Organization: Alliance for Climate Education
Position Title: Program Manager, Northern California
Location: Santa Clara/San Mateo County, California
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: dynamic, science-minded, education-driven performer and trainer to deliver our multimedia assemblies on climate change to high school students, train youth leaders to take climate action in their schools and communities, support teachers to educate their students about climate science and solutions, and represent ACE to partners and funders in Northern California, with a focus on Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.)
You will be responsible for phone, email and in-person outreach to a wide range of high schools and will be in the field with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After the assemblies you’ll be training youth to take action, such as by reducing campus energy use, pushing for a district-wide sustainability plan, or influencing local officials to adopt climate friendly policies. You’ll also support teachers by connecting them to our online resources and will collaborate closely with other Bay Area partners to build ACE’s capacity to perform its work.
You’ll work from home, meet about once a week by video chat with your regional manager (based in Los Angeles), and have weekly national meetings with colleagues online. You’ll need to be available to travel to ACE’s Oakland headquarters about twice a month for evening meetings with students and occasional weekend events.
- Bachelors degree.
- Terrific oral and written communication skills in English; bilingual in Spanish preferred.
- Dynamic presentation style and engaging, charismatic personality, especially in eyes of high school youth.
- Solid understanding of climate science and a passion for inspiring youth to take action.
- Proven experience collaborating with partner organizations to design and achieve shared program goals.
- Comfortable working as a part of a small team with a remote manager.
- Self-managing—you’ll need to be able to take initiative and manage a wide variety of projects with clear and constant communication with a remote manager.
- Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple areas of responsibility. Must be detail-oriented and self-motivated.
- Excellent computer skills (Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Salesforce, scial media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogging and mobile engagement).
- Existing expertise or willingness to master trends in science curriculum, implementation, and teacher professional development around the California EEI and Next Generation Science Standards. Includes willingness to follow school-based energy efficiency trends, including efforts aligned with CA Proposition 39.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, regular access to a car (Zipcar may be an option, depending on location), and be willing to travel around the region, including as far south as Monterey county, as far north as Sonoma county, and as far east as San Joaquin county.
- Experience in performance arts or presenting before large audiences.
- Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students.
- Experience working with or training secondary school teachers.
- Familiarity with local school systems; being from the Santa Clara or San Mateo counties is a plus.
- Experience working with diverse communities, including serving Spanish-speaking youth.
- Basic familiarity using a database to organize contacts and manage emails.
How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to email@example.com, with the “Program Manager, Northern CA” in the subject line.
Organization: Oceana, Inc.
Position Title: Policy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Oceana seeks a Policy Intern to work closely with the policy team in support of its advocacy work. The intern will assist on a variety of projects including writing, editing and researching. There may be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
Political knowledge or experience, at local or federal level
Excellent research, writing, and phone/email communication skills
Great computer skills and experience managing databases
Ability to work effectively in a team effort
Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
Ability to work independently on discrete projects
Knowledge and interest in environmental and ocean issues
Strong attention to detail
How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed periodically. Our internships do not always align with the academic calendar. Be aware that your cover letter is viewed as a writing sample and please highlight why your experience is a good fit for this position. Also include the dates you are available.
Organization: Pesticide Action Network
Position Title: Iowa Policy Organizer
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Hours and Compensation: This is a shortterm, parttime position, ideally starting December 8th and ending April 30, 2015; Competitive compensation, depending on qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Selections of candidates for interview will be made beginning November 15, 2014 and continue as long as wellqualified candidates present themselves or until the position is filled.
Description: Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America seeks a highimpact Organizer to support powerful legislation in the state of Iowa to protect farmers and rural communities from pesticide drift. PAN is working with the Iowa Farmer’s Union and other allies to pass state legislation to help prevent pesticide drift from impacting food production and public health. The primary role of the Organizer will be to build support for this bill through community outreach, media work, direct lobbying, and online engagement. This advocacy position combines coalitionbuilding with community organizing and expertise in both social and traditional media.
The ideal candidate will bring twoplus years organizing experience, formal organizing training and a commitment to continued learning. He/she will be bilingual in Spanish and English; tech savvy; a good writer for social media; a strategic thinker; and thrive on building public relationships as part of an organizing effort for change. This position is based in Des Moines, though we will consider candidates in other parts of Iowa, and includes travel throughout the state. We seek someone who is able to build strong, productive relationships with organized groups of people working to build a better food system: farm families, beekeepers, farmworkers, Indigenous nations, faith communities and others. In particular we seek candidates familiar with and passionate about issues of sustainable agriculture and/or environmental health and justice.
- Build productive public relationships with family farm organizations, health professionals, faith communities, and food justice organizations, among others.
- Connect and support leaders from engaged organizations that are interested in supporting pesticide legislation in Iowa.
- Work with PAN program teams and partner organizations to win policy change.
- Participate in strategic planning and evaluation.
