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May 29 / BARD CEP

Research Analyst, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Environmental Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: ACEEE seeks a research analyst for its Federal Policy program. The position provides a balance of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States, as well as in other countries. The research analyst will coordinate and lead on research in project areas laid out below, which include both small and large teams of ACEEE staff as well as external organizations and energy efficiency experts. This person will also support research with ACEEE’s executive director, policy director, and other senior policy staff. The research analyst will be supervised by the senior policy advisor in the Federal Policy program.

Responsibilities: Project areas include:

  • Lead author of ACEEE’sInternational Scorecard
  • Federal policy, including helping to estimate energy savings and emissions impacts from proposed energy efficiency legislation
  • Regulatory issues at the state and federal level, including the role of energy efficiency in compliance with air pollution regulations and opportunities to advance efficiency through non-legislative action in federal agencies and state regulatory bodies
  • Developing policy fact sheets and helping to develop policy funding proposals and reports
  • Special projects (e.g., recent projects have focused on statistical analysis of the impact of energy efficiency on electricity consumption, natural gas policy and federal policies for promoting energy efficiency in buildings)
  • Working directly with staff in congressional offices to address requests for legislative analysis and answer technical questions

Qualifications: ACEEE seeks a quick learner with a background and strong interest in energy and environmental policy. This position requires someone who can work independently and is comfortable coordinating across different teams and subject matter areas. The ideal candidate will be poised and professional and have the skills and expertise to respond to inquiries from advocates, regulators, and policymakers at the national, state, and local levels. Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree or rigorous coursework in policy analysis, natural resources, and/or environmental studies strongly preferred
  • At least three years of experience related to the energy and environmental sectors
  • Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency and environmental regulation
  • Understanding of U.S. agency rulemaking and federal regulatory processes
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented with good spreadsheet analysis skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to and use “Buildings Program—Research Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

May 29 / BARD CEP

Flow Restoration Coordinator, The Freshwater Trust – Oregon

Organization: The Freshwater Trust

Position Title: Flow Restoration Coordinator

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Description: The Freshwater Trust, a nonprofit leader in river restoration, is seeking a Flow Restoration Coordinator to support the development and implementation of streamflow restoration projects in priority basins throughout Oregon. This full-time position will work closely with the Flow Restoration Director to coordinate program funding for environmental water transactions as part of the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (CBWTP); implement strategic program plans; manage partner relationships with funders, agency personnel, and local entities; and integrate flow restoration work into all facets of restoration across the organization. In addition, the Flow Restoration Coordinator will support the Flow Restoration Director in the day-to-day operation of the program.


  • Assist with administration of flow restoration grants, including preparing transaction funding proposals, creating invoices, distributing landowner payments, and uploading project documentation.
  • Coordinate closely with Flow Restoration Pod, landowners, and funders to facilitate on-time completion of project tasks.
  • Assist with drafting of program budgets, status updates, and grant reports.
  • Manage flow restoration database and generate reports.
  • Support development and implementation of flow restoration projects including water right research and due diligence; communications with Oregon Water Resources Department staff; and administration of contracts with local entities.
  • Collaborate with Communications and Development staff on flow-related outreach materials, funding proposals, press releases, etc.
  • Work closely with the Flow Restoration Director, Habitat Restoration Director, Monitoring Manager, and other staff to integrate flow restoration with the organization’s other restoration and consulting offerings.
  • Support a variety of other flow-related initiatives as needed


  • Strong project management skills: demonstrated capacity to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities within a high energy office
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well in a team environment and with diverse stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal agencies; research organizations; and rural landowners
  • Commitment to implementing innovative, cooperative projects to achieve freshwater conservation goals
  • Dynamic and highly motivated
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, advanced degree preferred

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of water management, water policy, and water regulation in Oregon or another Western state
  • Experience working with rural farmers and ranchers to implement resource conservation projects
  • Knowledge of or experience with irrigation efficiency and conserved water projects
  • Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and hydrological processes
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access and ArcView GIS

Position Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Position may require frequent travel (up to one week per month), and the ability to traverse uneven ground such as pastures and agricultural fields

How to Apply:

Supply the following documents in a single PDF not to exceed 5MBin the order listed below:
Cover letter (limit one page)
Resume (limit two pages)
Three professional references
Submit required information and documentation here.
Please, no phone or email inquiries about this position.

May 29 / BARD CEP

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Scholarship: Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Application Deadline: June 1 and December 1, 2015

Description: Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

Requirements: Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:

How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?

The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be submitted to our mailing address no later than June 1st or December 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th and February 15th of each year. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.

In addition to the scholarship winners will be entered into Giva’s six-month Worldwide Community Ambassador essay program. Giva will provide a social media platform wherein subsequent essays written by the award winners will be published on the Giva website, as well as other social media. The essays will reflect the personal experiences, perspectives and aspirations of the winners in order to encourage and inspire others.

