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Jan 4 / BARD CEP

Bay Area Government Relations Consultant, Breathe California

Organization: Breathe California

Position Title: Bay Area Government Relations Consultant

Location: Daly City, California

Dates and compensation: Part-time staff or contract position and is expected to be approximately 20-40 hours/mo. The salary or contract range is TBD, based on experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Breathe California, a 100+ year old voluntary health organization that advocates for lung health and clean air, is seeking a coordinator for our Bay Area Air Quality Initiative. To achieve the mission of Breathe California, to prevent and control lung disease and promote clean air and public health, a critical public policy and advocacy strategy is necessary at the local and regional level. The purpose of this position is to coordinate that local strategy. This can be a part-time staff or contract position and is expected to be approximately 20-40 hours/mo. The salary or contract range is TBD, based on experience.

Responsibilities: Primary Duties/Air Quality Advocacy, SF Bay Area

Work with local environmental, transit and/or public health organizations to assess emerging issues that Breathe California of the Bay Area (BCBA) and Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (BCGGPHP) should support/oppose consistent with our mission.

Meet with key policy makers and/or their staff; and with community partners to present the positions of Breathe California and where appropriate, provide input to policy committee staff concerning policy content.

Attend meetings or request assistance to see that Breathe California is represented as needed at meeting or hearing regarding relevant issues.

Report to the BCGGPHP and BCBA CEOs as needed on local issues.

Develop an annual advocacy report for distribution to Breathe California, volunteers and staff at the end of session.

Develop e-advocacy messages and requests and coordinate with the web master to initiate calls for action as needed on legislative issues.

Breathe California Ambassador/Fund Raiser

It is expected that all staff serve as spokesperson for Breathe CA, its mission, work and need for support. It is especially critical that the Air Quality/Government Relations Consultant:

Coordinate with Communications Director to enhance advocacy efforts as needed to promote Breathe CA perspectives via press releases, letters to the editor, media advisories, and social network marketing; and, assists as needed in the development of fact sheets, podcasts, or videos for the web site that inform the public of key issues.

Assist in identifying potential speakers, sponsors and awardees for the annual Clean Air Awards and promote participation of local partners.

Look for opportunities to fund the advocacy work, via foundations, individual sponsors, events or grants, and coordinate solicitation with CEO and development/program staff.

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree and some graduate level work and/ or 2 years of experience in lung health and/or air quality advocacy.

Superior communications skills, excellent organization abilities.

Ability to work with Windows office programs and e-advocacy platforms.

Seasoned public health/environmental advocate with developed contacts in the Bay Area highly desirable.

Non-smoker with valid CA driver’s license.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Tanya Stevenson, EdD, MPH

Facsimile: 650/994-4601

GovernmentRelations@ggbreathe.org

No phone calls please; For more information about Breathe CA visit www.ggbreathe.org

Jan 4 / BARD CEP

Summer Watershed Forestry Educator, Watershed Agricultural Council – New York

Organization: The Watershed Agricultural Council

Position Title: Seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator

Location: Westchester County, New York

Dates and compensation: Summer 2015; $14.00/hour, 40 hours/week, plus mileage reimbursement. Housing not included.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2015

Description: The Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program is seeking to hire one seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator for the summer of 2015. The seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator will primarily provide support for teacher training programs associated with the WAC Forestry Program’s Urban Rural Education Initiative. The secondary function of this position will be to provide support for forest landowner outreach and education programs within the NYC watershed.

Responsibilities: The Watershed Forestry Educator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in cooperation with the WAC Forestry Program Watershed Educator to help plan, run, and evaluate multiple teacher training programs related to the NYC watershed, drinking water supply system, and watershed forestry. In particular, assist with the Watershed Forestry Institute for teachers, which is a 5-day, 4-night training program for 25 teachers (6-12th grade) held at an environmental education center.
  • Work in cooperation with WAC Forestry Program staff to assist with forest stewardship and forest landowner education and outreach efforts in the New York City watershed region.

Qualifications:

  • College degree or working toward degree in environmental, science, or sustainability education or related environmental or educational field;
  • Excellent personal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental education, experiential learning, event planning, and program evaluation;
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with forestry and/or water-related environmental education experience;
  • Conditions of employment are a valid driver’s license and a dependable vehicle for which WAC will reimburse mileage incurred on the job based on current federal rates.

How to Apply: Submit resumes by Friday, February 21, 2015 to:

Watershed Agricultural Council, 33195 State Highway 10, Walton NY, 13856 or by email to afaulkner@nycwatershed.org.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015.

Jan 3 / BARD CEP

Social Media Manager, 350.org

Organization: 350.org

Position Title: Social Media Manager

Location: This position can be located anywhere that has strong internet.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: 350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

Responsibilities: The Social Media Manager will:

  • Curate and craft timely, engaging social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms;
  • Collaborate with 350.org’s global network to lift up and support campaigns around the world through social media and digital storytelling;
  • Manage innovative digital projects that tell the story of 350.org’s network and allies in a changing climate, and advance our immediate campaign goals;
  • Respond to rapidly unfolding disasters and political developments that shape the debate on climate change globally;
  • Update 350.org’s networks on key climate change facts and events in a timely manner;
  • Monitor and report on social media metrics and growth;
  • Evaluate and implement new social media strategies and platforms.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills are a must. This person will be in charge of writing and editing many updates across 350’s global networks daily, and the ability to quickly and flexibly generate strong written content is essential to success;
  • Ability to create content for a wide range of audiences. This person will be collaborating with 350.org’s global staff to create compelling content across national, cultural, and sometimes linguistic lines;
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite tools (Illustrator, Photoshop) is essential. Much of 350.org’s online communication relies heavily on visual content, and this position will require editing and/or producing images daily;
  • A good eye for graphic design is also required, although formal training in this area is not;
  • Knowledge of and professional experience with commonly used social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter;
  • A deep scientific knowledge of climate science is not required, but you must trust that it is true, and be willing to learn (some) about its fundamentals. Equally important is an understanding of the contemporary climate movement, in particular its immediate past from 2009 forward.

