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Jan 10 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Sustainable Agriculture Education – California

Organization: Sustainable Agriculture Education

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: Position open through January 31 or until filled.

Description: SAGE is seeking an experienced farming/food systems/agricultural-planning professional to lead programs, assist in running and growing the organization, and develop new opportunities. This is a new, full-time, mid-level position with exciting possibilities for advancement, career growth and skill development. The Program Director will be working closely as part of a team with Sibella Kraus, SAGE President, other SAGE staff and core SAGE consultants.


SAGE Program Responsibilities include (~2/3 time):

  • Manage farming, education and outreach activities at the Sunol AgPark, working with SAGE staff including the AgPark Site & Education Manager, as well as with AgPark farmers, agency partners, consultants, contract educators and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in developing and implementing pending/new AgParks and agricultural resource areas, primarily in the Bay Area, including outreach to landowners and local partners.
  • Support our new Beginning Farmer and Rancher project, a three-year collaboration with UC Berkeley, Alameda County RCD, National Center for Appropriate Technology, and UC Cooperative Extension, by helping develop a collaborative farming toolkit.
  • Help shape and implement strategies to continue developing and disseminating SAGE’s New

Ruralism framework through publishing, speaking and other opportunities.

  • Support SAGE’s participation in regional agriculture and food system assessments and initiatives, including identification of strategic opportunities for SAGE to lead some of these efforts.

SAGE Team Responsibilities (~1/3 time):

  • Help manage financial and operating systems and 2-3 office staff
  • Help shape and support SAGE outreach and communication efforts
  • Assist with fundraising and foundation/donor relations for both project and general support; identify and pursue additional earned-income opportunities
  • Help implement SAGE’s strategic plan


Looking for multi-faceted person to thrive in an environment where we wear a lot hats and collaborate with many partners as we plan and implement on-the-ground, impactful projects that help us realize our vision.

  • Experience managing projects, collaborative partnerships, staff and/or volunteers: 10 years or equivalent.
  • Expertise in many of the following sectors: organic/sustainable farming, regional food systems, environmental/smart growth movements, agricultural economics, beginning farmer/rancher training, agricultural land use planning, place-making, and public agro-ecology education: 10 years or equivalent.
  • A strong and broad network with organizations, businesses, funders and individuals representing the sectors above.
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects on different timelines on time and on budget.
    Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing successful grants, contracts and fundraising efforts.
  • Strong communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills. SAGE works in close collaboration with many partners: other nonprofit groups, private individuals such as landowners and farmers, businesses such as planning firms, and government partners.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative/ownership of programs; as part of a team, contributing to a positive workplace culture, and as a supervisor.
  • Patience, persistence and perspective: SAGE works in many long-range planning processes that can take time to bear fruit.
  • Dedication to building an organization. SAGE is seeking to build long-term organizational sustainability through this hire.
  • Minimum B.A/B.S. in relevant field. Graduate degrees welcome.

How to Apply: Please send your resume, a writing sample and a cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to Position open through January 31 or until filled.

Jan 9 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Chapter

Organization: U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates and compensation: Start date February 23, 2015; $30,000 – $35,000

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Description: The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter (USGBC-Illinois) seeks an energetic and skilled professional with a wide range of administrative, event management and technical skills to assist, oversee and implement educational events, member programs and services, and coordinate administrative functions of the Chapter. The Program Coordinator will work directly with staff and the Chapter’s volunteer-based committees to coordinate a variety of projects and programs related to professional development and continuing education for the green building industry in Illinois.

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the Program Coordinator will attend relevant USGBC-Illinois committee meetings, meetings with partner organizations and education and networking events hosted by USGBC-Illinois.


USGBC-Illinois is leading the green building movement in Illinois by fostering a vibrant network of sustainability leaders in the public and private sector through education and advocacy. This past year, the organization coordinated stakeholders to educate 375 individuals on Chicago’s new energy benchmarking policy and held nearly 100 educational programs for more than 3,000 green building professionals across Illinois. To continue to build on these successes, the new USGBC-Illinois Program Coordinator will work closely with the Associate Director to ensure Chicago and Illinois continue to excel as leaders in sustainability by planning and implementing upcoming educational events and workshops.
Other responsibilities include:

  • Work with staff and volunteers to plan and implement upcoming education lectures and workshops related to energy benchmarking and energy efficiency
  • Event planning and management for upcoming education session presenters and host venues to coordinate presentation content, volunteer presenters and event logistics
  • Outreach and communication with program attendees; developing program audience and attendance; sharing follow up resources and education opportunities with attendees
  • Provide day-of support for Chapter programs and events (some evening support will be required)
  • Provide member support via phone and email inquiries
  • Assist with electronic communications (Constant Contact) website content (WordPress) and online event registration system (Wild Apricot)
  • Assist with various administrative duties related to Chapter programs, events, and initiatives
  • Attend regular volunteer committee meetings and programs


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Enthusiasm and interest in sustainability and non-profit administration
  • Knowledge or interest in managing website content and event registration system
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Event management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and references to via mail or email:

Katie Kaluzny
Associate Director
USGBC-Illinois Chapter
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1502
Chicago, IL 60654

No phone or in person inquiries, please.