Your educational institution must post this scholarship announcement on their public web site so that all students at your school have an opportunity to apply. If you found Giva’s scholarship on another web site, please advise your school of our scholarship and ask them to please post it on their public web site. Otherwise, you will not be eligible.

Essays may be competitively judged in a public forum and posted anonymously on Giva’s public web site for judging so do not include private information in your essay or anything you do not want posted on the Internet.

Qualifications: All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student’s educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

How to Apply: You must send a hard copy of this application, essay and resume to Giva’s headquarters mailing address and also send Giva an electronic version of all documents. Please see the application for emailing instructions.

Click to download an application.

Giva mailing address:
1030 E. El Camino Real, Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Attention: Student Scholarship Selection Committee

May 28 / BARD CEP

Summer Intern, Urban Green Council – New York

Organization: Urban Green Council

Position Title: 2015 Summer Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships generally begin in January and last through April. A modest monthly stipend is available for full-time positions (5 days/week). All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. Our Summer Scholarship can provide up to $6,700 additional income to those selected, you must apply for the internship to be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: June 26, 2015

Description: Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement.

Urban Green is seeking a Policy Intern to assist in data analysis, report production, and administrative support to the Policy departments. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and creativity.


  • Contribute to report content and production
  • Assist with sustainability planning projects
  • Research and review legislation and agency rules on NYC Green Codes
  • Examine raw data and perform basic spreadsheet analysis
  • Assist with data visualization and presentation
    • Perform administrative tasks as assigned, including general office work and event assistance
    • Develop and maintain web content for ongoing projects


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor’s candidates in their last two years of study will be considered); environmental, engineering, or building-related fields of study preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Detail-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, engineering, or construction
  • Experience with statistics and data management

How to Apply: lease email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “PolicyIntern_[Name]” with “Policy Internship – [Name] – Idealist” in the subject line to by June 26th, 2015. Please list your availability (full-time or part-time) in your cover letter.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Drivers of Deforestation Project Manager, Global Canopy Programme – United Kingdom

Organization: Global Canopy Programme

Position Title: Drivers of Deforestation Project Manager

Location: Oxford, England

Dates: Full-time 6-month contract subject to renewal

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) is seeking a Forest Risk Commodities Senior Project Manager, to be based at our offices in Oxford as part of the Drivers of Deforestation Programme. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a pioneering, versatile and dynamic NGO, committed to demonstrating new approaches that benefit both forests and people. Today, tropical deforestation is caused in major part by demand for land on which to grow agricultural commodities. GCP is pioneering research into how to reduce the impacts of these commodities on forests and how to create demand among producers and retailers for a transition to more sustainable ‘green’ supply chains, while improving the livelihoods of forest communities who live and work at the forest frontier. We are looking for an experienced professional who can help GCP strengthen its leadership position in this fast-developing field, working with the private sector, Governments, and NGOs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving forward this research agenda with our team and partners, investigating ways to reform the major commodity supply chains driving deforestation and degradation: beef/leather, biofuels, palm oil, soy and timber/paper with a focus on GCP’s groundbreaking Forest 500 project ( ).

You will work in close collaboration with other GCP researchers to: · innovate and lead research, producing reports and other outputs to support our ‘Forest Footprint’ theme · provide evidence-based advice for stakeholders and other GCP programmes; · attend and present at relevant meetings worldwide; · work in close collaboration with our key partners the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other NGOs.

Responsibilities: Manage the delivery of the Forest 500 project ( which analyses, assesses and tracks the policy performance of the world’s key powerbrokers of zero deforestation ANALYSIS – Commission and analyse studies by sub-contractors and collaborators, synthesising findings with other desk-based research to produce reports and other project outputs. Analysis of economic, trade, land-use change and supply chain data. COMMUNICATIONS – Contribute to creating change through written and other media outputs based on research; including reports, policy briefs, academic papers, and other formats as needed. CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT –Attend targeted meetings and webinars with companies and investors on “forest risk commodities”, explain complex issues to non-specialist audiences and ultimately engage the private sector to take steps to reduce their “forest footprint”. WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS – Help to organise, attend and lead workshops & meetings in the UK and abroad with the private sector, governments, civil society and academia engaged with forest risk commodities and deforestation. PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Manage research and report production. This includes managing in-house research, managing contracts and budgets, collaborating with a range of partners, especially CDP and National Wildlife Federation in the USA. FUNDRAISING PROPOSALS – Originate and contribute to relevant fundraising proposals.


  • MSc and/or PhD in environment, geography, economics or similar. Good knowledge of supply chains, commodity trade and/or deforestation monitoring. · At least 3 years of post-degree work experience (or equivalent) in the environment, economics or supply chain sector, with an established research and publication record/reputation in this field; strong quantitative data analysis skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills. · Existing network within research organisations and private sector organisations engaged in commodity production in Latin America, Africa or Asia. · Excellent organisational skills, with experience of managing complex projects and workload as well as managing work with project partners. · Good knowledge of two or more of the following priority themes: forest risk commodities, markets, procurement policy, drivers of deforestation · Communications experience in an NGO/ non-profit environment. · Experience presenting at international conferences or events, and the confidence and skillset to explain complex issues to a governmental or business audience. · Ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-changing environment. · Availability for extensive international travel. Desirable · Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Bahasa or Mandarin. · Experience of multi-stakeholder roundtables and other demand-side measures to reduce commodity-driven deforestation.