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Experience managing social media accounts for global progressive audiences;
  • Formal training in digital media and/or digital organizing;
  • Video editing skills;
  • Graphic design training and/or professional experience.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online.

Jan 3 / BARD CEP

Funding Opportunities with New York Sea Grant

Organization: New York Sea Grant

Current Funding Opportunities:

2015 NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics

Closes at: 5:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Fellowships for students who are interested in careers related to living marine resources.

2015 NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Closes at: 5:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Fellowships for students interested in marine ecosystem and population dynamics.

2016 Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Closes at: 5:00 PM Eastern on Friday, February 13, 2015.

A fellowship for students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resource policy.

2015-16 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship

Closes at: 6:00 PM Eastern on Friday, February 27, 2015.

This fellowship focuses environmental and sustainability policy in Great Lakes states.

How to Apply: Apply online at the Sea Grant website.

Dec 31 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications and Policy, The American Forest Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: The American Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director of Communications and Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites a nationwide network of forest owners and teachers working to keep our forests healthy and our children well prepared for the future they will inherit. The Foundation is committed to creating a future where forests are owned and sustained by the public, and that the public understands the social, economic, and environmental benefits forests provide to our communities, our nation, and the world. AFF seeks a Director, Communications and Policy (Director) to join the dedicated and committed AFF team.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Woodlands and Policy, the Director leads the development and execution of vibrant and effective, multi-channel communications. S/he is responsible for identifying and marketing the value of the brands of AFF, focusing on AFF’s woodland-related programs including the American Tree Farm System, to engage external audiences in Foundation activities and priorities.

Responsibilities: On the policy side, the Director works with the Executive Vice President and the Senior Policy Manager to develop and implement political strategies on a set of assigned woodland policy issues. The Director is tasked with using multiple channels, including direct lobbying, “grassroots” advocacy, strategic “grasstops” leadership, and establishing and maintaining a presence on Capitol Hill to accomplish the organization’s public policy goals.

Please see full position profile here.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate demonstrates a clear passion for the AFF mission by actively engaging a variety of constituents and can easily build and foster new working relationships on behalf of AFF. This role requires an individual who can collaborate with other team members and model independent initiative and resiliency for an eager team of staff members and volunteers. The salary for this position is $80,000 – $90,000. This is a great opportunity for an experienced manager to make a step forward in their career.

How to Apply: All interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please submit a carefully crafted cover letter and resume at http://candidates.waldronhr.com. Cover letters should be addressed to Ed Rogan.

Dec 31 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Policy Fellow, Biomass Thermal Energy Council – Washington, DC

Organization: Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Position Title: Clean Energy Fellow, Policy and Government Affairs

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: We seek candidates able to commit to terms through the mid-spring of 2015, but will consider extensions as determined by performance and needs. College student applicants are asked to provide dates of availability in cover letters.; A firm stipend of $500/month for full-time work will be provided, paid in bi-monthly installments. We cannot provide compensation for personal/sick time off or holidays, but fellows may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), managers of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, has several fellowship positions available in its Clean Energy Fellowship Program (www.ttcorp.com/fellows.asp) beginning as early as January 12, 2015. The fellowships support the American Biogas Council (ABC, www.americanbiogascouncil.org), another non-profit organization managed by TTC and include Policy/Government Affairs and Communications/Outreach opportunities.

TTC Clean Energy Fellows are typically qualified college-level, graduate students, and recent graduates but can also include individuals looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately active in the programs TTC manages to advance the use of clean energy.

Policy and Government Affairs

The American Biogas Council has a Policy/Government Affairs position available for researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.

This position requires the candidate be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individual may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collecting data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.

Responsibilities:

Track legislation at the state level favorable to biogas and use of anaerobic digester technology.

Research, monitor, and report on biogas/AD legislation and regulations at the state level

Search for opportunities for biogas companies related to carbon credits, organics diversion and biomethane/CNG policies.

Attend relevant hearings related to biogas legislation and report to staff/co-chairs the results of those hearings.

Help organize meetings of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (LRA) Committee and subgroups.

Provide follow-up support to the LRA Committee co-chairs as needed.

Write letters of support to legislators and regulators.

Analyze the gap between our model legislation and proposed legislation.

Communicate complex policy language in layman’s terms through bi-monthly written reports.

The ideal candidates should have excellent research, writing, and communication skills. A political science background is desired.

How to Apply: Email careers@ttcorp.com with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include either “Policy” or “Communications and Outreach” in the subject line.

