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Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Pacific Northwest Field Program Director, National Forest Foundation – Oregon

Organization: National Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director, Pacific Northwest Field Program

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: For full details, please read attached Position Description (PD Director Pacific Northwest Field Program).

PD Director Pacific Northwest Field Program.pdf

Qualifications: The Director, Pacific Northwest Field Program develops projects, builds partnerships and works with local communities, nonprofits, and Forest Service in Pacific Northwest. Understanding of natural resource issues, facilitation skills, ability to work with diverse interests are necessary. A master’s degree (or equivalent) in natural resource-related field and 10 years’ experience in the field of conservation and proven track record in fundraising required.

How to Apply: Send resume and coverletter to sbombard@nationalforests.org Position location is Portland, Oregon. No phone inquiries. Competitive compensation package.

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Maryland

Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Position Title: Tech Student – Climate Change Intern

Location: College Park, Maryland

Application Deadline: March 02, 2015

Description: The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park, MD has an undergraduate internship opportunity for one or more students to work with our economics and climate change modeling and analysis team. The intern will help develop an emissions data processing system in the R programing environment. This opportunity requires data processing and/or programing skills, writing skills, and good personal interaction skills. Available for current students only. Paid internship (hourly) can continue through summer break and into the next school year (contingent on performance). Located at University Research Court off of River Road, but accessible by University of Maryland-College Park shuttle to/from main its main campus. Please attach a cover letter to your resume. Note that our preferred candidates are from local universities who can work during the summer and continue part time during the school year.

JGCRI houses an interdisciplinary team dedicated to understanding the problems of global climate change and their potential solutions. JGCRI’s research program includes the continuing development and application of an integrated assessment computer-modeling framework that combines models of the human and Earth systems, including energy and the economy, land-use, agriculture, water, climate, air-pollution, and ecosystems.

JGCRI researchers work with scientists and decision-makers in US Federal agencies, state governments, industry, foundations, and universities and publish in leading scientific journals. JGCRI researchers are leaders in the international and national climate and global change research communities through prominent roles in science-based integrated assessments of energy and agricultural systems and water resources. Located in College Park, Maryland, JGCRI is a partnership between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy and the University of Maryland at College Park. The work environment at JGCRI is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, focused on solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges associated with energy, water and environment.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university.  Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

The successful candidate should have a major in atmospheric sciences, geography, environmental science, computer science or related field. Programing background is a strong plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.

How to Apply: Apply online at the PNNL employment opportunities page.

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Africa Regional Communications Coordinator, Center for International Forestry Research – Kenya

Organization: Center for International Forestry Research

Position Title: Regional Communications Coordinator, Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Dates and compensation: The appointment will be for 2 years, inclusive 9 months’ probationary period, with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

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

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

CIFOR is looking for Regional Communications Coordinator, Africa. The Communications Coordinator will lead an ambitious, well-funded and creative program with the goal of translating CIFOR’s high-caliber research from across Africa into meaningful, real-world impact. The program uses a range of media – including blogs, video documentaries, radio programs, conferences and workshops, TV and newspapers – so that policymakers, donors, NGOs, the private sector and other key stakeholders have the latest research on how best to manage the continent’s forests, especially in relation to climate change, livelihoods, food security, energy and water management.

We need a dynamic, creative and self-directed Communications Coordinator to take the freedom and resources we offer and make it happen – whether it involves working alongside our scientists to develop communication strategies for specific research projects, traveling to the field with a TV crew, writing blogs, organizing a workshop or talking to journalists.

Responsibilities:

  • Update, expand and oversee implementation of a communications strategy to deliver research findings to key stakeholders in Africa and elsewhere,
  • Develop communication strategies for specific research projects in Africa and oversee implementation; manage communication budgets in these projects,
  • Provide strategic guidance to two national communications staff (in Zambia and Cameroon) and one full-time communications consultant (in Burkina Faso),
  • Work closely with CIFOR’s headquarters in Indonesia, especially others in the Outreach team, with staff and consultants worldwide, and a Multimedia unit, which overseas CIFOR’s many web platforms and publications,
  • Write and edit blog stories, fact sheets, press releases, video synopses and scripts and other editorial,
  • Oversee production of films and multimedia packages,
  • Organize or support conferences and workshops in Africa in which to showcase CIFOR’s research,
  • Advise and mentor scientists on communications, especially on speaking to journalists, blog writing and on giving presentations to non-scientific audiences,
  • Foster relationships with journalists across Africa and beyond to encourage media attention on CIFOR’s research.

Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff’s annual performance contract.

Qualifications:

Education, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of Bachelors’ degree in communications, science (e.g. biophysical sciences, social sciences, political sciences, economics, etc.), or a related field. Master’s degree is desirable,
  • At least seven years’ experience in producing high-quality communications materials across a range of mediums (samples to be requested),
  • Demonstrated interest in science and environmental issues and ability to grasp new material quickly,
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit English across multiple styles and formats at a very high level (better than average native speaker),
  • Experience working with technical experts, preferably in a multicultural context,
  • Professional experience in Africa is preferable,
  • Fluency in English and French,
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Go-getter, self-motivated and resourceful – someone who can make things happen,
  • Dynamic and creative,
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively and positively with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment,
  • Able to work well under pressure,
  • Strong client service approach,
  • Stickler for high quality and accuracy.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit our career site at http://www.cifor.org/careers/#GLOBALSTAFF

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

2015 Climate Fellow, University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute

Organization: University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute 

Position Title: 2015 Climate Fellow

Location: Project-dependent.  2015 Fellows may be based in Durham, New Hampshire; in Boston, Massachusetts; or in Bozeman, Montana. For some projects, state or regional travel may be required.

