Organization: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Position Title: Municipal Policy Specialist
Location: Pennington, New Jersey
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Description: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, a dynamic and multifaceted non-profit conservation organization, is seeking a full-time Municipal Policy Specialist to work in its Policy Department under the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director. The Municipal Policy Specialist works with municipal officials, including Environmental Commissions and elected municipal governing bodies to promote policies and ordinances to protect clean water and the environment. This position requires appearances and speaking at Municipal meetings, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Environmental Commission and state policy meetings. Evening hours and occasional Saturdays are required, as determined by municipal scheduling and the Policy Director. The Municipal Policy Specialist cultivates personal contacts and community organizing in the towns in our watershed in order to assist residents with environmental issues and to garner support for environmental policies.
– Bachelor’s Degree in a governmental or environmental field
– Knowledge of water quality and environmental issues
– Organizational and diplomatic skills, including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to a wide range of audiences
– Experience with local governments, Planning Boards, Environmental Commissions, etc
– Excellent written, verbal, listening and public speaking skills
– Computer skills including major software packages (MS Office) and ability to learn
– Strong team player and also comfortable working independently with minimum direction
How to Apply: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and salary requirements to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: World Policy Institute
Position Title: Intern for Sustainability- and Environmentally-Focused Book Promotion, Speaking Tour, and New Grant Development
Location: New York City, New York or a remote location
Dates and compensation: May to November 2015 (Minimum 5 month-commitment). 40 hours/week. Possiblity of extension.; While this will be an unpaid position, we are prepared to assist students in obtaining academic credit for the experience. Also, a merit-based monthly stipend of $1,000 will be provided after one-month based on performance and learning curve.
Between May and July, coordination will be done in person in New York with the project coordinator of the Bolivia “Living Well Collaborative” project. Further coordination will continue via skype and email between New York and Bolivia.
Position available immediately or for May 1, 2015.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: The World Policy Institute / WilliamPowersBooks.com seek and highly-motivated intern to support a speaking tour and related lead-up promotion around the publication of the recent book New Slow City, as well as associated grant development.
This competitive internship gives college graduates and graduate students (plus in some cases highly qualified undergraduates) the opportunity to gain practical experience working with a professional writer and activist, national speaker, and policy analyst. Author of critically-acclaimed, globally focused non-fiction books, Powers is also a freelancer for publications including NY Times, Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post.
The Intern will be given significant responsibility, be exposed to the craft and business of writing, as well as related book promotion (through media and speaking engagements) that builds a platform for social and environmental change. The Intern will also be working closely with World Policy Institute to develop new funding opportunities based on the successful implementation of a grant on “Living Well” (“Vivir Bien”), which is based in Bolivia in 2015.
Past interns have gone on to staff positions in government, non-profit, and business organizations including Conservation International, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action, Eurasia Group, Independent Diplomat, Millennium Partners, New America Foundation, Sightsavers International, WaterAid America, Worldwatch Institute, the World Policy Institute, and many others. Crain’s New York Business (June 21, 2006) has cited WPI as one of the most sought after internships for ambitious students and recent graduates.
Intern can work from World Policy Institute’s midtown offices and/or remotely from any location with high-speed internet/Skype.
Half of the intern’s time will be focused on promotion of Powers’ most recent book New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City – NSC. This will include specific tasks on media outreach and the organization of speaking engagements that require creativity, resourcefulness and attention to detail:
- Media review and follow-up. Detailed media review of what was done around the launch of the book NSC under previous intern in November 2014, and creative responding and follow-up where needed to journalists and blog-writers. This will include a full review of emails, media lists, an analysis of responses and efficient follow-up and ongoing communication as needed.
- Website and FB/social media activity and presence. Action and new content on author website, including creation of blogs, posting new articles, ensuring all media and speaking engagement information is updated. Research new articles, images to post, and ensure general activity.
- Outreach for new events. Outreach, confirmation and organization of speaking engagements for NSC, in conjunction with NSC publisher New World Library, for the six-week period from early September through mid-October 2015. Possible locations include: New York City, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Outreach includes contact with university or organization and also associated local media contacts.
The other half of the Intern’s time will focus on support to and further development of the project of the “Living Well Collaborative,” currently based in Bolivia and hosted by the World Policy Institute. These tasks will include:
- Phase I and Phase II project development, including the drafting of a well-researched and documented proposal for second year of funding.
- Research possible donors, in conjunction with Amanda Dugan (private foundation, individuals, etc) and set up strategic meetings for September and October 2015.
- Arrange speaking opportunities related to the “Living Well Collaborative,” including fireside chats (privately hosted salons) and university and organization-sponsored talks in September and October 2015.This includes creatively finding synergies in New York, including at NYU, Colombia, other universities or organizations; and mapping out an itinerary in conjunction with the NSC-specific events.
- Initiate background research for proposed WPI Bolivia tour April 2016. Also, facilitate outreach on trip proposal to WPI Executive Director and Board. Set up information session at WPI for September and October 2015 trip.
- Support transcriptions of new writing associated with “Living Well Collaborative”.
- Assist with writing and editing of new book associated with “Living Well Collaborative”. This would be based on experience and level of interest.
First and foremost: Able to deliver high-quality work independently in a highly autonomous environment with little supervision based on clear weekly plans
Outstanding organizational skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
Good communicator and team player
Ability and desire to complete assignments on time and with meticulous attention to detail
Top academic track record (ideally from a top 20 school and/or in top 10% of class) and excellent references from past work experience
Ability to multi-task
Willing to accept constructive feedback and guidance.
