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Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Director of Commercial Programs-Yorktown, NY

Organization: Energize NY

Position Title: Director of Commercial Programs

Location: Yorktown, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. 50,000 – 70,000/ annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Energy Improvement Corporation seeks a Director to drive the implementation of Energize New York (ENY) Commercial Programs.

The Energy Improvement Corporation (“EIC”), a New York not for profit, Local Development Corporation, has established the Energize NY Finance Program (ENY Finance), a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) program to provide financing to property owners in participating municipal member jurisdictions throughout New York State. EIC acts as a constituted authority on behalf of its municipal members pursuant to a municipal agreement and is charged with the administration of the municipality’s PACE programs, including the issuance of debt to permanently fund eligible financings to property owners. ENY Finance is available to eligible commercial, industrial, manufacturing, agricultural, multifamily and institutional property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements that are permanently affixed to privately-owned existing structures.

EIC manages other ENY programs which include community-based energy efficiency and renewable energy marketing programs offered to its municipal members and funded through the Department of Energy (“DOE”) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) grants and through revenue generated from financing activities. EIC has developed these programs (ENY Residential Program, Commercial Program) to advance the goals of energy improvements in buildings by developing and deploying: community outreach, marketing and messaging, NYSERDA and other utility incentives, ENY Finance, building owner support and enabling technologies to the residents of New York State.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Actively attracts and develops energy improvement projects that are intending to use ENY Finance
  • Works with the Energize NY team to build out the demand and acceptance of ENY Finance program within EIC’s member municipalities.
  • Leverage the ENY connections to local community groups and NYSERDA’s Multifamily and Commercial upgrade programs to expand demand for ENY Programs.
  • Assists in supporting existing energy improvement projects and/or programs in all stages of development and operations.
  • Helps manage ENY’s interest in developing new and existing projects.
  • Serves as a liaison to program applicants and program participants, including EIC partners, lenders, service providers, third party stakeholders and developers.
  • Assists in developing project and program criteria.
  • Participates in the evaluation of requests for financing by providing initial assessment of applicant’s proposal in relation to ENY’s investment or project criteria.
  • Participates in due diligence activities to obtain and analyze pertinent information relative to the applicant’s proposals.

CUSTOMER SERVICE DELIVERABLES

  • Proactive and deliberate approach to serving potential and current program applicants.
  • Responds promptly to customer, stakeholder, Board of Directors, and staff requests for information or assistance.
  • Acts as a member of the ENY team, pitches in and assists other staff members as requested.
  • Provides a work product that is well-conceived, developed, complete and useful to scale-up program deployment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED – KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

The following minimum qualifications in knowledge skill and ability are required:

  • 2+ years of experience in sales and/or marketing.
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in financial and economic analysis.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and energy economics.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial statements, business plans and other financial and legal concepts and documents.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other software programs as necessary.
  • Ability to work swiftly and efficiently in a fast-paced, open office environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet both short-term and long-term deliverables.
  • Strong interpersonal skills involving the ability to work with management and a variety of other parties, at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, and courteously through oral and written communications.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, economics, business administration or other related field. Two (2) years of experience in developing and managing projects ideally in a field related to clean energy and/or efficiency implementation services. Two (2) years experience in sales and/or marketing.

Substitutions Allowed:

  • A Master’s degree in environmental science, engineering, economics, business administration or other related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the general experience.
  • A professional certification in a relevant field may substitute for one (1) additional year of the general experience

EIC Benefits:
Bonus potential based on overall performance of EIC
100% EIC coverage of High Deductible health plan
2-week vacation, 4 personal days, 12 sick days, one day a week flexible schedule
Collaborative and team based environment

 

How to apply:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENY Director, Commercial Programs position or to learn more about ENY:
Call or email Mark Thielking, Executive Director, Energize NY at:
mark@energizeny.org
PHONE: 914 302 7300

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
http:energizeny.org

TO APPLY FOR THE POSTION VIA EMAIL, FAX OR MAIL, CONTACT 
Mark Thielking
Executive Director, Energize NY
mark@energizeny.org

PHONE: 914 302 7300
FAX: 914 302 7301
ADDRESS: 2051 Baldwin Road, Suite 107
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Classroom Teacher SY 2014-2015-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Classroom Teacher

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

 

Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

The Classroom Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all students in his or her class are achieving at high levels both academically and socially, and for serving as a model for his or her colleagues on excellent instruction. To that end, he or she:

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Believes that all students can learn and commitment to supporting varied learning styles and needs
  • Plans purposefully in order to provide individual students with opportunities for constructing meaning and developing understandings of new concepts.
  • Utilizes developmentally appropriate and rigorous curricula and instructional materials that are tightly aligned to Lefferts Gardens Charter School benchmarks and New York State common core standards.
  • Presents students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies, and inspires and guides them to explore, express and uncover new ideas of their own.
  • Administers, collects, and analyzes both qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
  • Reflects regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to in order to inform his or her work, modify practices, and increase student achievement.
  • Collaborates with other colleagues in designing and co-teaching lessons that integrate science into other content areas and classroom routines when appropriate in order to promote science and improve student achievement.
  • Collaborates with inclusion teachers to design and execute individualized instructional plans for students with special needs in order to ensure they achieve academically at high levels, and are fully included in the Lefferts Gardens community; and, to foster a rich experience for all students in inclusion.
  • Builds relationships with his or her students’ families through regular communication about students’ progress and ways in which families can support their children’s learning.
  • Serves as a resource to all teachers on excellent instruction by providing feedback on their work in the classroom, modeling instructional approaches, and referring teachers to relevant resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

School Culture

  • Creates a classroom community that maintains the school’s high social expectations for students as defined by the Lefferts Gardens Charter School operating principles.
  • Leads, in collaboration with the school’s leadership team, the on-going effort to establish a school culture that reinforces the school’s mission, goals, and operating principles within all aspects of the Lefferts Gardens Charter School community including, but not limited to, his or her classroom practices, model lessons, and efforts to build a model classroom community.

Human Resources and On-going Development

  • Actively works to improve his or her own practice in order to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase his or her effectiveness in the organization.
  • Actively strives to embody the operating principles in his or her work.
  • Operates according to the professional standards of the school, which are defined in detail within the schools’ staff policies and procedures handbook.
  • Takes responsibility for the success of the organization by maximizing all opportunities to further the mission of the organization within the school, broader Lefferts Gardens’ community, and New York City communities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three years or more of teaching experience in an urban setting, preferred.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • NYS Teacher Certification, required.