- Participate in legislative coalition meetings and attend hearings and lobby days in Des
- Maintain campaign records and track expenses
- Connect regularly with Oakland headquarters to participate in team meetings
- Track and get up to speed on issues and bodies of research as needed
- Act as a PAN spokesperson for Midwest media outlets, and help generate earned media on our issues
- Write for traditional media and social media in the form of blog posts, opeds or other thought pieces as opportunities arise to reframe public conversation on our issues
- Engage and cultivate other strategic spokespeople, especially farmers and health Professionals
- Twoplus years organizing experience and proven campaign success working with partners from diverse, multiracial communities
- Excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to translate technical information into lay terms that inspire action
- Very strong drive
- Strong project management skills and followthrough
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Ability to work in diverse teams, and manage time and workload effectively
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and solve problems creatively
- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record, and willingness to travel throughout Iowa
- Comfort with public speaking, including speaking with media and policymakers.
- Experience with food system reform, environmental health, and/or social justice is
- Familiarity with Google apps and a Mac environment is helpful, though not necessary
- Preferred start: Dec 2015
- Spanish/English fluency
How to Apply: Please submit an email with “Iowa Policy Organizer: [your name]” in the subject line, and attach a letter of interest in working with PAN, a resume with work experience, salary history, a copy of an organizing or campaign plan you have developed in the past, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Title: Intern for Smart Cities and Urban Mobility projects
Location: Szentendre, Hungary
Hours and Compensation: Full-time, January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015; Approximately EUR 650/month (gross) stipend
Application Deadline: November 28, 2014
Description: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is an independent international organisation that works in various fields of sustainable development in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The REC, which has its head office in Szentendre, Hungary, is seeking applications for a full-time intern.
Responsibilities: The selected candidate will work within the organisation’s Smart Cities and Mobility Topic Area, supporting the team’s work on projects related to sustainable urban development and transport. The main focus of the internship will be a project related to public bicycles and bike sharing. Running for six months beginning in January, the project will study the feasibility of introducing a bike-sharing scheme to the town of Szentendre, Hungary, location of the REC head office. The REC will lead the study with assistance from Szentendre City Hall and the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK). It will investigate, inter alia,
- the potential market for a bike-sharing service in Szentendre;
- the appropriate scale and design of the bike-sharing system;
- the possibility of system implementation as an extension of Budapest’s current system, Bubi;
- financial issues (needed investment, operation costs, financial resources, etc.);
- operational issues; and
- organisational issues, e.g. shares of responsibilities between authorities.
A senior member from the Topic Area will supervise the position.
- a degree, ongoing studies and/or experience in urban planning, engineering, mobility management, environmental sciences or related field of study;
- familiarity with general principles of sustainable mobility (knowledge of bike-sharing schemes is an asset);
- English-language fluency (Hungarian-language fluency is an asset);
- excellent organisational skills;
- an ability to work both as part of a team and independently; and
- keen attention to detail, and preferably analytical and writing experience.
How to Apply: Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest in English to email@example.com.
Organization: Smart Growth America
Position Title: Leadership Institute Fellow and Complete Streets Fellow
Location: The Leadership Institute Fellow is based in Washington, DC, and the Complete Streets Fellow is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Fellowships come with a stipend of $1700 per month. In addition, Fellows receive six days of paid sick leave or vacation for the six-month fellowship and will have paid leave on all federal holidays that occur within their tenure. A commitment of six months required.
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted November 3)
Description: Are you interested in economic development, transportation, planning, housing, real estate finance, or environmental policy? Are you an organizer, a blogger, a policy person or just love making a difference? Are you looking to get experience working on federal and state policy to help make great neighborhoods? Well this is the place for you.
Smart Growth America is seeking two Fellows for its core programs to engage with Congress, the Administration, state leaders and allies on the benefits of smart growth policies. This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with organizations, and valuable hands-on experience.
Leadership Institute Fellow
Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute Fellow will support our burgeoning technical assistance program for state and local governments. Core responsibilities include: providing research, development, logistical, and administrative support for policy workshops for governors, multistate and local summits, authoring blogs, and promoting our technical assistance on social networks. Experience and skills required: Exceptional writing abilities, research experience, and ability to coordinate logistics associated with event planning. This position is based in Washington, DC.
Complete Streets Fellow
The Complete Streets Fellow will support the work of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The Fellow will be an integral part of the team. Core responsibilities include: researching and drafting new resources and case studies; supporting the development and planning of events and workshops; and producing compelling content for our blog, newsletter, and social media. This position is based in Chicago, IL.
Qualifications: Fellowship positions each require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication, research, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates should have a strong interest in smart growth, economic development, transportation, community growth or related areas. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree and either an educational background or work experience in transportation policy, urban planning, environmental studies, real estate, finance, public policy, business, or a related field. The candidate should be highly computer literate with specific experience in web research, database management, and using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, three references and two short writing samples (no more than five pages) to jobs [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org. The email subject line must include the Fellowship name: 1) Leadership Institute Fellow, or 2) Complete Streets Fellow. Candidates may apply for more than one position, but this must be noted in the email subject line.
