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Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity for Bard CEP Students

3-5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom House available for 10 month or full year lease in Elizaville, NY. 

  • 2,600 per month
  • maintenance and utility costs included
  • 1.54 acres
  • private drive w/ landscaped courtyard and water fountain
  • living room w/ fireplace, kitchen, dining area, oversized deck, partially finished walkout basement (perfect for a craft room, media room, or workshop)
  • lake access and close proximity to Taghkanic State Park, Rhinebeck, and Redhook

Contact Michael Potamousis at mpotamousis@gmail.com for more information if interested.

Jun 27 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity

One bedroom apartment for rent two miles from Bard

  • Includes spacious bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.
  • Attached to family home with private entrance.
  • Internet and Cable included.
  • Very accommodating and sweet landlords.
  • Asking price is $600 plus heat and electric.

For any interest or questions please be in touch with Yonah Greenstein: 516-426-1175 or Diane Dalton: 845-901-4435

Jun 10 / BARD CEP

Fall 2014 Rental

Fall Rental available for non-smoking graduate student. Provided is a spacious basement room with annex bathroom and limited kitchenette in Rhinebeck, NY, which is about 12 miles south of Bard and is not on the Bard shuttle routes. It has a private entrance, but must allow landlady access to use the shared washer/dryer. Cost is $ 1900 for the semester including utilities, which include wifi and TV. If interested, e-mail scholte104@frontiernet.net or call 1-845-876-2781.

 

 

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

International Climate and Energy Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: National Wildlife Federation Headquarters

Position Title: International Climate and Energy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Temporary, $10/ hour

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

National Wildlife Federation is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time, paid internship to support its International Climate and Energy team. ICE promotes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the sustainable production and use of biofuels and biomaterials, and market-based initiatives that address large-scale commodity agriculture as a driver of tropical deforestation. This is a fast-paced, demanding internship that requires dealing with many interlinked activities, often across different time zones, and grasping complex issues subject to rapid change.

The ICE intern will undertake a number of research, advocacy and administrative tasks in support of the Senior Adviser and the international team, and may be expected to represent the program under a variety of circumstances. Therefore, excellent interpersonal and communications skills are a definite plus.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree in international relations/political science, international development, natural resources management, or a relevant field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong research and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multitask with competing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus

Professional language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese preferred.

This position offers $10/hour plus core benefits. Must be available to work a minimum of 24 (maximum of 48) weeks at 40 hours per week.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online viahttp://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Federal Affairs Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society (DC Office)

Position Title: Federal Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 24 hours/ week. Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Federal Affairs interns for the summer term (May through August). These interns will have the opportunity to help shape policy that will protect wildlife and natural resources on a global scale, and learn about the legislative process first-hand.

The components of this internship will include the following:

  • Track developments in Congress and relevant Federal Agencies related to natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
  • Research and analyze federal funding allocations to programs addressing natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
  • Attend briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill

The ideal candidate for this internship should be a current Master’s degree student with a concentration in political affairs, foreign policy, climate change, natural resources policy or a law student with a strong interest/background in legislation and policy. Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.

Additional qualifications for an ideal candidate include:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest/background in wildlife conservation, foreign policy, climate change, and other federal legislative issues
  • Willingness to take initiative, and the ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a team
  • Commitment of 25 hours/week

This internship is unpaid but there is a travel stipend. Academic credit is provided, if applicable.

How to apply:

For full consideration of your application for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. Please include in your cover letter your interest in this internship and your availability.

Send your application via e-mail to: msalmon@wcs.org. Specify “DC Federal Affairs Intern” in the subject of your email.

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Research Assistant, Forests & Livelihood Portfolio-Indonesia

Organization: Center for International Forestry Research

Position Title: Research Assistant

Location: Indonesia

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: 30 April 2014

 

Job Description:

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.

We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

CIFOR is looking for a

Research Assistant: Global Comparative Study on REDD+ Module 2

Overview
CIFOR’s research on Forests and Livelihoods is one of three research portfolios. The portfolio focuses on building understanding of how improved policies and practices, related to the management and use of forests and forested landscapes, can enhance the livelihoods of all people, particularly the poor and disadvantaged. This research team brings together a range of social science disciplines including economics, anthropology, sociology, social geography, and collaborates with scientists and projects in other disciplines. It is conducted within the context of CGIAR Research Programs on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6) and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CRP7). The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Senior Research Officer in providing data support for the preparation of upcoming Global Comparative Study on REDD+ Module 2 publications.

Summary of responsibilities
The Research Assistant will assist the Senior Research Officer of Global Comparative Study (GCS) on REDD+, Module 2 on Subnational Initiatives, in managing the Survey of Project Implementation (SPI) database of 23 sub-national REDD+ initiatives. The primary role of the position is to maintain the database, extract data needed for analysis and assist in preparation of publications.