Dates and compensation: 40 hours per week, June 1-August 14, 2015; Fellows receive mentorship, unique networking opportunities as well as a $6,000 in exchange for their work on various deliverables.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Description: The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute is inviting applications for our competitive Climate Fellowships. The Climate Fellows program pairs outstanding students with challenging, important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

  • All applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programwhen they apply(seniors graduating in May are welcome).
  • Academic backgrounds in the fields indicated in the individual project postings are preferred; these vary widely.
  • We will encourage, but not require, an academic sponsor or reference for each fellow, and where possible we will ask that course credits are awarded.
  • There is a MANDATORY three-day, two-night orientation in Durham, NH, from May 27-29.  Lodging and food will be provided, but Fellows are asked to pay their own associated travel costs.
  • There is a $35 application fee, payable online.  (However, this may be waived for UNH students or in the case of financial hardship.  To request a waiver, applicants should contact UNHSI.)
  • The Fellowship does not cover any costs for temporary (summer) relocation or housing, beyond the $6,000 stipend.

How to Apply: By March 13: Apply: Fill out the online form and upload a single PDF document with cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample. Pay $35 fee (waivers available for UNH students, financial hardship.)
By April 6:      UNHSI will set up phone or Skype interviews with selected candidates.
By April 24:    UNHSI will extend Fellowship Offers to selected candidates.
By May 1:       Signed offer letters due back to UNHSI for 2015 Fellowships.

Apply at https://sustainableunh.unh.edu/2015-climate-fellows-application

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Environmental Health Intern, Environmental Health Strategy Center – Maine

Organization: Environmental Health Strategy Center

Position Title: Environmental Health Intern

Location: Portland, Maine

Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, unpaid, ten-week internship from June to August of 2015 (final dates TBA). We are happy to work with students to secure institutional funding and/or course credit.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: Interested in exploring a career in public health, environmental advocacy, and social justice? Want to spend the summer fighting to make sure everyone has the chance to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, without being needlessly exposed to toxic chemicals?

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, campaign advocacy, communications, and/or development.

Responsibilities:

Grassroots Organizing

  • Work on local and national policy campaigns
  • Build relationships with target constituencies such as cancer-affected communities, local businesses, and parent groups
  • Organize outreach events such as films and workshops
  • Recruit activists to join rallies and media events
  • Reach out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Conduct outreach at fairs and festivals throughout the state

Communications and Development

  • Help coordinate the summer fundraising campaign
  • Write blogs
  • Create tools and templates for activists

Research and Policy

  • Conduct scientific literature review on health effects
  • Research government and corporate policies
  • Develop fact sheets

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Serious commitment to social justice

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, skills, and experience — we want to know who you are, what you’re interested in, and what strengths you would bring to our work. Feel free to include a writing sample (optional). Send to Emily Postman at membership (at) preventharm.org.

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Marine Debris Intern, Clean Ocean Action – New Jersey

Organization: Clean Ocean Action

Position Title: Marine Debris Intern 

Location: Highlands, New Jersey

Dates and compensation: The summer internship is a full time position and is located at Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook Unit and at COA’s office, also located on Sandy Hook, NJ. No housing or transportation is provided. Hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday, except for the day of programs when hours are 8:30am until 4:30pm. Corporate Beach Sweeps are scheduled throughout the summer, therefore, the intern must be able to work outdoors in the extreme heat.; This position is paid.

Application Deadline:

Description: The Marine Debris Internship with Clean Ocean Action (COA) is an exciting opportunity for a student to help address the environmental impacts from pollution. The internship brings together interests in environmental education, science, public policy, and citizen action. The intern will assist with the Corporate Beach Sweeps and statewide 30th Anniversary Beach Sweeps program, as well as with a microplastics research project. The Marine Debris intern will gain experience in education, event coordination, research, public speaking, writing, and organizing.

COA’s Corporate Beach Sweeps Program is a hands-on, environmental awareness, and team building “get-away retreat” with employees from businesses (including those on the Fortune 500 list). Corporations and businesses choose from two separate Corporate Summer Programs which include the Beach Sweeps and the Scavenger Hunt. Beach Sweep participants clean marine debris from beaches at Sandy Hook, find out how and why litter ends-up on the beaches, and learn solutions to prevent pollution. The Scavenger Hunt is a “spin-off” of the signature Beach Sweep program and inspires participants to find specific debris, build sculptures, and talk about the harmful impacts of marine debris. COA’s Corporate Beach Sweeps take place at least once a week from May until October at Sandy Hook.

COA has been a leader in investigating marine debris on the New Jersey coast for the past 30 years. Since the inception of the bi-annual Beach Sweeps in 1985, by collecting data COA turned a two-day per year volunteer effort into a legacy of information. 2015 marks the 30th Anniversary for this program and COA is planning a conference and creating a brand to link marine debris, specifically plastic pollution, with citizen science. The Marine Debris Intern will assist in planning this conference projected to take place in late July or early August.