How to apply

  • LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee at jobs@leffertsgardens.org.
  • Please place the position you are interested in on the subject line of the email. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.
TIMEFRAME:
  • Teachers are required to be on-site from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm four days a week, and from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays for professional development.
  • Teachers begin the year in mid-August for a mandatory two-week Summer Institute prior to the start of the year school year.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.
Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Learning Specialist/Teacher SY 2014-2015-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Learning Specialist/Teacher

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Commensurates with experience

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

 

Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

The Learning Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all students in his or her class are achieving at high levels both academically and socially, and is fully included while serving as a model for his or her colleagues on excellent instruction. To that end, he or she:

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Believes that all students can learn and commitment to supporting varied learning styles and needs.
  • Plans purposefully in order to provide individual students with opportunities for constructing meaning and developing understandings of new concepts.
  • Utilizes developmentally appropriate and rigorous curricula and instructional materials that are tightly aligned to Lefferts Gardens Charter School benchmarks and New York State common core standards.
  • Presents students with new ideas and concepts through a variety of strategies, and inspires and guides them to explore, express and uncover new ideas of their own.
  • Administers, collects, and analyzes both qualitative and quantitative data gathered from a variety of assessments on each student.
  • Reflects regularly on data from student assessments alone and with colleagues, administration, or students’ families in order to in order to inform his or her work, modify practices, and increase student achievement.
  • Collaborates with other colleagues in designing and co-teaching lessons that integrate science into other content areas and classroom routines when appropriate in order to promote science and improve student achievement.
  • Modifies existing instructional plans as necessary to accommodate individual student’s special need.
  • Builds relationships with his or her students’ families through regular communication about students’ progress and ways in which families can support their children’s learning.
  • Serves as a resource to all teachers on excellent instruction by providing feedback on their work in the classroom, modeling instructional approaches, and referring teachers to relevant resources.
  • Builds relationships with his or her students’ families through regular communication about students’ progress and ways in which families can support their children’s learning.
  • Regularly participates in school-wide student assessments in order to diagnose students’ needs. These include Tier 1 assessments administered to all students to screen for special needs, and Tier 2 assessments administered to targeted students to monitor progress.
  • Refers students when necessary for special services through either the existing school resources, or the more formal Committee on Special Education.
  • Attends CSE meetings to provide student updates on progress.
  • Updates student’s progress in New York City SEISS database system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
SCHOOL CULTURE
  • Creates a classroom community that maintains the school’s high social expectations for students as defined by the Lefferts Gardens Charter School operating principles.
  • Leads, in collaboration with the school’s leadership team, the on-going effort to establish a school culture that reinforces the school’s mission, goals, and operating principles within all aspects of the Lefferts Gardens Charter School community including, but not limited to, his or her classroom practices, model lessons, and efforts to build a model classroom community.

Human Resources and On-going Development

  • Actively works to improve his or her own practice in order to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for excellent instruction and to generally increase his or her effectiveness in the organization.
  • Actively strives to embody the operating principles in his or her work.
  • Operates according to the professional standards of the school, which are defined in detail within the schools’ staff policies and procedures handbook.
  • Takes responsibility for the success of the organization by maximizing all opportunities to further the mission of the organization within the school, broader Lefferts Gardens’ community, and New York City communities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three years or more of teaching experience in an urban setting, preferred.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • NYS Teacher SWD Certification, required.

How to apply:

LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee atjobs@leffertsgardens.org.

Please place the position you are interested in on the subject line of the email. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

TIMEFRAME:
  • Teachers are required to be on-site from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm four days a week, and from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thursdays for professional development.
  • Teachers begin the year in mid-August for a mandatory two-week Summer Institute prior to the start of the year school year.
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits are provided in accordance with school policy.

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Director of Curriculum and Instruction (DCI) SY 2014-2015-

Organization: Lefferts Gardens Charter School

Position Title: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

 

Job Description:

The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) opened its doors September 2010 with 150 students, kindergarten and first grade. This year we will have over 375 students, grades K-4. We are adding a grade each year until we reach full capacity at 450 students. Our school uses an experiential learning model with the scientific method of inquiry as its focus. We are looking for teachers who are interested in collaboration as well as personal development and growth. All teachers at LGCS must be willing to work with other teachers and help model the belief that learning is a life-long experience.

Our Mission: The Lefferts Gardens Charter School (LGCS) will utilize an environmental science program to develop academically motivated and civic-minded students to succeed in competitive high school and college programs. The proximity of several community-based environmental institutions provides a unique opportunity for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Graduates of LGCS will leave with an understanding of the relationship among science, the environment, and the everyday world.

School Model: Using the scientific method of inquiry as the basis for all learning, we will be able to give our students the skills that establish a foundation for learning any subject. Coming up with a hypothesis, testing it, examining the results and modifying the hypothesis are learning skills that can be applied to math, science, social studies, or even art. These skills will give our students the unique opportunity to become leaders of our community and stewards of the environment.

To achieve our goals for the 2014-2015 school year, we are seeking a:

Director of Curriculum and Instruction will oversee every facet of Lefferts Gardens Charter School that directly impacts student’s learning. This will include monitoring of classroom instruction, management of all internal and external management data and curriculum development for all subject areas and will report to the School Leader. We are seeking a growth oriented person who is capable of using observation and supervision as a tool to help develop our very capable teachers. We also expect our new Director of Curriculum to have a deep belief that all students can learn and proceed to successful high school and college careers.

Compensation: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include: Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Short and Long term Disability, Life Insurance, and a 3% match to the 401K retirement plan.

Lefferts Gardens Charter School is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment at our school. LGCS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices for all qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

How to apply:

LGCS welcomes applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of the Hiring Committee at jobs@leffertsgardens.org. Please place your full name and the position you are interested in on the subject line. We will accept applicant until each position has been filled with the very best candidate.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Office Assistant/Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: Office Assistant/Intern

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: Paid

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

The Center for Clean Air Policy is searching for an assistant to perform administrative tasks for the organization. This would be the perfect job for someone who is interested in gaining professional experience with a non-profit organization. This is a paid position at 35-40 hours per week starting as soon as possible through July 11, 2014, with potential for extension. Benefits will not be included.

The candidate’s duties will include but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

  • Manage front reception area
  • Answer phones and direct messages to staff or voicemail
  • Process all incoming and outgoing mail for the office including FedEx/UPS Shipments
  • Perform database maintenance
  • Oversee the copier and assist with making copies for the staff when necessary
  • Maintain office supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels, placing orders for office supplies and equipment
  • Maintain and handle computer, internet and/or phone problems
  • Assist with research
  • Undertake other projects directed and/or approved by the supervisor

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, as well as excellent phone and communication skills. Experience working in an office environment and proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, and Excel is preferred. Immediate availability is also preferred.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter tojseas@ccap.org. To expedite the review process, please type “Office Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail. We regret that we cannot personally respond to every inquiry. No phone calls please.

CCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly supports and recognizes the value of diversity. EOE/m/f/d/v

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: US Climate Action Network

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location:  Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours/week, $500 monthly stipend

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 with rolling admission following, so send in ASAP

 

Organization Overview

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is the largest network of organizations focused on climate change in the US. USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and constituencies.

The network spans an array of perspectives and approaches. USCAN members are united by their common desire to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency, to inspire the United States’ positive participation in international forums to secure equitable, effective climate policies, and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.

USCAN is the US node of the Climate Action Network (CAN-International), a global network of over 850 environment, energy, development, and faith based NGOs working collaboratively to address the causes of climate change and promote equitable solutions.

Internship Description

USCAN seeks a policy intern for a minimum of four to six months to assist with policy and outreach activities. You will learn about domestic and international issues relating to climate change, including the international climate change negotiations, energy issues, and Clean Air Act issues. You will also become acquainted with the federal policy-making process and the various players and positions in the climate movement.

The position is located in our Washington, DC office. This internship offers a monthly stipend of $500, help obtaining college credit (if needed), and negotiable start and end dates.

