Organization: Forest Stewardship Council
Position Title: Director of Science and Certification
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Application Deadline: August 7, 2015
Description: The FSC US Director of Science and Certification will supervise a team of 2-3 staff dedicated to development and application of FSC policies and standards in the United States.
Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for the following activities:
- The management of the FSC US Forest Management Standard including its every five-year review and revision
- The management of the FSC Controlled Wood US National Risk Assessment including its regular review and revision
- Working with and assisting FSC International on development, maintenance, and revision of FSC global standards and policies including Forest Management, Controlled Wood, Chain of Custody, accreditation, and other standards
- Collaborate regularly with and provide support to our sister office in Canada
- Representing FSC and FSC US at national and international meetings
- Working with Certification Bodies to facilitate consistent application of FSC standards
- Working with leading third‐party sustainability initiatives to ensure that key forest conservation values are recognized and supported
- Working directly with FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody certificate holders including State Agencies, TIMOs, REITs, other large landowners, and forest product manufacturers including large paper, tissue and solid wood manufacturers
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in forestry, ecology, or other natural resource field, and will have demonstrated experience in the field of forest certification.
- Advanced degree in forestry, natural resources, conservation biology, ecology, or similar science field
- Broad knowledge of forestry, forest management, forest ecology, and wildlife biology
- Knowledge of FSC and other certification programs and standards, particularly as they relate to development processes and application
- Have at least five years of project management and leadership experience
- Experience organizing and facilitating meetings between diverse stakeholder perspectives
- Analytical proficiency including application of environmental and social science in policy development
- Ability to relate to and collaborate with a diversity of stakeholders, manage conflict and achieve consensus
- Comfort working with international stakeholders and cross-culturally to achieve results
- Ability to lead, manage and continue to develop a team of 2-3 staff dedicated to policy and standards
- Ability to confidently and positively represent FSC values in public including in challenging situations
- Capacity for organizing and multi-‐tasking including ability to manage long-term projects while also addressing immediate situations faced by stakeholders
- Experience developing national and international-level policies and standards, preferably forest certification standards
How to Apply: To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to FSC US at email@example.com. Please reference “Director of Science and Certification” in the subject line.
Organization: California Energy Efficiency Industry Council
Position Title: Energy Efficiency Policy Manager or Policy Director
Location: We are a remotely working team, so the best candidate will have previous experience working remotely. However, the ideal candidate will be located in the Bay Area, since they will need to be at many forums in San Francisco on a weekly basis and in Sacramento frequently. In addition, we envision the Manager or Director meeting with other staff members offsite in the North Bay, or SF/Oakland, two or three times a month.
Dates and compensation: $65,000 – 75,000, Salary depending upon experience. Director position may be compensated at a higher range.
Application Deadline: July 20, 2015
Description: The Efficiency Council has an immediate opening for a highly motivated policy specialist. The Policy Manager or Policy Director (depending on experience) is responsible for overseeing and executing the Council’s policy work in energy efficiency and demand response forums, and other behind-the-meter technologies as appropriate. This means being involved in proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), and other key agencies, such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and California Independent System Operator (CAISO), as needed. The Policy Manager or Director will also serve as a key liaison to the Efficiency Council’s lobbyist for legislative and governor’s office activities, including developing Political Action Committee (PAC) activities.
Policies will be developed in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, Committees, and dedicated members as appropriate.
The Policy Manager or Director will serve as liaison, in coordination with the Executive Director, to the agencies mentioned above, as well as to local government representatives, and energy-, consumer-, and environmental-groups. The successful candidate will attend forums, summarize meetings and documents, and represent the Council’s members as a key stakeholder.
In addition, the Policy Manager or Director will support member services, such as writing articles for our Newsletter or for the web site. They will lead our bi-weekly Policy Calls, and help develop ideas for webinars and events. The will have their own recruitment targets, and help the Board and Executive Director develop the strategic direction of the organization. This position represents an entrepreneurial, challenging, and enjoyable opportunity in a very meaningful industry for the right individual.
1) Develop Council policy positions in collaboration with the organization’s leaders and members.
2) Represent and advocate for Council policy positions and interests in agency and legislative forums. Summarize meetings and workshops.
3) Build relationships with, and serve as liaison to key stakeholders in the behind-the-meter energy community.
4) Support member recruitment and retention, including responsibility for some key accounts.
5) Support member services, including articles for the Newsletter and website, running Policy Calls, and generating ideas for webinars and events.
6) Work collaboratively with members, Board, committees and Executive Director.
7) Help set the strategic direction of the organization.
8) Miscellaneous research projects and other duties as assigned.
The below requirements are for the Policy Manager position. Candidates with significantly more experience directly in this field could be considered for a Policy Director position.
- An extremely friendly and professional approach to interaction with colleagues, the Board of Directors, and Member companies. We want to deliver superior service to our members.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, public policy, engineering, economics, natural resources, or other relevant area.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a business and/or non-profit office environment.
- Demonstrated analytical capabilities.
- Superior organizational ability and self-motivation — experience working remotely is a plus.
- Superior writing skills – we communicate frequently by writing comments.
- Ability to travel within California to attend events and conferences as required.
- Knowledge of energy policy, and specifically of the energy-efficiency or demand-response fields is required.
- Complete command of Microsoft office suite.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume with a cover letter explaining their capabilities, desired salary, and available start date, to firstname.lastname@example.org. First screenings of resumes will start on July 20 but position is open until filled. No phone calls please. Please reference where you saw this posting in the cover letter.
Organization: Climate Advisors
Position Title: Director of Forest Campaigns
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled to start immediately
Description: Climate Advisers seeks a director of forest campaigns with the senior-level political network, strategic vision, high energy and winning attitude required to accelerate climate action, with a particular focus on climate policies that protect tropical forests. Working with the firm’s diverse clients and implementation partners (including several of the world’s leading philanthropies, influential non-profit organizations, globally important corporations, and strongest climate champions in governments), the Director of Forest Campaigns will develop, launch, and implement high-impact projects designed to build U.S. and global political will to tackle tropical deforestation and global climate change. Climate Advisers will give strong preference to candidates who can be based in Washington, DC.
This position offers an opportunity for the successful candidate to marshal existing networks of civil society, corporate leaders, policy makers and opinion leaders to achieve big climate results with a high degree of independence in a collegial and nimble organization. The successful candidate will be someone who cares deeply about forests as a critical part of international climate action, and is able to develop and promote innovative policy proposals that change the international response to global problems. Candidates with expertise in corporate campaigns and campaign design will receive special consideration.
