Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society
Position Title: Program Manager – Government & Community Partnerships
Location: Vientiane, Laos
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 7, 2014)
Description: Earlier this year, the WCS Lao Program revised its approach and primary objectives to be more aligned with government policies related to decentralization of decision making and emerging cross-border threats to National Protected Areas (NPAs), and will focus more resources to assist provincial governments with development planning where conservation outcomes are possible. Nam Et Phou Louey (NEPL) Protected Area overlaps three provinces, Houaphan, Luang Prabang, and to a lessor extent Xieng Khoung, and WCS will work directly with those provinces to ensure that development planning incorporates conservation aspects.
Additionally, the Lao Program will ramp up significantly its engagement with forest-dependent communities to partner with them in producing tangible benefits for those communities that commit to generating conservation outcomes. The Lao Program has developed a three-step process to engaging communities as partners, with outreach, participatory land use planning, and sustainable livelihoods implemented in consecutive order. The preceding approach aligns with WCS’ worldwide 2020 Vision, and the Lao Program seeks an individual with an extensive background working with SE Asian governments (preferably with Lao government agencies) and forest-dependent communities that can lead the process in driving forward the two above-mentioned objectives.
Coinciding with this new approach and objectives is that WCS has received funding from three large regional grants that promote improved management of NPAs through a landscape scale approach, including assisting in provincial and community land use planning. Additionally, WCS is participating in the KfW/GIZ REDD+ project in Houaphan that has similar objectives as those mentioned above, and this position will ensure that coordination is maintained and conservation methods and activities are harmonized wherever possible. Therefore, multi-year funding is in place to support the Lao Program’s revision of its overall approach and implementation of the revised objectives.
- Take overall management responsibility across WCS sites for the Lao Program’s Community Partnership component,
which includes outreach, land use planning, and sustainable livelihoods sub-components.
- Lead on coordinating with national, provincial, and district governments with an initial focus on provinces that surround
Nam Et Phou Louey to improve conservation of the NPA and surrounding forested landscapes.
- Contribute to writing donor reports submitted by WCS.
- Review the Lao Program’s approach toward engaging communities in conservation and recommend ways to improve
- Supervise the implementation of WCS activities under the CLiPAD REDD+ jurisdictional project in Houaphan Province,
attend CLiPAD coordination meetings, and write progress reports to the CLiPAD CTA.
- Coordinate the development of activity and budget plans as they relate to the Program’s Community and Government
- Provide occasional assistance in developing and writing grant proposals.
- Provide occasional support to the emerging PES pilot that could include transparent benefit allocation mechanisms and
engagement with government and NGO partners.
- Seek collaboration or partnerships with development NGOs as needed to gain strong commitment from WCS-selected
communities to deliver conservation outcomes.
- Participate in coordination and planning meetings both within WCS (including regional meetings), and with government
and other partners.
- Ensure that budget plans and spending are in accordance with approved work plans, WCS policy, and donor
- Coordinate the submission of reports (both technical and financial) from government partners implementing activities
supported by WCS.
• Master’s degree in environment related field such as Forestry, Biology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, or Environmental Law
• Extensive knowledge of Government of Lao PDR ministries involved in natural resource management.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern natural resource management in Lao PDR.
• Experience working with INGO’s to coordinate and implement program activities in collaboration with government.
• Experience managing large project budgets and expenditure
• Good to excellent Lao language skills; written, oral and verbal.
• Extensive computer skills needed, including the use of statistical programs.
• Ability to work independently without supervision and meet deadlines according to approved work plans
• Ability to provide concise reports accurately outlining activities undertaken, conclusions, and recommendations.
• Ability to present both in English and Lao language program activities during meetings and conferences.
• Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-ethnic team and motivate team members that this position directly supervises.
How to Apply: Apply online at Wildlife Conservation Society website.
Organization: United Nations Office for Project Services
Position Title: Intern – Disabilities and Community Based Adaptation
Location: New York City, New York
Hours and Compensation: 3 months; unpaid
Application Deadline: October 19, 2014
UNOPS is the operational arm of the United Nations, helping a range of partners around the world implement $1 billion worth of aid and development projects every year. We are dedicated to serving people in need by expanding the ability of our partners to manage projects and provide vital infrastructure and supplies to communities worldwide.
The intern will work with and directly report to the CBA Coordinator within SGP’s Central Programme Management Team (CPMT). The Intern will be expected to liaise and collaborate with the Program Officer for the Disability Rights Fund (DRF), CBA’s project partners and SGP National Coordinators. The intern will assist in conducting research, analysis of data and aggregation of information for the development of the guidance note.
- Assist in the development of a Guidance Note on ‘mainstreaming people with disabilities into CBA projects’.
- Liaise with DRF Program Officer in all aspects of the publication and contact the SGP National Coordinators, disabled persons organizations (DPO) working with SGP in the SIDS on an as needed basis, while fully utilizing the SGP database and other related documents to study the subject matter.
- Carry out reviews based on the information generated from research and identify practical examples from the field either within SGP and or with practices already tested and proven by the Disability Rights Fund.
- Identify and discuss key strategic support needed to enhance the involvement of disabled persons in climate change adaptation that can also be incorporated within the guidance note.
- Undertake any other tasks as requested by the supervisor.
- All applicants must be studying for a Master’s Degree, or Ph. D. (or equivalent); or have graduated from such studies within three years prior to the application date of the internship. The field of study must be related to environment, climate change, or sustainable development. Any professional experience in the area of sustainable development, including risk management, energy, environment, climate change policy, or international development will be an added advantage although not strictly required.
2. Experience in preparation of manuscripts, publications/guidance notes and analytical research with demonstrated strategic thinking with a focus on climate change impacts on minority groups in developing countries, is preferred.
3. The successful candidate (s) will have demonstrated academic excellence, strong analytical and writing skills as well as a commitment to sustainable development.
4. Advanced skills in Excel and Power Point, and experience with aggregating reports from websites and other sources of information is a plus.
5. The intern must have the ability to work under pressure, and meet tight deadlines.
6. The intern should be able to undertake independent research and to work effectively and creatively with minimal supervision.
How to Apply: Apply online at the UNOPS website. The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure completeness, especially the education and experience sections.
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: China Coal Policy Project Analyst
Location: Beijing, China
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time, Project Analyst for our China Coal Policy Project to be based in NRDC’s Beijing office.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC works in countries including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and EU.
With a team of nearly thirty experts in Beijing and the United States, NRDC’s China Program is at the forefront of supporting China’s efforts on energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection. We are proud to have collaborated with many academic, governmental, and non-governmental partners around the country to help accelerate these efforts.
Responsibilities: The China Coal Cap Policy Project Analyst will provide analytical and project management support for a project cooperating with research institutes and universities on the research, design and implementation of an effective coal consumption cap policy for China to meet environmental, health, climate, and sustainable economic development goals. The Project Analyst will support the China coal cap policy project by coordinating and supporting the research of various project partners, conduct independent research related to design of a coal consumption cap policy, and monitor and report on project activities and deliverables.
The Project Analyst may also assist with quantitative and qualitative analysis to support the Coal Cap Policy Project, including modeling of energy, emissions and health impacts and scenarios; analysis of technical issues related to designing a coal cap policy in key sectors; and analysis of existing and future regional coal consumption caps programs. The Project Analyst will be based in NRDC’s Beijing office and will form an integral part of the NRDC China climate and energy team.