Responsibilities

  • Assist International Policy Coordinator and Program Director/Domestic Policy Director with activities relating to international and domestic climate change policy
  • Attend briefings, congressional hearings, and coalition meetings
  • Research and write material for newsletters, web pages, action alerts, and fact sheets
  • Help organize coalition meetings and strategy sessions on international and domestic issues, including taking detailed notes on meeting discussions
  • Help organize briefings and webinars for USCAN members
  • Assist in organizing meetings and issue briefings for congressional staff
  • Hand-deliver materials to congressional offices
  • Participate in lobbying congressional offices by phone or in person, if professional and knowledgeable
  • Assist with outreach to USCAN member organizations
  • Assist other staff as needed
  • Take on other responsibilities as they develop, based on intern strengths and interests, ability to complete individual projects, and organizational needs.
  • Possible travel to assist at conferences/events

Qualifications

  • Interest in climate change and enthusiasm for communicating with partners and policy makers
  • Strong oral and writing skills and methodical research methods
  • Self-starter, flexible, able to manage multiple tasks
  • Some knowledge of Congress and/or international climate policy and negotiations is a plus.
  • Good phone skills
  • Extroverted and friendly personality with good sense of humor is a must.
  • Available at least 35 hours a week.

How to apply

USCAN encourages diversity and prohibits discrimination in the office place. The organization exceeds the anti-discrimination policies of the District of Columbia and of the federal government. Specifically, USCAN prohibits discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, gender identity, or socio-economic status.

Please send a resume and cover letter with availability to Adam Sundberg (policy @climatenetwork.org). Please put the name of the internship and your name in the subject line of your email: “Policy Internship Application, First Name Last Name.”

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours/week, $500 monthly stipend

Position Dates: Start late May/early June, though dates are flexible

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 with rolling admission following, so send in ASAP

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Climate Accountability Internship: Documenting Disinformation-

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Climate Accountability Internship 

Location:  Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: The salary is $13-15 per hour, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: May 11, 2014

 

Internship Description:

UCS is a leader in communicating about climate change science, impacts and solutions. As you know, we are feeling the impacts of a warming world every day. From rising seas to extreme heat, climate change is here and is caused by the emissions from fossil fuels when we burn gasoline to drive our cars or coal, oil, or gas to heat our homes and power our lives. We also know there are active efforts to purposefully distort the science and sow confusion. We are seeking to document this history in new, compelling ways that helps connect the dots between the disinformation campaigns and the advancement of the scientific understanding of the consequences of climate change.

In addition, we are also collaborating with top scientists around the world to embark upon research that will, for the first time, calculate the contribution of the world’s major carbon producers—coal, oil, natural gas and cement companies—to climate change. In so doing, we can determine how their products are contributing to the damages from climate change we see today and in the future.

UCS is currently developing a multi-year campaign to bring together these two streams of research to raise awareness of the major carbon producers, their historical emissions and the efforts to misinform and distort the science on climate change.

Through the Climate Accountability Project, the intern can expect to learn: how to conduct background research, specifically looking into corporations’ and other entities’ efforts to distort the science on climate change; how to develop and implement a multi-year campaign; and how a science-based organization can use robust research to inform public awareness and decision-making at corporations and in government. The intern will be able to put into practice outreach, research, and strategy development skills.

Responsibilities

The Climate Accountability Intern would assist with the campaign efforts, such as background research, developing outreach strategies, and implementing specific campaign elements. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting background research into the history of climate denial campaigns;
  • Compiling information into compelling and informative fact sheets, visuals, or other products;
  • Contacting and cultivating relationship with external partners
  • Implementing public awareness efforts on climate change disinformation campaigns;
  • Engaging UCS supporters through email action alerts and social media;
  • Implement outreach activities—events, online outreach, etc—for the release of related UCS scientific analysis;
  • Participate in the development of campaign strategies

Qualifications and experience
Current college or university students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this competitive internship. Individuals from demographic groups underrepresented in science and environmental advocacy and from public universities are especially encouraged to apply. Position requires demonstrated skills in online and publication research, preferred expertise with corporation, policy, and investigative research. Some experience with outreach and on-line organizing tools preferred, experience on corporate campaigns a plus. The position also requires strong organizational and writing skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Work requires demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields. Microsoft Office knowledge is required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a 6-8 month, benefits-eligible, full-time internship based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office, starting in June 2014. The salary is $13-15 per hour, depending on qualifications. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org

How to apply:

 Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to internship@ucsusa.org and include “Climate Intern” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline:May 11, 2014 or until filled.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Case management director (Community Umbrella Agency)-Philadelphia, PA

Organization: Public Health Management Corporation

Position Title:  Case Management Director 

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

This is managerial level social service work directing, through subordinate supervisors, case management work within the Turning Points for Children, an affiliate of the Public Health Management Corporation, Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) in the 15th Police District. The CUA Case Management Director directs the operations of the CUA case management function and is directly responsible for successfully implementing all initiatives and ensuring outcomes are achieved. Work may include planning, reviewing, evaluating and coordinating short- and medium-term operations to meet program or social service goals and objectives; reviewing and assigning work to the appropriate work units; overseeing/advising in the most complex situations; implementing all policies and procedures and creating/recommending policies having CUA-wide impact; making resource decisions designed to maximize efficiency and meet objectives in a mandated minimum of time; proactively reviewing workloads to maximize appropriate completion of objectives consistent with CUA standards; ensuring that operations managed are fully prepared for federal and state review and audit that enables funding and certification; and assessing overall training needs of staff members. Extensive contact outside the CUA may involve negotiation and problem solving with groups such as the judiciary, representatives of public and private welfare agencies, probation, legal advocates, city agencies and departments including DHS and the School District, representatives of professional and community groups as well as individuals, their families, and the general public. Management of staff members and workforce planning is a major component of the work.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and skill in

•The principles, practices and techniques of social work in child welfare

•The principles, practices and policies of social service administration

•Managerial methods and techniques including budgeting and efficient resource allocation

•The philosophy and objectives underlying social services to individuals in child welfare

•The legal provisions and regulations applicable to the oversight and delivery of program services in the area of specialization

•The principles, practices, techniques, literature and current developments in the field of human services planning in child welfare

•The functions and resources of public and private social welfare and related agencies providing services to individuals in child welfare

•The principles, practices and procedures for human service program planning and evaluation in child welfare

•Behavioral science concepts and principles

•Principles and practices of administrative organization and management, and their application to the resolution of a variety of operational and administrative problems

•Proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.

And specific knowledge of and skill in:

•Case management techniques

•Provider management, oversight and evaluation

•Various community-based programs within Philadelphia

•Community-based program analysis and evaluation techniques

•Contracting techniques and evaluation

•Proposal writing and evaluation techniques

General ability to:

•Plan, organize and manage the activities of a major social service program

•Formulate program goals and coordinate service activities

•Work closely with and coordinate efforts with other service departments and agencies

•Represent the CUA to external agencies and funders

•Apply behavioral science concepts and principles in directing the operations of a major social service program

•Effect sound management practices in the administration of social service program and implement staff performance standards

•Evaluate program quality and effectiveness

•Analyze and resolve complex social work situations, and make sound recommendations consistent with social work principles and departmental policies

•Exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures consistent with overall program policy and objectives

•Interpret and explain program function, goals and objectives

•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of private and public agencies, the judiciary, civic groups, associates and the general public

•Present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

•Manage directly and indirectly case management activities

•Smoothly oversee relationship with DHS and assigned providers

•Critically analyze community-based programs

•Oversee and manage contracts with community-based organizations

•Evaluate community-based programs.

Required Education, Experience, CredentailingEducation:

•Master’s degree with major course work in social work, social work administration, criminal justice, public administration or a related field.

Experience:

•Minimum of three years of social services experience

Supervisory Experience:

•Minimum of four years experiencing managing/supevisors others, preferable in a large progfram setting with youth. Experience working with children in a welfare agency desired; an equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be in accordance with DHS requirements will be considered.