The Director’s initial portfolio shall include working directly with the President/CEO and the Director of Strategic Communications to plan and execute new initiatives as part of the successful Forest Heroes Campaign, which the Director will oversee. The Director will have opportunities to contribute to the firm’s continued growth, and to expand his or her own role and compensation by building a client base and leading new initiatives. The Director’s ability to assume greater management and leadership roles will be limited solely by his/her talent, creativity and energy.
Candidates with extensive and exceptional experience may be considered directly for a Managing Director level position, still with a strong focus on forest campaigns.
Qualifications: The Director of Forest Campaigns should ideally possess the following set of professional qualifications and personal attributes:
- Deep commitment to the mission of Climate Advisers – strengthening climate action in the United States and around the world
- Truly exceptional record of achievement
- Ten to fifteen years practical experience advancing forest and ideally climate policy objectives through creative campaign design and implementation
- A proven track record of success instituting elite relationships with corporations, civil society institutions and governments
- Deep knowledge of global supply chain campaigns and commitments
- Extensive existing network of civil society and decision makers to mobilize in support of forest and climate action
- Ability to secure financial resources from large foundations or governments, or an interest in developing this capacity
- Masters or other advanced degree preferred, bachelor degree considered if candidate has exceptionally high-level climate policy experience and political network.
- Personal creativity and strategic vision, coupled with an ability to listen to others and learn from their best ideas – a sense of inquisitiveness and intellectual curiosity
- Articulate, high energy, intellectually inquisitive, and possessing impeccable integrity
- An ability to inspire trust
- Capability of gently taking command of a meeting with corporate executives and decision makers through tact, poise, confidence, interpersonal savvy, the quality of his/her ideas and the strength of his/her oral presentation
- Ability to convene, mediate and facilitate discussions among senior stakeholders
- A leader who can create consensus in complex and diverse coalitions
- An excellent teacher and strong mentor, with a passion for sharing knowledge with others and helping team members excel both professionally and personally
- Comfort with rapidly changing political circumstances, client priorities and business opportunities
- Comfort working in a small, non-traditional organization
- Demonstrated flexibility in problem-solving and ability to surge when projects demand
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and enjoys building relationships with diverse groups and individuals
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills, with the established ability to educate and persuade
- Exceptional communication skills in English, both oral and written, and preferably knowledge of foreign languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese or Bahasa)
- Ability to manage, prioritize, and multi-task on multiple projects
How to Apply: Immediate opening; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and your resume (in Word or pdf format) to: email@example.com with the subject line: Director of Forest Campaigns – “Your Last Name” All expressions of interest will remain confidential.
Organization: Humboldt Area Foundation
Position Title: Executive Director – True North Organizing Network
Location: Bayside, California
Compensation: $65000 – 85000
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Description: The Executive Director is an energetic, self-motivated, highly relational position that requires the capacity to work on the ground level of the organization and to develop staff, board, and our volunteer base of leaders. This management position interacts with staff in a fast-paced environment, often times under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important. An aptitude to problem solve and multi-task is essential.
Above all, the ideal candidate will have a proven commitment to social justice and the communities True North serves. The ideal candidate must thrive in a team-based atmosphere and express comfort working in a multi-racial, multi-faith environment.
Responsibilities: The Executive Director position is responsible for leading and managing daily operations of the organization, and is supervised by the True North Board of Directors. Regular travel within Del Norte and Humboldt County required. The Executive Director will be held accountable for overseeing the following critical responsibilities:
- Align True North’s talent and vision
- Provide leadership and support to True North leaders and staff to maintain the organization’s winning track record by overseeing effective organizing campaigns at the local and regional level
- Hire, manage and develop a high-power team of True North staff
- Develop and maintain long term relationships with our diverse volunteer population, clergy, member congregations, and organizational partners
- Build coalitions with elected officials, policy leaders and other strategic allies
- Oversee organizational strategy development and operations of the Network in its transition to a new Federation
- Ensure financial health of True North
- Manage the True North budget and work with the board and staff to maintain financial stability of the organization
- Develop a strategic plan to expand the budget and diversify our funding and financial capacity
- Secure resources from individuals, businesses and foundations through solicitations, events, grant proposals and other means
- Commitment to eliminate racial disparities that persist throughout our society. We are convinced that the progress on our specific policy goals and the larger task of developing a new multi-racial coalition for social justice requires that we move toward, not away from a frank reckoning with racial privilege as well as other kinds of privilege (gender, economic, etc.)
- Deep respect for and openness to working with variety of faith traditions
- Candidate would preferably have both but must have at least:
- A strong track record of raising and managing financial resources, running a nonprofit organization, and an orientation towards building grassroots power OR
- Organizing experience including the ability to coach, develop and manage a team of organizing staff AND a desire to develop fundraising and financial management skills.
- Personal qualities that include integrity, mission commitment, respect for diversity, ability to motivate and inspire, and a faith foundation
- Knowledge and experience with implementation of civic engagement/GOTV strategies.
- Demonstrated competence and leadership in multi-faith, multi-lingual and multi-cultural contexts
- Ability to apply a systems (political, social, economic, and multicultural) analysis to organizing work
- Knowledge of legislative process at city, state, and national levels
- Familiarity with rural communities in Del Norte and Humboldt and knowledge of the key issues they face
- Ability to navigate political environments
- Ability to tap into the potential of persons working with True North and to build effective leaders
- Track record of strong staff development, supervision and recruitment
- Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
- History of embracing fundraising, diversifying funding sources, and developing financial capacity
- Proven track record of successful grant writing, and management of grants and funders
- Experience managing an operating budget for a non-profit organization
How to Apply: Please email the following three (3) documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including references;
A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position);
Two writing samples (preferably one grant proposal and one press release).
Organization: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Position Title: Watershed Coordinator
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Watershed Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director and collaborates closely with Center staff. The Watershed Coordinator is an experienced planner who develops organizational partnerships that result in leveraged financial resources necessary for the large-scale implementation of the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) including the Inland Bays Pollution Control Strategy (PCS). He/she has a firm understanding of watershed ecology, particularly related to nutrient cycling, and works with the Science & Restoration Coordinator to ensure that best available science and technology drives plan implementation. The Watershed Coordinator develops operational plans for CCMP and PCS objectives, tracks and reports their progress, and coordinates their revision as necessary. This Watershed Coordinator has significant grant writing and grant administration responsibilities and may oversee contractors and/or an employee. The Coordinator has detailed knowledge of watershed pollution models and control techniques, writes or assists in writing ordinances relating to the CCMP, and can facilitate agreements.
Works with a high degree of independence, while communicating and strategizing regularly with the Executive Director. Works in a team environment with staff and partners.
Collaborates with the Science & Restoration Coordinator to integrate best available science into watershed-scale planning and implementation.
May manage a small number of contractors or a staff person.