- Provide analytical and project management support for coal cap policy project, including coordinating with project partners on the research and design of an effective coal consumption cap policy for China to meet environmental, health, climate, and sustainable economic development goals and conducting research related to coal cap policy design.
- Work with project research partners on specific studies and modeling analyzing the energy, economic, environmental, and health impacts and benefits of a coal cap policy. Ensure that each specific research project supports and is integrated into the coal cap policy study and model and policy recommendation.
- Conduct independent research on policies needed to support a coal consumption cap policy and provide analysis of existing subnational coal cap programs.
- Work closely with research partners to monitor progress on project activities and deliverables, including organizing and participating in regular progress meetings.
- Provide input on research activities and identify research challenges.
- Seek input from experts on project goals, methodology and outputs.
- Help to manage project contracts and deliverables.
- Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on project progress.
- Produce reports, issue papers, fact sheets and blogs on coal cap related policies, studies and developments in China.
- Work with the other members of NRDC’s China and US-based climate and energy team to enhance NRDC’s research and advocacy efforts and expertise on energy and environmental policy.
- Promote a culture of team work, high performance and accountability.
Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
- Solid scientific and technical understanding of energy and environmental issues, including energy policy and technology; environmental impacts of coal, including air, soil and water pollution and GHG emissions; and health impacts from air pollution.
- Broad knowledge of clean energy and climate change policy in China, and the ability to analyze how policies can be improved, including through adoption and adaptation of international best practices and technologies.
- Ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders, including government representatives and researchers, universities, companies, and NGOs.
- Strong technical and quantitative analytical skills related to energy and climate change, including the ability to model various energy and emissions scenarios.
- Strong Chinese and English language skills, including the ability to research and preferably write persuasively in both languages.
- Care for details, accuracy and high quality output.
- The candidate must be able to work with partners across a broad range of disciplines, be highly motivated, and be able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.
- Science, engineering, or economics graduate degree is required, a doctoral degree preferred. 3-5 years of work experience in a relevant energy and environmental field is strongly preferred.
- Fluency in English and Chinese, with excellent oral and written skills as well as bilingual translation ability.
- Experience working in the public and/or non-profit sector desired.
How to Apply: To apply, please create a profile and upload your cover letter and resume. 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 have any questions about this position, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until filled.
Organization: Energy Action Coalition
Position Title: Executive Director
Location: Flexible; Washington, DC preferred
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled; Potential start date December 1, 2014
Description: Energy Action Coalition is a growing youth-led coalition with 20 coalition partners and a staff team of ten. We are looking for a young, dynamic leader to lead coalition efforts into the next phase of our development. We’ve just developed new online organizing capacities that will allow us to rapidly scale up our work supporting grassroots campaigns and are currently in the midst of organizing the largest climate march in history. We are looking for someone who can support our team and coalition partners to run hard-hitting and strong grassroots campaigns that will fundamentally shift the power of our country, and put young people at the center of driving a new clean energy economy.
Driving Strong Campaign Work With Staff and Partners:
- Work with staff team and coalition partners to plan and execute strong grassroots campaign and programs.
- Deliver the coalition’s campaign messages throughout the media, as a spokesperson and writer.
- Manage the evaluation and debrief of all aspects of EAC campaigns, project, and communications to ensure we’re constantly learning and improving.
- Ensure all campaign work continues to advance Energy Action Coalition’s core Mission and Theory of Change.
Coalition and Community Relations:
- Works with coalition and allied organizations to build a diverse grassroots youth climate coalition.
- Manages internal communication processes including periodic written and/or verbal updates to all staff and Coalition partners about campaigns and changes to policies and structures.
- Oversees an annual re-granting process where partners receive funding from the Energy Action Coalition for strategic coordinated efforts.
Staff Management and Human Resources:
- Coordinates a fast-paced, nimble team that includes campaign, communications, partnership and operations staff.
- Works with the Senior Management Team to create a dynamic, collegial, inclusive organizational and workplace culture grounded in respect and personal and organizational development.
- Chairs regular Senior Management Team meetings, provides team leadership, support, and feedback to the Senior Management Team members.
- Ensures that hiring, staff evaluations, and terminations align with organizational policy and conform to current laws and regulations.
Anti-Oppression, Environmental Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion:
- Advances the work of Energy Action Coalition’s commitment to anti-oppression, environmental justice, diversity, and inclusion within the staff team and broader coalition space.
- Helps develop ongoing educational opportunities for staff and coalition partners.
- Works with staff and coalition partners to ensure that campaigns and programs actively integrate a systemic analysis of race and class into their development, implementation and evaluation.
- Helps create and maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top talent.
- Ensures that Energy Action Coalition is growing our donor base through both grant-based and grassroots fundraising.
- Builds relationships and communicates with donors on behalf of Energy Action Coalition.
- Works with staff on drafting and submitting funding proposals and oversees grant documentation and administration.
- Demonstrates leadership in promoting and maintaining the public profile of Energy Action Coalition by representing the organization with the general public, youth base, media, government, and other organizations.
- Represents Energy Action Coalition to national print, online, radio, and television media outlets.
- Writes for publication in online and print media.
Financial and Legal Management:
- Ensures that EAC is fiscally sound and manages both financial and legal risks to the organization.
- Works closely with operations and Board on annual and long term financial planning, quarterly/annual fiscal statements, budget tracking, and fundraising.
- Ensures that the organization meets all its legal obligations. Liaises with legal corporate related to various legal matters.
Policy and Political Liaison:
- Represents the youth climate movement to key political figures and government offices.
- Works with the staff and coalition partners to run campaigns that pressure key political figures to act on climate.
- Provides political updates for staff team and coalition partners.
Board of Directors Support:
- Directs, oversees and ensures implementation of Energy Action Coalition partners and Boards’ directives and the reporting of work of all departments to the partners and Board, including regular liaison with the Chairs of the Board.
The Executive Director reports to and is managed by the Coalition’s Board of Directors.
How to Apply: To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com. No calls, please.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, interviews will begin in early to mid-October and interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible in order to be considered for the first round of interviews. We will begin interviewing candidates in mid-October.
Position Title: Social Scientist
Location: Silver Springs, Maryland
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $63,091.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014
Description: This is a Social Scientist position located in the Climate Program Office of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. This position will provide management and support for research, assessments, and climate services development activities designed to bring sound, interdisciplinary science to bear on climate sensitive resource management and adaptation challenges in key sectors and regions.
- Support initiatives to integrate intra- and inter-agency priorities into program maanagement framework including participating in the climate Program Offices’ broad planning activities.
- Conceptualizing agenda development for annual RISA meeting to support strategic objectives based on analysis of progress reports and RISA team portfolios.
- Support research and outreach on science policy, particuarly at the federal level, to help build support for interdisciplinary, use-inspired science.
- Support research and outreach on coastal resilence and other climate related issues.
- Execute managing research competitions including writing research priorities, communicating with applicants, reviewing letters of intent nad proposals, and organizing review panels.
- Interacting with RISA teams and the scientific community at Annual Planning and RISA Meeting, and local, state, and regional workshops to monitor development of cooperative agreements.
- Support initiatives to improve program visibility in partnership with NOAA Communications and external affairs staff.