How to Apply: Send CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and providing evidence of how you meet the essential criteria listed below, and what your salary expectation is, to by Monday 1st June 2015.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Environment and Media Program Associate, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation – New Jersey

Organization: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Position Title: Environment and Media Program Associate

Location: Morristown, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, curious, and collaborative candidate to join its team of grantmakers and help foster sustainable, creative, and engaged communities in New Jersey. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a keen interest in New Jersey and the non-profit sector, and an appreciation of the power of responsible and caring philanthropy to drive social change and improve communities.

Specifically, the Foundation is recruiting for a full-time program associate who will support the Environment and Media Program Directors, assisting with all facets of the grantmaking process. The Program Associate will gain an exposure to a wide array of environmental and media issues in New Jersey, as well as a diversity of communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the state.

Responsibilities: The position includes a combination of administrative and programmatic responsibilities and will include the following:
• Administrative support to the Environment and Media Program Directors including scheduling and calendar management, meeting and event coordination, response to inquiries, data entry, and file maintenance;
• Support and assist Environment Program grantmaking, including grant management, proposal review and evaluation, research, data collection and evaluation, grantee site visits, and preparation of written grant recommendations and declinations;
• Assist with grant program assessment, impact evaluation, and strategic planning;
• Contribute to external communications including blogging, social media posts, and internal and external presentations;
• Completion of special assignments, as needed, including research on relevant issues and organizations, and implementation of special programs and initiatives.

• Solid, demonstrated administrative skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and establish work priorities.
• Strong writing and oral communications skills; ability to gather, synthesize, and summarize information and data; experience with group presentations.
• Knowledge and interest in environmental protection, sustainability, and/or resiliency including: land and water protection; connecting communities to nature; urban greening and resiliency; environmental justice; sustainable agriculture and food systems; and/or fostering and promoting environmental stewardship.
• Experience working at the community level to drive change.
• A college degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience.

The ideal candidate is someone who is:
• Open minded and curious
• Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Able to work collaboratively, with a team of colleagues who spend a significant amount of time in the field, and on the road
• Self-directed and flexible with the ability to think ahead and anticipate program needs
• Adventurous, unafraid to venture into unfamiliar territory
• Communicative, fun, with a healthy sense of humor
• Interest in acquiring skills, knowledge, and experience to further a career that fosters sustainable, creative, and engaged communities in New Jersey

How to Apply: Apply online. Send your resume, a cover letter outlining your interest, and your salary history through the link provided.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Intern, Silent Spring Institute – Massachusetts

Organization: Silent Spring Institute

Position Title: Intern

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: We seek applicants with skills and interests in environmental health science and policy and non-profit management. Responsibilities will be tailored to the skills and interests of the applicant.

Each intern will work directly as an assistant to a supervising staff member, and interns are encouraged to develop an independent project to be completed during the internship as well. Responsibilities may include literature searches, interviewing, environmental sampling, data management, and writing, among other possibilities. Undergraduate and masters level interns are expected to spend approximately 20% of their time on office support tasks (telephones, etc.). Interns are expected to maintain regular work hours, with some flexibility to accommodate major assignments and exams.

Examples of previous and projected intern activities:

  • Identify from chemical engineering references the consumer products that are likely sources of exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds
  • Using GIS, map likely air pollutant exposures on Cape Cod
  • Assist in developing web site capabilities and content
  • Help maintain and expand the Institute’s 6,000-item special library
  • Using interviews and published literature, identify the best models of community based participatory research
  • Interview breast cancer activists about environmental attitudes

Qualifications: Excellent academic record. Chemistry, biology, statistics coursework an asset for research interns. Energetic, flexible, constructive outlook. Excellent attention to accuracy, ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team. Commitment to careful and impartial research in a context of partnership between scientists and the public.

How to Apply: Send cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this internship, resume, writing sample, and copy of academic transcript (photocopy is fine) to Diane Czwakiel, Administrative Manager, Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, or email to with ‘Internships’ in the subject line. Please designate the time period you are interested in.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Assistant Coordinator, Fort Lewis College Environmental Center – Colorado

Organization: Fort Lewis College Environmental Center

Position Title: Assistant Coordinator

Location: Durango, Colorado

Dates and compensation: The salary is $29,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Fort Lewis College offers domestic partner benefits. This is a 40-hour/week, 9-month permanent position with an August 10th start date.