Jan 9 / BARD CEP

Operations Assistant, Waterkeeper Alliance – New York

Organization: Waterkeeper Alliance

Position Title: Operation Assistant

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The position works under the direction of the Director of Operations. S/he is responsible for executing day-to-day financial transactions, including cash receipts, A/P, A/R, expense reimbursement and bank and payroll reconciliations. S/he is responsible for aiding in providing financial information for grant writing and grant reporting and is also responsible for ensuring that the financial processes are as efficient as possible and in keeping with GAAP and all Waterkeeper finance and administration policies. S/he will assist in audit and tax preparation and the preparation of Board reports. S/he researches vendor inquiries and handles special financial reporting requirements as necessary.


  • Coordinate accounts payable, including routing invoices for approval, coding invoices, entering data into QuickBooks, printing payments, routing checks for signature and mailing to vendors.
  • Prepare daily deposits as needed and assist in monthly reconciliation between Development and Finance.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries for General Ledger.
  • Process employee reimbursements and credit card reconciliation, ensuring that all policies are followed.
  • Prepare worksheets and reconcile all balance sheet accounts.
  • Establish and adhere to monthly financial process and close schedule.
  • Prepare annual 1099 tax forms.
  • Prepare invoices.
  • Assure that all bills are paid in a timely manner, deposits made regularly and that any unclaimed funds are collected and accounted for.
  • Provide detailed vendor and expense reports as needed.
  • Maintain chart of accounts and adjust based on needs of organization.
  • Aid in tracking of restricted funding.
  • Work with Operations Director to maintain the organization’s fiscal health and high-quality standing.
  • Maintain and prepare, any records or schedules for payroll services, benefits administration, taxes and audits.
  • Periodically archive and dispose of files in accordance with document management and retention policy.
  • Proactively identify ways to improve processes, efficiency and effectiveness of operation.
  • Administrative tasks for operations department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • The successful candidate will have an understanding of GAAP for non-profit organizations and experience working in computerized accounting (QuickBooks).
  • S/he will be able to organize, set up and manage a standard filing system for all accounting records and work well under pressure, set schedules and meet deadlines.
  • The successful candidate will learn new skills quickly and be articulate and able to explain procedures clearly, as well as maintain current documentation for all financial procedures.
  • S/he will also be committed to striving for measurable improvements made in systems and/or processes.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks software is required.
  • Vocational/Technical Training or Associates Degree required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Discipline, if specific) BSBA/Accounting
  • Minimum of one to three years experience required; Three to five years- preferred.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, QuickBooks and Web-based interfaces required.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and references to No phone calls please.

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Manager of Investor Network on Climate Risk, Ceres – Massachusetts

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Manager of Investor Network on Climate Risk

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (posted January 6)

Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Manager to join its Investor Program.  We are looking for candidates with strong relationship management skills and significant understanding of U.S. finance markets.

The Ceres Investor Program is specifically looking for someone that will lead our recruitment, management, and retention of investors in the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk. This full-time position is based in Boston, MA, and reports to the Senior Manager of Investor Relations.

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

  • Manage operations, recruitment and member services for the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), with goal of engaging, retaining and providing value to members
  • Oversee INCR relationship management system and process, working with and supporting relationship managers to promote member engagement
  • Develop and update, with relationship managers, individual investor action plans for key INCR members
  • Track INCR member progress and impact on sustainable investment metrics including implementation of 21stCentury Investor Blueprint steps, new investment commitments, and participation in INCR working groups
  • Track member engagement, participation and activities in Salesforce
  • Develop recruitment targets with Investor Team and manage investor recruitment process, with goal of 5 major new investors joining INCR each year
  • Coordinate planning and logistics of INCR meetings and events and interface with other Ceres’ programs and staff on same
  • Conduct annual evaluation of INCR member experience; solicit and analyze INCR member feedback on member activities, opportunities and services
  • Serve as relationship manager for a subset of INCR members
  • Monitor activities of and coordination/collaboration with other investor groups (e.g., PRI, CDP, UNEP FI)
  • Monitor and coordinate outreach to INCR member by other Ceres’ staff members.
  • Support investor team project work with INCR members and fundraising proposal development on an as needed basis
  • Manage, review and update investor content on Ceres website, working closely with other program staff
  • Partner with Finance Team on financial management of INCR member dues
  • Participate in team’s organization of Ceres Conference sessions, with special focus on investor engagement
  • Assist with training and supervising interns.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Graduate degree in business, economics, or sustainability related fields preferred.
  • Five years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in investment or nonprofit sectors on sustainability-related issues.
  • An understanding of financial markets and investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors.
  • Demonstrated experience with relationship management.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation.
  • Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, listserv program, etc.

How to Apply: We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Please use the words “Manager, INCR, Investor Program” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Program Administrator, New England Environment Fund – New Hampshire

Organization: New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Position Title: Program Administrator

Location: Newmarket, New Hampshire

Dates and compensation: Full-time; $35,000 – $50,000, depending on experience

Application Deadline: January 26, 2015

Description: We are currently seeking a Program Administrator focused on supporting the day-to-day operations of the NEGEF office. The Program Administrator will work closely with the Executive Director and program staff to fulfill NEGEF’s mission and program priorities.  Two primary foci of that support will be the administration of the Seed grant program and coordination of events, trainings and webinars.  The program administrator is often the first contact the public has with NEGEF’s grants programs and resources.