Organization: Environment America
Position Title: Clean Energy Digital Organizer
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Salary for this position is $24,000 for entry level and/or commensurate with experience. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: To build the clean energy future we need, we must raise the profile of clean energy, highlight the benefits, and get more people more engaged in holding our leaders accountable for moving America toward a 100% clean energy future. Environment America seeks a committed and creative person with a good strategic sense, top notch writing skills, and digital savvy to manage the online aspects of our clean energy campaigns.
Responsibilities: You will work closely with the clean energy program team, including advocates and organizers and the digital organizing team at the Public Interest Network, a nationwide network of nonprofit groups dedicated to bringing people together in the fight for a greener America, a more democratic America, and a government that works for all of us, not just powerful corporations.
- Visibility: Developing and shaping the public narrative for our online work on clean energy campaigns; including social media, email and our websites.
Test and develop email campaigns that successfully educate and mobilize our supporters.
Post, monitor, and respond to our social channels to support the campaigns and organize our supporters. Create posts for our staff in the states. Respond to and engage with our on-line supporters daily.
Write and develop content for our websites and blogs that reinforce our clean energy story.
- List growth and audience development: You’ll grow our list of clean energy supporters through organic acquisition, and increase both social reach and active list percentage by developing creative campaign actions, reactivation campaigns, and on-boarding series.
- Fundraising: Write strong fundraising emails that mobilize our supporters to fund our clean energy campaigns; including proposing potential campaign tactics and working with the program team to incorporate them into the campaign plans.
- Relationship building: Develop and cultivate relationships with people and organizations who will share our content and collaborate with us on building our lists and our on-line power.
Get key influencers and other organizations to share our content with their networks.
Work with other groups to develop ‘chaperoned’ email campaigns to grow our list and reach.
- Mobilize our supporters offline: Work with campaign organizers and state directors to recruit our online supporters to get involved offline by attending events and volunteering.
Create and maintain basic online event pages and materials like sign-up forms and Facebook events.
Assist with targeting and email delivery for recruitment emails written by campaign staff.
- Tracking and Analysis: Compile data and report back to the program team and digital organizing teams about the results of your work.
- Building the Public Interest Network’s Digital Organizing Team:
Recruiting staff and interns.
Internal communications, weekly posts for the Public Interest Networks staff intranet site.
Run and participate in trainings for Environment America staff and other organizations in the Public Interest Network.
Excellent Writing Skills: Experience in a job or volunteer campaign involving advocacy or sales/marketing. Design skills a plus.
Creativity: Ability to anticipate opportunities and problems, brainstorm solutions, propose and decide on a course of action, and follow through. You can stick to a plan; while being nimble and opportunistic.
Commitment to a better world: A track record of caring about what’s wrong in this world and acting on it. Campaign organizing experience preferred.
People Skills: You’ll be working with our advocacy and organizing staff, our in-house communications staff, state directors, colleagues in the other Public Interest Network organizations along with allies, vendors and others.
Time Management: Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight timelines.
Accountability: Respect for goals, deadlines and budgets.
How to Apply: Apply here.
Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action network
Position Title: Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Hours and Compensation: 15 hours per week for 11 weeks starting January 26th and ending April 10th. Start and end dates are flexible; Fellows receive $8/hour plus up to $100 travel stipend every month.
Application Deadline: November 21, 2014
Description: Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable advocacy knowledge and experience?
If so, then Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect position for you! We are currently hiring a Maryland Climate Policy Fellow to work with us in our Baltimore or Takoma Park office this spring. Whether you’re new to advocacy or looking to further develop your skills, CCAN’s policy fellowships offer valuable experience.
For twelve years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and pushing for clean energy policies. This spring, we are working on several fronts to reduce and prevent climate pollution. In Maryland, we are working to double Maryland’s commitment to clean energy, fight dirty coal and incineration, and keep Marylanders safe from the dangers of fracking.
Conduct campaign related research
Help recruit community leaders and other VIPs to support our policy solutions
Educate lawmakers on our policy solutions
Support field organizers in arranging and running constituent meetings
Create and distribute campaign materials, including factsheets
Prepare legislative materials, including testimony
Write and publish blog posts in support of the campaign
Have an amazing opportunity to learn advocacy skills from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”
Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories
Eagerness to learn environmental advocacy and organizing skills
Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline
Comfort with public speaking
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong research and problem-solving skills
Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude
How to Apply: Please fill out our fellowship application and indicate that you are applying for the Maryland Climate Policy Fellowship. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications are due in by November 21 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Organization: State of Vermont
Position Title: Environmental Analyst VII
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; $25.75/hr
Application Deadline: November 30, 2014
Description: Position serves as manager of the Lakes and Ponds Section, comprised of thirteen employees and additional field season temporary employees. Programs part of the Section include: Aquatic Invasive Species Control and Spread Prevention; Aquatic Nuisance Control Permitting; Lake Champlain Long-term Monitoring; Cyanobacteria monitoring; the volunteer monitoring programs Lay Monitoring Program and Vermont Invasive Patrollers; Lake Wise; Lake Assessment and Littoral Habitat Study; Shoreland Encroachment Permit Program, and the new Shoreland Protection Permit Program. Lakes and Ponds programs are multifaceted (involving monitoring, assessment, outreach, technical assistance, permitting and funding) and interact substantially with lake associations and lake users, as well as NGOs, other state and federal government programs, and lake-related businesses.
