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Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Biodiversity Research Presenter-Staunton, VA

Organization: Operation Wallacea

Position Title: Biodiversity Research Presenter

Location: Staunton, VA

Hours and Compensation:

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2014 

 

Internship Description: 

Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com) is an organization that supports a network of 200+ academics for long term biodiversity research programs in 14 countries (Honduras, Mexico, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominica, South Africa, Madagascar, Romania, France, Greece, China, Indonesia) has a vacancy for a Biodiversity Research Presenter.  The research programs are funded by volunteer tuition fees paid by individual university students or groups of high school students accompanied by teachers, and a presenter is needed to explain the science and research outputs to these groups.

The role would be based in Staunton, Virginia but would involve extensive travel around the US and to the research sites overseas. The post would start on 1 September 2014 but would require the successful applicant to join one of the research programs in the field from early June 2014 with all expenses paid.  The role of the Biodiversity Research Presenter would be:

  • To assist with the biodiversity research program in the field each June to August period
  • To give a summary lecture of the biodiversity research to undergraduates in various universities from mid September to mid October each year
  • To give in-class lectures on biodiversity survey techniques used on the research programs in high schools around the US
  • To meet with teachers around the US to explain about the research programs and how students can become involved and would benefit from this participation

 

The skills, qualifications and attributes needed are:

  • Good presentational and writing skills
  • Well organised and able to manage their time very effectively
  • Able to work on their own for long periods and be able to travel extensively
  • At least Masters level in a relevant academic field

The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2014 and interviews will be held via Skype on Friday, May 9th for a possible start date at one of the overseas research sites for a 6 week period from mid June.  Applicants need to send their resumes and requests for the application questionnaire by email to sara.carlson@opwall.com  or by mail to Sara Carlson, Director of Opwall USA, PO Box 3068, Staunton, VA.

 

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer-Madagascar, ALL

Organization: Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education

Position Title: Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer

Location: Madagascar, ALL

Hours and Compensation:  Volunteer

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Work Description:

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 local mangrove management association on the changes occurring in the forest, which will be used in the 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:
www.honko.orghttp://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 – August 15 (3 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).

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. – See more at: http://www.conservationjobboard.com/JobListingDetail.php?id=39362202&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ConservationJobBoard+%28Conservation+Job+Board%29#sthash.LLoJUhWL.dpuf

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Alaska Program Director-Anchorage, AK

Organization: Conservation Lands Foundation

Position Title: Alaska Program Director

Location: Anchorage, AK

Hours and Compensation:  60000.00 – 70000.00/Annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

The Conservation Lands Foundation is a national non-profit organization headquartered in Durango, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Reno and Washington, DC. The Conservation Lands Foundation was established in 2007 to protect the premier lands and waters under the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) jurisdiction – specifically the 28 million acres of National Monuments and National Conservation Areas, Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas, National Scenic and Historic Trails and 2,400 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers that make up our National Conservation Lands.

Our mission is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships. The Conservation Lands Foundation is the only organization in the country dedicated solely to safeguarding the ecological and cultural integrity of the 28 million acres of National Conservation Lands.

The Alaska Program Director will work with Conservation Lands Foundation staff and board members to implement and develop our Alaska program work in the western Arctic, seek opportunities for expanding our program work in Alaska, and play a leadership role within a coalition of state and national conservation organizations to achieve mutual goals in the Arctic. In addition, the Alaska Program Director will utilize earned media to bolster awareness of the BLM’s conservation responsibilities in Alaska and to translate that awareness into broad public support for protection of the most ecologically important lands as National Conservation Lands.

Please visit our website for full job description and qualificaitons: http://conservationlands.org/job-announcement-alaska-program-director

- See more at: http://www.conservationjobboard.com/JobListingDetail.php?id=39362213&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ConservationJobBoard+%28Conservation+Job+Board%29#sthash.Hwi9pPYW.dpuf

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Recycling Research Internship-Seattle, WA

Organization: Zero Waste Washington

Position Title: Recycling Research Internship

Location: Seattle, WA

Hours and Compensation:  20 hours/ week. Paid

Application Deadline: Not Listed

 

Internship Description: 

Zero Waste Washington is currently recruiting an intern to work an average of 20 hours a week for three months between May and August 2014. We are looking for an energetic, self-directed fast learner who works very well independently and has excellent abilities in interpersonal and written communication. Quantitative or qualitative research experience, data analysis and visualization skills, statistical analysis experience, knowledge mapping/GIS and proficiency in a foreign language (particularly Spanish) are all big pluses, but not required. Benefits of this position include a small stipend, valuable, hands-on experience performing field research with a respected environmental advocacy organization, and a collegial, friendly workplace.

About us: Zero Waste Washington is a small but effective grassroots organization that has been the catalyst for breakthrough recycling and waste reduction programs and legislation in Washington State for nearly 32 years. Zero Waste Washington is the public’s voice for recycling and zero waste. We protect people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused. We use three main strategies to address the root causes of issues: advocating for policy and system changes, engaging people in driving those system changes, and implementing pilot projects to demonstrate that the desired changes are possible.

About the project: Zero Waste Washington is conducting original research to explore how Washington citizens use drop-off sites for hard-to-handle recyclables. This is a survey-based research project and the intern will play a critical role by coordinating the majority of the data collection out in the field as well as the input. An intern with the relevant skills and experience in survey research design and analysis could participate in designing the survey instrument, analyzing the results, and/or compiling them in a report of our findings.

About you: Comfort with approaching potential study participants in the field in order to gather data and the ability to take the initiative when working with project partners are musts in this role. Candidates should also have basic computer skills and reliable access to a vehicle. The ideal candidate will thrive on working independently with minimal supervision and be attentive and detail-oriented, practicing the highest level of precision in data collection and recordkeeping. Most importantly, you should be passionate about creating a world that is healthier and more just!

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume or CV and a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in this internship to Ariel Shannon Cohen atariel@zerowastewashington.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and considered until the internship is filled. No phone calls, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Litigation Assistant-Washington, DC.

Organization: Earthjustice Headquarters

Position Title: Litigation Assistant

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position has been filled.

 

Job Description:

Earthjustice’s Washington, DC office is seeking a full-time Litigation Assistant to provide both substantive and administrative support to our legal staff.

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring the best and brightest who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with nine offices across the U.S.