Physical and Medical Requirements Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of this position.

Background Checks A background check will be completed for all potential hires to verify education, employment history, and vehicular and traffic history (PA Driver Information or other state driver information if applicable. The employee in this position must pass a PA Criminal Background Check, Federal Bureau of Investigation Clearance, and PA Child Abuse Clearance dated no later than 60 days from the start date. No employee is permitted to be alone with a child or youth until all clearances

How to apply:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:Turning Points for Children415 S. 15th St Street Philadelphia, PA 19146E-mail: tpfcapps@tp4c.org

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Development Associate – Planned Giving -Cambridge, MA

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title:  Development Associate

Location: Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: Salary would be in the high $30s

Application Deadline: April 20, 2014 or until filled

 

Job Description:

UCS seeks a detail-oriented Planned Giving/Development Associate to manage the daily operations of our planned giving program and provide administrative support to the Director of Planned Giving. The ideal candidate has previous work experience in non-profit fundraising, or other relevant nonprofit experience, enjoys working with donors, and is interested in a position with the opportunity to learn and grow as a fundraising professional.

In the short term, there will be additional duties supporting the membership team responding to member inquires over phone and email. This will include producing appropriate correspondence in a timely manner and updating donor records in the databases.

Responsibilities

  • In concert with the Director of Planned Giving, serve as a point of contact for donors and prospects on all matters related to planned gifts. Responding to donors in a timely, professional and friendly manner.
  • Working closely with the Director of Planned Giving, implement UCS’s planned giving strategy.
  • Assist the Director of Planned Giving with creating materials for and conducting planned giving training for development staff.
  • Supporting the Director of Planned Gifts with coordination of travel arrangements for donor meetings, trips and events, and providing other travel support materials.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development, production and mailing of PG prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship pieces working with membership, stewardship and communications team, designers and external vendors.
  • Work with PGCalc and other external consultants/contractors to ensure accurate processing and record keeping of planned gifts and related tax documentation.

·In the short term, additional responsibilities supporting the membership team may include:

  • Monitoring public email boxes and membership phone line. Responding in a professional, friendly, timely and accurate manner to email and phone inquiries from members.
  • Write, produce and mail assorted individual correspondence to members.

Qualifications and experience

  • Two to four years of development experience or equivalent;
  • The ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, with scrupulous attention to detail;
  • Comfort and familiarity in working with donors, prospective donors and other constituents; with a friendly and professional “donor” services orientation;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team, in a fast-paced, collegial environment;
  • Strong interest in the mission of UCS, and/or a background in science or public policy;
  • Creativity and a strong work ethic to support our growing planned giving program;
  • Facility with MS Office suite, and experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database software.

The strongest candidates may also demonstrate:

  • Prior experience in fundraising, especially in a planned giving or major gift setting;
  • Knowledge of basic planned giving concepts and vehicles such as bequests and gift annuities;
  • B.A. or B.S. (preferred); background in finance or law

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary would be in the high $30s. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff andto broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. Information about the organization is available athttp://www.ucsusa.org

How to apply:

 Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned about the position and resume via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include “Planned Giving Associate” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: April 20, 2014 or until filled.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Housatonic Valley Association River Stewards of Tomorrow 2014 Internship Position Available-New York

Organization: Housatonic Valley Association

Position Title:  Internship Position

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: The intern will be provided with a $2,400 stipend

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until May 24th or position is filled.

 

Organization Overview:

About the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA): The Housatonic Valley Association, founded in 1941, works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities by protecting and restoring the lands and waters of the Housatonic Watershed for this and future generations.  We are one of the oldest watershed-based conservation groups in the country and have a proven track record of success.

Since 2011, we have protected water resources in the watershed by assessing 100+ miles of streams and identifying more than 800 road culvert crossings for replacement to improve fish habitat connectivity. We helped organize the first river-wide gathering to discuss the merging economic and environmental interests along the Naugatuck. We physically removed many tons of garbage from the rivers of the watershed, completed the first scientific study of the Swamp River in New York, and worked with the state of Massachusetts to complete the Columbia Mill Dam sediment study – the first step towards the dam’s removal. We collaborated with partners to construct multiple new boating access sites and published a Berkshire Paddle Guide for the headwaters of the Housatonic. We also developed an environmental curriculum guide and brought hundreds of students outside to study and experience their local streams and rivers.  We were among the leaders negotiating both stream flow protection regulations in Connecticut and pushing for common-sense PCB cleanup in Massachusetts. We conserved 20 acres of undeveloped riverfront, facilitated funding to design the extension of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail in New York, worked with recreationalists to create a multi-town bike trail in Connecticut, and continued our role as a leader of the Litchfield Hills Greenprint program, a partnership of 23 land trusts in northwest Connecticut.

Learn more about our work and find how you can help by visitingwww.hvatoday.org.

 

Internship Description:

The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is seeking applications for twoRiver Steward of Tomorrow Environmental Internship positions, available for summer 2014. The River Stewards will work throughout the Housatonic Watershed on a variety of projects related to water quality and habitat conservation. River Stewards will split their time between HVA’s main office (located in Cornwall Bridge in the northwest corner of Connecticut) and our Berkshire field office (located in South Lee, Massachusetts). Each River Steward will be expected to complete approximately 240 hours of work from June – August (roughly 30 hours per week over 8 weeks).

Internship Overview: While working out of the Cornwall Bridge office, the 2014 River Stewards will be supervised by the HVA Water Protection Director, but may also be asked to work with other staff as needed. In the Berkshire Office, River Stewards will be supervised by HVA’s Berkshire Director. Work will include a mix of office and field-based activities. Projects that the intern will be expected to participate in include:

  • Water Quality Monitoring. The River Stewards will assist HVA staff with field-based water quality monitoring activities including collecting water quality samples, conducting rapid bioassessments, and conducting visual surveys along important stream reaches to document uses and conditions.
  • Water Quality Data Compilation and Mapping: River Stewards will assist with compiling and summarizing water chemistry data from a variety of local, state and federal sources in MA, NY, and CT.
  • Road/Stream Crossing Assessment.  The River Stewards will visit and assess bridges and culverts in Northwest CT to identify barriers to fish and wildlife passage, and assist with post-assessment data processing.
  • Websites and Social Media.   HVA maintains a website for the organization as well as a website focused on the Naugatuck River, an important tributary of the Housatonic in CT. and a Facebook page.  The intern will be involved in the production of materials for HVA’s website and Facebook page. Related tasks might include identifying and summarizing relevant news items, developing project updates, and creating educational or training videos.
  • Additional opportunities may be available for the intern to assist with other organization work including assisting with land conservation easement monitoring, GIS analysis of land and water resources and membership outreach activities such as guided paddle trips.

Qualifications: The River Stewards will work alongside the industry’s best professionals in one of the oldest watershed organizations in the nation. Candidates must be highly-motivated, interested in pursuing an environmental career, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Enthusiasm for outdoor field work (e.g., water quality sampling, habitat surveys), including navigating along potentially unmarked terrain in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to represent HVA in a professional manner;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Familiarity with basic website administration and social media;
  • Experience using GPS and GIS technologies, including related online tools such as Google Earth and Google Maps.

Requirements: Daily access to a personal vehicle is a requirement of the position. The intern must also be physically able to participate in potentially strenuous field work (i.e. physically active work outside for several hours during hot and/or rainy weather).