The summer 2015 Marine Debris Intern will also be responsible for assisting in the organization and coordination of the Corporate Beach Sweeps program along with pre-planning other educational programs. Specifically, the intern will:

Handle the logistics of the Corporate Beach Sweep Program, including

  • Attend all Corporate Beach Sweeps
  • Organize the logistics and pre-event details of the Corporate Summer Programs (i.e. lunch, transportation, bathroom access, and refreshments).
  • Educate and motivate Beach Sweeps and Scavenger Hunt volunteers on site
  • Create flyers and other printed materials to promote the program
  • Give the educational overview and lead a Corporate Sweeps and Scavenger Hunt at the intern’s last event
  • Update data information after each Corporate Sweep, as well as send report and photos to each company
  • Produce a Report on the data collected from all the Corporate Beach Sweeps over the course of the summer, and a report from the Scavenger Hunts over the summer

Assist the Marine Science Education Coordinator and Coastal Programs Coordinator with implementation of the 30th Anniversary Beach Sweeps Program, including:

  • Collaborate with the marine debris community
  • Assist in planning the 30thAnniversary Conference
  • Create educational programs to be implemented into schools leading up to the October Beach Sweeps

Assist the Marine Science Education Coordinator with other education programs, including:

  • Enhance already established education programs, which include, but are not limited to, creating and updating materials (i.e. brochures and reports)
  • Reach-out to potential new contacts
  • Begin planning for the Fall Beach Sweeps and Student Summit
  • Implementation of a microplastic research project

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of 3 references with affiliations and contact information to: business@cleanoceanaction.org with ‘Marine Debris Internship’ in the subject line

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Energy Program Manager, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection – Maryland

Organization: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Position Title: Energy Program Manager

Location: Rockville, Maryland

Compensation: $55,006-$91,109

Application Deadline: February 26, 2015

Description: Montgomery County, Maryland is a national leader in environmental and energy policies and programs. As the first county in the nation to pass a benchmarking bill, Montgomery County is committed to providing engaging and innovative programs to help residents and businesses save energy, cut costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Department of Environmental Protection seeks an Energy Program Manager to represent these programs within the community, drive engagement and participation, and advance energy efficiency, clean energy generation, and emission reductions. The Program Manager position will play a key role in the management and roll-out of energy programs for the community, including the recently passed Benchmarking Law, clean energy financing, and efforts to help commercial building owners access utility incentives and make energy improvements.

As part of the newly-created Office of Sustainability, the ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of energy efficiency and clean energy, and bring experience successfully collaborating with diverse stakeholders to meet common energy goals.

Do you have a passion for advancing energy and sustainability issues on a community-scale? This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of local energy policy innovations and experience the results of on-the-ground implementation.

How to Apply: To view the complete job posting and submit an application, please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers and then click on “Search Jobs.” The requisition number is IRC15900.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the *Helpful Hints for Applying for Jobs* on the Office of Human Resource’s Careers webpage for important information about the County’s application requirements and process.

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Live Earth Partnerships Manager, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Live Earth Partnerships Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: March 5, 2015

Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for a Live Earth Partnerships Manager. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis.

The Live Earth Partnerships Manager is responsible for the organization’s Live Earth concert outreach and promotion and for supporting efforts to establish and maintain relationships with outside partners including the private sector, non-governmental organizations, grassroots coalitions, governments, and other groups.

Climate Reality has offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the DC office.

Responsibilities: Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultivating and coordinating new and existing partners, relationships, and logistics as it relates to Live Earth concert promotion.
  • Developing new partnerships with organizations, associations, public and private sector institutions and other stakeholders globally in support of Live Earth, as well as Climate Reality’s initiatives around combatting climate change.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to develop an effective Live Earth partnership strategy for the organization that outlines best partner engagement opportunities over short-term and long-term timelines.
  • Supporting outreach to existing and new Climate Reality partners and supporters to foster strong long-term relations and partnerships.
  • Managing and fielding phone calls and emails regarding potential partnerships.
  • Helping to or developing, evaluating and making recommendations on proposals for potential partnerships.
  • Liaising with other departments to stay up-to-date on Climate Reality’s outreach efforts and overall work.
  • Serving as surrogate at events and meetings on behalf of Climate Reality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, marketing, or communications.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in international campaign planning and/or concert promotion.
  • Personal commitment to the organization’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate and environmental issues.
  • Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal and oral communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
  • Experience in engaging diverse constituencies.
  • Strong customer service skills, in person, over the phone and in writing.
  • Knowledge of relationship management systems. Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Ability to synthesize information and communicate it to different audiences with different levels of content.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and enjoy effective working relationships with people from a variety of organizations and with a wide variety of functional expertise.
  • Team player.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%-50% of the time.
  • Demonstrable proposal writing experience.
  • Proven ability to think outside the box to develop innovative partner and external engagement strategy ideas.
  • Previous experience working on campaign initiatives.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to liveearthjobs@climatereality.com.

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Community Lead Organizer, Empower Efficiency – California

Organization: Empower Efficiency

Position Title: Community Lead Organizer

Location: Woodland, California

Dates and compensation: $35,000 to $45,000 per year (commensurate with experience)

Description: The Lead Organizer is responsible for the creation and implementation of grassroots organizing in Woodland, overall program performace, as well as the management of community organizers, volunteers, and daily operations in the community. They will collaborate with local leaders and partner organizations to engage Woodland residents in energy saving behaviors, products, and programs. We are looking for applicants who know the Woodland community and have local ties. The Lead Organizer will coordinate the strategic planning efforts of this community-based initiative in collaboration with partner organizations, using grassroots organizing and advocacy approaches to effectively lead the outreach team. The Lead Organizer must manage complex projects with many moving pieces and oversee task completion, as well as have strong communication and computer skills, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff, and outside clients, and vendors. The job also requires an individual who is flexible and creative, as well as have the ability to take direction.

