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Feb 15 / BARD CEP

Renewable Energy Summer Intern, Renewable Northwest – Oregon

Organization: Renewable Northwest

Position Title: Renewable Energy Summer Internship

Location: Portland, Oregon

Dates and compensation: This is a paid 10-week summer position at $11/hour.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Description: Renewable Northwest is a nonprofit advocacy group based in Portland, Oregon. We are a coalition of environmental and consumer groups and energy developers who promote the implementation of clean, renewable energy in the Northwest region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). Renewable Northwest works to get proposed wind, solar and geothermal projects into the ground, push for policies promoting renewables and energy efficiency, and nurture the market for green power.

The intern will assist Renewable Northwest in conducting research and/or outreach work in one or more projects to be completed over 10 weeks during the summer.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications: The following are examples of some possible internship projects. The decision of which projects(s) the position will focus on will depend greatly on the skills of the final candidates.

Collect and organize data on Northwest utility voluntary consumer green power programs and create a summary for publication.

Collect data on utility Renewable Portfolio Standard compliance in Washington, Oregon and Montana, and create a summary to educate the public on the success and value of the policies.

Collect information on the economic impacts of the wind and solar energy industries in the Northwest and compile a report;

Research information on a number of renewable energy issues and create fact sheets and web content for use in renewable energy advocacy work. Topics may include renewable energy technologies, environmental benefits, economic impacts, consumer education issues, etc.

How to Apply: To submit an application, send the following materials via email by February 28, 2015. The email version must be sent by the deadline to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter (Include a few sentences on which of the projects above is most interesting to you and why);
  • Current resume;
  • A writing sample of 3 to 5 pagesthat highlights your writing and research skills on a topic of your choosing;
  • List of three references.(Please include name, title, relationship to applicant, phone number and/or email address)

Please include the four requested documents as separate attachments in MS Word, PDF or rich text (RTF) format. Documents in other formats may not be considered.

Send electronic files via email to:
Internship@RenewableNW.org

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION IS FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN BOTH YOUR COVER LETTER AND EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.

Please direct questions to:
Caitlin Peel
Internship@RenewableNW.org
Tel. 503-223-4544

Feb 15 / BARD CEP

Program Manager, The Trust for Public Land – Minnesota

Organization: The Trust for Public Land

Position Title: Program Manager II

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dates and compensation: Full-time; $52,605 – 70,140 salary

Application Deadline: March 16, 2015

Description: The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural areas, has an opening in its St. Paul, MN office for a Program Manager II. This position works with Program and Project Directors to ensure funding is in place for the Trust for Public Land’s work; acts as a liaison with the stakeholders of our work; and establishes and cultivates relationships in support of it.

A complete job description is available at www.tpl.org.

Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Policy or a related field; 4+ years experience working with community groups, environmental organizations, developers and/or public agencies; knowledge of and experience with philanthropy; knowledge of real estate and/or site development; knowledge of and experience with public funding sources and experience working with program staff, marketing and philanthropy to develop program support materials.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to http://tpl.catsone.com/careers/

Feb 14 / BARD CEP

Virginia Healthy Air Coalition Coordinator, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

Organization: American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

Position Title: Program Specialist, Virginia Healthy Air Coalition Coordinator

Location: Flexible

Dates and compensation: Full-Time Opportunity (Grant-funded – guaranteed for 1 year)