- Maintain strategic relationships with domestic and international partners both federal and non-federal.
- Assist with administering new financial awards and award continuations for RISA program competitions.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
- Qualification requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.
- Must be suitable for Federal employment.
How to Apply: We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates place in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on “Application Status.” Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
Dustin Harrison Rutledge
Organization: GRID Alternatives
Position Title: Bay Area Regional Director
Location: Oakland, California
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Commensurate with experience + medical, dental, optional 403b retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
Application Deadline: Open until filled; hoping to fill immediately.
Description: GRID Alternatives is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides renewable energy and energy efficiency services to help low-income families and protect our environment. Through our flagship Solar Affordable Housing Program, we train and lead teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners. GRID Alternatives has ten regional offices serving California, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. We also operate a Tribal Solar Program and a small international program in Nicaragua.
While each regional office/affiliate has its own budget, staff, construction capacity, and local fundraising, GRID Alternatives centralizes HR, accounting, solar equipment procurement, training, and multi-regional fundraising from our Headquarters office in Oakland.
Responsibilities: The Bay Area Regional Director will report to GRID Alternatives’ CEO. The Bay Area office is co-located with GRID Alternatives Headquarters in Oakland, CA and as part of the Bay Area operations, the region includes a small satellite office serving located in Willits that serves the North Coast. Given both its proximity to GRID HQ and its location in the “heart” of the solar industry, in many ways the Bay Area operations is a showcase of GRID Alternatives work. The Bay Area is where GRID Alternatives began 10 years ago and as such GRID has built a strong reputation in the region. Additionally, the Bay Area is the region where GRID has installed the largest volume of systems that require long-term warrantee service. Because GRID is both a non-profit and a solar contractor, this position requires a unique combination of skills: someone who is a strong non-profit executive leader and someone who can run a construction company.
- Oversee and ensure fulfillment of GRID Alternatives’ mission and success of our programs. GRID is the statewide administrator of a higher solar rebate for low-income families living in affordable housing. The Bay Area Regional Director will be required to fulfill aggressive installation goals in connection with our role as the Program Manager for this key rebate program.
- Hire, manage, support and evaluate staff. Direct reports include a management team of a Project Manager, Outreach Manager, Volunteer and Training Coordinator, and a Development Manager. Full team includes 14 other outreach, development, and construction staff.
- Provide fiscal oversight and ensure a strong financial position. Includes working directly with HQ-based CFO and financial/accounting staff to prepare regional budget, manage expenses to that budget, ensure reliable funding streams, and maximize efficiency.
- Develop and strengthen partnerships and joint programs with affordable housing developers, job training programs, energy efficiency providers, local government departments, and other local organizations.
- Build local advisory council. The opportunity exists to eventually create a Bay Area affiliate of GRID Alternatives governed by a regional board of directors.
- Work collaboratively with Bay Area Regional team and HQ leadership to lead Bay Area regional strategic planning and visioning.
- Lead fundraising efforts in collaboration with regional Development staff and HQ development staff. Current regional funding sources include private foundations, corporate sponsors, local governments, and individual donors.
- Continue to build GRID Alternatives reputation throughout the Bay Area and North Coast (this may include media events, networking and speaking presentations)
- Work directly with GRID Alternatives Headquarters and other regional offices to ensure operations are consistent with GRID Alternatives policies, best practices, culture and long-term vision.
Required skills and experience
- Passion for sustainability, affordable housing, workforce development, the environment, and/or environmental justice.
- Successful program management experience. Demonstrated track record of meeting goals on time and consistently.
- Staff management experience. Strong leadership and management skills.
- Experience with budget oversight. Track record of meeting budget goals.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and effective public speaking skills.
- Fundraising experience (with private foundations, corporate sponsors, local governments, and/or individual donors) or equivalent experience in a parallel field from the for-profit sector such as sales.
- Highly motivated and organized. Ability to problem solve and learn new skills.
- Comfortable working with and communicating with diverse populations.
- Able to both work independently, as well as work collaboratively with GRID Alternatives’ staff.
- Proficient computer skills (specifically Microsoft Office and Salesforce.com).
Recommended skills and experience
- Previous non-profit management experience
- Connections to affordable housing, philanthropic, and/or low-income advocacy communities
- Knowledge of solar energy
- Strong ties and networks in Bay Area.
- Spanish and/or Mandarin language skills
How to Apply: Applicants must submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/jobs. Mailed and emailed applications are not accepted.
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: Climate Research and Policy Director
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled (filed September 16, 2014)
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 played a major role in shaping some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our air pollution cases played a major role shaping current clean air 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.
NRDC is seeking a Climate Research and Policy Director to work with the Climate and Clean Air program in our Washington, DC office. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in energy systems analysis, climate science, and climate policy.
- Design and direct energy systems research and analysis relating to NRDC’s federal, state, and international climate protection and clean energy priorities;
- Manage a staff of research analysts and advocates;
- Shape and advocate policies for regulatory, legislative, and other actions to limit the carbon pollution that is driving dangerous climate change;
- Engage in external representation and advocacy including: representing NRDC in coalitions; engaging with government officials and stakeholders from industry and other sectors; testifying before Congress and agencies; and speaking to media and in other public forums to spread NRDC’s climate policy and science messages;
- Staying up-to-date on recent climate science research summarizing key findings for public dissemination.
- D. or M.S. degree in energy analysis, climate policy and science, or another relevant field;
- At least ten years work experience in energy or climate environmental field;
- At least five years of relevant experience developing and demonstrating the knowledge and skills described below:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to distill and summarize recent climate science research;
- Ability to lead, manage, and participate on teams that work collaboratively toward shared outcomes;
- Ability to design and direct climate/energy policy research and analysis;
- Ability to quickly analyze complex scientific and technical material;
- Ability to analyze complex, ambiguous problems by figuring out what to calculate, not just how to calculate;
- Ability to sift and synthesize large amounts of information to identify key elements;
- Ability to determine priorities strategically;
- Authoritative leadership presence;
- Ability to engage and influence business, civic and nonprofit leaders.
How to Apply: To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Organization: Alameda County General Services Agency
Position Title: Sustainability Project Manager
Location: Oakland, California
Hours and Compensation: Permanent, full-time; $66,560.00 – $98,300.80/year
Application Deadline: This recruitment has a limited filing period. Applications will only be accepted on line during the period of Monday, October 13, 2014 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014. On Monday, October 13, 2014, the “Click here to apply” tab will appear and you can submit your application and response to the supplemental questionnaire on line.
Description: Alameda County’s General Services Agency delivers a host of support services to County departments and agencies. These services fall into several major categories: Technical — architectural, engineering, energy and hazardous materials management; Building Maintenance — building maintenance and repairs, janitorial services and minor remodeling and alterations; Construction — new facilities and major remodeling; Procurement — purchasing and contract administration; Fleet Services; Childcare Planning; Human Resources, Payroll, Information Systems and Parking Administration
This Sustainability Project Manager position resides in the Technical Services Division of the General Services Agency. The programmatic focus of this position is on sustainable purchasing, employee engagement, and outreach. This position will work closely with a dynamic team, colleagues in the General Services Agency, and many internal stakeholders – as well as external partners, consultants, and vendors – to create a positive environmental impact.