Compensation: The intern will be provided with a $2,400 stipend for the course of the internship. Work related travel will be compensated at a rate of $0.48/mile.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should e-mail or mail the following application materials to the Internship Coordinator:

  1. COVER LETTER
  2. RESUME
  3. TWO (2) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
  4. (Optional) Examples of past projects relevant to HVA’s mission (please limit to 1-2 pages/project, max of three projects)

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 25thor the position is filled.
Questions and applications should be directed to:

Michael S. Jastremski, Water Protection Director

Housatonic Valley Association
Mail: PO Box 28, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
E-mail: MJ.HVA@outlook.com
Phone: (860) 672-6678

 

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Senior Director of Development, East Coast -Washington DC

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Senior Director of Development, East Coast 

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound conservation practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since our founding in 1980, the organization has helped protect more than 5 million acres of our country’s working lands.

Job Summary

American Farmland Trust seeks a Director of Development for fundraising operations on the East Coast. This person will be responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive development program for the assigned region and will coordinate national outreach as assigned by the Vice President of Development and External Relations. Additionally, the Director of Development will secure gifts from individuals and other sources to support AFT’s priorities throughout the U.S.; work with the Vice President to establish fundraising goals; cultivate a select group of prospects (150+) working closely with the development and program team to steward gifts; and plan/execute selective prospect cultivation and stewardship events. The person who fills this position will be responsible for meeting specific annual revenue goals and contributing to the overall achievement of the organization’s revenue goals.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional who enjoys front-line relationship building, soliciting, developing and driving strategies with senior leadership, and demonstrating creativity and relationship-building savvy to make connections and secure in-person appointments. The candidate must be able to articulate the case to support the vision/mission/goals of American Farmland Trust for the purpose of securing major gifts and pledges.

The Director of Development reports to the Vice President of Development and External Relations. The position is subject to the gift-related policies and procedures of AFT and the ethical standards of the Association for Fundraising Professionals. This position requires significant travel.

Essential Functions

  • Manage portfolio of prospects and donors.
  • Design, develop, plan, oversee and evaluate individual donor/prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition for assigned portfolio.
  • Travel throughout assigned region and nationally as necessary to cultivate relationships with donors and prospects.
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and gift closure.
  • Coordinate donor/prospect visits for other staff members, volunteers, AFT leadership and board members.
  • Implement programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the major gift level, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for AFT.
  • Develop and execute ongoing strategy for qualifying suspects and moving them to prospect status using tools such as small cultivation events, research and community networking.
  • Conduct individualized responses to donor/prospect contacts with appropriate communications and reporting.
  • Share information on planned giving opportunities with donors as appropriate.
  • Execute events and other fundraising activities that advance AFT’s relationship with donors/prospects.
  • Monitor and maintain travel budget.
  • Collaborate with all AFT units to advance fundraising.
  • Prepare written documents in support of solicitation, cultivation and development events, including correspondence, strategic plans, invitations and reports. Develop highly tailored proposals.
  • Coordinate an effective program for recognition, involvement and stewardship of donors.
  • Average number of significant contacts per year: 150+ (minimum 12 personal visits per month average).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and demonstrated success in closing major and principal gifts.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in major gift fundraising.
  • Proficiency in event planning and campaign management, or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Knowledge and related experience in direct mail, public relations, advertising or marketing.
  • Expert knowledge in planned giving.
  • Professional skill preparing and presenting proposals and case statements.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office.
  • Expert skill with membership databases and moves management systems.
  • Working knowledge of prospect research methodologies, best practices and evolving trends in major and principal gifts philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated team player with commitment to the mission, philosophy and values of American Farmland Trust.
  • Must be organized, creative, proactive, and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Have sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.
  • Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving.

Suggested Metrics

The Director of Development, with direction from the Vice President, will be proactive in the Development team’s successful implementation of the major gifts plan. He/she is also responsible for meeting an individual portfolio fundraising target by working with assigned donors and prospects to advance the mission of the American Farmland Trust, including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue.

Applications and Inquiries

Please see additional information and qualifications by visiting:

www.farmland.org/about/careers/director-of-development.asp

To apply, send a letter, salary requirements, and résumé to jobs@farmland.org

Please let the employer know that you are responding
to the environmental job posting in EcoEmploy.com

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Director of Institutional Giving-Washington DC

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Director of Institutional Giving

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound conservation practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since our founding in 1980, the organization has helped protect more than 5 million acres of our country’s working lands.

Job Summary

American Farmland Trust seeks a Director of Institutional Giving. The Director reports to the Vice President of Development and External Relations and works with program colleagues and the Institutional Giving team to direct all of AFT’s national fundraising activities related to securing grants/contributions from foundations, corporations, and government sources.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional who enjoys front-line relationship building, soliciting, developing long range and strategic plans for increasing Institutional Giving support and expanding AFT’s funding base.

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees identification and cultivation of Institutional Giving prospects
  • Provides overall direction and strategy for all overtures to foundations, corporations, and government prospects for unrestricted funding, restricted projects, and organizational-wide campaigns.
  • Development of and timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and grant reports.
  • Stewardship of Institutional Giving donors.
  • Oversees two Managers of Institutional Giving Plans and mentors staff in development of proposals and reports.
  • Manages the personnel, financial and operational activities of foundation and corporation-related activities of AFT.
  • Coordinates and implements fundraising donor meetings, including those involving AFT’s President and all activities aimed at raising both restricted and unrestricted revenue for AFT from institutional sources.
  • Responsible for management of revenue and expense budgets as well as skill in developing budgets;
  • Participates as needed in program planning processes to analyze potential funding support and determines which IG sources to pursue for particular AFT programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in personally soliciting and raising large grants, often multi-year, from foundations and corporations.
  • Develops and implements strategies and participates in department-wide strategic planning and, as needed, organizational-wide strategic planning.
  • Continuously seeks to identify new prospects for support, utilizing on-line Foundation Director and other research mechanisms.
  • Oversees tracking of proposals and reports for all foundation grants and communicates deadlines and deliverable to AFT staff.
  • Interviews candidates for hire, oversees training and reviews the performance of assigned staff. Identifies, hires and oversees consultants related to foundation fundraising.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and demonstrated success in foundation/corporate fundraising.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in foundation/corporate fundraising.
  • Ability to interact skillfully with high level foundation and corporation program officers and travel as required to market AFT’s programs to funders and cultivate support.
  • Superior communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to advise AFT administrators, staff and volunteers regarding appropriate practices and procedures related to Institutional Giving fundraising.
  • Professional skill preparing and presenting case statements.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated team player with commitment to the mission, philosophy and values of American Farmland Trust and the ability to be a passionate and highly articulate spokesperson for AFT’s work.
  • Must be organized, creative, proactive, and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Have sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills required.

Applications and Inquiries

Please see additional information and qualifications by visiting:
www.farmland.org/about/careers/director-of-ig.asp

To apply, please send a letter, salary requirements, and résumé to jobs@farmland.org.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Seasonal Ranger-New York

Organization:  Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Seasonal Ranger

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: hourly rate $11/hour

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

The Preserve is a dynamic organization with responsibility for managing over 8,000 acres of the northern Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, NY. The Preserve has four integrated programs—Conservation Science, Education, Land Stewardship, and Land Protection—and is a regional model for large-scale conservation planning that guards the integrity of our natural surroundings while providing for public recreation and education. We have an annual budget of $3.6 million, 35 year-round staff, and over 300 volunteers. We also have a diverse support base of over 14,000 individual members and supporters.