Description: The coalition will engage in a series of actions over the coming year to educate the public on the value of the clean air safeguards to Virginia and the health and health care implications of efforts to weaken the law or failure to enforce it. The Coordinator will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a well-coordinated and comprehensive Virginia campaign (including grassroots advocacy, media advocacy, and direct lobbying) to protect clean air safeguards from being weakened, dismantled or unenforced, and work proactively to secure important new clean air safeguards at the federal and state levels. The incumbent will report directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary campaign contact for the American Lung Association (ALA) and partner organizations and primary staffer for the Healthy Air Coalition
  • Recruit state and community level health and health care organizations and groups to grow existing broad-based statewide Healthy Air Coalition
  • Maintain ongoing communications with coalition partners, Congressional members and staff, state-level legislative and administrative decision-makers and staff, and other stakeholders
  • Represent ALA and the Healthy Air Coalition at public meetings
  • Develop tools for recruiting, training, and mobilizing partner organizations
  • Identify and cultivate grasstops who have a relationship with key decision-makers
  • Collect compelling personal stories of those negatively impacted by air pollution
  • Organize and train grassroots advocates
  • Provide issue briefings on air pollution and health, the Clean Air Act, and the federal policy landscape relevant to this campaign
  • Assist in organizing a variety of media events, with duties including, but not limited to, event logistics, media outreach, and generation of earned media
  • Create campaign collateral, messaging, action alerts, letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases, and testimony as needed
  • Strategically integrate social media into campaign efforts
  • Use campaign successes and challenges to generate supporters, advocates and donors both online and off
  • Plan, organize and execute in-district meetings during Congressional recesses
  • Manage campaign budget
  • Work independently in achievement of individual and grant goals as well as working collaboratively with a team to support the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic’s goals
  • Complete other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications:
Education:
· Bachelor’s degree required

  • Graduate degree in public health or policy preferred

Skills:

  • 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in public policy work at the state or federal level including direct lobbying, media/public relations, and grassroots advocacy
  • Demonstrated ability to form and support strategic partnerships
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently
  • Self-motivation and ability to take initiative on projects
  • Facilitation and leadership skills
  • Ability to travel throughout Virginia with the possibility of some overnight stays

Experience:

  • As field organizer, coalition manager, or event planner
  • Effective public speaker
  • Interest in public health policy and the health effects of poor air quality
  • Experience in managing a budget
  • Ability to work on a number of fast-paced concurrent projects and to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and strategic reasoning skills

How to Apply: Interested candidates please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Department of Human Resources 630 Churchmans Rd; Suite 202 Newark, DE 19702

Or e-mail your resume and cover letter to: czalewski@lunginfo.org.

Feb 13 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, Oceana – Washington, DC

Organization: Oceana

Position Title: Climate Change Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Oceana is working to protect the oceans from the duel threats of climate change and ocean acidification. Oceana is currently working to educate about the threats of ocean acidification and climate change and prevent them by advocating for the regulation of global warming pollutants from international shipping, the prevention of expanded offshore drilling, and the development of offshore wind farms.

We are seeking motivated individuals to be science interns in our Washington, D.C. office. Oceana science interns will work closely with the climate change campaign team and assist the science team with their substantive work in support of these advocacy efforts. The successful applicant(s) will spend a considerable portion of their time undertaking research and writing projects related to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the oceans. There will be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates should possess:

Master’s degree in biology, climate or marine science or similar
A good understanding of climate change and the oceans
Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a team effort
Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
Ability to work independently on discrete projects
A strong interest in environmental issues
GIS proficiency is a plus

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a brief description of your interests to Oceana, Inc., via e-mail (resumes@oceana.org) subject line: Science – Climate Change Internship; fax (202-833-2070) or mail 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036. Applications are continuously accepted.