Dec 30 / BARD CEP

Agriculture & Forestry Associate, Rainforest Alliance – Ecuador

Organization: Rainforest Alliance

Position Title: Associate, Agriculture & Forestry

Location: Tena, Ecuador

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Associate, Agriculture & Forestry will be responsible for supporting the TREES Manager in the implementation of the forestry and agriculture components in the ICAA and NZDZ projects, including the effective coordination and execution of proposed activities with local government and non-government entities, local partners, Rainforest Alliance Forestry and Agriculture local promoters, and consultants. S/he will be responsible for training and providing advice to the farmers and land owners in the project area (communities of Hatun Sumako, Napo province) on forest legislation regarding sustainable forest usage plans and programs, degraded area reforestation and area restoration, as well as providing training and advise on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sustainable management standards to ensure the proper conservation of forest resources, and a reduction in deforestation and degradation of forest resources.

S/he will also support the identification and development of market opportunities for forest timber and non-timber resources, and ensure that potential economic resources generated are managed appropriately through business plans. S/he will also be responsible for providing technical support for the implementation of activities related to the agricultural component of the ICAA and NZDZ Projects. S/he will focus on issues related to best management practices, productivity and quality of naranjilla, or other crops to be defined in the landscape, as well as cocoa through the provincial Cocoa Roundtable. S/he will train professionals, technicians and producers in implementing sustainable agricultural practices.

Responsibilities: Develop and support the implementation of action plans jointly with producers to achieve sustainable natural resource management and sustainable agriculture;

Provide support to forest and agriculture producer groups in entrepreneurial development and social organization;

Identifyy and promote potential commercial markets for the timber and non-timber forest and agriculture products;

Provide monthly reports on program and activities achievement according to Rainforest Alliance requirements;

Provide support through the monitoring and implementation of ICAA and NZDZ work plans and assure achievement of established targets in the corresponding work area;

Provide information on funding and market opportunities for the communities’ productive processes;

Represent TREES Manager in meetings and events when needed;

Forestry

Encourage and promote best practices in Forest Management for timber and non-timber products and Sustainable Agriculture practices, as well as environmental services in the selected work areas;

Provide on-site assistance to farmers and land owners for land distribution (zoning) to maintain and recover forest and maintain efficient soil usage, and identify and promote good agricultural practices at farm level;

Lead and participate in workshops and field activities, communicating forest norms and standard forestry practices for both Ecuador and FSC to engage the forest owners in the sustainable management of their resources;

Develop modules, tools and guidance materials on good resource use practices to achieve increased sustainability, productivity, and quality;

Advise small timber producers in the application of local government regulations for forest use;

Agriculture

Execute technical field audits in order to reach compliance with FSC standards and Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN);

Promote partnerships with state and private organizations to integrate production in value chains or other schemes;

Participate in dialogue opportunities at community level; and Other duties assigned.

Qualifications: University degree in Forest Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Natural Resources or related field; Advanced degree preferred;

Minimum 4 years professional experience in the forest sector, agriculture sector and rural development;

Experience in coordination and implementation of community projects;

Experience in Forest and Agriculture management, community development management, timber and non-timber product commercialization, forest certification, forest policies; preferably in tropical rainforest areas;

Knowledge of the Ecuadorian forest sector (norms, regulations, institutions, markets), standard of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and (FSC) their implementation and procedures;

Understanding of issues and challenges related to capacity building and adult education oriented to farmer beneficiaries;

Solid interpersonal skills to manage relationships with the private sector, producers and NGO;

Strong leadership skills to provide support and guidance to the team;

Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising field staff;

Solid organizational skills, ability to work independently and in teams, assess priorities and multitask with attention to details;

Solid written and spoken communication skills; English or Kichwa (desired);

Very solid interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse a diverse population;

Strong computer skills (word processing, data processing and worksheets);

Class B driver license and driving skills are desirable; and

Ability to travel nationally up to 50% of time working in sometimes difficult and remote forest conditions.

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary history to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance email: ecpersonnel@ra.org please use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for. Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Dec 30 / BARD CEP

Renewable Energy Program Associate, PSE Healthy Energy – California

Organization: PSE Healthy Energy

Position Title: Renewable Energy  Program Associate

Location: Oakland, California

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015

Description: The Renewable Energy Program Associate will play a central role in expanding PSE Healthy Energy’s work on clean energy. Responsibilities include long-term research projects, applying science and engineering to inform policy and regulatory matters, and serving as a scientific resource for policymakers, advocacy groups, the media, and the public. PSE Healthy Energy often must act quickly in response to the changing research and policy landscape, and the Program Associate will similarly need to spot opportunities and challenges as they arise and address them. The role will require comfort working and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds, including scientists, doctors, policymakers, engineers, journalists, advocacy groups, and the public. PSE Healthy Energy is a small organization expanding its work in the clean energy space, and the Renewable Energy Program Associate should be self-motivated, willing to adapt to multiple roles, and ready to bring new ideas to the table. The candidate should be excited to work in an environment where there is always more to learn and there is always a new frame to put on a problem.

Qualifications:

  • Background in energy science or engineering research
  • Deep experience in some specific area of clean energy as well as familiarity with a range of technologies, applications, and the policy environment
  • Strong writing skills for both scientific and lay audiences
  • Interest in technical, policy, and communications aspects of clean energy
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects
  • Database management, statistics or GIS skills a plus
  • Master’s degree in energy science, engineering, environmental science, energy policy or other related discipline

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@psehealthyenergy.org by January 16, 2015. Please put “Renewable Energy Program Associate” in the subject line.