Click here to download a full position description.

How to Apply: Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current résumé, writing sample and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. The position will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received by January 26, 2015 with the review committee responding to well-qualified candidates on an ongoing basis.  Please send your PDF application file to: .

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Environmental Program Intern, Institute for Environmental Solutions – Colorado

Organization: Institute for Environmental Solutions

Position Title: Environmental Program Intern

Location: Denver, Colorado

Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent non-profit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems – without unwanted side effects. IES is seeking motivated graduate interns and volunteers who are passionate about protecting the environment! We are working on exciting projects to reduce air and water pollution, improve human health, teach young children to become environmental stewards, and restore trails and open space.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM INTERN: IES is seeking enthusiastic graduate interns and volunteers to join our project teams: The Tree Project or the Chemical Footprint Project. The Tree Project’s mission is to improve Colorado cities using tree science; restore natural systems and urban green infrastructure; and educate children and adults to become environmental stewards. The Chemical Footprint Project seeks to reduce chemical footprints to improve water quality and human and environmental health. Intern/Volunteer


o Support technical and program work in all phases of the projects

o Conduct independent research and analysis on environmental issues

o Participate in project design, project implementation, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, and educational programs

o Help with IES outreach

o Assist with writing grant proposals to support project work

o Assist with the development of marketing and public relations materials

o Design and implement education programs including lesson plans for a variety of age groups

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated, detail-oriented graduate students or college graduates. The work we do is science and engineering based, with little or no established guidelines. Successful volunteers have been self-motivated, had a high attention to detail, and excellent written and oral English communication skills. IES volunteers must be able to tackle challenging problems with minimal guidance. Completed studies in technical areas such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, engineering, urban planning, health, economics, or nonprofit management are desired.

IES helps volunteers and interns gain experience to advance their careers. Volunteers and interns are able to self-guide their level of involvement in IES, creating the opportunity for them to meet their own goals, objectives, and visions with team member input and support. Interns will be encouraged to apply IES work to academic courses, if desired, with support from IES professional staff members and Board members.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Include why you are interested in this position and your availability in Denver. Please include the title of the internship or volunteer position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

IES does not have a central office. Interns and volunteers work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver. To learn more about IES projects, visit

Jan 8 / BARD CEP

Clean Water Campaign Director, Environment America – Washington, DC

Organization: Environment America

Position Title: Clean Water Campaign Director

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees.  Environment America offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Our vision is to build a strong team of advocates, campaigners, writers and digital organizers who will work with our national field operation to ensure that ALL of the nation’s waterways are clean and safe.


Advocacy: Present both problems and solutions to decision-makers—local, state and federal. Make a compelling case for action. Build access and influence with key players who can help us move our agenda forward.

Campaign Strategy Development:  Winning real victories takes much more than good policy ideas and strong inside relationships – we need to determine the best strategies for building and using our power. The Program Director will assess opportunities for building political and public support through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, grasstops mobilization, generating media coverage, and develop winning plans for putting our resources to use.

Telling Our Story: The Clean Water Program Director will serve as a public spokesperson for the campaign organizing media events, writing news releases, attending editorial board meetings, generating on-line content and  designing and implementing other communication tactics with a goal of building name recognition, garnering broad support and educating and mobilizing the public around our clean water vision.

Program and Policy Development: Participate in and oversee policy development, research and messaging for our clean water program. Help determine where our field resources will be most effective.

Building the Community: We all know there is strength in numbers and more voices lead to more power and more action.  Thus the Clean Water Program Director will play a critical role in building relationships and mobilizing support within the national environmental community while working with key constituencies that share our concerns about water quality from health professionals and farmers to outdoor recreational businesses and local elected officials.

Mobilizing the Public: In poll after poll, clean water is America’s top environmental concern. Providing compelling information and opportunities for action to our members and the general public will be a critical component of winning our clean water campaigns.

Fundraising:  The Clean Water Program Director will write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors, all to bring more resources to our campaigns. S/he will also work with our citizen outreach and on-line staff to build and develop a strong membership base to sustain our work.

Recruiting and Developing Staff: If we’re not growing, we’re not winning. The Clean Water Program Director will help recruit new staff, new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power. S/he will oversee all staff on the Clean Water Program team including developing and implementing work plans, provide training and leadership development opportunities.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track-record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work.

The ideal candidate will have policy, political advocacy and organizing experience, a proven ability to recruit, train, and develop staff, fundraising experience, and demonstrated success in building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

How to Apply: Please apply here. Direct your application to Leigh-Anne Cole, Recruitment Director.

Jan 7 / BARD CEP

Campaigns Organizer, The Climate Reality Project – Colorado

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Campaigns Organizer

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Application Deadline: January 23, 2015

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

The Campaigns Organizer is responsible for development and implementation of local, national, and international campaigns aimed at harnessing the significant grassroots, partner, VIP, and communications power of The Climate Reality Project and translating that power into measurable impacts on climate change policy at home and abroad. This position will report directly to the Campaigns Director.