Under general direction this position is responsible for managing county-wide sustainability programs and/or projects in distinct areas of specialty such as, but not limited to: environmentally preferable procurement; resource conservation, and recycling; waste reduction; climate change; green building; sustainable transportation; weatherization; and clean energy, renewable energy, and energy efficiency; and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines; perform a variety of responsible administrative functions including research and analysis of programs; monitor contracts; and to perform related duties as required. This position works with County departments and external entities, and the community in the course of promoting and advancing sustainability programs.
Sustainability Project Managers are assigned to the General Services Agency and are supervised by and receive direction from a Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Director, or Deputy Director. Sustainability Project Managers are distinguished from the Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Director or Deputy Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for the planning, implementation and development of all program areas whereas Sustainability Project Managers are responsible for their assigned programs and/or projects. The Sustainability Project Manager is further distinguished from the Sustainability Specialists in that the former performs duties of a more difficult and complex nature, with responsibility focused on planning and implementing day-to-day sustainability program activities and related projects, whereas Sustainability Specialists are responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of programs and/or projects.
In addition to the minimum qualifications stated above, successful candidates will have proven experience leading change through collaborative strategies, developing effective engagement campaigns and communications, as well as strong project management, analytical, written and oral communication skills, and have demonstrated abilities to:
1.Build Strategic Work Relationships – Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
2. Facilitating Change – Encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace across large diverse groups.
3. Political Savvy – Use knowledge of the organizational culture in decision making, perceive organizational and political sensitivities, and escalate issues when necessary.
4. Message Development and Delivery – Use writing skills and editorial judgment to strategically develop messages for various audiences; and deliver them by evaluating the most appropriate media channel(s) for the particular needs of the target audience.
5. Contributing to Team Success – Actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
6. Data Gathering & Analysis – Seeks, collects, and synthesizes information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal, or judgment.
7. Drive for Results – Set high goals for personal and group accomplishment, use measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals, and work patiently and effectively to overcome challenges
8. Project Management – Design, implement, and manage ongoing projects and direct the related resources, personnel and activities to successful completion.
The equivalent of four years of full-time increasingly responsible experience in the field of environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, resources conservation, waste reduction, recycling, climate change green building or other related area including experience with responsibility for planning, administering, organizing and coordinating programs.
Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, urban planning, public policy, social sciences, public or business administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
License: All candidates must possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s license and be willing and able to drive.
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.
• Principles, practices, and legal requirement of one or more of the following areas: environmentally preferable procurement, sustainability, recycling, waste reduction, climate change, green building, sustainable transportation, or other related area.
• Principles, practices and techniques of project management and program development and administration.
• Organizational practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
• Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and various software.
• Principles and practices of budget, contract, and grant development and administration
• Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and/or projects
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, proposals, and other written materials of a technical nature.
• Collect, analyze, and compile technical and statistical information.
• Interpret, explain, and apply complex regulations policies and procedures.
• Manage the administration of contracts.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Communicate and negotiate in a persuasive and productive manner with groups and individuals.
• Establish and maintain various data collection, record keeping, tracking and reporting systems.
• Direct the work of others on a project.
• Attend night and weekend meetings/events.
How to Apply:
THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.
Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Hours and Compensation:
Spring Semester Intern: Each December through early January, Ceres searches for individuals to intern in our office, from mid-January through mid-May. Again, these interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. The pay rate is $12.00 an hour. During this time, we also hire about 6-8 individuals.
Summer Intern Program: Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June and July, and runs for an 8-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. We pay a stipend of $3300 for the eight weeks and provide a pass on the MBTA systems for June and July. We typically hire 8-10 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
Description: Ceres actively seeks to engage interns in our work. We have a number of exciting projects going at any one time and find the logistical, research, analysis, and writing support of interns to be of great value. We also hope working here inspires the next generation of professionals to “accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainability business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.”
Ceres hires a combination of undergraduate and graduate students, and that is often dictated by the projects we are managing. There are three times throughout the year when we solicit applications from potential interns.
Electric Power Intern
The Electric Power Program at Ceres seeks to work with electric utilities in adopting modern 21st century sustainable practices and technologies, which will result in a future of more renewable electric generation and less carbon based electric generation. The Electric Power Program is seeking an intern for the Summer 2014 period to assist the Program in the development of the 2nd annual publication of our Utility Clean Energy Benchmarking Report. The Report seeks to benchmark the 25 largest electric utility holding companies in the US. The benchmarking will assist utilities, shareholders, regulators and customers in understanding the utilization of clean energy by the largest electric utilities in the U.S. and assisting the utilities in making wise and sustainable choices for their energy future. We are seeking an undergraduate or graduate student with interest in the area of energy and who has excellent research, writing, Excel and database skills.
Transportation, Oil & Gas Intern
This intern will work with both the Transportation and the Oil & Gas Program at Ceres.
A clean and efficient transportation system is critical to a strong economy; its benefits include saving consumers and businesses money as well as reducing our dependence on oil. Transportation is a significant contributor to carbon emissions; it accounts for 28% of US GHG emissions (more emissions than any other nation’s entire economy with the exception of China), and its emissions are growing faster than any other sector. In order to adequately reduce emissions associated with the sector, we need to focus on three components: vehicles, fuels and infrastructure. In the next year, Ceres Transportation Program’s primary focus will be on promoting clean fuels and vehicles and relevant policies; projects will include advocating for Low Carbon Fuel Standards, analysis of the economic impacts of strong fuel economy standards, and promoting advanced technology vehicles. Interns will be asked to perform research on various transportation issues, draft educational materials and perform some administrative tasks. Link to Ceres’ transportation project: http://www.ceres.org/industry-initiatives/transportation. Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered.
The Policy Program at Ceres works with companies through Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and investors in our Investor Network on Climate Risk to advance climate and energy policies on the state and federal levels. The Policy Program is looking for an intern to assist in its work with companies and investors on energy and climate policies. This position will support the Policy Team primarily through research and writing projects focused on Ceres policy priorities, corporate and institutional clean energy investment trends, and policymakers. We are looking for candidates with solid research and writing skills, an ability to work independently, and some familiarity with environment. Grad students preferred but all will be considered.
How to Apply:
Review each program internship opportunity carefully and apply for the one you feel best fit
- Send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please identify which program position and which term you are applying for in the subject line of your email (i.e. Water Program- Fall Intern)
- Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Address all correspondence to:
Ceres – Fall Intern
99 Chauncy St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Position Title: Senior Manager, Carbon Asset Risk Campaign
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; competitive for NGO
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Senior Manager to coordinate its investor campaign on carbon asset risk. The successful applicant will work with Ceres’ Oil & Gas, Electric Power and Investor Teams to mobilize investors to help prevent unmanageable climate change by pressuring fossil fuel companies to invest significantly less capital in projects like thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling. The Senior Manager will also work with Ceres’ investor members to develop strategies for reducing carbon asset risk in their own portfolios and lead engagement with other key financial sector actors like banks and credit ratings agencies who have the power to influence how the fossil fuel industry invests its capital.
This is an exciting time to be working with some of the nation’s largest investors to engage with one of the world’s largest and most influential industries, and one that has the power to define the world’s future energy mix. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Director of the Oil & Gas Program.
- Develop and implement campaign strategies and tactics to discourage continued fossil fuel industry investment in high carbon fuels.
- Conduct annual assessment of campaign and re-direct strategies and tactics based on evaluation.