Responsibilities: Planning, analytical and environmental work at an advanced professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities and data in a variety of regulatory, non-regulatory, and technical programs. Duties entail the collection and analysis of environmental data, evaluation of conceptual plans for environmental investigation, and the preparation, execution and evaluation of environmental studies. Duties may include administrative and general supervisory work, which is limited to project team management. Work involves independence in assuring completion of work assignments; and responsibility and accountability for work performed by project teams. Provides expertise in a specialized environmental technology elements or programs, which is not duplicated in the Department. Position differs from a lower level analyst in the number and complexity of assigned responsibilities. Work is performed under the general direction of a section supervisor or division director.
Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have both a solid knowledge of lake management science as well as experience in program and personnel management. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND six (6) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field. OR Master’s degree in an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field. OR One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst VI or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst V.
How to Apply: This position, (Environmental Analyst VII, Job Opening # 615947), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Pete LaFlamme firstname.lastname@example.org Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. Link to apply: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers
Organization: Defenders of Wildlife
Position Title: Representative of Northwest Program
Location: Seattle, Washington
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: This professional-level position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing assigned Defenders’ strategic plan conservation objectives and strategies in the Northwest, with a focus on imperiled and other key species, wildlife –friendly renewable energy and sustainable Federal lands management. This position will focus on implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and various public lands management laws, while working collaboratively with other Defenders staff in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and with other Defenders program departments (Landscape Conservation and Climate Adaptation, Conservation Law, Renewable Energy, Endangered Species Conservation, Communications and Government Relations). Program strategies and objectives are achieved by collaborating with a variety of external partners including state and federal agencies and officials, tribal governments and other conservation organizations. The Northwest Representative pursues conservation objectives through a variety of tools including public outreach; advocacy; project review and comment; project development and implementation; coalition building, litigation and other means. This position requires knowledge and experience in a broad array of natural resource conservation issues, such as endangered species policy, federal land management policy, renewable energy, landscape level planning and conservation biology. Additional knowledge and experience is required in advocacy in the private, public and governmental sectors; public outreach; media relations; and fundraising, with strong ties to the larger conservation community.
Assist with the development and implementation of assigned strategic plans and annual work plans relevant to conservation work in the Northwest contributing to the achievement of the goals and benchmarks in those plans. The focus will be on, but not limited to, the following issues: the conservation of key imperiled species such as the gray wolf, grizzly bear, sage grouse and wolverine and species listed under the ESA; the development of wildlife friendly renewable energy; predator coexistence initiatives, and national forest and other public land management planning and actions.
Actively promote and expand Defenders’ work in the Northwest through best available science, field-based projects, the development and presentation of testimony and formal comments on select state and federal proposed wildlife and public lands management policies and media development. These tasks will be accomplished using a wide range of strategies including:
Recommending litigation where appropriate and providing technical support
Participating in direct and grassroots lobbying of the U.S. Congress and Washington State legislature and agencies
Recommending and facilitating species restoration and reintroduction projects as appropriate
Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships and partnerships with conservation partners, state and federal agencies and officials, Native American tribes and decision makers and other stakeholders.
Work with private landowners and state and federal agencies to advance the conservation of state and federal ESA-listed species and candidate species.
Serve as spokesperson for Defenders; represent Defenders and Defenders’ interests to the public, the media, and key decision-makers, and in working groups, committees, and processes.
Inform the public and Defenders’ members on key issues through mailings, e-mail alerts, social media, blogs, dissemination of educational materials, and Defenders’ magazine.
Work with Defenders’ national headquarters staff to provide information to members, foundations, and other donors, and help identify and develop potential sources of funding to support work activities and Defenders’ priorities.
Identify key information relating to policy, strategy, and decision-making, and communicate it as appropriate and in a timely manner to the immediate supervisor and other relevant field and headquarters staff members.
As needed, assist and advise the Director of the Northwest Program in problem-solving with regard to regional and national programs.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in conservation biology, forest ecology, conservation planning, natural resources management, environmental planning, environmental or public policy, or a related discipline in the natural resources discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
Experience: At least 4-5 years of experience with federal land use management and policy, conservation biology, endangered species policy, natural resources management or wildlife conservation policy. Experience in fundraising and grant writing a plus. An equivalent combination of demonstrated education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Ability to engage with leaders in the conservation community, federal and state agencies and other organizations.
Ability to negotiate with senior level staff across organizations to reach agreements on complex broad policy issues; demonstrated ability to work productively in a lead role in coalitions of environmental organizations
Ability to lead diverse stakeholders in collaborative activities; to anticipate policy issues impacting wildlife and make recommendations to senior managers within Defenders and other organizations.
Ability to elevate public awareness of issues and build a constituency for solutions.
Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to conduct presentations for large and diverse audiences
Ability to work independently to initiate project ideas as well as to manage them through to completion; track record and professional judgment to work independently and with minimal supervision
Ability to work constructively as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal skills and judgment with the ability to work productively with both colleagues and opponents
Strong research and writing skills with attention to detail; excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
Ability to respond constructively to unexpected change; to exercise appropriate judgment in complex situations
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends; some travel required
Personal interest in and commitment to conservation
How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference Representative, Northwest Program position in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume and salary history to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org.
Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Position Title: Environmental Policy Intern
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Hours and Compensation: Minimum 15 hours/week
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving the water quality of the Boston Harbor. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy since our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization. Intern hours are flexible, though a commitment of 15 or more hours a week is preferred.
Responsibilities: Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials. Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies. Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Testing includes formulating collection plans, collecting water samples from the harbor, and delivering the samples to a lab for analysis.
How to Apply: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Organization: World Resources Institute
Position Title: Climate Program Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: 3-month internship; Stipend might be available to defray some minor expenses
Application Deadline: Accepting now
Description: WRI’s International Climate Initiative seeks an independent, well organized and detail oriented intern to support the ACT 2015 project with research and administrative tasks. The project is currently in the process of releasing multiple research papers on different issues related to the 2015 climate agreement. Many of the research findings will be shared at upcoming international climate change events. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in international climate change policy, contributing to research for the climate change negotiations and coordinating events that bring together international stakeholders.
This internship will work on the Act 2015 project: http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/act-2015 within WRI’s Climate Program. WRI’s Climate Program engages businesses, policymakers, and civil society at the local, national, and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts.
Responsibilities: The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
- Peer review and research publication by organizing reviewer comments, tracking and documenting revisions, and coordinating copy-editing and design
- Conducting substantive research for publications
- Reviewing citations, UNFCCC submissions and negotiating text
- Keeping up to date on UNFCCC activities, Party submissions and major events
- Assisting in organizing and analyzing data
- Writing, including blogs, bibliographies, drafting emails, position papers, and background documents
- Logistical support including organizing multiple-day workshops in countries throughout the world. This may involve arranging a venue, catering, and translators, making travel reservations, overseeing trip logistics, liaising with the attendees or their staff, and processing reimbursement requests
Current graduate student preferred, Bachelor’s Degree requiredExcellent research skills
Extremely well organized and efficient
Excellent writing skills
Strong oral communications skills
Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
Ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
Interest in and commitment to environmental issues and policy, particularly in the international climate negotiations preferred
Familiarity and experience with global climate politics and UNFCCC issues
Ability to work calmly and enthusiastically under high pressure
Ability to think creatively
Flexibility and good sense of humor
Highly responsible, self-motivated
Professional and/or research experience in topics such as: climate change, global climate policy, climate finance, transparency and accountability, equity, international law, and compliance
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
How to Apply: Apply online at www.wri.org/careers. Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.
Organization: Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Position Title: Program Director
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Hours and Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2014
Description: The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is seeking a full-time program director to manage and oversee the council’s Greenway maintenance and planting program. The program director will work in the field and in the office, and will hire and train a staff of River Rangers and manage volunteer groups to preserve the parks and bike path along the 7-mile Woonasquatucket River Greenway.
Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of the Greenway maintenance program, including staff supervision and program evaluation; develop a landscape management and planting plan for the 7-mile path; complete monthly progress reports for federal billing purposes; oversee 8-week job training program.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in landscape design or equivalent work experience; demonstrated management experience; proven organizational skills; experience with record keeping and reporting; experience managing projects and leading groups; some Spanish language skills preferred.
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 27 Sims Ave., Providence, RI 02909.
Organization: University of Richmond
Position Title: Director of Sustainability
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Pay Grade 8 – To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond’s Compensation Structure.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The University of Richmond is currently accepting applications for the Director of Sustainability position. Building on a strong foundation of campus sustainability progress, the Director of Sustainability will convene diverse campus and community stakeholders in an effort to integrate the themes of sustainability, adaptation, and resilience into administrative, operational, and academic functions of the University. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Business and Finance with “dotted-line” responsibility to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director will be responsible for providing visionary leadership and support to the University of Richmond community as it charts a far-reaching course for sustainability and pursues its ambitious climate neutrality goals as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Achieving these goals will require the Director to possess excellent short and long-range strategic planning skills; stakeholder engagement capacities with a mind for inclusivity and community member empowerment; and innovative design, implementation, management and evaluation abilities.
Responsibilities: In collaboration with campus sustainability stakeholders, the Director will provide visionary leadership and guidance as the University integrates sustainability into short and long-range planning efforts. Core responsibilities include:
* Collaborating with campus stakeholders to map the community’s assets and build and implement a cohesive new sustainability vision.
* Serving as a catalyst for sustainability who facilitates the integration of sustainability into the roles and responsibilities of campus stakeholders.
* Supporting meaningful progress toward the University’s strategic sustainability goals, including its ambitious climate neutrality goals as part of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
* Researching and maintaining a working knowledge of sustainability best practices, innovations, and lessons learned at peer and aspirant institutions.
Academic and Operational Integration, Cultural Change, and Educational Outreach:
* Providing support to faculty development of curricular initiatives that works to ensure that University of Richmond students are “sustainability literate.”