Responsible for the implementation coordination, tracking, reporting, and occasional update of the CCMP and the PCS.
Develop and lead a CCMP Implementation Committee consisting of high-level staff of partner organizations responsible for the implementation of the CCMP and PCS.
Develop annual implementation action plans and commitments to meet interim implementation milestones.
Manages or assists in the management of a watershed nutrient loading model for the Inland Bays to assess progress toward meeting Total Maximum Daily Load regulations.
Researches cost-efficient best management practices for water quality and habitat in both urban and rural environments and uses this information to prioritize plan implementation actions.
Manages development of small watershed-level operational plans to identify and prioritize water quality management practices.
Seek and manage grants related to planning and plan implementation including water quality practices in urban and rural environments. Ensure maximum leverage of financial resources.
Work with government agencies to ensure that land use, transportation and other laws, regulations, and policies are in accordance with implementing the CCMP and PCS.
Communicates regularly with a wide variety of audiences on pollution control techniques, watershed condition, and progress towards plan implementation.
Develop annual workplans and budgets. Write contracts and track grant expenses.
Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in natural resource management or environmental planning, biology, hydrogeology or a related field and two years resource management/planning experience is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in any of the above disciplines and four years resource management/planning experience is the minimum requirement. Experience coordinating organizations to implement and report on plan implementation. Track record of successful grant solicitation and management. Demonstrated success in project management. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Experience with partnership development, watershed models, and negotiation is preferred.
- Knowledge of current practices, principles and technological developments of watershed management and water quality restoration.
- Skill in operating or managing the operation of watershed nutrient loading models.
- Knowledge of water quality laws, regulations, and ordinances.
- Knowledge of leadership and negotiation techniques and the ability to build and motivate multi-organizational teams to achieve voluntary objectives.
- Ability to establish and maintain professional networks to accomplish goals.
- Skill in administering tracking databases and creating effective reports.
- Skill in multi-partner grant procurement and administration.
- Skill in developing and implementing water quality restoration plans and projects.
- Skill working in a service oriented team environment with understanding of roles and responsibilities of team members.
- Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
- Ability to conduct technical research and integrate results into project plans.
- Skill in managing contracts.
- Working familiarity with GIS.
How to Apply: Please submit, as a single PDF document, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references with contact information, and an example of a successful grant application to:
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
39375 Inlet Rd
Rehoboth Beach DE 19971-2600
ATTN: Watershed Coordinator Position
Organization: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Position Title: Biological Scientist I and II
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Dates and compensation: 3-year term; $12.00/hour (40 hours/week) + Optional Insurance Benefits
Application Deadline: July 24, 2015
Description: The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking to fill a Biological Scientist I position to conduct fish and wildlife habitat assessments on the Peace and Withlacoochee rivers in the agency’s 12-county Southwest Region. The objectives of this project are to identify and inventory the location and magnitude of fish and wildlife habitat degradation within these rivers and their navigable tributaries; to develop restoration recommendations at each impacted location; and to conduct a fish assemblage assessment of the Withlacoochee basin. Project is funded through June 30, 2018, pending annual renewal of grant funding.
Responsibilities: Under direction of Regional Biologists, duties include but are not limited to: · Assess fish and wildlife habitat conditions using Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply protocols and Riverine Threats Assessment protocols developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. · Identify site-specific impairments (e.g., sources of sedimentation, fish passage impediment) at all road crossings within the watershed. · Serve as a crew member on the Watershed Assessment Team. · Operation and maintenance of boats, canoes, vehicles, and other sampling equipment. · Assist with electrofishing on the Withlacoochee River. · Data compilation, management and analysis. Formal training of all sampling protocols will be provided upon start of project.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualification: B.S. degree in one of the natural resource sciences (forestry, wildlife, fisheries, hydrology, zoology or other related field). Position requires extensive time in the field, working under inclement conditions, overnight travel, and the ability to lift 50 lbs. Valid driver’s license required. Preference may be given to applicants with applied experience.
How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First (http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com) by the closing date listed, for position number 77907516-51403306. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form.
Organization: United Nations Foundation
Position Title: Consultant – Market Manager (Nigeria) Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Abuja, , Nigeria
Application Deadline: July 21, 2015
Description: The Market Manager will report to the Cheif Operating Officer, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and work closely with the Regional Director.
- Help advance the development, coordination, and implementation of Nigeria’s Country Action Plan and annual operating plans – this requires identifying weaknesses in the cookstoves and fuels market, and collaboratively developing strategies to address them.
- Collaboratively design marketing, communications, and behavior change campaigns that build the cookstove and fuels category
- Work with relevant government ministries to identify and support an effective enabling environment for the clean cookstove and fuels market
- Steward appropriate outreach to important stakeholder groups to keep them apprised of Alliance activities locally, regionally, and globally, and to grow Alliance partnerships
- Represent the Alliance at events as requested
- Keep the Alliance informed of the changing needs of players in the clean cookstove and fuel value chain and keep abreast of new developments in the global cookstove market
- Robustly monitor and evaluate all Alliance market-enabling activities and adjust them based on a constant feedback loop with key stakeholders
- Work in coordination with the Regional Director to ensure alignment of all efforts in Nigeria
Qualifications: This is a wide-ranging scope that requires significant hands-on experience and an ability to work in an intense, fast-paced environment. You are right for this if:
- You have an entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset.
- You are a relationship builder who quickly gains trust and makes connections to reach creative agreements and solutions.
- You use active listening and excellent communication skills to enable others to understand different perspectives, question assumptions, and improve actions.
- You have developed and overseen the production of marketing campaigns and materials, and are familiar with ongoing and developing trends in media, technology, and consumer behavior.
- You have excellent project management and interpersonal skills
- You have the ability to work independently and be part of a virtual team, thriving in a start-up environment.
- You have experience working in or with the commercial sector, and an ability to engage commercial sector partners and bring them on board.
- You have a Bachelor’s degree (or more) in business, communications, marketing, public relations or a related field.
- You have at least seven years relevant experience including significant project management experience.
- Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
- Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: Forum for the Future
Position Title: Designer and Project Manager – System Innovation Lab
Location: London, United Kingdom
Dates and compensation: Fixed term contract for one year. The period of notice is 1 months in writing on each side. There is a probationary period of three months.; £26841 – £30245 plus £3550 London weighting allowance
Application Deadline: August 10, 2015
Description: Your mission will be to accelerate and drive forward social and environmental impact, driven by what creativity, design and innovation can contribute to sustainability. You will join a team working together with businesses, funders and other organisations to find solutions to complex, systemic challenges, with the ambitious goal to shift entire systems onto a more sustainable path.