Dec 30 / BARD CEP

Passenger Vehicles & India Program Internship, International Council on Clean Transportation

Organization: The International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Passenger Vehicles & India Programs Internship 2015

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has an immediate opening for an intern to support the Passenger Vehicles program, with particular relevance to issues in India. The primary focus of this position will be to model emissions from vehicles in India and develop scenarios analyzing the feasibility of scrapping older vehicles in the country.

Position Description

Working under the direction of the Passenger Vehicles program director, tasks for this position include:

Gathering data and modeling vehicle emissions on a regional/national scale.

Analyzing the economic costs and benefits of scrapping older vehicles in India.

Writing progress reports, policy briefs, and ICCT technical reports on reducing vehicle emissions.

Helping to organize workshops and other outreach efforts and give presentations to educate policy-makers and stakeholders in India and elsewhere.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, ideally a master’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, environmental science, or energy and resources and some experience working on automotive and/or air quality issues. The position requires excellent quantitative, analytic, and research skills, along with strong written and verbal communications skills. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-directed, and strategic in problem solving and identifying policy needs.

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter summarizing your interests and qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to internships@theicct.org. Use “PV/India Internship” as the subject of your e-mail. Candidates will be considered on a first come, first serve basis and the position will remain open until filled. We will directly contact candidates that are deemed qualified. The ICCT is an equal opportunity employer.

Dec 29 / BARD CEP

Environmental Specialist, Covanta – New Jersey

Organization: Covanta

Position Title: Environmental Specialist

Location: Oxford, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (posted December 12, 2014)

Description: Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta’s 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta is a listed company under the symbol CVA.

Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and almost 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. Covanta’s facilities also recover 400,000 tons of metal per year for recycling.

Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance, implementing and maintaining environmental management systems and programs at the Covanta Warren Energy Resource Co. facility in Oxford, NJ. Compliance programs include air quality, solid waste and water regulations/permits. Participating in and auditing of facility programs preparing and managing various submittals to regulatory agencies, and overseeing other environmental activities related to compliance. Interact with state and federal environmental agency personnel. Some infrequent travel will be required.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in engineering, environmental science, or equivalent and a minimum or 3-5 years experience in the environmental field; preferably the air or solid waste field. A working knowledge of NJ and federal environmental regulations in air, waste and water desired. HAXWOPER trained is a plus. Must have strong written and oral communications skills and demonstrate ability to work creatively within the regulatory framework. Strong computer skills are needed.

How to Apply: Apply online at Covanta’s careers page.

Dec 29 / BARD CEP

Energy Economics Intern, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Energy Economics Intern

Location: Golden, Colorado

Dates and compensation: 12-month paid internship

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

NREL’s Special Topics Research Center has an opening for an interdisciplinary graduate level student intern in human-focused energy system services.

Responsibilities: This position will support the work of an innovative research area of NREL by:

– Performing literature review, preparing technical reports, journal articles, and presentations.

– Staying abreast of the latest developments in mobile technology, the internet of things and data analytic techniques. Staying abreast of the latest developments in emerging information related to energy economics and technology.

– Designing experiments to collect data from individuals and predict subsequent behavior.

Qualifications: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution.

Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation.

Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Be sure to attach your current transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) on the “Submit Attachments” Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.

Candidates must have:

– Strong written and oral communication skills.

– Demonstrated ability to synthesize data from disparate fields of research.

– Demonstrated interest in emerging technologies.

Knowledge of computer programming, particularly scripting languages such as R or python, familiarity with statistics or econometrics, demonstrated interest in energy and environmental issues, experience with IRB review boards, publishing, and running experiments involving human subjects.

How to Apply: Apply online at the NREL internships page.

Dec 29 / BARD CEP

Head of Sustainability Management, South Pole Carbon – Switzerland

Organization: South Pole Carbon

Position Title: Head of Sustainability Management

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: As Head of Sustainability Management you will help our customers understand their sustainability impact, and create strategies and innovative tools to enable their implementation. Our mandates for both public and corporate customers range from providing services in the field of Sustainability Management and Reporting and Greenhouse Gas Accounting to Impact Assessment.

You will also be responsible for developing services within two Climate-KIC Flagship Projects. Being responsible for the successful and efficient implementation of our mandates, you will lead international project teams of practice experts. You will support South Poles Carbon’s Key Account Management Team in finding innovative solutions for our clients. You will also be involved in developing and improving South Pole Carbon’s offer in the field of Sustainability Management in order to further strengthen our position in this field.

Responsibilities:

Leading a team of dedicated experts

 Plan projects and assign project teams with necessary know-how and skill set to ensure the most efficient and highest quality implementation of our mandates

 Supervise and guide the project teams in the implementation of our mandates

Supporting our key account management team in business development

 Shape proposals in direct exchange with the responsible key account managers and customers

 Provide customers with proposals that match their needs and our capabilities

Shaping South Pole Carbon’s offering in the field of Sustainability Management

 Enrich and enlarge South Pole Carbon’s service offering in Sustainability Management, both for the corporate and public sector

 Lead and guide innovation processes within several long-term innovation projects with Climate KIC in collaboration with a broad network of stakeholders

 Ensure information exchange and knowhow transfer, organize training and support for the key account managers

Qualifications:

We require you to have

 University degree in science or engineering

 Five years of work experience in a sustainability or a climate change-related field

 Entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record in business development

 Leadership experience in an international environment and ability to harness strengths of interdisciplinary teams

 Strong experience in managing large international projects involving myriad stakeholders.