Responsibilities: The Litigation Assistant will assist our DC Regional Office attorneys. Tasks may include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Preparation, service, and filing of agency and court documents, including electronic filings;
• Organization and maintenance of case files and dockets;
• Preparation of tables, correspondence, exhibits, and other documents related to administrative submissions (such as regulatory comments) and court filings;
• General administrative assistance (photocopying, proofreading, taking meeting minutes, updating database of case descriptions, communications with agencies and courts, monitoring court rules).
• Creation of PowerPoint presentations for public education, Board meetings, and fundraising efforts;
• Preparation and review of discovery materials in evidentiary proceedings;
• Case development, including web and library factual and technical research and analysis.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required and at least 1-year of office experience or comparable experience a must.
• Paralegal training or a background in environmental or public health science, policy, or advocacy is a plus.
• A can-do attitude, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrelenting commitment to high performance standards.
• Excellent research, analytical, writing, and computer skills (word processing, databases and spreadsheets, Internet, etc.).
• Ability to organize and to set priorities among multiple assignments, to meet deadlines, and to function calmly under pressure.

Requirements: Earthjustice needs applicants who are flexible, punctual, highly reliable, and who are available for evening and weekend work as needed. There are several physical requirements such as ability to assemble, lift, and move, large documents, and to carry boxes of documents to courts and agencies for filing; and ability to work for extended periods on the computer as needed to meet filing deadlines.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary, based on experience, and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive.

How to apply:

Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to eajusdc_jobs@earthjustice.org. Subject line should read: Litigation Assistant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No telephone calls or hard copies.

Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position has been filled.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal-opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Executive Director-Richmond, VA

Organization: Virginia League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Richmond, VA

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience + benefits

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

 

Overview:

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (the League) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization’s programs and staff, and to further its conservation priorities.

The Organization:

The League is a statewide, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501 (c)(4) organization whose mission is to preserve Virginia’s natural landscape for future generation. The League serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Its partner organization, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, is a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to educating the public and politicians on environmental issues. The successful candidate will serve as Executive Director of both organizations.

The Role:

  • Responsible for the successful implementation of a robust portfolio of programmatic work, including legislative advocacy and accountability, policy development and implementation, conservation education and outreach, candidate endorsements, and electoral campaigns;
  • Working directly with the Boards of Directors to implement the organizations’ vision and strategic plan;
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, managing, and evaluating all staff while maintaining a creative, positive, and successful environment;
  • Playing a leading role in successful fundraising efforts that support and expand the organizations’ program work, meets annual budgets, and grows the organization;
  • In coordination with the Boards of Directors, draft, monitor and oversee the Annual Budgets;
  • Maintaining and building an ever-higher organizational profile within the conservation, funder, legislative, and electoral communities;
  • Effectively communicating the organizations’ successes to supporters, partners, and the public;
  • Ensuring legal compliance of all aspects of the financial, personnel, political, and programmatic activities of the organizations.

The Person:

  • A leader who can drive implementation of the organizations’ agendas and represent the organizations effectively in multiple forums (with legislators, funders, the public, and partner organizations);
  • Notable experience with natural resource issues and the Virginia political and legislative process;
  • A commitment to the vision and mission of the organizations;
  • Exceptional leadership, managerial, interpersonal, and verbal/written skills;
  • Proven program development and implementation experience;
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors;
  • Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and shift readily between diverse time-sensitive assignments;
  • Ability to work long hours when required and to travel as needed;
  • A familiarity with Virginia, as well as its ever changing political and conservation landscape;
  • Demonstrated fundraising success, both with major donors, and with foundations;
  • Strong financial management skills and the ability to build and manage multiple budgets within the required IRS 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PAC structures and the legal limits on them.

How to apply

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references toJobs@valcv.org. No calls please.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Hiring Campaign Directors Nationwide. Entry-Level Positions Available-Miami, FL and Dallas, TX, US

Organization: Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. 

Position Title: Hiring Campaign Directors Nationwide

Location: Miami, FL and Dallas, TX, US

Hours and Compensation: $24,000 a year

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Every day, right wing extremists threaten women’s reproductive rights. Every day, a state legislator proposes a law designed to restrict the voting rights of poor and minority populations. Every day, LGBT individuals face the fact that in many places they still aren’t equal citizensunder law. At Grassroots Campaigns, we know it’s time to act. That is why we’re poised to expand from 25 to 40 offices nationwide in order to build a base of support for Progressive causes. We seek highly motivated andexperienced leadersto join us as we fix the enormous problems facing our nation.

With a combination of on-the-job and classroom-style training, newly recruited Assistant Canvass Directors will be ready to enter politically important states like WI, CO, NC, OH, TX, IA, MO, MI, NH, FL, TN, NJ, AZ, PA, ME, CA, and MN. In these states, they will build a team by recruiting, hiring and training a staff of dedicated canvassers, and then lead that team on a mission to grow support for our partner groups such as the ACLU, the Sierra Club and Save the Children.

The time to take action is now.

Come lead the charge.

Apply Now!

Responsibilities:

Assistant Canvass Directors work with a Lead Canvass Director to recruit, train, motivate, and manage a team of canvassers with a goal of building local membership and donor base for one of our partner organizations. Goals for a typical project would be to speak with 65,000 supporters, sign up 13,000 new members, and raising $500,000 in small donations over the course of a year. To do this, you and your other directors would need to recruit a team of 30 motivated staff, train them on communication and fundraising skills, and work with them in the field to hone their skills. Assistant Canvass Directors also bottom line local administration of the campaign.

Qualifications:

Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.

How to apply:

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Summer Youth Bike Camp Instructor-Seattle, WA

Organization: Cascade Bicycle Club

Position Title: Summer Youth Bike Camp Instructor

Location: Seattle, WA

Hours and Compensation: Part time. Temporary

Application Deadline: April 25th at 5:00 PM Pacific Time

 

Job Description:

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking instructors to teach summer camps for youth age 6-15. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic and experienced teachers with significant experience team teaching, working with youth and teaching bicycling skills. Instructors should have a history of success working with various ages (6-15 y/o) and learning styles and have an appreciation for hands-on, applied learning. In addition to specific safety and bike handling skills, the camps aim to teach critical thinking skills and encourage leadership development.