- Contributing to the design, delivery and management of system innovation projects and experiments.Projects at Forum are increasingly large-scale, collaborative and international. The outcome is often uncertain and thus requires agile working methods, an iterative process, and a team who can switch between big picture and fine detail, operating in both modes.
- Adding creative skills to Forum’s toolbox.As our processes become increasingly agile, the skills to rapidly test ideas become crucial to effective delivery. Prototyping allows us to bring the intangible to life and confront people with it, whether it’s through digital, products or services, visual communication or another channel.
- Supporting the design and facilitation of participative sessions and interactions. Face-to-face collaboration and co-creation is a crucial aspect of all work at Forum. Creating the conditions where everyone can contribute, where insight can be surfaced and where new ideas can be generated is part of our role as a convenor of people and organisations.
- Supporting the System Innovation Lab to learn from the experiments we run. It is through a process of experimentation and learning that the lab supports the wider organisation, encouraging strategic agility and ensuring other teams have the tools they need to work toward systemic shift. To drive this agenda we need to question and push the status quo.
- Growing and maintaining a network of collaborators.Our projects require teams as comfortable managing relationships with partners as using social media to grow an informal community, and who can spot opportunities through nurturing these relationships.
- You believe the value of a great idea is in making it happen.
- You’ve had a tonne of interesting experience designing and delivering projects, products, experiments or interventions.
- You’re a design thinker, an aspiring systems thinker, and you bring your thinking to life through agile working processes and prototyping.
- You have a range of design research methods up your sleeve, from in-person interviews and focus groups, to online ethnography and remote user studies.
- You can tell a great story, whether you’re making a presentation, creating some visual communication or using digital platforms to spread ideas.
- You’re ready to turn your experience managing projects into experience managingcomplex projects, and by that we mean multi-stakeholder, multi-funder or international… Or all of the above.
- You’re not fazed by anything – including managing your time and your budget.
- You get Forum’s mission and you’re already seeing several ways your skills can help us get there.
- You might have a background in innovation, service design, user experience or sustainability, or perhaps you were part of a start-up… Or, you might be the surprise we’ve been waiting for.
How to Apply: Please send your completed application pack by email to email@example.com or by post to Sophie Kennedy, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN. Your application should include a completed application form and an equal opportunities form. The equal opportunities form will be detached from your application and will not form part of the shortlisting or selection process.
Please note that due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all individually. Therefore if you have not heard from us by close of business on Thursday 13 August 2015 we will not be taking your application further.
Here’s an overview of the skill sets you’ll bring and develop, to drive to your mission.
You can find a full description of the role in the accompanying Job Description
Closing date: 9am, Monday 10 August 2015
Telephone interviews: Thursday 13 August 2015
Second interviews: Wednesday 19 or Friday 21 August 2015
Final interviews: Monday 31 August 2015
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: China Wildlife Policy Analyst
Location: Beijing, China
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: NRDC is seeking a policy analyst to work in our office in Beijing to advance conservation solutions in China, focused on the issue of wildlife trade. This position will work directly with Chinese and international partners to push for increased Chinese leadership in global wildlife conservation, particularly as it relates to elephants, rhinos, and polar bears. Other areas of focus could include trade in pangolin and totoaba. The wildlife trade policy analyst will work with both China and U.S. based team members and report to the Director of NRDC’s Wildlife Program and the China Program’s Environmental Law Project, as well as receive guidance and instructions from other senior staff in China.
- Develop expertise on China’s wildlife trade laws, regulations and practices and advise other staff on opportunities to enhance Chinese leadership in these areas;
- Meet regularly with government officials and legislators to provide NRDC’s perspective on wildlife trade issues;
- Travel internationally to meetings of international wildlife treaty organizations, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species;
- Ability to develop and write published reports for NRDC analyzing Chinese law, policies, and practices;
- Attend relevant meetings and conferences; in some cases the Policy Analyst may lead with organizing conferences or symposia in China sponsored by NRDC;
- Support consultants hired by the wildlife trade team in China, including helping monitoring progress of report; assisting work, as needed; tracking consultant expenses; and arranging meetings between consultants and U.S.-staff;
- Write fact sheets and other materials on wildlife trade in Chinese; translating documents from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese, as needed; and
- Outreach to media under the direction of China office communications staff.
- Advanced degree in a relevant field such as law, economics, or conservation biology;
- Knowledge of wildlife conservation, particularly wildlife trade and trafficking issues;
- Ability to work with Chinese government officials; previous experience working closely Chinese agencies, such as the State Forestry Agency, a plus;
- Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders (government, non-government, industry);
- Bi-lingual in Chinese and English, with excellent English oral and written skills; and
- Excellent public speaking skills;
- Ability to work well with minimal direct supervision with flexibility in taking international calls at odd hours.
How to Apply: To apply, please visit our website @ www.nrdc.org/jobs, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you have any questions about this position, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until filled. If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please email us at email@example.com
Job Title: Grants and Prospect Research Manager
Department: Office of Development, Major Giving
Location: Ossining, NY
Hours and compensation: This position is fulltime at 40 hours per week with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The Grants and Prospect Research Manager supports the Major Gifts Program which targets donors and prospects capable of gifts of $5,000+. Principally, the position is responsible for managing the annual grants calendar; developing letters of intent, proposals, and reports to institutional funders (foundations, government agencies and corporations); assisting with preparation of written requests, reports and stewardship materials to individual donors; and preparing research profiles for, and qualifying, prospective and existing institutional and individual donors of $5,000+.
Maintaining the annual grants calendar, ensuring that all deadlines for letters of intent/inquiry, proposals, and reports are met;
Writing letters of inquiry, proposals, progress reports, and other materials as needed to funders, including individual donors when necessary;
Preparing research profiles of potential foundation, corporate, government and individual donors;
Generating prospect lists for review by Board of Directors and staff;
Developing and implementing strategies, such as acquisition mailings, for identifying new institutional funders;
Developing fiscal year revenue projections for foundation and government grants;
Working with program staff to develop action plans and budgets for grant proposals;
Working with program staff to ensure compliance with grant requirements and contracts;
Managing small portfolio of foundations, corporations and government agencies, implementing moves management to maximize giving
Tracking proposals, grant deadlines, correspondence, decision dates, next steps, and prospect ratings in the Donor Perfect database;
Managing prospect research product subscriptions and recommending new products and services as applicable;
Working with development team to develop strategies for fundraising, donor cultivation and events;
Interviewing and supervising prospect research interns.
Other duties that support the VP for Development and our major gifts initiatives, as assigned.
The ideal candidate is energetic, efficient, very well-organized, independent, reliable and committed to working in a team environment and to advancing the growth of the organization. The candidate will have the utmost respect for accuracy in all written communications about Riverkeeper’s programs and campaigns, and for the privacy of donors and prospects. The candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and proactively seek assistance when needed.
