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Feb 11 / BARD CEP

Conservation Program Manager, Columbia Land Conservancy – New York

Organization: Columbia Land Conservancy

Position Title: Conservation Program Manager

Location: Chatham, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Columbia Land Conservancy (located in Chatham, NY) seeks an experienced conservation projects manager to assist in developing and implementing community conservation projects.  This position is an integral part of CLC’s land protection team and will be responsible for working on conservation easements, tradeland projects, and fee land acquisitions; cultivating, drafting, and implementing farmland protection and farmland access projects; and working on special conservation projects, as assigned. Find the full job announcement here.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field and a minimum of four years of professional experience related to land use planning and/or conservation transactions (both conservation easements and fee acquisitions); more extensive experience strongly preferred.  Must have the ability to work with diverse public and private interests.  Background in land use planning, real estate transactions, natural science, land management, farming and forestry, and best management practices desired.

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume as a single pdf document to jobs@clctrust.org with “Conservation Projects Manager” in the subject line.

Feb 11 / BARD CEP

Fellowships with National Wildlife Foundation

Organization: National Wildlife Foundation

Position Title:

 NWF EcoLeader Market Research Fellowship RFP

NWF EcoLeader Content Development RFP

Location: Any U.S. location

Dates and compensation: The Fellowship term will be March – August, 2015 and fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2015

Description: NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development.

The Market Research track fellows will conduct researching and testing for NWF EcoLeaders, selecting among priority market segments, including one or more of the following:  student government, journalism, business, education, fraternities and sororities, etc. Based on their findings, the Fellows will develop and test at least two suggested plans for improving our efforts and in the process of their research will recruit a minimum of 25 new EcoLeaders to the site each.

The content development track fellows will focus on developing new and supporting content for the EcoLeaders site building out resource offerings on current “Eco-Topic” pages and recognition pages and developing content for new Eco-Topic pages including Outdoor Recreation, Climate Adaptation and the Career and Leadership Center.

How to Apply: See the NWF fellowships page for full Fellowship RFPs and application instructions.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Internship, Better Future Project – Massachusetts

Organization: Better Future Project

Position Title: Internship

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: For internship opportunities, please visit our summer leadership development program Climate Summer. Office interns are welcome year-round (summer, fall, and spring). Please send resumes and cover letters to jobs [at] betterfutureproject.org.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, High Country Conservation Advocates – Colorado

Organization: High Country Conservation Advocates

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Crested Butte, Colorado

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Description: The High Country Conservation Advocates Executive Director provides leadership and vision and is fully committed to the mission of the organization. She or he is responsible for the implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors as well as for attaining annual fundraising goals and other objectives via supervision and management of staff and programs. The Board of Directors provides guidance, direction and assistance to a dynamic team. Essential responsibilities include strategic planning and implementation of fundraising and policy objectives, and day-to-day administration of staff, finances, programs and communications.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Develop strategic short-term and long-term fundraising goals aimed at growing the capacity and stability of the organization.
  • Develop grant opportunities, liaise with granting entities, write and submit grant proposals, and assure compliance with terms and conditions of grants.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for donation-based fundraising.
  • With assistance from the Board, identify, cultivate and make requests of individual donors.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Board’s efforts in obtaining donations, and follow up with potential and established donors.

Communications

  • Provide a positive “public face” for the organization in order to bolster appreciation for the organization’s programs and promote HCCA’s mission.
  • Serve as a primary contact to provide information and answer questions from the public, partner organizations and the media.
  • Oversee the design and production of HCCA print and digital materials and media.
  • Oversee development of HCCA educational and promotional programs.

Board relations and management

  • Provide timely information and monthly updates for the Board of Directors.
  • Provide support for board activities, including meeting schedules, agendas and materials.
  • Brief board members on HCCA policies and procedures, membership management, programs, and issues requiring board direction or action.

Administration

Staff

  • Analyze the organization’s functions and develop an organizational structure to efficiently and cost-effectively carry out those functions, including defining duties of staff positions.
  • Manage personnel, including hiring, training, mentoring, supervising, assignment of duties, and evaluation.

Operations

  • Develop, document, update, and implement operational and financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that HCCA complies with federal regulations so as to maintain the organization’s 501(c)(3) tax status.
  • Negotiate and administer contracts and assure compliance with contract provisions.