Qualifications:

-One year of experience teaching youth, preferably more

-Ability to work successfully with various learning styles and personalities

-Demonstrated experience working with youth teaching applied, hands-on skills

Preferred qualifications:

-Certified by the League of American Bicyclists as an LCI (League Cycling Instructor)

-Bicycle maintenance and mechanic skills and ability to teach them

-Experience working for non-profit organizations

-Certified in first aid and CPR

Position requirements:

-Available for curriculum and first aid training Saturday, June 14, 2014

-Available to teach several weeks between June 23 and August 29, 2014

Camp and position details:

-The camps will have about a 4:1 student:instructor ratio

-Positions will be seasonal and part-time

-Positions are compensated on an hourly basis and do not include benefits

-Background checks will be required before camp instructors are hired

-Camps will be held outdoors

-Instructors will report to the Classes and Camps Coordinator

To apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to joshm(at)cascadebicycleclub.org with “Camp Instructor Application” in the subject heading. The Application deadline is Friday April 25th at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

About the Club:

Founded in 1970, the Cascade Bicycle Club is a 16,000+ member nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to creating better communities through bicycling. Cascade is a local and regional leader in producing world-class cycling events and rides, educating youth and adult cyclists, advocating for bicycle policy and infrastructure and promoting bicycle commuting. Cascade produces 13 major bicycle events and offers 2,000 free daily recreational rides annually. Cascade’s sphere of influence includes health and fitness, youth development, environmental sustainability and livable communities. Cascade is directed by an elected, volunteer board and operates with 35 paid staff and hundreds of volunteers.

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of color, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to joshm(at)cascadebicycleclub.org with “Camp Instructor Application” in the subject heading. The Application deadline is Friday April 25th at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Resident Intern for Wildlife Rehabilitation Program-Weston CT

Organization: Wildlife in Crisis

Position Title: Resident Intern for Wildlife Rehabilitation Program

Location: Weston CT

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Responsibilities

Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) is seeking a Resident Intern. Responsibilities include: Wild animal care, rescue of distressed wildlife, answering telephone, record keeping, fundraising, environmental education and volunteer management and training. The Intern will receive intensive training in wildlife rehabilitation. Start date is flexible. Generally, WIC internships are 6 months in duration. This is an UNPAID position.

 

Qualifications

We are seeking an energetic, dedicated, hard-working individual with a genuine love for animals and a desire to learn about caring for native wildlife. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Benefits

Free shared housing in a quiet woodland setting provided. Hands-on experience with a wide variety of species. This internship is a challenging, but very rewarding opportunity. The position is unpaid, WIC is entirely volunteer-run.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and résumé as a Microsoft Word document and 3 references to WIC at wildlifeincrisis@snet.net. To learn more about Wildlife in Crisis, visit our website at www.wildlifeincrisis.com.

About Wildlife in Crisis

Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) is a wildlife care center dedicated to injured and orphaned wildlife. WIC was founded in 1988 and accepts over 5,000 debilitated wild animals each year. The WIC wildlife rehabilitation program exists in order to provide intensive care for these wild animals so that they can be returned to their natural environment. WIC also provides sanctuary for a variety of permanent resident wild animals with behavioral or physical disabilities. Wildlife in Crisis is a volunteer-run, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about WIC please visit our website www.wildlifeincrisis.com.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Federal Policy Director-Washington DC

Organization: Oceana

Position Title: Federal Policy Director  Oceana

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus an excellent package of employee and health benefits, including comprehensive health, dental, vision, and excellent 403(b) retirement plan and generous leave.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

Job Description:

Oceana is an international policy advocacy organization for marine conservation. Its mission is to restore our oceans to former levels of abundance. Founded in 2001, Oceana has offices in North America, South America and Europe that work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans. Oceana has approximately 140 staff located in six countries and a budget of approximately $20 million.

A dozen years in, Oceana has grown rapidly and hopes to be expanding further. As part of the increased complexity and far reaching initiatives undertaken, Oceana is seeking a Washington, DC-based Federal Policy Director to oversee our U.S. federal government relations work in order to influence the policies of the United States, regional fishery management councils, states and other decision-making institutions. This position requires someone who is a critical and strategic thinker and takes initiative with hands-on pragmatism to identify, spearhead and follow through on what is needed in a relatively young, fast-moving organization.

The Director represents Oceana’s positions and objectives to government officials, the media, industry, advocates, donors, the general public, and others working on ocean conservation/management. The Director provides strategic advice to Oceana advocacy campaigns and other initiatives and participates in the development, implementation and management of work plans and priority activities. The Director is the direct supervisor of a small team of policy experts in Washington, D.C. The Director participates in other organizational activities as requested by the Vice President for United States Oceans.

The Director is expected to develop and maintain extensive contacts on Capitol Hill, within federal agencies and in other decision-making bodies. The Director is also expected to monitor political developments and opportunities (including activities that do not directly involve ocean matters, but deserve Oceana’s attention, such as other political trends, actions and conservation issues). Some travel is required.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead Oceana’s policy and advocacy work and strategy development at the federal level.
  • Persuasively represent Oceana’s positions to Members of Congress, Administration officials and other decision-makers. This may include attending, monitoring and testifying before Congressional Committees and Regional Fishery Management Councils. Represent the positions to other NGOs, public, media, donors and others.
  • Supervise a team of policy experts in Washington D.C. Ensure policy team members’ goals and activities are developed and fulfilled.
  • Develop and implement legislative and administrative work plans. Periodically review these plans to ensure that the workload for the policy team is realistic and that the work is being accomplished.
  • Work with Oceana’s campaign directors to develop, implement and maintain effective strategies to achieve campaign and organizational goals.
  • Promote discipline and consistency of Oceana’s policies among the interdisciplinary staff of experts and ensure that there is effective communication and collaboration among the staff on federal policy work.
  • Work with all Oceana teams (policy, legal, communications, science, development, organizational services and international offices) to promote organizational priorities and objectives.
  • Assist communications staff in development of media outreach opportunities and serve as a principal spokesperson to various media outlets as an ocean policy expert.
  • Assist legal staff in developing potential ocean conservation cases and advising and implementing strategies to support litigation.
  • Work with General Counsel and Administrative staff to ensure lobby reporting requirements are fulfilled.
  • Provide sound advice on political implications of Oceana’s policies and activities.
  • Identify and analyze emerging ocean conservation issues and opportunities that Oceana may want to work on in the future.
  • Analyze conservation policy actions, legislative proposals and reports and monitor political developments that might affect Oceana’s policy objectives.
  • Network with other NGOs, maintaining an independent but cooperative relationship with them.
  • Create or review advocacy and public documents (comment letters, backgrounders, fact sheets, reports) in support of Oceana’s campaign goals and non-campaign policy projects.
  • Provide regular progress reports and updates to Senior Vice President of United States Oceans and others as requested.
  • Undertake additional projects as requested by senior staff and perform other duties for all Oceana departments as needed and/or assigned.