Applicants must have excellent writing and editing skills and be comfortable using a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and DonorPerfect (or another database). The position requires a minimum three years of experience conducting similar duties in a not-for-profit fundraising office. Direct experience working with institutional funders, experience working for an environmental organization and experience supervising volunteers or interns are a plus. BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, salary history, writing sample and resume to Aisling Dono at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Grants and Prospect Research Manager” as the subject line. Submission deadline is July 10th. No phone calls please.
Job Title: Development Assistant
Location: Ossining, NY
Hours and compensation: This position is full time at 40 hours per week with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $35,000 – $45,000.
Position Summary: The Development Assistant provides administrative support to a five-person team working to advance Riverkeeper’s programmatic mission by ensuring sustainable funding for the organization’s work, primarily supporting the senior staff. The Assistant will ensure that the administrative processes which support the fundraising effort run efficiently, and will spend significant time supporting events and performing prospect research.
- Events Support
Provide organization and support for events from start to finish, including:
Assist as needed in running database reports for event invitation lists;
Research giving information for potential event attendees;
Track RSVPs and assist with follow-up calls to invitees;
Create name tags for attendees;
Assemble marketing and other materials for events;
Confirm details with venues/hosts, and handle deliveries and other basic logistics.
- Prospect Research
Research prospective donors to identify likely funding sources, including:
Identify existing donors with greater capacity;
Research new contacts made by senior staff and Board members;
Identify high-profile individuals as potential honorees for our annual gala;
Research corporations and foundations whose funding priorities match Riverkeeper’s goals.
- General Administrative & Database Support
Support the development department, primarily senior staff, with the following administrative/database functions:
Enter gifts daily and create and circulate daily gift reports;
Greet visitors & accept deliveries to the office;
Order department supplies through Finance Department, consulting and keeping within expense budgets;
Schedule and confirm donor meetings for senior staff;
Create new constituent records for senior staff;
Enter reports of call, contacts, and new contact information into donor database for senior staff;
Prepare written correspondence, including reporting and solicitations, on behalf of senior staff.
A minimum of two years’ administrative experience supporting a Development Office;
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities and complete projects;
Proficiency in MS Office and experience with fundraising databases;
Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and spoken);
Ability to work independently, solve problems and actively seek assistance when needed;
Strong attention to detail;
Discretion and confidentiality with respect to donor records;
Enthusiasm for the Riverkeeper mission and for helping the Development team reach its annual goals for financial growth;
Sense of humor, dependability and collaborative spirit.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to Aisling Dono email@example.com with “Development Assistant” as the subject line. No phone calls please.
Organization: Rainforest Alliance
Position Title: Project Manager
Application Deadline: August 29, 2015
Description: The Project Manager will oversee overall day-to-day management of Southeast US Forestry project activities including oversight and management of contractors and consulting agreements. S/he will provide the necessary technical guidance to ensure successful implementation of specific project tasks and completion of deliverables. This initiative has brought together an alliance of companies- Domtar, Avery Dennison, Columbia Forest Products, and Staples Inc. – with Rainforest Alliance to work with local groups, landowner associations, consulting foresters and other stakeholders to increase participation of family forest owners in scientific, sustainable forest management. A three-year investment is aimed at: demonstrating the economic, social, and environmental value of sustainable forest management and the potential of certification to deliver value to private forestland owners; recruiting the landowners and their partners (e.g. masterloggers); and creating new linkages to buyers interested in sustainable products in order to meet demand and support the landowners’ investment. The Project Manager will also organize and coordinate various meetings with partners and stakeholders and serve as project liaison with sponsoring corporations, collaborating organizations and Rainforest Alliance staff to ensure that all project planning and reporting needs are met.
- Provide technical direction and coordination of activities for each of the five established project themes: a) landowner outreach & education; b) streamlined sourcing assurance; c) maintaining healthy forest ecosystems; d) measuring project results; e) communicating success;
- Develop innovative technical, institutional and policy approaches to achieving project goals and results;
- With guidance of senior staff, develop and implement strategic and operational work plans at project level, and provide specific technical assistance to ensure achievement of targets, results and deliverables defined in those plans;
- Foster strategic alliances and ensure coordination with partners, funders and other collaborators;
- Recruit stakeholder advisory group members and coordinate meetings and other stakeholder consultation;
- In collaboration with partners, stakeholders and other collaborators establish baseline scenarios, action steps and key performance indicators for project deliverables;
- Complete comprehensive literature review and compile lessons learned from previous and ongoing initiates, research and other efforts intended to advance adoption of sustainable forest management among family forest owners in the Southeast USA;
- Organize, lead and participate in landowner education and outreach workshops and development and distribution of collateral communication materials;
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the landowner outreach, streamlined sourcing assurance and maintenance of healthy forest ecosystem project themes in coordination with the Evaluation & Research team;
- Coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation system developed for this project, including creating and updating of maps as applicable;
- Coordinate with Rainforest Alliance Communications staff to develop and distribute case studies and stories demonstrating the success of the project;
- Coordinate with Rainforest Alliance Finance & Administration to support the preparation and monitoring of budgets according to approved work plans, financial projections, internal procedures and policies, and donor requirements;
- Identify and develop opportunities for supplemental funding to this project;
- Coordinate with consultants on agreement scope of work and subsequent deliverables;
- Develop and deliver presentations and attend meetings in various public venues; andOther duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Economics or related field required; Advanced degree a plus;
- 7 – 10 years’ experience in forest management and policy;
- Applied forest management experience in the southeast region of the US is required, preferably with family forest owners; private sector experience is a plus;
- Strong knowledge of forestry and conservation issues, policies and institutions particularly as they relate to sustainable forest management on family forests in the southeast US region;
- Knowledge and experience with forest certification, other voluntary market based systems or regulatory incentives for encouraging responsible stewardship of natural resources;
- Ability to collaborate with and cultivate constructive relationships among diverse stakeholders;
- Creative problem solving and ability to synthesize information from diverse sources including research, stakeholder input and direct experience;
- Experience in project planning, management and implementation;
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to cultivate relationships with family forest owners, consulting foresters and other natural resource professionals, loggers, government agencies, donor partners, private companies and NGOs and interact with diverse stakeholders and staff;
- Strong written, presentation and verbal skills, including demonstrated ability to prepare high quality progress and technical reports;
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to foster a strong sense of team work;
- Strong computer skills (MS Office and Internet); and
- Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 35% of the time within the region.
How to apply: Please apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13884631. Combine cover letter and resume as one single document and upload.
Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.