Responsibilities: Ø Supervising and program oversight: set up and organize the local field office; create employee protocols; manage community organizers; review organizers’ priorities and oversee project tasks; track and celebrate program performance; and ensure performance goals are met. Ø Outreach: manage the creation and implementation of campaign plans; research, attend, and staff an information booth at local events; research and partner with local community organizations; attend relevant municipal meetings; plan local workshops and events; canvass; build stakeholder relationships; report weekly to the Empower leadership team; oversee participant acquisition; and manage data entry tasks. Ø Building stakeholder relationships: contact local groups and solicit partnership agreements; present at public meetings on behalf of the program; conduct trainings for community groups, including preparation of training materials; assist in creation of campaign plans; and interact with public officials. Ø Volunteers: identify and train volunteers; recognize and celebrate volunteers; and increase volunteer responsibilities. Ø Data quality: ensure data is properly entered and tracked; analyze data regularly to improve outreach strategies. Ø Media relations: support media and public relations efforts, including drafting press releases and supporting the organization of press events. Ø Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: Ø Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, graduate education is a plus Ø A minimum of two (2) years of experience with campaign organizing, a minimum of one (1) year of experience managing a team of staff and campaigns Desired Qualifications: Ø Fluency in additional non-English languages, especially Spanish, is a plus Ø Successful community organizing experience in clean energy, energy efficiency, or sustainability campaigns Ø Experience building and working with broad-based coalitions, such as, business interests, environmental organizations, health associations, union interests, teachers, faith-based organizations, and others Ø Successful media outreach experience, including skillful press advisories and releases Ø Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in preparing and delivering public presentations and communicating directly with lawmakers Ø Ability to condense and explain technical information to concise and pointed summaries that can be understood by a diverse constituents Ø Ability to work independently and as a member of a team Ø Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships Ø Ability to design a work plan, prioritize and meet goals Ø Computer skills, including: word processing, databases, excel and power point Ø Well-organized, high attention to detail, and self-motivated

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents to information@empowerefficiency.com:

Resume – No more than two pages

Cover Letter – Please address the following questions in your cover letter: § Why do you want this job? § What do you bring to our team? § What are your top three to five strengths?

At least two professional references (name, phone, email, position, company, span of dates that worked for the reference, and permission to contact the reference) In the subject line of the email please put: Community Lead Organizer Woodland – [First Name Last Name]

Feb 20 / BARD CEP

Agricultural Water Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund – Various locations

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Agricultural Water Project Manager

Location: The Agricultural Water Project Manager will have the option to work beside EDF’s experts on supply chains based in Bentonville, Arkansas, EDF’s water or agriculture staff in Boulder, Colorado. Other arrangements may also be possible, particularly locations in Arizona.

Dates and compensation: Commensurate with experience; this is a nine month grant-funded opportunity with a deadline of November 30, 2015. Depending on scoping study results and additional fundraising, there may be opportunities to continue this work further.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Agricultural Water Project Manager will design and implement a scoping study exploring retail supply chain opportunities focused on produce production in the Lower Colorado River Basin area that influence Western agricultural producers’ water efficiency, conservation, and participation in water markets and create an internal strategy paper outlining those opportunities and next steps to further explore and develop the opportunities. In coordination with the EDF Colorado River Program and with the guidance of the Corporate Partnerships Program, the Agricultural Water Project Manager will incorporate into this scoping exercise the identification of potential tools or mechanisms to generate environmental benefits from water conservation, efficiency, and other markets driven by supply chain opportunities. The Agricultural Water Project Manager will use the ideas, outcomes and data from the internal strategy paper to help design a sustainable agricultural water protocol and pilot on optimizing supply chain water use while maintaining high agricultural productivity and generating measurable stream flow, riparian, or groundwater supply benefits.

Responsibilities:

Work with EDF staff, consultants, academic and business partners, and others to:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the current issues relevant to western water law and western agriculture and irrigation water management.
  • Map the western agricultural supply chain and nodes of influence; identify and interview key players to assess possible paths for driving desired changes and likely hurdles.
  • Incorporate development and testing of mechanisms to generate environmental benefits from water conservation, efficiency, and other markets driven by supply chain opportunities into this scoping exercise.
  • Identify thought leaders on western water and agriculture and assess potential of innovations and alternative approaches to achieve desired changes.
  • Synthesize findings into a strategy document, including environmental, financial, and regulatory implications.
  • Use learnings and additional interviews to inform draft recommendations for a supply-chain based sustainable agricultural water protocol.
  • Design a process to pilot the protocol and test some of the assumptions of environmental benefit; recruit at least 2 supply chain companies to     participate.
  • Leverage EDF’s scoping study and lessons learned to evaluate similar opportunities in California’s Central Valley.
  • Communicate project results to EDF staff, corporate partners, businesses, and other stakeholders through reports, presentations, and other methods.

In addition to these responsibilities, the incumbent may participate in general program activities, and be an overall team player in a vibrant and entrepreneurial organization.

Qualifications: The optimal candidate will have deep knowledge of western agriculture and environmental issues; a strong background in business and supply chains; and an understanding of the broad range of environmental challenges facing retail and consumer product companies. The qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree or higher in business, environmental science, agriculture, hydrology, or other relevant discipline.
  • A solid educational background or experience in quantification and measurement; experience with food production and supply chains preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders, from growers to scientists to retailers.
  • Solid experience in project management.
  • A broad understanding of western agricultural water issues.
  • Understanding of, or experience in, business management or strategy, especially in retail supply chains.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines and to respond quickly to changing opportunities.
  • An ability to work both independently and as a member of small teams in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment.
  • A willingness to undertake extensive travel to sites in Arizona, California, Colorado and Arkansas.

How to Apply: Go to this EDF job listing to apply.

Feb 20 / BARD CEP

Various Internships with Groundwork Portland – Oregon

Organization: Groundwork Portland

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Portland, Oregon

Dates: A time commitment of at least 50 hours within a 3 month time frame

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Groundwork Portland offers internships for school credit and/or personal educational development. We are currently expanding our internship program and are recruiting for several different internships. Internships can begin and end at any point.