Finance – The Executive Director will work with the Finance Director to:

  • Manage the finances of the organization including development and implementation of the annual budget.
  • Manage and supervise the finances of all program areas including fundraising, program expenditures, and financial reporting.
  • Oversee the accuracy and timeliness of accounting, billing, and expenditures as required for the organization’s financial health.

Strategic Planning and implementation

  • Working with Board members and Outreach Director, oversee implementation and evaluate community outreach, public education and informational programs and activities that reflect HCCA’s mission.
  • Define goals and evaluation criteria for programs; review and report results of programs and activities and make recommendations for future improvements.
  • Identify emerging issues and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Become fully familiar with program areas: Save Red Lady, Public Lands and Water.

Qualifications: The Executive Director will have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience to successfully carry out her or his duties in each of the primary areas cited above. In addition, the Executive Director will have demonstrated:

  • Strong leadership, management, organizational and public speaking skills
  • Successful fundraising skills, including a strong background and proven record in donor development and grant writing
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years non-profit management experience
  • Ability to work independently and within groups
  • Willingness to work variable hours, including, on occasion, evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to accept review, evaluation, and constructive criticism of her or his work

How to Apply: Applicants should email a letter of interest and full resume by February 28, 2015 to Sue Navy at: edsearch@hccacb.org.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, Pisces Foundation – California

Organization: Pisces Foundation

Position Title: Program Associate

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: March 9, 2015

Description: Inspired by a vision of people and nature thriving together, the Pisces Foundation is dedicated to improving the environment for present and future generations. After hiring its first full-time staff in fall 2012, the Foundation embarked upon a strategic planning process which has defined its vision, mission and principles, as well as specific goals and outcomes for three areas of focus: environmental education, climate & energy, and water. To implement its new strategy, the Foundation seeks a Program Associate to work with its Water and Environmental Education programs. This position reports to the Executive Director and will play an important role in a dynamic, growing philanthropy. The Foundation would consider locating the position in the Foundation’s San Francisco headquarters or in its Washington, D.C. office.

Responsibilities:

  1. Grantmaking: Assist program officers in grant planning, research and development. Contribute to the review and summary of grant proposals and reports. Assist in assessing grantee and team progress toward strategic outcomes and goals.
  2. Research, Analysis and Synthesis: Research existing and potential new areas of focus. Through online and desktop research, prepare reports, briefings and presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences. Attend key meetings and events to capture salient information for sharing with others.
  3. Track the Field: Monitor and summarize domain fields for news, political changes and opportunities and other information related to the Foundation’s strategies.
  4. Events: Lead event planning for grantee or funder meetings and conferences.
  5. Work with Consultants: Help identify, engage and manage consultants required for specific research, scoping studies or other projects.
  6. Grant Management: Manage grant planning, the grantmaking process and internal grant- related reporting. This includes mastering an online database (SmartSimple), liaising with appropriate people both internally and externally and managing online and paper grant files.
  7. Communications: Maintain high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with grantees and partners. Provide guidance to grantees on grant application procedures and reporting requirements. Serve as program liaison for general inquiries, grantees, consultants and other parties.
  8. Operations: Provide administrative support such as scheduling to program officers and, when needed, the executive director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-7 years’ experience in nonprofits, policy advocacy or other change-making endeavors, whether for-profit or non-profit;
  • Passion for the Pisces Foundation mission;
  • Foundation experience and/or knowledge about environmental education and/or water resources preferred;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, resourceful and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability and desire to help create a thought-leading, world-class philanthropy;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills with an excellent attention to detail and commitment to high quality work;
  • Ability to represent the Foundation in a professional, courteous and tactful manner;
  • Interest, comfort and strength working in a dynamic, “start-up” environment;
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office software and ease or willingness to learn how to work with online databases;
  • Ability to travel occasionally and attend some evening events; and
  • Flexibility and sense of humor.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a resume, relevant writing sample and references combined as a single document in PDF format to: admin@piscesfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line, “PROGRAM ASSOCIATE POSITION.” Applicants should also clearly note whether they are interested in the position in San Francisco or Washington, D.C. Please indicate where you saw the posting. See http://www.piscesfoundation.org/for more information on the Foundation.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Garden Educator, Hudson Valley Seed – New York

Organization: Hudson Valley Seed

Position Title: Garden Educator

Location: Newburgh City School District, New York

Dates and compensation: 20 hours per week, part time, with the potential for full time work beginning September, 2015.; Wage:   Salary consistent with the staffing of a non-profit organization and commensurate with experience, skills and preferred qualifications.