- Work with, expand and mobilize existing multi-trillion dollar investor coalition with goal of slowing industry investment in high cost/high carbon fossil fuels.
- Continue to build the business case for investor action on carbon asset risk, through research and possible report production.
- Develop and execute communications strategies to persuade key decision makers of the riskiness of high cost/high carbon fossil fuel investments.
- Partner closely with other Ceres teams, including the electric power, transportation and investor teams, to execute Ceres’ carbon asset risk strategy.
- Coordinate Ceres’ collaboration on carbon asset risk with a broad range of national and international NGOs.
- Manage and conduct research projects focused on carbon asset risk.
- As needed, support Ceres’ other Oil & Gas Program priorities, including fracking, oil sands and flaring.
- Partner with Development on grant proposals or engagements with donors to raise funds to support this initiative.
- Lead workshop design and oversee organization for Ceres Conference
- Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events.
- Travel, as needed, to engage with companies, investors and stakeholders.
- Masters degree in business, environment, law or public policy or related field preferred.
- Bachelor degree, required, with 5-7 years relevant experience.
- Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues and an understanding of corporations, the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements.
- Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation
- Advocacy or campaign experience is a preferred.Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
- Knowledge of the oil and gas industry is preferred, but not required.
How to Apply: We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselve with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org. Applicants should submit a resume, two writing samples, a list of three references, and a letter describing their qualifications, interests, and potential contribution to our organization.
Please use the words “Senior Manager, CAR Campaign” in the subject line of your e-mail message.
Address all correspondence to:
Careers at Ceres
ATTN: Senior Manager, CAR Campaign
Email (preferred): email@example.com
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Organization: Coalition for Clean Air
Position Title: Deputy Policy Director
Location: Los Angeles, California
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $45,000 – $55,000/year depending upon qualifications and experience, plus a generous benefits package.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Established in 1971, the Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) is California’s only statewide organization exclusively advocating for improving air quality and preventing climate change. CCA believes that we can and should assure that policymakers, businesses and individuals make good clean air choices that save lives and prevent climate change. The mission of CCA is to restore clean, healthy air to California by advocating for effective public policy and practical business solutions. CCA is known for spearheading innovative air quality policies, such as the Smog Check program, a ban on toxic dry cleaning chemicals, and incentive funding for clean vehicles; all of which serve as national precedents. CCA uses donations secured through foundation grants, fundraising events and gifts from businesses and individuals to reduce air pollution and improve public health through advocacy, outreach and education. CCA has offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento and an annual budget of approximately $1 million.
CCA seeks a Deputy Policy Director to lead successful advocacy and educational efforts that protect public health, prevent climate change and improve air quality in California. The Deputy Policy Director is primarily responsible for leading successful programs preventing and reducing air pollution from port and freight transportation activities while focusing on the San Pedro Bay ports. Objectives include securing the development and deployment of zero and near-zero emission freight transportation technology and the adoption of effective policies that reduce port and freight transportation air pollution. Other responsibilities may include advocating for air quality improvements related to climate change, energy, public transportation, land use, air toxics, personal and community-based air quality monitoring, cumulative environmental impacts and air pollution emission reduction technologies. The Deputy Policy Director reports to and works directly with the Policy Director and is based in downtown Los Angeles.
Serve as organization lead on one or more regional air quality advocacy campaigns.
- Provide support for state-wide campaigns.
- Establish, maintain, manage and strengthen relationships with diverse stakeholder groups and elected and appointed government officials.
- Participate in work groups, coalitions and other collaborative partnerships with environmental, environmental justice, public health, business, labor and other allies.
- Write and edit comment letters, reports, op-ed articles, blog posts and other materials.
Commitment to the mission of CCA.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
- At least 5 years of experience managing issue campaigns and/or direct advocacy.
- Knowledge of and experience working on air quality or other environmental issues.
- Experience working in coalitions with grassroots community-based organizations preferred.
- Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities with an attention to detail.
- Ability to set and meet deadlines.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- English speaking and writing skills required; Spanish speaking and writing skills preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment in a fast pace environment.
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
- Valid California driver’s license and ability to provide own transportation to work-related events
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in .pdf format to the Coalition for Clean Air at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Deputy Policy Director Position” in the subject header of your message. The position will remain open until filled.
Organization: Media Matters for America
Position Title: Researcher – Climate & Energy Team
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Media Matters for America — a progressive, Washington, D.C-based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media — seeks a Researcher for the Climate and Energy team.
The Researcher will monitor relevant print, online, and broadcast media for conservative misinformation and will be primarily responsible for generating long-term quantitative analyses of how climate and energy issues are covered in the media, as well as rapid-response rebuttals to misinformation that is being pushed through the media.
- Monitoring: The Researcher/Reporter is responsible for identifying, researching, and rebutting false narratives that advance a conservative agenda. S/he will often be required to compile conservative media coverage of climate and energy issues for distribution.
- Documenting: The Researcher/Reporter is responsible for summarizing the media they monitor toMedia Matters‘ internal archive, and for flagging emerging and persistent strands of misinformation.
- Quantitative Analysis: S/he will identify opportunities where quantifying news coverage helps to describe how the media reports on climate change and then conceptualize and apply sound methodological practices to data projects that capture the nature of coverage. S/he will be able to write key findings for a public audience and on deadline.
- Rapid Response: S/he is responsible for researching and responding to misinformation found during monitoring by conceptualizing and writing comprehensive fact checks, narrative blog post or high-impact multimedia products.
- Narrative Building: The Researcher will also be responsible for tracking larger media narratives and the key strands of misinformation the team is engaged in and to help come up with ways to advance those narratives.
- Editing: S/he will also often edit content using appropriate AP and MMFA style guides.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, journalism, public policy, or related field. Graduate degree is a plus.
- 1-3 years social science experience that includes conducting quantitative analysis and using Microsoft Excel or similar data analysis tools. Experience in conducting content analysis for publication is preferred.
- Ability to quickly research and write grammatical, accurate and compelling articles.
- Familiarity with current events and media trends. Strong interest in climate science and various policy approaches to addressing climate change.
- High comfort with Excel, basic HTML, and Google Documents. Experience working with Nexis or Factiva is preferred.
- A self-starter with a demonstrated penchant for taking initiative who can generate creative content ideas.
- Ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, has demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and works well in a collaborative team setting. The candidate is expected to work on rapid response efforts while simultaneously working on long-term projects.
- Shared commitment to progressive ideals and environmental protection.
How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter in plain text or PDF format to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview.
Organization: New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Position Title: Seagrass Management Program State Coordinator
Location: East Setauket, New York
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $45,000 – 60,000
Application Deadline: October 31, 2014
Description: The position of State Coordinator for the Seagrass Management Program is based out of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, East Setauket, New York office. It is funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. This position may require frequent daily and/or overnight travel, primarily in New York, and occasionally to meetings outside the state. The incumbent is supervised by the Marine Habitat Section Head in the Bureau of Marine Resources Headquarters at DEC and will be expected to develop the overall goals of the state program. – See more at: http://www.conbio.org/professional-development/scb-job-board/state-coordinator-seagrass-management-program-state-of-new-york-dec#sthash.FuJl70cP.dpuf
Responsibilities: The NYS Seagrass Coordinator is responsible for implementation of the Seagrass Protection Act. The coordinator is responsible to assist the Department with its organizational needs, coordination internally and externally and with stakeholder groups, so as to identify seagrass management areas (SMA’s), develop seagrass management area plans (SMAP’s) and to guide development of rules and regulations, if necessary, so as to protect and manage seagrass. In addition responsibilities include gathering information regarding seagrass research and threats to it protection and making recommendations on how to minimize impacts. The coordinator will be the Department’s representative on all seagrass management issues. See attached position description for general tasks.