We are currently accepting applications for several internship positions, the descriptions of which will be posted here within the month:

We are looking for individuals with the following skills and/or experience:

  • Bi-cultural or muti-cultural competency and/or experienceor
  • Experience working with diverse populations including communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities and low-income communitiesand
  • Understanding of environmental justice and social justice or a willingness to learn

We are also looking for individuals with skills and/or a willingness to learn in the following area’s:

  • Community development
  • Environmental and public health
  • Food justice, permaculture and gardening
  • Community organizing
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Communications (including social media)
  • Research skills
  • Organizational/administrative skills

Examples of Intern Projects

  • Facilitating workshops at Emerson Street Garden
  • Organizing events such as our annual fundraiser and volunteer appreciation event
  • Organizing meetings and call downs
  • Facilitating open house gardening at Emerson Street Garden
  • Updating social media and website
  • Outreach to various communities
  • Technical assistance in various areas such as engineering, grantwriting and website design

 How to Apply: If you are interested please send your resume and a brief cover letter to cassie@groundworkportland.org.

Feb 20 / BARD CEP

International Senior Portfolio Manager for Climate and Energy, Greenpeace – Various locations

Organization: Greenpeace

Position Title: International Senior Portfolio Manager – Climate and Energy

Location: Globally from any of Greenpeace’s offices

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Description: Guide, inspire, and support National & Regional Office project teams in all phases of the campaign project lifecycle to deliver high quality, strategic and impactful projects in the Greenpeace Global Programme. Provide high-level expertise and facilitate/foster skill/information sharing, collaboration, best practices, lessons learned and innovation between projects, National & Regional Offices, and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities:
1. Strategy
Contribute to the development and realization of the Climate & Energy strategy in order that Greenpeace achieves organizational goals and objectives as outlined in the (interim) Global Framework.
2. Advice
• Advise the Global Campaign Leader on the overall strategic orientation of the campaign strategy on an ongoing basis and contribute to development of long term strategy through the Long Term Global Framework.
• Advise the Global Campaign Leader on projects being pitched by National & Regional Offices or clusters in order that decisions can be made on the composition of the Climate & Energy Unit.
3. Campaign Portfolio leadership and management
• Lead and develop high level expertise related to one or more of the strategic drivers of the campaign, in order to enhance the overall strategy. Identify strategic opportunities; provide guidance and encouragement to National & Regional Offices in order to seize them.
• Lead in an environment of change where innovation and sharing of ideas and best practices is encouraged, in line with Greenpeace’s values, in order to achieve results in a changing internal and external environment.
• Monitor delivery of the campaign strategy for the assigned portfolio, encourage and share innovative approaches and troubleshoot as needed to overcome challenges to implementation.
4. Best practice and knowledge management
• Keep up to date with best practices within area of expertise, foster innovation and inspiring examples and create opportunities related to the strategic area/s of expertise, drawing on examples from both inside and outside of Greenpeace, in order to develop expertise and new ways of working for Greenpeace globally.
• Facilitate expertise transfer and development (to National & Regional Offices and respective projects) in new areas as required by campaign strategy. Develop training and identify skill share opportunities to build capacity and further develop expertise.
5. Stakeholder Relationships
• Initiate, lead and manage relationships with influential thought leaders in particular related to area of expertise and represent Greenpeace in different fora as appropriate.
• Build good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders within as well as outside of Greenpeace in order to represent Greenpeace’s interests and to realize effective cooperation and sharing of knowledge.
6. Supporting National & Regional Offices
• Engage with National & Regional Offices and provide high-level expertise related to one or more of the strategic drivers affecting the campaign strategy, enhancing their capacity to deliver high quality, strategic and impactful projects in the Global Programme. Encourage collaboration among National & Regional Offices and seek synergies between projects in order to contribute to step change.
• Support and advise National & Regional Offices through all phases of campaign/ project lifecycle – project pitching, development, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation in order to ensure the Climate & Energy Unit delivers to its strategy and objectives. Encourage and promote a risk-taking approach in order to test new ideas and innovate.
7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Support evaluations led by National & Regional Offices in conjunction with the Performance Accountability & Learning unit and ensure that lessons learned and management action are communicated and followed up on.
• Support National & Regional Offices in developing fast feedback loops to improve ongoing projects and increase responsiveness.

Qualifications:
• A track record of delivering ambitious campaigns or projects, with more than 7 years experience at senior level
• High level expertise in one or more strategic areas identified for the basket
• Experience in working with multi-cultural senior staff and teams and across borders.
• Experience in implementing and bringing about significant positive changes in work culture, practices and performance.
• Exceptional influencing skills, and strong negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills.
• Excellent project management skills
• Excellent skills in capacity-building, training & knowledge transfer
• Experience in building exceptional teams.
• Knowledge of communications best practices
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Experience in working to very tight deadlines and under stressful conditions.
• Flexible, resilient and organised
• Ability to travel

How to Apply: Please apply by going to http://workfor.greenpeace.org/. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Climate & Energy Senior Portfolio Manager – YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until February 28th. No phone calls please.

Feb 20 / BARD CEP

Arctic Campaign Director, Greenpeace USA – Washington DC

Organization: Greenpeace USA

Position Title: Arctic Campaign Director

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Arctic Campaign Director is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the GPUS Arctic Campaign, in pursuit of the goals identified in the Greenpeace’s Global Campaign Strategy. The Arctic Campaign Director directs and manages the US Arctic Campaign team. This position reports directly to the Campaigns Director.

Respondibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Campaigns Director, develop strategies for ambitious, high impact, well researched, campaigns that lend themselves to our theory of change – campaigns that use the power of people and have the courage to confront politicians and corporations; ensure that campaign strategies support Greenpeace long-term global campaign goals.
  • Working with the Deputy Campaigns Director, oversee the identification and development of projects falling out of the theory of change, including delegation to project leaders, resource allocation to projects and ongoing maintenance of well-functioning programmatic teams.
  • Identify, delegate and task manage project leaders to develop and implement projects falling out of the theory of change and shepherd the project leader through the program management sign off process
  • Ensure the safe and successful delivery of non violent direct action as a campaign tactic.
  • Supervise, train and mentor Campaign Team members; oversee performance management of team members including hiring and firing.
  • Coordinate relationships with and information flow between the Arctic Campaign Team and other relevant Departments including the Research Unit, Communications, Online, Grassroots Actions, Development and Legal Departments.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Greenpeace colleagues around the world, with the purpose of being able to develop and implement projects in collaboration with other Greenpeace offices.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders including reporters, politicians, corporate CEOs, funders and NGO allies; represent Greenpeace in the media and at key external events.
  • Work with the Development Department to maintain and expand Greenpeace’s relationship with high net worth individuals and Foundation donors.
  • Oversee Arctic campaign expenditures and budget; ensure all necessary monitoring, evaluation and reporting expectations are met
  • Perform other job-related duties as required and assigned by Campaigns Director and Senior Management

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and creatively
  • Strong project leadership and project planning skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people both verbally and in writing; public speaking skills; ability to make effective presentations
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective online communication to diverse audiences
  • Ability to represent Greenpeace and our work effectively to media, Greenpeace donors and others as needed
  • Ability to make and maintain strategic relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work with journalists
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse range of individuals and organizations
  • Organizational skills, including experience in project administration and ability to build and manage teams
  • Experience in non profit financial management
  • Able and willing to travel as needed
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful direct action as a means to affect change
  • Excellent spoken and written English; Fluency in another relevant language desired

Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in public interest campaigning with environmental organizations preferred
  • Experience at management level in nonprofit organization, working closely with the executive director and management team, many peer managers across departments and supervising staff

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: ARCTIC CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR – YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.

Feb 18 / BARD CEP

Policy and Legislation Intern, Earthjustice – Washington, DC

Organization: Earthjustice

Position Title: Policy and Legislation Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: A $1,000 monthly stipend is provided for full-time work (amount pro-rated if working part-time).

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation (PAL) department, which is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress as well as other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom. The intern will learn how a non-profit environmental organization weighs in on environmental policy at the federal level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, environmental nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in various tasks, including online research
  • Attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings
  • Prepare and disseminate information to Congressional offices
  • Make phone calls to Hill offices
  • Create website and action alert updates
  • Manage databases
  • Draft and edit policy documents and fact sheets
  • Opportunity for short and/or long-term research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern’s interests

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college/university program to apply. Undergraduates in their Junior or Senior year and graduate students are preferred.
  • Able to work for approximately three months, preferably mid-May to mid-August. Our preference is for a full time intern (37.5 hours per week), but depending on class and work schedule, we would be willing to accept a minimum of 25 – 30 hours per week.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Click here to apply.

Feb 18 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Coordinator, Concordia College – Minnesota

Organization: Concordia College

Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Moorhead, Minnesota

Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Coordinator serves as a key facilitator of sustainability-related activity on campus. The successful candidate will provide broad institutional leadership in the college’s efforts to infuse sustainability principles into all curricular and operational aspects of the college. The central focus of the position is on engaging with students, faculty, and staff to promote sustainability across campus and to facilitate worthy initiatives. The Sustainability Coordinator will work collaboratively with a diverse array of units of the college as Concordia moves towards achieving its Vision for Sustainability.
This is an exciting position for someone who wants to use their talents to advance sustainability at a liberal arts college uniquely positioned on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. Concordia has just over 2,500 students and is located in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, a dynamic community of over 220,000 people surrounded by rich farmland and prairies.

Responsibilities:
-Work with the President’s Sustainability Council and the various units of the college to refine and pursue the goals and initiatives consistent with the Concordia College Vision for Sustainability and Strategic Plan. Conduct information-finding research and data collection as needed.
-Track progress on meeting college sustainability goals, produce an annual sustainability report, and keep the college up-to-date in its STARS reporting.
-Promote sustainable practices and sustainability principles on campus through efforts to increase understanding, foster collaborative educational experiences across all campus constituencies (students, staff, and faculty), and promote behaviors consistent with local and global sustainability.
-Assist units in developing and implementing changes that reduce the ecological footprint (including carbon emissions) of college operations.
-Work closely with students, assisting them in pursuing sustainability initiatives and creating a culture of sustainability.
-Run the Eco-Reps program, oversee EcoHouse programming, and provide overall coordination for the campus organic garden.
-Manage the sustainability section of the college’s website and promote awareness of the college’s sustainability efforts.
-Represent the college’s sustainability efforts to community and other external audiences, including alumni of the college

Qualifications:
-A BA/BS with at least two full years working in the field of sustainability or in higher education and with a demonstrated record of achievement.
-Highly effective leadership, collaborative, and interpersonal relationship skills; able to work successfully with students, faculty, administrators, and support staff.
-Strong organizational skills and able to handle at one time multiple projects of varying size and complexity.
-Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and implement projects.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills; good computer skills.
-The ability to understand technical and financial data (on carbon emissions, electricity costs, etc.) and to relate them to the general community.
-An understanding of and interest in the global dimensions of sustainability.
-Support for the mission and vision of Concordia College.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
-A Master’s degree, preferably related to environmental or sustainability studies.
-Four or more years of experience working in higher education in the area of sustainability.