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


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

  • Developing campaign plans
    • Identify long-term campaign goals that drive towards the organization’s mission
    • Research issues and policy solutions
    • Power-map campaign targets
    • Develop comprehensive campaign strategy
    • Integrate classic and innovative tactics
    • Create timeline for implementation of tactics
  • Developing campaign materials
    • Manage process of creating campaign branding
    • Craft campaign story
    • Draft petitions, coalition letters and other written materials
  • Implementing campaign plans
    • Train and motivate staff and volunteers through individual and multi-person trainings in person and over the phone
    • Ensure message discipline across personnel, physical materials, and online content
    • Build systems for tracking campaign metrics
    • Report campaign results
  • Ensuring synergy between Climate Reality campaigns and all other program areas
  • Developing and managing relationships with members, partner groups, VIPs, government officials, donors, and members of the media



  • 3-5 years experience in organizing and advocacy
  • Bachelor’s degree required/advanced degrees welcome
  • Organizing experience preferred
  • Experience developing campaign plans
  • Experience managing campaign staff
  • Experience training staff or volunteers in skills of grassroots organizing
  • Understanding of international environmental policy
  • Ability to track and analyze metrics and data
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, particularly advocacy writing and listening
  • Excellent planning and self-management systems
  • Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task
  • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Mac preferred

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to

Jan 7 / BARD CEP

Manager of Investor Program, Ceres – Massachusetts

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Manager, Investor Program

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Ceres is looking to hire a Manager to join its Investor Program.  We are looking for candidates with specific expertise in sustainability policy/disclosure/project management or those with experience in organizing investors or companies around sustainability topics.

The Ceres Investor Program is specifically looking for someone that will support and help lead our work with stock exchanges, within Ceres’ Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges (IISE).  This is a full-time position, based in Boston, MA, that will report to the Senior Manager of the IISE project.


  • Manage the production, release and distribution of new research reports and related blog posts, op-eds, and articles that advance the IISE’s work around listing rules at global stock exchanges on mandatory sustainability reporting.
  • Communicate directly with investors, companies, exchanges and regulators on IISE priorities.
  • Provide ongoing research, writing, and project management support to IISE projects.
  • Support dialogues between investors and stock exchanges on sustainability disclosure topics.
  • Lead monthly webinars and conference calls with our IISE Working Group, including setting agendas, moderating, organizing guest speakers, and outreach and logistics.
  • Produce a monthly newsletter focused on the exchange and regulatory communities, related to sustainability and governance topics–in partnership with the U.N.
  • Assist the Senior Manager in working with the Ceres Development team to craft fundraising proposals and reports for relevant projects.
  • Assist the Senior Manager in working with the Communications team on IISE priorities.
  • Provide research and data input for a joint database (with the U.N.) on stock exchange progress related to sustainability matters.
  • Represent Ceres as a speaker at conferences and events.
  • Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference and other events.
  • Keep current on IISE-related news and progress around the world.
  • Serve as a relationship manager with a select group of investor members of INCR.
  • Support the implementation and development of IISE management and planning systems, including developing goals, tracking indicators and evaluating the results and progress of the program.
  • Assist with supervising interns and contract staff on IISE projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Graduate degree in business, environment, law, public policy, or related field preferred.
  • Five years of work experience, preferably direct experience working in the corporate, investor or nonprofit sectors on a sustainability-related issue.
  • Substantial expertise on environmental sustainability issues, with a preference for expertise in sustainability disclosure topics. Familiarity with popular sustainability reporting frameworks is a plus.
  • An understanding of the following entities; corporations, stock exchanges, investment firms, financial institutions, or institutional investors.
  • Strong writing and research skills.
  • Effective presentation style and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Social media skills preferred.
  • Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation.
  • Successful record of organizing multiple projects and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work in a not-for-profit, advocacy-focused organization.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.
  • Interest and willingness to be trained on specific applications necessary for work: ReadyTalk, Salesforce, listserv program, etc.

How to Apply: We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Please use the words “Manager, Investor Programs” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Jan 6 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant, EcoHealth Alliance – New York

Organization: EcoHealth Alliance

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a program assistant to help ensure the smooth planning and execution of EcoHealth Alliance’s research agenda on emerging infectious diseases. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate who wants to work in an exciting NGO that runs research and conservation programs around the world. The Program Assistant will provide all necessary support to our Grants and Program Manager as well as to our research and field staff. The Program Assistant’s other duties will include managing and processing contracts, invoices, mailings, and publications; assistance in grant applications, reports, and financial compliance; and preparation of financial reports, coding, and timesheets. The Program Assistant will work closely with research staff to set-up meetings and coordinate travel.

The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance headquarters in New York City. Some international and domestic travel may be required. EcoHealth Alliance offers generous salary and benefits, and excellent working conditions.

Qualifications: BA or BS degree in the Biological Sciences, Public Health, Sociology, or Environmental Sciences/Policy preferred; experience in administrative duties in non-profit, academic or equivalent position; experience working on conservation research or policy projects; proven writing skills; strong sense of team spirit and diplomacy required; excellent communication skills. Fluency in English required. Statistical skills as well as other language skills a plus.