General tasks will include:
1. Identify and apply existing statewide Department goals and policies that reflect the Department’s priorities as they relate to the Seagrass Protection Act.
2. Identify stakeholders and partners to participate in SMA workshop(s) and nitrogen criteria development. This will be accomplished by holding stakeholder meetings and speaking to stakeholder groups. Education and outreach strategies will be used to communicate the issues relating to the importance of seagrass, SMA’s, SMAP’s and to garner support and commitment from all partners and stakeholders (website/etc., events in the community, promote benefits of eelgrass – all to garner interest in workshops).
3. Hold multiple workshops in order to develop the necessary criteria for SMA’s. Provide a framework for input on criteria that will be used to determine SMA’s in order to develop effective management criteria for these areas.
4. Initiate identification of SMA’s and the initial SMA for a pilot SMAP from the outputs of the workshops. GIS layers will be developed that represent seagrass resources and the different criteria used for their determination. SMA’s will be based on a variety of criteria including eelgrass site suitability index, location and mapping of existing seagrass beds, and current research findings on genetics, light, temperature and other stressors. A potential follow-up workshop will be held to seek input on developed SMA’s with previous workshop participants.
5. Research and compile applicable information on threats to seagrass and seagrass water quality needs in coordination and cooperation with appropriate stakeholder groups, intra-agency and interagency staff so as to prepare for implementation of possible nutrient criteria. This data will include information and research on nitrogen, light, color, algal blooms, temperature and their effects on seagrass survival. Data will be summarized and data gaps will be identified. Compile seagrass nutrient criteria developed in other states.
6. Serve as a conduit of information and agency point of contact for coordination and facilitation of the Seagrass Protection Act with State and federal agencies, and regional and local community organizations.
7. Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports and other pertinent Department reports, project tracking information, monthly highlights and public information materials.
8. Work with various Department Divisions, Offices and regional offices in the development of Seagrass Management Plans and any necessary, consistent with ongoing Departmental program planning and operations.
9. Provide services such as organizing meetings, synthesizing information, maintaining communications within the Department and external groups, and providing technical and programmatic assistance to Department staff and external stakeholders. In addition, personnel will have significant responsibility in maintaining a timely schedule for developing Seagrass Management Plans and other associated work plans.
10. Provide information to stakeholders and the public on the importance of seagrass including the status of seagrass restoration efforts.
The coordinator reports directly to the Department’s Marine Habitat Section Head-Bureau of Marine Resources and is expected to exercise a substantial amount of discretion in accomplishing work subject to the direction of the supervisor.
Work is performed in an office setting; however, it involves some travel.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a discipline appropriate to the position which may include natural, chemical and physical sciences, with three years of full time experience in a field directly related to the duties of the position. Graduate degrees awarded in a discipline directly related to the duties of the position may be substituted for the experience as follows: one year for a master’s degree, and two years for a Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of ecology, natural resources, or ecosystem management. The candidate must have good communication, organizational, facilitation and writing skills. GIS experience is necessary. Salary will be based on education and experience. United States citizenship is required.
How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Leach, Director of Finance and Administration, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200 A-N, Arlington, VA 22201. Resumes will be accepted via U.S. Mail (postmarked by closing date), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fax (703) 842-0741 until the closing date of October 31, 2014
Bard Center for Environmental Policy faculty and students are invited to attend the annual conference of the New York State Marine Sciences Consortium on October 18 at Hofstra University.
As directed by the National Ocean Policy, regional and New York Ocean Action Plans and Ocean Assessments are being drafted that will protect and guide our management of marine resources for now and for the future. The New York Marine Sciences Consortium will host a meeting to gather input from the scientific community, policy makers, other stakeholders and the general public to inform these action plans and assessments.
Your input from the conference will be used to develop recommendations and identify critical knowledge gaps regarding ocean-related human uses, natural resources, and cultural factors. The NY Marine Sciences Consortium will use this information to produce a meeting report that will be presented to NY State and to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Oceans to guide development of the Action Plans and Assessments. The action plans and assessments are critically important as they will help maximize the benefits of our ocean resources and protect the health of the ecosystem.
The convenors would like BCEP to know that:
- All faculty with an interest are invited.This should include those with interests in environmental and marine policy and sustainability, environmental law, as well as marine scientists. The registration is free, and pre-registered students will get free lunch.
- Faculty are encouraged to bring appropriate classes to the meeting. If you plan on bringing a class, please let us know through the online form or contact Christine Gurdon at Stony Brook.
- There will be a poster session and awards. The session is for posters on any aspect of marine sciences in New York, regardless of whether or not the research is related to the meeting topic. The top graduate posters will receive a cash prize.
For more information, please see the New York Marine Sciences Consortium webpage.
Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab
Position Title: Various internships:
Lithium-Ion Battery Characterization
Renewable Energy Market Transformation
Renewable Policy and Green Power Market
Concentrating Solar Power Research
Solar and Renewable Policy
Renewable Energy Optimization Analysis and Tool Development
Location: Golden, Colorado
Hours and Compensation: 25-40 hours/week (dependent on internship); up to 12 months; some stipends available; some internships can transition into employment
Application Deadline: Rolling; year-round
Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.
Responsibilities: We are looking for highly organized interns with excellent creative problem solving and Microsoft Excel skills. This intern will support a variety of tasks related to quantifying the impact of policies and programs related to renewable energy deployment. This intern will be part of cutting edge teams that are working to understand how to quantify renewable energy market transformation and address market barriers.
Qualifications: Preferred: Proven organization skills, facility with Microsoft Excel, exposure to statistical analysis, and working within a team environment are highly valued in this position. Excellent Excel knowledge is preferred, but a working knowledge is acceptable if it comes with knowledge of statistical methodologies and a willingness to learn.
How to Apply: Be sure to attach your current transcript (unoffical transcripts are acceptable) on the “Submit Attachments” Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.; Apply at the NREL jobs website.
Organization: Environmental Law Institute
Position Title: Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management Intern
Location: Washington, DC or work remotely
Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week; unpaid
Application Deadline: Rolling deadline
Description: The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit policy research and education organization, seeks an off-site intern to conduct research and assist in editing on a global project to strengthen post-conflict peacebuilding through natural resource management.
The project is a joint effort of ELI, the UN Environment Programme, McGill University and the University of Tokyo. It examines the role that effective natural resource management plays in assisting in processes for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants; reintegrating refugees and displaced persons; meeting basic human needs for people in post-conflict societies, including food, water, shelter, and livelihoods; addressing grievances that may have contributed to the conflict (such as access to land); and providing opportunities to build confidence among former combatants.
Responsibilities: The project compiles lessons learned from more than 200 authors into six edited volumes of case studies and thematic analyses. More information is available at Environmental Peace Building website. Interns may also have the opportunity to assist with research on how development institutions can operationalize lessons learned from the Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management Project in fragile states in Africa.