Interest in and experience with environmental issues (preferred)
Passion for writing (preferred)
How to Apply: Applicants should mail the following information:
– Brief cover letter
– Writing sample
– Time frame of desired internship (minimum commitment is 5 months) and confirmation of availability for 40 hours/week.
Should you be selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.
World Policy Institute
108 West 39th Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10001
- Applicants should email the above information to the following address:
- Please do not contact us by telephone.
- Because of the volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be notified.
As with any job application, successful cover letters must demonstrate familiarity with the author and Institute’s work and a clear sense of how the candidate would like to contribute. Your resume may be fabulous in general, but we are only interested in why you would be fabulous for us in particular.
Organization: Ogden Publications
Position Title: MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editor
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: MOTHER EARTH NEWS — a leading authority on self-reliance and sustainability — is looking for a bright, energetic editor to join its team.
Skills in editing and managing content about sustainable living, modern homesteading and environmental issues required. Interest in online media strongly preferred. Experience with renewable energy systems, hands-on country skills and/or DIY projects a plus.
Responsibilities: Job duties for this position will vary based on the editor’s experience and talents. Specifics may include editing magazine articles, managing online content, multi-tasking various projects across departments, promoting and networking content through social media, and otherwise contributing to a fast-paced and highly engaged environment.
Applicants are welcome from all levels of experience.
How to Apply: Apply via e-mail: JKongs@MotherEarthNews.com.
Apply via snail mail:
MOTHER EARTH NEWS
c/o Jennifer Kongs
1503 SW 42nd St
Topeka, KS 66609-1265
Organization: Sierra Club
Position Title: Lone Star Chapter Director
Location: Austin, Texas
Application Deadline: May 8, 2015
Description: The Chapter Director, consultation with the Executive Committee and Chapter staff, develops and implements all programs, policies, and initiatives for the chapter. Participates in planning with the Executive Committee to establish short and long term priorities and strategies to develop and strengthen the effectiveness of the chapter.
Scope: Coordinates with appropriate Chapter staff and Chapter Committees to develop recommendations for (a) conservation initiatives, goals, and objectives, (b) fundraising and development strategies to meet financial and program goals, and (c) communications plan encompassing media, membership, and general public. Manages implementation of recommendations approved by the Executive Committee. Manages all chapter staff and additional operations including budgeting and reporting, lobbying and legislative programs, and member outreach. Develops working relationships with external organizations, officials, and the media.
- Works with the Chair, Executive Committee, and Chapter Committees to develop the Chapter’s short and long term strategic, programmatic and financial goals and objectives and ensures that Chapter staff is informed of goals and objectives.
- Manages Chapter office. Manages paid staff to carry out the objectives of the Chapter. Recruits and hires staff as needed in consultation with the Executive Committee. Writes and conducts performance appraisals and takes personnel actions as appropriate. Ensures the Chapter’s compliance with Sierra Club’s employment policies and practices.
- Works closely with Chapter Development Committee and volunteers to meet the funding needs of Chapter, including the design and implementation of plans to:
- * Reach out to member donors and Chapter groups for their support
- * Cultivate existing and new donor relationships
- * Identify grant proposal opportunities and coordinate the submittal process
- * Balance fundraising needs for c(3) (tax-deductible) and c(4) (non tax-deductible) funds.
- Works closely with Chapter’s accountant and Chapter Treasurer to ensure good management of Chapter financial resources, and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to the Executive Committee and national Sierra Club.
- Monitors the work of the Chapter Conservation Director in designing and implementing effective legislative programs and initiatives that reflect the chapter’s conservation goals and priorities. Ensures that Chapter actions are coordinated with such programs and initiatives.
- Oversees and monitors implementation of communications plan by the Communications Coordinator which (a) develops contacts with the media to establish and maintain positive relations to maximize the chapter’s credibility and position of issues, (b) strengthens lines of communication with the membership and general public, (c) expands electronic outreach of the Chapter, and (d) enhances Chapter fundraising efforts.
- Reviews staff time reports to ensure that the reporting of this information is accurate and timely in accordance with Sierra Club policies.
Minor Primary Responsibilities:
- Prepares regular progress reports to the Executive Committee of work activity, major programmatic decisions, outreach, and financial status.
- Represents the Chapter at meetings and events when appropriate. Builds strong relationships with other groups, elected officials, governmental agencies, etc.
- Acts as Chapter liaison with national headquarters staff and ensures that the chapter actions are in compliance with national requirements.
- Consults and coordinates with the Executive Committee if it is required to take official action on an administrative, legal, conservation, or other issues.
- Coordinates with the Chapter Communications Coordinator/Director and other staff to ensure communication of the Chapter’s priorities, policies, objectives, and goals to volunteers.
- Facilitates the efforts of volunteers to make the Chapter a stable, effective force for conservation.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
— B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a closely related field.
— 3‑5 years of non-profit managerial (or comparable managerial) experience that includes substantial experience in development, financial management, planning and managing grassroots conservation campaigns, outreach to elected officials and state agencies, media relations, and working with volunteers.
— Proven leadership and organizational abilities and capable of encouraging and developing the capabilities of staff and of providing guidance to a volunteer board.
— Prior experience in fundraising that includes donor relations, and grant-funded project development and oversight.
— Ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities
— 1 or more years of experience with the direct supervision of multiple employees required
— Substantial experience in the strategic planning and direction of campaigns and programs
— General knowledge within the environmental field, preferably with more in-depth knowledge in one or more specific issues germane to eco-regions within Texas.
— Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated public speaking and media presentation ability.
— Knowledge of the Texas legislative process and comfort in navigating the process.
— Substantial experience and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.
— Proficiency in Spanish is desirable, but not required.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point – Treehaven
Position Title: Assistant Director
Location: Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Dates and compensation: This is a seasonal position beginning Sept 8, 2015 – May 20, 2016.
Approximately 40 hrs/week. Some work periods will include weekend and/or evening duties, and some days will be in excess of 8 hours. Schedules established by the Assistant Director, variable hours/week.; $360/week.; On-site lodging provided. Free meals when groups are here.
Four pre-scheduled paid weeks off.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015 or until position is filled
Description: The Treehaven Field Instructor will advance the mission of Treehaven, contributing to educational programs by developing, maintaining, teaching, assisting, and conducting a variety of activities and duties.
- Meet with the Assistant Director to develop Education work goals and priorities for specific primary and /or secondary audiences.
- Participate in planning educational functions.
- Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of educational functions.
o Teach environmental education (EE) day programs to groups at Treehaven.
o Develop lesson plans for existing programs.
o Develop and conduct new educational/interpretive programs.
o Plan and implement site based educational projects.
o Assist with marketing database for EE programs.
o Organize and inventory educational materials and displays.
o Repair, secure, and produce new educational resources as directed.
o Assist in interpretive planning and the development of related resources.
o Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated ability to deliver quality science based field environmental education.
BS/BA in related field of study.
Strong desire and comfort to be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and times of day.
Ability and desire to both work on a team and being self-directed.
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to John.Heusinkveld@uwsp.edu
Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy
Position Title: Program Associate
Location: Oakland, California
Dates and compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits.; Start date: Ideal candidates can start immediately.
Application Deadline: May 19, 2015
Description: The PowerSave Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency and workforce education and training initiative currently serving 16 campuses in California. The program employs and manages paid student interns to develop and implement projects that promote careers in the sustainability field, generate energy savings on campus, increase awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourage the infusion of sustainability concepts into academic curricula. Approximately 75 university students are employed yearly through the PowerSave Campus Program, each trained to emerge as a highly skilled sustainability and energy efficiency professional at the time of graduation. For more information about the program, please visit www.ase.org/powersavecampus.
Candidates must have exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills, along with experience in project management, team building, public speaking, and meeting facilitation. In addition, candidates should be self-starters who can juggle multiple tasks with minimum supervision, have a good eye for detail and, at the same time, be capable of seeing the bigger picture. Experience working with campus sustainability initiatives is desirable, and a familiarity with energy efficiency technologies is a definite plus.
The Program Associate will work in the Alliance to Save Energy’s field office located in downtown Oakland, CA which houses a small, collegial, and busy team of environmental education professionals.
Campus Lead Duties with Intern Teams (approx. 40%)
• Manage PowerSave Campus intern teams on 3-4 campuses
• Ensure interns understand team responsibilities and complete program deliverables in a timely fashion
• Oversee and advise intern project implementation and evaluation – projects may be technical, educational, and/or workforce-oriented in nature
• Facilitate partnerships with key administrators, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders on campus
• Recruit, interview, hire, and train new PowerSave Campus interns
• Visit campuses approximately once per term, or as needed
• Conduct weekly conference calls with intern teams
• Review and edit team monthly newsletters, project proposals, and marketing materials
• Ensure a positive experience for all interns and serve as mediator for team conflicts
Administrative Responsibilities (approx. 25%)
• Write and edit narrative monthly reports to program funders
• Track metrics for intern projects and program as a whole
• Track program expenses and create expense reports
• Other tasks as needed
Program Development, Innovation, & Marketing (approx. 10%)
• Actively identify opportunities to add value to the PowerSave Campus Program
• Work collaboratively with the Alliance to Save Energy Education Team (in Washington DC, Oakland, and Los Angeles) to plan and develop new initiatives as needed
• Research emerging energy policy and technologies as applicable to the program and develop new projects
• Develop program marketing materials
Special Event/Conference Planning (approx. 25%)
• Collaborate with Alliance to Save Energy colleagues to plan and implement semiannual program-wide PowerSave Campus conferences
• Arrange meeting rooms, hotel lodging, transportation and/or catering for event
• Organize and/or facilitate workshops and training sessions to support intern development
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, energy, education, or other applicable field; Master’s degree a plus
• 1-2 years full-time professional experience preferred
• Campus organizing, sustainability work, budgeting, and/or nonprofit experience a plus
• Demonstrated project management skills and dedication to environmental causes, specifically those related to energy efficiency
• Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, and reliable
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
• Exceptionally strong writing skills
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Strong public speaking skills
• Strong project planning and facilitation skills
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to deal with fluid work situations
• Willingness to learn and apply new concepts and skills
• Willingness to travel
Other preferred skills:
• Experience working with college-level students
• Experience in energy-related field, especially energy efficiency
• Technical knowledge of and/or hands-on experience conducting energy audits
• Strong budget management and administrative skills
• Experience with data analysis
• Knowledge of website design and maintenance
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Familiarity with design software (e.g. Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
How to Apply: Please apply via the link provided, uploading your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 19. Position is open until filled.
Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York
Position Title: Clean Air & Energy Program Associate
Location: Albany, New York
Dates and compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, excellent health benefits, retirement savings including an employer contribution, and a vibrant, fast-paced work environment.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Description: Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for the position of Clean Air & Energy Program Associate. The Program Associate is a member of Environmental Advocates’ team that focuses on clean air, renewable energy, and climate change issues.
Environmental Advocates has served as the state’s government watchdog in Albany for more than 45 years. We are a nonprofit organization that advances the cause of environmental protection and we seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and build the movement for sustainability and conservation.
Responsibilities: The Clean Air & Energy Program Associate is a full-time salaried exempt position that reports to the Program Director. The Associate director participates in the advocacy efforts around the inter-related issues of climate change, air emissions/air quality, and energy policy. This includes, but is not limited to, lobbying on and engaging the public in our efforts to protect existing and promote new policies that improve air quality. The Associate will also take a lead role in grass-roots organizing and mobilization what we consider the most pressing issue of our time; climate change.
The Clean Air & Energy Program Associate should have a broad knowledge of environmental issues with a particular interest and knowledge of climate change, air emissions/air quality, and energy use. Experience in organizing and/or issue-based campaigning is a tremendous plus.
- Advocacy efforts that engage decision makers on clean air, energy and climate change;
- Serve as a public spokesperson before the general public and the media;
- Work with the communications staff to develop and execute a communications strategy that includes electronic and web-based communications, media releases, and the development of other outreach materials;
- Work with program staff to develop strategies for achieving the organization’s policy goals;
- Conduct public outreach and be able to build and lead effective coalitions;
- Serve as a lobbyist and spokesperson before the state legislature; and
- Conduct analysis of specific regulations, legislation, the state budget and other policies as needed.
- Assist with the creation of goals for programs and projects including intermediate objectives and timelines for achieving them;
- Stay up-to-date on developments that influence programs and projects;
- Identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals and foundation reports, and maintain relationships with donors; and,
- Track environmental legislation in the New York State Legislature.
- At least two years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, policy analysis, and/or government relations;
- A Bachelor’s degree in public policy or environmental;
- Ability to juggle competing priorities, manage multiple projects, and work in the team environment;
- Excellent verbal and writing skills;
- Strong interest in public policy and politics; and,
- Licensed driver with a willingness to travel as needed;
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, references and a writing sample to:
Air and Energy, Program Director
Environmental Advocates of New York
353 Hamilton St
Albany NY 12210-1709
Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York
Position Title: Legislative & Policy Intern
Location: Albany, New York
Dates: Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, we assure our interns that they will see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and will work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor committee meetings and session of the State Senate and Assembly. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.
Responsibilities: The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch and involvement in Congressional education and outreach.
Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: North Carolina Environmental Policy Intern
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Dates and compensation: 10 weeks during the summer; full time (35 hours per week); start dates: May 11, May 18, June 1 or June 15; $5,000 for the summer/$14.30 per hour
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The intern will become an integral part of EDF’s NC-based policy team, supporting EDF’s work with policymakers, agency staff, environmental NGO’s and other stakeholders. The intern will assist in formulating policy recommendations and providing information to support and promote EDF’s priority policy objectives. The intern will also get an inside look at the workings of NC state politics and policymaking within both administrative agencies and the state legislature.
Reports to: Senior Policy Analyst
Responsibilities: In fulfilling this role, the intern will have opportunities to:
- Research, compare and contrast proposed NC legislation, rules and regulations with EDF model policy recommendations and leading practices adopted in other states.
- Attend meetings at the NC General Assembly, the NC Environmental Management Commission (EMC), NC Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) to track important discussions and assist in monitoring the rulemaking and legislative processes.
- Monitor the 2015 session of the NC General Assembly to track legislation relevant to EDF’s 2015 energy and environmental policy goals.
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate program and have completed at least two years by the time of the internship.
- Degree major or significant coursework in political science, environmental studies, or government.
- Reliable transportation to and from Raleigh office (near PNC Arena) and ability to travel downtown to legislative sessions as needed.
- Quick and reliable internet research skills.
- Ability to think on your feet and produce high quality work under time constraints.
- Must support and uphold the mission of Environmental Defense Fund.
How to Apply: Apply online. Interested applicants should attach a cover letter and resume to the EDF application.
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: Program Coordinator
Location: New York City, New York
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Program Coordinator’s role is primarily to support the Chief Financial Officer while also providing support to the Controller and the Corporate Counsel. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize the workload within this extremely critical department. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to use business skills in support of a key component of EDF’s strategy and policies.
Responsibilities: This position requires quick-thinking and strong judgment, high caliber communication skills, strong knowledge of EDF’s core issue areas, and appropriate contact with high-level stakeholders. The key responsibilities fall into three main areas:
Departmental coordination and administration:
- Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills by responding to requests for information, helping to coordinate activities and projects for the team and preparing correspondence and reports as needed.
- Organize, compile, and distribute Audit and Finance Committee meeting materials for the all EDF legal entities, including setting deadlines for contributors, proof-reading, and formatting/design.
- Create/design data/chart-heavy PowerPoint presentations.
- Keep informed about major projects; learn and stay abreast of current priorities as they relate to the CFO’s goals and strategy.
- Organize meetings with internal programs as well as outside organizations.
- Create and maintain administrative and tickler systems
- Facilitate expense reports, invoices, contracts, and other financial documents requiring approval and administration.