* Providing support to the University’s Facilities Division and other operational stakeholders in developing and implementing innovative solutions in the areas of procurement; waste management; energy and water management; building design, construction, and maintenance; dining; and transportation among others.
* Developing creative educational behavior change campaigns utilizing strategies such as community-based social marketing to expand sustainability awareness and grow a culture of sustainability.
* Collaborating with the Center for Civic Engagement to build a “living-learning program” that leverages the rich academic assets of the University by engaging faculty and students in research and hands-on learning rooted in issues directly affecting campus and the City of Richmond.
* Potentially instructing or co-instructing sustainability-focused courses (no more than one per year), and possibly serving as the academic supervisor for sustainability internships.
Initiative Management and Reporting:
* Creating communication strategies to promote broad awareness of sustainability and develop a University-wide process and organizational structure to support sustainability inquiry, change, and assessment.
* Managing the budget and operations of the Office of Sustainability, including its existing programs and student interns.
* Developing or adopting metrics, tracking progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of all campus sustainability initiatives to ensure the University is prepared to meet its goals and shift course where needed.
* Managing the Sustainability Internship Program and implementation of the Sustainability Internship Seminar aimed at providing students a background in sustainability and support for running campus based programs; and exploring opportunities for keeping intern alumni engaged.
* Completing and submitting STARS, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate action plan reports.
* Promoting the University’s sustainability programs to both internal campus constituencies and external audiences.
- Master’s degree in environmental studies, policy, planning or science; architecture; landscape architecture; engineering; land use planning; or other relevant field or commensurate experience. PhD preferred.
- At least five years of relevant experience. Seven or more years preferred. Experience in higher education sustainability administration preferred.
How to Apply: To apply visit http://jobs.richmond.edu
Location: Mexico City, Mexico and Oaxaca, Mexico
Description: El Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental es una organización civil apartidista que promueve desde 1993 el derecho a un medio ambiente sano y la protección ambiental. Nuestro trabajo – sumado al de muchos otros actores– contribuye a la aplicación efectiva de la legislación, la mejora de las políticas públicas, el fortalecimiento de la legalidad y el Estado de Derecho. Todo esto con el propósito de lograr mejores condiciones de bienestar social en armonía con la naturaleza.
Nuestros principios son la justicia, la dignidad de la persona humana, el desarrollo sustentable, la honestidad y la excelencia profesional.
Description: The Institute of Nature and Society of Oaxaca (INSO) is a civil association founded in 1991 to support concerted and autonomous social welfare and ecological conservation initiatives in Oaxaca. Our work seeks new approaches to conservation, the investigation of the relationship between nature and society, and the recreation of alternative technologies. We combine traditional wisdom and forms of community organization with modern knowledge and techniques.
Currently, our main project is Aguaxaca, which focuses on construction and contribution of theoretical and practical solutions to the serious problem of water scarcity and mismanagement that we suffer from in the Central Valleys.
Student Name and Class Year: Thomas Alarcon, Class of 2014
*If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley, email@example.com
Organization: Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Position Title: Environmental Analyst – Air Emphasis
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa that serve more than 875,000 customers. AECI’s mission is to provide an economical and reliable power supply and support services to its members with the vision of being the nation’s lowest-cost wholesale power supplier. AECI is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.
The Springfield Headquarters is currently seeking applicants for an Environmental Analyst in the Power Production Division.
Responsibilities: As part of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department, this position will be responsible for technical and regulatory support and analysis for our generation facilities with emphasis on air emissions. This involves monitoring, reporting and analyzing regulations related to air emissions at AECI. Specific responsibilities will include permitting and compliance monitoring under the EPA Clean Air Act with particular attention to Titles I, IV and Title V, tracking and analysis of regulations related to air emissions and climate change, New Source Review (NSR) analysis and a general knowledge of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS). The position will require participation in plant compliance audits. This position requires overnight travel to regional power plants 20% of the time.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Bachelors degree in an applied science such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Ecology, or equivalent experience. Candidates with emissions monitoring experience are preferred. We are seeking an individual with strong computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a strong statistical/analytical background.
How to Apply: To apply for a position, please visit http://recruiting.aeci.org and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. Please also upload your most recent transcript when applying for this position.
Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York
Position Title: Legislative & Policy Intern, Spring 2015
Location: Albany, New York
Hours and Compensation: The spring internship runs from January through May. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.; unpaid
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, we assure our interns that they will see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and will work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor committee meetings and session of the State Senate and Assembly. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.
Responsibilities: The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch and involvement in Congressional education and outreach.
Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Organization: Defenders of Wildlife
Position Title: Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: The endangered species science and policy analyst will work in the Washington, D.C. headquarters, helping the Endangered Species Policy Program implement its policy and field-based conservation initiatives. The program focuses on making implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) more effective and efficient at preventing extinctions and accelerating the recovery of listed species. This work covers nearly every aspect of the ESA, including recovery planning, listings, permitting, candidate species conservation, and state-federal partnerships and relationships. We seek an energetic, self-starter driven by opportunities to help apply science and policy to the design and implementation of creative but practical solutions to conserve endangered species within North America. Experience overseeing, contributing to, or implementing key components of endangered species programs in a state or federal wildlife agency, federal departments, other offices within the Executive Branch, or Congress is especially useful.