Application Deadline: February 27, 2015

Description: Hudson Valley Seed’s Garden Educator will implement and help develop Hudson Valley Seed’s curriculum-integrated garden program. The Garden Educator will be working in the Newburgh City School District bringing students out to school gardens to teach academics and nutrition through experiential garden learning. The Garden educator will administer lessons both indoors and outdoors, teaching students Hudson Valley Seed-curricula year round. The Garden Educator will work closely with participating school teachers, parents and community members, and will work to build the foundation of the organization as it grows to work with more school districts and students. The garden educator will work closely with the rest of the Hudson Valley Seed team as they collectively educate 1,500 students each week across Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach weekly garden programs to approximately 15 classes each week in the Newburgh City School District, teaching in both an indoor and outdoor setting.
  • Assist with garden lesson planning including working with other staff to develop materials, communication with schools, and documentation of programs.
  • Management and care of existing education program materials, supplies and equipment as well as the development of new ones as needed.
  • Implement Hudson Valley Seed weekly garden programs including maintaining necessary annual paperwork, providing resources for teachers, modeling place-based and inquiry learning through teaching, assisting schools with correlating curriculum to NY Frameworks, keeping records of time spent on programs and writing an annual report.
  • Participate in regular Hudson Valley Seed staff meetings.
  • Assist in writing program descriptions for newsletters and program guides.
  • Outreach into the Newburgh community, including acting as liaison to PTAs and partnering community organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience – preferred work experience in environmental education, education or related field.
  • Experience in environmental educational program planning, development and implementation.
  • Experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds in an outdoor environmental education setting, with an emphasis on outdoor classroom management.
  • Strong, demonstrable background in and passion for the natural world & gardening.
  • Creative and enthusiastic communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

How to Apply: To apply please send cover letter, resume, and 2 references by February 27th via e-mail to: Ava Bynum, Executive Director at ava@hudsonvalleyseed.org.

Feb 10 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Sun King Brewery – Indiana

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Sun King Brewery

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Student Name and Class Year:  Christina Wildt, 2015

Organization description:  Sun King Brewing Company is the brain child of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. Dave and Clay first met when Dave was the bar manager and assistant brewer at the now-defunct Circle V Brewing Co. on the north side of Indianapolis and Clay was a student at Wabash College. They became friends a few years later when they both found themselves in brewing jobs in downtown Indianapolis – Dave at The Ram, and Clay at Rock Bottom. Dave and Clay often got together at the end of the week to enjoy beers and talk about life and the art of brewing.

Now available on tap and in cans at over 1000 locations throughout Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. The company’s commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival®, and World Beer Cup® competitions.

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Columbia County Land Conservancy – New York

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Columbia County Land Conservancy

Location: Chatham, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Brett Sykes, 2015

Organization description: The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and relies on the financial support of individuals.

Mission: The Columbia Land Conservancy works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land.

Highlights:

Permanently protected 29,500 acres of land; CLC holds conservation easements and performs annual monitoring on 22,900 acres – 25% of all privately conserved land in the Hudson Valley and 60% in the Capital Region.

Established 5,750 acres of public land and manages 10 Public Conservation Areas.

Helped secure over $7 million dollars to ensure the protection of 5,800 acres of working farmland.

Created an agricultural program that promotes working farms and provides logistical support, including a successful match program with 25 farms on over 1,000 acres of land (as of June 2012).

Assisted with open space and trail development, conservation planning and agriculture issues throughout the County, including workshops and conferences, coordinating funding initiatives, and fostering partnerships among towns, county government, and allied conservation organizations.

Developed an environmental educational program that worked with 4,000 participants in 2012.

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: CaseyTrees – Washington, DC

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: CaseyTrees

Location: Washington, DC

Student Name and Class Year:  Jessica Schug, 2015

Organization description: We are a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, established in 2002, committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.