1. Maintain the SPI Database

  • Maintain and update the Survey of Project Implementation (SPI) database.
  • Check and clean data related to SPI in collaboration with country teams.
  • Maintain communication with other team members, in particular country teams and field research supervisors, in updating the latest data on SPI.

2. Process and provide data required for the analysis and preparation of GCS REDD+ M2 Publications

  • Extract and process data from the SPI database.
  • Prepare data, graphs and charts for report writing and publications.
  • Assist in reporting (e.g., minutes of meetings, translations).
  • Other duties as required by the project.

Requirements
Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor Degree (S1) from any major. A degree in statistics, economics, forestry or science is preferred.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • Experience is not required.
  • Skills set: Quantitative research, statistics, MS Excel, data processing and analysis. Familiarity with MS Access is preferred but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with forests and climate change/REDD+ is helpful but not required.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates initiative, capable of working independently and as an effective team player.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

We are looking for people who share our mission and our commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact and collaboration.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a nationally recruited position. CIFOR offers a competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The contract is for 8 (eight) months with the position based in Bogor, Indonesia.

How to apply

Application process

  • The application deadline is 30 April 2014
  • We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

To apply, please visit our carrer site at
http://www.cifor.org/about-us/careers-with-cifor.html

To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at
http://www.cifor.org

CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Harvest Internship- Forest Ranch, CA

Organization: Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm

Position Title: Harvest Internship

Location: Forest Ranch, CA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

We are looking for an energetic harvest intern to work on our certified organic blueberry farm and at some farmer’s markets during the 2014 harvest season (May-August). Do you have an interest in working on an established certified organic farm, in a beautiful part of California surrounded by miles of forests? The season is short, the hours are long, the days are hot, but the nearby crystal clear creeks help wash the dust off, and housing may be provided. We are currently taking applications (resume + letter of interest) for paid internships for the 2014 season; this position involves co-managing the harvest crew, oversight of packing crew, quality control and logistics. We are seeking a 6-8 week commitment for the duration of the harvest season; typical work days are 5:30 am to late afternoon, 5-6 days a week for the harvest. A valid drivers license is beneficial, no children or pets. The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is provided.

To apply:

http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/job/harvest-internship-forest-ranch-ca-sierra-cascade-blueberry-farm-83a3f4cc41/?d=1&source=alert

 

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Climate & Digital Media Intern 2014-2015 (telecommuting)-Washington, DC

Organization: Climate Interactive

Position Title: Climate & Digital Media Intern 2014-2015

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

 

Climate Interactive seeks a self-motivated intern to join our talented team in developing ways for people to understand how to address climate and sustainability challenges worldwide. This internship will offer the right individual an exceptional opportunity to gain experience as they work within a small organization that has a global reach and impact. The intern will assist with many aspects of our operations, from research and administration to media and communications. Climate Interactive does not have a physical office, so this is a telecommuting position. The internship is 30 hours per week for up to 12 months. Compensation will be $14/hour. The intern is responsible for providing all computer equipment and software necessary for the position.

Responsibilities are listed below. The top three characteristics required are 1) self-motivation and ability to telecommute effectively, 2) writing and communication skills, including web and social media skills, and 3) productivity and attention to detail with administrative tasks.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Administration (40%):
• Entering data and analyzing spreadsheets
• Organizing staff travel – researching hotels and flights
• Completing miscellaneous computer tasks and responding to short term needs for help from staff
• Creating, organizing and reviewing expense reports

Communications & Media (50%):
• Maintaining and updating website, blog, and social media
• Developing and writing content for online communications and electronic newsletters
• Creating and editing video and images
• Responding to email inquiries from external partners
• Creating user accounts and managing contact database

Research (10%):
• Gathering relevant information on climate and energy policies and impacts to serve Climate Interactive projects on clean energy and climate resilience

Qualifications, skills, & core competencies:

• Highly self-motivated, responsible, and independent
• Recent graduate seeking experience in the climate, sustainability, or energy sector
• Available to telecommute during Eastern time business hours
• Excellent writing and editing skills with a strong attention to detail
• Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to manage deadlines
• Team player willing to perform a variety of tasks
• Exceptional computer skills
• Proficient in website maintenance (HTML & CSS), blogging, and social media
• Experience with video and image editing
• Able to quickly master new technology systems
• Interest in climate, sustainability, and energy issues
• Experience in system dynamics, systems thinking, and organizational learning would be a plus

This position offers the chance to contribute significantly to the mission of the organization. Please visit Climate Interactive’s website to familiarize yourself with our work before applying.