Feb 12 / BARD CEP

Conservation Field Technologist, Panthera – New York

Organization: Panthera

Position Title: Conservation Field Technologist

Location: Although the position is based in New York City, frequent travel to field sites will be required and international experience, especially in tiger-range countries, is preferred.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Panthera seeks a full-time Conservation Field Technologist. This position, available March 2015, is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of conservation and technology, serving as a liaison between Panthera’s Tigers Forever Program and the Panthera Technology Team. The successful candidate will assist in the coordination and development of Panthera’s anti-poaching technology projects and also provide administrative support to the Tigers Forever Program. The position will require working closely with Panthera’s Chief Technologist and Tiger Program Manager. This individual is expected to have excellent communication skills, as liaison with project partners is key.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the field-testing and implementation of new anti-poaching technology (e.g. Panthera’s wireless “PoacherCam”) and tiger-monitoring systems
  • Travel to field sites as necessary to assist in technological trials and implementation. Trips to the field can last anywhere from two weeks to two months
  • Maintain and build relationships with outside organizations to increase the impact of anti-poaching technology
  • Assist Tiger Program Manager with administrative responsibilities and serve as Tiger Team liaison with Communications, Development, and Finance
  • Research emerging technologies that may benefit tiger conservation.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency and interest in conservation technology (e.g. camera traps, GIS), and able to learn new technologies quickly
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Strong international experience, e.g., conducting scientific fieldwork in the tropics
  • Self-motivated, confident, and able to work independently
  • Willing to travel to remote field sites, often at short notice
  • College degree required

The ideal candidate has the following skills, educational training, and qualities:

  • Proficiency in languages of tiger-range countries (e.g. Bahasa Indonesia, Thai)

How to Apply: Apply online at the Panthera.org job listing page.

Feb 12 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Oceana – Washington, DC

Organization: Oceana

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Oceana seeks a Policy Intern to work closely with the policy team in support of its advocacy work. The intern will assist on a variety of projects including writing, editing and researching. There may be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
Political knowledge or experience, at local or federal level
Excellent research, writing, and phone/email communication skills
Great computer skills and experience managing databases
Ability to work effectively in a team effort
Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
Ability to work independently on discrete projects
Knowledge and interest in environmental and ocean issues
Strong attention to detail

How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Also include the dates you are available.

Feb 12 / BARD CEP

Technology-to-Market Scholar 2015, Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) – Washington, DC

Organization: Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

Position Title: Technology-to-Market Scholar 2015

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Summer 2015; Each selected Scholar will be paid a weekly stipend and travel costs; length of stay ranges from 8-12 weeks.

Application Deadline: April 3, 2015

Description: ARPA-E recruits Technology-to-Market Scholars who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in the commercialization of high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers exposure to promoting the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market in a fast-paced environment. Scholars assist with Technology-to-Market program efforts in one or more topical areas.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field), are in the midst of completing a graduate level degree (preferably MBA or technical degree M.S./Ph.D. with a business focus), and have 3+ years relevant work experience.  Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion in a specific energy program area and must be comfortable working independently. Strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as an interest in energy and energy technologies, are required.

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying to the ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Scholars Program, please submit a current CV, a cover letter, and a list of references below.  Please submit your application by Friday, April 3rd, 2015. ARPA-E will contact candidates of interest for an initial phone interview.  Questions about the program can be directed via email to ARPA-E-jobs@hq.doe.gov with the words “Technology-to-Market Scholars” in the subject heading.

Feb 11 / BARD CEP

Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Position Title: Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is seeking a Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen’s caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) programs for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States.

Responsibilities: The Mid-Atlantic States Coordinator will serve as the lead contact for state sportsmen’s caucuses, governors’ offices, state agencies, industry partners and non-governmental organizations in five states. The successful candidate will work a traditional work schedule Monday-Friday, though evening and weekend travel will, at times, be required. This is an entry level, full-time salaried position with upward mobility potential.

Responsibilities:

– Analyze and track state legislation of interest to sportsmen.

– Serve as point of contact for inquiries from legislators/conservation organizations interested in establishing or further developing a state sportsmen’s caucus.

– Serve as a clearinghouse for information relevant to state sportsmen’s caucus legislators about sportsmen’s issues, including pertinent federal regulatory/legislative issues.

– Liaise and provide consul to the state sportsmen’s caucuses in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

– Assist with events/event planning including individual state caucus events and the NASC mid-year and annual meetings.

– Represent CSF at state caucus functions, meetings, and events.

– Develop content for an electronic newsletter for state issues and state caucus activity.

– Facilitate and serve as a network between partners, state agencies, federal caucus, state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses, and Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus members.

– Provide administrative support for States Policy Team members in regional offices.