To fulfill this mission, we plant trees, engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provide year-round continuing education courses, monitor the city’s tree canopy, develop interactive online tree tools and work with elected officials, developers, community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage the addition of new ones.

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

Seasonal Environmental Educator, Mohonk Preserve – New York

Organization: Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Seasonal Environmental Educator

Location: New Paltz, New York

Dates and compensation: Salary of $14-15/hour commensurate with experience for teaching school programs; plus stipend for summer camps averaging $17.50/hour. Housing is provided during employment duration from March 1 to Dec. 31 with the option to rent in Jan. and Feb. at $400/mo.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2015

Description: Mohonk Preserve, New York State’s largest member & visitor supported nature preserve, is seeking an environmental educator to fill the position of Seasonal Environmental Educator (10 month, P/T).

We have an exceptional Education department offering field studies and outreach programs for schools, summer camps, public programs, and interpretive exhibits.  We are seeking an educator who loves the outdoors and working with children, with excellent teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills. This part-time, ten month position reports directly to the Director of Education.

About the Position:

The essential responsibilities include:
learning and teaching the field study and outreach curricula, policies of the Mohonk Preserve, and its philosophy of Environmental Education;
eading six weeks of summer camps outdoors while teaching environmental education;
general support of the Education department;

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education or related field;
experience in outdoor and/or environmental education;
a strong knowledge base of the natural and cultural history of the region;
excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with staff, volunteers, children, teachers and the public in general;
driver’s license and a vehicle;
A commitment to the mission of the Mohonk Preserve is required.

There is a significant fieldwork component to this position.  Must be able to hike up to 5 miles with some elevation gain while carrying program equipment.

How to Apply: Only hard copy resumes will be accepted, with cover letter and 3 references. Please submit by February 21, 2015 to: Director of Education, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561

Feb 9 / BARD CEP

International Research and Policy Internsip, Food & Water Watch – Washington, DC

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: International Research and Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Summer: This position is full-time and runs for 10 weeks during May-August. Small stipends may be available for summer interns.

Fall: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Fall term dates are September — December.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org.

The International Intern works directly with members of the international team to provide information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns. This internship is located in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC and is metro accessible.

Responsibilities:
Research both corporations and government to help our team craft reports, briefing papers, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials and government agencies.
Assist researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis.
Research emerging issues to move campaigns forward.
Writing popular education blogs about our international campaigns.
Lobbying Congress on international policy issues.
Some administrative support (less than 10%).

Qualifications:
Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and demonstrated commitment to social change.
Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.
Sense of humor and ability to work well in a team.
Experience in academic and corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following: international development, environmental science and policy, agriculture and natural resources management, food and nutrition, economics, political science.
Fluency in Spanish, French a bonus.
Preference given to current M.A. students.

How to Apply: Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to internships@fwwatch.org (Subject: International Research & Policy Internship). Please put the specific term for which you are applying in the subject line.

Feb 8 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: United Nations Development Program Asia-Pacific Regional Centre – Thailand

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

UNDP

Organization: United Nations Development Program Asia-Pacific Regional Centre

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Student Name and Class Year:  Judson Peck, 2015

Organization description: UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Inclusive growth, better services, environmental sustainability, good governance, and security are fundamental to development progress. We offer our expertise in development thinking and practice, and our decades of experience at country level, to support countries to meet their development aspirations and to bring the voices of the world’s peoples into deliberations. Through 2015, we will continue our push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to strengthen post-2015 frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change as they help shape global sustainable development.

Feb 8 / BARD CEP

Director of International Policy Analysis, Center for Clean Air Policy – Washington, DC

Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: Director, International Policy Analysis

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Full-time; $90,000 – 120,000

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: CCAP is seeking a proactive, creative policy thinker and manager with outstanding analytic ability, well developed people skills, and experience putting together successful policy initiatives on the ground. The Director will be an integral part of CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) initiative, which seeks to catalyze the development of win-win climate change mitigation and sustainable development policies in developing countries in Latin America and Asia. He/She will be responsible for leading the development and financing of climate mitigation actions, and directing analyses to design low carbon climate strategies for developing countries. S/he will also contribute to CCAP’s thought leadership on climate policy in international forums, such as the UNFCCC and the Green Climate Fund. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing and directing technical, economic and policy analyses on climate mitigation strategies in developing countries in collaboration with host country decision makers and key stakeholders
  • Engaging international, regional, and national development banks and public and private financial institutions in financing transformational mitigation programs and projects
  • Helping to develop and write CCAP’s positions on international climate policy and climate finance
  • Representing CCAP at international conferences
  • Fundraising and strategic planning for the program.
  • Directing and supervising staff both in Washington and in the field