 Understanding in sustainability management and reporting, greenhouse gas accounting and environmental impact assessment

 Self-motivation with a determination to make things happen and a drive to succeed

 Sense of responsibility with the ability to work independently and proactively

 Proficiency in English

 Willingness to travel

 Experience in managing software projects is beneficial

How to Apply: If you are interested in leading a young and international team looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you! Women are especially encouraged to apply. Please send your cover letter and CV in one pdf file to Mr Daniel Egli, Head of Human Resources, hr@southpolecarbon.com.

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

LEED Certification Associate, U.S. Green Building Council – Washington, DC

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council

Position Title: LEED Certification Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: GBCI is currently seeking personable, detail-oriented and highly organized professionals to provide operational support to the certification team. The certification team at GBCI is responsible for LEED certification and the advancement of the LEED rating systems.

The LEED Certification Associate will provide efficient and comprehensive support to the certification team at GBCI. This includes vendor management, customer service, data processing, and administration of shared technology resources such as LEED Online. The associate will work closely with LEED reviewers to facilitate the best possible customer experience for LEED project teams throughout all aspects of their engagement with GBCI.

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for one or more LEED review teams, responding to inquiries related to certification reviews and policies, post-application customer service, weekly review capacity, and current review queues
  • Administer GBCI’s customized LEED project tracking software, including data entry, database updates, report generation, and workflow tracking
  • Monitor weekly certification metrics, staff review team and QC assignments, and external review team and QC assignments
  • Perform administrative duties for specific LEED rating systems and programs, as necessary
  • Schedule, coordinate and manage recurring calls and/or meetings with external review teams, project teams, or GBCI Certification Staff; Record and distribute meeting minutes in a timely manner
  • Deliver top-quality phone and email customer support

Additional responsibilities may include

  • Perform quality control (QC) review of work done by external review teams
  • Review project documentation to determine compliance with LEED requirements
  • Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and the certification review process
  • Tabulate/analyze certification metrics and prepare reports
  • Prepare training materials and/or reviewer resources with subject matter experts
  • Liaise with the GBCI Technical Customer Service Team, providing technical and process-related support as necessary
  • Ship and receive packages, track all related data
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Building Operations, or Environmental Science
  • LEED Green Associate required (or within one year of hire)
  • LEED AP with Specialty preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience working in an office environment.
  • Experience with TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau, or SQL scripts a plus

Other Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to USGBC mission
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office required (advanced Excel skills preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Energetic, detail-oriented and able to prioritize
  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work well both independently and on teams

How to Apply:

To apply, please

  • Email or fax your resume and a letter of interest to our human resources department.
  • Note the title of the position you are applying for and your salary requirements.
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.

Ways to contact HR

No phone calls, please

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

Midwest Region Director, American Wind Energy Association – Midwest United States

Organization: The American Wind Energy Association

Position Title: Midwest Region Director

Location: Midwest United States

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: AWEA is a dynamic trade association working to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education. We are seeking a Midwest Region Director who will live in and focus on the Midwest section of the US’s wind policy, member services, conference activities, and maximize AWEA’s capabilities to achieve prioritized goals across the region. This position will work with member companies and regional partners on the range of issues that may arise, work with AWEA members on their priorities, and engage them in policy and communications in the region. The director will be part of a small national team driving AWEA’s state and regional work.

This position works from home. The specific location must be in the region and airport accessible. The Midwest region comprises states in MISO and SPP.

Responsibilities:

  • With members and regional partners, develop and execute the wind industry’s state and regional strategy to reach a goal of increasing demand for wind.
  • Serve as liaison between AWEA and central regional partners and participate in wind industry policy and communications efforts in the region.
  • Coordinate closely with member companies active in the region to understand their priorities. Work with regional partners to develop annual priority list for key initiatives. Build and execute strategy, seeking additional support and resources as needed.
  • Work closely with AWEA policy staff on transmission, siting, RPS, and other policy issues, including state implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan.
  • Facilitate consensus wind industry policy positions on issues that cross regional partner boundaries.
  • Communicate state and regional issues and developments to AWEA’s membership and Board through various means including assisting with articles for AWEA publications and committee and board reporting;
  • Work closely with AWEA’s Public Affairs Department on message development, campaigns, and media inquiries.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson on issues in the region.
  • Activate member companies for state and regional policy advocacy, in coordination with AWEA regional partners and AWEA’s grassroots program.
  • Organize industry activity, in consultation with regional partners, in key states where the industry may be under-represented.
  • Seek inclusion and support of other stakeholders as needed on policy issues (such as rural or agricultural groups, consumers, environmentalists, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Membership Value Experience (MVE) team to
    • Connect with large AWEA members in the region on policy issues.
    • Support outreach for AWEA workshops and other events in the region to raise visibility and attendance, and to use the opportunity to highlight wind industry messages and policy priorities.
  • Hire and oversee consultants as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of energy and environmental issues.
  • Ability to achieve consensus and cooperation among people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • A strong, high-level national network of contacts in the energy/electricity policy community and established coalition-building skills.
  • Understanding of state legislative process and legislative campaigns.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, as well as the ability to give informative presentations in front of diverse audiences.
  • Sound judgment and instincts, good analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills, the ability to develop and manage projects independently, the ability to adapt and respond quickly to change.
  • The ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and solve problems as they arise
  • Proven willingness and ability to work productively as part of a team.