How to Apply: Please apply by submitting an email with a single attachment in PDF format containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to with “PROGRAM ASSISTANT JANUARY 2015″ in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be received. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since this will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated by the end of January and only appropriate candidates will be contacted by the beginning of February 2015.

Jan 6 / BARD CEP

Programs Associate, Mohonk Reserve – New York

Organization: Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Volunteer Programs Associate

Location: New Paltz, New York

Dates and compensation: Excellent work environment and access privileges to the lands of the Mohonk Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House resort. Salary: Hourly $13-$15 per hour based on experience, 18-25 hours per week.

Application Deadline: January 14

Description: Mohonk Preserve is seeking an energetic people person as our Volunteer Programs Associate to work collaboratively within the Development Department, which includes Membership, Individual Giving, Special Events, and Volunteers. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Special Events.

The successful candidate will have 2 years of work experience preferably working with volunteers or within a non-profit organization and understands the importance of building and stewarding good relationships with volunteers and community members. A critical attribute is the ability to work closely with and express a positive attitude and appreciation toward people giving their time, resources and energy as volunteers.


* Candidates should exhibit the following competencies: communication proficiency, collaboration skills, leadership, organizational skills, presentation skills, teamwork orientation, technical capacity, and time management.

* Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, and desktop publishing software preferred.

* Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Access and/or other database software required.

* Ability to work irregular hours, including weekends, evenings, and/or holidays.

* The ability to work independently and as a team member.

* Comfort with a high level of social interaction with a wide range of individuals and groups.

* A driver’s license.

* The ability to manage multiple projects & clerical duties.

* Working Saturday or Sunday will be a weekly schedule requirement with some flexibility.

Experience in a nonprofit setting is desired. Candidates with experience in volunteer management, development/fundraising, alumni relations and event management are preferred. A knowledge and appreciation of the mission of the Mohonk Preserve is imperative.

How to Apply: Please submit hard copy cover letter and resume by January 14 to:

Associate Director of Special Events, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561 .

Applications also accepted via e-mail to (Word 97 & above or Adobe PDF only).

No phone calls please.

Jan 6 / BARD CEP

Wind Energy Campaigner, Environment America – Washington, DC

Organization: Environment America

Position Title: Wind Energy for a Cleaner America Campaign Advocate

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees.  Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college and graduate loan assistance, and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Environment America is seeking an experienced campaigner to drive our campaigns to expand wind power across the country and off our coasts.  This person will work with our national program team as well as with our organizers, advocates and key allies to build momentum and expand support for wind power.

Responsibilities: Campaign Coordination:  Working with our staff and our campaign partners to executive our campaigns to  promote wind, including; our Campaign for Atlantic Offshore Wind and our Wind Energy for America Campaign to win ongoing support for federal and state policies to support wind energy. This will include building partnerships with allies and being responsible for meeting our tactical campaign goals.

Coalition Building:  Cultivating relationships with diverse and powerful allies and expanding the constituencies supporting our efforts. This will include building a coalition of more than 500 key allies and getting them actively involved in our campaign including attending events, participating in press conferences, and tapping into their networks to promote the campaign.

Grassroots Mobilization: Working with our organizers and advocates to mobilize citizens in support of our campaigns both on and offline. Providing compelling information and opportunities for action to our members and the general public will be a critical component of winning our clean energy campaigns.

Media and Visibility: Getting the word out far and wide, in the media and through other channels is a critical part of our work. By elevating the issue in the public debate, we can better educate and motivate our supporters and hold decision-makers accountable. Opportunities for visibility will include releasing reports, writing and developing materials, including press releases, developing talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, in addition to social media materials and doing outreach to the media. Our wind campaign coordinator will also be responsible for representing the organization at various conferences, on panels, etc.

Fundraising:  Money makes the world go round.  The wind campaign organizer will help raise grant money to fund our work and will help cultivate donors for our clean energy work. S/he will also have the opportunity to provide briefings and updates for our citizen outreach staff, donors and funders.

Recruitment: Help recruit new staff, new interns and new volunteers to increase our impact and build more power.

Qualifications: Candidates should have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience.

Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track-record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work.

The ideal candidate will have policy, political advocacy and organizing experience, a proven ability to recruit, train, and develop staff and volunteers, fundraising experience, and demonstrated success building relationships with the full spectrum of environmental and political stakeholders.

How to Apply: Please apply online at

Jan 4 / BARD CEP

Bay Area Government Relations Consultant, Breathe California

Organization: Breathe California

Position Title: Bay Area Government Relations Consultant

Location: Daly City, California

Dates and compensation: Part-time staff or contract position and is expected to be approximately 20-40 hours/mo. The salary or contract range is TBD, based on experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Breathe California, a 100+ year old voluntary health organization that advocates for lung health and clean air, is seeking a coordinator for our Bay Area Air Quality Initiative. To achieve the mission of Breathe California, to prevent and control lung disease and promote clean air and public health, a critical public policy and advocacy strategy is necessary at the local and regional level. The purpose of this position is to coordinate that local strategy. This can be a part-time staff or contract position and is expected to be approximately 20-40 hours/mo. The salary or contract range is TBD, based on experience.