 

Education/Experience or Other Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in political science, public policy, conservation biology, marine affairs or a related discipline. Graduate or law degree is a plus.
  • Minimum seven years of advocacy or legislative work, preferably at the federal level and on ocean protection issues.
  • Track record of increasing responsibility and supervisory capacity with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience.
  • Exceptional management skills with proven ability to lead a professional staff.
  • Ability and desire to advocate for complex, aggressive conservation positions in both small and large social settings (from one-on-one meetings to presentations at large briefings and conferences).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and keen analytical ability.
  • Experience working to meet tight deadlines, ensuring project completion, undertaking/finishing unexpected projects and effectively managing a demanding work load.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work long hours.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

 

Oceana

Oceana is a vibrant, results-oriented non-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. We have a staff of 140 throughout the world: in the U.S. (including our headquarters office in DuPont Circle, Washington, DC; New York; Alaska; California; Oregon; New England and the Southeast); in Europe (Madrid, Spain, Brussels, Belgium, Copenhagen, Denmark); South America (Santiago, Chile); and Central America (Belize City, Belize).

 

Compensation

Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus an excellent package of employee and health benefits, including comprehensive health, dental, vision, and excellent 403(b) retirement plan and generous leave.

Oceana is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

To Apply

Please visit our website and fill out an online application: oceana.org/en/about-us/employment-opportunities/federal-policy-director

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Internship opportunity with CESA

Internship opportunity with CESA:

A couple of students in Bard CEP expressed interest in doing an internship at CESA.  We need one full time or two part time interns for this summer in Montpelier, VT (and potentially into the fall).  We pay $17/hr for graduate school students.  If any of your students want to talk about this further, they should send me an email ASAP.  The work will focus on renewable energy.
Could you please forward this information to the students?

Thanks,
Todd

Todd Olinsky-Paul
Project Director
Clean Energy States Alliance
50 State Street, Suite 1
Montpelier, VT  05602
Phone: 802-223-2554 x207
Mobile: 845-625-8807
Fax: 802-223-4967
Email: Todd@cleanegroup.org

Please visit our websites at www.cleanegroup.org and www.cleanenergystates.org

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Internships with the Human Impacts Institute- NYC or a Leiden/NYC

Organization: Human Impacts Institute

Position Title: Summer 2014 Internships with the Human Impacts Institute

Location: NYC or a Leiden/NYC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Monday, April 28th, 2014

 

Internship Description:

The Human Impacts Institute is currently accepting applications for our highly competitive Summer 2014

internship program. Past interns have included international lawyers, media professionals, certified teachers, as well

as graduate and undergrad students from Columbia University, Bard, McGill University (Canada), University of

Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), New York University, Webster University (Netherlands), UPenn, University of Paris

(France), National University of Ireland (Ireland), Beijing University (China) and many more. Additionally, former

HII interns have gone on to work in such diverse places as Bloomberg, United Nations Environment Program, the

Climate Group, International Institute for Sustainable Development, White House Council on the Environment,

and in numerous private consulting firms. All interns will be given significant programmatic and organizational

responsibilities based upon their internship descriptions, qualifications, and interests. !

Internships will last for 12 weeks. There are two options for internships: 12 weeks in NYC or a Leiden/NYC

combination. For the Leiden/NYC option, Phase 1 of the internship will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands, for

6 weeks (mid-May to end-of-June) under the supervision of Human Impacts Institute Executive Director and

Founder, Tara DePorte. Phase 2, the second 6 weeks (July to mid-August), will be held in New York City. Only

applicants available for the full term (Middle of May to Middle of August 2014–with some flexibility for

start and end dates) and who can commit a minimum of 20 hours per week will be considered. Preference

will be given to those to can commit 30-40 hours per week. All internships are unpaid.

Applications for internships are due Monday, April 28th, 2014, by midnight EST

 

About the Human Impacts Institute: As an international non-governmental organization based in NYC, the

mission of the Human Impacts Institute is to inspire action for strong communities and a healthy environment

through hands-on education, coalition building, and using arts and culture for social good. Our partners range

from the United Nations, U.S. Department of State, and Federal Republic of Germany to major universities and

research institutes to community-based, grassroots groups. Learn more:

HumanImpactsInstitute.org

 

What We Offer

• Working with a team of environmentalists and artists who are passionate about inspiring social change and

have backgrounds in climate science, public engagement, education, policy development, international

consulting, private sector advising, and more;

• An open and creative learning environment where interns and staff collaborate and co-learn;

• High level of responsibility and a key role in program development and leadership;

• Inclusion a diverse, international network of environmental, sustainable development, and social change

professionals;

• Diverse experiences in education, coalition-building, creative messaging, reporting and research; and

• A commitment to supporting your personal goals while pushing your leadership skills !

What We Want: Strong preference will be given to applicants who can receive college credit (undergraduate or

graduate) or occupational training credits. There is no stipend or lodging assistance available at this time. Interns are

encouraged to apply for outside funding assistance. All available internships will have flexibility in scheduling,

however, interns will be expected to work on-site at least 20 hours per week, with a preference for those who can

commit 30-40 hours per week. !

Applicants must have an expressed interest in environmental issues, education, policy development, international

relations, research, coalition building, and/or not-for-profit organizational work. In addition to this, interns are

expected to be: self-motivated, extremely organized, independent, open communicators, creative, highly adaptable

to different types of projects, atmospheres, interactions, and to have excellent research skills. !

Summer Internship Application Information

•Current resume;

•Introductory letter, including:

oWhy you want to work with HII;

oThe specific internship(s) to which you are applying;

oYour specific expertise/interests

•Two reference contacts;

•A one-paragraph, original idea for a creative project at HII

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will

be notified of interviews shortly after their application. Spring applications are due Monday, April

28th by midnight EST.