AWEA is a fast-paced, high-energy organization with a very ambitious agenda and a staff that is highly motivated. This position may experience high work demands under tight timelines. Extensive travel is required.

Qualified applicants may possess any combination of education and experience enabling them to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position. Preferred qualifications are: Master’s degree in related field and at least five years of progressively responsible work/director level capabilities. Experience working with state government, energy and/or environmental policy and issues is required; experience or knowledge in electric markets is a plus. Must be: proficient with MS Office; self-starter, detail-oriented, proactive, able to multi-task and prioritize; able to adhere to timelines for phone and email responses, project deadlines. A passion for renewable energy related work is a plus.

How to Apply: Send resume and salary requirements to policyjobs@awea.org (please use “Midwest Region Director” in subject line) or mail to AWEA, 1501 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, attention HR.

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

Local Policy Analyst, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Local Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Dates: Preferred start date: on or about February 2, 2015, based in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: ACEEE seeks a Research Analyst to focus on local and data-related policy for its Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program. The position provides a balance of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States as it relates to policy and program implementation by local governments and in cities and metropolitan regions. Efficiency policy issues within the scope of the position include those related to utility energy data access, multifamily housing, utility ratepayer funded programs, local government operations, and smart cities. ACEEE’s local policy work also emphasizes issues of local job creation, economic development, and environmental health benefits of energy efficiency.

Responsibilities: Focusing on energy issues across economic sectors at the local level, the research analyst will have a variety of research opportunities in one of ACEEE’s most dynamic and multi-disciplinary programs. The core responsibilities of the position include:

Performing technical assistance research for local governments and other local implementation partners, such as energy utilities, and tracking local energy efficiency policy developments, including supporting technical assistance on topics such as multifamily housing and local government operations, in coordination with other ACEEE subject-matter experts

Working directly with utilities and peer groups of utilities to help improve their collaborations with local governments and metropolitan agencies

Coordinating and leading work on policies for access to energy data by third parties, best practices for application of data in building analytics and energy management systems, and the use of “big data” in program and policy planning and implementation in the buildings, utilities and transportation sectors

Leading ACEEE’s research on Intelligent Efficiency as it relates to cities, including research into city energy performance and city energy management systems

Providing contributions to the biennial City Energy Efficiency Scorecard and the related local policy database, which provide peer comparisons among U.S. cities on energy efficiency policy and performance metrics

Contributing to organizational strategy around energy data management and analytics and supporting and improving ACEEE analytical tools

Working at ACEEE, the analyst will lead projects of high visibility and credibility in the energy efficiency, technology and policy communities. As a researcher and project coordinator, the position offers unmatched access to national experts in energy efficiency as well as critical sources of primary data at government agencies and utilities. It also provides an opportunity to develop expertise and leadership experience on one or more topics of energy efficiency policy and programs. ACEEE and its Utilities, State and Local Policy Program are dynamic, growing, and comprised of a highly motivated and collegial team.

Expectations and Responsibilities

Highly analytical and detail-oriented. The analyst will conduct rigorous and peer-reviewed primary research dealing with complex quantitative and qualitative data.

Excellent writing and presentation skills. The analyst is expected to produce several detailed research reports, white papers, fact sheets, and blog posts on energy efficiency policy and programs, and present the research results at a wide range of policy and public forums.

Superb organizational and project coordination skills . The position requires experience coordinating complex, long-term projects independently and as part of teams. The analyst must also balance multiple projects and deadlines.

Strong interpersonal skills . He/she will maintain close relationships with a large network of stakeholders across the country in federal, state, local government and in the private sector to inform research and broaden the reach of ACEEE research and technical assistance. The analyst must also coordinate and collaborate with numerous ACEEE staff members on cross-cutting research projects.

Articulate and thoughtful . As an author of highly visible reports, the analyst will conduct media interviews and present at conferences and events. The analyst must be able to clearly explain research and positions to laypeople, other experts, and skeptical audiences.

Highly motivated, self-starter .

Tech-savvy and quick learner . The analyst will have to consult with other ACEEE staff to stay apprised of energy efficiency policy and program developments in the utility, buildings, transportation, and industrial sectors. The analyst will also contribute to pages on ACEEE’s website including those related to Local Energy Efficiency Policy.

Qualifications:

Required:

Bachelor’s degree

Degree or rigorous coursework in policy analysis, urban planning, economics, engineering, and/or information science

Two or more years of work experience, with demonstrated project coordination and leadership experience and significant experience with quantitative analysis

Strongly preferred:

Advanced degree

Experience in policy analysis or planning, including work on local government, transportation, energy, environmental, and/or utility policy

Experience with or sound knowledge of data policy, data standards, and privacy policy

Demonstrated passion for clean energy, economic development, or environmental issues

Preferred:

Experience with facilitating learning across networks or working groups of peer organizations, stakeholders, or representative from multiple professional communities

Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency and utility-sector efficiency programs

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to job_openings@aceee.org and use “Local Policy Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

Dec 28 / BARD CEP

Passenger Vehicle Program Internship, International Council on Clean Transportation – California

Organization: The International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Passenger Vehicle Program Internship 2015

Location: San Francisco, California or Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: The successful applicant is expected to work full-time (preferably) or part-time for up to 6 months. The monthly stipend for this position depends on education level and experience and is dependent on funding for this position. The range for university students is from $1,900-2,100, masters students is $2,100-$2,300, and for doctoral students is $2,300-$2,600.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is offering a paid internship opportunity located in either our Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA (preferred location) office to work with the passenger vehicle program.  This unique ICCT position provides an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher to learn about opportunities to reduce emissions from passenger vehicle and trucks, and about how to work in a dynamic, policy-oriented setting.