High-caliber executive support to the CFO:
- Maintain calendar for Finance Department. Develop schedule effectively relative to CFO’s and Finance’s short-term needs, long-term plan and yearly goals
- Prepare CFO for meetings including printing documents, collecting supporting documentation and researching background information.
- Answer and screen phone calls and emails. Take messages and field questions as appropriate
- Maintain document management system and governance files.
- Assist with special projects that arise and that may include extensive Excel and database systems work.
- Assist Program staff and other EDF colleagues to communicate and coordinate on joint projects and assist with meetings and special projects
- Act as liaison with other internal departments/programs and outside organizations.
- At least five years’ work experience preferred
- A Bachelor’s degree required
- Creativity, energy, and the ability to multi-task and get work done under pressure.
- Experience with budgeting, accounting and/or bookkeeping.
- Excellent attention-to-detail and administration skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Superior skills in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
- Ability and willingness to work as a strong team player, while at the same time able to work independently and as a self-starter.
- Ability to multitask.
- An understanding of and commitment to Environmental Defense Fund’s mission of protecting the natural environment and limiting humankind’s impact on the planet.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: Tejon Ranch Conservancy
Position Title: Executive Director
Location: Los Angeles area, California
Dates and compensation: The Tejon Ranch Conservancy offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The location for this position is flexible. The Conservancy’s headquarters are located in Lebec, CA, approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Bakersfield. To successfully carry out the internal and external duties of the role, the Executive Director must be based in a location that allows her or him to spend significant time (approximately half) at headquarters and on the Ranch, as well as engage in frequent travel.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Tejon Ranch Conservancy seeks a mission-focused, dedicated, and innovative Executive Director to build on its accomplishments to date and expand its contributions to conservation on Tejon Ranch and beyond, leading the Conservancy to its next level of financial, programmatic, and organizational success. This is a high-profile opportunity for a dynamic conservation professional. The successful candidate will provide outstanding organizational leadership and passionately communicate the Conservancy’s mission and achievements to internal and external stakeholders. Working in partnership with the Board, Tejon Ranch Company, conservation leaders, and other critical community stakeholders, the Executive Director will serve as a strategic leader in implementing the Ranch-wide Agreement and executing sustainable and forward-looking conservation programs and public access activities on Tejon Ranch’s conserved lands. The Executive Director will also interact with public agencies on important conservation programs and other critical planning activities. S/he will be a collaborative leader, an excellent manager, and an accomplished fundraiser. The ideal candidate will have a deep familiarity with land trust practices, as well as an entrepreneurial mind and the capacity to provide tangible benefits to the Conservancy.
The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will lead and oversee all functions of the Conservancy in accordance with policies established by the Board.
The Executive Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
- Guide the Conservancy in achieving its mission, ensuring its programs build on accomplishments to date and further strengthen the quality, relevance, and profile of the organization.
- Recommend to and assist the Board in developing overall objectives, strategies, and programs to achieve the organizational goals of the Conservancy, and oversee the implementation of all adopted policies, programs, plans, and procedures.
- Ensure the preparation of annual plans and budgets for review and adoption by the Board of Directors and be responsible for overseeing staff and ensuring that the approved work program is carried out, pursuant to the adopted budget.
- Work with the Development Director to fundraise for the implementation of the Ranch-wide Management Plan and significantly increase financial support for the Conservancy’s science, public access, and restoration programs from individual, institutional, agency, and corporate supporters.
- Represent the organization externally, making public presentations as required and engaging in and overseeing communications with members of and contributors to the Conservancy, the general public, media, governmental agencies, and representatives of groups interested in environmental issues.
- Raise the profile of the Conservancy within the national land trust and conservation communities, garnering recognition for its valuable and unique assets and programs.
- Guide the development of the second iteration of the Ranch-wide Management Plan—including the Public Access Plan—in conjunction with Conservancy staff and Board, partners, and consultants.
- Work closely with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Tejon Ranch Company, and the US Forest Service to re-align the Pacific Crest Trail through Tejon Ranch.
- Ensure that the books, records, and files of the Conservancy are maintained in good order at all times, and that financial records are at all times in compliance with all nonprofit reporting and other legal requirements.
- Oversee real estate and land acquisition transactions in compliance with the highest standards of land trust practice.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following professional and personal qualifications:
- 10+ years of substantive and relevant work experience, land trust experience strongly preferred
- Strong leadership skills, including an engaging and energetic demeanor and the ability to inspire and motivate staff, donors, and potential partners
- Demonstrated conservation ethic and a commitment to serving the Conservancy’s mission
- Demonstrated leadership and business acumen and a proven record leading organizational growth and effectiveness
- Proven success securing funding for an organization or business/program function
- Experience engaging and fully utilizing a board
- Comfort in dealing with the budgeting process, project coordination, and management of staff and financial resources
- Demonstrated ability to work collegially and constructively with colleagues and partners with disparate interests and backgrounds
- History of conservation work in working lands or private ranch/farm settings
- Ability to increase fundraising with individuals of high net worth, private, and family foundations and corporations, and an interest in trying new ideas in fundraising
- Experience working with county, state, and national public policy leaders and an understanding of the important role of regulatory agencies and other community planning bodies
- Experience working on land transactions and with title companies, appraisers, etc., highly desirable
- Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in natural resource science or management or equivalent experience strongly preferred
- Excellent communication skills, with proven ability to write and speak articulately and persuasively
- Ability to listen to others and learn from their best ideas
- Initiative, inquisitiveness, and intellectual curiosity
- Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders to resolve issues in a win/win manner
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and sense of humor
- A personable, trustworthy, and diplomatic demeanor, and impeccable integrity
- Exceptional analytical, strategic, and tactical abilities
- Willingness to travel
How to Apply: To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow this link to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting the Tejon Ranch Conservancy with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled.