 

All applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Tara DePorte, Executive Director and Founder, Human Impacts Institute

Tara@HumanImpactsInstitute.org

 

Summer 2014 (mid-May until mid-August) Internships with the Human Impacts Institute

All Human Impacts Institute Interns will attend free classes at the Foundation Center on grant writing, develop and research

at least one grant proposal for their internship focus, assist with organizational development and program support, write blogs

and develop community outreach materials, attend relevant meetings and events to “report back on” to the HII team, and

assist with partnership development. Below, are brief descriptions of specific Human Impacts Institute internships: !

Environmental Leadership

Our Environmental Leadership Intern will work to further develop our programs in coalition building (local, national and

international). Environmental Leadership interns will also have the opportunity to work on Human Impacts Institute’s

2013-2014 National Salon Tour: Transatlantic Climate Bridge. Environmental Leadership interns will be instrumental in

helping to develop and execute our local, national, and international coalitions and partnerships. Responsibilities will include:

developing outreach materials, sponsorship packages for corporate partners, research and reporting, and strategic partnership

development. Interns should have a good working knowledge of environmental issues (including climate change), sustainable

development, and international relations. Policy and/or science experience is a plus. !

Environmental Services

Our Environmental Services Intern will provide businesses, organizations, schools and other Human Impacts Institute

partners with resources on how to reduce their overall emissions, negative impacts on community health, and to increase their

community support, while saving money and increasing their community involvement. Specifically, these interns will be

involved with Human Impacts Institute’s Ecopreneurs (eco + entrepreneurs) program and looking at ways to scale-up this

initiative. Interns will be trained as environmental consultants and will mentor other students and stakeholders in sustainability

options in their community, with a particular focus on small businesses. Interns will also analyze the economic and social

impacts of sustainability measures being implemented by program participants. Experience in business and CSR is a plus. !

Experiential Education

Our Experiential Education Intern will help in all aspects of hands-on, environmental education programs at the Human

Impacts Institute. Interns will focus on curriculum development, teaching classes for all ages, researching educational content,

partnership outreach, and developing creative, educational content for blogs, social media, newsletters, and for our

international partners. Intern applicants should be interested in hands-on education and in the many components of program

development and facilitation. Experience in environmental issues and/or teaching is a plus. !

NGO Management, PR and Marketing

Our NGO Management/PR and Marketing Intern will be predominantly responsible for further development of Human

Impacts Institute’s social media platforms (Twitter, blog, Facebook, etc.), website content, organization communications, press

packages and brochures, outreach to press and funders, as well as other issues relating to marketing our organization and our

programs. Interns will also help with the overall organizational management including responsibilities such as data input,

contacts management, newsletter development, as well as events planning, partnership development, and fundraising. All

applicants should be skilled in writing and marketing. Experience in fundraising is a plus. Experience with environmental

issues is not necessary, but favorable.

Design and Interactive Web Development

The Design and Interactive Web Development Intern will be responsible for further developing the online and interactive

presence of the Human Impacts Institute and our programs. Interns will particularly focus on creating and implementing

online tools for increased collaboration, outreach and open-source engagement of the public and partner groups in Human

Impacts Institute’s programs. Ideal candidates will have proficiency in website development/maintenance, Photoshop and/or

InDesign, and ability to learn other online and design tools. Ideal candidates will also have experience or training in graphic

design, illustration, and/or branding. Knowledge or interest in environmental issues or community development is a plus. All

applicants for the Design and Interactive Web Development Internship should send three work samples in addition to the

overall internship application package.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Vice President for Communication and Marketing- Boston, MA.

Organization: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Position Title: Vice President for Communication and Marketing

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

Application Deadline: No later than June 10, 2014

 

Job Description:

Roles and Responsibilities include:

Management/Strategic Communications

  • Supervise, mentor and support a communications and marketing team of three, including a Senior Communications Manager, an Online Engagement Specialist and a Press Officer
  • Oversee the work of the Senior Communications Manager in planning, managing and delivering marketing/communication collateral, annual reports and newsletters, and overall editorial responsibility for external and internal communications materials/publications and media, including editing the organization’s newsletter, Conservation Matters
  • Oversee the work of the Online Engagement Specialist in the development, coordination and management of content for the organization’s website to best represent the organization and its programs, assessing function and content of site to maximize its impact for CLF constituencies
  • Oversee the work of the Press Officer in managing media and public relations, including preparing press and news releases, developing public relations strategies, tracking media appearances, developing talking points, preparing website content, responding to media calls, and generating publicity for CLF and its program areas
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of an annual, highly integrated communications planning process which helps set goals for all programs and states and which includes measurable objectives for internal communications improvement as well as external stakeholder management
  • Integrate both advocacy and policy communications with membership and development communications, with a particular focus on reaching younger and more diverse audiences through social media
  • Oversee the development of an in-house communications system to keep staff abreast of developments within the organization and promote internal dialogue

Marketing and Development Communications

  • Create and distribute targeted and engaging content that attracts high-value prospects to CLF and deepens CLF’s relationship with them over time
  • Create personalized outreach approaches to systematically improve retention levels, engaging staff and board in donor cultivation, and the creation of communications strategies that segment members by interest area, while continuing to highlight CLF’s regional focusDevelop other innovative, non-traditional communications tools to further advance the organizational mission and goals
  • Ensure consistency of style and readability of materials by general audiences

Media and Public Relations

  • Create and implement a plan to cultivate and build relationships with New England media in order to raise CLF’s profile as the leading environmental advocacy organization in the region
  • Promote CLF’s successes and thought leadership via high-visibility influential platforms including the press, social media, and CLF’s own media (including websites, blogs, newsletters and speaking engagements)
  • Work as part of the senior staff team to create and implement innovative and effective communications campaigns to promote CLF’s mission and respond to periodic opportunities
  • Create protocols and procedures for messaging and communications through the organization, and train, prepare and build capacity of state and program staff to work with media

Qualifications

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field or comparable experience required
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in the field of communications with demonstrated expertise in the fundamentals of strategic communications, i.e., message development, media and public relations, social media, supporter engagement, development communications, marketing and advocacy
  • A minimum of three years of experience supervising others
  • Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate employees
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and a strong artistic sense
  • Ability to synthesize complex information from a variety of sources, including attorneys and policy makers, and present it to a lay audience in a compelling and vibrant manner
  • Proven track record of success in using social media to engage a diverse and growing audience
  • Experience in creating and implementing a strategic communications plan
  • Ability to cultivate and build strong media contacts in New England
  • Experience in and/or passion for environmental work
  • Experience working in advocacy/campaign-oriented environment preferred
  • Willingness to travel to state offices within New England (expected travel 10-20%)

Personal characteristics

  • Collaborative team-player
  • Proactive and strategic, a self-starter with the ability to chart his or her own course
  • Self-confident and able to push back, although not ego-driven
  • Organized, efficient and able to balance the day-to-day demands of the role with the strategic vision critical to success

Salary and Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

To Apply

Conservation Law Foundation has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Rebecca Brodish.