Hiring process:

Applicants should fill out an application. Please note that we appreciate your interest in the position, though due to the volume of applications can not respond to all individually. Please do not submit any other materials or contact Climate Interactive staff.

Climate Interactive is a project of New Venture Fund, which is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

TO APPLY
Click here to apply – Please mention that you saw the job on Orion Grassroots Network

 

 

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Forest Ecologist-New York

Organization: Prospect Park Alliance, Inc

Position Title: Forest Ecologist

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed

Application Deadline:  Not listed

 

Job Description:

The Prospect Park Alliance, working in partnership with City of New York and the community, restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s 585-acre historic flagship park, designed by the famed Olmsted and Vaux. It is the home of Brooklyn’s only lake and forest, with nature trails, numerous recreational activities, public educational programs, volunteer opportunities, the first urban Audubon Center and the new Lakeside Center, featuring ice and roller skating, a water playground, and restored lake views.

 

The Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking a Forest Ecologist.  Reporting to the Director of Arboriculture and Natural Resources, the Forest Ecologist implements and carries out ecological restoration projects, scientific monitoring to assess the success of the Park’s long term restorations and other research topics, and works as a member of the Natural Resources Crew to carry out additional day to day tasks.  The Forest Ecologist also supports youth projects by hiring, overseeing, and working with a variety of interns, and by working on a limited basis with the Prospect Park Woodlands Youth Crew.

 

Responsibilities:

for the Forest Ecologist include but are not limited to the following physical tasks: invasive plant removal by mechanical and chemical means, safe operation of a range of equipment from hand tools, through chainsaws and weedwhackers, all the way up to a large woodchipper, installation of fencing and/or erosion control measures, garbage and snow removal, and tree and shrub planting.  The Forest Ecologist also plays a key role in documenting ecological restoration work including ordering plants, collecting data, writing and reporting on data and on other activities relating to natural resources, making suggestions to guide the direction of the research and ecological restoration program, and attending regional meetings.

 

Qualifications for the Forest Ecologist include:

  • BS or higher in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries or related field from an accredited university or three year’s field experience in any of the areas of Biology, Ecology, Forestry, or Natural Resource Management.
  • NYS DEC Pesticide Applicator’s License, or able to obtain one within 6 months.
  • NYS Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

 

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to job221@prospectpark.org

The ideal candidate for the Forest Ecologist has proficiency in Microsoft Office, GIS experience, and experience working with the public.

The Forest Ecologist is a full-time position eligible for benefits including a tax-deferred 403(b) plan. The annual salary for this position is $36,000.

Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

 

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Staff Attorney-Bakersfield, CA

Organization: Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Position Title: Staff Attorney

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Hours and Compensation: 55,728 – 65,193/annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

A medical-legal partnership is a health care delivery model that improves the health and well-being of low-income and other vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health. The Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney partners with front-line physicians, nurses, case managers and others to: (1) provide direct legal assistance to patients; (2) develop/align strategies to improve health and legal institutions and practices; and (3) change policies, all in service of ensuring vulnerable people get and stay healthy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed by the California State Bar.
  • Knowledge of the principles of civil law and their application.
  • Knowledge of trial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Ability to present statements of facts, law and argument clearly and logically.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others..
  • Must have the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services.
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English desirable.
  • Community lawyering; working with low-income clients.
  • Experience in health, housing, education, or environmental justice plus.

Responsibilities

  • Firmly integrate within the South Kern Building Healthy Communities and with other local and state partners to collaboratively address systemic barriers to health and well-being in the areas of health, housing, education, and environmental justice
  • Co-locate at designated clinic locations.
  • Screen referrals and provide advocacy in cases that help build the case for addressing systemic barriers to health and/or well-being outcomes in South Kern.

How to apply:

To apply please submit resume, cover letter, legal writing sample and three professional references to:

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Attn: Human Resource Dept.

615 California Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93304

Email: careers@gbla.org

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Communications Manager – Energy & Finance-San Francisco, CA

Organization: Rainforest Action Network

Position Title: Communications Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: Salary is competitive and benefits include health, vision & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO, and a 401K-type program.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Since 1985, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. What makes RAN unique? We are a network of people that go to the roots of environmental problems. Whether it’s logging companies defacing the Boreal forest or the banks that are funding the coal industry, our focus is on the corporations that cause the most harm to our environment and our communities. We run corporate campaigns that focus on pressuring and inspiring these global titans to pass policy solutions that transform business as usual. The RAN idea is that when people come together to directly challenge corporations we can achieve David and Goliath level impacts for our forests, our communities, and our future. We believe it because we’ve seen it.