Organization: NW Energy Coalition
Position Title: Senior Development and Outreach Associate
Location: Seattle, Washington
Compensation: $51,000 – 55,000
Application Deadline: April 27, 2015
Description: The senior development and outreach associate is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding from all donor categories as well as from sponsoring companies and organizations through effective donor identification, cultivation and solicitation. In addition, this person will help organize appropriate events to broaden the Coalition’s donor and supporter base and to engage our membership. This person will work closely with the executive director, board development committee and Coalition staff.
Donor and sponsorship outreach and cultivation (60%)
- Lead high-quality campaigns and strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit existing major donors, and sponsors and to develop new prospects.
- In collaboration with the executive director and board members, manage a portfolio of major individual and corporate donors.
- Initiate and maintain contact with potential major donors and corporate sponsors.
- Develop appropriate cultivation strategies that involve staff and board members.
- Develop strategic partnerships with the clean energy industry.
- Develop and implement a new corporate donor/partner campaign.
- Mobilize new and nontraditional resources using tools such as social media and crowdfunding platforms.
- Develop donor communication materials.
- Work collaboratively with Coalition staff, board and member organizations.
Development administration (20%):
- Provide leadership and support for board development activities.
- Document all gift donations and acknowledgement activities.
- Maintain a donor database, track relationships and actions, build donor profiles and generate reports.
Event management and support (20%):
- Work with outreach and communications staff to manage and coordinate special events, including the Coalition’s annual awards gala:
- Coordinate logistical details prior to and during events
- Publicize events through development of promotional materials and outreach.
- Mobilize Coalition allies and prospective donors to attend events.
- Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years experience in non-profit development and fundraising. Experience may substitute for education.
- Additional relevant professional experience including (but not limited to) work in event planning or marketing.
- Excellent relationship-building skills, with strong follow-through and the ability to engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to raise funds and work with donors.
- Strong leadership and management skills and ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
- Exceptional attention to detail and experience working in teams.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Must be a resourceful worker with a can-do attitude who can take initiative, follow through and manage time efficiently.
How to Apply: Application review will begin 4/27/15.In order to help us efficiently process applications and to ensure that your application is received, please observe the following:
1.) Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Gwen Heisterkamp at gwen (at) nwenergy (dot) org.
2.) In the subject line of your e-mail: “Your Full Name, Sr. Development Associate”
3.) In your cover letter, please reflect on your experience with the following: major donor cultivation, sponsorship cultivation, corporate partnership cultivation, events management, social media/crowdfunding, and database management.
4.) In your resume, please provide specific dates of employment (month/year).
5.) In your cover letter, please indicate where you found out about the position.
Organization: University of Florida
Position Title: Assistant Director for Energy Services
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Assistant Director for Energy Services has responsibility for management, development, and administration of the direction of the University of Florida’s Energy Services group within the Utilities & Energy Business Unit (3 direct reports and total staff of 15). The unit’s responsibility includes management of the Building Automation and Control System covering 12 MGSF of general education, laboratory and research space and administering energy management initiates and develops strategies to improve energy and operational effectives of building systems. The position is responsible for technical development of the university’s HVAC system direction and of campus policy covering its usage.
As this position is responsible for Energy Management and Building Control System initiatives for the campus, the ideal candidate must possess strong skills and significant experience in design and/or maintenance of complex commercial, institutional, or university HVAC systems. Additionally, the candidate will also need expertise in leading Building Automation System programming, installation, and management, including high level knowledge of IT concepts related to the communication of BACnet systems in a multi-vendor large device count environment. This position requires a candidate with both high-level strategic leadership as well as detailed technical understanding of energy and control systems.
Campus Energy Management
Development of department/university direction for campus energy initiatives and programs. Provides leadership and consultation for general campus energy consumption reduction and carbon footprint reduction. Oversees measurement and verification of facility energy utilization to stand as a basis for recommendations for operational, system or behavioral improvements. Position will coordinate, analyze and identify ways and means (technical and procedural) to improve the effectiveness of energy consumption on campus, identify technical system issues and propose solutions for campus HVAC and lighting controls systems. Develop and track key performance indicators for energy use at E&G and HSC facilities, including performance reviews of university utility plants (chilled water, waste water, and electrical generation). May perform or oversee third party engineering/feasibility studies and may participate in development of energy savings performance contracts. Serves as the key advisor and consultant for future construction and renovation projects. Responsible for effective use of staff in managing campus energy consumption and implementing energy saving initiates.
Building Automation and Facility Support
Responsible for providing technical guidance and leadership to the Energy Services Unit for the development, deployment and utilization of the Building Automation and Control Systems. The position is responsible for developing the vision, standards, and methods that are employed by the university staff in utilization of the building control systems. This includes recommendation of future changes, system specifications, and technical solutions to meet the demands of the campus. The position will manage the building automation staff and provide support to the Physical Plant Division – Operations Department to troubleshoot and resolve HVAC and building control issues. Position will coordinate work scope of department staff as required to support university projects and objectives.