The expected salary range is $90,000-$120,000, commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience conducting technical, economic and policy analyses with a view to designing a comprehensive project proposal or business plan with minimal oversight. In addition, s/he will have an in-depth understanding of current international climate policy issues as well as strong management, analytic and communication skills. Qualified candidates should possess many of the following attributes and experiences:

  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience conducting technical, economic and policy analyses with a view to designing a comprehensive project proposal or business plan with minimal oversight;
    • Proven ability to engage with high-level officials from governments, and the private sector;
    • In-depth knowledge of current international climate policy issues and knowledge of mitigation actions in the energy (including renewable energy and energy efficiency), waste, and transport sectors. In addition, knowledge of various financing alternatives, trends in international finance and solutions to overcome specific financial barriers and/or influence policy barriers desirable;
    • Experience working in Latin America and/or Asia;
    • Experience managing people on analytic and development projects;
    • Superior quantitative skills, oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to write for both policy and analytic audiences;
    • Fluency in Spanish a plus;
    • Master’s degree in public policy, environmental economics, business, finance or related field;
    • Ability to travel internationally up to 30% for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time;
    • The flexibility and proven ability to be a team player in a collaborative environment;
    • Strong people skills including a sense of humor, adaptability, humility and creativity.

How to Apply: Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including a spreadsheet) should be sent to: ewinterland@ccap.org. Please type “Director, International Policy Analysis” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Feb 8 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: League to Save Lake Tahoe – California

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California

Student Name and Class Year:  Meredith Murray, 2015

Organization description: The League is a solutions-based organization, focused on advocating for sensible environmental regulations backed by science and monitoring, devoted community engagement, grassroots involvement, and a collective ideology of working together to Keep Tahoe Blue.

We advocate for strong environmental regulation and enforcement to protect Lake Tahoe for this and future generations. We educate and engage the public about how to protect Lake Tahoe. We collaborate with stakeholders to address environmental issues. We support collaborative, innovative, and science-based solutions to environmental issues facing the Lake.

The League’s work centers around four main campaigns:
Combatting pollution
Tackling invasive species
Promoting restoration
Protecting Tahoe’s shoreline beauty

Feb 8 / BARD CEP

Palm Oil Campaigner, Greenpeace – Washington, DC

Organization: Greenpeace

Position Title: Palm Oil Campaigner

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a two year contract.; Benefits: Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Greenpeace USA is seeking a skilled, creative and passionate palm oil campaign to join our forest team. The palm oil campaigner will focus on palm oil as a driver of deforestation in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on Indonesia. Building from the success of recent Greenpeace campaigns, the campaigner will work closely with international Greenpeace colleagues to design and implement initiatives to change the policies and behavior of some of the largest players in the palm oil industry. This will include producers and traders of palm oil, large corporate buyers of palm oil and palm oil derivatives, and governments. The campaigner will travel internationally at times and employ a broad suite of tactics to accomplish strategic objectives. This position is dependent upon program results and funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate efforts to design and implement corporate campaigns to reform the practices of the palm oil industry
  • Manage the Greenpeace USA palm oil work within the framework of the larger international strategies to achieve zero deforestation
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including NGO coalition partners
  • Engage and negotiate with corporations
  • Research corporations, industry trends and key supply chains
  • Work with Greenpeace forest team on cross-cutting campaign strategies and planning
  • Serve as a media spokesperson
  • Contribute to building and maintaining a strong, diverse and inclusive campaign team

Qualifications:

  • Academic degree in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years experience with corporate or environmental campaigning (or equivalent with advanced education)
  • Track record of successfully designing and implementing campaign strategies
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively with collaborative teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in cross-cultural settings
  • Passionate about forest protection and reforming global agribusiness
  • Excellent spoken and written English; other languages, Bahasa in particular a plus
  • Competency with contemporary computer software
  • Commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change and supportive of non-partisan approaches to advocacy

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Palm Oil Campaigner- YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until February 6th. No phone calls please.