We have a strong and dedicated Land Stewardship department and Ranger staff. Rangers report to the Managing Rangers and the Director of Land Stewardship/Chief Ranger. The Seasonal Ranger will patrol lands of the Mohonk Preserve, ensure public safety, resource protection, and quality of visitor’s experiences. The position is seasonal from April through October, and the employee will typically work six 8-hour days in a two week period.

Basic Duties:

 Perform patrol of Preserve lands as directed by supervising rangers.

 Participate in emergency incidents such as search and rescue and first aid, as directed.

 Make sales transactions including collecting fees from day users and members; provide them assistance during their visits.

 Perform construction or mechanical work, and perform maintenance of Preserve lands and facilities as directed.

 

Requirements include:

 Rock climbing skills & experience;

 Current First Aid and CPR certifications;

 Clean driving record and ability to pass Mohonk Preserve background check;

 Must be able to travel long distances on foot and capable of carrying a minimum of 40 pounds;

 Knowledge of cultural, natural history, and geography of the area and the Preserve.

 Interpersonal skills, including the ability to stop antisocial behavior when encountered; sensitivity to needs of public; and courtesy to the public.

 Ability to communicate both up and down the chain of command and outside of the Preserve both verbally & in writing.

 Familiarity with all Preserve policies and procedures.

 Willingness to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

Some background in the following preferred:

Education or experience in recreation management, public safety, resource protection, environmental education, construction, mechanical skills, farming, forestry practices, computer skills preferred (including GIS, Microsoft Word and Outlook or similar email application as well as Internet).

Position available immediately. Salary: hourly rate $11/hour 

For more information or to apply please contact 

Eric M. Fye (Managing Ranger) at efye@mohonkpreserve.org or (845) 255-0919 ext. 1252

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Invasive Plant Control Travel Team Technician-Nashville, TN

Organization:  Invasive Plant Control, Inc

Position Title: Invasive Plant Control Travel Team Technician

Location:  Nashville, TN

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

Applicants will have the opportunity to work in various natural areas throughout the eastern United States with an emphasis on invasive plant management. Invasive Plant Control, Inc. will provide you with the opportunity to conduct intensive habitat rehabilitation of many different native plant communities with the main emphasis in invasive plant management. IPC is a privately owned company considered one of the leaders in the invasive plant control market in the US. IPC emphasizes control in natural area settings.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: Primary function will be to travel continuously throughout the eastern US as part of an invasive plant management team and utilize a variety of techniques including chemical and mechanical methods to control invasive exotic plants.

TRAVEL: • Lodging is provided. • Personal vehicle is encouraged but not required. • Food is on your own. • There may be no opportunity to travel home during the course of this position other than on your own time

REQUIREMENTS: • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation. • Applicants must pass a pre hire drug screening to be considered for employment • Valid driver’s license; good communication skills; good physical condition; ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to travel for long periods of time away from home; ability to pass pesticide applicator exams in various states. • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to travel extensively and on short notice. • Must be actively seeking a college degree or have a college degree. Knowledge of current trends in invasive plant management in natural areas. • The ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and manage performance of a small team. • Adapt, improvise, and overcome precarious situations. • Employee will be required to treat all invasive plant species with minimal to no damage to native species in the area.

TRAINING/EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Applicant will have the opportunity to participate in seminars or training sessions regarding: Invasive plant removal techniques; first aid; chainsaw and hand-tool safety; pesticide safety; application equipment; ATV use and orienteering. There will be opportunities to visit many culturally and historically significant sites; attend educational workshops or meetings concerning vegetation management and work alongside professionals involved in many different areas of resource management.

To Apply:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Lee Patrick at lee@ipc-inc.org 615-385-4319 

Invasive Plant Control, Inc. PO Box 50556 Nashville, TN 37205

www.invasiveplantcontrol.com

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Internship Opportunity(ies) at the NH Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) Summer 2014

Organization: NH Office of Energy and Planning (OEP)

Position Title: Internship Opportunity

Location: New Hampshire

Hours and Compensation: Interns may earn course credit, serve as volunteers or be considered for compensation at an hourly rate depending on available resources.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

OEP’s energy division is seeking one or more interns to assist with several major projects, including:

The development of the State Energy Strategy, required by legislation to be completed in the Fall of 2014.

• The development of siting rules by the Site Evaluation Committee, as required by Senate Bill 99 of 2013.

Assist staff with grant related tasks.

Research, writing and analysis on other energy topics.

Tasks may include performing research on various energy topics, assisting with preparation for public meetings and presentations (including scheduling and logistics), assisting with responding to requests from members of the Legislature and the public, and drafting/editing materials.

Additionally, intern(s) may have the opportunity to work on projects including:

Updating the New Hampshire Energy Facts website and fact sheets; task will require ability to collect, interpret, and present energy data in a manner that is understandable to the general public.

Data Collection on New Hampshire Solar PV permitting and zoning requirements at the municipal level; Intern may assist with the development of a model process and educational resources for towns across the state to reduce barriers to the installation of solar energy installations.

Compiling data on completed energy projects, which requires careful and detailed analysis in compiling data, converting data to common units in order to make cross‐program comparisons possible, and presenting aggregated data.

 

Desired Skills: 

Attention to detail, familiarity with Word and Excel, strong writing skills, and familiarity with energy issues and/or policies required. Must be comfortable with quick turnarounds on assignments and able to work independently.

www.nh.gov/oep www.nh.gov/oep 

Compensation and Time Required:

Interns may earn course credit, serve as volunteers or be considered for compensation at an hourly rate depending on available resources. Hours worked may be flexible to accommodate student schedules. Intern(s) would be asked to start work no later than June 2.

Please email Brandy Chambers, Energy Analyst, at brandy.chambers@nh.gov if you wish to be considered for an OEP internship. Please provide a résumé, unofficial transcript, three references and cover letter describing why you are a good candidate for the position.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Director of Educational Programs-Pennsylvania

Organization: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Position Title: Director of Educational Programs

Location: Pennsylvania

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

I am very pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is currently accepting applications for Director of Educational Programs, a staff position that will be fundamental to the future of our organization and represents a very significant career opportunity for the right candidate.

For some background, about 18 months ago the PASA Board of Directors established as our top strategic priority the reformulation and intensification of our educational programming, already nationally renowned for excellence in helping new farmers to get started and existing ones to become more sustainable in their growing and business practices. The board initiated this process knowing that, despite much progress, the challenges ahead in the agricultural community remain daunting, and will require the “best and the brightest” among us to take the lead in envisioning and establishing a more sustainable future. The job currently advertised is the symbolic capstone of that planning process.

 

We seek an inspired leader with wide-ranging experience to design our research agenda, curriculum and program delivery mechanisms to be as innovative and effective as any in the nation, working with the strong set of academic and other partners PASA has developed over the past 22 years. Interviews will start in the first full week of May, but our search will continue until exactly the right person has been identified.

 

As our members and closest friends, I hope you will do everything possible to help us get the word out about this important professional opportunity. The full position description is available on our website.

 

Wishing you all the best for the growing season ahead!

Brian

Brian Snyder, Executive Director

 

 

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Communications and Member Services Assistant-Berkeley, CA, US

Organization: Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Position Title: Communications and Member Services Assistant

Location: Berkeley, CA, US

Hours and Compensation: Full time (expected 50 hours/week)

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Position Description:

The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a project of the Global Philanthropy Partnership. USDN is a peer‐to-­peer network of local government professionals from over 120 cities and counties across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity. Our dynamic network enables sustainability directors and staff to share best practices and accelerate the application of good ideas across North America. More information is available at USDN.org.