Position Title: Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation Forum Associate
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a full-time Evaluation, Measurement & Valuation (EM&V) Forum Associate to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to facilitate the development of consistent savings and reporting protocols across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region for demand-side resources, with initial focus on energy efficiency. Based in Lexington, Massachusetts, this is a full-time position reporting to the EM&V Forum Director, and works closely with other Forum’ staff and the organization.
Responsibilities of the Associate generally include leading EM&V Forum communications, assisting project planning and management; supporting funding outreach, confirmation, and invoicing, and overseeing research and analyses. Some regional travel is required. In this position, the Associate will be expected to grow and develop to assume additional and increasing responsibility in Forum operations and management.
- Develop and distribute EM&V Forum materials (e.g., draft EM&V Forum newsletters and Monthly Updates) to provide regular updates of Forum activities and developments to Forum participants and the public
- Assist preparation of presentations and briefing materials (research and draft content, prepare graphics, etc.)
- Support Forum communications (e.g., regularly communicate via email and phone with Forum participants, respond to participant inquiries and requests)
- Support the Forum’s training and education activities, including planning the Forum’s Annual Public Meeting)
- Maintain EM&V Forum web pages to support operations (e.g., project and meeting schedules, document posting, etc.) and support member access
Project Planning and Management
- Support planning and management of EM&V Forum teleconference/webcasts to maximize effective participation (e.g., assist with scheduling, meeting facility reservations and logistics, attendance management, preparation of meeting notes, posting of related materials)
- Maintain EM&V Forum files to be orderly, accessible and up-to-date (e.g., contact databases, committee directories, project files, funding files, EM&V Resource Library documents, etc.)
- Support EM&V Forum contractor solicitations, selection and project tracking
- Support annual Forum project agenda development
EM&V Forum Funding
- Support outreach to Forum funders to secure funding commitments (e.g., draft funding confirmation letters, communicate with funders, track funding commitments, etc.)
- Support Forum invoicing (e.g. draft status reports and other funding statements)
Research and Analyses
- Maintain and update the Forum’s EM&V Repository website (e.g. add new EM&V studies and materials, track EM&V policies and activities in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic regions)
- Conduct research to support EM&V Forum analyses and reports
- Assist drafting reports of research results
- Support internal collaboration and coordination of EM&V Forum projects with other NEEP projects (e.g., distribution of materials, internal briefings, responses to questions and inquiries, etc.)
- Participate in NEEP staff meetings and events
- Bachelor or master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., public policy and administration; management; environmental policy)
- Experience in energy or environmental program work (preferred)
- Skilled in use of Internet communication tools and research
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills
- Management aptitude and skills
- Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
- Highly proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and Internet tools
- Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision.
How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Julie Michals, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Bob McTighe, email@example.com. Please indicate “EM&V Forum Associate” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
Organization: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Position Title: Environmental Programs Specialist
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015, or until filled
Description: GCSAA is seeking a motivated environmental professional to provide high-quality research, writing and development of tools and reference material for sustainable golf course operations. This position also works closely with members, committees, boards and advisory panels to determine the issues impacting the golf course management profession and provide environmental friendly recommendations. Position will provide general clerical support which includes scheduling meetings, recording meeting outcomes and the administration of the GCSAA Research Grant Program and other environmental programs.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills and be able to focus on multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Position also requires a high level of comfort with performing internet research, solid knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and generating reports from a database. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science or a business degree that demonstrates a focus on sustainability or equivalent experience. Minimum of three years in a professional business environment with hands-on experience dealing with environmental issues also required. Experience with natural resources and/or similar land management and knowledge of or interest in the game of golf preferred. Some travel will be required.
How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to:
Attn: Human Resources – Environmental Programs
1421 Research Park Dr
Lawrence KS 66049-3858
Organization: Heal the Bay
Position Title: Water Resources Policy Analyst
Location: Santa Monica, California
Compensation: $40,000 – 48,000
Application Deadline: August 3, 2015
Description: The Water Resources Policy Analyst is responsible for water quality and water resources-related technical and policy projects for the organization. This consists of critically evaluating water quality permits, stormwater programs and pollution controls, wastewater issues, Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and other water quality and water resources-related policies and regulations from both a scientific and policy perspective. The Analyst will represent Heal the Bay at public meetings and stakeholder groups and advocate for strong water quality and water resources-related policies and regulations.
- Track specific science and policy issues at regional and state levels and ensure that deadlines are met for public comments and other products;
- Critically analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical and policy issues related to water quality and water resources;
- Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums;
- Work closely with other Heal the Bay staff on inter-departmental projects and programs;
- Support management of project grants;
- Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, nonprofit partners, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
- Develop issue paper topics to investigate water quality and water resources management problems and conduct associated research and analysis;
- Support development of educational and outreach campaigns with internal and external participants around key issues;
- Distill technical information into easily understandable written materials and oral presentations;
- Participate in weekly department meetings, weekly staff meetings, weekly meetings with manager and occasional board meetings.
- Strong passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and a love for the environment;
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or related field is required at minimum; graduate degree is preferred;
- Strong background in water quality policy, understanding of regulatory and policy processes, and knowledge of local issues relating to water resources;
- Experience with water resources management and natural resources economics preferred;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with public speaking experience;
- Strong writing skills;
- Excellent organizational, analytical and project planning skills;
- Strong problem solving skills;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team;
- Proven ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines;
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point);
- Ability to travel throughout the Los Angeles area, and occasional trips to Sacramento;
- Some evening and weekend work is required; and
- Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a vehicle
How to Apply: Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: www.healthebay.org/jobs to apply online. No phone calls please.
Organization: The Wildlife Society
Position Title: Director of Government Affairs & Partnerships
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: July 24, 2015
Description: The Director of Government Affairs and Partnerships seeks through member engagement to empower, enable, and assist wildlife professionals in managing natural resources. Working with the Society’s members and staff, the Director provides leadership and guidance for The Wildlife Society’s policy, government affairs, and partnership activities. He/she represents the Society in the larger conservation community through partnerships and policy actions, and plays a major role in developing and disseminating information and advocating TWS policy positions and actions to decision makers.
- Develop and communicate TWS policy positions on priority issues and provide professional input on wildlife conservation/management issues to state and federal agency administrators, Congress, and other non-governmental organizations.
- Represent TWS in policy activities with external groups and develop/maintain liaison with governmental resource management agencies, legislative bodies, and various non-governmental organizations.
- Communicate and collaborate with TWS membership, Chapters, Sections, Working Groups, and Council concerning wildlife policy issues.
- Oversee and administer professional development functions, including the TWS Leadership Institute and certification program.
- Provide supervision and management of staff and staff activities associated with the government affairs program.
- Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Internal: Reports to the Executive Director. Has frequent contact with the Executive Director and TWS Council about wildlife policy matters. Serves on Council Subcommittees. Works cooperatively with TWS organizational units and staff, primarily on issues related to policy and planning.
External: Works closely with the wildlife conservation community, Congress, the Office of the President of the United States, natural resource agencies, and natural resource industry representatives.
- Education/Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree, or other advanced degree, preferred. At least one degree should be in natural resources, wildlife policy/management, or a related field. Demonstrated understanding of legislative and regulatory processes is required. Certified Wildlife Biologist preferred.
- Experience: Minimum 4 years experience in natural resource agency or association administration and/or natural resource policy analysis.
- Skills and Abilities: Must be able to coordinate multiple issues simultaneously. Ability to work well with a variety of people, including governmental officials and wildlife biologists. Negotiation, mediation and facilitation skills are required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication, and organizational skills. Must be self motivated and dedicated to a scientific approach to the conservation of natural resources.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary requirements to Lilly Matheson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, or until 24 July 2015.
Organization: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Position Title: Program Director – Fishery Improvement Projects Evaluation
Location: Remote, any
Dates: An initial contract will be awarded for 96 days’ effort (i.e., full time) from August through December 2015. However, SFP views this as a long term position within the organization. Our goal is find a candidate that will continue in the role for the foreseeable future.
Application Deadline: July 10, 2015 or until filled
Description: This newly-created position reports to the Systems Division Director of SFP, a dynamic and constantly evolving global nonprofit. The successful candidate will lead external collaborations and negotiations to design and maintain an evolving suite of tools used by the seafood industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and others to track and measure progress of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) globally. In addition to this ‘outward-looking’ role, the Program Director will develop internal strategies and work across SFP divisions and programs to establish standards and processes for evaluating FIPs. This position will also be responsible for conducting FIP evaluations and uploading results to SFP’s FishSource. Initially, the position will focus on capture fisheries, though there may be opportunity to expand into aquaculture. The position has no direct reports at the current time, but fills a central role in SFP and the sustainable seafood movement around defining FIP measurement and tracking progress.
FIP tracking on FishSource
- Coordinate and oversee FIP evaluation activities to ensure FIP trackers on FishSource are regularly updated
- As part of a team, complete FIP trackers and progress ratings on FishSource based on desktop analyses using FIP public reports
- Ensure standards set by SFP for FIP tracking, evaluation, and ratings are maintained as state-of-the-art
- Liaise with FIP implementers globally to explain SFP’s FIP tracking, evaluation, and rating methods and to encourage continuous improvement in performance and reporting
FIP standard and ratings development
- Lead the continued evolution of SFP’s FIP progress ratings methodology, including stakeholder liaising and negotiation
- Promote SFP’s position on FIP standards and ratings at seafood industry and NGO events, includingConservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions
- Upon initiation of a standard development process, assist senior staff (Systems Director, Communications/Strategy Director, CEO) in developing and communicating SFP’s position
- Develop strategies for advancing the sustainable seafood movement to further improve fishery and aquaculture sources
- Conduct analyses and draft reports on performance trends of FIPs over time
- Liaise with other NGOs and other stakeholders (eg, donors) to ensure SFP FIP ratings and tools are linked to others’ systems (eg, FishChoice.com, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions’ FIP tracking website)
- Report on tasks performed, using the relevant tools and platforms, for both administrative and project management purposes
- Master’s degree in a fisheries, marine, ocean, or related field
- Knowledge of the sustainable seafood landscape, including key players and issues
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Excellent judgment
- Ability to collaborate with individuals from various cultures and countries
- Ability to comfortably read, write, and speak in English
- Ability to maintain information in strict confidentiality
- Ability to work from home and travel (including long-distance) at least five times per year
- Scheduling flexibility to accommodate a virtual organization with staff based around the globe, as well as ability to work productively primarily via Skype/Google Hangout, email, webinars, and other electronic means
Highly desirable qualities
- Experience with project evaluation
- A network of contacts that include seafood companies, producers, NGOs, and governments involved in fisheries and aquaculture
Special skills and strengths
- Ability to dig into systems and technical details, while maintaining a broad strategic view
- Ability to establish and maintain open communication, culture, and cohesiveness in a virtual organization
How to Apply: SFP highly encourages applicants from around the world. Email a cover letter and resume/CV in English to email@example.com by 10 July 2015. Subject line should be “Program Director-FIP Evaluation”.
Organization: Biomass Thermal Energy Council
Position Title: Autumn 2015 Internships Available for Clean Energy Nonprofits
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: All positions will become available beginning in August. We seek candidates able to commit to terms through mid-December 2015, but will consider extensions as determined by performance and needs. College student applicants considering working during the Autumn semester are asked to provide dates of availability in cover letters. Stipend of $500/mo. for full-time employment. TTC does not provide compensation for personal/sick time off or holidays, but interns may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked
Application Deadline: Positions open until filled
Description: We are seeking interns with college-level, graduate, and recent graduate-level experience and looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately active in the programs TTC manages. The internships include Policy & Government Affairs and Communications & Outreach opportunities with TTC’s client organizations.
1) Policy and Government Affairs
TTC has two Policy/Government Affairs positions available for researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
The first position requires candidates be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individuals may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collecting data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.
The Policy internship supports the American Biogas Council (ABC, www.americanbiogascouncil.org). Responsibilities for this position include:
- Track legislation at the state level favorable to biogas and use of anaerobic digester technology.
- Research, monitor, and report on biogas/AD legislation and regulations at the state level
- Search for opportunities for biogas companies related to carbon credits, organics diversion and biomethane/CNG policies.
- Attend relevant hearings related to biogas legislation and report to staff/co-chairs the results of those hearings.
- Help organize meetings of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (LRA) Committee and subgroups.
- Provide follow-up support to the LRA Committee co-chairs as needed.
- Write letters of support to legislators and regulators.
- Analyze the gap between our model legislation and proposed legislation.
- Communicate complex policy language in layman’s terms through bi-monthly written reports.
The second Policy/Government Affairs fellowship position supports the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) (65%) and Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) (35%). Responsibilities for this position include:
- Researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.
- Research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets.
- Reach out to state agencies in collection of data.
- Attend relevant Congressional hearings related to biomass legislation and report to staff the results of those hearings.
- Assist association members in arranging meetings with state and local officials.
- Update website with factsheets, presentations, and social media postings.
- Provide administrative support on conference calls (e.g. taking minutes and follow-up actions)
For this internship, we are seeking qualified college-level, graduate students and recent graduates and/or individuals with experience in Communications and looking to expand their knowledge of biogas, AD technology and clean energy, and apply their knowledge gained and skill sets towards real-work projects and activities.