How to Apply: To apply, go to https://hr.cord.edu/postings/1147.

Feb 17 / BARD CEP

Clean Air Program Intern, International Council on Clean Transportation – California

Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Clean Air Program Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates and compensation: The intern is expected to work full-time for up to 16 weeks during the summer. The location of the internship is the ICCT’s San Francisco, CA office (located in the financial district above the Montgomery BART station). The internship will be paid commensurate with experience.

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve public health and mitigate climate change through research designed to bring cleaner fuels and engines into the global transportation fleet. Our Clean Air Program focuses on reducing the public health effects of vehicle emissions exposure and the impacts of short-lived climate pollutants. The ICCT is seeking applicants for its Summer 2015 internship position in the Clean Air Program. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background and will be interested in exposure to the process of how science is translated into real-world policy to promote social good.

The global transportation fleet consists of cars, trucks, buses, ships, trains, and other mobile engines powered almost exclusively by fossil fuels like diesel and gasoline in internal combustion engines. The incomplete combustion of these fuels produces gases and aerosols that cause innumerable impacts – from ischemic heart disease via fine particulate matter to rapid melting of ice and snow via black carbon. A handful of countries have addressed these impacts through regulation of all manner of mobile engines, which is contributing to a rapid drop in the contribution of transportation to outdoor emissions in these places. But we expect rapid growth of emissions and impacts in countries that have yet to adopt such measures. If nearly all countries adopted the measures currently in place in North America and Europe, the number of early deaths caused by vehicle emissions exposure could fall 75 percent in 2030. Significant near-term climate co-benefits would result as well.

The Clean Air Program intern will be tasked with two areas of research focus: (1) cross-cutting research to evaluate and communicate the global health impacts of the transportation fleet; and (2) time-sensitive research needs in India, China, Brazil, Mexico, and targeted megacities.

Qualifications

  • Strong research or technical background in atmospheric science, chemical engineering, biology, environmental engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields
  • Excellent technical writing skills and proficiency in English. Verbal proficiency in a second language is preferred.
  • Experience with atmospheric dispersion models, chemical transport models, or emissions modeling is preferred.
  • Strong candidates will have a demonstrated passion for environmental issues or social causes and will have research experience on issues that relate to air quality, transportation, climate change, or energy.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and experiences, a writing sample, and the name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to internships@theicct.org with the subject line “Clean Air Program Internship 2015.” The ICCT is an equal opportunity employer.

Feb 17 / BARD CEP

Fuels Program Intern, International Council on Clean Transportation – England or Washington, DC

Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation

Position Title: Fuels Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC or London, England

Dates and compensation: June 1 – September 7, 2015; The internship will be paid commensurate with experience. The range for masters students is $2,100-$2,300.

Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. The ICCT is a small and dynamic organization that offers an opportunity to directly contribute to policies addressing climate change and air quality impacts from the transportation sector. The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Berlin.

The ICCT has an internship opportunity in its Washington, DC office to work with our fuels program on environmental issues related to expanding palm oil biodiesel use in Indonesia. This position will be attractive for students and graduates interested in deforestation, land use change and development economics. Experience living or working in Indonesia and/or Indonesian language skills would be an advantage. We expect that applicants will have one or more degrees in technical disciplines such as environmental science, engineering, economics, or the pure sciences. We are also interested in applications from highly numerate candidates with a focus in politics and international relations. Preference will be given to students with, or working towards, postgraduate qualifications, although comparable experience will be considered, as will applications from exceptional undergraduates. The successful applicant will work on some or all of the following questions:

  • Assessing the environmental impacts of increasing palm oil biofuel demand in Indonesia;
  • Analyzing opportunities for the development of advanced biofuel industries in Indonesia using wastes and residues as feedstocks;
  • Understanding the potential to reduce fossil diesel consumption in Indonesia through vehicle efficiency measures.

Our Fuels Program is actively engaged globally in the development of policies to promote the use of cleaner fuels in transport. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.

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

Feb 17 / BARD CEP

Policy Associate, The Product Stewardship Institute – Massachusetts

Organization: The Product Stewardship Institute

Position Title: Senior Associate for Policy and Programs

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: March 3, 2015; Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Description: In your role as Associate for Policy and Programs, you will be responsible for managing multiple, multi-faceted, and often complex product stewardship projects. You will conduct research, draft and edit reports, facilitate conference calls and meetings with diverse stakeholder groups, craft policies, develop legislative strategy, and (where appropriate) advocate for legislation. You will also be responsible for pursuing new business/funding opportunities, aiding in strategic planning, and establishing and nurturing partnerships with industry, government, and environmental groups. You will manage one or more staff and be able to work well alone and as part of a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple, complex, and fast-moving projects from conception through implementation and measurement/reporting;
  • Design and conduct research, analyze data, and write meaningful public reports;
  • Ensure that projects and programs meet quality, timeline, and budget goals;
  • Design, coordinate, and facilitate multi-stakeholder meetings and conference calls pertaining to technical product stewardship topics;
  • Create impactful PowerPoint presentations and speak on behalf of PSI at conferences, meetings, and on webinars;
  • Write grant proposals;
  • Seek out and develop projects that advance the organization’s mission;
  • Build and nurture relationships with companies, environmental groups, and government agencies;
  • Keep abreast of domestic and international product stewardship initiatives, and be able to advise PSI’s Chief Executive Officer, Members, and Partners—particularly during the legislative process;
  • Provide input into the organization’s Strategic Plan, and advise in its implementation;
  • Manage and mentor junior staff and interns.