The USDN Communications and Member Services Assistant plays a crucial role in supporting information exchange among members by assisting with communications and analyses to support peer-­‐to-­‐peer sharing and collaboration.

Manage Member Information:

  • Analyze member activity and website use for the USDN Planning and Communications Committees, by collecting data and producing regular reports.
  • Prepare member surveys in online service and assist in analyzing several large annual surveys and additional smaller surveys. Over time, prepare first draft of survey results and in-­depth analysis.
  • Help USDN staff follow up on member interests by tracking member activities and interests in various urban sustainability topics.
  • Maintain member spreadsheets, website profiles, and tracking documents.

Spearhead Member Communications:

  • Draft content weekly for USDN member e-­newsletter, website posts, and tweets.
  • Over time, assist in researching content for e-­newsletter on urban sustainability topics that are of highest interest to USDN members.
  • Implement strategy for website maintenance and tagging with a focus on continuous improvement of strategy and efficiency.
  • Copy edit and format USDN documents and presentations with USDN branding and graphics.

Provide Member Services:

  • Assist with scheduling and managing logistics for conference calls and webinars.
  • Assist with logistics for annual meeting before, during, and after the event.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Background in social sciences, information management, communications, and/or member services preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability, local government, or social network administration desirable.

Previous experience:

  • 1 to 3 years related experience required. May include internships.
  • Past experience in detail‐oriented position preferred – i.e., managing logistics for large meetings, staffing a commission or group of high‐level participants, providing project management for a multi-­party research project, or responding to customer questions.
  • Blogging and other social media, database management, website management, and/or member services preferred.

Hard and Soft Skills:

  • Organized, analytical, and highly motivated
  • Skilled in computer technology, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, online newsletter managers, online surveys, social media, etc.
  • Comfortable in managing and analyzing large data sets
  • Skilled writer: able to write concise summaries of news articles, reports, etc.
  • Familiarity with online survey services and website content management, including tagging and HTML preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator (listening and writing)
  • Detail-­oriented and able to accurately meet deadlines
  • Proactive, able to identify potential issues and brainstorm solutions
  • Independent (comfortable and efficient working alone) while a good team player (communicating with other team members through frequent electronic correspondence and infrequent in-­‐person interaction)
  • Results-­oriented and committed to learning and continuous improvement
  • Mission­‐driven with a passion for fostering social, economic, or environmental change

Compensation: Competitive for early-­career position. Benefits negotiable.

Location: 

USDN has no central office, so the position is strictly work-­from-­home with weekly web meetings. Candidates must furnish their own quiet office space for many conference calls, computer, Microsoft Office suite, phone service, and high-­speed Internet connection.

How to apply:

Send a cover letter addressing the requirements for the USDN Communications and Member Services Assistant, resume, and three references to Mia Arter, USDN Program Director, at miaarter@usdn.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Position-Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar

Organization: Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education

Position Title: Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Position

Location: Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar

Hours and Compensation: May 16 - July 15 (2 months) The monthly cost for the volunteer program is 300 euro/month ($400)

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education, an NGO working with communities in SW Madagascar to promote community-based mangrove management, is looking for a volunteer to assist with our Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Program in Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable field research experience while interacting with the communities of rural Madagascar.

Volunteers are trained in mangrove ecology and conduct basic field ecology techniques throughout healthy, degraded, and reforested areas of the mangroves, collecting information on forest structure, dead organic material, and abiotic factors. This data informs Honko and the localmangrove management association on the changes occurring in the forest, which will be used inthe development of new management plans. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for field experience, an adventure, or looking to enter the field of conservation and sustainable development.

You can view our program brochure here:
http://honko.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

About Ambondrolava and its mangroves:
The mangrove forest at Ambondrolava covers 120 hectares, with an additional 13 hectares reforested by the local community with Honko. We are located just north of the city of Tulear (12km), and south of the Bay of Ranobe with its 32km long reef. Honko’s site in Ambondrolava has 7 species of mangrove trees and 37 wetland birds (the highest recorded wetland bird diversity in this region), among other mangrove wildlife. The local communities in this area strongly depend on the mangrove for its wood and animal resources, but with rapid population growth in this region, there has been over-usage of the mangrove’s resources and evident degradation. Within and around the mangrove there are many different habitat types ranging from protected forest, degraded forest, reforested land, reed beds, and abandoned salt pans.

Volunteer Activities:
Volunteer day-to-day activities will follow our ecosystem monitoring protocol, comprised of a range of basic forest survey techniques. Volunteers are trained on site in these techniques and the basics of mangrove ecology. You will spend most of your day in depths of the mangrove collecting data for this long-term research program, but when not in the forest, there will be many opportunities to assist with Honko’s other projects and Honko strongly encourages volunteers to develop a secondary community project during their time here, in collaboration with the other on-site volunteers. We also ask that volunteers contribute to our blog during their stay here.

Desired Attributes:
*       At least 1 year of undergraduate studies
*       Experience or strong interest in conservation and/or ecology
*       Adaptability

*       Physical fitness and perseverance – ability and willingness to spend hours in the field, walking through channels and mangrove sediment
*       French language will help you, but is not necessary

Duration:
May 16 - July 15 (2 months)

Cost:
The monthly cost for the volunteer program is 300 euro/month ($400), which covers all food and accommodations at the site and a small contribution to help cover the costs of running Honko’s site in Ambondrolava. The volunteer fee covers:
*       Airport pick-up and drop-off
*       All meals on-site
*       Basic accommodations (includes mosquito net and bedding)
*       Training in mangrove field techniques
*       Limited solar power
*       Filtered water
*       Opportunities to meet with our partner NGOs in this region (e.g. Blue Ventures, Reef Doctor, Ho Avy)
*       An enriching experience in a fascinating environment

*Note that the fee does not include flights, visas, or insurance (we ask
that all volunteers be covered by extensive medical and travel ensure during their stay).

To Apply:
To apply, email volunteer@honko.org with your CV and a letter of interest. We will consider applicants on a rolling basis and accept the first qualified.

More information:
You can learn more about us through our website www.honko.org, our Facebook page, and our blog where we post regular photos and updates on all of Honko’s community and  conservation initiatives. You can also contact us with any questions at volunteer@honko.org.

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Hudson River Habitat Restoration Biologist-New York

Organization: NYS DEC Regional Marine Habitat Protection Program and Hudson River Estuary Program

Position Title: Hudson River Habitat Restoration Biologist

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2014.

 

Job Description:

Position Summary: Provide project support, review and oversight services to NYS DEC for habitat restoration projects spanning 100 miles of the Hudson River estuary.

Position Details: The habitat restoration biologist will support NYS DEC Regional Marine

Habitat Protection Program and Hudson River Estuary Program staff in the review and

oversight of all aspects of planning, design, construction, implementation, and monitoring

of brackish marsh restoration, green infrastructure development, side channel restoration,

oyster restoration, and other habitat enhancement projects on the Hudson River estuary.