The RAN network has moved dozens of the world’s largest corporations. It was our network that pushed entertainment giant Disney and its 3,500 subsidiaries to change everything about the way they source and use paper. We moved the top eight banks in the country, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, to cut funding for companies practicing mountaintop removal coal mining. We also inspired 11 of the top publishing companies in the country to stop buying paper from the endangered forests of Indonesia. And that was all within the last four years. Each time we run a campaign, we learn how to win bigger, smarter, faster, and we see the world change that much more. If that’s the kind of work you want to be part of then keep reading.

ABOUT THE POSITION: RAN’s Energy and Finance Program has succeeded in pushing leading banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi and Royal Bank of Canada to pass policies that curb investments in companies that contribute to deforestation and climate change. The program is now in its most ambitious phase, calling on the leading financiers of the coal industry, banks like Bank of America and Citi, to end their underwriting of coal completely and redirect funding into renewable energy projects.

Rainforest Action Network is seeking a Communications Manager to shape the communications strategy for our Energy and Finance program. We’re looking for someone who’s got great judgment, who’s quick on their feet and ready to seize the opportunities that the news cycle provides, and who’s excited about a campaign focused on the intersection between banks, dirty energy and climate change. The ideal candidate is fast but highly detail oriented, has strong writing skills with good instincts on campaign messaging, existing relationships with key reporters or a proven ability to build them, and a track record of taking projects to successful completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:The Communications Manager will be responsible for leading communications for the Energy and Finance Program. The Communications Manager is primarily responsible for developing relationships with regional and national reporters and producers, pitching and placing stories, as well as serving as a campaign spokesperson. In addition, this position is tasked with overseeing the messaging strategy for the campaign and the editorial production process for communication materials. In particular the job duties include:

  • Work with campaign staff to develop and implement strategic, media-worthy campaign events. Crafting long-term strategic vehicles for promoting RAN and program messages and stories.
  • Handle rapid response communication, developing messages, and writing op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points and other media materials.
  • Train and coach staff and volunteers in media skills.
  • Cultivate relationships with vendors and other strategic allies who can help in furthering promotion of the program.
  • Spearhead and manage production of creative print and online collateral, including high-impact ads and clever web videos, shareable social media content, etc.
  • Conduct target- and market-specific media research as necessary to support campaign objectives.
  • Write and copy-edit material for RAN publications, website and activist emails.
  • Contribute to staff-wide strategy meetings, and stay current on developments in energy, finance and climate issues.
  • Create press lists and keep media contact database current.

Qualifications

  • 3 years prior experience as a media liaison or journalist involving media/press relations. Public relations experience absolutely necessary–a journalism background alone does not meet the qualifications for this job.
  • 2 plus years experience with online promotion.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills that are adaptable to various offline and online media.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with reporters (existing relationships with environment, climate, business and/or finance reporters and bloggers highly desired).
  • Fast – you enjoy working on a deadline and can turn things around quickly.
  • Strong judgment on what kinds of tactics and campaigns will attract press attention.
  • Good framing and messaging skills,you understand how to talk about a campaign or a media moment in the most advantageous terms.
  • Proven ability to work with advertisers and designers to develop creative offline and online content.
  • Solid copy-editing skills and familiarity with AP Style.
  • Familiarity with media database technology, ideally Meltwater.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities effectively in a heavy workload and coordinate complex projects.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity.
  • A strong anti-oppression analysis and ability to work with Indigenous and affected communities.
  • Passion for RAN’s mission and the use of non-violent direct action as a strategy for change making.
  • Knowledge of issues such as energy and climate, finance, and social change movements is preferred.

The Communications Manager will be supervised by the Communications Director.

Salary: Salary is competitive and benefits include health, vision & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO, and a 401K-type program.

RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.

How to apply

Please send resume and letter of interest to:resumes@ran.org.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Divest-Invest from Fossil Fuels Internship-Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Policy Studies

Position Title: Divest-Invest from Fossil Fuels Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation:  15 hours/week. $12.50 per hour

Application Deadline: April 28, 2014

 

Internship Description:

The Institute for Policy Studies is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. We work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.

Interested in global justice? Passionate about the planet? Imagine an internship that is flexible and rewarding. The Institute for Policy Studies seeks an enthusiastic organizerwith fantastic communications skills to join our committed team of experts and scholars working towards a more equitable society and healthy planet.