Application Deadline: Applications received by June 8, 2015 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Description: The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center (EC) is seeking an organized and energetic individual to assist with the EC’s programmatic, operational and administrative functions. The EC is a dynamic student organization that provides various environmental services to the campus, implements campus and community programs highlighting environmental and social justice issues, and supports 20-30 student staff through training and mentorship. The EC is committed to: 1) Cultivating and empowering environmental leaders who create social change, 2) Implementing meaningful environmental initiatives that advance regional sustainability and shift our collective paradigm, 3) Engaging in campus and community partnerships to amplify our collective environmental impact and strengthen a culture of sustainability in our region and 4) Enhancing student success by complementing academic learning with applied research, valuable internships, and relevant hands-on projects

The Assistant Coordinator position will play an integral role in training and supporting our student leaders, overseeing office operations, spearheading projects/programs in our focus areas, and coordinating various operations. The latter includes work with both our in-vessel compost system and our campus garden. The ideal candidate will be approachable, enjoy working with students in both a supervisory and educational capacity, and excited to work in a collaborative environment. The Assistant Coordinator reports directly to the Environmental Center Coordinator. This is a 40-hour/week, 9-month permanent, exempt staff position.

Qualifications :
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Strong background in student mentorship and development
• Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with colleagues, students, and other stakeholders
• 2-4 years of program management/office management, event planning, or project management.
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities, self-direct workload, adapt to changing circumstances, and focus on quality and process improvement
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team settings
• Commitment to environmental and social justice issues

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with website management
• Experience with gardening/agricultural production and/or compost systems
• Previous experience working in a college or university
• Previous experience working for a community-based environmental or non-profit organization
• Previous experience in the sustainability field
• Community Organizing experience

Student Leadership Development (40%)
• Work with EC Coordinator to manage student staff teams, their student coordinators, and all affiliated student-led sustainability projects
• Facilitate student’s personal & professional development through coaching, mentorship, and training
• Work with EC Coordinator to develop and implement an outcomes-based development strategy the incorporates staff retreat, staff trainings and external development opportunities.
Program & Project Management (30%)
• Work with stakeholders and students to identify and develop projects that 1) meet student learning outcomes and 2) hold potential of greatest impact on sustainability at both a local and global level; focus areas may include campus sustainability and zero waste initiatives
• Manage and expand the FLC Composting Program
• Build co-curricular opportunities that advance project and program goals

Office & Media Management (20%)
• Manage student-related human resources tasks (ie. Hiring paperwork, scheduling, etc)
• Provide administrative support to the Environmental Center Coordinator and student teams as needed
• Create and revise office procedures for various office operations, systems, and internal communication
• Oversee general office maintenance and cleanliness
• Manage website, calendar, and other electronic outreach outlets
• Manage and maintain the EC’s resource library

Organizational Support (10%)
• Serve as a non-voting member of the EC Board of Directors and affiliate committees as appropriate
• Assist with creation and implementation of fundraising strategies including grant writing
• Assist with budget tracking, planning, and management
Miscellaneous Other Duties as Assigned

How to Apply: Please provide the following materials for consideration:
• A letter of interest specifically addressing qualifications and responsibilities
• Résumé
• Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references

The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts, and pass a background check.

May 26 / BARD CEP

Energy Program Director, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Energy Program Director

Location: Ewing, New Jersey

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey seeks a motivated person to join our team working on the Sustainable Jersey Certification Program as Director of Energy programs. SI@TCNJ is a “think and do” tank that works to advance understanding and implementation of best practices that will lead to sustainable development.

SI @TCNJ manages a number of cutting edge research and outreach programs focused on sustainable development, including the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program, a USEPA Climate Showcase Communities Project, a USDOE SEP Grant, among others. Our mission is to advance sustainable development through research, outreach, and training. We work with local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector, to help decision makers develop better capacity to understand the long term consequences of their actions.

The position will have a significant role implementing the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program. The Director of Energy will report to the Co-Director of the Institute, and will be responsible for leading a team of Institute staff and external stakeholders to design and implement programs that support state and local government in implementing sustainable energy which includes efficiency and renewable generation. This will include developing policy recommendations, designing new training and technical support programs, piloting and deploying new best practices, and identifying opportunities for developing shared services among local governments.


  • Manage major contracts and funder relationships for the Sustainable Jersey program relating to energy
  • Conduct applied research and engage in report writing and policy analysis
  • Convene and work with stakeholder groups to design and implement new programs
  • Update existing best practices for local governments to ensure they are current
  • Coordinate with external partners and funders
  • Design and implement technical assistance and education programs
  • Assign and oversee tasks to other SI@TCNJ staff

Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, economics, environmental science, or other relevant discipline plus significant relevant professional experience. Organizational capacity, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and superior personal and communicationskills are required. The successful applicant will have familiarity with the varied economic, social, environmental, and policy topics associated with research and outreach on sustainable development, and with energy policy in particular. The position also requires experience with project management, and working in a public policy development and implementation context.