The intern will conduct library and internet research, review and summarize scholarly material, assist with editing and publishing the six volumes and perform various administrative tasks. Interns may also have the opportunity to assist with drafting material to be included in the book chapters.
Interns may also be asked to assist with the management of the Environmental Peacebuilding Online Knowledge Platform and Community of Practice. Tasks may include researching content (news, publications, events etc.) and posting to our website, developing original content (blogs, policy briefs) for the site, and assisting in the production of our biweekly email newsletter,Environmental Peacebuilding Update. Interns may perform communications work including managing social media accounts and working to publicize events and publications.
The internship is off-site, and most work will be conducted remotely. However, candidates in the Washington, DC area may have the option to work on-site for a limited number of hours each week.
- Possess superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
- Have a strong desire to gain knowledge of the environmental field, as well as interest in natural resource management and/or peacebuilding
- Be focused, independent, reliable, and meticulous
- Be available to work at least 20 hours per week on the project
Familiarity with communications, web design, and graphic design are helpful but not required. Fluency in French or Spanish is also a plus.
A strong academic background is required, but specific environmental experience is not mandatory. Undergraduate, law, and master’s students are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. We are seeking candidates who are available to start work as soon as possible, but there is no fixed start date. Interns are asked to commit to work for a minimum of 3 months.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and 3-5 page analytical writing sample to email@example.com. The writing sample may be an excerpt from a longer work.
Organization: Defenders of Wildlife
Position Title: Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: he endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives. The program focuses on making implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) more effective and efficient at preventing extinctions and accelerating the recovery of listed species. This work covers nearly every aspect of the ESA, including recovery planning, listings, permitting, candidate species conservation, and state-federal partnerships and relationships. We seek an energetic, self-starter driven by opportunities to help apply science and policy to the design and implementation of creative but practical solutions to conserve endangered species within North America. Experience overseeing, contributing to, or implementing key components of endangered species programs in a state or federal wildlife agency, federal departments, other offices within the Executive Branch, or Congress is especially useful.
- Help bring policy and science together to create and implement a multi-year work plan to accelerate the recovery of over 200 ESA-listed species that have been identified as part of Defenders’ strategic planning goal for the Endangered Species Act. This work will include: collaborating with federal and state wildlife agencies, federal departments, other Executive Branch offices including the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality, key Congressional staff members, and other environmental organizations to pursue conservation initiatives and agreements for targeted species; helping to secure federal and state funding to implement recovery actions; evaluating the biological status of species and the policy implications of wildlife agency proposals and actions; and tracking species status to ensure progress toward recovery. Work will also include analyzing and preparing white papers on proactive and innovative ideas for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the ESA.
- Help implement campaigns to improve ESA implementation nationally. Campaigns include designing science-based systems to identify listed species for accelerated recovery assistance, improving recovery planning, creating incentives for state wildlife agencies and private landowners to help recover species, and increasing the transparency and accountability of ESA incidental take permitting and consultations. This work will involve the use of technological advances in information management and communication to help decision-makers better understand how conservation actions impact species.
- Track and analyze state and federal funding and spending patterns for ESA implementation. Use results to advance Defenders’ legislative and administrative advocacy goals.
- Provide scientific and policy research and analysis to support Defenders’ field conservation projects.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in conservation biology, environmental science, or environmental policy.
- Experience: 5+ years of experience in wildlife conservation or environmental policy. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have worked on science and policy matters involving endangered species conservation at a state wildlife or federal natural resource agency or department. Applicants should highlight any experience in applying scientific or policy analysis to the drafting and/or implementation of wildlife policies or regulations.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Excellent research and writing skills. Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze environmental policies and communicate your assessments clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences.
- High aptitude for solving complex environmental problems and creative thinking. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks and meet deadlines.
- Substantial knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations and policies. Familiarity with other federal and state natural resource and administrative procedure laws, as well as with the environmental policy development process within the Executive Branch of the federal government.
- Familiarity with the principles of conservation biology.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Self-starter with a flexible nature who knows when to seek direction.
- High level of computer literacy. Strong interest in using emerging software and other technology to improve implementation of endangered species conservation.
How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, salary history, and self-edited writing sample (up to 15 pages) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org
Position Title: Environmental and Climate Justice Program Manager
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Hours and Compensation: Compensation (salary and benefits) is competitive and will be commensurate with skills and experience. Salary will be paid on a bi-weekly basis through our payroll system and is subject to applicable state, local, and federal taxes.
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted August 13)
Description: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The principal object of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality for all. As part of its mission, the NAACP seeks to enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights and to educate persons about their constitutional rights.
The ECJ Program Manager will support provide administrative and managerial support to the ECJ Program through staff supervision, program coordination, partnership cultivation, and facilitation of interdepartmental linkages. The ECJ Program Manager will ensure that the ECJ Program has the necessary infrastructure to effectively advance the objectives of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program. The ECJ Program Manager position is made possible through the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation and the Kresge
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program (ECJP), the ECJ Program Manager will perform the following duties:
I Project Management
- Serve as Principal Lead on the Coal Blooded Campaign, including conducting outreach with branches to conduct orientation, training, and strategy sessions, as well as providing ongoing campaign support and documenting activities and progress.
- Support ECJ Fellows in start-up and management of the Youth and College Leadership Initiative on ECJ and the Black Church Leadership Initiative on ECJ.
- Assist ECJ Director by providing management support for the Just Energy Policies and Practices Campaign and the Strengthening Community Resilience Initiative.
- Organize and Manage NAACP Delegations to special events such as the People’s Climate March, Commission on the Status of Women, National Adaptation Forum, EPA Hearings, etc.
II Unit Engagement and Support
- Coordinate Monthly ECJ Leaders and Clean Air Stewardship Calls.
- Develop and maintain a system of soliciting assignment of ECJ Leads in all states, as well as managing ECJ Lead contacts and communications, including targeted regional and state communications to ensure that all are kept abreast of activities and opportunities.
- Develop and maintain a system for engaging states and local leadership in campaigns and projects and providing ongoing support for campaign/project activities.
- Develop and maintain a system for responding to unit requests for assistance and following up and providing ongoing support.
III Supervision of ECJ Administrative Coordinator and ECJ Fellows
- ECJ Administrative Coordinator
- Ensure effective performance of all duties in the Administrative Coordinator’s Portfolio.
- Assist the Administrative Coordinator with development and maintenance of Administrative Coordinator’s Work Plan.
- Conduct daily check-ins with the Administrative Coordinator to assist with organizing planning and output.
- Conduct quality control checks of work products.
- Provide coaching, where necessary, on quality improvement with an emphasis on attention to detail, follow up, and timely communication of work status.
- Conduct performance/outcome evaluation for the Administrative Coordinator.
- ECJ Fellows
- Assist ECJ Director in orienting ECJ Fellows and supporting ECJ Fellows in selecting their areas of interest and corresponding projects.
- Assist ECJ Fellows with development and maintenance of their work plans including their professional development goals.
- Mentor the ECJ Fellows as their professional development evolves and help to connect them with opportunities for exposure and growth.
- Revive and Manage the Interdepartmental GREEN Team, coordinating meetings and executing activities, including monthly film screening, incentive programs, etc.
- Liaise with the Field Team and ensure coordination with each Field Team around respective ECJ activities in the corresponding regions/states.