Responsibilities: Primary Duties/Air Quality Advocacy, SF Bay Area

Work with local environmental, transit and/or public health organizations to assess emerging issues that Breathe California of the Bay Area (BCBA) and Breathe California, Golden Gate Public Health Partnership (BCGGPHP) should support/oppose consistent with our mission.

Meet with key policy makers and/or their staff; and with community partners to present the positions of Breathe California and where appropriate, provide input to policy committee staff concerning policy content.

Attend meetings or request assistance to see that Breathe California is represented as needed at meeting or hearing regarding relevant issues.

Report to the BCGGPHP and BCBA CEOs as needed on local issues.

Develop an annual advocacy report for distribution to Breathe California, volunteers and staff at the end of session.

Develop e-advocacy messages and requests and coordinate with the web master to initiate calls for action as needed on legislative issues.

Breathe California Ambassador/Fund Raiser

It is expected that all staff serve as spokesperson for Breathe CA, its mission, work and need for support. It is especially critical that the Air Quality/Government Relations Consultant:

Coordinate with Communications Director to enhance advocacy efforts as needed to promote Breathe CA perspectives via press releases, letters to the editor, media advisories, and social network marketing; and, assists as needed in the development of fact sheets, podcasts, or videos for the web site that inform the public of key issues.

Assist in identifying potential speakers, sponsors and awardees for the annual Clean Air Awards and promote participation of local partners.

Look for opportunities to fund the advocacy work, via foundations, individual sponsors, events or grants, and coordinate solicitation with CEO and development/program staff.


Bachelor degree and some graduate level work and/ or 2 years of experience in lung health and/or air quality advocacy.

Superior communications skills, excellent organization abilities.

Ability to work with Windows office programs and e-advocacy platforms.

Seasoned public health/environmental advocate with developed contacts in the Bay Area highly desirable.

Non-smoker with valid CA driver’s license.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Tanya Stevenson, EdD, MPH

Facsimile: 650/994-4601

No phone calls please; For more information about Breathe CA visit

Jan 4 / BARD CEP

Summer Watershed Forestry Educator, Watershed Agricultural Council – New York

Organization: The Watershed Agricultural Council

Position Title: Seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator

Location: Westchester County, New York

Dates and compensation: Summer 2015; $14.00/hour, 40 hours/week, plus mileage reimbursement. Housing not included.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2015

Description: The Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program is seeking to hire one seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator for the summer of 2015. The seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator will primarily provide support for teacher training programs associated with the WAC Forestry Program’s Urban Rural Education Initiative. The secondary function of this position will be to provide support for forest landowner outreach and education programs within the NYC watershed.

Responsibilities: The Watershed Forestry Educator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in cooperation with the WAC Forestry Program Watershed Educator to help plan, run, and evaluate multiple teacher training programs related to the NYC watershed, drinking water supply system, and watershed forestry. In particular, assist with the Watershed Forestry Institute for teachers, which is a 5-day, 4-night training program for 25 teachers (6-12th grade) held at an environmental education center.
  • Work in cooperation with WAC Forestry Program staff to assist with forest stewardship and forest landowner education and outreach efforts in the New York City watershed region.


  • College degree or working toward degree in environmental, science, or sustainability education or related environmental or educational field;
  • Excellent personal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience with environmental education, experiential learning, event planning, and program evaluation;
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with forestry and/or water-related environmental education experience;
  • Conditions of employment are a valid driver’s license and a dependable vehicle for which WAC will reimburse mileage incurred on the job based on current federal rates.

How to Apply: Submit resumes by Friday, February 21, 2015 to:

Watershed Agricultural Council, 33195 State Highway 10, Walton NY, 13856 or by email to

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015.

Jan 3 / BARD CEP

Social Media Manager,


Position Title: Social Media Manager

Location: This position can be located anywhere that has strong internet.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world.

Responsibilities: The Social Media Manager will:

  • Curate and craft timely, engaging social media content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms;
  • Collaborate with’s global network to lift up and support campaigns around the world through social media and digital storytelling;
  • Manage innovative digital projects that tell the story of’s network and allies in a changing climate, and advance our immediate campaign goals;
  • Respond to rapidly unfolding disasters and political developments that shape the debate on climate change globally;
  • Update’s networks on key climate change facts and events in a timely manner;
  • Monitor and report on social media metrics and growth;
  • Evaluate and implement new social media strategies and platforms.


  • Strong writing skills are a must. This person will be in charge of writing and editing many updates across 350’s global networks daily, and the ability to quickly and flexibly generate strong written content is essential to success;
  • Ability to create content for a wide range of audiences. This person will be collaborating with’s global staff to create compelling content across national, cultural, and sometimes linguistic lines;
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite tools (Illustrator, Photoshop) is essential. Much of’s online communication relies heavily on visual content, and this position will require editing and/or producing images daily;
  • A good eye for graphic design is also required, although formal training in this area is not;
  • Knowledge of and professional experience with commonly used social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter;
  • A deep scientific knowledge of climate science is not required, but you must trust that it is true, and be willing to learn (some) about its fundamentals. Equally important is an understanding of the contemporary climate movement, in particular its immediate past from 2009 forward.