Preferred: An advanced degree is preferred. Specific experience in New Jersey is a plus but not required. Experience with spreadsheet models, Sankey diagrams, and quantitative assessment of energy policy interventions is also a plus but not required.

How to Apply: Applicants should forward their cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2015. Applications received after that date will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

May 26 / BARD CEP

Energy & Environment Program Fellowship, The Aspen Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: The Aspen Institute

Position Title: James E. Rogers Energy Fellow, Energy & Environment Program

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is seeking applications for the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow to serve as the lead position for research, development and delivery of the Program’s major annual forums focused on energy, the economy and the environment. Working directly with the Executive Director and program staff, the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow will contribute to the overall direction for the forums, conduct limited original research and writing, agenda planning, financial development of the forums, and convene workshops and other events. The Institute’s highly-regarded energy and environment forums are situated at the intersection of energy policy and markets with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on power generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas development and production; and the environment.This is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the Institute’s strategic convening role in discussing energy and environmental policy issues with over 300 distinguished participants and diverse stakeholders every year in Aspen, Colorado.


  • Program lead for convening the Institute’s premier energy forums and roundtables.
  • Content specialist on energy, business and regulatory issues, present and future.
  • Operational and administrative responsibility for organizing 3-4 annual energy forums.
  • Program-assisted fundraising and sponsor development responsibilities.
  • Writing, editing and producing program appropriate materials and commentary.
  • Interacting with the Institute’s membership and participating in Aspen programs and activities.
  • Educating a broader public audience through media interviews and public speaking.


  • 10 – 12 years professional experience; advanced degree or equivalent expertise required.
  • Legislative, policy and regulatory experience and/or significant business experience preferred.
  • Working understanding of domestic and international energy business and regulatory policy including but not limited to hydrocarbon development and production, utility markets, renewable or clean energy, energy efficiency, and environmental policy.
  • Outstanding communication, writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning and organizing; supervisory and/or management skill.
  • Ability to work independently with good humor while also flourishing in a small program team.
  • Accustomed to delivering against timelines under pressure; not intimidated by time limitations.
  • Familiar and comfortable with demands of economic and financial program development.
  • Firm grasp of the Institute’s mission as well as the strategic purpose, role and reputation of the Energy and Environment Program within the energy and environment policy community.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, entrepreneurial, and adept at developing partnerships, with the ability to manage fundraising efforts and to communicate easily with donors and sponsors. Strong candidates will have extensive contacts among higher levels of government, academic, philanthropic, media, and business communities, and will be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government officials, current and potential funders, and Aspen’s senior management. The Fellow will be expected to competently lead issue-focused meetings, high-level forums, and other events, and maintain relationships with representatives of governments and agencies, international organizations, members of Congress, and executive branch personnel.

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at the Aspen Institute’s career page, submitting a full resume and a cover letter addressing qualifications and the applicant’s awareness of the Energy and Environment Program’s mission. Cover letter is required and should highlight applicant’s specific qualifications for this position and why this job is of particular interest.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

If you have trouble uploading any portion of the application processes, please try using the escape key to exit the screen. Your document should then safely upload. No phone calls or emails please.

May 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – California

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Climate Finance Analyst

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled

Description: CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem solving. The role of Analyst supports the deliverables of CPI’s international Climate Finance workstream, focusing on issues such as the governance of international funds, the evaluation of their allocation and effectiveness, and the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests.

The Analyst undertakes robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from micro- and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioral science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, and other academic and commercial disciplines.

In conducting analysis, the Analyst is required to work in close cooperation with a range of international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. Previous work experience with climate policy, finance, regulation, and carbon markets, as well as knowledge and understanding of national regulatory institutions and/or multilateral or bilateral financial institutions and national or regional development banks and/or private finance institutions are valuable assets.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Climate Finance.


  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms and climate and energy policies.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Climate Finance, design, manage, and implement complex research assignments and analytical projects.
  • Engage clients throughout the research process, and advise policymakers on the implications of research findings.
  • Assist in the writing and editing of high-quality CPI products, including full reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe.
  • Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree; Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, or a related, quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, and/or energy and climate markets, government or multi-lateral experience valuable.
  • Understanding of current climate and energy policies under discussion in relevant countries, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance.
  • Experience in financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling of energy and climate markets.
  • An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of applying sound political and strategic judgment in complex situations.
  • Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills. Comfort with communicating complex qualitative and quantitative analyses to expert as well as non-technical audiences.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, ability to interact with a diverse array of people, and a sense of humor.
  • A deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.

 How to Apply: Visit link to submit an application. With your application, attach your resume and a cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

May 25 / BARD CEP

Energy Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – England

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Energy Finance Analyst

Location: London, England

Compensation: The position is available for immediate appointment. The position will be based in London. Travel will be required. CPI offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, relationship management, effective collaboration and pragmatic problem solving skills. CPI is looking for a talented, highly skilled and motivated analyst to join its Energy Finance program, which focuses on the potential for financial and policy innovations to drive a transition to low carbon energy.