The Project: Divest-Invest Individual

We are seeking an intern to help us with our Divest-Invest (DI) Individual campaign DI Individual calls upon investors to join with colleges, universities, foundations, religious and health endowments, private and governmental pension funds, in the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in a new- energy economy. Divest-Invest Individual unites people in collective action to respond to the global climate crisis and support a sustainable future. Ethically, we encourage investments that don’t contribute to dangerous climate change. Financially, we acknowledge that fossil-fuel assets are over-valued as most of their reserves cannot be burned. The DI Individual Campaign will spread the word that investors can get good, safe returns while helping to build a new-energy economy.

We need your help to catalyze and engage individuals of all income levels to divest their funds from fossil fuels and develop innovative investments in the new energy economy.

Internship Responsibilities

We seek an intern to:

A) Help with back-end support for the initiative, including fielding requests, questions, and invitations. We need help collating data and sources for the website.

B) Support the organization stakeholder activities for Divest-Invest Individual, including a steering committee.

C) Compile and manage training and resource materials.

Skill Set:

The best candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for someone who isn’t afraid of Excel and a little bit of number crunching. If you have an eye for design, that’s a plus, but not required. And, of course, we want someone excited about the possibilities of the Divest-Invest Campaign!

Timeline:

A team is working on this for the next 24 months. Ideally an intern would work between 10-20 hours a week at defined but flexible times, until year-end. However, if you can’t work until the end of the year, we ask for a minimum commitment of 45 days. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and 2 page writing sample to emilyn@ips-dc.org. In the subject line, please write Divest-Invest Individual Internship Application.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Development and Fundraising Internship-Washington, DC.

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Development and Fundraising Internship

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week. Paid.

Application Deadline: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often have the opportunity to extend their initial term into the next semester.

 

Internship Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is seeking a part-time Fundraising/ Development intern (20-30 hours/week, schedule flexible) to assist the Development team (beginning and ending dates are flexible). While at AFT, the intern will have the opportunity to work with a supportive and cordial team of Development professionals on a variety of projects, and will learn about multiple facets of individual giving, stewardship and development operations.

The position is essentially administrative. The intern will be helping behind-the-scenes to cultivate, solicit and steward our donors. Different aspects of the work may include identifying and researching prospective donors; preparing correspondence to funders; coordinating mailings; and data entry. We prefer someone who has experience with databases and applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge.

This position is located in our Washington, DC office (near Farragut North/DuPont metros, walking distance from The George Washington University).

Qualifications

Strong research skills. Organized, motivated, and flexible individual interested in learning about fundraising and building support for issues such as conservation and the environment. Attention to detail is very important.

Pay

Pay is hourly.

About Our Organization

AFT is the leading national organization dedicated to protecting America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. As the vital link between farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the viability of farms, availability of fresh food and a healthy environment. Since our founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, we’ve helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for establishing sound environmental practices on millions more. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AFT works in various regions of the U.S. For more information, visit our web site: www.farmland.org

Contact information

American Farmland Trust

1150 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036

How to apply:

No phone calls please. Email resume and cover letter to:jobs@farmland.org with the subject line: “Fundraising/ Development Internship”.

DEADLINE: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often have the opportunity to extend their initial term into the next semester.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Center for City Parks Excellence Internship-Washington D.C

Organization: The Trust for Public Land – SF Headquarters

Position Title: Center for City Parks Excellence Internship

Location: Washington D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Position is for 40 hours per week at $15 per hour.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Overview:

Our Washington DC office is seeking a Temporary Associate/Intern for our Center for City Park Excellenceand in particular to work on an analytical project related a major database on parks.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a database
  • Research public data sources. Outreach to government offices via phone and e-mail required.
  • Organize, analyze and disseminate data. Some statistics required.
  • Write summaries in support of key program work elements.
  • Prepare materials for presentations, our website, and other project related needs.
  • Coordination with other staff
  • Perform other relevant duties, including some administrative tasks, as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required, and masters degree in related field is preferable. Course work or experience in environmental studies, public policy, statistics, urban planning or related area.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Strong research and analytic skills and a facility with numbers.
  • Coursework in statistics required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient with Excel and Access
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated commitment to parks and cities
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems.

Timing

Roughly mid-June to mid-December. Start and end dates are flexible.

Salary

Position is for 40 hours per week at $15 per hour.

How to apply

How to Apply:

Please apply online.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

IT Project Manager-Watertown, MA

Organization: Pathfinder International

Position Title: IT Project Manager

Location: Watertown, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Pathfinder Overview

This job will start on or after July 1, 2014

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview

The Information Systems Unit is tasked with shaping and supporting the use of technology throughout Pathfinder to enable and further our mission. The technologies supported range from standard infrastructure systems, such as communications, networks, user systems, servers, and storage to complex business systems that handle Pathfinder’s financial and programmatic data.