The internship supports the American Biogas Council, in support of membership development, database updating, communications, and speaking invitations. This position requires the candidate have strong communication skills. The ideal candidate should also have familiarity with sustainable agricultural and/or wastewater treatment practices.
- Draft, layout and distribute semi monthly Biogas News (ABC’s electronic newsletter)
- Membership relations (approach industry leaders for information and respond to inquiries by fielding questions to appropriate staff or answer them directly)
- Market biogas events through email and biogas industry partners
- Speaker management for ABC webinars and workshops
- Update and distribute ABC reading materials to members who are traveling to and speaking at biogas industry events
- Development of brand new U.S. database of operational biogas projects and associated maps and online tools for systems on farms, at wastewater facilities, landfills and other generators of organic waste.
- Member recruitment
- Semi-monthly webinars and workshops at industry events
- Biogas News
- Proficiency with database management for U.S. operational digester database
- Proficiency with MS Excel
- Experience with the analysis of data to create fact sheets, tools and/or educational resources preferred
- Science or technical background preferred
- Must be able to comfortably and confidently approach senior industry executives by phone and in person. (We work with senior leaders in hundreds of organizations from start-ups to federal government leaders and executives in multi-national corporations like GE, Waste Management, Toyota and Shell. You will be new to our team and we expect you to integrate quickly to become a part of our team and be comfortable picking up the phone or beginning conversations with these individuals regarding key issues we’re working on.)
The third Communications and Outreach position supports senior staff to plan and execute several events and activities of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC). Events include, but are not limited to conferences supported by BTEC, Council meetings, and upcoming webinars. The position requires the candidate be able to communicate effectively with volunteer members of various event organizing committees and reach out to BTEC members to coordinate association functions in conjunction with those events. Responsibilities for this position include:
- Arrange and participate in Steering Committee, Program, and other planning calls. Follow up on action items resulting from those calls.
- Work with senior staff to prepare materials to distribute at events, including promotional literature and member information.
- Assist in designing member meet-and-greet functions in conjunction with events and work with Conference organizers to ensure available space and accommodations.
- Communicate with members and prepare information related to upcoming BTEC-sponsored webinars.
The ideal candidates should have well developed writing skills and preferably some Communications experience. The candidates should also be assertive, detail oriented, and able to work independently and perform well with firm deadlines.
How to Apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include either “Policy” or “Communications and Outreach” in the subject line. Both Policy and Communications/Outreach applications will be considered for all positions unless one is specifically requested by the applicant.
Organization: Mohonk Preserve
Position Title: Director of Land Protection & Stewardship
Location: New Paltz, New York
Dates and compensation: Excellent work environment with benefits including health, vision, dental, life, disability insurance, retirement plan, and access privileges to the lands of the Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House resort. Salary: $60’s, based on experience.
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Description: The successful candidate is responsible for providing the vision and leadership to land acquisition and protection. The Director will provide the strategic planning, management, and implementation of the overall Land Protection program, including applying the Preserve’s Land Protection Policy as a guide for the acquisition of land. The Director oversees and performs the hands-on land trust duties including easement and boundary monitoring, and maintaining the Preserve’s Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Accreditation.
The Director also oversees the stewardship of the land, facilities, carriage roads and trails. This includes implementing the Land Management Plan, overseeing capital projects and providing site analysis, planning and design oversight for all facilities projects. The Director will promote land conservation awareness in the community, build support for projects, identify and pursue project funding and assist in land protection and stewardship grant proposals.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desirable – in natural resource management; land conservation/management; landscape architecture, planning or related disciplines
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a leader in land acquisition and management programs with non-profit land trusts or other land resource agencies
- Exemplary communication abilities including written, oral, and presentation skills; experience communicating with partner organizations; ability to negotiate agreements
- Knowledge of field mapping, aerial photo interpretation, land survey techniques, landscape architecture
- Training or professional licensure in landscape architecture strongly desired
- Ability to read and evaluate physical and cultural landscape elements
- Familiarity with conservation tax law and benefits of land donations
- Experience working with landowners; civic groups; town, county, state agencies and their processes
- Knowledge of leading trends and national standards and practices in land trust management
- Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to organize, support, mobilize and motivate staff and volunteers; ability to lead as well as function as a team member
- Ability to set and implement departmental priorities, manage multiple projects, and evaluate project success
- Experience with preparing program budgets
- Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including weekends or evenings; valid driver’s license
- There is a significant fieldwork component to this position. Must be able to traverse varied terrain on foot up to 5 miles with significant elevation gain while carrying program equipment.
Advanced computer and technology skills:
- Strong experience with mapping software/hardware (e.g. GPS units and GIS software, ArcGIS)
- Proficiency in all standard office productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or similar email application) and internet research
- Strong relational database experience
How to Apply: Hard copy cover letter and résumé preferred. Please mail to:
Deputy Executive Director/CFO
PO Box 715
New Paltz NY 12561-0715
Applications in Word .doc, .docx or Adobe PDF only will be accepted via e-mail to email@example.com.
This job announcement is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties assigned.
No phone calls, please.
Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation
Position Title: Electric Vehicle Policy Internship 2015-2016
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: The intern would start as soon as possible, ideally by early August 2015. The internship could be from 4-9 months. The internship will be paid, with salary commensurate with experience. The intern will work in our downtown Washington, DC office.; The range for university students is from $1,900-2,100, masters students is $2,100-$2,300, and for doctoral students is $2,300-$2,600
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The intern will help us research the status of the electric vehicle market and the leading policies to promote the new technology. This internship will likely support two electric vehicle projects – one that is US-focused, and one that is focused on the major global auto markets. The US-based electric vehicle project is a follow-on to the ICCT recent work, including a US state electric vehicle incentive report, and a US city-focused project that is nearing completion. The second project is to help the ICCT support an international consortium of governments in analyzing available analyzing the impact of electric vehicles on greenhouse gas emission reductions and drafting a synthesis report on the optimal design of electric vehicle fiscal incentives (including subsidies, tax credits, tax exemptions).
The overarching purpose for this work is to help the world more quickly understand the optimal policies for the promotion of electric vehicles. The primary tasks will be to collect information, analyze the data, and summarize the analysis in short reports. By the end of the internship, we would expect that the intern would co-author at least one high-profile ICCT report and gain valuable experience in the hot and growing field of electric vehicles.
- A good working understanding of vehicle policy
- Research experience on vehicle technology
- Excellent proficiency in English
- Strong research and organizational skills
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter (as an attachment) summarizing your qualifications and experiences, a short writing or project sample, and the name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Electric vehicle internship 2015.” The ICCT is an equal opportunity employer.