- Help bring policy and science together to create and implement a multi-year work plan to accelerate the recovery of over 200 ESA-listed species that have been identified as part of Defenders’ strategic planning goal for the Endangered Species Act. This work will include: collaborating with federal and state wildlife agencies, federal departments, other Executive Branch offices including the Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality, key Congressional staff members, and other environmental organizations to pursue conservation initiatives and agreements for targeted species; helping to secure federal and state funding to implement recovery actions; evaluating the biological status of species and the policy implications of wildlife agency proposals and actions; and tracking species status to ensure progress toward recovery. Work will also include analyzing and preparing white papers on proactive and innovative ideas for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the ESA.
- Help implement campaigns to improve ESA implementation nationally. Campaigns include designing science-based systems to identify listed species for accelerated recovery assistance, improving recovery planning, creating incentives for state wildlife agencies and private landowners to help recover species, and increasing the transparency and accountability of ESA incidental take permitting and consultations. This work will involve the use of technological advances in information management and communication to help decision-makers better understand how conservation actions impact species.
- Track and analyze state and federal funding and spending patterns for ESA implementation. Use results to advance Defenders’ legislative and administrative advocacy goals.
- Provide scientific and policy research and analysis to support Defenders’ field conservation projects.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Education: Advanced degree or equivalent in conservation biology, environmental science, or environmental policy.
- Experience: 5+ years of experience in wildlife conservation or environmental policy. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have worked on science and policy matters involving endangered species conservation at a state wildlife or federal natural resource agency or department. Applicants should highlight any experience in applying scientific or policy analysis to the drafting and/or implementation of wildlife policies or regulations.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
- Excellent research and writing skills. Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze environmental policies and communicate your assessments clearly and concisely for non-technical audiences.
- High aptitude for solving complex environmental problems and creative thinking. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks and meet deadlines.
- Substantial knowledge of the Endangered Species Act and related regulations and policies. Familiarity with other federal and state natural resource and administrative procedure laws, as well as with the environmental policy development process within the Executive Branch of the federal government.
- Familiarity with the principles of conservation biology.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Self-starter with a flexible nature who knows when to seek direction.
- High level of computer literacy. Strong interest in using emerging software and other technology to improve implementation of endangered species conservation.
How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference “Endangered Species Science and Policy Analyst” in your subject line and submit a letter of interest, along with your resume, salary history, and self-edited writing sample (up to 15 pages) to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org.
Organization: First Environment
Position Title: Environmental Project Manager: Greenhouse Gas Management
Location: Boonton, Jew Jersey
Hours and Compensation: Full time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: First Environment, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm, is seeking an experienced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management Professional to contribute to the continued growth and development of its GHG management consulting and verification practice.
Qualifications: Top-notch environmental consulting professionals who meet the following specifications are encouraged to apply:
- Preference for lead verifiers with existing approval/certifications in the following programs:
- Climate Action Reserve (particularly ozone depleting substances project types)
- California Air Resources Board Mandatory GHG Reporting (ozone depleting substances and/or livestock project types)
- Verified Carbon Standard
- Preference for individuals with experience in:
- GHG emission reduction project development, implementation, and/or validation/verification,
- GHG methodology or protocol development,
- GHG emissions inventory development,
- GHG management and reduction strategies,
- Regional, state, and federal GHG and/or renewable energy policy initiatives and markets.
- 5 – 8 years of industry experience in the following:
- Energy management and/or energy auditing,
- Management of industrial gases such as CFCs, PFCs, and SF6
- Hazardous waste management and disposal, and/or
- Environmental regulatory compliance
- Advanced degree in Engineering, Math, Environmental Science, Policy, Economics, Law, Business or the Physical Sciences
- Ability to communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including client relations
- Strong leadership skills, technical aptitude and proven project management capabilities.
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Team player with a high degree of self motivation
- Attention to detail, and commitment to quality
How to Apply: Please send your résumé by mail or e-mail to:
First Environment, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources Manager
91 Fulton Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.
Organization: Heal the Bay
Position Title: Science & Policy Director
Location: Santa Monica, California
Hours and Compensation: $65,000 to $85,000 based on experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Heal the Bay is a regional environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment.
Heal the Bay is looking for a leader who is passionate about water quality, watershed health and ocean health, and who is committed to proactively improving Southern California’s environment. The Science and Policy Director will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and policy advocates to achieve the organization’s strategic goals.