Desired (but not required) skills and experiences

  • Experience managing social media accounts for global progressive audiences;
  • Formal training in digital media and/or digital organizing;
  • Video editing skills;
  • Graphic design training and/or professional experience.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online.

Jan 3 / BARD CEP

Funding Opportunities with New York Sea Grant

Organization: New York Sea Grant

Current Funding Opportunities:

2015 NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics

Closes at: 5:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Fellowships for students who are interested in careers related to living marine resources.

2015 NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

Closes at: 5:00 PM Eastern on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Fellowships for students interested in marine ecosystem and population dynamics.

2016 Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Closes at: 5:00 PM Eastern on Friday, February 13, 2015.

A fellowship for students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resource policy.

2015-16 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship

Closes at: 6:00 PM Eastern on Friday, February 27, 2015.

This fellowship focuses environmental and sustainability policy in Great Lakes states.

How to Apply: Apply online at the Sea Grant website.

Dec 31 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications and Policy, The American Forest Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: The American Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director of Communications and Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites a nationwide network of forest owners and teachers working to keep our forests healthy and our children well prepared for the future they will inherit. The Foundation is committed to creating a future where forests are owned and sustained by the public, and that the public understands the social, economic, and environmental benefits forests provide to our communities, our nation, and the world. AFF seeks a Director, Communications and Policy (Director) to join the dedicated and committed AFF team.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Woodlands and Policy, the Director leads the development and execution of vibrant and effective, multi-channel communications. S/he is responsible for identifying and marketing the value of the brands of AFF, focusing on AFF’s woodland-related programs including the American Tree Farm System, to engage external audiences in Foundation activities and priorities.

Responsibilities: On the policy side, the Director works with the Executive Vice President and the Senior Policy Manager to develop and implement political strategies on a set of assigned woodland policy issues. The Director is tasked with using multiple channels, including direct lobbying, “grassroots” advocacy, strategic “grasstops” leadership, and establishing and maintaining a presence on Capitol Hill to accomplish the organization’s public policy goals.

Please see full position profile here.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate demonstrates a clear passion for the AFF mission by actively engaging a variety of constituents and can easily build and foster new working relationships on behalf of AFF. This role requires an individual who can collaborate with other team members and model independent initiative and resiliency for an eager team of staff members and volunteers. The salary for this position is $80,000 – $90,000. This is a great opportunity for an experienced manager to make a step forward in their career.

How to Apply: All interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please submit a carefully crafted cover letter and resume at Cover letters should be addressed to Ed Rogan.

Dec 31 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Policy Fellow, Biomass Thermal Energy Council – Washington, DC

Organization: Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Position Title: Clean Energy Fellow, Policy and Government Affairs

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: We seek candidates able to commit to terms through the mid-spring of 2015, but will consider extensions as determined by performance and needs. College student applicants are asked to provide dates of availability in cover letters.; A firm stipend of $500/month for full-time work will be provided, paid in bi-monthly installments. We cannot provide compensation for personal/sick time off or holidays, but fellows may opt to make up lost hours or be paid on an hourly basis for partial weeks worked.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), managers of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, has several fellowship positions available in its Clean Energy Fellowship Program ( beginning as early as January 12, 2015. The fellowships support the American Biogas Council (ABC,, another non-profit organization managed by TTC and include Policy/Government Affairs and Communications/Outreach opportunities.

TTC Clean Energy Fellows are typically qualified college-level, graduate students, and recent graduates but can also include individuals looking to expand their knowledge in the clean energy sector. You can expect to develop significant experience in a broad array of clean energy technologies and industries by becoming immediately active in the programs TTC manages to advance the use of clean energy.

Policy and Government Affairs

The American Biogas Council has a Policy/Government Affairs position available for researching, monitoring, and reporting on renewable energy legislation and regulations at the federal, state and regional level.

This position requires the candidate be familiar with a variety of online resources, databases, and news sources to research proposals and developments that impact renewable energy markets. The individual may also be asked to reach out to state agencies in collecting data. Some membership and potential member interaction may also be assigned.


Track legislation at the state level favorable to biogas and use of anaerobic digester technology.

Research, monitor, and report on biogas/AD legislation and regulations at the state level

Search for opportunities for biogas companies related to carbon credits, organics diversion and biomethane/CNG policies.

Attend relevant hearings related to biogas legislation and report to staff/co-chairs the results of those hearings.

Help organize meetings of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs (LRA) Committee and subgroups.

Provide follow-up support to the LRA Committee co-chairs as needed.

Write letters of support to legislators and regulators.

Analyze the gap between our model legislation and proposed legislation.

Communicate complex policy language in layman’s terms through bi-monthly written reports.

The ideal candidates should have excellent research, writing, and communication skills. A political science background is desired.

How to Apply: Email with your cover letter and resume to the attention of Brian Schorr, Director of Operations. Include either “Policy” or “Communications and Outreach” in the subject line.

