manager
Organization: Work for Progress
Position Title: Federal media director
Location: Washington, DC.
Hours & Compensation:Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has.
Application Deadline: Not listed
Environment America Federal Media Director
We all want clean air, clean water and open spaces, but it takes independent research and tough-minded advocacy to win concrete results for our environment, especially when powerful interests stand in the way of environmental progress. That’s the idea behind Environment America. We are a federation of 29 state environmental groups working towards a cleaner, greener and healthier future. We speak out and take action at the local, state and national levels to improve the quality of our environment and our lives.
Our Washington, DC advocacy office represents the Environment America federation in federal policy matters. Our roots at the state level give Environment America a unique “outside the beltway” perspective on the issues, while our state staff, national field organizers and members across all 50 states provide the grassroots power necessary to enact change at the federal level.
Environment America is seeking an experienced Media Director for its fast-paced Federal Advocacy Office in Washington, D.C. The Federal Media Director is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy to increase the visibility and efficacy of our federal environmental campaigns and of our organization. The Federal Media Director would maintain and further develop Environment America’s relationships with national reporters, increase placement in national, local and new media, and work with Environment America’s advocacy and campaign staff to win campaigns, and build our name recognition.
Coordinate Environment America’s National Media Outreach
- Build relationships with editorial boards, editors, columnists and reporters from national media outlets, Washington, DC publications and trade press;
- Write and edit releases, statements and advisories on a variety of environmental issues to be sent to all national media;
- Execute rapid response for breaking environmental news stories;
- Organize compelling news conferences, media briefings, webinars and teleconferences on environmental issues; and
- Increase Environment America’s outreach to blog writers and other new media.
Develop and Execute a Coordinated National Communications Strategy
- Develop a long term strategy for increasing Environment America’s name recognition and presence in the media;
- Guide development of public messages for our priority campaigns; and
- Work with the organization’s program and field staff to create effective media strategies for each of our priority campaigns and execute effective media-related tactics including report releases, editorial board outreach, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
Demonstrate and Demand Excellence at Environment America
- Train new staff to interact with the media in a concise, compelling and on-message manner;
- Demonstrate excellence in working with the media to serve as a role model for all Environment America staff.
Candidates must be a college graduate and have at least 3 to 8 years of relevant professional experience post-college. Preference is given to past work in political, policy, journalistic, or government settings. The Media Director must be an organized and goal-driven individual. Excellent writing skills, communications skills and a proven track record of positive relationships with the media are all critical.
Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
How to apply:
Apply online at jobs.environmentamerica.org. Direct your application to Anna Aurilio.
Organization: Work for Progress
Position Title: General Counsel
Location: Denver, CO
Hours & Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: March 28, 2014
The Public Interest Network is made up of dozens of organizations, including the state Public Interest Research Groups, U.S. PIRG, state environmental groups in 29 states, and Environment America. Together, the groups of The Public Interest Network employ more than 500 staff, who wield a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing. The Public Interest Network’s mission is to build the power of citizens to move the world toward a greener, more fair, just and democratic future. A sampling of current campaigns include: working to stop dirty, destructive oil and gas drilling, protecting our rivers and streams, curbing global warming pollution and promoting clean, renewable energy, getting big money out of politics, reining in the high costs of healthcare and prescription drugs, and closing corporate tax loopholes to make sure corporations are paying their fair share. We also work closely with the Fund for the Public Interest, which conducts fundraising, membership-building, and other organization-building efforts on behalf of organizations both inside and outside the network.
The Public Interest Network’s in-house counsel department provides legal services to Environment America, USPIRG, the Fund, and dozens of state and national affiliated organizations. We seek an Assistant General Counsel who is passionate about the issues we are working on and committed to helping organizations achieve real change on these issues. The primary practice areas include employment law, benefits, First Amendment issues, non-profit corporate and tax compliance, campaign finance, election law, lobbying, charitable solicitation regulation, and contracts.
Responsibilities of the Assistant General Counsel include:
• Employment Practices: Advising on employment matters and employment benefits systems, ensuring compliance with employment laws, training of all staff managers and review of employment materials, and defending against employment-related claims.
• Corporate and Tax Compliance: Fostering sound corporate governance practices including establishing procedures for conducting and documenting corporate board meetings, maintaining the organizations’ good standing with federal and state corporate and tax regulators and ensuring compliance with IRS guidelines relating to lobbying and political activities of nonprofit organizations.
• First Amendment: Representing the organization’s right to conduct door-to-door and street canvassing in cities and towns across the country.
• Contracts: Drafting and reviewing contracts, leases, grant agreements, and other legal documents.
• Advising: Advising network staff on legal questions, troubleshooting problems, reviewing draft materials, addressing litigation issues, and responding to other matters in a variety of legal practice areas.
• Risk Management: Working with the organizations’ leaders to reduce liability risk through adopting policies that protect the organizations from legal exposure.
The ideal candidate will have a J.D., excellent academic credentials, at least two years of legal experience working in one or more of the practice areas described above, and a strong desire to commit to nonprofit and political work.
Successful candidates will also bring the following skills and attributes to the position:
- Demonstrated understanding of employment law and tax exempt law;
- Excellent verbal & written communication, research and negotiation skills;
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal subject areas;
- A team orientation that combines strong leadership, congeniality and creativity to drive and motivate others;
- An outstanding work ethic and the ability to propose and drive organizational change;
- Enthusiasm for the mission of The Public Interest Network and its member organizations to effect grassroots social change, and a goal-oriented, activist orientation;
- Ability to interact confidently with board members, executives, representatives of government agencies, members of the public, and brand new staff in need of basic legal training.