Position Description

Working under the direction of the Passenger Vehicles program director, tasks for this position include:

Assisting in ICCT’s ongoing work on passenger vehicle fuel economy database project.

Gathering data and modeling vehicle emissions on a regional/national scale.

Writing blog posts, policy briefs, and ICCT technical reports on reducing vehicle emissions and improving fuel efficiency.

Helping in other outreach efforts, including preparing presentation materials to educate policy-makers and stakeholders globally.

The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, ideally with a foundation in engine and vehicle technology, emission and efficiency testing, and vehicle fuel efficiency policies. A master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or related discipline is preferred. The position requires excellent quantitative, analytic, and research skills, along with strong written and verbal communication skills.  Proficiency in Excel is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is desired. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-directed, and creative and strategic in problem solving. Proficiency in English in required, foreign language(s) is a plus.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing or project sample, along with name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) tointernships@theicct.org. Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Use the position name “Internship, Passenger Vehicles” as the subject of your e-mail. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled. Please do not contact our offices directly, as the ICCT will contact candidates that are deemed qualified.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Resiliency Manager, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Resiliency Manager

Location: The Resiliency Manager will be expected to convene with the Resiliency Team at the TCNJ campus in Ewing, NJ 1-2 days/week and be willing to work from a remote office in the Ocean County area the remaining 3-4 days a week.

Dates and compensation: The state title for this position is Project Specialist. The position of Resiliency Manager Manager/Project Specialist is a Grant Funded position within the state. Compensation will be based upon the candidate’s professional experience and academic and applied skills set. The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as paid leave time and tuition savings programs. Employees will be eligible for the TCNJ pension program following one year of employment. The salary range is $50,000-$65,000.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey seeks a motivated individual to join our team working as a Resiliency Manager with the NJ Resiliency Network. The NJ Resiliency Network works with public, non-profit and academic partners across the state to provide municipalities with the tools and resources to become stronger, more resilient communities. (See www.NJResiliency.com.) The Sustainability Institute is a “think and do” tank that works to advance understanding and implementation of best practices that will lead to sustainable development.

The successful Resiliency Manager candidate is a skilled planner and/or project manager who will assist local governments with resilience, coastal hazard, and adaptation policy and planning in New Jersey’s central coastal region. The Resiliency Manager will inventory municipal needs for resiliency, provide direct technical assistance and connect municipalities to a “network” of public and private support and technical assistance. In addition to coordinating municipal needs with resources, the Resiliency Manager will report regularly on municipal progress towards resilience, as well as gaps in available tools and resources. This feedback will inform the work of state, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and federal entities in policy development and research. The impact of this position will be to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation of best practices for resiliency to climate change.

The position will require extensive travel throughout New Jersey’s central coastal region (mileage reimbursement provided). As such, candidates must have reliable transportation.

Responsibilities:

*Develop and conduct municipal outreach on climate-impact related issues in coastal New Jersey.

*Assist communities with the identification and prioritization of resiliency and adaptation projects by working with local officials, stakeholder groups and disaster recovery managers at the local and multi-community scale.

*Plan, conduct, and evaluate coastal community resilience and climate related programs, public seminars and workshops for municipalities and stakeholders in New Jersey’s coastal region.

*Develop and maintain working relationships with relevant local, state, county and federal personnel and non-governmental organizations.

*Contribute to program evaluations and other programmatic reports as required by NJRN.

Qualifications:

*Minimum of 2 years of experience in planning, public administration, economic and community development or city administration

*College degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public administration, or related field; or, five years of related work experience.

*Demonstrated communications skills (written and public)

*Ability to multitask; be a self-starter and manage projects and public outreach

*Significant travel is required in the Ocean County area and occasionally in Monmouth, Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Preferred qualifications:

*Knowledge of New Jersey’s housing, economic and community development programs and experience or general understanding of local government structure and land use planning

*Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint

*Understanding of state and local public administration and finance

*Experience with grant writing; knowledge of creative public financing

*Master’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public administration, or related field

*Ability to use virtual/web-based collaboration tools to communicate with team members and partners throughout the state.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, three (3) professional references to be contacted and writing samples demonstrating critical thinking and communication skills to the Sustainability Institute at TCNJ, Attention: Linda Weber, Resiliency Program Director at: jobs@tcnj.edu. Applications will only be accepted by email. Resumes will be considered through January 9, 2015. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission – New York

Organization: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Position Title: Environmental Analyst

Location: Interstate Environmental Commission Laboratory, College of Staten Island, Staten Island, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission serves as a forum for interstate communication and coordination on water related pollution control efforts among all the New England States and New York State. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are members of the Interstate Environmental Commission’s (IEC) compact. IEC’s compact was created in 1936 and established IEC as an organization responsible for protecting the waters and environment of its jurisdictional area.