Prepare annual reports to include quantitative documentation of improvements in energy consumption and lessons learned from completed projects. Prepare energy reports for university administrative officers. Prepares and distributes recurring reports as appropriate. Develop energy conservation projects and prepare proposals for submission. Maintains appropriate records on equipment and personnel. Hires, trains and supervises staff. Coordinates “special” projects and reports as directed. Assists in the preparation of the Utilities & Energy business plan. Monitors the department’s budget execution to ensure that it remains within fiscal constraints.
A criminal background check will be conducted.
Requirements: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.
– The position provides vision, direction and prioritization of energy management initiatives for the utility plants, HVAC control and lighting systems within buildings and requires a strong understanding of the underlying technology and concepts.
– Degree(s) in mechanical, electrical or energy engineering
– Licensure in engineering (PE)
– Certified Energy Manager – CEM or other energy certification
– Certified Building Commissioning Professional – CBCP or other commissioning certification
– Management, Deployment and Integration of Multi-Vendor Building Automation Systems
– Experience in higher education institutions
– Experience managing technical and trade craftsmen
– Experience in implementation of energy efficient and sustainable practices
– Health Assessment Required: No
How to Apply: Apply online. This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. Application review began on March 31, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after this date will be considered at the discretion of the hiring committee.
Position Title: The 2015 ASLO Science Communication Intern
Location: Washington, DC area
Dates and compensation: The internship will begin in early to mid-September and last 14 weeks.; Travel Funds: The intern will be assisting with the organization of events for the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting (February 2016, New Orleans, LA) and the USA Science & Engineering Festival (April 2016, Washington, DC). While these events take place after the conclusion of the internship, travel funds for the intern to attend and participate in both events will be available.; This is a paid internship and carries a stipend of $6,000.
Application Deadline: June 5, 2015
Description: The 2015 ASLO Science Communication Internship will provide exposure to the many forms of science communication over a 14-week period beginning in September 2015 in the Washington, D.C. area. The internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences. Selection criteria include demonstrated interest in one or more aspects of science communication, strong communications skills, and excellent academic record.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will participate in a wide variety of communication projects in the areas of Policy, Education, and Public Outreach.
• Policy. Get a first-hand look at how policy is formulated in the U.S. during the Geosciences Congressional Visits Day and by attending hearings and topical briefings on Capitol Hill.
• Education and Outreach. Learn more about aquatic science education by participating with ASLO’s Education committees and in the COSEE Consortium. Reach the masses by designing part of ASLO’s exhibit for 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival, which has an anticipated attendance of 300,000 people. Hone science writing skills by preparing material for ASLO’s social media channels.
Qualifications: This internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences.
How to Apply: To apply for the ASLO Science Communication Internship, please submit the following via email to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at email@example.com . Applications must be received by midnight EST, June 5, 2015.
• Cover letter (2 pages max) stating your communication interests and what you feel you can contribute to ASLO’s Policy, Education and Outreach programs.
• A letter of support from an academic advisor or other mentor (sent directly by the reference to Sponberg@aslo.org)
In addition to the above, you must send official copies of your college transcripts. Transcripts must be postmarked by June 5th and sent to:
Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography
ASLO Internship Application
10410 Kensington Parkway, Suite 216
Kensington, MD 20895
Questions about the internship should be sent to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference: Integrity of Creation: Climate Change, Call for Papers and Posters
Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2015
Organization: Duquesne University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Deadline to submit: May 15, 2015
Description: Duquesne University invites academic Papers & Posters on Climate Change to be presented at this inaugural annual conference. The interdisciplinary conference series provides a scholarly forum to explore topics related to the Integrity of Creation.
Organization: Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
Position Title: Research Intern
Location: Shanghai, China
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Description: SLoCaT Partnership is looking for a research intern who has a strong interest in global policies on transport, sustainable development, and climate change. He or she will work directly with the SLoCaT Secretariat, which is based in Changning District in Shanghai, China.
The research intern will be mainly responsible for providing research support on sustainable transport based on one or more of the following 5 work streams of SLoCaT Partnership:
- Results Framework on Sustainable Transport
- Financing Framework for Sustainable Transport
- Collaborative Work Program on Sustainable Transport and Poverty
- Work Program on Transport and Climate Change
- Rural Transport
Detailed information and plans under the 5 work streams can be found in the SLoCaT Partnership Work Program 2015-2016.
Responsibilities: The internship with SLoCaT Partnership will focus on the following areas with potential for expansion into other areas depending on the needs of the organization:
- Assisting with qualitative and quantitative research projects on various topics relating to sustainable transport;
- Preparing and checking collected information on the global development of sustainable transport;
- Using spreadsheet and other software to analyze qualitative data; assist in generating data summaries with graphics and tables;
- Perform any other additional task for SLoCaT Partnership.
- Able to commit to between 3 and 6 months of working full-time in the Shanghai office;
- Bachelor’s Degree or above in transport, urban planning, public policy, or other fields related to sustainable development;
- Has a passion for promoting global sustainable development through transport;
- Experiences with Microsoft office;
- Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter plus two references in English to Talya Enriquez Romano (email@example.com). Only English resumes will be considered.
Organization: Project Drawdown
Position Title: Research Fellow
Location: Sausalito, California
Dates and compensation: The summer program will run from May 11–August 14th 2015, with fellows joining on a rolling basis depending on other work commitments. Research fellows are not required to commit themselves for the entire program period, but must commit to at least five weeks (on average, fellows work on three solutions over ten weeks). Specific schedules and deadlines for each fellow will be determined individually at the beginning of each fellowship, with updates on progress submitted regularly to the Project Drawdown Research Team.; Research fellows will receive a stipend of US$1,000 per solution undertaken. In addition, fellows will benefit from professional development opportunities, networking with our broad coalition of climate leaders, and attribution in all materials produced from their research. . Travel and accommodation costs will not be compensated.