Qualifications:

– Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Preference given to candidates with degrees in wildlife biology, fisheries biology, conservation biology or natural resource management; or, candidates with degrees in public policy, political science, or related fields, with prior experience in natural resource issues.

– Demonstrated knowledge of and/or familiarity with the legislative process, state legislatures, Congress, and/or governmental agencies, as well as sportsmen’s policy issues.

– Supporter of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, trapping, and professional wildlife management.

– Able to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholder groups, elected officials, and their staff.

– Able to establish priorities, work independently, and process objectives with minimal supervision.

– Willing to travel (up to 25%).

– Willing to work non-traditional hours, when needed, including evenings and weekends.

– Proficient in Microsoft Office.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, college transcript, three references, and a writing sample by email to Kelli Wagner at kelli@sportsmenslink.org, or mail to: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, 110 North Carolina Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Feb 11 / BARD CEP

Conservation Program Manager, Columbia Land Conservancy – New York

Organization: Columbia Land Conservancy

Position Title: Conservation Program Manager

Location: Chatham, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Columbia Land Conservancy (located in Chatham, NY) seeks an experienced conservation projects manager to assist in developing and implementing community conservation projects.  This position is an integral part of CLC’s land protection team and will be responsible for working on conservation easements, tradeland projects, and fee land acquisitions; cultivating, drafting, and implementing farmland protection and farmland access projects; and working on special conservation projects, as assigned. Find the full job announcement here.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field and a minimum of four years of professional experience related to land use planning and/or conservation transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); more extensive experience strongly preferred.  Must have the ability to work with diverse public and private interests.  Background in land use planning, real estate transactions, natural science, land management, farming and forestry, and best management practices desired.

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume as a single pdf document to jobs@clctrust.org with “Conservation Projects Manager” in the subject line.

Feb 11 / BARD CEP

Fellowships with National Wildlife Foundation

Organization: National Wildlife Foundation

Position Title:

 NWF EcoLeader Market Research Fellowship RFP

NWF EcoLeader Content Development RFP

Location: Any U.S. location

Dates and compensation: The Fellowship term will be March – August, 2015 and fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2015

Description: NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development.

The Market Research track fellows will conduct researching and testing for NWF EcoLeaders, selecting among priority market segments, including one or more of the following:  student government, journalism, business, education, fraternities and sororities, etc. Based on their findings, the Fellows will develop and test at least two suggested plans for improving our efforts and in the process of their research will recruit a minimum of 25 new EcoLeaders to the site each.

The content development track fellows will focus on developing new and supporting content for the EcoLeaders site building out resource offerings on current “Eco-Topic” pages and recognition pages and developing content for new Eco-Topic pages including Outdoor Recreation, Climate Adaptation and the Career and Leadership Center.

How to Apply: See the NWF fellowships page for full Fellowship RFPs and application instructions.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Internship, Better Future Project – Massachusetts

Organization: Better Future Project

Position Title: Internship

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: For internship opportunities, please visit our summer leadership development program Climate Summer. Office interns are welcome year-round (summer, fall, and spring). Please send resumes and cover letters to jobs [at] betterfutureproject.org.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, High Country Conservation Advocates – Colorado

Organization: High Country Conservation Advocates

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Crested Butte, Colorado

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Description: The High Country Conservation Advocates Executive Director provides leadership and vision and is fully committed to the mission of the organization. She or he is responsible for the implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as for attaining annual fundraising goals and other objectives via supervision and management of staff and programs. The Board of Directors provides guidance, direction and assistance to a dynamic team. Essential responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation of fundraising and policy objectives, and day-to-day administration of staff, finances, programs and communications.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Develop strategic short-term and long-term fundraising goals aimed at growing the capacity and stability of the organization.
  • Develop grant opportunities, liaise with granting entities, write and submit grant proposals, and assure compliance with terms and conditions of grants.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for donation-based fundraising.
  • With assistance from the Board, identify, cultivate and make requests of individual donors.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Board’s efforts in obtaining donations, and follow up with potential and established donors.