The analyst position will be responsible for:

Executing research on (1) European energy policy and regulations, (2) Prevailing practice and perspectives in European energy infrastructure financing, and (3) The impact of policies on energy infrastructure financing (both low carbon and carbon-intensive); and Contributing to the organization, management and delivery of CPI Energy Finance work.

The successful applicant will lead and undertake robust analysis that draws on methodologies from a range of disciplines including public policy, finance, and economics. In conducting analysis, he/she will be required to work closely with a range of local and international partners, including government agencies, investor groups, project developers, electric utilities, and other private sector actors. Furthermore, the analyst will be expected to work closely with the Senior Director to support day-to-day management of CPI Energy Finance program and operations. Some regional and international travel may be required.


Manage rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis and evaluation of European energy policies and energy infrastructure financing.

Build up and maintain a policy database for a selection of European Member States.

Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

Help develop, maintain, coordinate and facilitate strong relationships and good communication with business partners, clients, and team members.

Interact with policymakers, private sector participants and other stakeholders on a regular basis to conduct joint analysis, communicate research findings effectively, and/or to ensure analysis undertaken is policy relevant.

Support the Senior Director for ad-hoc research efforts in line with the mission of CPI Energy Finance.

Travel in support of CPI Energy Finance, as necessary.


In-depth understanding of the European regulatory landscape and processes for energy infrastructure at the European and Member State levels: power generation (both low carbon and carbon-intensive), electric transmission & networks, customer side of the meter, etc.

Experience with electricity market design, energy systems, and commodity price modeling.

A good understanding of corporate and project finance and the asset management process.

An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of top-notch analysis.

Proven ability to initiate, manage, and deliver projects on time.

Ability to communicate methods, results and recommendations from complex qualitative and quantitative analysis to expert and non-technical audiences.

Familiarity and comfort working with government officials, academics and research organizations, and leaders from the private sector.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and ability to interact with a diverse group of people.

Respect for your fellow colleagues and a deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.


Fluency in English is required. Fluency in German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.


Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy or a related quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.

4+ years of experience analyzing, designing or complying with policy and market mechanisms in the European energy sector.

Experience working with government or private sector experience (leading consulting firm, think tank, financial institution, utility, etc.).

Project management experience.

How to Apply:

Visit to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter, followed by a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

May 25 / BARD CEP

River Stewardship Coordinator, OARS – Massachusetts

Organization: OARS

Position Title: River Stewardship Coordinator

Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: This is a part-time paid position, 20 hr/week on average, occasionally including weekends and evenings.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

Description: We are seeking an energetic and dedicated person to coordinate river stewardship activities.

Responsibilities: The River Stewardship Coordinator:

  • Engages volunteers in field work.
  • Researches relevant policies and scientific studies.
  • Assists the Executive Director responding to issues within the watershed.
  • Represent OARS at regional and state meetings on water resource stewardship.
  • Assist with public outreach and education, including workshops and meetings, news articles and press releases, and uses social media to increase OARS’ visibility.

Bachelors degree in environmental policy or stewardship, conservation, or a related field. Course work and work experience should demonstrate working knowledge of environmental conservation and policies pertaining to water resource management. Enjoyment of kayaking, canoeing or fishing and knowledge of the SuAsCo watershed are assets.

OARS staff are self-starters, confident, creative, and work as a team. The ideal candidate feels comfortable speaking to groups, managing teams, and working independently. Excellent written, spoken, analytical, and interpersonal skills are required.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord, MA 01742 or email (put “River Stewardship Coordinator” in subject line) by May 29, 2015.

May 25 / BARD CEP

Policy, Strategy and Sustainability Intern, NRG Energy – New Jersey

Organization: NRG Energy

Position Title: Policy, Strategy and Sustainability Intern

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: This position will focus on key issues facing the power sector, such as regulatory systems that support distributed energy resources, EPA regulation of GHGs, and smart technology for decentralized energy system management.

– Policy research and analysis, technology assessment, and business development;
– Use of spreadsheet models to generate policy and commercial insights (involves Excel / MS VBA programming); other programming skills a plus
– Supervised by Manager, Policy & Strategic Sustainability and will involve direct interaction with the SVP, Strategy and Sustainability
– Interact with and support multi-disciplinary, multi-business unit teams


– Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Energy and Environmental Studies, Law or a related field
– Strong interest in renewable energy, regulatory policy and new business development
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Research skills in complex subjects such as law, regulation, policy or engineering
– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in an open office team setting
– Demonstrated self-starter, flexibility and ability to learn quickly
– Proficient in basic software platforms including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

How to Apply: Apply online

May 21 / BARD CEP

SAMS Water Intern, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards – Virginia

Organization: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards

Position Title: SAMS Water Intern

Location: Appalachia, Virginia

Dates and compensation: 20 hour/week unpaid; June – August 2015

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: The Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) are looking for a part time water intern to help with their water campaign. Interested applicant with backgrounds in Chemistry, Hydrology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy and Planning, or other equivalent natural sciences should apply. The primary tasks of this internship position will be data collection of conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, pH and temperature as well as the grab sampling for heavy metals in streams believed to be polluted by coal mining.