Feb 8 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Internship, Ocean Conservancy – Washington, DC

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Government Affairs Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The ocean is at the center of the most important food, energy and resource issues of our time. Ocean Conservancy champions science-based solutions to tackle the largest ocean conservation challenges we face and collaborates with partners to strengthen the health of the ocean for future generations. We mobilize citizen advocates to facilitate change, and we are committed to supporting efforts that benefit the people who depend on the ocean for food, jobs and recreation. Ocean Conservancy shapes the political agenda for the ocean so sound decisions are made that sustain our planet and improve lives.

Ocean Conservancy is accepting applications on a rolling basis for spring, summer and fall internships for the Government Relations team based in Washington, DC. Applicants should be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates. All internships are unpaid, with the opportunity for travel stipends and academic credit. Accepted candidates must make a minimum commitment of 20 hours a week.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a statement of interest, a resume, and three references to the following:Government Relations: amistler@oceanconservancy.org

Feb 7 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Courtney Strong, Inc. – New York

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Courtney Strong, Inc.

Location: Kingston, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Emily McCarthy, 2015

Organization description: Courtney Strong Inc. is a marketing communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York’s Hudson Valley.   We bring a winning combination of technical expertise and superior communications tools to our projects.  CSI has been a leader in energy and educational marketing since the company’s formation in 2006.

Our company specializes in providing long-term outreach for clients in the clean energy and higher education sectors, particularly where the two intersect with initiatives to educate the next generation of policy makers in energy, environmental and sustainability issues.  With 20 years of experience in the sectors, we’re able to craft complex, nuanced messages for our clients,  ensuring that their thought leadership will resonate with broad audiences.

Feb 7 / BARD CEP

Coastal and Marine Spatial Planner, Ocean Conservancy – Washington, DC

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Program Assistant, Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Assistant provides logistical and administrative support to the CMSP team, managing the administration of Ocean Conservancy’s CMSP program by scheduling important meetings, drafting and circulating action items and meeting minutes, and coordinating internal team follow-up and other activities. The Program Assistant also tracks and organizes all program work products and outcomes for internal and grant reporting purposes and updates and maintains stakeholder engagement records. In addition, he/she provides research assistance, written materials, and copy editing to support the CMSP program.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the flow of information among program team members to ensure and enhance communication within the team and achieve maximum effectiveness.
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings and maintain meeting calendars for team members; coordinate logistics and scheduling for stakeholder fly-ins and other federal and state advocacy events.
  • Draft agendas and notes for team meetings, circulate action items and meeting minutes, and coordinate internal team follow-up and other activities.
  • Update and maintain the CMSP stakeholder database and other stakeholder engagement records; use Raiser’s Edge software to pull lists, update and track stakeholder information; support CMSP team outreach efforts by assisting with stakeholder research.
  • Track programmatic work for internal and grant reporting purposes, including orchestration and tracking of deliverables and assistance in grant reporting to communicate success and effectiveness.
  • Keep CMSP program documents, records, and files updated, organized, and easily findable; ensure consultant invoices are received and paid on a timely basis.
  • Assist with research, draft written materials (such as blogs or program updates), and provide copyediting assistance to the CMSP team.
  • Other tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail are essential; excellent multi-tasking skills with the ability to see the big picture and remain attentive to details, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Highly collaborative with an appreciation of the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team approach; willing to take on a variety of tasks to further the program goals.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure.
  • Scheduling, administrative assistant, or project management experience preferred.
  • Strong writing and communications skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize and convey information clearly and precisely in a written format.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Interest in environmental policy and congressional politics; commitment to Ocean Conservancy’s mission and goals.

How to Apply: If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume and salary expectations to: jobs@oceanconservancy.organd note your name and “Program Assistant, CMSP – IL #15-02″ in the subject line.

Feb 7 / BARD CEP

Water Analysis Internship, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Water Analysis Internship

Location: Golden, Colorado

Dates and compensation: The position would be part-time (20 – 30 hours per week) during the school year and, if continuing, part or full time during summer. One-time, round trip relocation expenses for transportation might be available depending on eligibility (for a successful candidate residing more than 50 miles from NREL work site).

Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center has an immediate opening for a graduate student intern to assist NREL scientists in evaluating water management tradeoffs in the electricity sector as well as in unconventional oil and gas development.

Responsibilities: The intern will join a team of researchers who analyze vulnerabilities and tradeoffs of the energy sector in relation to water resource availability and water resource management practices. Specific projects include efforts to characterize previous historical power plant vulnerabilities associated with water temperature and water availability and unconventional oil and gas water management. Duties include data collection, database management, analysis of results, and summarizing findings. Communication with project sponsors and industry partners is also expected. Authorship of reports or subsequent papers is possible depending on depth of contribution. This project will last through the Spring 2015 semester, or longer is possible depending on interest and performance.

Qualifications:

-Minimum 3.0 GPA for most recently completed semester
-Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point (or equivalent) software
-Excellent organizational and communication skills and data documentation practices

-Master’s or doctoral degree student, preferably in engineering or another technical discipline or with strong technical background/knowledge/skills/experience
-Experience with electricity sector analysis
-Experience with water resource analysis
-Experience with oil and gas operations
-Excellent skills in visual presentation of quantitative information

How to Apply: Apply online at the NREL website. Be sure to attach your current transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) on the “Submit Attachments” Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.

Feb 7 / BARD CEP

Energy Efficiency Service EcoFellowship Program, Center for EcoTechnology – Massachusetts

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology

Position Title: Energy Efficiency Service EcoFellowship Program 2015-16

Location: Pittsfield, Springfield and/or Northampton, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Salary: Pays $11/hr for 40 hrs/week, with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the program; Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; supplies and mileage reimbursement; Professional Development: Week-long training; monthly professional trainings throughout experience

Application Deadline: Rolling applications are accepted until March 13, 2015

Description: The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. We make green make sense. For more than 35 years, we’ve offered proven advice and resources to save you money, make you more comfortable at home, and help your business perform better.

Working with partners throughout the region, we’re helping transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future. We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. We serve residents, business and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction and through our retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains.

The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking six qualified college graduate candidates for a one-year paid fellowship position to work with our staff and other EcoFellows to carry out community outreach, school education and other activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities will support the CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and home composting. The Fellowship offers a full orientation and week-long training by CET professionals in subjects related to above programs, as well as professional development exploring a variety of environmental topics throughout the fellowship. Fellows will be based in CET’s Northampton office.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Go Green Campaign – encouraging residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency and personal behaviors choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work with office staff on the documentation of home energy assessments, reviewing contracts, and supporting customer service to optimize our field and office efforts.
  • Assist field staff in home energy assessments, reviewing residential homes for potential energy efficiency measures and assist homeowners in behavior changes to improve their efficiency savings. Support field staff in communicating the program’s energy savings, financial implication and return-on-investment.
  • Assist field staff in performing home energy ratings of newly constructed homes, including field visits to the homes to inspect energy efficiency measures and assisting builders who seek to build more energy efficient buildings.
  • Support the CET Green Team, and work on Greening CET through energy and waste reduction programs.
  • Monitor progress for the CET Mission Impact Report and energy efficiency campaigns to reduce use.
  • Additional customer service support tasks assigned as required.

Qualifications:
• We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in education and outreach along with a familiarity with issues related to energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, climate change, recycling and resource conservation. Previous experience through volunteering, internships and/or professional work is required.
• Commitment to the entire Fellowship program, from August 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016, is required.
• Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hrs/week) that requires some evening and weekend hours as needed.
• Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or graphic design preferred.
• Driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation is required.
• Ability to lift and move 50# will be required as necessary for certain placements.
• Background checks and drug testing will be required for all positions.
• CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

How to Apply: Interview Process: Initial interviews are ongoing until March 18th, either in person or by phone. 2nd interviews will be scheduled for late March/early April, in person required. Hiring Process: Position placements will be offered by mid-April
EcoFellowship Placement: August 10, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Send cover letter and resume via email to: hr@cetonline.org.  PLEASE NOTE PREFERENCE FOR TYPE OF FELLOWSHIP IN SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR SUBMISSION. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. CET is an equal opportunity employer.