Communications

  • Provide a positive “public face” for the organization in order to bolster appreciation for the organization’s programs and promote HCCA’s mission.
  • Serve as a primary contact to provide information and answer questions from the public, partner organizations and the media.
  • Oversee the design and production of HCCA print and digital materials and media.
  • Oversee development of HCCA educational and promotional programs.

Board relations and management

  • Provide timely information and monthly updates for the Board of Directors.
  • Provide support for board activities, including meeting schedules, agendas and materials.
  • Brief board members on HCCA policies and procedures, membership management, programs, and issues requiring board direction or action.

Administration

Staff

  • Analyze the organization’s functions and develop an organizational structure to efficiently and cost-effectively carry out those functions, including defining duties of staff positions.
  • Manage personnel, including hiring, training, mentoring, supervising, assignment of duties, and evaluation.

Operations

  • Develop, document, update, and implement operational and financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that HCCA complies with federal regulations so as to maintain the organization’s 501(c)(3) tax status.
  • Negotiate and administer contracts and assure compliance with contract provisions.

Finance – The Executive Director will work with the Finance Director to:

  • Manage the finances of the organization including development and implementation of the annual budget.
  • Manage and supervise the finances of all program areas including fundraising, program expenditures, and financial reporting.
  • Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of accounting, billing, and expenditures as required for the organization’s financial health.

Strategic Planning and implementation

  • Working with Board members and Outreach Director, oversee implementation and evaluate community outreach, public education and informational programs and activities that reflect HCCA’s mission.
  • Define goals and evaluation criteria for programs; review and report results of programs and activities and make recommendations for future improvements.
  • Identify emerging issues and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Become fully familiar with program areas: Save Red Lady, Public Lands and Water.

Qualifications: The Executive Director will have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience to successfully carry out her or his duties in each of the primary areas cited above. In addition, the Executive Director will have demonstrated:

  • Strong leadership, management, organizational and public speaking skills
  • Successful fundraising skills, including a strong background and proven record in donor development and grant writing
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years non-profit management experience
  • Ability to work independently and within groups
  • Willingness to work variable hours, including, on occasion, evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to accept review, evaluation, and constructive criticism of her or his work

How to Apply: Applicants should email a letter of interest and full resume by February 28, 2015 to Sue Navy at: edsearch@hccacb.org.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, Pisces Foundation – California

Organization: Pisces Foundation

Position Title: Program Associate

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: March 9, 2015

Description: Inspired by a vision of people and nature thriving together, the Pisces Foundation is dedicated to improving the environment for present and future generations. After hiring its first full-time staff in fall 2012, the Foundation embarked upon a strategic planning process which has defined its vision, mission and principles, as well as specific goals and outcomes for three areas of focus: environmental education, climate & energy, and water. To implement its new strategy, the Foundation seeks a Program Associate to work with its Water and Environmental Education programs. This position reports to the Executive Director and will play an important role in a dynamic, growing philanthropy. The Foundation would consider locating the position in the Foundation’s San Francisco headquarters or in its Washington, D.C. office.

Responsibilities:

  1. Grantmaking: Assist program officers in grant planning, research and development. Contribute to the review and summary of grant proposals and reports. Assist in assessing grantee and team progress toward strategic outcomes and goals.
  2. Research, Analysis and Synthesis: Research existing and potential new areas of focus. Through online and desktop research, prepare reports, briefings and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences. Attend key meetings and events to capture salient information for sharing with others.
  3. Track the Field: Monitor and summarize domain fields for news, political changes and opportunities and other information related to the Foundation’s strategies.
  4. Events: Lead event planning for grantee or funder meetings and conferences.
  5. Work with Consultants: Help identify, engage and manage consultants required for specific research, scoping studies or other projects.
  6. Grant Management: Manage grant planning, the grantmaking process and internal grant- related reporting. This includes mastering an online database (SmartSimple), liaising with appropriate people both internally and externally and managing online and paper grant files.
  7. Communications: Maintain high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with grantees and partners. Provide guidance to grantees on grant application procedures and reporting requirements. Serve as program liaison for general inquiries, grantees, consultants and other parties.
  8. Operations: Provide administrative support such as scheduling to program officers and, when needed, the executive director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-7 years’ experience in nonprofits, policy advocacy or other change-making endeavors, whether for-profit or non-profit;
  • Passion for the Pisces Foundation mission;
  • Foundation experience and/or knowledge about environmental education and/or water resources preferred;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, resourceful and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability and desire to help create a thought-leading, world-class philanthropy;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills with an excellent attention to detail and commitment to high quality work;
  • Ability to represent the Foundation in a professional, courteous and tactful manner;
  • Interest, comfort and strength working in a dynamic, “start-up” environment;
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office software and ease or willingness to learn how to work with online databases;
  • Ability to travel occasionally and attend some evening events; and
  • Flexibility and sense of humor.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a resume, relevant writing sample and references combined as a single document in PDF format to: admin@piscesfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line, “PROGRAM ASSOCIATE POSITION.” Applicants should also clearly note whether they are interested in the position in San Francisco or Washington, D.C. Please indicate where you saw the posting. See http://www.piscesfoundation.org/for more information on the Foundation.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Garden Educator, Hudson Valley Seed – New York

Organization: Hudson Valley Seed

Position Title: Garden Educator

Location: Newburgh City School District, New York

Dates and compensation: 20 hours per week, part time, with the potential for full time work beginning September, 2015.; Wage:   Salary consistent with the staffing of a non-profit organization and commensurate with experience, skills and preferred qualifications.

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015

Description: Hudson Valley Seed’s Garden Educator will implement and help develop Hudson Valley Seed’s curriculum-integrated garden program. The Garden Educator will be working in the Newburgh City School District bringing students out to school gardens to teach academics and nutrition through experiential garden learning. The Garden educator will administer lessons both indoors and outdoors, teaching students Hudson Valley Seed-curricula year round. The Garden Educator will work closely with participating school teachers, parents and community members, and will work to build the foundation of the organization as it grows to work with more school districts and students. The garden educator will work closely with the rest of the Hudson Valley Seed team as they collectively educate 1,500 students each week across Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach weekly garden programs to approximately 15 classes each week in the Newburgh City School District, teaching in both an indoor and outdoor setting.
  • Assist with garden lesson planning including working with other staff to develop materials, communication with schools, and documentation of programs.
  • Management and care of existing education program materials, supplies and equipment as well as the development of new ones as needed.
  • Implement Hudson Valley Seed weekly garden programs including maintaining necessary annual paperwork, providing resources for teachers, modeling place-based and inquiry learning through teaching, assisting schools with correlating curriculum to NY Frameworks, keeping records of time spent on programs and writing an annual report.
  • Participate in regular Hudson Valley Seed staff meetings.
  • Assist in writing program descriptions for newsletters and program guides.
  • Outreach into the Newburgh community, including acting as liaison to PTAs and partnering community organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience – preferred work experience in environmental education, education or related field.
  • Experience in environmental educational program planning, development and implementation.
  • Experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in an outdoor environmental education setting, with an emphasis on outdoor classroom management.
  • Strong, demonstrable background in and passion for the natural world & gardening.
  • Creative and enthusiastic communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

How to Apply: To apply please send cover letter, resume, and 2 references by February 27th via e-mail to: Ava Bynum, Executive Director at ava@hudsonvalleyseed.org.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Sun King Brewery – Indiana

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Sun King Brewery

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Student Name and Class Year:  Christina Wildt, 2015

Organization description:  Sun King Brewing Company is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. Dave and Clay first met when Dave was the bar manager and assistant brewer at the now-defunct Circle V Brewing Co. on the north side of Indianapolis and Clay was a student at Wabash College. They became friends a few years later when they both found themselves in brewing jobs in downtown Indianapolis – Dave at The Ram, and Clay at Rock Bottom. Dave and Clay often got together at the end of the week to enjoy beers and talk about life and the art of brewing.