In May 2012, NEIWPCC entered into an agreement with the IEC District to assist their three compact members (NY, NJ, and CT) in meeting their most pressing water resource, quality, and wastewater treatment concerns, both within and across state boundaries, by conducting monitoring, workshops, seminars, and the transfer of technology. NEIWPCC is working with the IEC District in meeting their diverse needs by providing fiduciary responsibility, staff and technical assistance, analysis and support for a broad array of water resource areas.

Responsibilities: Work independently to complete regularly scheduled field work including facility inspections and ambient water quality monitoring projects. Work with other staff to prepare individual project/program element work plans and budgets, approves payments under those projects, and pursues potential new sources of funding for projects. Assist Senior Manager and Associate Director with various program issues, grants and contracts, and develops information on which program decisions are based. Assist in the preparation and review of grant applications for new projects, contracts, and final project reports.

Activities are generally water quality and water supply oriented, but can cover a wide range of environmental issues, according to program needs and the incumbent’s areas of expertise. Act as technical advisor for the Commission, state agency staff, and public on those program issues; serve as staff support, clearinghouse for information, and meeting chairman for state agency staff workgroups for those issues. Assist the Senior Manager and Associate Director and staff in the general operations of the office in program planning and reporting.

Read full jobs description here.

Qualifications:

Education

A Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, natural science, toxicology, public health, or a related field.

Experience

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part time, technical or professional experience, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity or, (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.

Substitutions

  1. An Associate’s Degree with a major in any of the field listed above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree with a major in any of the fields above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate Degree with a major in any of the fields above may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education towards such a degree will be prorated on the basis of proportion of the requirements actually completed.

How to Apply: Send submissions to: NEIWPCC, Attn: Human Resources, 650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA 01854 or via email to jobs@neiwpcc.org

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Environment Program Associate, PSE Healthy Energy – California and New York

Organization: PSE Healthy Energy

Position Title: Environment Program Associate

Location: Oakland, California and Ithaca, New York

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015

Description: PSE Healthy Energy is a non-profit energy science and policy think tank dedicated to supplying evidence-based, scientific information and resources on the environmental, public health, and climate dimensions of energy production and use. Our work predominantly focuses on oil and gas development (e.g., “fracking” and enhanced oil recovery), renewable energy, and energy storage. We have offices in Oakland, CA, Ithaca, NY, and New York City. PSE Healthy Energy’s mission is to bring scientific transparency and clarity to energy policy discussions, helping to level the playing field for citizens, advocacy groups, the media, policy makers, and politicians by generating, translating, and disseminating scientific information. No other interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, scientists, and engineers exists to focus specifically on health and sustainability at the intersection of energy science and policy.

Purpose

The Program Associate provides research and administrative support to the Environment program. Primary responsibilities are outlined below, but this list should be viewed as a starting point as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and the evolution of the program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with scientific research, including compilation and analysis of data and editing/preparation of white papers and manuscripts for peer-review
  • Monitor and catalog scientific literature relevant to the scope of the program and the organization
  • Meet regularly with the Program Director to discuss progress of current research and ideas for new research
  • Respond to general inquiries from the public
  • Assist with management of online resources including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS), PSE Library, and State of the Science entries
  • Assist with software, grant proposals, and other requests for research tools as needed
  • Assist with planning program events, and organizational meetings.

Qualifications: Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, petroleum engineering/geology, or related technical degree
  • Experience or interest in researching the environmental dimensions of fossil energy systems, including GHG/climate change, water, and/or air quality issues
  • Exceptional research, data analysis, and writing skills and strong oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and general internet, video and electronic communications
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and R preferred

Characteristics

  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well
  • Articulate communications skills
  • A team player and friendly to collaboration within and beyond PSE Healthy Energy
  • A self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@psehealthyenergy.org by January 16, 2015. Please put “ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM ASSOCIATE” in the subject line.

Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Policy Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Policy Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates: Start date January 5, 2015

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Description: The Policy Associate will assist members of the Policy team in advancing all of MEEAs policy activities at the local, state and regional levels. The Policy Associate’s work will support and advance mandated and voluntary energy efficiency policies at the state level. This will be accomplished through various research, coordination, and administrative tasks. The Policy Associate will support the Policy Team, but also be responsible for coordination with other areas of MEEA, including Membership, Marketing, and Programs. Developing and maintaining relationships – both internally and externally – that advance the work of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will be a requirement of the position. The Policy Associate will report to MEEA’s Senior Policy Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to MEEA’s Policy Team
    · Research and analyze state energy efficiency policies and assist in the preparation of reports for funders and members
    · Develop fact sheets, case studies, newsletter, blog postings, and other advocacy materials
    · Assist in management of MEEA’s policy advocacy through coalition-building with all stakeholders
    · Coordinate educational and outreach activities to increase awareness and understanding of energy efficiency, including webinars, calls, and conferences
    · Use social media to promote the department’s activities

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be expected to have the following qualifications:
· B.A. or B.S. in: public policy, political science, or a related field
· Advanced degree in relevant field, preferred
· Minimum 2 years experience in public policy required, with knowledge of the energy industry preferred
· History of strong project management experience with proven success with meeting deadlines and the ability of adapt to shifting priorities
· Strong facilitation and coalition building skills among diverse stakeholders
· Strong oral and written presentation skills
· Able to working as a member of a team in a small-office environment
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office
· Passion for energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@mwalliance.org with the subject: Policy Associate. Applications are due by December 31, 2014. Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide writing samples and references.