Other tasks may include, pulling of mining permits from the local Department of Mines Minerals and Energy.


  • Being able to apply the scientific method
  • Being able to follow proper QA/QC protocol
  • Attention to detail
  • Background in Hydrology
  • Knowledge of GIS software including: ArcGIS, Google Earth and GRASS
  • Time management and self direction
  • Being an awesome person!

Other desirable qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with Surface Mining and Reclamation Act and Clean Water Act
  • Prior organizing experience
  • Toleration of Lack of Privacy
  • Community living (with people and pets)
  • Ability to decipher the legal language of the Clean Water Act and SMCRA

How to Apply: Intersted applicants should  contact or with a resume. Or fill out our interest form:

May 21 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, International Rivers – California

Organization: International Rivers

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: International Rivers seeks a proven, visionary, and global leader to advance its mission of protecting the world’s rivers and the people who depend on them. She or he will build upon International Rivers’ strength in defending rivers from harmful projects while advancing the organization’s capacity to offer viable alternatives that allow river communities to flourish. The ideal candidate will inspire others to join this cause by clearly articulating the urgent need to safeguard river-based cultures and ecosystems from extinction and by outlining a clear, compelling and provocative strategy for moving forward.

As the chief executive of the organization, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic direction, management, and financial well-being of the organization. The Executive Director will be appointed by and report to the Board of Directors.


  • Lead the development of the strategy of the organization to carry out its vision and mission. This includes spearheading creation of the next strategic plan and communicating a clear and compelling strategy to funders, staff, partner organizations, the media and the public.
  • Build an organizational culture that attracts, sustains and motivates a diverse staff across many regions and time zones. Oversee and help develop appropriate policies and procedures to manage and motivate staff to deliver their best, creative work.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of all aspects of International Rivers programs, including campaigns, communications, fundraising, finances, and administration.
  • With the Management Team, oversee the development and implementation of program priorities and coordinate departments to ensure harmonious, efficient and effective operations. Ensure that the overall conduct and work of the organization is of exceptionally high quality.
  • Sustain and improve the financial well-being of International Rivers, where available funds are wisely used towards the mission and vision.
  • Work with staff and Board to raise funds needed to carry out the mission and to strengthen the organization. Oversee the development and implementation of the annual fundraising plan and engage directly in donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Demonstrate leadership in promoting and maintaining the profile of International Rivers, representing the organization in public settings, including with media and government officials, speaking knowledgeably and persuasively about its mission and impact.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with organizations, including non-governmental organizations and dam-affected communities, among others, to create greater impact.
  • Serve as the liaison between board and staff and guide board development. The Executive Director will attend all Board of Directors meetings.

Qualifications: This is an influential and high profile position in the national and international environmental and human rights community. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • At least five years of demonstrated success in managing complex organizations as a CEO or senior leader of a nonprofit organization, with an orientation towards catalyzing social change.
  • Demonstrated success in raising at least $1 million annually from a variety of sources, including cultivating and soliciting large institutional and individual major donors.
  • A superb ability to chart strategic directions that result in clear operational goals and results in fulfillment of the organizational mission and vision.
  • Proven experience in managing budgets and in financial and operations management.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills and a deep understanding of media and public relations.
  • Experience with and success in developing and implementing strategic international campaigns on environmental or human rights issues.
  • An inspiring and collaborative leadership style that engages the commitment and talent of staff, leads by example, and encourages creativity and productive, high-quality work.
  • The ability to build effective teams among a culturally and geographically diverse staff working across countries with varying legal, political, and economic contexts.
  • The passion and energy to engage with and create enduring partnerships with individuals and institutions that can support and further International Rivers’ agenda.
  • A nuanced understanding of the dynamics of working with local and regional groups, and experience in developing alliances and strategies with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Commitment to International Rivers’ mission; demonstrated understanding of the principles of environmental and social justice.
  • Willingness and availability to travel internationally.
  • California Bay Area preferred or willingness to relocate to Berkeley, CA. Washington, DC will also be considered for the right candidate.

How to Apply:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. A letter of interest explaining why you would like to join International Rivers and why your skills are appropriate for this position, date of availability, and salary requirements, accompanied by a resume and a writing sample, should be sent via email to:

May 21 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, Tufts University – Massachusetts

Organization: Tufts University

Position Title: Program Coordinator – Global Development and Environmental Institute

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: This position has a proposed start date of September 1, 2015, with potential to start on an earlier date. This position is grant funded and is not eligible for severance.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: GDAE is a research institute focused on integrating environmental and social factors into economics research and education. The institute conducts policy-relevant research and develops college-level educational materials, including several textbooks.