 

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant (Ocean Conservation)-Boston, MA.

Organization: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Position Title: Program Assistant (Ocean Conservation)

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

Application Deadline: No later than June 10, 2014

 

Job Description:

CLF has an opening in its Boston office for a program assistant starting in August 2014. The work encompasses a wide range of administrative, policy research, and public outreach work for the Ocean Conservation program, as well as work with other programs. Reporting to the Director of Operations, and to the Massachusetts Advocacy Center Director, the program assistant will not only perform regular administrative duties but will also actively participate in program advocacy. This is an exciting time for ocean conservation and management in the region and across the country; the program assistant will have a front seat role to play working to restore and protect the health of New England’s ocean environment and a number of other programmatic priorities for CLF.  This fun, varied and challenging position will require regular contact and collaboration with advocacy staff from each CLF program area and state office. CLF is seeking a bright self-starter who thrives in a dynamic environment and welcomes the exciting challenges of working for a regional environmental advocacy organization dedicated to the mission of protecting New England’s environment.  People of color are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Ocean Conservation program director, Director of Campaigns, Senior Counsel, Ocean Planning Outreach Manager and other program advocacy staff.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings and events; assist with travel arrangements.
  • Manage TalkingFish.org blog: create editorial schedule; create original content and edit content by Ocean program staff and external allies; conduct social media outreach.
  • Create and edit content for NewEnglandOceanOdyssey.org in collaboration with Ocean Communications Associate.
  • Provide substantive, technical, research and editorial support to program staff for letters, public comments, outreach materials, reports and other publications.
  • Work with program and communications staff to write and disseminate fact sheets, action alerts, op-eds, letters to the editor, white papers and similar pieces that advance the Ocean Conservation program objectives and message.
  • Serve as a primary back-up to other program assistant staff
  • Provide front desk administrative support as needed (breaks and absences)

Secondary responsibilities

  • Maintain content of Ocean program pages on the CLF website; maintain content on other Ocean program-related websites; develop routine posts for the CLF blog.
  • Create and maintain legal case files, advocacy, resource and other program files in a way that is consistent with CLF’s document management policy.
  • Develop and maintain databases or membership lists, electronic outreach lists, and other web-based or electronic outreach tools.
  • Conduct stakeholder and public outreach on a variety of Ocean program projects and campaigns.
  • In accordance with CLF’s intern policy, and in collaboration with CLF’s Staff Assistant, administer application process and day-to-day guidance of Ocean program interns.

Required skills

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent plus a minimum of 1-3 years’ relevant office experience is required, experience supporting senior staff preferred.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, environmental issues (particularly marine conservation science and policy) and a passion for the environmental mission of CLF.
  • The ability to work independently and to simultaneously manage several projects at various stages of completion.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work well with a wide range of people in a collaborative fashion, including staff, interns, volunteers, policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong administrative abilities, with demonstrated capacity to perform a wide range of office functions efficiently.
  • Excellent research, analytical, verbal, and writing skills.
  • Experience and a high degree of proficiency working with the Microsoft Office 2007 suite.
  • Experience and a high degree of proficiency working with WordPress content management system, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Skilled working with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
  • Strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible and supportive in a dynamic, sometimes demanding work setting.
  • Good sense of humor.

Salary and Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

To Apply

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org.  Please make “Program Assistant, Oceans” the subject of your e-mail. Application materials must be received no later than June 10, 2014.  No phone calls please.

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant ( interdisciplinary)-Boston, MA.

Organization: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Position Title: Program Assistant ( interdisciplinary)

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

Application Deadline: No later than June 10, 2014

 

Job Description:

CLF has an immediate opening in its Boston office for a Program Assistant. The position provides a wide range of general and legal administrative support to three attorneys in the Clean Energy & Climate Change, Clean Water & Healthy Forests, and Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice program areas. The program assistant also provides some support to CLF Ventures, an affiliate of CLF.  Reporting to the Director of Operations and to the Massachusetts Advocacy Center Director, the program assistant will collaborate with advocacy staff and directly support the Boston office.  The program assistant will not only perform regular administrative duties but will also actively participate in program advocacy.  This fun, varied, and challenging position will require regular contact and collaboration with advocacy staff from each CLF program area and state office. CLF is seeking a bright self-starter who thrives in a dynamic environment and welcomes the exciting challenges of working for a regional environmental advocacy organization dedicated to the mission of protecting New England’s environment and communities. People of color are encouraged to apply.

General Responsibilities

  • Proofread and format correspondence for CLF letterhead, prepare and mail correspondence (occasionally requires mail merge)
  • Assist with preparation of Powerpoint presentations for advocates’ meetings
  • Assist with preparation of reports to foundations and other communication materials
  • Assist with travel arrangements including securing airfare, rental car, and accommodations
  • Schedule meetings with external parties; can entail creating a Doodle or Google poll and tracking responses
  • Participate in various program meetings, and meetings with, program assistants/office managers
  • Design and create professional factsheets, maps, presentations, and graphics
  • Analyze data using Excel; also create graphs and tables with the software
  • Conduct factual and historical research on a wide range of issues
  • Access publicly available records, both electronic and paper
  • Provide general office support, such as troubleshooting issues related to computers, video conferencing, and printers
  • Provide front desk administrative support as needed (breaks and absences)
  • Serve as primary back-up to other assistants
  • Draft communications materials, e.g., blog posts, web content
  • Arrange and set up coalition meetings at CLF
  • Assist with expense reports, reimbursements, and check requests
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date materials
  • Coordinate efforts between CLFV and other agencies
  • Attend external meetings with Sr. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and CLFV Consultant.