- Manage cooperation with the Civic Engagement/Voting Rights, Education, Criminal Justice, Economic, and Health Departments on joint projects/activities.
- Liaise with the Youth and College Division
- Liaise with the Legal Department to ensure that there is a smoothly operating intake, technical assistance, and member support process for environmental justice issues that are presented.
- Liaise with the Development Department and coordinate fundraising and report generation and submission.
- Liaise with the Communications Department to assist with content generation and posting via traditional and digital media.
- Liaise with the Washington Bureau Legislative Analyst assigned to ECJ to ensure that s/he is kept abreast of the priorities of the ECJ Program and ensure that the ECJ related activities of the Legislative Analyst are coordinated with other program activities and documented in the ECJ Program Files.
- Manage coordination/collaboration with other departments as necessary.
- Develop and maintain a partnership matrix to ensure that the department and the ECJ Leaders nationwide are aware of who our technical, informational, and funding partners are, including the resources they have to offer and how we work together.
- Maintain communications with partners and represent the NAACP ECJP on coalition/partnership calls and listservs, while keeping the department abreast of what’s happening with the partners and what are opportunities for engagement
ECJ Team Coordination Information and Management
- Organize and maintain Weekly ECJP Team Meetings.
- Maintain the Electronic Resource Database with ongoing updates.
- Maintain ECJP Library in the Office, including establishing a filing system and a catalogue of materials in the library.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications and competencies:
- A passion for and commitment to advocating for the creation of progressive policies and programs as well as for the elimination of social policies and practices that lead to racial and ethnic disparities;
- Experience with and interest in environmental and climate justice is essential;
- Prior staff supervision experience preferred;
- Ability to facilitate interdepartmental as well as external partnership coordination is critical;
- Experience with research and data analysis strongly desired;
- Exemplary attention to details;
- Exceptional writing skills;
- Excellent people skills;
- Experience with constituent support;
- A results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile;
- An extremely organized work style;
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prezi, Publisher and other relevant programs;
- Track record of success managing multiple programs and events;
- Ability to travel upon request.
How to Apply: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735
Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent upon the continuation of such funds.
Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Position Title: Program Associate
Location: Chicago, Illinois (Offices in Civic Opera Building)
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; The compensation for this position will be commensurate with experience. MEEA is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Chicago with a mission to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA is a collective voice for energy efficiency at a national, regional and state level; acts as a clearinghouse to identify, evaluate and create successful programs and market assessments for the region; and, fosters communication on effective energy policy.
Responsibilities: The Program Associate will work under the supervision of the Programs Manager and Director of Programs to support MEEA commercial building programming including the Building Operator Certification (BOC) Program and other commercial training programs in the Midwest.
•Buidling operator certification program
•State Program Coordination
•Serve as a contact for inquiries about programs and BOC training and assist individuals
and program partners with the registration process.
•Facilitate communications with participants; monitor the online registration system and
•Schedule instructors and coordinators, create instructor contracts as necessary and
ensure instructors have the most up-to-date curriculum materials.
•Monitor program expenses for assigned states. Review expenses to ensure compliance
with grant and program sponsor agreements. Work closely with the Accounting team to
submit invoices for payment and monitor expenses incurred from BOC series on Programs
•Assist with grant management including preparation of program progress reports and
required financial backup. Prepare and submit monthly or quarterly financial reports,
reimbursement requests, and invoices as required by grant and program sponsor
•Assist with program promotional efforts as needed. This may include print and on-line
marketing, developing and compiling target lists for direct program promotion and remote
and in person contact with prospective participants and program partners.
•May be called on to travel to classes to observe and provide presentations on MEEA at
local, regional, and national conferences and events. Travel up to 10%.
•Manage partner relations in assigned states. Seek and follow up on new opportunities and
partnerships to offer BOC in assigned states.
•Complete a variety of program administration tasks including but not limited to: order
books and program materials from NEEC; create project folders for students; send copies
of exams, answer sheets, PowerPoint presentations, and evaluations to coordinators and
•Assist with development and deployment of press releases and articles for MEEA
publications and industry newsletters.
•Provide support to program evaluation efforts as needed, including organizing post-class
•Other duties as may be assigned to support the ongoing development of a sustainable,
long-term BOC program and expand program activities in the Midwest region.
•Assist with new program initiatives, special projects, etc. as assigned.
•Support other MEEA programs through additional supportive tasks as requested.
How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com Subject “BOC Program Associate”. Candidates who do not submit all three items will not be considered.
Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and three references.
Organization: Scenic Hudson
Position Title: Advocacy Associate for Land Use and Policy
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York
Hours and Compensation: Full time, with competitive salary and benefits.
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted Sept. 12)
Description: Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. A crusader for the valley since 1963, we are credited with saving fabled Storm King Mountain from a destructive industrial project and launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today with more than 20,000 ardent supporters, we are the largest environmental group focused on the Hudson River Valley. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources
We are guided by these enduring principles:
- Everyone deserves opportunities to experience the Hudson River, to enjoy open space and to have a voice in decisions affecting their community.
- The beauty of the Hudson River Valley is a unique source of spiritual and artistic vitality and must be preserved forever.
- An outstanding quality of life is achievable only when a clean, healthy environment is a key component of economic growth.
Responsibilities: The Advocacy Associate will provide strategic support to the Director of Public Policy and Environmental Advocacy Attorney in the form of all aspects of office administration, research, report preparation and social media outreach in order to aid in campaigns that protect the Hudson River as a public and natural resource, secure public funding for environmental projects and strengthen land use and other environmental regulations and programs administered by county, state and federal government. They will provide auxiliary support to other Scenic Hudson departments/teams as directed.
- Researches data, trends and news that relate directly and indirectly to high priority outcomes and strategies. Monitors county, state and federal government legislation and budget processes.
- Prepares memoranda summarizing situations and issues based on research and monitoring, and knowledge of the organization and its partners. Compiles and manages databases and project files to provide easy access by others to this critical information.
- Reviews State and Federal Registers for projects of interest.
- Drafts fact sheets, letters, press releases and reports and conveys information to the public via social media. May create and deliver public statements and represent organization in public settings, and in meetings with public officials and their staff, when Director of Public Policy, Environmental Advocacy Attorney, Land Use staff or others are not available.
- Administrative coordination and support, including mailings, faxing, proof reading, coordination and scheduling of meetings, document retrieval and filing, directing phone calls and inquiries, and tracking Team’s budget expenses.
- May make frequent trips to Albany, New York City, the Hudson Valley’s County Seats and other communities.
- May work on an array of projects for other teams and individuals in the organization, as assigned.
- Assists with ongoing general Development activities and performs other related duties as assigned
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in environmental sciences, political science, pre-law, public administration or related field required; 1-3 years experience in related position preferred. Excellent research, analytical, organization, interpersonal communication and social media skills needed.
Must be a team-player, accountable for generating outcomes and results following predictable work plans as well as in response to sudden events, and handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Knowledge and proficiency in using internet-based legal and legislative research tools, social media applications and Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of New York State Environmental Quality Review and Coastal Consistency Review processes, county, state and federal law making, budgeting and granting processes preferred. Must have own transportation and valid drivers license. Must be able to lift 30 lbs to transport meeting materials. Occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
How to Apply: Please send resumé and brief writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Scenic Hudson is an EOE promoting cultural diversity and excellence.