Dec 30 / BARD CEP

Agriculture & Forestry Associate, Rainforest Alliance – Ecuador

Organization: Rainforest Alliance

Position Title: Associate, Agriculture & Forestry

Location: Tena, Ecuador

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Associate, Agriculture & Forestry will be responsible for supporting the TREES Manager in the implementation of the forestry and agriculture components in the ICAA and NZDZ projects, including the effective coordination and execution of proposed activities with local government and non-government entities, local partners, Rainforest Alliance Forestry and Agriculture local promoters, and consultants. S/he will be responsible for training and providing advice to the farmers and land owners in the project area (communities of Hatun Sumako, Napo province) on forest legislation regarding sustainable forest usage plans and programs, degraded area reforestation and area restoration, as well as providing training and advise on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sustainable management standards to ensure the proper conservation of forest resources, and a reduction in deforestation and degradation of forest resources.

S/he will also support the identification and development of market opportunities for forest timber and non-timber resources, and ensure that potential economic resources generated are managed appropriately through business plans. S/he will also be responsible for providing technical support for the implementation of activities related to the agricultural component of the ICAA and NZDZ Projects. S/he will focus on issues related to best management practices, productivity and quality of naranjilla, or other crops to be defined in the landscape, as well as cocoa through the provincial Cocoa Roundtable. S/he will train professionals, technicians and producers in implementing sustainable agricultural practices.

Responsibilities: Develop and support the implementation of action plans jointly with producers to achieve sustainable natural resource management and sustainable agriculture;

Provide support to forest and agriculture producer groups in entrepreneurial development and social organization;

Identifyy and promote potential commercial markets for the timber and non-timber forest and agriculture products;

Provide monthly reports on program and activities achievement according to Rainforest Alliance requirements;

Provide support through the monitoring and implementation of ICAA and NZDZ work plans and assure achievement of established targets in the corresponding work area;

Provide information on funding and market opportunities for the communities’ productive processes;

Represent TREES Manager in meetings and events when needed;


Encourage and promote best practices in Forest Management for timber and non-timber products and Sustainable Agriculture practices, as well as environmental services in the selected work areas;

Provide on-site assistance to farmers and land owners for land distribution (zoning) to maintain and recover forest and maintain efficient soil usage, and identify and promote good agricultural practices at farm level;

Lead and participate in workshops and field activities, communicating forest norms and standard forestry practices for both Ecuador and FSC to engage the forest owners in the sustainable management of their resources;

Develop modules, tools and guidance materials on good resource use practices to achieve increased sustainability, productivity, and quality;

Advise small timber producers in the application of local government regulations for forest use;


Execute technical field audits in order to reach compliance with FSC standards and Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN);

Promote partnerships with state and private organizations to integrate production in value chains or other schemes;

Participate in dialogue opportunities at community level; and Other duties assigned.

Qualifications: University degree in Forest Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Natural Resources or related field; Advanced degree preferred;

Minimum 4 years professional experience in the forest sector, agriculture sector and rural development;

Experience in coordination and implementation of community projects;

Experience in Forest and Agriculture management, community development management, timber and non-timber product commercialization, forest certification, forest policies; preferably in tropical rainforest areas;

Knowledge of the Ecuadorian forest sector (norms, regulations, institutions, markets), standard of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and (FSC) their implementation and procedures;

Understanding of issues and challenges related to capacity building and adult education oriented to farmer beneficiaries;

Solid interpersonal skills to manage relationships with the private sector, producers and NGO;

Strong leadership skills to provide support and guidance to the team;

Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising field staff;

Solid organizational skills, ability to work independently and in teams, assess priorities and multitask with attention to details;

Solid written and spoken communication skills; English or Kichwa (desired);

Very solid interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse a diverse population;

Strong computer skills (word processing, data processing and worksheets);

Class B driver license and driving skills are desirable; and

Ability to travel nationally up to 50% of time working in sometimes difficult and remote forest conditions.

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary history to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance email: please use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for. Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Dec 30 / BARD CEP

Renewable Energy Program Associate, PSE Healthy Energy – California

Organization: PSE Healthy Energy

Position Title: Renewable Energy  Program Associate

Location: Oakland, California

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015

Description: The Renewable Energy Program Associate will play a central role in expanding PSE Healthy Energy’s work on clean energy. Responsibilities include long-term research projects, applying science and engineering to inform policy and regulatory matters, and serving as a scientific resource for policymakers, advocacy groups, the media, and the public. PSE Healthy Energy often must act quickly in response to the changing research and policy landscape, and the Program Associate will similarly need to spot opportunities and challenges as they arise and address them. The role will require comfort working and communicating with people from diverse backgrounds, including scientists, doctors, policymakers, engineers, journalists, advocacy groups, and the public. PSE Healthy Energy is a small organization expanding its work in the clean energy space, and the Renewable Energy Program Associate should be self-motivated, willing to adapt to multiple roles, and ready to bring new ideas to the table. The candidate should be excited to work in an environment where there is always more to learn and there is always a new frame to put on a problem.


  • Background in energy science or engineering research
  • Deep experience in some specific area of clean energy as well as familiarity with a range of technologies, applications, and the policy environment
  • Strong writing skills for both scientific and lay audiences
  • Interest in technical, policy, and communications aspects of clean energy
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects
  • Database management, statistics or GIS skills a plus
  • Master’s degree in energy science, engineering, environmental science, energy policy or other related discipline

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to by January 16, 2015. Please put “Renewable Energy Program Associate” in the subject line.