Position Purpose

Plans and manages a variety of IT projects throughout Pathfinder International. Responsible for all aspects of project management, ensuring successful delivery against internal customer expectations. Manages projects in an international environment, motivating team members across departments and time zones to successfully complete projects on time and on budget. Provides overall transparency into the ISU portfolio of projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • As assigned, lead planning and/or implementation of projects for current and new systems and technologies. May participate in planning, design, implementation, documentation, training and/or testing phases.
  • Direct the definition of project mission, goals, tasks, budgets and resource requirements.
  • Understand client needs and translate into project scope. Set realistic expectations, establish customer satisfaction standards and actively monitor customer satisfaction. Adapt quickly to changing conditions that may impact scope, budget or time and communicate changes in a timely manner.
  • Follow a defined, agreed-upon project management methodology.
  • Assemble project staff and monitor performance. Organize and conduct effective team meetings.
  • Ensure delivery of objectives within prescribed timeframe, managing budget and resource allocation.
  • Build coalitions among various stakeholders; negotiate authority to move projects forward.
  • Create a sense of belonging and ownership among team members; assemble a team with the right mix of skills; coach and motivate team members; delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel; and promote mutual support and interaction.
  • Make decisions and take timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.
  • Resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas.
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
  • Identify opportunities for business process improvements.
  • Lead and/or participate in organizational change plan to ensure adoption.
  • Create and follow through on agreed upon communication plans to maintain transparency with all stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Responsible for overall coordination of user acceptance testing and training.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of increasingly responsible experience with outstanding track record of successful delivery (4 years’ experience will be acceptable if candidate has a Master’s degree in a related field).
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development, web technologies, and financial systems.
  • Experience leading a diverse set of IT implementation projects, such as risk, infrastructure and application initiatives, following the full life-cycle methodology from inception to transition to production and post-implementation.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership including the ability to manage and lead without direct authority.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, external stakeholders and other offices and departments.
  • Thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management including phases, techniques and tools.
  • Strong and tested project management skills, including sponsor and risk management.
  • Ability to convey information in a clear and compelling manner. Ability to interpret technical procedures to lay personnel.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to listen effectively and clarify as needed. Able to interpret verbal and non-verbal messages.
  • Ability to handle broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and external audiences.
  • Superior interpersonal, conflict resolution, team-building, motivation and negotiating skills.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project and Visio.
  • Appreciation for diverse cultures and ability to work with staff at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) desired.
  • Basic knowledge of general accounting principles helpful.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV software platform a plus.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online at:http:www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Online Communications Specialist-Watertown, MA

Organization: Pathfinder International

Position Title: Online Communications Specialist

Location: Watertown, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview

The External Relations group is responsible for all individual fundraising (from channels including major gift cultivation, direct mail and online), internal and external communications, stewardship of the organization’s brand and positioning and management of Pathfinder’s online properties and channels. The External Relations group partners with all departments within Pathfinder and successfully communicates Pathfinder’s core values and mission.

Position Purpose

The Online Communications Specialist is responsible for Pathfinder’s online communications with the goal of increasing Pathfinder’s external visibility. S/he manages online presence including Pathfinder website, microsites, email marketing, social media, digital media (ie, videos) and other online activities.

In collaboration with Director of Communications, the Online Communications Specialist provides oversight and guidance for all potential content contributors such as Programs, Advocacy, Resource Development, and Human Resources, to facilitate coordinated and comprehensive messaging for all communications. S/he manages, elicits, and supports contributions of online content by field offices, as well as provides support and guidance to the field for web and new media endeavors. The Online Communications Specialist ensures that all communications products adhere to Pathfinder International’s messaging, tone and style as well as accurately represent the work and results of the organization around the world.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and maintain Pathfinder’s website

  • Serve as the point person for all online content, including stories, videos, news, advocacy alerts or other content that help position Pathfinder to meet its online goals.
  • Collect, write, edit, and facilitate creation of content for website, microsites, social media sites and more.
  • Manage relationships with all online vendors, including Convio, Pathfinder’s content management system.
  • Assume overall responsibility for review and timely updating of website design and information; maintain user-friendly and accessible formats.
  • Monitor trends, results, and analytics to ensure website is meeting Pathfinder’s communications goals.

Manage Pathfinder’s social media and online presence

  • Manage all Pathfinder social and emerging media activities include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and more. Develop and maintain content for all of these in line with larger Pathfinder communications strategy.
  • As needed, train staff on new media and social media policy.
  • Proactively design and manage web initiatives such as webinars, blogs, social networking, ensuring Pathfinder presence on a range of social media sites.
  • Monitor online conversations and breaking news related to international reproductive health.
  • Quickly write pieces in response to breaking news (i.e., news stories for Pathfinder site, comments on blogs, etc.) and post them on the website and other channels.
  • Oversee Google AdWords account and other site traffic opportunities to drive visitors to Pathfinder initiatives and increase Pathfinder’s housefile.
  • Produce new media materials including photo slideshows and videos.
  • Stay abreast of current online trends and changing landscape for online communications through conferences, memberships and online forums.