Legal Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with each court’s/agency’s rules, procedures and general legal citations
  • Proofread court filings and exhibits and format appropriately according to each court’s/agency’s rules
  • Prepare, photocopy, and transmit documents according to each court’s/agency’s rules (electronically file and/or hand file and/or post via first-class mail); also file with service list
  • Proofread and format briefs for filing
  • Create Table of Contents and Table of Authorities for legal briefs
  • Download, save, and maintain notices received through the electronic filing system
  • Manage case files: organize hard copies of legal filings, as well as discovery and background documents in binders with tables of contents
  • Review court/case deadlines and calendar for advocates
  • Prepare binders and copies as needed for court hearings/evidentiary hearings
  • Coordinate with court clerks on filings

Required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) plus a minimum of 1-3 years’ relevant office experience is preferred; experience supporting senior staff preferred.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, environmental issues is preferred.
  • The ability to work independently and to simultaneously manage several projects at various stages of completion.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work well with a wide range of people in a collaborative fashion, including staff, interns, volunteers, policy-makers, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Strong administrative abilities, with demonstrated capacity to perform a wide range of office functions efficiently.
  • Excellent research, analytical, verbal, and writing skills.
  • Experience and a high degree of proficiency working with the Microsoft Office 2007 suite.
  • Experience and a high degree of proficiency working with WordPress, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Strong skills with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
  • Strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible and supportive in a dynamic, sometimes demanding work setting.
  • Good sense of humor.

Salary and Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org.  Please make “Program Assistant” the subject of your e-mail. Application materials must be received no later than June 10, 2014.  No phone calls please.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

EVENTS MANAGER- BOSTON, MA

Organization: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Position Title: Event Manager.

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) seeks an experienced events manager to serve as an integral member of an eight-member development team. The events manager will design, manage and execute engaging meetings and events to grow and cultivate CLF’s donor and volunteer base. The events manager reports to the Vice President for Development. This is a full-time exempt position based in Boston, MA. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Lead execution of all Development-led events to further engage and cultivate new and existing relationships;
  • Work with Development team and CLF leadership to help evaluate potential future events;
  • Work with all appropriate CLF staff and volunteers to plan and execute events;
  • Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Set event  timeline and communicate appropriately, often on behalf of VP for Development;
  • Lead event planning meetings
  • Set agenda
  • Send follow-up action lists
  • Project manage all communications materials – invitations, interpretive materials, take-aways, follow-up letters, etc.—with Communications department;
  • Monitor and track event expenses, work on budget development and budget; manage, process invoices through Finance department;
  • Develop a staffing plan;
  • Track RSVPs and create event lists (basic querying) in Raiser’s Edge;
  • Communicate event status to appropriate staff and volunteers (# of RSVP’s, event timeline, staff assignments);
  • Work with prospect research staff to ensure research and briefings are completed in timely manner;
  • On-site event management;
  • Other duties related to events as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, as well as 3-5 years of development experience or related event management experience required;
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are expected, including the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as superior organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • The ability to manage several projects at various stages of completion.  Good problem- solving skills;
  • Experience and a high degree of proficiency working with the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Willingness to travel to state offices within New England with occasional nighttime and weekend work;
  • An understanding of environmental issues and a background in environmental studies or advocacy are a plus;
  • Experience and success working with communities of color and low-income communities highly desired;
  • Strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible in a dynamic work setting;
  • Good sense of humor.

Salary and Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

To Apply

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org.  Please make “Events Manager” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Cavers summer legal internship- multiple locations

Organization: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)

Position Title: Cavers summer legal internship

Location: Multiple locations

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Overview:

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and also communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation. CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive.

Internship Description:

CLF seeks law students who are interested in dedicating a summer to advance cutting edge legal strategies and policy solutions.

Cavers interns are paired with an experienced attorney in one of our four program areas focusing on clean air, clean energy and climate change; clean water; ocean conservation; or transportation and environmental justice. Over the course of the summer, interns support CLF’s mission by researching legal issues and drafting documents ranging from internal strategy memos to public comments and portions of motions and briefs. Interns have the opportunity to meet with high level state and federal agency officials and work with other environmental organizations, local activist groups, and environmental justice communities in New England.

This program was created to honor the memory of David Cavers, a strong supporter of CLF. David worked with CLF from 1981 until his death in November of 2000. As a Director, he was integral in steering the organization through many of the tough battles that led to the prominence it enjoys today. During his time at CLF, David took great satisfaction in mentoring law students and preparing them for careers as effective environmental advocates.

The Cavers Internship requires a commitment of 12 weeks of full time work and includes a stipend.

Although CLF only provides funding for summer law clerks through the Cavers program, a limited number of additional unpaid internship positions may be available law students not seeking funding.

CLF recognizes that to fully understand and successfully overcome barriers to equal access to a clean and healthy environment as well as livable communities, we need to bring together the best and brightest talent that reflects the diversity of the communities most affected by environmental impacts – communities that often are under-represented in the field of environmental advocacy. For this reason, candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rolling acceptance of applications begins in September and ends on February 1, 2014. As hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To Apply

Email is strongly preferred. Your email subject line should state your Name and “Cavers Internship.”

Please submit the following documents in PDF format:  

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • Law School transcripts
  • Writing sample

Please submit your materials to:

For consideration for an intern position in our Boston, MA office, please send your application materials to internships@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Boston Intern Committee
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02110

In addition to our Boston office, CLF has offices in Portland, ME; Concord, NH; Providence, RI; and Montpelier, VT. If you are interested in a Cavers Internship at one of these offices, please send your application directly to the contact listed below. Deadlines, stipend and time requirements may differ from office to office.

For consideration for an intern position in our Portland, ME office, please send your application materials to internshipME@clf.org . The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Sean Mahoney
47 Portland Street, Suite 4
Portland, ME 04101

For consideration for an intern position in our Concord, NH office, please send your application materials to internshipNH@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Christophe Courchesne
27 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

For consideration for an intern position in our Providence, RI office, please send your application materials to internshipRI@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Tricia Jedele
55 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

For consideration for an intern position in our Montpelier, VT office, please send your application materials to internshipVT@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Sandy Levine
15 East State Street, Suite 4
Montpelier, VT 05602

 

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Agriculture and Environmental Education Intern-Cameroon

Organization: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

Position Title: Agriculture and Environmental Education Intern

Location: Cameroon

Hours and Compensation: 25 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

You will be working with local farmers on their farm to increase your awareness and knowledge of Cameroonian crops and farming practices so that you are better able to create and organize primary school gardens and classes focusing on gardening/farming techniques. By collaborating with local farmers’ groups and individuals, you will go on to promote the use of natural fibers through research, acquired techniques and implementation of these practices.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

·Organize meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) with farmers and farmers’ groups.