Qualifications:

The ideal Associate of Policy and Programs will have a strong environmental background, preferably in waste/materials management and product stewardship/EPR, and may have specific background in environmental science, economics, environmental policy, or a related field.

  • Masters Degree or equivalent in an environmental discipline strongly preferred. At least 6-10 years experience in the environmental field.
  • Adept at managing multiple, complex projects simultaneously with proven ability to produce high-quality results, on time, and within budget.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization with numerous priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in team leadership, management, and mentoring junior staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and objectively with representatives from government, industry, and environmental groups.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including exceptional writing, presentation, and data analysis skills, and the ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling proposals, presentations, and reports.
  • Ability and initiative to identify and build relationships with potential clients and partners.
  • Positive “let’s make it happen” attitude.
  • Knowledge of voluntary and regulatory product stewardship programs, laws, and regulations in the U.S. and abroad.

How to Apply: Please email (with subject line “Associate of Policy and Programs”) a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one research report and one shorter piece, preferably provided via hyperlink) to amanda@productstewardship.us. Applications received without writing samples will not be considered. Additional work samples welcome.

Feb 17 / BARD CEP

Information Officer, Mekong Energy and Ecology Network – Thailand

Organization: Mekong Energy and Ecology Network

Position Title: Information Officer

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Dates and compensation: We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, though the starting date will be considered on an individual basis – please inform us of your availability in your cover letter.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Mekong Energy and Ecology Network (MEE Net) addresses the emerging nexus of social and environmental problems arising from the rapid growth of the electricity sector in the Mekong and wider SE Asian region. Our regional network includes over 40 organizations throughout Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

MEE Net is searching for a self-motivated individual to join our Bangkok team in the position of Information Officer. We are looking for someone who combines the roles of researcher and activist. As part of the MEE Net Coordinating Team, you will participate fully in all aspects of the organization, including events and workshops organizing, partners outreach, research and project planning.

  • Location: based in office in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Travel Opportunities: The position will involve regional travel within the Mekong countries.
  • Commitment: We are looking for candidates who can commit to the position for the period of 1-2 years.

Responsibilities:

The Information Officer will contribute to MEE Net’s programmatic work, in tandem with our local partners in SE Asia. This position will have broad freedom to develop and implement projects with partners. In line with this, the Officer will research and monitor issues on the electricity sector in the Mekong region, based on MEE Net’s three regional themes.

Additionally, the Officer will develop information-sharing processes between MEE Net and our partners, ensuring that knowledge flows within our network, via our website and other various channels. MEE Net is also launching a Salween Commons website to act as a repository for data stemming from Salween River research and three major Salween Studies conferences. Coordinating with the MEE Net network will be a large part of the role.

The Officer will also oversee MEE Net’s public presence and communications, including drafting position papers, maintaining the organization’s website and editing reports. An important part of the job will be maintaining communications with our donors and funders.

Since we are a small office, we want someone who can dive into all aspects of the organization. As part of the MEE Net Coordinating Team, the Officer will contribute to a range of varied activities, including organizing research programs, events and workshops. The role will also provide logistical support for programs and events, including budgeting and travel planning. The position also involves some administrative and office tasks, including light phone duties.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field related to energy, development studies, or the environment, or relevant work experience in a similar field.
  • Fluency in English is required, both spoken and written
  • Strong interest, understanding and passion for environmental issues are required. Ideally we want someone who is part researcher, part activist.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and high pressure, as needed
  • Highly self-motivated, mature and independent worker in a loosely structured environment with minimal oversight
  • Ability to work closely on a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on whatever tasks are needed on hand
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – especially Word and Excel
  • Given a willingness to learn, technical knowledge of or background in electricity is not strictly required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in international development work, the NGO sector, an energy-related field or research in the Mekong region
  • Interest and experience with one of MEE Net’s three regional areas, particularly Follow the Money Trail, as we are currently building a research network around this theme
  • Interest and experience on the Mekong, Irrawaddy or Salween Rivers or hydroelectric dams

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, CV/resume and other supporting documents (research articles and publications, etc.) to witoon@terraper.org with the heading “YOUR NAME_Job Application.”

Feb 17 / BARD CEP

Watershed Science Internship, Charles River Watershed Association – Massachusetts

Organization: Charles River Watershed Association

Position Title: Watershed Science Internships

Location: Weston, Massachusetts

Dates:

Summer application period: March 1 – April 30

Summer internship period: June 1 – August 31

Fall application period: July 1 – August 15

Fall internship period: September 1 – December 31

Summer internships require a time commitment of 24 hrs/week

Description: Opportunities are currently available for watershed science internships with CRWA. CRWA’s internship program offers on the job training in a variety of field science and watershed management tasks. Areas of focus may differ depending on intern skills and interest, but may include support for field science projects, the annual Charles River Earth Day Cleanup, volunteer engagement, invasive plant management and removal, data management and analysis, and environmental advocacy.

All internships are unpaid, but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit

Internship schedules are flexible within normal business hours

The internship program requires a commitment of at least 16 hours per week

Interns work directly with CRWA staff and volunteers

See below for information on application and intern program timeline

Potential Skills Gained:

Learning about important water quality and environmental issues

Volunteer engagement, communications and event planning

Professional experience working with a small non-profit organization

Working with various types of water quality data

Watershed mapping and spatial data display

Grant and report writing

Field investigations of water quality issues and rain event run-off monitoring

Learn more about current CRWA projects

Qualifications:

An interest in environmental and water quality issues

Willingness to learn and ability to work independently

A major or coursework in civil/environmental engineering, water resources, hydrology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field

Access to a car and a valid driver’s license is helpful

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

GIS experience

How to Apply: If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Dyer Wood.