Manage Pathfinder’s email marketing

  • In collaboration with internal teams set priorities and strategy for Pathfinder’s email communications.
  • In collaboration with internal teams, coordinate and create HTML emails for various external audiences on behalf of relevant internal groups (ie, advocacy, fundraising).
  • Design and implement innovative campaigns across multiple online channels to increase Pathfinder’s online visibility.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or Liberal Arts requiring extensive writing.
  • At least 4 years of experience increasing visibility for an organization using social media platforms.
  • Experience creating new media content (videos, Facebook pages) and email campaigns.
  • Demonstrated understanding of online communications technology and social networking including active participation in social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Strong grasp of elements it takes to be successful online (i.e. SEO, online relationship building, writing for the web)
  • Excellent organizational and project coordination skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Must possess good judgment, flexibility and patience.
  • Positive, versatile, thoughtful, and strategic thinker.
  • Proven ability to be a strong team player and also work well independently.
  • Ability to manage competing work assignments under tight deadlines.
  • Proven research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint); Familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign and other graphics programs; knowledge of HTML and experience with web content management systems.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree desirable.
  • Familiarity with Convio extremely helpful.
  • Experience working in the field of international development and/or in a non-profit setting preferred. Prefer experience working or living in a developing country.
  • News writing or public relations experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with Flash, JavaScript a plus.
  • Familiarity and experience creating videos for the web.
  • Demonstrated passion and interest in reproductive rights, international human rights.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online at:http:www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Hiring Salaried Campaign Positions for 2014-Pittsburgh, PA, US Denver, CO, US Boulder, CO, US Philadelphia, PA, US

Organization:  Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Position Title: Campaign Positions

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USDenver, CO, USBoulder, CO, USPhiladelphia, PA, US

Hours and Compensation: Starts at $24,000 a year

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

2014 is a critical year for Progressive politics.

We need to combat the growing threat of climate change, beat back regressive right-wing policies and reclaim the House of Representatives. To succeed, we need a mobilization of Progressive activists nationwide. Grassroots movements like these are built a community at a time, and those communities need leaders.

That’s where you come in.

As a Field Organizer with Grassroots Campaigns you will build an infrastructure of Progressive citizens ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice. This summer Field Organizers will establish a volunteer network and lead them in actions such as petition drives and letter writing campaigns. Field Organizers will then roll over into election projects focused on rallying support around Progressive Democrats this fall and taking back the House.

Apply Now!

Major Responsibilities:

Field Organizers will work as part of a team to develop local field programs centered on recruiting and mobilizing dozens of community members to take part in actions combating climate change. Field Organizers will also analyze the performance of campaign strategies and make recommendations to improve results. The ultimate goal should be to cultivate a lasting infrastructure of progressive leaders ready to stand up and fight at a moment’s notice.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to organizing and social change with 1+ years of field work on campaigns or volunteer organizing. Field Organizers will need strong leadership skills, with a proven ability to work within a team. Excellent written/oral communication skills with an ability to tell a compelling story and connect with people are a must. Candidates should be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing to travel.Demonstrated commitment to organizing and social change

Apply Now!

Location: Nationwide

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with relevant professional experience. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Expectations: Field Organizers must commit through November 2014. Ideally, Field Organizers will continue with Grassroots Campaigns long-term to build our field program.

Visit www.grassrootscampaigns.com for more information.

Grassroots Campaigns is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

How to apply:

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Membership Director-Charleston, SC

Organization: Coastal Conservation League

Position Title: Membership Director

Location: Charleston, SC

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Full benefits provided

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description: 

The Membership Director will report directly to the Senior Development Officer and will work closely with the development team and multiple departments on various projects related to membership acquisition, upgrading, and retention. The 2014 membership goals include significantly increasing membership, increasing member retention rates, and creating and implementing a development e-communications and social media strategy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • New Member Development – Research, strategize, plan, and implement new member campaigns including both smaller, targeted mailings and large, direct mailing campaigns; review, analyze, and report on acquisition efforts.
  • Member Retention – Coordinate monthly membership renewal process focusing on retention and renewal upgrades; strategize, plan and implement lapsed and dropped membership campaigns; review, analyze, and report on retention and renewal efforts.
  • Social Media/Communications – Develop and integrate social media strategy and e-communications into membership and development efforts; collaborate with other departments in the development of an organizational social media strategy; develop membership literature, brochures, one-pagers, etc. to support membership, development, and outreach efforts.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed with regard to events, major gifts, Board of Directors, quarterly newsletter, database management, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker who thrives in a team-driven environment, can plan and execute diverse projects in tandem and under multiple deadlines, manage internal and external relationships effectively, and possesses excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. This position requires excellent analytical skills, precision and attention to detail, and the ability to make decisions and judgment calls in a variety of situations.