·Researching and discovering techniques for farming in environmentally and economically advantageous ways

·Collaborate with relevant individuals, groups, ministries and other organizations to find more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective farming practices.

·Teach at local primary schools.

·Plant school gardens with students at primary schools.

·Conduct research and create lesson plans pertaining to Cameroonian agricultural and nutrition.

·Assist in the development of the Cameroon Natural Fibers Forum.

·Writing detailed weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports for SDI and our online partners/sponsors.

·Recruiting and training other volunteers and interns.

·Track program quality through approved (by SDI and/or donor) monitoring and evaluation system.

·Helping to raise public awareness on SDI and their Agricultural activities.

·Researching and writing grant applications for SDI’s Agricultural and Environmental programs.

·Recruit and train the next Agriculture and Environmental Entrepreneurship Intern.

·Attending local and national conferences and workshops relevant to agriculture and the environment.

·Strengthen the capacity of these program on a community-level by networking and creating relationships appropriate for expansion and self-sustainability of SDI and the programs.

·Oversee and make improvements to the existing policies and structures within SDI operations.

·Improve systems for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of all SDI programs.

·Perform any other related duties that may be required.

Required Skills and Qualifications

·High School Diploma or equivalent

·Ability to be proactive and take initiative

·Demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom setting

·Confident with public speaking and group activities

·Proven relevant experience working in agriculture

·Open minded, tolerant and sensitive to cultural difference

·Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams

·Strong oral and written communication skills

·Knowledge of Africa and Cameroon

Additional Skills and Qualifications

·Undergraduate degree in relevant field

·Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa

·Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French

·Experience working with natural fibers

·Knowledge of agriculture, agricultural economics, agronomy, and other related fields

How to apply:

If interested, or for more information, please send your resume/CV and a cover letter to sodeit(at)sodeit.org

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Environmental Public Health Internship-West Region, Cameroon

Organization: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

Position Title: Environmental Public Health Internship

Location: West Region, Cameroon

Hours and Compensation: 25 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description: 

Volunteer/intern will focus on infectious diseases, food safety, water safety, work place health and safety, and community infrastructure and pollution control.

Attached/seconded to a local government,-environmental public health department for 3/4 days and 2/1 day to the field weekly on Environmental Health education talks and practical illustration of environmental health safety practices.

  • 25 hours weekly

Primary Roles and responsibilities:

-Ensure an acceptable standard of health care is being maintained throughout the community

- undertake appropriate action concerning environmental protection to provide a safe environment for the community of Buea

- investigate cases of infectious disease and ensure appropriate action is taken

- liaise and consult with statutory authorities and other governing bodies on matters concerning the health and well being of the community

- prepare and provide educational lectures and workshops to schools, communities and other relevant areas of the public

- conduct research into Environmental health issues affecting the area of Buea and implement strategies, policies, and reports where appropriate.

- support the development of sustainable objectives at a capacity for addressing day to day public health needs.

- facilitate, develop and evaluate immunization strategies and other prevention strategies such as vaccines, vector control and safe water to achieve disease reduction goals

- work with partners and supportive organisations to enhance health security and to prevent the spread and transmission of infectious disease within Buea

- conduct research to aid in the identification, development and delivery of new interventions to support and improve public health across Buea

- identify and address the best practices to strengthen the public health system in Buea.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Qualification in environmental health, public health or allied health or related field
  • Sound knowledge of environmental pollution, sanitation, hygiene, communicable diseases
  • Ability to conduct ongoing research and develop education material on environmental safety with industries or disease outbreak management and livelihood development for disaster victims.
  • Ability to coordinate and teach large groups
  • Experience in public speaking and/or facilitating large groups
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams

Additional Beneficial Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in relevant field
  • Have lived and worked in a developing country, preferably in Africa
  • Knowledge of Cameroonian Pidgin-English and/or French is an added advantage

Compensation:

At this time, Social Development International does not have sufficient means to support the position of volunteer/intern. The position is open for any qualified individual who is willing to self-fund and fundraise to cover his or her costs for a minimum 02 month stay in Buea, Southwest Regions, Cameroon. In exchange, Social Development International will provide the individual invaluable experience in on-the-ground international development work. Social Development International is also willing to work with an individual to help submit a grant application for fundraising for this position.

How to apply:

If interested, or for more information, please send your resume and a cover letter to sodeit (at)sodeit.org

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Environmental Internship Abroad-Bangalore, State of Karnātaka,India

Organization: Leave UR Mark

Position Title: Environmental Internship Abroad

Location: Bangalore, State of Karnātaka, India

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week. Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

Leave UR Mark has an opportunity for a 1 to 3 month internship working for an environmentally sustainable initiative promoting an organic and holistic lifestyle in Southern India. Some of the missions that you would be working towards are:

  • Helping create easily replicable models of sustainable living in order to inspire more people to adapt an eco-friendly lifestyle. To promote and implement sustainable practices in activities.
  • To educate consumers about the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic foods. To promote “forgotten future foods” and inform people about their numerous benefits
  • To promote new forms of responsible tourism that aim to conserve nature and to support local communities
  • To educate farmers and motivate them to practice organic farming. To ensure better prices for the farmers produce and also to sell the products to consumers keeping a very reasonable margin (fairtrade policy)

The initiative achieves these goals thorugh an eco hotel, organic food store, organic farm, and organic farm. Interns would get a chance to mix up their activities at each.

Interns must be 18 and over and either enrolled at an accredited university or have already graduated. If you are studying environmental sciences, sustainabilities or have experience working in conservation and eco projects, it would be a great help!

Leave UR Mark charges a $595 Placement Fee for securing your internship, total Pre-Departure support (visas, health, insurance, safety guidance) and airport pickup at Bangalore International Airport.

Leave UR Mark also has an intern appartment with meals close to the internship office for an additional cost or you are free to look on your own. You are welcome to use our local support team to take care of you from start to finish of the internship. Our interns love staying together at our appartment and traveling on the weekends together! 

Email us your resume at info@leaveurmark.com and let us know when you’d like to come and for how long! Also check out our blog to learn more about us and our interns:http:www.leaveurmarkindia.blogspot.com

How to apply:

Email us your resume atinfo@leaveurmark.comand let us know when you’d like to come and for how long! Also check out our blog to learn more about us and our interns:http:www.leaveurmarkindia.blogspot.com