The position of program coordinator manages the institute’s grants, liaisons between GDAE and the university administration, oversees the daily functions of the office, and organizes the institute’s events.


  • Grant management, including coordinating with GDAE researchers to prepare grants, finalizing grant applications, financial management of ongoing grants, and preparing grant reports.
  • General office management, including purchasing supplies and equipment, hiring and supervising student assistants, coordinating various issues with Tufts’ facilities, and working with GDAE’s vendors.
  • Additional GDAE financial and administrative management, including processing staff salaries and reimbursements, establishing protocols for GDAE’s affiliates and consultants, overseeing hiring processes, and coordinating with the Tufts administration on a regular basis.
  • Event coordination, including organizing events, collaborating with other Tufts departments and institutes, working with GDAE’s outreach coordinator to advertise events, and oversee event budgets.
  • Manage GDAE’s information technology needs, including ensuring the smooth operation of equipment, planning for appropriate upgrades, and coordinating technical support.

Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, 0-3 years of related office experience, and familiarity with university grant management, office management, and computer skills including expertise with Excel.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer an applicant that shares a belief in the institute’s mission of environmental and social sustainability.

How to Apply: Apply Here

May 21 / BARD CEP

Environment Initiatives Coordinator, UC Berkeley – California

Organization: UC Berkeley

Position Title: Environment Initiatives Coordinator

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: This position reports to the Executive Director for Cal Dining. The person in this position will be the liaison on all initiatives related to health, wellness and sustainability, including but not limited to:

  • Food Security
  • Global Food Initiative
  • Sustainability Policy Group
  • Small Farm procurement
  • Menus of Change
  • Sustainability Sourcing
  • Organic Certification
  • Buy California
  • Dining Sustainability Team Lead

How to Apply: To apply, candidates will need to go to the Berkeley Jobs website to apply.  The site is and the job number is 19541. Questions about this position should be directed to Michael Laux, Associate Director for Cal Dining,

For information on Cal Dining sustainability click here.

May 20 / BARD CEP

Environmental Planner, EMC Planning Group Inc. – California

Organization: EMC Planning Group Inc.

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Environmental Planner

Location: Monterey, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, EMC Planning Group Inc. has been providing award-winning planning, design, entitlement, natural resource, and CEQA/NEPA services to both public and private clients for over 36 years. We are recognized both locally and nationally for our work and services, which include natural resource assessment, community planning, permitting and regulatory compliance, municipal staff support, and integrated technology.

Responsibilities: We are currently seeking Environmental Planners at the Assistant and Associate levels. Duties will depend on experience level and will include preparing environmental documents. Writing skills are a priority.

Qualifications: Must meet all requirements for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in environmental studies, urban planning, or relevant science or technical field;
  • At least 3 years environmental planning experience (minimum 1 year for Assistant level);
  • Experience with CEQA; and
  • Experience with contract planning services.

Experience in permit processing and graphics preparation preferred.

To Apply: For immediate consideration, please email your résumé to, or fax attention Human Resources to 831-649-8399. No agencies.

May 20 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Associate, Tishman Environment and Design Center – New York

Organization: Tishman Environment and Design Center

Position Title: Sustainability Associate

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: The New School, in conjunction with the Tishman Environment and Design Center, recently submitted a bold, comprehensive plan to address climate change and sustainability, including a full divestment of fossil fuels. The Sustainability Associate will play a central role in defining, implementing, and monitoring campus sustainability initiatives through the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC). Chief responsibilities include monitoring campus greening initiatives, directing members of the New School community to resources that can help achieve greater sustainability, and coordinating efforts by TEDC in its interface to University offices in their efforts to achieve greater standards of sustainability. The Associate will especially focus on assisting those staff charged by their units with enhancing their sustainability initiatives. The Associate will keep the Director and Associate Directors apprised of opportunities and issues relevant to campus sustainability.

Responsibilities: The Associate will develop, coordinate, and administer efforts and advise policies within the area of campus sustainability at The New School.

  • Assist the TEDC and University leadership in defining goals, performance metrics and a long-range plan for sustainability at The New School.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, document performance trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness
  • Represent or communicate The New School’s campus sustainability programs to the University community (faculty, staff, and alumni);
  • Liaison with groups, programs, offices and departments across the University to achieve TEDC’s sustainability objectives; serve on various Sustainability related committees as assigned by TEDC leadership.
  • Represent The New School’s sustainability programs to the public; attend professional meetings as appropriate; interface with external organizations to fulfill the mission of TEDC and support collaborative efforts with external and TEDC faculty and students
  • Research, disseminate and implement best practices from other institutions with regards to sustainability that can be applied to The New School


  • Bachelor’s degree required; environment and/or design interest strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and sustainability efforts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project-management skills and excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to be part of a close-working team to support the efforts of the Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC)
  • Professional demeanor and presentation capable of participating on donor visits and at special events
  • Experience in higher education or at a non-profit organization is a plus but not required
  • Writing samples required

How to Apply: Apply Online