The Membership Director must be a collegial team player who is also able to work independently, is assertive, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is eager to contribute to the collaborative dynamic of the department. She/he must be flexible, adaptable, and willing to perform diverse duties beyond those stated explicitly in the job description. Candidate must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.

The candidate must have experience in development, specifically membership acquisition and retention, writing for a non-profit development operation, and a strong commitment to environmental advocacy.

Additionally, you must have experience generating strategic membership plans, and managing their implementation, from start to finish. Candidate must be comfortable managing team budgets and working with quantitative data to demonstrate the value of department projects/campaigns to senior staff and the Board of Directors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant development experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Significant experience with and working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software, including reporting and queries.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to attend events beyond work hours, as necessary.
  • Interest in conservation and policy issues.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume tojobs@scccl.org. Telephone calls will not be accepted. Salary is commensurate with proven skills and experience. This position is in our Charleston, SC office. Full benefits provided. EOE.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Executive Director-Francisco, CA

Organization: Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Francisco, CA.

Hours and Compensation: 60,000 – 75,000/annual

Application Deadline: May 15, 2014

 

Job Description:

Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center (“HERC”) is seeking a talented Executive Director (“ED”).

Founded in 2001, HERC aims to reduce disparities between the health of this at-risk community and the rest of San Francisco’s population through health assessments, education, counseling, and appropriate referrals to qualified medical providers.

The ED is the Chief Executive Officer of HERC. The ED reports to the Board of Directors, and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for HERC’s staff, programs, expansion, fundraising, and the consistent achievement of HERC’s mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of all aspects of HERC and the surrounding community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership & Management

  1. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy to achieve its mission, and that it makes consistent and timely progress towards strategic goals. Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  2. Ensure ongoing excellence in all aspects of HERC, including finance, administration, fundraising, communications, systems, and rigorous program evaluation.
  3. Actively engage and energize HERC staff, volunteers, board members, community members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  4. Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors. Seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for operations.
  5. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  6. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

Communications

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

Human Resources

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Budget, Finance, & Fundraising

  1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
  5. Expand fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion. Identify potential revenue streams to support community services.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ED will be thoroughly committed to HERC’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree several years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. Master’s degree or other post baccalaureate education strongly preferred.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, community-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

We offer comprehensive benefits and flexible work accommodations.

For more information, please visit our website: Bayview HERC

How to apply:

Please email your resume/CV and coverletter toinfo@hercsf.org.

For more information, please visit our website: Bayview HERC

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

New York Organizer-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: New York Organizer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary, depending upon experience.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting-edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water. As an organization that takes no corporate or government funding, Food & Water Watch prides itself on having the independence necessary to take strong stands, like consistent call for a complete ban on fracking – both in New York and across the country.

Our New York City organizing team focuses on building the movement to ban fracking in New York, label GMO food, and other key issues affecting our food and water. More broadly, we see our organizing work as building the larger progressive movement. We seek a talented, creative, and strategic organizer who will be able to build on what we have developed and move our campaigns to the next level.

The Organizer works to develop and implement legislative, field organizing, and media strategies and campaigns in support of Food & Water Watch policy goals. The organizer represents F&WW and works as a leader in local coalitions to broaden support for F&WW’s policy goals. The position will be based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns.
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fund raising for Food & Water Watch.
  • Advise management of issues particular to assigned region that can improve Food & Water Watch effectiveness.
  • Coordinate and develop coalitions on campaign issues and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns.
  • Work with team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • Develop and implement legislative, field organizing, online, and media strategies in support of these campaigns
  • Coordinate events such as, but not limited to, panel discussions and film screenings
  • Travel to target states to motivate local organizations and individuals through public speaking, media appearances, strategic planning and training, and meetings with state and local governments.
  • Engage and train student leaders and supervise interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Education: College degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience: At least one year experience in advocacy on public policy issues, and/or grassroots/field organizing.
  • Knowledge: Organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity with federal and state legislatures; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Knowledge of water issues a plus. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of online activism and email listservs.
  • Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
  • Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Long hours possible, extensive travel possible.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Compensation

Competitive salary, depending upon experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to resumes@fwwatch.org, noting “New York Organizer” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.