The Science and Policy Director will provide strategic direction to department staff on research, policy and regulatory analysis, and legislative campaigns. They will represent Heal the Bay at public meetings and in stakeholder groups – advocating for strong water quality and ocean health-related policies and regulations. Must be motivated, articulate, organized and a strong problem solver. Candidate must be able to apply technical expertise to solving environmental problems within the Santa Monica Bay watersheds and LA’s local coastal waters. A strong water quality, water supply and regulatory background with experience in the policy arena is preferred. A large focus of this position will be advocating for science-based integrated water management approaches to improving water quality. Coastal and ocean related policy experience is also a plus. Must have over five years of managerial experience. Heal the Bay offers a casual work environment and collegial atmosphere.
Responsibilities: Functions Include:
o Provide science, policy, and advocacy leadership on water quality and coastal resources issues that implement Heal the Bay’s strategic initiatives;
o Manage a team of six scientists and policy experts;
o Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, local and statewide decision-makers, advocacy groups, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;
o Track specific water quality, water supply, and coastal and ocean health related policies, regulations, legislation and other issues at regional and state levels, and recommend Heal the Bay positions on these issues;
o Analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical, regulatory, and policy documents related to water quality, water supply, watershed health, and ocean health;
o Ensure that deadlines are met for written comments and other products;
o Conduct research and stay informed on policy efforts and scientific developments regarding water quality, water supply, integrated water management, watershed health, and ocean health;
o Develop and implement Heal the Bay campaigns to advance clean water, local water supply, and a vibrant coastal and ocean environment;
o Distill technical information into easily understandable written materials and oral presentations;
o Develop advocacy and communications materials (such as fact sheets, web content, policy briefs, newsletter articles, op-eds, etc.);
o Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings, stakeholder groups, media events and other forums;
o Develop policy brief topics and work with appropriate staff to conduct research and analysis and write issue papers;
o Work closely with other Heal the Bay department directors on inter-departmental projects and programs;
o Seek and manage project grants, including budget management and grant reporting;
o Lead weekly Science and Policy Department meetings and weekly meetings with individual department staff, as well as co-chair a quarterly Science and Policy Advisory Committee made up of Heal the Bay board members and other interested community members.
Qualifications: Experience and Skills Required:
o Passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and environmental health in the greater Los Angeles area;
o Strong technical background in environmental or related sciences, and 5+ years’ experience in environmental policy, water management, coastal and ocean management, or a related field required;
o Advanced degree is required;
o Broad understanding of scientific, regulatory and policy issues relating to water quality, water supply, watersheds, and coastal resources in Southern California, including the Clean Water Act, Porter Cologne Act, California Coastal Act, Marine Life Protection Act, Marine Life Management Act, CEQA and NEPA is required;
o Existing relationships with local and state decision-makers and environmental stakeholders preferred;
o Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and ability to inspire staff, volunteers, and partner groups about Heal the Bay’s science and policy work;
o Excellent written and oral communication skills;
o Ability to excel under pressure and meet deadlines, while balancing multiple projects;
o Excellent organizational, analytical, project management, problem solving, and communication skills;
o Ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues, as a team player;
o Occasional evening and weekend work is required;
o Must have a valid driver’s license;
o Must love water and the ocean.
How to Apply: Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
www.healthebay.org/jobs to apply online.
No phone calls please.
Organization: World Wildlife Fund
Position Title: Program Officer, Zero Poaching
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full time; This is an 18 month position.
Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 30)
Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Program Officer at our Washington, DC office. Under the supervision of Director, Species Conservation the Program Officer for Anti-poaching and Protected Area Management will be responsible for leading on the technical aspects of the Zero Poaching project, focusing on developing US leverage and partnerships.
Responsibilities: Project Leader: Leads, manages and provides overall direction to the Zero Poaching project. Responsible, in partnership with the Signature Program Facilitator, for the development and management of project work plans and budgets, as well as the successful implementation of the project. Leads on donor reporting and smaller grant development. Reviews the performance outcomes and status of all activities and evaluates and reports these results, as well as recommendations for corrective action.
- Facilitate the development of an anti-poaching framework;
- Develop anti-poaching indicators;
- Facilitate a network of regional enforcement experts;
- Support and track the WWF uptake of SMART;
- Develop innovative and scalable tools to incentivize improved anti-poaching;
- Develop an approach to improve ranger employment and welfare conditions;
- Form partnerships with US academic institutions on anti-poaching issues;
- Enhance linkages between technology and anti-poaching;
- Support the development, management and adoption of the Conservation Assured approach to protected area management.
Communications: Keeps abreast of the scientific literature, species conservation policies and conservation issues. Reviews publications and public material, including the website and donor/membership materials. Serves as a WWF spokesperson in media interviews, promotional events and in public fora.
- A Bachelor’s degree is required in a related field is preferred, such as natural resources management, protected area management, conservation criminology, or conservation policy.
- Position requires at least four years of experience in anti-poaching, protected area management or criminology, or policing and an understanding of international conservation issues.
- Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, budgeting, and monitoring donor compliance.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent research and writing skills.
- Strong project management skills.
- Ability to operate with independence, under pressure, to meet deadlines and commitments.
- Ability to work on initiatives with multiple and competing priorities.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals, possibly across cultures and time zones.
How to Apply: Please visit our careers page and submit an online application Submit cover letter and resume to https://careers-wwfus.icims.com/jobs/search, job#15040 Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.