- Prior experience working with or advising nonprofit organizations. Firsthand experience doing organizing, issue advocacy, or political work is a plus.
Denver, CO preferred. Top-notch candidates in Boston, MA also considered.
How to apply
To apply online, click here. Please specify that you are applying for the Assistant General Counsel position, and be sure to mention how you found out about this opening.
Organization: Pacific Environment
Position Title: Interim Russia Program Associate
Location: Francisco, CA
Hours & Compensation: Full time. Temporary
Application Deadline: Not listed
Pacific Environment seeks to protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim by strengthening local community leadership and championing social justice in Russia, China, the Arctic, Alaska, and California. Together with local partners, we’ve shielded tens of thousands of acres of old growth forest; won protections for endangered species; forced oil, gas, and mining companies to heed local concerns; closed polluting factories along rivers; and changed the way some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions work. We believe in a communities-first approach that gives local people and grassroots organizations the tools they need to solve environmental problems and protect the Pacific Rim’s wild places and wildlife. We prioritize community decision-making, development of local leadership, and the value of strong networks among our local partners.
Pacific Environment is seeking an energetic and independent full-time Interim Russia Program Associate starting immediately. You will work for Pacific Environment for at least three months.
San Francisco, CA
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Take the lead in implementing salmon conservation initiatives on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula by:
o Working with local staff and NGO partners to design and implement anti-poaching projects
o Building coalitions on Kamchatka to support anti-poaching initiatives
o Designing and implementing a public relations strategy to build widespread support for salmon conservation on Kamchatka
2. Help organize conferences, events, and travel in Russia and the US
3. Manage our sub-granting program to Russian organizations
4. Complete occasional research, writing, and translation projects, including gathering first-hand information from Russian sources
• You have high-level professional Russian and English (speaking, reading, and writing) and function well in cross-cultural settings
• You love to work independently and make a project your own
• You are productive, meet deadlines, and work well within a team
• You have a passion for the environment and Russia
• You are ready to start work in downtown San Francisco
• 1-3 years of project management or administrative experience
• Volunteer or professional experience in environmental conservation or social justice
1. Salary commensurate with experience
2. Flexible working environment with dedicated, diverse group of colleagues
3. Interesting work in interesting places: we advance environmental objectives of local communities via international and national policy work and support of grassroots activities
Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample, three professional references, and available start date, to Evan Sparling, Russia Program Director at Pacific Environment, email@example.com. .
Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation.
Interested candidates should send a resume, writing sample, three professional references, and available start date, to Evan Sparling, Russia Program Director at Pacific Environment, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy
Position Title: Manager, Developing Country Projects
Location: Washington, DC
Hours & Compensation: Full time. 90,000 – 110,000/annual
Application Deadline: Not listed
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is hiring for a Manager of Developing Country Projects, to be based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Manager will be an integral part of CCAP’s cornerstone project, the three-year Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN). Through dialogues/workshops, video conferences, research and on-the-ground policy assistance, MAIN is primarily focused on helping developing countries in Latin America and Asia to develop Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to reduce greenhouse gases and promote sustainable development. The Manager will be responsible for leading the development and financing of climate mitigation actions in Latin America and Asia. Expected salary range is 90,000 – 110,000 USD per annum depending on individual’s qualifications and experience. Specific responsibilities include:
- Work with host countries to identify and design NAMAs by overseeing technical, economic and policy analyses to support and inform the NAMAs
- Engage in key stakeholder outreach, especially with senior-level policy makers in the host country
- Lead the financial design of various NAMAs being developed by CCAP
- Work with international and regional development banks and financial institutions to arrange possible financing for at least one of the NAMAs.
- Strike partnerships with local financial institutions to leverage international climate financing for the NAMAs.
- Help shape and disseminate CCAP’s positions on climate finance policy
The successful candidate for the position will be an articulate professional with sophistication, intelligence, drive and experience in infrastructure finance and international development or climate policy. Ideal applicants will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
- Minimum of 8 years of international finance & policy analysis experience, with Master’s degree in Business, Public Policy, Law or a related field;
- Ability to engage with high-level officials from governments, financial institutions and the private sector to advance NAMAs and CCAP’s finance policy vision;
- In-depth knowledge of various financial mechanisms, trends in international finance and solutions to overcome specific financial barriers and/or influence policy barriers;
- Experience in drafting, negotiating and analyzing project investment proposals, credit analysis reports, feasibility studies, business plans etc. in the infrastructure sector;
- Track record of successfully executing financing of infrastructure projects preferably under a public-private partnership model;
- Ability to create sophisticated financial models in order to design the financing plan for proposed mitigation actions and communicate the results to a wide range of stakeholders;
- Demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste, transport
- Experience working in Latin America and Asia;
- Developing country experience in preparing techno-economic feasibility studies, by engaging local consultants/experts when necessary, with a view to designing a comprehensive financing or business plan;
- Demonstrated project management skills and experience bringing major deliverables to completion in a team environment with minimal oversight;
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to write for both policy and analytic audiences and present at conferences. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not mandatory;
- Experience in fundraising and proposal writing;
- The flexibility and proven ability to work in a collaborative environment and strong people skills;
- Ability to travel internationally up to 40% of time for periods up to 2 weeks at a stretch for stakeholder outreach, conducting research, interviews, etc;
- A sense of humor, adaptability, humility and creativity.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications, including a cover letter describing your qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: email@example.com. Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Manager, Developing Country Projects” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. The Center for Clean Air Policy is an equal opportunity employer.