Now available on tap and in cans at over 1000 locations throughout Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival®, and World Beer Cup® competitions.

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Columbia County Land Conservancy – New York

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Columbia County Land Conservancy

Location: Chatham, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Brett Sykes, 2015

Organization description: The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and relies on the financial support of individuals.

Mission: The Columbia Land Conservancy works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land.

Highlights:

Permanently protected 29,500 acres of land; CLC holds conservation easements and performs annual monitoring on 22,900 acres – 25% of all privately conserved land in the Hudson Valley and 60% in the Capital Region.

Established 5,750 acres of public land and manages 10 Public Conservation Areas.

Helped secure over $7 million dollars to ensure the protection of 5,800 acres of working farmland.

Created an agricultural program that promotes working farms and provides logistical support, including a successful match program with 25 farms on over 1,000 acres of land (as of June 2012).

Assisted with open space and trail development, conservation planning and agriculture issues throughout the County, including workshops and conferences, coordinating funding initiatives, and fostering partnerships among towns, county government, and allied conservation organizations.

Developed an environmental educational program that worked with 4,000 participants in 2012.

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: CaseyTrees – Washington, DC

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: CaseyTrees

Location: Washington, DC

Student Name and Class Year:  Jessica Schug, 2015

Organization description: We are a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, established in 2002, committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.

To fulfill this mission, we plant trees, engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provide year-round continuing education courses, monitor the city’s tree canopy, develop interactive online tree tools and work with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage the addition of new ones.

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

Seasonal Environmental Educator, Mohonk Preserve – New York

Organization: Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Seasonal Environmental Educator

Location: New Paltz, New York

Dates and compensation: Salary of $14-15/hour commensurate with experience for teaching school programs; plus stipend for summer camps averaging $17.50/hour. Housing is provided during employment duration from March 1 to Dec. 31 with the option to rent in Jan. and Feb. at $400/mo.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2015

Description: Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking an environmental educator to fill the position of Seasonal Environmental Educator (10 month, P/T).

We have an exceptional Education department offering field studies and outreach programs for schools, summer camps, public programs, and interpretive exhibits.  We are seeking an educator who loves the outdoors and working with children, with excellent teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills. This part-time, ten month position reports directly to the Director of Education.

About the Position:

The essential responsibilities include:
learning and teaching the field study and outreach curricula, policies of the Mohonk Preserve, and its philosophy of Environmental Education;
eading six weeks of summer camps outdoors while teaching environmental education;
general support of the Education department;

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education or related field;
experience in outdoor and/or environmental education;
a strong knowledge base of the natural and cultural history of the region;
excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with staff, volunteers, children, teachers and the public in general;
driver’s license and a vehicle;
A commitment to the mission of the Mohonk Preserve is required.

There is a significant fieldwork component to this position.  Must be able to hike up to 5 miles with some elevation gain while carrying program equipment.

How to Apply: Only hard copy resumes will be accepted, with cover letter and 3 references. Please submit by February 21, 2015 to: Director of Education, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

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

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: International Research and Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

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

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

Application Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Qualifications:
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and demonstrated commitment to social change.
Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
Sense of humor and ability to work well in a team.
Experience in academic and corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following: international development, environmental science and policy, agriculture and natural resources management, food and nutrition, economics, political science.
Fluency in Spanish, French a bonus.
Preference given to current M.A. students.

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

Feb 8 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: United Nations Development Program Asia-Pacific Regional Centre – Thailand

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

UNDP

Organization: United Nations Development Program Asia-Pacific Regional Centre

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Student Name and Class Year:  Judson Peck, 2015

Organization description: UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, good governance, and security are fundamental to development progress. We offer our expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations. Through 2015, we will continue our push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to strengthen post-2015 frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change as they help shape global sustainable development.