NOTE: There will be several recorded orientation sessions scheduled throughout May for fellows to familiarize themselves with our methodology and background readings.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
Description: Research fellowships are available to scholars and professionals with previous experience evaluating the impact of technological, social, and/or ecological solutions to climate change. Working part-time, typically in conjunction with other work commitments, research fellows are expected to produce technical reports and models on 2-4 solutions over the course of their fellowship. Fellows can also assist in the finalization process by contributing to the development of our integration model incorporating all 100 solutions.
Responsibilities: Each solution requires:
1) Technical Report (5,000-6,000 words);
2) Solution-specific financial and climate models; and
3) Supplemental information (depending upon solution).
4) Policy or Financial Memo (1,500 words) recommending actions needed to spur global adoption.
It is estimated that each solution requires 40-60 hours to complete, depending on previous experience and knowledge of the solution.
During the last two weeks of their fellowship, research fellows can also join the finalization team, helping to develop our integration models, database components, and online platform, as well as prepare for our presentation and workshops at the COP21 in Paris this December.
- Master’s degree required, PhD or equivalent work experience preferred.
- 5+ years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-sequestration, agriculture, international development, sharing economy, or related field
- Experience in quantitative analysis, data modeling, econometrics highly desired
- Strong research, analysis and writing skills
- Experience with preparing clear, compelling, and high-quality reports and presentations
- Project management skills, capable of meeting deadlines and working with large groups of people
How to Apply: Please complete our online application form. All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, a list of references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.
Organization: Elevate Energy
Position Title: Program Support Associate
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Application Deadline: April 27, 2015
Description: The Program Support Associate assists in supporting Elevate Energy’s customer programs and contributes to ongoing communication and education activities. A primary responsibility is the support of Elevate Energy’s real-time electricity pricing programs. As part of the customer support center, the Associate works to maintain relationships with customers and assists in the accompanying production work. The Associate shares responsibility for the accurate documentation of these customer interactions as they relate to Elevate Energy programs.
The Program Support Associate reports directly to the Manager, Program Support. The Associate collaborates closely with other Elevate Energy staff on operations and production activities.
- Provide customer support services. This includes:
- Answering incoming phone, email, and live chat communications
- Providing information on a variety of Elevate Energy and client programs and services
- Tracking and addressing customer comments, requests, and complaints using a customer relationship management database.
- Learn and stay up to date on current dynamic pricing and energy efficiency developments.
- Support the creation, review, and implementation of customer communications and education materials.
- Support the program logistics. This includes working with our communications and marketing teams to:
- Assemble mailers, flyers, and event materials
- Support both incoming and outgoing mailings
- Perform other duties as required in assistance to and in cooperation with other Elevate Energy staff.
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
- Passion for environmental issues, economic/social justice, and/or energy efficiency
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
- Previous experience with direct customer service
- Exceptional organizational and coordination skills
- Ability to independently leverage critical thinking skills to address real world customer issues based on well-defined program guidelines
- A demonstrated attention to detail
- Proficiency in MS Office applications with a focus on excel
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
How to Apply: To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to:
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 773-698-6869
HR – PSA
322 S. Green Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607
No phone calls, please.
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: Program Assistant, U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a Program Assistant who will provide administrative and program support for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy.The Program Assistant will be an experienced administrative professional who can provide complex administrative support for the team by performig difficult and specialized administrative and technical responsibilities.
- Prepare written materials, respond to information requests, and help coordinate and track activities for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy
- Attend internal meetings and be able to document, identify and track key takeaways, next steps, including resources or research needs
- Collaborate on preparation and distribution of reports and other written materials
- Communicate effectively with internal and external contacts
- Actively promote and ensure clear communications with internal staff at all levels
- Manage schedules, organize meetings, conference calls and video conferences for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy
- Make decisions on routine tasks and assignments
- Solve moderately complicated problems using independent thinking and knowledge in both routine and specialized projects
- Process expense and American Express reports and submit program-related invoices
- Administer contracts for consultants and work with Finance to ensure timely payments of contracts.
- Maintain well-organized and accessible electronic and paper files
- Coordinate projects to ensure deliverables are given within specificied timeframe
- Bachelor’s degree and some professional office work experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented environment
- Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities
- Excellent oral and written communications ability
- Strong research skills
- Ability to work independently, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse tasks simultaneously
- Interest in environmental advocacy is preferred
- Proficiency in the use of IBM PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
How to Apply: Apply online
Position Title: Communications Intern
Location: Washington, DC; While Earthworks is based in Washington, DC we welcome remote applicants and would be happy to have an intern that works from home/their dorm room.
Dates and compensation: Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.
The Program Communications Intern will work closely with our program staff and communications team to update and create new fact-based issue pages for our website. Our key issues are fracking and hard rock mining, and our issue pages range in topic from the 1873 Mining Law to noise pollution from fracking operations.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent research and writing skills. This is the perfect internship for students looking to learn more about the non-profit world, make connections and start building their resume.
-Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)
-Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week
-Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
-Commitment to the environment
-Advanced computer or language skills are a plus
How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com. Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date.