Key responsibilities will include:

‐ Review and comment on feasibility, design, monitoring, and public outreach

documents, including, but not limited to: plans, feasibility studies, data products, GIS

databases, construction drawings, monitoring protocols, planting schedules, interim

reports, and final reports;

‐ Make field visits to restoration and reference sites and collect field data during all

project phases, including feasibility assessment, site baseline characterization,

design, construction, and post‐construction monitoring;

‐ Develop written assessments, field reports, literature reviews, meeting summaries,

and other documents;

‐ Attend and provide support for meetings related to habitat restoration projects, and

represent NYS DEC at public meetings and events related to mitigation projects;

‐ Maintain liaison with other NYS and federal agency partners, knowledgeable

scientific advisors, and stakeholders to facilitate awareness of and concurrence with

project design, construction and monitoring approach;

‐ Promote use of best practices according to the Society for Ecological Restoration in

the implementation of mitigation projects; and

‐ Support other habitat restoration, enhancement, and management initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree in relevant environmental science

 5+ years of experience in aquatic habitat restoration, ecological management,

fisheries biology, wetlands ecology, or other relevant environmental field

 Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including some evenings

 Ability to swim, paddle canoe up to two miles, lift up to 50 pounds, and hike up to

three miles over irregular and wet terrain, and willingness to work in adverse field

and weather conditions

 Valid driver’s license

 Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking

 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with team members, agency staff,

advisors, and stakeholders

Preferred Skills/Experience:

 MS in habitat restoration, biology, ecology, fisheries, marine science or similar field

 Recent work experience in the Hudson River estuary

 Wetlands assessment, delineation, or restoration experience

 Tidal wetlands, oyster restoration, and/or aquatic habitat restoration experience

 Knowledge of aquatic species habitat requirements

 Boat operation experience and skill

 Project management experience

 Environmental compliance monitoring experience

 Construction observation experience

 Proficiency with ArcGIS

Project Funding and Duration: This position is funded through the Natural Heritage

Trust (NHT)* and the selected candidate will be an employee of the NHT with work

conducted under the supervision of DEC. There is currently a three‐year funding

commitment; this may be increased for a longer duration or shortened based on program

needs and availability of funds.

To apply:

To Apply: Please email a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for

three professional references to hrnerr@gw.dec.state.ny.us by April 22, 2014. Please insert

the words “Restoration Biologist” in the subject line.

*The Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) is a New York State public benefit corporation.

Established in 1968, the Trust’s mission is to receive and administer gifts, grants, and

contributions to further public programs for parks, recreation, conservation, waterfront

revitalization, and historic preservation purposes of the State of New York. The NHT is

governed by a four‐member board comprised of the Commissioner of State Parks, the Chair

of the State Council of Parks, the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation and the

Secretary of State. The NHT is an equal opportunity employer

Apr 11 / BARD CEP

Quest Program Internship-Bedford Hills, New York

Organization: Weschester Land Trust 

Position Title: Quest Program Internship

Location: Bedford Hills, New York

Hours and Compensation: 35 hours per week, 8 weeks.  Stipend of $1500

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

 

 Overview:

Westchester Land Trust and Bedford Audubon Society are pleased to offer a paid internship focused on environmental education and interpretive programs located in northern Westchester County, NY. This unique internship offers the chance to enhance the visitor experience at permanently protected landscapes owned by Bedford Audubon Society and Westchester Land Trust.

About the sponsoring organizations: Founded in 1988 by dedicated residents, Westchester Land Trust (WLT) works together with public and private partners to preserve land in perpetuity, and to protect and enhance the natural resources in our communities. The Land Trust has preserved approximately 7,500 acres through accepting the donations of conservation easements, or by accepting the donation of parcels of land by the transfer of ownership. WLT’s conservation efforts impact the long-term health of the cities, towns and villages of Westchester and Eastern Putnam Counties through protection of watersheds, wildlife, air and water quality, and local food supply.

Bedford Audubon Society (BAS) is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. Founded in 1913, BAS serves the communities in much of northern Westchester and eastern Putnam Counties. Today, Bedford Audubon continues to be the local authority on birds and habitat, promotes environmental literacy, and conducts critical research to protect and conserve wildlife habitat in the community. In 2001 Mary Welsh Parker donated Bylane Farm, her 120-acre property, to Bedford Audubon, expanding the Hunt-Parker Sanctuary to a total of 338 acres. The sanctuary is home to 185 species of birds and 64 species of butterflies. More than 8 miles of hiking trails are open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

Project background: Questing is a place-based education program—combining elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving—that is used by teachers and naturalists as a tool to collect and share a community’s distinct natural and cultural heritage. Participants collect clues along a specific route that leads to a “treasure box” where a takeaway stamp or trinket proves one’s successful participation. The ‘clues guide’ can be picked up at the kiosk at the trailhead or downloaded in advance. Conservation organizations use questing as an interpretive tool to educate visitors, school and civic groups, on the heritage of their communities.

In 2009, Westchester Land Trust installed a Quest at Bylane Farm, Bedford Audubon’s center of operations at 35 Todd Road, Katonah. It was created on a trail that spans both sides of the property on the north and south sides of Todd Road, and is based on the influence of birds on our environment. The creation of this Quest was generously sponsored by Jennifer and Roger Schwartz through the Louis and Anne Abrons Family Foundation.

2014 marks the kickoff of a renovation and update to Westchester Land Trust’s Quest Program beginning with the popular Quest Trail at Bylane Farm, Bedford Audubon’s center of operations. The groups partnered to research, design and install this trail in 2009. With altered landscapes, new content and improvements in the design and delivery of interpretive information, the Quest Trail is in need of an update. Working exclusively on three existing Quests (Bedford Audubon Society, Westchester Wilderness Walk-Zofnass Family Preserve, and Rose Preserve) and within a modest project budget, the intern will devise a standard for the delivery of information throughout the trail systems, based on industry best practices and proven innovative designs.

Intern responsibilities: 

• Assess the condition and necessary improvements to three Quest Trails in Katonah, Pound Ridge, and Lewisboro (northern Westchester County, NY).

• Research industry standards for Quest Trail structures and perform site visits as necessary.

• Devise a general model and standard for future Quest Trails and information delivery.

• Work with staff from WLT and BAS to update Quest content, design, and locations.

• Create three separate plans for renovation of existing trails (considering conservation values, target audience, budget, etc.) beginning first with the Quest Trail at Bylane Farm.

 

Position Summary: 

Dates: June – August (start & end dates are flexible). Ideal applicants will be available for a public presentation in mid-late August, 2014 (date TBD).

Time commitment: 35 hours per week, 8 weeks

Stipend: $1,500

Education: Undergraduate/graduate students with a Major or concentration in Natural History, Environmental Studies, Field Biology or a related field

Pertinent experience/skills: The candidate must be an enthusiastic and organized individual with a passion for conservation issues, environmental education, and community engagement. He/she should have demonstrable experience in landscape interpretation, the ability to manage a multifaceted project over time, and have had experience in the production of interpretive content and structures for a variety of user groups. A cheerful eagerness to work in a public setting is desired. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work successfully independently and in a team setting. The candidate should be in good physical condition and be able to work outside for extended periods of time.

Lodging: Free housing may be available at Bylane Farm for qualified candidates

Primary office location: Westchester Land Trust (Sugar Hill Farm, Bedford Hills, NY)

Primary field location: Bedford Audubon Society (Bylane Farm, Bedford, NY)

Transportation and equipment: Must have personal vehicle to use for WLT business, a valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance. Travel expenses/mileage are not reimbursed. The use of personal laptop is strongly encouraged.

For application forms and complete submission details visit: westchesterlandtrust.org/internships.

Please direct any questions you might have regarding this internship to: 

Kara Hartigan Whelan, Director of Conservation Programs 

kara@westchesterlandtrust.org